History Main / WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings

9th Feb '16 1:55:17 PM CaptEquinox
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** This is what happened at the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulgas_Water_Temple Pulgas Water Temple]] in California, long cherished by meditators and [[EruditeStoner quiet]] [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs LSD trippers]]. It used to be 24/7/365. Now it has strictly enforced hours.
6th Feb '16 8:32:49 AM Koveras
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* The Franchise/DragonAge series should be called "WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings: The Franchise." Many groups of people, in mythology and history, forever lose privilege because of the actions of one or a few knuckleheads, and many wonders are also forever ruined for the same reason.
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* The Franchise/DragonAge ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series should be called "WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings: The Franchise." Many groups of people, in mythology and history, forever lose privilege because of the actions of one or a few knuckleheads, and many wonders are also forever ruined for the same reason.

* VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins: The Ferelden Circle is on a small island in a large lake. Finn from the Witch Hunt DLC reveals that the mages used to be allowed outside for supervised exercise sessions. Then one day Anders bolted and swam across the lake, knowing the Templars couldn't swim after him in their full plate armor. They caught him a week later, and mages haven't been allowed outside since. * VideoGame/DragonAge2: Many mages this game, including First Enchanter Orsino, heavily protest this trope, insisting that [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Knight-Commander Meredith]] continually cracking down on all Kirkwall mages because of the actions of a few [[CreateYourOwnVillain just makes things worse for everyone]].
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* VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins: ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': The Ferelden Circle is on a small island in a large lake. Finn from the Witch Hunt DLC reveals that the mages used to be allowed outside for supervised exercise sessions. Then one day Anders bolted and swam across the lake, knowing the Templars couldn't swim after him in their full plate armor. They caught him a week later, and mages haven't been allowed outside since. * VideoGame/DragonAge2: ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': ** Many mages this game, including First Enchanter Orsino, heavily protest this trope, insisting that [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Knight-Commander Meredith]] continually cracking down on all Kirkwall mages because of the actions of a few [[CreateYourOwnVillain just makes things worse for everyone]].

* VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition: The protagonist from the first game discovering the Temple of Sacred Ashes (Andraste's burial site) [[CuttingOffTheBranches led to it]] being open to pilgrimages. This led to it being used for a villainous ritual that went wrong and caused a mountain-wide explosion at the game's opening. Now there is no more Temple of Sacred Ashes.
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* VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition: ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': ** The protagonist from the first game discovering the Temple of Sacred Ashes (Andraste's burial site) [[CuttingOffTheBranches led to it]] being open to pilgrimages. This led to it being used for a villainous ritual that went wrong and caused a mountain-wide explosion at the game's opening. Now there is no more Temple of Sacred Ashes.
5th Feb '16 12:41:28 PM Premonition45
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Such a shame.
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* The guitar makers of C.F. Martin & Co. gave an authentic 1870s guitar to be used in ''Film/TheHatefulEight''. But upon learning that the ''real'' guitar was destroyed during filming rather than one of the doubles, [[http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/nazareth/index.ssf/2016/02/hateful_eight_scene_destroys_r.html#incart_2box_lvl-homepage-featured they have decided to stop lending their guitars to film productions]].
21st Jan '16 2:03:42 PM DDRMASTERM
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* Enrico Caruso got one after his death in 1921. Initially his body was displayed in a glass case in the Cimitero di Santa Maria del Pianto[[note]]Cemetery of St. Mary of Tears[[/note]] in Naples. Most visitors were very respectful. However, the cemetery has no bathrooms. In 1929, his widow Dorothy ordered the tomb sealed.

* Enrico Caruso got one after his death in 1921. Initially his body was displayed in a glass case in the Cimitero di Santa Maria del Pianto[[note]]Cemetery of St. Mary of Tears[[/note]] in Naples. Most visitors were very respectful. However, the cemetery has no bathrooms. In 1929, his widow Dorothy ordered the tomb sealed. ----
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* Enrico Caruso got one after his death in 1921. Initially his body was displayed in a glass case in the Cimitero di Santa Maria del Pianto[[note]]Cemetery of St. Mary of Tears[[/note]] in Naples. Most visitors were very respectful. However, the cemetery has no bathrooms. In 1929, his widow Dorothy ordered the tomb sealed. ----
13th Jan '16 3:37:27 PM CaptEquinox
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* Enrico Caruso got one after his death in 1921. Initially his body was displayed in a glass case in the Cimitero di Santa Maria del Pianto[[note]]Cemetery of St. Mary of Tears[[/note]] in Naples. Most visitors were very respectful. However, the cemetery has no bathrooms. In 1929, his widow Dorothy ordered the tomb sealed.
4th Jan '16 10:39:28 AM Give1Take2
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** [[FantasyCounterpartCulture The]] [[ChristianityIsCatholic Chantry]] teaches that the [[{{God}} Maker]] preferred mortals to His first creation ([[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spirits]]), until a few [[TheEmpire Tevinter]] [[TheMagocracy magisters]] tried to invade his spiritual realm. [[JustSoStory Then He turned them into the first]] [[OurOrcsAreDifferent darkspawn]], [[MysticalPlague sicced darkspawn on the world]], and [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere left the mortal realm]]. ** The Chantry also teaches that the Maker was willing to give humanity a second chance after falling in love with [[CrystalDragonJesus Andraste, his prophet and bride]]... until a handful of Tevinter supporters betrayed and killed her. Then he abandoned humanity for good this time. [[JustSoStory And that's why]] [[CrapsackWorld the world sucks]].
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** [[FantasyCounterpartCulture The]] [[ChristianityIsCatholic Chantry]] teaches that the [[{{God}} Maker]] preferred mortals to His first creation ([[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spirits]]), and watched over them from His [[{{Heaven}} Golden City]]... until a few handful of [[TheEmpire Tevinter]] [[TheMagocracy magisters]] tried to invade his spiritual realm. His golden realm, and tainted it with their sin. Now the Golden City is the [[{{Hell}} Black City]], [[JustSoStory Then He turned them into those magisters became the first]] [[OurOrcsAreDifferent darkspawn]], darkspawn]] [[MysticalPlague sicced darkspawn on that ravish the world]], and [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere left the Maker abandoned the mortal realm]]. realm]]. This is why we can't have nice things. ** The Chantry also teaches that the Maker was willing to give humanity a second chance after falling in love with [[CrystalDragonJesus Andraste, his prophet and bride]]... until a handful of Tevinter supporters betrayed and killed her. Then he He abandoned humanity for good this time. [[JustSoStory And that's why]] [[CrapsackWorld the world sucks]].

** Mages used to be free, but then they created [[TheEmpire Tevinter]] (and the darkspawn), so this is why mages (at least in Andrastian society) are kept in Circle towers. * VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins: The Ferelden Circle is on a small island in a large lake. In the Witch Hunt DLC, Finn reveals that the mages used to be allowed outside for scheduled exercise sessions. Then one day Anders bolted and swam across the lake, knowing the Templars couldn't swim after him in their full plate armor. The mages haven't been allowed outside since. * VideoGame/DragonAge2: Many mages this game, including First Enchanter Orsino, heavily protests this trope, insisting that Knight-Commander Meredith's tyrannical oppression of all Kirkwall mages because of the actions of a few radicals [[CreateYourOwnVillain just makes things worse for everyone]].
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** Mages used to be free, but then they created a small percentage of them became the tyrannical magisters of [[TheEmpire Tevinter]] (and the darkspawn), so this is why mages (at least in Andrastian society) are kept in Circle towers. * VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins: The Ferelden Circle is on a small island in a large lake. In Finn from the Witch Hunt DLC, Finn DLC reveals that the mages used to be allowed outside for scheduled supervised exercise sessions. Then one day Anders bolted and swam across the lake, knowing the Templars couldn't swim after him in their full plate armor. The They caught him a week later, and mages haven't been allowed outside since. * VideoGame/DragonAge2: Many mages this game, including First Enchanter Orsino, heavily protests protest this trope, insisting that [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Knight-Commander Meredith's tyrannical oppression of Meredith]] continually cracking down on all Kirkwall mages because of the actions of a few radicals [[CreateYourOwnVillain just makes things worse for everyone]].

* VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition: The Temple of Sacred Ashes (Andraste's burial site) was lost for centuries, until the protagonist of the first game discovered its location, which [[CuttingOffTheBranches eventually resulted in it]] being open to pilgrimages. This led to it being chosen as the location for peace talks to end the mage/Templar war at the start of the game. This led to the Divine being kidnapped chosen as a sacrifice on location for an unknown villainous ritual, which went wrong and caused an explosion at the game's opening. Now there is no more Temple of Sacred Ashes. ** The ''Trespasser'' DLC reveals that [[spoiler:all ancient elves were beautiful, immortal, and magical, until Fen'Harel created the Veil, which cut elves off from the magic of the Fade, which caused them to lose their magic, immortality, and magic-fueled wonders.]]
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* VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition: The protagonist from the first game discovering the Temple of Sacred Ashes (Andraste's burial site) was lost for centuries, until the protagonist of the first game discovered its location, which [[CuttingOffTheBranches eventually resulted in led to it]] being open to pilgrimages. This led to it being chosen as the location used for peace talks to end the mage/Templar war at the start of the game. This led to the Divine being kidnapped chosen as a sacrifice on location for an unknown villainous ritual, which ritual that went wrong and caused an a mountain-wide explosion at the game's opening. Now there is no more Temple of Sacred Ashes. ** The ''Trespasser'' DLC reveals that [[spoiler:all ancient elves were beautiful, immortal, and magical, until magical. Then a handful of war-leaders turned kings turned gods became insufferable tyrants, which culminated in them murdering their queen (Mythal) for trying to stop their power-hungry schemes. Then Fen'Harel created the Veil, Veil to imprison them, which cut elves off from the magic of the Fade, which caused them to lose their magic, immortality, and magic-fueled wonders.wonders. This is why elves can't have nice things.]]
3rd Jan '16 6:05:08 PM Give1Take2
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* The Franchise/DragonAge series should be called "WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings: The Franchise." Many groups of people, in mythology and history, forever lose privilege because of the actions of one or a few knuckleheads, and many wonders are also forever ruined for the same reason. ** [[FantasyCounterpartCulture The]] [[ChristianityIsCatholic Chantry]] teaches that the [[{{God}} Maker]] preferred mortals to His first creation ([[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spirits]]), until a few [[TheEmpire Tevinter]] [[TheMagocracy magisters]] tried to invade his spiritual realm. [[JustSoStory Then He turned them into the first]] [[OurOrcsAreDifferent darkspawn]], [[MysticalPlague sicced darkspawn on the world]], and [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere left the mortal realm]]. ** The Chantry also teaches that the Maker was willing to give humanity a second chance after falling in love with [[CrystalDragonJesus Andraste, his prophet and bride]]... until a handful of Tevinter supporters betrayed and killed her. Then he abandoned humanity for good this time. [[JustSoStory And that's why]] [[CrapsackWorld the world sucks]]. ** After centuries of enslavement under Tevinter, [[EnslavedElves the elves]] were given their own homeland. Then a small band of elves ([[UnreliableNarrator allegedly]]) attacked a small human village, and now the elves don't have a homeland anymore. ** Mages used to be free, but then they created [[TheEmpire Tevinter]] (and the darkspawn), so this is why mages (at least in Andrastian society) are kept in Circle towers. * VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins: The Ferelden Circle is on a small island in a large lake. In the Witch Hunt DLC, Finn reveals that the mages used to be allowed outside for scheduled exercise sessions. Then one day Anders bolted and swam across the lake, knowing the Templars couldn't swim after him in their full plate armor. The mages haven't been allowed outside since. * VideoGame/DragonAge2: Many mages this game, including First Enchanter Orsino, heavily protests this trope, insisting that Knight-Commander Meredith's tyrannical oppression of all Kirkwall mages because of the actions of a few radicals [[CreateYourOwnVillain just makes things worse for everyone]]. ** [[spoiler: Anders blew up the Chantry, causing Templars everywhere to crack down on all mages, forcing mages all over Thedas to either leave the Circle or get persecuted/killed.]] * VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition: The Temple of Sacred Ashes (Andraste's burial site) was lost for centuries, until the protagonist of the first game discovered its location, which [[CuttingOffTheBranches eventually resulted in it]] being open to pilgrimages. This led to it being chosen as the location for peace talks to end the mage/Templar war at the start of the game. This led to the Divine being kidnapped chosen as a sacrifice on location for an unknown villainous ritual, which went wrong and caused an explosion at the game's opening. Now there is no more Temple of Sacred Ashes. ** The ''Trespasser'' DLC reveals that [[spoiler:all ancient elves were beautiful, immortal, and magical, until Fen'Harel created the Veil, which cut elves off from the magic of the Fade, which caused them to lose their magic, immortality, and magic-fueled wonders.]]
31st Dec '15 4:26:18 PM JMQwilleran
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[[folder:Advertising]] *A NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning combined with an advertisement for Advertising/MAndMs employs this concept. In the ad, the M&Ms are in a movie and Red M&M is trying to save several of his fellow M&Ms who are strapped to a TimeBomb. Suddenly, a phone rings, ruining the scene, and Red stalks off in a huff, complaining that this is why they can't make movies. As the clock continues to count down, one of the M&Ms asks worriedly why it's still ticking. [[/folder]]
30th Nov '15 10:32:16 AM HiddenWindshield
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That's also not the right example indentation.
* In [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E07Hobgoblins an episode]] of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Pearl quotes the trope after she has a couch temporarily moved into the Satellite of Love, only to watch Mike and the 'bots bounce around and squeeze juice boxes on it. The film for the episode -- ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' -- is [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment how she punishes them]]. * And in [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E19Outlaw Outlaw of Gor]], Mike, Crow and Tom are good-naturedly "roughhousing", until Mike throws Tom up in the air, he gets stuck in the ceiling and crashes to the deck. Gypsy says "This is why we can't have nice things" and moves off.
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': ** In [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E07Hobgoblins an episode]] of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', the ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E07Hobgoblins Hobgoblins]]'' episode, Pearl quotes the trope after she has a couch temporarily moved into the Satellite of Love, only to watch Mike and the 'bots bounce around and squeeze juice boxes on it. The film for the episode -- ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' -- is [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment how she punishes them]]. * ** And in [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E19Outlaw Outlaw of Gor]], Mike, Crow and Tom are good-naturedly "roughhousing", until Mike throws Tom up in the air, he gets stuck in the ceiling and crashes to the deck. Gypsy says "This is why we can't have nice things" and moves off.
30th Nov '15 10:29:07 AM HiddenWindshield
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* And in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E19Outlaw Outlaw of Gor]], Mike, Crow and Tom are good-naturedly "roughhousing", until Mike throws Tom up in the air, he gets stuck in the ceiling and crashes to the deck. Gypsy says "This is why we can't have nice things" and moves off.
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* And in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E19Outlaw [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E19Outlaw Outlaw of Gor]], Mike, Crow and Tom are good-naturedly "roughhousing", until Mike throws Tom up in the air, he gets stuck in the ceiling and crashes to the deck. Gypsy says "This is why we can't have nice things" and moves off.
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