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16th Sep '17 12:56:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'': Matt's story is ''suspiciously'' similar to the life of JesusChrist. Born with special powers according to some higher plan, destined to save the world from TheLegionsOfHell and their very {{Satan}}-like leader, leads a small group of followers of whom the closest to him is named Pedro ('Peter' in Spanish), accepts his destiny despite wishing there was another way, betrayed by one of his companions, flogged and beaten and hung up to be jeered at, [[spoiler: died, came back and ascended to Heaven right in front of his friends]].

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* ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'': Matt's story is ''suspiciously'' similar to the life of JesusChrist.UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. Born with special powers according to some higher plan, destined to save the world from TheLegionsOfHell and their very {{Satan}}-like leader, leads a small group of followers of whom the closest to him is named Pedro ('Peter' in Spanish), accepts his destiny despite wishing there was another way, betrayed by one of his companions, flogged and beaten and hung up to be jeered at, [[spoiler: died, came back and ascended to Heaven right in front of his friends]].
13th Sep '17 6:00:11 PM Tuaam
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* Most of Game Theory's episodes tend to be this at times. A Notable example would be the Sans is Ness Theory, which was disproved by the creator of Undertale.
5th Sep '17 3:04:45 AM Dravencour
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* Fans of the movie version of ''Film/SinCity'' often wondered if the three protagonists were one and the same. Marv was the real character with John Hartigan as his AuthorAvatar made up by his own delusions while in a near-death experience. Dwight is Marv "with a new face" after faking his death. A lot of this came about because much of Dwight's backstory was alluded to but not explained (his story was essentially a sequel to his OriginStory from the comics). Comic fans explained that these were, indeed three separate characters that were featured in different stories published years apart and in a different order.

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* Fans of the movie version of ''Film/SinCity'' often wondered if the three protagonists were one and the same. Marv was the real character with John Hartigan as his AuthorAvatar made up by his own delusions while in a near-death experience. Dwight is Marv "with a new face" after faking his death. A lot of this came about because much of Dwight's backstory was alluded to but not explained (his story was essentially a sequel to his OriginStory from the comics). Comic fans explained that these were, indeed three separate characters that were featured in different stories published years apart and in a different order.order (in fact, two of them actually teamed up in one of the stories the movie didn't cover).
2nd Sep '17 1:02:38 PM Willbyr
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Memories of that overzealous English teacher, who forced you to accept that every character, every scene and every action had a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory deep inner meaning]]'' have lesd to widespread fear on the part of readers and viewers everywhere that every tale secretly contains some other story being told in {{subtext}}. The end result of this is a state of mind that interprets every plot as an allegory for the rebuilding of one's soul, every setting as a manifestation of purgatory, and every protagonist as a stand-in for [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} the Christ]]: [[TitleDrop Everyone Is Jesus In Purgatory]]!

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Memories of that overzealous English teacher, who forced you to accept that every character, every scene and every action had a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory deep inner meaning]]'' have lesd led to widespread fear on the part of readers and viewers everywhere that every tale secretly contains some other story being told in {{subtext}}. The end result of this is a state of mind that interprets every plot as an allegory for the rebuilding of one's soul, every setting as a manifestation of purgatory, and every protagonist as a stand-in for [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} the Christ]]: [[TitleDrop Everyone Is Jesus In Purgatory]]!
2nd Sep '17 10:05:29 AM v-n-n-n-n
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Memories of that overzealous English teacher, who forced you to accept that every character, every scene and every action had a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory deep inner meaning]]'' have led to widespread fear on the part of readers and viewers everywhere that every tale secretly contains some other story being told in {{subtext}}. The end result of this is a state of mind that interprets every plot as an allegory for the rebuilding of one's soul, every setting as a manifestation of purgatory, and every protagonist as a stand-in for [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} the Christ]]: [[TitleDrop Everyone Is Jesus In Purgatory]]!

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Memories of that overzealous English teacher, who forced you to accept that every character, every scene and every action had a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory deep inner meaning]]'' have led lesd to widespread fear on the part of readers and viewers everywhere that every tale secretly contains some other story being told in {{subtext}}. The end result of this is a state of mind that interprets every plot as an allegory for the rebuilding of one's soul, every setting as a manifestation of purgatory, and every protagonist as a stand-in for [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} the Christ]]: [[TitleDrop Everyone Is Jesus In Purgatory]]!



* In his ''Comedy Vehicle'' series, Creator/StewartLee is asked by Creator/ChrisMorris what he meant by a line in his standup routine, that the £200 million London skyscraper which melted a £50,000 Jaguar was a 'superb' piece of 'heavy-handed satire'. Lee admitted that he didn't know what he meant by it and he only said it because it sounded clever, then going on to say that those who laughed at the line done so 'in an attempt to pass themselves off as "clever"'.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' When the boys write a book called "Scroty Mc Booger Balls" completely about making the most disgusting and disturbing story they can make, the general public believes there is a multitude of metaphors and symbolism built into it.
29th Aug '17 11:30:44 PM v-n-n-n-n
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* In his ''Comedy Vehicle'' series, Creator/StewartLee is asked by Creator/ChrisMorris what he meant by a line in his standup routine, that the £200 million London skyscraper which melted a £50,000 Jaguar was a 'superb' piece of 'heavy-handed satire'. Lee admitted that he didn't know what he meant by it and he only said it because it sounded clever, then going on to say that those who laughed at it done so 'in an attempt to pass themselves off as "clever"'.

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* In his ''Comedy Vehicle'' series, Creator/StewartLee is asked by Creator/ChrisMorris what he meant by a line in his standup routine, that the £200 million London skyscraper which melted a £50,000 Jaguar was a 'superb' piece of 'heavy-handed satire'. Lee admitted that he didn't know what he meant by it and he only said it because it sounded clever, then going on to say that those who laughed at it the line done so 'in an attempt to pass themselves off as "clever"'.
29th Aug '17 11:29:43 PM v-n-n-n-n
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* In his ''Comedy Vehicle'' series, Creator/StewartLee is asked by Creator/ChrisMorris what he meant by a line in his standup routine, that the £200 million London skyscraper which melted a £50,000 Jaguar was a 'superb' piece of 'heavy-handed satire'. Lee admitted that he didn't know what he meant by it and he only said it because it sounded clever, then going on to say that those who laughed at it done so 'in an attempt to pass themselves off as "clever"'.
28th Aug '17 8:15:41 PM PaulA
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* UrsulaKLeGuin's famous "gerbil" rant was about this: "In many college English courses the words myth and symbol are given a tremendous charge of significance. You just ain't no good unless you can see a symbol hiding, like a scared gerbil, under every page. And in many creative writing courses the little beasts multiply, the place swarms with them. What does this Mean? What does that Symbolize? What is the Underlying Mythos? Kids come lurching out of such courses with a brain full of gerbils. And they sit down and write a lot of empty pomposity, under the impression that that's how Melville did it."

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* UrsulaKLeGuin's Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's famous "gerbil" rant was about this: "In many college English courses the words myth and symbol are given a tremendous charge of significance. You just ain't no good unless you can see a symbol hiding, like a scared gerbil, under every page. And in many creative writing courses the little beasts multiply, the place swarms with them. What does this Mean? What does that Symbolize? What is the Underlying Mythos? Kids come lurching out of such courses with a brain full of gerbils. And they sit down and write a lot of empty pomposity, under the impression that that's how Melville did it."
22nd Aug '17 7:24:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The light-hearted ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' makes a surprising amount of sense as an allegory for racism, with toons standing in for black people (as argued by for instance Website/{{Cracked}}). It's set in 1940s Los Angeles with toons being treated as second-class citizens mostly living in their own segregated part of town, whose occupations consist of entertaining white folks, Eddie Valiant as a TragicBigot against toons but somewhat confused by his attraction to Jessica (due to attitudes against miscegenation), [[spoiler:Judge Doom]] as an Uncle Tom character, and the whole EvilPlan of the BoomerangBigot villain is basically a gentrification scheme.
16th Aug '17 6:59:52 AM Jeduthun
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** Creator/StephenFry, on the other hand, has [[http://www.stephenfry.com/forum/topic/stephen-knows-the-meaning-of-the-ultimate-answer claimed]] that Creator/DouglasAdams once told him in confidence "exactly why 42." Apparently, "The answer is fascinating, extraordinary and, when you think hard about it, [[ItMakesSenseInContext completely obvious.]]" However, he has vowed to [[SecretKeeper take the secret with him to the grave]].
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