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28th Aug '16 10:07:32 AM VoxAquila
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* AdventureBoardGames and EuroGames; the former features, well, adventures scenarios, light role playing, and a greater consideration of production values. The latter are focused more on mechanics, and feature far more mundane tasks like running a farm or a power plant.

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* AdventureBoardGames and EuroGames; {{Euro Game}}s; the former features, well, adventures adventure scenarios, light role playing, and a greater consideration of production values. The latter are focused more on mechanics, and feature far more mundane tasks like running a farm or a power plant.
28th Aug '16 10:04:21 AM VoxAquila
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* AdventureBoardGames and EuroGames; the former features, well, adventures scenarios, light role playing, and a greater consideration of production values. The latter are focused more on mechanics, and feature far more mundane tasks like running a farm or a power plant.
27th Aug '16 9:02:29 PM DuelMark
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*** ''Film/SuicideSquad'' to ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. Both are films where the main characters are criminals who are brought together to defeat a greater evil while the primary heroes of the respective universes, those being the Justice League and the Avengers, aren't involved. Although the Guardians weren't as corrupt and willingly opposed Ronan, the Squad were criminals who were promised freedom if they helped defeat the Enchantress. For their lead females, Gamora couldn't agree to Thanos destroying worlds, but Harley was still loyal to The Joker.. Also, the Guardians get their criminal records expunged, while the Squad do not get their promised freedom, though Deadshot does get to spend time with his daughter.
26th Aug '16 9:58:21 AM Pilomotor
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* ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'' could be seen as another SpiritualAntithesis to ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''. SAO starts on the opening day of a massively-hyped VRMMORPG, but thousands of players become trapped in the game, and are told by the creator that they can only escape the game by beating the highest level of the dungeon, and if they die in the game, they die in real life. Overlord starts on the ''last'' day of a once-popular VRMMORPG that is now shutting down due to its dwindling player base, and only ''one'' player gets trapped, without any explanation, in a fantasy world that's highly reminiscent of the game. In SAO, the teenage main character Kirito starts out at level 1, and spends ''years'' in the game, leveling up as part of the player base's ultimate quest to escape the game. In Overlord, the adult main character Momonga is already at the level 100 cap when he gets trapped, and he pretty much gives up on escaping on day one, preferring this new fantasy world over the life he left behind, with an unfulfilling job and no close friends or family. Kirito is a hot-headed hero with a strong moral code, reluctant to even kill serial killers in self-defense. Momonga is a cold, calculating strategist with no problem slaughtering entire armies [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans if they get in his way]].

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* ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'' could be seen as another SpiritualAntithesis to ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''. SAO starts on the opening day of a massively-hyped VRMMORPG, but thousands of players become trapped in the game, and are told by the creator that they can only escape the game by beating the highest level of the dungeon, and if they die in the game, they die in real life. Overlord starts on the ''last'' day of a once-popular VRMMORPG that is now shutting down due to its dwindling player base, and only ''one'' player gets trapped, without any explanation, in a fantasy world that's highly reminiscent of the game.game but filled with intelligent, emotional, ''real'' people instead of NPCs. In SAO, the teenage main character Kirito starts out at level 1, and spends ''years'' in the game, leveling up as part of the player base's ultimate quest to escape the game. In Overlord, the adult main character Momonga is already at the level 100 cap when he gets trapped, and he pretty much gives up on escaping on day one, preferring this new fantasy world over the life he left behind, with an unfulfilling job and no close friends or family. Kirito is a hot-headed hero with a strong moral code, reluctant to even kill serial killers in self-defense. Momonga is a cold, calculating strategist with no problem slaughtering entire armies [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans if they get in his way]].way]] or sacrificing innocent pawns to protect his secrets. At times, the contrasts are so uncanny that it seems like it was done intentionally: Kirito is a dual-wielding swordsman while Momonga is a spellcaster, which seem like total opposites, but when Momonga wants to travel incognito, he passes himself off as a dual-wielding swordsman, something he can do quite effectively with the SuperStrength and speed that comes from being level 100, although real warriors recognize that he's [[UnskilledButStrong just swinging his swords around like an amateur]].
24th Aug '16 9:40:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBlackCompany'' by Creator/GlenCook is this for HighFantasy genre - if one assumes that typical works of HighFantasy are propaganda of the winners, then this is closer to how those events really looked like.

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* ''TheBlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' by Creator/GlenCook is this for HighFantasy genre - if one assumes that typical works of HighFantasy are propaganda of the winners, then this is closer to how those events really looked like.
23rd Aug '16 4:57:26 PM gewunomox
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* And in turn, PostGrunge was this to the original grunge. While it used a superficially similar music structure, it tended to be less experimental, more polished, and overall LighterAndSofter both lyrically and musically, allowing it to pick up fans who had grown disillusioned with the DarkerAndEdgier subject matter of grunge after Creator/KurtCobain's suicide but still liked the sound of the music.

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* And in turn, PostGrunge was this to the original grunge. While it used a superficially similar music structure, it tended to be less experimental, more polished, and overall LighterAndSofter both lyrically and musically, allowing it to pick up fans who had grown disillusioned with the DarkerAndEdgier subject matter of grunge after Creator/KurtCobain's Music/KurtCobain's suicide but still liked the sound of the music.
21st Aug '16 4:56:50 PM Pilomotor
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* ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'' could be seen as another SpiritualAntithesis to ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''. SAO starts on the opening day of a massively-hyped VRMMORPG, but thousands of players become trapped in the game, and are told by the creator that they can only escape the game by beating the highest level of the dungeon, and if they die in the game, they die in real life. Overlord starts on the ''last'' day of a once-popular VRMMORPG that is now shutting down due to its dwindling player base, and only ''one'' player gets trapped, without any explanation, in a fantasy world that's highly reminiscent of the game. In SAO, the teenage main character Kirito starts out at level 1, and spends ''years'' in the game, leveling up as part of the player base's ultimate quest to escape the game. In Overlord, the adult main character Momonga is already at the level 100 cap when he gets trapped, and he pretty much gives up on escaping on day one, preferring this new fantasy world over the life he left behind, with an unfulfilling job and no close friends or family. Kirito is a hot-headed hero with a strong moral code, reluctant to even kill serial killers in self-defense. Momonga is a cold, calculating strategist with no problem slaughtering entire armies [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans if they get in his way]].
20th Aug '16 2:39:56 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Part of the reason that the Afro is considered a culturally significant hairstyle is that it was conceived as an antithesis of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conk the conk]], which had previously been the most popular hairstyle among blacks from the 1920's to the 1950's. Where the conk involved artificially straightening naturally "kinky" hair with corrosive chemicals (implicitly in an effort to adopt a more "white" hairstyle), the Afro grew directly out of the Black Pride movement in the 1960's, and it involved emphasizing the natural curl and volume of black people's hair. Even the Afro's name alludes to this: it's an abbreviation of "Afro-American", the label that many people involved in the Black Pride movement adopted for themselves, wanting to express pride in their African roots.

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* Part of the reason that why the Afro is considered a culturally significant hairstyle is that it was conceived as an antithesis of to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conk the conk]], which had previously been the most popular hairstyle among blacks black men in the US from the 1920's to 1920s through the 1950's. '50s. Where the conk involved artificially straightening naturally "kinky" hair with corrosive chemicals (implicitly in an effort to adopt a more "white" hairstyle), the Afro grew directly out of the Black Pride Power movement in the 1960's, 1960s as a backlash, and it involved emphasizing the natural curl and volume of black people's hair. Even the Afro's name alludes to this: it's an abbreviation of "Afro-American", the label that many people involved in the Black Pride Power movement adopted for themselves, wanting to express pride in their African roots.
15th Aug '16 1:29:47 PM mlsmithca
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** The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise in general (even the LighterAndSofter entries to a degree) is arguably an antithesis of what Creator/GeneRoddenberry's work in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' represented. If there are strange new worlds to see in the Universal Century for instance, expect them to have a lot of the same problems we deal with on Earth.

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** The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise in general (even the LighterAndSofter entries to a degree) is arguably an antithesis of what Creator/GeneRoddenberry's work in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' represented. If there are strange new worlds to see in the Universal Century for instance, expect them to have a lot of the same problems we deal with on Earth.



* Arguably ''[[{{ComicBook/Legacy}} Star Wars Legacy]]'' is this to ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords Knights Of The Old Republic II]]''. Whereas KOTRII is an unrelenting and ruthless deconstruction that simply tears apart and criticizes the ''Star Wars'' universe, ''Legacy'' deconstructs the setting only to than examine the positive aspects of it (as opposed to bringing strong focus on the negative) and [[{{Reconstruction}} puts it back together]].

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* Arguably ''[[{{ComicBook/Legacy}} Star Wars Legacy]]'' is this to ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords Knights Of The Old Republic II]]''. Whereas KOTRII is an unrelenting and ruthless deconstruction that simply tears apart and criticizes the ''Star Wars'' universe, ''Legacy'' deconstructs the setting only to than examine the positive aspects of it (as opposed to bringing strong focus on the negative) and [[{{Reconstruction}} puts it back together]].



* Arguably, ''Film/PumpUpTheVolume'' is the SpiritualAntithesis to ''Film/{{Heathers}}''. In many ways, the later film is the sort of earnest, teen-issue-centred angsty melodrama the earlier film both deconstructed and parodied.

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* Arguably, ''Film/PumpUpTheVolume'' is the SpiritualAntithesis to ''Film/{{Heathers}}''. In many ways, the later film is the sort of earnest, teen-issue-centred angsty melodrama the earlier film both deconstructed and parodied.



* ''Series/DuckDynasty'' is arguably this to ''Series/HereComesHoneyBooboo''. Both shows deal with Southern people who would often be stereotyped as "white trash." However, where Honey Booboo is shown as exactly the stereotype, the cast of Duck Dynasty are shown as extremely successful ''because'' of their culture.

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* ''Series/DuckDynasty'' is arguably this to ''Series/HereComesHoneyBooboo''. Both shows deal with Southern people who would often be stereotyped as "white trash." However, where Honey Booboo is shown as exactly the stereotype, the cast of Duck Dynasty are shown as extremely successful ''because'' of their culture.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is this to the first 3 seasons of WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants. It shares a writing team and a few similarities in characters to the original seasons of [=SpongeBob=], but goes in a different direction and focuses on character development and is much deeper than that of [=SpongeBob=], especially in later seasons.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is this to the first 3 seasons of WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants.''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. It shares a writing team and a few similarities in characters to the original seasons of [=SpongeBob=], but goes in a different direction and focuses on character development and is much deeper than that of [=SpongeBob=], especially in later seasons.
10th Aug '16 10:47:09 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Sean O'Neal of The A.V. Club [[http://www.avclub.com/article/1996-fox-news-and-daily-show-made-politics-spectat-240530 discussed this]] with regards to the Creator/FoxNewsChannel and ''Series/TheDailyShow'', a pair of TV news 'alternatives' that were both launched in 1996. Fox News saw itself as a corrective to perceived bias in the American news media, its audience was dominated by the baby boomers, and its commentary ran on righteous indignation and moral outrage. ''Daily Show'' host Creator/JonStewart, meanwhile, always insisted that he was a comedian rather than a journalist, but regardless, the show came to be seen, especially by the millennials and Gen-Xers who made up most of its audience, as a corrective to the "gut feelings over facts" nature of modern journalism that its viewers saw exemplified in Fox News. Furthermore, while Fox News was a decidedly conservative-leaning outlet, ''The Daily Show'' was just as stridently liberal-leaning. However, O'Neal concludes that, despite these differences, the two were ultimately [[NotSoDifferent two sides of the same coin]] in how they contributed to a blurring of the line between news and entertainment and to a general cynicism of the media and politics, Fox News by getting middle-aged and older people to see liberal journalists and politicians as untrustworthy, and ''The Daily Show'' by getting younger people to see ''all'' journalists and politicians as buffoons. He held up the debate between Stewart and Fox News pundit [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] in 2012 as the pinnacle of this, with the debate ultimately being as much a spectacle as it was a serious discussion -- which was [[http://entertainment.time.com/2012/10/07/the-stewart-oreilly-debate-an-inside-view-of-a-seriously-hilarious-rumble/ precisely what Stewart and O'Reilly intended.]]

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* Sean O'Neal of The A.V. Club [[http://www.avclub.com/article/1996-fox-news-and-daily-show-made-politics-spectat-240530 discussed this]] with regards to the Creator/FoxNewsChannel and ''Series/TheDailyShow'', a pair of TV news 'alternatives' that were both launched in 1996. Fox News saw itself as a corrective to perceived bias in the American news media, its audience was dominated by the baby boomers, and its commentary ran on righteous indignation and moral outrage. ''Daily Show'' host Creator/JonStewart, meanwhile, always insisted that he was a comedian rather than a journalist, but regardless, the show came to be seen, especially by the millennials and Gen-Xers who made up most of its audience, as a corrective to the "gut feelings over facts" nature of modern journalism that that, during the show's height in the '00s, its viewers saw exemplified in Fox News. Furthermore, while Fox News was a decidedly conservative-leaning outlet, ''The Daily Show'' was just as stridently liberal-leaning. \\\
However, O'Neal concludes that, despite these differences, the two were ultimately [[NotSoDifferent two sides of the same coin]] in how they contributed to a blurring of the line between news and entertainment and to a general cynicism of the media and politics, Fox News by getting middle-aged and older people to see liberal journalists and politicians as untrustworthy, and ''The Daily Show'' by getting younger people to see ''all'' journalists and politicians as buffoons. He held up the debate between Stewart and Fox News pundit [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] in 2012 as the pinnacle of this, with the debate ultimately being as much a spectacle {{spectacle}} as it was a serious discussion -- which was [[http://entertainment.time.com/2012/10/07/the-stewart-oreilly-debate-an-inside-view-of-a-seriously-hilarious-rumble/ precisely what Stewart and O'Reilly intended.]]
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