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8th Feb '17 6:53:01 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* ''The Stolen Spring'' by Hans Scherfig, has a quite straight example, set in a pre-war Danish society. The boys are regularly bullied by the teachers, and they bully back on eachother and on other teachers. No wonder the whole story centers around the pupil who eventually ended up killing the most hated teacher of them all.
24th Jan '17 10:18:24 AM Dravencour
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* In Morton Rhue's ''Boot Camp'', the boot camp "Harmony Lake" is this, its methods a mix between ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' (on the instructors' part) and the Experiment House from ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (on the bullies' part)... and things still manage to go FromBadToWorse in the end. Given that it was based on Tranquility Bay, a "behavior modification center" in Jamaica for troubled American teens that was infamous for their horrendous treatment of the kids sent there and the deaths that occurred, it's understandable.

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* In Morton Rhue's ''Boot Camp'', the boot camp "Harmony Lake" is this, its methods a mix between ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' (on the instructors' part) and the Experiment House from ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (on the bullies' part)... and things still manage to go FromBadToWorse in the end. Given that it was based on Tranquility Bay, a "behavior modification center" "Teen Treatment" facility in Jamaica for troubled American teens that was infamous for their the horrendous treatment of the kids sent there and the deaths that occurred, it's understandable.
24th Jan '17 10:14:25 AM Dravencour
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* In Morton Rhue's ''Boot Camp'', The boot camp "Harmony Lake" is this, its methods a mix between ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' (on the instructors' part) and the Experiment House from ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (on the bullies' part)... and things still manage to go FromBadToWorse in the end. Given that it was based on "Tranquility Bay" (see RealLife below), it's understandable.

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* In Morton Rhue's ''Boot Camp'', The the boot camp "Harmony Lake" is this, its methods a mix between ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' (on the instructors' part) and the Experiment House from ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (on the bullies' part)... and things still manage to go FromBadToWorse in the end. Given that it was based on "Tranquility Bay" (see RealLife below), Tranquility Bay, a "behavior modification center" in Jamaica for troubled American teens that was infamous for their horrendous treatment of the kids sent there and the deaths that occurred, it's understandable.
20th Jan '17 12:13:01 PM Sapphirea2
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy", in which the villainess turns a perfectly nice all-girl boarding school into one temporarily. Going by the name Miss Magister, she takes over Saxon Heights by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there forces all the girls to dress like her at all times, sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]], and seizes all the girls' smartphones and tablets -- ostensibly so they'll stop wasting time "[=SnapBooking=] and [=FaceChatting=]" but really to assemble a transmitter for summoning [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]]! She's about to kill a girl who tries to keep her tablet, but is stopped when UNIT pulls a BigDamnHeroes move, forcing her to escape and vow {{Revenge}} should their paths cross again...

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy", in which the villainess turns a perfectly nice all-girl boarding school into one temporarily. Going by the name Miss Magister, she takes over Saxon Heights by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there forces all the girls to dress like her at all times, sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]], and seizes all the girls' smartphones and tablets -- ostensibly so they'll stop wasting time "[=SnapBooking=] and [=FaceChatting=]" but really to assemble a transmitter for [[spoiler: summoning [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]]! She's about to kill Daemon! UNIT stops her before that happens -- and before she kills a girl who tries to keep her tablet, was disobedient -- but is stopped when UNIT pulls a BigDamnHeroes move, forcing her she gets away to escape and vow {{Revenge}} should their paths cross again...scheme another day, of course]].
20th Jan '17 12:09:38 PM Sapphirea2
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy". The villainess, going by the name Miss Magister, takes over all-girl boarding school Saxon Heights in ThePresentDay by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there hatches a scheme to summon [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]] via a transmitter powered with all the tablets and smartphones in the facility. Along the way, she forces all the girls to dress like her at all times and sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]]

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy". The villainess, going Missy", in which the villainess turns a perfectly nice all-girl boarding school into one temporarily. Going by the name Miss Magister, she takes over all-girl boarding school Saxon Heights in ThePresentDay by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there hatches a scheme to summon [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]] via a transmitter powered with all the tablets and smartphones in the facility. Along the way, she forces all the girls to dress like her at all times and times, sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]]"]], and seizes all the girls' smartphones and tablets -- ostensibly so they'll stop wasting time "[=SnapBooking=] and [=FaceChatting=]" but really to assemble a transmitter for summoning [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]]! She's about to kill a girl who tries to keep her tablet, but is stopped when UNIT pulls a BigDamnHeroes move, forcing her to escape and vow {{Revenge}} should their paths cross again...
20th Jan '17 12:01:50 PM Sapphirea2
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* The ''Series/Doctor Who [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy". The villainess, going by the name Miss Magister, takes over all-girl boarding school Saxon Heights in ThePresentDay by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there hatches a scheme to summon [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]] via a transmitter powered with all the tablets and smartphones in the facility. Along the way, she forces all the girls to dress like her at all times and sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]]

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* The ''Series/Doctor Who ''Series/DoctorWho [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy". The villainess, going by the name Miss Magister, takes over all-girl boarding school Saxon Heights in ThePresentDay by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there hatches a scheme to summon [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]] via a transmitter powered with all the tablets and smartphones in the facility. Along the way, she forces all the girls to dress like her at all times and sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]]
20th Jan '17 12:01:12 PM Sapphirea2
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* The ''Series/Doctor Who [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy". The villainess, going by the name Miss Magister, takes over all-girl boarding school Saxon Heights in ThePresentDay by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there hatches a scheme to summon [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]] via a transmitter powered with all the tablets and smartphones in the facility. Along the way, she forces all the girls to dress like her at all times and sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]]
16th Jan '17 8:25:22 AM Divra
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** The downside of the Assassins' Guild is that the number of students tends to be considerably smaller at the end of the year than it was at the beginning due to the student rivalries.

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** The downside of the Assassins' Guild is that the number of students tends to be considerably smaller at the end of the year than it was at the beginning due to the student rivalries.rivalries and the Guild's firm belief in competitive graduation exams.
8th Jan '17 5:48:38 PM ANTMuddle
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You are likely to find yourself in one of these places if sent OffToBoardingSchool by the CardCarryingVillain, often doubling as a DustbinSchool, SchoolForScheming or AcademyOfEvil. Still, count yourself lucky. At least you're not in an OrphanageOfFear and don't have to deal with an EvilOrphanageLady. If you're unlucky, your summer is only apt to be marginally better - but see SummerCampy for that.

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You are likely to find yourself in one of these places if sent OffToBoardingSchool by the CardCarryingVillain, often doubling as a DustbinSchool, SchoolForScheming or AcademyOfEvil. Still, count yourself lucky. At lucky; at least you're not in an OrphanageOfFear and don't have to deal with an EvilOrphanageLady. If you're unlucky, your summer is only apt to be marginally better - but see SummerCampy for that.
that. In the best cases, expect it to overlap with ToughLove.
23rd Dec '16 4:00:57 PM Gosicrystal
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-->''It's a reform school, cupcake, not jail. [[NoExceptYes Although, admittedly, it is a lot like jail.]]''

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-->''It's a reform school, cupcake, not jail. [[NoExceptYes [[DistinctionWithoutADifference Although, admittedly, it is a lot like jail.]]''
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