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15th Jun '18 12:23:10 PM Kazmahu
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* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/AValleyWithoutWind''. The description for the Office Tower camp improvement notes that while such a thing is mundane to modern-era humans, to those from earlier time periods, the giant shining column of concrete and glass is awe-inspiring.
26th May '18 2:10:05 PM TonyG
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. In the 31st Century, aliens and robots walking the streets is no big deal, and interplanetary travel is as casual as a Sunday drive. The only one to find any of this unusual is Fry, a FishOutOfTemporalWater (and not a particularly bright one, at that), and even he gets used to it all after a while.
23rd May '18 3:18:10 AM iroanxi
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* Webcomic/OzyAndMillie: Despite the occasional reference to the fact that many don't believe in dragons, most people don't seem to think of Llewellyn as much more than an eccentric old man.

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* Webcomic/OzyAndMillie: ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'': Despite the occasional reference to the fact that many don't believe in dragons, most people don't seem to think of Llewellyn as much more than an eccentric old man.man.
* ''Webcomic/DaughterOfTheLilies'': Orrig and his crew are a typical fantasy RPG party, except they work in a mercenary guild with a printed news circular and employee paperwork [[http://www.daughterofthelilies.com/dotl/716 to report various specialties and magic proficiencies]]. Meanwhile, Thistle's magic show in the street is treated like busking, and Drath summoning is taught in an academy.
1st May '18 1:12:53 PM CeaselessPhoenicopterine
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is about a talking, bipedal blue cat and his adopted brother, a goldfish who grew legs and can breathe air. His father and sister are talking, bipedal pink rabbits. He goes to a school where the only teacher is a primate whose actual species seems to vary and has been around since the Stone Age. His crush is a peanut with legs, arms, antlers, and holes where her eyes and mouth are supposed to be. The school bully is a Tyrannosaurus rex in the... some time between the '50s and the present. Other students include a girl who was born a ghost (no one knows how exactly that works), a spider who was originally a video game character, and a purple-furred giant whose mother is a witch. Nearly everyone in Elmore is a FunnyAnimal or CartoonCreature of some form or another, with the exception of Santa Claus. If Richard gets a job, the Universe will be destroyed. Every single thing in Elmore is sentient and can come to life at any moment. Nobody finds any of this particularly strange.\\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is about a talking, bipedal blue cat and his adopted brother, a goldfish who grew legs and can breathe air. His father and sister are talking, bipedal pink rabbits. He goes to a school where the only teacher is a primate whose actual species seems to vary and has been around since the Stone Age. His crush girlfriend is a yellow shape-shifting fairy who used to hide in a peanut shell with legs, arms, antlers, limbs and holes where her eyes and mouth are supposed to be. that somehow also had expressions. The school bully is a Tyrannosaurus rex in the... some time between the '50s and the present.2010's. Other students include a girl who was born a ghost (no one knows how exactly that works), a spider who was originally a video game character, and a purple-furred giant whose mother is a witch. Nearly everyone in Elmore is a FunnyAnimal or CartoonCreature of some form or another, with the exception of Santa Claus.Claus and the Richwood High students. If Richard gets a job, the Universe will be destroyed. Every single thing in Elmore is sentient and can come to life at any moment. Nobody finds any of this particularly strange.\\\
29th Apr '18 3:46:23 PM Averagemoe
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* Webcomic/OzyAndMillie: Despite the occasional reference to the fact that many don't believe in dragons, most people don't seem to think of Llewellyn as much more than an eccentric old man.
24th Mar '18 10:59:09 PM Psychadelico
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* Literature/HowToLiveSafelyInAScienceFictionalUniverse: Charles may have a laser gun, but he's ultimately essentially a traffic cop. The universe itself may be an artificial narrative construct, but it still took zoning permits and investors and developers to build it. And so on. Even the doomsday clock ticking down to the end of the universe gets nary more than a passing mention.

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* Literature/HowToLiveSafelyInAScienceFictionalUniverse: ''Literature/HowToLiveSafelyInAScienceFictionalUniverse'': Charles may have a laser gun, gun and a time machine, but he's ultimately essentially a traffic cop. The universe itself may be an artificial narrative construct, but it still took zoning permits and investors and developers to build it. And so on. Even the doomsday clock ticking down to the end of the universe gets nary more than a passing mention.
24th Mar '18 10:55:14 PM Psychadelico
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*Literature/HowToLiveSafelyInAScienceFictionalUniverse: Charles may have a laser gun, but he's ultimately essentially a traffic cop. The universe itself may be an artificial narrative construct, but it still took zoning permits and investors and developers to build it. And so on. Even the doomsday clock ticking down to the end of the universe gets nary more than a passing mention.
21st Mar '18 9:20:20 PM BlueCaper
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* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}''[==]'s whole premise is this. Aside from a [[PinocchioSyndrome teenage robot]], the [[ChildProdigy 8-year-old professor]] [[GadgeteerGenius who built her]], and their [[TranslatorCollar talking cat]], the series is all about the ordinary lives of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent normal high-school freshwomen]] -- with every single happening jacked UpToEleven. It's even in the name: ''nichijou'' means "everyday, ordinary"; hence, the lesser-used English title ''My Ordinary Life''.
21st Feb '18 8:58:42 PM __Vano
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The complete mesh of fantastic and realistic elements where the impossible is treated as unremarkable. The fantastic is seen as mundane not just in the sense of being a natural part of the world, but also mundane in the sense of being dull. This separates it from general fantasy where magic is real but still attracts attention. The impossible elements don't rely on [[MagicAIsMagicA consistency]] to maintain WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief; their presentation as unexceptional helps keep the audience from demanding a plausible explanation.

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The complete mesh of fantastic and realistic elements where [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight the impossible is treated as unremarkable.unremarkable]]. The fantastic is seen as mundane not just in the sense of being a natural part of the world, but also mundane in the sense of being dull. This separates it from general fantasy where magic is real but still attracts attention. The impossible elements don't rely on [[MagicAIsMagicA consistency]] to maintain WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief; their presentation as unexceptional helps keep the audience from demanding a plausible explanation.
29th Jan '18 7:57:36 PM Floria
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* Zig-zagged in ''Strange Practice'': as a doctor to London's supernatural population, Greta thinks nothing of treating vampires' Seasonal Affective Disorder, examining fretful ghoul babies, or having her clinic door warded with a PerceptionFilter to protect the {{Masquerade}}. On the other hand, hearing stories about [[spoiler:the Devil]] from an old friend of his does throw her -- and everyone else in the room -- off a bit.

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* Zig-zagged in ''Strange Practice'': ''[[Literature/DrGretaHelsing Strange Practice]]'': as a doctor to London's supernatural population, Greta thinks nothing of treating vampires' Seasonal Affective Disorder, examining fretful ghoul babies, or having her clinic door warded with a PerceptionFilter to protect the {{Masquerade}}. On the other hand, hearing stories about [[spoiler:the Devil]] from an old friend of his does throw her -- and everyone else in the room -- off a bit.
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