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12th Jun '17 11:32:49 AM angie710
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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).
11th Jun '17 2:10:17 PM nombretomado
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* Many of the physical feats seen in {{WWE}} rings simply must be seen to be believed, because hardly anyone would ever believe you if you simply told them. While the astonishment could be due to [[MusclesAreMeaningless the deceptively lean and/or compact bodies of some Superstars hiding a substantial amount of muscle mass]], another factor is that the matches are carefully choreographed (the moves often improvised, but those moves having been meticulously worked out by others in years past, and performers whispering the moves to each other during a match if that is the case) and both "competitors" cooperate to provide the "dominant" Superstar with leverage. Wrestling/AntonioCesaro opened a lot of eyes when he demonstrated his talent for swinging opponents around by their ankles for half a minute at a time, despite appearing to possess only average physical strength. Never are these feats more astounding than when performed by Divas - and this goes for the [[FauxActionGirl Faux Action Girls]], too. There exists WWE footage of Wrestling/StacyKeibler [[PintSizedPowerhouse bodyslamming other Divas despite looking borderline malnourished]], and on at least one occasion Wrestling/MariaKanellis managed to put Wrestling/Natalya - a Diva roughly three times her size - [[WaifFu in a wrist lock for a second or two]]. (Of course, is wrestling were ''truly'' real, it would be very boring because guys like Wrestling/KurtAngle and Shelton Benjamin would win every single time.)

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* Many of the physical feats seen in {{WWE}} Wrestling/{{WWE}} rings simply must be seen to be believed, because hardly anyone would ever believe you if you simply told them. While the astonishment could be due to [[MusclesAreMeaningless the deceptively lean and/or compact bodies of some Superstars hiding a substantial amount of muscle mass]], another factor is that the matches are carefully choreographed (the moves often improvised, but those moves having been meticulously worked out by others in years past, and performers whispering the moves to each other during a match if that is the case) and both "competitors" cooperate to provide the "dominant" Superstar with leverage. Wrestling/AntonioCesaro opened a lot of eyes when he demonstrated his talent for swinging opponents around by their ankles for half a minute at a time, despite appearing to possess only average physical strength. Never are these feats more astounding than when performed by Divas - and this goes for the [[FauxActionGirl Faux Action Girls]], too. There exists WWE footage of Wrestling/StacyKeibler [[PintSizedPowerhouse bodyslamming other Divas despite looking borderline malnourished]], and on at least one occasion Wrestling/MariaKanellis managed to put Wrestling/Natalya - a Diva roughly three times her size - [[WaifFu in a wrist lock for a second or two]]. (Of course, is wrestling were ''truly'' real, it would be very boring because guys like Wrestling/KurtAngle and Shelton Benjamin would win every single time.)
10th Jun '17 3:06:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'': Many people will scoff at the idea of landlocked Austria having a navy, and, as a corollary, find Captain von Trapp's past as a submarine commander ludicrous. In reality, pre-WorldWarOne Austria-Hungary controlled a large part of the Adriatic Sea coast, and had a small but well-trained and well-equipped navy to keep their blue-water ports open. Captain von Trapp, in the meantime, earned his stripes as a midshipman in China helping to put down the Boxer Rebellion, commanded two submarines during WorldWarOne (U-5 and U-14), sank an Italian sub and a French armored cruiser and was Austro-Hungary's most decorated Navy officer after the war. Incidentally, he also angsted over the German offer of a submarine command a ''lot'' longer in real life than the musical; after having been a naval officer without a navy for two decades, the offer of a top-of-the-line submarine command was ''sorely'' tempting to him.

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* ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'': Many people will scoff at the idea of landlocked Austria having a navy, and, as a corollary, find Captain von Trapp's past as a submarine commander ludicrous. In reality, pre-WorldWarOne pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Austria-Hungary controlled a large part of the Adriatic Sea coast, and had a small but well-trained and well-equipped navy to keep their blue-water ports open. Captain von Trapp, in the meantime, earned his stripes as a midshipman in China helping to put down the Boxer Rebellion, commanded two submarines during WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI (U-5 and U-14), sank an Italian sub and a French armored cruiser and was Austro-Hungary's most decorated Navy officer after the war. Incidentally, he also angsted over the German offer of a submarine command a ''lot'' longer in real life than the musical; after having been a naval officer without a navy for two decades, the offer of a top-of-the-line submarine command was ''sorely'' tempting to him.
29th May '17 8:01:33 AM Jhonny
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Obscure or heavy accents can sound fake to some listeners, especially if they live outside of the country being represented. People who have lived in several regions during their lifetime or have parents with different accents can end up with a mishmash of dialects all rolled into one.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Obscure or heavy accents can sound fake to some listeners, especially if they live outside of the country being represented. People who have lived in several regions during their lifetime or have parents with different accents can end up with a mishmash of dialects all rolled into one. In addition, second language speakers with SurprisinglyGoodEnglish (or equivalent) will often mix words from several dialects and elements of pronunciation. Using British English words with a valley girl accent? Totally happens - totally too strange for fiction.
29th May '17 5:38:36 AM thecarolinabull01
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Obscure or heavy accents can sound fake to some listeners, especially if they live outside of the company being represented. People who have lived in several regions during their lifetime or have parents with different accents can end up with a mishmash of dialects all rolled into one.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Obscure or heavy accents can sound fake to some listeners, especially if they live outside of the company country being represented. People who have lived in several regions during their lifetime or have parents with different accents can end up with a mishmash of dialects all rolled into one.
28th May '17 6:54:13 AM TheKaizerreich
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* EvolutionaryLevels: The idea that evolutionary history has tiers of "advancement" when it's really just millions of years of trial-and-error. In RealLife, this led to an incredibly prejudiced classification of the human races along the evolutionary spectrum (white Europeans, naturally, claimed the apex for themselves).

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* EvolutionaryLevels: The idea that evolutionary history has tiers of "advancement" when it's really just millions of years of trial-and-error. In RealLife, this led to an incredibly prejudiced classification of the human races along the evolutionary spectrum (white Europeans, naturally, claimed the apex for themselves).spectrum.
27th May '17 2:43:53 PM rva98014
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* Heihei eating rocks in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' is treated as a sign that he's TooDumbToLive and is a running gag. Actually, chickens ''do'' eat rocks in real life since they need them for digestion. That said, however, they typically don't try to eat rocks that are bigger than their heads (like Heihei does), as that really ''would'' be TooDumbToLive. (Then again, this ''is'' Heihei...)
24th May '17 9:04:15 PM jtierney50
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* Creator/LinManuelMiranda said in the Alexander Hamilton episode of ''Series/DrunkHistory'' that he explicitly ''removed'' things from ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' because audiences would find them unrealistic.
22nd May '17 1:01:15 PM thecarolinabull01
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Obscure or heavy accents can sound fake to some listeners. People who have lived in several regions during their lifetime or have parents with different accents can end up with a mishmash of dialects all rolled into one.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Obscure or heavy accents can sound fake to some listeners.listeners, especially if they live outside of the company being represented. People who have lived in several regions during their lifetime or have parents with different accents can end up with a mishmash of dialects all rolled into one.
22nd May '17 12:47:39 PM thecarolinabull01
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* NobodyPoops

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* NobodyPoopsNobodyPoops: People in fiction never need to use the restroom unless the plot dictates it.


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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Obscure or heavy accents can sound fake to some listeners. People who have lived in several regions during their lifetime or have parents with different accents can end up with a mishmash of dialects all rolled into one.
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