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17th Mar '17 11:55:49 AM H2SO4
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** The show never shows poor and/or starving children in third-world countries with fairy godparents, despite the fact they're [[AppealToWorseProblems obviously more deserving]] of them than "an average kid who no one understands".
** Timmy never makes any sort of [[ReedRichardsIsUseless world-benefiting wish,]] like no discrimination, world peace, a cure for cancer, etc. While this could be justified in that he's a self-centered 10-year-old child and when he grows up all remnants of his fairies' magic will disappear, it seems implausible that he never thought to wish for something like this not even ''once''.

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** The show never shows poor and/or starving children in third-world countries with fairy godparents, despite the fact they're [[AppealToWorseProblems obviously more deserving]] of them than "an average kid who no one understands".
understands". They probably do have fairies, but we just don't see them.
** Timmy never makes any sort of [[ReedRichardsIsUseless world-benefiting wish,]] like no discrimination, discrimination (the closest he got to doing that was wishing everyone was the same, but that didn't change people's attitudes like he had hoped), world peace, a cure for cancer, etc. While this could be justified in that he's a self-centered 10-year-old child and when he grows up all remnants of his fairies' magic will disappear, disappear unless he keeps the mindset of a child, it seems implausible that he never thought to wish for something like this not even ''once''.''once''. In the live-action movies which take place in a possible future, Timmy can only make selfless wishes, and even if he does, there ''is'' a limit to how far he can go with them.
6th Mar '17 4:01:20 PM ElodieHiras
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* From the Volume 4 episode ''Family'' from the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' series, we have four people, including Yang, her father and two of the teachers she had at [[AcademyOfAdventure Beacon Academy]] carefully avoid the subject of [[spoiler: Yang's [[AnArmAndALeg missing arm]] despite the fact that a cybernetic replacement has been delivered]] until her father's BrutalHonesty brings the subject in the open. One of the teachers even puts a LampshadeHanging on it.
--> '''Doctor Oobleck''' "Are we finally talking about the [[HoldYourHippogriffs Goliath]] in the room?"
20th Feb '17 10:56:24 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': During an officers' meeting, Chief Bogo announces that the first order of business is to "acknowledge the elephant in the room", and we're lead to believe he's referring to Judy, the first bunny officer on the force. [[BaitAndSwitch He's actually talking about an elephant officer in the room]]; it's her birthday.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Since this is a WorldOfFunnyAnimals, it twists the trope into a literal metaphor as a joke. During an officers' meeting, Chief Bogo announces that the first order of business is to "acknowledge the elephant in the room", room" and we're lead to believe then it turns out he's actually referring to Judy, the first bunny officer on the force. [[BaitAndSwitch He's actually talking about an elephant officer in the room]]; it's room and wishes her a happy birthday.
15th Feb '17 9:53:23 AM DeathVoid
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* Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935) a German-Jewish journalist, satirist and writer says this about the german people. ''"In Germany is the one, who points at the dirt, seen as dangerous, instead the one who makes the dirt."'' [[labelnote:See here the original german utteration of the quote]]''„In Deutschland gilt derjenige, der auf den Schmutz hinweist, für viel gefährlicher als derjenige, der den Schmutz macht.“''[[/labelnote]]

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* Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935) a German-Jewish journalist, satirist and writer says this about the german people. ''"In Germany is the one, who points at the dirt, seen as more dangerous, instead as the one who makes the dirt."'' [[labelnote:See here the original german utteration of the quote]]''„In Deutschland gilt derjenige, der auf den Schmutz hinweist, für viel gefährlicher als derjenige, der den Schmutz macht.“''[[/labelnote]]
15th Feb '17 9:33:49 AM DeathVoid
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* Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935) a German-Jewish journalist, satirist and writer says this about the german people. ''"In Germany is the one, who points at the dirt, seen as dangerous, instead the one who makes the dirt."'' [[labelnote:See here the original german utteration of the quote]]''„In Deutschland gilt derjenige, der auf den Schmutz hinweist, für viel gefährlicher als derjenige, der den Schmutz macht.“''[[/labelnote]]
9th Feb '17 5:07:08 PM Wyldchyld
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** It's revealed that Captain Komamura, whose face was concealed up to that point, has the head of a fox. Some characters are surprised by it, but literally no one questions why he looks like that. It's (much) later revealed Komamura comes from a clan of fox-like people, so maybe the residents of Soul Society knew about that clan and were just surprised by the fact that one of them would become a Soul Reaper.

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** It's revealed that Captain Komamura, whose face was concealed up to that point, has the head of a fox.wolf. Some characters are surprised by it, but literally no one questions why he looks like that. It's (much) later revealed Komamura comes from a werewolf clan of fox-like people, so maybe the residents of Soul Society knew about that was cursed for their ignorance a long time ago; the curse traps them in an animalistic form, and the further into ignorance they descend, the more animalistic they become. Full descent results in a member of the clan and were just surprised by the fact that one of them would become becoming a Soul Reaper.proper wolf.
17th Jan '17 4:39:30 PM JJHIL325
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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
** The question of why a panda has a goose for a father is completely ignored by all of the characters. Creator/RogerEbert initially speculated that in this universe, it may be normal for members of one species to give birth to another -- but this was [[{{Jossed}} shot down]] when [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 the sequel]] turned it into a major plot point. It was already implied in the first movie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
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''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': The question of why a panda has a goose for a father is completely ignored by all of the characters. Creator/RogerEbert initially speculated that in this universe, it may be normal for members of one species to give birth to another -- but this was [[{{Jossed}} shot down]] when [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 the sequel]] turned it the reason why Po was adopted into a major plot point. It was already implied in the first movie.
13th Jan '17 1:23:57 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Over the 8,000 years since the Long Night, conditions at the Wall have steadily deteriorated, leaving the Night's Watch undermanned and under-equipped to hold the Wall against the wildlings and White Walkers beyond. In addition, the long summer is ending and the War of Five Kings has distracted everyone, even the Starks, from preparations for the coming winter.
** Neither Jon nor Ygritte want to face the question of what will happen when Jon is forced to choose which side he's really on.
** Tyrion calls Joffrey a bastard in front of everyone in "The Laws of Gods and Men," though his entire speech is so venomous it's doubtful anyone read too much into it.
9th Dec '16 6:54:52 PM Arkhia
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* In ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' Helen and Janine still call each other sisters after a century, all the while pointedly ignoring that the connection between them was Janine's brother/Helen's ex-fiancé who turned into a [[JackTheRipper serial killer]]. Of course this is a very comfortable arrangement for Janine as she [[SecretKeeper knows much more than she lets on]]...
** The trope turns up several other times in the story as the main characters are all very adept at ''not'' talking about things. One of the more heartbreaking scenes is the Druitt siblings silently acknowledging James's mortality but keeping silent as they can't do anything about it.
28th Nov '16 12:46:17 PM dmcreif
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp":

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp":Wasp", The Doctor and Donna realize they've arrived in time for Agatha Christie's notable disappearance:
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