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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.
2nd Jul '16 12:42:13 PM WillKeaton
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** According to [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/4938155/Two-thirds-lie-about-reading-a-book.html a recent survey in Britain]], two-thirds of people deliberately lie about having read a book to impress others. ''1984'' topped the list, with 42% of those surveyed admitting to lying about reading it. As a point of comparison, only half that number admitted to lying about reading Literature/TheBible.

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** According to [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/4938155/Two-thirds-lie-about-reading-a-book.html a recent survey in Britain]], Britain,]] two-thirds of people deliberately lie about having read a book to impress others. ''1984'' topped the list, with 42% of those surveyed admitting to lying about reading it. As a point of comparison, only half that number admitted to lying about reading Literature/TheBible.
2nd Jul '16 12:41:52 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''Videogame/{{Metroid}}'' manga suddenly became widely encouraged reading material on related forums and other discussion areas after the backlash against then new title Other M. To the ten people who actually read the manga though, the common arguments used to defend Other M made little sense, the game's plot directly contradicted it in several instances.

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* The ''Videogame/{{Metroid}}'' manga suddenly became widely encouraged reading material on related forums and other discussion areas after the backlash against then new title Other M. ''Videogame/MetroidOtherM.'' To the ten people who actually read the manga though, the common arguments used to defend Other M ''Other M'' made little sense, the game's plot directly contradicted it in several instances.
9th Jun '16 11:38:20 PM gewunomox
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* ''VideoGame/TetrisTheGrandMaster''. For all the attention it gets over two superplay videos, there are very few players outside of {{Japan}} who have seen videos of it and played it, due to NoExportForYou combined with [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes arcade-only releases]] (''Tetris: The Grand Master ACE'' on {{Xbox 360}} [[GaidenGame doesn't count]]), and, like with BulletHell games, the harsh-seeming learning surve.

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* ''VideoGame/TetrisTheGrandMaster''. For all the attention it gets over two superplay videos, there are very few players outside of {{Japan}} UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} who have seen videos of it and played it, due to NoExportForYou combined with [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes arcade-only releases]] (''Tetris: The Grand Master ACE'' on {{Xbox 360}} [[GaidenGame doesn't count]]), and, like with BulletHell games, the harsh-seeming learning surve.
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