History Main / ValuesResonance

23rd Apr '18 11:31:47 AM Premonition45
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** "Homer Badman" discusses [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver the dangers of sensationalism and punditry in news]], and how over-the-top or wrongful accusations [[WitchHunt can destroy peoples' lives]]. The creators themselves have stated the problem has only gotten worse since the episode aired in 1994.

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** "Homer Badman" discusses [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver the dangers of of]] [[IfItBleedsItLeads sensationalism and punditry in news]], and how over-the-top or wrongful accusations [[WitchHunt can destroy peoples' lives]]. The creators themselves have stated the problem has only gotten worse since the episode aired in 1994.
22nd Apr '18 4:44:17 PM t209
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Overlapping with HarsherInHindsight, the theme of police's relation with society became more relevant under controversy of PoliceBrutality and Police Shootings Controversy in the US. This is more pronounced in the "Democracy" storyline and other stories dealing with questioning the limits of the Judges' powers and the effectiveness of the Judge system.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Overlapping with HarsherInHindsight, the theme of police's relation with society became more relevant under controversy of PoliceBrutality and Police Shootings Controversy in the US. This is more pronounced in the "Democracy" storyline and other stories dealing with questioning the limits of the Judges' powers and the effectiveness of the Judge system.
17th Apr '18 12:34:06 PM mannowdog
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* Alan Moore said of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', "It was very much an 80s story, born out of that miasma of anxiety and unease that, as I remember it, was hanging over all of us back then. Most of the liberal world was watching in horror at the inexorable rise of the [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]]-[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatcher]] right-wing coalition, at the same time, elements of fascism were starting to make themselves known on the streets of Britain with the rise of the National Front, and things were looking altogether rather bleak." Thirty years later, American liberals are watching in horror at the rise and eventual election of Donald Trump, Britain voted to leave the European and has a female Conservative PM in power, bigots are appearing in the streets, and things are looking altogether rather bleak.
9th Apr '18 10:20:22 AM Bisected8
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* In ''LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen'', the deal with [[spoiler: Stephanie being an actual {{trans sexual}} person]] is '''not''' handled for cheap and offensive laughs. When Orphen explains to Cleao and Majic how [[spoiler: she went from the male-bodied Stephan to the female-bodied Stephanie]], he does it in a matter-of-fact way and doesn't think less of her for it, and later the audience is not supposed to side with Cleao when she makes [[InnocentlyInsensitive a careless comment about it]]. Not to mention, [[spoiler: Stephanie herself]] is portrayed as a normal and kind person who deserves respect and affection like anyone else, and the cast treats her with true affection.

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* In ''LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen'', the deal with [[spoiler: Stephanie being an actual {{trans sexual}} a {{transgender}} person]] is '''not''' handled for cheap and offensive laughs. When Orphen explains to Cleao and Majic how [[spoiler: she went from the male-bodied Stephan to the female-bodied Stephanie]], he does it in a matter-of-fact way and doesn't think less of her for it, and later the audience is not supposed to side with Cleao when she makes [[InnocentlyInsensitive a careless comment about it]]. Not to mention, [[spoiler: Stephanie herself]] is portrayed as a normal and kind person who deserves respect and affection like anyone else, and the cast treats her with true affection.
9th Apr '18 10:19:29 AM Bisected8
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* ''Manga/{{Claudine}}'' has a rather sympathetic portrayal of {{transsexual}}ity, despite having been written in TheSeventies. And although a significant number of elements of the plot can still be regarded now as unintentionally transphobic or DeadHorseTrope (especially BuryYourGays), it is still quite a friendly and up-to-date story, while even now most transsexuals are portrayed in the anime either as perverts or as flat comedic characters.

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* ''Manga/{{Claudine}}'' has a rather sympathetic portrayal of {{transsexual}}ity, a {{transgender}} person, despite having been written in TheSeventies. And although a significant number of elements of the plot can still be regarded now as unintentionally transphobic or DeadHorseTrope (especially BuryYourGays), it is still quite a friendly and up-to-date story, while even now most transsexuals transgender people are portrayed in the anime either as perverts or as flat comedic characters.
12th Mar '18 6:00:09 PM quackytrope
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** The "Mutant Cure" storyline is even more relevant today, in relation to the Anti-Vaccination movement and discussions about [[UnfortunateImplications "curing"]] Autism. Especially with many of the Mutant characters feeling hurt by this (specifically because they feel there's nothing about them that needs curing.
12th Mar '18 5:53:04 PM quackytrope
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** The "Mutant Cure" storyline is even more relevant today, in relation to the Anti-Vaccination movement and discussions about [[UnfortunateImplications "curing"]] Autism. Especially with many of the Mutant characters feeling hurt by this (specifically because they feel there's nothing about them that needs curing.
11th Mar '18 4:20:34 PM t209
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''s GreenAesop on the short-sighted policies of Shinra Corporation that literally suck life energy of the planet for energy production at the price of the planet mirrored real life controversial methods practiced by energy companies that generally devastated environment but having [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wealth and influence]] to avoid consequences from the law. In addition, it also included the influences of private enterprises over social and political level along with abuses towards employees and citizens emphasized by Midgar's socioeconomic inequality and sufferings thanks to Shinra's nature towards profits over welfare. That is if one ignores the BrokenAesop of oil (yes, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum Petroleum oil]], being portrayed as one of nature-friendly alternatives towards Mako Energy.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''s GreenAesop on the short-sighted policies of Shinra Corporation that literally suck life energy of the planet for energy production at the price of the planet mirrored real life controversial methods practiced by energy companies that generally devastated environment but having their [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wealth and influence]] allowing them to avoid consequences from the law. In addition, it also included the influences of private enterprises over social and political level along with abuses towards employees and citizens emphasized by Midgar's socioeconomic inequality and sufferings thanks to Shinra's nature towards profits over welfare. That is if one ignores the BrokenAesop of oil (yes, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum Petroleum oil]], oil]]), being portrayed as one of nature-friendly alternatives towards Mako Energy.
8th Mar '18 3:43:51 PM t209
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* ''VideoGames/TeamFortress2'' can be viewed as this, if the your definition of values is broad enough to include the ideals of what a video game fun and enjoyable. Since the game spent over a decade in development and originated from a mod from the 90s, the game uses conventions typical of first person shooters in the era it was conceived but nearly extinct when it was released. These "outdated" features like a rigid diverse class base, completely sacrificing any sense of realism for the sake of game play, the lack of regenerating health, and weapons being locked to the player rather than spawn points on the map ironically make the game feel like a breath of fresh air in an era where first person shooters were trying as hard as they could to copy the same model. Combined with the newer elements it brought to the table, it effectively popularised the HeroShooter subgenre.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''s GreenAesop on the short-sighted policies of Shinra Corporation that literally suck life energy of the planet for energy production at the price of the planet mirrored real life controversial methods practiced by energy companies that generally devastated environment but having [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wealth and influence]] to avoid consequences from the law. In addition, it also included the influences of private enterprises over social and political level along with abuses towards employees and citizens emphasized by Midgar's socioeconomic inequality and sufferings thanks to Shinra's nature towards profits over welfare. That is if one ignores the BrokenAesop of oil (yes, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum Petroleum oil]], being portrayed as one of nature-friendly alternatives towards Mako Energy.
* ''VideoGames/TeamFortress2'' can be viewed as this, if the your definition of values is broad enough to include the ideals of what a video game fun and enjoyable. Since the game spent over a decade in development and originated from a mod from the 90s, the game uses conventions typical of first person shooters in the era it was conceived but nearly extinct when it was released. These "outdated" features like a rigid diverse class base, completely sacrificing any sense of realism for the sake of game play, the lack of regenerating health, and weapons being locked to the player rather than spawn points on the map ironically make the game feel like a breath of fresh air in an era where first person shooters were trying as hard as they could to copy the same model. Combined with the newer elements it brought to the table, it effectively popularised the HeroShooter subgenre.
4th Mar '18 6:48:23 PM wrpen99
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** "Cripple Fight", which teaches how trying to shut down people's freedoms because they're bigots is not the right way to achieve equality because it takes away others' rights in the process, which like the example above is becoming more and more prevalent with debates about political correctness and freedom of speech.
** Speaking of political correctness, "Death Camp Of Tolerance" is about people using borderline Nazi-esque tactics to force tolerance upon others and taking completely unoffensive issues and treating them as bigotry. They brought back this same issue in Season 19

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** "Cripple Fight", which teaches how trying to shut down people's freedoms because they're bigots constitutional rights is not the right way to achieve equality because it takes away others' rights in the process, equality, which like the example above is becoming more and more prevalent with debates about political correctness and freedom of speech.
** Speaking of political correctness, "Death Camp Of Tolerance" is about people using borderline Nazi-esque tactics to force tolerance upon others and taking completely unoffensive issues and treating them as bigotry. They brought back this same issue in Season 1919.



** Season four in general has aged very well. Aside from the aforementioned "Trapper Keeper", many of the issues satirized in that season's episodes have actually become more prevalent than when they first aired such as people assuming a crime towards a person being a minority is directly a crime towards that minority, people condemning Western medicine in favor of pseudoscience holistic medicine, and people calling for public displays to be changed because they consider them racist.

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** Season four in general has aged very well. Aside from the aforementioned "Trapper Keeper", many of the issues satirized in that season's episodes have actually become more prevalent than when they first aired such as people assuming a crime towards a person being a minority is directly automatically a crime towards that minority, hate crime, people condemning Western medicine in favor of pseudoscience holistic medicine, and people calling for public displays to be changed because they consider them racist.
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