An internal optimist in the face of adversity (reality).
From the title character of the 1960 Disney movie starring a young Hayley Mills.
I lost my job, my girlfriend and someone stole my car. What the fuck do you mean I should cheer up, Pollyanna?
Side scrolling video game by Capcom in which the player controls a knight, Arthur, in his quest to rescue the princess.
The hardest video game of all time.
You only get two hits in "Ghosts 'n Goblins" before you die?
An alternative. Often used to describe Dragon illustration techniques implementing similar, but revised, subject matter. Attributed to StrongBad from homestarrunner.com.
First, draw an 'S'. Then, draw a more different 'S'.