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13th Aug '16 8:25:14 AM NubianSatyress
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** IWasBeatenByAGirl has also changed to the point where many men don't feel disappointment to losing to a girl anymore, whereas women ([[MisaimedFandom especially in fiction]]) are now often shamed upon for losing or proving inferior to a man. Not entirely, but still.
13th Aug '16 6:48:15 AM vh1660924
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** IWasBeatenByAGirl has also changed to the point where many men don't feel disappointment to losing to a girl anymore, whereas women ([[MisaimedFandom especially in fiction]]) are now often shamed upon for losing or proving inferior to a man.

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** IWasBeatenByAGirl has also changed to the point where many men don't feel disappointment to losing to a girl anymore, whereas women ([[MisaimedFandom especially in fiction]]) are now often shamed upon for losing or proving inferior to a man. Not entirely, but still.
13th Aug '16 6:47:55 AM vh1660924
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** IWasBeatenByAGirl has also changed to the point where many men don't feel disappointment to losing to a girl anymore, whereas women ([[MisaimedFandom especially in fiction]]) are now often shamed upon for losing or proving inferior to a man.
7th Jul '16 1:10:45 PM NubianSatyress
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* MenAreTough and WomenAreDelicate often swap or reverse the stereotypes associated. For instance, it was once believed that MenAreBetterThanWomen in every way, as well as the bastions of higher education and culture. Nowadays, [[WomenAreWiser women are stereotyped as being the wiser sex]], [[HigherEducationIsForWomen that college is for girls]], and [[MenAreUncultured men would rather do anything than be "cultured".]] Despite the reversal, however, the big idea is still that women are physically weak, shallow or over-sensitive while guys are tougher, pragmatic and level-headed.

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* MenAreTough and WomenAreDelicate often swap or reverse the stereotypes associated. For instance, it was once believed that MenAreBetterThanWomen in every way, as well as the bastions of [[CollegeWidow higher education education]] and culture. [[AManOfWealthAndTaste culture.]] Nowadays, [[WomenAreWiser women are stereotyped as being the wiser sex]], [[HigherEducationIsForWomen that college is for girls]], and [[MenAreUncultured men would rather do anything than be "cultured".]] Despite the reversal, however, the big idea is still that women are physically weak, shallow or over-sensitive while guys are tougher, pragmatic and level-headed.
7th Jul '16 1:09:52 PM NubianSatyress
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* MenAreTough and WomenAreDelicate often swap or reverse the stereotypes associated. For instance, it was once believed that MenAreBetterThanWomen in every way, as well as the bastions of higher education and culture. Nowadays, [[WomenAreWiser women are stereotyped as being the wiser sex]], [[HigherEducationIsForWomen that college is for girls]], and [[MenAreUncultured men would rather do anything than be "cultured".]] Despite the reversal, however, the big idea is still that women are physically weak, shallow or over-sensitive while guys are tougher, pragmatic and level-headed.
26th May '16 7:50:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** More recently, a German might be portrayed as [[GermanicDepressives depressive]] or have [[GermanHumour odd senses of humour]]. The main constant though has been {{Oktoberfest}} and other related Bavarian traditions as lederhosen are almost always funny. Through it all, also, the [[HerrDokter eccentric Germanic professor or doctor]] has remained a comedy staple, even though plenty of other countries - some of them nowhere near Germany - now churn out brilliant scientists.

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** More recently, a German might be portrayed as [[GermanicDepressives depressive]] or have [[GermanHumour odd senses of humour]]. The main constant though has been {{Oktoberfest}} and other related Bavarian traditions as lederhosen are almost always funny. Through it all, also, the [[HerrDokter [[HerrDoktor eccentric Germanic professor or doctor]] has remained a comedy staple, even though plenty of other countries - some of them nowhere near Germany - now churn out brilliant scientists.
26th May '16 7:49:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** More recently, a German might be portrayed as [[GermanicDepressives depressive]] or have [[GermanHumour odd senses of humour]]. The main constant though has been {{Oktoberfest}} and other related Bavarian traditions as lederhosen are almost always funny. Through it all, also, the eccentric Germanic professor or doctor has remained a comedy staple, even though plenty of other countries - some of them nowhere near Germany - now churn out brilliant scientists.

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** More recently, a German might be portrayed as [[GermanicDepressives depressive]] or have [[GermanHumour odd senses of humour]]. The main constant though has been {{Oktoberfest}} and other related Bavarian traditions as lederhosen are almost always funny. Through it all, also, the [[HerrDokter eccentric Germanic professor or doctor doctor]] has remained a comedy staple, even though plenty of other countries - some of them nowhere near Germany - now churn out brilliant scientists.
8th Apr '16 10:51:38 AM Goldfritha
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* {{Arcadia}} was once regarded as charming because it was settled by humans, with pastures and fields, as opposed to the WildWilderness. Now, in more settled times, it is regarded as natural and so a contrast to ViceCity.
2nd Apr '16 4:10:01 AM Ramidel
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* The YuriGenre has broadened its scope in TheNewTens. The pure romance story where two girls meet at a OneGenderSchool is showing its age, while lesbian relationships are becoming increasingly common romantic subplots in a number of genres. ''Anime/CrossAnge'' and ''Anime/KillLaKill'', among others, show multiple homosexual relationships among the main characters, but use very few of the standard tropes of the genre and are primarily action series. This is increasingly referred to as "background yuri."
23rd Mar '16 9:57:10 PM azul120
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{{Trope}}s are based upon very well-founded principles of storytelling. But, as [[SocietyMarchesOn society changes]], tropes may [[DiscreditedTrope fall out of favor]], either through association with [[ValuesDissonance something no longer considered acceptable]], or from simple overuse and falling into a cliché. At that point, [[DeadHorseTrope a subversion of the original may rise up to become the new standard]], and the original will be slowly [[ForgottenTrope forgotten]].

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{{Trope}}s are based upon very well-founded principles of storytelling. But, as [[SocietyMarchesOn society changes]], tropes may [[DiscreditedTrope fall out of favor]], either through association with [[ValuesDissonance something no longer considered acceptable]], or from simple overuse and falling into a cliché. At that point, [[DeadHorseTrope a subversion of the original may rise up to become the new standard]], and the original will be slowly [[ForgottenTrope forgotten]].
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!!Examples

* Between the 1930s and the '60s, the U.S. government, in film, was portrayed as [[NobleProfession unequivocally good]]. The portrayal of corruption has become more and more common, though as PatrioticFervor rises, it may lapse back for a time. The late [[TheSixties Sixties]] saw ''liberal'' contempt for the U.S. government, but in [[TheSeventies the Seventies]] ''conservatives'' started to exhibit anti-government attitudes. There are currently antiestablishment factions on both ends of the spectrum (exemplified perfectly by the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street), and they wax and wane in influence depending on the political alignment of whoever is in power at the time.

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* Between the 1930s and the '60s, the U.S. government, in film, was portrayed as [[NobleProfession unequivocally good]]. The portrayal of corruption has become more and more common, though as PatrioticFervor rises, it may lapse back for a time. The late [[TheSixties Sixties]] saw ''liberal'' contempt for the U.S. government, but in [[TheSeventies the Seventies]] TheSeventies ''conservatives'' started to exhibit anti-government attitudes. There are currently antiestablishment factions on both ends of the spectrum (exemplified perfectly by the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street), and they wax and wane in influence depending on the political alignment of whoever is in power at the time.



** This slowly changed, from an unheroic mentor into an [[TheSmartGuy active part of The Hero's posse.]]
** This is more of a {{cyclic trope}} though -- a lot of pulp stories (and even earlier Victorian stuff) had a GeniusBruiser protagonist.

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** This slowly changed, from an unheroic mentor into an [[TheSmartGuy active part of The Hero's posse.]]
posse]].
** This is more of a {{cyclic trope}} CyclicTrope though -- a lot of pulp stories (and even earlier Victorian stuff) had a GeniusBruiser protagonist. protagonist.



* Quite apart from ScienceMarchesOn the ''narrative'' role of dinosaurs in films and television has changed over the years. Outside of comedy and cartoons (where friendly dinos can be found since [[WesternAnimation/GertieTheDinosaur Gertie's]] day) ReptilesAreAbhorrent was the overwhelming depiction for decades with even non-predatory dinosaurs being shown as ugly, lumbering monsters. ''Film/JurassicPark'' seems to have been the gamechanger where dinosaurs were as much a source of awe and delight as fear and even the T-Rex coming across as a dangerous but majestic beast more than a mere killing and eating machine.
* ADogAteMyHomework is now [[DeadHorseTrope so well-known]] as a LameExcuse for students who didn't do/bring in homework assignments, that ''most'' students wouldn't use it. That, and the fact that this is the computer/printer age, make for the (much more plausible) excuses that a) "my computer crashed" or b) "my printer stopped working". (Using the two together would, however, be laying it on too thick.)

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* Quite apart from ScienceMarchesOn the ''narrative'' role of dinosaurs in films and television has changed over the years. Outside of comedy and cartoons (where friendly dinos can be found since [[WesternAnimation/GertieTheDinosaur Gertie's]] WesternAnimation/{{Gertie|TheDinosaur}}'s day) ReptilesAreAbhorrent was the overwhelming depiction for decades with even non-predatory dinosaurs being shown as ugly, lumbering monsters. ''Film/JurassicPark'' seems to have been the gamechanger where dinosaurs were as much a source of awe and delight as fear and even the T-Rex coming across as a dangerous but majestic beast more than a mere killing and eating machine.
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* ADogAteMyHomework is now [[DeadHorseTrope so well-known]] as a LameExcuse for students who didn't do/bring in homework assignments, that ''most'' students wouldn't use it. That, and the fact that this is the computer/printer age, make for the (much more plausible) excuses that a) "my computer crashed" or b) "my printer stopped working". (Using the two together would, however, be laying it on too thick.) )
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