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15th Aug '16 2:47:09 AM VVK
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* The Finnish song "Albatrossi" ("Albatross") by Juha Vainio tells the story of two childhood friends who went their different ways; the narrator wishes he had been like the other, who took charge of his own life and became a sailor. The central explicit metaphor is that the sailor is like a tireless (and free) albatross, while the narrator has been like a gull, "the man who doesn't finish his work and who builds everything on mere dreams." But the actual story before this was that the sailor ran off to the sea when fifteen, while the narrator stayed behind studying and working as he was expected to do -- and regretted not following his dreams. The sailor may have been more determined to seize the day, but the difference between the characters was hardly that he worked harder instead of dreaming.

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* The Finnish song "Albatrossi" ("Albatross") by Juha Vainio tells the story of two childhood friends who went their different ways; the narrator wishes he had been like the other, who took charge of his own life and became a sailor. The central explicit metaphor is that the sailor is like a tireless (and free) albatross, while the narrator has been like a gull, "the man who doesn't finish his work and who builds everything on mere dreams." But the actual story before this was that the sailor ran off to the sea when fifteen, while the narrator stayed behind studying and working as he was expected to do -- and regretted not following his dreams. The sailor may have been more determined to seize the day, but the difference between the characters was hardly that he worked harder instead of dreaming.building his life on a dream.
15th Aug '16 2:45:54 AM VVK
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* The Finnish song "Albatrossi" ("Albatross") by Juha Vainio tells the story of two childhood friends who went their different ways; the narrator wishes he had been like the other, who took charge of his own life and became a sailor. The central explicit metaphor is that the sailor is like a tireless (and free) albatross, while the narrator was like a gull, "the man who doesn't finish his work and who builds everything on mere dreams." But the actual story before this was that the sailor ran off to the sea when fifteen, while the narrator stayed behind studying and working as he was expected to do -- and regretted not following his dreams. The sailor may have been more determined to seize the day, but the difference between the characters was hardly that he worked harder instead of dreaming.

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* The Finnish song "Albatrossi" ("Albatross") by Juha Vainio tells the story of two childhood friends who went their different ways; the narrator wishes he had been like the other, who took charge of his own life and became a sailor. The central explicit metaphor is that the sailor is like a tireless (and free) albatross, while the narrator was has been like a gull, "the man who doesn't finish his work and who builds everything on mere dreams." But the actual story before this was that the sailor ran off to the sea when fifteen, while the narrator stayed behind studying and working as he was expected to do -- and regretted not following his dreams. The sailor may have been more determined to seize the day, but the difference between the characters was hardly that he worked harder instead of dreaming.
15th Aug '16 2:45:03 AM VVK
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* The Finnish song "Albatrossi" ("Albatross") by Juha Vainio tells the story of two childhood friends who went their different ways; the narrator wishes he had been like the other, who took charge of his own life and became a sailor. The central explicit metaphor is that the sailor is like a tireless (and free) albatross, while the narrator was like gull, "the man who doesn't finish his work and who builds everything on mere dreams." But the actual story before this was that the sailor ran off to the sea when fifteen, while the narrator stayed behind studying and working as he was expected to do -- and regretted not following his dreams. The sailor may have been more determined to seize the day, but the difference between the characters was hardly that he worked harder instead of dreaming.

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* The Finnish song "Albatrossi" ("Albatross") by Juha Vainio tells the story of two childhood friends who went their different ways; the narrator wishes he had been like the other, who took charge of his own life and became a sailor. The central explicit metaphor is that the sailor is like a tireless (and free) albatross, while the narrator was like a gull, "the man who doesn't finish his work and who builds everything on mere dreams." But the actual story before this was that the sailor ran off to the sea when fifteen, while the narrator stayed behind studying and working as he was expected to do -- and regretted not following his dreams. The sailor may have been more determined to seize the day, but the difference between the characters was hardly that he worked harder instead of dreaming.
15th Aug '16 2:44:20 AM VVK
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* The Finnish song "Albatrossi" ("Albatross") by Juha Vainio tells the story of two childhood friends who went their different ways; the narrator wishes he had been like the other, who took charge of his own life and became a sailor. The central explicit metaphor is that the sailor is like a tireless (and free) albatross, while the narrator was like gull, "the man who doesn't finish his work and who builds everything on mere dreams." But the actual story was that the sailor ran off to the sea when fifteen, while the narrator stayed behind studying and working as he was expected to do -- and regretted not following his dreams. The sailor may have been more determined to seize the day, but the difference between the characters was hardly that he worked harder instead of dreaming.

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* The Finnish song "Albatrossi" ("Albatross") by Juha Vainio tells the story of two childhood friends who went their different ways; the narrator wishes he had been like the other, who took charge of his own life and became a sailor. The central explicit metaphor is that the sailor is like a tireless (and free) albatross, while the narrator was like gull, "the man who doesn't finish his work and who builds everything on mere dreams." But the actual story before this was that the sailor ran off to the sea when fifteen, while the narrator stayed behind studying and working as he was expected to do -- and regretted not following his dreams. The sailor may have been more determined to seize the day, but the difference between the characters was hardly that he worked harder instead of dreaming.
15th Aug '16 2:41:33 AM VVK
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* The Finnish song "Albatrossi" ("Albatross") by Juha Vainio tells the story of two childhood friends who went their different ways; the narrator wishes he had been like the other, who took charge of his own life and became a sailor. The central explicit metaphor is that the sailor is like a tireless (and free) albatross, while the narrator was like gull, "the man who doesn't finish his work and who builds everything on mere dreams." But the actual story was that the sailor ran off to the sea when fifteen, while the narrator stayed behind studying and working as he was expected to do -- and regretted not following his dreams. The sailor may have been more determined, but the difference between the characters was hardly that he worked harder instead of dreaming.

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* The Finnish song "Albatrossi" ("Albatross") by Juha Vainio tells the story of two childhood friends who went their different ways; the narrator wishes he had been like the other, who took charge of his own life and became a sailor. The central explicit metaphor is that the sailor is like a tireless (and free) albatross, while the narrator was like gull, "the man who doesn't finish his work and who builds everything on mere dreams." But the actual story was that the sailor ran off to the sea when fifteen, while the narrator stayed behind studying and working as he was expected to do -- and regretted not following his dreams. The sailor may have been more determined, determined to seize the day, but the difference between the characters was hardly that he worked harder instead of dreaming.
15th Aug '16 2:39:58 AM VVK
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* The Finnish song "Albatrossi" ("Albatross") by Juha Vainio tells the story of two childhood friends who went their different ways; the narrator wishes he had been like the other, who took charge of his own life and became a sailor. The central explicit metaphor is that the sailor is like a tireless (and free) albatross, while the narrator was like gull, "the man who doesn't finish his work and who builds everything on mere dreams." But the actual story was that the sailor ran off to the sea when fifteen, while the narrator stayed behind studying and working as he was expected to do -- and regretted not following his dreams. The sailor may have been more determined, but the difference between the characters was hardly that he worked harder instead of dreaming.
7th Aug '16 10:23:48 PM Ordinaryday
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* Fuck Tha Police by NWA has the gang rapping a story about how they feel they are being unfairly racially profiled as violent thugs by the police because they are young, black and from the ghetto, and they rap about how they want these stereotypes and racial profiling of
young black men to stop. The solution they offer in the song? To go around shooting dead all police officers who oppose them. Precisely how murdering police officers in cold blood is going to help their case against people racially profiling them as violent thugs is never explained, leading to a strange example of this trope.

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* Fuck Tha Police by NWA has the gang rapping a story about how they feel they are being unfairly racially profiled as violent thugs by the police because they are young, black and from the ghetto, and they rap about how they want these stereotypes and racial profiling of
young black men
to stop. The solution they offer in the song? To go around shooting dead all police officers who oppose them. Precisely how murdering police officers in cold blood is going to help their case against people racially profiling them as violent thugs is never explained, leading to a strange example of this trope.
7th Aug '16 10:21:39 PM Ordinaryday
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* Fuck Tha Police by NWA sees the rappers rapping a story about how they feel they are being unfairly racially profiled by police because they are young, black and from the ghetto, and they rap about how they want these stereotypes and racial profiling about young black men to stop. The solution they offer in the song? To go around shooting dead all police officers who oppose them. Precisely how murdering police officers in cold blood is going to help their case against people racially profiling them is never explained, leading to a strange example of this trope.

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* Fuck Tha Police by NWA sees has the rappers gang rapping a story about how they feel they are being unfairly racially profiled as violent thugs by the police because they are young, black and from the ghetto, and they rap about how they want these stereotypes and racial profiling about of
young black men to stop. The solution they offer in the song? To go around shooting dead all police officers who oppose them. Precisely how murdering police officers in cold blood is going to help their case against people racially profiling them as violent thugs is never explained, leading to a strange example of this trope.
6th Aug '16 8:53:45 AM nmn3r3
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': The trolls have different-coloured blood ranked on a spectrum; the closer your blood is to purple, the more power you have in society, while the closer it is to red, the less authority you hold, the rationale being that highbloods are superior due to the fact they're viewed as stronger. The author stated that he made the opposite ends of the spectrum so close to show how meaningless the whole thing was, and true to form, the audience is clearly intended to view the practice as wrong and side with the trolls opposed to it... except trolls do ''not'' differ only in blood colour; it is shown that highbloods are actually stronger, more psychically resilent, and longer-lived, albeit more violent (which [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy the trolls]] would probably consider a ''good'' thing anyway) but compensate by having less powerful psychic abilities than lowbloods. The metaphor for racism fails because blood color actually ''does'' matter in several ways.\\

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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The trolls have different-coloured blood ranked on a spectrum; the closer your blood is to purple, the more power you have in society, while the closer it is to red, the less authority you hold, the rationale being that highbloods are superior due to the fact they're viewed as stronger. The author stated that he made the opposite ends of the spectrum so close to show how meaningless the whole thing was, and true to form, the audience is clearly intended to view the practice as wrong and side with the trolls opposed to it... except trolls do ''not'' differ only in blood colour; it is shown that highbloods are actually stronger, more psychically resilent, and longer-lived, albeit more violent (which [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy the trolls]] would probably consider a ''good'' thing anyway) but compensate by having less powerful psychic abilities than lowbloods. The metaphor for racism fails because blood color actually ''does'' matter in several ways.\\


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** After watching the B2 players fall victim to [[SugarApocalypse Trickster Mode]], subsequently using it as a shortcut to progress in their quest, and then dealing with Caliborn demanding they do it again, [[AuthorAvatar Hussie]] tells him that the characters can't just wave a magic lollipop juju around and solve all their problems. He compares it to [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Mario]] grabbing a starman and plowing through the level with no challenge, making the argument that it's terrible for his personal development. True enough, the players are worse off afterward, but at least they're still on the road towards their CharacterDevelopment. The aesop falls apart when the biggest WhamEpisode in the comic is simply written out of existence by using another juju to bring [[SpotlightStealingSquad Vriska]] back to life, and have her bully the other characters out of their personal problems and into action, all while simultaneously inflating her own ego. The biggest offense is that Vriska being alive was completely unnecessary, John simply needed to use the juju to keep the ring of life out of Aranea's hands. Fans who were waiting for the other shoe to drop (i.e. the biggest BreakTheHaughty session for Vriska, followed by John and Roxy returning to the old timeline and fixing things there) were disappointed; the comic ends with only John and Roxy completing their character quests, [[KarmaHoudini Vriska avoiding karma]], and the other characters followed throughout the story dead, while alternate versions who had an easier way out finish the story for them.
31st Jul '16 12:26:43 PM VictorDamazio
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* Learning that what happened isn't really your fault, when it was, or learning that you should take responsibilities and accept that it was your fault, when it wasn't.
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