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9th Apr '18 4:04:09 PM zeroflyingwherever
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* AllThatGlitters: The protagonist learns that money isn't everything. He typically goes to the complete opposite extreme, becoming TheHermit and renouncing things that they found important, like his own health and the people close to him.

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* AllThatGlitters: The protagonist learns that money isn't everything. He typically goes to the complete opposite extreme, becoming TheHermit and renouncing things that they he found important, like his own health and the people close to him.
9th Apr '18 4:02:32 PM zeroflyingwherever
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* AllThatGlitters: The protagonist learns that money isn't everything. He typically goes to the complete opposite extreme, becoming TheHermit and renouncing things that are actually important, like his own health and the people close to him.
* AngstWhatAngst: A character is a victim or survivor of some sort of tragic or traumatic incident, and feel absolutely none of the grief or trauma that any real person would feel, indicating the writers are not writing realistic human traits into the character. Alternately they may initially suffer from grief or trauma, but it only lasts one scene, chapter, or episode, and by the next scene, chapter, or episode they act as if nothing happened.

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* AllThatGlitters: The protagonist learns that money isn't everything. He typically goes to the complete opposite extreme, becoming TheHermit and renouncing things that are actually they found important, like his own health and the people close to him.
* AngstWhatAngst: A character is a victim or survivor of some sort of tragic or traumatic incident, and feel absolutely none of the grief or trauma that any real person would feel, indicating the writers are not writing realistic human traits into the character. Alternately they may initially suffer from grief or trauma, but it only lasts one scene, chapter, or episode, and by the next scene, chapter, or episode they act as if nothing happened. This might seem to trivialise their condition, if the character is treated as typical.



* EasyEvangelism: The character who speaks the work's message will be impossibly persuasive, winning over all the sympathetic characters. Those who ignore or reject him will be portrayed as stupid, in denial, or evil, regardless of how illogical it would be to take this total stranger at his word. Works promoting a religion easily fall into Glurge territory for this reason.

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* EasyEvangelism: The character who speaks the work's message will be impossibly persuasive, winning over all the sympathetic characters. Those who ignore or reject him will be portrayed as stupid, in denial, or evil, regardless of how illogical it would be to take this total stranger at his word. Their judgement is considered valid if it goes along with the religious message, even if this implies gullibility or illogic. Works promoting a religion easily fall into Glurge territory for this reason.



* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Has similar implications: animals are mostly of importance when they are found 'cute.' This can seem emotionally stirring, however its implications might not seem obvious if the non-cute animals are just ignored.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Glurge-y stories often distort and fabricate historical fact in the guise of offering "true stories".

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Glurge-y stories often distort and fabricate historical fact in the guise of offering "true stories". Their stories hence seem to portray 'real life,' as they conceive it.



* WhoopiEpiphanySpeech: A poor, ethnic minority, disabled, illiterate, or ill-educated character (ideally [[TwoferTokenMinority all of the above]]) makes a wise and insightful speech to the white, able-bodied, richer, better-educated protagonist. If the epiphany-giving character isn't sufficiently well-developed in their own right, they can seem like a mere plot device to spur the protagonist -- who ''really'' matters -- to take constructive action.

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* WhoopiEpiphanySpeech: A poor, ethnic minority, disabled, illiterate, or ill-educated character (ideally [[TwoferTokenMinority all of the above]]) makes a wise and insightful speech to the white, able-bodied, richer, better-educated protagonist. If the epiphany-giving character isn't sufficiently well-developed in their own right, they can seem like a mere plot device to spur the protagonist -- who ''really'' matters -- to take constructive action. This can seem akin to WhiteMansBurden and imply the helplessness of minorities.
7th Apr '18 2:48:59 AM TerraformTrent
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[[caption-width-right:200:"[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Copyright 1968. Hmm, determined or not, that cat must be long dead.]]"]]

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13th Mar '18 3:47:52 AM MarkLungo
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** This actually seems to be a recurring thing with [=Buzzfeed=] articles that bear the title "How to Tell You're [Insert Popular and Frequently GIF'd Character Here]!" These articles, and the pictures that accompany them, are usually taken out of context, and sometimes bearing incorrect quotes, since the GIFs were swiped from Tumblr after the fanbase had photoshopped them. The peppy blurbs accompanying them do little to soothe the irritation.

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** This actually seems to be a recurring thing with [=Buzzfeed=] articles that bear the title "How to Tell You're [Insert Popular and Frequently GIF'd Character Here]!" These articles, and the pictures that accompany them, are usually taken out of context, and sometimes bearing incorrect quotes, since the GIFs [=GIFs=] were swiped from Tumblr after the fanbase had photoshopped them. The peppy blurbs accompanying them do little to soothe the irritation.
13th Mar '18 2:42:27 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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** There was for a long time an infamous post circulated on Tumblr, depicting an animated GIF of an oncoming train in black and white, with the claim that if the viewer closes their eyes at the moment the train "hits", they will immediately feel relaxed, because their brain will momentarily be tricked into thinking they have died. A lot of people have spoken out against the post's [[UnfortunateImplications apparent glorification of suicide to an audience of mostly teenagers and young adults]], and taken great pains to point out that [[SeriousBusiness suicide is no laughing matter]].
10th Mar '18 9:48:40 AM N.Harmonik
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* Spam, chain letters and faxlore by the thousands. ''Website/{{Snopes}}'' has an [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/glurge.asp section dedicated to examples of these]], with well over one hundred entries, and yet even that barely dips into the endless well of schmaltz, {{Narm}}, and [[FridgeHorror unexamined assumptions]] that winds up in people's inboxes daily.

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* Spam, chain letters and faxlore by the thousands. ''Website/{{Snopes}}'' has an a [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/glurge.asp section dedicated to examples of these]], with well over one hundred entries, and yet even that barely dips into the endless well of schmaltz, {{Narm}}, and [[FridgeHorror unexamined assumptions]] that winds up in people's inboxes daily.
8th Mar '18 8:29:28 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'' has an in-universe example with ''[[ShowWithinAShow Today Will Be Sweet]]'', a tear jerking manga the cast has read. According to the brief plot summary, the male lead is an IllBoy with a terminal disease while the heroine lives in an abusive household and suffered from isolation and anorexia before the [[ManicPixieDreamGirl male lead breaks her out of her shell]]. She also hasn't eaten decent food in a while, and the one decent meal she gets is a curry dish made by her love interest before he kicks the bucket.

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* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'' ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' has an in-universe example with ''[[ShowWithinAShow Today Will Be Sweet]]'', a tear jerking manga the cast has read. According to the brief plot summary, the male lead is an IllBoy with a terminal disease while the heroine lives in an abusive household and suffered from isolation and anorexia before the [[ManicPixieDreamGirl male lead breaks her out of her shell]]. She also hasn't eaten decent food in a while, and the one decent meal she gets is a curry dish made by her love interest before he kicks the bucket.
7th Mar '18 8:16:47 PM Someoneman
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** It seriously works better as a tract on the evils of fundamentalist Christianity than it does it's actual subject. He starts off as a decent person and ends up as a ranting bigot who has turned on his friends and family.

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** It seriously works better as a tract on the evils of fundamentalist Christianity than it does it's its actual subject. He starts off as a decent person and ends up as a ranting bigot who has turned on his friends and family.



* A little over a year after 9/11, the slew of nationalistic country songs written in it's immediate wake were slammed for being shallow and reactionary, and were seen as shamelessly capitalizing on the country's grief. The two most infamous of these were "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" by Music/TobyKeith and "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning" by Music/AlanJackson, the latter of which was mercilessly parodied on the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "A Ladder To Heaven" where Jackson solemnly strums his guitar, occasionally singing "Ooo yeah, 9/11..." while everyone weeps.

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* A little over a year after 9/11, the slew of nationalistic country songs written in it's its immediate wake were slammed for being shallow and reactionary, and were seen as shamelessly capitalizing on the country's grief. The two most infamous of these were "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" by Music/TobyKeith and "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning" by Music/AlanJackson, the latter of which was mercilessly parodied on the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "A Ladder To Heaven" where Jackson solemnly strums his guitar, occasionally singing "Ooo yeah, 9/11..." while everyone weeps.
3rd Mar '18 10:23:57 PM UchuuFlamenco
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27th Feb '18 1:02:25 PM twilicorn
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** ''[[https://www.amazon.com/Whatever-Takes-Various-Artists/dp/B0000508WG Whatever it Takes]]'', an album compiled in her memory, isn't ''quite'' as glurgy, but Allmusic [[https://www.allmusic.com/album/whatever-it-takes-mw0000103572 has this to say about it:]]
--->In the wake of her death, a non-profit cottage industry has sprung up around her memory -- which, depending on your perspective, is either a way to spin an extraordinary and dramatic tragedy into a positive good, or an odd marriage of grief and capitalism that might seem disturbingly manipulative no matter how well-intentioned. [...] Anyone inspired by Bernall's story will find it difficult not to feel the same way about many of these songs. Yet if one takes a larger perspective, the album is also another cog in a veritable merchandising machine; the sheer scope of this sincerely motivated attempt to find utility (and revenue) in tragedy makes it hard to shake the feeling of exploitation, no matter how noble the ultimate cause.
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