History Main / Arcadia

7th Jan '17 7:51:15 PM Rhodes7
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' it is the ultimate goal of the heroes to create an Arcadia by rejecting all modernity and multiculturalism. This is even compared to the Shire/
14th Dec '16 6:14:26 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Pastoral literature is mocked extensively in Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Tamuli]]''.
** Yet in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''The Malloreon'', Faldor's Farm is portrayed as one of the best possible places to grow up, and Faldor himself is one of the few unambiguously good people in the series. The Rivan Pasturelands and The Vale of Aldur also count as pastoral places.

to:

* Pastoral literature is mocked extensively in Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Tamuli]]''.
**
''Literature/TheTamuli''.
*
Yet in Eddings's ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''The Malloreon'', Faldor's Farm is portrayed as one of the best possible places to grow up, and Faldor himself is one of the few unambiguously good people in the series. The Rivan Pasturelands and The Vale of Aldur also count as pastoral places.
13th Dec '16 11:52:18 AM jamespolk
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/HitlersMadman'': Lidice, a lovely peaceful quiet farming village, as shown in the opening montage with simple farm folk harvesting wheat and such. This is to help drive home the tragedy when the Nazis annihilate the entire village.
11th Dec '16 11:48:23 PM socialist-cokehead
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''VideoGame/FableII'', the town of Oakfield is a great example of Arcadia, consisting mostly of farmland with a few houses, produce stalls, and an inn. From the first game you have Oakvale, but by Fable 2 it's become a cursed marsh.

to:

* ''Franchise/{{Fable}}''
** In ''VideoGame/FableI'', the hero's DoomedHometown of Oakvale is an Arcadian hamlet, and the neighbouring Barrow Fields are equally idyllic. However, by the time of the second game, the region has become a cursed marshland.
**
In ''VideoGame/FableII'', the town of Oakfield is a great example of Arcadia, follows in Oakvale's bucolic footsteps, consisting mostly of farmland with a few houses, produce stalls, and an inn. From the first game you have Oakvale, but by Fable 2 it's become a cursed marsh.
4th Dec '16 9:05:50 AM PsychoGecko
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** This, and any other views of old-fashioned Arcadias in the United States would be subject to dissonance nowadays, as formal lawns are a relatively recent thing. Those gentle agrarian places of old used to have either no grass in the yard, or whatever bushes, trees, and wild plants grew up instead, with household trash tossed in. That's just where people threw their trash in rural areas back then.
30th Nov '16 12:21:24 PM CaptEquinox
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Tom and Goldberry Bombadil ''really'' live in an Arcadia. Many people like to think this is JRRT's BigLippedAlligatorMoment from the first part of the story, but it might be the only place on earth that would be safe from Sauron's ravages should he win.


Added DiffLines:

** This is paraphrased in ''Film/AllThePresidentsMen'' in the scene where they meet Sloane and his pregnant wife in their perfect StepfordSmiler Suburbia:
--> '''Bernstein.''' All these neat little houses on all these nice little streets. It's hard to believe that something is wrong in some of these little houses.\\
'''Woodward.''' No, it isn't.


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/RichardBrautigan has a questionable Arcadia in ''In Watermelon Sugar''. You sense that the people of iDEATH are trying hard to make it one, in any case.
2nd Nov '16 11:14:13 AM MinisterOfSinister
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Anime And Manga]]b

to:

[[folder:Anime And Manga]]bManga]]
1st Oct '16 2:55:32 PM TheBuddy26
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Not to be confused with Creator/TomStoppard's [[Theatre/{{Arcadia}} play of the same name]], or the Music/DuranDuran SpinOff band. ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'' and ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' aren't exactly this either. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia_%28disambiguation%29 Not to mention all the other things named after Arcadia on Wikipedia.]]

to:

Not to be confused with Creator/TomStoppard's [[Theatre/{{Arcadia}} play of the same name]], or the Music/DuranDuran SpinOff band. ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'' and ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' aren't exactly this either. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia_%28disambiguation%29 Not to mention all the other things named after Arcadia on Wikipedia.]]
]] Or arcades.
23rd Sep '16 6:52:35 PM Necrodomo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The angelic plane of Elysium/Paradise in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' is always this trope, full of idyllic rolling hills, perfect vistas, and quaint little towns. One version even had FluffyCloudHeaven floating on the clouds above.
11th Sep '16 2:33:14 PM jamespolk
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Anime And Manga]]

to:

[[folder:Anime And Manga]]Manga]]b


Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Crac}}'': The beautiful, lush rural Quebec village inhabited by the farmer. Woodsmen chopping trees, waterfalls, bubbling streams. All ruined when industrialization comes.
This list shows the last 10 events of 319. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.Arcadia