History Main / WhatMeasureIsANonCute

9th Dec '17 9:24:38 PM SkidTroper
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** However, this is usually justified because many peaceful-seeming aliens have turned out to be AWolfInSheepsClothing type aliens, the setting itself is rife with EverythingTryingToKillYou or because such cases [[WatsonianVsDoylist are an attempt to]] [[CanonDefilement shoehorn]] FurryFandom material into a non-furry setting.
7th Dec '17 7:41:52 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/coelacanth.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[TheWoobie Poor little thing...]]]]

to:

[[quoteright:350:http://static.%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1510405011049705200
%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.
%% DO NOT remove the permission notice.
%%
[[quoteright:270:[[ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/coelacanth.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[TheWoobie Poor little thing...]]]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/executive_decision_7.jpg]]]]
[-[[caption-width-right:270:[[http://www.pbfcomics.com/162/ Source comic]] used with permission.]]-]



29th Oct '17 7:35:13 AM gophergiggles
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Sharks on the other hand are killed in cruel ways comparable to seals, having their fins cut off and the rest of the animal thrown, ''alive'', back into the water to either bleed to death or be attacked by other marine animals. As the general public see sharks as big scary killers[[note]]Only around six people per year are killed by sharks; statistically you are more likely to be killed by a dog, cow, deer, or ''falling icicles''[[/note]], very few people outside of shark experts actually care.
13th Oct '17 3:32:47 PM wrpen99
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* On ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Bobby's environmentalist teacher Mr. [=McKay=] campaigns for the preservation of "Itchy Algae"; when Hank argues that its extinction would be a good thing, [=McKay=] decries letting a species' habitat be destroyed "just because it isn't cuddly or good for anything." Great message. Too bad Mr. [=McKay=] is [[StrawCharacter portrayed as a delusional]] HippieTeacher.

to:

* On ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Bobby's environmentalist teacher Mr. [=McKay=] campaigns for the preservation of "Itchy Algae"; when Hank argues that its extinction would be a good thing, [=McKay=] decries letting a species' habitat be destroyed "just because it isn't cuddly or good for anything." Great message. Too bad Mr. [=McKay=] is [[StrawCharacter portrayed as message, generally, but anyone with a delusional]] HippieTeacher.poison ivy/oak allergy would disagree with the HippieTeacher sentiment.
8th Oct '17 9:58:59 AM Caps-luna
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** It can be really hard to mobilize a movement to combat an invasive species if that species happens to be cute (invasive deer species being a good example).
8th Oct '17 9:53:00 AM Caps-luna
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** An exception is starting to be made for jumping spiders, which do appear conventionally "cute" because they are fuzzy and have giant eyes.

to:

** An exception is starting to be made for jumping spiders, which do appear conventionally "cute" because they are fuzzy and have giant eyes. It probably helps that no species of jumping spider has venom anywhere near harmful to humans and the vast majority are simply too small to even bite humans.
21st Sep '17 8:26:51 PM Everdream
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The anime more or less follows through with the games' philosophy...until you go back to the first season or so and notice that Ash had cute little Pikachu, Butterfree, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander - and that the Team Rocket trio had a floating naval mine gas cloud, and a giant purple rattlesnake. Later on though, Ash got a Muk ([[MuckMonster essentially a live pile of sludge]]) and Charmander gradually changed into the big, scary -- but badass -- Charizard. Additionally, Team Rocket started a sort of running gag where they acquire increasingly cute Pokémon in the newer seasons. It's also revealed that Ekans and Koffing aren't really evil (although it's stated that ''no'' Pokémon are evil) [[note]] This was never true in the games and in the anime it was {{Retcon}}d years later. [[/note]] In "Island of the Giant Pokémon" they are revealed to be {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and bear no anger or malice towards Pikachu. The first Pokémon Ash captures is a Caterpie. It does evolve soon, but in the meantime Misty gets to scream about it because she's afraid of bugs and thinks it's gross. Also, Ash later gets an adorable Gligar which evolves into Gliscor -- which is a huge, demonic-looking, flying scorpion thing with fangs and batlike ears. It's affectionate and a little slow in the head. But then there's also the uncomfortable realization that Ash's team hardly ever get to evolve. Unless their adult form looks cool.

to:

* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The anime more or less follows through with the games' philosophy...until you go back to the first season or so and notice that Ash had cute little Pikachu, Butterfree, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander - and that the Team Rocket trio had a floating naval mine gas cloud, and a giant purple rattlesnake. Later on though, Ash got a Muk ([[MuckMonster essentially a live pile of sludge]]) and Charmander gradually changed into the big, scary -- but badass -- Charizard. Additionally, Team Rocket started a sort of running gag where they acquire increasingly cute Pokémon in the newer seasons. It's also revealed that Ekans and Koffing aren't really evil (although it's stated that ''no'' Pokémon are evil) [[note]] This was never true in the games and in the anime it was {{Retcon}}d {{Retcon}}nd years later. [[/note]] In "Island of the Giant Pokémon" they are revealed to be {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and bear no anger or malice towards Pikachu. The first Pokémon Ash captures is a Caterpie. It does evolve soon, but in the meantime Misty gets to scream about it because she's afraid of bugs and thinks it's gross. Also, Ash later gets an adorable Gligar which evolves into Gliscor -- which is a huge, demonic-looking, flying scorpion thing with fangs and batlike ears. It's affectionate and a little slow in the head. But then there's also the uncomfortable realization that Ash's team hardly ever get to evolve. Unless their adult form looks cool.



* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the fic ''Fanfic/NatureStudies'' deals with the Animal Management Unit at the Guild of Assassins, where an animal (or plant) species has to be seriously non-cute just to be considered for selection. The Assassins prize animals for other reasons than cute; they have to be ''professionally'' interesting. Although Johanna and the girl students are female enough to consider ''cute'' is a bonus. There are some definitely non-cute animals hiding in post boxes in Ankh-Morpork as a result of the Post Office mis-applying its enthusiasm... (see ''Discworld/MakingMoney'')

to:

* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the fic ''Fanfic/NatureStudies'' deals with the Animal Management Unit at the Guild of Assassins, where an animal (or plant) species has to be seriously non-cute just to be considered for selection. The Assassins prize animals for other reasons than cute; they have to be ''professionally'' interesting. Although Johanna and the girl students are female enough to consider ''cute'' is a bonus. There are some definitely non-cute animals hiding in post boxes in Ankh-Morpork as a result of the Post Office mis-applying its enthusiasm... (see ''Discworld/MakingMoney'')
21st Sep '17 8:23:37 PM Everdream
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The anime more or less follows through with the games' philosophy...until you go back to the first season or so and notice that Ash had cute little Pikachu, Butterfree, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander - and that the Team Rocket trio had a floating naval mine gas cloud, and a giant purple rattlesnake. Later on though, Ash got a Muk ([[MuckMonster essentially a live pile of sludge]]) and Charmander gradually changed into the big, scary -- but badass -- Charizard. Additionally, Team Rocket started a sort of running gag where they acquire increasingly cute Pokémon in the newer seasons. It's also revealed that Ekans and Koffing aren't really evil (although it's stated that ''no'' Pokémon are evil) [[note]] This was never true in the games and in the anime it was {{Retcon}d years later. [[/note]] In "Island of the Giant Pokémon" they are revealed to be {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and bear no anger or malice towards Pikachu. The first Pokémon Ash captures is a Caterpie. It does evolve soon, but in the meantime Misty gets to scream about it because she's afraid of bugs and thinks it's gross. Also, Ash later gets an adorable Gligar which evolves into Gliscor -- which is a huge, demonic-looking, flying scorpion thing with fangs and batlike ears. It's affectionate and a little slow in the head. But then there's also the uncomfortable realization that Ash's team hardly ever get to evolve. Unless their adult form looks cool.

to:

* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The anime more or less follows through with the games' philosophy...until you go back to the first season or so and notice that Ash had cute little Pikachu, Butterfree, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander - and that the Team Rocket trio had a floating naval mine gas cloud, and a giant purple rattlesnake. Later on though, Ash got a Muk ([[MuckMonster essentially a live pile of sludge]]) and Charmander gradually changed into the big, scary -- but badass -- Charizard. Additionally, Team Rocket started a sort of running gag where they acquire increasingly cute Pokémon in the newer seasons. It's also revealed that Ekans and Koffing aren't really evil (although it's stated that ''no'' Pokémon are evil) [[note]] This was never true in the games and in the anime it was {{Retcon}d {{Retcon}}d years later. [[/note]] In "Island of the Giant Pokémon" they are revealed to be {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and bear no anger or malice towards Pikachu. The first Pokémon Ash captures is a Caterpie. It does evolve soon, but in the meantime Misty gets to scream about it because she's afraid of bugs and thinks it's gross. Also, Ash later gets an adorable Gligar which evolves into Gliscor -- which is a huge, demonic-looking, flying scorpion thing with fangs and batlike ears. It's affectionate and a little slow in the head. But then there's also the uncomfortable realization that Ash's team hardly ever get to evolve. Unless their adult form looks cool.
21st Sep '17 8:23:12 PM Everdream
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The anime more or less follows through with the games' philosophy...until you go back to the first season or so and notice that Ash had cute little Pikachu, Butterfree, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander - and that the Team Rocket trio had a floating naval mine gas cloud, and a giant purple rattlesnake. Later on though, Ash got a Muk ([[MuckMonster essentially a live pile of sludge]]) and Charmander gradually changed into the big, scary -- but badass -- Charizard. Additionally, Team Rocket started a sort of running gag where they acquire increasingly cute Pokémon in the newer seasons. It's also revealed that Ekans and Koffing aren't really evil (although it's stated that ''no'' Pokémon are evil). In "Island of the Giant Pokémon" they are revealed to be {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and bear no anger or malice towards Pikachu. The first Pokémon Ash captures is a Caterpie. It does evolve soon, but in the meantime Misty gets to scream about it because she's afraid of bugs and thinks it's gross. Also, Ash later gets an adorable Gligar which evolves into Gliscor -- which is a huge, demonic-looking, flying scorpion thing with fangs and batlike ears. It's affectionate and a little slow in the head. But then there's also the uncomfortable realization that Ash's team hardly ever get to evolve. Unless their adult form looks cool.

to:

* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The anime more or less follows through with the games' philosophy...until you go back to the first season or so and notice that Ash had cute little Pikachu, Butterfree, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander - and that the Team Rocket trio had a floating naval mine gas cloud, and a giant purple rattlesnake. Later on though, Ash got a Muk ([[MuckMonster essentially a live pile of sludge]]) and Charmander gradually changed into the big, scary -- but badass -- Charizard. Additionally, Team Rocket started a sort of running gag where they acquire increasingly cute Pokémon in the newer seasons. It's also revealed that Ekans and Koffing aren't really evil (although it's stated that ''no'' Pokémon are evil). evil) [[note]] This was never true in the games and in the anime it was {{Retcon}d years later. [[/note]] In "Island of the Giant Pokémon" they are revealed to be {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and bear no anger or malice towards Pikachu. The first Pokémon Ash captures is a Caterpie. It does evolve soon, but in the meantime Misty gets to scream about it because she's afraid of bugs and thinks it's gross. Also, Ash later gets an adorable Gligar which evolves into Gliscor -- which is a huge, demonic-looking, flying scorpion thing with fangs and batlike ears. It's affectionate and a little slow in the head. But then there's also the uncomfortable realization that Ash's team hardly ever get to evolve. Unless their adult form looks cool.
13th Sep '17 11:00:11 PM Dingbot
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In what was probably a deliberate ViralMarketing campaign, Ford "accidentally" leaked two [=SportKa=] ads onto the Internet. One depicted a pigeon getting [[LaserGuidedKarma smacked by the car's hood]] before taking a crap on it, and the other depicted a [[OffWithHisHead cat getting it's head bitten]] by the car's sun roof. Guess which one sparked protests.

to:

* In what was probably a deliberate ViralMarketing campaign, Ford "accidentally" leaked two [=SportKa=] ads onto the Internet. One depicted a pigeon getting [[LaserGuidedKarma smacked by the car's hood]] before taking a crap on it, and the other depicted a [[OffWithHisHead cat getting it's its head bitten]] by the car's sun roof. Guess which one sparked protests.



** They've also made adorable plushies of inanimate objects. What? A cup of earl-gray tea isn't cu-[[http://www.squishable.com/pc/squish_earl_grey_tea_15/fp_squishables/Squishable+Earl+Grey+Tea Aww, look at it's adorable little mustache!]]

to:

** They've also made adorable plushies of inanimate objects. What? A cup of earl-gray Earl Grey tea isn't cu-[[http://www.squishable.com/pc/squish_earl_grey_tea_15/fp_squishables/Squishable+Earl+Grey+Tea Aww, look at it's its adorable little mustache!]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' subverts this for it's first two seasons with non-cute animals as heroes (Weasel, Toad) and a semi-realistic art style that neutralised the animals' features- although arguably if you were a bad animal not part of the band of Farthing Wood friends, you were a bloodthirsty predator that didn't talk. Similarly, it was a-okay for the owls and foxes to eat mice, rats, etc- as long as they were non-talking, non-Farthing wood mice. Then in the third season...whoa. A bunch of rats were introduced to the story, and since they were all evil, they all had over the top, cartoony evil features (Claws! Fangs! Glowing pink eyes!) that didn't fit at all with the rest of the animation. Even then it is played with since one of said cartoonish rats [[WhiteSheep defects to the hero side]].

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' subverts this for it's its first two seasons with non-cute animals as heroes (Weasel, Toad) and a semi-realistic art style that neutralised the animals' features- although arguably if you were a bad animal not part of the band of Farthing Wood friends, you were a bloodthirsty predator that didn't talk. Similarly, it was a-okay for the owls and foxes to eat mice, rats, etc- as long as they were non-talking, non-Farthing wood mice. Then in the third season...whoa. A bunch of rats were introduced to the story, and since they were all evil, they all had over the top, cartoony evil features (Claws! Fangs! Glowing pink eyes!) that didn't fit at all with the rest of the animation. Even then it is played with since one of said cartoonish rats [[WhiteSheep defects to the hero side]].



* Recently in Italy there was a scandal where the presenter of a TV show about cooking gave a recipe in which the main ingredient was cat meat. After a media kerfuffle the presenter was fired, eliciting responses of "Oh, so it's OK to eat chicken, rabbit, and beef, but cats are off-limits?"

to:

* Recently in Italy there was a scandal where the presenter of a TV show about cooking gave a recipe in which the main ingredient was cat meat. After a media kerfuffle the presenter was fired, eliciting responses of "Oh, so it's OK okay to eat chicken, rabbit, and beef, but cats are off-limits?"
This list shows the last 10 events of 610. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.WhatMeasureIsANonCute