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Edited by Vilui on Dec 3rd 2020 at 8:45:21 AM
This huge section (and I mean huge, open the folder at your own peril) just got added to YMMV.The Nostalgia Critic. It's trope-slashed which is already a problem, but we need to go through each example to see if it's valid for either item. I figured I'd bring it here first to determine which entries are valid Critical Research Failure.
EDIT: Decided to chop it all, if there's anything worth re-adding let me know.
Edited by mightymewtron on Dec 10th 2020 at 9:26:08 AM
From the main page:
The database seems to catalogue all appearances of a character (One of them, as an example, seems to be listed under five whole games). Do they have avoidable deaths in those?
Don't know, but that's Cowboy BeBop at His Computer, not this trope.
Would you say it's pretty commonly known that Moai statues (aka Easter Island Heads) come from Easter Island? In the Elf Bowling movie, there are Moai statues in Fiji that have a significant role in the plot. I feel like this is a noticable enough mistake because it's more common (at least from what I've seen) to call them Easter Island Heads than Moai. I was wondering if this was an example, or if I'm being too nitpicky.
Edited by raspberryred99 on Dec 18th 2020 at 3:49:59 PM
I'd say so, if that's what the movie suggests. I don't even think it's a common mistake to assume Fiji and Easter Island are the same.
From YMMV.Cinema Sins:
This is okay, being a research mistake on Jeremy's part on the implausibility of any pistol firing this many rounds. According to Wikipedia, the Glock 17 models have exactly 17 rounds.
Edited by LaundryPizza03 on Jan 2nd 2021 at 12:28:37 PM
My concern is more that the mistake might not be obvious enough. I didn't know how many rounds a glock can hold.
That's the sort of thing that only gun enthusiasts would be aware of. I would say it's not an example.
YMMV.Game Grumps: I think all of this is just complainy misuse. It's not even Dan Browned because the Grumps don't position themselves as an authority on games, or even as critics. There's also a lot of Walkthrough Mode.
Edited by mightymewtron on Jan 5th 2021 at 4:48:47 AM
Bringing up the following examples from BrainScratch Commentaries:
Not obvious enough, falls into Cowboy BeBop at His Computer territory.
I just added an entry in the Anime/Manga subpage for Magic Kaito, but I guess I'll double check if the misinformation is actually common enough of a knowledge to qualify. Basically, there's a storyline that centres around a ruby called "red tear", even though the gemstone in question is coloured blue. There's no such thing as a blue ruby, since rubies are specifically defined as red-coloured varieties of corundum, and any other coloured varieties would be called sapphire.
That might be flexible enough to be Artistic License – Geology.
Doesn't Artistic License require the "error" to be deliberate, though? I don't think wouldn't have changed if all the references to ruby had been changed to sapphire, meaning this is likely unintentional.
And while the fact that rubies and sapphires are basically the same stone is probably not a ubiquitously known fact, it's not something that requires extensive research either. In fact, virtually any official description of rubies, no matter how brief/basic, would explicitly state that fact.
Edited by Adept on Jan 19th 2021 at 9:11:56 PM
The topic of Sia's Music was brought up in the Unfortunate Implications thread. Would this error be too obscure to count as CRF? It is quite critical, considering how Sia claimed to have done lots of research and to have autistic consultants.
From YMMV.The Simpsons S 32 E 4 Treehouse Of Horror XXXI
The example admits it takes place in a dream sequence, plus the Simpsons runs on Rule of Funny.
Also may be too obscure. Move to Artistic License – Politics and cut the last sentence as natter.
Came across these on Jenny Nicholson.
I'm not quite sure if they fit Critical Research Failure.
I don't know how well known the term "tinker" is a slur let alone if you're just looking at the horse breed.
As for the furry fandom example, it's a pretty basic fact that the fandom is more than just people finding anthropomorphic animals sexy, but given how common the misconception surrounding this is, I'm not quite sure how well-known the truth is.
The first seems too obscure, and I don't even remember her generalizing all furries as sexual. She might have mentioned the sexual part of the furry fandom but I don't think she ever said it was all furries?
Thanks. Gonna go ahead and cut these.
Edited by BlueFeather on Feb 21st 2021 at 7:09:10 AM
Bringing up the following example from Ultimate X-Men:
Not nearly obvious enough, I'd say. I know what a bill of attainder is but the man on the street?
I previously transferred these Critical Research Failure entries on YMMV.The Mysterious Mr Enter to Cowboy BeBop at His Computer, but in hindsight, was copying and pasting them the right move?
Apologies for the length.
Edited by costanton11 on Mar 2nd 2021 at 10:28:21 AM
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