Faux Tragedy
Something mundane or silly happens and is treated like a tear jerker
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(permanent link) added: 2011-08-06 10:15:12 sponsor: CanzetTheCoyote edited by: AmyGdala (last reply: 2013-04-23 09:29:49)

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Something very silly happens and is treated like something extraordinarily sad. Maybe someone drops their favorite food, or maybe someone feels so bad about using someone else's toilet paper they cross the Despair Event Horizon. Whatever the case, it is pretty minor stuff. May overlap with Felony Misdemeanor, especially if the character has a My God, What Have I Done? moment.

Examples:
  • Marceline's angst in Adventure Time over the time her daddy ate her fries
  • In one episode of Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Ed has to use the titular duo's bathroom and he started crying his heart out because he used their toilet paper
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