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27th Jul '16 1:45:51 AM Shadowgazer
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''Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease This is a metaphysical trope that's clearly defined by the writer, not an opinion by people complaining about the world as a whole (localized places that '''are''' very horrible in Real Life should perhaps go to WretchedHive and other non-metaphysical tropes instead).'' Please also note that a Crapsack World will suck for everyone and everything. ''No one'' benefits or enjoys their existence in such a place, or, if they do, then it is only briefly.

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''Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease This is a metaphysical trope that's clearly defined by the writer, not an opinion by people complaining about the world as a whole (localized places that '''are''' very horrible in Real Life should perhaps go to WretchedHive and other non-metaphysical tropes instead).'' Please also note that a Crapsack World will suck for everyone and everything. ''No one'' benefits or enjoys their existence in such a place, or, if they do, then it is only briefly.''
28th Jun '16 5:07:37 AM Monolaf317
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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of idiots, {{Jerkass}}es, {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob SquarePants]]'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''Tabletopgame/{{Paranoia}}'' is [[BlatantLies not an example of this in the slightest.]]

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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of idiots, {{Jerkass}}es, {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob SquarePants]]'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''Tabletopgame/{{Paranoia}}'' is [[BlatantLies not an example of this in the slightest.]]
12th Mar '16 3:01:03 PM eroock
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->''The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist fears it is true.''
-->--'''James Branch Cabell''', ''The Silver Stallion'', misattributed to '''Robert Oppenheimer'''

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->''The ->''"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist fears it is true.''
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-->-- '''James
Branch Cabell''', ''The Silver Stallion'', misattributed to '''Robert Oppenheimer'''
3rd Mar '16 12:15:30 PM TheKoS
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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of idiots, {{Jerkass}}es, {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob SquarePants]]'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''Tabletopgame/{{Paranoia}}'' is [[BlatantLies not an example of this in the slightest.]]

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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of idiots, {{Jerkass}}es, {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob SquarePants]]'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''Tabletopgame/{{Paranoia}}'' is [[BlatantLies not an example of this in the slightest.]]
25th Jan '16 12:32:26 AM Zelot
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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of idiots, {{Jerkass}}es, {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob SquarePants]]'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.

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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of idiots, {{Jerkass}}es, {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob SquarePants]]'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''Tabletopgame/{{Paranoia}}'' is [[BlatantLies not an example of this in the slightest.]]
24th Jan '16 11:39:35 PM Zelot
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* An ''[[StatusQuoIsGod immutable]]'' Crapsack World has agony InherentInTheSystem, both physically and metaphysically, and cannot be saved or made a better place. Trying to break TheCorruption [[StatusQuoIsGod will instead always result]] in [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu breaking every bone in your body]] [[DownerEnding and it winning]], and any positive changes that you try to make will ultimately be torn down and revealed to be AllForNothing--or, even worse, they will only succeed in [[NiceJobBreakingItHero making things even worse for you and the people that you were trying to help]], and/or [[GambitRoulette even accomplish whatever the villains wanted in the first place]]. Examples: ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', and the LovecraftianFiction genre in general.

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* An ''[[StatusQuoIsGod immutable]]'' Crapsack World has agony InherentInTheSystem, both physically and metaphysically, and cannot be saved or made a better place. Trying to break TheCorruption [[StatusQuoIsGod will instead always result]] in [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu breaking every bone in your body]] [[DownerEnding and it winning]], and any positive changes that you try to make will ultimately be torn down and revealed to be AllForNothing--or, even worse, they will only succeed in [[NiceJobBreakingItHero making things even worse for you and the people that you were trying to help]], and/or [[GambitRoulette even accomplish whatever the villains wanted in the first place]]. Examples: ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', ''Tabletopgame/{{FATAL}}'', and the LovecraftianFiction genre in general.
13th Sep '15 6:25:21 AM Kitchen90
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Everything is NOT awesome...

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Everything is NOT awesome...awesome...
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26th Aug '15 7:14:16 AM Chilliwack
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Everything is NOT awesome...
12th Jul '15 11:05:29 PM CharlesPhipps
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This trope is also known as World Half Empty, for the expression of pessimism being a state of seeing a glass with half the amount of water in it as being "half empty". Also, a half-empty glass means it can only be emptied, and can't be refilled. It represents [[DespairEventHorizon hopelessness]] [[FromBadToWorse and inevitable doom]], fitting this trope perfectly. By definition, contrast AWorldHalfFull.

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This trope is also known as World Half Empty, for the expression of pessimism being a state of seeing a glass with half the amount of water in it as being "half empty". Also, a half-empty glass means it can only be emptied, and can't be refilled. It represents [[DespairEventHorizon hopelessness]] [[FromBadToWorse and inevitable doom]], fitting this trope perfectly. By definition, contrast AWorldHalfFull.
AWorldHalfFull. Creator/CTPhipps talks about some of the appeal to the concept here. [[http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2015/07/the-appeal-of-grimdark-by-c-t-phipps-author-of-esoterrorism/ The Appeal of Grimdark.]]
5th Apr '15 1:51:15 AM Leetroper
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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of idiots, {{Jerkass}}es, {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob SquarePants]]'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.

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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of idiots, {{Jerkass}}es, {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob SquarePants]]'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
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