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16th Jun '17 9:48:00 AM nombretomado
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* ''WheresWaldo?'': Cartoonist Martin Handford hid his titular hero amongst massive (sometimes absurdly so) crowd scenes in which so many unusual events were taking place that you had to look carefully to make out the guy in the striped shirt and ski cap (which was the point of the book). Many of the events depicted were ridiculous or bizarre, and several of them were controversial inclusions for a book aimed at kids ages 6 to 14: [[TheNudifier a vacuum cleaner sucking a woman's dress off of her body]], [[VomitIndiscretionShot a man graphically vomiting]], and [[GroinAttack another guy getting accidentally hit in the nuts]]. One of these sneaky scenes was so subtle that you might not even notice it: a boy at the beach teases a bikini-clad beauty by placing the cold end of his ice cream cone on her back, causing her to bolt up from a prone to a semi-prone position; unless you're looking closely, you might not notice that the girl has loosened her bikini top so as not to get tan lines while sunbathing, and she's about to expose her bare breasts to the world.

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* ''WheresWaldo?'': ''Literature/WheresWaldo'': Cartoonist Martin Handford hid his titular hero amongst massive (sometimes absurdly so) crowd scenes in which so many unusual events were taking place that you had to look carefully to make out the guy in the striped shirt and ski cap (which was the point of the book). Many of the events depicted were ridiculous or bizarre, and several of them were controversial inclusions for a book aimed at kids ages 6 to 14: [[TheNudifier a vacuum cleaner sucking a woman's dress off of her body]], [[VomitIndiscretionShot a man graphically vomiting]], and [[GroinAttack another guy getting accidentally hit in the nuts]]. One of these sneaky scenes was so subtle that you might not even notice it: a boy at the beach teases a bikini-clad beauty by placing the cold end of his ice cream cone on her back, causing her to bolt up from a prone to a semi-prone position; unless you're looking closely, you might not notice that the girl has loosened her bikini top so as not to get tan lines while sunbathing, and she's about to expose her bare breasts to the world.
13th Jun '17 4:10:12 PM RomanceGirl
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** In the ''The Last Hope'', Dovewing wakes up one morning after a secret night with Tigerheart, noted to be particularly tired and disheveled-looking. She also seems ''very'' out-of-it and dreamy to point Ivpool describes her as "acting like she woke up in the wrong Clan". It was also their first meeting with Dovewing as a warrior and not a "too young apprentice". Coincidence?

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** In the ''The Last Hope'', Dovewing wakes up one morning after a secret night with Tigerheart, noted to be Tigerheart particularly tired and disheveled-looking. She also seems ''very'' out-of-it and dreamy to point Ivpool describes her as "acting like she woke up in the wrong Clan". It was also their first meeting with Dovewing as a warrior and not a "too young apprentice". Coincidence?
25th May '17 6:36:18 PM Amberlu
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** In the ''The Last Hope'', Dovewing wakes up one morning after a secret night with Tigerheart, noted to be particularly tired and disheveled-looking. She also seems ''verry'' out-of-it and dreamy to point Ivpool describes her as "acting like she woke up in the wrong Clan". It was also their first meeting with Dovewing as a warrior and not a "too young apprentice". Coincidence?

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** In the ''The Last Hope'', Dovewing wakes up one morning after a secret night with Tigerheart, noted to be particularly tired and disheveled-looking. She also seems ''verry'' ''very'' out-of-it and dreamy to point Ivpool describes her as "acting like she woke up in the wrong Clan". It was also their first meeting with Dovewing as a warrior and not a "too young apprentice". Coincidence?Coincidence?
*** Another Dovewing example: In the bonus scene of ''Shattered Sky'', Bumblestripe (her ex boyfriend) all but asks her to sleep with him ''during a funeral''. Dovewing is shown to feel ''extremely'' uncomfortable and is understandably angry during this scene.
** The [[{{Squick}} Spottedleaf x Thistleclaw pairing]] is rife with this. Although a MayDecemberRomance is far from unusual in Clan society, this pairing really takes it to a new level. Thistleclaw becomes romantically interested in a ''child'', a child ''younger than his own son''. There's implied child grooming and tons of UnfortunateImplications involved. The scene where Thistleclaw tells a young Spottedleaf to meet him alone in the woods at night to "prove [her] love" for him is rather lewd. (Although it ended up being something completely different).
10th Apr '17 1:15:00 PM CosmicFerret
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* In [[Literature/{{Animorphs}} The Message]], Marco mentions having "weird dreams about that woman from {{Baywatch}}." Now what kind of dreams might those be...?

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* In [[Literature/{{Animorphs}} The Message]], Marco mentions having "weird dreams about that woman from {{Baywatch}}.''Series/{{Baywatch}}''." Now what kind of dreams might those be...?
31st Mar '17 9:54:21 AM klop422
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** Also, the fact that in the last one, the coconut cordial is made by fermentation, has a 'strange, strong' taste to it, and [[spoiler: contains "an opiate"]]. Snicket was OK mentioning alcohol before - Olaf had a ton at the carnival - but here the children are drinking it! Even Sunny Baudelaire!
22nd Mar '17 8:15:53 PM RomanceGirl
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** In the ''The Last Hope'', Dovewing wakes up one morning after a secret night with Tigerheart, noted to be particularly tired and disheveled-looking. She also seems ''verry'' out-of-it and dreamy to point Ivpool describes her as "acting like she woke up in the wrong Clan". It was also their first meeting with Dovewing as a warrior and not a "too young apprentice". Hmmm. Coincidence?

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** In the ''The Last Hope'', Dovewing wakes up one morning after a secret night with Tigerheart, noted to be particularly tired and disheveled-looking. She also seems ''verry'' out-of-it and dreamy to point Ivpool describes her as "acting like she woke up in the wrong Clan". It was also their first meeting with Dovewing as a warrior and not a "too young apprentice". Hmmm. Coincidence?
22nd Mar '17 8:13:19 PM RomanceGirl
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** In the ''The Last Hope'', Dovewing wakes up one morning after a secret night with Tigerheart, noted to be particularly tired and disheveled-looking. She also seems ''verry'' out-of-it and dreamy to point Ivpool describes it "as if she woke in the wrong Clan". It was also their first meeting with Dovewing as a warrior and not an apprentice who is too young to mate. Coincidence?

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** In the ''The Last Hope'', Dovewing wakes up one morning after a secret night with Tigerheart, noted to be particularly tired and disheveled-looking. She also seems ''verry'' out-of-it and dreamy to point Ivpool describes it "as if her as "acting like she woke up in the wrong Clan". It was also their first meeting with Dovewing as a warrior and not an apprentice who is too a "too young to mate.apprentice". Hmmm. Coincidence?
22nd Mar '17 8:03:24 PM RomanceGirl
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**In the ''The Last Hope'', Dovewing wakes up one morning after a secret night with Tigerheart, noted to be particularly tired and disheveled-looking. She also seems ''verry'' out-of-it and dreamy to point Ivpool describes it "as if she woke in the wrong Clan". It was also their first meeting with Dovewing as a warrior and not an apprentice who is too young to mate. Coincidence?
24th Feb '17 1:41:19 AM NightShade96
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* Radar/{{Animorphs}}
* Radar/{{Goosebumps}}
* Radar/HarryPotter
* Radar/TheHeroesOfOlympus
* Radar/The39Clues

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* Radar/{{Animorphs}}
''Radar/{{Animorphs}}''
* Radar/{{Goosebumps}}
''Radar/{{Goosebumps}}''
* Radar/HarryPotter
''Radar/HarryPotter''
* Radar/TheHeroesOfOlympus
''Radar/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''
** ''Radar/TheHeroesOfOlympus''
* Radar/The39Clues''Radar/The39Clues''



* Inverted with Creator/DrSeuss books. For instance, in ''HopOnPop'', Dr. Seuss included a line "When I read I am smart / I always cut whole words apart. / Con Stan Tin O Ple, Tim Buk Too / Con Tra Cep Tive, Kan Ga Roo." to make sure his publisher was actually ''reading'' the manuscript. (He was, and the line was changed, as Seuss planned.)

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* Inverted with Creator/DrSeuss books. For instance, in ''HopOnPop'', ''Hop on Pop'', Dr. Seuss included a line "When I read I am smart / I always cut whole words apart. / Con Stan Tin O Ple, Tim Buk Too / Con Tra Cep Tive, Kan Ga Roo." to make sure his publisher was actually ''reading'' the manuscript. (He was, and the line was changed, as Seuss planned.)



* The most noted example might be ''Literature/AnimalFarm''. Designed to be a criticism of Communism, it had great difficulty finding a publisher, largely because of fears it would undermine the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII alliance between the US, UK, and Soviet Union. If it had been written "straight," it might not have been published; as an allegory about farm animals, it could slide by.

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* The most noted example might be ''Literature/AnimalFarm''. Designed to be a criticism of Communism, it had great difficulty finding a publisher, largely because of fears it would undermine the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII alliance between the US, UK, and Soviet Union. If it had been written "straight," "straight", it might not have been published; as an allegory about farm animals, it could slide by.



* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'':
** Percy Jackson's Greek Gods is pretty much the epitome of Getting Crap Past the Radar, as it reveals that the gods pretty much lacked morals. There's barely-disguised incest (usually with Percy snarking about it after), bestiality, adultery, suicide, murder, and sexual assault (even getting the word 'rape' past the radar).
** ''The Titan's Curse'': There is a chapter called "I Have a Dam Problem", which takes place at an actual dam. Hilariously enough, many of the characters in the chapter make [[IncrediblyLamePun jokes]] based on the word, "dam", much to Zoe Nightshade's confusion.
** ''The Battle of the Labyrinth'': Hera refers to Percy as "one of Poseidon's... [[LastSecondWordSwap children]]". Percy comments that it's pretty obvious she had a different word in mind.
** ''The Last Olympian'': Percy mentions that a male and a female camper are not allowed to be alone in a cabin together. There's only one plausible reason for that.
6th Jan '17 8:15:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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** ''Literature/NewJediOrder'': I distinctly remember one scene where Anakin poses as Mara's sex slave for a mission, and she notices a bulge in his pants, right below his belt. Mara concludes that it's a Stokhli stick. For those not familiar with the ExpandedUniverse, a Stokhli stick is a [[FreudWasRight stick-shaped weapon that shoots goop all over its target]]. Worse yet, while this started as a joke, there actually are Anakin/Mara fanfics, including ones where Luke approves of their relationship.

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** ''Literature/NewJediOrder'': I distinctly remember one scene where Anakin poses as Mara's sex slave for a mission, and she notices a bulge in his pants, right below his belt. Mara concludes that it's a Stokhli stick. For those not familiar with the ExpandedUniverse, a Stokhli stick is a [[FreudWasRight stick-shaped weapon that shoots goop all over its target]].target. Worse yet, while this started as a joke, there actually are Anakin/Mara fanfics, including ones where Luke approves of their relationship.
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