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30th May '18 5:55:17 AM StFan
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine''.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} '': It's a crapsack universe for you, Charlie Brown.
* Almost the whole point of ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''. Creator Scott Adams raises the suggestion in ''The Dilbert Principle'' in citing his reader mail that this is effectively TruthInTelevision (except, of course, not television).
* The once-lighthearted ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'' seems to be set in one of these nowadays.
* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', especially towards the end. Of course, the door to Outland is in the worst part of town.
* ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The title is not an exaggeration]].
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Animation/AachiAndSsipak'' manages to be this both literally and figuratively. The world's main fuel source seems to be human faeces, and indeed there's a lot of cultural focus on it. While this is not a bad thing - well, sans the {{Squick}} -, society is governed by a tyrannical regime, the leader in the movie's events being a sadistic [[UnCannyValley creepy little girl with a huge head]] with no qualms in killing whoever she wishes to kill (at a point in the movie she happily watches a bunch of men being sentenced to death for "misusing the great anus"). However, most of the problems come from the fact that, to incentivate people to "produce fuel", they offer popsickle like "juicybar", which is highly addictive and seemingly is the cause of the birth of a group of mutants which entitle themselves "The Diaper Gang", and which commit terrorism to obtain the juicybars and seeming [[spoiler: wish to take control as they do so once they get Beauty]]. As people ''already commit terrorism'' to steal the damn things, you get a lot of violence all the time, and seeing as none of the characters in the story are good this pretty much implies a bad place to be.
* ''Animation/TheSnowQueen2012'' takes place in a world conquered by a totalitarian Snow Queen, who has brought on a new Ice Age, and also banned art.
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': The entire Earth centuries earlier had been reduced to a trash-filled Hellhole, the human population fleeing when it started to become too difficult to breathe and the "throw legions of trash-compacting robots at the problem" approach failed. By the time of the movie, all the WALL•E unit (barring one) have broken down, with the [[TheWoobie last one continuing to pile up the trash into layers surpassing the skyscrapers, with only a cockroach as a friend]]. [[spoiler:Still, things had improved enough for plant life to be viable.]]
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The world inhabited by the title characters of ''WebAnimation/LegoPirateMisadventures'' is pretty grim for a [[BuiltWithLego Lego world]]. Pirates apparently own at least one city, have an academy dedicated to learning the trade of raping and pillaging, and are ruled by a guild stuffed full of [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Obstructive Bureaucrats]]. This city also has a hit TV show called "Torture Time With [[FluffyTheTerrible Mr. Cuddles]]" where people get tortured to death, and people get gunned down in the street for little to no reason. No one seems terribly bothered by any of this, though. Additionally, a world conquering [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness League]] [[ObviouslyEvil of Darkness]] was able to rise to power with absolutely no one noticing before it was too late, necessitating Gag's SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong gambit.
* This is actually pretty common on Website/{{Newgrounds}}:
** Probably the ultimate example would be the featureless muddy hell of ''WebAnimation/SaladFingers''.
** Let's not even get started on ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat''. [[WorldGoneMad There's a reason "madness" is in the title]].
** The world of ''VideoGame/{{Pico}}'' is so fucked up that any [[VagueAge vaguely-aged kid]] can pick up a gun, lay waste to the problem, and be hailed a hero, even if said kid is a DestructiveSavior with the demeanor of a NinetiesAntiHero at barely half the age. Now throw in his [[TokenTrio best friends]] ([[DependingOnTheWriter usually]]), a suicidal slut, and a PyroManiac, and add all the ComedicSociopathy you can imagine.
** ''Tankmen'' starts with the war-torn remnants of a city, but what what makes it so crappy is that the warring factions don't even know what they're fighting for, but keep on warring as if it were an average 9-to-5 grind.
** In the ''VideoGame/ColourMySeries'', there's a long list of forbidden activities on the stick-figure citizens. Among these are pets, plants, running, emotion, color, and ''smiling''. There are huge robots to enforce the laws, too.
* ''WebAnimation/NomadOfNowhere'': Nowhere is a desert, with most of the natural resource wells finally drying up aside from [[BigBad Don Paragon's]] oasis. Aside from our protagonists, virtually all residents encountered are either greedy and self-interested, or impoverished and desperate. Those of the populace who don't fear or despise magic want to use it for their own ends, making it dangerous for a magic-user like the Nomad to stay in any place for too long. Nowhere is also ruled by a [[GreaterScopeVillain magic-eating tyrant]] and the "governors" he empowered to conquer the desert quadrants.
* ''WebAnimation/OffTheGrid'' takes place in a desert wasteland, populated by mercenaries, [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]], [[HumanoidAbomination Humanoid Abominations]], and [[KillerRobot Killer Robots]].
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6th Apr '18 1:29:58 PM Kissinger113
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31st Mar '18 1:13:14 PM waters20
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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of [[LethallyStupid idiots]], [[JerkAss jerks]], {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' is [[BlatantLies not an example of this in the slightest.]]

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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of [[LethallyStupid idiots]], [[JerkAss jerks]], {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' is [[BlatantLies not an example of this in the slightest.]]
12th Mar '18 11:56:59 PM memememememe
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Although there are countless ways Crapsack Worlds can be depicted (often with SceneryGorn), it is usually {{dark|erAndEdgier}}, on the Romantic end on the RomanticismVersusEnlightenment scale, and on the [[CynicismTropes cynical end]] of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism, so it will have either GreyAndGrayMorality or BlackAndGrayMorality, if not outright EvilVersusEvil in the worst of cases (beware of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy if you decide to go this route though). Settings like these are not kind at all to [[WideEyedIdealist idealists]], who usually get [[BreakTheCutie traumatized]] and/or [[CruelAndUnusualDeath die horribly]] when their attempts to change the world through idealism meet tragic ends.

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Although there are countless ways Crapsack Worlds can be depicted (often with SceneryGorn), it is usually {{dark|erAndEdgier}}, on the Romantic end on the RomanticismVersusEnlightenment scale, and on the [[CynicismTropes cynical end]] of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism, so it will have either GreyAndGrayMorality or BlackAndGrayMorality, if not outright EvilVersusEvil in the worst of cases (beware of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy if you decide to go this route though). Settings like these are not kind at all to [[WideEyedIdealist idealists]], who usually get [[BreakTheCutie traumatized]] and/or [[CruelAndUnusualDeath die horribly]] when their attempts to change the world through idealism meet tragic ends.
4th Nov '17 12:43:52 PM Kissinger113
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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of [[LethallyStupid idiots]], [[JerkAss jerks]], {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy]]'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' is [[BlatantLies not an example of this in the slightest.]]

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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of [[LethallyStupid idiots]], [[JerkAss jerks]], {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy]]'', ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' is [[BlatantLies not an example of this in the slightest.]]
4th Nov '17 12:40:32 PM Kissinger113
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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of [[LethallyStupid idiots]], [[JerkAss jerks]], {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob SquarePants]]'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' is [[BlatantLies not an example of this in the slightest.]]

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* A ''[[RuleOfFunny comedic]]'' Crapsack World is PlayedForLaughs and is made up of [[LethallyStupid idiots]], [[JerkAss jerks]], {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[TheChewToy Chew Toys]] and the occasional OnlySaneMan, with plenty of ComedicSociopathy to go around. These include the BlackComedy, the SadistShow and the WorldGoneMad. The "upside" is that it's usually [[SatireParodyPastiche parodic]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice funny in its extremes]]. Though people die left and right, it likely has NegativeContinuity to facilitate the inhabitants' suffering. Examples: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob SquarePants]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy]]'', ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' is [[BlatantLies not an example of this in the slightest.]]
24th Sep '17 5:49:18 PM nombretomado
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18th Sep '17 9:35:37 AM PistolsAtDawn
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For worlds that are almost literal sacks of crap see TheDungAges. See YouWouldNotWantToLiveInDex for other crapsack environments. On a less negative note, the WorldOfBadass will also be likely to have elements of the Crapsack World, to give justification on why kicking ass is very important to survival.

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For worlds that are almost literal sacks of crap see TheDungAges. See YouWouldNotWantToLiveInDex for other crapsack environments. On a less negative note, the WorldOfBadass will also be likely to have elements of the Crapsack World, to give justification on why kicking ass is very important to survival.
survival. Compare WorldOfJerkass, a world which is only unpleasant because all of the characters are horrible people.
17th Aug '17 8:19:13 PM Kissinger113
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