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26th Jun '16 5:15:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Apparently [[CreatorProvincialism Maine]] is [[Creator/StephenKing haunted as crap.]] Between the EldritchAbomination sleeping [[Literature/{{It}} under Derry]], the {{Wendigo}} doing his thing in an IndianBurialGround [[Literature/PetSematary just outside Ludlow]], the [[AncientAliens ancient alien spacecraft]] [[Literature/TheTommyknockers buried in the woods outside Haven]], and [[Literature/TheDeadZone all the]] [[Film/StandByMe crap]] [[Literature/{{Cujo}} that]] [[Literature/TheDarkHalf goes down]] in [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere Castle Rock]]....

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* Apparently [[CreatorProvincialism Maine]] is [[Creator/StephenKing haunted as crap.]] Between the EldritchAbomination sleeping [[Literature/{{It}} under Derry]], the {{Wendigo}} doing his thing in an IndianBurialGround [[Literature/PetSematary just outside Ludlow]], the [[AncientAliens [[Series/AncientAliens ancient alien spacecraft]] [[Literature/TheTommyknockers buried in the woods outside Haven]], and [[Literature/TheDeadZone all the]] [[Film/StandByMe crap]] [[Literature/{{Cujo}} that]] [[Literature/TheDarkHalf goes down]] in [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere Castle Rock]]....
18th Jun '16 5:02:19 AM Doug86
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* BrentalFloss' ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' song includes the line "learn to write before you can read and build the Taj Mahal right in Cleveland".

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* BrentalFloss' Music/BrentalFloss' ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' song includes the line "learn to write before you can read and build the Taj Mahal right in Cleveland".
14th Jun '16 5:10:02 AM nighttrainfm
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** Even gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d during Season 2 when Gwen tries to tell Rhys what she really does at work. His reaction is (obviously)"Aliens?? In Cardiff??"

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** Even gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d during Season 2 when Gwen tries to tell Rhys what she really does at work. His reaction is (obviously)"Aliens?? (obviously) "Aliens? In Cardiff??"Cardiff?!"
13th Jun '16 12:42:18 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* On December 2, 2015, what may have been the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack took place in San Bernardino, California]], carried out by a couple who apparently sympathized with radical Islamist organizations. San Bernardino is a mid-sized city located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and holds the sad distinction of being [[http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-san-bernardino-shooting-20151202-story.html the second poorest city in the U.S. after Detroit]]. Before the attack, most people weren't even aware of it and even a Twitter hashtag campaign covering the attack misspelled its name: it was certainly not a place many people expected a widely-covered shooting ideologically inspired by international terrorism to happen (even if we should have learned by the time of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing 1995 Oklahoma City bombing]] just how much damage can be done by lone-wolf ideologues even in places that aren't, say, New York or Los Angeles).

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* On December 2, 2015, what may have been was then the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack took place in San Bernardino, California]], carried out by a couple who apparently sympathized with radical Islamist organizations. San Bernardino is a mid-sized city located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and holds the sad distinction of being [[http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-san-bernardino-shooting-20151202-story.html the second poorest city in the U.S. after Detroit]]. Before the attack, most people weren't even aware of it and even a Twitter hashtag campaign covering the attack misspelled its name: it was certainly not a place many people expected a widely-covered shooting ideologically inspired by international terrorism to happen (even if we should have learned by the time of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing 1995 Oklahoma City bombing]] just how much damage can be done by lone-wolf ideologues even in places that aren't, say, New York or Los Angeles).
31st Mar '16 12:47:51 AM Cinereous
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** The animators [[http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2016/03/23/famous-anime-series-models-city-on-edmonton.html used Google Maps to very accurately replicate Edmonton]] down to specific buildings (with a "Money Market" becoming a "Monkey Market" for instance).

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** The animators [[http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2016/03/23/famous-anime-series-models-city-on-edmonton.html used Google Maps to very accurately replicate Edmonton]] down to specific buildings (with a "Money Market" becoming a "Monkey Market" for instance). One Edmontonian anime blogger [[http://nopybot.com/2016/03/27/more-gundams-in-edmonton/ theorized that]] they went further than just Google Maps: the episodes in question place heavy emphasis specifically on Jasper Avenue and also includes an uncannily accurate recreation of the Shaw Conference Centre interior, which cannot be obtained from Google Maps, so he assumes that somebody involved with the show's production team must have personally attended a business meeting or conference in the SCC and then taken a walk down Jasper Ave., possibly location scouting.
30th Mar '16 7:44:23 PM astrakhan
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** The animators [[http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2016/03/23/famous-anime-series-models-city-on-edmonton.html used Google Maps to very accurately replicate Edmonton]] down to specific buildings (with a "Money Market" becoming a "Monkey Market" for instance).
28th Mar '16 10:52:15 AM JackTheHammer
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Looking for a place to set the disaster of the week/alien invasion/supervillain's base/origin of the bad guys etc? Well, you can use the classics: [[BigApplesauce New York]], {{Tokyo|IsTheCenterOfTheUniverse}}, [[BritainIsOnlyLondon London]] or UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} for the first three and places like [[CommieLand Russia]], North Korea or the Middle East for the last. Of course, you may think that's too cliché. Another alternative is having the last three take place in [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a fictional town in the middle of nowhere]] and have the villains come from some equally-fictional {{Ruritania}} or {{Qurac}}.

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Looking for a place to set the disaster of the week/alien invasion/supervillain's base/origin of the bad guys etc? Well, you can use the classics: [[BigApplesauce New York]], {{Tokyo|IsTheCenterOfTheUniverse}}, [[BritainIsOnlyLondon London]] or UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} for the first three and places like [[CommieLand Russia]], [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny North Korea Korea]] or [[MiddleEasternCoalition the Middle East East]] for the last. Of course, you may think that's too cliché. Another alternative is having the last three take place in [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a fictional town in the middle of nowhere]] and have the villains come from some equally-fictional {{Ruritania}} or {{Qurac}}.
24th Mar '16 9:29:10 AM JackTheHammer
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', the Earth is divided into [[SpaceFillingEmpire 4 major economic blocs]]. The capital of Arbrau, one of these 4 blocs, is located in [[CanadaEh Edmonton, Alberta, Canada]], and becomes the major goal of Tekkadan to get to in the tail end of the series. Episode 23 sees Tekkadan approaching the city by train, and Episodes 24 and 25 feature the show's big climactic battle occurring on the city outskirts and moving into downtown proper. A local Edmonton newspaper even [[Quotes/AliensInCardiff wrote an article on it.]]



* On December 2, 2015, what may have been the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack took place in San Bernardino, California]], carried out by a couple who apparently sympathized with radical Islamist organizations. San Bernardino is a mid-sized city located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and holds the sad distinction of being [[http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-san-bernardino-shooting-20151202-story.html the second poorest city in the U.S. after Detroit]]. Before the attack, most people weren't even aware of it and even a Twitter hashtag campaign covering the attack misspelled its name: it was certainly not a place many people expected a widely-covered shooting ideologically inspired by international terrorism to happen (even if we should have learned by the time of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing 1995 Oklahoma City bombing]] just how much damage can be done by long-wolf ideologues even in places that aren't, say, New York or Los Angeles).

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* On December 2, 2015, what may have been the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack took place in San Bernardino, California]], carried out by a couple who apparently sympathized with radical Islamist organizations. San Bernardino is a mid-sized city located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and holds the sad distinction of being [[http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-san-bernardino-shooting-20151202-story.html the second poorest city in the U.S. after Detroit]]. Before the attack, most people weren't even aware of it and even a Twitter hashtag campaign covering the attack misspelled its name: it was certainly not a place many people expected a widely-covered shooting ideologically inspired by international terrorism to happen (even if we should have learned by the time of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing 1995 Oklahoma City bombing]] just how much damage can be done by long-wolf lone-wolf ideologues even in places that aren't, say, New York or Los Angeles).
23rd Mar '16 9:11:31 AM ObsidianFire
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* Discussed in ''Film/TheFaculty''. When one character points out the absurdity of aliens secretly invading via a HighSchool in [[EverytownAmerica small town Ohio]], another GenreSavvy character points out that it'd be easier to secretly invade in somewhere out of the way than try to blow up TheWhiteHouse, which the whole world will notice.

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* Discussed in ''Film/TheFaculty''. When one character points out the absurdity of aliens secretly invading via a HighSchool in [[EverytownAmerica small town Ohio]], another GenreSavvy character points out that it'd be easier to secretly invade in somewhere out of the way than try to blow up TheWhiteHouse, which the whole world will notice.
18th Feb '16 3:36:28 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* On December 2, 2015, what may have been the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack took place in San Bernardino, California]], carried out by a couple who apparently held radical Islamist views. San Bernardino is a mid-sized city located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and holds the sad distinction of being [[http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-san-bernardino-shooting-20151202-story.html the second poorest city in the U.S. after Detroit]]. Before the attack, most people weren't even aware of it and even a Twitter hashtag campaign covering the attack misspelled its name: it was certainly not a place many people expected a widely-covered shooting ideologically inspired by international terrorism to happen (even if we should have learned by the time of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing 1995 Oklahoma City bombing]] just how much damage can be done by long-wolf ideologues even in places that aren't, say, New York or Los Angeles).

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* On December 2, 2015, what may have been the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack took place in San Bernardino, California]], carried out by a couple who apparently held sympathized with radical Islamist views.organizations. San Bernardino is a mid-sized city located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and holds the sad distinction of being [[http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-san-bernardino-shooting-20151202-story.html the second poorest city in the U.S. after Detroit]]. Before the attack, most people weren't even aware of it and even a Twitter hashtag campaign covering the attack misspelled its name: it was certainly not a place many people expected a widely-covered shooting ideologically inspired by international terrorism to happen (even if we should have learned by the time of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing 1995 Oklahoma City bombing]] just how much damage can be done by long-wolf ideologues even in places that aren't, say, New York or Los Angeles).
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