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21st Aug '16 12:10:06 PM nombretomado
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* Around ECComics, these kinds of stories were called "E.C. Preachies." One of the best known of these was "Judgment Day".

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* Around ECComics, Creator/ECComics, these kinds of stories were called "E.C. Preachies." One of the best known of these was "Judgment Day".
19th Aug '16 1:14:58 PM twilicorn
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* ''Literature/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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* ''Literature/JacquelineWilson'' Literature/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.



* Soul Asylum's MusicVideo for "Runaway Train" was interspersed with photos of missing children and ended with a phone number to call if the viewer had seen any of them. [[ShaggyDogStory In unfortunate twists]], it was eventually revealed that some of the now-adults shown in the video didn't ''want'' to be found and at least one of them was a victim of abuse by the same AbusiveParents who sent the photo. Worse, a little girl shown in the original video had been [[OffingTheOffspring murdered by her mother]] and buried in her backyard as the corollary of her parents's bitter divorce.

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* Soul Asylum's MusicVideo for "Runaway Train" was interspersed with photos of missing children and ended with a phone number to call if the viewer had seen any of them. [[ShaggyDogStory In unfortunate twists]], it was eventually revealed that some of the now-adults shown in the video didn't ''want'' to be found found, and at least one of them was a victim of abuse by the same AbusiveParents who sent the photo. Worse, a little girl shown in the original video had been [[OffingTheOffspring murdered by her mother]] and buried in her backyard as the corollary of her parents's bitter divorce.
19th Aug '16 9:21:59 AM GreenFablesInverness
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** At least in context, it isn't that Dorian's parents think being gay is wrong. It's that he won't play by the Imperium rules and agree to an ArrangedMarriage SuperBreedingProgram. His parents would probably be fine if he engaged in extramarital homosexual relations so long as it's behind closed doors but he won't, marries the proper girl, and produces an heir first. WordOfGod is Dorian's parents hate each other which is why he is an only child thus if he doesn't reproduce the bloodline ends. Which is ironic because the reason HE refused to an arranged marriage because of how miserable both his parents were and didn't want to "spend his whole life screaming from the inside." So their solution is to change his sexuality through blood magic which could be equated to RealWorld lobotomy, drugs, and electroshock therapy and could leave him a human vegetable the rest of his life if something goes wrong.

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** At least in context, it isn't that Dorian's parents think being gay is wrong. It's that he won't play by the Imperium rules and agree to an ArrangedMarriage SuperBreedingProgram. His parents would probably be fine if he engaged in extramarital homosexual relations so long as it's behind closed doors but so long as he won't, marries the proper girl, girl and produces an heir first. WordOfGod is Dorian's parents hate each other and as a result only had one child which is why he is an only child thus if he they can't turn to another kid to continue the family line. This gives credible in-universe justifications for their actions, but doesn't reproduce the bloodline ends. Which is ironic because the reason HE refused to an arranged marriage because of how miserable both his parents were and didn't want to "spend his whole life screaming from the inside." So their solution is to change his sexuality through blood magic which could be equated to work as a RealWorld lobotomy, drugs, and electroshock therapy and could leave him a human vegetable allegory for parental homophobia as the rest of his life if something goes wrong.basis for Dorian's fictional discrimination is vastly different to what people face in real life.
19th Aug '16 9:09:25 AM GreenFablesInverness
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** At least in context, it isn't that Dorian's parents think being gay is wrong, more just that in such a relationship, Dorian won't have offspring and the family line will end. The parallels are still as subtle as a sledgehammer.

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** At least in context, it isn't that Dorian's parents think being gay is wrong, more just wrong. It's that in such a relationship, Dorian he won't have offspring play by the Imperium rules and agree to an ArrangedMarriage SuperBreedingProgram. His parents would probably be fine if he engaged in extramarital homosexual relations so long as it's behind closed doors but he won't, marries the family line will end. The parallels are still as subtle as proper girl, and produces an heir first. WordOfGod is Dorian's parents hate each other which is why he is an only child thus if he doesn't reproduce the bloodline ends. Which is ironic because the reason HE refused to an arranged marriage because of how miserable both his parents were and didn't want to "spend his whole life screaming from the inside." So their solution is to change his sexuality through blood magic which could be equated to RealWorld lobotomy, drugs, and electroshock therapy and could leave him a sledgehammer.human vegetable the rest of his life if something goes wrong.
9th Aug '16 4:49:06 PM twilicorn
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic had "The Top 11 ''Simpsons'' Episodes" and "The Top 11 ''Batman'' Episodes" had not much humor, so the failure at school and DomesticAbuse talks stood out better.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic had "The Top 11 ''Simpsons'' Episodes" and "The Top 11 ''Batman'' Episodes" Episodes". Neither episode had not much humor, so the failure at school and DomesticAbuse talks stood out better.
16th Jul '16 10:36:25 AM godzillavkk
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has had a few; ''Film/PatchAdams'' pushed his button so hard by turning a male murdered friend of RL!Patch into a female love interest so they could have a RapeAsBackstory subplot that he literally whipped the movie and stopped all jokes. And less anger-inducing, neither of "The Top 11 ''Simpsons'' Episodes" and "The Top 11 ''Batman'' Episodes" had not much humor, so the failure at school and DomesticAbuse talks stood out better.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has had a few; ''Film/PatchAdams'' pushed his button so hard by turning a male murdered friend of RL!Patch into a female love interest so they could have a RapeAsBackstory subplot that he literally whipped the movie and stopped all jokes. And less anger-inducing, neither of "The Top 11 ''Simpsons'' Episodes" and "The Top 11 ''Batman'' Episodes" had not much humor, so the failure at school and DomesticAbuse talks stood out better.
7th Jul '16 11:40:35 PM theknack101
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** At least in context, it isn't that Dorian's parents think being gay is wrong, more just that in such a relationship, Dorian won't have offspring and the family line will end. The parallels are still as subtle as a sledgehammer.
29th Jun '16 5:00:34 PM twilicorn
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** Similar to the 1998 book, the Yoko book "Yoko Writers Her Name" from 2008 which deals with Yoko realizing that she can't write English words and mostly writes in Japanese letters. The cat duo Sylvia and Olive make fun of Yoko and her Japanese lifestyle including mocking the way Japanese books are read from right to left, and even tease her by singing about how weird Yoko's writing is. Unlike the 1998 book, Yoko isn't shown crying but gets so upset that she refuses to eat her favorite food which is sushi for dinner when she returned home with her mother. This book also came out 10 years after the first Yoko book.

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** Similar to the 1998 book, There's also the Yoko book "Yoko Writers Her Name" from 2008 2008, which deals with similar themes but also briefly touches upon the language barrier. Yoko realizing realizes that she can't write English words and mostly writes in Japanese letters. The cat duo Sylvia and Olive make fun of Yoko and her Japanese lifestyle including mocking the way Japanese books are read from right to left, and even tease lifestyle, making her by singing about how weird Yoko's writing is. Unlike the 1998 book, Yoko isn't shown crying but gets so upset that she refuses to eat her favorite food which is sushi for dinner (sushi) when she returned home with her mother. This book also came out 10 years after the first Yoko book.returns home.



* ''Literature/{{Miffy}}'' is usually lighthearted and cute, however in 1997 Dick Bruna written a book called "Dear Grandma Bunny" which deals with Miffy learning about her grandmother's death. The book is recommended by bereavement organisations as a way of helping to explain the death of someone to young children.

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* The ''Literature/{{Miffy}}'' is books are usually lighthearted and cute, however however, in 1997 Dick Bruna written a book called entitled "Dear Grandma Bunny" was released, which deals with Miffy learning about her grandmother's death. The book is actually recommended by bereavement organisations as a way of helping to explain the death of someone a loved one to young children.
25th Jun '16 6:56:19 AM Clare
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These episodes were far more common in the 1980s. 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 [[TheAlchoholic 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. 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 [[TheAlchoholic [[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.
20th Jun '16 1:09:59 PM Anicomicgeek
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