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3rd Apr '17 5:55:59 PM nombretomado
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** {{Phelous}} does this during his review of ''ASerbianFilm'' ... after a particularly horrifying scene.
** MikeJ also does this after waking up from a dream sequence which ends with him [[spoiler: kissing Film Brain]].

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** {{Phelous}} WebVideo/{{Phelous}} does this during his review of ''ASerbianFilm'' ... after a particularly horrifying scene.
** MikeJ WebVideo/MikeJ also does this after waking up from a dream sequence which ends with him [[spoiler: kissing Film Brain]].
27th Mar '17 6:32:50 AM Adept
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*** And in reference, PawDugan did the same thing in his review of Total Distortion with it being a music game that is devoid of good music.

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*** And in reference, PawDugan WebVideo/PawDugan did the same thing in his review of Total Distortion with it being a music game that is devoid of good music.
25th Mar '17 6:19:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'', this is [[spoiler:Meria]]'s first reaction to having been cheated on by [[spoiler:Seth]] the day after they first slept together. (Given the character, her breakdown [[FromBadToWorse picked]] [[DrowningMySorrows up]] [[RevengeBeforeReason speed]] quickly, but...) The example is a little unusual in that we never actually ''see'' her in the shower -- it's just mentioned by another character that she's been crying in there for hours.

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* In ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'', ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'', this is [[spoiler:Meria]]'s first reaction to having been cheated on by [[spoiler:Seth]] the day after they first slept together. (Given the character, her breakdown [[FromBadToWorse picked]] [[DrowningMySorrows up]] [[RevengeBeforeReason speed]] quickly, but...) The example is a little unusual in that we never actually ''see'' her in the shower -- it's just mentioned by another character that she's been crying in there for hours.
21st Dec '16 6:31:08 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Two "Regretting the Past" episodes on ''WebVideo/RockedReviews'' had the albums in question driving Luke to do this.
** In the episode for Music/{{Nickelback}}'s ''Silver Side Up'', Luke feels he's not getting into the proper mood to listen to Nickelback. So he goes into the shower and cries to the music. It didn't work as expected.
** The lyrics to Music/{{Buckcherry}}'s songs on their album ''15'' (specifically, "Next 2 You", "Crazy Bitch", and "Brooklyn") cause him to do this ''three times'' due to [[BrainBleach how dirty they made him feel]]. By the third time, he's washing himself (and his mouth) with bleach. He tries to take a fourth one at the end of the review, [[spoiler:only to find the Denny's Stalker waiting for him in the bathroom]].
26th Nov '16 3:31:03 PM nombretomado
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* In rthstewart's ChroniclesOfNarnia fanfiction 'The Queen Susan in Tashbaan', Susan takes one after [[spoiler: Bardon/Guy's death]], completely calm and not hysterical at all... except for thinking she's back in Narnia.

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* In rthstewart's ChroniclesOfNarnia ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' fanfiction 'The Queen Susan in Tashbaan', Susan takes one after [[spoiler: Bardon/Guy's death]], completely calm and not hysterical at all... except for thinking she's back in Narnia.
6th Nov '16 5:59:43 PM SilentStranger
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* Happens in a ''PvP'' strip concluding a storyline about Brent becoming a gamer after wearing Skulls "Fez Of Power". After escaping the influence of the Fez, Brent finds out that during his brief delusional state, he (a hardcore Mac fanboy) ordered a Windows-based gaming PC. Cue Brent crying hysterically in the shower.
3rd Nov '16 7:15:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows has had a couple as well, in the reviews of ChrisBrown's "Deuces" and Music/FloRida's "Whistle" after each of those songs had particularly blatant {{Double Entendre}}s.

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** WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows has had a couple as well, in the reviews of ChrisBrown's Music/ChrisBrown's "Deuces" and Music/FloRida's "Whistle" after each of those songs had particularly blatant {{Double Entendre}}s.
29th Oct '16 12:54:57 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''TheGuild'' when a fully-clothed Vork takes one of these in someone else's shower after learning that Clara had betrayed his trust (i.e. [[SeriousBusiness corpse-camped him]] in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft.)

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* Parodied in ''TheGuild'' ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' when a fully-clothed Vork takes one of these in someone else's shower after learning that Clara had betrayed his trust (i.e. [[SeriousBusiness corpse-camped him]] in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft.)
12th Oct '16 3:46:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'': Blanche frequently takes a hot bath to "calm her nerves." Later on, after her [[spoiler: rape at the hands of Stanley]] she takes a really long one. Only at this point she's too permanently traumatized for the bath to be much help.

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* ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'': ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'': Blanche frequently takes a hot bath to "calm her nerves." Later on, after her [[spoiler: rape at the hands of Stanley]] she takes a really long one. Only at this point she's too permanently traumatized for the bath to be much help.
5th Aug '16 9:26:44 AM MsChibi
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A character (often female) has had a rough day. She's suffered some sort of physical or emotional trauma that makes her want to run home and [[TroubledFetalPosition curl up into a ball]].

Naturally, the first thing the woman wants to do is go home and take a nice, long, hot shower. This is not surprising; many people find the best way to relax after a hard day is to take that shower, put on fluffy pajamas and just let it all go. Water is also an archetypal purifier in general, capable of symbolically washing away sins or past events -- though that doesn't mean it'll ''work''.

Of course, when it comes to {{fanservice}}, these showers of angst are solid gold (and no, not ''that'' kind of shower). You can't argue with the titillation provided by seeing a hot-bodied person nude, soaking wet, and [[TheWoobie in desperate need of support]] (though in most cases of Shower of Angst, the person showering will be so distraught or depressed that he or she will shower with clothes on, resulting in a SexySoakedShirt scene). However, in some cases, this can border on creepy, such as when a woman takes a shower of angst after being physically or sexually abused (or is suicidal and trying to kill herself by slashing her wrists and letting the running water bleed her dry). That particular version of the trope is common in soap operas, most serious movies, and cable dramas.

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[[BrokenBird A character (often female) female)]] has had a rough day. She's [[BreakTheCutie suffered some sort of physical or emotional trauma trauma]] that makes her want to run home and [[TroubledFetalPosition curl up into a ball]].

Naturally, the first thing the woman wants to do is go home and take a nice, long, hot shower. This is not surprising; many people find the best way to relax after a hard day is to take that shower, put on fluffy pajamas and just let it all go. [[KillItWithWater Water is also an archetypal purifier in general, general]], capable of symbolically washing away sins or past events -- though that doesn't mean it'll ''work''.

Of course, when it comes to {{fanservice}}, these showers of angst are solid gold (and no, not ''that'' kind of shower). You can't argue with the titillation provided by seeing a hot-bodied person nude, soaking wet, and [[TheWoobie in desperate need of support]] (though in most cases of Shower of Angst, the person showering will be so distraught or depressed that he or she will shower with clothes on, resulting in a SexySoakedShirt scene). However, in some cases, this can border on creepy, such as when a woman takes a shower of angst after being physically or [[RapeAsDrama sexually abused abused]] (or is [[BathSuicide suicidal and trying to kill herself by slashing her wrists and letting the running water bleed her dry).dry]]). That particular version of the trope is common in soap operas, most serious movies, and cable dramas.
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