History Main / TheDungAges

17th Apr '18 10:14:37 AM pointycatears
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', the regular peasantry of Mewni live in dirty squalor, in contrast to the shining, magic-fuel royal palace.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', the regular peasantry of Mewni live in dirty squalor, in contrast to the shining, magic-fuel royal palace. It's one of the first hints that Mewni [[CrapsaccharineWorld isn't as great as it seems...]]
11th Apr '18 12:25:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[ItMakesSenseInContext He returns for another public execution]] in Paris in 1793. Things have not progressed much.

to:

* ** [[ItMakesSenseInContext He returns for another public execution]] in Paris in 1793. Things have not progressed much.



10th Apr '18 4:36:00 PM AgProv
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* James Clavell's novels are explicit on the mutual CultureShock between West and East. ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' sees the ValuesDissonance between Blackthorne's Dutch sailors and their unwilling hosts in mediaeval Japan. The westerners consider three baths in a lifetime is a sufficiency and come from cities where it is common to sling ''all'' your waste and refuse into the street. the Japanese have other ideas. Their first action is to have Blackthorne forcibly bathed and his clothing taken away, at arm's length, for incineration. blackthorne learns to adapt and bring his personal hygeine up to Japanese levels. His crew do not - they end up in the ghetto set aside, and preferably downwind, for the ''Eta'', the Untouchable caste who do all the dirty work. even the Eta are revulsed by typical Western standards of cleanliness...

to:

* James Clavell's novels are explicit on the mutual CultureShock between West and East. ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' sees the ValuesDissonance between Blackthorne's Dutch sailors and their unwilling hosts in mediaeval Japan. The westerners Westerners consider three baths in a lifetime is a sufficiency and come from cities where it is common to sling ''all'' your waste and refuse into the street. the The Japanese have other ideas. Their first action is to have Blackthorne forcibly bathed and his clothing taken away, at arm's length, for incineration. blackthorne Blackthorne learns to adapt and bring his personal hygeine hygiene up to Japanese levels. His crew do not - they end up in the ghetto set aside, and preferably downwind, for the ''Eta'', the Untouchable caste who do all the dirty work. even Even the Eta are revulsed by typical Western standards of cleanliness...
10th Apr '18 4:33:58 PM AgProv
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/JamesClavell's novels are explicit on the mutual CultureShock between West and East. ''literature'{{Shogun}}'' sees the ValuesDissonance between Blackthorne's Dutch sailors and their unwilling hosts in mediaeval Japan. The westerners consider three baths in a lifetime is a sufficiency and come from cities where it is common to sling ''all'' your waste and refuse into the street. the Japanese have other ideas. Their first action is to have Blackthorne forcibly bathed and his clothing taken away, at arm's length, for incineration. blackthorne learns to adapt and bring his personal hygeine up to Japanese levels. His crew do not - they end up in the ghetto set aside, and preferably downwind, for the ''Eta'', the Untouchable caste who do all the dirty work. even the Eta are revulsed by typical Western standards of cleanliness...

to:

* Creator/JamesClavell's James Clavell's novels are explicit on the mutual CultureShock between West and East. ''literature'{{Shogun}}'' ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' sees the ValuesDissonance between Blackthorne's Dutch sailors and their unwilling hosts in mediaeval Japan. The westerners consider three baths in a lifetime is a sufficiency and come from cities where it is common to sling ''all'' your waste and refuse into the street. the Japanese have other ideas. Their first action is to have Blackthorne forcibly bathed and his clothing taken away, at arm's length, for incineration. blackthorne learns to adapt and bring his personal hygeine up to Japanese levels. His crew do not - they end up in the ghetto set aside, and preferably downwind, for the ''Eta'', the Untouchable caste who do all the dirty work. even the Eta are revulsed by typical Western standards of cleanliness...
10th Apr '18 4:32:42 PM AgProv
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Creator/JamesClavell's novels are explicit on the mutual CultureShock between West and East. ''literature'{{Shogun}}'' sees the ValuesDissonance between Blackthorne's Dutch sailors and their unwilling hosts in mediaeval Japan. The westerners consider three baths in a lifetime is a sufficiency and come from cities where it is common to sling ''all'' your waste and refuse into the street. the Japanese have other ideas. Their first action is to have Blackthorne forcibly bathed and his clothing taken away, at arm's length, for incineration. blackthorne learns to adapt and bring his personal hygeine up to Japanese levels. His crew do not - they end up in the ghetto set aside, and preferably downwind, for the ''Eta'', the Untouchable caste who do all the dirty work. even the Eta are revulsed by typical Western standards of cleanliness...
7th Mar '18 11:21:30 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:350:[[ComicBook/VanNulTotNu http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_dung_ages2.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Those were ''really'' shitty times.]]

to:

[[quoteright:350:[[ComicBook/VanNulTotNu [[quoteright:320:[[ComicBook/VanNulTotNu http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_dung_ages2.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Those [[caption-width-right:320:Those were ''really'' shitty times.]]
7th Feb '18 12:43:20 PM BattleMaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Refugee camps in ''any'' era are usually reminiscent of this trope, as hygiene is the ''last'' thing that desperate, weary people fleeing starvation and violence are going to worry about.

to:

* Refugee camps in ''any'' era are usually reminiscent of this trope, as hygiene is the ''last'' thing that desperate, weary people fleeing starvation camps are often overcrowded and violence are going with limited resources, often leading to worry about.disease outbreaks.
4th Feb '18 3:30:35 PM luisedgarf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[caption-width-right:350:Those were shitty times.]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:350:Those were ''really'' shitty times.]]
4th Feb '18 9:42:57 AM PsychedelicAnopheline
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Likely untrue. The historical Ahmad ibn Fadlan expressed disgust at how his Norse hosts shared the same bowl to wash, but it is ambiguous whether he meant that they also passed along the same water or refilled it between uses. Either would still have been considered unsanitary by his culture's standards.

to:

*** **** Likely untrue. The historical Ahmad ibn Fadlan (On whose accounts that scene was based) expressed disgust at how his Norse hosts shared the same bowl to wash, but it is ambiguous whether he meant that they also passed along the same water or refilled it between uses. Either would still have been considered unsanitary by his culture's standards.
4th Feb '18 9:41:27 AM PsychedelicAnopheline
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

**** Likely untrue. The historical Ahmad ibn Fadlan expressed disgust at how his Norse hosts shared the same bowl to wash, but it is ambiguous whether he meant that they also passed along the same water or refilled it between uses. Either would still have been considered unsanitary by his culture's standards.
This list shows the last 10 events of 181. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheDungAges