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10:34:28 AM Nov 21st 2015
Sunshine Makers Glurge?

Too weird for today's standards
07:05:24 PM May 4th 2015
Is the "Glurge" chain e-mails collection from Snopes the trope namer? Did Snopes invent the term "Glurge"?
10:53:08 PM May 4th 2015
According to the former content of the page, yes.
01:16:38 AM Oct 4th 2014
I'm removing the Atlas Shrugged example. The entry misrepresents the work, and seems to mostly be a soapbox for the editor. Maybe it is legitimately glurge, but the entry needs to be better written if it is.

11:02:11 AM Nov 9th 2012
The laconic description of this trope says "Tastes Like Diabetes meets Fridge Horror and/or Unfortunate Implications."

So let me ask this: do a number of examples listed actually qualify for this trope? I've seen a number of examples that have Fridge Horror and/or Unfortunate Implications, but not Tastes Like Diabetes. If TLD is not there, then it doesn't really count as an example, does it?
03:11:21 PM Aug 13th 2012
Try any "Call now to rescue this abused cutesy wootsey animal" set to that song from City of Angels.
06:50:27 PM Feb 23rd 2012
From the music section, beneath the entry mentioning God is love songs:

  • And it makes you wonder why there aren't radio stations that play music like this. It shows up on secular radio ...

This is not glurge by any stretch of the imagination. Thus, it is not an example. This is not a discussion forum for posting links to videos by your favorite bands. I've removed the entry.
10:20:46 PM Oct 29th 2011
edited by CounterBlitzkrieg
I really don't know what this trope supposed to mean? From what I pick up it's stories with Tastes Like Diabetes with some Unfortunate Implications of sort, or is it Anvilicious? Or does just mean happy uplifting stories with some Fridge Horror? What does it mean? Furthermore, it seems like the trope page seems to be used by people as an excuse to complain about and/or make fun of certain works. Am I missing something?
04:45:56 PM Nov 9th 2012
Pal, you're not the only one who's wondering!

I have a hard time explaining the concept to people around me. Honestly, a number of examples on the page don't strike me as Tastes Like Diabetes. And if they don't have TLD, then I don't know why they should be called Glurge!
03:22:26 PM Aug 20th 2011
Is it really fair to say that all Medieval or Romantic works suffer from this trope? I don't really the reasoning behind that anyway.
02:37:28 PM Jan 11th 2011
I don't know if it's worth noting or whether I'm just being overly argumentative, but Susan stops believing in Narnia (and so presumably Aslan/God) which if we're extrapolating from the whole Christian analogy thing, is probably pretty key to her not going to heaven
06:31:16 PM Dec 7th 2010
Re: Fundies Say The Darndest Things example Does acceptance of mortality really count as Fridge Horror per se or am I missing something?
01:49:23 AM Sep 12th 2010
A quick note on the example story about the boy who was born without a body: If at any point during pregnancy there seems to be complications with development (missing the heart, missing lungs, missing a whole fucking lower 3/4 of the body) the mother's body will terminate the pregnancy as it is highly unlikely the child would survive to term (or very long after if it does manage to survive that long). And that's just the biggest problem with the story.
09:07:37 AM Sep 21st 2010
Yes, but the example story started out as a parody of this kind of story. Some people randomly thought that it was serious, and thus the Glurge was cycled anew.
03:37:34 AM Jun 6th 2010
Anyone else think Thomas Kinkade is an example?
07:01:48 PM May 4th 2015
This is a YMMV item; whether anything is an example is in the eye of the beholder.
11:58:53 PM Mar 4th 2010
Does anyone remember that stupid extra glurgey "free Kittuns" poem about cats dying in horrible ways and ending up in heaven in their cardboard box?
06:52:08 PM May 31st 2010
No, and I really don't want to know. D:
03:35:01 AM Jun 6th 2010
I think it was an essay as opposed to a poem...but yeah, I remember it all too well. Ick.
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