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16th Jun '17 9:08:51 PM GoblinCipher
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** "Everything should be balanced" for first two games. It's that simple. The third goes with "[[FantasticAesop Don't get overconfident if you are part of a]] SecretCircleOfSecrets". The fourth... well, we have no idea.

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** "Everything should be balanced" for first two games. It's that simple. The third goes with "[[FantasticAesop "[[SpaceWhaleAesop Don't get overconfident if you are part of a]] SecretCircleOfSecrets". The fourth... well, we have no idea.
16th Jun '17 9:01:49 PM GoblinCipher
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** It's okay to sacrifice liberty for security, especially when dealing with superpowered individuals -- except wait, no it's not. America means freedom and righteousness and all that is good -- wait, [[CluelessAesop it means MySpace and YouTube.]] Allowing the leaders to do their jobs is a perfectly legitimate course of action -- wait, you'll get drafted into a superpowered army and made a slave of the state. Iron Man is cool -- wait, he's a Nazi!

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** It's okay to sacrifice liberty for security, especially when dealing with superpowered individuals -- except wait, no it's not. America means freedom and righteousness and all that is good -- wait, [[CluelessAesop [[SmallReferencePools it means MySpace and YouTube.]] Allowing the leaders to do their jobs is a perfectly legitimate course of action -- wait, you'll get drafted into a superpowered army and made a slave of the state. Iron Man is cool -- wait, he's a Nazi!



* ''Film/ChasingAmy'' is very confused about what its Aesop even is. It starts out with something like, "it's useless to try to change someone; orientation is fixed and can't be altered to suit your convenience." That gets [[BrokenAesop broken]] when it turns out she's conveniently [[BiTheWay bisexual]] after all. Then it seems to be something like "true love knows no barriers," but of course several characters in the film really ''are'' 100% gay, so [[CluelessAesop that doesn't work]]. After that it's "don't get all worked up because your girlfriend has an adventurous sexual past," which would work, except that she also lied about it every step of the way, so it's at least a little more complicated than that. Then they give Silent Bob an awkward, tangentially-related monologue, [[TheUnfairSex blame the straight white guy for everything]], and call it a day.

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* ''Film/ChasingAmy'' is very confused about what its Aesop even is. It starts out with something like, "it's useless to try to change someone; orientation is fixed and can't be altered to suit your convenience." That gets [[BrokenAesop broken]] when it turns out she's conveniently [[BiTheWay bisexual]] after all. Then it seems to be something like "true love knows no barriers," but of course several characters in the film really ''are'' 100% gay, so [[CluelessAesop that doesn't work]].work. After that it's "don't get all worked up because your girlfriend has an adventurous sexual past," which would work, except that she also lied about it every step of the way, so it's at least a little more complicated than that. Then they give Silent Bob an awkward, tangentially-related monologue, [[TheUnfairSex blame the straight white guy for everything]], and call it a day.



** "Everything should be balanced" for first two games. It's that simple. The third goes with "[[CluelessAesop Don't get overconfident if you are part of a]] SecretCircleOfSecrets". The fourth... well, we have no idea.

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** "Everything should be balanced" for first two games. It's that simple. The third goes with "[[CluelessAesop "[[FantasticAesop Don't get overconfident if you are part of a]] SecretCircleOfSecrets". The fourth... well, we have no idea.
2nd Jun '17 2:11:40 AM PaulA
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* In his novel ''Podkayne of Mars'' Creator/RobertAHeinlein was trying for an Aesop about the dangers of HandsOffParenting. However, until the CharacterFilibuster at the end, there's really nothing in the novel that suggests that the characters' parents lack of involvement was to blame for their problems -- or even that, [[ValuesDissonance by today's standards]], the parents were uninvolved to begin with.

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* In his novel ''Podkayne of Mars'' ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars'', Creator/RobertAHeinlein was trying for an Aesop about the dangers of HandsOffParenting. However, until the CharacterFilibuster at the end, there's really nothing in the novel that suggests that the characters' parents lack of involvement was to blame for their problems -- or even that, [[ValuesDissonance by today's standards]], the parents were uninvolved to begin with.
15th Mar '17 6:46:10 AM HighCrate
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** I think the message here is that "the only life you're allowed to sacrifice for the greater good is your own." Grindelwald was a Dark Lord because he was justifying sacrificing others as something that will eventually result in the good of all; while Harry is a hero because he takes the responsibility and the consequences of his actions on himself, sacrificing noone's life but his own.
15th Mar '17 4:50:13 AM FeralMulan
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**I think the message here is that "the only life you're allowed to sacrifice for the greater good is your own." Grindelwald was a Dark Lord because he was justifying sacrificing others as something that will eventually result in the good of all; while Harry is a hero because he takes the responsibility and the consequences of his actions on himself, sacrificing noone's life but his own.
13th Mar '17 3:23:01 PM Unicorndance
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* ''WesternAnimation/HelloKitty'': The episode "Replying Properly" begins with a rather obvious Aesop about "always answer when someone calls your name", but then it turns into "slang is bad" (i.e. Mama Cat saying "shouldn't you say 'yes' instead of 'uh-huh'?"), which escalates when a monster appears who gets bigger when he hears 'yeah, what?', but smaller when he hears 'yes'. Then, they all play hide-and-seek and Kitty answers upon being called, giving herself away, so...don't call someone's name when they're playing hide-and-seek.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HelloKitty'': The episode "Replying Properly" begins with a rather obvious Aesop about "always answer when someone calls your name", but then it turns into "slang is bad" (i.e. Mama Cat saying "shouldn't you say 'yes' instead of 'uh-huh'?"), which escalates when [[SpaceWhaleAesop a monster appears who gets bigger when he hears 'yeah, what?', but smaller when he hears 'yes'.'yes']]. Then, they all play hide-and-seek and Kitty answers upon being called, giving herself away, so...don't call someone's name when they're playing hide-and-seek.
22nd Feb '17 2:49:59 PM HighCrate
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*** One possible interpretation of the episode basically states "The third option isn't necessarily the best option, and ''all'' options should be considered with logic instead of blind faith"
22nd Feb '17 10:25:32 AM Dere
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** ''Unlimited'' Seasons One and Two: Even the writers admit that they had written themselves into a corner concerning whether or not superheroes were a good or a bad thing, which was the driving question of the two-season long MythArc. Thankfully, [[ConflictKiller then the space alien computer showed up]] and it was so cool, [[DistractedByTheShiny few cared until they reached]] [[FridgeLogic the fridge.]]

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** ''Unlimited'' Seasons One and Two: Even the writers admit that they had written themselves into a corner concerning whether or not superheroes were a good or a bad thing, which was the driving question of the two-season long MythArc. Thankfully, Then [[ConflictKiller then the space alien computer computer]] [[DebateAndSwitch showed up]] and it was so cool, [[DistractedByTheShiny few cared until they reached]] [[FridgeLogic the fridge.]]
17th Jan '17 11:47:32 AM wrpen99
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*** One possible interpretation of the episode basically states "The third option isn't necessarily the best option, and ''all'' options should be considered with logic instead of blind faith"
7th Jan '17 10:31:50 AM nombretomado
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After people noted the apparent FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that science can't explain everything and therefore you should believe in some paranormal things or something similar, WordOfGod admitted that the aesop had got lost along the way. Then again, the comment by LaurenFaust about what it was really supposed to be about[[note]]There are some things where the evidence is inconclusive, so you have to either remain agnostic or take it on faith one way or another. ...Okay?[[/note]] still sounded like a lost aesop and hardly made the matter much clearer. Perhaps more to the point was her saying that it was supposed to be a funny episode about the characters' personalities interacting.

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After people noted the apparent FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that science can't explain everything and therefore you should believe in some paranormal things or something similar, WordOfGod admitted that the aesop had got lost along the way. Then again, the comment by LaurenFaust Creator/LaurenFaust about what it was really supposed to be about[[note]]There are some things where the evidence is inconclusive, so you have to either remain agnostic or take it on faith one way or another. ...Okay?[[/note]] still sounded like a lost aesop and hardly made the matter much clearer. Perhaps more to the point was her saying that it was supposed to be a funny episode about the characters' personalities interacting.
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