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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flask_(web_framework) Flask]] was originally created as a parody of similar web frameworks, implementing every bad design decision from other frameworks that the author could think of. [[http://lucumr.pocoo.org/2010/4/3/april-1st-post-mortem/ He was quite surprised to learn that some people actually liked it, and asked him for the source code so that they could expand it.]]
21st Nov '15 5:55:11 PM randomsurfer
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* Rumor has it that ''EasternAnimation/SquirrelAndHedgehog'' is meant to bash and demonize the United States in favor of North Korea, but you'd never guess that. The Americans, portrayed by BadAss wolves armed with FrickinLaserBeams and GlowingEyesOfDoom, are five different kinds of awesome compared to the North Koreans who are portrayed by wimpy little rodents. The BigBad Lt.Col Fox Vixen is also popular enough, particularly with the FurryFandom, to have spawned an entire slew of fan art from Americans praising her.

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* Rumor has it that ''EasternAnimation/SquirrelAndHedgehog'' ''Asiannimation/SquirrelAndHedgehog'' is meant to bash and demonize the United States in favor of North Korea, but you'd never guess that. The Americans, portrayed by BadAss wolves armed with FrickinLaserBeams and GlowingEyesOfDoom, are five different kinds of awesome compared to the North Koreans who are portrayed by wimpy little rodents. The BigBad Lt.Col Fox Vixen is also popular enough, particularly with the FurryFandom, to have spawned an entire slew of fan art from Americans praising her.
13th Jul '15 3:47:50 AM LahmacunKebab
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* ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' was written to explain Blaze's (the author) own hypothesis on why Equestria had no humans as well as WishFulfillment. Due to his lack of experience as a writer however, the story came off as incredibly misanthropic, and the mixture of the [[InternetBackdraft backlash]] he received as well as losing interest in the story altogether rendered it a DeadFic, other authors came into the scene to write their own {{Recursive Fanfiction}}s based off TCB, taking the basic framework of the story to espouse their [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Humans Are Bastards]] views.

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* ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' was written to explain Blaze's (the author) own hypothesis on why Equestria had no humans as well as WishFulfillment. Due to his lack of experience as a writer however, the story came off as incredibly misanthropic, and the mixture of the [[InternetBackdraft backlash]] he received as well as losing interest in the story altogether rendered it a DeadFic, DeadFic; other authors came into the scene to write their own {{Recursive Fanfiction}}s based off TCB, taking the basic framework of the story to espouse their [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Humans Are Bastards]] views.
29th Jun '15 4:07:50 PM StrixObscuro
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* Monopoly was originally created to demonstrate just how unfair the rent system is towards tenants. However, it's now best known for introducing kids to the joys of capitalism.
29th Jun '15 4:06:25 PM StrixObscuro
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* Monopoly was originally created to demonstrate just how unfair the rent system is towards tenants. However, it's now best known for introducing kids to the joys of capitalism.
24th Jun '15 1:32:41 AM KizunaTallis
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* ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' was written to explain the Blaze's (the author) own hypothesis on why Equestria had no humans as well as WishFulfillment. Instead, a fair amount of authors who came after him use the basic framework of the story to espouse their [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Humans Are Bastards]] view.

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* ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' was written to explain the Blaze's (the author) own hypothesis on why Equestria had no humans as well as WishFulfillment. Instead, a fair amount Due to his lack of experience as a writer however, the story came off as incredibly misanthropic, and the mixture of the [[InternetBackdraft backlash]] he received as well as losing interest in the story altogether rendered it a DeadFic, other authors who came after him use into the scene to write their own {{Recursive Fanfiction}}s based off TCB, taking the basic framework of the story to espouse their [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Humans Are Bastards]] view.views.
10th Jun '15 3:07:09 PM TobiasDrake
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9th Jun '15 11:08:46 AM Fighteer
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[[AC:Crime]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: There are a disturbing amount of lonely women who write love letters to criminals locked up in prison. And not just men convicted for petty crimes: even serial killers and rapists!
* Many serial killers have become some kind of rock idol characters for teenagers and a HeavyMetal bands. They will frequently write songs about them or use snap shots of their faces as posters or flash images.
* UsefulNotes/CharlesManson still has a lot of followers who see him as some kind of badass, wise guru character who doesn't take shit from anybody and really knows what is going on in society. This despite the fact that Manson has been the leader of a murderous cult, who killed seven people including a pregnant woman. Apart from that he is also a manipulative person who will act tough and meaningful, but in reality is just someone who spends most of his time rambling very disconnected thoughts.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Many people who attract sympathy for being supposed "freedom fighters" are in reality people who don't think twice about bombing buildings, kidnapping and assassinating people. If you would be one of their victims you would probably not see them as heroic "rebels" in a long shot.
* The Baader-Meinhof terrorist group is a famous example. In the 1970s they committed a lot of murders, kidnappings, bombings,... under a Communist monicker, intended to bring out a socialist revolution. Many left-wing teenagers at the time looked up to them because they had a glamorous and cool image, sticking it up against the man. That their revolution became nothing more but an endless paranoid killing spree of random people they targeted as "bourgeoisie symbols" is often ignored.




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* NostalgiaFilter and {{Zeerust}}: Many people worship a specific period in history or from their own youth and see it as a time "when everything was better". To some it even becomes an obsession. They desperately want to regain this long gone era, not understanding that most of the time they are just believing in a romanticized idea of said time period. A ThemeParkVersion shaped by what they've seen or read in books, novels, comics, cartoons, films or pictures in history books or from their own, not always trustworthy, memories.
* People often look back at their youth as an idealized period of time. A time when they didn't have to worry about many adult problems like work, bills, taxes, marital troubles, politics, economics, old age,... That's why it often ''seems'' as if this was just an innocent, carefree time. In reality even children can experience fears and stress, something that many people in adulthood seem to forget: bullies, school work, fear of punishment, fear of not being able to pass that year, worries about your future, fear of the dark,...
* OlderThanTheyThink: The most common idea is that problems that exist today didn't exist back then. In reality many problems are older than people assume. For instance, crime was actually far worse in centuries before the early 20th century because many of today's laws and police methods (finger printing, patrolling large areas, collaborating with other police departments,...) were only invented or perfectionized later. Thus many criminals could remain at large for a longer period of time.
* NewerThanTheyThink: Another problem with people who love a certain era is that their vision is usually an AnachronismStew where all the luxury and the [[ValuesDissonance same values they take for granted today]] are of course present. A simple example are illnesses. Even in the 1930s people could still die of wounds, diseases or injuries that nowadays can be cured with one visit to the doctor. Also, things we call "ancient traditions, laws or values" are sometimes just things that only became common in the 19th or 20th century, like table manners, personal hygiene or voting rights for people of all layers in society. In short: many historical time periods were only wonderful if you were white, male, healthy and rich.


[[AC:Nationalism]]
* PatrioticFervor: While there is nothing wrong with liking your country some people take patriotism way too far. They believe in a romanticized idea of their majestic and proud country where everything is great, beautiful and powerful. They focus on all the glorious events in their history and ignore the lesser ones. They worship national heroes, dishes, architecture, fauna, flora, systems, traditions, behavior,... and act as if all this was just created from scratch without any influence from across the borders. This kind of nationalism often leads to chauvinism, xenophoby and racism, where everyone who isn't considered a "true citizen of their country" will be ordered to "move to another country".
--> ''Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.'' - Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw.

[[AC:Philosophy]]
* Many philosophical works were written to think about life and issues removed from the norms, values and dogmas of their time. It favors humans as individual beings with independent thought. Yet most philosophy classes teach the words and thoughts of classic philosophers as stuff their students need to know and recite by heart. Similarly most people who claim to admire philosophers usually mean they just like to quote a few clever one-liners by Nietzsche or Sartre now and then. How quoting anybody else's thoughts is supposed to be an expression of your own independent thought is anybody's guess?
* There are a lot of humanists, atheists and other freethinkers who like philosophy because it laid the sources of doubt about organized religion and paved the way for non-religious thinking. While this is certainly true to a degree there are also numerous philosophers who were actually very devout believers in a Supreme Being: Thomas Of Aquino, Creator/{{Voltaire}}, William Ockham,... and actually wrote lenghty defenses to support the claim that God exists.
* Creator/{{Plato}}'s dialogues are basically debates between people supporting different points of view. However, many of his modern viewers fail to understand which of the points Plato himself supported. A prominent example is ''Crito'', which was used for centuries to teach how important it is to obey the authorities (including by the Nazis). Plato was using it to demonstrate the insanity of the Athenian system (Crito states he wants to save Socrates not because the sentence is unjust, but because if he won't, the very people who sentenced Socrates to death will consider Crito a bad member of their society).
* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche's writings were enthusiastically endorsed by Hitler's regime, particularly his concept of the Overman (übermensch), as a philosophical buttress for Nazism's ideals of "Aryan" supremacy and anti-Semitism. Nietzsche's Overman concept was an ideal for the individual to strive towards and had nothing to do with the pseudo-scientific "Aryan race" doctrines of his time. Furthermore, although Nietzsche wasn't pro-Jewish, he hated German anti-Semitic groups with a passion. The Misaimed Fandom was caused by Nietzsche's sister, who was an active anti-Semite, editing her brother's works to conform to her own views after he was too demented to know about it. It also didn't help that the best student of Nietzsche's philosophy, Martin Heidegger, actually was a card-carrying member of the NSDAP, and not just for the benefits; he never repented for having joined the party, although he did comment that he had joined under the mistaken assumption that Hitler would help in the program of "awakening" the German people to a better future (Hitler didn't) and that the Nazis stood for anything other than hating "non-Aryans" (Heidegger didn't, and actually had quite the case of MatzoFever). Sadly, during and for some time after World War II, Nietzsche had an undeservedly bad reputation in much of the world as a proto-Nazi — hence the existence of the NietzscheWannabe trope.
** It's worse than that - not only did Nietzsche hate anti-Semitism, but he also hated pan-Germanism and to a lesser extent criticised nationalism as well. See, for instance, aphorism 337 of ''The Gay Science''. He had such a distaste for German nationalism and all things German—whom he increasingly saw as uncivilised wreckers and imitators—that he began digging through his past to prove that he was of partial Polish heritage (which is not unlikely), and shortly before he went insane was known to insist that he was entirely Polish (which he probably wasn't). People tend to forget this, but after Jews and Roma, the Poles were next on the Nazis' hit list...
** 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.

[[AC:Sports]]
* There are unfortunately still people who take the term supporter far too fanatically. Not only do they get mad when their favorite sports team loses as if this is somehow the greatest tragedy ever, but some even lower themselves to acts of hooliganism. They will smash up a stadion, attack rival supporters and/or even attack players of the opposing team.
9th Jun '15 7:19:18 AM Patachou
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* NewerThanTheyThink: Another problem with people who love a certain era is that their vision is usually an AnachronismStew where all the luxury and the [[ValuesDissonance same values they take for granted today]] are of course present. A simple example are illnesses. Even in the 1930s people could still die of wounds, diseases or injuries that nowadays can be cured with one visit to the doctor. Also, things we call "ancient traditions, laws or values" are sometimes just things that only became common in the 19th or 20th century, like table manners, personal hygiene or voting rights for people of all layers in society. In short: many historical time periods were only wonderful if you were white, male and rich.


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* NewerThanTheyThink: Another problem with people who love a certain era is that their vision is usually an AnachronismStew where all the luxury and the [[ValuesDissonance same values they take for granted today]] are of course present. A simple example are illnesses. Even in the 1930s people could still die of wounds, diseases or injuries that nowadays can be cured with one visit to the doctor. Also, things we call "ancient traditions, laws or values" are sometimes just things that only became common in the 19th or 20th century, like table manners, personal hygiene or voting rights for people of all layers in society. In short: many historical time periods were only wonderful if you were white, male male, healthy and rich.




* Many philosophical works were written to think about life and issues apart from the norms, values and dogmas of their time. It favors the line of thought of humans as individual beings. Yet, most philosophy classes teach the words and thoughts of classic philosophers as stuff their students need to know and recite by heart. Similarly most people who claim to admire philosophers usually mean they just like to quote a few clever one-liners by Nietzsche or Sartre now and then.

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* Many philosophical works were written to think about life and issues apart removed from the norms, values and dogmas of their time. It favors the line of thought of humans as individual beings. Yet, beings with independent thought. Yet most philosophy classes teach the words and thoughts of classic philosophers as stuff their students need to know and recite by heart. Similarly most people who claim to admire philosophers usually mean they just like to quote a few clever one-liners by Nietzsche or Sartre now and then. How quoting anybody else's thoughts is supposed to be an expression of your own independent thought is anybody's guess?
9th Jun '15 7:11:11 AM Patachou
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* ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' was written to explain the Blaze's (the author) own hypothesis on why Equestria had no humans as well as WishFulfillment. Instead, a fair amount of authors who came after him use the basic framework of the story to espouse their [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Humans Are Bastards]] view.
* Some people need it explained to them that ''FanFic/FriendshipIsOptimal'' is supposed to be psychological horror, '''not''' WishFulfillment.

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* ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' was written to explain the Blaze's (the author) own hypothesis on why Equestria had no humans as well as WishFulfillment. Instead, a fair amount of authors who came after him use the basic framework of the story to espouse their [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Humans Are Bastards]] view.
* Some people need it explained to them that ''FanFic/FriendshipIsOptimal'' is supposed to be psychological horror, '''not''' WishFulfillment.
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[[AC:Crime]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: There are a disturbing amount of lonely women who write love letters to criminals locked up in prison. And not just men convicted for petty crimes: even serial killers and rapists!
* Many serial killers have become some kind of rock idol characters for teenagers and a HeavyMetal bands. They will frequently write songs about them or use snap shots of their faces as posters or flash images.
* UsefulNotes/CharlesManson still has a lot of followers who see him as some kind of badass, wise guru character who doesn't take shit from anybody and really knows what is going on in society. This despite the fact that Manson has been the leader of a murderous cult, who killed seven people including a pregnant woman. Apart from that he is also a manipulative person who will act tough and meaningful, but in reality is just someone who spends most of his time rambling very disconnected thoughts.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Many people who attract sympathy for being supposed "freedom fighters" are in reality people who don't think twice about bombing buildings, kidnapping and assassinating people. If you would be one of their victims you would probably not see them as heroic "rebels" in a long shot.
* The Baader-Meinhof terrorist group is a famous example. In the 1970s they committed a lot of murders, kidnappings, bombings,... under a Communist monicker, intended to bring out a socialist revolution. Many left-wing teenagers at the time looked up to them because they had a glamorous and cool image, sticking it up against the man. That their revolution became nothing more but an endless paranoid killing spree of random people they targeted as "bourgeoisie symbols" is often ignored.


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* ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' was written to explain the Blaze's (the author) own hypothesis on why Equestria had no humans as well as WishFulfillment. Instead, a fair amount of authors who came after him use the basic framework of the story to espouse their [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Humans Are Bastards]] view.
* Some people need it explained to them that ''FanFic/FriendshipIsOptimal'' is supposed to be psychological horror, '''not''' WishFulfillment.

[[AC:History]]
* NostalgiaFilter and {{Zeerust}}: Many people worship a specific period in history or from their own youth and see it as a time "when everything was better". To some it even becomes an obsession. They desperately want to regain this long gone era, not understanding that most of the time they are just believing in a romanticized idea of said time period. A ThemeParkVersion shaped by what they've seen or read in books, novels, comics, cartoons, films or pictures in history books or from their own, not always trustworthy, memories.
* People often look back at their youth as an idealized period of time. A time when they didn't have to worry about many adult problems like work, bills, taxes, marital troubles, politics, economics, old age,... That's why it often ''seems'' as if this was just an innocent, carefree time. In reality even children can experience fears and stress, something that many people in adulthood seem to forget: bullies, school work, fear of punishment, fear of not being able to pass that year, worries about your future, fear of the dark,...
* OlderThanTheyThink: The most common idea is that problems that exist today didn't exist back then. In reality many problems are older than people assume. For instance, crime was actually far worse in centuries before the early 20th century because many of today's laws and police methods (finger printing, patrolling large areas, collaborating with other police departments,...) were only invented or perfectionized later. Thus many criminals could remain at large for a longer period of time.
* NewerThanTheyThink: Another problem with people who love a certain era is that their vision is usually an AnachronismStew where all the luxury and the [[ValuesDissonance same values they take for granted today]] are of course present. A simple example are illnesses. Even in the 1930s people could still die of wounds, diseases or injuries that nowadays can be cured with one visit to the doctor. Also, things we call "ancient traditions, laws or values" are sometimes just things that only became common in the 19th or 20th century, like table manners, personal hygiene or voting rights for people of all layers in society. In short: many historical time periods were only wonderful if you were white, male and rich.


[[AC:Nationalism]]
* PatrioticFervor: While there is nothing wrong with liking your country some people take patriotism way too far. They believe in a romanticized idea of their majestic and proud country where everything is great, beautiful and powerful. They focus on all the glorious events in their history and ignore the lesser ones. They worship national heroes, dishes, architecture, fauna, flora, systems, traditions, behavior,... and act as if all this was just created from scratch without any influence from across the borders. This kind of nationalism often leads to chauvinism, xenophoby and racism, where everyone who isn't considered a "true citizen of their country" will be ordered to "move to another country".
--> ''Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.'' - Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw.

[[AC:Philosophy]]
* Many philosophical works were written to think about life and issues apart from the norms, values and dogmas of their time. It favors the line of thought of humans as individual beings. Yet, most philosophy classes teach the words and thoughts of classic philosophers as stuff their students need to know and recite by heart. Similarly most people who claim to admire philosophers usually mean they just like to quote a few clever one-liners by Nietzsche or Sartre now and then.
* There are a lot of humanists, atheists and other freethinkers who like philosophy because it laid the sources of doubt about organized religion and paved the way for non-religious thinking. While this is certainly true to a degree there are also numerous philosophers who were actually very devout believers in a Supreme Being: Thomas Of Aquino, Creator/{{Voltaire}}, William Ockham,... and actually wrote lenghty defenses to support the claim that God exists.
* Creator/{{Plato}}'s dialogues are basically debates between people supporting different points of view. However, many of his modern viewers fail to understand which of the points Plato himself supported. A prominent example is ''Crito'', which was used for centuries to teach how important it is to obey the authorities (including by the Nazis). Plato was using it to demonstrate the insanity of the Athenian system (Crito states he wants to save Socrates not because the sentence is unjust, but because if he won't, the very people who sentenced Socrates to death will consider Crito a bad member of their society).
* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche's writings were enthusiastically endorsed by Hitler's regime, particularly his concept of the Overman (übermensch), as a philosophical buttress for Nazism's ideals of "Aryan" supremacy and anti-Semitism. Nietzsche's Overman concept was an ideal for the individual to strive towards and had nothing to do with the pseudo-scientific "Aryan race" doctrines of his time. Furthermore, although Nietzsche wasn't pro-Jewish, he hated German anti-Semitic groups with a passion. The Misaimed Fandom was caused by Nietzsche's sister, who was an active anti-Semite, editing her brother's works to conform to her own views after he was too demented to know about it. It also didn't help that the best student of Nietzsche's philosophy, Martin Heidegger, actually was a card-carrying member of the NSDAP, and not just for the benefits; he never repented for having joined the party, although he did comment that he had joined under the mistaken assumption that Hitler would help in the program of "awakening" the German people to a better future (Hitler didn't) and that the Nazis stood for anything other than hating "non-Aryans" (Heidegger didn't, and actually had quite the case of MatzoFever). Sadly, during and for some time after World War II, Nietzsche had an undeservedly bad reputation in much of the world as a proto-Nazi — hence the existence of the NietzscheWannabe trope.
** It's worse than that - not only did Nietzsche hate anti-Semitism, but he also hated pan-Germanism and to a lesser extent criticised nationalism as well. See, for instance, aphorism 337 of ''The Gay Science''. He had such a distaste for German nationalism and all things German—whom he increasingly saw as uncivilised wreckers and imitators—that he began digging through his past to prove that he was of partial Polish heritage (which is not unlikely), and shortly before he went insane was known to insist that he was entirely Polish (which he probably wasn't). People tend to forget this, but after Jews and Roma, the Poles were next on the Nazis' hit list...
** 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.

[[AC:Sports]]
* There are unfortunately still people who take the term supporter far too fanatically. Not only do they get mad when their favorite sports team loses as if this is somehow the greatest tragedy ever, but some even lower themselves to acts of hooliganism. They will smash up a stadion, attack rival supporters and/or even attack players of the opposing team.
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