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Basic Trope: Cruelly telling people to stop wallowing in their sorrows.

  • Straight: Bob is under depression and wallows in despair. In response, Alice bluntly tells him to shut up and get over it.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Anytime Bob complains about the bad things happening to him, Alice will always tell him to get over it.
    • Bob utters "life sucks". This was enough to anger Alice who not only yells at him for complaining, but also beats him up.
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    • Bob had just lost his entire family, his house burnt down, and he has a broken leg. Upon seeing his tears of pain, Alice tells him to stop whining and get over it.
  • Downplayed: Alice only tells Bob to stop complaining, though in an slightly exasperated tone.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Bob tells Alice about how positive he is in the face of adversity. In response, Alice bluntly tells him to stop being so optimistic.
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  • Subverted: Bob is nervous Alice will tell him this due to her rude personality, but she is actually sympathetic.
  • Double Subverted: ..For a little while, before she gets fed up.
  • Parodied: Alice says this to a bleeding, dying man.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice shifts between acting harsh and being sympathetic.
  • Averted:
    • Alice cheers up Bob sympathetically and kindly.
    • Alice ignores Bob.
  • Enforced: To show how Alice is a pitiless character, the author writes a moment where she tells a depressed Bob to get over it.
  • Lampshaded: "So much for being a caring individual."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice doesn't want to be harsh with Bob, knowing it will make the situation worse.
  • Discussed: "So you berated Bob in order to make him stop wallowing? You'd make a great therapist."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Alice's harshness towards Bob increases his depression rate and made him decide to break off his friendship with her.
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  • Reconstructed: Alice doesn't care and says that she never liked Bob anyways because he was a whiner.

I don't care about your whining! Shut up and get back to the main page, you big baby!

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