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20th Sep '17 1:02:24 PM Nerrin
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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' 2nd Edition tries to head off arguments over this trope from either direction with a sidebar in the intro that notes that yes the rules are abstract and not totally realistic for the sake of ease of play and fun, and that, "Should anyone start querying the rules, citing martial arts training, historical precedent, or even, Gods forbid, logic, the GM is fully within their rights to throw dice, food, or even this book at the offender. ''WFRP'' is a game, not real life."
17th Sep '17 2:03:16 PM nombretomado
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* Here's a neat wrestling example of both this trope ''and'' AluminumChristmasTrees. Many people are surprised when they learn that the "blood" shed in particularly violent wrestling matches...really ''is'' blood. It's commonly assumed that the red stuff is just a bunch of squeezed blood capsules - and indeed, it was from capsules in the past - but these days, in order to counter accusations that wrestling is "fake" [[EverybodyKnowsThat (which is pretty irrelevant by this point anyway)]] or that wrestlers are just actors and not true athletes, the performers have to "blade" (cut themselves when no one is looking) in order to make the blood "look" real. (And [[RefugeInAudacity they get away with it]], because, really, does anyone want to believe that these zealots, [[SeriousBusiness devoted to sports-entertainment though they may be]], would go so far as to ''actually'' indulge in self-abuse for others' entertainment? [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt The very idea!)]] Conversely, the fact that there's bleeding at all is in itself an example of Reality Is Unrealistic, since real-life fights tend to result in either no bloodshed or very little, but [[TheCoconutEffect we've been so conditioned by post-1970 action movies that heavy bloodshed = reality, wrestlers just have to blade]]. So in conclusion, [[LogicBomb in order to make a fictional thing look real, pro wrestlers use a real thing that's assumed to be fictional]].

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* Here's a neat wrestling example of both this trope ''and'' AluminumChristmasTrees. Many people are surprised when they learn that the "blood" shed in particularly violent wrestling matches...really ''is'' blood. It's commonly assumed that the red stuff is just a bunch of squeezed blood capsules - and indeed, it was from capsules in the past - but these days, in order to counter accusations that wrestling is "fake" [[EverybodyKnowsThat (which is pretty irrelevant by this point anyway)]] anyway) or that wrestlers are just actors and not true athletes, the performers have to "blade" (cut themselves when no one is looking) in order to make the blood "look" real. (And [[RefugeInAudacity they get away with it]], because, really, does anyone want to believe that these zealots, [[SeriousBusiness devoted to sports-entertainment though they may be]], would go so far as to ''actually'' indulge in self-abuse for others' entertainment? [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt The very idea!)]] Conversely, the fact that there's bleeding at all is in itself an example of Reality Is Unrealistic, since real-life fights tend to result in either no bloodshed or very little, but [[TheCoconutEffect we've been so conditioned by post-1970 action movies that heavy bloodshed = reality, wrestlers just have to blade]]. So in conclusion, [[LogicBomb in order to make a fictional thing look real, pro wrestlers use a real thing that's assumed to be fictional]].
25th Aug '17 9:15:31 PM EvilKid
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** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_23836_8-unrealistic-movie-plots-that-happened-in-real-life.html Right when you think movie plot is weird,]] the author showed you even weirder stories RealLife.

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** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_23836_8-unrealistic-movie-plots-that-happened-in-real-life.html 8 More Unrealistic Versions Of Movies That Really Happened.]] Right when you think movie plot is weird,]] weird, the author showed you even weirder stories RealLife.
25th Aug '17 9:14:33 PM EvilKid
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** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16864_5-real-bank-heists-ripped-right-out-movies.html 5 Real Bank Heists Ripped Right Out Of The Movies.]]
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20331_5-real-prison-escapes-that-shouldnt-have-been-possible.html 5 Real Prison Escapes That Shouldn't Have Been Possible.]]
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_23836_8-unrealistic-movie-plots-that-happened-in-real-life.html Right when you think movie plot is weird,]] the author showed you even weirder stories RealLife.
9th Aug '17 10:24:04 AM K2Misfit
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** ''Turf Wars'' The degrees of homophobia shown here, (namely the Water Tribes' "legal but keep it to yourself" policy,) are (unfortunately) [[ShownTheirWork historically spot-on]] with real-world Asian cultures such as pre-Unification Japan and ''not'' simply a product of injecting Western social mores despite what some [[CriticalResearchFailure (White)]] readers/critics claim of [[YouKeepUsingThatWord "pandering,"]] as Asian historians/queer people can personally attest to, so yes, Sozin revealed to be a HeteronormativeCrusader is both culturally and [[CentralTheme thematically]] accurate.
8th Aug '17 8:04:46 PM thecarolinabull01
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* NeckSnap: It is possible to do this, but it requires lots of strength and technique. Even then, it's never as easy, quick or clean as it is in fiction.
26th Jul '17 11:41:17 PM jormis29
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* The same thing happened to Creator/RogerEbert once: when reviewing the 1998 remake of ''Psycho'' he complained of the evident electronically tweaked voice of the cop to make it sound unusually deep for effect. After someone wrote to him in the "Questions for the Movie Answer Man" column correcting him he had to add a footnote to later versions of the review saying, "I was wrong: that's James Remar's real voice."

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* The same thing happened to Creator/RogerEbert once: when reviewing the 1998 remake of ''Psycho'' ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' he complained of the evident electronically tweaked voice of the cop to make it sound unusually deep for effect. After someone wrote to him in the "Questions for the Movie Answer Man" column correcting him he had to add a footnote to later versions of the review saying, "I was wrong: that's James Remar's Creator/JamesRemar's real voice."
16th Jul '17 12:22:06 PM TheGreenHerring
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A good 55%-75% of fully grown women (such as the indie artist Swampertwee) have "assets" (breasts\butts) so small that in most works of fiction (and even a lot of the time IRL in some countries) it is unbelievable that they could belong to someone over 15.
16th Jul '17 3:22:14 AM KaikoMikkusu
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A good 55%-75% of fully grown women (such as the indie artist Swampertwee) have "assets" (breasts\butts) so small that in most works of fiction (and even a lot of the time IRL in some countries) it is unbelievable that they could belong to someone over 15.
11th Jul '17 3:10:09 PM thecarolinabull01
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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 even 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 too {{Narm}}-y by audiences.

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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 even 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 too {{Narm}}-y a source of {{Narm}} by audiences.
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