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6th Feb '17 12:36:27 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Many people believe that the mature content in ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy: Adult Party Cartoon'' was the result of John Kricfalusi's ProtectionFromEditors. Given John K's departure from the original series over Nickelodeon's censorship policies, it's an easy assumption to make, but it was actually [[ExecutiveMeddling forced on him by higher-ups at Spike TV]].

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* Many people believe that the mature content in ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy: Adult Party Cartoon'' was the result of John Kricfalusi's ProtectionFromEditors. Given John K's departure from the original series was partly over Nickelodeon's censorship policies, it's an easy assumption to make, but according to Kricfalusi himself it was actually [[ExecutiveMeddling forced on him by higher-ups at Spike TV]].
26th Jan '17 5:15:21 PM ZombieAladdin
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* A lot of pinball fans, especially the [[Creator/MidwayGames Bally-Williams]] fans, blame Creator/{{Stern}} for causing pinball to go through a DorkAge through the 00's and dragging it from an American icon into MainstreamObscurity. While Stern is not entirely blameless (there is no one to blame but themselves for shoddy manufacturing and often rushed production), the stagnancy that occurred during this decade was largely the fallout of a patent war during [[UsefulNotes/TheNineties the previous decade]] between Bally-Williams, Creator/{{Gottlieb}}, Creator/DataEast, and Creator/{{SEGA}}, who [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope collectively patented everything they could get away with to stymie their competitors]], then left the pinball business still holding onto those patents. The result was that Stern, the only pinball company to survive the decade, was left with next to nothing they could use that wasn't some universal un-patentable thing, like flippers. These patents finally started expiring around 2009, which also happens to be the year that Stern started GrowingTheBeard with their machines becoming less bland and more varied. The upturn in quality is also sometimes attributed to Creator/JerseyJackPinball popping up as competition, meaning Stern no longer had a monopoly, but that didn't happen until 2011.
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24th Jan '17 1:26:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* On a related note, ''Film/HeavensGate'' tends to be regarded as TheMillstone for the entire UsefulNotes/NewHollywood generation and as a flop that bankrupted the studio. While these facts are true, a lot of it is {{Flanderization}} since the production failure was as much the fault of inexperienced producers as director Michael Cimino and the former have tended to latch on to the latter as ScapegoatCreator. The post-''Franchise/StarWars'' trend at the time was already making it difficult for directors to make more personal films with RobertAltman moving to France in TheEighties, despite being the most prolific film-maker of the period. The film itself is now VindicatedByHistory as the last true EpicMovie and was released on TheCriterionCollection.

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* On a related note, ''Film/HeavensGate'' tends to be regarded as TheMillstone for the entire UsefulNotes/NewHollywood generation and as a flop that bankrupted the studio. While these facts are true, a lot of it is {{Flanderization}} since the production failure was as much the fault of inexperienced producers as director Michael Cimino and the former have tended to latch on to the latter as ScapegoatCreator. The post-''Franchise/StarWars'' trend at the time was already making it difficult for directors to make more personal films with RobertAltman Creator/RobertAltman moving to France in TheEighties, despite being the most prolific film-maker of the period. The film itself is now VindicatedByHistory as the last true EpicMovie and was released on TheCriterionCollection.
23rd Jan '17 12:50:17 PM Clessus
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*M. Night Shyamalan, already an easy target, ended up getting the brunt of the criticism for ''Film/AfterEarth'', even though by all accounts it was really Will Smith's brainchild, who essentially had complete creative control over the film. Shyamalan acted as little more than the cinematographer/director-for-hire.
20th Jan '17 6:05:45 PM jenmic
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** In recent years this has become subverted with the emergence of NXT, which Trips is allowed to run unfettered. The NXT product and shows are geenrally well-liked, with good, solidly booked storylines based around solid, fresh talent. This has actually led to fans calling for Vince to retire and turn the main roster over to Triple H to see if he can do the same thing with it.

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** In recent years this has become subverted with the emergence of NXT, which Trips is allowed to run unfettered. The NXT product and shows are geenrally generally well-liked, with good, solidly booked storylines based around solid, fresh talent. This has actually led to fans calling for Vince to retire and turn the main roster over to Triple H to see if he can do the same thing with it.
15th Jan '17 8:44:54 PM Nicoaln
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* [[LostInTranslation Translation errors]]. This usually happens the ''most'' in things originating in Japan (Anime, Video games) but it happens with other languages too:
** Many works are [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece products of their times and cultures]]. As a result, many of these may sometimes make cultural (popular or not) references that will just leave foreign (or even younger) viewers scratching their head in confusion. As a result, many translators attempt to either change these references to something as generic as possible or [[CulturalTranslation replace them with references that the foreign audience will understand]]. Some of these also are so hard to translate that they are left in.
** Swear words. Many fan translations add swear words or innuendos that weren't there to make it sound more "Adult". Part of this may also be unintentional.
** ValuesDissonance. What is GettingCrapPastTheRadar in one country is actually entirely acceptable, which causes a lot of confusion about when localisers take a show and make it "more kid friendly" - many actually see a show that was written for kids of one society, and attempt to show what's acceptable in the other society.
** Song lyrics - Fans of musicals or movies with songs in them often blame the musical staff for writing songs that make little sense to them - when it's actually the fault of the dubbers, who themselves struggle with trying to make the song make sense and still maintain a rhythm, especially to avoid the dreaded LipLock.
8th Jan '17 7:40:54 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** This is especially true for 93-94 at which time Vince had actually taken a leave of absence for legal reasons and the company was being run by Pat Patterson.

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** This is especially true for 93-94 at which time Vince had actually taken a leave of absence for legal reasons and the company was being run by Pat Patterson.Wrestling/PatPatterson.



* KevinNash claims he didn't book the Starrcade 1998 finish of tazering Goldberg, nor the FingerpokeOfDoom eight days later. Nash became WCW's booker around this time but he claims he knows this for a fact because he still has his pay stubs from WCW and he got paid more once he started booking. He's offered to show them to prove his point.

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* KevinNash Wrestling/KevinNash claims he didn't book the Starrcade 1998 finish of tazering Goldberg, Wrestling/BillGoldberg, nor the FingerpokeOfDoom eight days later. Nash became WCW's booker around this time but he claims he knows this for a fact because he still has his pay stubs from WCW and he got paid more once he started booking. He's offered to show them to prove his point.
16th Dec '16 8:33:03 AM AlternativeCola
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** And again with ''One More Day'', while the retcon ''was'' Quesada's idea, you'll often get the impression hearing fans talking about it that he was the only person at Marvel to even support the idea and browbeat his co-workers into line like an iron-fisted dictator. In reality, ''numerous'' creative talent at Marvel were pushing for it, including people ''much'' better-regarded in fan eyes than Quesada like Kurt Busiek and Dan Slott. Interestingly enough, this did not include go-to CrisisCrossover guy Creator/BrianMichaelBendis, who reportedly tried to sneak a plot development into his ''Siege'' storyline that would've tacitly undone ''One More Day'' until Quesada caught on.

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** And again with ''One More Day'', while the retcon ''was'' Quesada's idea, you'll often get the impression hearing fans talking about it that he was the only person at Marvel to even support the idea and browbeat his co-workers into line like an iron-fisted dictator. In reality, ''numerous'' creative talent at Marvel were pushing for it, including people ''much'' better-regarded in fan eyes than Quesada like Kurt Busiek and Dan Slott. [[note]]Though Slott's reputation as better regarded from fans has since declined due to his current ''Spider-Man'' [[ComicBook/DanSlottSpiderMan run]] being [[BrokenBase divisive]] among fans[[/note]] Interestingly enough, this did not include go-to CrisisCrossover guy Creator/BrianMichaelBendis, who reportedly tried to sneak a plot development into his ''Siege'' storyline that would've tacitly undone ''One More Day'' until Quesada caught on.
12th Dec '16 3:11:07 PM MarkLungo
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** Bashing Creator/WarnerBros (or Time Warner) for removing music on [=YouTube=], when it was actually Creator/WarnerMusicGroup, a ''completely separate'' record company. And neither Warner Bros. nor Time Warner owns WMG anymore. WMG spun off from Time Warner in 2004; since then, they've been owned by private investors, then a company called Access Industries, not Time Warner. At least the record company still keeps "Warner" in their name.

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** Bashing Creator/WarnerBros (or Time Warner) for removing music on [=YouTube=], Website/YouTube, when it was actually Creator/WarnerMusicGroup, a ''completely separate'' record company. And neither Warner Bros. nor Time Warner owns WMG anymore. WMG spun off from Time Warner in 2004; since then, they've been owned by private investors, then a company called Access Industries, not Time Warner. At least the record company still keeps "Warner" in their name.
12th Dec '16 3:10:18 PM MarkLungo
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* For Creator/LittleKuriboh's ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', despite the fact Creator/{{4Kids|Entertainment}} are the main villains of the 3rd season, fans keep on saying that [=4Kids=] are responsible for banning Creator/LittleKuriboh[=/=]CardGamesFTW. However, they were recently suspended by a Japanese company named Nippon Ad Systems -- [=LittleKuriboh=] even stated himself that people should stop blaming [=4Kids=], and [=4Kids=] are still blamed to this day.

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* For Creator/LittleKuriboh's ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', despite the fact Creator/{{4Kids|Entertainment}} Creator/FourKidsEntertainment are the main villains of the 3rd season, fans keep on saying that [=4Kids=] are responsible for banning Creator/LittleKuriboh[=/=]CardGamesFTW. However, they were recently suspended by a Japanese company named Nippon Ad Systems -- [=LittleKuriboh=] even stated himself that people should stop blaming [=4Kids=], and [=4Kids=] are still blamed to this day.
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