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28th May '17 9:36:43 PM DrFraud
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* The city of [[ShiningCity Laurentia]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' may look awfully familiar if one lives in or has been to UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}. This was a deliberate homage on the part of its mapmaker, who is a lifelong fan of the Pacific Northwest.
12th May '17 1:49:34 AM DrFraud
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* Theatre/OurTown is set in the fictional community of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, which seems very similar to Peterborough, New Hampshire: understandable, given that Wilder wrote the first two acts while living in an artists' colony there.

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* Theatre/OurTown ''Theatre/OurTown'' is set in the fictional community of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, which seems very similar to Peterborough, New Hampshire: understandable, given that Wilder wrote the first two acts while living in an artists' colony there.
12th May '17 1:47:15 AM DrFraud
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* Richard Powell's ''Pioneer Go Home!'' took place in the Florida-{{expy}} state of Columbiana.

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* Richard Powell's ''Pioneer Go Home!'' took takes place in the Florida-{{expy}} state of Columbiana.


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* ''Theatre/FiniansRainbow'' is set in the state of Missitucky.
29th Apr '17 8:46:08 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* Theatre/OurTown is set in the fictional community of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, which seems very similar to Peterborough, New Hampshire: understandable, given that Wilder wrote the first two acts while living in an artists' colony there.
25th Apr '17 1:22:51 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Strangely enough, even though ''VideoGame/Persona5'' is unambiguously set in UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} and features most of its major areas, many of the names of landmarks are slightly altered--even the statue of UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}} becomes "Buchiko".
19th Mar '17 8:17:56 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Beach City, which is based off the towns in Delaware that creator Rebecca Sugar went to as a child; it's since been confirmed that Beach City is located in the fictional state of Delmarva; in real life, that's the peninsula that Delaware is located on, along with portions of Maryland and Virginia. There is also the state of Keystone, a stand in for Pennsylvania.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Beach City, which is based off the towns in Sussex County, Delaware that creator Rebecca Sugar went to as a child; it's since been confirmed that Beach City is located in the fictional state of Delmarva; in real life, that's the peninsula that Delaware is located on, along with portions of Maryland and Virginia. There is also the state of Keystone, a stand in for Pennsylvania.child.
19th Mar '17 8:12:10 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Springfield]] is largely based on creator Creator/MattGroening's home town of Portland, Oregon, with elements of Olympia, WA, where he attended college. (The city square with its statue of Jebediah Springfield, to cite one example, is highly reminiscent of Olympia's Sylvester Park.)
** Its location is a running gag in the series, with writers finding obvious delight in [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield throwing in more and more conflicting hints on it]]. Fans even started a whole game of trying to strong-arm all these references together, to find [[JustForFun/SeparateSimpsonsGeographyThing where the hell is that town]] ''[[JustForFun/SeparateSimpsonsGeographyThing for real]]''? Semi-officially, though, Springfield is located in a fictional state of North Tacoma.
** Springfield is one of the more common city names in the US, with over 30 such cities (more if you also count townships and neighborhoods by the same name).
** To make matters more interesting, West Springfield is the size of Texas and Oklahoma ''put together'' -- needless to say, there's no way it can exist for real, and was likely the very intention behind this. And in case you're wondering, the "North Tacoma" bit comes from Homer's driver's license in an early episode, and is yet another reference to Groening's Northwest upbringing (as in Tacoma, Washington).
** The creators threw even more fuel on the fire by actually announcing a state during the "Behind the Laughter" episode. But they made several versions, each saying a different state. In the movie, Flanders threw another monkey wrench into the works by listing the states that border Springfield: Ohio, Nevada, Maine, Kentucky, states that are nowhere near each other and have vastly different geographies.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d (most blatant example) in the episode "Blame it on Lisa": Ronaldo says he wanted to write to Lisa, but he did not know what state Springfield was located in. Lisa replies with something like "It is a bit of a mystery, but if you put the clues together, you can figure it out." The original area code is 636, which is west St. Louis county in Missouri, but the split is 939, which is in ''[[MindScrew Puerto Rico]]''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Springfield]] is largely based on creator Creator/MattGroening's home town of Portland, Oregon, with elements of Olympia, WA, where he attended college. (The city square with its statue of Jebediah Springfield, to cite one example, is highly reminiscent of Olympia's Sylvester Park.)
** Its location is a running gag in the series, with writers finding obvious delight in [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield throwing in more and more conflicting hints on it]]. Fans even started a whole game of trying to strong-arm all these references together, to find [[JustForFun/SeparateSimpsonsGeographyThing where the hell is that town]] ''[[JustForFun/SeparateSimpsonsGeographyThing for real]]''? Semi-officially, though, Springfield is located in a fictional state of North Tacoma.
** Springfield is one of the more common city names in the US, with over 30 such cities (more if you also count townships and neighborhoods by the same name).
** To make matters more interesting, West Springfield is the size of Texas and Oklahoma ''put together'' -- needless to say, there's no way it can exist for real, and was likely the very intention behind this. And in case you're wondering, the "North Tacoma" bit comes from Homer's driver's license in an early episode, and is yet another reference to Groening's Northwest upbringing (as in Tacoma, Washington).
** The creators threw even more fuel on the fire by actually announcing a state during the "Behind the Laughter" episode. But they made several versions, each saying a different state. In the movie, Flanders threw another monkey wrench into the works by listing the states that border Springfield: Ohio, Nevada, Maine, Kentucky, states that are nowhere near each other and have vastly different geographies.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d (most blatant example) in the episode "Blame it on Lisa": Ronaldo says he wanted to write to Lisa, but he did not know what state Springfield was located in. Lisa replies with something like "It is a bit of a mystery, but if you put the clues together, you can figure it out." The original area code is 636, which is west St. Louis county in Missouri, but the split is 939, which is in ''[[MindScrew Puerto Rico]]''.
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21st Feb '17 2:43:51 PM lexii
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Fictional cities are often obvious stand-ins for RealLife cities. They have a different name, different landmarks and a different population, but the look, conventions and society at large are the same. This gives the setting more flavor than just calling it CityOfAdventure.

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Fictional cities and occasionally countries are often obvious stand-ins for RealLife cities.ones. They have a different name, different landmarks and a different population, but the look, conventions and society at large are the same. This gives the setting more flavor than just calling it CityOfAdventure.
3rd Jan '17 7:40:04 AM AthelstanRex927
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* The original ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' had Liberty City, San Andreas and Vice City, which roughly resemble New York City, San Francisco and Miami. When the series was moved to full 3D, ''GTA III'', ''Liberty City Stories'' and ''GTA IV'' were set in Liberty City (though the Liberty City from ''GTA IV'' is different from the one in the previous games), ''Vice City'' and ''Vice City Stories'' were set in the eponymous city, and ''San Andreas'' was expanded into a Vice State with three cities: Los Santos (UsefulNotes/LosAngeles), San Fierro (UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco), and Las Venturas (UsefulNotes/LasVegas), with the countryside being largely a mix of California and Nevada. GTA V returns to Los Santos (again, the Los Santos in ''GTA V'' is different from the rendition in ''San Andreas'').

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* The original ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' had Liberty City, San Andreas and Vice City, which roughly resemble New York City, San Francisco and Miami. When the series was moved to full 3D, ''GTA III'', ''Liberty City Stories'' and ''GTA IV'' were set in Liberty City (though the Liberty City from ''GTA IV'' is different from the one in the previous games), ''Vice City'' and ''Vice City Stories'' were set in the eponymous city, and ''San Andreas'' was expanded into a Vice State state with three cities: Los Santos (UsefulNotes/LosAngeles), San Fierro (UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco), and Las Venturas (UsefulNotes/LasVegas), with the countryside being largely a mix of California and Nevada. GTA V returns to Los Santos (again, the Los Santos in ''GTA V'' is different from the rendition in ''San Andreas'').
1st Dec '16 8:09:02 PM Mdumas43073
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** More specifically, according to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isola_(fictional_city) "Calm's Point" is Brooklyn, "Majesta" is Queens, "Riverhead" is the Bronx, and "Bethtown" Staten Island]]. "Diamondback", a poor and dangerous area of Isola with a mainly African-American population, is Harlem. Then there's the "Harb" (Hudson) and "Dix" (East) rivers, and the similarly unnamed "next state" (New Jersey). George M. Dove's unofficial 1985 companion to the series, ''The Boys from Grover Avenue'', analyzes the geography of [=McBain=]'s "Imaginary City" and describes it as NYC rotated through ninety degrees clockwise, so that north becomes east, east south, etc.

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** More specifically, according to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isola_(fictional_city) "Calm's Point" is Brooklyn, "Majesta" is Queens, "Riverhead" is the Bronx, and "Bethtown" Staten Island]]. "Diamondback", a poor and dangerous area of Isola with a mainly African-American population, is Harlem. Then there's the "Harb" (Hudson) and "Dix" (East) rivers, and the similarly unnamed "next state" (New Jersey). George M. Dove's unofficial 1985 companion to the series, ''The Boys from Grover Avenue'', analyzes the geography of [=McBain=]'s "Imaginary City" and describes it as NYC rotated through ninety degrees clockwise, so that north becomes east, east south, etc.
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