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19th Jun '18 4:40:53 AM nanakiro
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* WebVideo/ConfusedMatthew argues in his epilogue to his No Country for Old Men review that it, and 2001, were created cynically for these sort of people. Didactic elements were peppered into the film in place of characters, dialogue or plot.

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* WebVideo/ConfusedMatthew argues in his epilogue to his No Country for Old Men ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' review that it, and 2001, ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'', were created cynically for these sort of people. Didactic elements were peppered into the film in place of characters, dialogue or plot.
19th Jun '18 4:36:40 AM nanakiro
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': Invoked in-universe with [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3435 SCP-3435]] (a painting of a pterosaur wizard and T. Rex fighting), which makes viewers nauseous if they overthink what the painting is supposed to represent. The artist who made it deliberately added this feature so when critics he hated came by, he could laugh at the sick looks on their faces.
2nd Jun '18 6:49:08 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* Creator/NimbusLlewelyn has observed that he chose to do a History degree at university rather than English Literature more or less for this reason. He's also noted that sometimes he gets readers excitedly pointing out a magnificently clever piece of symbolism which they assume is entirely intentional (and considering his habit of extensive {{Foreshadowing}}, it's a fair assumption), leading to a general response of SureLetsGoWithThat.
23rd Mar '18 8:13:31 AM LentilSandEater
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* Alison Bechdel, in her graphic novel memoir ''ComicBook/FunHome'', notes how annoyed she was with her college English professors forcing symbolism on everything they read. Probably the funniest panel in the book is a bewildered looking student asking "You mean... like... Hemingway did that stuff on purpose?"
** ...elsewhere in the book, she and her girlfriend analyze several children's books (e.g. ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'') [[SatireParodyPastiche for their "erotic undertones".]]

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* Alison Bechdel, in her graphic novel memoir ''ComicBook/FunHome'', notes how annoyed she was with her college English professors forcing symbolism on everything they read. Probably the funniest panel in the book is a bewildered looking student asking "You mean... like... Hemingway did that stuff on purpose?"
** ...elsewhere
purpose?" Elsewhere in the book, she and her girlfriend analyze several children's books (e.g. ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'') [[SatireParodyPastiche for their "erotic undertones".]]



* Creator/VladimirNabokov explicitly disliked people's tendency to overanalyse ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''.
** Of course he also nearly demands it in the foreword of ''Literature/TheDefense'' and understanding most of ''Literature/PaleFire'' is impossible without it.

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* Creator/VladimirNabokov explicitly disliked people's tendency to overanalyse ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''.
** Of course
''Literature/{{Lolita}}''. By contraste, he also nearly demands it in the foreword of ''Literature/TheDefense'' ''The Defense'' and understanding most of ''Literature/PaleFire'' is impossible without it.
18th Mar '18 7:30:25 PM nombretomado
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* In 2005, the journalist Wilker de Jesus Lira wrote a monograph called "O merchandising capitalista no desenho Bob Esponja" (''The capitalist merchandising in the SpongeBob cartoon'') where he attempts to show that SpongeBob preaches the American capitalism that predates the lower classes, saying that "SpongeBob is the perfect capitalist employee, who doesn't rebel against his chief and accepts everything, even if he lives with a misery salary".
** Others have argued that each character represents a deadly sin. Krabs is Greed. Plankton is Envy. Sandy is Pride. Partick is Sloth. Squidward is Wrath. Gary is Gluttony. and Spongebob is ''lust'' (in case anyone is confused, lust is not simply referring to sexual lust, but for a general act of doing what on wants, i.e. hedonism).

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* In 2005, the journalist Wilker de Jesus Lira wrote a monograph called "O merchandising capitalista no desenho Bob Esponja" (''The capitalist merchandising in the SpongeBob WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}} cartoon'') where he attempts to show that SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] preaches the American capitalism that predates the lower classes, saying that "SpongeBob "[=SpongeBob=] is the perfect capitalist employee, who doesn't rebel against his chief and accepts everything, even if he lives with a misery salary".
** Others have argued that each character represents a deadly sin. Krabs is Greed. Plankton is Envy. Sandy is Pride. Partick is Sloth. Squidward is Wrath. Gary is Gluttony. and Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] is ''lust'' (in case anyone is confused, lust is not simply referring to sexual lust, but for a general act of doing what on wants, i.e. hedonism).
18th Mar '18 1:18:33 PM MikeK
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* A dialogue-free comic strip depicting a scantily clad DumbBlonde-type woman picking up a book and gradually becoming darker-haired, less made up and tanned and more modestly dressed started circulating online - some took offense at the obviously sexist message, while others supported it, and one edited version of the strip even added text suggesting that the book in question was meant to be The Bible. [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/krishrach/this-sexist-cartoon-everyone-is-freaking-out-about-is-actual?utm_term=.ws5lRPAv6e#.wya5jQgrYL As it turned out, the original image was niche fetish art]] with no intended social commentary - the artist specialized in art depicting people gradually transforming into exaggerated, overtly sexualized caricatures of femininity, and the strip was the result of someone commissioning a "reverse" transformation.
3rd Mar '18 6:17:03 PM mariic
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* A [[http://waluigious.blogspot.com/2008/03/in-which-i-analyze-mama-luigi.html serious investigation]] into the "deep philosophical significance" hidden between the lines of the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' cartoon episode and WebAnimation/YouTubePoop staple "Mama Luigi".

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* A [[http://waluigious.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20080524041149/http://waluigious.blogspot.com/2008/03/in-which-i-analyze-mama-luigi.html serious investigation]] into the "deep philosophical significance" hidden between the lines of the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' cartoon episode and WebAnimation/YouTubePoop staple "Mama Luigi".
22nd Feb '18 7:12:37 AM Cryoclaste
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* This deconstruction of ''{{Sinistar}}'' entitled [[http://onastick.net/drew/sinistar/ I Hunger, therefore, I live.]]

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* This deconstruction of ''{{Sinistar}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Sinistar}}'' entitled [[http://onastick.net/drew/sinistar/ I Hunger, therefore, I live.]]
22nd Jan '18 6:51:37 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In-universe example: Grand Admiral Thrawn, resident MagnificentBastard of the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', uses this as his favourite military strategy: he can [[AwesomenessByAnalysis deduce a species' entire]] [[WarriorTherapist psychological makeup]] from their works of art, and plans his tactics accordingly.

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* In-universe example: Grand Admiral Thrawn, resident MagnificentBastard of the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', uses this as his favourite military strategy: he can [[AwesomenessByAnalysis deduce a species' entire]] [[WarriorTherapist psychological makeup]] from their works of art, and plans his tactics accordingly. This tends to get oversold, both by the fanbase and by later authors; in practice it boiled down to either finding exploitable conceptual gaps like being easily confused by disorder or targeting whatever clever new plan he had against someone especially vulnerable to that particular trick.
13th Jan '18 11:34:08 AM nombretomado
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* KatyPerry is the subject of this trope in her April 2017 single "Chained To The Rhythm" (featuring special guest star SkipMarley). Analysis of the video and its lyrics [[UpToEleven was done in detail online]], with a look at [[AnAesop the aesops the video provides]], as well as ShoutOut to [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment 2017's political climate]]. [[http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/music-theatre/2017/02/katy-perry-s-new-song-not-so-much-chained-rhythm-chained-black-mirror The New Statesman goes into quite some detail on this]].

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* KatyPerry Music/KatyPerry is the subject of this trope in her April 2017 single "Chained To The Rhythm" (featuring special guest star SkipMarley). Analysis of the video and its lyrics [[UpToEleven was done in detail online]], with a look at [[AnAesop the aesops the video provides]], as well as ShoutOut to [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment 2017's political climate]]. [[http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/music-theatre/2017/02/katy-perry-s-new-song-not-so-much-chained-rhythm-chained-black-mirror The New Statesman goes into quite some detail on this]].
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