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20th Sep '16 6:37:25 PM nombretomado
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* During the latter half of Ken Penders' writing stint on the ArchieComics version of ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog, many of the stories either revolved around Penders' own [[DoesntLikeGuns anti-gun views]] or would come to a screeching halt for a few panels for an AuthorFilibuster about the same. An example of the former was an entire story devoted to showing how the great [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Overlander]] vs. [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Mobian]] war began: two children - one Overlander, the other Mobian - meet between the two kingdoms to play, one of them brings a gun one day and accidentally shoots the other while they're horsing around, war engulfs both races, [[VerySpecialEpisode After School Special]] credits roll. An example of the latter has one of the less scrupulous members of the Freedom Fighters ([[spoiler:Fiona, who goes on to betray the team and join the bad guys in a later issue]]) ask why they don't just use guns to solve their current dilemma and is given a verbal bitch-slap by Rotor Walrus about how they have ''never'' used guns and ''never will'' use guns. This sudden MoodWhiplash is made even more jarring by the fact that Bunnie Rabbot, a character that had for a while been wearing six-shooters holstered in a bullet belt up until the issue in question, can be seen in the background, without the pistols but still wearing the belt. Further, not but twenty or thirty issues previous, Rotor had developed a huge bazooka-like laser cannon that purportedly operated much like a [[{{BFG}} hand-held]] WaveMotionGun and which Rotor actually fired ''directly at [[BigBad Dr. Robotnik]]'' at one point.

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* During the latter half of Ken Penders' writing stint on the ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics version of ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog, many of the stories either revolved around Penders' own [[DoesntLikeGuns anti-gun views]] or would come to a screeching halt for a few panels for an AuthorFilibuster about the same. An example of the former was an entire story devoted to showing how the great [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Overlander]] vs. [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Mobian]] war began: two children - one Overlander, the other Mobian - meet between the two kingdoms to play, one of them brings a gun one day and accidentally shoots the other while they're horsing around, war engulfs both races, [[VerySpecialEpisode After School Special]] credits roll. An example of the latter has one of the less scrupulous members of the Freedom Fighters ([[spoiler:Fiona, who goes on to betray the team and join the bad guys in a later issue]]) ask why they don't just use guns to solve their current dilemma and is given a verbal bitch-slap by Rotor Walrus about how they have ''never'' used guns and ''never will'' use guns. This sudden MoodWhiplash is made even more jarring by the fact that Bunnie Rabbot, a character that had for a while been wearing six-shooters holstered in a bullet belt up until the issue in question, can be seen in the background, without the pistols but still wearing the belt. Further, not but twenty or thirty issues previous, Rotor had developed a huge bazooka-like laser cannon that purportedly operated much like a [[{{BFG}} hand-held]] WaveMotionGun and which Rotor actually fired ''directly at [[BigBad Dr. Robotnik]]'' at one point.
11th Sep '16 8:33:32 PM PaulA
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** In one very uncharacteristically blatant and unmistakable example, several characters near the beginning of ''Ender in Exile'' espouse the view that monogamy is the only and best successful means of human society, using the exact same phrasing consistently enough to put conservative pundits' talking points to shame. Thankfully, he drops this act soon enough to make the book as a whole still enjoyable.

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** In one very uncharacteristically blatant and unmistakable example, several characters near the beginning of ''Ender in Exile'' ''Literature/EnderInExile'' espouse the view that monogamy is the only and best successful means of human society, using the exact same phrasing consistently enough to put conservative pundits' talking points to shame. Thankfully, he drops this act soon enough to make the book as a whole still enjoyable.
23rd Aug '16 7:02:11 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Her ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', ''[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar The Thursday War]]'', and ''[[Literature/HaloMortalDictata Mortal Dictata]]'' novels provide a very alternate perspective on everything we know about Dr. Catherine Halsey and has most of the characters (including characters who were on her side in all previous media) treat her like the worst human being who ever lived. Even Halsey herself starts to think this way at times. As far as the author is concerned, stealing children from their parents is the worst atrocity anyone can commit. Even if you happen to save your civilization (and every sentient being in the galaxy) by doing it.

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** Her ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', ''[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar The Thursday War]]'', and ''[[Literature/HaloMortalDictata Mortal Dictata]]'' novels provide a very alternate perspective on everything we know about Dr. Catherine Halsey and has most of the characters (including characters who were on her side in all previous ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' media) treat her like the worst human being who ever lived. Even Halsey herself starts to think this way at times. As far as the author is concerned, stealing children from their parents is the worst atrocity anyone can commit. Even if you happen to save your civilization (and every sentient being in the galaxy) by doing it.



*** ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] main writers had to give an official explanation for ONI condemning Halsey in later media like the prologue of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'': ONI's problems with Halsey have nothing to do with morality; they just want a convenient scapegoat for the sins of the SPARTAN-II program, as well as to make the SPARTAN-IV Program looks better in comparison.

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*** This got to the point where ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] main writers had to give an official explanation for ONI condemning Halsey explanations in later media like the prologue of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'': 4}}''[='s=] prologue for why ONI decided to condemn Halsey in the first place. As it turns out, ONI's problems with Halsey have nothing to do with morality; they just want a convenient scapegoat for the sins of the SPARTAN-II program, as well as to make the SPARTAN-IV Program looks better in comparison.
21st Aug '16 9:37:00 AM nombretomado
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** {{Dragonlance}} still had LawfulGood characters own slaves in the distant backstory, but this is mentioned only in passing, and is implied to be an example of the hypocrisy of the times.

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** {{Dragonlance}} Literature/{{Dragonlance}} still had LawfulGood characters own slaves in the distant backstory, but this is mentioned only in passing, and is implied to be an example of the hypocrisy of the times.
16th Aug '16 11:20:21 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Her ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'' novel provides a very alternate perspective on everything we know about Dr. Catherine Halsey and has most of the characters (including characters who were on her side earlier) treat her like the worst human being who ever lived. Even Halsey herself starts to think this way at times. As far as the author is concerned, stealing children from their parents is the worst atrocity anyone can commit. Even if you happen to save your civilization (and every sentient being in the galaxy) by doing it.
*** Not to mention that Dr. Halsey's inquisitors are none other than the Office of Naval Intelligence, the very same people who recruited her, kidnapped young children to be turned into indoctrinated supersoldiers, and so on, all to crush what at the time were only human rebellions. She also tries to paint the Director of ONI as a hero, despite the fact that she has done even worse things than Halsey.
*** An explanation for ONI condemning Halsey is given in the prologue of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'': ONI's problems with the [=SPARTAN-II=]s has nothing to do with morality, they just want them to look inferior so that the [=SPARTAN-IV=] Program looks better in comparison. The really kicker? It's painfully obvious the [=SPARTAN-IVs=] are inferior to the Master Chief. And that's nothing compared to ONI's previous project with the [=SPARTAN-III=]s who they recruited en mass from orphans of glassed worlds, and made into expendable commandos.

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** Her ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'' novel provides ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', ''[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar The Thursday War]]'', and ''[[Literature/HaloMortalDictata Mortal Dictata]]'' novels provide a very alternate perspective on everything we know about Dr. Catherine Halsey and has most of the characters (including characters who were on her side earlier) in all previous media) treat her like the worst human being who ever lived. Even Halsey herself starts to think this way at times. As far as the author is concerned, stealing children from their parents is the worst atrocity anyone can commit. Even if you happen to save your civilization (and every sentient being in the galaxy) by doing it.
*** Not to mention that Dr. Halsey's inquisitors are none other than the Office of Naval Intelligence, the very same people who recruited her, kidnapped her and approved of everything she did, including the "kidnapping young children to be turned into indoctrinated supersoldiers, and so on, supersoldiers" part, all to crush what at the time were only human rebellions. She Traviss also tries to paint the Director of ONI as a hero, despite the fact that she has done even worse things than Halsey.
Halsey, like approve of the [=Spartan-IIIs=], which were recruited en mass from war orphans and made into expendable commandos by their early teens.
*** An ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] main writers had to give an official explanation for ONI condemning Halsey is given in later media like the prologue of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'': ONI's problems with the [=SPARTAN-II=]s has Halsey have nothing to do with morality, morality; they just want them to look inferior so that a convenient scapegoat for the [=SPARTAN-IV=] sins of the SPARTAN-II program, as well as to make the SPARTAN-IV Program looks better in comparison. The really kicker? It's painfully obvious the [=SPARTAN-IVs=] are inferior to the Master Chief. And that's nothing compared to ONI's previous project with the [=SPARTAN-III=]s who they recruited en mass from orphans of glassed worlds, and made into expendable commandos.
11th Aug '16 2:33:28 PM Morgenthaler
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** Though in the episode "FOX-y Lady," Brian's flaws are pointed out perfectly.[[spoiler: Lois was ordered by her new employers at Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} to expose MichaelMoore's (theorized) homosexuality. When it is discovered RushLimbaugh is (possibly) his lover, the exposé is cut. Brian is repulsed by Fox News avoiding the truth to protect a fellow conservative, but urges Lois to do the story anyways to nail Limbaugh. Lois asks why this is any different than Fox trying to discredit Moore. Brian stammeringly claims it is OK because he is admitting his hypocrisy. At the end of the episode, it transpires that former child star Fred Savage invented both Limbaugh and Moore out of whole cloth ([[CaptainObvious which, of course, is totally untrue in real life]]), and ''then'' the ''Family Guy'' team made "Excellence in Broadcasting" and got Limbaugh a guest shot as himself on the episode. As well as playing a giant version of himself in the Film/ReturnOfTheJedi parody "It's a Trap" taking the place of the Rancor.]]

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** Though in the episode "FOX-y Lady," Brian's flaws are pointed out perfectly.[[spoiler: Lois was ordered by her new employers at Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} to expose MichaelMoore's Creator/MichaelMoore's (theorized) homosexuality. When it is discovered RushLimbaugh is (possibly) his lover, the exposé is cut. Brian is repulsed by Fox News avoiding the truth to protect a fellow conservative, but urges Lois to do the story anyways to nail Limbaugh. Lois asks why this is any different than Fox trying to discredit Moore. Brian stammeringly claims it is OK because he is admitting his hypocrisy. At the end of the episode, it transpires that former child star Fred Savage invented both Limbaugh and Moore out of whole cloth ([[CaptainObvious which, of course, is totally untrue in real life]]), and ''then'' the ''Family Guy'' team made "Excellence in Broadcasting" and got Limbaugh a guest shot as himself on the episode. As well as playing a giant version of himself in the Film/ReturnOfTheJedi parody "It's a Trap" taking the place of the Rancor.]]
1st Aug '16 10:25:17 PM N1KF
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* A light example in the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Cartoon". Hater tries his hand at animation and fumes, "Animation is hard work! People who do this for a living deserve more respect and credit!" It's done rather tongue-in-cheek, as he's really [[ChewingTheScenery hamming it up]] while [[BreakingTheFourthWall looking directly at the audience]].

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* A light example in the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Cartoon". Hater tries his hand at animation and fumes, "Animation "[[MostWritersAreWriters Animation is hard work! People who do this for a living deserve more respect and credit!" credit!]]" It's done rather tongue-in-cheek, as he's really [[ChewingTheScenery hamming it up]] while [[BreakingTheFourthWall looking directly at the audience]].
1st Aug '16 6:39:33 PM TheGrandestDad
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* The entire "Patriarchy" arc of ''[[Webcomic/Sinfest Sinfest]]'' seems to be a hefty, ''hefty'' example of this, with characters being ''drastically'' altered as it goes on to make the arc work out in a "Feminists are good, nearly all men are useless misogynists and there are no male allies in this world" manner, with some of the biggest examples of this alteration being Slick and Squig.

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* The entire "Patriarchy" arc of ''[[Webcomic/Sinfest Sinfest]]'' ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' seems to be a hefty, ''hefty'' example of this, with characters being ''drastically'' altered as it goes on to make the arc work out in a "Feminists are good, nearly all men are useless misogynists and there are no male allies in this world" manner, with some of the biggest examples of this alteration being Slick and Squig.
1st Aug '16 6:38:57 PM TheGrandestDad
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* The entire "Patriarchy" arc of ''Webcomic/Sinfest'' seems to be a hefty, ''hefty'' example of this, with characters being ''drastically'' altered as it goes on to make the arc work out in a "Feminists are good, nearly all men are useless misogynists and there are no male allies in this world" manner, with some of the biggest examples of this alteration being Slick and Squig.

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* The entire "Patriarchy" arc of ''Webcomic/Sinfest'' ''[[Webcomic/Sinfest Sinfest]]'' seems to be a hefty, ''hefty'' example of this, with characters being ''drastically'' altered as it goes on to make the arc work out in a "Feminists are good, nearly all men are useless misogynists and there are no male allies in this world" manner, with some of the biggest examples of this alteration being Slick and Squig.
1st Aug '16 6:38:35 PM TheGrandestDad
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* The entire "Patriarchy" arc of ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' seems to be a hefty, ''hefty'' example of this, with characters being ''drastically'' altered as it goes on to make the arc work out in a "Feminists are good, nearly all men are useless misogynists and there are no male allies in this world" manner, with some of the biggest examples of this alteration being Slick and Squig.

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* The entire "Patriarchy" arc of ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' ''Webcomic/Sinfest'' seems to be a hefty, ''hefty'' example of this, with characters being ''drastically'' altered as it goes on to make the arc work out in a "Feminists are good, nearly all men are useless misogynists and there are no male allies in this world" manner, with some of the biggest examples of this alteration being Slick and Squig.
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