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* In ''JohannesCabalTheNecromancer'' the final town the diabolic carnival visits is one of these-Cabal notes that its ''nice'' in a nearly-pervasive way. The place seems almost magical though its noted that even in such a place there are few who would be deserving to sign their souls over. In chapter description its described as a nice place to live, but you wouldn't want to visit-its so powerful Cabal, quiet misanthrope, finds himself unable to tell off a child, feeling a strange urge to find a nice lady have kids and settle down, and gets quietly pushed into a teahouse and having a polite conversation, all [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness very unusual for him.]]
* In ''Literature/DonQuixote'', at the end of the book, Quixote considers leaving being a [[KnightInShiningArmor knight]] to become an arcadian shepherd instead. Pastoral tropes in general are deconstructed and parodied in the novel: The real shepherds are {{Country|Mouse}} Mice -- ignorant people who have enough common sense and work as shepherds by need. They want to help and are sympathetic enough. The problem comes when a lot of {{City|Mouse}} Mice try to invoke this trope:

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* In ''JohannesCabalTheNecromancer'' ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheNecromancer'' the final town the diabolic carnival visits is one of these-Cabal notes that its ''nice'' in a nearly-pervasive way. The place seems almost magical though its noted that even in such a place there are few who would be deserving to sign their souls over. In chapter description its described as a nice place to live, but you wouldn't want to visit-its so powerful Cabal, quiet misanthrope, finds himself unable to tell off a child, feeling a strange urge to find a nice lady have kids and settle down, and gets quietly pushed into a teahouse and having a polite conversation, all [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness very unusual for him.]]
* In ''Literature/DonQuixote'', at the end of the book, Quixote considers leaving being a [[KnightInShiningArmor knight]] to become an arcadian shepherd instead. Pastoral tropes in general are deconstructed and parodied in the novel: The real shepherds are {{Country|Mouse}} Mice {{Country |Mouse}}Mice -- ignorant people who have enough common sense and work as shepherds by need. They want to help and are sympathetic enough. The problem comes when a lot of {{City|Mouse}} Mice {{City |Mouse}}Mice try to invoke this trope:



-->''All this long harangue (which might very well have been spared) our knight delivered because the acorns they gave him reminded him of the golden age; and the whim seized him to address all this unnecessary argument to the goatherds, who listened to him gaping in amazement without saying a word in reply''.

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-->''All --->''All this long harangue (which might very well have been spared) our knight delivered because the acorns they gave him reminded him of the golden age; and the whim seized him to address all this unnecessary argument to the goatherds, who listened to him gaping in amazement without saying a word in reply''.reply.''



** Deconstructed again in chapter LII from the first part, Eugenio tells the story of the beautiful Leandra, who elopes with a soldier that left her. Leandra gets LockedAwayInAMonastery while her various {{City|Mouse}} Mice admirers decided to become shepherds and make poems about how Leandra betrayed them… [[InsaneTrollLogic even when she never gave them any hope]]. Eugenio tells that all those shepherds curse Leandra’s indiscretion and they seem so unhappy that he lampshades that Arcadia is really a living hell. Eugenio then says he has decided to follow the easier way, claim AllWomenAreLustful and become a PoliticallyIncorrectHero who hates all women.

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** Deconstructed again in chapter LII from the first part, Eugenio tells the story of the beautiful Leandra, who elopes with a soldier that left her. Leandra gets LockedAwayInAMonastery while her various {{City|Mouse}} Mice admirers decided to become shepherds and make poems about how Leandra betrayed them… them... [[InsaneTrollLogic even when she never gave them any hope]]. Eugenio tells that all those shepherds curse Leandra’s Leandra's indiscretion and they seem so unhappy that he lampshades that Arcadia is really a living hell. Eugenio then says he has decided to follow the easier way, claim AllWomenAreLustful and become a PoliticallyIncorrectHero who hates all women.



-->''Will your worship be able to bear, out in the fields, the heats of summer, and the chills of winter, and the howling of the wolves? Not you; for that's a life and a business for hardy men, bred and seasoned to such work almost from the time they were in swaddling-clothes. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Why, to make choice of evils, it's better to be a knight-errant than a shepherd!]]

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-->''Will --->''Will your worship be able to bear, out in the fields, the heats of summer, and the chills of winter, and the howling of the wolves? Not you; for that's a life and a business for hardy men, bred and seasoned to such work almost from the time they were in swaddling-clothes. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Why, to make choice of evils, it's better to be a knight-errant than a shepherd!]]



* The Shire in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''. The characters even make a point of not even letting the hobbits know Gondor and Rohan are duking it out against {{Mordor}}.
** On the other hand, the hobbits are also portrayed as unimaginative and parochial, which is atypical.
** 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.
* In Edmund Spenser's ''TheFaerieQueene'', the shepherds are the only people who do not know of the Blatant Beast.

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* ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'':
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The Shire in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''. Shir. The characters even make a point of not even letting the hobbits know Gondor and Rohan are duking it out against {{Mordor}}.
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{{Mordor}}. On the other hand, the hobbits are also portrayed as unimaginative and parochial, which is atypical.
** 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 Middle-Earth that would be safe from Sauron's ravages should he win.
* In Edmund Spenser's ''TheFaerieQueene'', ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'', the shepherds are the only people who do not know of the Blatant Beast.



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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'''s series 2 finale, the Doctor alludes to "the Fall of Arcadia", a battle during the Time War. As we later learn from Day of the Doctor and the earlier minisode Last Day, Arcadia is considered the safest and best defended city on Gallifrey during the Time War. Until the Daleks broke through the sky trenches.

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In ''Series/DoctorWho'''s the series 2 finale, the Doctor alludes to "the Fall of Arcadia", a battle during the Time War. As we later learn from Day of the Doctor and the earlier minisode Last Day, Arcadia is considered the safest and best defended city on Gallifrey during the Time War. Until the Daleks broke through the sky trenches.



** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants The Mutants]]'' Ky assures us Arcadia was the BackStory of his planet.

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** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants The Mutants]]'' Mutants]]" Ky assures us Arcadia was the BackStory of his planet.



** One of the Outer Planes in the ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' [=AD&D=] setting, specifically the park-like "LawfulGood with emphasis on the lawful" plane, was called "Arcadia." (The complete name, according to ''Dungeons & Dragons'' 3rd Edition, was "the Peaceable Kingdoms of Arcadia." But that's splitting hairs.) However, Dothion, one of the Twin Paradises of Bytopia, fits the trope just as well if not better.

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** One of the Outer Planes in the ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' [=AD&D=] setting, specifically the park-like "LawfulGood with emphasis on the lawful" plane, was is called "Arcadia." "Arcadia". (The complete name, according to ''Dungeons & Dragons'' 3rd Edition, was is "the Peaceable Kingdoms of Arcadia." But Arcadia", but that's splitting hairs.) However, Dothion, one of the Twin Paradises of Bytopia, fits the trope just as well if not better.



* {{Retropolis}} [[http://thrilling-tales.webomator.com/guide-to-the-future-that-never-was/guide_009 attracts people from rural communities to farm in its Greenbelts.]]

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* {{Retropolis}} Website/{{Retropolis}} [[http://thrilling-tales.webomator.com/guide-to-the-future-that-never-was/guide_009 attracts people from rural communities to farm in its Greenbelts.]]
9th Apr '17 9:19:45 PM Atreides
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* The ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' DLC ''Far Harbor'' revolves around a hidden colony where artificial humans ("synths") can live in peace and harmony. Of course, they are set up at Arcadia National Park, Maine.
22nd Feb '17 7:46:39 AM justanid
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Arcadia is a real region, the hilly middle of the Peloponnese. During the Roman Empire, poets (including Virgil) cast it as the idyllic land of the pastoral. Although thus OlderThanFeudalism, it is generally a trope used by city dwellers. Compare it to WildWilderness which it sometimes can overlap with also.

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Arcadia Arkadia is a real region, region in southern Greece, the hilly middle of the Peloponnese.Peloponnese peninsula. During the Roman Empire, poets (including Virgil) cast it as the idyllic land of the pastoral. Although thus OlderThanFeudalism, it is generally a trope used by city dwellers. Compare it to WildWilderness which it sometimes can overlap with also.
17th Feb '17 8:40:01 AM rjd1922
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* Typically, in Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, the protagonist begins their journey in a ridiculously tiny, picturesque town. Played with in that these places usually host a widely-respected scientist who sends the protagonist on their journey, a character not normally found in Arcadia settings. Other Arcadia spots besides the beginning of each game include:

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* Typically, in Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the protagonist begins their journey in a ridiculously tiny, picturesque town. Played with in that these places usually host a widely-respected scientist who sends the protagonist on their journey, a character not normally found in Arcadia settings. Other Arcadia spots besides the beginning of each game include:



** Verdanturf Town from VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire, it's so idealized that simply being there ''makes you healthier.''

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** Verdanturf Town from VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire, ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', it's so idealized that simply being there ''makes you healthier.''
1st Feb '17 6:15:59 PM NOYB
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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "Literature/TimeLag", Vaynamo is heavily rural, and quite peacable. Elva feels quite safe doing the circuit with only some Alfavala servants, who are barely intelligent enough to talk, and at one point contemplates how little violence they have in their history.

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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "Literature/TimeLag", Vaynamo is heavily rural, and quite peacable.peaceable. Elva feels quite safe doing the circuit with only some Alfavala servants, who are barely intelligent enough to talk, and at one point contemplates how little violence they have in their history.



** One of the Outer Planes in the ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' [=AD&D=] setting, specifically the park-like "LawfulGood with emphasis on the lawful" plane, was called "Arcadia." (The complete name, according to ''Dungeons & Dragons'' 3rd Edition, was "the Peaceable Kingdoms Of Arcadia." But that's splitting hairs.) However, Dothion, one of the Twin Paradises of Bytopia, fits the trope just as well if not better.

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** One of the Outer Planes in the ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' [=AD&D=] setting, specifically the park-like "LawfulGood with emphasis on the lawful" plane, was called "Arcadia." (The complete name, according to ''Dungeons & Dragons'' 3rd Edition, was "the Peaceable Kingdoms Of of Arcadia." But that's splitting hairs.) However, Dothion, one of the Twin Paradises of Bytopia, fits the trope just as well if not better.
28th Jan '17 4:43:54 PM Theriocephalus
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* One of the Outer Planes in the ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' [=AD&D=] setting, specifically the park-like "LawfulGood with emphasis on the lawful" plane, was called "Arcadia." (The complete name, according to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd Edition, was "the Peaceable Kingdoms Of Arcadia." But that's splitting hairs.) However, Dothion, one of the Twin Paradises of Bytopia, fits the trope just as well if not better.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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One of the Outer Planes in the ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' [=AD&D=] setting, specifically the park-like "LawfulGood with emphasis on the lawful" plane, was called "Arcadia." (The complete name, according to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''Dungeons & Dragons'' 3rd Edition, was "the Peaceable Kingdoms Of Arcadia." But that's splitting hairs.) However, Dothion, one of the Twin Paradises of Bytopia, fits the trope just as well if not better.
27th Jan '17 6:58:04 PM maximsk
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Closely related to GhibliHills, but inhabited. (They may, be next to each other in the same story.) Visual media often use it for SceneryPorn.

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Closely related to GhibliHills, but inhabited. (They may, may be next to each other in the same story.) Visual media often use it for SceneryPorn.
7th Jan '17 7:51:15 PM Rhodes7
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* ''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
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* 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.

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* Pastoral literature is mocked extensively in Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Tamuli]]''.
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''Literature/TheTamuli''.
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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
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* ''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.
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