Being in trouble refers to the state of an offender before their punishment has atoned for a particular crime or anti-social behavior. It can also refer to the emotional feelings of guilt, disgrace over being publicly exposed, or fear of the consequences of their actions. Being in trouble also includes the state of the delinquent while they are undergoing punishment.
Primarily trouble is associated with behaviors that will eventually be forgiven. Particularly offenses by children, misdeeds and misbehavior, but also in adult relationships such as forgetting a planned event. But secondarily it can also be applied to serious problems which a person can't get themselves out of.
Getting in trouble as a meme
Child characters getting in trouble, usually leading to a more or less just punishment, is a popular meme of comic strips, from The Katzenjammer Kids and Buster Brown to Little girl strips like Nancy, Little Iodine or Little Lulu. The cause of the trouble is never really serious. Often, it is a prank, but also sometimes a mere mishap. The meme is also very popular in animated cartoons and in other art forms characterized by short, humorous narration.
There are many further variants, such as two (or more) characters getting in trouble together, or one character getting another into trouble. Here the story allows for an interesting twist: at first the caught offender gets in trouble, but eventually the true culprit is discovered and also ends up in trouble.
- adultery, promiscuity, slutty dress or behavior
- age inappropriate behavior
- a bad attitude
- bad grades on a school report card
- defying authority
- being a brat
- bullying: teasing others, name calling
- caught in the act of doing something bad
- cheating on a test or in a relationship
- crime, being a criminal
- curfew violation – lateness, leaving without permission or while grounded
- cursing or obscene language
- detention for various offenses at school
- disrespect – defiance, disobedience, rudeness, back talk
- delinquent behavior
- dress code infraction – inappropriate clothing for work, school, etc.
- drug abuse
- evil acts
- failing an examination
- fighting – hitting, biting, kicking
- irresponsible behavior – neglect, forgetfulness, etc.
- being a miscreant
- pulling pranks
- pornography (accessing or creating)
- public indecency (nudity) - nude sunbathing, streaking, exhibitionism
- breaking rules or regulations
- skinny dipping
- over-spending, running up debt
- speeding or other traffic violations, accidents, etc.
- being tardy – late for work, school, etc.
- being a tattletale
- truancy, a.k.a. playing hooky, skipping school or cutting class
- throwing tantrums
- throwing parties or having overnight guests without permission
- slovenliness or uncleanliness
- underage or forbidden drinking of alcohol, drunkeness, etc.
The overwhelming majority of spanking and corporal punishment videos involve a trouble-making spankee (most often a misbehaving schoolgirl or adult actress ageplaying as a child). The exceptions to this format involve a captive or slave in an abduction/BDSM scenario where the punishment stems from dominance, sexual sadism, or a consensual form of roleplay.
Another common plot device is trouble as the result of reckless driving (accidents, violations, etc.). Titles include: Damaged The Car (Spanked Cheeks), Don't Speed In My Neighborhood (Punishments Only), Getting Her Car Back (Spanked Cheeks), I Damaged the Car (Red Stripe), Secretary (Firm Hand Spanking), and Traffic Violations (Spanked Cheeks). Drunk driving is the subject of The Delinquent (Dallas Spanks Hard) and Drunk Daughters Disciplined (Momma Spankings).
Below are a few examples with "trouble" in their titles.
- Adriana in Trouble (Momma Spankings, 2019), Adriana Evans, drug abuse
- Au Pair Trouble (Firm Hand Spanking), nanny, carpet beater, photos
- Brandi's Boyfriend Gets Her Into Trouble (Spanking Teen Brandi), Brandi, grounding story
- Bratty Niece in Trouble (Spanking Epics)
- Double Trouble (Shadow Lane)
- Brewing Up Trouble (Triple A Spanking)
- Double Trouble (Dana Specht)
- Double Trouble (Punished Brats), photos
- Double Trouble (Triple A Spanking)
- Double Trouble For Sarah (Momma Spankings), Dana Specht, Sarah Gregory, curfew
- Double Trouble Spanking (B&D Pleasures, 1993), Ashley Renee
- Family Trouble, Part 1 (Disciplinary Arts), Paul Rogers
- Five Trouble Makers Paddled (Cheerleader Spankings, 2019), Alex Reynolds, Adriana Evans, Maddy Marks, sports, photos
- Five Trouble Makers Spanked (Cheerleader Spankings, 2019)
- Friends in Trouble (Sarah Gregory Spanking, 2017), Sarah Gregory, Amelia Jane Rutherford, photos
- Girl Trouble 8 (Punished Brats), photos
- Girl Trouble 11 (Punished Brats), photos
- Girl Trouble 13 (Punished Brats), vandalism
- Girl Trouble 16 (Punished Brats), photos
- In Trouble (Northern Spanking), photos
- In Trouble At Work (Red Stripe), photos
- Little Troublemaker Caned (Northern Spanking), photos
- Louise Trumble In Trouble (Sound Punishment)
- Naughty Nurses II - Nurses in Trouble (Moonglow), nurse
- Nothing But Trouble (Triple A Spanking)
- Nurse in Trouble (www.spank-christina.com)
- Private Girl's School Trouble (BritSpank.com)
- The Rockford School of Dance, Episode 29: Satine and Masie in Trouble (Spanked In Uniform), Maisie Dee
- Roommate Trouble (Sarah Gregory Spanking, 2019), leggings, photos
- Scouting for Trouble (Momma Spankings, 2019), Girl scouts punished
- Secretaries in Trouble (Harmony Concepts, 1998), Bobbie Tawse
- Selfie Troubles, part 1 & 2 (Disciplinary Arts), Stevie Rose, photos
- Simpson in Trouble (Spank My Bottom)
- Sister Trouble (Momma Spankings), Adriana Evans, Alex Reynolds, sister
- Sister Trouble 4: Big Sister's House (Disciplinary Arts), Stevie Rose spanked by older sister Heather.
- Smoking Trouble (Whipped Women), smoking
- Spanked For Trouble At School (Disciplinary Arts), Stevie Rose, Lily Starr, cutting board, photos
- Stevie's Potty Mouth (Disciplinary Arts), Stevie Rose, cursing
- Susan in Trouble Again (Spanked Schoolgirl), photos
- Tardy Troubles (Disciplinary Arts), tardy, video clip
- Tennis Team Trouble (Sarah Gregory Spanking), sports
- Trouble At The Tennis Club (Northern Spanking), Melody Nore
- Troubled Twosome (Punished Brats), Amber Wells
- Trouble From The Troubleshooter (California Star)
- Trouble in Carson's Gap (Being Keith Jones, Part 2) (Spanking Epics), Keith Jones, Sierra Salem
- The Trouble with Cheerleaders (Chelsea Pfeiffer Entertainment)
- Trouble with Sarah - The Office (Roué)
- Twins Trouble (Firm Hand Spanking, 2011)
- Two Brats Double Trouble (Red Cheeks Studios)
- Two in Trouble (Red Stripe)
- We're in Trouble (Red Stripe, 1999), Miss Parker
- Women in Trouble (House of Milan, 1986)
- Wrens in Trouble (Moonglow)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Willow's Double Trouble" (spanking comic by Palcomix)
- In trouble at school, in trouble at home too
- The Making of "Double Trouble" (a spanking drawing)
- Triplet Trouble (Tom and Jerry cartoon)
- The Almost Family, example of a vintage comic strip with a boy causing trouble, and ending in trouble (spanking)