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24th Jan '15 1:38:54 PM dexterian120
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Again, the world is your oyster, but make sure that whatever Aesop you pick doesn't get cancelled-out by your premise. Also, make sure that your series can deliver an Aesop that your intended audience can handle reasonably well.
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Again, the world is your oyster, but make sure that whatever Aesop you pick doesn't get cancelled-out by your premise. Also, make sure that your series can deliver an Aesop that your intended audience can handle reasonably well. If you don't think you've done that, don't dumb the Aesop down. Rather, choose a new one or shift your demographics. Don't think young children could understand your detailed morality lesson? Aim towards a teenage audience.

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*If you're trying to illustrate the pitfalls of something, a reminder of the protagonist's "old life" can work very well. If a character's love interest is shown repeatedly warning a character about drugs, but she does them anyways, one can make a strong motif of a necklace that her girlfriend gave her. * A good motif will stay with a character. For example, scars can help avoid [[CompressedVice]]s.
2nd Oct '14 7:10:28 PM Creepypastafan206
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* SpaceWhaleAesop: You can use metaphor, but don't get too crazy. Having your characters get into an accident after driving drunk makes sense. [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Having the beer turn out to be magical and turn those who drink it into cavemen]]... is suspect, but useful. If the beer summons EldritchAbominations that steal everybody's cats until the kids stop drinking, and you've lost all credibility.
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* SpaceWhaleAesop: You can use metaphor, but don't get too crazy. Having your characters get into an accident after driving drunk makes sense. [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Having the beer turn out to be magical and turn those who drink it into cavemen]]... is suspect, but useful. If the beer summons EldritchAbominations [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] that steal everybody's cats until the kids stop drinking, and you've lost all credibility.

Pick an Aesop, any Aesop, and subvert it. SpaceWhaleAesops are really good for this.
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Pick an Aesop, any Aesop, and subvert it. SpaceWhaleAesops [[SpaceWhaleAesop Space Whale Aesops]] are really good for this.
2nd Oct '14 7:08:07 PM Creepypastafan206
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* CluelessAesop: Do the research, and make sure you can reasonably fit it into the story. A Saturday morning superhero cartoon isn't going to do well with a moral on Keynesian economics. If the subject matter is particularly [[MediaWatchdogs dark or controversial]], it might be best to try and approach it from a different angle.
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* CluelessAesop: Do the research, and make sure you can reasonably fit it into the story. A Saturday morning superhero cartoon isn't going to do well with a moral on Keynesian economics. If the subject matter is particularly [[MediaWatchdogs [[MediaWatchdog dark or controversial]], it might be best to try and approach it from a different angle.
9th Sep '14 4:17:43 PM nombretomado
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* SpaceWhaleAesop: You can use metaphor, but don't get too crazy. Having your characters get into an accident after driving drunk makes sense. [[BuffyTheVampireSlayer Having the beer turn out to be magical and turn those who drink it into cavemen]]... is suspect, but useful. If the beer summons EldritchAbominations that steal everybody's cats until the kids stop drinking, and you've lost all credibility.
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* SpaceWhaleAesop: You can use metaphor, but don't get too crazy. Having your characters get into an accident after driving drunk makes sense. [[BuffyTheVampireSlayer [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Having the beer turn out to be magical and turn those who drink it into cavemen]]... is suspect, but useful. If the beer summons EldritchAbominations that steal everybody's cats until the kids stop drinking, and you've lost all credibility.
30th Aug '14 1:34:35 PM MarkLungo
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* {{Anvilicious}}: You're a storyteller first and a preacher second; PLEASE DON'T FORGET THIS! When the work itself is lost in the repetitiveness,the audience changes the channel/reads something else/whatever at best and is offended at being treated like [[ViewersAreGoldfish being treated like five year olds at worst]],just no. Entertain AND inform.
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* {{Anvilicious}}: You're a storyteller first and a preacher second; PLEASE DON'T FORGET THIS! When the work itself is lost in the repetitiveness,the repetitiveness, the audience changes the channel/reads something else/whatever at best and is offended at being treated like [[ViewersAreGoldfish being treated like five year olds at worst]],just worst]], just no. Entertain AND inform.
30th Aug '14 1:34:07 PM MarkLungo
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* {{Anvilicious}}: You're a storyteller first and a preacher second,PLEASE DON'T FORGET THIS! When the work itself is lost in the repetitiveness,the audience changes the channel/reads something else/whatever at best and is offended at being treated like [[ViewersAreGoldfish being treated like five year olds at worst]],just no. Entertain AND inform.
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* {{Anvilicious}}: You're a storyteller first and a preacher second,PLEASE second; PLEASE DON'T FORGET THIS! When the work itself is lost in the repetitiveness,the audience changes the channel/reads something else/whatever at best and is offended at being treated like [[ViewersAreGoldfish being treated like five year olds at worst]],just no. Entertain AND inform.
30th Aug '14 9:21:59 AM utahann
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* {{Anvilicious}}: You're a storyteller first and a preacher second,PLEASE DON'T FORGET THIS! When the work itself is lost in the repetitiveness,the audience changes the channel/reads something else/whatever at best and is offended at being treated like [[TheViewersAreGoldfish being treated like five year olds at worst]],just no. Entertain AND inform.
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* {{Anvilicious}}: You're a storyteller first and a preacher second,PLEASE DON'T FORGET THIS! When the work itself is lost in the repetitiveness,the audience changes the channel/reads something else/whatever at best and is offended at being treated like [[TheViewersAreGoldfish [[ViewersAreGoldfish being treated like five year olds at worst]],just no. Entertain AND inform.
30th Aug '14 9:21:19 AM utahann
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* {{Anvillious}}: You're a storyteller first and a preacher second,PLEASE DON'T FORGET THIS! When the work itself is lost in the repetitiveness,the audience changes the channel/reads something else/whatever at best and is offended at being treated like [[TheViewersAreGoldfish being treated like five year olds at worst]],just no. Entertain AND inform.
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* {{Anvillious}}: {{Anvilicious}}: You're a storyteller first and a preacher second,PLEASE DON'T FORGET THIS! When the work itself is lost in the repetitiveness,the audience changes the channel/reads something else/whatever at best and is offended at being treated like [[TheViewersAreGoldfish being treated like five year olds at worst]],just no. Entertain AND inform.
30th Aug '14 9:19:56 AM utahann
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* {{Anvillious}}: You're a storyteller first and a preacher second,PLEASE DON'T FORGET THIS! When the work itself is lost in the repetitiveness,the audience changes the channel/reads something else/whatever at best and is offended at being treated like [[TheViewersAreGoldfish being treated like five year olds at worst]],just no. Entertain AND inform.
11th Jun '14 11:37:41 PM malonkey1
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Well, obviously there's going to be an {{Aesop}}.
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Well, obviously there's going to be an {{Aesop}}. {{Aesop}}. After that, it depends on the Aesop you're using. Many good morals can be derived from a properly DeconstructedTrope, from the obvious "Don't believe what you see on television", to more specific items, such as "[[ICanChangeHim No, you can't change him.]]"

* BrokenAesop * CluelessAesop * SpaceWhaleAesop
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* BrokenAesop BrokenAesop: Make sure that the lesson you're trying to teach doesn't go against the entire premise of your work, or the methods used to resolve the plot. You can't have HarryPotter decrying the evils of witchcraft, or have an episode of BeavisAndButthead that has...[[IdiotPlot well, really any morals whatsoever]]. * CluelessAesop CluelessAesop: Do the research, and make sure you can reasonably fit it into the story. A Saturday morning superhero cartoon isn't going to do well with a moral on Keynesian economics. If the subject matter is particularly [[MediaWatchdogs dark or controversial]], it might be best to try and approach it from a different angle. * SpaceWhaleAesop SpaceWhaleAesop: You can use metaphor, but don't get too crazy. Having your characters get into an accident after driving drunk makes sense. [[BuffyTheVampireSlayer Having the beer turn out to be magical and turn those who drink it into cavemen]]... is suspect, but useful. If the beer summons EldritchAbominations that steal everybody's cats until the kids stop drinking, and you've lost all credibility.

Pick an Aesop, any Aesop, and subvert it.
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Pick an Aesop, any Aesop, and subvert it. it. SpaceWhaleAesops are really good for this.
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