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19th Nov '16 11:38:22 AM rjd1922
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* ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'' is an extremely [[{{Gorn}} gory]] ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic that was written on a whim because the author wanted to see if it would actually get any attention. The result: a fanfic so infamous that reading it is more or less a pre-requisite for understanding many of the in-jokes and references in the Friendship Is Magic fandom. It's spawned an incredible number of spinoff fics, and later someone [[BlatantLies claiming to be one of the show's animators]] made a rather gruesome [[AscendedMeme music video]] based on the fic. The chances are very high that Lauren Faust, creator of the show, knows what Cupcakes is (though she's specifically stated she will never read it because her job requires her never to read fan-created material). Most [[PeripheryDemographic bronies]] might not even know that the author actually wrote more 'normal', more serious works that don't exactly get a ton of attention compared to Cupcakes.

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* ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'' is an extremely [[{{Gorn}} gory]] ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic that was written on a whim because the author wanted to see if it would actually get any attention. The result: a fanfic so infamous that reading it is more or less a pre-requisite for understanding many of the in-jokes and references in the Friendship Is Magic fandom. It's spawned an incredible number of spinoff fics, and later someone [[BlatantLies claiming to be one of the show's animators]] made a rather gruesome [[AscendedMeme music video]] based on the fic. The chances are very high that Lauren Faust, Cupcakes/LaurenFaust, creator of the show, knows what Cupcakes ''Cupcakes'' is (though she's specifically stated she will never read it because her job requires her never to read fan-created material). Most [[PeripheryDemographic bronies]] might not even know that the author actually wrote more 'normal', more serious works that don't exactly get a ton of attention compared to Cupcakes.
18th Nov '16 3:55:15 PM rjd1922
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** Ellison wrote a screenplay adaptation of ''Literature/IRobot'' as a labor of love for his dear friend Creator/IsaacAsimov in the late seventies, fully intending it to dethrone ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' as the greatest ScienceFiction film ever made, and to destroy the SciFiGhetto in film forever. It was ultimately passed over for not [[FollowTheLeader being enough like]] ''Franchise/StarWars.'' Although the screenplay was eventually published and praised, Ellison was heartbroken that the film was never made, and [[AuthorExistenceFailure Isaac]] never got to see it.

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** Ellison wrote a screenplay adaptation of ''Literature/IRobot'' as a labor of love for his dear friend Creator/IsaacAsimov in the late seventies, fully intending it to dethrone ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' as the greatest ScienceFiction film ever made, and to destroy the SciFiGhetto in film forever. It was Creator/WarnerBros ultimately passed over for not [[FollowTheLeader being enough like]] ''Franchise/StarWars.'' dropped Ellison from the project after he said that studio head Robert Shapiro had the "intellectual capacity of an artichoke," and the project was canned shortly afterward. Although the screenplay was eventually published and praised, Ellison was heartbroken that the film was never made, and [[AuthorExistenceFailure Isaac]] never got to see it.
18th Nov '16 3:38:10 PM rjd1922
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* Creator/AnthonyBurgess resents that he's best known for ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'', which he thought shallow compared to his other works. ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange#Author.27s_dismissal He dismissed it as "a novel I am prepared to repudiate... a jeu d'esprit knocked off for money in three weeks."]])

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* Creator/AnthonyBurgess resents that he's best known for ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'', which he thought shallow compared to his other works. ([[http://en.([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange#Author.27s_dismissal org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange_(novel)#Writer.27s_appraisal He dismissed it as "a novel I am prepared to repudiate... a jeu d'esprit knocked off for money in three weeks."]])
16th Nov '16 4:15:50 PM Kid
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** Because of this, many historians claim that Newton wasn't the World's First Scientist; but rather the World's Last Alchemist (there being some overlap)

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** Because of this, many historians claim that Newton wasn't the World's First Scientist; but rather the World's Last Alchemist (there being some overlap)overlap).
16th Nov '16 4:12:22 PM Kid
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** ''Literature/MobyDick'' is, of course, Melville's most famous novel, and as with ''Mardi'' he set out intentionally to write a great work - calling it this time a "mighty book on a mighty theme." While ''Moby-Dick'' is now one of the fixtures in the canon, it was very poorly received and called blasphemous by the press of the day. Though Melville anticipated the controversy, he told Nathaniel Hawthorne in a letter that, he had written "a very evil book". On top of that, Melville actually ''thought he could write an even better novel'', and only gave up that notion after ''Moby-Dick'' failed. Though the books after that, ''Pierre; or the Ambiguities'', ''The Confidence-Man:His Masquerade'' and his posthumous work, ''Billy Budd'' are regarded among his best writings today.

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** ''Literature/MobyDick'' is, of course, Melville's most famous novel, and as with ''Mardi'' he set out intentionally to write a great work - calling it this time a "mighty book on a mighty theme." While ''Moby-Dick'' is now one of the fixtures in the canon, it was very poorly received and called blasphemous by the press of the day. Though Melville anticipated the controversy, he told Nathaniel Hawthorne in a letter that, that he had written "a very evil book". On top of that, Melville actually ''thought he could write an even better novel'', and only gave up that notion after ''Moby-Dick'' failed. Though the books after that, ''Pierre; or the Ambiguities'', ''The Confidence-Man:His Masquerade'' and his posthumous work, ''Billy Budd'' are regarded among his best writings today.
16th Nov '16 3:53:31 PM Kid
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** After floundering in the 2000s, it's clear they had high hopes ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' would be the start of a Second Disney Renaissance (the first having been ''The Little Mermaid''), releasing it amid a wave of publicity and hype regarding its protagonist Tiana, the first black Disney Princess. The movie did well, but, thanks at least partly to being released in an absolutely ''brutal'' winter season (''Avatar,'' ''Sherlock Holmes,'' and the ''Alvin and the Chipmunks'' sequel were all released around the same time,) it didn't do quite as well as Disney had hoped. The next two Disney Princess films, ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' on the other hand, while not disliked, each spent a long time in DevelopmentHell and dealt with heavy ExecutiveMeddling (hence the reason they aren't called ''Rapunzel'' and ''The Snow Queen'', due to the perception that a fairy-tale title cut the mass appeal) Despite that, they each did infinitely better at the box office and got the praise that ''Frog'' was aiming for.

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** After floundering in the 2000s, it's clear they had high hopes ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' would be the start of a Second Disney Renaissance (the first having been ''The Little Mermaid''), releasing it amid a wave of publicity and hype regarding its protagonist Tiana, the first black Disney Princess. The movie did well, but, thanks at least partly to being released in an absolutely ''brutal'' winter season (''Avatar,'' ''Sherlock Holmes,'' and the ''Alvin and the Chipmunks'' sequel were all released around the same time,) time), it didn't do quite as well as Disney had hoped. The next two Disney Princess films, ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' on the other hand, while not disliked, each spent a long time in DevelopmentHell and dealt with heavy ExecutiveMeddling (hence the reason they aren't called ''Rapunzel'' and ''The Snow Queen'', due to the perception that a fairy-tale title cut the mass appeal) Despite that, they each did infinitely better at the box office and got the praise that ''Frog'' was aiming for.
8th Nov '16 9:03:12 AM Premonition45
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** Ken Keeler has said the highly-controversial episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E2ThePrincipalAndThePauper The Principal and the Pauper]]", which many fans consider ''the'' worst Simpsons episode ever, has been his best work for television, despite doing more-favorably received episodes on ''The Simpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.

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** Ken Keeler has said the highly-controversial episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E2ThePrincipalAndThePauper The Principal and the Pauper]]", which many fans consider ''the'' worst Simpsons episode ever, has been his best work for television, despite doing more-favorably received episodes on ''The Simpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Then-showrunners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein have defended the episode, as well.
7th Nov '16 2:05:38 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Yoshio Sakamoto wrote the story of ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' so it would have the best story in the franchise and to make Samus a truly developed, rounded and sympathetic character. [[WordOfGod It was stated in interviews]] that he even cried when he saw some of the scenes of the game for the first time, showing how emotionally invested he was in the project. The result, however, was seen by much of the Western fanbase ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which makes up the majority]] of ''Metroid'''s fans) as one massive CharacterDerailment of Samus, leading to an intensity negative reaction and the game ended up becoming a flop on the Western marked. While the reaction amongst the Japanese players, to whom the game was obviously intended to draw in, was not nearly as negative and the game certainly sold better on that marked, it still ultimately fell short of Nintendo's expectations.

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* Yoshio Sakamoto wrote the story of ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' so it would have the best story in the franchise and to make Samus a truly developed, rounded and sympathetic character. [[WordOfGod It was stated in interviews]] that he even cried when he saw some of the scenes of the game for the first time, showing how emotionally invested he was in the project. The result, however, was seen by much of the Western fanbase ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which makes up the majority]] of ''Metroid'''s fans) as one massive CharacterDerailment of Samus, leading to an intensity negative reaction and the game ended up becoming a flop on the Western marked. While the reaction amongst the Japanese players, to whom the game was obviously intended to draw in, was not nearly as negative and the game certainly sold better on that marked, it the reception was still overall lukewarm at best and the sales ultimately fell short of Nintendo's expectations.
7th Nov '16 2:04:18 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Yoshio Sakamoto wrote the story of ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' so it would have the best story in the franchise and to make Samus a truly developed, rounded and sympathetic character. [[WordOfGod It was stated in interviews]] that he even cried when he saw some of the scenes of the game for the first time, showing how emotionally invested he was in the project. The result was an intensely negative reaction from the Western fanbase ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which makes up the majority]] of ''Metroid'''s fans), while the Japanese players, to whom the game was obviously intended to draw in, were not very impressed either.

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* Yoshio Sakamoto wrote the story of ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' so it would have the best story in the franchise and to make Samus a truly developed, rounded and sympathetic character. [[WordOfGod It was stated in interviews]] that he even cried when he saw some of the scenes of the game for the first time, showing how emotionally invested he was in the project. The result result, however, was an intensely negative reaction from seen by much of the Western fanbase ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which makes up the majority]] of ''Metroid'''s fans), while fans) as one massive CharacterDerailment of Samus, leading to an intensity negative reaction and the game ended up becoming a flop on the Western marked. While the reaction amongst the Japanese players, to whom the game was obviously intended to draw in, were was not very impressed either.nearly as negative and the game certainly sold better on that marked, it still ultimately fell short of Nintendo's expectations.
16th Oct '16 11:27:41 PM HarpieSiren
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* While it isn't clear if they consider it the best ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' game, Creator/{{Nintendo}} holds ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' up as the game that should serve as the basis for [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam future]] [[VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash material]] related to the series. On the reception side, ''Sticker Star'' is an ''extremely'' polarizing game with fans (with the majority opinion being negative), and it got only average reviews. Most fans will point to ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' as the best game in the series and the one that should be the standard; in fact, ''Sticker Star''[='=]s gameplay was originally going to be based on ''Thousand-Year Door''[='=]s, but major changes were made because Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto felt that it was too similar. Of course, many fans called out his [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocrisy]] by pointing out how it's not fine to have a ''Thousand-Year Door'' clone, yet ''four New Super Mario Bros.'' games that [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks hardly look, sound and play any different]] on top of the [[VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash new ''Paper Mario'' game]] being mostly the same as ''Sticker Star'' are perfectly fine, which unsurprisingly led to a ton of backlash against him.
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