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20th Jun '16 2:39:42 AM WillBGood
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* In the 2013 novel ''Literature/CrossAndPoppy,'' the countryside is simply ''better'', even if Death can (and often does) say, "et ego". Such that the InUniverse celebrities have bought country houses when they could. After all, there are no chalk-streams in {{UsefulNotes/London}}, they won't let the Duke shoot journalists and politicians on the wing, and as for [[TheGreatHunt huntin', damn it all]]….

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* In the 2013 novel ''Literature/CrossAndPoppy,'' the countryside is simply ''better'', even if Death can (and often does) say, "et ego". Such that the InUniverse celebrities have bought country houses when they could. After all, there are no chalk-streams in {{UsefulNotes/London}}, they won't let the Duke shoot journalists and politicians on the wing, and as for [[TheGreatHunt huntin', damn it all]]….all….
16th Jun '16 7:19:16 PM Doug86
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-->''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. [[FunnyMoments Why, to make choice of evils, it's better to be a knight-errant than a shepherd!]]

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-->''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. [[FunnyMoments [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Why, to make choice of evils, it's better to be a knight-errant than a shepherd!]]
14th Jun '16 7:37:21 PM PaulA
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* Appears in much of Creator/WilliamMorris' works. In particular, his vision for a socialist future in ''News From Nowhere''.

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* Appears in much of Creator/WilliamMorris' works. In particular, his vision for a socialist future in ''News From Nowhere''.''Literature/NewsFromNowhere''.
30th May '16 6:42:20 AM Cormacolinde
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* Nicolas Poussin is well-known for idyllic, Arcadian depictions, including ''Et in Arcadia Ego'', also known as ''Les Bergers d'Arcadie''
27th May '16 11:47:20 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', this seems to be the overall theme of the planet Naboo. It is a very peaceful place, and the majority of the planetary surface seems to consist of lovely cities, beautiful meadows full of alien livestock, rivers and waterfalls, and lush wetland areas teeming with diverse wildlife.


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** Equestria as a whole very much this. The occasional monster rampage aside, it’s a peaceful, pastoral nation dotted with pleasant towns in a landscape of farmland and lush nature where candy-colored ponies live in harmony with every sort of magical creature, friendship rules supreme, and the weather is managed on demand by {{Pegasus}} weather teams and the night and day cycle by the [[WingedUnicorn alicorn]] princesses for the benefit of all.
26th May '16 3:18:26 AM jerodast
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* On the less-settled end of the spectrum is Merlin1998: Merlin and Arthur's childhood homes, and the dream-like sanctuary created [[spoiler:for Nimue and Merlin by Mab]] appear to be the forest version of this - a small cottage with friendly animals all around and only occasional human occupants, allowing a simple, peaceful life at home with nature.
16th Apr '16 7:22:01 AM Goldfritha
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* In ''Webcomic/RedsPlanet'', the Cawaweeans.
-->''A small agrarian people who lead a very simple life farming the beautiful green hills and valleys of the tiny planet Cawawee.''
24th Mar '16 10:26:23 AM Goldfritha
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A TenMinuteRetirement often brings the character to Arcadia. A character -- perhaps a CityMouse who's learned [[AnAesop his lesson]], or someone [[EasyAmnesia who lost his memory]], or a NatureLover who's finally escaped the ViceCity -- may settle down here for a peaceful life and a [[GirlNextDoor quiet]] [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan romance]]. The pursuits of Arcadia are often portrayed as bringing life into the world, and are more productive than the destructive pursuits of heroes and villains. Depending on how it is depicted, this can range from idyllic leisure, to unending and hard work -- but this work is [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple never too complicated or stressful]], but rather peaceful and fulfilling for a character who was DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife. (Plus, of course, all that hard work gives you a good appetite, so you also don't need all the fancy dishes to tempt your stomach, unlike the city.)

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A TenMinuteRetirement often brings the character to Arcadia. A character -- perhaps a CityMouse who's learned [[AnAesop his lesson]], or someone [[EasyAmnesia who lost his memory]], or a NatureLover who's finally escaped the ViceCity -- may settle down here for a peaceful life and a [[GirlNextDoor quiet]] [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan romance]]. The pursuits of Arcadia are often portrayed as bringing life into the world, and are more productive than the destructive pursuits of heroes and villains. Depending on how it is depicted, this can range from idyllic leisure, to unending and hard work -- but this work is [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple never too complicated or stressful]], but rather peaceful and fulfilling for a character who was DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife. (Plus, of course, all that hard work gives you a good appetite, so you also don't need all the fancy dishes to tempt your stomach, unlike the city.city, and tires you out so you don't need to resort to drugs to sleep.)
20th Mar '16 12:32:47 AM Adept
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* A majority of the ''HarvestMoon'' games are set in this type of area.

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* A majority of the ''HarvestMoon'' ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games are set in this type of area.
27th Jan '16 10:53:26 AM Willbyr
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* ''TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'': The background state of Oz is an Arcadia propped up by several potent pieces of nationwide magic (to the point where it hardly even has any death), punctuated by numerous settlements of bizarre people. Adventures consist of protecting Oz from outside invasion, from upset by one of the bizarre internal settlements, or (as in the first story) finding your way home by finding your way through Oz and environs to the Emerald City. So the Arcadian background winds up staying pretty firmly in the background.

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* ''TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'': ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'': The background state of Oz is an Arcadia propped up by several potent pieces of nationwide magic (to the point where it hardly even has any death), punctuated by numerous settlements of bizarre people. Adventures consist of protecting Oz from outside invasion, from upset by one of the bizarre internal settlements, or (as in the first story) finding your way home by finding your way through Oz and environs to the Emerald City. So the Arcadian background winds up staying pretty firmly in the background.
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