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10th Nov '17 11:41:08 PM Scsigs
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** Also such gems as, "don't fight back against the bullies at school, or else the ghost of a dead kid from the 50s, who was bullied himself, will take over your body and trap your soul in a spirit world version of his high school," "don't let jealousy of a friend consume you, or you'll make a wish to have the thing that they have and become a raging ghost monster," "don't be a scrooge at Christmas, otherwise a ghost writer will shove you in a book and force you to accept Christmas for what it is," "don't refuse an offer to become an apprentice of someone you hate, or they'll plot to make a clone of you to become that apprentice," and "don't test your scientific experiments with your best friend standing right next to them without double checking everything's ready to go, otherwise they'll get hurt, become a half ghost, and plot to make you look like a sociopath and drive your wife away from you so that she'll marry your friend instead."
3rd Nov '17 8:01:40 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Parents sometimes use these to [[ScareEmStraight scare their kids straight]]. "Don't misbehave or the bogeyman will get you" and "Don't make that face or it'll [[FrozenFace stick like that]] are famous ones. The residents of "Cautionary Valley" (under the Literature section) come from these scare-tales. Fforde's interpretation of the Scissor Man is fairly tame; he's a pussycat compared to the one that appears in Discworld/{{Hogfather}}, who is an emu-like being composed entirely of scissors.

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* Parents sometimes use these to [[ScareEmStraight scare their kids straight]]. "Don't misbehave or the bogeyman will get you" and "Don't make that face or it'll [[FrozenFace stick like that]] that]]" are famous ones. The residents of "Cautionary Valley" (under the Literature section) come from these scare-tales. Fforde's interpretation of the Scissor Man is fairly tame; he's a pussycat compared to the one that appears in Discworld/{{Hogfather}}, who is an emu-like being composed entirely of scissors.
3rd Nov '17 8:01:03 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Parents sometimes use these to [[ScareEmStraight scare their kids straight]]. "Don't misbehave or the bogeyman will get you" and "Don't make that face or it'll [[FrozenFace stick like that]] are famous ones. The residents of "Cautionary Valley" (under literature above) come from these scare-tales. Fforde's interpretation of the Scissor Man is fairly tame; he's a pussycat compared to the one that appears in Discworld/{{Hogfather}}, who is an emu-like being composed entirely of scissors.

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* Parents sometimes use these to [[ScareEmStraight scare their kids straight]]. "Don't misbehave or the bogeyman will get you" and "Don't make that face or it'll [[FrozenFace stick like that]] are famous ones. The residents of "Cautionary Valley" (under literature above) the Literature section) come from these scare-tales. Fforde's interpretation of the Scissor Man is fairly tame; he's a pussycat compared to the one that appears in Discworld/{{Hogfather}}, who is an emu-like being composed entirely of scissors.
3rd Nov '17 8:00:38 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Parents sometimes use these to [[ScareEmStraight scare their kids straight]]. "Don't misbehave or the bogeyman will get you," and "Don't make that face or it'll stick like that," are famous ones. The residents of "Cautionary Valley" (under literature above) come from these scare-tales. Fforde's interpretation of the Scissor Man is fairly tame; he's a pussycat compared to the one that appears in Discworld/{{Hogfather}}, who is an emu-like being composed entirely of scissors.

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* Parents sometimes use these to [[ScareEmStraight scare their kids straight]]. "Don't misbehave or the bogeyman will get you," you" and "Don't make that face or it'll [[FrozenFace stick like that," that]] are famous ones. The residents of "Cautionary Valley" (under literature above) come from these scare-tales. Fforde's interpretation of the Scissor Man is fairly tame; he's a pussycat compared to the one that appears in Discworld/{{Hogfather}}, who is an emu-like being composed entirely of scissors.
29th Oct '17 3:58:27 PM jormis29
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* ''TheDayTheEarthCaughtFire'' (1961) warns that atomic testing could send the Earth spinning out of orbit towards the Sun. The bad science is somewhat offset by the 'documentary-style' realism of the story.

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* ''TheDayTheEarthCaughtFire'' ''Film/TheDayTheEarthCaughtFire'' (1961) warns that atomic testing could send the Earth spinning out of orbit towards the Sun. The bad science is somewhat offset by the 'documentary-style' realism of the story.
26th Oct '17 2:54:12 PM LavonPapillon1
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* As a parody of "scared straight" programs, the ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' sketch "Consequences" has former gang member Donnie Herrera talking to an auditorium at a high school. He tells them how he did bad things (stealing, hanging out with tough kids, etc.) followed by him dealing with the consequences of this. The problem though is that the "consequences" are so wild and unconnected with the deeds he is guilty of that nobody takes any of it seriously.
--> '''Donnie:''' So I got really deep into crime. I did a drive-by at my own daughter's quinceaera! Yeah, shot up everybody-- dead, killed! Yeah! Yeah! Then I got sucked into a wormhole.
21st Oct '17 6:33:58 AM Shadowgazer
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[[TropesAreNotBad This is not necessarily an indefensible trope.]] If your purpose is to both teach the audience a highly applicable lesson ''and'' to entertain them with a fantastic scenario, then a Space Whale Aesop is probably the best way to go. And speaking about enterntainment, RuleOfFunny may also be a huge factor. Also, sometimes you just can't fit the realistic consequences of an action into a twenty-three-minute episode or a 120-minute film, so you need to speed things up a bit.

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[[TropesAreNotBad This is not necessarily an indefensible trope.]] If your purpose is to both teach the audience a highly applicable lesson ''and'' to entertain them with a fantastic scenario, then a Space Whale Aesop is probably the best way to go. And speaking about enterntainment, entertainment, RuleOfFunny may also be a huge factor.factor in some more complicated cases. Also, sometimes you just can't fit the realistic consequences of an action into a twenty-three-minute episode or a 120-minute film, so you need to speed things up a bit.
21st Oct '17 6:32:57 AM Shadowgazer
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[[TropesAreNotBad This is not necessarily an indefensible trope.]] If your purpose is to both teach the audience a highly applicable lesson ''and'' to entertain them with a fantastic scenario, then a Space Whale Aesop is probably the best way to go. Also, sometimes you just can't fit the realistic consequences of an action into a twenty-three-minute episode or a 120-minute film, so you need to speed things up a bit.

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[[TropesAreNotBad This is not necessarily an indefensible trope.]] If your purpose is to both teach the audience a highly applicable lesson ''and'' to entertain them with a fantastic scenario, then a Space Whale Aesop is probably the best way to go. And speaking about enterntainment, RuleOfFunny may also be a huge factor. Also, sometimes you just can't fit the realistic consequences of an action into a twenty-three-minute episode or a 120-minute film, so you need to speed things up a bit.
6th Oct '17 8:21:46 AM WildKatGirl
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* Use Poo-pourri, and [[https://youtu.be/vEzrVEM33ko?t=88 it will save your relationship.]]. Don't use it and [[https://youtu.be/24SmNmveygs?t=22 you'll set your girlfriend's bathroom on fire and suffocate]], [[https://youtu.be/OIbLhhZ3B9w go to a meeting with toilet paper stuck in your trousers]], [[https://youtu.be/fkJy0Z2P_1k?t=115 your boyfriend's grandma will tell everyone you pooped in a bush]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9TTz3R5SmI and children will post pictures of Santa on the toilet on Instagram.]]

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* Use Poo-pourri, and [[https://youtu.be/vEzrVEM33ko?t=88 it will save your relationship.]]. Don't use it it, and [[https://youtu.be/24SmNmveygs?t=22 you'll set your girlfriend's bathroom on fire and suffocate]], [[https://youtu.be/OIbLhhZ3B9w go to a meeting with toilet paper stuck in your trousers]], [[https://youtu.be/fkJy0Z2P_1k?t=115 your boyfriend's grandma will tell everyone you pooped in a bush]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9TTz3R5SmI and children will post pictures of Santa on the toilet on Instagram.]]
6th Oct '17 8:02:31 AM WildKatGirl
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* Use Poo-pourri, or [[https://youtu.be/24SmNmveygs?t=22 you'll set your girlfriend's bathroom on fire and suffocate]], [[https://youtu.be/OIbLhhZ3B9w go to a meeting with toilet paper stuck in your trousers]], [[https://youtu.be/fkJy0Z2P_1k?t=115 your boyfriend's grandma will tell everyone you pooped in a bush]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9TTz3R5SmI and children will post pictures of Santa on the toilet on Instagram.]] But if you do use Poo-pourri, [[https://youtu.be/vEzrVEM33ko?t=88 it will save your relationship.]]

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* Use Poo-pourri, or and [[https://youtu.be/vEzrVEM33ko?t=88 it will save your relationship.]]. Don't use it and [[https://youtu.be/24SmNmveygs?t=22 you'll set your girlfriend's bathroom on fire and suffocate]], [[https://youtu.be/OIbLhhZ3B9w go to a meeting with toilet paper stuck in your trousers]], [[https://youtu.be/fkJy0Z2P_1k?t=115 your boyfriend's grandma will tell everyone you pooped in a bush]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9TTz3R5SmI and children will post pictures of Santa on the toilet on Instagram.]] But if you do use Poo-pourri, [[https://youtu.be/vEzrVEM33ko?t=88 it will save your relationship.]]
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