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2nd Aug '16 1:26:48 PM margdean56
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In past centuries such islands could be found in every ocean, but these days it takes load of {{Phlebotinum}} to keep them hidden. In ScienceFiction, a deserted moon or planet makes an acceptable substitute. Leaving these [[ClosedCircle closed circles]] is often made difficult.

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In past centuries such islands could be found in every ocean, but these days it takes load loads of {{Phlebotinum}} to keep them hidden. In ScienceFiction, a deserted moon or planet makes an acceptable substitute. Leaving these [[ClosedCircle closed circles]] is often made difficult.
2nd Aug '16 3:29:00 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''Videogame/MonsterHunter'' has a map ''called'' the Deserted Island. Subverted, in that it's supposed to be devoid of human life, but still has a spot of civilization, Moga Village, thriving on it. This is because during the events of ''Monster Hunter tri'' and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate]]'', the village received an order to evacuate the island due to a series of earthquakes threatening to level the village, but the village's inhabitants refused to leave, instead sending out the PlayerCharacter to hunt and defeat the source of the earthquake, which as it turns out is a massive underwater Elder Dragon. The map remains named such in ''Monster Hunter Generations'' despite taking place chronologically after ''3'', but was presumably kept for nostalgia purposes.

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* ''Videogame/MonsterHunter'' has a map ''called'' the Deserted Island. Subverted, in that it's supposed to be devoid of human life, but still has a spot of civilization, Moga Village, thriving on it. This is because during the events of ''Monster Hunter tri'' and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate]]'', the [[spoiler:the village received an order to evacuate the island due to a series of earthquakes threatening to level the village, but the village's inhabitants refused to leave, instead sending out the PlayerCharacter to hunt and defeat the source of the earthquake, which as it turns out is a massive underwater Elder Dragon. Dragon.]] The map remains named such in ''Monster Hunter Generations'' despite taking place chronologically after ''3'', ''3'' with several returning characters explicitly stating they're visiting from Moga, but the name was presumably kept for nostalgia purposes.
2nd Aug '16 3:27:38 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''Videogame/MonsterHunter'' has a map ''called'' the Deserted Island. Subverted, in that it's supposed to be devoid of human life, but still has a spot of civilization, Moga Village, thriving on it. This is because during the events of ''Monster Hunter tri'' and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate]]'', the village received an order to evacuate the island due to a series of earthquakes threatening to level the village, but the village's inhabitants refused to leave, instead sending out the PlayerCharacter to hunt and defeat the source of the earthquake, which as it turns out is a massive underwater Elder Dragon. The map remains named such in ''Monster Hunter Generations'' despite taking place chronologically after ''3'', but was presumably kept for nostalgia purposes.
4th Jun '16 8:52:47 PM gewunomox
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* "''[[ThePolice Just a castaway, an island lost at sea-oh, another lonely day with no one here but me-oh]].''"

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* "''[[ThePolice "''[[Music/ThePolice Just a castaway, an island lost at sea-oh, another lonely day with no one here but me-oh]].''"
17th May '16 3:47:54 AM Doug86
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* GoodEats has a special on tropical cuisine in which Alton Brown is stranded on a deserted island. [[spoiler: He's in Hawaii and stumbles across a pineapple farm among other signs of life, until finally running into a surfer on vacation.]]

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* GoodEats ''Series/GoodEats'' has a special on tropical cuisine in which Alton Brown is stranded on a deserted island. [[spoiler: He's in Hawaii and stumbles across a pineapple farm among other signs of life, until finally running into a surfer on vacation.]]
30th Apr '16 12:52:35 PM TVRulezAgain
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* [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] quite cleverly in ''The End'', final book of ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents, which takes place on an island where "everything eventually washes up on the shores"(its coastal shelf is very cluttered), including a whole band of castaways with [[MeaningfulName names alluding to stories of this genre]].

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* [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] quite cleverly in ''The End'', final book of ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents, Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents, which takes place on an island where "everything eventually washes up on the shores"(its coastal shelf is very cluttered), including a whole band of castaways with [[MeaningfulName names alluding to stories of this genre]].
1st Apr '16 5:03:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BabySittersClub Super Special 4: Baby-sitters' Island Adventure''. The island was somewhere off the coast of Connecticut.

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* ''BabySittersClub ''Literature/BabySittersClub Super Special 4: Baby-sitters' Island Adventure''. The island was somewhere off the coast of Connecticut.



* Johann Wyss' ''TheSwissFamilyRobinson'', explicitly named after ''Robinson Crusoe'', takes place on a rather lush and serviceable desert island.

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* Johann Wyss' ''TheSwissFamilyRobinson'', ''Literature/TheSwissFamilyRobinson'', explicitly named after ''Robinson Crusoe'', takes place on a rather lush and serviceable desert island.
19th Feb '16 2:52:37 PM CaptEquinox
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* Henry De Vere Stacpoole's original novel ''TheBlueLagoon'', also the novella ''Primeval'' that inspired it, were just two of [[http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/1899.html a type of story popular in Victorian times]]: "strand innocent toddlers on a Crusoe-type DesertedIsland and see how they live, with plenty of resources but without parents or culture". ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'' and ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' are probably the two best known versions of this.

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* Henry De Vere Stacpoole's original novel ''TheBlueLagoon'', also the novella ''Primeval'' ''[[http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/robertson.htm Primordial/Three Laws & the Golden Rule]]'' that inspired it, were just two of [[http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/1899.html a type of story popular in Victorian times]]: "strand innocent toddlers on a Crusoe-type DesertedIsland and see how they live, with plenty of resources but without parents or culture". ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'' and ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' are probably the two best known versions of this.
19th Feb '16 9:40:39 AM PaulA
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* R.L. Stevenson's ''TreasureIsland''.

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* R.L. Stevenson's ''TreasureIsland''.''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
20th Dec '15 3:40:54 PM CaptEquinox
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* Henry De Vere Stacpoole's original novel ''TheBlueLagoon'', also the novella ''Primeval'' that inspired it, were just two of [[http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/1899.html a type of story popular in Victorian times]]: "strand innocent toddlers on a Crusoe-type DesertedIsland and see how they live, with plenty of resources but without parents or culture". ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'' and ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' are probably the two best known versions of this.



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