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 351 shimaspawn, Fri, 11th May '12 7:07:05 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Oh, he doesn't mean Real Life examples. There's only one of those. The description is ranting about Real Life legalities. That needs to be axed.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 352 Hershele Ostropoler, Tue, 15th May '12 8:16:47 AM from BK.NY.US Relationship Status: Sharing a spaghetti noodle
You gotta get yourself some marble columns
For reference, though, there's a thread for NRLEP.
The child is father to the manOedipus
 353 Fighteer, Tue, 15th May '12 2:30:58 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
All Psychology Is Freudian needs a big heaping help of Move This Crap To Analysis.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
 354 Septimus Heap, Tue, 15th May '12 2:34:34 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Should this be:
This is also known as "Somewhere A Psychologist Is Crying" and is a subtrope of Hollywood Psych and Small Reference Pools. Whenever psychology comes up in media, it will always use archaic/obsolete models like the Freudian one.

The cause of this trope is obvious: while it may be more factually accurate to determine that The Sociopath has no empathy because of a dodgy prefrontal cortex, it makes a much interesting story to say it is due to him being beaten by his father, misunderstood by everyone around him, and rejected from art school. A schizophrenic being treated with anti-psychotic drugs is unremarkable; one being cured by finally confronting the neighbour who raped her is triumphant. For that matter, biological treatment (e.g., drugs) is easy, fast and practical but boring, while mental asylums suck; Character Development-based treatment (e.g., psychoanalysis and humanistic therapies) might take time but brings contemplation, epiphany and triumphant catharsis with it.

Also see Freudian Couch. Freud Was Right sounds as if it might refer to this trope, but actually refers to a still more Flanderized understanding of Freud—the idea that our subconscious id is nothing more or less than our inner pervert, providing a constant litany of crude sexual thoughts.
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edited 15th May '12 2:44:26 PM by SeptimusHeap

 355 Fighteer, Tue, 15th May '12 2:40:59 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
That's pretty good. Second sentence is ungrammatical - extra "the".

edited 15th May '12 2:41:18 PM by Fighteer

Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
 356 Septimus Heap, Tue, 15th May '12 2:50:58 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Swapped the shortened form in and moved the other stuff to Analysis. Incidentally, this trope seems to be a bit wider than just Freud - which is why I reduced most Freud stuff a bit, if you don't mind.

 357 Fighteer, Tue, 15th May '12 2:55:48 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Oh, of course not. You did great.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
Speed Sex's description is mostly a long description about the real life causes of this scenario and tips on how to avoid it, instead of being about how it is portrayed in fiction. TV Tropes Is Not A Sex Advice Site, and it might violate our new No Lewdness Rule. The examples are fine, but the description needs a major chop back.

 359 Oreochan, Wed, 16th May '12 11:21:42 AM from Pennsylvania
[up]Would it look if I chopped everything between the first (along with removing the real life mention), last and second to last paragraphs?

edited 16th May '12 12:03:15 PM by Oreochan

"Learning without thinking is labor lost. Thinking without learning is dangerous."
[up] I think that would work.

 361 Marq FJA, Wed, 16th May '12 6:16:06 PM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Which parts can be shunted to the Analysis tab?
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
 362 jkbeta, Sat, 19th May '12 10:42:57 AM from right behind you Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Any objections to removing all the real life stuff in the description of Speed Sex and replacing it with something like "Of course, this depiction of sex falls strongly into Artistic License - Biology."?

 363 Septimus Heap, Sat, 19th May '12 10:43:31 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
[up]Nope.

Ecce Homo Superior
... how in the world does it fall into Artistic License - Biology? Premature ejaculation is a real-world problem.
(it's David Bowie)
 365 jkbeta, Sun, 20th May '12 3:27:39 AM from right behind you Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Premature ejaculation is a real-world problem, but not in the way it's commonly depicted in media.

Ecce Homo Superior
[up]Fair enough. I'm female, so I'm blessed with ignorance on the topic.
(it's David Bowie)
How about we replace that line with something like this:

"While this can be a problem for men in Real Life, it tends to be exagerated in fiction, mostly for purpose of comedy."

Edit: I made that change since it seems no one objects to it.

edited 23rd May '12 4:25:15 PM by djbj

Robot Dog's description looks like a stub.

Definitely not a weirdo
Too Soon could use a little help. I'm not sure what needs to be done, but something needs to happen.
 370 Mag Bas, Fri, 8th Jun '12 8:26:15 PM from In my house
Exists a giant analysis between the word "examples" and the actual examples in Men Are the Expendable Gender.

edited 8th Jun '12 8:26:49 PM by MagBas

Seeking for Light
[up] That was a very easy fix. I simply moved the analysis to Analysis/.

 372 Hershele Ostropoler, Fri, 8th Jun '12 8:40:02 PM from BK.NY.US Relationship Status: Sharing a spaghetti noodle
You gotta get yourself some marble columns
Aren't all sex tropes NRLEP now anyway?
The child is father to the manOedipus
Seeking for Light
[up] Huh? What are you referring to?

 374 Septimus Heap, Sat, 9th Jun '12 10:39:27 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
As part of the A Worldwide Punomenon TRS thread, I've created Pun, but it desperately needs some expansion.

 375 Septimus Heap, Sun, 10th Jun '12 4:04:04 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Can we get rid of the first two paragraphs (the one-sentence one is the second one) of Testosterone Poisoning, please?

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