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29th Jun '16 7:39:09 AM MasoTey
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* Sci-fi short story "The Waverlies" is about alien microbes that "eat" electricity, causing virtually all technology to stop working. People are surprisingly ok with this.

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* Sci-fi Fredric Brown's short story "The Waverlies" Waveries" is about alien microbes that "eat" electricity, causing virtually all technology to stop working. People are surprisingly ok with this.
21st Jun '16 3:10:43 PM thatmadork
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* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in in the 1986 anti-nuke film ''ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows''. The protagonists are a charming but frightfully naive old English couple who lived through the horrors of the Blitz, and so faced with the threat of nuclear war, they try to adopt that famous StiffUpperLip mindset. [[DownerEnding It doesn't protect them]], [[ForegoneConclusion needless to say]].
10th May '16 7:28:24 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Despite having barely survived an apocalyptic war at some point, the world in ''Anime/SoraNoWoto'' is surprisingly doing well for itself. Sure there's the possibility that [[spoiler: the Earth's dying]] but life had moved on.

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* Despite having barely survived an apocalyptic war at some point, the world in ''Anime/SoraNoWoto'' ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'' is surprisingly doing well for itself. Sure there's the possibility that [[spoiler: the Earth's dying]] but life had moved on.
1st Apr '16 8:26:02 PM Crinias
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* The setting-defining event of ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'' is that the sun went out (more specifically, [[AntropomorphicPersonification she was shot down by an arrow]]) and the world collapsed into a metaphysical PrimordialChaos. Then a new sun rose in the place of the old and most people picked themselves back up and went on with their lives. Just how big a deal this is depends entirely on the campaign.
13th Mar '16 11:13:25 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''SchoolLive'' is basically a SchoolGirlSeries set in a ZombieApocalypse. While members of the cast periodically show the psychological toll the event had on them, one of them is subject to delusions in which everything is as it was before the apocalypse and she's living at the school as a club activity. Her clubmates and fellow survivors basically play along with it. The school also happens to have solar panels, a water purification system and plenty of supplies (though they sometimes need to leave the shelter to get more food), which is great help in the playing along. [[spoiler:All that equipment gets destroyed later on, by circumstances beyond the girl's control]]

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* ''SchoolLive'' ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is basically a SchoolGirlSeries set in a ZombieApocalypse. While members of the cast periodically show the psychological toll the event had on them, one of them is subject to delusions in which everything is as it was before the apocalypse and she's living at the school as a club activity. Her clubmates and fellow survivors basically play along with it. The school also happens to have solar panels, a water purification system and plenty of supplies (though they sometimes need to leave the shelter to get more food), which is great help in the playing along. [[spoiler:All that equipment gets destroyed later on, by circumstances beyond the girl's control]]control]]
* ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' takes place on something of a post-apocalyptic Earth where the section of Japan the girls live on is the only surviving area. Aside from the [[WorldTree Shinju-sama]] worship everything is pretty normal.
23rd Feb '16 12:30:39 PM pittsburghmuggle
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Many have noted that the current popularity of the ZombieApocalypse in media is probably in part due to this trope; it's a lot easier to contemplate a future in which you may be prey to flesh-hungry ghouls, but at least you don't have to face all of the pressures and responsibilities of modern life.

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Many have noted that the current popularity of the ZombieApocalypse in media is probably in part due to this trope; it's a lot easier to contemplate a future in which you may be prey to flesh-hungry ghouls, but at least you don't have to face all of the pressures and responsibilities of modern life.
23rd Feb '16 12:30:04 PM pittsburghmuggle
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->''"It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt,''\\
'' and I feel fine."''

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->''"It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt,''\\
''
the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine."''
20th Feb '16 7:12:50 AM Nazetrime
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* ''SchoolLive'' is basically a SchoolGirlSeries set in a ZombieApocalypse. While members of the cast periodically show the psychological toll the event had on them, one of them is subject to delusions in which everything is as it was before the apocalypse and she's living at the school as a club activity. Her clubmates and fellow survivors basically play along with it. The school also happens to have solar panels, a water purification system and plenty of supplies (though they sometimes need to leave the shelter to get more food), which is great help in the playing along. [[spoiler:All that equipment gets destroyed later on, by circumstances beyond the girl's control]]
12th Feb '16 9:35:03 PM kikiandlala
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* In ''Film/HowILiveNow'', a nuclear weapon explodes in London killing tens if not hundreds of thousands. However for the kids it's an opportunity to explore some first-cousin sex, play outside a lot and have sleepovers in the barn. Even the kids were hit by fallout material from the blast, no one is made ill by it. Additionally it appears that the nuclear attack may have been limited only to England or even just London, with the rest of the world unaffected. However the situation becomes a lot less comfortable once martial law has been instituted, and it's revealed that the terrorists have contaminated the water supply and control parts of England (they are powerful enough to successfully fight the UK military for at least now).

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* In ''Film/HowILiveNow'', Justified as it's essentially a modern fairy tale set in a post-apocalypse scenario, in ''Film/HowILiveNow'' a nuclear weapon explodes in London killing tens if not hundreds of thousands. However for the kids it's an opportunity to explore some first-cousin sex, play outside a lot and have sleepovers in the barn. Even the kids were hit by fallout material from the blast, no one is made ill by it. Additionally it appears that the nuclear attack may have been limited only to England or even just London, with the rest of the world unaffected. However the situation becomes a lot less comfortable once martial law has been instituted, and it's revealed that the terrorists have contaminated the water supply and control parts of England (they are powerful enough to successfully fight the an off-guard UK military for now at least now).least).
12th Feb '16 8:39:21 PM kikiandlala
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* In ''Film/HowILiveNow'', a nuclear weapon explodes in London killing tens if not hundreds of thousands. However for the kids it's an opportunity to explore some first-cousin sex, play outside a lot and have sleepovers in the barn. Even the kids were hit by fallout material from the blast, no one is made ill by it. Additionally it appears that the nuclear attack may have been limited only to England or even just London, with the rest of the world unaffected. However the situation becomes a lot less comfortable once martial law has been instituted, and it's revealed that the terrorists who launched the attack are still at around and powerful enough to decimate an armed camp.

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* In ''Film/HowILiveNow'', a nuclear weapon explodes in London killing tens if not hundreds of thousands. However for the kids it's an opportunity to explore some first-cousin sex, play outside a lot and have sleepovers in the barn. Even the kids were hit by fallout material from the blast, no one is made ill by it. Additionally it appears that the nuclear attack may have been limited only to England or even just London, with the rest of the world unaffected. However the situation becomes a lot less comfortable once martial law has been instituted, and it's revealed that the terrorists who launched have contaminated the attack water supply and control parts of England (they are still at around and powerful enough to decimate an armed camp.successfully fight the UK military for at least now).
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