History SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped / WesternAnimation

20th Jun '17 12:42:30 PM JJHIL325
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20th Jun '17 12:42:29 PM JJHIL325
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** Steven's confrontations with [[spoiler: Bismuth, Jasper, and Eyeball]] during Season Three drop two '''''VERY''''' [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop harsh but true]] aesops. One, while showing kindness and being reasonable and understanding to an enemy works in getting some people (such as Lapis, Peridot, and [[spoiler: The Cluster]]) to pull {{Heel Face Turn}}s, that method will NOT automatically work with every single foe you face. Two, there's nothing wrong with being a pacifist, but at the same time you have to understand that sometimes [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption violence may actually BE the only solution]] when dealing with an enemy that will stop at nothing until they see you dead.
** Mindful Education, especially the song "Here Comes a Thought," is about how refusing to think about something bad you did will only make things worse. Connie is only able to get passed accidentally hurting a classmate when she gets up the nerve to apologize to him. Also, Steven's guilt over what happened with [[spoiler: Bismuth, Jasper, and Eyeball]] almost overwhelms Stevonnie and it takes him acknowledging that it happened to work through it.

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** Steven's confrontations with [[spoiler: Bismuth, Jasper, and Eyeball]] during Season Three drop two '''''VERY''''' [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop harsh but true]] aesops. One, while showing it's important to show kindness and being reasonable and understanding to an enemy works in getting people, even if they're your enemies. While that will inspire some people of them (such as Lapis, Peridot, and [[spoiler: The Cluster]]) to pull {{Heel Face Turn}}s, that method will NOT automatically work with every single foe you face. face for a variety of reasons. Two, there's nothing wrong with being a pacifist, but at the same time you have to understand that sometimes [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption violence may actually BE the only solution]] you have no choice but to resort to violence]] when dealing with an enemy that will stop at nothing until they see you dead.
** Mindful Education, especially the song "Here Comes a Thought," is about how refusing to think about something bad you did will only make things worse. Connie is only able to get passed accidentally hurting a classmate when she gets up the nerve to apologize to him. Also, Steven's guilt over what happened with [[spoiler: Bismuth, Jasper, and Eyeball]] almost overwhelms Stevonnie and it takes him acknowledging that it happened and that there was nothing that he could have done to help them to work through it.
19th Jun '17 6:29:50 PM Kitschensyngk
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* The ''WesternAnimation/ChinaIL'' episode "Total Validation" gives a particularly twisted take on couples therapy clinics, but does conclude that love is not without compromise and that relationships where one person is designated "right" and the other "wrong" are not good for either person.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/ChinaIL'' episode "Total Validation" gives a particularly twisted take on couples therapy clinics, but does conclude that love is not without compromise compromise, and that relationships where one person is designated "right" "always right" and the other "wrong" "always wrong" are not good for either person.
16th Jun '17 5:28:51 PM GottaHaveFaith
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** For the series in general, rape ''jokes'' can be PlayedForLaughs, but ''on-screen'' instances of even attempted rape are '''always''' [[RapeAsDrama played totally seriously]], while also averting the [[DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale double]] [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale standard]] tropes typically associated with BlackComedyRape, rightly portraying the experience as horrifying and traumatizing for the victim, regardless of their gender or that of the perpetrator.
10th Jun '17 5:19:32 PM Universalist
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* In one of the AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle segments in He-Man, He-Man and She-Ra addressed the problem of sexual abuse. After the episode ran, at least one kid was able to come forward and admit to his r her parents about being sexually abused.

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* In one of the AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle segments in He-Man, He-Man and She-Ra addressed the problem of sexual abuse. After the episode ran, at least one kid was able to come forward and admit to his r or her parents about being sexually abused.
8th Jun '17 11:25:10 AM JJHIL325
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** Bojack's blunt speech to Diane about how "family is a sinkhole" and that she was right to leave her awful situation in "Live Fast, Diane Nguyen". For those who grew up in dysfunctional families or have tense relationships with family members, it's refreshing.

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** Bojack's blunt speech to Diane about how "family is a sinkhole" and that she was had every single right to leave abandon her awful situation abusive family in "Live Fast, Diane Nguyen". For those who grew up in dysfunctional families or have tense relationships with family members, it's refreshing.



** "Hank After Dark" drops a depressing but true one regarding sexual violence; people rarely believe or support victims, especially when the accused is a beloved famous person and when there's no evidence of their wrongdoing. Diane's attempts to expose Hank Hippopopalous's sexual misconduct without any evidence results in people turning on her for daring to besmirch the name of a beloved icon and even sending her death threats until she gives up and has to leave the country for awhile. Considering that this was around the time when the case against Bill Cosby was going on, it was perfect timing.
* The series ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' features an episode, "The Price", .on drugs. While most shows tend to do the "Drugs aren't cool" presentation and show the users simply being worse at school or sports, this episode drops all subtlety and shows just how far drug abuse can get, as one teen ended up paying [[KilledOffForReal the ultimate price]]. On the flip side, kids who see others doing drugs need to inform their parents or other responsible adults before the worse can happen.

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** "Hank After Dark" drops a depressing but true one regarding sexual violence; people rarely believe or support victims, especially when the accused is happens to be a beloved famous person and when there's no evidence of their wrongdoing. Diane's attempts to expose Hank Hippopopalous's sexual misconduct without any evidence results in people turning on her for daring to besmirch the name of a beloved icon and even sending her death threats until she gives up and has to leave the country for awhile. Considering that this was around the time when the case against Bill Cosby was going on, it was perfect timing.
* The series ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' features an episode, "The Price", .Price", on drugs. While most shows tend to do the "Drugs aren't cool" presentation and show the users simply being worse at school or sports, this episode drops all subtlety and shows just how far drug abuse can get, as one teen ended up paying [[KilledOffForReal the ultimate price]]. On the flip side, kids who see others doing drugs need to inform their parents or other responsible adults before the worse can happen.
8th Jun '17 8:38:17 AM JJHIL325
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** "The Southern Raiders" takes {{Forgiveness}}, an Aesop commonly found in children's shows ([[EasilyForgiven most of which don't handle it very well]]), and completely [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] it. Interesting in that Katara doesn't forgive the man who killed her mother, instead realizing that letting revenge (even ''[[KickTheDog incredibly justified]]'' revenge) dominate her life will destroy her. In the process, she ''does'' forgive Zuko for betraying the Gaang, recognizing that he's trying to atone. It was an intelligent way of handling the Aesop that counts as a {{Reconstruction}}.

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** "The Southern Raiders" takes {{Forgiveness}}, an Aesop commonly found in children's shows ([[EasilyForgiven most (most of which don't handle it very well]]), well by using the EasilyForgiven route), and completely [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] it. Interesting in that Katara doesn't forgive the man who killed her mother, instead realizing that letting revenge (even ''[[KickTheDog incredibly justified]]'' revenge) dominate her life will destroy her. In the process, she ''does'' forgive Zuko for betraying the Gaang, Gaang at the end of the second season, recognizing that he's trying to atone. It was an intelligent way of handling the Aesop that counts as a {{Reconstruction}}.



** "Nightmare Hospital" and "Sadie's Song" both seem to have the message that you should talk to your parents about your problems and confront them if they're being to controlling so you can work things out.

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** "Nightmare Hospital" and "Sadie's Song" both seem to have the message that you should talk to your parents about your problems and confront them if they're being to controlling so you can work things out. Also, you shouldn't be afraid about showing them what's going on in your life and what your interests are; if they truly love you, they'll come to understand and respect your desires.



** "Beach City Drift": If you devote your time and energy towards hating someone, he'll waste your life without even doing anything. Sometimes the best revenge aganinst somebody who is a jerk against you is simply moving on and being the better person for not letting them get to you.
** Even "Rocknaldo" had one: If you're a kind, selfless person, don't let other people use that as an excuse to walk on you or otherwise take advantage of your kindness. Anyone who does that is probably a {{Jerkass}} and deserves to be called out for it.

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** "Beach City Drift": Drift":
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If you devote your time and energy towards hating someone, he'll waste your life without even doing anything. anything.
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Sometimes the best revenge aganinst somebody who is a narcissistic jerk against you is simply moving on from his actions and being the better person for not letting them get to you.
you. In the middle of the race, Stevonnie defuses because Steven's hatred towards Kevin overwhelms them. Connie helps Steven realize that Kevin's getting to him by [[ArmorPiercingQuestion asking if beating him is worth it]]. Steven realizes that it's not, and they refuse and spend the rest of race simply enjoying themselves and they are {{Graceful Loser}}s when Kevin beats them. Kevin [[EvilCannotComprehendGood is completely bewildered by this and can't wrap his head around it]].
** Even "Rocknaldo" had one: isn't a well-liked episode, but it still makes a good point: If you're a kind, selfless person, don't let other people use that as an excuse to walk on you or otherwise take advantage of your kindness. Anyone who does that is probably a {{Jerkass}} and deserves to be called out for it.it.
*** "Room For Ruby" expands on this by dropping the FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that [[TheFarmerAndTheViper some people are willing to take advantage of your kindness in order to stab you in the back]].
8th Jun '17 8:22:10 AM JJHIL325
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** "Hank After Dark" drops a depressing but true one regarding sexual violence; people rarely believe or support victims, especially when the accused is a popular person they like, without evidence of their wrongdoing. Diane's attempts to expose Hank Hippopopalous's sexual misconduct with no evidence results in people turning on her for daring to besmirch the name of a beloved icon and even sending her death threats until she gives up and has to leave the country for awhile. Considering that this was around the time when the case against Bill Cosby was going on, it was perfect timing.

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** "Hank After Dark" drops a depressing but true one regarding sexual violence; people rarely believe or support victims, especially when the accused is a popular beloved famous person they like, without and when there's no evidence of their wrongdoing. Diane's attempts to expose Hank Hippopopalous's sexual misconduct with no without any evidence results in people turning on her for daring to besmirch the name of a beloved icon and even sending her death threats until she gives up and has to leave the country for awhile. Considering that this was around the time when the case against Bill Cosby was going on, it was perfect timing.
8th Jun '17 8:18:40 AM JJHIL325
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** "Hank After Dark" drops a depressing but true one regarding sexual violence; people rarely believe or support victims, especially when the accused is someone they like. Diane's attempts to expose Hank Hippopopalous's sexual misconduct results in people turning on her for daring to besmirch the name of a beloved icon and even sending her death threats until she gives up and has to leave the country for awhile. Considering that this was around the time when the case against Bill Cosby was going on, it was perfect timing.

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** "Hank After Dark" drops a depressing but true one regarding sexual violence; people rarely believe or support victims, especially when the accused is someone a popular person they like. like, without evidence of their wrongdoing. Diane's attempts to expose Hank Hippopopalous's sexual misconduct with no evidence results in people turning on her for daring to besmirch the name of a beloved icon and even sending her death threats until she gives up and has to leave the country for awhile. Considering that this was around the time when the case against Bill Cosby was going on, it was perfect timing.



** "Beach City Drift": If you devote your time and energy towards hating someone, he'll waste your life without even doing anything.

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** "Beach City Drift": If you devote your time and energy towards hating someone, he'll waste your life without even doing anything. Sometimes the best revenge aganinst somebody who is a jerk against you is simply moving on and being the better person for not letting them get to you.
7th Jun '17 10:49:13 PM LegalAssassin
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** "Hank After Dark" drops a depressing but true one regarding sexual violence; people rarely believe or support victims, especially when the accused is someone they like. Diane's attempts to expose Hank Hippopopalous's sexual misconduct results in people turning on her for daring to besmirch the name of a beloved icon and even sending her death threats until she gives up and has to leave the country for awhile. Considering that this was around the time when the case against Bill Cosby was going on, it was perfect timing.
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