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22nd Apr '17 8:26:12 PM nombretomado
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* Just try talking about ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' without people giving you strange looks. Just... ''try''. This includes talking about the premise of teenagers being kidnapped by terrorists and forced to fight to the death. And specific scenes can fall into this as well; to most people a scene where a teenager pins another teenager to a tree with a sword and carves words into his chest would be disturbing, for example, but once you know the context it's a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* Just try talking about ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' without people giving you strange looks. Just... ''try''. This includes talking about the premise of teenagers being kidnapped by terrorists and forced to fight to the death. And specific scenes can fall into this as well; to most people a scene where a teenager pins another teenager to a tree with a sword and carves words into his chest would be disturbing, for example, but once you know the context it's a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
22nd Apr '17 6:59:24 PM nombretomado
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* Not only is ''SuperPaperMario'' about an OmnicidalManiac trying to destroy the the ''multi-verse'', an entire chapter of the story is dedicated to the heroes' murder and their descent into the underworld. It's actually presented in a humorous tone, and the characters actually make it to heaven before continuing on with their quest.

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* Not only is ''SuperPaperMario'' ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' about an OmnicidalManiac trying to destroy the the ''multi-verse'', an entire chapter of the story is dedicated to the heroes' murder and their descent into the underworld. It's actually presented in a humorous tone, and the characters actually make it to heaven before continuing on with their quest.
10th Apr '17 1:50:35 PM N.Harmonik
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* UsefulNotes/DavidCameron unveiling UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher 's [[IncrediblyLamePun bust]] at Conservative Party headquarters.

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* UsefulNotes/DavidCameron unveiling UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher 's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher's [[IncrediblyLamePun bust]] at Conservative Party headquarters.
24th Mar '17 9:23:18 PM DarkHunter
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* A major plot point of the ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy involves the two main characters killing the Christian God. People hearing this without context probably imagine this as quite different from how it was actually portrayed. Technically, he dies of old age, and the two of them just happened to be there when it happens, and while they may have had a role in it they didn't do it intentionally, in essence making it a MercyKill. And under one interpretation, God is really The Dust, while the antagonist is an impostor.

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* A major plot point of the ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy involves the two main characters killing the Christian God. People hearing this without context probably imagine this as quite different from how it was actually portrayed. Technically, he dies of old age, and the two of them just happened to be there when it happens, and while they may have had a role in it they didn't do it intentionally, in essence making it a MercyKill. And under one interpretation, God is really The the Dust, while the antagonist "God" that dies is an impostor.
1st Mar '17 1:49:14 PM Kafkesque
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* While playing ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', you may get some weird looks if people overhear a woman moaning and groaning, followed by the question "What did you do to me?" It is then necessary to explain that she was in fact in a hospital dying of injuries, and you were saving her life by feeding her some of your vampire blood. ([[VampiresAreSexGods The subtext may be intentional.]])
20th Dec '16 11:56:55 AM BrendanRizzo
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* For an example that is only ''[[DownplayedTrope marginally]]'' less disturbing in context, whenever fans of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' discuss the scene in which [[VillainProtagonist Cartman]] [[spoiler:arranges the deaths of Scott Tenorman's parents and [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies feeds them to him]]]], it is phrased in such a way as to imply that he pulled the trigger himself. In reality, he tricked them into [[spoiler:trespassing on a paranoid farmer's property, who is the one to have actually shot them]]. That said, considering that Cartman ''[[spoiler:orchestrates the deaths of [[RevengeByProxy two innocents]]]]'' because [[DisproportionateRetribution his nemesis cheated him out of sixteen dollars]], and [[KarmaHoudini he gets away with it]], it is understandable why fans would find that to be mere semantics.
17th Dec '16 5:39:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'': About twenty minutes in, the movie suddenly cuts to Stephen having sex with a mustached man, complete with a [[CensorShadow barely covered]], sweaty JimCarrey (read: it's so graphic, it had a very limited release in American theaters). Granted, it's about a closeted StraightGay conman and the scene is [[MoodWhiplash completely unprecedented]], but failing to have any knowledge on the premise can give the impression that softcore gay pornography is being viewed.

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* ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'': About twenty minutes in, the movie suddenly cuts to Stephen having sex with a mustached man, complete with a [[CensorShadow barely covered]], sweaty JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey (read: it's so graphic, it had a very limited release in American theaters). Granted, it's about a closeted StraightGay conman and the scene is [[MoodWhiplash completely unprecedented]], but failing to have any knowledge on the premise can give the impression that softcore gay pornography is being viewed.
25th Nov '16 8:51:43 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'': "I got this list of the names of a bunch of impressionable teenagers! It has all their contact information!"

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* ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'': "I "[[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-nine-page-23/ I got this list of the names of a bunch of impressionable teenagers! teenagers]]! It has all their contact information!"
10th Oct '16 7:14:07 PM KillerClowns
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* Website/{{Reddit}}'s [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nocontext/ r/nocontext]] is a repository of these moments.

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* Website/{{Reddit}}'s [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nocontext/ r/nocontext]] is a repository of these moments. A number of subreddits about particular works, video games in particular, listed elsewhere on this page have also been soft-banned (technically permitted but usually downvoted) from r/nocontext for producing ''too many'' such lines too easily; ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'', and ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' are among those who hold this dubious honor.
28th Jul '16 9:22:00 AM MarkLungo
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* A number of supposedly true short stories about Soviet borderguard sergeant "Allur" have been circulating Russian websites since late 1990s. In one story an inspecting major enters a weapon storeroom, then a gunshot is heard. The sergeant and a private rush in and see the major and another private ''covered head to toes in white goo'' and holding a Magazine/{{Playboy}} issue[[note]]porn was illegal in the USSR, but merely possessing it was usually punished with confiscation, especially by 1990, when the story is set[[/note]]. As it turned out, the major was checking if all rifles were properly unloaded, one rifle shot, the bullet flew through a can of wallpaper glue atop the weapon locker, splattering the glue all over the room, then the falling can knocked somebody's [[PornStash porn stash]] off the locker. In the end all blame was assigned to the last private who used the gun.

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* A number of supposedly true short stories about Soviet borderguard sergeant "Allur" have been circulating Russian websites since late 1990s. In one story an inspecting major enters a weapon storeroom, then a gunshot is heard. The sergeant and a private rush in and see the major and another private ''covered head to toes in white goo'' and holding a Magazine/{{Playboy}} ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' issue[[note]]porn was illegal in the USSR, but merely possessing it was usually punished with confiscation, especially by 1990, when the story is set[[/note]]. As it turned out, the major was checking if all rifles were properly unloaded, one rifle shot, the bullet flew through a can of wallpaper glue atop the weapon locker, splattering the glue all over the room, then the falling can knocked somebody's [[PornStash porn stash]] off the locker. In the end all blame was assigned to the last private who used the gun.
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