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17th Jun '17 8:24:41 PM KillerClowns
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It may be AFormYouAreComfortableWith for souls who are still living who see or visit it.

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It may be AFormYouAreComfortableWith for souls who are still living who see or visit it.
it, or an AfterlifeAntechamber for those not yet ready to move on to a more mysterious OffscreenAfterlife.
16th May '17 2:26:17 AM Couran
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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. [[spoiler: It's actually an ironic hell 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.]] 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.

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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. [[spoiler: It's actually an ironic hell 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.]] 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.]]
16th May '17 2:24:24 AM Couran
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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' depicts a heavenly afterlife 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.

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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. architect. [[spoiler: It's actually an ironic hell 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.]] 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.
25th Mar '17 10:09:35 AM SpocktorWho
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': When [[spoiler:Crowley]] becomes King of Hell, he changes it from FireAndBrimstoneHell into one giant queue that the damned are forced to wait in for all of eternity. The line moves at a snail's pace, and when you finally get to the front, you're just told to go all the way to the back again. His reason for making this change was because he noticed that a good portion of people sent to Hell were masochists who were TooKinkyToTorture with the traditional methods, but ''nobody'' likes waiting in line.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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When [[spoiler:Crowley]] becomes King of Hell, he changes it from FireAndBrimstoneHell into one giant queue that the damned are forced to wait in for all of eternity. The line moves at a snail's pace, and when you finally get to the front, you're just told to go all the way to the back again. His reason for making this change was because he noticed that a good portion of people sent to Hell were masochists who were TooKinkyToTorture with the traditional methods, but ''nobody'' likes waiting in line.line.
** Heaven itself is rather mundane to the human souls that end up there. Each soul gets its own version of Heaven, which typically involves something like their favorite place(s) or activity(ies) in life. One woman gets an endless concert, one man gets his favorite bar, while other people get their own mortal homes or parks, etc. The angels can visit the human Heavens, but there are other parts of Heaven that are exclusively for the angels. They also appear mundane, but since everything viewers can see is presumably AFormYouAreComfortableWith for the humans watching, it's hard to know what anything ''really'' looks like. Angels themselves are [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] that generally [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm cannot be comprehended by humans]], and attempts to see their true forms mostly end [[EyeScream poorly]], so angels in Heaven manifest to the viewers as their current vessels.
25th Jan '17 9:49:46 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The afterlife is never shown in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', but its nature is pondered several times. As seen in the page quote, Hobbes once suggests Pittsburg as the afterlife (Calvin doesn't know if it's heaven or hell), and once states that he thinks that in Heaven, you play saxophone for an all-girls cabaret in New Orleans.
25th Jan '17 9:11:05 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Sartre's ''Theatre/NoExit'' features the afterlife being three people locked in a room together for all eternity. The room is designed so that you ''just barely'' don't like it, and the people in the room are chosen so that no one can stand being in the others' presence. This is the play that gives us the quote "Hell is other people", after all.

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* Sartre's ''Theatre/NoExit'' features the afterlife being a version of hell that looks like a rather mundane hotel room with three people locked in a room together for all eternity. The room is designed so that you ''just barely'' don't like it, couches and the people in the room a mantel with a large ornament on top (the only real supernatural parts are chosen so that no one can blink or sleep, and the main characters get visions of life without them on Earth). The punishment comes from how all three roommates can't stand being in the others' presence. This is the play that gives us the quote "Hell is each other people", after all.and will torture each other via social shenanigans forever, since they're locked in. [[spoiler:Well, they're not actually locked in, but [[EpiphanicPrison their flaws and insecurities keep them from exploiting any opportunities to leave]].]]
20th Jan '17 5:06:32 PM Nyame
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* The DeathNote fanfic [[FanFic/SecondChances SecondChances]] takes place in an afterlife very similar to the "first world" that contains the living.

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* The DeathNote fanfic [[FanFic/SecondChances SecondChances]] ''FanFic/SecondChances'' takes place in an afterlife very similar to the "first world" that contains the living.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]].
5th Jan '17 6:52:09 AM bedrockperson
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* Judaism has been famously vague on the afterlife, but there some view it as the dead being asleep for eternity underground, or wandering around as shades in a gray, featureless void forever.

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* Judaism has been famously vague on the afterlife, afterlife. The Tanakh calls the afterlife "sheol", but there some view it as is unknown if this was merely meant to be a metaphor for an unknown afterlife or the dead afterlife itself. Regardless, in modern times Judaism sticks to the standard heaven/hell model, with 'sheol' being asleep for eternity underground, or wandering around used to describe the afterlife as shades in a gray, featureless void forever.whole as opposed to a specific form.
31st Dec '16 12:22:35 PM AceBrace
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*The DeathNote fanfic [[FanFic/SecondChances SecondChances]] takes place in an afterlife very similar to the "first world" that contains the living.
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8th Dec '16 8:36:50 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/TheRapture'': The purgatory-like place Sharon ends up is an empty, featureless desert.
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