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6th Jan '17 11:05:54 PM billybobfred
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See also DontGoInTheWoods. Closely related to RiverOfInsanity. Not a counterpart to the ThirstyDesert, despite the names.

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See also DontGoInTheWoods. Closely related to RiverOfInsanity. Not a counterpart to Sort of like the ThirstyDesert, despite though the names.
similar names are coincidental.
6th Jan '17 11:04:23 PM billybobfred
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See also DontGoInTheWoods. Closely related to RiverOfInsanity.

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See also DontGoInTheWoods. Closely related to RiverOfInsanity.
RiverOfInsanity. Not a counterpart to the ThirstyDesert, despite the names.
27th Dec '16 7:57:31 PM Theriocephalus
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* Although it's a [[SwampsAreEvil swamp]], in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' the somewhat drier parts of Dagobah are portrayed as this. It's an amazingly hostile place to everyone except Yoda. Years ago a survey team crashed there, couldn't leave, and over a period of years they were picked off, they had children, their technology broke down... The Children they left behind, malnourished and uneducated, are friendly and much better adapted, but they are always, ''always'' hungry.

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* ** Although it's a [[SwampsAreEvil swamp]], in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' the somewhat drier parts of Dagobah are portrayed as this. It's an amazingly hostile place to everyone except Yoda. Years ago a survey team crashed there, couldn't leave, and over a period of years they were picked off, they had children, their technology broke down... The the Children they left behind, malnourished and uneducated, are friendly and much better adapted, but they are always, ''always'' hungry.
13th Dec '16 1:25:21 PM Xtifr
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* The world of Tanith in Jerry Pournelle's Co-Dominion Universe is a jungle-world with its evolution said to be over a million years beyond Earth's.

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* The world of Tanith in Jerry Pournelle's Co-Dominion Creator/JerryPournelle's Literature/CoDominium Universe is a jungle-world with its evolution said to be over a million years beyond Earth's.
28th Nov '16 6:34:15 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle" where the black lotus grows:

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle" where the black lotus grows:
27th Nov '16 7:18:42 PM PaulA
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** Venus in much early science fiction is like this.
** One of the first (and best) "Jungle Venus" stories was Stanley G. Weinbaum's 1935 short story "Parasite Planet." After a mud volcano destroys his isolated shack the protagonist must trek through a nightmarish jungle full of horrifying creatures such as [[BlobMonster "doughpots"]], [[ManEatingPlant "Jack Ketch Trees]], and [[StarfishAliens "trioptes"]]to get to civilization.

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** Venus in much early science fiction is like this.
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* One of the first (and best) "Jungle Venus" stories was Stanley G. Weinbaum's 1935 short story "Parasite Planet." After a mud volcano destroys his isolated shack the protagonist must trek through a nightmarish jungle full of horrifying creatures such as [[BlobMonster "doughpots"]], [[ManEatingPlant "Jack Ketch Trees]], Trees"]], and [[StarfishAliens "trioptes"]]to "trioptes"]] to get to civilization.
20th Nov '16 4:01:58 PM __Vano
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** Hence subverted; remnants of a flourishing civilization have been found in the Amazon, hinting even that much of the "wilderness" was in fact cultivated and kept under check for centuries. The diseases brought by the Europeans destroyed it before a single Westerner could witness any of it.

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** Hence subverted; remnants of a flourishing civilization have been found in the Amazon, hinting even that much of the "wilderness" was in fact cultivated and kept under check for centuries. [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom The diseases brought by the Europeans destroyed it it]] before a single Westerner could witness any of it.
20th Oct '16 5:55:50 PM PaulA
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* Of the dozens of people on the two expeditions in {{Literature/Congo}} by MichaelCrichton, only four are confirmed to have made it out alive (though some ran away earlier). A combo of this trope, a volcano, and KillerGorilla.

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* Of the dozens of people on the two expeditions in {{Literature/Congo}} ''{{Literature/Congo}}'' by MichaelCrichton, Creator/MichaelCrichton, only four are confirmed to have made it out alive (though some ran away earlier). A combo of this trope, a volcano, and KillerGorilla.
5th Oct '16 6:36:55 AM Kakai
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* The once-city of Sawa in ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict''. It's overgrown with vegetation, full of creatures that want to kill you or turn you into one of their kind, and oversaturated with black magic.
16th Aug '16 7:42:00 AM OtterOverthinker
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** It was a major problem for the British at first, particularly leading to defeat in Burma and Malaya. But commanders like Bill Slim and Ian Stewart deliberately trained their men to regard the jungle as neutral, which led to success later in the war. Stewart's 2nd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who spent months on end training in the jungle before the war, were the only British unit in Malaya to consistently defeat the Japanese.

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** It was a major problem for the British at first, particularly leading to defeat in Burma and Malaya. But commanders like F. Spencer Chapman, Bill Slim and Ian Stewart deliberately trained their men to regard the jungle as neutral, which led to success later in the war. Stewart's 2nd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who spent months on end training in the jungle before the war, were the only British unit in Malaya to consistently defeat the Japanese. Chapman spent more than three years behind the lines working with the Chinese, and came to believe so firmly that 'the Jungle is Neutral', that he made it [[TitleDrop the title of his memoir]].
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