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20th May '16 10:28:56 AM tropower
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* The creation of "Courtney Gears" in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' is at the very least, a TakeThat aimed at Music/BritneySpears, and female pop singers in general. [[spoiler:Especially since she becomes a boss later on.]]
20th May '16 10:21:39 AM tropower
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* The manga ''Manga/YuGiOh'' has the main theme of friendship - namely, that it can overcome anything and is better than working alone. This is all well and good, except that Kaiba insists on working alone and has achieved quite a lot for it - namely, his own company and is able to provide for his little brother. Situations where friends can be poisonous don't tend to be shown, and while support makes it easier to win with high stakes, players in real life can't give one another hints. Similarly, manga-ka Takahashi said in an interview that he believed Joey's casual attitude towards games was stronger than the philosophies of the other characters, which makes sense more in real life than in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', where losing a game can actually cause people to die.

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* The manga ''Manga/YuGiOh'' has the main theme of friendship - namely, that it can overcome anything and is better than working alone. This is all well and good, except that Kaiba insists on working alone and has achieved quite a lot for it - namely, his own company and is able to provide for his little brother. Situations where friends can be poisonous don't tend to be shown, and while support makes it easier to win with high stakes, players in real life can't give one another hints. Similarly, manga-ka Takahashi said in an interview that he believed Jonouchi / Joey's casual attitude towards games was stronger than the philosophies of the other characters, which makes sense more in real life than in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', where losing a game can actually cause people to die.



* ''Film/AnAmericanCarol'', a conservative-fuelled film directed by David Zucker, features a [[StrawCharacter straw-stuffed]] Creator/MichaelMoore parody getting the shit beat out of him by George Patton.

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* ''Film/AnAmericanCarol'', a conservative-fuelled film directed by David Zucker, features a [[StrawCharacter straw-stuffed]] Creator/MichaelMoore parody getting the shit tar beat out of him by George Patton.



* In "Sick And Tired," a two-part episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls,'' Dorothy realizes that she has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (something co-writer Susan Harris also has). Since the disease was fairly new at the time, most doctors hadn't seen it yet, some didn't know about it, and many of them tended to blame the patient when they couldn't find the answer. She spends two episodes trying to get the diagnosis, dealing with doctors who call her hysterical, simply say she's getting old, and going to a specialist in New York (the show is set in Miami) who tells her to color her hair. After she gets the proper diagnosis, she runs into the specialist from New York, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zovd9eKvy8s delivers an epic]] TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to him, which sounds like something Susan Harris might have wanted to say to her Real Life doctors.

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* In "Sick And Tired," a two-part episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls,'' Dorothy realizes that she has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (something co-writer Susan Harris also has). Since the disease was fairly new at the time, most doctors hadn't seen it yet, some didn't know about it, and many of them tended to blame the patient when they couldn't find the answer. She spends two episodes trying to get the diagnosis, dealing with doctors who call her hysterical, simply say she's getting old, and going to a specialist in New York (the show is set in Miami) who tells her to color her hair. After she gets the proper diagnosis, she runs into the specialist from New York, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zovd9eKvy8s delivers an epic]] TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck]]" to him, which sounds like something Susan Harris might have wanted to say to her Real Life doctors.
15th May '16 7:27:24 AM __Vano
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[[TropesAreNotBad This is not always a bad thing]]. For some books, the premise is simply a way of putting a political point across in an interesting and imaginative way. Also, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped sometimes things just have to be said in the most blatant way possible to be understood.]] However, when the message come across as [[{{Glurge}} forced]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality one sided]], it may prevent some readers from enjoying the book and it will hinge upon where an individual put their line for where it becomes annoying.

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[[TropesAreNotBad This is not always a bad thing]]. For some books, works, the premise is simply a way of putting a political point across in an interesting and imaginative way. Also, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped sometimes things just have to be said in the most blatant way possible to be understood.]] However, when the message come across as [[{{Glurge}} forced]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality one sided]], it may prevent some readers from enjoying the book and it will hinge upon where an individual put their line for where it becomes annoying.
3rd May '16 3:01:47 PM aye_amber
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* SystemOfADown lost a lot of their fandom after their concerts became political talk-downs instead of politically charged ''music''.

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* SystemOfADown Music/SystemOfADown lost a lot of their fandom after their concerts became political talk-downs instead of politically charged ''music''.''music.''
29th Apr '16 2:27:20 PM Berrenta
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* ''FanFic/WhoLetTheDogsOut'' makes the author's loathing for ''Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNightTime'' pretty clear.
28th Apr '16 1:16:25 AM OneKnightInBangkok
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* ''FanFic/WhoLetTheDogsOut'' makes the author's loathing for ''Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNightTime'' pretty clear.
24th Apr '16 10:19:43 AM JRSL88
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* Whenever WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is complaining about a cliche in a film, it's based on the fact that the cliches are the one that Creator/DougWalker hate. The author tract is more common in his editorials where he's more discussion on subjects than reviewing films.
23rd Apr '16 4:11:33 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* Comically subverted by Creator/GrantMorrison when he literally shows up in ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'' to (among other things) mention that he feels his own writing for the book has become too preachy and contrived.

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* Comically subverted Lampshaded by Creator/GrantMorrison when he literally shows up in ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'' to (among other things) mention that he feels his own writing for the book has become too preachy and contrived.
22nd Apr '16 3:44:00 AM Kid
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* Several of Music/JohnLennon's works from '72 and '73. "Woman Is the Nigger of the World" is a good example. There is even the Nutopian International Anthem- which is silent...

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* Several of Music/JohnLennon's works from '72 and '73. "Woman Is the Nigger of the World" is a good example. There is even the Nutopian International Anthem- which Anthem--which is silent...
22nd Apr '16 3:36:47 AM Kid
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** ''Literature/OrsonScottCardsEmpire'', where the characters will [[AuthorFilibuster pause during the action]] to explain exactly why sweeping demonizations of the views of others are destructive. Part of it comes from the ridiculous premise-he was hired to write the backstory for [[ShadowComplex a video game]] about a second American Civil War taking place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, with the opposing sides being [[StrawmanPolitical strawman versions]] of the Democrats and Republicans.

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** ''Literature/OrsonScottCardsEmpire'', where the characters will [[AuthorFilibuster pause during the action]] to explain exactly why sweeping demonizations of the views of others are destructive. Part of it comes from the ridiculous premise-he premise--he was hired to write the backstory for [[ShadowComplex a video game]] about a second American Civil War taking place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, with the opposing sides being [[StrawmanPolitical strawman versions]] of the Democrats and Republicans.
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