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15th Jul '17 2:44:31 PM nombretomado
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* In ''EmilyOfNewMoon,'' Emily Starr considers her imprecise and very rare psychic manifestations as awful, never-to-be-spoken-of incidents, when these powers only ever are shown as helping people. However, Justified when one considers ValuesDissonance -- psychic powers were classified under "insanity" in the Victorian era.

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* In ''EmilyOfNewMoon,'' ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon,'' Emily Starr considers her imprecise and very rare psychic manifestations as awful, never-to-be-spoken-of incidents, when these powers only ever are shown as helping people. However, Justified when one considers ValuesDissonance -- psychic powers were classified under "insanity" in the Victorian era.
14th Jul '17 5:38:21 PM NightShade96
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** Deadpool gets this again, in a sort of subversion. In Deadpool #64, {{Thanos}} [[spoiler:curses him with immortality]]. Where's the curse in that? Well, they both love Death, so Deadpool would actually be pretty happy being killable. Torn between Cursed With Awesome and BlessedWithSuck - the curse only won out because that was Thanos's original intention.

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** Deadpool gets this again, in a sort of subversion. In Deadpool #64, {{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} [[spoiler:curses him with immortality]]. Where's the curse in that? Well, they both love Death, so Deadpool would actually be pretty happy being killable. Torn between Cursed With Awesome and BlessedWithSuck - the curse only won out because that was Thanos's original intention.
12th Jul '17 5:50:37 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Charlie "Big Time" Bigalow considers himself to be this. Sure, he's a huge, hulking, ugly monster, but he has SuperStrength and folks give him the respect he feels he deserves, even of it's out of fear. (In his second appearance, Max told Terry that "Charlie ''always'' was a monster, now he just looks the part.")
7th Jul '17 9:30:43 PM billybobfred
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* In the first arc of ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'', Dominic is cursed to have a fish fall on him every time he tries to smoke. Dominic takes the curse in exactly the spirit it was intended -- his ''cat'', [[StockAnimalDiet on the other hand]]...
6th Jul '17 1:28:00 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Poison Joke causes a different curse on those who come in contact with it. Fluttershy, the ShrinkingViolet, is cursed with an unfitting deep voice, making speech even more awkward for her than usual. This becomes awesome two seasons later when her deepened voice was a perfect baritone for the Ponytones quartet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Poison Joke causes a different curse on those who come in contact with it. Fluttershy, the ShrinkingViolet, is cursed with an unfitting deep voice, making speech even more awkward for her than usual. This becomes awesome two seasons later when her deepened voice was a perfect baritone for the Ponytones quartet.



* Autistic savants: They generally have superb mathematical abilities, despite being burdened with autism and being bully magnets. However, it's generally with ''very'' severe cases and is extremely rare.
** Not ''just'' mathematical abilities; savants can be gifted with artistic, musical, linguistic talent, and so on. The problem is, they tend to ''only'' be skilled in that area and absolutely nothing else. It can get oddly specific, too; a savant might be able to draw a horse perfectly, but can't even draw a cloud in the background.

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* Autistic savants: They generally have superb mathematical abilities, despite being burdened with autism and being bully magnets. However, it's generally with ''very'' severe cases and is extremely rare. \n** Not ''just'' mathematical abilities; savants Savants can also be gifted with artistic, musical, linguistic talent, and so on. The problem is, etc., but they tend to ''only'' be skilled in that area and absolutely nothing else. It can get oddly specific, too; a savant might be able to draw a horse perfectly, but can't even draw a cloud in the background.



* Suspension with pay. You don't need to (in fact you can't) go to work, but you still get paid.
** Along the same vein, suspension from school. Most kids hate school anyway, so you're going to "[[{{Unishment}} punish]]" them with a couple of days off? Great! Some schools have gone to "in-school suspension" (basically all-day detention) to counteract this, but this also fails because students aren't really forced to work. For those that do take the time to work, they're able to do so at their own pace since they're not at the mercy of period bells.

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* Suspension with pay. You don't need to (in fact you can't) go to work, but you still get paid.
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paid. Along the same vein, suspension from school. Most school: most kids hate school anyway, so you're going to "[[{{Unishment}} punish]]" them with a couple of days off? Great! Some schools have gone to "in-school suspension" (basically all-day detention) to counteract this, but this also fails because students aren't really forced to work. For those that do take the time to work, they're able to do so at their own pace since they're not at the mercy of period bells.



* Certain types of synesthesia. Most people who have it describe it as a sixth sense that allows them to memorize things like formulas and phone numbers better than the average person as well; some who perceive sounds as colors have composed music by literally looking at it without the aid of sheet music. The downside? You're basically constantly hallucinating and describing your experiences to someone who isn't familiar with your particular manifestation of synesthesia makes you sound [[CloudCuckooLander like you just transferred in from Wonderland.]]
** Of course, there's also the fact that it cannot be controlled. What if, for example you meet someone who you think might be the love of your life, but merely speaking or hearing their name literally puts a bad taste in your mouth?

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* Certain types of synesthesia. Most people who have it describe it as a sixth sense that allows them to memorize things like formulas and phone numbers better than the average person as well; some who perceive sounds as colors have composed music by literally looking at it without the aid of sheet music. The downside? You're basically constantly hallucinating and describing your experiences to someone who isn't familiar with your particular manifestation of synesthesia makes you sound [[CloudCuckooLander like you just transferred in from Wonderland.]]
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]] Of course, there's also the fact that it cannot be controlled. What if, for example you meet someone who you think might be the love of your life, but merely speaking or hearing their name literally puts a bad taste in your mouth?



* Single people. While a relationship can be a good thing for a person, it can also be bad. Very, very bad. So while single people may feel lonely at times (and may even be ridiculed by others!) they have more freedom, less worry/drama, more focus on goals, no worries about fidelity/exclusivity/trust, etc. relative to people in romantic relationships.
** All of the above can apply to virgins as well. After all, there can be no surer protection against [=STDs=] and unwanted pregnancies than not having sex!

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* Single people. While a relationship can be a good thing for a person, it can also be bad. Very, very bad. So while single people may feel lonely at times (and may even be ridiculed by others!) they have more freedom, less worry/drama, more focus on goals, no worries about fidelity/exclusivity/trust, etc. relative to people in romantic relationships.
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relationships. All of the above this can apply to virgins as well. After all, well: there can be no surer protection against [=STDs=] and unwanted pregnancies than not having sex!



* Related to the singles-example above: Some guy on twitter tried to threaten women with the "curse" of not dating them. Which led to this hilarious five-act play by JohnScalzi: [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/09/25/an-anti-feminist-walks-into-a-bar-a-play-in-five-acts/]]

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* Related to the singles-example above: Some guy on twitter tried to threaten women with the "curse" of not dating them. Which led to this hilarious five-act play by JohnScalzi: [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/09/25/an-anti-feminist-walks-into-a-bar-a-play-in-five-acts/]]



* Poets/Writers/artists who've had horrible lives. In return of a lifetime of suffering (losing their parents very early, starvation, disease, etc.), they write far better works than ones whose lives were happier. A good example is Attila József, a young Hungarian poet whose father abandoned the family when he was three years old and mother died nine years later, ended up in the psychiatric ward, and died when he was crushed by a train. Still he wrote beautiful and amazing poems that were even melodized by some punk bands.
** Though some of them only get their appreciation they deserve after they die.

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* Poets/Writers/artists who've had horrible lives. In return of a lifetime of suffering (losing their parents very early, starvation, disease, etc.), they write far better works than ones whose lives were happier. A good example is Attila József, a young Hungarian poet whose father abandoned the family when he was three years old and mother died nine years later, ended up in the psychiatric ward, and died when he was crushed by a train. Still he wrote beautiful and amazing poems that were even melodized by some punk bands.
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bands. Though some of them only get their appreciation they deserve after they die.
6th Jul '17 1:19:51 PM Gosicrystal
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* [[ACupAngst Being small or flat-chested]]. You may not get a lot of attention and you may even feel left out or be teased. But you also have an easy time finding bras and shirts that fit you (may even be able to squeeze yourself into an extra small shirt and still be comfortable) and you won't have to suffer the back pains that your larger-chested counterparts likely do (for example, Queen Latifah said on the ''Tyra'' show that her breasts became downright torturous when she used to play basketball, and Tyra added that merely rushing to answer a ringing phone could be painful.)
** Some studies show that smaller breasts tend to be more sensitive. There's not a huge variation in the amount of nerve tissue in breasts, or anywhere else for that matter, but smaller breasts generally mean a higher average concentration of nerves (due to smaller volume) and vice versa. Cursed with awesome indeed.
** Given the fact that most are indifferent to breasts larger than B-cup size, and breasts are just one component of many when it comes to sexual attraction, small breast size actually has remarkably few drawbacks.

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* [[ACupAngst Being small or flat-chested]]. You may not get a lot of attention and you may even feel left out or be teased. But you also have an easy time finding bras and shirts that fit you (may even be able to squeeze yourself into an extra small shirt and still be comfortable) and you won't have to suffer the back pains that your larger-chested counterparts likely do (for example, Queen Latifah said on the ''Tyra'' show that her breasts became downright torturous when she used to play basketball, and Tyra added that merely rushing to answer a ringing phone could be painful.)
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) Some studies show that smaller breasts tend to be more sensitive. There's sensitive, too: there's not a huge variation in the amount of nerve tissue in breasts, or anywhere else for that matter, but smaller breasts generally mean a higher average concentration of nerves (due to smaller volume) and vice versa. Cursed with awesome indeed.
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indeed. Given the fact that most are indifferent to breasts larger than B-cup size, and breasts are just one component of many when it comes to sexual attraction, small breast size actually has remarkably few drawbacks.
28th Jun '17 5:18:31 PM pretzelbetty
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* Related to the singles-example above: Some guy on twitter tried to threaten women with the "curse" of not dating them. Which lead to this hilarious five-act play by JohnScalzi: [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/09/25/an-anti-feminist-walks-into-a-bar-a-play-in-five-acts/]]

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* Related to the singles-example above: Some guy on twitter tried to threaten women with the "curse" of not dating them. Which lead led to this hilarious five-act play by JohnScalzi: [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/09/25/an-anti-feminist-walks-into-a-bar-a-play-in-five-acts/]]
16th Jun '17 10:51:08 AM nombretomado
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* Thunderfoot, a homage to the character of ''WatershipDown'', is cursed in the Vertigo comic book series ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' by a dark magician hare to change into a horrendous, disgusting form--that of a ''human''--until he gets the love of a pretty doe (female hare). Actually, Thunderfoot is the most awesome lad the readers may have seen. Ever. But his attempts to woo lady hares are constantly thwarted by their fearful cries of "MONSTER! Monster!"

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* Thunderfoot, a homage to the character of ''WatershipDown'', ''Literature/WatershipDown'', is cursed in the Vertigo comic book series ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' by a dark magician hare to change into a horrendous, disgusting form--that of a ''human''--until he gets the love of a pretty doe (female hare). Actually, Thunderfoot is the most awesome lad the readers may have seen. Ever. But his attempts to woo lady hares are constantly thwarted by their fearful cries of "MONSTER! Monster!"
13th Jun '17 11:17:55 AM Gigabic
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[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire protagonists]] are always Cursed With Awesome.

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[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire protagonists]] are always very frequently Cursed With Awesome.
7th Jun '17 2:13:28 PM Pk9
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** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': Being cursed with an immortal life of eternal hunger and thirst (among other things) legitimately sucks for the crew of the Black Perl; but they sure do make the most of immortality.

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** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': Being cursed with an immortal life of eternal hunger and thirst (among other things) legitimately sucks for the crew of the Black Perl; Pearl; but they sure do make the most of immortality.
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