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22nd Jul '16 3:38:24 AM Morgenthaler
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** Similar complaints were given to ''Super Paper Mario'' (people expecting an RPG, and getting a platformer) and ''RabbidsGoHome'' (people expecting a mini-game fest and getting a...well...whatever Rabbids Go Home is). You'd think people would research the game a little before buying.

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** Similar complaints were given to ''Super Paper Mario'' (people expecting an RPG, and getting a platformer) and ''RabbidsGoHome'' ''VideoGame/RabbidsGoHome'' (people expecting a mini-game fest and getting a...well...whatever Rabbids Go Home is). You'd think people would research the game a little before buying.
3rd Jul '16 5:18:26 PM nombretomado
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* Greg Farshtey, writer of Franchise/{{LEGO}}'s now canceled ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' line, has offered this suggestion on the Website/BZPower forums once, with regards to his online serials that have gotten mixed reactions.

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* Greg Farshtey, writer of Franchise/{{LEGO}}'s now canceled ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' line, has offered this suggestion on the Website/BZPower forums once, with regards to his online serials that have gotten mixed reactions.
11th Jun '16 3:46:00 PM nombretomado
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* TerryGoodkind, when talking about people who didn't enjoy [[SwordOfTruth his books]] but still read them (they might have started out as fans, for example), said that their complaining was like someone slamming their hand in a car door, screaming about how much it hurts, and then doing it over and over again, saying how much they didn't like it all the while. Which is to say, even Terry Goodkind thinks ''Naked Empire'' is like slamming your hand in a car door.

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* TerryGoodkind, Creator/TerryGoodkind, when talking about people who didn't enjoy [[SwordOfTruth [[Literature/SwordOfTruth his books]] but still read them (they might have started out as fans, for example), said that their complaining was like someone slamming their hand in a car door, screaming about how much it hurts, and then doing it over and over again, saying how much they didn't like it all the while. Which is to say, even Terry Goodkind thinks ''Naked Empire'' is like slamming your hand in a car door.
9th May '16 4:52:41 PM WillBGood
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* MyInnerLife. The AuthorsNote was basically a long-winded AuthorTract all about this point that went on for ''pages upon pages.''
* Creator/CoriFalls had these disclaimers in the form of long-winded rants on both her ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' pages.

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* MyInnerLife. The AuthorsNote Author's Note was basically a long-winded AuthorTract all about this point that went on for ''pages upon pages.''
* Creator/CoriFalls Cori Falls had these disclaimers in the form of long-winded rants on both her ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' pages.
3rd Mar '16 5:08:16 AM DoctorNemesis
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It's also a valid retort if the critic begins reading/watching/playing an ongoing series, and continues while whining about it rather than dropping it and moving on to something they ''will'' enjoy. Sometimes franchises go downhill. Well, if you hate it that much, why aren't you trying something else? [[note]](One exception is if the critic is being paid to do reviews or recaps, in which case they can't exactly give up on the product easily...and for sites like TelevisionWithoutPity, bad shows and films generally led to lots of snark.)[[/note]]

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It's also a valid retort if the critic begins reading/watching/playing an ongoing series, and continues while whining about it rather than dropping it and moving on to something they ''will'' enjoy. Sometimes franchises go downhill. Well, if you hate it that much, why aren't you trying something else? Sometimes, you just have to accept that something isn't working for you anymore and its time to stop following it. [[note]](One exception is if the critic is being paid to do reviews or recaps, in which case they can't exactly give up on the product easily...and for sites like TelevisionWithoutPity, bad shows and films generally led to lots of snark.)[[/note]]
3rd Feb '16 3:37:19 PM HighCrate
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* There is an author of NSFW fiction named Nick Scipio who is probably the best writer in the genre, having the rare ability to do justice to both the "sex" part ''and'' the "story" part of a sex story; his MagnumOpus, ''Summer Camp'', is a million-plus-word epic that is perhaps best equated to an X-rated drama version of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. He's also thin-skinned, and gives out this phrase to anyone who complains about his work. (The fact that he's developed a case of both CerebusSyndrome ''and'' ScheduleSlip isn't helping matters. Some readers are complaining that their EscapistCharacter hero has started turning into a douchebag, as is appropriate for a ComingOfAgeStory hero with a genuine character arc; others have bonded with him and want to know the ending, warts and all. ''Both'' types get the GTFO if they complain too much.)

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* There is an author of NSFW fiction named Nick Scipio who is probably the best writer in the genre, having the rare ability to do justice to both the "sex" part ''and'' the "story" part of a sex story; his MagnumOpus, ''Summer Camp'', Camp'' is a million-plus-word epic that is perhaps best equated to an X-rated drama version of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. He's also thin-skinned, and gives out this phrase to anyone who complains about his work. (The fact that he's developed a case of both CerebusSyndrome ''and'' ScheduleSlip isn't helping matters. Some readers are complaining that their EscapistCharacter hero has started turning into a douchebag, as is appropriate for a ComingOfAgeStory hero with a genuine character arc; others have bonded with him and want to know the ending, warts and all. ''Both'' types get the GTFO if they complain too much.)
24th Jan '16 3:47:30 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has a weird case of the trope in regards to the items bought in the cash shop. Every single item in the cash shop (clothing, mounts, etc) are purely cosmetic and offer nothing to the player other than to give them more variety in their appearance, yet you have swarms of people swearing up and down how Square-Enix is milking people and are pushing the limits to see how much they can get away with before offering things like instant level 60 characters while others are even claiming that the current vanity items are pay to win (despite the fact that said vanity items don't help the player in progression or power). The complaining had caused people who either like the cash shop or don't have any problems with it to lash back by saying the complainers can simply not buy any of the items since you don't lose out for not having something that makes you look different.
8th Jan '16 8:56:23 AM AnoSa
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** Labeling is ''required'' at ArchiveOfOurOwn; in addition to the usual text labels (actually tags -- so you can find all the "Buffy/Edward" stories for instance) they have a symbol system worked out to indicate MPAA rating, type of relationship, content warnings and whether the work is complete. They want you to know exactly what you are getting into before you begin. Sometimes the story is so short it's summarized by the tags.

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** Labeling is ''required'' at ArchiveOfOurOwn; At ArchiveOfOurOwn, in addition to the usual text labels (actually tags -- so you can find all the "Buffy/Edward" stories for instance) instance), they have a symbol system worked out to indicate MPAA rating, type of relationship, content warnings and whether the work is complete. They want you to know exactly what you are getting into before you begin.begin, and will explicitly note if the author chose to not set a rating or any warnings, including none. Sometimes the story is so short it's summarized by the tags.
18th Dec '15 9:49:59 AM CaptEquinox
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* On FanfictionDotNet and other sites, pairing are often labeled. So if you're, say, a ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fan who is enraged by the thought of the teen heroine in [[LesYay a lesbian relationship]] with her [[FoeYay nemesis]], then why are you leaving a review on a fic clearly labelled that way?

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* On FanfictionDotNet and other sites, pairing pairings are often labeled. So if you're, say, a ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fan who is enraged by the thought of the teen heroine in [[LesYay a lesbian relationship]] with her [[FoeYay nemesis]], then why are you leaving a review on a fic clearly labelled that way?way?
** Labeling is ''required'' at ArchiveOfOurOwn; in addition to the usual text labels (actually tags -- so you can find all the "Buffy/Edward" stories for instance) they have a symbol system worked out to indicate MPAA rating, type of relationship, content warnings and whether the work is complete. They want you to know exactly what you are getting into before you begin. Sometimes the story is so short it's summarized by the tags.


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* In the 1970s, as SlashFic became prominent, anyone who protested was often told "IDIC", i.e., the universe is made up of an infinite number of very different factors, so let be.
11th Oct '15 11:19:57 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''BungakuShoujo''; As an in-universe example of sorts, in the animated short (based on a series of light novels about a girl who literally eats books and the boy she makes write for her), the eponymous "literature girl" complains about the out-of-nowhere ending of a story the boy has written for her, leading him to reply "Hey, if you don't like it, don't eat it."

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* ''BungakuShoujo''; ''LightNovel/BookGirl''; As an in-universe example of sorts, in the animated short (based on a series of light novels about a girl who literally eats books and the boy she makes write for her), the eponymous "literature girl" complains about the out-of-nowhere ending of a story the boy has written for her, leading him to reply "Hey, if you don't like it, don't eat it."
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