History Main / ThePollyanna

27th Apr '17 4:10:28 AM jormis29
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* Wrestling/JillianHall counts. Despite virtually everyone on the roster complaining about her HollywoodToneDeaf gimmick, every week or so Jillian would be out all smiles ready to sing for the audience again. This is especially glaring when you consider everything her character has gone through - losing her Divas' title two minutes after winning it, being dissed by every single celebrity guest host on Raw (including the Osbournes, Music/{{Jewel}}, Wayne Brady), being one-upped by a conniving pair of twins for weeks and being on a losing streak for three years of her career.

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* Wrestling/JillianHall counts. Despite virtually everyone on the roster complaining about her HollywoodToneDeaf gimmick, every week or so Jillian would be out all smiles ready to sing for the audience again. This is especially glaring when you consider everything her character has gone through - losing her Divas' title two minutes after winning it, being dissed by every single celebrity guest host on Raw (including the Osbournes, Music/{{Jewel}}, Wayne Brady), Creator/WayneBrady), being one-upped by a conniving pair of twins for weeks and being on a losing streak for three years of her career.
26th Feb '17 3:19:15 PM WillKeaton
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* What Pollyanna calls "the glad game" and others call "counting their blessings" is a coping mechanism that Felix Clay calls "trivializing adversity" in ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-ways-we-dont-realize-we-suck-at-coping-with-adversity/ 4 Ways We Don't Realize We Suck at Coping With Adversity]].

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* What Pollyanna calls "the glad game" and others call "counting their blessings" is a coping mechanism that Felix Clay calls "trivializing adversity" in ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-ways-we-dont-realize-we-suck-at-coping-with-adversity/ 4 Ways We Don't Realize We Suck at Coping With Adversity]].Adversity.]]
15th Jan '17 12:01:42 PM GregPagano
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Contrast StepfordSmiler where this trope is just a facade. KnightInSourArmor for someone with a similar attitude but a lot more snark and pessimism. Polar opposite of TheEeyore and BrokenBird.

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Contrast StepfordSmiler where this trope is just a facade.facade and JadeColoredGlasses, its polar counterpart. KnightInSourArmor for someone with a similar attitude but a lot more snark and pessimism. Polar opposite of TheEeyore and BrokenBird.
7th Jan '17 2:03:01 PM DaibhidC
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7th Jan '17 2:02:43 PM DaibhidC
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* Arthur in ''Radio/CabinPressure'', who, after years as an air steward, is still absurdly excited about taking off, and ''even more excited'' by take-off delays, since it means you get more of a build-up to the actual take-off, and describes absolutely everything as "brilliant". [[spoiler: Except his father, and the possibility of someone leaving MJN Air]].

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* Arthur in ''Radio/CabinPressure'', who, after years as an air steward, is still absurdly excited about taking off, and ''even more excited'' by take-off delays, since it means you get more of a build-up to the actual take-off, and describes absolutely everything as "brilliant". [[spoiler: Except his father, and the possibility of someone leaving MJN Air]].
Air closing. Although even there, he manages to find ''something'' to be cheerful about, namely his new career as an ice-cream man]].
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7th Jan '17 2:01:37 PM DaibhidC
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* Arthur in ''Radio/CabinPressure'', who, after years as an air steward, is still absurdly excited about taking off, and ''even more excited'' by take-off delays, since it means you get more of a build-up to the actual take-off, and describes absolutely everything as "brilliant". [[spoiler: Except his father, and the possibility of someone leaving MJN Air]].
19th Dec '16 11:53:19 AM mimetic
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* ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'': Parodied with Elder McKinley (and, frankly, the majority of the cast).

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* ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'': Parodied with Elder McKinley [=McKinley=] (and, frankly, the majority of the cast).
19th Dec '16 11:52:18 AM mimetic
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* ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'': Parodied with Elder McKinley (and, frankly, the majority of the cast).
12th Oct '16 4:12:36 AM Morgenthaler
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The TropeNamer is the title character of Eleanor Porter's 1913 novel ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'', who was made famous in the 1960 Walt Disney movie, and was mocked by Alan Moore in the aforementioned throwaway joke in the pages of ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. However, it was popularized over a century earlier by Dr. Pangloss from the novel (and later Broadway musical) ''{{Candide}}'', who is always explaining why getting kidnapped by pirates or sold into slavery is ultimately for the best. Indeed, the adjective [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Panglossian Panglossian]] has been in use since the 1800s.

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The TropeNamer is the title character of Eleanor Porter's 1913 novel ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'', who was made famous in the 1960 Walt Disney movie, and was mocked by Alan Moore in the aforementioned throwaway joke in the pages of ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. However, it was popularized over a century earlier by Dr. Pangloss from the novel (and later Broadway musical) ''{{Candide}}'', ''Literature/{{Candide}}'', who is always explaining why getting kidnapped by pirates or sold into slavery is ultimately for the best. Indeed, the adjective [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Panglossian Panglossian]] has been in use since the 1800s.
21st Sep '16 1:09:54 PM intastiel
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* Mia in ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' is an eight-year-old orphan girl who [[OrphansOrdeal lived on the streets]], watches her [[DoomedHometown hometown]] get incinerated, and joins a group of {{Card Carrying Villain}}s led by a murderous demon. She's also the most relentlessly cheerful person in the story, trading her magical talents to the demon for things like a personal tree fort. It reaches troubling levels when she treats fights to the death like an exciting game, since "People die all the time!"
* Matty Quigley in ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' bounces back from being blinded, witnessing his mother's torturous death, going on the run with his father, and encountering some truly monstrous human traffickers with relentless good cheer. As a member of the Platinum caste, he knows he'll die of old age at 30, so he has a philosophy of taking life as it comes and not thinking about the bad parts.
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