the last paragraph seems to be talking about characters:
"The precise reaction to Rule Abiding Rebel characters will often depend on their age relative to the rest of the cast. If they are older RAR's, they're liable to be the victim of Seinfeld Is Unfunny; if they're younger people or Johnny-come-latelys, they'll instead face the Pretender Diss. Or they might just be the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. Arguably the most humiliating outcome is when the purported rebels are actually embraced by the very bluenoses they were trying to defy, maybe even being declared The Moral Substitute to the real subversive stuff!"
So that implies it is about characters who are intended to be rebelious but don't come across as such. That might already be covered by Badbutt
. Either way, I don't like that paragraph.
edited 28th Nov '13 3:40:17 AM by pistolsatdawn