History YMMV / DaddyLongLegs

15th Feb '17 6:05:19 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** [[HearwarmingOrphan Allegra]]'s potential adoptive father seems to treat her like a sort-of "pet" to give as a gift to his IllGirl wife, rather than an actual child with her own troughts. It shows a lot when Sallie refuses to give Allegra away (because the girl has two older brothers and he doesn't want to adopt them), then the gentleman throws what can be easily seen as an UpperClassTwit tantrum [[NeverMyFault and blames Sallie for it]]. [[spoiler: Thankfully, he re-thinks his attitude some time later and takes the three children in.]]

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** [[HearwarmingOrphan [[HeartwarmingOrphan Allegra]]'s potential adoptive father seems to treat her like a sort-of "pet" to give as a gift to his IllGirl wife, rather than an actual child with her own troughts. It shows a lot when Sallie refuses to give Allegra away (because the girl has two older brothers and he doesn't want to adopt them), then the gentleman throws what can be easily seen as an UpperClassTwit tantrum [[NeverMyFault and blames Sallie for it]]. [[spoiler: Thankfully, he re-thinks his attitude some time later and takes the three children in.]]
15th Feb '17 6:04:57 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** [[HearwarmingOrphan Allegra]]'s potential adoptive father seems to treat her like a sort-of "pet" to give as a gift to his IllGirl wife, rather than an actual child with her own troughts. It shows a lot when Sallie refuses to give Allegra away (because the girl has two older brothers and he doesn't want to adopt them), then the gentleman throws what can be easily seen as an UpperClassTwit tantrum [[NeverMyFault and blames Sallie for it]]. [[spoiler: Thankfully, he re-thinks his attitude some time later and takes the three children in.]]
17th Jun '16 2:15:25 AM Doug86
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: At one point, Judy mentions that she will be able to know if a war breaks between the United States and Japan. [[WorldWarTwo It does.]]

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: At one point, Judy mentions that she will be able to know if a war breaks between the United States and Japan. [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII It does.]]
27th Feb '16 9:21:04 AM Ciara25
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* FairForItsDay: Jean Webster was an early-20th century feminist, and it shows, particularly when Sallie talks about voting -- which women could not do at the time that the two books were published.

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* FairForItsDay: Jean Webster was an early-20th century feminist, and it shows, particularly when Judy and Sallie talks talk about voting -- which women could not do at the time that the two books were published.




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** The parts where she describes deaf, epileptic and intellectually challenged children as 'defective' and needing to be shut up in institutions so they don't pollute society also make the modern reader wince.
1st Nov '14 7:20:52 PM RainFairy
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: At one point, Judy mentions that she will be able to know if a war breaks between the United States and Japan.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: At one point, Judy mentions that she will be able to know if a war breaks between the United States and Japan. [[WorldWarTwo It does.]]



* ValuesDissonance: A given considering the age of the novel - however, it is particularly noticeable at one point in the sequel when Sallie ''uses a pancake tuner to beat the hell out of a boy''. Made worse by the fact that more people were concerned about Sallie's nerves than the boy's limp. To be fair, the boy had been torturing a mouse.

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* ValuesDissonance: A given considering the age of the novel - however, it is particularly noticeable at one point in the sequel when Sallie ''uses a pancake tuner to beat the hell out of a boy''. Made worse by the fact that more people were concerned about Sallie's nerves than the boy's limp. To be fair, the boy had been [[KicktheDog torturing a mouse.
mouse]] and the already very stressed Sallie simply ''splintered'' when she found out.
17th Aug '14 12:02:39 AM MidnightMan
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* LesYay: Miss Aphid and Gertrude in the Halloween strips.


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* OneSceneWonder: The genial, courteous mustache-slug.
10th Aug '14 11:31:56 AM Angeldeb82
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* MomentOfAwesome: The ninth panel of [[http://daddylonglegs.smackjeeves.com/comics/1139935/bulk-or-lack-thereof/ this comic]] could qualify.

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* MomentOfAwesome: SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: The ninth panel of [[http://daddylonglegs.smackjeeves.com/comics/1139935/bulk-or-lack-thereof/ this comic]] could qualify.



* TheWoobie: Scapegrace has shades of this at times, with his extremely sad and depressing dreams, which indicate his childhood was not exactly nice and his family was [[DysfunctionalFamily dysfunctional]] and screwed up. Oh and he's probably having the same sickness his dad had, [[IncurableCoughOfDeath showing the same symptoms]], so there's the possibility that [[YourDaysAreNumbered his days are numbered]]. And really, Harvestman and Crane are pretty much his [[OnlyFriend only friends]], and even Crane thinks him to suspicious and creepy, such as the scene where he immediately thought Scapegrace to be the cause of his missing son. It's hard not to feel sorry for him.

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* TheWoobie: Scapegrace has shades of this at times, with his extremely sad and depressing dreams, which indicate his childhood was not exactly nice and his family was [[DysfunctionalFamily dysfunctional]] {{dysfunctional|Family}} and screwed up. Oh and he's probably having the same sickness his dad had, [[IncurableCoughOfDeath showing the same symptoms]], so there's the possibility that [[YourDaysAreNumbered his days are numbered]]. And really, Harvestman and Crane are pretty much his [[OnlyFriend only friends]], {{only friend}}s, and even Crane thinks him to suspicious and creepy, such as the scene where he immediately thought Scapegrace to be the cause of his missing son. It's hard not to feel sorry for him.
10th Aug '14 11:30:35 AM Angeldeb82
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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: The end of ''Daddy Long Legs'' has made "feminists" scream and screech because [[spoiler: Judy marries Jervis]], even when this happens ''only'' [[spoiler: after the huge fight in which Judy rejects his proposal at first, ''and'' also after she makes it clear that, while she loves him, she's her own person and he cannot control her.]] For even more irony, Jean Webster was actually an advocate for women's education and suffrage.

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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: RealWomenDontWearDresses: The end of ''Daddy Long Legs'' has made "feminists" scream and screech because [[spoiler: Judy marries Jervis]], even when this happens ''only'' [[spoiler: after the huge fight in which Judy rejects his proposal at first, ''and'' also after she makes it clear that, while she loves him, she's her own person and he cannot control her.]] her]]. For even more irony, Jean Webster was actually an advocate for women's education and suffrage.
12th Mar '14 1:25:03 PM Ciara13
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* ValuesDissonance: A given considering the age of the novel - however, it is particularly noticeable at one point in the sequel when Sallie ''uses a pancake tuner to beat the hell out of a boy''. Made worse by the fact that more people were concerned about Sallie's nerves than the boy's limp.

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* ValuesDissonance: A given considering the age of the novel - however, it is particularly noticeable at one point in the sequel when Sallie ''uses a pancake tuner to beat the hell out of a boy''. Made worse by the fact that more people were concerned about Sallie's nerves than the boy's limp.
limp. To be fair, the boy had been torturing a mouse.
25th Mar '13 2:07:10 PM Morgenthaler
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!!SubjectiveTropes found in the [[Literature/DaddyLongLegs book]]:

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!!SubjectiveTropes found in the !! [[Literature/DaddyLongLegs The book]]:



!!Some of the SubjectiveTropes found in the [[Webcomic/DaddyLongLegs webcomic]]:

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!!Some of the SubjectiveTropes found in the !! [[Webcomic/DaddyLongLegs webcomic]]:The webcomic]]:



* TheWoobie: Scapegrace has shades of this at times, with his extremely sad and depressing dreams, which indicate his childhood was not exactly nice and his family was [[DysfunctionalFamily dysfunctional]] and screwed up. Oh and he's probably having the same sickness his dad had, [[IncurableCoughOfDeath showing the same symptoms]], so there's the possibility that [[YourDaysAreNumbered his days are numbered]]. And really, Harvestman and Crane are pretty much his [[OnlyFriend only friends]], and even Crane thinks him to suspicious and creepy, such as the scene where he immediately thought Scapegrace to be the cause of his missing son. It's hard not to feel sorry for him.

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* TheWoobie: Scapegrace has shades of this at times, with his extremely sad and depressing dreams, which indicate his childhood was not exactly nice and his family was [[DysfunctionalFamily dysfunctional]] and screwed up. Oh and he's probably having the same sickness his dad had, [[IncurableCoughOfDeath showing the same symptoms]], so there's the possibility that [[YourDaysAreNumbered his days are numbered]]. And really, Harvestman and Crane are pretty much his [[OnlyFriend only friends]], and even Crane thinks him to suspicious and creepy, such as the scene where he immediately thought Scapegrace to be the cause of his missing son. It's hard not to feel sorry for him.

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