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28th Oct '17 12:18:44 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Website/GameFAQs has plot analysis for the entire ''SilentHill'' series that are longer than the installments' walkthroughs combined. It's possible the authors simply finagled course credits for games already played. At least it makes interesting reading for fans who can't get enough Silent Hill.

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* Website/GameFAQs has plot analysis for the entire ''SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series that are longer than the installments' walkthroughs combined. It's possible the authors simply finagled course credits for games already played. At least it makes interesting reading for fans who can't get enough Silent Hill.
18th Oct '17 12:51:47 AM Masterofchaos
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* Jar Jar Binks in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' is often accused of being a racist stereotype. So let me get this straight: a 7-foot tall, orange-skinned bipedal amphibian with a horse-face, eyes on short stalks, and long-floppy ears, who has an unconventional speech pattern, and who seems to have slightly below average intelligence, is a caricature of black people? I think this says rather more about the people making the criticism than it does about the character!
31st Aug '17 1:21:44 PM the.Mtn.Man
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* Jar Jar Binks in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' is often accused of being a racist stereotype. So let me get this straight: a 7-foot tall, orange-skinned bipedal amphibian with a horse-face, eyes on short stalks, and long-floppy ears, who has an unconventional speech pattern, and who seems to have slightly below average intelligence, is a caricature of black people? I think this says rather more about the people making the criticism than it does about the character!
30th Aug '17 6:44:59 PM nombretomado
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* Isn't It [[{{Irony}} Ironic]], [[AlanisMorissette don't you think?]] Alanis was initially evasive, but later on claimed that it was the ''use'' of "ironic" that was the irony; "it was specifically written from the standpoint of someone like a teenage girl writing in her diary." She intentionally misused ironic IN an ironic way. Alanis was twenty-one when that album came out, so she could very well have been a teenage girl herself when she wrote the song. It ''is'' ironic, however, that an entire song about irony wasn't actually ironic, the question is only in intent.

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* Isn't It [[{{Irony}} Ironic]], [[AlanisMorissette [[Music/AlanisMorissette don't you think?]] Alanis was initially evasive, but later on claimed that it was the ''use'' of "ironic" that was the irony; "it was specifically written from the standpoint of someone like a teenage girl writing in her diary." She intentionally misused ironic IN an ironic way. Alanis was twenty-one when that album came out, so she could very well have been a teenage girl herself when she wrote the song. It ''is'' ironic, however, that an entire song about irony wasn't actually ironic, the question is only in intent.
27th Aug '17 1:41:43 PM Malady
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* While it's fairly well known that Creator/WalterHill's 1979 crime drama ''Film/TheWarriors'' - and, of course, the 1965 Sol Yurick novel on which it was based - was inspired by Xenophon's ''Anabasis'', the movie actually has little in common with the ancient Greek story except for its basic plot (a group of, well, warriors fighting their way back home to their seacoast town) and for the fact that its DecoyProtagonist is named "Cyrus", which was also the name of the Persian king the Greeks were fighting during the events in ''Anabasis''. This hasn't stopped Hill from reediting his film for its special-edition DVD release to look almost literally like a comic-book retelling of ''Anabasis'' (making it, amusingly, practically a [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Prequel]] to ZackSnyder's ''Film/ThreeHundred'', or fans of the movie from interpreting ''The Warriors'' as a tribute to Greek legends and mythology generally, especially to Homer's ''Odyssey''. The Baseball Furies are likened to the Furies [[{{Dissimile}} (even though the original Furies were female, and there were only three of them, and they never even appeared in the ''Odyssey'')]]. And the Lizzies, who [[FemmeFatale seduce the Warriors and then try to kill them]]? They must be the Sirens!

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* While it's fairly well known that Creator/WalterHill's 1979 crime drama ''Film/TheWarriors'' - and, of course, the 1965 Sol Yurick novel on which it was based - was inspired by Xenophon's ''Anabasis'', the movie actually has little in common with the ancient Greek story except for its basic plot (a group of, well, warriors fighting their way back home to their seacoast town) and for the fact that its DecoyProtagonist is named "Cyrus", which was also the name of the Persian king the Greeks were fighting during the events in ''Anabasis''. This hasn't stopped Hill from reediting his film for its special-edition DVD release to look almost literally like a comic-book retelling of ''Anabasis'' (making it, amusingly, practically a [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Prequel]] to ZackSnyder's Creator/ZackSnyder's ''Film/ThreeHundred'', or fans of the movie from interpreting ''The Warriors'' as a tribute to Greek legends and mythology generally, especially to Homer's ''Odyssey''. The Baseball Furies are likened to the Furies [[{{Dissimile}} (even though the original Furies were female, and there were only three of them, and they never even appeared in the ''Odyssey'')]]. And the Lizzies, who [[FemmeFatale seduce the Warriors and then try to kill them]]? They must be the Sirens!
12th Aug '17 10:36:28 AM nombretomado
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* The [[{{Moviebob}} Game Overthinker]] makes a habit of doing this to video games. See for example his episode ''Super Mario and the Sacred Feminine''.

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* The [[{{Moviebob}} Game Overthinker]] WebVideo/TheGameOverthinker makes a habit of doing this to video games. See for example his episode ''Super Mario and the Sacred Feminine''.
11th Aug '17 11:56:41 AM DastardlyDemolition
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** Trurh be told, Gwrman censors are slightly on the idiotic side of the scale.

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** Trurh Truth be told, Gwrman German censors are slightly on the idiotic side of the scale.
6th Aug '17 5:25:26 AM MisterApple
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* JustinBieber also had this happen to him, but not for the lyrics of a song, but the video's meaning. His single [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRh_vgS2dFE Sorry]] featuring The ReQuest Dance Crew (from New Zealand), released in 2015 as part of "The Movement" project during his CareerResurrection was, and still is, taken as seriously as the KatyPerry example above. This has some overlap with EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory video. Although the video was ''intended'' to provide a lot of MsFanservice, it quickly became seen as didactic and EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory mixed with TrueArtIsAngsty. As of April 2017, the video still provides [[BrokenBase a lot of controversy in the music industry]], and has ended up becoming ProductPlacement for The ReQuest Dance Crew and a StarMakingRole for Paris Goebbel ([[SadlyMythtaken who is not related to Goebbels, contrary to some people's belief]]).

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* JustinBieber also had this happen to him, but not for the lyrics of a song, but the video's meaning. His single [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRh_vgS2dFE Sorry]] featuring The ReQuest Dance Crew (from New Zealand), released in 2015 as part of "The Movement" project during his CareerResurrection was, and still is, taken as seriously as the KatyPerry Music/KatyPerry example above. This has some overlap with EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory video. Although the video was ''intended'' to provide a lot of MsFanservice, it quickly became seen as didactic and EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory mixed with TrueArtIsAngsty. As of April 2017, the video still provides [[BrokenBase a lot of controversy in the music industry]], and has ended up becoming ProductPlacement for The ReQuest Dance Crew and a StarMakingRole for Paris Goebbel ([[SadlyMythtaken who is not related to Goebbels, contrary to some people's belief]]).belief]]).
*Music/TheyMightBeGiants are often analysed (their [[TheWikiRule wiki]] has a whole namespace dedicated to interpretations), even for songs like "Don't Let's Start", which has been said by John Linnell to just be nonsense words that fit the music, which was written before the lyrics.
15th Jul '17 4:17:50 PM nombretomado
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* A popular reading of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' holds that it's an allegory for WorldWarII: the Shire was England and the hobbits were the English, the elves were the French, {{Mordor}} was UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and Sauron was [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]], and the [[ArtifactOfDoom One Ring]] was the atom bomb or nuclear power. Creator/JRRTolkien emphatically stated--including in the prologues to later printings--that ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was ''not'' an allegory for WorldWarII and that he disliked allegories anyway. Tolkien had been writing ''The Lord of the Rings'' and giving the Ring its central importance prior to WorldWarII, before he ever heard of the possibility of an atomic bomb. Eventually, Tolkien went as far as to write an outline of what the book would have been like if he had meant it as a WorldWarII allegory. Among other things, Saruman would not have been counted on as an ally, and Sauron would have betrayed ''him''; Saruman would have tried to make his own One Ring; and in the end the Fellowship would have had to use its power to win. It's also noted that both sides in that conflict would have held Hobbits in hatred and contempt, and they wouldn't have survived long even as slaves.

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* A popular reading of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' holds that it's an allegory for WorldWarII: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: the Shire was England and the hobbits were the English, the elves were the French, {{Mordor}} was UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and Sauron was [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]], and the [[ArtifactOfDoom One Ring]] was the atom bomb or nuclear power. Creator/JRRTolkien emphatically stated--including in the prologues to later printings--that ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was ''not'' an allegory for WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and that he disliked allegories anyway. Tolkien had been writing ''The Lord of the Rings'' and giving the Ring its central importance prior to WorldWarII, World War II, before he ever heard of the possibility of an atomic bomb. Eventually, Tolkien went as far as to write an outline of what the book would have been like if he had meant it as a WorldWarII World War II allegory. Among other things, Saruman would not have been counted on as an ally, and Sauron would have betrayed ''him''; Saruman would have tried to make his own One Ring; and in the end the Fellowship would have had to use its power to win. It's also noted that both sides in that conflict would have held Hobbits in hatred and contempt, and they wouldn't have survived long even as slaves.
14th Jul '17 2:46:55 PM RacattackForce
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* Pretty much every version of Franchise/ScoobyDoo. Whether intentional or not, the fact that every villain in Scooby Doo episodes is a normal person masquerading as a supernatural monster is very much in line with the typical skeptical mindset, which feels that a naturalistic explanation (Old Man Johnson scaring people away from the pirate treasure by dressing up as a werewolf) is much more reasonable and likely than a supernatural one (werewolves exist).
*** Talking dogs, on the other hand, are entirely reasonable.
** Beyond the superficial "ghosts aren't real", it's been suggested that ''Scooby-Doo'' teaches two lessons that encourage a sceptical mindset: 1) Some adults will lie to you for their own benefit 2) Other adults will believe them, so you have to find the truth for yourself.

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* Pretty much every version of Franchise/ScoobyDoo. ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. Whether intentional or not, the fact that every villain ''most'' villains[[note]]The most critically-acclaimed installments of the franchise are the ones that subvert this, such ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' or ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.[[/note]] in Scooby Doo ''Scooby-Doo'' episodes is a are normal person people masquerading as a supernatural monster is very much in line with the typical skeptical mindset, which feels that a naturalistic explanation (Old Man Johnson scaring people away from the pirate treasure by dressing up as a werewolf) is much more reasonable and likely than a supernatural one (werewolves exist).
*** Talking dogs, on the other hand, are entirely reasonable.
** Beyond the superficial "ghosts aren't real", it's been suggested that ''Scooby-Doo'' teaches two lessons that encourage a sceptical skeptical mindset: 1) Some adults will lie to you for their own benefit 2) Other adults will believe them, so you have to find the truth for yourself.
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