History YMMV / WhaleWars

22nd Jun '16 5:15:48 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* InternetBackdraft: When the main page says the show is controversial, ''[[{{Understatement}} it's not fucking kidding!]]'' A major reason the main page is locked was because of the massive {{Flame War}}s that ensued upon it's creation, from those for and against whaling, those who find the shows casts a horrible exaggeration of an AnimalWrongsGroup, verging on terrorist territory, those who feel their hearts are in the right place, but going about it in an incredibly terrible way, and ''everywhere and anywhere in between''. It is ''not'' wise to bring this show up ''anywhere'' on the net, '''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and that's all we're saying about that.]]'''

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* InternetBackdraft: When the main page says the show is controversial, ''[[{{Understatement}} it's not fucking kidding!]]'' A major reason the main page is locked was because of the massive {{Flame War}}s that ensued upon it's its creation, from those for and against whaling, those who find the shows casts a horrible exaggeration of an AnimalWrongsGroup, verging on terrorist territory, those who feel their hearts are in the right place, but going about it in an incredibly terrible way, and ''everywhere and anywhere in between''. It is ''not'' wise to bring this show up ''anywhere'' on the net, '''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and that's all we're saying about that.]]'''
22nd Jun '16 5:15:28 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Well - alternate ''show'' interpretation, really. Much like shows such as ''My Super Sweet Sixteen'', it's not entirely clear whether the program was made to glorify the people it stars and their actions, or whether it keeps its tongue firmly in its cheek, casts a knowing glance at the audience and mouths, "Look how psychotic these folk are!"

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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Well - alternate ''show'' interpretation, really. Much like shows such as ''My Super Sweet Sixteen'', it's not entirely clear whether the program was made to glorify the people it stars and their actions, or whether it keeps its tongue firmly in its cheek, casts a knowing glance at the audience and mouths, "Look how psychotic these folk are!"



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop / WarpedAesop: This show seems to give the message that, instead of using diplomacy and enforcing regulations on whale hunting, having a hack team of environmentalists using violent and controversial means is more effective.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop / WarpedAesop: FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: This show seems to give the message that, instead of using diplomacy and enforcing regulations on whale hunting, having a hack team of environmentalists using violent and controversial means is more effective.
1st Jan '16 7:44:21 PM Maiko2853
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* RefugeInAudacity: One one occasion, when the whalers hear about Watson's claim that their presence stops them from killing and processing whales, so what do they do? They do it right in front of them.

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* RefugeInAudacity: One On one occasion, when the whalers hear about Watson's claim that their presence stops them from killing and processing whales, so what do they do? They do it right in front of them.
23rd Jun '15 3:01:08 PM TokoWH
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* InternetBackdraft: When the main page says the show is controversial, ''[[{{Understatement}} it's not fucking kidding!]]'' A major reason the main page is locked was because of the massive {{Flame War}}s that ensued upon it's creation, from those for and against whaling, those who find the shows casts a horrible exaggeration of an AnimalWrongsGroup, verging on terrorist territory, those who feel their hearts are in the right place, but going about it in an incredibly terrible way, and ''everywhere and anywhere in between''. It is ''not'' wise to bring this show up ''anywhere'' on the net, and '''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and that's all we're saying about that.]]'''

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* InternetBackdraft: When the main page says the show is controversial, ''[[{{Understatement}} it's not fucking kidding!]]'' A major reason the main page is locked was because of the massive {{Flame War}}s that ensued upon it's creation, from those for and against whaling, those who find the shows casts a horrible exaggeration of an AnimalWrongsGroup, verging on terrorist territory, those who feel their hearts are in the right place, but going about it in an incredibly terrible way, and ''everywhere and anywhere in between''. It is ''not'' wise to bring this show up ''anywhere'' on the net, and '''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and that's all we're saying about that.]]'''
23rd Jun '15 3:00:52 PM TokoWH
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* InternetBackdraft: When the main page says the show is controversial, ''[[{{Understatement}} it's not fucking kidding!]]'' A major reason the main page is locked was because of the massive {{Flame War}}s that ensued upon it's creation, from those for and against whaling, those who find the shows casts a horrible exaggeration of an AnimalWrongsGroup, verging on terrorist territory, those who feel their hearts are in the right place, but going about it in an incredibly terrible way, and ''everywhere and anywhere in between''. It is ''not'' wise to bring this show up ''anywhere'' on the net, and '''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and that's all we're saying about that.]]'''
9th Mar '15 7:50:13 PM Joesolo
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Well - alternate ''show'' interpretation, really. Much like shows such as ''My Super Sweet Sixteen'', it's not entirely clear whether the program was made to glorify the people it stars, or whether it keeps its tongue firmly in its cheek, casts a knowing glance at the audience and mouths, "Look how psychotic these folk are!"

to:

* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Well - alternate ''show'' interpretation, really. Much like shows such as ''My Super Sweet Sixteen'', it's not entirely clear whether the program was made to glorify the people it stars, stars and their actions, or whether it keeps its tongue firmly in its cheek, casts a knowing glance at the audience and mouths, "Look how psychotic these folk are!"



* RefugeInAudacity: When the whalers hear about Watson's claim that their presence stops them from killing and processing whales, so what do they do? They do it right in front of them.

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* RefugeInAudacity: When One one occasion, when the whalers hear about Watson's claim that their presence stops them from killing and processing whales, so what do they do? They do it right in front of them.



** One of the problems arises from the fact that the alleged poachers they are harassing either cannot and have not been proven to be poaching (int he case of the Japanese) or flatly are not (like the Norse), and that Watson has gone on the record excusing many actual cases of poaching (especially by indigenous locals).
19th Dec '14 3:27:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnfortunateImplications: Due to the fact that the last 2 seasons of Whale Wars shows the SSCS harassing the Japanese whalers, it would probably lead, or has led, to a fair amount of people seeing the SSCS as a group of anti-Japanese racists. But on the other side of the same coin, it could also lead, or has led, people to think that [[StrawmanPolitical the Japanese are underhanded sneaks using science as an excuse to harvest whales in a wildlife sanctuary.]]
** And what is more, virtually every episode of season five has them taking increasingly great risks and taking advantage of their government, including putting activists on to Shonan Maru who are not Sea Shepherd despite working closely with them.
13th Nov '13 8:15:48 PM Turtler
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* RootingForTheEmpire: A somewhat literal case (given the fact that Japan is still technically an Empire), as you won't have to go long to find a few hundred pro-Japanese sites that are practically ([[VocalMinority and occasionally literally]]) screaming for the blood of those on the Steve Irwin. Even more with the Norse whalers since they are doing subsistence hunting, thus not in for profit or killing whales for Lulz.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: A somewhat literal case (given the fact that Japan is still technically an Empire), as you won't have to go long to find a few hundred pro-Japanese sites that are practically ([[VocalMinority and occasionally literally]]) screaming for the blood of those on the Steve Irwin. Even more with the Norse whalers since they are doing subsistence hunting, thus not in for profit or profit, killing whales for Lulz.Lulz, or even cold blooded research.



* UnfortunateImplications: Due to the fact that the last 2 seasons of Whale Wars shows the SSCS harassing the Japanese whalers, it would probably lead, or has led, to a fair amount of people seeing the SSCS as a group of anti-Japanese racists. But on the other side of the same coin, it could also lead, or has led, people to think that the Japanese are underhanded sneaks using [[PaperThinDisguise science]] as an excuse to harvest whales in a wildlife sanctuary. The main reason why the SSCS fight Japan so much compared to other countries is that Japan as a whole likes seafood, which kind of goes against the SSCS's status as a Sea-based environmental group.

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** One of the problems arises from the fact that the alleged poachers they are harassing either cannot and have not been proven to be poaching (int he case of the Japanese) or flatly are not (like the Norse), and that Watson has gone on the record excusing many actual cases of poaching (especially by indigenous locals).
* UnfortunateImplications: Due to the fact that the last 2 seasons of Whale Wars shows the SSCS harassing the Japanese whalers, it would probably lead, or has led, to a fair amount of people seeing the SSCS as a group of anti-Japanese racists. But on the other side of the same coin, it could also lead, or has led, people to think that [[StrawmanPolitical the Japanese are underhanded sneaks using [[PaperThinDisguise science]] science as an excuse to harvest whales in a wildlife sanctuary. The main reason why the SSCS fight Japan so much compared to other countries is that Japan as a whole likes seafood, which kind of goes against the SSCS's status as a Sea-based environmental group. sanctuary.]]
12th Aug '13 1:58:46 PM 84788484
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** The fact that diplomacy hasn't done much doesn't help it's case.
11th Aug '13 10:50:21 AM Joesolo
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** Diplomacy is the reason they have so few countries to visit. Diplomacy could conceivably bring that number down to zero. Just getting people hurt probably won't.



** The latest promos indicate that the Sea Shepherds have every intention of doing their very best to force the whalers to kill them this season, including this time ''blatantly'' putting themselves right in the ships' paths.
** And what is more, virtually every episode of season five has them taking increasingly great risks and taking advantage of their government, including putting activists on to Shonan Maru who are somehow not Sea Shepherd despite ''being officially brought in to work for them.'' It does not help that the Whalers have taken a '''huge''' level in badass and cunning this season.

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** The latest promos indicate that the Sea Shepherds have every intention of doing their very best to force the whalers to kill them this season, including this time ''blatantly'' putting themselves right in the ships' paths.
** And what is more, virtually every episode of season five has them taking increasingly great risks and taking advantage of their government, including putting activists on to Shonan Maru who are somehow not Sea Shepherd despite ''being officially brought in to work for working closely with them.'' It does not help that the Whalers have taken a '''huge''' level in badass and cunning this season.
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