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26th Mar '17 9:45:35 AM nombretomado
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** On a non-stereotypical note, refugees that had defected from NorthKorea claimed that this trope was played ''very'' straight in the famine that struck in the 1990s.

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** On a non-stereotypical note, refugees that had defected from NorthKorea UsefulNotes/NorthKorea claimed that this trope was played ''very'' straight in the famine that struck in the 1990s.
12th Mar '17 12:49:59 PM nombretomado
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* A ''Creator/MontyPython'' sketch that's only on one of their record albums has doctor Graham Chapman talking with pepperpot housewife Terry Jones, who offers him some more dog. He declines, she says "I'm just having one more!" - we hear barking, a gunshot, sizzling on a stovetop, and talking with her mouth full.
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* A ''MontyPython'' sketch that's only on one of their record albums has doctor Graham Chapman talking with pepperpot housewife Terry Jones, who offers him some more dog. He declines, she says "I'm just having one more!" - we hear barking, a gunshot, sizzling on a stovetop, and talking with her mouth full.
25th Feb '17 10:05:34 AM TheGirlWith3-ishNames
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* The Chinese. There's even a standard formula for what type of dogs are good eating -- yellow and black ones.

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* The Chinese.This occurs in some areas of China. There's even a standard formula for what type of dogs are good eating -- yellow and black ones.
24th Jan '17 11:25:47 PM BattleMaster
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* Examining a stewpot in the first town in ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'' 2 (which is under siege when you arrive) causes your character to note that they haven't seen too many dogs around.
14th Dec '16 6:43:12 PM PaulA
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* More a literal example than following the trope, but in ''The Tamuli'' (second half of ''Literature/TheElenium''), Ulath and Tynian convince their troll companion to eat dogs, since a troll's usual food of choice, people or horses, would draw far too much attention to them. The [[RunningGag joke starts running from there]] when various issues crop up, from Blohkw offering to share the dog to other issues.
25th Nov '16 10:03:58 PM Lanes17B
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* In ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'', the bunny that Wendy takes care of is implied to be this. While most inhabitants of the orphanage probably see it as livestock, it is left ambigious, if Wendy thought of it as that or a pet. [[spoiler: [[AvertedTrope She sees it as worthless lifestock.]]]]

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* In ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'', the bunny that Wendy takes care of is implied to be this. While most inhabitants of the orphanage probably see it as livestock, it is left ambigious, ambiguous, if Wendy thought of it as that or a pet. [[spoiler: [[AvertedTrope She sees it as worthless lifestock.]]]]]]]]
* A cutscene in ''Videogame/FreedomFighters'', the scrolling text during a Soviet propaganda news broadcast tells the people of [[InvadedStatesOfAmerica New York City]] that they can surrender their pets at a predetermined spot if they can not feed them. The same text scroll mentions that anyone needing extra food can pick up cheap meat at that same address.
25th Oct '16 3:02:15 PM Monolaf317
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-->'''Jon:''' I had a pet named Henry back on the farm. Then one evening there was Henry on the dinner table... I loved that snake.\\

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-->'''Jon:''' I had a pet named Henry back on the farm. Then one evening there was Henry on the dinner table... I loved that snake.\\



9th Sep '16 1:00:01 AM PaulA
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** In one of the chapter-opening "quotes" in ''ChildrenOfTheMind'': A man always keeps his dog around even though it cannot be taught anything useful or funny. His friends tell him, "That's not a dog, it's a wolf." Then there's a plane accident and the man is terribly injured. The dog strolls up and begins chewing on him, and his last thoughts are "Thank goodness at least one of us will not starve." "This is the most beautiful story I know."

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** In one of the chapter-opening "quotes" in ''ChildrenOfTheMind'': ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheMind'': A man always keeps his dog around even though it cannot be taught anything useful or funny. His friends tell him, "That's not a dog, it's a wolf." Then there's a plane accident and the man is terribly injured. The dog strolls up and begins chewing on him, and his last thoughts are "Thank goodness at least one of us will not starve." "This is the most beautiful story I know."
9th Sep '16 12:58:30 AM PaulA
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** Similarly in ''Xenocide'', a character tells the story of a man and his beloved pet dog. The dog would learn no tricks, performed no useful function, and did not even seem particularly affectionate, but the man loved it. Then the man and his dog got into a plane crash in the mountains. The man was pinned under some debris, but the dog was largely unharmed. Unperturbed, the dog trotted up to the man and, rather than attempt to aid him in some way, began to eat his exposed entrails. The man's last thought was, "Oh, good. At least one of us will not starve." The purpose of this story is a matter for interpretation, but it appears to be an {{Aesop}} about unselfish love. Or something.

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** Similarly in ''Xenocide'', ''Literature/{{Xenocide}}'', a character tells the story of a man and his beloved pet dog. The dog would learn no tricks, performed no useful function, and did not even seem particularly affectionate, but the man loved it. Then the man and his dog got into a plane crash in the mountains. The man was pinned under some debris, but the dog was largely unharmed. Unperturbed, the dog trotted up to the man and, rather than attempt to aid him in some way, began to eat his exposed entrails. The man's last thought was, "Oh, good. At least one of us will not starve." The purpose of this story is a matter for interpretation, but it appears to be an {{Aesop}} about unselfish love. Or something.
22nd Aug '16 4:36:20 PM nombretomado
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* More a literal example than following the trope, but in The Tamuli (Second half of TheElenium), Ulath and Tynian convince their troll companion to eat dogs, since a troll's usual food of choice, people or horses, would draw far too much attention to them. The [[RunningGag joke starts running from there]] when various issues crop up, from Blohkw offering to share the dog to other issues.

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* More a literal example than following the trope, but in The Tamuli (Second ''The Tamuli'' (second half of TheElenium), ''Literature/TheElenium''), Ulath and Tynian convince their troll companion to eat dogs, since a troll's usual food of choice, people or horses, would draw far too much attention to them. The [[RunningGag joke starts running from there]] when various issues crop up, from Blohkw offering to share the dog to other issues.
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