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16th Apr '17 4:04:37 PM Kadorhal
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* In late 2000, WWE Commissioner Mick Foley addressed his concern about the growing extreme violence and vicious behavior that Superstars were committing between one another, highlighted by Stone Cold Steve Austin having tried to murder Triple H in a car at Survivor Series? Foley's solution to reign in the violence? Put his six biggest stars all together in a Hell in a Cell Match!

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* In late 2000, WWE Commissioner Mick Foley addressed his concern about the growing extreme violence and vicious behavior that Superstars were committing between one another, highlighted by Stone Cold Steve Austin having tried to murder Triple H in a car at Survivor Series? Series. Foley's solution to reign in the violence? Put his six biggest stars all together in a Hell in a Cell Match!
16th Apr '17 4:05:10 AM Kadorhal
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* The Gingerbread House in the Forest has Johann chastising Gretel for assuming Nada is a witch just because she [[SinisterSchnoz is ugly]]. Nada is a witch.

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* The Gingerbread House in the Forest has Johann chastising Gretel for assuming Nada is a witch just because she [[SinisterSchnoz is ugly]]. Of course, Nada is ''is'' a witch.



** We are told we should all live our lives to the full because we could die tomorrow, and there is no day like today. But if you do happen to die, you can come back to life through ThePowerOfRock.

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** We are told we should all live our lives to the full fullest because we could die tomorrow, and there is no day like today. But if you do happen to die, you can come back to life through ThePowerOfRock.



** ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' also likes to complain about how hard it is to be an artist, but any kind of artistic job working for someone else would be selling out. One wonders what would happen if Roger actually starts selling [=CDs=]. Or, indeed, if ''Rent'' itself becoming so extremely lucrative means we shouldn't listen to it as it sells itself out...

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** ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' ''Rent'' also likes to complain about how hard it is to be an artist, but any kind of artistic job working for someone else would be selling out. One wonders what would happen if Roger actually starts selling [=CDs=]. Or, indeed, if ''Rent'' itself becoming so extremely lucrative means we shouldn't listen to it as it sells itself out...



* ''Theatre/WeWillRockYou'' depicts a future where people have become mindless consumers who all consume the same band fashions, music and lifestyles. Our heroes are the Bohemians, underground rebels who see oppose the mainstream and wish to reclaim the old ways. At the end of the show our heroes realize that in order to defeat the villains they have to perform an awesome song, mainly Queen's "We Will Rock You". They decide to also broadcast the performance so that the whole world will see and then become Bohemians too. Huh. So mindlessly following trends was bad when it was pop music and bright colors but it's okay when the stuff ''you'' like is what is being consumed. Nice.

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* ''Theatre/WeWillRockYou'' depicts a future where people have become mindless consumers who all consume the same band fashions, music and lifestyles. Our heroes are the Bohemians, underground rebels who see oppose the mainstream and wish to reclaim the old ways. At the end of the show our heroes realize that in order to defeat the villains they have to perform an awesome song, mainly Queen's "We Will Rock You". They decide to also broadcast the performance so that the whole world will see and then become Bohemians too. Huh. So So, mindlessly following trends was bad when it was [[AcceptableTargets pop music music]] and bright colors colors, but it's okay when the stuff ''you'' like is what is being consumed. Nice.



* The Crash Test Dummies were part of a series of public service announcements to teach kids about seat belt safety and the importance of buckling up. This was popular enough to get a line of toy vehicles and dummy figures where the entire point was ''crashing the cars and watching the dolls fly out of the wreckage'', and the villain wanted to...stop them from crashing so much, because horrific traffic accidents are just the best thing ever. So buckle up, kids! Then drive into a wall and scatter car parts all over the highway! Safety first!

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* The Crash Test Dummies were part of a series of public service announcements to teach kids about seat belt safety and the importance of buckling up. This was popular enough to get a line of toy vehicles and dummy figures where the entire point was ''crashing the cars and watching the dolls fly out of the wreckage'', and the villain wanted to... stop them from crashing so much, because horrific traffic accidents are just the best thing ever. So buckle up, kids! Then drive into a wall and scatter car parts all over the highway! Safety first!



** The trolls have different-colored 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 color; it is shown that highbloods are actually stronger, more psychically resilient, 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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** The trolls have different-colored 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 color; it is shown that highbloods are actually are stronger, more psychically resilient, 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.\\\



** The Trickster portion also depicts Trickster Mode, where the characters become colorful, more-superpowered, "happier" versions of themselves with NoSenseOfPersonalSpace caused by juju-magic, as a cheap, artificial, creepy thing that does not solve problems. The problem is that the story breaks this when alternate versions of Rose and Davesprite respectively become Jasprosprite^2 and Davepetasprite^2. Colorful, more-superpowered, "happier" versions of themselves caused by mystical sprite fusion with the former having NoSenseOfPersonalSpace. This time, however, readers are just supposed to take these sudden transformations as them being happier and a resolution for their personal issues at face value.

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** The Trickster portion also depicts Trickster Mode, where the characters become colorful, more-superpowered, "happier" versions of themselves with NoSenseOfPersonalSpace caused by juju-magic, as a cheap, artificial, creepy thing that does not solve problems. The problem is that the story breaks this when alternate versions of Rose and Davesprite respectively become Jasprosprite^2 and Davepetasprite^2. Colorful, more-superpowered, "happier" versions of themselves caused by mystical sprite fusion with the former having NoSenseOfPersonalSpace.no sense of personal space. This time, however, readers are just supposed to take these sudden transformations as them being happier and a resolution for their personal issues at face value.



** Doug Walker once made a plea in an editorial, "Is Parody Dead?", that parodies should not just be references and that they all need to be a clear understanding of what you are spoofing. A good message, yet in most of his own videos, including ''Nostalgia Critic'', ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' and his anniversary specials, he makes countless random pop culture references and spoofs that often don't even tie in with the plot of that episode. He and his actors often just dress up as well-known franchise characters, though this in order to avoid having their content removed for using clips from the source material.

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** Doug Walker once made a plea in an editorial, "Is Parody Dead?", that parodies should not just be references and that they all need to be a clear understanding of what you are spoofing. A good message, yet in most of his own videos, including ''Nostalgia Critic'', ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' ''Demo Reel'' and his anniversary specials, he makes countless random pop culture references and spoofs that often don't even tie in with the plot of that episode. He and his actors often just dress up as well-known franchise characters, though this in order to avoid having their content removed for using clips from the source material.
6th Apr '17 8:22:35 PM Mineboot45
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* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' does an annual Veterans Day strip where it pays tribute to the US military, using the Id army as a metaphor for them. However, the rest of the year, Id's military, and especially their commander-in-chef Sir Rodney, are depicted as incompetent, bumbling cowards, so the compliment comes off as backhanded at best.



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* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' does an annual Veterans Day strip where it pays tribute to the US military, using the Id army as a metaphor for them. However, the rest of the year, Id's military, and especially their commander-in-chef Sir Rodney, are depicted as incompetent, bumbling cowards, so the compliment comes off as backhanded at best.
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6th Apr '17 8:16:59 PM Mineboot45
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* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' does an annual Veterans Day strip where it pays tribute to the US military, using the Id army as a metaphor for them. However, the restof the year, I's military, and especially their commander-in-chef Sir Rodney, are depicted as incompetent, bumbling cowards, so the compliment comes off as backhanded at best.

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* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' does an annual Veterans Day strip where it pays tribute to the US military, using the Id army as a metaphor for them. However, the restof rest of the year, I's Id's military, and especially their commander-in-chef Sir Rodney, are depicted as incompetent, bumbling cowards, so the compliment comes off as backhanded at best.
26th Mar '17 11:51:29 PM Rowdycmoore
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* In late 2000, WWE Commissioner Mick Foley addressed his concern about the growing extreme violence and vicious behavior that Superstars were committing between one another, highlighted by Stone Cold Steve Austin having tried to murder Triple H in a car at Survivor Series? Foley's solution to reign in the violence? Put his six biggest stars all together in a Hell in a Cell Match!
25th Mar '17 12:38:12 PM digiman619
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14th Mar '17 1:58:09 PM BrendanRizzo
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* ''[[www.deviantart.com/art/The-Quintessential-Mary-Sue-251827667 The Quintessential Mary-Sue]]'' has the message that {{Mary Sue}}s are bad, and turn every story in which they appear into a CrapsackWorld. Unfortunately, there is the slight problem that [[spoiler:the VillainProtagonist Mary Sue's amnesiac good half, once she reclaims her memories]], is just as unrealistically talented, but is a genuine hero whom the audience is rooting for. It's then further broken by the fact that [[spoiler:the Sue is only able to win and create a VillainWorld]] by blatant DiabolusExMachina, breaking the previously established rules of the setting, and somehow [[spoiler:usurping ''God'']], ''even after she was explicitly defeated and killed''. That said, the author does recognize this, and includes a disclaimer at the end of Part 2 suggesting that readers [[FanonDiscontinuity disregard the third part]] if [[SnicketWarningLabel they want the story to have a happy ending]].

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* ''[[www.''[[http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Quintessential-Mary-Sue-251827667 The Quintessential Mary-Sue]]'' has the message that {{Mary Sue}}s are bad, and turn every story in which they appear into a CrapsackWorld. Unfortunately, there is the slight problem that [[spoiler:the VillainProtagonist Mary Sue's amnesiac good half, once she reclaims her memories]], is just as unrealistically talented, but is a genuine hero whom the audience is rooting for. It's then further broken by the fact that [[spoiler:the Sue is only able to win and create a VillainWorld]] by blatant DiabolusExMachina, breaking the previously established rules of the setting, and somehow [[spoiler:usurping ''God'']], ''even after she was explicitly defeated and killed''. That said, the author does recognize this, and includes a disclaimer at the end of Part 2 suggesting that readers [[FanonDiscontinuity disregard the third part]] if [[SnicketWarningLabel they want the story to have a happy ending]].
14th Mar '17 1:56:43 PM BrendanRizzo
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* ''[[www.deviantart.com/art/The-Quintessential-Mary-Sue-251827667 The Quintessential Mary-Sue]]'' has the message that {{Mary Sue}}s are bad, and turn every story in which they appear into a CrapsackWorld. Unfortunately, there is the slight problem that [[spoiler:the VillainProtagonist Mary Sue's amnesiac good half, once she reclaims her memories]], is just as unrealistically talented, but is a genuine hero whom the audience is rooting for. It's then further broken by the fact that [[spoiler:the Sue is only able to win and create a VillainWorld]] by blatant DiabolusExMachina, breaking the previously established rules of the setting, and somehow [[spoiler:usurping ''God'']], ''even after she was explicitly defeated and killed''. That said, the author does recognize this, and includes a disclaimer at the end of Part 2 suggesting that readers [[FanonDiscontinuity disregard the third part]] if [[SnicketWarningLabel they want the story to have a happy ending]].
4th Feb '17 10:06:18 AM RobTan
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* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' does an annual Veterans Day strip where it pays tribute to the US military, using the Id army as a metaphor for them. However, the restof the year, I's military, and especially their commander-in-chef Sir Rodney, are depicted as incompetent, bumbling cowards, so the compliment comes off as backhanded at best.
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23rd Jan '17 11:58:03 AM JoeMerl
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** {{Discussed}} in the Walker Brothers' "Honest Thoughts" review of the ''Franchise/CareBear'' movies: Rob notes that while lots of shows talk about ThePowerOfFriendship, they still end their conflict by defeating the villain [[ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer with violence]]. He credits the first two movies for ''not'' going that route, but actually befriending the villains and thus prompting a HeelFaceTurn. [[note]]Technically [[VileVillainSaccharineShow the Spirit]] is [[SealedEvilInACan trapped back in her book]], but only because they convinced [[JerkassWoobie Nicholas]] to turn against her.[[/note]]

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** {{Discussed}} in the Walker Brothers' "Honest Thoughts" review of the ''Franchise/CareBear'' ''Franchise/CareBears'' movies: Rob notes that while lots of shows talk about ThePowerOfFriendship, they still end their conflict by defeating the villain [[ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer with violence]]. He credits the first two movies for ''not'' going that route, but actually befriending the villains and thus prompting a HeelFaceTurn. [[note]]Technically [[VileVillainSaccharineShow the Spirit]] is [[SealedEvilInACan trapped back in her book]], but only because they convinced [[JerkassWoobie Nicholas]] to turn against her.[[/note]]
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