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29th Jan '17 9:17:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'': The relative rarity of the comics and the talent involved (it was originally written by AlanMoore with the artist roster containing many future big names such as AlanDavis and RickVeitch) makes anyone who didn't read it assume it was an instant classic; but they might be disappointed in the actual product if they read it. The main problems come from the fact that Alan Moore wrote it very early in his career (around the same time he was writing ComicBook/CaptainBritain) and as such the early issues are just... bad. The book is also saddled with a horrendous IdiotPlot for the heroes' origins, which allowed all of the silver age stories to still be canon. Even the Olympus story arc, the best regarded by far, is mired with the mistakes Moore made in the first two books. Practically everything Alan Moore has done in the intervening years has been far superior, which has led to disappointment among new readers. Alan Moore himself noted that Marvel was scraping the bottom of the barrel by chasing after the rights.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'': The relative rarity of the comics and the talent involved (it was originally written by AlanMoore Creator/AlanMoore with the artist roster containing many future big names such as AlanDavis Creator/AlanDavis and RickVeitch) Creator/RickVeitch) makes anyone who didn't read it assume it was an instant classic; but they might be disappointed in the actual product if they read it. The main problems come from the fact that Alan Moore wrote it very early in his career (around the same time he was writing ComicBook/CaptainBritain) and as such the early issues are just... bad. The book is also saddled with a horrendous IdiotPlot for the heroes' origins, which allowed all of the silver age stories to still be canon. Even the Olympus story arc, the best regarded by far, is mired with the mistakes Moore made in the first two books. Practically everything Alan Moore has done in the intervening years has been far superior, which has led to disappointment among new readers. Alan Moore himself noted that Marvel was scraping the bottom of the barrel by chasing after the rights.
31st Dec '16 9:43:04 PM FurryKef
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* ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'': The relative rarity of the comics and the talent involved (it was originally written by AlanMoore with the artist roster containing many future big names such as AlanDavis and RickVeitch) makes anyone who didn't read it assume it was an instant classic; but they might be disappointed in the actual product if they read it. The main problems come from the fact that Alan Moore wrote it very early in his career (around the same time he was writing ComicBook/CaptainBritain) and as such the early issues are just... bad. The book is also saddled with a horrendous IdiotPlot for the heroes' origins, which allowed all of the silver age stories to still be canon. Even the Olympus story arc, the best regarded by far, is mired with the mistakes Moore made in the first two books. Practically everything Alan Moore has done in the intervening years has been far superior, which has lead to disappointment among new readers. Alan Moore himself noted that Marvel was scraping the bottom of the barrel by chasing after the rights.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'': The relative rarity of the comics and the talent involved (it was originally written by AlanMoore with the artist roster containing many future big names such as AlanDavis and RickVeitch) makes anyone who didn't read it assume it was an instant classic; but they might be disappointed in the actual product if they read it. The main problems come from the fact that Alan Moore wrote it very early in his career (around the same time he was writing ComicBook/CaptainBritain) and as such the early issues are just... bad. The book is also saddled with a horrendous IdiotPlot for the heroes' origins, which allowed all of the silver age stories to still be canon. Even the Olympus story arc, the best regarded by far, is mired with the mistakes Moore made in the first two books. Practically everything Alan Moore has done in the intervening years has been far superior, which has lead led to disappointment among new readers. Alan Moore himself noted that Marvel was scraping the bottom of the barrel by chasing after the rights.
31st Dec '16 9:41:04 PM FurryKef
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* Due to the negative feedback about the fourth edition of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', many gamers have an utterly unhealthy love of ''TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' as it's an outgrowth of the game's third edition (which, ironically, also had a loudly negative reception and people rushing back to second edition). This coupled up with fourth edition being marketed aggressively towards new players, with Wizards of the Coast supporting game shops to run "Encounter" events to show of 4E, to result in a lot of new gamers praising Pathfinder to death in order to agree with older gamers rather than trying it and seeing if they liked it first.

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* Due to the negative feedback about the fourth edition of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', many gamers have an utterly unhealthy love of ''TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' as it's an outgrowth of the game's third edition (which, ironically, also had a loudly negative reception and people rushing back to second edition). This coupled up with fourth edition being marketed aggressively towards new players, with Wizards of the Coast supporting game shops to run "Encounter" events to show of off 4E, to result in a lot of new gamers praising Pathfinder to death in order to agree with older gamers rather than trying it and seeing if they liked it first.
5th Nov '16 8:15:28 PM Berrenta
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The Inverse of ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch, in which these people somehow know ''exactly'' how good something is, without having ever actually ''seen'' it. Maybe they saw so much praise they feel like they can account for having actually watched it for themselves, or maybe they're just carbon-copying someone's opinions to fit into the group. Or they have seen a fragment of the work, liked it, and assumed the rest is equally good. Or perhaps they've seen the {{Ink Stain Adaptation}}s and decided they really liked those, which means the original must be even better. Who knows? Similar to somehow knowing a show is utter crap without having seen an episode, it's one of the greatest mysteries of human culture, and has only been [[{{GIFT}} exacerbated]] by the Age of the Internet.

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The Inverse of ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch, in which these people somehow know ''exactly'' how good something is, without having ever actually ''seen'' it. Maybe they saw so much praise they feel like they can account for having actually watched it for themselves, or maybe they're just carbon-copying someone's opinions to fit into the group. Or they have seen a fragment of the work, liked it, and assumed the rest is equally good. Or perhaps they've seen the {{Ink Stain {{Audience Coloring Adaptation}}s and decided they really liked those, which means the original must be just as awesome or even better. Who knows? Similar to somehow knowing a show is utter crap without having seen an episode, it's one of the greatest mysteries of human culture, and has only been [[{{GIFT}} exacerbated]] by the Age of the Internet.
11th Oct '16 7:24:19 PM Tauros113
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**Now that DR1 and 2 have both been officially released in the West through Steam, this has been mostly remedied.
11th Aug '16 5:29:30 AM universalperson
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* Although many people involved with comic books and superheroes praise Creator/JackKirby's ComicBooks/NewGods, one gets the distinct impression they haven't ''read'' the original comic books. Several post-Kirby New Gods comics show signs that the creators weren't familiar with the original work. When the New Gods comics were collected in hardcover Creator/GrantMorrison wrote an intro where he basically admitted he hadn't read it until now.
6th Aug '16 8:29:53 AM RogueJedi
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*After ''Film/SuicideSquad'' received mostly negative reviews, a petition[[https://www.change.org/p/don-t-listen-to-film-criticism]] was creating asking Rotten Tomatoes to be shut down. Note that over 18,000 people signed it ''before'' the movie was actually released, meaning that thousands of people assumed the criticism was unfair, without actually watching the movie.
5th Jul '16 2:15:31 PM margdean56
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** {{Justified}} due to it being one of the Chinese classics. While translations of them into English are lapsing into the public domain, due to elements that look like {{Big Lipped Aligator Moment}}s if you don't know the conventions of Chinese literature it's quite common for even 'unabridged' translations to actually have experienced some abridgement. It may be easier to just learn how to read Chinese than obtain a truly unabridged translation, and it might even make more sense if the translation lacks footnotes.

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** {{Justified}} due to it being one of the Chinese classics. While translations of them into English are lapsing into the public domain, due to elements that look like {{Big Lipped Aligator Alligator Moment}}s if you don't know the conventions of Chinese literature it's quite common for even 'unabridged' translations to actually have experienced some abridgement. It may be easier to just learn how to read Chinese than obtain a truly unabridged translation, and it might even make more sense if the translation lacks footnotes.
5th Jul '16 2:10:46 PM margdean56
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The Inverse of ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch, in which these people somehow know ''exactly'' how good something is, without having ever actually ''seen'' it. Maybe they saw so much praise they feel like they can account for having actually watched it for themselves, or maybe they're just carbon-copying someone's opinions to fit into the group. Or they have seen a fragment of the work, liked it, and assumed the rest is equally good. Or perhaps they've seen the [{{Ink Stain Adaptation}}s and decided they really liked those, which means the original must be even better. Who knows? Similar to somehow knowing a show is utter crap without having seen an episode, it's one of the greatest mysteries of human culture, and has only been [[{{GIFT}} exacerbated]] by the Age of the Internet.

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The Inverse of ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch, in which these people somehow know ''exactly'' how good something is, without having ever actually ''seen'' it. Maybe they saw so much praise they feel like they can account for having actually watched it for themselves, or maybe they're just carbon-copying someone's opinions to fit into the group. Or they have seen a fragment of the work, liked it, and assumed the rest is equally good. Or perhaps they've seen the [{{Ink {{Ink Stain Adaptation}}s and decided they really liked those, which means the original must be even better. Who knows? Similar to somehow knowing a show is utter crap without having seen an episode, it's one of the greatest mysteries of human culture, and has only been [[{{GIFT}} exacerbated]] by the Age of the Internet.
2nd Jul '16 1:11:40 PM Silverblade2
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* Often Website/{{IMDb}} will have viewers give grades of 10 to movies before they're even released, if only to ensure a high total grade.
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