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14th Feb '17 2:28:24 AM Chabal2
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* Creator/TerryPratchett did such a good job of humanizing the GrimReaper he would receive letters from terminally-ill patients hoping to meet his version of Death when their time came.
20th Jan '17 11:21:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Milo in Norman Juster's ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' inverts this, although he states he might go back to visit, when he finds the time.

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* Milo in Norman Juster's ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'' inverts this, although he states he might go back to visit, when he finds the time.
19th Jan '17 1:14:33 AM eroock
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When a fictional character gets his wish, see IWishItWereReal. Because, you know, ThisIsReality.

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When a fictional character gets his wish, see IWishItWereReal. Because, you know, ThisIsReality.
ThisIsReality. May lead to an AntiEscapismAesop.
1st Dec '16 6:33:38 AM LordOfTheSword
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* An Wiki/SCPFoundation researcher working on an SCP that produced an extensive fantasy world in the sleeping user committed suicide on waking up. Having spent 200 years inside, he just couldn't return to real life. In a subversion of the usual Foundation-contained EldritchAbomination, the entity of the fantasy-making book had a ''massive'' MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, and went into such a debilitating HeroicBSOD that he refused to even communicate for ''weeks''. When he finally let someone in to talk to "him", [[{{Tearjerker}} all he could say through sobs was]] "[[WellIntentionedExtremist I'm so sorry. I never intended for this to happen. I just wanted to make people happy...]]"

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* An Wiki/SCPFoundation researcher working on an SCP that produced an extensive fantasy world in the sleeping user committed suicide on waking up. Having spent 200 years inside, he just couldn't return to real life. In a subversion of the usual Foundation-contained EldritchAbomination, the entity of the fantasy-making book had a ''massive'' MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, and went into such a debilitating HeroicBSOD that he it refused to even communicate for ''weeks''. When he it finally let someone in to talk to "him", "wrote" something on the pages, [[{{Tearjerker}} all he it could say through sobs was]] "[[WellIntentionedExtremist I'm so sorry. I never intended for this to happen. I just wanted to make people happy...]]"]]" ''[[{{Tearjerker}} on every single page, while the book was soaked with tears]]''.
1st Dec '16 6:31:18 AM LordOfTheSword
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* An Wiki/SCPFoundation researcher working on an SCP that produced an extensive fantasy world in the sleeping user committed suicide on waking up. Having spent 200 years inside, he just couldn't return to real life. In a subversion of the usual Foundation-contained EldritchAbomination, the entity of the fantasy-making book had a ''massive'' MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, and went into such a debilitating HeroicBSOD that he refused to even communicate for ''weeks''. When he finally let someone in to talk to "him", [[{{Tearjerker}} all he could say through sobs was]] "[[WellIntentionedExtremist I just wanted to make people happy...]]"

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* An Wiki/SCPFoundation researcher working on an SCP that produced an extensive fantasy world in the sleeping user committed suicide on waking up. Having spent 200 years inside, he just couldn't return to real life. In a subversion of the usual Foundation-contained EldritchAbomination, the entity of the fantasy-making book had a ''massive'' MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, and went into such a debilitating HeroicBSOD that he refused to even communicate for ''weeks''. When he finally let someone in to talk to "him", [[{{Tearjerker}} all he could say through sobs was]] "[[WellIntentionedExtremist I'm so sorry. I never intended for this to happen. I just wanted to make people happy...]]"
1st Dec '16 6:29:03 AM LordOfTheSword
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* An Wiki/SCPFoundation researcher working on an SCP that produced an extensive fantasy world in the sleeping user committed suicide on waking up. Having spent 200 years inside, he just couldn't return to real life ([[TakeThat they make sure to mention he was a role-playing game fan]]).

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* An Wiki/SCPFoundation researcher working on an SCP that produced an extensive fantasy world in the sleeping user committed suicide on waking up. Having spent 200 years inside, he just couldn't return to real life ([[TakeThat they life. In a subversion of the usual Foundation-contained EldritchAbomination, the entity of the fantasy-making book had a ''massive'' MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, and went into such a debilitating HeroicBSOD that he refused to even communicate for ''weeks''. When he finally let someone in to talk to "him", [[{{Tearjerker}} all he could say through sobs was]] "[[WellIntentionedExtremist I just wanted to make sure to mention he was a role-playing game fan]]).people happy...]]"
26th Nov '16 5:23:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/AstroCity'': When the [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Mock Turtle]] was a child, he always was trapped in wardrobes. Everyone thought he was an idiot. But he was trying to find a portal to [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]. If he could find [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz a twister]] or [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland a rabbit hole]], he would have tried that too. As an adult, when fleeing from enemies that want to kill him, alone and broken, [[TheWizardOfOz he happened to be in Kansas, and saw a twister. That gave him hope]]. So he got to Astro City, where the superhuman community defeated his enemies and welcomed him. So he went to the roof of a building, [[TheWizardOfOz put on his green visor, and all Astro City looked like an Emerald City.]]

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* ''Comicbook/AstroCity'': When the [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Mock Turtle]] was a child, he always was trapped in wardrobes. Everyone thought he was an idiot. But he was trying to find a portal to [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]. If he could find [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz a twister]] or [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland a rabbit hole]], he would have tried that too. As an adult, when fleeing from enemies that want to kill him, alone and broken, [[TheWizardOfOz he happened to be in Kansas, and saw a twister. That gave him hope]]. So he got to Astro City, where the superhuman community defeated his enemies and welcomed him. So he went to the roof of a building, [[TheWizardOfOz put on his green visor, and all Astro City looked like an Emerald City.]]



* Quentin Coldwater in ''Literature/TheMagicians'' dreams of traveling to the land of Fillory, from the ''Fillory and Further'' series by Christopher Plover (essentially a [[LawyerFriendlyCameo transparent pastiche]] of ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' and C.S. Lewis). [[spoiler: Eventually, he succeeds.]]

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* Quentin Coldwater in ''Literature/TheMagicians'' dreams of traveling to the land of Fillory, from the ''Fillory and Further'' series by Christopher Plover (essentially a [[LawyerFriendlyCameo transparent pastiche]] of ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' and C.S. Lewis). [[spoiler: Eventually, he succeeds.]]



* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' the Pevensies appear to do this. Actually the land they're longing for is very real, and they ruled there for fifteen years.

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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' the Pevensies appear to do this. Actually the land they're longing for is very real, and they ruled there for fifteen years.
25th Nov '16 9:05:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''BridgeToTerabithia'': The main two characters create a fictional world called Terabithia to deal with their school troubles. They are aware that it is a fantasy and wish it were real, although this doesn't stop them for having fun.

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* ''BridgeToTerabithia'': ''Film/BridgeToTerabithia'': The main two characters create a fictional world called Terabithia to deal with their school troubles. They are aware that it is a fantasy and wish it were real, although this doesn't stop them for having fun.
12th Nov '16 4:05:53 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is the major plot-driver in ''DonJuanDemarco''. A young man (played by JohnnyDepp) who's seriously dissatisfied with his life takes on a new persona, based on Lord Byron's version of legendary seducer ''Literature/DonJuan''. So thoroughly does he immerse himself in this wonderful new reality, he's nearly committed to a mental hospital.

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* This trope is the major plot-driver in ''DonJuanDemarco''. ''Film/DonJuanDemarco''. A young man (played by JohnnyDepp) Creator/JohnnyDepp) who's seriously dissatisfied with his life takes on a new persona, based on Lord Byron's version of legendary seducer ''Literature/DonJuan''. So thoroughly does he immerse himself in this wonderful new reality, he's nearly committed to a mental hospital.
3rd Nov '16 12:27:19 PM BURGINABC
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* In universe, this is the case in ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' in which almost everyone on Earth plugs into the virtual utopia, the OASIS, in an attempt to escape the rather sobering reality.

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* In universe, this is the case in ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'', in which almost everyone on Earth plugs into the virtual utopia, the OASIS, in an attempt to escape the rather sobering reality.
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