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17th Jun '17 2:04:13 PM nombretomado
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TheOtherWiki has more details on Genii Locorum [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genius_loci here.]]

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The OtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_living_planets list of living planets.]]

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The OtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_living_planets list of living planets.]]
17th Jun '17 8:36:56 AM Godzillawolf
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** It's eventually revealed that not only do stars have a consciousness of some sort, but constellations and even ''galaxies'' have their own that are a HiveMind consciousness of their component parts. The Ursa Major and Minor are the {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of their respective constellations' consciousnesses.
13th Jun '17 6:05:13 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Some people are places. A Genius Loci is a location with a mind. A sentient planet, country, island, city, or street. Obviously, this is more common in science fiction and fantasy, though [[MagicalRealism a certain amount of animism in otherwise realistic series]] isn't unknown, and it may be [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane only suggested]].

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Some people are places. A Genius Loci is a location with a mind. A sentient planet, country, island, city, or street. Obviously, this is more common in science fiction {{science fiction}} and fantasy, {{fantasy}}, though [[MagicalRealism a certain amount of animism in otherwise realistic series]] isn't unknown, and it may be [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane only suggested]].
8th Jun '17 1:47:44 AM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/HenryDarger wrote one of these decades before King. It's called ''Crazy House'' and puts the heroic little Vivian Girls in 1940s Chicago, investigating a house that is speculated to be sentient and evil. The princesses find that evil ghosts are also involved.
27th May '17 12:17:43 AM CaptEquinox
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* The TropeNamer, of course, is ancient Roman religion. The original Genius Loci had little in common with how fantasy and pop culture typically depict them. They were either spirits or known gods who frequented a specific location, or manifested there in the past. Their past or continued presence at the location might be marked by some type of miracle or unusual feature of the land. A more accurate example would be Lourdes, France, where there is a spring that is alleged to cure illnesses. According to Catholics this is due to Our Lady Of Lourdes, a manifestation of the Virgin Mary that is said to have appeared to a French peasant girl in the 1850s.

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* The TropeNamer, of course, is ancient Roman religion. The original Genius Loci had little in common with how fantasy and pop culture typically depict them. They were either spirits or known gods who frequented a specific location, or manifested there in the past. Their past or continued presence at the location might be marked by some type of miracle or unusual feature of the land. A more accurate example would be Lourdes, France, where there is a spring that is alleged to cure illnesses. According to Catholics this is due to Our Lady Of Lourdes, a manifestation of the Virgin Mary that is said to have [[Film/TheSongOfBernadette appeared to a French peasant girl girl]] in the 1850s.1850s. Long before then, the cave in the rock where she was seen and the surrounding land were supposed to have been "haunted" and may have been a place of pre-Christian devotion.
24th May '17 8:23:06 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Deathworld'' the hero finds himself on a planet whose flora and fauna are in constant full-on attack against the human miners/settlers. Everything is deadly, poisonous, powerful, stabby, etc. It turns out that the planet itself has a mind (is a mind?) and has been psionically directing the attacks.

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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Deathworld'' ''Literature/{{Deathworld}}'' the hero finds himself on a planet whose flora and fauna are in constant full-on attack against the human miners/settlers. Everything is deadly, poisonous, powerful, stabby, etc. It turns out that the planet itself has a mind (is a mind?) and has been psionically directing the attacks.
21st May '17 2:29:43 PM nombretomado
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* The warehouse in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' is sentient. To what degree is uncertain, but it is alive.

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* The warehouse in ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' is sentient. To what degree is uncertain, but it is alive.
21st May '17 12:48:35 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced by name in TheWanderersLibrary

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* Referenced by name in TheWanderersLibrary''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary''.
20th May '17 3:01:35 PM nombretomado
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** In the same game, the Tzimisce can use their [[BodyHorror Vicissitude]] Domain to mold their ghouls together into living, breathing rooms for their homes. This concept appears in the computer game adaptation, VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines, when the player character enters the lair of a Tzimisce, complete with walls that [[spoiler: bleed when struck]]. It is easily the most atmospherically disturbing mission in the game.

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** In the same game, the Tzimisce can use their [[BodyHorror Vicissitude]] Domain to mold their ghouls together into living, breathing rooms for their homes. This concept appears in the computer game adaptation, VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines, ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', when the player character enters the lair of a Tzimisce, complete with walls that [[spoiler: bleed when struck]]. It is easily the most atmospherically disturbing mission in the game.
20th May '17 1:27:30 PM nombretomado
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* The city of Leá Monde in ''VagrantStory''. Every cobblestone, every wall in the city is inscribed with ancient Kildean runes, turning it into the Gran Grimoire -- the ultimate focus of [[FunctionalMagic the power of the Dark]]. After centuries of this supernatural influence, the city itself acquired a will of its own, and any soul tainted by the Dark is doomed to wander its catacombs forever.

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* The city of Leá Monde in ''VagrantStory''.''VideoGame/VagrantStory''. Every cobblestone, every wall in the city is inscribed with ancient Kildean runes, turning it into the Gran Grimoire -- the ultimate focus of [[FunctionalMagic the power of the Dark]]. After centuries of this supernatural influence, the city itself acquired a will of its own, and any soul tainted by the Dark is doomed to wander its catacombs forever.
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