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26th Dec '17 4:35:27 PM nombretomado
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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, {{Game Show}}s, and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TV Tropes]].

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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 [[VideoGame/FarmVille Facebook games]], gambling, movies, {{Game Show}}s, and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TV Tropes]].
26th Dec '17 4:35:22 PM nombretomado
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26th Nov '17 4:25:01 PM LadyNorbert
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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, {{Game Show}}s, 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. This trope is TruthInTelevision; common forms of Escapism are {{Video Game}}s, Drugs, Alcohol, {{Fiction}}, [[FarmVille Facebook games]], gambling, movies, {{Game Show}}s, and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TVTropes]].
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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', the protagonist's mother became TheOphelia by drugging herself with herbal potions so often that her mind isn't clear even when she's sober. She did this to escape her bleak reality, with her abusive husband who would also beat and almost kill her children. It is said that now "She only hears what she wants to hear". Escapism is also used as literary device; instead of someone being tortured, the readers gets to see only dream sequences, which the protagonist is implied to be hallucinating while his brother is being tortured to make him talk.

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', the protagonist's mother became TheOphelia by drugging herself with herbal potions so often that her mind isn't clear even when she's sober. She did this to escape her bleak reality, with her abusive husband who would also beat and almost kill her children. It is said that now "She only hears what she wants to hear". hear." Escapism is also used as literary device; instead of someone being tortured, the readers gets to see only dream sequences, which the protagonist is implied to be hallucinating while his brother is being tortured to make him talk.



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

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



* The protagonist team of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', spending their nights as thieves as escapism from the limits of daily life. Learning to deal with real life and it's issues is the CentralTheme of the game.

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* The protagonist team of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', spending their nights as thieves as escapism from the limits of daily life. Learning to deal with real life and it's its issues is the CentralTheme of the game.



** In "Weirdmageddon Part 2: Escape From Reality", Dipper realizes that this is why Mabel doesn't want to leave personal LotusEaterMachine; it lets her avoid the GrowingUpSucks trope that's been her character arc for the series.

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** In "Weirdmageddon Part 2: Escape From Reality", Dipper realizes that this is why Mabel doesn't want to leave the personal LotusEaterMachine; it lets her avoid the GrowingUpSucks trope that's been her character arc for the series.
18th Oct '17 11:19:33 AM Malitia
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* ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'''s relationship to escapism is ''complicated'' to put it mildly. The main character, Gwen Poole, is [[ThisLoserIsYou an average comicbook fan]], who managed to push her escapism so far to [[ComicbooksAreReal actually escape]]. She is perfectly willing at first to exploit this as much as possible to indulge her more sociopathic impulses without consequences which seems like a prime setup to deliver an AntiEscapismAesop... the series doesn't do that, instead opts for ''[[InDefenceOfStorytelling now you're responsible for the tales you're telling]]'', we hope you grow up to the responsibility. (At the time of this entry's writing her success is questionable, but story gods bless her she is trying.)
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5th Oct '17 11:06:39 PM Wheezy
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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, {{GameShow}}s, 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. This trope is TruthInTelevision; common forms of Escapism are {{Video Game}}s, Drugs, Alcohol, {{Fiction}}, [[FarmVille Facebook games]], gambling, movies, {{GameShow}}s, {{Game Show}}s, and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TVTropes]].
25th Aug '17 12:13:42 PM Ninja857142
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* A common interpretation of the work of Music/OwlCity. Perhaps the most noteworthy example is "The Real World":
-->''Downy feathers kiss your face, and flutter everywhere,''\\
''Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn't want to live there.''
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20th Apr '17 2:38:18 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* The protagonist team of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', spending their nights as thieves as escapism from the limits of daily life (game unreleased, specifics pending).

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* The protagonist team of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', spending their nights as thieves as escapism from the limits of daily life. Learning to deal with real life (game unreleased, specifics pending).and it's issues is the CentralTheme of the game.
13th Apr '17 4:36:38 PM themisterfree
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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. This trope is TruthInTelevision; common forms of Escapism are {{Video Game}}s, Drugs, Alcohol, {{Fiction}}, [[FarmVille Facebook games]], gambling, movies, {{GameShow}}s, and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TVTropes]].
2nd Apr '17 6:24:55 AM cybertoy0
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* Discussed during the credits of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons"; Soos, Blues, Durland and Toby Determined are doing a LARP when Durland (Of all people) posits that they're just using fantasy to ignore their real-life problems, and should use the time to better themselves. [[IgnoredEpiphany Blubs just tells him that "Fortresses can't talk"]] (Durland's role) and the subject is forgotten.
** In "Weirdmageddon Part 2: Escape From Reality", Dipper realizes that this is why Mabel doesn't want to leave personal LotusEaterMachine; it lets her avoid the GrowingUpSucks trope that's been her character arc for the series.
22nd Jan '17 3:01:39 AM eroock
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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. This trope is TruthInTelevision; common forms of Escapism are {{video game}}s, drugs, {{Video Game}}s, Drugs, Alcohol, {{Fiction}}, [[FarmVille Facebook games]], gambling, movies, and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TVTropes]].
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