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21st Jan '18 7:54:37 PM SantosLHalper
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* [[https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1P3-2460354661/great-expectations-beethoven-s-twenty-five-scottish Ludwig van Beethoven was once commissioned to arrange some Scottish folk music for the piano.]] Everyone praised how "realistic" the tunes he had "composed" were.
24th Dec '17 9:44:20 PM thelivingtoad
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** Music/{{Queen}} in particular were notorious for this; contrary to popular belief, the "no synths" disclaimer on their early albums wasn't because they had anything against synths even then, but because they were annoyed at May's guitar proficiency and their overdub tricks being mistaken for synth effects.

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** Music/{{Queen}} in particular were notorious for this; contrary to popular belief, the "no synths" disclaimer on their early albums wasn't because they had anything against synths even then, but because they were annoyed at that Brian May's guitar proficiency and their overdub tricks were being mistaken for synth effects.
24th Dec '17 9:46:25 AM nombretomado
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* Producer Gus Dudgeon was often asked by EltonJohn fans if Dudgeon sped up the tape when recording Elton's vocals on the title track to ''Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'', as it has a very nasal, high-pitched quality to it. Dudgeon assured them that that was how Elton chose to sing it (he was known to experiment with his vocals at the time).

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* Producer Gus Dudgeon was often asked by EltonJohn Music/EltonJohn fans if Dudgeon sped up the tape when recording Elton's vocals on the title track to ''Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'', as it has a very nasal, high-pitched quality to it. Dudgeon assured them that that was how Elton chose to sing it (he was known to experiment with his vocals at the time).
12th Nov '17 5:42:48 AM CaptEquinox
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* Some fans of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' can be [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad extremely picky about racial depictions]] although it's a notoriously inclusive show. Both actors who have played Carlos have him speak unaccented English. Fanfic writers who have him speak Spanish or Portuguese[[note]]assuming he's Brazilian, as he was originally meant to be[[/note]] have been accused of otherizing and LatinLover stereotyping, since if he spoke Spanish he'd have an accent in English. These critics have perhaps watched a little too much ''Series/ILoveLucy'' and may never have been to Southern California, where ''Night Vale'' takes place; Hispanics routinely switch back and forth ''in mid-sentence'' and speak crisp unaccented English as Carlos does.
12th Nov '17 4:34:15 AM CaptEquinox
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* FairForItsDay: Societies of back in the day also uphold values that one who would live today would see as too progressive.

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* FairForItsDay: Societies of back in the day former times also uphold values that one who would live today would modern audiences might see as too progressive.progressive for the era.



* FilleFatale: A young girl (or, for that matter, a young boy) acting in a sexually precocious manner ''is'' [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior troubling]], but not for the reason most people think. It's often a sign that somewhere along the line she (or he) was sexually abused.
* FiveStagesOfGrief: Grief follows a set timetable, with very specific stages. In reality, not everyone goes through every stage, nor does grief follow a neat and well-defined timeline. Additionally, grief can come in unpredictable waves or cycles; the grieving person may feel fine one day, and then the next day, they may feel sad or angry again.
* GenderAndSexualityTropes: Men and women don't always fit neatly into socially-expected gender roles/dynamics...nor do they always want to.

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* FilleFatale: A young girl (or, for that matter, a young boy) acting in a sexually precocious manner ''is'' [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior troubling]], but not for the reason most people think. It's often a sign that somewhere along the line she (or he) was sexually abused. \n (As people have begun to get more of a clue about the prevalence of child/teen molestation, they're more likely to remember this.)
* FiveStagesOfGrief: Grief Following Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' clean pretty timeline, grief follows a set timetable, with very specific stages. In reality, not everyone goes through every stage, nor does grief follow a neat and well-defined timeline. Additionally, grief can come in unpredictable waves or cycles; the grieving person may feel fine one day, and then the next day, they may feel sad or angry again.
* GenderAndSexualityTropes: Men and women don't always fit neatly into socially-expected gender roles/dynamics...nor do they always want to. And gender/sexuality roles march on just like everything else.



* TeensAreShort: The need for an older actor to be believable as a teenager leads to casting actors that are uncommonly short. This leads to many situations where the teenagers are all somewhere around five feet when in real life most teenagers are the same height as their parents, or even taller.

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* TeensAreShort: The need for an older actor to be believable as a teenager leads to casting actors that are uncommonly short. This leads to many situations where the teenagers are all somewhere around five feet when in real life most teenagers (especially 16-19) are the same height as their parents, or even taller.
24th Oct '17 5:46:59 PM gophergiggles
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* In [[WebOriginal/CinemaSins Everything Wrong With]] ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' the movie gets a sin for Sarah "proving you can pick any lock with something metal and straight". Not only is the lock picking portrayed in a ''very'' realistic light (Sarah clearly uses part of a paper clip as a tension bar and begins finding and setting the individual pins with the other part) but Linda Hamilton actually picked that lock for real during filming of that scene. Yes, she proved she ''actually can'' pick any lock with something metal and straight.
24th Oct '17 8:30:28 AM crazysamaritan
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* FiveStagesOfGrief: Grief follows a set timetable, with very specific stages. In reality, not everyone goes through every stage, nor does grief follow a neat and well-defined timeline. Additionally, grief can come in unpredictable waves or cycles; the grieving person may feel fine one day, and then the next day, they may feel sad or angry again (sometimes as the result of some kind of {{Trigger}}, sometimes for no reason at all).

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* FiveStagesOfGrief: Grief follows a set timetable, with very specific stages. In reality, not everyone goes through every stage, nor does grief follow a neat and well-defined timeline. Additionally, grief can come in unpredictable waves or cycles; the grieving person may feel fine one day, and then the next day, they may feel sad or angry again (sometimes as the result of some kind of {{Trigger}}, sometimes for no reason at all). again.
12th Oct '17 6:06:06 AM nowaymanguy
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* ObligatorySwearing: Aside from perhaps ultra-religious types, people swear far more often and harshly in RealLife than even R-rated films. Middle and high school students (and often older elementary school students), when out of parental earshot, can't seem to complete a single sentence without dropping a ClusterFBomb, yet in most fiction they don't curse at all or only use mild swears occasionally. This trope is actually a realistic representation of swearing, but is often considered a source of {{Narm}} by audiences.
9th Oct '17 4:26:49 PM jamescamera
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* RealityIsUnrealistic/VisualNovels
1st Oct '17 10:10:16 PM ADrago
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This might lead to people acting on preconceptions about unfamiliar matters [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs even in a life-or-death situation]], or cause viewers to cry foul when things on a show work out in a way that actually ''is'' realistic, but contrary to "what everybody knows", like complaining of the "fake Scottish accent" of a real Scottish actor or about a character's death from a bullet "merely" to the shoulder.

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This might lead to people acting on preconceptions about unfamiliar matters [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs even in a life-or-death situation]], or cause viewers to cry foul when things on a show work out in a way that actually ''is'' realistic, but contrary to "what everybody knows", like complaining of the "fake Scottish accent" of a real Scottish actor or about a character's death from a bullet "merely" to the shoulder.



* TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs: Fictional characters can do ''x'' and be just fine because they're ''fictional''. Try that yourself in that situation and you could ruin or possibly even end your life.

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* TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs: JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs: Fictional characters can do ''x'' and be just fine because they're ''fictional''. Try that yourself in that situation and you could ruin or possibly even end your life.
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