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30th Nov '16 5:33:58 AM Andyroid
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* [[https://pondwitch.tumblr.com/post/152543201837 This post]] analyses the "Bloody Mess" ending of the original ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'' (where you shoot the Overseer in the back after he banishes you from Vault 13) as tying in to the game's themes of war and violence, and [[TakeThatAudience a critique of players]] [[YouBastard obsessed with fictional violence]].
25th Nov '16 6:16:35 AM DrImpossible
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Just about every religion and mythology created by humans, whether real or fictional, has been likened to the "Force" of the Jedi Knights. While such comparisons are not off the mark, that's only because creator Creator/GeorgeLucas drew on the beliefs common to ''all'' religions in fashioning a spiritual system for his characters. There are some who have even gone so far as to ''adopt'' the Jedi teachings as their religion. Many have lost sight of the fact that Lucas intended to entertain the world first and foremost.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Just about every religion and mythology created by humans, whether real or fictional, has been likened to the "Force" of the Jedi Knights. While such comparisons are not off the mark, that's only because creator Creator/GeorgeLucas drew on the beliefs common to ''all'' religions in fashioning a spiritual system for his characters. There are some who have even gone so far as to ''adopt'' the Jedi teachings as their religion. Many have lost sight of the fact that Lucas intended to entertain the world first and foremost.



* [[SignatureStyle Unsurprisingly for a film written by Charlie Kaufman,]] ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' subverts this for laughs. Shortly after discovering a portal that causes any who enter to inhabit actor John Malkovich's senses, Craig makes a pseudo-intellectual remark that this revelation "raises all kinds of [[SophisticatedAsHell philosophical-type]] questions." Subtext: "Don't read too much into this, audience."
* Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey of all things. The original book was lambasted endlessly for its superficial and slanted portrayal of BDSM relationships. The movie on the other hand, partially due to the lack of the cringe-worthy inner monologues and more focus on the character-interactions, accidentally implies that the problem is not the BDSM itself, but the trust-issues in the relationship. Anastasia is being naive and inexperienced, getting all her knowledge of the topic from cursory internet searches that immediately focus on the more hardcore aspects of the fetish, thus poisoning her expectations. Grey, on the other hand, is obsessed with control and suffers from trust-issues due to a FreudianExcuse and needlessly rushes things with the contract even though they both enjoy the activity without it. Both of these things are portrayed as bad things that jeopardize their relationship, while BDSM was something they both enjoyed until the very end and isn't vilified in the movie (and even in the last scene, it turns sour because they purposefully step over Anastasia's limits). In other words, [[AccidentalAesop it is a cautionary tale about doing BDSM, and relationships in general, wrong.]]

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* [[SignatureStyle Unsurprisingly for a film written by Charlie Kaufman,]] ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' subverts plays this straight for laughs. Shortly after discovering a portal that causes any who enter to inhabit actor John Malkovich's senses, Craig makes a pseudo-intellectual remark that this revelation "raises all kinds of [[SophisticatedAsHell philosophical-type]] questions." Subtext: "Don't read too much into this, audience."
* Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey of all things. The original book was lambasted endlessly for its superficial and slanted portrayal of BDSM relationships. The movie on the other hand, partially due to the lack of the cringe-worthy inner monologues and more focus on the character-interactions, accidentally implies acknowledges that the problem is not the BDSM itself, but the trust-issues in the relationship. Anastasia is being naive and inexperienced, getting all her knowledge of the topic from cursory internet searches that immediately focus on the more hardcore aspects of the fetish, thus poisoning her expectations. Grey, on the other hand, is obsessed with control and suffers from trust-issues due to a FreudianExcuse and needlessly rushes things with the contract even though they both enjoy the activity without it. Both of these things are portrayed as bad things that jeopardize their relationship, while BDSM was something they both enjoyed until the very end and isn't vilified villified in the movie (and even in (in the last scene, it turns sour because they purposefully step over Anastasia's limits). In other words, [[AccidentalAesop it is a cautionary tale about doing BDSM, and relationships in general, general wrong.]]
25th Oct '16 6:58:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Just about every religion and mythology created by humans, whether real or fictional, has been likened to the "Force" of the Jedi Knights. While such comparisons are not off the mark, that's only because creator GeorgeLucas drew on the beliefs common to ''all'' religions in fashioning a spiritual system for his characters. There are some who have even gone so far as to ''adopt'' the Jedi teachings as their religion. Many have lost sight of the fact that Lucas intended to entertain the world first and foremost.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Just about every religion and mythology created by humans, whether real or fictional, has been likened to the "Force" of the Jedi Knights. While such comparisons are not off the mark, that's only because creator GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas drew on the beliefs common to ''all'' religions in fashioning a spiritual system for his characters. There are some who have even gone so far as to ''adopt'' the Jedi teachings as their religion. Many have lost sight of the fact that Lucas intended to entertain the world first and foremost.
25th Oct '16 4:51:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied by ''TheOnion'' on at [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/27794 least]] [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/25742 three]] [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39205 occasions]].

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* Parodied by ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' on at [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/27794 least]] [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/25742 three]] [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39205 occasions]].
24th Oct '16 5:15:15 PM nombretomado
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* 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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* GameFAQs 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.
19th Aug '16 5:21:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kris Straub's earlier comic ''CheckerboardNightmare'' occasionally featured the arthouse critic Lance Sharps, a Creator/ScottMcCloud parody. In his review of CN itself, he remarked that "At first I imagined the robot to be some sort of rape symbolism, and was quite disappointed to find it was merely a robot."

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* Kris Straub's earlier comic ''CheckerboardNightmare'' ''Webcomic/CheckerboardNightmare'' occasionally featured the arthouse critic Lance Sharps, a Creator/ScottMcCloud parody. In his review of CN itself, he remarked that "At first I imagined the robot to be some sort of rape symbolism, and was quite disappointed to find it was merely a robot."
18th Aug '16 4:43:20 AM Enkind
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* Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey of all things. The original book was lambasted endlessly for its superficial and slanted portrayal of BDSM relationships. The movie on the other hand, partially due to the lack of the cringe-worthy inner monologues and more focus on the character-interactions, accidentally implies that the problem is not the BDSM itself, but the trust-issues in the relationship. Anastasia is being naive and inexperienced, getting all her knowledge of the topic from cursory internet searches that immediately focus on the more hardcore aspects of the fetish, thus poisoning her expectations. Grey, on the other hand, is obsessed with control and suffers from trust-issues due to a FreudianExcuse and needlessly rushes things with the contract even though they both enjoy the activity without it. Both of these things are portrayed as bad things that jeopardize their relationship, while BDSM was something they both enjoyed until the very end and isn't vilified in the movie (and even in the last scene, it turns sour because they purposefully step over Anastasia's limits). In other words, [[AccidentalAesop it is a cautionary tale about doing BDSM, and relationships in general, wrong.]]
12th Aug '16 2:59:31 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''[[Franchise/{{Halo}} HALO: Combat Evolved]]'' [and only ''Combat Evolved''] is a post-modernist work of art, comparable to the Iliad, the Chief descended from Rambo AND Captain America, and... look, you just [[http://bit.ly/alomDe got to read it]].

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* ''[[Franchise/{{Halo}} HALO: Combat Evolved]]'' [and ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' (and only ''Combat Evolved''] Evolved'') is a post-modernist work of art, comparable to the Iliad, the Chief descended from Rambo AND Captain America, and... look, you just [[http://bit.ly/alomDe got to read it]].
29th Jul '16 3:03:22 PM res20stupid
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* InUniverse in ''VideoGame/TheBeginnersGuide''. Davey keeps coming up with explanations and explaining symbolism in Coda's work, such as explaining the reason for Coda making so many prison room type games are a metaphor for Coda feeling trapped by his work and depressed that he can't come up with new game ideas. [[spoiler: Subverted in that Coda calls Davey out for assuming this and coming up with interpretations to fit a narrative he thought it should represent. As Davey sadly points out near the end "Maybe he just liked making prison games".]]
28th Jul '16 8:18:18 PM PaulA
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' has an episode where the Book Club try to steal the best books from the library for themselves. The head of said club when he is collared and sent to detention rants about how the Book Club deserve them more than others as they are the only ones who appreciate them in the right way and understand things like the subtext of JudyBlume. Ingrid Third points out, "Judy Blume doesn't ''have'' a subtext, but she ''is'' very good."

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' has an episode where the Book Club try to steal the best books from the library for themselves. The head of said club when he is collared and sent to detention rants about how the Book Club deserve them more than others as they are the only ones who appreciate them in the right way and understand things like the subtext of JudyBlume.Creator/JudyBlume. Ingrid Third points out, "Judy Blume doesn't ''have'' a subtext, but she ''is'' very good."
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