History YMMV / Goosebumps

8th May '18 2:56:59 PM dsneybuf
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* BrokenBase:
** The movie trailer either has long time fans excited to see their favorite books on the big screen, or deriding the whole thing as a lazy attempt to cash in on nostalgia.
** The premise of the movie. Either it's a great way to examine Goosebumps in a meta sense, or it's robbing us of the anthology film that was originally announced.

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* BrokenBase:
** The movie trailer either has long time fans excited to see their favorite books on the big screen, or deriding the whole thing as a lazy attempt to cash in on nostalgia.
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BrokenBase: The premise of the movie. Either it's is either a great way to examine Goosebumps in a meta sense, or it's robbing us of the anthology film that was originally announced.
22nd Mar '18 12:26:42 PM remtar85
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* {{Ron the Death Eater}}: Most of the fanfiction involving Sarah from ''The Curse of Camp Cold Lake'' portray her as a bully or brat. She's not really like that in her book, just kind of socially awkward. She's apologetic for forcing Briana to give up her bed for her and accidentally revealing Jan has asthma, and immediately forgives her bunkmates for the way they've treated her. The only truly malicious thing she did was put spiders in Meg and Briana's beds, and even that's kind of justified considering how horribly they treated her for very little reason.

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* {{Ron the Death Eater}}: Most of the fanfiction involving Sarah from ''The Curse of Camp Cold Lake'' portray her as a bully or brat. She's not really like that in her book, just kind of socially awkward. She's apologetic for forcing Briana to give up her bed for her and accidentally revealing Jan has asthma, asthma (one could say that this accidental reveal may as well be Sarah doing Jan a favor, as the latter was adamant about hiding her asthma and doing so could have easily put her in danger had her condition flared up at any moment), and immediately forgives her bunkmates for the way they've treated her. The only truly malicious thing she did was put spiders in Meg and Briana's beds, and even that's kind of justified considering how horribly they treated her for very little reason.
3rd Mar '18 4:51:24 PM Raygunguy
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3rd Mar '18 4:50:58 PM Raygunguy
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2nd Mar '18 10:55:48 PM SarcasmKid
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There's a theory that, based on her first name, Wade of ''Revenge R Us'' is really transgendered and the reason why a lot of Micah's abuse revolves around trying to make people see her in her underwear in an effort to humiliate her is because he's deliberately misgendering her.


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** Wade Brill of ''Revenge R Us'' is a strong contender for having the worst older sibling in the entire franchise. Her old brother Micah lives to make her suffer, doing such things as reading her diary over an intercom, trying to rip her pants off in front her friends to show off her underwear, taking embarrassing photos of her in her sleep, and even pushing her into an empty bathtub and almost cracking her head open. And of course her parents and her friends do nothing to help her.
19th Feb '18 11:07:06 AM rt2012
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** A lot of the stories centered on kids being made fun of and wanting revenge, fearing for their lives at school (or children dying or said to be dead) are more depressing to read in this post-Columbine/Virginia Tech/Newtown/Umpqua world. Especially bad is ''Calling All Creeps'', which actually ends with the main character allowing his classmates to be turned into monsters, which he will be the leader of, because they're just that awful to him. ''Be Careful What You Wish For'' also has Samantha joking in an early scene about wanting to kill Judith, who's always bullying her, which is laughed off. That would be taken much more seriously these days.

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** A lot of the stories centered on kids being made fun of and wanting revenge, fearing for their lives at school (or children dying or said to be dead) are more depressing to read in this post-Columbine/Virginia Tech/Newtown/Umpqua Tech/Newtown/Parkland world. Especially bad is ''Calling All Creeps'', which actually ends with the main character allowing his classmates to be turned into monsters, which he will be the leader of, because they're just that awful to him. ''Be Careful What You Wish For'' also has Samantha joking in an early scene about wanting to kill Judith, who's always bullying her, which is laughed off. That would be taken much more seriously these days.
3rd Feb '18 8:04:20 PM JoeMerl
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** Billy Deep, perhaps because he's adventurous and averts most of the StrawLoser characteristics of other protagonists.
22nd Jan '18 11:41:51 PM melonypineapple
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** However, in Sarah's case, she ''did'' try to make amends. She apologised for her relatively minor mistakes and was happy with making a fresh start with the campers when they apologised for pranking her, until it turned out to be a ploy to put a snake on her back. Also, one of the campers deliberately tried to push Sarah into the water despite Sarah saying that she can't swim well. In Evan's case, he often gets misblamed by fans for using Monster Blood to get revenge on his tormentors, when in actuality the only time he ever agrees to do so is in the third book after much prodding from Andy, as Andy herself is the one who always brings up the Monster Blood in the sequels despite knowing how dangerous it is, and in the second book she's the one who feeds Cuddles the Monster Blood despite having promised Evan not to do so, making her fit into the DesignatedHero category. The two of them also both have moments of heroism. Evan saves the school from Cuddles the hamster in ''Monster Blood II'' and Sarah decides she'll come back to Camp Cold Lake next year to warn the next potential victim against being Della's buddy, even though she hates the camp [[spoiler: - of course, the [[CruelTwistEnding ending]] ruins that decision, but still.]]

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** However, in Sarah's case, she ''did'' try to make amends. She apologised for her relatively minor mistakes and was happy with making a fresh start with the aforementioned campers when they apologised for pranking her, until it turned out to be a ploy to put a snake on down her back. Also, one of the campers deliberately tried to push Sarah into the water despite Sarah saying that she can't swim well. In Evan's case, he often gets misblamed by fans for using Monster Blood to get revenge on his tormentors, when in actuality the only time he ever agrees to do so is in the third book after much prodding from Andy, as Andy herself is the one who always brings up the Monster Blood in the sequels despite knowing how dangerous it is, and in the second book she's the one who feeds Cuddles the Monster Blood despite having promised Evan not to do so, making her fit into the DesignatedHero category. The two of them also both have moments of heroism. Evan saves the school from Cuddles the hamster in ''Monster Blood II'' and Sarah decides she'll come back to Camp Cold Lake next year to warn the next potential victim against being Della's buddy, even though she hates the camp [[spoiler: - of course, the [[CruelTwistEnding ending]] ruins that decision, but still.]]
22nd Jan '18 11:27:40 AM melonypineapple
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** However, in Sarah's case, the aforementioned campers did put a snake down her back and never really apologized. Also, one of the campers deliberately tried to push Sarah into the water despite Sarah saying that she can't swim well. In Evan's case, he often gets misblamed by fans for using Monster Blood to get revenge on his tormentors, when in actuality the only time he ever agrees to do so is in the third book after much prodding from Andy, as Andy herself is the one who always brings up the Monster Blood in the sequels despite knowing how dangerous it is, and in the second book she's the one who feeds Cuddles the Monster Blood despite having promised Evan not to do so, making her fit into the DesignatedHero category.

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** However, in Sarah's case, she ''did'' try to make amends. She apologised for her relatively minor mistakes and was happy with making a fresh start with the aforementioned campers did when they apologised for pranking her, until it turned out to be a ploy to put a snake down on her back and never really apologized.back. Also, one of the campers deliberately tried to push Sarah into the water despite Sarah saying that she can't swim well. In Evan's case, he often gets misblamed by fans for using Monster Blood to get revenge on his tormentors, when in actuality the only time he ever agrees to do so is in the third book after much prodding from Andy, as Andy herself is the one who always brings up the Monster Blood in the sequels despite knowing how dangerous it is, and in the second book she's the one who feeds Cuddles the Monster Blood despite having promised Evan not to do so, making her fit into the DesignatedHero category. The two of them also both have moments of heroism. Evan saves the school from Cuddles the hamster in ''Monster Blood II'' and Sarah decides she'll come back to Camp Cold Lake next year to warn the next potential victim against being Della's buddy, even though she hates the camp [[spoiler: - of course, the [[CruelTwistEnding ending]] ruins that decision, but still.]]
22nd Jan '18 10:45:07 AM melonypineapple
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* {{Ron the Death Eater}}: Most of the fanfiction involving Sarah from ''The Curse of Camp Cold Lake'' portray her as a bully or brat. She's not really like that in her book, just kind of socially awkward. She's apologetic for forcing Briana to give up her bed for her and accidentally revealing Jan has asthma, and immediately forgives her bunkmates for the way they've treated her. The only truly malicious thing she did was put spiders in Meg and Briana's beds, and even that's kind of justified considering how horribly they treated her for very little reason.
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