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13th Jan '17 10:21:12 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Film/RockItsYourDecision'' is supposed to be a Christian propaganda film, but the way it plays out it feels like the writer is as mentally unhinged as the protagonist or the writer trolled the Christians who hired him to write their film and they never caught on.

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* ''Film/RockItsYourDecision'' is supposed to be a Christian propaganda film, but the way it plays out it feels like the writer is as mentally unhinged as the protagonist or the writer trolled the Christians who hired him to write their film and they never caught on. The main character starts out as a decent person, but after being convinced to give up rock music becomes a raving judgmental maniac.
8th Jan '17 6:45:53 PM BURGINABC
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* There is a wide-spread rumor found around the web that says that TV Tropes features works pages for at least anime series that are completely fraudulent. The "series" in question contain so many of the stereotypical anime tropes and they are described in such a fanboyish way that its impossible to actually tell these pages from the ones featuring real anime series. Presumably, this is meant as tropers engaging in SelfDeprecation. Ironically, it's also possible that this rumor is another example of this trope. This may be based on ''JustForFun/IchibanNoTempura'', a fake anime mentioned in the "Just for Fun" section, which at one point was mistaken for real and a troper added it to the Sliding Scale of Anime Obscurity page.[[note]]Or possibly the troper knew it wasn't real and just added it as a joke.[[/note]] Or possibly it could be inspired by ''JustForFun/TVTropesTheWebcomic'', a "webcomic" purportedly starring JustForFun/TropeTan and being highly {{Troperiffic}}, with all the references to its nonexistence being concealed in spoiler tags. Regardless, it means that this example actually [[AluminumChristmasTrees has some basis in fact]].

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* There is a wide-spread rumor found around the web that says that TV Tropes features works pages for at least anime series that are completely fraudulent. The "series" in question contain so many of the stereotypical anime tropes and they are described in such a fanboyish way that its impossible to actually tell these pages from the ones featuring real anime series. Presumably, this is meant as tropers engaging in SelfDeprecation. Ironically, it's also possible that this rumor is another example of this trope. This may be based on ''JustForFun/IchibanNoTempura'', a fake anime mentioned in the "Just for Fun" section, which at one point was mistaken for real and a troper added it to the (now-defunct) Sliding Scale of Anime Obscurity page.[[note]]Or possibly the troper knew it wasn't real and just added it as a joke.[[/note]] Or possibly it could be inspired by ''JustForFun/TVTropesTheWebcomic'', a "webcomic" purportedly starring JustForFun/TropeTan and being highly {{Troperiffic}}, with all the references to its nonexistence being concealed in spoiler tags. Regardless, it means that this example actually [[AluminumChristmasTrees has some basis in fact]].
8th Jan '17 6:44:32 PM BURGINABC
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* When [[http://www.freeratio.org/index.php/ Internet Infidels Discussion Board]] decided to start a contest of making parodies of the creationist organization [[http://www.answersingenesis.org/ Answers in Genesis]] cartoons, they received a cease and desist letter from the latter claiming that the parodies "clearly (are) likely to cause confusion as to the affiliation between your client and my client..." Here's an example: [[http://www.answersingenesis.org/CreationWise/Cartoons/July98CW2.gif original]] and [[http://www.animecritic.com/_temp/parody-July98CW2.gif parody]].

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* When [[http://www.freeratio.org/index.php/ Internet Infidels Discussion Board]] decided to start a contest of making parodies of the creationist organization [[http://www.answersingenesis.org/ Answers in Genesis]] cartoons, they received a cease and desist letter from the latter claiming that the parodies "clearly (are) likely to cause confusion as to the affiliation between your client and my client..." Here's an example: [[http://www.answersingenesis.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20021001201944/http://answersingenesis.org/CreationWise/Cartoons/July98CW2.gif original]] gif]] and [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20120220011128/http://www.animecritic.com/_temp/parody-July98CW2.gif parody]].
9th Dec '16 10:17:41 PM nombretomado
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* There is a wide-spread rumor found around the web that says that TV Tropes features works pages for at least anime series that are completely fraudulent. The "series" in question contain so many of the stereotypical anime tropes and they are described in such a fanboyish way that its impossible to actually tell these pages from the ones featuring real anime series. Presumably, this is meant as tropers engaging in SelfDeprecation. Ironically, it's also possible that this rumor is another example of this trope. This may be based on ''JustForFun/IchibanNoTempura'', a fake anime mentioned in the "Just for Fun" section, which at one point was mistaken for real and a troper added it to the SlidingScaleOfAnimeObscurity page.[[note]]Or possibly the troper knew it wasn't real and just added it as a joke.[[/note]] Or possibly it could be inspired by ''JustForFun/TVTropesTheWebcomic'', a "webcomic" purportedly starring JustForFun/TropeTan and being highly {{Troperiffic}}, with all the references to its nonexistence being concealed in spoiler tags. Regardless, it means that this example actually [[AluminumChristmasTrees has some basis in fact]].

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* There is a wide-spread rumor found around the web that says that TV Tropes features works pages for at least anime series that are completely fraudulent. The "series" in question contain so many of the stereotypical anime tropes and they are described in such a fanboyish way that its impossible to actually tell these pages from the ones featuring real anime series. Presumably, this is meant as tropers engaging in SelfDeprecation. Ironically, it's also possible that this rumor is another example of this trope. This may be based on ''JustForFun/IchibanNoTempura'', a fake anime mentioned in the "Just for Fun" section, which at one point was mistaken for real and a troper added it to the SlidingScaleOfAnimeObscurity Sliding Scale of Anime Obscurity page.[[note]]Or possibly the troper knew it wasn't real and just added it as a joke.[[/note]] Or possibly it could be inspired by ''JustForFun/TVTropesTheWebcomic'', a "webcomic" purportedly starring JustForFun/TropeTan and being highly {{Troperiffic}}, with all the references to its nonexistence being concealed in spoiler tags. Regardless, it means that this example actually [[AluminumChristmasTrees has some basis in fact]].
4th Dec '16 10:21:03 AM Sakubara
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* While it certainly has moments of sincerity, it is hard to count the amount of people that think ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' is a serious OtomeGame and not an AffectionateParody of them. Bonus points if it's used to show "how [[{{Widget}} weird]] [[MisplacedNationalism Japan]] is".

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* While it certainly has moments of sincerity, it is hard to count the amount of people that think ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' is a dead serious OtomeGame and not an AffectionateParody of them. Bonus points if it's used to show "how [[{{Widget}} [[WidgetSeries weird]] [[MisplacedNationalism Japan]] is".
24th Nov '16 7:47:05 PM Midna
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* The infamous ''Zelda'' video ''FanFic/TheLightOfCourage'' has an interesting case of something being both incorrectly mistaken for a parody and something fully serious at the same time. The animation behind the videos was purposely kept bad, as was the voice acting. However the dialoge, grammatical errors, and storyline the videos were based on are all real and was done with the serious attempt to get them made into a movie. Aside from the few who know the story behind ''The Light of Courage'', most people can't seem to figure out whether it's real or not. It was based on a horrible fanfic that its creator took completely seriously, then someone else created the parody by adding purposefully badly done animation and voice acting. Also the case for the infamous ''FanFic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences'' video, though this one is more universally recognized as a joke. [[spoiler:[[http://web.archive.org/web/20090909011140/http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3196540 At least, it was believed to have been written seriously, until a Something Awful goon called Mattimer came out and revealed that it was in fact a Troll Fic written by him.]]]]

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* The infamous ''Zelda'' video ''FanFic/TheLightOfCourage'' has an interesting case of something being both incorrectly mistaken for a parody and something fully serious at the same time. The animation behind the videos was purposely kept bad, as was the voice acting. However the dialoge, grammatical errors, and storyline the videos were based on are all real and was done with the serious attempt to get them made into a movie. Aside from the few who know the story behind ''The Light of Courage'', most people can't seem to figure out whether it's real or not. It was based on a horrible fanfic that its creator took completely seriously, then someone else created the parody by adding purposefully badly done animation and voice acting. Also the case for the infamous ''FanFic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences'' video, though this one is more universally recognized as a joke. [[spoiler:[[http://web.archive.org/web/20090909011140/http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3196540 At least, it was believed to have been written seriously, until a Something Awful goon called Mattimer came out and revealed that it was in fact a Troll Fic written by him.]]]]TrollFic.
13th Nov '16 6:56:04 AM Specialist290
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** The song "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue." Is it a genuine (if a little overheated) expression of PatrioticFervor, or an ironic glorification of the {{Eagleland}} (Flavor 2) mentality? It's really hard to tell. The song starts off sincere and heartfelt enough, but [[MoodWhiplash the abrupt shift from "melancholy" to "kickass"]] is bizarre enough to inspire at least a few self-aware chuckles. It gets even more confusing if you watch the music video, which backs up the lyrics with an intense montage of various U.S. military bombs, missiles, and fighter jets, looking almost like a Technicolor ''Film/DrStrangelove''. On balance: since most country songs don't feature so much violent or militaristic imagery, it's easy to see this as a spoof; however, the song's CrowningMusicOfAwesome and throat-grabbing finale make you ''want'' to take it at face value. So, all things being equal, it's all probably being played straight. According to Keith himself he originally wasn't going to record the song ''at all''; it was intended to be used only in live shows for military personnel until he was talked into recording it when they loved it. So it's almost certainly dead straight, but the context changes it. Glorifying America's military wrath ''to the military itself'' isn't quite the same as just shouting it in the street.

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** The song "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue." Is it a genuine (if a little overheated) expression of PatrioticFervor, or an ironic glorification of the {{Eagleland}} (Flavor 2) mentality? It's really hard to tell. The song starts off sincere and heartfelt enough, but [[MoodWhiplash the abrupt shift from "melancholy" to "kickass"]] is bizarre enough to inspire at least a few self-aware chuckles. It gets even more confusing if you watch the music video, which backs up the lyrics with an intense montage of various U.S. military bombs, missiles, and fighter jets, looking almost like a Technicolor ''Film/DrStrangelove''. On balance: since most country songs don't feature so much violent or militaristic imagery, it's easy to see this as a spoof; however, the song's CrowningMusicOfAwesome and throat-grabbing finale make you ''want'' to take it at face value. So, all things being equal, it's all probably being played straight. According to Keith himself he originally wasn't going to record the song ''at all''; it was intended to be used only in live shows for military personnel until he was talked into recording it when they loved it. So it's almost certainly dead straight, but the context changes it. Glorifying America's military wrath ''to the military itself'' isn't quite the same as just shouting it in the street.street (especially when one factors in the military's distinct penchant for BlackComedy).
8th Nov '16 1:38:16 PM Sakubara
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* While it certainly has moments of sincerity, it is hard to count the amount of people that think ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' is a serious OtomeGame and not an AffectionateParody of them. Bonus points if it's used to show "how [[{{Widget}} weird]] [[MisplacedNationalism Japan]] is".
23rd Oct '16 12:05:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* Right-wing British paper "The Daily Mail" printed an article about a study which demonstrated that, on average, ''right-wing voters are less intelligent and more racist'' than left-wing voters. While many chose to believe that the article was satire ([[RefugeInAudacity as no paper would be stupid enough to flat out insult their readers]]), a number of upset readers were very upset by the article, which prompted Guardian writer CharlieBrooker to deconstruct it.

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* Right-wing British paper "The Daily Mail" printed an article about a study which demonstrated that, on average, ''right-wing voters are less intelligent and more racist'' than left-wing voters. While many chose to believe that the article was satire ([[RefugeInAudacity as no paper would be stupid enough to flat out insult their readers]]), a number of upset readers were very upset by the article, which prompted Guardian writer CharlieBrooker Creator/CharlieBrooker to deconstruct it.
19th Oct '16 2:55:24 PM Josef5678
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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' parodies this [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?db=comics&id=1656#comic here]].

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* %%* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' parodies this [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?db=comics&id=1656#comic here]].
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