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4th Oct '17 2:54:19 AM TroperNo9001
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* Expect at least one or two sidequests at ''least'' to take on various forms of this in the ''Franchise/{{Yakuza}}'' series. While a lot of these are universal, several others focus on issues that are fairly unique to Japanese society, such as the dangers of cults, confronting the need to lay off employees when business is hard (which is a ''huge'' cultural taboo in Japan) and helping a school girl confront one of her peers who has roped her into selling her used panties to strangers. Unlike most examples, these are usually toughtfuly approached and well-written, enough so that ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' dedicated an episode giving praise to how ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzdylKgPjNI handled the topic of sexuality.]]

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* Expect at least one or two sidequests at ''least'' to take on various forms of this in the ''Franchise/{{Yakuza}}'' series. While a lot of these are universal, several others focus on issues that are fairly unique to Japanese society, such as the dangers of cults, confronting the need to lay off employees when business is hard (which is a ''huge'' cultural taboo in Japan) and helping a school girl confront one of her peers who has roped her into selling her used panties to strangers. Unlike most examples, these are usually toughtfuly thoughtfully approached and well-written, enough so that ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' dedicated an episode giving praise to how ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzdylKgPjNI handled the topic of sexuality.]]
26th Sep '17 9:18:41 PM Wooboo
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* Expect at least one or two sidequests at ''least'' to take on various forms of this in the ''Franchise/{{Yakuza}}'' series. While a lot of these are universal, several others focus on issues that are fairly unique to Japanese society, such as the dangers of cults, confronting the need to lay off employees when business is hard (which is a ''huge'' cultural taboo in Japan) and helping a school girl confront one of her peers who has roped her into selling her used panties to strangers. Unlike most examples, these are usually toughtfuly approached and well-written, enough so that ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' dedicated an episode giving praise to how ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzdylKgPjNI handled the topic of sexuality and sexual perversion.]]

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* Expect at least one or two sidequests at ''least'' to take on various forms of this in the ''Franchise/{{Yakuza}}'' series. While a lot of these are universal, several others focus on issues that are fairly unique to Japanese society, such as the dangers of cults, confronting the need to lay off employees when business is hard (which is a ''huge'' cultural taboo in Japan) and helping a school girl confront one of her peers who has roped her into selling her used panties to strangers. Unlike most examples, these are usually toughtfuly approached and well-written, enough so that ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' dedicated an episode giving praise to how ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzdylKgPjNI handled the topic of sexuality and sexual perversion.sexuality.]]
26th Sep '17 9:18:01 PM Wooboo
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* Expect at least one or two sidequests at ''least'' to take on various forms of this in the ''Franchise/{{Yakuza}}'' series. While a lot of these are universal, several others focus on issues that are fairly unique to Japanese society, such as the dangers of cults, confronting the need to lay off employees when business is hard (which is a ''huge'' cultural taboo in Japan) and helping a school girl confront one of her peers who has roped her into selling her used panties to strangers. Unlike most examples, these are usually toughtfuly approached and well-written, enough so that ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' dedicated an episode giving praise to how ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzdylKgPjNI handled the topic of sexuality and sexual perversion.]]
26th Sep '17 8:38:55 PM Wooboo
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* The ''[[VideoGame/{{ARMA}} ARMA 3]]'' DLC campaign ''The Laws of War'', which was co-developed with the International Red Cross, focuses on depicting an NGO working to clear an abandoned village of unexploded ordinance. The story focuses on not only [[WarIsHell the tragic consequences of war to both combatants and civilians]], but also goes into detail about the dangers of both unexploded ordinance and anti-personnel landmines to civilian populations.

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* The ''[[VideoGame/{{ARMA}} ARMA 3]]'' DLC campaign ''The Laws of War'', which was co-developed with the International Red Cross, focuses on depicting an NGO working to clear an abandoned village of unexploded ordinance.ordinance and features comparatively little combat, all of it told InMediasRes. The story focuses on not only [[WarIsHell the tragic consequences of war to both combatants and civilians]], but also goes into detail about the dangers of both unexploded ordinance and anti-personnel landmines to civilian populations.
26th Sep '17 8:34:22 PM Wooboo
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* The ''[[VideoGame/{{ARMA}} ARMA 3]]'' DLC campaign ''The Laws of War'', which was co-developed with the International Red Cross, focuses on depicting an NGO working to clear an abandoned village of unexploded ordinance. The story focuses on not only [[WarIsHell the tragic consequences of war to both combatants and civilians]], but also goes into detail about the dangers of both unexploded ordinance and anti-personnel landmines to civilian populations.
6th Sep '17 1:55:50 AM jormis29
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* Creator/JacquelineWilson has written several books based around an issue that readers might face: ''The Story of Tracy Beaker'' (living in care), ''The Suitcase Kid'' (divorced parents), ''Vicky Angel'' (bereavement), ''Love Lessons'' (TeacherStudentRomance), ''Lily Alone'' (ParentalNeglect), ''Clean Break'' (what happens when a parent walks out on the family), ''Bad Girls'' (the effects of bullying), ''The Bed and Breakfast Star'' (the stress of living in temporary housing), ''Falling Apart'' (suicide), ''Girls Under Pressure'' (eating disorders) and more.

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* Creator/JacquelineWilson has written several books based around an issue that readers might face: ''The Story of Tracy Beaker'' ''Literature/TheStoryOfTracyBeaker'' (living in care), ''The Suitcase Kid'' (divorced parents), ''Vicky Angel'' (bereavement), ''Love Lessons'' (TeacherStudentRomance), ''Lily Alone'' (ParentalNeglect), ''Clean Break'' (what happens when a parent walks out on the family), ''Bad Girls'' (the effects of bullying), ''The Bed and Breakfast Star'' (the stress of living in temporary housing), ''Falling Apart'' (suicide), ''Girls Under Pressure'' (eating disorders) and more.
27th Aug '17 8:34:55 PM CosmicCat
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* Music/BoardsOfCanada have their song "One Final Very Important Thought", about freedom of speech. It's actually far less [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] than it sounds

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* Music/BoardsOfCanada have their song "One Final Very Important Thought", about freedom of speech. It's actually far less [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] than it sounds
23rd Aug '17 8:24:20 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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The tone will typically be much, ''[[CerebusSyndrome much]]'' more serious than other installments of the series, although with sitcoms, there may still be a [[{{Bathos}} comedic subplot]] or occasional moments where the LaughTrack is needed.

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The tone will typically be much, ''[[CerebusSyndrome much]]'' more serious than other installments of the series, although with sitcoms, there may still be a [[{{Bathos}} comedic subplot]] or occasional moments where the LaughTrack is needed.
needed. If StatusQuoIsGod is in effect, there is only a small chance of breaking with this practice, but that's the reason for the common tactic of introducing [[LongLostUncleAesop a new guest character]] who isn't protected by this consideration, and can therefore have anything bad or good happen to him without chaning the status quo
20th Aug '17 4:12:59 PM eroock
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->''These excursions into rougher areas were all the more jarring because of the setting, where viewers used to cackling audiences wooing over the appearances of the wacky neighbor suddenly found themselves faced with sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy, and death by drunk-driving, all played out in front of a live studio hush. Characters who'd barely had to emote further than shrugs of exasperation were suddenly left upset or afraid, leaving you trapped in the terrible no-man's land of feelings, with no laugh track to cling onto. It was like having your wacky uncle interrupt an armpit fart to tell you about the time he saw a dead body and that's why he drinks.''
-->--'''Stuart Millard''', ''So Excited, So Scared: The Series/SavedByTheBell Retrospective''

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->''These ->''"These excursions into rougher areas were all the more jarring because of the setting, where viewers used to cackling audiences wooing over the appearances of the wacky neighbor suddenly found themselves faced with sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy, and death by drunk-driving, all played out in front of a live studio hush. Characters who'd barely had to emote further than shrugs of exasperation were suddenly left upset or afraid, leaving you trapped in the terrible no-man's land of feelings, with no laugh track to cling onto. It was like having your wacky uncle interrupt an armpit fart to tell you about the time he saw a dead body and that's why he drinks.''
-->--'''Stuart
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-->-- '''Stuart
Millard''', ''So Excited, So Scared: The Series/SavedByTheBell Retrospective''
31st Jul '17 7:00:29 PM NWolfman
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These episodes were far more common in the 1980s, fueled by then-United States president UsefulNotes/RonaldRegen's [[JustForPun crack]]down on drug use in America. They've largely fallen out of favor since then for most shows due in part to the increasing number of shows, particularly dramas, where issues such as [[TheAlcoholic drug/alcohol abuse]], violence, [[SexIsEvil sex]] and [[KilledOffForReal death]] are dealt with on an almost weekly basis, and then you have the {{Dramedy}} genre that regularly mixes comedy with serious issues.

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These episodes were far more common in the 1980s, fueled by then-United States president UsefulNotes/RonaldRegen's UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's [[JustForPun crack]]down on drug use in America. They've largely fallen out of favor since then for most shows due in part to the increasing number of shows, particularly dramas, where issues such as [[TheAlcoholic drug/alcohol abuse]], violence, [[SexIsEvil sex]] and [[KilledOffForReal death]] are dealt with on an almost weekly basis, and then you have the {{Dramedy}} genre that regularly mixes comedy with serious issues.
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