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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby eternal luna » Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:27 am UTC

I can't see why that would be a problem, though this is Quix's thread.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Quixotess » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:44 am UTC

What? No no no, this is just a thread that I made because people wanted it and someone had to make the first post.

Go ahead, suicide/SI, whatever you need. I can't say I'll be much help because those don't stick out in my mind like rape does (even when I was littler, I was always jarred by it.)
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby eternal luna » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:14 am UTC

Whoa, it's okay- I just wasn't sure what you had intended for the thread and, not being its creator, I was hesitant to answer.

I barely notice most of the SI/suicide triggers either; this must be how most people see the rapes in media. I wish I could too. Soon, luna; soon.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby gmalivuk » Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:29 pm UTC

sophyturtle wrote:Big trigger warning: Dogville...Still, I think it is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Mostly because of the ending.

Yeah, the ending of that was really cathartic, which helped. Wouldn't make the triggering parts themselves any less triggering though, I suspect.

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Surely, though, there are people who pick up Atwood (or Orwell) without being fully aware of the subject matter of those books beforehand, so the trigger warning can still be a good thing to make.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Virtual_Aardvark » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:27 pm UTC

I'm going to give crash a mild trigger warning. I don't know if it can set someone off completely but it can definitely made me uncomfortable.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby steewi » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:51 pm UTC

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Spoiler:
Refernces to child abuse, and a scene with apparent abuse of a sleeping woman. Nothing on screen though.


Books: Sarah Douglass' Wayfarer trilogy
Spoiler:
Multiple rape scenes including one of a character you're supposed to identify with by a demon.


Books: Octavia Butler in general, but particularly Parable of the Sower/Parable of the Talents and Kindred
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Ongoing descriptions of many abuses of authority, including rape, torture, prostitution and self harm of adults and children of both sexes. This disturbed me enough that I was nauseous.

She's a very good author, but her books have recurrent themes of abuse.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby felltir » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:07 am UTC

The colour purple, by Alice Walker.

HOLY SHIT.

Read, like, half a page, and had to stop?

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Graphic first person account of rape from victim in a letter to God.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Quixotess » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:12 am UTC

Ooh, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. (narrator is raped as a child; we get a fairly graphic description of this)
And Beloved by Toni Morrison. (multiple horrors of all kinds.)
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Artemisia » Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:31 am UTC

Virtual_Aardvark wrote:I'm going to give crash a mild trigger warning. I don't know if it can set someone off completely but it can definitely made me uncomfortable.

could you maybe specify what kind of trigger warning you're now talking about?

I have a trigger warning (abuse) for Daddy's Girl, a book by Charlotte Vale Allen (based on a true story, gorgeous book - and very disturbing at the same time)


An SI/selfharm trigger for the Dutch film (and book by Ronald Giphart) "Ik ook van jou". shook me quite a bit.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Virtual_Aardvark » Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:38 am UTC

Crash: for any rape survivors. There's a brief molestation scene. Crash is also a generally violent and disturbing film.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby eternal luna » Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:03 am UTC

Trigger warning for A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Rape and domestic abuse.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby mochafairy » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:19 pm UTC

Twilight, both the book and the movie, although the book wasn't as bad (sexual assault)

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There's a scene where Bella, the main character, is walking by herself at night, and a bunch of guys come and start harassing her, with the intention of sexually assaulting her (at the very least)

I didn't find the book to be as triggering as the movie for that scene, but I'm not sure why
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Torvaun » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:38 pm UTC

Possibly Death Note (anime)
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A gang attempts to sexually assault a girl. She escapes. And then the ringleader gets hit by a truck. Instant Karma.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby eternal luna » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:08 am UTC

Adding something to the House of Leaves warning.
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Johnny's mother tells that the attendants, as well as other employees of the institute she's in, rape her repeatedly to break her.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby gmalivuk » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:39 am UTC

Battlestar Galactica, season 2.0 episode "Pegasus". I'd forgotten about it until a bunch of us watched in last weekend. The whole episode (and parts of the subsequent two) could be triggering to some.

Spoiler:
Attempted rape preceded by some characters joking about it, and another character who had been tortured and (sexually) abused.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Quixotess » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:08 am UTC

When I saw luna's post on language, I was reminded of a really excellent book that I wanted to recommend to her, but even putting it here sort of spoils the ending (I sort of saw it coming, but maybe that was just me.) So, the name of the book is in one set of spoilers and the specific ending-spoiling trigger warning is in the other.

Spoiler:
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. It's a science fiction novel, and it's really good if you like your fiction dark. I liked its treatment of aliens. I was reminded of it because the main character is one of the best language-learners in the world, which is the reason he gets to go on the first mission to the alien planet - they figure if anyone can communicate, he can.

Spoiler:
A human man is kept in a cell and raped repeatedly by the nobility of the alien species, as a sort of toy, and much of the book centers on his reaction to that trauma after he returns to earth.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Lolsaur » Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:16 am UTC

Just finished watching it and thought I'd psot it here:

Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Season 4, Epsiode 18 "Hard Time"

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Has mild depression influences, murder scene fuelled by starvation, psychosis/schizophrenia and an attempted suicide, which does not show any gore but could be uncomfortable to watch.


Don't know if that'll help anybody, but it's there.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby mochafairy » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:48 am UTC

NCIS: as a detective show, there's always someone murdered/raped and they tend to be pretty graphic on the bodies and autopsies.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby eternal luna » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:19 am UTC

Moo named Pulp Fiction before, but I didn't know that it was a rape trigger, and so I just watched it.
Spoiler:
Male gang rape.
Adding to the list, Kite Runner (both the book and the film) should have a trigger warning for rape on it as well.
Spoiler:
A teenager rapes a younger boy in a side street. Blood is seen.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby mochafairy » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:57 pm UTC

Does anyone know if there are any triggers in A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini? He's the same guy that wrote The Kite Runner...

I just do better if I know that something will happen instead of being taken by surprise... :?
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Chai Kovsky » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:00 am UTC

Mocha, I think luna posted a warning for that a few posts upthread.

Also, trigger query for Doubt. Anyone who saw it find it triggering? Thanks.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Quixotess » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:25 am UTC

No. I was fine. The whole idea behind the movie is that Sister Delicious, and we the audience, see nothing conclusive or even evocative. The boy, the maybe-victim, is a very minor character (in the play they never showed him at all.) Your worst enemy in this movie is your own imagination of things that aren't really even hinted at.

Wait, two really small things between adults:
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Mrs Miller confirms that Donald's father, her husband, is controlling and violent to both of them. She also expresses indifference (well, it's a lot more complicated than that, but the conclusion is that she would not want any action to be taken) to the idea of Father Flynn's abuse of her son.

During the final confrontation between Sister Delicious and Father Flynn, Father Flynn is clearly agitated. As he steps into Sister Delicious's office, she tries to insist that they would require a third party to be present. He yells "No, Sister! No third party!" and slams the door behind him, then advances toward her. He does not so much as lay a finger on her, but I can see his disregard of her wishes and anger triggering some people.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby TheAmazingRando » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:59 am UTC

Straw Dogs
Spoiler:
Much of the film revolves around a particularly graphic rape scene. The unpleasant nature of the situation is clear in the full cut of the film, but the censored (R-rated) version leaves her reaction ambiguous, and almost seems to imply that she enjoys it. It was censored for length, not content, so the rape is very graphic and disturbing in either version.

Edit: quote instead of spoilers? wow...
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Lolsaur » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:29 pm UTC

Was listening to Belle & Sebastian just now and heard some disturbing lyrics in the song The Chalet Lines in their album Fold Your Hands You Walk Like A Peasant
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I'm not sure what to say, other than its from the point of view of a person who has been raped, it talks about the rape and how they feel about it, how they'd like to stab the guy who did it.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Virtual_Aardvark » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:44 am UTC

As long as we're talking about songs, Tori Amos' "Me and a Gun". Its an acapella, semi-graphic song about her rape.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby mochafairy » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:33 pm UTC

the game. (don't worry. I lost twenty dollars and my self respect)
Spoiler:
I haven't personally played it, but I was watching someone play it, and it was pretty funny until there was a level where essentially the whole point it to either rape someone else or be raped.
oh, and basically every other level you commit suicide to move on.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby PictureSarah » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:07 am UTC

Bladerunner - sexual agression and violence on the part of the protagonist. Uncool.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby folkhero » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:55 am UTC

40 days and 40 nights
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The male protagonist is raped by an ex-girlfriend. I don't remember the exact details, but I think that he was under the false impression that it is his current girlfriend that he is having sex with. The movie doesn't really treat the event as a rape, but even the dullest viewer will be able to recognize that non-consensual sex is rape no matter what the gender of the victim and the specifics of the situation. Personally, I found it moderately disturbing that no one in the movie even thought that what happened was a rape when, if the genders were reversed, it would obviously be considered a morally abhorrent.

Also the movie was completely terrible so you shouldn't watch for any reason.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Pirate.Bondage » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:27 pm UTC

The movie "Monster". I was only about 12 when I watched this and holy fuck it messed me up. Graphic rape scene and a lot of violence before/during it.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby wisnij » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:34 am UTC

Farscape, season 2 episode "Crackers Don't Matter":
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John almost rapes Chiana at gunpoint. He pins her against a wall and berates her for being promiscuous while she begs him not to hurt her.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby eternal luna » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:12 am UTC

Well, fuck. Rape trigger warning for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I only managed to get halfway through the book, and I do not think I'll be able to go further.
Spoiler:
A legal guardian and twisted fuck sexually harasses the girl he is meant to be caring for, and rapes her orally, and I think anally. I couldn't read it, so that's all I know.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Guy_At_A_Keyboard » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:22 am UTC

EDIT: I should go crawl into a hole somewhere. I really had no reason to post here, other than a vague sense of 'I'm helping,' because I'm a narcissistic little fuckhead. I don't know what I was thinking, but I can't help feeling guiltiy and like I unintentionally ended up trolling rape victims. So, I'm sorry, for whatever it's worth.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby steewi » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:16 am UTC

Just about everything trigger warning for True Blood.

I've only watched the first three episodes. There are multiple graphic rape triggers in each episode and some psychologically fucked up people destroying themselves.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Moo » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:22 am UTC

Mild warning for Tombstone
Spoiler:
at the start some outlaws terrorize a town and a woman is dragged away screaming by a gang of men, their intention clear.


Come to think of it, the western Bad Girls probably has rape and violence triggers in as well although it's too long since I watched it to say for sure.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Chai Kovsky » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:27 pm UTC

Book Trigger for Mists of Avalon
Spoiler:
Gwenhwyfar is graphically raped by her possibly-half brother that had me shaking for twenty minutes. Also, there is a major plot point involving incest between brother and sister, and what is pretty much an intoxicated assault by Lancelet to Elaine.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby mochafairy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:07 am UTC

The preview for "The last house on the left" came on. Massive triggers for everything. It's a remake of the film by the same name from '79. if you're curious, IMDB. I suggest making sure you haven't eaten anything before reading the summary, though. (the '79 summery has all the gore and triggering details...)
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Torvaun » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:39 am UTC

Watchmen movie.
Spoiler:
Attempted rape scene. Felt like a mix of Casino Royale and Ender's Game. Brutal, violent, excessive. Interrupted by other heroes, devolved into gang beating of the rapist. Later, we learn that the victim later had an apparently consensual union with her attempted rapist, and had a child, and because of that child she forgave him everything.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Quixotess » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:28 pm UTC

I have gotten the complete first season of Heroes off of pirate bay and am watching it now for the first time. I've only just seen the pilot episode and it really, really upset me, and I'd like to know if the show is going to continue to be this clueless/harmful:

Spoiler:
There's a single mom who strips on her webcam to pay her bills, which doesn't pay great, so she had to take out a big loan from the mafia to try to get her son into a private school. She can't pay them back on time. Two thugs come to her house. They drag her into her bedroom, turn on her camera, and tell her to start stripping. She's pissed and scared and cooperates and one of the guys starts saying disgusting things and he slaps her and it's all very scary.

But that wasn't even what was really the problem, although it deserves a trigger warning. The problem was the scene right after it, with Hiro:
Spoiler:
Hiro speaks with his friend about how he could teleport into the women's bathroom if he wanted to.

Then he does.

We don't ever see him in the bathroom with the women, we just see him getting dragged out by (male) security, yelling or whatever.

It's played for laughs. It's supposed to be lovable. His friend calls him a pervert, but it's supposed to be funny. This is pretty clearly never going to be brought up again; it's a one-off incident in Hiro's life. Hiro is supposed to be sympathetic. We never even see the women. Whether they were scared, whether they were angry, is totally irrelevant to the story.

RIGHT AFTER this near-rape scene. But it's okay when Hiro does it. Because he's just a lovable goof.

It just took my breath away. I'm worried that I won't be able to forget what Hiro did as the story moves on, and I'm worried that I will be able to. Argh.

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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby Teapot » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:06 pm UTC

Something I thought of last night. Abuse trigger for The Godfather.

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We watched it in English last year and for me the most disturbing scene by far is when Connie Corleone is beaten by her husband. I can't remember much of it, but I do remember that even my English teacher agreed that she found it more horrible than all the killings and other violence in the film in the way that it's portrayed.
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Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

Postby lanicita » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:47 am UTC

Re: Heroes
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There are a few instances of possibly/probably triggering scenes, that I can remember. I've just gone back to look and there's a storyline in the very beginning (episodes 3-5 in season 1) where Claire is sexually assaulted and almost raped, and tries to get revenge on the rapist. As far as I can remember, that's the only storyline that actually touches on sexual assault.

Some of the powers are really creepy though. Sylar's telekinesis power is scary in that he basically holds people down with his mind, although he never does anything sexual with that power. The creepiest thing I can think of was in season 3, when there's a guy who's basically a puppetmaster and can force others to do what he's doing. Again, he doesn't use the power sexually, but just the idea of it is terrifying even to me. Matt's dad can trap people in nightmares. So I'd say the show is triggering in that it often shows people being trapped or held down.
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