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11th Aug '16 8:22:00 AM nlpnt
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* ''Film/TimeChasers'' takes place in Vermont because that's where the company that made it was located. It makes it seem as if Vermont is the epicenter of the future dystopia.

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* ''Film/TimeChasers'' takes place in Vermont - Rutland, at that, not even Chittenden County - because that's where the company that made it was located. It makes it seem as if Vermont is the epicenter of the future dystopia.
3rd Aug '16 3:41:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* Except for the big battle in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, the President's WarRoom and the undisclosed location of the monster prison, most of the action in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' takes place in Modesto, California. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the TV HalloweenSpecial ''Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space'': "Why is it always Modesto?"
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' has the epicenter of alien activity on Earth in Hawaii--it's not even on the most populated island, but Kauai. The fact that there weren't any major cities on the island was a plot point: Stitch [[SuperDrowningSkills can't swim]] so he wasn't able to immediately commence with the mass destruction he was built for; he pretended to be a dog so he could manipulate someone into getting him off the island. Apparently the original idea was for Stitch to crash-land into a very rural area of Kansas. Possibly, they changed it to cover the aforementioned issue of why he couldn't just walk to another city.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': The Iron Giant landed in Maine.
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* Except for the big battle in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, the President's WarRoom and the undisclosed location of the monster prison, most of the action in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' takes place in Modesto, California. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the TV HalloweenSpecial ''Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space'': "Why is it always Modesto?"



* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' has the epicenter of alien activity on Earth in Hawaii--it's not even on the most populated island, but Kauai. The fact that there weren't any major cities on the island was a plot point: Stitch [[SuperDrowningSkills can't swim]] so he wasn't able to immediately commence with the mass destruction he was built for; he pretended to be a dog so he could manipulate someone into getting him off the island.
** Apparently the original idea was for Stitch to crash-land into a very rural area of Kansas. Possibly, they changed it to cover the aforementioned issue of why he couldn't just walk to another city.



* WesternAnjmation/TheIronGiant landed in Maine.
22nd Jul '16 12:08:13 PM tropesinreadiness
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* The eerie phenomena in Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/MasterOfTheWorld'' occur mainly in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas, and the Great Lakes. (Of course, those locales would seem a good deal more exotic to your typical French reader, and thus to Verne himself.)
11th Jul '16 3:56:08 AM onionmaster
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* FrankZappa was from California (albeit of Italian and Syrian origin), and one of his trademarks was setting songs in all kinds of exotic locations for seemingly no reason. Notable is the song Montana, where the protagonist has a dream to move to the state of Montana to become a dental floss tycoon. It appears to be a deliberate subversion of the idea that someone would move to a lucrative city like LA or New York to strike it rich.
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).
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