History Main / LikeRealityUnlessNoted

17th Jan '16 3:09:59 PM drbreakfast
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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and most of the Nazi leaders are killed in one swift, bloody attack, presumably ending WorldWarII earlier than it did in our world.]]
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* Creator/QuentinTarantino sets most of his movies in a world he describes as "Realer than Real"; ''almost'' everything is just like ours, but the films themselves spell out the subtle differences. ** ''Film/DjangoUnchained'': in 1859 a freed slave [[spoiler:violently murders almost every employee of one of the biggest plantations in America, then blows up said plantation for good measure]] with absolutely no visible repercussions in the present day. ** ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and most of the Nazi leaders are killed in one swift, bloody attack, presumably ending WorldWarII earlier than it did in our world.]]]] ** ''Film/PulpFiction'' is a crime thriller with some unspecified but obviously supernatural item in a briefcase which absolutely nobody questions the existence of. What is this mystical item, why does everyone already know what it is, and does this have any larger ramifications in the "Realer Than Real" universe? We'll never know. ** ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' and ''Film/KillBill'' don't take place in the same continuity as the above, but they do exist ''as movies'' there, meaning that world has its own Quentin Tarantino who is either much less prolific or made different movies in the time that ours made his.

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8th Jan '16 7:30:41 AM MagBas
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Following Fighteer in the "is this an example" thread: "That is what we call a 'general' example, which is not allowed. It's also very ungrammatical. For bonus points, for a franchise to follow its own internal history is not an aversion of Like Reality Unless Noted, because by definition if someone mentions President Luthor, it's "noted". It is nonsensical for an explicitly stated aspect of a universe to be a violation of that trope. "
** Creator/DCComics avert this more than Creator/MarvelComics, since in DC not only are most of the stories set in entirely fictional cities, unlike Marvel they are more willing to follow their own history (e.g. In Marvel, in the 2000's UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush was President, as in RealLife; in DC, the President was ''ComicBook/LexLuthor'', before he was impeached halfway through his first-term on the grounds of trying to kill Superman--or rather, getting caught doing it). Both follow a (rough) history similar to Earth, but DC makes a decision to divert that Marvel does not.
4th Jan '16 2:34:50 PM nombretomado
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** The comic takes it a step further (to the point of silliness) by explaining that, in the ''Darths and Droids'' universe, the comic creators exist but are creating a screencap comic based upon ''HarryPotter'', complete with [[http://darthsanddroids.net/wandsandwarts/episodes/0050.html example page]]. This in turn features an explanation that in ''that'' universe, the creators are working on a comic based upon ''TheSoundOfMusic''. [[RecursiveReality This continues for several iterations]].
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** The comic takes it a step further (to the point of silliness) by explaining that, in the ''Darths and Droids'' universe, the comic creators exist but are creating a screencap comic based upon ''HarryPotter'', complete with [[http://darthsanddroids.net/wandsandwarts/episodes/0050.html example page]]. This in turn features an explanation that in ''that'' universe, the creators are working on a comic based upon ''TheSoundOfMusic''.''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''. [[RecursiveReality This continues for several iterations]].
30th Dec '15 12:25:01 AM Anddrix
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** Creator/DCComics avert this more than Creator/MarvelComics, since in DC not only are most of the stories set in entirely fictional cities, unlike Marvel they are more willing to follow their own history (e.g. In Marvel, in the 2000's UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush was President, as in RealLife; in DC, the President was ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor'', before he was impeached halfway through his first-term on the grounds of trying to kill Superman--or rather, getting caught doing it). Both follow a (rough) history similar to Earth, but DC makes a decision to divert that Marvel does not.
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** Creator/DCComics avert this more than Creator/MarvelComics, since in DC not only are most of the stories set in entirely fictional cities, unlike Marvel they are more willing to follow their own history (e.g. In Marvel, in the 2000's UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush was President, as in RealLife; in DC, the President was ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor'', ''ComicBook/LexLuthor'', before he was impeached halfway through his first-term on the grounds of trying to kill Superman--or rather, getting caught doing it). Both follow a (rough) history similar to Earth, but DC makes a decision to divert that Marvel does not.
2nd Dec '15 12:56:14 PM WolfsTrinity
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Cleaning up my own mess from a few weeks or so ago.
* Most [[SelfInsertFic Self Inserts]][[labelnote:*]]and fics that follow the "dragged into another dimension" format but use an original character explicitly or supposedly ''not'' based on the author[[/labelnote]] can be assumed to come from worlds like this, with the "noted" generally being limited to whatever interdimensional shenanigans kick off the plot, though exceptions can exist where either the Self Insert is [[{{aversion}} reinterpreted as a native of the series' dimension]] or the "Self Insert" [[{{subversion}} turns out to be from somewhere quite different than our reality]] ** As a {{deconstruction}} of this sort of fic, ''Fanfic/SleepingWithTheGirls'' heavily emphasizes this aspect of the protagonist's home dimension, leading to things like MadeOfPlasticine and discussions of, essentially, the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic.
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* Most [[SelfInsertFic Self Inserts]][[labelnote:*]]and fics that follow the A fundamental assumption of "dragged into another dimension" type [[SelfInsertFic Self Insert Fics]][[labelnote:*]]and fics that follow the same format but use using an original character explicitly or supposedly ''not'' based on the author[[/labelnote]] can be assumed to come is that the Insert originally comes from worlds like this, with the "noted" generally being a world that follows this trope. "Noted" in these cases is ''generally'' limited only to whatever interdimensional shenanigans kick off dynamics are needed for the plot, though exceptions can exist where either the Self Insert is [[{{aversion}} reinterpreted as a native of the series' dimension]] or the "Self Insert" [[{{subversion}} turns out story to be from somewhere quite different than our reality]] work at all. ** As a {{deconstruction}} of this sort of fic, Self Inserts, ''Fanfic/SleepingWithTheGirls'' heavily emphasizes this aspect of the protagonist's home dimension, leading to things like MadeOfPlasticine and discussions of, essentially, the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic.
7th Nov '15 6:09:07 PM WolfsTrinity
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[[folder: Fan Works]] * Most [[SelfInsertFic Self Inserts]][[labelnote:*]]and fics that follow the "dragged into another dimension" format but use an original character explicitly or supposedly ''not'' based on the author[[/labelnote]] can be assumed to come from worlds like this, with the "noted" generally being limited to whatever interdimensional shenanigans kick off the plot, though exceptions can exist where either the Self Insert is [[{{aversion}} reinterpreted as a native of the series' dimension]] or the "Self Insert" [[{{subversion}} turns out to be from somewhere quite different than our reality]] ** As a {{deconstruction}} of this sort of fic, ''Fanfic/SleepingWithTheGirls'' heavily emphasizes this aspect of the protagonist's home dimension, leading to things like MadeOfPlasticine and discussions of, essentially, the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic. [[/folder]]
25th Oct '15 2:17:40 PM drbreakfast
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** ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' is not a work of fiction but an actual historical event that is common knowledge. The Frankenstein Monster turn up in Japan in the 1960s alive and well.
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** ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' is not a work of fiction but an actual historical event that is common knowledge. The Frankenstein Monster turn turns up in Japan in the 1960s alive and well.
25th Oct '15 2:17:28 PM drbreakfast
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** The Japanese Self Defense Force (or the UN in later films) has ''incredible'' technology at its disposal for fighting monsters, including tanks that can fire beams of plasma, HumongousMecha, and flying fortresses armored with synthetic diamond, yet civilian technology is never shown to be any more advanced than the time period in which the films were made. This even applies to movies set in the future like ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters,'' where 1999 looks an awful lot like 1968.
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** The Japanese Self Defense Force (or the UN in later films) has ''incredible'' technology at its disposal for fighting monsters, including tanks that can fire beams of plasma, HumongousMecha, and flying fortresses armored with synthetic diamond, yet civilian technology is never shown to be any more advanced than the time period in which the films were made. This even applies to movies set in the future like ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters,'' where 1999 looks an awful lot just like 1968.1968 except humanity has an outpost on the moon. ** Similarly, space exploration is ''much'' more advanced than in our world, with casual exploration of a planet beyond Jupiter being possible in the 1960s.
25th Oct '15 2:14:30 PM drbreakfast
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** ''Literature/Frankenstein'' is not a work of fiction but an actual historical event that is common knowledge. The Frankenstein Monster turn up in Japan in the 1960s alive and well.
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** ''Literature/Frankenstein'' ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' is not a work of fiction but an actual historical event that is common knowledge. The Frankenstein Monster turn up in Japan in the 1960s alive and well.
25th Oct '15 2:11:03 PM drbreakfast
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* The Franchise/{{Godzilla}} films have gradually built up a FantasyKitchenSink universe (or rather universes, since there have been a few [[ContinuityReboot continuity reboots]] along the way) that by all means ''should'' be unrecognizable to us, but somehow manage to mirror reality pretty closely. ** In spite of dozens of monsters laying waste to it over the years, Tokyo ''always'' still exists and looks exactly like it does in the real world. Sometimes famous buildings destroyed in previous movies show up again later on, implying that someone is furiously rebuilding everything so that it stays a match for the real Tokyo. Same goes for other frequently targeted cities like Osaka. ** The Japanese Self Defense Force (or the UN in later films) has ''incredible'' technology at its disposal for fighting monsters, including tanks that can fire beams of plasma, HumongousMecha, and flying fortresses armored with synthetic diamond, yet civilian technology is never shown to be any more advanced than the time period in which the films were made. This even applies to movies set in the future like ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters,'' where 1999 looks an awful lot like 1968. ** There are some fictional countries (Rolisica and Saradia), plenty of nonexistent islands, and even an extra ''planet'' in the solar system, but none of these things have significant effects on history. ** In one continuity, certain human beings are descendants of a race from Venus who have the ability to see the future, and in another, humans born with abilities like mind reading and telekinesis are just an unexplained fact of life. Neither of these seems to have altered history much. ** ''Literature/Frankenstein'' is not a work of fiction but an actual historical event that is common knowledge. The Frankenstein Monster turn up in Japan in the 1960s alive and well.
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