History UsefulNotes / TheNewTens

19th Sep '17 2:53:39 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* [[BoringButPractical Unmanned exploration]] seems even more promising. The ''Dawn'' and ''New Horizons'' probes reached their targets (Vesta in 2011 and Ceres in 2015 the former and Pluto in 2015 the latter), to say nothing of the successes of the landing of ''Curiosity'' on Mars in August 2012, the European ''Rosetta'', sent to the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in 2014, or the European/Russian ExoMars orbiter which arrived at Mars in 2016. Among LongRunners, the two good ol' ''Voyager'' probes keep working after close to forty years in space and have reached interstellar space[[note]]In the sense of the zone where the solar wind is overtaken by the interstellar medium, that is[[/note]] and ''Cassini'' keeps dancing around Saturn since its arrival in 2004 before being finally deorbited in 2017. On the other hand... we'll let's not mention the Russian Phobos-Grunt disaster.

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* [[BoringButPractical Unmanned exploration]] seems even more promising. The ''Dawn'' and ''New Horizons'' probes reached their targets (Vesta in 2011 and Ceres in 2015 the former and Pluto in 2015 the latter), to say nothing of the successes of the landing of ''Curiosity'' on Mars in August 2012, the European ''Rosetta'', sent to the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in 2014, or the European/Russian ExoMars orbiter which arrived at Mars in 2016. Among LongRunners, the two good ol' ''Voyager'' probes keep working after close to forty years in space and have reached interstellar space[[note]]In the sense of the zone where the solar wind is overtaken by the interstellar medium, that is[[/note]] and ''Cassini'' keeps dancing danced around Saturn since its arrival in from 2004 before being finally deorbited until its deorbit into said planet in 2017. On the other hand... we'll let's not mention the Russian Phobos-Grunt disaster.
15th Sep '17 3:13:20 AM TroperNo9001
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* On the other side, Creator/DreamworksAnimation's reputation improved with more story-driven, less-jokey efforts beginning with ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' in 2008 and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' in 2010, however the studio's movies became increasingly intellectual and/or cloying since then, hurting it's financial position to the point it almost went bankrupt after a series of failures (Pacific Data was closed in December 2014). DW returned to the old formula with 2015's ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'', which became a major commercial hit, as it happened to ''Kung Fu Panda 3'' an ''The Boss Baby''.

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* On the other side, Creator/DreamworksAnimation's reputation improved with more story-driven, less-jokey efforts beginning with ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' in 2008 and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' in 2010, however the studio's movies became increasingly intellectual and/or cloying since then, hurting it's its financial position to the point it almost went bankrupt after a series of failures (Pacific Data was closed in December 2014). DW returned to the old formula with 2015's ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'', which became a major commercial hit, as it happened to ''Kung Fu Panda 3'' an and ''The Boss Baby''.
15th Sep '17 2:09:29 AM jormis29
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* In one of the most unpleasant sequences of events ever recorded in the 21st century, '''Iraq''' has returned to the forefront as a volatile flashpoint. The Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is a Shia in a majority-Shia state; he made his bones upon marginalizing the Sunni minority (many of who are part of the same sect as UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein) while empowering his Shia constituents. Partly as a result, ISIS (no, not [[{{Archer}} that ISIS]] -- that one had to become the CIA), an extremist Sunni paramilitary group, has branched off from the Syrian Civil War and flat-out conquered most of western Iraq. The Kurds at the north have branched off into an independent fighting force, having taken control of the oil-rich north-east. The Shias remain in charge of their southern and central regions, while ISIS is taking control of all Sunni sectors. Note that ISIS already has huge swathes of Syria already under their control; the border between Iraq and Syria has since been effectively demolished, and many people fear a regional conflict is brewing due to spillover from the Syrian Civil War.

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* In one of the most unpleasant sequences of events ever recorded in the 21st century, '''Iraq''' has returned to the forefront as a volatile flashpoint. The Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is a Shia in a majority-Shia state; he made his bones upon marginalizing the Sunni minority (many of who are part of the same sect as UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein) while empowering his Shia constituents. Partly as a result, ISIS (no, not [[{{Archer}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} that ISIS]] -- that one had to become the CIA), an extremist Sunni paramilitary group, has branched off from the Syrian Civil War and flat-out conquered most of western Iraq. The Kurds at the north have branched off into an independent fighting force, having taken control of the oil-rich north-east. The Shias remain in charge of their southern and central regions, while ISIS is taking control of all Sunni sectors. Note that ISIS already has huge swathes of Syria already under their control; the border between Iraq and Syria has since been effectively demolished, and many people fear a regional conflict is brewing due to spillover from the Syrian Civil War.
5th Sep '17 12:31:37 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Japanese HardRock and HeavyMetal music, and in particular VisualKei, is undergoing somewhat of a resurgence. VisualKei and Japanese metal bands, among them XJapan, Music/BuckTick, Music/{{Loudness}}, and Music/LunaSea, have reunited and/or are actively touring. The Oshare and Host-kei trend that defined much of VisualKei for the Oughts is beginning to die out, with indies or newly signed VisualKei acts returning to a harder rock sound - among them being Vagu*Project, Music/{{DALATH}}, Music/{{Diaura}}, Music/MatenrouOpera, Trick, and similar new or newish bands. While Music/{{Versailles}} has disbanded (as have many other VisualKei bands, 2011 and 2012 were actually known as the "years of death and disbandment" for band's disbanding and the amount of famous Visual artists dying), Music/{{Jupiter}} formed with a new vocalist.

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* Japanese HardRock and HeavyMetal music, and in particular VisualKei, is undergoing somewhat of a resurgence. VisualKei and Japanese metal bands, among them XJapan, Music/XJapan, Music/BuckTick, Music/{{Loudness}}, and Music/LunaSea, have reunited and/or are actively touring. The Oshare and Host-kei trend that defined much of VisualKei for the Oughts is beginning to die out, with indies or newly signed VisualKei acts returning to a harder rock sound - among them being Vagu*Project, Music/{{DALATH}}, Music/{{Diaura}}, Music/MatenrouOpera, Trick, and similar new or newish bands. While Music/{{Versailles}} has disbanded (as have many other VisualKei bands, 2011 and 2012 were actually known as the "years of death and disbandment" for band's disbanding and the amount of famous Visual artists dying), Music/{{Jupiter}} formed with a new vocalist.
3rd Sep '17 3:17:33 PM Eagal
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** In October 2015, several presidential hopefuls including frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson made Islamophobic comments such as suggesting that Muslims should be prohibited from running for office. [[FromBadToWorse It reached a new level after the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris]], as numerous politicians opposed helping Syrian refugees because one perpetrator was discovered with a Syrian passport ([[RedHerring it was soon discovered that the passport was forged]]), and various Muslims got harassed or attacked. Other politicians suggested that Muslims and Middle Easterners be cataloged and/or put into camps, [[HistoryRepeats bearing a horrifying similarity to the anti-Japanese hysteria in WWII]]. It wasn't until Trump declared that he'd ban all Muslims from the US (including US citizens) that there was any major backlash, sparking a turn in how Muslims are perceived in the west..

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** In October 2015, several presidential hopefuls including frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson made Islamophobic comments such as suggesting that Muslims should be prohibited from running for office. [[FromBadToWorse It reached a new level after the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris]], as numerous politicians opposed helping Syrian refugees because one perpetrator was discovered with a Syrian passport ([[RedHerring it was soon discovered that the passport was forged]]), and various Muslims got harassed or attacked. Other politicians suggested that Muslims and Middle Easterners be cataloged and/or put into camps, [[HistoryRepeats bearing a horrifying similarity to the anti-Japanese hysteria in WWII]]. It wasn't until Trump declared that he'd ban all Muslims from the US (including US citizens) that there was any major backlash, sparking a turn in how Muslims are perceived in the west..west.
1st Sep '17 11:37:53 PM sayaleviathan
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* When the late Philippine President [[UsefulNotes/FerdinandMarcos Ferdinand Marcos Sr.]]'s son was elected as senator in 2010, this brought a very worrisome view for people who had been around during [[TheSeventies the Martial Law era]] when Marcos abused his power. This also comes with a lot of information online where many people, particularly those who are born after the Martial Law era, believed that Marcos is not such a bad person and that he did some good things during his tenure as president. This coupled by the dissatisfaction on Benigno Aquino III's last years of his tenure which is mired with a lot of controversies. Because of this, Marcos' son nearly won the 2016 elections for vice-presidency only to be beaten by his opponent, Leni Robredo, and President Rodrigo Duterte decided to bury Marcos in the "Libingan ng Bayani" (Heroes' Cemetery) because he believed that Marcos served his time as a soldier in World War II (despite his war medals are fake) and that it will heal the rife between supporters and detractors. Except this created a more BrokenBase between Marcos supporters and detractors.

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* When the late Philippine President [[UsefulNotes/FerdinandMarcos Ferdinand Marcos Sr.]]'s son was elected as senator in 2010, this brought a very worrisome view for people who had been around during [[TheSeventies the Martial Law era]] when Marcos abused his power. This also comes with a lot of information online where many people, particularly those who are born after the Martial Law era, believed that Marcos is not such a bad person and that he did some good things during his tenure as president. This coupled by the dissatisfaction on Benigno Aquino III's last years of his tenure which is mired with a lot of controversies. Because of this, Marcos' son nearly won the 2016 elections for vice-presidency only to be beaten by his opponent, Leni Robredo, and President Rodrigo Duterte decided to bury Marcos in the "Libingan ng Bayani" (Heroes' Cemetery) because he believed that Marcos served his time as a soldier in World War II (despite ([[BlatantLies despite his war medals are fake) fake]]) and that [[TemptingFate it will heal the rife between supporters and detractors. Except detractors]]. As expected, this created a more BrokenBase between Marcos supporters and detractors.
1st Sep '17 6:57:18 PM LaptopGuy
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** In October 2015, several presidential hopefuls including frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson made Islamophobic comments such as suggesting that Muslims should be prohibited from running for office. [[FromBadToWorse It reached a new level after the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris]], as numerous politicians opposed helping Syrian refugees because one perpetrator was discovered with a Syrian passport ([[RedHerring it was soon discovered that the passport was forged]]), and various Muslims got harassed or attacked. Other politicians suggested that Muslims and Middle Easterners be cataloged and/or put into camps, [[HistoryRepeats bearing a horrifying similarity to the anti-Japanese hysteria in WWII]]. It wasn't until Trump declared that he'd ban all Muslims from the US (including US citizens) that there was any major backlash.

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** In October 2015, several presidential hopefuls including frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson made Islamophobic comments such as suggesting that Muslims should be prohibited from running for office. [[FromBadToWorse It reached a new level after the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris]], as numerous politicians opposed helping Syrian refugees because one perpetrator was discovered with a Syrian passport ([[RedHerring it was soon discovered that the passport was forged]]), and various Muslims got harassed or attacked. Other politicians suggested that Muslims and Middle Easterners be cataloged and/or put into camps, [[HistoryRepeats bearing a horrifying similarity to the anti-Japanese hysteria in WWII]]. It wasn't until Trump declared that he'd ban all Muslims from the US (including US citizens) that there was any major backlash.backlash, sparking a turn in how Muslims are perceived in the west..



** The second came in their gutting of section three of the Voting Rights Act in June 2013. They claim the VRA in general is based on "obsolete" data, while critics have said that this will allow voting institutions to keep the sorta people they don't like without a vote.

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** The second came in their gutting of section three of the Voting Rights Act in June 2013. They claim the VRA in general is based on "obsolete" data, and that it encourages voter fraud, while critics have said that this will allow voting institutions to keep the sorta discriminate against people they don't like without a vote.who can't afford Voter ID's (disproportionately Black/Latino and Democratic-voting).



** The fourth came in Hobby Lobby in July 2014, which, like Citizens United, ruled that corporations can have religious beliefs, allowing businesses owned by conservative Christians to exclude abortions in their employees' medical coverage.

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** The fourth came in Hobby Lobby in July 2014, which, like Citizens United, ruled that corporations can have religious beliefs, allowing businesses owned by conservative Christians to exclude abortions in their employees' medical coverage. Supporters of the ruling state that corporations are not responsible for paying for their employees' coverage. Opponents criticize the ruling as misogynistic and enforcing religious beliefs onto other people, stating that many working-class women can't afford the birth control pill.
31st Aug '17 8:27:01 PM TropesForever
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** [[BowtiesAreCool Bowties]] and [[NiceHat hats]] have also become common after [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel five decades of obsolescence]] (sans for some limited popularity in the 80s). Sweaters have seen a resurgence as well as plastic glasses. Rolled-up sleeves and off-the-shoulder dresses have become mainstream too. The black-lapel blue tuxedo has made quite a fashionable comeback, as well as ''[[ShouldersOfDoom shoulder pads]]''.

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** [[BowtiesAreCool Bowties]] Bowties and [[NiceHat hats]] have also become common after [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel five decades of obsolescence]] (sans for some limited popularity in the 80s). Sweaters have seen a resurgence as well as plastic glasses. Rolled-up sleeves and off-the-shoulder dresses have become mainstream too. The black-lapel blue tuxedo has made quite a fashionable comeback, as well as ''[[ShouldersOfDoom shoulder pads]]''.
31st Aug '17 10:23:10 AM KizunaTallis
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* Pop culture of the decade has been a product of both the Iraq War and the Great Recession. Escapism returned to the media spotlight, with [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse superheroes]], [[Series/{{Glee}} music]], [[Series/OnceUponATime fantasy]] and [[BeYourself new talents]] taking over the place of the [[Series/TheOfficeUS sardonic comedies]], [[Series/{{Survivor}} survival realities]] and [[Series/{{CSI}} police procedurals]] that dominated the previous decade. Even movies of TheNineties and [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]] have received "shiny reboots", getting rid of the despair that marked the originals.

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* Pop The pop culture of the this decade has been a product of both the Iraq War and the Great Recession. Escapism returned to the media spotlight, with [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse superheroes]], [[Series/{{Glee}} music]], [[Series/OnceUponATime fantasy]] and [[BeYourself new talents]] taking over the place of the [[Series/TheOfficeUS sardonic comedies]], [[Series/{{Survivor}} survival realities]] comedies (i.e., ''Series/TheOfficeUS''), RealityTV shows and [[Series/{{CSI}} police procedurals]] {{Police Procedural}}s that dominated the previous decade. Even movies of TheNineties and [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]] have received "shiny reboots", getting rid of the despair that marked the originals.



** And ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' itself has a successful revival on TNT since 2011, though both the oil business (understandably) and Larry Hagman's iconic "JR" have largely become minor players[[note]] before being [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim retired after Hagman died one year later]][[/note]]. And ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' (an [[TheRemake updated version]] of [[Series/HawaiiFiveO the 1970s series]]) has its audience, too. Unfortunately the ''Series/CharliesAngels'' reboot ABC produced (also in 2011 for the 35th anniversary of the series) was widely panned and quickly canned.

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** And ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' itself has a successful revival on TNT since 2011, though both the oil business (understandably) and Larry Hagman's iconic "JR" have largely become minor players[[note]] before players[[note]]before being [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim retired after Hagman died one year later]][[/note]]. And ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' (an [[TheRemake updated version]] of [[Series/HawaiiFiveO the 1970s series]]) has its audience, too. Unfortunately the ''Series/CharliesAngels'' reboot ABC produced (also in 2011 for the 35th anniversary of the series) was widely panned and quickly canned.
30th Aug '17 2:28:45 PM dancnbna
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* The ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series appeared to be making a comeback, with 2010's ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' and 2011's ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' both receiving the most critical and fan praise of any game in the franchise in a decade. However, this was shown to be short-lived when 2013's ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' was met with mixed reception, with ''VideoGame/SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric'' being outright panned the next year (although ''Shattered Crystal'', its 3DS counterpart, was better received).

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* The ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series appeared to be making a comeback, with 2010's ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' and 2011's ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' both receiving the most critical and fan praise of any game in the franchise in a decade. However, this was shown to be short-lived the series hit a slump when 2013's ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' was met with mixed reception, with ''VideoGame/SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric'' being outright panned the next year (although its 3DS counterpart ''Shattered Crystal'', its 3DS counterpart, was Crystal'' and follow-up ''Fire and Ice'' were better received).received). Thankfully, 2017's ''VideoGame/SonicMania'' was met with high acclaim and seen as a return to form.
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