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** The Greyvians don't believe in art and music because those things are "emotional," and they have long since [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway set aside]] [[TheSpock or lost any semblance of emotion]].

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** The Greyvians don't believe in art and music because those things are "emotional," "emotional", and they have long since [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway set aside]] [[TheSpock or lost any semblance of emotion]].



** The same way there is a ProudWarriorRace, ProudScholarRace, ProudMerchantRace, and so on, Humans are the "Proud Artist Race" of the galaxy and are renown for their creative endeavors.

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** The same way there is a ProudWarriorRace, ProudScholarRace, ProudMerchantRace, and so on, Humans are the "Proud Artist Race" of the galaxy and are renown renowned for their creative endeavors.



** Humans end up lacking any pop-culture as a subjugated species. Only aliens have the luxury to maintain it.
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** Humans end up lacking any pop-culture pop culture as a subjugated species. Only aliens have the luxury to maintain it.
* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':


* '''Lampshaded''': "This Homer Simpson...is he one of your gods?"

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* '''Lampshaded''': "This Homer Simpson...is he one of your gods?""Strange how only humans seem to have pop culture."



* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???A human StarvingArtist heads to Greyvia and becomes incredibly rich by creating Greyvian pop literature, film, and music.


** Greyvian media is exclusively devoted to the state and/or religion. With no entertainment that engages the mind, pushes social boundaries, or calls attention to the disenfranchised, their cultural growth is slow, and the people are extremely repressed in their emotions and sexuality.

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** Greyvian media is exclusively devoted to the state and/or religion. With no entertainment that engages the mind, pushes challenges social boundaries, norms, or calls attention to the disenfranchised, their cultural growth is slow, and the people are extremely repressed in their emotions and sexuality.


** Outsiders simply ''think'' Greyvia is stuffy and repressed with no pop culture of their own, because they are only exposed to high-minded government representatives and stern military personnel. The average citizens of Greyvia, on the other hand, enjoy a thriving arts scene and mass media, but non-Greyvians almost never see any of it because either the planet is remote, or outsider access is restricted.

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** Outsiders simply ''think'' Greyvia is stuffy and repressed with no pop culture of their own, because they are only exposed to high-minded government representatives and stern military personnel. The average citizens of Greyvia, on the other hand, enjoy a thriving arts scene and mass media, but non-Greyvians almost never see any of it because either the planet is remote, or remote and/or outsider access is restricted.


** Outsiders simply ''think'' Greyvia is stuffy and repressed with no pop culture of their own, because they are only exposed to high-minded government representatives and stern military personnel. The average citizens of Greyvia, on the other hand, enjoy a thriving arts scene and mass media, but outsiders almost never see any of it.

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** Outsiders simply ''think'' Greyvia is stuffy and repressed with no pop culture of their own, because they are only exposed to high-minded government representatives and stern military personnel. The average citizens of Greyvia, on the other hand, enjoy a thriving arts scene and mass media, but outsiders non-Greyvians almost never see any of it.it because either the planet is remote, or outsider access is restricted.


** The Greyvians have art and music on their home planet.
** The Greyvians are actually quite GenreSavvy, and they have been watching a lot of Terran television.

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** The Greyvians have art Outsiders simply ''think'' Greyvia is stuffy and music on repressed with no pop culture of their home planet.
** The Greyvians are actually quite GenreSavvy, and
own, because they have been watching a lot are only exposed to high-minded government representatives and stern military personnel. The average citizens of Terran television. Greyvia, on the other hand, enjoy a thriving arts scene and mass media, but outsiders almost never see any of it.



* '''Reconstructed''':
** Outsiders simply ''think'' Greyvia is stuffy and repressed with no pop culture of their own, because they're only exposed to high-minded government representatives and stern military personnel. The average citizenry, on the other hand, enjoy a thriving arts scene and mass media, but outsider access to Greyvia is limited.
** The Greyvians learn to enjoy Earth's pop culture, maybe even make up their own, but they don't let it get in the way of their own values. And while they may exchange values and (if they have any) artwork and music with their new Earth-buddies, they don't impose their own (high) culture on that of Earth.

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* '''Reconstructed''':
** Outsiders simply ''think'' Greyvia is stuffy and repressed with no pop culture of their own, because they're only exposed to high-minded government representatives and stern military personnel. The average citizenry, on the other hand, enjoy a thriving arts scene and mass media, but outsider access to Greyvia is limited.
**
'''Reconstructed''': The Greyvians learn to enjoy Earth's pop culture, maybe even make up their own, but they don't let it get in the way of their own values. And while they may exchange values and (if they have any) artwork and music with their new Earth-buddies, they don't impose their own (high) culture on that of Earth.


* '''Deconstructed''':

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* '''Deconstructed''':'''Deconstructed'''
** Greyvian media is exclusively devoted to the state and/or religion. With no entertainment that engages the mind, pushes social boundaries, or calls attention to the disenfranchised, their cultural growth is slow, and the people are extremely repressed in their emotions and sexuality.



* '''Reconstructed''': The Greyvians learn to enjoy it, maybe even make up their own pop culture, but don't let it get in the way of their own values. And while they may exchange values and (if they have any) artwork and music with their new Earth-buddies, they don't impose their own (high) culture on that of Earth.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
** Outsiders simply ''think'' Greyvia is stuffy and repressed with no pop culture of their own, because they're only exposed to high-minded government representatives and stern military personnel. The average citizenry, on the other hand, enjoy a thriving arts scene and mass media, but outsider access to Greyvia is limited.
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The Greyvians learn to enjoy it, Earth's pop culture, maybe even make up their own pop culture, own, but they don't let it get in the way of their own values. And while they may exchange values and (if they have any) artwork and music with their new Earth-buddies, they don't impose their own (high) culture on that of Earth.


** The same way there is a ProudWarriorRace, ProudScholarRace, ProudMerchantRace, and so on, Humans are considered the Proud Artist Race and are renown for their creative endeavors. The fact that not all of us are artistic shows the inherent flaws in the "Proud _____ Race" method of creating aliens.

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** The same way there is a ProudWarriorRace, ProudScholarRace, ProudMerchantRace, and so on, Humans are considered the Proud "Proud Artist Race Race" of the galaxy and are renown for their creative endeavors. The fact that not all of us are artistic shows the inherent flaws in the "Proud _____ Race" method of creating aliens.endeavors.

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** They still don't have and/or aren't allowed to have an actual pop culture of their own, but they can always just borrow from other planets.

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** The same way there is a ProudWarriorRace, ProudScholarRace, ProudMerchantRace, and so on, Humans are considered the Proud Artist Race and are renown for their creative endeavors. The fact that not all of us are artistic shows the inherent flaws in the "Proud _____ Race" method of creating aliens.


* '''Played For Drama''': The Greyvians are ScaryDogmaticAliens [[StopHavingFunGuys who disapprove of]] [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Terran pop culture]], so they [[KillEmAll kill the humans]] and dozens of other races in an interstellar war.

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* '''Played For Drama''': The Greyvians are ScaryDogmaticAliens [[StopHavingFunGuys who disapprove of]] of [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Terran pop culture]], so they [[KillEmAll kill the humans]] and dozens of other races in an interstellar war.


* '''Deconstructed''': The aliens bring home some of Earth's pop-cultural stuff, and set up equivalents in their homeworld. [[CompressedVice Within weeks]], [[CrapsaccharineWorld the Greyvians have]] [[TrendAesop become so obsessed with pop culture that they have forgotten what's really important in life]].

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
**
The aliens bring home some of Earth's pop-cultural stuff, and set up equivalents in their homeworld. [[CompressedVice Within weeks]], [[CrapsaccharineWorld the Greyvians have]] [[TrendAesop become so obsessed with pop culture that they have forgotten what's really important in life]].


* '''Deconstructed''':
** The aliens bring home some of Earth's pop-cultural stuff, and set up equivalents in their homeworld. [[CompressedVice Within weeks]], [[CrapsaccharineWorld the Greyvians have]] [[TrendAesop become so obsessed with pop culture that they have forgotten what's really important in life]].
** If the aliens in question are ScaryDogmaticAliens [[StopHavingFunGuys who disapprove of]] [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Terran pop culture]], that could spell disaster.
* '''Reconstructed''': The Greyvians learn to enjoy it, maybe even make up their own pop culture, but don't let it get in the way of their own values. And while they may exchange values and (if they have any) artwork and music with their new Earth-buddies, they don't impose their own culture on that of Earth.

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* '''Deconstructed''':
**
'''Deconstructed''': The aliens bring home some of Earth's pop-cultural stuff, and set up equivalents in their homeworld. [[CompressedVice Within weeks]], [[CrapsaccharineWorld the Greyvians have]] [[TrendAesop become so obsessed with pop culture that they have forgotten what's really important in life]].
** If the aliens in question are ScaryDogmaticAliens [[StopHavingFunGuys who disapprove of]] [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Terran pop culture]], that could spell disaster.
The Greyvians bring their homeworld some music, and MoralGuardians there [[ThinkOfTheChildren suspect them of corrupting their children]] and [[CategoryTraitor turning their back on their own culture]].
* '''Reconstructed''': The Greyvians learn to enjoy it, maybe even make up their own pop culture, but don't let it get in the way of their own values. And while they may exchange values and (if they have any) artwork and music with their new Earth-buddies, they don't impose their own (high) culture on that of Earth.



* '''Played For Drama''': The Greyvians bring their homeworld some music, and MoralGuardians there [[ThinkOfTheChildren suspect them of corrupting their children]] and [[CategoryTraitor turning their back on their own culture]].

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* '''Played For Drama''': The Greyvians bring their homeworld some music, are ScaryDogmaticAliens [[StopHavingFunGuys who disapprove of]] [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Terran pop culture]], so they [[KillEmAll kill the humans]] and MoralGuardians there [[ThinkOfTheChildren suspect them dozens of corrupting their children]] and [[CategoryTraitor turning their back on their own culture]]. other races in an interstellar war.


* '''Exaggerated''': The Greyvians have ''no'' art or literature or ''any'' kind of culture.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
**
The Greyvians have ''no'' art or literature or ''any'' kind of culture.
** Several alien races lack pop
culture.



** The Greyvians have more pop culture than we do, and center their lives around it.



* '''Zig Zagged''': The Greyvians have no pop culture, but their galactic neighbors the Graybians do, the Beigeans used to have pop culture but are trying to live it down, and the Rainbowites have pop culture that's even better than Earth's.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': The Greyvians have no pop culture, but their galactic neighbors the Graybians do, the Beigeans used to have pop culture but are trying to live it down, the Sludgies have pop culture but no high culture, and the Rainbowites have pop culture that's even better than Earth's.



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The aliens bring home some of Earth's pop-cultural stuff, and set up equivalents in their homeworld. [[CompressedVice Within weeks]], [[CrapsaccharineWorld the Greyvians have]] [[TrendAesop become so obsessed with pop culture that they have forgotten what's really important in life]].
** If the aliens in question are ScaryDogmaticAliens [[StopHavingFunGuys who disapprove of]] [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Terran pop culture]], that could spell disaster.
* '''Reconstructed''': The Greyvians learn to enjoy it, maybe even make up their own pop culture, but don't let it get in the way of their own values. And while they may exchange values and (if they have any) artwork and music with their new Earth-buddies, they don't impose their own culture on that of Earth.



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The aliens bring home some of Earth's pop-cultural stuff, and set up equivalents in their homeworld. [[CompressedVice Within weeks]], [[CrapsaccharineWorld the Greyvians have]] [[TrendAesop become so obsessed with pop culture that they have forgotten what's really important in life]].
** If the aliens in question are ScaryDogmaticAliens [[StopHavingFunGuys who disapprove of]] [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Terran pop culture]], that could spell disaster.
* '''Reconstructed''': The Greyvians learn to enjoy it, maybe even make up their own pop culture, but don't let it get in the way of their own values. And while they may exchange values and (if they have any) artwork and music with their new Earth-buddies, they don't impose their own culture on that of Earth.



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* '''Straight''': [[TheGreys The Greyvians]] come to Earth and are befuddled by Earth's pop culture, having no television, video games or TeenIdol of their own.

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* '''Straight''': [[TheGreys The Greyvians]] {{The Grey|s}}vians come to Earth and are befuddled by Earth's pop culture, having no television, video games or TeenIdol of their own.



* '''Downplayed''': Although the Greyvians are [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens sufficiently advanced enough]] to ''get'' to Earth in the first place, the pop culture of their homeworld is always (from Earth's POV) TwoDecadesBehind (or more).

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Although the Greyvians are [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens sufficiently advanced enough]] to ''get'' to Earth in the first place, the pop culture of their homeworld is always (from Earth's POV) TwoDecadesBehind (or more). more).
** The Greyvians have some art, music, and literature that is neither religious nor classic. However, there are far fewer writers, artists, and musicians on Greyvia than on Earth, meaning that if a work becomes popular, it will likely remain popular for a lot longer than it would on Earth.



** Or don't believe in art and music because those things are "emotional," and they have long since [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway set aside]] [[TheSpock or lost any semblance of emotion]].

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** Or The Greyvians don't believe in art and music because those things are "emotional," and they have long since [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway set aside]] [[TheSpock or lost any semblance of emotion]].



* '''Conversed''': "Why don't the aliens on this show have pop culture?"

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* '''Conversed''': "Why don't the aliens on this show have pop culture?"culture? They should have more pop culture than we do, because they're so advanced."

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