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30th Sep '16 8:12:18 PM Josef5678
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* SaveOurStudents: Done so often as OscarBait that it became an intolerable cliche, coupled with an infamous episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' that mocked and deconstructed the concept so thoroughly that nobody was able to take it seriously anymore without a torrent of people saying "[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark How do I reach deez keeds]]?".

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* SaveOurStudents: Done so often as OscarBait that it became an intolerable cliche, coupled with an infamous episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' that mocked and deconstructed the concept so thoroughly that nobody was able to take it seriously anymore without a torrent of people saying "[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark How "How do I reach deez keeds]]?".keeds?".
30th Sep '16 5:09:02 PM DavidDelony
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* SaveOurStudents: Done so often as OscarBait that it became an intolerable cliche, coupled with an infamous episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' that mocked and deconstructed the concept so thoroughly that nobody was able to take it seriously anymore without a torrent of people saying "[[MemeticMutation How do I reach deez keeds]]?".

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* SaveOurStudents: Done so often as OscarBait that it became an intolerable cliche, coupled with an infamous episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' that mocked and deconstructed the concept so thoroughly that nobody was able to take it seriously anymore without a torrent of people saying "[[MemeticMutation "[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark How do I reach deez keeds]]?".
25th Sep '16 12:42:26 PM shinykittie
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* SassyBlackWoman: This characterisation is fast becoming cliched and is seen as lazy writing by many viewers who want to see minority characters given as much depth, individuality and nuance as white characters are permitted. The poor reaction to this trope appearing to be used in ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' (at least as far as the first trailer shows, the charecter in the film proper was far more nuanced) would seem to indicate audiences are tired of this stereotype.

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* SassyBlackWoman: This characterisation is fast becoming cliched and is seen as lazy writing by many viewers who want to see minority characters given as much depth, individuality and nuance as white characters are permitted. The poor reaction to this trope appearing to be used in When the first trailer for ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' (at least as far as the first trailer shows, the charecter made Patty Tolan appear to be one of these (The character in the film proper was far more nuanced) would seem to indicate audiences are tired of this stereotype.nuanced, the trailer had only cherry picked her loudest moments,) people were not pleased.
25th Sep '16 12:39:11 PM shinykittie
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* SassyBlackWoman: This characterisation is fast becoming cliched and is seen as lazy writing by many viewers who want to see minority characters given as much depth, individuality and nuance as white characters are permitted. The poor reaction to this trope appearing to be used in ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' (at least as far as the first trailer shows) would seem to indicate audiences are tired of this stereotype.

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* SassyBlackWoman: This characterisation is fast becoming cliched and is seen as lazy writing by many viewers who want to see minority characters given as much depth, individuality and nuance as white characters are permitted. The poor reaction to this trope appearing to be used in ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' (at least as far as the first trailer shows) shows, the charecter in the film proper was far more nuanced) would seem to indicate audiences are tired of this stereotype.
25th Sep '16 3:00:16 AM shinykittie
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Still done and supported today, but a few people were willing to criticize how "strong female" characters are portrayed in fiction, with even some self-proclaimed feminists claiming they're offensive on the fact they just encourage girls to act in a certain way, instead of being unique individuals.

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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Still done and supported today, but a few people were willing to criticize how "strong female" characters are portrayed in fiction, as it allows writers to simply write a "perfect" female character and then fill the rest of the work with even some self-proclaimed feminists claiming they're offensive on the fact they just encourage girls to act in a certain way, instead of male characters. More emphasis is now being unique individuals.put on having an equal amount of male and female main characters rather than pinning everthing on one person.
13th Sep '16 12:29:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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13th Sep '16 12:22:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The {{Padding}} technique used in British adventure serials (''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/BlakesSeven'' being the two most notorious abusers) of having the hero get captured at the end of one part ({{Cliffhanger}}), spend the next episode escaping and get captured again at the end of ''that'' episode [[DiabolusExMachina by the same people]] ({{Cliffhanger}}). The fact that the mainstream, cliffhanger-laden adventure serial is a dead format, how the age of just shoving an episode out in a week ([[TheyJustDidntCare "so just write some stuff where everyone's running about to fill up minutes, who cares if it's good"]]) is gone forever thanks to the increased complexity of special effects, and the fact that shows like this tend to be aimed at cult audiences who are very sensitive to this kind of plotting mean that this is never done nowadays, and if it does show up it's usually in spoofs.

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* The {{Padding}} technique used in British adventure serials (''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/BlakesSeven'' being the two most notorious abusers) of having the hero get captured at the end of one part ({{Cliffhanger}}), spend the next episode escaping and get captured again at the end of ''that'' episode [[DiabolusExMachina by the same people]] ({{Cliffhanger}}). The fact that the mainstream, cliffhanger-laden adventure serial is a dead format, how the age of just shoving an episode out in a week ([[TheyJustDidntCare "so ("so just write some stuff where everyone's running about to fill up minutes, who cares if it's good"]]) good") is gone forever thanks to the increased complexity of special effects, and the fact that shows like this tend to be aimed at cult audiences who are very sensitive to this kind of plotting mean that this is never done nowadays, and if it does show up it's usually in spoofs.
8th Sep '16 8:31:26 AM Prinzenick
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* ImYourWorstNightmare: Such a cliche stock phrase that [[DeadHorseTrope parodies far outnumber straight uses]].
8th Sep '16 6:02:29 AM Prinzenick
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* SantaClaus Tropes: Santa has become such a commercial icon of Christmas and as such overexposed via countless Christmas specials and merchandise, that it is pretty much impossible to play any classic trope related to him straight now (unless you're telling one of the old stories, which get a pass due to [[GrandfatherClause Grandfather]] [[{{Pun}} Claus]]e, or telling a story for very young children--and even stories for the latter tend to give wry twists on the stories these days). Even then, the character still runs into UndeadHorseTrope territory--Santa is just so iconic and so firmly rooted into the public consciousness by sheer inertia, that people can't help but keep using him for stories, even if it means poking fun at or rationalizing the cliches and impossible feats surrounding the character.

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* SantaClaus Tropes: Santa has become such a commercial icon of Christmas and as such overexposed via countless Christmas specials and merchandise, that it is pretty much impossible to play any classic trope related to him straight now (unless you're telling one of the old stories, which get a pass due to [[GrandfatherClause Grandfather]] [[{{Pun}} Claus]]e, or telling a story for very young children--and even stories for the latter tend to give wry twists on the stories tales these days). Even then, the character still runs into UndeadHorseTrope territory--Santa is just so iconic and so firmly rooted into the public consciousness by sheer inertia, that people can't help but keep using him for stories, even if it means poking fun at or rationalizing the cliches and impossible feats surrounding the character.
8th Sep '16 5:56:19 AM Prinzenick
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* SantaClaus Tropes: Santa has become such a commercial icon of Christmas and as such overexposed via countless Christmas specials and merchandise, that it is pretty much impossible to play any classic trope related to him straight now (unless you're telling one of the old stories, which get a pass due to [[GrandfatherClause Grandfather]] [[{{Pun}} Claus]]e, or telling a story for very young children). Even then, the character still runs into UndeadHorseTrope territory--Santa is just so iconic and so firmly rooted into the public consciousness by sheer inertia, that people can't help but keep using him for stories, even if it means poking fun at or rationalizing the cliches and impossible feats surrounding the character.

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* SantaClaus Tropes: Santa has become such a commercial icon of Christmas and as such overexposed via countless Christmas specials and merchandise, that it is pretty much impossible to play any classic trope related to him straight now (unless you're telling one of the old stories, which get a pass due to [[GrandfatherClause Grandfather]] [[{{Pun}} Claus]]e, or telling a story for very young children).children--and even stories for the latter tend to give wry twists on the stories these days). Even then, the character still runs into UndeadHorseTrope territory--Santa is just so iconic and so firmly rooted into the public consciousness by sheer inertia, that people can't help but keep using him for stories, even if it means poking fun at or rationalizing the cliches and impossible feats surrounding the character.
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