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30th Apr '16 8:45:58 AM LordOfTheSword
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** Tolkein also had a fierce hatred of {{Allegory}}, where people thought that events from the book were based on real life events, but heavily favored {{Applicability}}, or putting the messages of the book to use in the reader's own life. Despite this, most people who studied it in the day (and currently as well) used allegory to explain the book, much to Tolkein's annoyance. He wrote many letters angrily saying how people were missing the ''entire message'' of his book, but eventually despaired of being able to change people's minds, since using his book as allegory had already become so ingrained.

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** Tolkein Tolkien also had a fierce hatred of {{Allegory}}, where people thought that events from the book were based on real life events, but heavily favored {{Applicability}}, or putting the messages of the book to use in the reader's own life. Despite this, most people who studied it in the day (and currently as well) used allegory to explain the book, much to Tolkein's Tolkien's annoyance. He wrote many letters angrily saying how people were missing the ''entire message'' of his book, but eventually despaired of being able to change people's minds, since using his book as allegory had already become so ingrained.
30th Apr '16 8:45:34 AM LordOfTheSword
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** Tolkein also had a fierce hatred of {{Allegory}}, where people thought that events from the book were based on real life events, but heavily favored {{Applicability}}, or putting the messages of the book to use in the reader's own life. Despite this, most people who studied it in the day (and currently as well) used allegory to explain the book, much to Tolkein's annoyance. He wrote many letters angrily saying how people were missing the ''entire message'' of his book, but eventually despaired of being able to change people's minds, since using his book as allegory had already become so ingrained.
14th Apr '16 10:09:27 PM Chytus
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** Since J. K. Rowling's admission that a Muggle with a shotgun will generally beat a wizard, there is a large part of the fandom who have claimed that Harry and Co. should've just sniped Voldemort.

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** Since There is a large part of the fandom who have claimed that Harry and Co. should've just sniped Voldemort due to [[GodNeverSaidThat unsubstantiated rumors]] that J. K. Rowling's admission Rowling said that a Muggle with a shotgun will generally beat a wizard, there is a large part of the fandom who have claimed that Harry and Co. should've just sniped Voldemort. wizard
1st Apr '16 4:20:35 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in-universe with Zadie Smith's 2000 novel ''Literature/WhiteTeeth'', in which a young Muslim extremist admires the gangster characters portrayed by AlPacino, RobertDeNiro, et.al., but also feels tremendous guilt about this admiration (mostly because those characters are from Western popular culture, and therefore anathema to radical Islam). This ultimately becomes a subversion, however, as the boy remains an unrepentantly violent MalcolmXerox-type radical who imagines himself as [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]] as he carries out a religiously-motivated assassination attempt. Then, double-subverted when [[spoiler: the assassination plot fails and he experiences a HeelFaceTurn at the end of the novel]].
29th Mar '16 8:21:36 PM HamburgerTime
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** That more than half of the fics for this fandom revive Leslie/reveal she never died/take place in an AlternateUniverse where she never even had her accident can be considered this as well, considering that the book has a pro-coping with death moral and Leslie was based on a real person who actually died.



** Then there are the folks who think that Bellatrix is the perfect feminist role model or that Tom Riddle is a BadAssBookWorm to begin with, being driven further into evil by Dumbledore's paranoia and favoritism.
*** Some people like Tom Riddle because of his attractiveness and charm and will excuse his actions, especially those from his childhood, because he was an orphan. This is all despite the fact that Riddle used these exact things to garner sympathy and hide his sociopathy in-universe, enabling himself to pass as the BadAssBookWorm his fans think he is.

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** Then there are the folks who think that Bellatrix is the perfect feminist role model or that Tom Riddle is a BadAssBookWorm to begin with, being driven further into evil by Dumbledore's paranoia and favoritism.
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Some people like Tom Riddle because of his attractiveness and charm and will excuse his actions, especially those from his childhood, because he was an orphan. This is all despite the fact that Riddle used these exact things to garner sympathy and hide his sociopathy in-universe, enabling himself to pass as the BadAssBookWorm his fans think he is.


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** [[WordOfGod Rowling herself was disturbed]] to find that there were fans who considered Bellatrix Lestrange, Voldemort's sociopathic [[TheDragon second-in-command]], to be a pro-feminist character and regarded [[spoiler: her defeat at the hands of [[ApronMatron housewife Molly Weasley]]]] to be a sign of [[BoomerangBigot internalized misogyny on Rowling's part]]. Rowling pointed out that while Bellatrix is the best fighter of the female cast, she is also slavishly devoted to, and willing to commit murder, kidnapping, and torture for, ''a man'' who will never reciprocate her feelings.
17th Mar '16 6:17:27 AM Ultor
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* Aside from all the uncertainties surrounding him, King Arthur can certainly be linked to two specific cultures, namely Breton/Welsh and Norman. Let's sum it up: there are five authors whose writings are considered the litterary basis of the Arthurian legend ; Geoffrey of Monmouth (a Welsh cleric), Wace (a Norman poet), Marie de France (a French poetess), Robert de Boron (a French(-Norman) poet) and last but not least Chrétien de Troyes (a French cleric). All of them wrote/compiled stories of Arthur and his court rooted in Breton/Welsh/Gallic legendary settings, stories all written in either Latin or a variation of Ancient French (Picard, Anglo-Norman). In those stories, apart from the fiefs of the knights being located in either Brittany, Wales or Cornwall, the authors made it crystal clear that Arthur and his realm is fighting a neverending war against ''Saxons'' trying to invade the British Isles. The first king to use thoses legends to promote himself? William the Conqueror, in order to legitimate the Norman reign (with Breton help) on Saxon subjects in England. Yet, to this day, you will still find Englishmen/Americans (Anglo-''Saxons'') talking about "our glorious semi-legendary king Arthur, protector of England".
17th Jan '16 11:03:05 AM detghost
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*** Some people like Tom Riddle because of his attractiveness and charm and will excuse his actions, especially those from his childhood, because he was an orphan. This is all despite the fact that Riddle used these exact things to garner sympathy and hide his sociopathy in-universe, enabling himself to pass as a polite but BadAssBookWorm.

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*** Some people like Tom Riddle because of his attractiveness and charm and will excuse his actions, especially those from his childhood, because he was an orphan. This is all despite the fact that Riddle used these exact things to garner sympathy and hide his sociopathy in-universe, enabling himself to pass as a polite but BadAssBookWorm.the BadAssBookWorm his fans think he is.
17th Jan '16 11:01:50 AM detghost
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*** Some people like Tom Riddle because of his attractiveness and charm and will excuse his actions, especially those from his childhood, because he was an orphan. This is all despite the fact that Riddle used these exact things to garner sympathy and hide his sociopathy in-univse, enabling himself to pass as a polite but BadAssBookWorm.

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*** Some people like Tom Riddle because of his attractiveness and charm and will excuse his actions, especially those from his childhood, because he was an orphan. This is all despite the fact that Riddle used these exact things to garner sympathy and hide his sociopathy in-univse, in-universe, enabling himself to pass as a polite but BadAssBookWorm.
17th Jan '16 11:01:05 AM detghost
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*** Many people who like Tom Riddle do because his attractiveness and charm and some excuse his actions, especially those from his childhood, because he was an orphan. This is all despite the fact that Riddle used these exact things to garner sympathy and hide his sociopathy in-univse, enabling himself to pass as a polite but BadAssBookWorm.

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*** Many Some people who like Tom Riddle do because of his attractiveness and charm and some will excuse his actions, especially those from his childhood, because he was an orphan. This is all despite the fact that Riddle used these exact things to garner sympathy and hide his sociopathy in-univse, enabling himself to pass as a polite but BadAssBookWorm.
17th Jan '16 10:57:49 AM detghost
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*** Many people who like Tom Riddle do because his attractiveness and charm and some excuse his actions, especially those from his childhood, because he was an orphan. This is all despite the fact that Riddle used these exact things to garner sympathy and hide his sociopathy in-univse, enabling himself to pass as a polite but BadAssBookWorm.
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