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12th Dec '17 7:53:39 AM mimitchi33
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* In the 95th episode of ''[[VideoGame/PriPara [=PriPara=]]]'', Mirei shows some moms at a playground a "Mama Ticket" she made. Most viewers outside of Japan assume that it's just a mother-themed [=PriTicket=] she made herself, but it's actually a spoof of [[https://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/04/23/mama-cards-all-the-social-trickiness-of-japanese-business-cards-with-none-of-the-economic-gains/ mama cards]].

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* In the 95th episode of ''[[VideoGame/PriPara [=PriPara=]]]'', Mirei shows some moms at a playground a "Mama Ticket" she made. Most viewers outside of Japan assume that it's just a mother-themed [=PriTicket=] she made herself, [=PriTicket=], but it's actually a spoof of [[https://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/04/23/mama-cards-all-the-social-trickiness-of-japanese-business-cards-with-none-of-the-economic-gains/ mama cards]].
12th Dec '17 7:53:01 AM mimitchi33
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* In the 95th episode of ''[[VideoGame/PriPara [=PriPara=]]]'', Mirei shows some moms at a playground a "Mama Ticket" she made. Most viewers outside of Japan assume that it's just a mother-themed [=PriTicket=] she made herself, but it's actually a spoof of [[https://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/04/23/mama-cards-all-the-social-trickiness-of-japanese-business-cards-with-none-of-the-economic-gains/ mama cards]].
11th Dec '17 7:57:45 AM BeerBaron
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* The [[MascotMook mud crab]] is not something made up for the universe of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scylla_serrata it's a real species of crab]]. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', they even look like the real thing!
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', one of the materials that can be used for item crafting is corundum, depicted in the game as a brownish metallic ingot. Most people assume that it's a CallARabbitASmeerp version of bronze or copper, like how ebony is such to obsidian in this game and others in the series. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corundum In reality, it's a real-life substance that has nothing to do with either bronze or copper.]] You might know it better as some of its common varieties--rubies and sapphires.
*** In addition, Ebony is a real material, although it's not a stone--it's a dense black wood taken from ebony trees, which are native to India and some parts of Africa. It's so dense it sinks in water, and is mainly used for ornamental stuff like chess pieces and piano keys.
** Speaking of ''Skyrim'', many farms in the game feature shaggy big-horned bovines that are labelled and referred to as cows. Their appearance has led some players to mistake them for yaks or claim that Bethesda got things mixed up. In fact, the cows are a very accurate rendering of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_cattle highland cattle.]]
** Similarly, the sabre cats' large, stocky bear-like bodies might give players the impression that they are fantastic hybrid animals, like a griffon or a manticore. They are actually pretty much one-to-one copies of the genus ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smilodon Smilodon]]''.

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* The ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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[[MascotMook mud crab]] is not something made up Mud Crabs]] are an [[GiantEnemyCrab aggressive, roughly tortoise-sized crab species]] found in many varieties throughout Tamriel. You'd be easily forgiven for the universe of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', thinking they're fictional, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scylla_serrata it's a real species of crab]]. In you'd be wrong]]. (The ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', they Oblivion]]'' variety even look looks somewhat like the real thing!
thing.)
** In Ebony is a series' staple of a high-tier {{Fantasy Metal|s}}, functioning somewhat like Obsidian and theorized to be the petrified blood of the mortal world's [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]]. Ebony does exist in real life, however, it is not a stone. It is actually a dense black wood taken from ebony trees found in India and parts of Africa. It's so dense it sinks in water, and is mainly used for ornamental stuff like chess pieces and piano keys.
** Wherever they appear in the series', Tamriel's native Sabre Cats have large, stocky, bear-like bodies as opposed to the sleeker, more slender appearance of modern real-life big cats. This understandably gives players the impression that Sabre Cats are are fantastic hybrid animals, like a griffon or a manticore. They are actually pretty much one-to-one copies of the genus ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smilodon Smilodon]]''.
**
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', one Skyrim]]'':
*** One
of the materials that can be used for item crafting is corundum, depicted in the game as a brownish metallic ingot. Most people assume that it's a CallARabbitASmeerp version of bronze or copper, like how ebony is such similar to obsidian in this game and others in the series.Ebony above. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corundum In reality, it's a real-life substance that has nothing to do with either bronze or copper.]] You might know it better as some of its common varieties--rubies and sapphires.
*** In addition, Ebony is a real material, although it's not a stone--it's a dense black wood taken from ebony trees, which are native to India and some parts of Africa. It's so dense it sinks in water, and is mainly used for ornamental stuff like chess pieces and piano keys.
** Speaking of ''Skyrim'', many
Many farms in the game feature shaggy big-horned bovines that are labelled and referred to as cows. Their appearance has led some players to mistake them for yaks or claim that Bethesda got things mixed up. In fact, the cows are a very accurate rendering of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_cattle highland cattle.]]
** Similarly, the sabre cats' large, stocky bear-like bodies might give players the impression that they are fantastic hybrid animals, like a griffon or a manticore. They are actually pretty much one-to-one copies of the genus ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smilodon Smilodon]]''.
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10th Dec '17 6:23:59 AM Dimon
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10th Dec '17 6:23:51 AM Dimon
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10th Dec '17 6:23:33 AM Dimon
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9th Dec '17 10:22:06 PM TheBigBopper
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** Miura loves to draw elaborate and fantastical armors with animal-shaped parts and other decoration, many of which did not exist but are inspired by almost equally wild parade and costume armors that survive in museums; he even directly copies some museum pieces, such as the armor worn by lord Gennon in the Battle of Doldrey which is shaped to simulate puffed-and-slashed clothing of the early 16th century. For the Kushans, a FantasyCounterpartCulture of [[SimSimSalabim India]] with some ArabianNightsDays thrown in, he depicts real weapons and armor that most Western readers have never even heard of: examples include Silat's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urumi urumi]] swords, with multiple [[WhipSword flexible whip-like blades]], and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maduvu maduvu]] used by the monstrous Daka soldiers, which consist of two blackbuck horns pointing in opposite directions and connected by two crossbars which serve as grips.

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** Miura loves to draw elaborate and fantastical armors with animal-shaped parts and other decoration, many of which did not exist but are inspired by almost equally wild parade and costume armors that survive in museums; he even directly copies some museum pieces, such as the armor worn by lord Gennon in the Battle of Doldrey which is shaped to simulate puffed-and-slashed clothing of the early 16th century. For the Kushans, a FantasyCounterpartCulture of [[SimSimSalabim India]] with some ArabianNightsDays thrown in, he depicts real weapons and armor that most Western readers have never even heard of: examples include Silat's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urumi urumi]] swords, with multiple [[WhipSword flexible whip-like blades]], and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maduvu maduvu]] used by the monstrous Daka soldiers, which consist of two blackbuck antelope horns pointing in opposite directions and connected by two crossbars which serve as grips.
9th Dec '17 10:21:01 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Kentaro Miura uses RuleOfCool to sprinkle his fantasy world with weapons, armors, costumes, architecture, and technology from various real life cultures and eras, to the point where it's hard for the layperson to distinguish between what he made up and what he borrowed from history.
** An unintentional example happened right from the beginning, when he made the main character Guts a HandicappedBadass with a pretty sophisticated prosthetic iron hand, and only later found out that--by astonishing coincidence--there was a ''real'' German knight and mercenary named UsefulNotes/GotzVonBerlichingen (14801562): not only did he have a very similar name, but he was also known as [[RedBaron Götz of the Iron Hand]] because he had a prosthetic that looked remarkably similar to the one Guts uses.
** Miura loves to draw elaborate and fantastical armors with animal-shaped parts and other decoration, many of which did not exist but are inspired by almost equally wild parade and costume armors that survive in museums; he even directly copies some museum pieces, such as the armor worn by lord Gennon in the Battle of Doldrey which is shaped to simulate puffed-and-slashed clothing of the early 16th century. For the Kushans, a FantasyCounterpartCulture of [[SimSimSalabim India]] with some ArabianNightsDays thrown in, he depicts real weapons and armor that most Western readers have never even heard of: examples include Silat's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urumi urumi]] swords, with multiple [[WhipSword flexible whip-like blades]], and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maduvu maduvu]] used by the monstrous Daka soldiers, which consist of two blackbuck horns pointing in opposite directions and connected by two crossbars which serve as grips.
7th Dec '17 12:54:26 PM Psyclone
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and some other pirate movies feature female pirates. HollywoodHistory? Not so! There were {{Pirate Girl}}s, notably Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Jeanne de Clisson and Grace O'Malley. Zheng Yi Shao ended up being one of the most successful pirates ''ever'' and one pirate is in fact an {{Expy}} of her.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and some other pirate movies feature female pirates. HollywoodHistory? Not so! There were {{Pirate Girl}}s, notably Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Jeanne de Clisson and Grace O'Malley. Zheng Yi Shao ended up being one of the most successful pirates ''ever'' and one pirate Mistress Ching from ''Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End'' is in fact an {{Expy}} of her.
7th Dec '17 12:41:26 PM Psyclone
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** Speaking of the lottery in Nipton, a radio broadcast mentions that the brutal Legate Lanius has instituted a form of punishment where he divided a group of Legionares into groups of ten, and had the tenth man beaten to death by the other nine. This may sound like a typical example of post-apocalyptic brutality, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimation_(Roman_army) this was a real practice]], from which modern English speakers get the word "decimation", with the unfortunate tenth man determined by drawing lots.

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** Speaking of the lottery in Nipton, a radio broadcast mentions that the brutal Legate Lanius has instituted a form of punishment where he divided a group of Legionares into groups of ten, and had the tenth man beaten to death by the other nine. This may sound like a typical example of post-apocalyptic brutality, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimation_(Roman_army) this was a real practice]], practice in the Roman army]], from which modern English speakers get the word "decimation", with the unfortunate tenth man determined by drawing lots.
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