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21st Sep '17 9:20:47 PM Nithael
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** Maven also tells the viewer point-blank that most of the symbolism in ''{{Hellsing}}'' is made up of Kohta Hirano's random interests, or things he just felt like drawing at the time. That said, it sure [[RuleOfCool looks cool]] and [[ViewersAreGeniuses makes the reader feel smart]] when [[GeniusBonus they recognize]] or [[UnconventionalLearningExperience learn about]] the said obscure references.

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** Maven also tells the viewer point-blank that most of the symbolism in ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is made up of Kohta Hirano's random interests, or things he just felt like drawing at the time. That said, it sure [[RuleOfCool looks cool]] and [[ViewersAreGeniuses makes the reader feel smart]] when [[GeniusBonus they recognize]] or [[UnconventionalLearningExperience learn about]] the said obscure references.



* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Suspects this to be the main reason that, of the two female leads in ''{{Hellsing}}'', the more traditionally-considered "masculine" [[{{Bifauxnen}} Integra]] tends to overshadow the more vulnerable, emotional, skirt-wearing [[NiceGirl Seras]].

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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Suspects this to be the main reason that, of the two female leads in ''{{Hellsing}}'', ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', the more traditionally-considered "masculine" [[{{Bifauxnen}} Integra]] tends to overshadow the more vulnerable, emotional, skirt-wearing [[NiceGirl Seras]].



* RuleOfCool: Maven admits that ''{{Hellsing}}'' and ''Film/TheLostBoys'' pretty much ''run'' on this. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that it hurts their enjoyability whatsoever.]] She feels this trope was less effective for ''{{Film/Underworld}}'', though.

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* RuleOfCool: Maven admits that ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' and ''Film/TheLostBoys'' pretty much ''run'' on this. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that it hurts their enjoyability whatsoever.]] She feels this trope was less effective for ''{{Film/Underworld}}'', ''Film/{{Underworld}}'', though.



* SlobsVsSnobs: How the FurAgainstFang debate is depicted in ''{{Film/Underworld}}''. Vampires party in a DeadlyDecadentCourt while [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent "Lycans"]] enjoy drinking cheap booze and pit fighting in a filthy sewer.

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* SlobsVsSnobs: How the FurAgainstFang debate is depicted in ''{{Film/Underworld}}''.''Film/{{Underworld}}''. Vampires party in a DeadlyDecadentCourt while [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent "Lycans"]] enjoy drinking cheap booze and pit fighting in a filthy sewer.



** {{Discussed}} in ''{{Film/Underworld}}'' in particular, where she notes that the werewolves are portrayed as hairy monsters so [[DesignatedHero Selene will still look sympathetic as she guns them all down without remorse.]]

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** {{Discussed}} in ''{{Film/Underworld}}'' ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' in particular, where she notes that the werewolves are portrayed as hairy monsters so [[DesignatedHero Selene will still look sympathetic as she guns them all down without remorse.]]
21st Sep '17 8:24:15 PM Give1Take2
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: ''Film/HotelTransylvania2'', it's okay to be an elitist bigot and undermine a woman's parenting if it's in the interest of making sure the kid turns out "cool" like a vampire, not "lame" like a normie human.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: ''Film/HotelTransylvania2'', it's [[invoked]]
**''Film/HotelTransylvania2'': It's
okay to be an elitist bigot and undermine a woman's mother's parenting if it's in the interest of making sure the kid turns out "cool" like a vampire, not "lame" like a normie normal human.



** [[invoked]] Maven also tells the viewer point-blank that most of the symbolism in ''{{Hellsing}}'' is made up of Hirano's random interests, or things he just felt like drawing at the time, but admits it sure [[RuleOfCool looks cool]] and makes the reader feel smart when [[GeniusBonus they get]] or [[UnconventionalLearningExperience learn about]] the said obscure references.

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** [[invoked]] Maven also tells the viewer point-blank that most of the symbolism in ''{{Hellsing}}'' is made up of Kohta Hirano's random interests, or things he just felt like drawing at the time, but admits time. That said, it sure [[RuleOfCool looks cool]] and [[ViewersAreGeniuses makes the reader feel smart smart]] when [[GeniusBonus they get]] recognize]] or [[UnconventionalLearningExperience learn about]] the said obscure references.


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* SturgeonsLaw: Maven fully admits that most vampire fiction is schlock, so when it comes to quality she'll take what she can get.
21st Sep '17 6:38:13 PM Give1Take2
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* BrokenAesop: [[invoked]] Maven suspects the moral of the first ''WeternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' is "don't be controlling and don't be racist," but feels it comes across more as "being controlling isn't ''that'' bad as long as you're nice about it, and racism is ''over!''"
** Maven also has this view of ''WeternAnimation/HotelTransylvania2'', since [[spoiler: [[Creator/AdamSandler Dracula]] spends the whole film aggressively pushing for his grandson to [[OurVampiresAreDifferent be a vampire]] and never really learns to grow out of it, but then ''after'' he gets his wish he has the gall to say Denis is [[JustTheWayYouAre "perfect no matter what.]]"]]

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* BrokenAesop: [[invoked]] Maven suspects the moral of the first ''WeternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' is supposed to be "don't be controlling and don't be racist," but feels it comes across more as "being controlling isn't ''that'' bad as long as you're nice about it, it; and racism is ''over!''"
** Maven also has this view of ''WeternAnimation/HotelTransylvania2'', since [[spoiler: [[Creator/AdamSandler Dracula]] spends the whole film aggressively pushing for his grandson to [[OurVampiresAreDifferent be a vampire]] and never really learns to grow out of it, but then it. Then, ''after'' he gets his wish wish, he has the gall to say Denis is [[JustTheWayYouAre "perfect no matter what.]]"]]]]"]]
** The film version of ''Literature/TheLittleVampire'' seems to be you should accept your friend's differences, but unlike in the books the family vampires are all shown to be not only completely friendly to and loving of humans, but they want to become humans, so there are no "differences" to overcome. They don't even drink human blood, but cow's blood!


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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: ''Film/HotelTransylvania2'', it's okay to be an elitist bigot and undermine a woman's parenting if it's in the interest of making sure the kid turns out "cool" like a vampire, not "lame" like a normie human.
** For ''Literature/TheLittleVampire'' film, it's that revenge fantasies are ''awesome!'' If you have a scary and/or tough friend, you should ''totally'' use that friend to not only get even with your bullies, but use the fear your bullies now have for you to bully them right back. CycleOfRevenge? What's that?
** Also from ''Literature/TheLittleVampire'' film, the vampires have been persecuted by humans for centuries, and want to fix this by becoming humans. So the message seems to be, "If you're being bullied for being different, just change yourself to be like your tormentors!"


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** Taken UpToEleven in her ''Hellsing'' vampire review, where she does the opening greeting in Japanese with a VampireVords ''accent''. Based on the [=YouTube=] comments, most viewers will thank her never to do that again.


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* UnfortunateImplications: [[invoked]] [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in her review of ''Literature/LetTheRightOneIn'', given that the seemingly female Eli is [[spoiler:revealed to be a boy whose genitals were mutilated by his sire and forced to pass as a girl]]. Maven tries to give the author credit for probably not doing this intentionally, but it nonetheless encourages the harmful [[spoiler:"trans women are just gay men in dresses out to trick straight men into having sex with them"]] stereotype; not helped by Eli being a literal blood-sucking monster who ravages the victims she tricks into trusting her.
25th Jun '17 6:16:01 PM nombretomado
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* TheBabyTrap: Referenced in her review of ''Film/InterviewWithAVampire'', as she tells Lestat that vamping Claudia to keep Louie around was a naughty idea.

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* TheBabyTrap: Referenced in her review of ''Film/InterviewWithAVampire'', ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', as she tells Lestat that vamping Claudia to keep Louie around was a naughty idea.



* ShippingGoggles: InUniverse. While she still coos over the HasTwoDaddies aspect of ''Film/InterviewWithAVampire'', she firmly denies any HomoeroticSubtext other than that. However, this was probably a reference to the fact that Anne Rice vampires CantHaveSexEver, rather than denying that the subtext is there.

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* ShippingGoggles: InUniverse. While she still coos over the HasTwoDaddies aspect of ''Film/InterviewWithAVampire'', ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', she firmly denies any HomoeroticSubtext other than that. However, this was probably a reference to the fact that Anne Rice vampires CantHaveSexEver, rather than denying that the subtext is there.
9th Jun '17 10:16:05 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: Not counting WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and her friends/[[WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows boyfriend]], Creator/AllisonPregler (whom the Maven claims is a werewolf), [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] (both dressed as Franken Berry, and attracted by the fact that ''30 Days of Night'' was a comic), and [[spoiler: [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]] ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim to fawn over a]] WillSmith scrapbook).]] The Maven also appears in one of WebVideo/{{Welshy}}'s videos to ask for a CrossOver. She also appears in [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]]'s review of ''Film/BladeTrinity'' where she reviews the movie with him... only to flee at the point where Dracula/Drake kills some goths.

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* TheCameo: Not counting WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and her friends/[[WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows boyfriend]], Creator/AllisonPregler (whom the Maven claims is a werewolf), [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] (both dressed as Franken Berry, and attracted by the fact that ''30 Days of Night'' was a comic), and [[spoiler: [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]] ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim to fawn over a]] WillSmith Creator/WillSmith scrapbook).]] The Maven also appears in one of WebVideo/{{Welshy}}'s videos to ask for a CrossOver. She also appears in [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]]'s review of ''Film/BladeTrinity'' where she reviews the movie with him... only to flee at the point where Dracula/Drake kills some goths.
13th May '17 11:26:33 AM WaterBlap
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A list of episodes is found [[TeamNostalgiaChickList here]].
4th May '17 10:13:23 PM JoeMerl
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* OrSoIHeard: Todd said that NuMetal fans probably moved into Music/FallOutBoy. Maven agrees before going "...not that I would know that".

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* OrSoIHeard: Todd said that NuMetal fans probably moved into Music/FallOutBoy. Maven agrees before going "...not that I would know that".that."
** In the ''Film/OnceBitten'' episode she briefly touches on the VampireVannabe...not that she has any experience with that.



* UnbuiltTrope: {{Discussed}} in her Top Ten Female Vampires list: Carmilla from ''Film/TheVampireLovers'' is a complex and interesting character, but the film fetishizes her status as a LesbianVampire, which helped lead to future female vampires being portrayed little more than murderous sex fiends.

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* UnbuiltTrope: {{Discussed}} in her Top Ten Female Vampires list: Carmilla from ''Film/TheVampireLovers'' is a complex and interesting character, but the film fetishizes her status as a LesbianVampire, which helped lead to future female vampires being portrayed little more than murderous sex fiends. Also on the list is Countess Marya Zaleska from ''Film/DraculasDaughter,'' a well-rounded and less sexualized character from all the way back in 1936.
27th Apr '17 5:25:59 PM Give1Take2
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* DamnedByAFoolsPraise: In her FrightNight review, she states that nerds are cool. She knows, because her mom told her so.



* LostAesop: Maven can't tell whether ''Hotel Transylvania 2'' humans are the "norm" and monsters are the "other," or whether monsters are the privileged elite and humans are the undesirable "other," and since it keeps flip-flopping so much over whether Denis would be part of the shunned minority if he was a human or a vampire, by the time he's revealed to be [[spoiler:fully vampire]] she has no idea what the audience is supposed to take away from it.

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* LostAesop: LostAesop:
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Maven can't tell whether ''Hotel Transylvania 2'' humans are the "norm" and monsters are the "other," or whether monsters are the privileged elite and humans are the undesirable "other," and since it keeps flip-flopping so much over whether Denis would be part of the shunned minority if he was a human or a vampire, by the time he's revealed to be [[spoiler:fully vampire]] she has no idea what the audience is supposed to take away from it.it.
** Happens again for TheEighties film OnceBitten. The film is sometimes VirginShaming the male lead (played by Creator/JimCarrey) for being such a ''loser'' that he can't get ''laid'', but somtimes SlutShaming and "punishing" him for trying to lose his virginity with a sexy vampire lady. So when movie's conflict is resolved by [[spoiler: Creator/JimCarrey and his [[LetsWaitAWhile formerly reluctant]] [[AllWomenArePrudes girlfriend]] doing it]], Maven has no idea what to take away from it.
-->'''Maven:''' ''Which is it'', movie? Are you sex-positive or not?!
27th Mar '17 6:40:23 AM Adept
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** In the "Film/MonsterMash" episode, Elisa's real life husband PawDugan is punched by her while dressed as a mummy (in revenge to [[Film/TheMummysHand The Mummy]] replacing Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera in an Ride/UniversalStudios [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetlejuice%27s_Rock_and_Roll_Graveyard_Revue ride]]), and the Maven tries to do a monster gathering of her own. Along with Maven, there is [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Moarte]], Creator/MaraWilson (the Chick\Critic have shown her as an EldritchAbomination), Oancitizen ("Weresnail"), and Todd ("because he's creepy"), with the Nostalgia Critic trying to enter as [[WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee he died once]], so in a way he's a zombie.

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** In the "Film/MonsterMash" episode, Elisa's real life husband PawDugan WebVideo/PawDugan is punched by her while dressed as a mummy (in revenge to [[Film/TheMummysHand The Mummy]] replacing Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera in an Ride/UniversalStudios [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetlejuice%27s_Rock_and_Roll_Graveyard_Revue ride]]), and the Maven tries to do a monster gathering of her own. Along with Maven, there is [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Moarte]], Creator/MaraWilson (the Chick\Critic have shown her as an EldritchAbomination), Oancitizen ("Weresnail"), and Todd ("because he's creepy"), with the Nostalgia Critic trying to enter as [[WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee he died once]], so in a way he's a zombie.



* DifferentForGirls: She's surprised to learn that ''MonsterHigh'''s [[{{Franchise/Frankenstein}} Frankie Stein]] is the main character while [[{{Dracula}} Draculaura]] is a side character, since the vampire is ''always'' the central character in a MonsterMash. She then wonders if their gender has anything to do with it, since a male Frankenstein-equivalent would most certainly be a [[BumblingSidekick bumbling]] [[TheBigGuy oaf]] rather than a CuteClumsyGirl, while a male Dracula-equivalent would ''of course'' be [[DiabolicalMastermind slick and formidable]] instead of TheDitz.

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* DifferentForGirls: She's surprised to learn that ''MonsterHigh'''s ''Film/MonsterHigh'''s [[{{Franchise/Frankenstein}} Frankie Stein]] is the main character while [[{{Dracula}} Draculaura]] is a side character, since the vampire is ''always'' the central character in a MonsterMash. She then wonders if their gender has anything to do with it, since a male Frankenstein-equivalent would most certainly be a [[BumblingSidekick bumbling]] [[TheBigGuy oaf]] rather than a CuteClumsyGirl, while a male Dracula-equivalent would ''of course'' be [[DiabolicalMastermind slick and formidable]] instead of TheDitz.



* ItsPersonal: Her review of ''HotelTransylvania2'', since Elisa has become a mother between her review of the first movie and the second one. She takes personal umbrage with [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop a family film glorifying]] a elitist bigot of a grandpa who undermines his daughter's parenting and pushes his grandson to be what ''he'' wants him to be [[spoiler:and gets rewarded for it at the end.]]

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* ItsPersonal: Her review of ''HotelTransylvania2'', ''Hotel Transylvania 2'', since Elisa has become a mother between her review of the first movie and the second one. She takes personal umbrage with [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop a family film glorifying]] a elitist bigot of a grandpa who undermines his daughter's parenting and pushes his grandson to be what ''he'' wants him to be [[spoiler:and gets rewarded for it at the end.]]



* LostAesop: Maven can't tell whether ''HotelTransylvania2'' humans are the "norm" and monsters are the "other," or whether monsters are the privileged elite and humans are the undesirable "other," and since it keeps flip-flopping so much over whether Denis would be part of the shunned minority if he was a human or a vampire, by the time he's revealed to be [[spoiler:fully vampire]] she has no idea what the audience is supposed to take away from it.

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* LostAesop: Maven can't tell whether ''HotelTransylvania2'' ''Hotel Transylvania 2'' humans are the "norm" and monsters are the "other," or whether monsters are the privileged elite and humans are the undesirable "other," and since it keeps flip-flopping so much over whether Denis would be part of the shunned minority if he was a human or a vampire, by the time he's revealed to be [[spoiler:fully vampire]] she has no idea what the audience is supposed to take away from it.
27th Mar '17 6:21:14 AM Adept
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* ManChild: How she sees {{Adam Sandler}}'s characters and the young vampire men in ''Film/TheLostBoys''.

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* ManChild: How she sees {{Adam Sandler}}'s Creator/AdamSandler's characters and the young vampire men in ''Film/TheLostBoys''.
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