History PlayingWith / GreenAesop

6th Oct '15 2:08:41 PM Psyga315
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** A fanatical but well-meaning environmentalist does everything he can to 'save' the environment by destroying all the polluting factories and power stations. He fails to take into account the vacuum that will result from the sudden disappearance of these things from societies built around them, and not given enough time to 'wean' themselves off of them. The result is starvation, pain and misery: the environmentalist [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes he's done something horrible.]]

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** A fanatical but well-meaning environmentalist does everything he can to 'save' the environment by destroying all the polluting factories and power stations. He fails to take into account the vacuum that will result from the sudden disappearance of these things from societies built around them, and not given enough time to 'wean' themselves off of them. The result is starvation, pain and misery: the environmentalist [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes he's done something horrible.]]]] For a more cynical approach, [[WellIntentionedExtremist he doesn't even care]].
16th Apr '14 8:57:22 AM krimzonflygon2
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** The villain of the story is a vengeful nature spirit trying to destroy humanity. On one hand, it makes a good point about humanity's influence on the environment. On the other hand it's harming innocent people, and nature may be beautiful and necessary to life on earth, but it is brutal and overall [[EverythingTryingToKillYou less than pleasant.]]
17th Jul '13 12:05:16 AM rimpala
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Depending on the writer, it's sometimes this and sometimes and a story with a ScienceHero. The story goes back and forth between RomanticismVersusEnlightenment.
6th Mar '13 7:34:40 AM VPhantom
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* '''Reconstructed''': But then it turns out that even if, in the short term, it's not entirely good, it turns out to be better in the ''long term''.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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But then it turns out that even if, in the short term, it's not entirely good, it turns out to be better in the ''long term''.
6th Mar '13 4:19:26 AM krimzonflygon
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** The environmentalist does [[TheAtoner everything he possibly can]] to help rebuild the civilizations he destroyed, while making sure to build them around cleaner sources of power. It takes blood, sweat and tears, and many people suffer in the meantime, but at long last [[EarnYourHappyEnding but they manage to pull it off]] with the environmentalist walking away from the whole debacle with the realization that there are no simple solutions, and resolves to find a way to get the results he wants without the pain and misery his ham-handed approach had wrought.
20th Jan '13 9:19:55 PM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope''': An aesop about why we should care about the environment, often mixing with ScienceIsBad, GaiasVengeance, and HumansAreBastards.

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'''Basic Trope''': An aesop about why we should care about the environment, often mixing with ScienceIsBad, GaiasVengeance, and HumansAreBastards.



* '''Parodied''': Crank the Anvilicousness of the aesop UpToEleven!
* '''Deconstructed''': "Going Green" turns out to be ''ungodly'' expensive, causes people to lose their jobs, causes the firm to ''lose'' money or productivity...
** A fanatical but well-meaning environmentalist does everything he can to 'save' the environment by destroying all the polluting factories and power stations. He fails to take into account the vacuum that will result from the sudden disappearance of these things from societies built around them, and not given enough time to 'wean' themselves off of them. The result is starvation, pain and misery: the environmentalist [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes he's done something horrible.]]
* '''Reconstructed''': But then it turns out that even if, in the short term, it's not entirely good, it turns out to be better in the ''long term''.

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* '''Parodied''': Crank the Anvilicousness of the aesop UpToEleven!
* '''Deconstructed''': "Going Green" turns out to be ''ungodly'' expensive, causes people to lose their jobs, causes the firm to ''lose'' money or productivity...
** A fanatical but well-meaning environmentalist does everything he can to 'save' the environment by destroying all the polluting factories and power stations. He fails to take into account the vacuum that will result from the sudden disappearance of these things from societies built around them, and not given enough time to 'wean' themselves off of them. The result is starvation, pain and misery: the environmentalist [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes he's done something horrible.]]
* '''Reconstructed''': But then it turns out that even if, in the short term, it's not entirely good, it turns out to be better in the ''long term''.
UpToEleven!



* '''Deconstructed''':
** "Going Green" turns out to be ''ungodly'' expensive, causes people to lose their jobs, causes the firm to ''lose'' money or productivity...
** A fanatical but well-meaning environmentalist does everything he can to 'save' the environment by destroying all the polluting factories and power stations. He fails to take into account the vacuum that will result from the sudden disappearance of these things from societies built around them, and not given enough time to 'wean' themselves off of them. The result is starvation, pain and misery: the environmentalist [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes he's done something horrible.]]
* '''Reconstructed''': But then it turns out that even if, in the short term, it's not entirely good, it turns out to be better in the ''long term''.



* '''Played For Drama''':



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14th Oct '12 7:58:59 PM GoldenSpot5
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**A fanatical but well-meaning environmentalist does everything he can to 'save' the environment by destroying all the polluting factories and power stations. He fails to take into account the vacuum that will result from the sudden disappearance of these things from societies built around them, and not given enough time to 'wean' themselves off of them. The result is starvation, pain and misery: the environmentalist [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes he's done something horrible.]]



* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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* '''Played For Drama''': ???Drama''':
7th Jun '12 5:02:17 AM Telcontar
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* '''Inverted''': The world is trying to kill us! OH NOES!!

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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The world is trying to kill us! OH NOES!!
30th Nov '11 7:06:58 PM WackyMeetsPractical
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* '''Straight''': It's ''particularly'' anvilicious and the solution(s) are either impossible or involve sending humans back to the stone age
* '''Exaggerated''': The damage done to the world or how much innocent creatures are at risk is literally ''going to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt''! '''OH MY GOD!!'''
** Actually, too much...
* '''Justified''': Realistic portrayal of environmental damage, as well as possible solutions

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* '''Straight''': It's ''particularly'' anvilicious Characters learn that the environment is important and that everyone must take action to protect the solution(s) are either impossible or involve sending humans back to the stone age
planet, such as recycling and driving less.
* '''Exaggerated''': Characters learn that the Earth is dying and HumansAreBastards and if somebody doesn't take some sort of action, they will eventually see TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* '''Downplayed''':
The damage done characters learn to the world or how much innocent creatures are at risk is literally ''going to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt''! '''OH MY GOD!!'''
** Actually, too much...
save trees by recycling.
* '''Justified''': Realistic portrayal of environmental damage, as well as possible solutionsCharacters care a lot about the planet and ways to protect it.



** Characters learn that human survival and scientific progress is more important than saving a few trees.



* '''Reconstructed''': But then it turns out that even if, in the short term, it's not entirely good, it turns out to be better in the ''long term''.
* '''Lampshaded''': The characters ask if there's a message about the environment during the event(s) of the work.

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* '''Reconstructed''': But then it turns out that even if, in the short term, it's not entirely good, it turns out to be better in the ''long term''.
term''.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Characters learn nothing about the environment.
* '''Enforced''': The creators really care about the environment and thinks everyone else should too.
* '''Lampshaded''': The characters ask if there's a message about the environment during the event(s) of the work. work.
* '''Invoked''': Characters seek out advice about saving the planet.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Characters dismiss any "Save The Earth" message as preachy and unnecessary.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???




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* '''Played For Drama''': ???



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18th Feb '11 4:38:28 PM DaLucaray030
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**Actually, too much...
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