History Main / PayingTheirDues

22nd Apr '16 2:47:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Compare MoneyDearBoy, because even big stars have to pay their bills. If this work is exceedingly terrible and the artist does make it big, these often become their OldShame. Fuel for the eventual RetroactiveRecognition or [[HeyItsThatGuy "Hey, it's that guy/girl!"]] reaction.

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Compare MoneyDearBoy, because even big stars have to pay their bills. If this work is exceedingly terrible and the artist does make it big, these often become their OldShame. Fuel for the eventual RetroactiveRecognition or [[HeyItsThatGuy "Hey, it's that guy/girl!"]] reaction.
1st Jan '16 3:26:42 AM Servbot
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* [=WayForward=] Technologies (named after the company in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'') was a small time game developer spending years making Licensed Games, except most were pretty enjoyable. Eventually, they started to work on a project which would come to be known as VideoGame/{{Shantae}}...

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* [=WayForward=] Technologies (named after the company in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'') was a small time game developer spending years making Licensed Games, except most were pretty enjoyable. Eventually, they started to work on a project which would come to be known as VideoGame/{{Shantae}}...''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}''...
1st Jan '16 3:26:04 AM Servbot
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* [=WayForward=] Technologies (named after the company in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'') was a small time game developer spending years making Licensed Games, except most were pretty enjoyable. Eventually, they started to work on a project which would come to be known as {{Shantae}}...

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* [=WayForward=] Technologies (named after the company in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'') was a small time game developer spending years making Licensed Games, except most were pretty enjoyable. Eventually, they started to work on a project which would come to be known as {{Shantae}}...VideoGame/{{Shantae}}...
21st Nov '15 10:43:22 PM nombretomado
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* Referred to in one of the vaudville ''{{Garfield}}'' strips. Garfield gives this as the reason why he's doing an act that universally gets shoes thrown at him.
* ''{{Doonesbury}}'''s character Jimmy Thudpucker (Trudeau's go-to character for lampooning the music industry) once refused to do a "paid my dues" song as being pointlessly whiny, pointing out he was an overnight success at age nineteen. His agent retorts "It's in your contract." A TakeThat against rock music groups with such songs.

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* Referred to in one of the vaudville ''{{Garfield}}'' vaudeville ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strips. Garfield gives this as the reason why he's doing an act that universally gets shoes thrown at him.
* ''{{Doonesbury}}'''s ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'''s character Jimmy Thudpucker (Trudeau's go-to character for lampooning the music industry) once refused to do a "paid my dues" song as being pointlessly whiny, pointing out he was an overnight success at age nineteen. His agent retorts "It's in your contract." A TakeThat against rock music groups with such songs.
18th Oct '15 6:22:37 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** In response [[RealWomenDontWearDresses to criticism]] World Wonder Ring STARDOM received for hiring "gravure idol" Yuzuki Aikawa as a wrestler, company founder Nanae Takahashi promised the general public a chance to see what paying your dues in pro wrestling looked like, ensuring she would personally have Aikawa's handled by the end of her debut match. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown It wasn't pretty]].

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** In response [[RealWomenDontWearDresses to criticism]] World Wonder Ring STARDOM received for hiring "gravure idol" Yuzuki Aikawa as a wrestler, company founder Nanae Takahashi promised the general public a chance to see what paying your dues in pro wrestling looked like, ensuring she would personally have Aikawa's handled by the end of her debut match. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown It wasn't pretty]].pretty]], but it worked, as Aikawa was the company's most popular wrestler by the end of the year.
18th Oct '15 6:20:59 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** In response [[RealWomenDontWearDresses to criticism]] World Wonder Ring STARDOM received for hiring "gravure idol" Yuzuki Aikawa as a wrestler, company founder Nanae Takahashi promised the general public a chance to see what paying your dues in pro wrestling looked like, ensuring she would personally have Aikawa's handled by the end of her debut match. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown It wasn't pretty]].
6th Oct '14 12:14:03 AM vifetoile
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* This seems to be the rule with successful actors, directors, musicians, etc. Therefore in biographies of them, quite often there will be a section detailing about the small work they did before hitting it big. Then the viewer gets the fun of going HeyItsThatGuy when they catch some of the early work of their favorite performer.

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* This seems to be the rule with successful actors, directors, musicians, etc. Therefore in biographies of them, quite often there will be a section detailing about the small work they did before hitting it big. Then the viewer gets the fun of going HeyItsThatGuy when they catch some of the early work of their favorite performer.
6th Oct '14 12:04:28 AM vifetoile
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* This seems to be the rule with successful actors, directors, musicians, etc. Therefore in biographies of them, quite often there will be a section detailing about the small work they did before hitting it big.

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* This seems to be the rule with successful actors, directors, musicians, etc. Therefore in biographies of them, quite often there will be a section detailing about the small work they did before hitting it big. Then the viewer gets the fun of going HeyItsThatGuy when they catch some of the early work of their favorite performer.
27th Sep '14 11:06:05 AM yesmarstar
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** The first being about the most depressing song in the repertoire. The tune is a pleasant little waltz, but the words are all about a bunch of pathetic losers hanging around a tawdry little bar getting hammered. They're so shocked by someone with talent or potential coming into their mix that one of the song lyrics is them asking the piano man "What, man are you doing ''here''?"

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** The first being about the most depressing song in the repertoire. The tune is a pleasant little waltz, but the words are all about a bunch of pathetic losers hanging around a tawdry little bar getting hammered. They're so shocked by someone with talent or potential coming into their mix that one of the song lyrics is them asking the piano man "What, man "Man, what are you doing ''here''?"
6th Jun '14 9:19:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* This seems to be the rule with successful actors, directors, musicians, etc. Therefore in biographies of them, [[SeenItAMillionTimes quite often]] there will be a section detailing about the small work they did before hitting it big.

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* This seems to be the rule with successful actors, directors, musicians, etc. Therefore in biographies of them, [[SeenItAMillionTimes quite often]] often there will be a section detailing about the small work they did before hitting it big.
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