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30th Apr '16 5:14:42 PM res20stupid
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** In Korea, eSports are so big that there have been betting scandals where teams deliberately lose for a payout, as well as criminal convictions.
30th Apr '16 5:02:22 PM res20stupid
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** Reared it's ugly head within the fanbase of ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle''. The season 1 finale was a fight between Goku and Superman and the outcome of that fight caused ''both'' fandoms to explode in a flame war, to the point where there was a segment on the fight and Chad, the voice of Boomstick, tore every argument as to why [[spoiler: Son Goku]] lost the fight into shreds, even after [[spoiler: Superman got hit ''hard'' with the {{Nerf}} bat.]]
27th Apr '16 4:51:14 PM Edgar81539
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** Considering that we're social animals by nature, and that even by just posting on this page you're socializing, it's quite obvious that Socializing has and will always be serious business.
27th Apr '16 4:35:33 PM Edgar81539
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** The outcry of male gamers when someone suggests to maybe tone the male-aimed fanservice down a bit. One man threatened to kill Anita Sarkeesian for pointing out that some of the depictions of women in videogames are a bit tasteless. You'd think his life depended on having naked women as background decoration in games.
11th Apr '16 7:59:50 AM case
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* For ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' fans, character selection. Who should or shouldn't be in Smash can get heated and personal. Some forums had to be locked down because {{Flame War}}s broke out when a fan favorite didn't make the cut. Some fans take it so far that they honestly believe that Masahiro Sakurai personally hates them because he denied them their character. In extreme case, death threats will be issue. Clones are another big issue in that fandom.

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* For ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' fans, character selection. Who should or shouldn't be in Smash can get heated and personal. Some forums had to be locked down because {{Flame War}}s broke out when a fan favorite didn't make the cut. Some fans take it so far that they honestly believe that Masahiro Sakurai personally hates them because he denied them their character. In extreme case, death threats will be issue.issued. Clones are another big issue in that fandom.



** For ''Smash Brothers for Wii U and 3DS'', should custom moves be allowed? If they are, should people be allowed to bring their own custom characters to tournaments? You can find essays on this topic going both directions.

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** For ''Smash Brothers for Wii U and 3DS'', should custom moves be allowed? If they are, should people be allowed to bring their own custom characters to tournaments? How about for Miis? You can find essays on this topic going both directions.directions.
** As of ''3DS \ WiiU'', patches. Every {{Nerf}} applied to every character will turn into a massive tug-of-war between fans who think it was necessary and those who think it wasn't. The patches often remove what the developers and casual players call "exploits" and what the professional scene calls "high-level techniques." Passionate and lengthy accusations of watering down the game and ruining mains will ensue every time a patch comes along.
** Occasionally, series-creator Masahiro Sakurai will invoke this trope in an interview, by saying that he's fine with serious players and gives them options to play the game on such terms, but that he prefers to focus his design efforts on the default game which has a looser style that gives underdogs a chance to win against more skilled opponents. Higher-level players consistently express their dissatisfaction of these quotes whenever they come along.
4th Apr '16 12:14:11 PM Darekun
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** Related: Wiping your ass standing up or sitting down. Those agaifnst standing say you just end up smearing it. Those against sitting say you put your hand in poo water. The sheer about of e-bile spat over this debate is astounding.
** Also related: round vs. elongated toilets. Women hate elongated toilets because they think having the elongated hump sticking out between their legs reminds them of disgusting gas station restrooms, men hate having to stuff their junk between their legs when they sit on a round seat. Relationships have ended over men refusing to buy round toilets, and they usually give in. But as truck drivers and such frequent gas station restrooms, they usually have elongated toilets for male comfort - and since GuysAreSlobs, gas stations are often filthy, reinforcing the standard and resulting in men having to fondle themselves when they poo at home.

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** Related: Wiping your ass standing up or sitting down. Those agaifnst against standing say claim you just end up smearing it. Those against sitting say claim you put your hand in poo water. The sheer about of e-bile spat over this debate is astounding.
** Also related: round vs. elongated toilets. Women hate elongated toilets because they think having the elongated hump sticking out between their of how legs reminds them of disgusting gas station restrooms, (don't) fit around them, men hate having to stuff their junk between their legs when they sit on a round seat. Relationships have ended over men refusing to buy round toilets, and they usually give in. But as truck drivers and such frequent gas station restrooms, they usually have elongated toilets for male comfort - and since GuysAreSlobs, gas stations are often filthy, reinforcing the standard and resulting in men having to fondle themselves when they poo at home.
28th Mar '16 12:41:30 AM JLCarter
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** This is in spite of the fact that, in some cases, parts of the filler will have been suggested by the manga's author, such as Yamcha playing baseball in Dragon Ball Z filler.
27th Mar '16 7:42:29 PM Littleroadyman
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* In Marvh 2016, Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz slammed supermarket tabloid the National Enquirer about alleged extramarital affairs, calling the stories "garbage".

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* In Marvh March 2016, Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz slammed supermarket tabloid the National Enquirer about alleged extramarital affairs, calling the stories "garbage".
27th Mar '16 7:41:03 PM Littleroadyman
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* In Marvh 2016, Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz slammed supermarket tabloid the National Enquirer about alleged extramarital affairs, calling the stories "garbage".
27th Mar '16 2:36:13 PM mlsmithca
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** This trope has become increasingly relevant in the modern era, as high school diplomas have become increasingly worthless. This is because unskilled labor has become less important over time due to automation, and the most numerous, well-paying low-skill jobs (manufacturing) have largely gone away, to be replaced by machine operators who need to be able to understand how the machines work and how to repair them and modify their operation. Many service-industry jobs are low-paying as well. However, a college diploma is no guarantee of employment; while the unemployment rate for those who do not go to college is very high, the underemployment rate for college graduates is high as well for some majors. Engineering and "hard science" degrees tend to be valuable, but having a bachelor's degree in many fields, such as political science or psychology, only really certifies that you were willing to spend four years going to school, and thus is much less valuable because few jobs require the skills conferred in the pursuit of said degree. Graduate degrees in relevant fields tend to be highly sought after, and there is often a shortage of PhD scientists.

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** This trope has become increasingly relevant in the modern era, as high school diplomas have become increasingly worthless. This is because unskilled labor has become less important over time due to automation, and the most numerous, well-paying low-skill jobs (manufacturing) have largely gone away, to be replaced by machine operators who need to be able to understand how the machines work and how to repair them and modify their operation. Many service-industry jobs are low-paying as well. However, a college diploma is no guarantee of employment; while the unemployment rate for those who do not go to college is very high, the underemployment rate for college graduates is high as well for some majors. Engineering and "hard science" degrees tend to be valuable, but having a bachelor's degree in many fields, such as political science or psychology, only really certifies that you were willing to spend four years going to school, and thus is much less valuable because few jobs require the skills conferred in the pursuit of said degree. Graduate degrees in relevant fields tend to be highly sought after, and there is often a shortage of PhD [=PhD=] scientists.
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