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20th Oct '17 10:25:57 PM wingedcatgirl
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* Fan fics written by someone LongingForFictionLand can certainly run into this, extolling the virtues of the fictional landscape they wish for while downplaying the nature of the real world.

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9th Sep '17 7:14:37 PM SSJMagus
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** It should be noted, however, that the 21st century of Star Trek takes place during, between, and after multiple global wars.

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** It should be noted, however, that the 21st century of Star Trek takes place during, between, and after multiple global wars.
wars. At a minimum there's the Eugenics War in which [[BewareTheSuperman Khan Noonien Singh and his genetically-enhanced followers attempted to take over the world]] and a nuclear WorldWarIII in which ordinary non-enhanced humans nearly wiped themselves out. While World War III is only vaguely alluded to, the Eugenics War and [[BigBad Khan Singh himself]] are central to [[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed a TOS episode]] and [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan two]] [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness movies]].
30th Jun '17 1:44:05 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* A big part of George Orwell's classic ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' is the idea that the entire world in the book has been ConditionedToAcceptHorror. The world is only an utterly nightmarish totalitarian dystopia ''to the reader''; to an Oceanian citizen, this kind of horror world is all they really know. Even if the Party was ever overthrown, the world order would stay as-is because political and intellectual freedom have long since ceased to exist as concepts in the human psyche. In other words, the only real solution to the world's problems is likely only an [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Exterminatus]].

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* A big part of George Orwell's classic ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' is the idea that the entire world in the book has been ConditionedToAcceptHorror. The world is only an utterly nightmarish totalitarian dystopia ''to the reader''; to an Oceanian citizen, this kind of horror world is all they really know. Even if the Party was ever overthrown, the world order would stay as-is because political and intellectual freedom have long since ceased to exist as concepts in the human psyche. In other words, the only real solution to the world's problems is likely only an [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Exterminatus]].
22nd May '17 3:26:24 PM thatmadork
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* A big part of George Orwell's classic ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' is the idea that the entire world in the book has been ConditionedToAcceptHorror. The world is only an utterly nightmarish totalitarian dystopia ''to the reader''; to an Oceanian citizen, this kind of horror world is all they really know. Even if the Party was ever overthrown, the world order would stay as-is because political and intellectual freedom have long since ceased to exist as concepts in the human psyche. In other words, the only real solution to the world's problems is likely only an [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Exterminatus]].
23rd Dec '16 10:19:17 PM Xtifr
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* Vonda N. [=McIntyre=]'s ''ThievesWorld'' short story "Looking for Satan". A group of people come to Sanctuary and find it appalling. This is not so unusual (Sanctuary is a WretchedHive after all) but the reason is that the place they come from is idyllic: everyone lives together without jealousy or greed and with a FreeLoveFuture orientation.

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* Vonda N. [=McIntyre=]'s ''ThievesWorld'' Creator/VondaNMcIntyre's ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' short story "Looking for Satan". A group of people come to Sanctuary and find it appalling. This is not so unusual (Sanctuary is a WretchedHive after all) but the reason is that the place they come from is idyllic: everyone lives together without jealousy or greed and with a FreeLoveFuture orientation.
13th Nov '16 5:58:31 AM DeepRed
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Compare LifeWillKillYou and HumansAreTheRealMonsters. DeliberateValuesDissonance and CultureClash are bound to come into play.

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Compare LifeWillKillYou AppealToWorseProblems, HumansAreTheRealMonsters and HumansAreTheRealMonsters.LifeWillKillYou. DeliberateValuesDissonance and CultureClash are bound to come into play.
17th Oct '16 9:04:39 AM Whitewings
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** It should be noted, however, that the 21st century of Star Trek takes place during, between, and after multiple global wars.
19th Aug '16 5:27:02 PM FordPrefect
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** It should be noted that most of the worlds in the Imperium are what is known as Civilian Worlds, which are mostly on part with present day Earth in terms of living conditions but since they're not GRIMDARK they're rarely mention unless they're being attacked.

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** It should be noted that most of the worlds in the Imperium are what is known as Civilian Worlds, which are mostly on part par with present day Earth in terms of living conditions conditions, but since they're not GRIMDARK they're rarely mention mentioned unless they're being attacked.
20th Jun '16 1:45:48 PM Leahnansidhe
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* Brandon Sanderson's ''Literature/TheReckonersTrilogy'' has [[spoiler:Calamity, the being that gave humanity their powers,]] come from a world where they are basically intellects, and so our world with its bright lights and noises and all the senses, seems shockingly terrifying and therefore evil.

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* Brandon Sanderson's ''Literature/TheReckonersTrilogy'' has [[spoiler:Calamity, the being that gave humanity their powers,]] come from a world where they are basically intellects, and so our world with its bright lights and noises and all the senses, sounds seems shockingly terrifying and therefore evil.
20th Jun '16 1:44:32 PM Leahnansidhe
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* Brandon Sanderson's ''Literature/TheReckonersTrilogy'' has [[spoiler:Calamity, the being that gave humanity their powers,]] come from a world where they are basically intellects, and so our world with its bright lights and noises and all the senses, seems shockingly terrifying and therefore evil.
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