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22nd May '17 12:27:22 PM Usagi1992
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-->"White women call this the 'silent treatment'. And we make them think we don't like it!"

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-->"White women call this the 'silent treatment'. And we make them think let 'em ''think'' we don't like it!"
12th Apr '17 6:07:07 PM Jake
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* Australia began as a penal colony to remove cons from England's crowded prisons. However, as featured in ''Literature/GreatExpectations'', cons sent to Australia often became obscenely rich off the land's abundant natural resources and space to raise livestock. By the time the practice was discontinued, being sent to Australia was definitely an Unishment.

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* Australia began as a penal colony to remove cons from England's crowded prisons. However, as featured in ''Literature/GreatExpectations'', cons sent if you survived your sentence ([[HellholePrison which was far from guaranteed]]) then it was quite possible to Australia often became obscenely rich off become very wealthy indeed from the land's abundant natural mineral resources and space to raise livestock. By cheap grazing land. And public outcry eventually mitigated the time worst excesses of neglect and brutality in [[DeadlyEuphemism Transportation]], to the practice was discontinued, being sent point where inmates travelling to Australia was definitely an Unishment.on a PrisonTransport were ''less'' likely to die at sea than paying passengers; the shipping lines were paid per ''living'' prisoner, on arrival.
3rd Apr '17 7:57:36 PM merotoker
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* In ''FanFic/FeverDreams'' after [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] [[spoiler: [[ConfessToALesserCrime "confesses" to being]] TheMole [[SeamlessSpontaneousLie for Kira when cornered]]]] the taskforce decide it would be best if Light remains under house arrest under [[DatingCatwoman L's supervision]] which of course is [[JustAsPlanned exactly what Light wanted.]]

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* In ''FanFic/FeverDreams'' after [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] [[spoiler: [[ConfessToALesserCrime "confesses" to being]] TheMole [[SeamlessSpontaneousLie for Kira when cornered]]]] the taskforce decide it would be best if Light remains under house arrest under [[DatingCatwoman L's supervision]] which of course is [[JustAsPlanned [[AllAccordingToPlan exactly what Light wanted.]]



-->'''Shrek:''' Attention, all... [[BuffySpeak fairy tale things]]. Do not get comfortable! Your welcome is officially worn out! In fact, I'm gonna see this guy Farquaad right now, and get you all off my land and and back where you came from!

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-->'''Shrek:''' Attention, all... [[BuffySpeak fairy tale things]]. Do not get comfortable! Your welcome is officially worn out! In fact, I'm gonna see this guy Farquaad right now, and get you all off my land and and back where you came from!



** Becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', when this demotion in response to Kirk working outside the bounds of authority becomes key character evidence in a trial to convict him of assassination.

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** Becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] {{subvert|edTrope}} in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', when this demotion in response to Kirk working outside the bounds of authority becomes key character evidence in a trial to convict him of assassination.



* Duke from ''Film/{{MASH}}'': "If I nail [[HelloNurse Hot Lips]] and slug Hawkeye do I get to go home too?" Subverted, since Burns '''was''' punished and went home in a straitjacket. (Maybe doubleSubverted, because he was then KickedUpstairs.)
* Midway through ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'', the main character has a complaint lodged against him for [[spoiler:committing an act of PoliceBrutality against an elderly woman]]. Until the complaint gets sorted out, he is put on modified assignment and placed in charge of the precinct's evidence room. Since he's a FunctionalAddict and the evidence room is where seized drugs are stored, this is the equivalent of punishing a small child by locking him inside a candy store.

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* Duke from ''Film/{{MASH}}'': "If I nail [[HelloNurse Hot Lips]] and slug Hawkeye do I get to go home too?" Subverted, since Burns '''was''' punished and went home in a straitjacket. (Maybe doubleSubverted, DoubleSubversion, because he was then KickedUpstairs.)
* Midway through ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'', ''Film/TheBadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'', the main character has a complaint lodged against him for [[spoiler:committing an act of PoliceBrutality against an elderly woman]]. Until the complaint gets sorted out, he is put on modified assignment and placed in charge of the precinct's evidence room. Since he's a FunctionalAddict and the evidence room is where seized drugs are stored, this is the equivalent of punishing a small child by locking him inside a candy store.



* In ''Don't Care High'' by Creator/GordonKorman, Sheldon and Paul get kicked out of Geography class (the class before lunch) for laughing hysterically at another student's mistake. Sheldon is happy about this because they now have a two-hour lunch break.
** In "Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag" by the same author, the protagonists [[spoiler:destroy the broken generator and are sent away to a place where they can't mess with it again. The way this is done is by making them win a contest to go to a Greek island, which was their entire goal.]] Bonus points because another character actually tries to comfort them about it, before they reveal their goal.

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* Creator/GordonKorman:
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In ''Don't Care High'' by Creator/GordonKorman, High'', Sheldon and Paul get kicked out of Geography class (the class before lunch) for laughing hysterically at another student's mistake. Sheldon is happy about this because they now have a two-hour lunch break.
** In "Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag" by the same author, Bag", the protagonists [[spoiler:destroy the broken generator and are sent away to a place where they can't mess with it again. The way this is done is by making them win a contest to go to a Greek island, which was their entire goal.]] goal]]. Bonus points because another character actually tries to comfort them about it, before they reveal their goal.



* In the Rogers & Hammerstein version of Cinderella, when the stepmother tells her to go sit in the corner, she sings a song about how she doesn't mind being told that as nobody bothers her in the corner and she can escape the drudgery of her life through fantasy.

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* In the Rogers & Hammerstein Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein version of Cinderella, ''Film/{{Cinderella}}'', when the stepmother tells her to go sit in the corner, she sings a song about how she doesn't mind being told that as nobody bothers her in the corner and she can escape the drudgery of her life through fantasy.



** The Game Boy sequel ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' features the same mechanic for bombs, arrows, and magical powder, him justifying its status as "punishment" by telling you "now look at [[HyperspaceArsenal all that junk you have to carry!"]]. However, at the end, the character {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the trope by saying "Take care, see you again." This makes sense, as [[spoiler: the entire game is a dream of all the things Link has faced before.]]

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** The Game Boy sequel ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' features the same mechanic for bombs, arrows, and magical powder, him justifying its status as "punishment" by telling you "now look at [[HyperspaceArsenal all that junk you have to carry!"]]. However, at the end, the character {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the trope by saying "Take care, see you again." This makes sense, as [[spoiler: the entire game is a dream of all the things Link has faced before.]] before]].



* Occurs in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', when the girls bullying Taylor are given only a two week suspension for an extensive campaign of abuse. Turns out to be subverted for one of them, though that isn't known until it is revealed that [[spoiler:one of the bullies is a teen superhero already on probation.]]

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* Occurs in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', when the girls bullying Taylor are given only a two week suspension for an extensive campaign of abuse. Turns out to be subverted for one of them, though that isn't known until it is revealed that [[spoiler:one of the bullies is a teen superhero already on probation.]]probation]].



* Played desperately straight with the (US) prison system. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recividism#Causes Some people simply cannot succeed outside of prison, so they keep doing illegal things]]. This is a major theme in ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption.''

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* Played desperately straight with the (US) prison system. [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recividism#Causes org/wiki/Recidivism#Causes Some people simply cannot succeed outside of prison, so they keep doing illegal things]]. This is a major theme in ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption.''
26th Mar '17 2:59:00 AM morane
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* This is the theme of the novella ''Two-Coloured Eraser". A youngster has been sent to headmaster because of his pranks. He notices a two-coloured eraser on his desk. The headmaster explains one end of the eraser is meant to erase pencil inscription and the other ball-point pen inscriptions. The kid gets interested. The kid is punished by writing hundred times "I shall not make pranks at school" on paper. The headmaster then comes to check him after a hour. The kid describes he wrote fifty-five times with pencil until he broke its tip and then wrote fifty-five times with ball-point pen, and he erased the extras. Everyone is happy...
21st Mar '17 5:59:48 AM LondonKdS
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** During one notorious DorkAge in the late 1990s, Frank died and became a discarnate spirit sent by angels to fight supernatural menaces. At the beginning of Creator/GarthEnnis's rerailing "Welcome Back, Frank" arc, Frank was suddenly human again with no explanation beyond that he "didn't like it" and "told the angels where to stick it". A later issue revealed that from the angels' point of view, Frank pissed them off so badly that as punishment they resurrected him as a normal human being and dumped him back into the blood and filth of a corrupt world... which of course was just what Frank wanted.
20th Mar '17 9:23:36 AM ArdentMilhouse
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** Similarly, some students intentionally get suspended because they dislike being in school and see suspension as an opportunity to be excused from school while causing mischief. In-school suspension seeks to avert this trope by having kids come to the school during breaks or weekends. Also, some kids will get kicked out of extra-curricular activities intentionally if they no longer want to be part of the activity but are forced to continue being involved.
15th Mar '17 7:33:38 AM TheKaizerreich
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* Many small-time criminals in [[TheGreatDepression Depression-era]] America actually looked forward to jail, since it offered them some measure of employment, as well as guaranteed square meals and a relatively comfortable place to sleep ("three hots and a cot"). In many countries, this is true even today, since the prisons are comfortable and provide shelter and food from the cold winters, so homeless people commit some small petty crime that gets them imprisoned for a few months, thus ensuring they won't ''freeze to death''.

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* Many small-time criminals in [[TheGreatDepression Depression-era]] America actually looked forward to jail, since it offered them some measure of employment, as well as guaranteed square meals and a relatively comfortable place to sleep ("three hots and a cot"). In many countries, this is true even today, since the prisons are comfortable and provide shelter and food from the cold winters, so homeless people commit some small petty crime that gets them imprisoned for a few months, thus ensuring they won't ''freeze to death''.
15th Mar '17 7:33:19 AM TheKaizerreich
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* Many small-time criminals in [[TheGreatDepression Depression-era]] America actually looked forward to jail, since it offered them some measure of employment, as well as guaranteed square meals and a relatively comfortable place to sleep ("three hots and a cot").

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* Many small-time criminals in [[TheGreatDepression Depression-era]] America actually looked forward to jail, since it offered them some measure of employment, as well as guaranteed square meals and a relatively comfortable place to sleep ("three hots and a cot"). In many countries, this is true even today, since the prisons are comfortable and provide shelter and food from the cold winters, so homeless people commit some small petty crime that gets them imprisoned for a few months, thus ensuring they won't ''freeze to death''.
15th Mar '17 7:29:48 AM TheKaizerreich
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** Depending on the decade, this trope was subverted - if Russia felt like it, then the order of the day was to send political criminals to the Gulags in Siberia, which were exactly like the Nazi death camps from before the GDR [[{{Hypocrite}} which they so desperately condemned]].
15th Mar '17 7:15:31 AM TheKaizerreich
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* Several recent parenting books mention that sending kids to their room isn't so much of a punishment as it used to be. When kids had little in their rooms except a desk and a bed, their rooms were boring, but nowadays kids might have a computer with internet, smartphones, game systems, and numerous other diversions. The only way to truly punish a kid now is to completely take away access to any form of modern technology.

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* Several recent parenting books mention that sending kids to their room isn't so much of a punishment as it used to be. When kids had little in their rooms except a desk and a bed, their rooms were boring, but nowadays kids might have a computer with internet, smartphones, game systems, and numerous other diversions. The only way to truly punish a kid now is to completely take away access to any form of modern technology.technology... or send them outside. Granted, this would be more effective in a small village where there really isn't anything interesting.
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