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16th Mar '17 1:50:25 PM Sunburst
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* PorcupineTree delivers a bitter and blistering TakeThat against music industry in "The Sound of Muzak", accusing it of robbing music of any creativity, emotion and sincerity.
12th Mar '17 6:54:15 PM tropower
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* The entirety of the infamous [[Recap/RenandStimpy2x07SonofStimpy "Son of Stimpy"]] episode of WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow is this. It's basically a half-hour author tract about what [[Creator/JohnKricfalusi the author]] thinks is wrong with Hollywood drama; namely how he feels it relies more on cheap tricks and less on the interactions of the actual characters. To this end, the episode was intentionally written to be as [[DudeNotFunny unfunny]] and [[DeconstructiveParody parodic]] as possible, all to show how easy he feels it is to created drama and pathos over something he feels has little to know real substance.[[note]]To this end, it also crosses over with WriterOnBoard.[[/note]] The article in question has all of the "stinky" details [[note]]Including how the episode makes "fake pathos" the you-know-what of the joke[[/note]]...

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* The entirety of the infamous [[Recap/RenandStimpy2x07SonofStimpy "Son of Stimpy"]] episode of WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' is this. It's basically a half-hour author tract about what [[Creator/JohnKricfalusi the author]] thinks is wrong with Hollywood drama; namely how he feels it relies more on cheap tricks and less on the interactions of the actual characters. To this end, the episode was intentionally written to be as [[DudeNotFunny unfunny]] and [[DeconstructiveParody parodic]] as possible, all to show how easy he feels it is to created drama and pathos over something he feels has little to know real substance.[[note]]To this end, it also crosses over with WriterOnBoard.[[/note]] The article in question has all of the "stinky" details [[note]]Including how the episode makes "fake pathos" the you-know-what of the joke[[/note]]...
12th Mar '17 6:52:45 PM tropower
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* The entirety of the infamous [[Recap/RenandStimpy2x07SonofStimpy "Son of Stimpy"]] episode of WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow is this. It's basically a half-hour author tract about what [[Creator/JohnKricfalusi the author]] thinks is wrong with Hollywood drama; namely how he feels it relies more on cheap tricks and less on the interactions of the actual characters. To this end, the episode was intentionally written to be as [[DudeNotFunny unfunny]] and [[DeconstructiveParody parodic]] as possible, all to show how easy he feels it is to created drama and pathos over something he feels has little to know real substance.[[note]]To this end, it also crosses over with WriterOnBoard.[[/note]] The article in question has all of the "stinky" details [[note]]Including how the episode makes "fake pathos" the you-know-what of the joke[[/note]]...
8th Feb '17 8:43:51 AM chopshop
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* Viciously mocked in ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', with the titular ShowWithinAShow getting constantly derailed by the [[SmallNameBigEgo arrogant head writer's]] Author Tracts. Said tracts also double as [[SpaceWhaleAesop Space Whale]] and [[CluelessAesop Clueless]] Aesops, with bizarre lessons like "if doctors aren't paid a proper wage everyone will turn into man-apes". At one point the plot slams to a halt so the characters can moralize about why [[MerchandiseDriven you should always buy name-brand batteries]].
7th Feb '17 2:56:02 AM Folamh3
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* Creator/FrankCapra freely admitted that ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' was created in part with the intention of combating a modern trend towards atheism. That hasn't stopped it from becoming a widely beloved Christmas classic which is often enjoyed by religious and secular people alike, however.
31st Jan '17 2:56:47 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Creator/DCSimpson tended to veer into left-wing politics in regards to her OrphanedSeries ''WebComic/RaineDog'', with {{Anvilicious}} soapboxing about "Blue State" Democrats and transgenderism, coupled with the UnfortunateImplications of the various intended metaphors. Previously, ''I Drew This!'' was pretty openly a political comic, but even her ''least'' political webcomic, ''WebComic/OzyAndMillie'', still had political commentary, usually with geoglobal politics boiled down to playground puppets, and famously [[GenkiGirl Millie's]] [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Mr. W sockpuppet]]. (''PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', however, has averted this trope, which may explain in part why it was the first Simpson comic to win syndication.)

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* Creator/DCSimpson Creator/DanaSimpson tended to veer into left-wing politics in regards to her OrphanedSeries ''WebComic/RaineDog'', with {{Anvilicious}} soapboxing about "Blue State" Democrats and transgenderism, coupled with the UnfortunateImplications of the various intended metaphors. Previously, ''I Drew This!'' was pretty openly a political comic, but even her ''least'' political webcomic, ''WebComic/OzyAndMillie'', still had political commentary, usually with geoglobal politics boiled down to playground puppets, and famously [[GenkiGirl Millie's]] [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Mr. W sockpuppet]]. (''PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', however, has averted this trope, which may explain in part why it was the first Simpson comic to win syndication.)
24th Jan '17 3:33:03 PM Divra
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* ''ComicBook/UnderstandingComics'' is a comic book by Scott [=McCloud=] about Scott [=McCloud=]'s view of comics as an art form and as a medium. [[TropesAreNotBad It is considered a seminal work on the topics of comic analysis]].
23rd Jan '17 6:27:20 AM HighCrate
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* Pick a Music/BadReligion song. Any Music/BadReligion song.
23rd Jan '17 6:24:11 AM HighCrate
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* In projects where he's served as showrunner, Creator/RussellTDavies constitutes a mild case of this (for sufficiently flexible values of 'mild'). While he does tend to harp on about homosexuality and atheism a lot, he rarely cops out.
23rd Jan '17 6:22:09 AM HighCrate
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* Basically any fiction written by french philosophers/authors during the Age of Enlightenment is this.
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