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20th Sep '16 3:28:26 AM WillBGood
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-->'''Man:''' I'm neurotic - I need to see other people.\\

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-->'''Man:''' I'm neurotic - I need to see other people.\\
20th Sep '16 3:23:05 AM WillBGood
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* Lampshaded in the ''Film/SisterHoodOfTheTravelingPants'': Lena reflects on how she feels awful falling in love with a guy who's family hates hers. She also mentions how two of her friends, who've gone through divorce and a death of one's mother, are so happy, while she's so miserable over this (which she sees as trivial in comparison). This manages to depress her more. [[spoiler: However, the two friends have other problems which are depressing them]].

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* Lampshaded in the ''Film/SisterHoodOfTheTravelingPants'': ''Film/TheSisterhoodOfTheTravelingPants'': Lena reflects on how she feels awful falling in love with a guy who's whose family hates hers. She also mentions how two of her friends, who've gone through divorce and a death of one's mother, are so happy, while she's so miserable over this (which she sees as trivial in comparison). This manages to depress her more. [[spoiler: However, the two friends have other problems which are depressing them]].
18th Sep '16 12:32:47 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''Fanfic/PowersOfInvisibility'' has an inversion (mostly) when Adrien finds out about Juleka's appallingly neglectful parents, who spend most of the year out of the country doing archaeology work leaving her alone in an apartment in Paris, at the age of 15, and have been doing this for some time.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'':
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fic ''Fanfic/PowersOfInvisibility'' has an inversion (mostly) when Adrien finds out about Juleka's appallingly neglectful parents, who spend most of the year out of the country doing archaeology work leaving her alone in an apartment in Paris, at the age of 15, and have been doing this for some time.
18th Sep '16 8:51:26 AM ClatoLawa
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7094683/chapters/16122817 Powers of Invisibility]]'' has an inversion (mostly) when Adrien finds out about Juleka's appallingly neglectful parents, who spend most of the year out of the country doing archaeology work leaving her alone in an apartment in Paris, at the age of 15, and have been doing this for some time.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7094683/chapters/16122817 Powers of Invisibility]]'' ''Fanfic/PowersOfInvisibility'' has an inversion (mostly) when Adrien finds out about Juleka's appallingly neglectful parents, who spend most of the year out of the country doing archaeology work leaving her alone in an apartment in Paris, at the age of 15, and have been doing this for some time.
16th Sep '16 1:07:14 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''Webcomic/StrongFemaleProtagonist'': This shows itself as an early hurdle for a support group for dynamorphics (people who, in the world's MassEmpoweringEvent, had their body structure mutated and transformed). One woman in the group confesses about her employer using her so he could seem progressive, but another in the group gets angry and demands to hear about "real problems", since the first woman looks mostly normal aside from her green skin while the latter has grown massive scales and thus can't afford fitting clothing or be easily employed.
13th Sep '16 7:51:06 AM ClatoLawa
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-->'''Chloe''': Oh, ''please''. Itís a hell of a lot more than I get.Ē
-->'''Juleka''': What ''you'' get? You mean a parent that actually pays attention to you?Ē

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-->'''Chloe''': Oh, ''please''. Itís a hell of a lot more than I get.Ē
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-->'''Juleka''': What ''you'' get? You mean a parent that actually pays attention to you?Ēyou?



-->'''Juleka''': At least heís ''in'' Paris.Ē

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-->'''Juleka''': At least heís ''in'' Paris.Ē
13th Sep '16 7:17:46 AM ClatoLawa
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** Played straight in a later chapter, during the aforementioned "schmooze party". It comes shortly after Juleka's parents have come home and stated that they want to take Juleka back to China with them next year, though less out of any apparent love for her than thinking that she'll finally be of use to their work. Juleka refuses, storms out of the party and runs into [[spoiler: her cousin]] Chloe.
-->'''Chloe''': How do you do it?
-->'''Juleka''': Do what?
-->'''Chloe''': ''You'' know.
-->'''Juleka''': I donít.
-->'''Chloe''': How do you get them to let you near them?
-->'''Juleka''': Who?
-->'''Chloe''': ''Everyone''. Your parents, my mother, everyone at school, ''Adrien''. How do you do it? Youíre not pretty, youíre not rich, youíre not interesting, not like ''me''. So how do you get them to ''like'' you? How?
-->'''Juleka''': Our parents donít like me.
-->'''Chloe''': Oh, ''really''? Then why do they let you stay?
-->'''Juleka''': They canít make you leave if they donít notice youíre there. If I stay quiet and still, they tolerate me. Doesnít mean they like me. Doesnít mean they actually talk to me more than they talk to you.
-->'''Chloe''': Boo hoo. Poor Juleka doesnít get as much attention as she wants.
-->'''Juleka''': I wouldnít call standing within five feet of them ''attention''.
-->'''Chloe''': Oh, ''please''. Itís a hell of a lot more than I get.Ē
-->'''Juleka''': What ''you'' get? You mean a parent that actually pays attention to you?Ē
-->'''Chloe''': When he isnít busy paying attention to all of Paris.
-->'''Juleka''': At least heís ''in'' Paris.Ē
-->'''Chloe''': My ''motherís'' in Paris and ''you'' talk to her more than ''I'' do.
-->'''Juleka''': No, I ''donít''. I nod and stand there and hope they wonít send me away.
-->'''Chloe''': Yeah, just like they do to me ''every year''.
-->'''Juleka''': [[SuddenlyShouting Like theyíve done to both of us]]. (''long {{beat}}'') [[CallBack ThisÖthis isnít the Crappy Life Olympics,]] Chloe.
13th Sep '16 5:56:46 AM ClatoLawa
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7094683/chapters/16122817 Powers of Invisibility]]'' has an inversion (mostly) when Adrien finds out about Juleka's appallingly neglectful parents, who spend most of the year out of the country doing archaeology work leaving her alone in an apartment in Paris, at the age of 15, and have been doing this for some time.
-->'''Adrien''': And I thought I had it bad. I donít get to spend a lot of time with my dad and when I do, heís pretty distant, so I get it. But I guess I donít really have any room to complain.
-->'''Juleka''': What?
-->'''Adrien''': You have it worse than I do.
-->'''Juleka''': How?
-->'''Adrien''': My parent is usually in the same city as me.
-->'''Juleka''': Yeah, but werenít you, like, forbidden to go to school until this year?
-->'''Adrien''': Sure, but that means my dadís protective. Your parents literally donít tell you where they are.
-->'''Juleka''': Absent parents means I can basically do what I want. Overprotective ice sculpture pretending to be a parent is way worse.
-->'''Adrien''': But at least I know he cares. And even if I have to spend Christmas at a dumb company schmooze party, at least I know Iíll be spending it in the same room as my dad.
-->'''Juleka''': But even if my parents arenít home, I still have to go to a schmooze party with my motherís family. (''realises that she's now arguing against her point'')
-->'''Adrien''': See? You have it worse than I do.
-->'''Juleka''': Adrien, this isnít the Crappy Life Olympics.
-->'''Adrien''': Oh. Right. Sorry.
-->'''Juleka''': Besides, even if you donít win the gold in Crappy Parents, [[ConfusingMultipleNegatives which Iím not convinced you donít]], everyone has the right to complain. Our lives ''both'' suck and we both get to complain about it.
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7th Sep '16 8:23:39 PM Anddrix
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* Forms rather large (but unspoken) part of the Cancer Support Group experience in ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars''. People with more serious cancers tend to get more respect automatically, and people with "lesser" forms of cancer (like appendicial cancer) are somewhat looked down upon.
28th Aug '16 5:38:53 PM krimzonflygon2
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* [[VideoGames/WolfensteinTheNewOrder BJ Blazkowicz]] and Caroline get into an argument over whose war injuries are worse. Unlike many other examples on this page, the entire thing is done as completely good-natured ribbing between old war buddies, the two of them catching up after many years.

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* [[VideoGames/WolfensteinTheNewOrder [[VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder BJ Blazkowicz]] Blazkowicz and Caroline Caroline]] get into an argument over whose war injuries are worse. Unlike many other examples on this page, the entire thing is done as completely good-natured ribbing between old war buddies, the two of them catching up after many years.
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