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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.
28th Sep '17 3:59:56 PM Malady
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* The 2016 season of Seattle Sounders FC in [[MajorLeagueSoccer Major League Soccer]]. Shortly before the start of the season, the Sounders lost one of their high-profile players to the Chinese Super League. A string of inconsistent and poor performances led to the team spending much of the first half of the season below the playoff line, at one point sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference. After the firing of head coach Sigi Schmid and his replacement by then-assistant coach Brian Schmetzer, as well as the signing of Designated Player Nicolás Lodeiro, the Sounders went on a run of form rarely seen in MLS, carrying the team all the way to the MLS Cup finals. There, despite the Sounders not registering a single shot on goal, a tight defense (and a miraculous save from GK Stefan Frei) led to penalty kicks and the Sounders' first MLS Cup win in their history of being an MLS team.

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* The 2016 season of Seattle Sounders FC in [[MajorLeagueSoccer Major League Soccer]].UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer. Shortly before the start of the season, the Sounders lost one of their high-profile players to the Chinese Super League. A string of inconsistent and poor performances led to the team spending much of the first half of the season below the playoff line, at one point sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference. After the firing of head coach Sigi Schmid and his replacement by then-assistant coach Brian Schmetzer, as well as the signing of Designated Player Nicolás Lodeiro, the Sounders went on a run of form rarely seen in MLS, carrying the team all the way to the MLS Cup finals. There, despite the Sounders not registering a single shot on goal, a tight defense (and a miraculous save from GK Stefan Frei) led to penalty kicks and the Sounders' first MLS Cup win in their history of being an MLS team.
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.
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