History SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped / WesternAnimation

8th Oct '17 3:56:50 PM JJHIL325
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** Todd's StoryArc in Season 4 focuses on him coming to terms with being {{Asexual}}. He initially thinks he can't have a romantic relationship because of it, especially since he had to stop dating his childhood friend Emily since she wanted a sexual relationship. After joining an asexual social group, he meets a HappilyMarried asexual couple who tell him that while some asexuals also are aromantic, many asexuals have loving, romantic relationships. By the end of the season, [[spoiler: Todd and fellow asexual Yolanda start dating]]. Mainstream TV shows don't really acknowledge both of these orientations, much less distinct the two of them, so the fact that this one does is pretty huge.

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** Todd's StoryArc in Season 4 focuses on him coming to terms with being {{Asexual}}. He initially thinks he can't have a romantic relationship because of it, especially since he had to stop dating his childhood friend Emily since she wanted a sexual relationship. After joining an asexual social support group, he meets a HappilyMarried asexual couple who tell him that while some asexuals also are aromantic, many asexuals have are capable of having loving, romantic relationships. By the end of the season, [[spoiler: Todd and fellow asexual Yolanda start dating]]. Mainstream TV shows don't really acknowledge both of these orientations, much less distinct the two of them, so the fact that this one does is pretty huge.
8th Oct '17 3:55:03 PM JJHIL325
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** "Viva Las Pegasus" and "To Where and Back Again" share the sad but true aesop that some people [[RedemptionRejection will refuse to redeem themselves and continue their evil ways]], even when someone is willing to offer them a second chance.

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** "Viva Las Pegasus" and "To Where and Back Again" share the sad but true aesop that some people [[RedemptionRejection will refuse to redeem themselves and continue their evil ways]], even when someone is willing to offer willingly offers them a second chance.chance at a clean slate.



8th Oct '17 3:54:06 PM JJHIL325
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** There's a few issues with the way the lesson of "Honest Apple" is delivered, but a look at the HateDumb page should make it clear that there are indeed a LOT of wannabe critics who could stand to learn that '''you need be respectful and thoughtful with your opinions'''. People work hard on what you're critiquing, your opinions are not more important than others', there's a huge world of difference between critiquing a work and simply insulting it, and saying "It's my opinion" is '''NOT''' an excuse to be a {{jerkass}}.

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** There's a few issues with the way the lesson of "Honest Apple" is delivered, but a look at the HateDumb page should make it clear that there are indeed a LOT of wannabe critics who could stand to learn that '''you Apple": '''You need be respectful and thoughtful with your opinions'''. People work hard on what you're critiquing, your opinions are not more important than others', there's a huge world of difference between critiquing a work and simply insulting it, and saying "It's my opinion" is '''NOT''' an excuse to be a {{jerkass}}.



** The finale drops 2 on antagonists (loosely speaking) Candace and Doof. Doof realizes that he's been letting his past control him and make him act like a villain, which he's terrible at, instead of the decent human being he actually is (bonus for Vanessa being the one to show him this). And Candace learns that allowing yourself to be consumed by a goal that isn't healthy doesn't just hurt you but everyone around you (learned by [[spoiler: accidentally erasing her brothers from existence]]).

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** The finale drops 2 on antagonists (loosely speaking) Candace and Doof. Doof realizes that he's been letting his past control him and make him act like a villain, which he's terrible at, instead of the decent human being he actually is (bonus for his daughter Vanessa being the one to show him this). And Candace learns that allowing yourself to be consumed by a goal that isn't healthy doesn't just hurt you but everyone around you (learned by [[spoiler: accidentally erasing her brothers from existence]]).



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Equal Fights" introduced Femme Fatale, a StrawFeminist villain who convinces the girls that they should let her go, as both crimefighting and crime itself are male-dominated fields. The girls are so taken with Femme Fatale's teachings that they start acting completely nasty to all of the men in Townsville--including the Mayor and Professor--whenever they're asked to do something, even to boys their age. Eventually, Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane, the girl's kindergarten teacher, help bring the girls back to their senses by pointing out that they ''weren't'' being mistreated by the Mayor and the Professor--the men were legitimately asking for their help after doing a fair share of the work. The point is further hammered home by three women entering and explaining that Femme Fatale has hurt them during her crime wave. Finally, the girls themselves deliver a speech to Femme Fatale about Susan B. Anthony, who Fatale claims is her hero. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup explain that, after Anthony was arrested for voting in the nineteenth century, the judge considered simply letting her off because she was a woman and, according to both him and popular thought at the time, not capable of handling the pressures of a prison sentence; Anthony instead ''demanded'' that she be put in jail, as she had broken a law. The whole point was clear: feminism isn't about attacking men or saying that women deserve special treatment; it is about giving women the same opportunities and choices as men, making them full citizens with the same rights. It's a refreshing {{Deconstruction}} of the YouGoGirl trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Equal Fights" introduced Femme Fatale, a StrawFeminist villain who convinces the girls that they should let her go, as both crimefighting and crime itself are male-dominated fields. The girls are so taken with Femme Fatale's teachings that they start acting completely nasty to all of the men in Townsville--including the Mayor and Professor--whenever they're asked to do something, even to boys their age. Eventually, Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane, the girl's kindergarten teacher, help bring the girls back to their senses by pointing out that they ''weren't'' being mistreated by the Mayor and the Professor--the men were legitimately asking for their help after doing they did a fair share of the work. The point is further hammered home by three women entering and explaining that Femme Fatale has hurt them during her crime wave. Finally, the girls themselves deliver a speech to Femme Fatale about Susan B. Anthony, who Fatale claims is her hero. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup explain that, after Anthony was arrested for voting in the nineteenth century, the judge considered simply letting her off because she was a woman and, according to both him and popular thought at the time, not capable of handling the pressures of a prison sentence; Anthony instead ''demanded'' that she be put in jail, as she had broken a law. The whole point was clear: feminism isn't about attacking men or saying that women deserve special treatment; it is about giving women the same opportunities and choices as men, making them full citizens with the same rights. It's a refreshing {{Deconstruction}} of the YouGoGirl trope.
8th Oct '17 3:51:24 PM JJHIL325
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** "Viva Las Pegasus" and "To Where and Back Again" point out that some people [[RedemptionRejection will refuse to redeem themselves and continue their evil ways even when someone offers them a second chance]].

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** "Viva Las Pegasus" and "To Where and Back Again" point out share the sad but true aesop that some people [[RedemptionRejection will refuse to redeem themselves and continue their evil ways ways]], even when someone offers is willing to offer them a second chance]].chance.
8th Oct '17 3:50:09 PM JJHIL325
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** "The Boy Who Would Be Queen" is a fan-favorite for saying that it's okay for somebody to like stuff outside their targeted gender. In a world which constantly reinforces stereotypical gender roles through advertising and other expectations, it's a really important anvil.

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** "The Boy Who Would Be Queen" is a fan-favorite episode for saying that it's okay for somebody to like stuff outside their targeted that targets the opposite gender. In a world which constantly reinforces stereotypical gender roles through advertising and other expectations, it's a really important anvil.



** "Viva Las Pegasus" and "To Where and Back Again" point out that some people [[RedemptionRejection will refuse to redeem themselves and continue their evil ways even when someone offers them a second chance]].



** "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy": [[spoiler: When Rick and Jerry crash in the unknown lands outside of the park, Rick was [[TranquilFury furious with him and allowed him to swallowed by a snake while telling him about his spinelessness]]. You shouldn't use sob stories or weak excuses to make people come to your side or stay with you. Neither should you blame the world for your problems or expect benevolence for your suffering. You need to be intuitive, assertive and self reliant. By using pity as an excuse then you're nothing more than a parasitic predator who won't succeed in survival or society.]]

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** "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy": [[spoiler: When Rick and Jerry crash in the unknown lands outside of the park, Rick was Rick, [[TranquilFury furious with him and Jerry]] for [[PapaWolf impregenting his daughter Beth to get her to marry him]], [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech allowed him to swallowed by a snake while telling him all about his spinelessness]]. You shouldn't use sob stories or weak excuses to make people come to your side or stay with you. Neither should you blame the world for your problems or expect benevolence for your suffering. You need to be intuitive, assertive and self reliant. By using pity as an excuse then you're nothing more than a parasitic predator who won't succeed in survival or society.]]
7th Oct '17 2:11:02 AM Buck
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** The episode "Legends" has an unspoken anvil. [[spoiler: Using fantasy to escape a harsh reality isn't healthy and it denies progress, Ray used his powers to recreate his pre-war world and enslave the inhabitants to recreate their pre-war lives as he remembered them. As soon as Ray was defeated the survivors broke out from the mental slavery and decide to rebuild society. Ray may have been a child but he still denied progress for forty years, it's better to learn from a tragedy than to deny its existence.]]
25th Sep '17 12:32:24 AM Buck
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** "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy": [[spoiler: When Rick and Jerry crash in the unknown lands outside of the park, Rick was [[TranquilFury furious with him and then calmly]] gave Jerry TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about his personality while he was being swallowed. A common Aesop in children's animation is that talking about your problems defines your true friends because they will always be there to support you but the anvil from this speech, destroys this Aesop. You shouldn't use sob stories or weak excuses to make people come to your side or stay with you, you need to be independent and self reliant in order to survive a callous and apathetic world. By using pity as an excuse then you're nothing more than a predator who drags people down, holds them back and wastes their lives.]]

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** "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy": [[spoiler: When Rick and Jerry crash in the unknown lands outside of the park, Rick was [[TranquilFury furious with him and then calmly]] gave Jerry TheReasonYouSuckSpeech allowed him to swallowed by a snake while telling him about his personality while he was being swallowed. A common Aesop in children's animation is that talking about your problems defines your true friends because they will always be there to support you but the anvil from this speech, destroys this Aesop. spinelessness]]. You shouldn't use sob stories or weak excuses to make people come to your side or stay with you, you. Neither should you blame the world for your problems or expect benevolence for your suffering. You need to be independent intuitive, assertive and self reliant in order to survive a callous and apathetic world. reliant. By using pity as an excuse then you're nothing more than a parasitic predator who drags people down, holds them back and wastes their lives.won't succeed in survival or society.]]
23rd Sep '17 6:25:38 PM JJHIL325
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*** "Nightmare Hospital" also points out through that while your parents might be strict and overbearing, refusing to show them what's going on in your life and what your interests are will only make things worse. It takes both Dr. Maheswaran deciding to make an effort to scale back on her ControlFreak tendencies and Connie no longer hiding her sword-fighting/monster-hunting to massively improve their relationship.

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*** "Nightmare Hospital" also points out through that while your parents might be strict and overbearing, refusing to show them what's going on in your life and what your interests are will only make things worse. It takes both Dr. Maheswaran deciding to make an effort to scale back on realizing how much her ControlFreak tendencies are hurting her daughter and Connie no longer hiding her sword-fighting/monster-hunting monster-fighting and telling her mother about the Gems to massively improve their relationship.
23rd Sep '17 6:23:20 PM JJHIL325
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*** "Nightmare Hospital" also points out through that while your parents might be strict and overbearing, refusing to show them what's going on in your life and what your interests are will only make things worse. It takes both Dr. Maheswaran deciding to make an effort to scale back on her ControlFreak tendencies and Connie no longer hiding her involvement with Gem Monster fighting from her to massively improve their relationship.

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*** "Nightmare Hospital" also points out through that while your parents might be strict and overbearing, refusing to show them what's going on in your life and what your interests are will only make things worse. It takes both Dr. Maheswaran deciding to make an effort to scale back on her ControlFreak tendencies and Connie no longer hiding her involvement with Gem Monster fighting from her sword-fighting/monster-hunting to massively improve their relationship.
23rd Sep '17 6:19:44 PM JJHIL325
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** "Telescope" and "It's You" both drop a harsh but true anvil about how EasilyForgiven [[RealityEnsues doesn't happen in real life]] and [[RejectedApology not all apologies can be accepted]], especially when you've wronged someone who is worse off than yourself. To truly set things right takes more than just two words, especially if you're just using apologies to feel less guilty for a misdeed that you'll inevitably commit again.

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** "Telescope" "Telescope", "Escape From L.A", and "It's You" both drop a harsh but true anvil anvils about how EasilyForgiven [[RealityEnsues doesn't happen in real life]] and [[RejectedApology not all apologies can be accepted]], especially when you've wronged someone who is worse off than yourself. To truly set things right takes more than just two words, especially if you're just using apologies to feel less guilty for a misdeed that you'll inevitably commit again. [[ThisIsUnforgivable And sometimes things cannot be forgiven]].



** "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. They might not even realize how badly their behavior is affecting you until you tell them. Also, don't be afraid about showing your parents what's going on in your life and what your interests are; hiding it from them will only strain your relationship. If they truly love you, they'll come to understand and respect your desires.

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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. They might not even realize how badly their behavior is affecting you until you tell them. Also, don't be afraid about showing
*** "Nightmare Hospital" also points out through that while
your parents might be strict and overbearing, refusing to show them what's going on in your life and what your interests are; hiding it from them are will only strain your relationship. If they truly love you, they'll come make things worse. It takes both Dr. Maheswaran deciding to understand make an effort to scale back on her ControlFreak tendencies and respect your desires.Connie no longer hiding her involvement with Gem Monster fighting from her to massively improve their relationship.
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