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23rd Mar '18 2:40:18 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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In “Dork In Disguise” by Gordon Korman, Jerry says it would be pleasant bumping into his crush, Cinnamon, in the hallways.

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* In “Dork In Disguise” by Gordon Korman, Jerry says it would be pleasant bumping into his crush, Cinnamon, in the hallways.



* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse lives this trope. Here are some examples I can think of off the top of my head:

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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse lives this trope. Here are some examples I can think of off the top of my head:''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':



*** [[HehHehYouSaidX Huh-huh]], you said "Stack''pole''."



** The title ''Emperor's Hand'' led to many a masturbation joke among fans, though I doubt that was Zahn's intention.

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** The title ''Emperor's Hand'' led to many a masturbation joke among fans, though I doubt that was it probably wasn't Zahn's intention.



** The Black Fleet Crisis. Not only does ''Before the Storm'' have naked!Luke, but he has a one-night stand at the end of ''Shield of Lies'', which lampshades Luke's role as ChickMagnet.
** ''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 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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** The Black Fleet Crisis. Not only does ''Before the Storm'' have naked!Luke, naked Luke, but he has a one-night stand at the end of ''Shield of Lies'', which lampshades Luke's role as ChickMagnet.
** ''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 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.



** Troy Denning may well keep invoking this trope on purpose, trying to see how far he can go.
*** He's hinted to ThreeWaySex between Jaina, Zekk, and Jag at least twice now.

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** Troy Denning may well keep invoking this trope on purpose, trying to see how far he can go.
*** He's
has hinted to ThreeWaySex between Jaina, Zekk, and Jag at least twice now.twice.



*** Speaking of Vestara, Luke tells Ben to be prepared for a betrayal when dealing with her, and to not anything that Luke wouldn't do. Vestara is a Sith. Mara Jade was a Sith when [[http://youtu.be/XLVYkz5WEio?t=1m10s Luke met her]].
*** Allison now has Luke talking about how well-muscled Ben is.

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*** Speaking of Vestara, Luke tells Ben to be prepared for a betrayal when dealing with her, and to not do anything that Luke wouldn't do. Vestara is a Sith. Mara Jade was a Sith when [[http://youtu.be/XLVYkz5WEio?t=1m10s Luke met her]].
*** Allison now has Luke talking about how well-muscled Ben is.



** EU isn't the only part. The ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization by Matthew Stover is full of them. The part where Obi-Wan wakes up hanging on Anakin's shoulder? Yeah, that more than suggests HoYay between them. And Artoo suggesting where Anakin could look for a datajack couldn't have been ''any'' more made of this trope.

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** EU isn't the only part. * The ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization by Matthew Stover is full of them. The part where Obi-Wan wakes up hanging on Anakin's shoulder? Yeah, that more than suggests HoYay between them. And Artoo suggesting where Anakin could look for a datajack couldn't have been ''any'' more made of this trope.
18th Mar '18 2:14:55 PM Username
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* Inverted with Creator/DrSeuss books. For instance, in ''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.)

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* Inverted with Creator/DrSeuss books. For instance, in ''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.)planned)
In “Dork In Disguise” by Gordon Korman, Jerry says it would be pleasant bumping into his crush, Cinnamon, in the hallways.
25th Feb '18 9:38:37 PM CosmicCat
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* In the book ''Fudge-A-Mania'' Fudge mentions that he sleeps with his mother when he's afraid at night. Sounds innocent enough right? Well, he tells two elderly characters (who get married in the end) that they should sleep with each other followed by a "Fudge!" LateToThePunchline indeed!

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* In the book ''Fudge-A-Mania'' ''[[Literature/{{Fudge}} Fudge-A-Mania]]'' Fudge mentions that he sleeps with his mother when he's afraid at night. Sounds innocent enough right? Well, he tells two elderly characters (who get married in the end) that they should sleep with each other followed by a "Fudge!" LateToThePunchline indeed!
9th Jan '18 3:03:08 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''TheVampireFiles'', set in 1930s Chicago, an in-universe example would be the art of Evan Robley. From nearly any angle and distance, his paintings appear as colorful, abstract works respectable enough for the sensibilities of any censor of that era; when viewed from ''exactly'' the right spot, however, they're revealed to be detailed self-portraits of Evan's favorite body part.

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* In ''TheVampireFiles'', ''Literature/TheVampireFiles'', set in 1930s Chicago, an in-universe example would be the art of Evan Robley. From nearly any angle and distance, his paintings appear as colorful, abstract works respectable enough for the sensibilities of any censor of that era; when viewed from ''exactly'' the right spot, however, they're revealed to be detailed self-portraits of Evan's favorite body part.
26th Dec '17 5:15:17 PM nombretomado
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** There's a lot in the FateOfTheJedi book series:

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** There's a lot in the FateOfTheJedi ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'' book series:
22nd Dec '17 8:58:30 AM narm00
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** EU isn't the only part. RevengeOfTheSith novelization by Matthew Stover is full of them. The part where Obi-Wan wakes up hanging on Anakin's shoulder? Yeah, that more than suggests HoYay between them. And Artoo suggesting where Anakin could look for a datajack couldn't have been ''any'' more made of this trope.
* Malcom Hulke's [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations novelisation]] ''Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion'' of his television story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionOfTheDinosaurs Invasion of the Dinosaurs]]" fairly obviously made the AntiVillain Henchman to that story's main AntiVillain into a gay man, which the original serial had (for fairly obvious reasons) not even implied. Pretty daring for a mid-1970s book intended for children. This reinforced an {{Aesop}} present in the original story but emphasized in the novelisation that the villains consisted of emotional cripples who wanted to RetGone away the present world because they just didn't fit in with the current one. (Again, gay people found it harder to gain acceptance in those days.)
* In ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'', the Other Mother touches the heroine quite often. And in a way that the girl [[HatesBeingTouched ''really'' hates]]. And the phrases "You ''know'' I love you..." and "Come out when you learned to be a loving daughter." Add in the premise - a girl neglected by parents finds some other people who give her much more "attention" in a way described above and has a hard time getting away. This all sounds more like [[AbusiveParents Child abuse]] than a typical fantasy story. So we get a children's book that's [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a thinly-veiled story about child abuse]].
* In ''Literature/EndersGame'', the insectoid alien race is called the buggers. Accordingly, anyone who opposes the war (or is just acting like a jerk) will often get called a "bugger lover." Just in case this was too subtle, the sequels introduce a more "formal" term for the aliens-- formics-- and make sure to note that it has become the more accepted term in most places because "bugger" is considered a naughty word by the British.

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** EU isn't the only part. RevengeOfTheSith The ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization by Matthew Stover is full of them. The part where Obi-Wan wakes up hanging on Anakin's shoulder? Yeah, that more than suggests HoYay between them. And Artoo suggesting where Anakin could look for a datajack couldn't have been ''any'' more made of this trope.
trope.
* ''Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion'', Malcom Hulke's [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations novelisation]] ''Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion'' of his television story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionOfTheDinosaurs Invasion of the Dinosaurs]]" Dinosaurs]]", fairly obviously made the AntiVillain Henchman to that story's main AntiVillain into a gay man, which the original serial had (for fairly obvious reasons) not even implied. Pretty daring for a mid-1970s book intended for children. This reinforced an {{Aesop}} present in the original story but emphasized in the novelisation that the villains consisted of emotional cripples who wanted to RetGone away the present world because they just didn't fit in with the current one. (Again, gay people found it harder to gain acceptance in those days.)
* In ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'', the Other Mother touches the heroine quite often. And in a way that the girl ''[[HatesBeingTouched really]]'' [[HatesBeingTouched ''really'' hates]]. And the phrases "You ''know'' I love you..." and "Come out when you learned to be a loving daughter." Add in the premise - a girl neglected by parents finds some other people who give her much more "attention" in a way described above and has a hard time getting away. This all sounds more like [[AbusiveParents Child child abuse]] than a typical fantasy story. So we get a children's book that's [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a thinly-veiled story about child abuse]].
* In ''Literature/EndersGame'', the insectoid alien race is called the buggers. Accordingly, anyone who opposes the war (or is just acting like a jerk) will often get called a "bugger lover." Just in case this was too subtle, the sequels introduce a more "formal" term for the aliens-- formics-- aliens -- formics -- and make sure to note that it has become the more accepted term in most places because "bugger" is considered a naughty word by the British.



* In the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, "The Third Wheel," during the part where Greg reminisces on how he hopes that the guy fixing the toilet wouldn't use it, you can see part of his butt.

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* In the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid book "The Third Wheel," during the part where Greg reminisces on how he hopes that the guy fixing the toilet wouldn't use it, you can see part of his butt.
27th Aug '17 5:02:17 PM Wyldchyld
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** Jacen naked and being tortured. FetishFuel or nightmarish, depending on your point of view.

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** Jacen naked and being tortured. FetishFuel Fetish or nightmarish, depending on your point of view.
22nd Aug '17 9:36:58 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/DianaTregarde Jinx High]]'' has an in-universe example. The novel is set in the Bible Belt, and the high school prom opens with a Maypole dance. Diana and a minor character who was a hippie in the 60s both recognize the signs of an accurate fertility-ritual Maypole and have to hide laughter. [[spoiler:Until Diana realizes it's the full Sex Magick version instead and finds herself running mystic damage control.]]

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* ''[[Literature/DianaTregarde Jinx High]]'' ''Literature/JinxHigh'' has an in-universe example. The novel is set in the Bible Belt, and the high school prom opens with a Maypole dance. Diana and a minor character who was a hippie in the 60s both recognize the signs of an accurate fertility-ritual Maypole and have to hide laughter. [[spoiler:Until Diana realizes it's the full Sex Magick version instead and finds herself running mystic damage control.]]
21st Aug '17 5:55:00 AM CosmicFerret
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* In one BerenstainBears book, where the boy gets lost at the mall, he gets to look in the lost and found. One of the items looks suspiciously like a condom.

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* In one BerenstainBears Literature/TheBerenstainBears book, where the boy gets lost at the mall, he gets to look in the lost and found. One of the items looks suspiciously like a condom.
7th Aug '17 7:02:59 PM PaulA
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* An in-universe example in Erica Jong's How to Save Your Own Life (not for kids!). Swear words, obscene words, body parts/functions etc. aren't allowed on vanity license plates. Isadora has a license plate that says "Quim," which is an (obscene, comparable to "[[CountryMatters cunt]]") old English term for vagina.

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* An in-universe example in Erica Jong's How Creator/EricaJong's ''How to Save Your Own Life Life'' (not for kids!). Swear words, obscene words, body parts/functions etc. aren't allowed on vanity license plates. Isadora has a license plate that says "Quim," which is an (obscene, comparable to "[[CountryMatters cunt]]") old English term for vagina.
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