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16th Dec '17 7:40:17 PM SilentStranger
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* One of the early episodes of ''{{Brickleberry}}'' ends with Steve getting accidentaly shot by Woody and end up in Heaven where God tells him he's managed to earn his way in. Unfortunately, due to the events of the episode, Steve thinks God is black (due to a scam by his BlackBestFriend Denzel), and attacks him, thinking the real God is an imposter. Enraged, God damns him to Hell... which just transports him right back to Brickleberry. Steve isnt the least bit surprised.
14th Dec '17 1:55:30 PM Jacob175
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* The DeathNote fanfic ''FanFic/SecondChances'' takes place in an afterlife very similar to the "first world" that contains the living. [[spoiler:It's sequel takes place in the "third world", where those who died in the "second world" move on to, whose only differences are that those who have passed through hell have a mark on their forehead, and that the God of Hell has no jurisdiction there]].
* The ''{{Discworld}}'' tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12650047/5/Strandpiel Strandpiel]]'', by Creator/AAPessimal, follows a young Witch into adulthood. One side of her family are hardy colonial adventurers in the Discworld's "Africa", with a long history of generating attitudinal fighting women on a tough war-torn frontier. The heroine of this story is the very first magic-user to be born into this family line. In a time of danger and crisis, she inadvertently triggers a situation where she gets a few spirit guides - the ghosts of those fighting women of past generations, who give her their fighting ability, and enable her to chop some Dungeon Dimension things into calamari. One of her deceased grandmothers says she is glad to help and to ''do'' something again, as you wouldn't believe how bloody boring it is to be dead. Her ancestors pop up here and there to give her support, not only because it's sort of expected, but also as something to ''do'' with their afterlives.

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* The DeathNote Manga/DeathNote fanfic ''FanFic/SecondChances'' takes place in an afterlife very similar to the "first world" that contains the living. [[spoiler:It's sequel takes place in the "third world", where those who died in the "second world" move on to, whose only differences are that those who have passed through hell have a mark on their forehead, and that the God of Hell has no jurisdiction there]].
* The ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12650047/5/Strandpiel Strandpiel]]'', by Creator/AAPessimal, follows a young Witch into adulthood. One side of her family are hardy colonial adventurers in the Discworld's "Africa", with a long history of generating attitudinal fighting women on a tough war-torn frontier. The heroine of this story is the very first magic-user to be born into this family line. In a time of danger and crisis, she inadvertently triggers a situation where she gets a few spirit guides - the ghosts of those fighting women of past generations, who give her their fighting ability, and enable her to chop some Dungeon Dimension things into calamari. One of her deceased grandmothers says she is glad to help and to ''do'' something again, as you wouldn't believe how bloody boring it is to be dead. Her ancestors pop up here and there to give her support, not only because it's sort of expected, but also as something to ''do'' with their afterlives.






* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', the GameOver sequence shows that the dead have to wait in an extremely long line for millenia. This is actually an aversion, though, since the line is actually the line to get into the real afterlife, which is described as TheNothingAfterDeath followed by reincarnation. Or you can just give Charon some of your Macca to skip all of this and restart the fight where you died.

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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', the GameOver sequence shows that the dead have to wait in an extremely long line for millenia.millennia. This is actually an aversion, though, since the line is actually the line to get into the real afterlife, which is described as TheNothingAfterDeath followed by reincarnation. Or you can just give Charon some of your Macca to skip all of this and restart the fight where you died.died.
* In ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'', the Eighth Underworld is shown to be pretty much like life, with towns and jobs you can do to pay off your misdeeds and earn entry to the Ninth Underworld. The Ninth Underworld is implied to the equivalent of Heaven, though the game ends before we can see what happens there. [[spoiler:There is a Hell, but you have to get caught cheating your way into the Ninth Underworld to earn a trip there.]]
2nd Dec '17 7:36:48 PM Stealth
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** Another variation is the concept of the Celestial Court. Complete with judges, advocates, prosecutors, bailiffs, and clerks, all set to judge every single soul that comes through. Said court is infamously slow to pass judgement, and in keeping with the concept of the dead needing material goods in the afterlife, fake 'hell bank' money is burned to ensure that the deceased can afford good advocates and to possibly grease the wheels if needed, otherwise it's going to be a long wait. Yes. The Chinese afterlife explicitly expects ''bureaucracy and corruption''.
17th Nov '17 4:08:49 PM IsaChan
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* There's a silly animated video on the Web, about a man who farts in his cubicle, gets sealed inside, and lights a match to read the pink slip he's been given (and farts again). When he goes to Heaven, he winds up in a cubicle.
* In Kevin Guilfoile's web mystery series, [[http://www.themorningnews.org/article/madalyn-murray-ohair-in-hell Madalyn Murray O’Hair in Hell,]] the part of Hell Madalyn lives in (the City of Dis) resembles a dingy city where movies are dubbed into languages no one can understand and the only thing on television are shows from 1978. Originally it was part of a FireAndBrimstoneHell, but the residents made some tentative improvements and, when no one punished them for doing this, they began renovating Hell so that it eventually resembled a somewhat tolerable CrapsackWorld.
* In ''Podcast/PastDivision'', the astral plane (which is basically the afterlife) takes the form of a combination hotel and mall.
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* There's a silly animated video on the Web, about a man who farts in his cubicle, gets sealed inside, and lights a match to read the pink slip he's been given (and farts again). When he goes to Heaven, he winds up in a cubicle.
* In Kevin Guilfoile's web mystery series, [[http://www.themorningnews.org/article/madalyn-murray-ohair-in-hell Madalyn Murray O’Hair in Hell,]] the part of Hell Madalyn lives in (the City of Dis) resembles a dingy city where movies are dubbed into languages no one can understand and the only thing on television are shows from 1978. Originally it was part of a FireAndBrimstoneHell, but the residents made some tentative improvements and, when no one punished them for doing this, they began renovating Hell so that it eventually resembled a somewhat tolerable CrapsackWorld.
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* There's a silly animated video on the Web, about a man who farts in his cubicle, gets sealed inside, and lights a match to read the pink slip he's been given (and farts again). When he goes to Heaven, he winds up in a cubicle.
* In Kevin Guilfoile's web mystery series, [[http://www.themorningnews.org/article/madalyn-murray-ohair-in-hell Madalyn Murray O’Hair in Hell,]] the part of Hell Madalyn lives in (the City of Dis) resembles a dingy city where movies are dubbed into languages no one can understand and the only thing on television are shows from 1978. Originally it was part of a FireAndBrimstoneHell, but the residents made some tentative improvements and, when no one punished them for doing this, they began renovating Hell so that it eventually resembled a somewhat tolerable CrapsackWorld.
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5th Nov '17 3:41:19 PM AgProv
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* The ''{{Discworld}}'' tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12650047/5/Strandpiel Strandpiel]]'', by Creator/AAPessimal, follows a young Witch into adulthood. One side of her family are hardy colonial adventurers in the Discworld's "Africa", with a long history of generating attitudinal fighting women on a tough war-torn frontier. The heroine of this story is the very first magic-user to be born into this family line. In a time of danger and crisis, she inadvertently triggers a situation where she gets a few spirit guides - the ghosts of those fighting women of past generations, who give her their fighting ability, and enable her to chop some Dungeon Dimension things into calamari. One of her deceased grandmothers says she is glad to help and to ''do'' something again, as you wouldn't believe how bloody boring it is to be dead. Her ancestors pop up here and there to give her support, not only because it's sort of expected, but also as something to ''do'' with their afterlives.
10th Oct '17 11:39:56 AM x_countryguy
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* In ''Anime/AngelBeats'', the afterlife for people (or at least kids and teenagers) is an idyllic boarding school, where they are expected to conform and become model students. Those who fall in line are eventually "obliterated", or simply disappear without a trace. The heroes are actively rebelling to fight against this. [[spoiler: In fact, the school is for kids who've lead hard or disappointing lives, and are at the school to enjoy their youth and ultimately let go of their negative feelings before they can pass on, and (presumably) reincarnate. While the main characters, and possibly the other students ''know'' it's the afterlife, the main characters all think being "Obliterated" is actually ceasing to exist.]]

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* In ''Anime/AngelBeats'', the afterlife for people (or at least kids and teenagers) is an idyllic boarding school, where they are expected to conform and become model students. Those who fall in line are eventually "obliterated", or simply disappear without a trace. The heroes are actively rebelling to fight against this. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In fact, the school is for kids who've lead hard or disappointing lives, and are at the school to enjoy their youth and ultimately let go of their negative feelings before they can pass on, and (presumably) reincarnate. While the main characters, and possibly the other students ''know'' it's the afterlife, the main characters all think being "Obliterated" is actually ceasing to exist.]]



* In ''[[Literature/CircleOfMagic Briar's Book]]'', [[spoiler: Briar follows Rosethorn into the afterlife and finds her facing a huge, badly overgrown and disorganized garden... the sort of challenging project both of them could happily work on forever, being plant mages.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/CircleOfMagic Briar's Book]]'', [[spoiler: Briar [[spoiler:Briar follows Rosethorn into the afterlife and finds her facing a huge, badly overgrown and disorganized garden... the sort of challenging project both of them could happily work on forever, being plant mages.]]



* ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'' hints that [[TheUnderworld the "Mu" afterlife]] spoken of in ''Manga/DeathNote'' may be this. Specifically, the narrator [[spoiler: Mello]] is writing a report on a long-since-closed case [[PosthumousNarration from beyond the grave.]] He gives up the clinical narration style in favor of one more like [[TheStoryteller a live storytelling]], on the grounds that someone other than [[GreatDetective Near]] might read it.

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* ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'' hints that [[TheUnderworld the "Mu" afterlife]] spoken of in ''Manga/DeathNote'' may be this. Specifically, the narrator [[spoiler: Mello]] [[spoiler:Mello]] is writing a report on a long-since-closed case [[PosthumousNarration from beyond the grave.]] He gives up the clinical narration style in favor of one more like [[TheStoryteller a live storytelling]], on the grounds that someone other than [[GreatDetective Near]] might read it.
9th Oct '17 5:11:54 PM Shadoboy
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* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Purgatory is a restaurant with poor service -- it takes literally centuries to be served, since there's only [[TheGrimReaper one waiter]]. And the only things on the menu are your sins in life ("roast baby potatoes sprinkled with lied to your mother about brushing your teeth").

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* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Purgatory is a restaurant with poor service -- it takes literally centuries to be served, since there's only [[TheGrimReaper one waiter]]. And the only things on the menu are your sins in life ("roast baby potatoes sprinkled with lied to your mother about brushing your teeth"). You're free to move on once you finish all the items in your menu.
20th Sep '17 11:48:16 AM KizunaTallis
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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' is a subversion, regular Hell does exist and the majority of people get sent there. The show depicts a heavenly afterlife call the Good Place where people who were very ethical, generous, and kind in life (although even Florence Nightingale didn't make the cut!) end up in their own neighborhood run by an architect. The neighborhood we see in the show ''does'' seem like a really idyllic place where every whim and need is taken care of, but it's like a quirky EverytownAmerica with, for example, stores selling frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. Plus the whole afterlife is run like a corporate service industry, complete with a bureaucratic scoring system to determine who gets into the Good Place or the Bad Place. [[spoiler: It's actually an IronicHell for four people who weren't good people, but also weren't really all that bad either. The Good Place is an experiment by a newly promoted evil architect to see if they will punish each other so that the demons don't have to do any work.]]

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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' is a subversion, regular Hell does exist and the majority of people get sent there. zigzags around this. The show depicts a heavenly afterlife call the called [[TitleDrop The Good Place Place]] where people who were very ethical, generous, and kind in life (although even Florence Nightingale didn't make the cut!) end up get to spend the afterlife in their own a beautiful neighborhood run by an architect. A hellish afterlife called The Bad Place also exists and the majority of people get sent there. The neighborhood we see in the show ''does'' seem like a really idyllic place where every whim and need is taken care of, but it's like a quirky EverytownAmerica with, for example, stores selling frozen yogurt instead of ice cream.all flavors and residents are paired up with their perfect soulmate. Plus the whole afterlife is run like a corporate service industry, complete with a bureaucratic scoring system to determine who gets into the Good Place or the Bad Place. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's later revealed that the setting is actually an IronicHell for the four people main characters who weren't good people, but also weren't really all that bad either. The so-called Good Place neighborhood they were put in is an experiment by a newly promoted evil architect to see if they will punish each other so that the demons don't have to do any work.]] ]]
** There is also a "Medium Place" that was created for a woman who was a terrible person in her earthly life but so much good was done in her name due to a charity she'd opened right before she kicked the bucket that she didn't fit in either the good or bad places. As a result, her afterlife is this (though she doesn't seem to mind it much).
30th Aug '17 3:09:55 PM Kafkesque
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28th Jul '17 7:03:23 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' the afterlife is shown to be... an eternity in a cubicle. [[spoiler:Next to Wally]].
** And then there's Heck, for petty offences. Run by Phil, Lord Of Insufficient Light.

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''
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afterlife is shown to be... an eternity in a cubicle. [[spoiler:Next to Wally]].
** And then there's Dilbert is once sent to Heck, a lesser version of Hell for people that commit petty offences. Run by Phil, Lord Of Insufficient Light.
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