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09:43:01 AM Aug 13th 2012
Does anyone else think this and Younger Than They Look should be YMMV entries?
05:31:54 PM Sep 16th 2012
Especially the Real Life examples. I think a huge number of these are a case of Reality Is Unrealistic caused by too much exposure to Dawson Casting. As an example, the picture of Kirsten Dunst, accompanied by a description that suggests that while she's pushing 30 in the picture, she looks like a teenager. To me, she looks exactly how I'd expect a 29-year old to look (albeit an extraordinarily attractive one). It's not like you hit 25 and suddenly become as wrinkly as Hans Moleman. We tend to think normal looking 20-something actors look like teenagers because thats the age Hollywood casts as teenagers. Real teenagers look to us like pre-teens for the same reason.
05:53:01 PM Sep 12th 2011
I think we should remove characters that have been in suspended animation (like Fry from Futurama). This is more a trope for people who age very gracefully, and people like Fry, while technically very old, don't count as they spent all of that time frozen.
09:42:32 AM Aug 13th 2012
Would they work for Really 700 Years Old?
12:25:39 AM Oct 7th 2012
No, for the same reason. That trope is about people with extremely long lifespans, not people who were frozen for a long time.
12:05:54 PM Jul 9th 2010
The Megatokyo quote was a good one, but it worked much better visually, and its not a good idea to put spoiler tags in a page quote anyway. The picture might work, but its a pretty big spoiler.
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