History MisaimedFandom / Literature

11th Dec '17 6:16:14 PM nombretomado
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* "The White Man's Burden" by Creator/RudyardKipling is a case of MisaimedFandom ''and'' Misaimed Hatedom. This point-missing is aggravated by the prints forgetting its "dedication" line. That's like forgetting to supply dynamite with a detonator, because this was "An Address to the United States" published on the heels of the Philippine War. If you don't see the trouble yet, read Creator/MarkTwain's articles about it. Or imagine that [[Literature/CatchTwentyTwo Joseph Heller]] with his reputation lived to 2006, and dropped in a big conference with "{{DRM}} and laws" in the middle of its order paper... to read his new poem with "Sony Rootkit" in the dedication and "I think Microsoft is pretty cool" in the text. Some could take it seriously, more as vicious irony, some like, some not -- but ''no'' chance this would ''not'' [[FlameBait provoke an untold riot then and there]]. The author of ''Stalky'' and ''Pig'' should have known what he did was {{troll}}eriffic. But [[SerialEscalation just in case it wasn't enough]], he also did publically "bequeath" UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire's role to the people looking for contrasts with it and still remembering UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution.

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* "The White Man's Burden" by Creator/RudyardKipling is a case of MisaimedFandom ''and'' Misaimed Hatedom. This point-missing is aggravated by the prints forgetting its "dedication" line. That's like forgetting to supply dynamite with a detonator, because this was "An Address to the United States" published on the heels of the Philippine War. If you don't see the trouble yet, read Creator/MarkTwain's articles about it. Or imagine that [[Literature/CatchTwentyTwo Joseph Heller]] with his reputation lived to 2006, and dropped in a big conference with "{{DRM}} "UsefulNotes/{{DRM}} and laws" in the middle of its order paper... to read his new poem with "Sony Rootkit" in the dedication and "I think Microsoft is pretty cool" in the text. Some could take it seriously, more as vicious irony, some like, some not -- but ''no'' chance this would ''not'' [[FlameBait provoke an untold riot then and there]]. The author of ''Stalky'' and ''Pig'' should have known what he did was {{troll}}eriffic. But [[SerialEscalation just in case it wasn't enough]], he also did publically "bequeath" UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire's role to the people looking for contrasts with it and still remembering UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution.
7th Dec '17 8:18:25 PM TheMountainKing
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* ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'': Many people who are politically on the right cite Creator/GeorgeOrwell's classic as an argument against leftist social programs, which they would see as the creation of a "nanny state". This ignores that George Orwell was an outspoken democratic socialist, and that ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' was written to criticize totalitarianism (specifically Stalinism) and trends toward it among ''certain segments'' of the left - not liberalism in general, which Orwell viewed as not leftist enough. Orwell may have agreed with them to an extent on politically correct language though, since he was a strong proponent of clarity of speech. [[WordOfGod Orwell himself]] directly refuted claims that he was entirely anti-socialist in his own writings.

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* ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'': Many people who are politically on the right cite Creator/GeorgeOrwell's classic as an argument against leftist social programs, which they would see as the creation of a "nanny state". This ignores that George Orwell was an outspoken democratic socialist, and that ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' was written to criticize totalitarianism (specifically Stalinism) and trends toward it among ''certain segments'' of the left - not liberalism leftism in general, which Orwell viewed as not leftist enough. Orwell may have agreed with them to an extent on politically correct language though, since he was a strong proponent of clarity of speech. [[WordOfGod Orwell himself]] directly refuted claims that he was entirely anti-socialist in his own writings.
5th Nov '17 12:48:52 AM LaughingGiraffe
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** Some people have claimed that criticism of racism is equivalent to charges of thoughtcrime (i.e., the "crime" of not being 100% in agreement with Big Brother, even if one never acts on or even speaks of this disagreement). Orwell himself was profoundly anti-colonialist by the standards of his time, and found the prevailing attitudes of the English towards the people of colour whom the British Empire ruled over to be heinous.
12th Oct '17 1:30:43 PM JJHIL325
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** Not to mention that Loeb and Leopold (thrill-killers; their crime was called "The Crime of the Century" at the time) were apparently devoted readers of Nietzsche who saw themselves as his Superman.

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** Not to mention that Loeb and Leopold (thrill-killers; (thrill-killers who murdered a 14-year-old boy just to prove they could; their crime was called "The Crime of the Century" at during the time) 1920s) were apparently devoted readers of Nietzsche who saw themselves as his Superman.
26th Sep '17 3:36:03 AM LondonKdS
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** In a different ''Pride and Prejudice'' example, the English £10 note design introduced in 2017 and celebrating Jane Austen bears the quotation "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!". Austen fans immediately pointed out that the sentence in the novel is said by an unsympathetic character and depicted as hypocritical.
15th Sep '17 5:57:44 AM hunty91
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*** Ironically, the original Swedish title for the first book is "Men who hate women".
2nd Sep '17 2:26:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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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]].

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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, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/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]].
1st Sep '17 12:57:29 PM BrendanRizzo
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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.
** While Merope is a certified JerkassWoobie, some fans tend to sympathize with Merope too much. To the point of claiming her using a LovePotion on Tom Riddle was justified; even going so far as to claim Tom Riddle was the bad one, pointing to a few scenes where he's described as a snob (this is ignoring his PetTheDog moments like taking care of his elderly parents), and him leaving a pregnant Merope and never even bothering to find out what happened to his child, never mind the fact that he was mind-controlled and magically raped, and didn't consent to the relationship in the first place. [[DoubleStandard This would not exist if it were Tom who did this to Merope, mind you.]]

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** Some people like Tom Riddle (that is, [[BigBad Voldemort]]) 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.
** While Merope is a certified JerkassWoobie, some fans tend to sympathize with Merope her too much. To the point of claiming her using a LovePotion on Tom Riddle Riddle, Sr.[[note]][[OneSteveLimit the father of the above]][[/note]] was justified; even going so far as to claim Tom Riddle was the bad one, pointing to a few scenes where he's described as a snob (this is ignoring his PetTheDog moments like taking care of his elderly parents), and him leaving a pregnant Merope and never even bothering to find out what happened to his child, never mind the fact that he was mind-controlled and magically raped, and didn't consent to the relationship in the first place. [[DoubleStandard This would not exist if it were Tom who did this to Merope, mind you.]]
1st Sep '17 12:41:42 PM BrendanRizzo
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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.

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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 child who actually died.
1st Sep '17 12:40:48 PM BrendanRizzo
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** For further misaiming, there are some fans, even on this wiki, who think the killer is not so bad ''[[PayEvilUntoEvil because]]'' he only targets other murderers.
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