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7th Oct '16 11:24:01 AM SLOOGOVS
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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 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.
* Though [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice's]] sister accuses her of daydreaming and avoidance and refusing to grow up and 'be sensible', her entire journey through Wonderland and the Looking Glass worlds are a frank satirical examination of the absurdities of British culture, seen from the eyes of a girl expected to earn acceptance into a society she often finds too insane and incomprehensible to accept herself. This makes it an inversion, as Alice looks fully into aspects of British society that her teachers and mentors have blinded themselves to.
* In Literature/OutOfTheDust, Billie Jo plays the piano to escape her brutal, unforgiving life.

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* In "Literature/ALittlePrincess," ''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 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.
* Though [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice's]] ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice's]]'' sister accuses her of daydreaming and avoidance and refusing to grow up and 'be sensible', her entire journey through Wonderland and the Looking Glass worlds are a frank satirical examination of the absurdities of British culture, seen from the eyes of a girl expected to earn acceptance into a society she often finds too insane and incomprehensible to accept herself. This makes it an inversion, as Alice looks fully into aspects of British society that her teachers and mentors have blinded themselves to.
* In Literature/OutOfTheDust, ''Literature/OutOfTheDust'', Billie Jo plays the piano to escape her brutal, unforgiving life.



* In ''Series/Community'', Abed frequently refers to his life in the format of seasons and refers to tropes, though instead of Abed actually being meta he's simply building a framing device around his own life. While reality is confusing and unstructured to him, [[MetaGuy he has a very strong understanding of tropes]], and as a result he will not hesitate to start framing reality in the form of pop culture to help him cope with problems (or sometimes just to make his life more interesting). This is deconstructed multiple times as being unhealthy, mainly because of how extreme Abed will take these delusions and how little empathy he has for others in his attempts to keep the illusions going.

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* In ''Series/Community'', ''Series/{{Community}}'', Abed frequently refers to his life in the format of seasons and refers to tropes, though instead of Abed actually being meta he's simply building a framing device around his own life. While reality is confusing and unstructured to him, [[MetaGuy he has a very strong understanding of tropes]], and as a result he will not hesitate to start framing reality in the form of pop culture to help him cope with problems (or sometimes just to make his life more interesting). This is deconstructed multiple times as being unhealthy, mainly because of how extreme Abed will take these delusions and how little empathy he has for others in his attempts to keep the illusions going.



* FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance, and its sequel VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2, although the sequel focuses on it less.

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* FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'', and its sequel VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2, although the sequel focuses on it less.



* This trope was referenced in ''PotterPuppetPals'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI7FkF3Z6ms in one of Harry Potter's nightmares]]. He dreamed that he was a {{Muggle}} that created a fantasy world in order to escape the guilt of seeing his wife die. Played [[JustForFun for the lulz]].

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* This trope was referenced in ''PotterPuppetPals'' ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI7FkF3Z6ms in one of Harry Potter's nightmares]]. He dreamed that he was a {{Muggle}} that created a fantasy world in order to escape the guilt of seeing his wife die. Played [[JustForFun for the lulz]].



* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft", there is a nerd that is depicted as completely obsessed with ''WorldOfWarcraft'' and completely out of touch of reality. He is described as having "no life" by the characters.
* In ''{{Chaotic}}'', the heroes' best friend is constantly avoiding RealLife through a trading card game. Then this trope is subverted when Chaotic turns out to be real.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft", there is a nerd that is depicted as completely obsessed with ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and completely out of touch of reality. He is described as having "no life" by the characters.
* In ''{{Chaotic}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'', the heroes' best friend is constantly avoiding RealLife through a trading card game. Then this trope is subverted when Chaotic turns out to be real.
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.
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