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16th Jul '17 9:49:03 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'': One of the signs of the loneliness Takaki experiences in the third act is the messy state of his apartment, including but not limited to an undone bed and empty beer cans haphazardly strewn about.
14th Jun '17 4:56:52 AM eroock
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->''Does he wash up, never wash up\\

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->''Does ->''"Does he wash up, never wash up\\



He does nothing, the boy does nothing''

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He does nothing, the boy does nothing''nothing."''
7th May '17 1:36:05 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Inverted}} in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''--Misato's apartment is a total pigsty when Shinji moves in, and he takes over cooking and cleaning. (He's known to be especially [[ChefSupreme good at cooking]].)

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* {{Inverted}} in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''--Misato's apartment is a total pigsty when Shinji moves in, and he takes over cooking and cleaning. (He's known to be especially [[ChefSupreme [[SupremeChef good at cooking]].)
7th May '17 1:34:27 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Inverted}} in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''--Misato's apartment is a total pigsty when Shinji moves in, and he takes over cooking and cleaning. (He's known to be especially [[ChefSupreme good at cooking]].)
29th Apr '17 1:40:01 PM nombretomado
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* Averted and discussed in the ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial 2'' saga. The main protagonist is described as a tidy boy, and his room (which acts as the main week schedule screen) reflects this; and when girls happen to visit his home (such as, for example, Miyuki in ''Dancing Summer Vacation''), they remark his room's tidiness and are pleasantly surprised, telling him that, since it's a boy's room, they would have thought it would be messier.

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* Averted and discussed in the ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial 2'' saga. The main protagonist is described as a tidy boy, and his room (which acts as the main week schedule screen) reflects this; and when girls happen to visit his home (such as, for example, Miyuki in ''Dancing Summer Vacation''), they remark his room's tidiness and are pleasantly surprised, telling him that, since it's a boy's room, they would have thought it would be messier.
23rd Apr '17 3:45:03 PM SilentStranger
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** It's even worse in the episode "Married Alive" where Bernice is gone for a week, and the entire house turns into a city dump with Charles, Mambo, Ajax and Grandmama being trapped in the garbage. An actual homeless man also moves in for the duration.
--> '''Homeless Man''': I threw up in your vegetable crisper. An otherwise uneventful few days.
** Taken to it's logical extreme in "Exile In Guyville", which combines this trope with MenAreUncultured. The BattleOfTheSexes escalates until the U.S segregates itself into two states, one for men and one for women. The mens civilization is essentially an even filthier MadMax.
26th Mar '17 2:57:27 PM Sonofstranger
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* Zig-zagged in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'': in the ''Phoenix Wright'' trilogy, Phoenix tries pretty hard to keep the office tidy so that potential clients would have a good impression should they come to his office, going so far as to be constantly cleaning an already spotless toilet. However, he stops paying attention to it after [[spoiler:he gets disbarred]], since clients wouldn't be coming anyway. [[InvertedTrope Most of the mess that occurs after that]] is usually because Trucy buys StageMagic paraphernalia [[TrashOfTheTitans and leaves it lying around]].
28th Jan '17 8:26:35 PM jccw227
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* A minor RunningGag for a while in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' involved Garfield and Jon acknowledging something wrong with the house that needs to be taken care of, then Jon will go off and do something like watch tv. Garfield would then turn to the audience and say, "We're bachelors, baby."
21st Jan '17 4:23:41 PM __Vano
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[[OlderThanTheyThink Contrary to popular belief]], this trope was around well before modern feminism. In fact, Betty Friedan pointed out the UnfortunateImplications for women as well as men in ''The Feminine Mystique'' in 1963: not only is it rather insulting toward men, but if men simply can't be expected to keep house decently, it follows that housekeeping must be the woman's responsibility, even if she'd rather pursue a career and split the domestic duties. Today this is almost, but not quite, a DeadHorseTrope, especially in [[ComedyTropes Comedies]]. In many works, [[NeatFreak excessive cleanliness]] and thoughtful decoration in a man's home is sometimes seen as a [[AmbiguouslyGay sign of homosexuality]] (feeding an equally-pervasive stereotype that all gay men are awesome housekeepers) or just plain bonkers; a slovenly bachelor is therefore a shorthand for [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday heterosexuality]]. In other works, however, it is a shorthand for bratty, self-obsessed immaturity, and so a bad bet that way.

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[[OlderThanTheyThink Contrary to popular belief]], this trope was around well before modern feminism. In fact, Betty Friedan pointed out the UnfortunateImplications for women as well as men in ''The Feminine Mystique'' in 1963: not only is it rather insulting toward men, but if men simply can't be expected to keep house decently, it follows that housekeeping must be the woman's responsibility, even if she'd rather pursue a career and split the domestic duties. Today this is almost, but not quite, a DeadHorseTrope, especially in [[ComedyTropes Comedies]]. In many works, [[NeatFreak excessive cleanliness]] and thoughtful decoration in a man's home is sometimes seen as a [[AmbiguouslyGay sign of homosexuality]] (feeding an equally-pervasive stereotype that all gay men are awesome housekeepers) [[NeatFreak or just plain bonkers; bonkers]]; a slovenly bachelor is therefore a shorthand for [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday heterosexuality]]. In other works, however, it is a shorthand for bratty, self-obsessed immaturity, and so a bad bet that way.
31st Dec '16 8:47:45 PM nombretomado
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* While most of Shigure's house is fairly neat in ''FruitsBasket'', Tohru describes the kitchen as 'The Sea of Corruption' when she first sees it.

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* While most of Shigure's house is fairly neat in ''FruitsBasket'', ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Tohru describes the kitchen as 'The Sea of Corruption' when she first sees it.
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