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* The Bob Rivers Christmas parody song "The 12 pains of Christmas" has, at #2, a frustrated husband setting up Christmas lights and as a result of faulty wiring, causes a blackout. Finally, on the final verse, he says the following to someone (probably his wife or someone else who thinks they can do it better), obviously fed up with the whole thing.
-->Frustrated husband: FINE! IF YOU'RE SO SMART, *YOU* RIG UP THE LIGHTS!!''

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* The Bob Rivers Christmas parody song "The 12 pains of Christmas" has, at #2, a frustrated husband setting up Christmas lights and as a result of faulty wiring, causes a blackout. Finally, on the final verse, he says the following to someone (probably his wife wife, or someone else who thinks they can do it better), otherwise in the peanut gallery chuckling at his difficulties), obviously fed up with the whole thing.
-->Frustrated husband: -->'''Frustrated husband:''' FINE! IF YOU'RE SO SMART, *YOU* '''''YOU''''' RIG UP THE LIGHTS!!''

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* ''Fanfic/LXGTempestRewrite'': To quote the author at the beginning:
-->I finished reading LXG Volume 6: The Tempest a few weeks ago, and I was immensely disappointed. The story was shit, the characters were flat, and the whole thing was just a real crappy way to end a saga. So, I have decided to [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} write my own ending. With blackjack and hookers! In fact, forget the blackjack!]] Starting with the revelation of the Antichrist's identity, I'm putting my own spin on how LXG should have ended out, and hopefully do it with the same creative storytelling spirit that the series started out with.


* After ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' responded to criticisms regarding the quality of the art in some issues with this, the artist [[http://pencilsponyforge.tumblr.com/ Pencils]] accepted their challenge and [[https://derpibooru.org/1333295 blew them clean out of the water]]. IDW took it in good stride, being impressed enough that they actually [[HireTheCritic hired him]], initially to do some alternate covers and eventually to [[https://itunes.apple.com/ie/book/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-69/id1420689488?mt=11 draw full issues]]. TropesAreNotBad, indeed!

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* After ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' responded to criticisms regarding the quality of the art in some issues with this, the artist [[http://pencilsponyforge.tumblr.com/ Pencils]] accepted their challenge and [[https://derpibooru.org/1333295 blew them clean out of the water]]. IDW took it in good stride, being impressed enough that they actually [[HireTheCritic hired him]], initially to do some alternate covers and eventually to [[https://itunes.apple.com/ie/book/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-69/id1420689488?mt=11 draw full issues]]. TropesAreNotBad, Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad, indeed!


[[TropesAreTools On the other hand]], while all opinions may be ''valid'', this does not mean that all opinions are equally informed or useful. Media criticism is usually a mix of opinion over what makes a good work and objective facts about the text presented. This means that getting the details wrong can undermine the quality of a review. For instance, somebody might mistakenly assume a trope is being played straight when the opposite might be true. This legitimately affects the credibility of the reviewer and the review, since it suggests that they simply weren't paying full attention, or even that they may be a KnowNothingKnowItAll.

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[[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools On the other hand]], while all opinions may be ''valid'', this does not mean that all opinions are equally informed or useful. Media criticism is usually a mix of opinion over what makes a good work and objective facts about the text presented. This means that getting the details wrong can undermine the quality of a review. For instance, somebody might mistakenly assume a trope is being played straight when the opposite might be true. This legitimately affects the credibility of the reviewer and the review, since it suggests that they simply weren't paying full attention, or even that they may be a KnowNothingKnowItAll.


[[TropesAreTools On the other hand]], while all opinions may be ''valid'', this does not mean that all opinions are equally informed or useful. Film criticism is a mix of opinion over what makes a good movie and objective facts about the movie presented. This means that getting the details wrong can undermine the quality of a review. For instance, somebody might mistakenly assume a trope is being played straight when the opposite might be true. This legitimately affects the credibility of the reviewer and the review, since it suggests that they simply weren't paying full attention, or even that they may be a KnowNothingKnowItAll.

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[[TropesAreTools On the other hand]], while all opinions may be ''valid'', this does not mean that all opinions are equally informed or useful. Film Media criticism is usually a mix of opinion over what makes a good movie work and objective facts about the movie text presented. This means that getting the details wrong can undermine the quality of a review. For instance, somebody might mistakenly assume a trope is being played straight when the opposite might be true. This legitimately affects the credibility of the reviewer and the review, since it suggests that they simply weren't paying full attention, or even that they may be a KnowNothingKnowItAll.



It should also be remembered that in many cases creative works are, at least in part, the creator's personal expression and thus something they're likely to be very close to and emotional about. As such, a lot of time when a creator tries to deploy this trope, it is often an ''emotional'' reaction rather than a strictly logical one. Whether the criticism is valid or not (''especially'' if valid in some cases), it can be disheartening for a creator to have their hard work casually and bluntly dismissed by someone with no experience of what it took to produce it, thus making this response perhaps understandable, if not exactly admirable. At the very least, informed criticism is usually aware of when genuine effort has (or has not) been made in trying to achieve something and is willing to acknowledge that effort, even if it didn't pay off, rather than dismissing the entire thing out of hand.

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It should also be remembered that in many cases creative works are, at least in part, the creator's personal expression and thus something they're likely to be very close to and emotional about. Said works are also something the creator has usually devoted a lot of time, energy, resources and their life in general into producing. As such, a lot of time when a creator tries to deploy this trope, it is often an ''emotional'' reaction rather than a strictly logical one. Whether the criticism is valid or not (''especially'' if valid in some cases), it can be disheartening for a creator to have their hard work casually and bluntly dismissed by someone with no experience of what it took to produce it, thus making this response perhaps understandable, if not exactly admirable. At the very least, informed criticism is usually aware of when genuine effort has (or has not) been made in trying to achieve something and is willing to acknowledge that effort, even if it didn't pay off, rather than dismissing the entire thing out of hand.

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* Keith Moon got to be the drummer for Music/TheWho like this. One night, Keith came up to them between sets and said he could play better than their drummer. They invited him to prove it - and he did, smashing the drummer's drum kit to pieces in the process.


* A standard part of aircraft accident investigations is seeing if other pilots (in a simulator) would do better than the pilots in the actual accident. Sometimes, the answer is "Yes" (such as incidents involving pilot error). In other cases--such as the Gimli Glider (which ran out of fuel in mid-flight) and United Airlines Flight 232 (where a fan in the engine blew apart and destroyed all the hydraulic systems), the pilots in the simulators couldn't come ''close'' to pulling off what the beleaguered pilots did, even though they knew in advance what the real pilots had to come up with on the fly.

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* A standard part of aircraft accident investigations is seeing if other pilots (in a simulator) would do better than the pilots in the actual accident. Sometimes, the answer is "Yes" (such as incidents involving pilot error). In other cases--such as the Gimli Glider (which ran out of fuel in mid-flight) and United Airlines Flight 232 (where a fan in the engine blew apart and destroyed all the hydraulic systems), the systems)--the pilots in the simulators couldn't come ''close'' to pulling off what the beleaguered pilots did, even though they knew in advance what the real pilots had to come up with on the fly.

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* A standard part of aircraft accident investigations is seeing if other pilots (in a simulator) would do better than the pilots in the actual accident. Sometimes, the answer is "Yes" (such as incidents involving pilot error). In other cases--such as the Gimli Glider (which ran out of fuel in mid-flight) and United Airlines Flight 232 (where a fan in the engine blew apart and destroyed all the hydraulic systems), the pilots in the simulators couldn't come ''close'' to pulling off what the beleaguered pilots did, even though they knew in advance what the real pilots had to come up with on the fly.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' episode, an unnamed security guard (voiced by Creator/WayneKnight) won't cut Dilbert any slack on the rules, which leads to Dilbert insulting his job and an argument over who has it tougher. When the expected challenge is made, Dilbert bets his house that he could be a better security guard than his foe could be an engineer. Things quickly go wrong on Dilbert's watch, and he nearly gets fired; to add insult to injury, the security guard actually excels at being an engineer. Dilbert narrowly avoids losing his house, but the security guard gets a job as an engineer at a better company. After grousing about that, Dilbert badgers a sewer worker for a mistake and [[HereWeGoAgain winds up cleaning up filth in a tunnel in his stead]]. When Ratbert swims by, Dilbert criticizes his technique and, well...
-->'''Dilbert:''' ''[[[UpToEleven swimming half-naked through sewage]]]'' [[LampshadeHanging Maybe I should just learn to keep my mouth shut.]]


* [[https://ideas.fandom.com/wiki/League_of_Extraordinary_Gentlemen:_Tempest_Rewrite This guy did an entire rewrite]] of the last volumes of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.



* [[https://ideas.fandom.com/wiki/League_of_Extraordinary_Gentlemen:_Tempest_Rewrite This guy did an entire rewrite]] of the last volumes of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.

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* [[https://ideas.fandom.com/wiki/League_of_Extraordinary_Gentlemen:_Tempest_Rewrite This guy did an entire rewrite]] of the last volumes of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.



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* [[https://ideas.fandom.com/wiki/League_of_Extraordinary_Gentlemen:_Tempest_Rewrite This guy did an entire rewrite]] of the last volumes of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.


Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike can be [[SnarkBait fun]]. [[AccentuateTheNegative Picking apart works]] and trying to find and explain (and [[{{MST}} make fun of]]) some of the things that went wrong can be deeply satisfying, and at the same time strangely therapeutic. Of course, [[FanDumb some people]] take some of these criticisms [[SeriousBusiness to heart]], and won't hesitate to [[FlameWar chew you out]] if you suggest that something may be wrong with their personal SacredCow. That person will usually rebut your criticism with [[ViewerStockPhrases something like]], 'Oh, yeah? [[TitleDrop Let's see]] ''[[TitleDrop you]]'' [[TitleDrop do better!]]'

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Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike can be [[SnarkBait fun]]. [[AccentuateTheNegative Picking apart works]] and trying to find and explain (and [[{{MST}} make fun of]]) some of the things that went wrong can be deeply satisfying, and at the same time strangely therapeutic. Of course, [[FanDumb some people]] take some of these criticisms [[SeriousBusiness to heart]], and won't hesitate to [[FlameWar chew you out]] if you suggest that something may be wrong with their personal SacredCow. That person will usually rebut your criticism with [[ViewerStockPhrases something like]], like, 'Oh, yeah? [[TitleDrop Let's see]] ''[[TitleDrop you]]'' [[TitleDrop do better!]]'

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* After his tank design was ridiculed by the public, New Zealand Minister of Public Works Bob Semple stood by it and stated "I donít see anyone else coming up with any better ideas." The Bob Semple tanks never saw action in World War II, but are somewhat infamous today and something of a point of pride amongst New Zealander tank aficionados.


* The best-known example of the above law that actually involves Creator/RogerEbert comes from a [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050811/REVIEWS/50725001/1023 review]] of ''Film/DeuceBigalow: European Gigolo''. Actor Rob Schneider took offense to an article by Patrick Goldstein of the ''Los Angeles Times'', pointing out that several major studios turned down the chance to finance the year's Best Picture nominees while financing a sequel to a crude sex comedy. After reading it, he took out a full-page ad in the ''Hollywood Reporter'' and called Goldstein a "hack" because he had never won any awards for film critics. In Ebert's review of the film, he taunted Schneider, pointing out that he himself actually ''had'' won a Pulitzer, and thus was fully qualified to tell Schneider that he thought the movie sucked. The story took an [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments unexpected]] turn after several back-and-forth barbs in the press. After one of Ebert's cancer surgeries, Schneider sent Ebert flowers. Ebert conceded that while Schneider may make bad movies, he's a good man. Aww.

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* The best-known example of the above law that actually involves Creator/RogerEbert comes from a [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050811/REVIEWS/50725001/1023 review]] of ''Film/DeuceBigalow: European Gigolo''. Actor Rob Schneider took offense to an article by Patrick Goldstein of the ''Los Angeles Times'', pointing out that several major studios turned down the chance to finance the year's Best Picture nominees while financing a sequel to a crude sex comedy. After reading it, he took out a full-page ad in the ''Hollywood Reporter'' and called Goldstein a "hack" because he had never won any awards for film critics. In Ebert's review of the film, he taunted Schneider, pointing out that he himself actually ''had'' won a Pulitzer, and thus was fully qualified to tell Schneider that he thought the movie sucked. The story took an [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments unexpected]] unexpected turn after several back-and-forth barbs in the press. After one of Ebert's cancer surgeries, Schneider sent Ebert flowers. Ebert conceded that while Schneider may make bad movies, he's a good man. Aww.



* In response to criticism for his bombastic overture "Wellington's Victory", Music/LudwigVanBeethoven retorted, "What I shit is better than anything you could ever think up!" Considering he was [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Beethoven]], that's probably {{justified|Trope}}.

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* In response to criticism for his bombastic overture "Wellington's Victory", Music/LudwigVanBeethoven retorted, "What I shit is better than anything you could ever think up!" Considering he was [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Beethoven]], Beethoven, that's probably {{justified|Trope}}.



** Something along the same lines can be said for the ''Touhou'' music as well. While the original scores are [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic in no means at all bad]], the fandom is very, very fond of remixing the music and making their own versions of it. It has gotten to the point where, during a Q&A panel, when one person aked ZUN why he hasn't formed a band to play ''Touhou'' music live with yet, ZUN said that he doesn't need to do that: His fans do it for him.

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** Something along the same lines can be said for the ''Touhou'' music as well. While the original scores are [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic in no means at all bad]], bad, the fandom is very, very fond of remixing the music and making their own versions of it. It has gotten to the point where, during a Q&A panel, when one person aked ZUN why he hasn't formed a band to play ''Touhou'' music live with yet, ZUN said that he doesn't need to do that: His fans do it for him.


* Uwe Boll, "[[SmallNameBigEgo ze only genius in ze hole fahking beeznez]]", engages in this. The thing is, his targets were Creator/MichaelBay, Creator/GeorgeClooney, and Creator/EliRoth. Say what you will about the savagely, critically trashed ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' or ''Film/{{Hostel}}'', but at least one of them is certainly better than ''Film/{{Alone in the Dark|2005}}''.

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* Uwe Boll, "[[SmallNameBigEgo ze only genius in ze hole fahking beeznez]]", engages used to engage in this. The thing is, his targets were Creator/MichaelBay, Creator/GeorgeClooney, and Creator/EliRoth. Say what you will about the savagely, critically trashed ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' or ''Film/{{Hostel}}'', but at least one of them is certainly better than ''Film/{{Alone in the Dark|2005}}''.



** Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs said the same thing: he wasn't making a very good living in the various jobs he had, was reading some penny novels and thought to himself that he could write crap at least that good and make money too. Creations such as Literature/{{Tarzan}} and Literature/JohnCarterOfMars proved he underestimated how good he could be.

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** Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs said the same thing: he wasn't making a very good living in the various jobs he had, was reading some penny novels and thought to himself that he could write crap at least that good and make money too. Creations such as Literature/{{Tarzan}} ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'' and Literature/JohnCarterOfMars ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' proved he underestimated how good he could be.

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