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13th Apr '17 1:47:57 PM JoeMerl
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** In a RealLife example, the comic apparently got a lot of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_childlessness childfree]] readers early on. At first the author would just correct people who assumed he was supporting the movement, but later on [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/swst06212011.shtml he got ton of furious emails for adding Rory and [=PamJee=] to the cast]]. Even today they tend to be {{Base Breaker}}s.

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** In a RealLife example, the comic apparently got a lot of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_childlessness childfree]] readers early on. At first the author would just correct people who assumed he was supporting the movement, but later on [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/swst06212011.shtml he got ton of furious emails for adding Rory and [=PamJee=] to the cast]]. Even today they tend to be {{Base Breaker}}s.
13th Apr '17 1:47:10 PM JoeMerl
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** In a RealLife example, the comic apparently got a lot of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_childlessness childfree]] readers early on. At first the author would just correct people who assumed he was supporting the movement, but later on [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/swst06212011.shtml he got ton of furious emails for adding Rory and [=PamJee=] to the cast]]. Even today they tend to be {{Base Breaker}}s.



** This was both Lampshaded and Discussed in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0788.html this]] strip, when favorite fanbase villain [[spoiler:Thog shows up as a gladiator, and we are told that "No matter how many people he kills, the audience thinks he's lovable.]]

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** This was both Lampshaded and Discussed in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0788.html this]] strip, when favorite fanbase fan-favorite villain [[spoiler:Thog [[spoiler:[[PshcopathicManChild Thog]]]] shows up as a gladiator, and we are told that gladiator. "No matter how many people he kills, the audience thinks he's lovable.]]"
28th Mar '17 2:34:19 PM randomtroper89
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* Someone once posted [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150516092716/http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus37.html this]] ''Webcomic/{{Minus}}'' strip on a board, without any context nor any link to the comic. Immediately people saw it as a SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoment, an innocent child's dream of saving the world because nobody told her it was impossible (probably), that no one should ever lose hope when faced with a TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, etc. Of course, anybody who has read the comic knows that minus is a mischievous RealityWarper, so there is nothing "impossible" here, and that she probably summoned it in the first place.

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* Someone once posted [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150516092716/http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus37.html this]] ''Webcomic/{{Minus}}'' strip on a board, decipting a child preparing to deflect a meteor with a baseball bat, without any context nor any link to the comic. Immediately people saw it as a SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoment, an innocent child's dream of saving the world because nobody told her it was impossible (probably), that no one should ever lose hope when faced with a TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, etc. Of course, anybody who has read the comic knows that minus is a mischievous RealityWarper, so there is nothing "impossible" here, and that she probably summoned it the meteor in the first place.
12th Feb '17 2:30:50 PM Wyldchyld
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* The anti-pedophile group Perverted Justice used to regularly post lengthy logs of the online chat sessions members did to lure and expose pedophiles. They stopped after it turned out that those logs were actually being avidly read by said pedophiles as FetishFuel.

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* The anti-pedophile group Perverted Justice used to regularly post lengthy logs of the online chat sessions members did to lure and expose pedophiles. They stopped after it turned out that those logs were actually being avidly read by said pedophiles as FetishFuel.pedophiles.
1st Feb '17 10:55:45 AM Jacob175
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* A rare ''positive'' example of this occurred during the fake "ending" in [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/12/11/episode-1070-what-were-you-expecting/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. As he claimed in the blog post for the following strip, Brian Clevinger made the strip to piss people off and was later astounded to receive several e-mails of people saying how it was a perfect way to end the strip and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming thanking him for a job well done (even the ones who hated the "ending")]].
* Someone once posted [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150516092716/http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus37.html this]] ''Webcomic/{{Minus}}'' strip on a board, without any context nor any link to the comic. Immediately people saw it as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, an innocent child's dream of saving the world because nobody told her it was impossible (probably.), that no one should ever lose hope when faced with a TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, etc. Of course, anybody who has read the comic knows that minus is a mischievous RealityWarper, so there is nothing "impossible" here, and that she probably summoned it in the first place.

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* A rare ''positive'' example of this occurred during the fake "ending" in [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/12/11/episode-1070-what-were-you-expecting/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. As he claimed in the blog post for the following strip, Brian Clevinger made the strip to piss people off and was later astounded to receive several e-mails of people saying how it was a perfect way to end the strip and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWIki/HeartwarmingMoments thanking him for a job well done (even the ones who hated the "ending")]].
* Someone once posted [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150516092716/http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus37.html this]] ''Webcomic/{{Minus}}'' strip on a board, without any context nor any link to the comic. Immediately people saw it as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoment, an innocent child's dream of saving the world because nobody told her it was impossible (probably.), (probably), that no one should ever lose hope when faced with a TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, etc. Of course, anybody who has read the comic knows that minus is a mischievous RealityWarper, so there is nothing "impossible" here, and that she probably summoned it in the first place.



* ''[[http://www.newrem.com NewRem Comics]]'' entire fanbase is misaimed. According to WordOfGod, the main character is intended to be a deconstruction of an RPG Heroine's life after there's nothing left to save, not a cutesy nerd rage comic.

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* ''[[http://www.newrem.com NewRem Comics]]'' Comics]]'''s entire fanbase is misaimed. According to WordOfGod, the main character is intended to be a deconstruction of an RPG Heroine's life after there's nothing left to save, not a cutesy nerd rage comic.



* Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}: Recently, some fans have suggested that Buttefly may simply be an "antagonist" and not a "villain." This comes with the claim that her torturing Trina for information on Sixx was consensual BDSM.

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* Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}: Recently, Early on, some fans have suggested that Buttefly may simply be an "antagonist" and not a "villain." This comes with the claim that her torturing Trina for information on Sixx was consensual BDSM.



* In ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'', [[spoiler:Axel proposing to Aerith]] at the end of season 4 was meant to purely be a TakeThat towards how most shows tend to end a season with a major ShockingSwerve, but many readers consider it to be a genuine CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* In ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'', [[spoiler:Axel proposing to Aerith]] at the end of season 4 was meant to purely be a TakeThat towards how most shows tend to end a season with a major ShockingSwerve, but many readers consider it to be a genuine CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. The fact that they were already the main couple probably didn't help in getting his point across.



** A more straitforward example is Beaton's Strong Female Characters. Initially, Beaton use them as a parody of "faux feminist" characters used in fiction but several fans seriously think they are a parody of feminism in general. Beaton later [[http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=341 responded with this comic]].

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** A more straitforward straightforward example is Beaton's Strong Female Characters. Initially, Beaton use them as a parody of "faux feminist" characters used in fiction but several fans seriously think they are a parody of feminism in general. Beaton later [[http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=341 responded with this comic]].



* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' also attracts a lot of this. Despite the fact that a fair number of the episodes conclude with him admitting the film's strong points, any Website/YouTube re-post will inevitably have loads of comments claiming "he was so right!" and bashing the film in question (sometimes without even having seen the movie themselves). The happens to most of the site's other reviews as well.

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* The critics over at ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' have quite a bit of this going on as well.
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''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' also attracts a lot of this. Despite the fact that a fair number of the episodes conclude with him admitting the film's strong points, any Website/YouTube re-post will inevitably have loads of comments claiming "he was so right!" and bashing the film in question (sometimes without even having seen the movie themselves). The happens He also gets a lot of fans who think he's a badass, manly role model, when Doug has said time and time again that he's supposed to most a weak, pathetic waste of space jerk who's always getting the short end of the site's other reviews as well.stick.



** The Critic also gets a lot of fans who think he's a badass, manly role model, when Doug has said time and time again that he's supposed to a weak, pathetic waste of space jerk who's always getting the short end of the stick.



* UrbanDictionary was created as a site where people can make their own slang words with their definitions, and also for other people to find out what (a) certain slang word(s) mean. However, a lot of people simply use it as a vehicle for their (biased) opinions. It's prevalent enough that the site's most popular entry for "Urban Dictionary" (which is also UrbanDictionary page's quote) [[LampshadeHanging acknowledges]] this.

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* UrbanDictionary Website/UrbanDictionary was created as a site where people can make their own slang words with their definitions, and also for other people to find out what (a) certain slang word(s) mean. However, a lot of people simply use it as a vehicle for their (biased) opinions. It's prevalent enough that the site's most popular entry for "Urban Dictionary" (which is also UrbanDictionary Website/UrbanDictionary page's quote) [[LampshadeHanging acknowledges]] this.



* The Germaine character in the ''NeuroticallyYours'' series is portrayed as the stereotypical goth female teenager that hates men, doesn't take orders from the man (aka refusing to get a job because she hates being told what to do), and acts like her poetry writing is amazing and shows how she knows the world for what it really is. As the series progressed, Germaine is shown to be dressing more and more slutty and performing sexual acts on random men while also revealing her fetishes and what she would do to the people and celebrities she has a crush on, yet Germaine still tries to stay true to her views on men and sex. Viewers of the series kept demanding to see Germaine naked, which pissed off the author every single time and as a response to the requests, he decides to have Germaine grow very fat and shave her hair off to make her ugly. However, not only did this cause people in-universe to find her even more attractive, it caused the viewers to whine at the author to change Germaine back. In response to that, the author made a video where he explains for over 10 minutes on how the Germaine character is supposed to be a satire on girls that claim to be above anything sexual and yet go against their values behind closed doors.

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* The Germaine character in the ''NeuroticallyYours'' ''WebAnimation/NeuroticallyYours'' series is portrayed as the stereotypical goth female teenager that hates men, doesn't take orders from the man (aka refusing to get a job because she hates being told what to do), and acts like her poetry writing is amazing and shows how she knows the world for what it really is. As the series progressed, Germaine is shown to be dressing more and more slutty and performing sexual acts on random men while also revealing her fetishes and what she would do to the people and celebrities she has a crush on, yet Germaine still tries to stay true to her views on men and sex. Viewers of the series kept demanding to see Germaine naked, which pissed off the author every single time and as a response to the requests, he decides to have Germaine grow very fat and shave her hair off to make her ugly. However, not only did this cause people in-universe to find her even more attractive, it caused the viewers to whine at the author to change Germaine back. In response to that, the author made a video where he explains for over 10 minutes on how the Germaine character is supposed to be a satire on girls that claim to be above anything sexual and yet go against their values behind closed doors.



** This character was so popular that they created a spin off show ''Broscience Life'' where Mr.Mazzetti teaches you the ins and outs of being a gym-rat. The problem with this show is that while the show gives comically bad advice "Don't warm up before you do your cleans", "Hurt yourself", etc., it intersperses it with legitimately good advice that frequent exercisers wish they could give out to the more uninformed masses: "If you're benching 135, don't ask me to spot you and then put 405 on the bar. I can't deadlift three hundred pounds!"
* [[{{Creepypasta}} Jeff The Killer]] And [[TheSlenderManMythos Slenderman.]] Full stop. One can sort of understand Jeff being a DracoInLeatherPants (since he had his psychological break due to extreme bullying, and the disfigurement he suffered as a result of said bullying), but SLENDERMAN?!

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** This character was so popular that they created a spin off show ''Broscience Life'' where Mr. Mazzetti teaches you the ins and outs of being a gym-rat. The problem with this show is that while the show gives comically bad advice "Don't warm up before you do your cleans", "Hurt yourself", etc., it intersperses it with legitimately good advice that frequent exercisers wish they could give out to the more uninformed masses: "If you're benching 135, don't ask me to spot you and then put 405 on the bar. I can't deadlift three hundred pounds!"
* [[{{Creepypasta}} Jeff The Killer]] And [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slenderman.]] Full stop. One can sort of understand Jeff being a DracoInLeatherPants (since he had his psychological break due to extreme bullying, and the disfigurement he suffered as a result of said bullying), but SLENDERMAN?!
22nd Jan '17 7:43:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** Some of this can be explained by the popularity of the [[CthulhuMythos mythos]] he was based on, and the creatures within it -- particularly since "Slendy" is more humanoid, and thus seems more "accessible" than many other Eldritch beings. (However, this ignores that it's still an utterly alien being that operates on BlueAndOrangeMorality and causes untold destruction and suffering wherever it goes.)

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** Some of this can be explained by the popularity of the [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos mythos]] he was based on, and the creatures within it -- particularly since "Slendy" is more humanoid, and thus seems more "accessible" than many other Eldritch beings. (However, this ignores that it's still an utterly alien being that operates on BlueAndOrangeMorality and causes untold destruction and suffering wherever it goes.)
10th Jan '17 6:20:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' is actually mostly an AffectionateParody of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', with most of LittleKuriboh's hatred being directed at 4Kids. In case it's not obvious, Little Kuriboh is actually a ''fan'' of ''Yu-Gi-Oh''. Unfortunately, this has lead to a lot of people admitting that ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' hatred is "cool" or calling it a "children's card game" for serious, and assuming that LK actually hated the franchise. [[FridgeLogic Despite that his username is LittleKuriboh]].

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* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' is actually mostly an AffectionateParody of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', with most of LittleKuriboh's Creator/LittleKuriboh's hatred being directed at 4Kids. In case it's not obvious, Little Kuriboh is actually a ''fan'' of ''Yu-Gi-Oh''. Unfortunately, this has lead to a lot of people admitting that ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' hatred is "cool" or calling it a "children's card game" for serious, and assuming that LK actually hated the franchise. [[FridgeLogic Despite that his username is LittleKuriboh]].
30th Nov '16 7:32:56 PM PrincessGwen
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* Every wiki will attract people who will abuse the open format. The best known is the WikiVandal, who cuts content or adds false information ForTheLulz. Then there are those who are taking it serious, but only to obssess with a SingleIssueWonk - sometimes [[BiasSteamroller repeatedly adding their opinions]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lamest_edit_wars until it gets ridiculous]]. Or a ShamelessSelfPromoter, who [[ItsAllAboutMe feels their opinions\experiences are worth inclusion]].

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* Every wiki will attract people who will abuse the open format. The best known is the WikiVandal, who cuts content or adds false information ForTheLulz. Then there are those who are taking it serious, seriously, but only to obssess obsess with a SingleIssueWonk - sometimes [[BiasSteamroller repeatedly adding their opinions]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lamest_edit_wars until it gets ridiculous]]. Or a ShamelessSelfPromoter, who [[ItsAllAboutMe feels their opinions\experiences opinions/experiences are worth inclusion]].including]].
15th Nov '16 4:38:43 PM Mdumas43073
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* Christian Lander started ''[[http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Stuff White People Like]]'' as an affectionate satire of his fellow liberal {{Hipster}} and BourgeoisBohemian types. But peruse through the comments section on any of the site's pages and you'll find that ''SWPL'' tends to attract a large number of racists, many of them [[PoesLaw presumably non-ironic]]''.

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* Christian Lander started ''[[http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Stuff White People Like]]'' as an affectionate satire of his fellow liberal {{Hipster}} and BourgeoisBohemian types. But peruse through the comments section on any of the site's pages and you'll find that ''SWPL'' tends to attract a large number of racists, many of them [[PoesLaw ([[PoesLaw presumably non-ironic]]''.non-ironic]]) "alt-right" racists.
15th Nov '16 4:37:28 PM Mdumas43073
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* Christian Lander started ''[[http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Stuff White People Like]] as an affectionate satire of his fellow liberal {{Hipster}} and BourgeoisBohemian types. But peruse through the comments section on any of the site's pages and you'll find that ''SWPL'' tends to attract a large number of racists, many of them [[PoesLaw presumably non-ironic]]''.

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* Christian Lander started ''[[http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Stuff White People Like]] Like]]'' as an affectionate satire of his fellow liberal {{Hipster}} and BourgeoisBohemian types. But peruse through the comments section on any of the site's pages and you'll find that ''SWPL'' tends to attract a large number of racists, many of them [[PoesLaw presumably non-ironic]]''.
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