History YMMV / MonicasGang

28th Feb '18 10:58:01 AM Ntroper
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** One recent story had Angel getting fed up with the children asking his help for shallow or selfish reasons (Monica asking Angel to carry her home because she didn't want to ruin her new sandals and Smudge asking Angel to pull back his kite because he was too lazy to reel the line in) and then distributing a sheet with instructions for the children in regards to thinking twice before asking for his help and only doing so if it is an actual emergence. The children move on to another person to ask for help because they thought Angel's instructions were too complicated and when Angel tells them they got it all wrong, he gets a letter from higher up telling him to stop being moody and complicating things and Angel is back to helping children even with the mundanest of tasks. The story is presented so that Angel is wrong, but it is very easy to sympathize with him wanting the children to not abuse his aid or become spoiled from it. [[FamilyFriendlyAesop The story effectively ends on a note that validates the children's laziness and overdependence on Angel.]]

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** One recent story had Angel getting fed up with the children asking his help for shallow or selfish reasons (Monica asking Angel to carry her home because she didn't want to ruin her new sandals and Smudge asking Angel to pull back his kite because he was too lazy to reel the line in) and then distributing a sheet with instructions for the children in regards to thinking twice before asking for his help and only doing so if it is an actual emergence. The children move on to another person to ask for help because they thought Angel's instructions were too complicated and when Angel tells them they got it all wrong, he gets a letter from higher up telling him to stop being moody and complicating things and Angel is back to helping children even with the mundanest of tasks. The story is presented so that Angel is wrong, but it is very easy to sympathize with him wanting the children to not abuse his aid or become spoiled from it. [[FamilyFriendlyAesop [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop The story effectively ends on a note that validates the children's laziness and overdependence on Angel.]]
18th Jan '18 6:32:44 AM Ntroper
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** From Chuck Billy'n' Folks, there's [[SpoiledBrat Genesinho]], TheRival to Chuck for Rosie Lee's affections.



** Bucky, since his {{Flanderization}} into a StrawMisogynist.

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** Bucky, Bucky was always disliked for his womanizing tendencies, but the manga made it worse since his {{Flanderization}} into a StrawMisogynist.


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** From Chuck Billy'n' Folks, there's [[SpoiledBrat Genesinho]], TheRival to Chuck for Rosie Lee's affections.
** Rosie Lee is disliked by many for her BitchInSheepsClothing moments and how she's prone to dump Chuck for other boys, usually Gene, whenever she's upset at Chuck, sometimes out of pure spite, and then [[{{Hypocrite}} getting angry at Chuck if he so much as looks at another girl, even when Chuck constantly shows his loyalty to her.]]
20th Nov '17 2:50:50 PM AndyLA
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*** Don't go against the norm just for the sake of going against the norm. Nick Nope always did it to the point of trying to impose this on his dates with Monica and going as far as projecting into her the need of going against the norm in regards to her refusal of bracers with little regard to her health in Issue #94 and it ended up blowing up on his face when he put his CaptainContrarian tendencies before Monica's feelings.

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*** Don't go against the norm just for the sake of going against the norm. Nick Nope always did it to the point of trying to impose this on his dates with Monica and going as far as projecting into her the need of going against the norm in regards to her refusal of bracers with little regard to her health in Issue #94 and it ended up blowing up on his face when he put his CaptainContrarian CommanderContrarian tendencies before Monica's feelings.
20th Nov '17 2:49:48 PM AndyLA
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** The boys from the block can some times end up as this in regards to their feud with Monica. While sometimes their schemes and teasing of Monica can be chalked down to "Boys can't lose to girls" juvenile pride, sometimes Monica unprovokedly uses of force against them to get her way, so it's not hard to side with the boys when they only want to mind their own business without Monica forcing them to go along with her whims.

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** The boys from the block can some times end up as this in regards to their feud with Monica. While sometimes their schemes and teasing of Monica can be chalked down to "Boys can't lose to girls" juvenile pride, pride (and Jimmy Five can be particularly conniving and quasi-evil if he feels like), sometimes Monica unprovokedly uses of force against them to get her way, so it's not hard to side with the boys when they only want to mind their own business without Monica forcing them to go along with her whims.



** Anytime a character tries to hide a snack from Maggy in order to not have to share it, they're supposed to be seen as selfish and will usually get found out and ending up having to share it with her anyway. It would be easier to side with Maggy if she didn't have a well-founded fame for eating other people's ''whole'' snacks when she's supposed to take a bite.

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** Anytime a character tries to hide a snack from Maggy in order to not have to share it, they're supposed to be seen as selfish and will usually get found out and ending up having to share it with her anyway. It would be easier to side with Maggy if she didn't have a well-founded fame for eating other people's ''whole'' snacks when she's supposed to take a bite. bite, or trying to eat it all up before someone else comes just so she won't have to share.
20th Nov '17 2:45:09 PM AndyLA
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[DadaComics Nutty Ned stories]] are a prime example of this.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[DadaComics Nutty Ned stories]] are a prime example of this. As well as most, if not all, of Emerson de Abreu's output in the main line.
10th Jul '17 2:17:20 PM MagBas
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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: [[http://gibiblioteca.blogspot.com.br/2012/01/transformacoes-na-turma-da-monica.html Many]] [[http://arquivosturmadamonica.blogspot.com.br/2013/09/os-primordios-do-politicamente-correto.html older]] [[http://monicaquadroaquadro.blogspot.com.br/2014/06/um-habito-nada-agradavel-cebolinha-com.html readers]] feel that the current stories suffer from this , and also bemoan the fact that older stories are edited to remove any hints of "political incorrectness". One common example is the fact that one of the most common ways for the boys to rile Monica up was scribbling on walls; around 1998, an edict was passed within MSP that the characters were not to scribble on walls any more, so instead the boys started scribbling on papers which they would then paste on the walls. And true to form, whenever an older story is republished showing wall scribbles, a pasted-on paper is (often sloppily) added around the scribble. The reason for this? The wall-scribbling was presumably seen by some groups as an influence for kids to commit vandalism through graffiti (never mind that they would use chalk or charcoal, which are easily cleaned up).
10th Jul '17 2:14:26 PM MagBas
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** It should be noted that most of people complaining about the "Political Correctness" are 40-year-old nostalgics who forgot about the comic's target audience: ''kids''. And several recent stories teach valuable lessons against bullying and gender discrimination without losing its essence. In a country like Brazil, this is a ''necessary'' message to teach for children.
6th Jul '17 10:22:05 AM Dedars1
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** It should be noted that most of people complaining about the "Political Correctness" are 40-year-old nostalgics who forgot about the comic's target audience: ''kids''. And several recent stories teach valuable lessons against bullying and gender discrimination without losing its essence. In a country like Brazil, this is a ''necessary'' message to teach for children.
6th Jul '17 9:53:21 AM Dedars1
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* DeaderThanDisco: Monica's Gang comics were popular in Brazil during the '70s, '80s and the '90s. In 2000s started to lose popularity due having less licensed products (like toys and supermarket stuff with Monica Gang's characters) and the children reading less comics and books in favor of games and internet. The manga version helped to bring back some fans in the new tens, but it still a niche comics/manga in comparison with its success from the past decades. Many children in the country don't know who is Monica or Jimmy Five (Cebolinha) while almost all people in their 30s or 40s for example know very well the main characters.
18th Jun '17 7:27:27 AM MagBas
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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: [[http://gibiblioteca.blogspot.com.br/2012/01/transformacoes-na-turma-da-monica.html Many]] [[http://arquivosturmadamonica.blogspot.com.br/2013/09/os-primordios-do-politicamente-correto.html older]] [[http://monicaquadroaquadro.blogspot.com.br/2014/06/um-habito-nada-agradavel-cebolinha-com.html readers]] feel that the current stories suffer from this (to the point [[http://monicaquadroaquadro.blogspot.com.br/2014/06/mudancas-de-caracteristicas-dos.html some characters ended up undergoing]] CharacterDerailment), and also bemoan the fact that older stories are edited to remove any hints of "political incorrectness". One common example is the fact that one of the most common ways for the boys to rile Monica up was scribbling on walls; around 1998, an edict was passed within MSP that the characters were not to scribble on walls any more, so instead the boys started scribbling on papers which they would then paste on the walls. And true to form, whenever an older story is republished showing wall scribbles, a pasted-on paper is (often sloppily) added around the scribble. The reason for this? The wall-scribbling was presumably seen by some groups as an influence for kids to commit vandalism through graffiti (never mind that they would use chalk or charcoal, which are easily cleaned up).

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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: [[http://gibiblioteca.blogspot.com.br/2012/01/transformacoes-na-turma-da-monica.html Many]] [[http://arquivosturmadamonica.blogspot.com.br/2013/09/os-primordios-do-politicamente-correto.html older]] [[http://monicaquadroaquadro.blogspot.com.br/2014/06/um-habito-nada-agradavel-cebolinha-com.html readers]] feel that the current stories suffer from this (to the point [[http://monicaquadroaquadro.blogspot.com.br/2014/06/mudancas-de-caracteristicas-dos.html some characters ended up undergoing]] CharacterDerailment), , and also bemoan the fact that older stories are edited to remove any hints of "political incorrectness". One common example is the fact that one of the most common ways for the boys to rile Monica up was scribbling on walls; around 1998, an edict was passed within MSP that the characters were not to scribble on walls any more, so instead the boys started scribbling on papers which they would then paste on the walls. And true to form, whenever an older story is republished showing wall scribbles, a pasted-on paper is (often sloppily) added around the scribble. The reason for this? The wall-scribbling was presumably seen by some groups as an influence for kids to commit vandalism through graffiti (never mind that they would use chalk or charcoal, which are easily cleaned up).
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