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23rd Jun '16 11:01:14 AM AlienPatch
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* This may be a part of why ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' is the least remembered Creator/{{Pixar}} film. Everyone remembers the [[WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} cute rats]] or the [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory adorable toys]] but there's not much fluffy and cuddly about a bunch of ants.
16th Jun '16 3:45:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Re: The Dave Barry quote at the top -- ''ToadPatrol''. They may not have been furry, but the creators of this show did everything they could to make the toads on this show look as a cute as possible. Oh, but snakes are evil.
* ''GrowingUpCreepie'' is the subversion of this trope personified. She's a pint-size PerkyGoth raised by ''bugs'', and nearly every episode involves her helping out some kind of "creepy-crawly" creature. There's one called Scorpophobia, where a horror movie about scorpions opens in Creepie's town and is invaded by scorpions that scare all the human moviegoers out; Creepie finds out not only that they're just there to see the movie (since "Scorpions haven't had a starring role in a movie for years") but that the queen scorpion in the movie itself turns out to be a good guy.

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* Re: The Dave Barry quote at the top -- ''ToadPatrol''.''WesternAnimation/ToadPatrol''. They may not have been furry, but the creators of this show did everything they could to make the toads on this show look as a cute as possible. Oh, but snakes are evil.
* ''GrowingUpCreepie'' ''WesternAnimation/GrowingUpCreepie'' is the subversion of this trope personified. She's a pint-size PerkyGoth raised by ''bugs'', and nearly every episode involves her helping out some kind of "creepy-crawly" creature. There's one called Scorpophobia, where a horror movie about scorpions opens in Creepie's town and is invaded by scorpions that scare all the human moviegoers out; Creepie finds out not only that they're just there to see the movie (since "Scorpions haven't had a starring role in a movie for years") but that the queen scorpion in the movie itself turns out to be a good guy.
26th May '16 11:19:54 PM SpaceBird
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* Pigeons are often stereotyped as dirty, mindless city slickers despite being intelligent and affectionate. This is especially jarring because white doves are considered pure and good almost universally, despite the two birds being ''exactly the same species''.
11th May '16 12:48:38 PM PDL
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*** The religious background for this in Christian and Jewish tradition is spelled out in The Book of Leviticus. Chapter 11 deals with what is and is not acceptable for eating, stating that only those "That has a cloven hoof, divided in two, and that is a ruminant" are acceptable. Since horse hooves are not divided, they are forbidden.

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*** The religious background for this in Christian and Jewish tradition is spelled out in The Book of Leviticus. Chapter 11 deals with what is and is not acceptable for eating, stating that only those "That has a cloven hoof, divided in two, and that is a ruminant" are acceptable. Since horse hooves are not divided, divided (they walk on a single toe on each foot) and they don't ruminate (that is, chew cud), they are forbidden.



** A considerable amount of effort and money goes into protecting the American Mustang which is an introduced species descended from escaped horses brought to North America by the Spanish. The amount of effort and money going into protecting the Mustang is significantly greater than goes into protecting many genuine indigenous endangered species.

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** A considerable amount of effort and money goes into protecting the American Mustang which is an introduced species descended from escaped horses brought to North America by the Spanish. The amount of effort and money going into protecting the Mustang is significantly greater than goes into protecting many genuine indigenous endangered species. Fossil records however have shown that horses did exist in North America before they befell the same fate shared by many of North America's megafauna (like Mammoths and North American Lions). So it is thought that their presence is actually restoring a bit of the enviroment that was once lost. The same cannot be said for the Australian Brumby (Horses were never native to Australia).
4th May '16 7:57:02 PM KiraDoom
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* In many a fandom, some fans tend to choose who their favorite character(s) are based on their physical appearance. This becomes a bit disturbing when you realize that the villain or rival of the series [[DracoInLeatherPants is adored by more people than they should]]. This becomes worse when we look at the less attractive ''protagonist'' characters, who are hated simply because they aren't cute. Simply put, to some fans, [[SkewedPriorities whether the character is good or evil is less important than how attractive they are]]. It's especially jarring when the character(s) being bashed are actually UglyCute.
27th Apr '16 2:10:59 PM aye_amber
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* Played with in MonsterHunter. However indiscriminately the player acts, the deer-like Kelbi and the cat-like Felynes and Melynxes, as well as the little tiki-like Shakalakas, can't be killed. They'll be stunned, and then they'll leave. Despite having entries in Monster guides, Felynes are even friendly [=NPCs=] and seem to be on the same social standing as humans. The ones you meet out in the wild don't even bother you until you attack them. The Shakalakas and Melynxes attack on site, but the third generation has two friendly Shakalakas that join you and act as your party on single or two-player hunts.

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* Played with in MonsterHunter.VideoGame/MonsterHunter. However indiscriminately the player acts, the deer-like Kelbi and the cat-like Felynes and Melynxes, as well as the little tiki-like Shakalakas, can't be killed. They'll be stunned, and then they'll leave. Despite having entries in Monster guides, Felynes are even friendly [=NPCs=] and seem to be on the same social standing as humans. The ones you meet out in the wild don't even bother you until you attack them. The Shakalakas and Melynxes attack on site, but the third generation has two friendly Shakalakas that join you and act as your party on single or two-player hunts.
5th Apr '16 6:46:36 PM ading
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1550 SCP-1550 ("Dr. Wondertainment's Custom-Pets™")]]. Despite their hideous appearance, they're quite harmless, hence their "Safe" classification.
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1550 SCP-1550 ("Dr. Wondertainment's Custom-Pets™")]]. Despite their hideous appearance, they're quite harmless, hence their "Safe" classification.
29th Feb '16 3:36:37 PM Berrenta
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* Literature/SpaceBeasts: Mostly averts this with stereotypical 'cute' Animals like [[CuteKitten Cats]], [[NuttySquirrel Squirrels]], and [[UnicornsAreSacred Unicorns]] fighting alongside sterotypical 'scary' animals like [[BatOutOfHell Bats]], [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Snakes]] and...[[SeldomSeenSpecies Cuttlefish]] but at the same time it does [[TropesAreNotBad acknowledge]] that sometimes [[PrimalFear there are reasons]] we feel repulsed by some creatures, primarily parasites and creepy crawlies in general, one of the running gags is [[NatureLover Nature Lovers]] admitting they can't find anything positive to say about tapeworms, and the {{Token Human}} Ichabod Crane ruefully admits that while he prides himself on being a {{Friend To All Living Things}} and loving all creatures great and small...Draws the line at maggots, they make him toss his cookies like nothing else can.

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* Literature/SpaceBeasts: Mostly averts this with stereotypical 'cute' Animals like [[CuteKitten Cats]], [[NuttySquirrel Squirrels]], Squirrels, and [[UnicornsAreSacred Unicorns]] fighting alongside sterotypical 'scary' animals like [[BatOutOfHell Bats]], [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Snakes]] and...[[SeldomSeenSpecies Cuttlefish]] but at the same time it does [[TropesAreNotBad acknowledge]] that sometimes [[PrimalFear there are reasons]] we feel repulsed by some creatures, primarily parasites and creepy crawlies in general, one of the running gags is [[NatureLover Nature Lovers]] admitting they can't find anything positive to say about tapeworms, and the {{Token Human}} Ichabod Crane ruefully admits that while he prides himself on being a {{Friend To All Living Things}} and loving all creatures great and small...Draws the line at maggots, they make him toss his cookies like nothing else can.
29th Feb '16 3:31:49 PM Prfnoff
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in the opening scene of ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' by [[MagnificentBastard Hans Landa]]. He asks a French farmer [[spoiler: who is hiding a Jewish family he is after]] why he hates rats. The farmer replies that rats spread diseases. Landa points out that [[NuttySquirrel squirrels]] are just as likely to carry a disease. [[FridgeHorror He is basically talking about the irrational nature of hatred, which becomes especially poignant since Nazi propaganda frequently compared Jews to rats]].

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in the opening scene of ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' by [[MagnificentBastard Hans Landa]]. He asks a French farmer [[spoiler: who is hiding a Jewish family he is after]] why he hates rats. The farmer replies that rats spread diseases. Landa points out that [[NuttySquirrel squirrels]] squirrels are just as likely to carry a disease. [[FridgeHorror He is basically talking about the irrational nature of hatred, which becomes especially poignant since Nazi propaganda frequently compared Jews to rats]].
2nd Feb '16 8:43:03 PM gophergiggles
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*** Inverted in ''Bats!'', where Applejack and Fluttershy argue over the fate of some vampire fruit bats that are a threat to Sweet Apple Acres. During their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKQAoa9aikM song cue]] when Applejack is singing they look like the post-transformation mogwais from ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' and when Fluttershy describes them they look quite fluffy and cute, showing that Applejack sees them as monstrous because of the threat they pose while Fluttershy sees them as cute because she sympathizes with them.
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