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9th Sep '17 9:42:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''BackyardSports''.

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* ''BackyardSports''.''VideoGame/BackyardSports''.
23rd Aug '17 7:05:58 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Watching a group of supposedly ''eight and nine year olds'' (Arthur and his group are stated to be in the third grade, with the occasional fourth-grader) biking around a city, holding jobs, and doing things that are generally more suited for early teens doesn't really make sense. Particularly all those scenes in the Sugar Bowl without a parent in sight... and not to mention the school. Lockers and many-page reports for third graders? Seems more like a junior high than an elementary school, really. Considering Ratburn, though, he just might assign rather difficult work for third graders. One throwaway line was something like, "For today's test, identify every country on this map of the world. And as always, spelling counts."

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** Watching a group of supposedly ''eight and nine year olds'' (Arthur and his group are stated to be in the third grade, with the occasional fourth-grader) biking around a city, holding jobs, and doing things that are generally more suited for early teens doesn't really make sense. Particularly all those scenes in the Sugar Bowl without a parent in sight... and not to mention the school. Lockers and many-page reports for third graders? Seems more like a junior high than an elementary school, really. Considering Ratburn, [[SternTeacher Ratburn]], though, he just might assign rather difficult work for third graders. One throwaway line was something like, "For today's test, identify every country on this map of the world. And as always, spelling counts."
23rd Aug '17 6:55:59 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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See also ImprobableAge and VagueAge. Sometimes results in MenaceDecay. Compare MostWritersAreHuman. Contrast KiddieKid, when children behave in ways they'd realistically be too old for, and ManChild, when adults behave in childish ways.

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May involve LittleProfessorDialog. See also ImprobableAge and VagueAge. Sometimes results in MenaceDecay. Compare MostWritersAreHuman. Contrast KiddieKid, when children behave in ways they'd realistically be too old for, and ManChild, when adults behave in childish ways.
10th Aug '17 11:36:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Taken to '''sickening''' levels in ''Literature/TheClique'' series, where the 12-13 year old protgaonists act like women in their 20's with all the implications that follow. It's so prevalent that some critics compared it to {{Lolicon}}.

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* Taken to '''sickening''' levels in ''Literature/TheClique'' series, where the 12-13 year old protgaonists protagonists act like women in their 20's with all the implications that follow. It's so prevalent that some critics compared it to {{Lolicon}}.
9th Aug '17 10:03:40 AM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' is justified with the babies, if the babies actually acted like babies there would be no show. So they act closer to 3-5 years old except they can't communicate with the adults. On the other hand, Angelica, who is supposed to be 3, is able to communicate with the adults, and is far more articulate than a 3 year old should be. Making her a straight example. This one was mocked in a ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' movie, where Timmy Turner enters a show which looks the same, but with the children actually acting like the toddlers they are.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' is justified with the babies, babies; if the babies actually acted like babies babies, there would be no show. So they act closer to 3-5 years old except they can't communicate with the adults. On the other hand, Angelica, who is supposed to be 3, is able to communicate with the adults, and is far more articulate than a 3 year old should be. Making her a straight example. This one was mocked in a ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' movie, where Timmy Turner enters a show which looks the same, but with the children actually acting like the toddlers they are.
18th Jun '17 2:56:05 PM RCLeahcar
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** This also applies to D.W. to a lesser extent, as she's a preschooler who looks and acts more like a first or second grader.

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** This also applies to D.W. to a lesser extent, as she's a preschooler who looks and acts more like a first or second grader. Her speech and language is also on par with Arthur and his friends!
5th Jun '17 8:32:41 AM SheldonDinkleburg
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' ten is the age at which one can leave home to become a Trainer and fend for him- or herself. And while they are still called "boys" and "girls" instead of "kids", they still look, talk, and sound more like teenagers. And how do they make money to support themselves (and their Pokémon) if they're traveling all the time and can't hold a job in any fixed location? [[note]]It could be argued that the answer to that last question is that it's like in the games, where you earn money by winning battles... but that becomes FridgeLogic when you remember that you earn money by battling other trainers (who presumably earn their money the same way), thus making the entire economy basically a giant pyramid scheme. That said, in the anime we see Jessie and James occasionally performing odd jobs for money (the times when they're not trying to pay off a debt). So it can be assumed that the trainers may sometimes do the same. And, of course, parents. They probably give their kids some starting cash for their journey, since we see them having jobs of their own sometimes. Oh yeah, and one episode addressed how the rarely mentioned government hands out funds to gym leaders.[[/note]] At the same time, the fictional society of Pokemon has the titular creatures being so centered into society that perhaps it's just very difficult to imagine how their society would have ended up similar to the real world, yet also much more differently.

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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' ten is the age at which one can leave home to become a Trainer and fend for him- or herself. And while they are still called "boys" and "girls" instead of "kids", they still look, talk, and sound more like teenagers.teenagers (notably, fans have remarked about Hau from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' actually acts like a pre-teen compared to the others). And how do they make money to support themselves (and their Pokémon) if they're traveling all the time and can't hold a job in any fixed location? [[note]]It could be argued that the answer to that last question is that it's like in the games, where you earn money by winning battles... but that becomes FridgeLogic when you remember that you earn money by battling other trainers (who presumably earn their money the same way), thus making the entire economy basically a giant pyramid scheme. That said, in the anime we see Jessie and James occasionally performing odd jobs for money (the times when they're not trying to pay off a debt). So it can be assumed that the trainers may sometimes do the same. And, of course, parents. They probably give their kids some starting cash for their journey, since we see them having jobs of their own sometimes. Oh yeah, and one episode addressed how the rarely mentioned government hands out funds to gym leaders.[[/note]] At the same time, the fictional society of Pokemon has the titular creatures being so centered into society that perhaps it's just very difficult to imagine how their society would have ended up similar to the real world, yet also much more differently.
6th May '17 8:04:44 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in the Fanfic/BlackCrayons series, the author takes great care to make sure [[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries Annabelle Lennox]] acts like a child, albeit a clever child.

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* Averted in the Fanfic/BlackCrayons ''Fanfic/BlackCrayons'' series, the author takes great care to make sure [[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries Annabelle Lennox]] acts like a child, albeit a clever child.
28th Apr '17 3:51:49 PM Golondrina
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* Strangely enough, this is averted in [[Webcomic/AnAmericanNerdinAnimatedTokyo American Nerd]] in that while the main character lives in an apartment in Japan, alone, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Artist]] is only (right now) slightly older.

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* Strangely enough, this is averted in [[Webcomic/AnAmericanNerdinAnimatedTokyo ''[[Webcomic/AnAmericanNerdinAnimatedTokyo American Nerd]] Nerd]]'' in that while the main character lives in an apartment in Japan, alone, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Artist]] is only (right now) slightly older.



* Creator/folieadonteven averts this in a strange way, as she has literally written a theatre adaptation of Inivisible Monsters and a musical with short scenes based off of albums, featuring some scenes from A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, both of which she considers to be R Rated shows. She is fourteen. She literally wrote (and is working on directing) a musical that "she herself was too young to see". And actually did it well. MatureForHerAge indeed.
9th Mar '17 8:09:10 PM _ballerina_
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* ''Literature/TheTalesOfTheFrogPrincess'' this is justified, since the story is set in the high to late Middle Ages and the teenagers have already been forced to mature due to their circumstances, but Grassina finds the man that she will eventually marry (and falls in love with him, and accepts his marriage proposal) when they're ''fourteen''. Her sister is sixteen and also marries her fiancé then.
** Emma meets her future husband at fourteen as well, and he proposes to her at the end of the book. She doesn't accept [[spoiler:until she's sixteen, but marries within the year]]. Her mother wants her married to Prince Jorge when they're fourteen.
*** Though set even farther back in time, Emma is untroubled watching "just turned thirteen" Milly pine over Prince Jasper (who's probably at least sixteen, since he was courting her sister at her sixteenth birthday party), and reflects that she is a bit young for marriage, but not too young to start thinking about it. [[spoiler:at the end of the book, they decide to marry (it's only been a few days, so they're no older) and Emma is delighted for them.]] Princess Hazel, turning sixteen, announces her fiancé on her birthday and they will marry soon.
**** while this is actually pretty historically accurate for the time, the issue is more that the books are marketed towards younger children, where such facts are more likely to be subverted: though little kids are more likely to think of a sixteen year old as an adult; adults looking at the books and imagining actual fourteen year olds marrying is a little weird.
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