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9th Apr '16 10:17:59 AM moonbooty
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* ButNotTooWhite: Despite increased awareness of skin cancer, tan skin was still in full swing as a beauty standard in this decade, as demonstrated by the likes of Carmen Electra, Creator/JessicaAlba and Creator/ParisHilton, among others.

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* ButNotTooWhite: Despite increased awareness of skin cancer, tan skin was still returned from the TheSeventies in full swing as a beauty standard in this decade, as demonstrated by the likes of Carmen Electra, Creator/JessicaAlba and Creator/ParisHilton, among others.



* PrettyBoy: The dominant standard of male beauty, even more than in the 90s. A backlash against this led to many Western men in the '10s growing out their beards.

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* PrettyBoy: The dominant standard of male beauty, even more than beauty in the 90s. this decade. A backlash reaction against this led to many Western men in the '10s growing out their beards. beards.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Many, many subcultures in this decade focused on this look, as a continuation from {{goth}} and punk, and to go against the tanned, blonde look which was popular in the mainstream at the time. This is the reverse but quite similar to the Ganguro fashion in '90s Japan, in which focused on tanned skin and bleached hair to rebel against the traditional Japanese beauty standard of white skin, black hair and modest beauty. Ganguro died out in this decade because in Japan, pale skin became even ''more'' desired with the influence of its pop singers and the rise of alternative fashion that focuses on [[{{Moe}} cuteness and innocence.]]
5th Apr '16 11:23:23 PM KimiFW
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* EmoMusic: The music movement had slowely building in popularity throughout the 90's thanks to bands like Weezer and Get Up Kids, but in the 2000's it really broke through into the mainstream after it cross pollinated with goth and metal music thanks to bands like Music/{{AFI}}, Music/{{Thursday}}, Music/MyChemicalRomance, and Music/TakingBackSunday. It then sustained its popularity through the end of the decade thanks to Emo-Pop bands like Music/FallOutBoy, {{Panic! at The Disco}} and Music/{{Paramore}}. It evolved into the alternative rock genre of choice for most teens of the era along with Indie Pop and {{Nu Metal}}

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* EmoMusic: The music movement had slowely building in popularity throughout the 90's thanks to bands like Weezer and Get Up Kids, but in the 2000's it really broke through into the mainstream after it cross pollinated with goth and metal music thanks to bands like Music/{{AFI}}, Music/{{Thursday}}, Music/MyChemicalRomance, and Music/TakingBackSunday. It then sustained its popularity through the end of the decade thanks to Emo-Pop bands like Music/FallOutBoy, {{Panic! at The Disco}} Music/PanicAtTheDisco, and Music/{{Paramore}}. It evolved into the alternative rock genre of choice for most teens of the era along with Indie Pop and {{Nu Metal}}
5th Apr '16 11:13:01 PM KimiFW
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* AllCGICartoon: Disney and other animation companies abandoned traditional animation during this decade, though towards the end of the decade there was some hope that the two might coexist. Of course, anime is stronger than ever before and still averts this trope for the most part. Furthermore, this form finally began to break down the AllAnimationIsDisney stereotype beginning with DreamworksAnimation hitting the big time with their 2001 smash hit CGI feature, ''{{Shrek}}'', becoming the first real feature animation company to challenge Disney over the long term, although it would have a period of artistic decline until it came roaring back in 2008 with a new quality commitment in 2008 with ''Film/KungFuPanda''.
** Interestingly, Stop-Motion animation has also received a re-invigoration, as it's become apparent that some aesthetics are better suited to Stop-motion than CG (one of the best examples being ''Flushed Away'', which had the character designs of an [[/index]]Creator/AardmanAnimations[[index]] character, but were CG - audiences generally said the animation looked weird because of it. It also may have something to do with genre, as darker, spookier family movies are often stop-motion - TimBurton has had mainstream success with TheCorpseBride, and 2008's Coraline was also stop-motion.

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* AllCGICartoon: Disney and other animation companies abandoned traditional animation during this decade, though towards the end of the decade there was some hope that the two might coexist. Of course, anime is stronger than ever before and still averts this trope for the most part. Furthermore, this form finally began to break down the AllAnimationIsDisney stereotype beginning with DreamworksAnimation hitting the big time with their 2001 smash hit CGI feature, ''{{Shrek}}'', becoming the first real feature animation company to challenge Disney over the long term, although it would have a period of artistic decline until it came roaring back in 2008 with a new quality commitment in 2008 with ''Film/KungFuPanda''.''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''.
** Interestingly, Stop-Motion animation has also received a re-invigoration, as it's become apparent that some aesthetics are better suited to Stop-motion than CG (one of the best examples being ''Flushed Away'', which had the character designs of an [[/index]]Creator/AardmanAnimations[[index]] character, but were CG - audiences generally said the animation looked weird because of it. It also may have something to do with genre, as darker, spookier family movies are often stop-motion - TimBurton has had mainstream success with TheCorpseBride, ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', and 2008's Coraline ''{{WesternAnimation/Coraline}}'' was also stop-motion.
5th Apr '16 1:05:31 PM moonbooty
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* PrettyBoy: The dominant standard of male beauty, even more than in the 90s. Backlash against this (mostly from hipsters) led to many men in the '10s growing out their beards.

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* PrettyBoy: The dominant standard of male beauty, even more than in the 90s. Backlash A backlash against this (mostly from hipsters) led to many Western men in the '10s growing out their beards.
5th Apr '16 12:52:42 PM moonbooty
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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Homosexuality lost [[HideYourGays just enough taboo]] for pop culture to start shamelessly, abundantly mining this for {{fanservice.}} Especially on reality shows (as the first episode of reality TV parody ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' demonstrated.) This is when the SweepsWeekLesbianKiss really took off.

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Homosexuality lost [[HideYourGays just enough taboo]] for pop culture to start shamelessly, abundantly mining this for {{fanservice.}} {{fanservice}}. Especially on reality shows (as the first episode of reality TV parody ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' demonstrated.) This is when the SweepsWeekLesbianKiss really took off.
5th Apr '16 12:52:00 PM moonbooty
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%%* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Especially on reality shows .

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%%* * GirlOnGirlIsHot: Homosexuality lost [[HideYourGays just enough taboo]] for pop culture to start shamelessly, abundantly mining this for {{fanservice.}} Especially on reality shows .shows (as the first episode of reality TV parody ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' demonstrated.) This is when the SweepsWeekLesbianKiss really took off.


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* PrettyBoy: The dominant standard of male beauty, even more than in the 90s. Backlash against this (mostly from hipsters) led to many men in the '10s growing out their beards.
29th Mar '16 10:05:04 PM Mr.French
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Now has [[UsefulNotes/TheOughts Useful Notes]] and [[YMMV/TurnOfTheMillennium YMMV]] pages.

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Now has a [[UsefulNotes/TheOughts Useful Notes]] and [[YMMV/TurnOfTheMillennium YMMV]] pages.
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13th Mar '16 1:21:27 PM shokoshu
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Conversely, the September 11 attacks served as a horrifically crippling blow to America's psyche, causing one of the longest (and most infamous) TooSoon periods. People had become highly sensitive to concepts such as pyrotechnical violence, the destruction of skyscrapers, and terrorism, leading to the censoring and/or banning of a lot of past media that [[FunnyAneurismMoment fell in]] [[HarsherInHindsight bad taste]] in the wake of the attacks. The live action TV drama ''{{Series/Fringe}}'' can be credited with ending this period via a twist-ending season finale where one of the main characters winds up in a parallel universe, in which the White House was destroyed on 9/11 instead of the World Trade Center. September 11 still remains a sensitive subject in media today, with most references to it being for serious or dramatic purposes.

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Conversely, the September 11 attacks served as a horrifically crippling blow to America's psyche, causing one of the longest (and most infamous) TooSoon periods. People had become highly sensitive to concepts such as pyrotechnical violence, the destruction of skyscrapers, and terrorism, leading to the censoring and/or banning of a lot of past media that [[FunnyAneurismMoment [[FunnyAneurysmMoment fell in]] [[HarsherInHindsight bad taste]] in the wake of the attacks. The live action TV drama ''{{Series/Fringe}}'' can be credited with ending this period via a twist-ending season finale where one of the main characters winds up in a parallel universe, in which the White House was destroyed on 9/11 instead of the World Trade Center. September 11 still remains a sensitive subject in media today, with most references to it being for serious or dramatic purposes.
24th Feb '16 4:55:09 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood reached previously ''inconceivable'' heights - pretty much every year at least two movies would gross over $750 million and, by the end of the decade, at least one each year would surpass the billion dollar mark. In 2002, for the first time, [[Film/SpiderMan1 a movie]] made more than $100 million just on its opening weekend. Thanks to new computer technology, most of these were incredibly expensive, CGI-packed extravaganzas, with superhero movies (like ''Film/SpiderMan1'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'') and fantasy epics (such as ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy and the ''Film/HarryPotter'' series) being the dominant genres in terms of box office success. Much of the reason why studios began to concentrate so hard on these types of movies was to keep drawing in an audience despite the [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil advent of digital piracy]] during this decade; if there was so much stuff on screen, the experience would be lost if it wasn't seen on a big screen. Pretty similar to how studios in TheFifties tried to keep audiences away from television with 3-D and widescreen, really. Thanks to the size and scope of these films, smaller movies like comedies and romances lost their box office power, with some major figures in the movie world wondering if soon cinema would be entirely dominated by these colossal spectacles and people would lose interest in more down-to-earth movies. However, {{digital piracy|IsOkay}}, {{Creator/Netflix}}, and movie websites such as Website/RottenTomatoes have brought attention to indie movies and foreign films which many people wouldn't have previously discovered, even if this didn't help these movies make a profit in theaters. Well, with one major exception - the martial arts film ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' became the first foreign-language movie to gross over $100 million in the United States.

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UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood reached previously ''inconceivable'' heights - pretty much every year at least two movies would gross over $750 million and, by the end of the decade, at least one each year would surpass the billion dollar mark. In 2002, for the first time, [[Film/SpiderMan1 a movie]] made more than $100 million just on its opening weekend. Thanks to new computer technology, most of these were incredibly expensive, CGI-packed extravaganzas, with superhero movies (like ''Film/SpiderMan1'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'') and fantasy epics (such as ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy and the''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy, the ''Film/HarryPotter'' series and the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series) being the dominant genres in terms of box office success. Much of the reason why studios began to concentrate so hard on these types of movies was to keep drawing in an audience despite the [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil advent of digital piracy]] during this decade; if there was so much stuff on screen, the experience would be lost if it wasn't seen on a big screen. Pretty similar to how studios in TheFifties tried to keep audiences away from television with 3-D and widescreen, really. Thanks to the size and scope of these films, smaller movies like comedies and romances lost their box office power, with some major figures in the movie world wondering if soon cinema would be entirely dominated by these colossal spectacles and people would lose interest in more down-to-earth movies. However, {{digital piracy|IsOkay}}, {{Creator/Netflix}}, and movie websites such as Website/RottenTomatoes have brought attention to indie movies and foreign films which many people wouldn't have previously discovered, even if this didn't help these movies make a profit in theaters. Well, with one major exception - the martial arts film ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' became the first foreign-language movie to gross over $100 million in the United States.
24th Feb '16 4:47:49 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* KidCom: Both Disney and Nickelodeon shifted the focus of their networks to focus on "Tweencoms" and building franchises around [[MileyCyrus the]] [[MirandaCosgrove stars]] [[SelenaGomez of]] [[VictoriaJustice their]] [[DemiLovato shows.]]

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* KidCom: Both Disney and Nickelodeon shifted the focus of their networks to focus on "Tweencoms" and building franchises around [[MileyCyrus the]] [[MirandaCosgrove stars]] [[SelenaGomez of]] [[VictoriaJustice [[Music/JonasBrothers their]] [[DemiLovato shows.]]
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