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27th Nov '17 3:06:25 PM TravisLanceHawkins
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Has no relation to MadnessMantra or RoomFullOfCrazy.

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Has no relation to Distinct from MadnessMantra or RoomFullOfCrazy.
and/or RoomFullOfCrazy in that this is enforced as a punishment on someone, not something a character does of their own decision.
27th Nov '17 3:04:58 PM TravisLanceHawkins
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Using this as a discipline has fallen out of favor as many teachers have complained that it has a negative impact on students as it turns writing (something which makes up a bulk of the school curriculum) into a punishment. However, it still sees application today in uncommon instances.

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Using This has become something of a DiscreditedTrope, as using this as a discipline has fallen out of favor as favor, since many teachers have complained that it has a negative impact on students as it turns writing (something which makes up a bulk of the school curriculum) into a punishment. However, depending on the teacher, it still sees application today in uncommon instances.
27th Nov '17 3:03:07 PM TravisLanceHawkins
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Using this as a discipline has fallen out of favor as many teachers have complained that it has a negative impact on students as it turns writing (something which makes up a bulk of the school curriculum) into a punishment.

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Using this as a discipline has fallen out of favor as many teachers have complained that it has a negative impact on students as it turns writing (something which makes up a bulk of the school curriculum) into a punishment.
punishment. However, it still sees application today in uncommon instances.
12th Nov '17 8:57:58 PM Chabal2
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* Parodied (unsuprisingly) in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/TheLastContinent''. The Bursar recalls a fellow student wizard who invented a machine to write lines for him, however preparing the machine and winding it up took far longer than it would to write the lines (this is a sign of Progress). Nevertheless, other students would queue up and pay to use it.

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* Parodied (unsuprisingly) in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/TheLastContinent''. The Bursar recalls a fellow student wizard who invented a machine to write lines for him, however preparing the machine and winding it up took far longer than it would to write the lines (this is a sign of Progress). Nevertheless, other students would queue up and pay to use it.it, until an experimental multi-quill version exploded.


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* ''Literature/LePetitNicolas'': The class is usually punished at the same time, so one story has them stuck inside on a beautiful afternoon (French schoolchildren used to have Thursday afternoons off except for detentions) all writing lines under a teacher's supervision (who would clearly much rather be home). One kid starts to ask a question and is told to be quiet, but when the class is nearly done an hour or so later, it turns out he was asking if he could borrow a pen. The teacher actually sits down and starts doing the kid's lines for him, and when the class leaves they run into the principal... [[HereWeGoAgain and one kid accidentally gets the whole class in detention.]]
27th Oct '17 12:48:58 AM darkemyst
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** Draco Malfoy ''expects'' this punishment for breaking curfew in the first book, but instead has to go with Harry and Neville to help Hagrid locate a wounded unicorn... in the Forbidden Forest... at night... while whatever attacked the unicorn is still wandering around in there. (Keep in mind he's ''eleven years old,'' and much more sheltered than Harry is.)
** The infamous detentions with [[Characters/HarryPotter Professor Umbridge]] in ''Order of the Phoenix''. Harry is forced to write with a quill that doesn't use ink, but as you write, the words are ''etched onto your hand'', and the writing appears on the paper in ''your own blood''. He still has the "I must not tell lies" scar in the last two books. And the wound proper doesn't appear the first time: for Harry to receive the scars, he had to write the line several times, every night of the week, on several occasions.

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** Draco Malfoy ''expects'' this punishment for breaking curfew in the first book, ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'', but instead has to go with Harry and Neville to help Hagrid locate a wounded unicorn... in the Forbidden Forest... at night... while whatever attacked the unicorn is still wandering around in there. (Keep in mind he's ''eleven years old,'' and much more sheltered than Harry is.)
** The infamous detentions with [[Characters/HarryPotter Professor Umbridge]] in ''Order ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix''.Phoenix]]''. Harry is forced to write with a quill that doesn't use ink, but as you write, the words are ''etched onto your hand'', and the writing appears on the paper in ''your own blood''. He still has the "I must not tell lies" scar in the last two books. And the wound proper doesn't appear the first time: for Harry to receive the scars, he had to write the line several times, every night of the week, on several occasions.


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** In their [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince sixth year]] Seamus is set to write "I am a wizard, not a baboon brandishing a stick." After accidentally producing a spout of water that hits Professor Flitwick in the face while talking and waving his wand around.
8th Oct '17 3:28:59 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''[[Literature/MrsPiggleWiggle Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Won't-Walk-the-Dog Cure]]'', Missy's possible boyfriend, Harold Spectacle, expresses appreciation at how creative her cures are after she successfully administers the titular Won't-Walk-the-Dog Cure, which involves turning the child's dog into a talking dog which is placed in charge of caring of the child, but shirks the responsibility. He notes that when he was a child, a teacher once tried to correct his behavior by making him write 100 lines on a chalkboard, but it only made him hate chalk.
26th Sep '17 10:02:56 PM JMQwilleran
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* One of the covers of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' #481, which spoofed ''Film/TheSimpsonsMovie'', parodied Bart Simpson's writing of lines with Alfred E. Neuman as Bart writing "I WILL NOT USE THE SIMPSONS MOVIE TO SELL MAD".
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16th Aug '17 2:31:39 PM Unicorndance
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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'': In one of the magazines, [[{{Sleepyhead}} Humphrey]] had to write lines saying "I must not fall AsleepInClass". He fell asleep anyway, [[{{Irony}} while writing them]].
31st Jul '17 10:33:15 AM Premonition45
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** In the episode "Lisa's Date with Density," when the music teacher, Mr. Largo, makes Lisa write lines after class, Nelson suggests saving time by using the music staff chalk holder to write five lines at once.

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** In the episode "Lisa's Date with Density," when the music teacher, Mr. Largo, makes Lisa write lines after class, Nelson suggests saving time by using the music staff chalk holder to write five lines at once.



** When Bart was punished at the end of an episode for stealing the teacher's books (he was TakingTheHeat for Lisa, who was in a rebel phase because a vocational test said she'd be a housewife), he wrote that he'd not expose the teachers' ignorance.

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** When In "Separate Vocations", when Bart was punished at the end of an episode for stealing the teacher's books (he was TakingTheHeat for Lisa, who was in a rebel phase because a vocational test said she'd be a housewife), he wrote that he'd not expose the teachers' ignorance.



** Bart even gooses Principal Skinner into doing this, who then complains about how it's making his hand lock up. Bart then replies that he's been doing that so long that the bones in his hand and wrist "sound like a cement mixer" (complete with [[{{Squick}} unnerving sound effects]]).
*** Skinner was also goaded in the episode where Bart learned about his allergy to peanuts. (Or as Comic Book Guy described it, his [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite]]) His line: A baby beat me up.

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** In "Skinner's Sense of Snow", Bart even gooses Principal Skinner into doing this, who then complains about how it's making his hand lock up. Bart then replies that he's been doing that so long that the bones in his hand and wrist "sound like a cement mixer" (complete with [[{{Squick}} unnerving sound effects]]).
*** Skinner was also goaded in the episode "Please, Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em", where Bart learned about his allergy to peanuts. (Or as Comic Book Guy described it, his [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite]]) His line: A "A baby beat me up.up".



** For the [[MilestoneCelebration 500th episode]], it's actually Milhouse writing the lines. The phrase: "Bart's earned a day off".
** When a therapist tried to [[ScareEmStraight make Homer stop strangling Bart]], Homer was turned into Bart's punching bag. Bart forced Homer to write a claim that he's an adult afraid of his own son.
** When Mrs. Krabappel's actress, Marcia Wallace passed away, [[Main/TheCharacterDiedWithHim the character was retired]]. The episode, "Four Regrettings and a Funeral", [[Main/InMemoriam which was dedicated to Wallace's memory]], begins with Bart writing sadly a single line that says, "We'll really miss you Mrs. K."

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** For the [[MilestoneCelebration 500th episode]], "At Long Last Leave", it's actually Milhouse writing the lines. The phrase: "Bart's earned a day off".
** When In "Love is a Many-Strangled Thing", when a therapist tried to [[ScareEmStraight make Homer stop strangling Bart]], Homer was turned into Bart's punching bag. Bart forced Homer to write a claim that he's an adult afraid of his own son.
** When Mrs. Krabappel's actress, Marcia Wallace passed away, [[Main/TheCharacterDiedWithHim the character was retired]]. The episode, "Four Regrettings and a Funeral", [[Main/InMemoriam which was dedicated to Wallace's memory]], begins with Bart writing sadly a single line that says, [[TearJerker "We'll really miss you Mrs. K.""]]
10th Jun '17 6:45:12 PM KoopaKid17
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** In "How Lisa Got Her Marge Back", Skinner writes lines while Bart watches. His phrase: "Never lose a bet with Bart Simpson."
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