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25th Jun '16 10:52:25 AM Morgenthaler
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Escapism is basically a mental diversion or "escape" from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. Everything that makes us escape from RealLife can be considered a form of {{Escapism}}. This trope is TruthInTelevision; common forms of Escapism are {{video game}}s, drugs, Alcohol, {{Fiction}}, [[FarmVille Facebook games]], gambling, movies, and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TVTropes]].

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Escapism is basically a mental diversion or "escape" from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. Everything that makes us escape from RealLife can be considered a form of {{Escapism}}.Escapism. This trope is TruthInTelevision; common forms of Escapism are {{video game}}s, drugs, Alcohol, {{Fiction}}, [[FarmVille Facebook games]], gambling, movies, and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TVTropes]].
25th Jun '16 5:30:41 AM Morgenthaler
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9th Apr '16 4:44:00 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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* ''Literature/GloryRoad'' by Creator/RobertHeinlein is a {{Troperiffic}} parody/ {{Deconstruction}}/ {{Reconstruction}}/ celebration of escapist stories.
22nd Jan '16 10:20:31 AM N1KF
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E3CastleSweetCastle Castle Sweet Castle]]" is about this: Twilight does everything in her power to stay away from her new castle, which has replaced the old library destroyed by Lord Tirek's attack at the end of the previous season. When the others realize this, they try to make the castle seem more inviting to her.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E3CastleSweetCastle Castle Sweet Castle]]" is about this: Twilight does everything in her power to stay away from her [[spoiler:her new castle, which has replaced the old library destroyed by Lord Tirek's attack at the end of the previous season. season]]. When the others realize this, they try to make the castle it seem more inviting to her.
11th Oct '15 1:08:00 PM nombretomado
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* This is referenced in a ''PhineasAndFerb'' commercial were Phineas tells the audience to turn off their computers and enjoy life outside.

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* This is referenced in a ''PhineasAndFerb'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' commercial were Phineas tells the audience to turn off their computers and enjoy life outside.
5th Oct '15 1:01:26 AM NemoSpecific
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* This is referenced in a ''PhineasAndFerb'' commercial were Phineas tells the audience to turn off their computers and enjoy life outside

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* This is referenced in a ''PhineasAndFerb'' commercial were Phineas tells the audience to turn off their computers and enjoy life outsideoutside.
5th Oct '15 12:56:41 AM NemoSpecific
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* In "Literature/ALittlePrincess," Sara goes from being wealthy, well-respected, and popular to a scullery maid in a single day. She moves from the largest room in the school to the rat-infested attic. How does she deal? She pretends her doll is sentient and tht she is a princess and must act accordingly. She continues to pretend and act as if she is a gentle and beautiful princess even as the antagonists treat her terribly.

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* In "Literature/ALittlePrincess," Sara goes from being wealthy, well-respected, and popular to a scullery maid in a single day. She moves from the largest room in the school to the rat-infested attic. How does she deal? She pretends her doll is sentient and tht that she is a princess and must act accordingly. She continues to pretend and act as if she is a gentle and beautiful princess even as the antagonists treat her terribly.
14th Jun '15 9:40:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the SilenceOfTheLambs series it is said that, while in prison, Hannibal Lecter often lives in the memory palace he has built in his mind.

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* In the SilenceOfTheLambs ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' series it is said that, while in prison, Hannibal Lecter often lives in the memory palace he has built in his mind.



* In OutOfTheDust, Billie Jo plays the piano to escape her brutal, unforgiving life.

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* In OutOfTheDust, Literature/OutOfTheDust, Billie Jo plays the piano to escape her brutal, unforgiving life.



* In ''{{Smallville}}'', it's implied that Clark is just a crazy person that created a fantasy world in order to escape reality. [[spoiler:Until that's revealed to be a hallucination by Dr. Hudson (a "zoner")]].

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* In ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', it's implied that Clark is just a crazy person that created a fantasy world in order to escape reality. [[spoiler:Until that's revealed to be a hallucination by Dr. Hudson (a "zoner")]].
9th Jun '15 11:56:10 PM sgamer82
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* Rikka Takanashi, the female lead of ''LightNovel/ChuunibyouDemoKoiGaShitai'', is constantly under the delusion of a ElegantGothicLolita fighter, so as to cope with her trauma arising from ParentalAbandonment.

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* Rikka Takanashi, the female lead of ''LightNovel/ChuunibyouDemoKoiGaShitai'', ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', is constantly under the delusion of a ElegantGothicLolita fighter, so as to cope with her trauma arising from ParentalAbandonment.
4th Jun '15 3:51:59 PM YasminPerry
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* In OutOfTheDust, Billie Jo plays the piano to escape her brutal, unforgiving life.
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