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16th Mar '18 1:05:53 PM KingLyger
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* The first animated film to popularise AnachronismStew - ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' - had a justification for it that its numerous imitators ignore. The Genie is implied to be a time traveller, [[TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson which is why he makes a lot of contemporary pop culture references]].

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* The first animated film to popularise AnachronismStew - ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' - had a justification for it that its numerous imitators ignore. The reason that TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson is because Genie is implied has the power to be a time traveller, [[TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson look through time, which is why he makes a lot of contemporary pop culture references]].references.
13th Feb '18 7:43:49 PM Kuruni
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* NoelCoward is famous for his light comedies of manners set in upper class drawing rooms where warring couples spend the play hurling witty comments at each other. So a play in which the couple are both deeply damaged individuals in which the man is concealing a drug addiction and possibly repressed homosexuality while the woman is indulging in a stream of meaningless love affairs with much younger men...oh and the couple are not lovers but mother and son (for extra Freudian undertones). Sounds like a DarkerAndEdgier deconstruction of Coward's plays, right? The play is the actually The Vortex and was one of Noel Cowards earliest plays, written well before the drawing room comedies with which he made his name.

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* NoelCoward Creator/NoelCoward is famous for his light comedies of manners set in upper class drawing rooms where warring couples spend the play hurling witty comments at each other. So a play in which the couple are both deeply damaged individuals in which the man is concealing a drug addiction and possibly repressed homosexuality while the woman is indulging in a stream of meaningless love affairs with much younger men...oh and the couple are not lovers but mother and son (for extra Freudian undertones). Sounds like a DarkerAndEdgier deconstruction of Coward's plays, right? The play is the actually The Vortex and was one of Noel Cowards earliest plays, written well before the drawing room comedies with which he made his name.
13th Feb '18 12:20:35 PM Culfycavy
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* NoelCoward is famous for his light comedies of manners set in upper class drawing rooms where warring couples spend the play hurling witty comments at each other. So a play in which the couple are both deeply damaged individuals in which the man is concealing a drug addiction and possibly repressed homosexuality while the woman is indulging in a stream of meaningless love affairs with much younger men...oh and the couple are not lovers but mother and son (for extra Freudian undertones). Sounds like a DarkerAndEdgier deconstruction of Coward's plays, right? The play is the actually The Vortex and was one of Noel Cowards earliest plays, written well before the drawing room comedies with which he made his name.
19th Jan '18 6:57:50 AM StFan
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* Steve Harvey, a pioneer of the WhiteDudeBlackDude routine, went to great lengths to show how the Black Dude was just as messed up and irrational as his white counterpart, as his antics were likely to have him end up in far worse shape than if he wasn't so focused on the 'Black' way of doing things.
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* Somebody who thinks that celebrity tabloids are nothing but vapid, pointless gossip would likely be shocked if they were to read old issues of ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidential_(magazine) Confidential]]'', the magazine that invented the modern celebrity tabloid in TheFifties. It was as gossipy as any of its heirs, but its reporting on celebrity misdeeds was meant to serve a point: namely, to whip up outrage and moral indignation about the [[HorribleHollywood 'corruption' in Hollywood]] through muckraking journalism of a sort that they felt the rest of the press was too afraid to touch. In particular, it was a driver of UsefulNotes/TheHollywoodBlacklist, with editor Howard Rushmore (who had previously been a director of research for Senator Joe [=McCarthy=] himself) seeking to destroy alleged communists and fellow travelers in Hollywood by smearing them as sexual deviants. For all the stereotypes of the tabloids being major players in the HollywoodHypeMachine, they were originally a reactionary effort to demolish that system.

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* Somebody who thinks that celebrity tabloids are nothing but vapid, pointless gossip would likely be shocked if they were to read old issues of ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidential_(magazine) Confidential]]'', the magazine that invented the modern celebrity tabloid in TheFifties. It was as gossipy as any of its heirs, but its reporting on celebrity misdeeds was meant to serve a point: namely, to whip up outrage and moral indignation about the [[HorribleHollywood 'corruption' "corruption" in Hollywood]] through muckraking journalism of a sort that they felt the rest of the press was too afraid to touch. In particular, it was a driver of UsefulNotes/TheHollywoodBlacklist, with editor Howard Rushmore (who had previously been a director of research for Senator Joe [=McCarthy=] himself) seeking to destroy alleged communists and fellow travelers in Hollywood by smearing them as sexual deviants. For all the stereotypes of the tabloids being major players in the HollywoodHypeMachine, they were originally a reactionary effort to demolish that system.



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* Steve Harvey, a pioneer of the WhiteDudeBlackDude routine, went to great lengths to show how the Black Dude was just as messed up and irrational as his white counterpart, as his antics were likely to have him end up in far worse shape than if he wasn't so focused on the 'Black' way of doing things.
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* ''{{Theatre/Lysistrata}}'' created and named the LysistrataGambit. The play was however written as a farce; the point was to ridicule the idea of women in politics. A modern audience might however read the feminist interpretation as SeriousBusiness. Also while many depictions of this portray it as easy for the women, due to the idea AllMenArePerverts and AllWomenArePrudes, the women in Lysistrata find it just as difficult as the men and when Lysistrata first suggests the idea are horrified. The play also shows that the sex strike on its own isn't enough to stop the war; the women also seize the treasury to prevent the war from progressing, the idea being that the war is being prolonged by corrupt politicians so they have opportunities to enrich themselves. The sex strike helps but there are other factors.

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* ''{{Theatre/Lysistrata}}'' ''Theatre/{{Lysistrata}}'' created and named the LysistrataGambit. The play was however written as a farce; the point was to ridicule the idea of women in politics. A modern audience might however read the feminist interpretation as SeriousBusiness. Also while many depictions of this portray it as easy for the women, due to the idea AllMenArePerverts and AllWomenArePrudes, the women in Lysistrata find it just as difficult as the men and when Lysistrata first suggests the idea are horrified. The play also shows that the sex strike on its own isn't enough to stop the war; the women also seize the treasury to prevent the war from progressing, the idea being that the war is being prolonged by corrupt politicians so they have opportunities to enrich themselves. The sex strike helps but there are other factors.



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* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'', meanwhile, is probably the TropeCodifier for caustic criticism on the Internet, especially in the video game community. But its causticness is almost always [[AccentuateTheNegative amped up to an absurd degree]] - even while implying that he actually liked the game in question--and Yahtzee frequently diverges into ranting about his own fans or [[SelfDeprecation himself]], or rambling incoherently. The character comes off as more of an eloquent loon than a critical genius.

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* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'', meanwhile, is probably the TropeCodifier for caustic criticism on the Internet, especially in the video game community. But its causticness is almost always [[AccentuateTheNegative amped up to an absurd degree]] - -- even while implying that he actually liked the game in question--and question -- and Yahtzee frequently diverges into ranting about his own fans or [[SelfDeprecation himself]], or rambling incoherently. The character comes off as more of an eloquent loon than a critical genius.



14th Jan '18 8:52:47 PM merotoker
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The reverse of SeinfeldIsUnfunny and DeadUnicornTrope. See AudienceColoringAdaptation and LostInImitation for the process of how an idea can gradually lose nuance with new incarnations. Sister trope of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. Related to FunnyAneurysmMoment, HilariousInHindsight, and HarsherInHindsight, if it predicts a problem that won't be relevant until well after it's first shown. By definition, this kind of trope cannot have a work double as its UrExample[=/=]TropeMaker and TropeCodifier.

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The reverse of SeinfeldIsUnfunny and DeadUnicornTrope. See AudienceColoringAdaptation and LostInImitation for the process of how an idea can gradually lose nuance with new incarnations. Sister trope of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. Related to FunnyAneurysmMoment, HilariousInHindsight, and HarsherInHindsight, if it predicts a problem that won't be relevant until well after it's first shown. By definition, this kind of trope cannot have a work double as its UrExample[=/=]TropeMaker UrExample[=/=]{{Trope Maker|s}} and TropeCodifier.



* ''FanFic/TheDracoTrilogy'' [[TropeCodifier codified]] and [[TropeNamer named]] the DracoInLeatherPants trope, in which a villainous or otherwise unlikeable character from canon is depicted in a more flattering light. However, unlike most later examples, the story actually gives focus to Draco's HeelFaceTurn, explaining why he's hanging out with the good guys.

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* ''FanFic/TheDracoTrilogy'' [[TropeCodifier codified]] and [[TropeNamer [[TropeNamers named]] the DracoInLeatherPants trope, in which a villainous or otherwise unlikeable character from canon is depicted in a more flattering light. However, unlike most later examples, the story actually gives focus to Draco's HeelFaceTurn, explaining why he's hanging out with the good guys.



** This is especially evident for ''Bambi'' which became the TropeCodifier for many [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy baby forest animal]] franchises, so much many forget the ominous tone of the film, particularly the latter half where Bambi is no longer an innocent fawn, but a badass buck that nearly perishes repeatedly against a storm of rivals, hunting threats and natural disasters. There are also at least two deaths in the film, neither of which are a DisneyVillainDeath. It is telling that [[Disney/BambiII the midquel]] released over half a century later is LighterAndSofter with more cute banter, though even then follows the unexpectedly dark construction of the original far more than nearly any of the film's copycats did within that time.

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** This is especially evident for ''Bambi'' which became the TropeCodifier for many [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy baby forest animal]] franchises, so much many forget the ominous tone of the film, particularly the latter half where Bambi is no longer an innocent fawn, but a badass buck that nearly perishes repeatedly against a storm of rivals, hunting threats and natural disasters. There are also at least two deaths in the film, neither of which are a DisneyVillainDeath. It is telling that [[Disney/BambiII the midquel]] [[SequelGap released over half a century later later]] is LighterAndSofter with more cute banter, though even then follows the unexpectedly dark construction of the original far more than nearly any of the film's copycats did within that time.



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* Theatre/{{Macbeth}}: LadyMacbeth defined the trope for women who drive their less ambitious husbands to villainy, but the {{Trope Namer|s}} is quickly driven mad by her guilt, and the pressure of intrigue.

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* Theatre/{{Macbeth}}: ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'': LadyMacbeth defined the trope for women who drive their less ambitious husbands to villainy, but the {{Trope Namer|s}} is quickly driven mad by her guilt, and the pressure of intrigue.
8th Jan '18 4:37:39 PM Luigiofthegods
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Because the work was the trope maker, it could freely explore the ramifications of the trope before it [[TropeCodifier solidified]] (or in some cases, congealed) into its current form. It seems like a deconstruction, but at the time there was no trope to deconstruct; there was just an interesting idea to explore. It wasn't expected to conform to a certain pattern because the pattern had not yet been established. The trope could have taken on its current form for many reasons: the imitators could have been part of the MisaimedFandom of the work they drew inspiration from; they may have consciously decided that the original was unsatisfying and thus needed to be LighterAndSofter or DarkerAndEdgier; later appearances of the trope may have [[TropeDecay decayed]] (or been {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed) compared to the original, defining appearance; they may simply have decided to take what they wanted from the story, and calling the original their inspiration caused people to assume the original was similar plotwise; or the imitators may not have had the talent required to depict the trope with the same depth that the original author did. After all, frequently a genius invents the trope and works it out with skill, and the [[LostInImitation hacks come after]], only able to [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks vaguely copy it]] or intentionally simplify it to make it easier to work with.

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Because the work was the trope maker, it could freely explore the ramifications of the trope before it [[TropeCodifier solidified]] (or in some cases, congealed) into its current form. It seems like a deconstruction, but at the time there was no trope to deconstruct; there was just an interesting idea to explore. It wasn't expected to conform to a certain pattern because the pattern had not yet been established. It's like showing a chair to someone who doesn't know a thing about the concept and asking them to describe it; without understanding the primary characteristics of what makes a chair "a chair", they draw from all of their observations, like the material it's made of or its specific shape - the fact that it makes for a nice sitting apparatus may cross their minds, but only as one factor among many. The trope could have taken on its current form for many reasons: the imitators could have been part of the MisaimedFandom of the work they drew inspiration from; they may have consciously decided that the original was unsatisfying and thus needed to be LighterAndSofter or DarkerAndEdgier; later appearances of the trope may have [[TropeDecay decayed]] (or been {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed) compared to the original, defining appearance; they may simply have decided to take what they wanted from the story, and calling the original their inspiration caused people to assume the original was similar plotwise; or the imitators may not have had the talent required to depict the trope with the same depth that the original author did. After all, frequently a genius invents the trope and works it out with skill, and the [[LostInImitation hacks come after]], only able to [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks vaguely copy it]] or intentionally simplify it to make it easier to work with.
3rd Jan '18 11:20:40 AM Quarma
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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5835409 transgender dysphoria blues]] was one of the first ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' Humanized fics to portray Pearl as a [[{{Transsexual}} Trans Woman]]. It's also a vent fic for the author to deal with transphobia, with the plot basically being Pearl reflecting on her situation and the way other people treat her. The sequel, [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6951835 trivial excuses]], is about Pearl ''self-harming'' herself because of the transmysogyny she experienced in the first fic. Other Steven Universe characters aren't even mentioned (though Garnet makes an appearance in the prequel, [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/9852635 true trans soul rebel.]]), something vary rare in most [=SU=] fics.
21st Dec '17 8:38:40 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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The reverse of SeinfeldIsUnfunny and DeadUnicornTrope. See AudienceColoringAdaptation and LostInImitation for the process of how an idea can gradually lose nuance with new incarnations. Sister trope of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. Related to FunnyAneurysmMoment, HilariousInHindsight, and HarsherInHindsight, if it predicts a problem that won't be relevant until well after it's first shown.

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The reverse of SeinfeldIsUnfunny and DeadUnicornTrope. See AudienceColoringAdaptation and LostInImitation for the process of how an idea can gradually lose nuance with new incarnations. Sister trope of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. Related to FunnyAneurysmMoment, HilariousInHindsight, and HarsherInHindsight, if it predicts a problem that won't be relevant until well after it's first shown.
shown. By definition, this kind of trope cannot have a work double as its UrExample[=/=]TropeMaker and TropeCodifier.


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* In a way, ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' provides the UrExample of ConspicuousCG. The snowflakes at the very end of the "Nutcracker" segment were actually filmed in live-action with the animated sprites composited on top of them, evoking the same kind of jarring contrast as in this trope.
18th Dec '17 10:23:47 AM Psi001
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** This is especially telling for ''Bambi'' which became the TropeCodifier for many [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy forest animal]] franchises, so much many forget the ominous tone of the film, particularly the latter half where Bambi is no longer an innocent fawn, but a badass buck that nearly perishes against a storm of rivals, hunting threats and natural disasters. There are also at least two deaths in the film, neither of which are a DisneyVillainDeath. It is telling that [[Disney/BambiII the midquel]] released over half a century later is LighterAndSofter with more cute banter, though even then follows the unexpectedly dark construction of the original far more than nearly any of the film's copycats did within that time.

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** This is especially telling evident for ''Bambi'' which became the TropeCodifier for many [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy baby forest animal]] franchises, so much many forget the ominous tone of the film, particularly the latter half where Bambi is no longer an innocent fawn, but a badass buck that nearly perishes repeatedly against a storm of rivals, hunting threats and natural disasters. There are also at least two deaths in the film, neither of which are a DisneyVillainDeath. It is telling that [[Disney/BambiII the midquel]] released over half a century later is LighterAndSofter with more cute banter, though even then follows the unexpectedly dark construction of the original far more than nearly any of the film's copycats did within that time.
18th Dec '17 10:22:40 AM Psi001
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** This is especially telling for ''Bambi'' which became the TropeCodifier for many [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy forest animal]] franchises, so much many forget the ominous tone of the film, particularly the latter half where Bambi is no longer an innocent fawn, but a badass buck that nearly perishes against a storm of rivals, hunting threats and natural disasters. There are also at least two deaths in the film, neither of which are a DisneyVillainDeath. It is telling that [[Disney/BambiII the midquel]] released over half a century later is LighterAndSofter with more cute banter, though even then follows the unexpectedly dark construction of the original far more than nearly any of the film's copycats did within that time.
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