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31st Jan '16 3:59:35 PM demeter1
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* TrueLovesKiss: It doesn't appear in as many fairy tales as one might think. It's not in the original Snow White at all - where the princess is saved when the apple core in her throat is dislodged. The Disney film borrowed it from Sleeping Beauty, but it's not a straight example in that tale either. The princess wakes up when the prince kisses her - but only because the hundred years of the spell are up. And even then in ''Disney/SnowWhite'' the cure for the poison is Love's ''First'' Kiss.
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* TrueLovesKiss: It doesn't appear in as many fairy tales as one might think. It's not in the original Snow White at all - where the princess is saved when the apple core in her throat is dislodged. The Disney film borrowed it from Sleeping Beauty, but it's not a straight example in that tale either. The princess wakes up when the prince kisses her - but only because the hundred years of the spell are up. And even then in ''Disney/SnowWhite'' the cure for the poison is Love's ''First'' Kiss. In the original version of The Frog Prince, the titular hero is restored to human form when the princess angrily throws him against a wall (because... uh...), the kiss motif only appearing in modern retellings of the story.
20th Jan '16 8:59:01 PM Twentington
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* To the general public, NuMetal means vocals that [[MoodWhiplash switch from singing to screaming]] with occasional [[PissTakeRap rapping]], murky downtuned guitars, funk-influenced slap-style bass playing, throaty pseudo-growls, DJ scratching provided by a turntablist as a band member, varying degrees of electronic manipulation, no guitar solos, and a focus on [[{{Wangst}} painful experiences and personal crises]]. In reality, all the qualities put together to make a "pure" NuMetal band simply do not exist outside of parody. In fact, there's really no such thing as a "pure" nu metal band as it isn't really a coherent genre, but rather a basic template to add on to or remove as each band sees fit. Under the umbrella of nu metal, it's produced styles as diverse as groovy alternative metal (Korn), experimental shoegazing (Deftones), funky hip-hop-influenced rap metal (Limp Bizkit), pop-punk-rap-grunge-comedy-rock (Guano Apes), death metal-influenced groove metal (Slipknot), dancehall-influenced reggae metal (Skindred), industrial-bent hard rock (Disturbed), electronic rap rock (Linkin Park), alt-metal influenced post-grunge (Trapt), and gothic/symphonic/alternative rock (Evanescence). You're starting to get the idea here. The tendency for bands classed as nu metal to not sound like other bands can lead to frustrating scenarios where people try to deny a band being nu metal because they don't have the "stereotypical" aspects (happens a lot with Slipknot), or band being lumped in as nu metal for playing alternative metal or progressive metal (like System of a Down).
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* To the general public, NuMetal means vocals that [[MoodWhiplash switch from singing to screaming]] with occasional [[PissTakeRap rapping]], murky downtuned guitars, funk-influenced slap-style bass playing, throaty pseudo-growls, DJ scratching provided by a turntablist as a band member, varying degrees of electronic manipulation, no guitar solos, and a focus on [[{{Wangst}} painful experiences and personal crises]]. In reality, all the qualities put together to make a "pure" NuMetal band simply do not exist outside of parody. In fact, there's really no such thing as a "pure" nu metal band as it isn't really a coherent genre, but rather a basic template to add on to or remove as each band sees fit. Under the umbrella of nu metal, it's its produced styles as diverse as groovy alternative metal (Korn), experimental shoegazing (Deftones), funky hip-hop-influenced rap metal (Limp Bizkit), pop-punk-rap-grunge-comedy-rock (Guano Apes), death metal-influenced groove metal (Slipknot), dancehall-influenced reggae metal (Skindred), industrial-bent hard rock (Disturbed), electronic rap rock (Linkin Park), alt-metal influenced post-grunge (Trapt), and gothic/symphonic/alternative rock (Evanescence). You're starting to get the idea here. The tendency for bands classed as nu metal to not sound like other bands can lead to frustrating scenarios where people try to deny a band being nu metal because they don't have the "stereotypical" aspects (happens a lot with Slipknot), or band being lumped in as nu metal for playing alternative metal or progressive metal (like System of a Down).
20th Jan '16 2:30:05 PM Freshmeat
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This is not an example of either a trope, or any widely-held belief of a trope. Dead Unicorn Trope is not for decrying wild and inaccurate fan theories.
** A few fans have come up with the idea Batman is a conservative rich superhero who beats up poor people, minorities, and the mentally ill. While the issue of Batman's Rogues' sanity gets analyzed in ''Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight'', Bruce Wayne has always been portrayed as a left-leaning philanthropist even in his alternate Earth-2 persona. He's also always targeted organized crime over street crime, which tends to ''prey'' on the poor and destitute rather than be composed of it themselves. As for minorities, the vast-vast majority of Batman's targets have always been Caucasian with ethnic gangs rarely dealt with. Even the crime bosses are rarely Italian with the Falcone, Maroni, and Bertinelli families replaced by Two-Face and the Penguin in most depictions.
19th Jan '16 3:43:54 AM jormis29
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* Many of the entries in Creator/RogerEbert's [[Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerms Movie Glossary]] could qualify as Dead Unicorns. Particularly the idea of being able to hide in a St. Patrick's Day parade at any time of the year. Also, Fruit Cart!
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* Many of the entries in Creator/RogerEbert's [[Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerms Movie Glossary]] could qualify as Dead Unicorns. Particularly the idea of being able to hide in a St. Patrick's Day parade at any time of the year. Also, Fruit Cart!FruitCart!
19th Jan '16 12:39:38 AM Tuckerscreator
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* Many of the entries in Creator/RogerEbert's Movie Glossary could qualify as Dead Unicorns. Particularly the idea of being able to hide in a St. Patrick's Day parade at any time of the year. Also, Fruit Cart!
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* Many of the entries in Creator/RogerEbert's [[Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerms Movie Glossary Glossary]] could qualify as Dead Unicorns. Particularly the idea of being able to hide in a St. Patrick's Day parade at any time of the year. Also, Fruit Cart!
19th Jan '16 12:36:05 AM Tuckerscreator
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** And on the other end of the spectrum, the belief that ''all'' fairytales were "originally" gory grimdark horror stories before their {{Disneyfication}}. Some were gory by modern standards and there's a ''lot'' of ValuesDissonance, but overall it's not as bad as many people make it out to be.
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** And on the other end of the spectrum, the belief that ''all'' fairytales were "originally" gory grimdark horror stories before their {{Disneyfication}}. Some were gory by modern standards and there's a ''lot'' of ValuesDissonance, but overall it's not as bad as many people make it out to be. For instance, Disney's ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' is frequently claimed to have bowlderized the darker Creator/BrothersGrimm version, even though the Disney film opens with a disclaimer that it's based on Charles Perrault's version, which outdates the Grimm's by over a century.
19th Jan '16 12:01:23 AM SmytheOrdo
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* Similarly to NuMetal, EmoMusic became subject to the stereotype that most bands were whiny high schoolers singing about relationship problems or general {{Wangst}}. While bands such as SimplePlan certainly could be seen as fitting for this description, most of the better-remembered bands of the genre really weren't like this. {{Music/AFI}}, who popularized the "dark clothes and fringe hair" look, were 20-30 somethings, who even in their mainstream success brought about by albums like ''Sing The Sorrow'' and ''Decemberunderground'' continued to write about classical horror-influenced themes. MyChemicalRomance never took themselves seriously as a band, shunned their "emo kid" fans and wrote about a fun topic for their final album. FallOutBoy stopped writing about relationships with ''Folie a Deux''. Finally, this may be one of those cases where a work's perception is shaped by that of its fans.
11th Jan '16 2:26:07 PM Papercut1
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* To the general public, NuMetal means vocals that [[MoodWhiplash switch from singing to screaming]] with occasional [[PissTakeRap rapping]], murky downtuned guitars, funk-influenced slap-style bass playing, throaty pseudo-growls, DJ scratching provided by a turntablist as a band member, varying degrees of electronic manipulation, no guitar solos, and a focus on [[{{Wangst}} painful experiences and personal crises]]. In reality, all the qualities put together to make a "pure" NuMetal band simply do not exist outside of parody.
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* To the general public, NuMetal means vocals that [[MoodWhiplash switch from singing to screaming]] with occasional [[PissTakeRap rapping]], murky downtuned guitars, funk-influenced slap-style bass playing, throaty pseudo-growls, DJ scratching provided by a turntablist as a band member, varying degrees of electronic manipulation, no guitar solos, and a focus on [[{{Wangst}} painful experiences and personal crises]]. In reality, all the qualities put together to make a "pure" NuMetal band simply do not exist outside of parody. In fact, there's really no such thing as a "pure" nu metal band as it isn't really a coherent genre, but rather a basic template to add on to or remove as each band sees fit. Under the umbrella of nu metal, it's produced styles as diverse as groovy alternative metal (Korn), experimental shoegazing (Deftones), funky hip-hop-influenced rap metal (Limp Bizkit), pop-punk-rap-grunge-comedy-rock (Guano Apes), death metal-influenced groove metal (Slipknot), dancehall-influenced reggae metal (Skindred), industrial-bent hard rock (Disturbed), electronic rap rock (Linkin Park), alt-metal influenced post-grunge (Trapt), and gothic/symphonic/alternative rock (Evanescence). You're starting to get the idea here. The tendency for bands classed as nu metal to not sound like other bands can lead to frustrating scenarios where people try to deny a band being nu metal because they don't have the "stereotypical" aspects (happens a lot with Slipknot), or band being lumped in as nu metal for playing alternative metal or progressive metal (like System of a Down).
8th Jan '16 5:26:29 AM Papercut1
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You don't have to be 'extreme' to be metal.
** "Nu-metal bands don't actually sound like metal, except when they do (Korn, Slipknot, Sepultura, System of a Down etc.)"
7th Jan '16 7:14:03 PM pinkdalek
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** A lot of people's memories of Cloud in general are cross-pollinated with Vincent Valentine and Squall Leonhart, resulting in the collective popularity of an angsty, tragic, cold and secretly vulnerable figure who was mostly earnest and faintly ridiculous (with a truly horrifying dark side) in his own game. This false perception was such that ''Advent Children'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' both used interpretations of Cloud based on the {{Fanon}} version so that the audience would still feel familiar, and the 'classic' version of Cloud had to be slowly reintroduced with tons of angst in ''Crisis Core'' and ''Dissidia'' for fear an audience wouldn't accept him.
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** A lot of people's memories of Cloud in general are cross-pollinated with Vincent Valentine and Squall Leonhart, resulting in the collective popularity of an angsty, tragic, cold and secretly vulnerable figure who was mostly earnest and faintly ridiculous (with a truly horrifying dark side) in figure, despite his own game. original concept being that of a flamboyantly cocky showoff (albeit with InferioritySuperiorityComplex). This false perception was such that ''Advent Children'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' both used interpretations of Cloud based on the {{Fanon}} version so that the audience would still feel familiar, and the 'classic' version of Cloud had to be slowly reintroduced with tons of angst in ''Crisis Core'' ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' and ''Dissidia'' ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' for fear an audience wouldn't accept him.him. It's not until ''VideoGame/TheatrythmFinalFantasy'' that he gets an official bio mentioning his haughtiness.
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