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6th Dec '16 9:54:03 AM dsneybuf
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* ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' follows the efforts of an inattentive nitpicker in listing everything he found "wrong" in movies both famous and infamous. Some people find this series funner than others.
6th Dec '16 7:15:53 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' is the TropeCodifier for the genre. The show revolved around a fat, bald, acerbic, whiny loser. The second season was LighterAndSofter, by giving Jay a romantic interest with a CousinOliver attached. To the show's credit, it maintained its high level of humor. Even at the time, fans of the show knew it was TooGoodToLast and would be ScrewedByTheNetwork.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' is the TropeCodifier could be [[TropeCodifier this trope's codifier for the genre. The show revolved medium]]. It revolves around a StrawCritic -- a fat, bald, acerbic, whiny loser. loser -- but portrays him sympathetically as often as not, particularly regarding his struggle against his boss's and popular culture's AntiIntellectualism. The second season was LighterAndSofter, by giving is LighterAndSofter; Jay gets a romantic interest with a CousinOliver attached. To the show's credit, it maintained maintains its high level of humor. Even humor and benefits from the more varied character dynamics the new arrivals allow. But even at the time, fans of the show knew it was TooGoodToLast TooGoodToLast; on ABC in Season 1 it didn't fit in with any of the network's "wacky family" comedies, and when it made its ChannelHop for Fox in Season 2 it would be ScrewedByTheNetwork.
3rd Dec '16 11:32:33 AM Amberlu
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** Alibaba Pictures recently announced their plans for TheFilmOfTheBook. [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/harry-potter-producer-david-heyman-produce-alibaba-pictures-warriors-949121 David Heyman]], producer of [[Movie/HarryPotter FREAKING HARRY POTTER]] will be working on it.
30th Nov '16 7:13:07 PM Manny20444
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30th Nov '16 8:31:11 AM Noah1
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[[caption-width-right:350: ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' explains a textbook example.]]



OscarBait films in general tend to have this problem. Which would you rather see, a fun superhero action flick or yet another depressing period drama about The Holocaust?

A SadistShow or BlackComedy is also this trope by definition, as a lot of people do not appreciate cruelty or certain other themes being played for laughs. A GrossoutShow also falls under this, obviously.

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OscarBait films in general tend to have this problem. Which would you rather see, a fun superhero {{superhero}} action flick or yet another depressing period drama about The Holocaust?

TheHolocaust?

A SadistShow or BlackComedy is also this trope by definition, as a lot of people do not appreciate cruelty or certain other themes being played for laughs. A GrossoutShow also falls under this, obviously.
obviously. The EstablishingSeriesMoment can naturally deter an audience as well as it can grab one.



* ''Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock'' is about a teenager going about his day as he plans to murder his former best friend [[spoiler: who sexually abused him]] and then kill himself. [[spoiler: He decides instead to take a picture of his ex-friend masturbating and is talked out of killing himself by one of his teachers]]

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* ''Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock'' ''ForgiveMeLeonardPeacock'' is about a teenager going about his day as he plans to murder his former best friend [[spoiler: who sexually abused him]] and then kill himself. [[spoiler: He decides instead to take a picture of his ex-friend masturbating and is talked out of killing himself by one of his teachers]]


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* The premise of ''Literature/GrowingAround'' is not one that holds up well to FridgeHorror. It takes place InAWorld with SwappedRoles taken to the extreme: [[TeenageWasteland kids have all authority, and grown-ups must abide by their rules.]] Despite this, people age and develop as they do in RealLife. While the author is aware of this criticism, he makes it clear that he doesn't want to pen a DarkerAndEdgier {{Deconstruction}} a la ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'', nor does he want to [[VoodooShark bog down the story to explain how such a world could work]], and simply implores potential readers to accept the story at face value.
22nd Nov '16 2:00:22 PM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/{{Screencheat}}'' is a multiplayer competitive FPS where everybody is invisible and so players must watch other people's screens to locate the opponent, parodying the DeadHorseTrope of 90s-style split-screen multiplayer. This unorthodox gameplay style is a parody of a dated style of gameplay that is unappealing to most people used to competitive, network-based modern shooters, and completely incomprehensible to those who don't remember the [=90s=].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Screencheat}}'' is a multiplayer competitive FPS where everybody is invisible and so players must watch other people's screens to locate the opponent, parodying the DeadHorseTrope ForgottenTrope of 90s-style split-screen multiplayer. This unorthodox gameplay style is a parody of a dated style of gameplay that is unappealing to most people used to competitive, network-based modern shooters, and completely incomprehensible to those who don't remember the [=90s=].
9th Nov '16 4:37:08 PM pinkdalek
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* Many {{Art Game}}s. Games of this style tend to have much lower production values than mainstream commercial games, less of an emphasis on gameplay and [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible comprehensibly]], and virtually no marketing aside from online site reviews; many mainstream and casual gamers will pass them over for mainstream games with actual gameplay, and those interested in the art aspects may not have the medium literacy or any interest to play a video game; since many Art Games are {{Deconstruction Game}}s of video game tropes, they often make little sense to those not immersed in the medium. Art games also often face HypeBacklash problems, tending to attract [[CriticalDissonance adulation from web critics for their content]], which [[RuinedForever enrages]] those who feel games should appeal to majority with actual gameplay experience.
** Doesn't help that nothing truly defines Art Game. While in this very wiki and general modern perception Art Games focuses on artistic aspects over its actual gameplay content, mainstream gamers, especially during the magazine era of the 90s and 2000s, commonly cites mainstream games that is well done as an art, for example ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid'' due to being one of the first mainstream console game with well-done story and gameplay at the time. Even ''Creator/GabeNewell'' is convinced by ''Videogame/SuperMario64'' that video games can be an art medium.

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* Many {{Art Game}}s. Games of this style tend to have much lower production values than mainstream commercial games, less of an emphasis on gameplay and [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible comprehensibly]], intelligibility]], and virtually no marketing aside from online site reviews; many mainstream and casual gamers only word-of-mouth marketing. Those who are just there to play games will pass them over for mainstream games with actual gameplay, more accessible gameplay-focused titles, and those non-gamers who would otherwise be interested in the art aspects may not have lack the medium literacy or any interest to play a video game; since many Art Games are {{Deconstruction Game}}s enjoy games at all. The only audience for these sorts of games ends up being the sort of artsy, [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory intellectualising]] video game tropes, they often make little sense obsessive who writes analysis blogs, leading to those not immersed in the medium. Art games also often face HypeBacklash problems, tending to attract [[RuinedForever problems]] when gameplay-focused gamers [[CriticalDissonance adulation from web critics see positive reviews of games only interesting for their content]], which [[RuinedForever enrages]] those who feel games should appeal to majority with actual gameplay experience.
** Doesn't help that nothing truly defines Art Game. While in this very wiki and general modern perception Art Games focuses on artistic aspects over its actual gameplay content, mainstream gamers, especially during the magazine era of the 90s and 2000s, commonly cites mainstream games that is well done as an art, for example ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid'' due to being one of the first mainstream console game with well-done story and gameplay at the time. Even ''Creator/GabeNewell'' is convinced by ''Videogame/SuperMario64'' that video games can be an art medium.
aesthetic content]].
7th Nov '16 2:09:46 PM Prime32
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* ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'' is a sort-of pioneer among {{doujinshi}} {{fighting game}}s thanks to the oldschool-like charm of its game mechanics, the DarkerAndEdgier graphics and the {{dystopia}}-like setting. But TheProtagonist, [[MeaningfulName Akatsuki]], is an officer of this world's equivalent of [[UsefulNotes/KatanasofTheRisingSun the Imperial Japanese Navy]] from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ([[spoiler: and so is the BigBad [[MeaningfulName Murakumo]]]]), while many antagonists in both the original, its remakes and the sequel are straight-up ThoseWackyNazis [[ANaziByAnyOtherName by other names]]. It's really not needed to explain how... ''awkward'' these details can be for some gamers.

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* ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'' is a sort-of pioneer among {{doujinshi}} {{doujin}} {{fighting game}}s thanks to the oldschool-like charm of its game mechanics, the DarkerAndEdgier graphics and the {{dystopia}}-like setting. But TheProtagonist, [[MeaningfulName Akatsuki]], is an officer of this world's equivalent of [[UsefulNotes/KatanasofTheRisingSun the Imperial Japanese Navy]] from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ([[spoiler: and so is the BigBad [[MeaningfulName Murakumo]]]]), while many antagonists in both the original, its remakes and the sequel are straight-up ThoseWackyNazis [[ANaziByAnyOtherName by other names]]. It's really not needed to explain how... ''awkward'' these details can be for some gamers.
6th Nov '16 10:01:33 AM rjd1922
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* ''Kodomo no Jikan'' is about a pre-pubescent girl who falls in love with her teacher, and acts overtly sexual to get his attention, which you wouldn't expect to do well in the US. It didn't get a chance to -- it was canceled when the licensing company learned how bookstores and distributors would react: by canceling orders. In much of the Western world, owning something like this could theoretically get you ''thrown in jail''. The US release was also slated to have the audience-alienating ''title'' of "[[{{Lolita}} Nymphet]]", which was requested by the author since Seven Seas couldn't use the original [translated] title of "A Child's Time". The series also deals very bluntly with touchy subjects such as incest/WifeHusbandry, sexual development in children, and hitting puberty abnormally early, which probably alienated readers even further.

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* ''Kodomo no Jikan'' is about a pre-pubescent girl who falls in love with her teacher, and acts overtly sexual to get his attention, which you wouldn't expect to do well in the US. It didn't get a chance to -- it was canceled when the licensing company learned how bookstores and distributors would react: by canceling orders. In much of the Western world, owning something like this could theoretically get you ''thrown in jail''. The US release was also slated to have the audience-alienating ''title'' of "[[{{Lolita}} "[[Literature/{{Lolita}} Nymphet]]", which was requested by the author since Seven Seas couldn't use the original [translated] title of "A Child's Time". The series also deals very bluntly with touchy subjects such as incest/WifeHusbandry, sexual development in children, and hitting puberty abnormally early, which probably alienated readers even further.
6th Nov '16 9:21:54 AM Xtifr
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}} Kiss Players''. On the surface, it appears to be a ''Transformers'' series where the Transformers are powered by kisses of little girls, but further inspection reveals imagery that borders on Hentai and [[OlderThanTheyLook teenage girls that look a fraction of their age]]. While this is not the first time many Western fans have been [[ValuesDissonance confused by the fiction the Japanese side produces]], this is the first time where they have been so [[{{Squick}} disgusted]] by them that they outright refused to take a look. ''Japanese'' fans, meanwhile, were deeply embarrassed by it and feared it would [[InkStainAdaptation irreversibly color Western perceptions of Japanese Transformers media]]. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Kiss_Players_(franchise) Even the entry on]] Wiki/TFWikiDotNet seems disgusted by the premise.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}} Kiss Players''. On the surface, it appears to be a ''Transformers'' series where the Transformers are powered by kisses of little girls, but further inspection reveals imagery that borders on Hentai and [[OlderThanTheyLook teenage girls that look a fraction of their age]]. While this is not the first time many Western fans have been [[ValuesDissonance confused by the fiction the Japanese side produces]], this is the first time where they have been so [[{{Squick}} disgusted]] by them that they outright refused to take a look. ''Japanese'' fans, meanwhile, were deeply embarrassed by it and feared it would [[InkStainAdaptation [[AudienceColoringAdaptation irreversibly color Western perceptions of Japanese Transformers media]]. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Kiss_Players_(franchise) Even the entry on]] Wiki/TFWikiDotNet seems disgusted by the premise.
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