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23rd Jan '16 5:48:28 PM CJCroen1393
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* In ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', an entire sequence takes place in an area filled with this. Some of the fog around the upper level of the area clears well enough for Alan Grant to see that the area is a huge aviary...which can only mean that whatever is in there is 1) able to fly and 2) ''[[GiantFlyer huge]]''...and then one of [[PteroSoarer said flyers]] snatches up the kid they were trying to save.
12th Jan '16 7:55:07 AM crazysamaritan
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons supplement ''Heroes of Horror'' at the end of a list of ways to turn up the paranoia factor. Also, TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}.
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement ''Heroes of Horror'' at the end of a list of ways to turn up the paranoia factor. Also, TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}.''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}''.

** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} setting also gives us the Mournland, which is [[{{Mordor}} an (ex-)country made of this trope.]]
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** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' setting also gives us the Mournland, which is [[{{Mordor}} an (ex-)country made of this trope.mist and spooky sounds.]]
4th Jan '16 1:35:07 AM jormis29
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* Ominous fogs and mists are a part of Creator/AlanGarner's fantasy trilogy beginning with ''Literature/The WeirdstoneOfBrisingamen'', continuing in ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath'' and ending - more metaphorically and symbolically - in ''Literature/{{Boneland}}''. The [[OurZombiesAreDifferent dark lich Grimnir]] rises out of Lindow Moss bog in a twilight mist; the battles are fought in fog and mist and snow; and the adult Colin wrestles with the symbolic fog that has settled over his early life and memories, blotting out good and bad together save for flash-frame glimpses.
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* Ominous fogs and mists are a part of Creator/AlanGarner's fantasy trilogy beginning with ''Literature/The WeirdstoneOfBrisingamen'', ''Literature/TheWeirdstoneOfBrisingamen'', continuing in ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath'' and ending - more metaphorically and symbolically - in ''Literature/{{Boneland}}''. The [[OurZombiesAreDifferent dark lich Grimnir]] rises out of Lindow Moss bog in a twilight mist; the battles are fought in fog and mist and snow; and the adult Colin wrestles with the symbolic fog that has settled over his early life and memories, blotting out good and bad together save for flash-frame glimpses.
4th Jan '16 1:34:04 AM jormis29
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* Ominous fogs and mists are a part of Creator/AlanGarner's fantasy trilogy beginning with ''Literature/The WeirdstoneOfBrisingame''n, continuing in ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath'' and ending - more metaphorically and symbolically - in ''Literature/{{Boneland}}''. The [[OurZombiesAreDifferent dark lich Grimnir]] rises out of Lindow Moss bog in a twilight mist; the battles are fought in fog and mist and snow; and the adult Colin wrestles with the symbolic fog that has settled over his early life and memories, blotting out good and bad together save for flash-frame glimpses.
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* Ominous fogs and mists are a part of Creator/AlanGarner's fantasy trilogy beginning with ''Literature/The WeirdstoneOfBrisingame''n, WeirdstoneOfBrisingamen'', continuing in ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath'' and ending - more metaphorically and symbolically - in ''Literature/{{Boneland}}''. The [[OurZombiesAreDifferent dark lich Grimnir]] rises out of Lindow Moss bog in a twilight mist; the battles are fought in fog and mist and snow; and the adult Colin wrestles with the symbolic fog that has settled over his early life and memories, blotting out good and bad together save for flash-frame glimpses.
4th Jan '16 1:01:39 AM AgProv
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* Ominous fogs and mists are a part of Creator/AlanGarner's fantasy trilogy beginning with ''Literature/The WeirdstoneOfBrisingamen, continuing in ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath'' and ending - more metaphorically and symbolically - in ''Literature/{{Boneland}}''. The [[OurZombiesAreDifferent dark lich Grimnir]] rises out of Lindow Moss bog in a twilight mist; the battles are fought in fog and mist and snow; and the adult Colin wrestles with the symbolic fog that has settled over his early life and memories, blotting out good and bad together save for flash-frame glimpses.
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* Ominous fogs and mists are a part of Creator/AlanGarner's fantasy trilogy beginning with ''Literature/The WeirdstoneOfBrisingamen, WeirdstoneOfBrisingame''n, continuing in ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath'' and ending - more metaphorically and symbolically - in ''Literature/{{Boneland}}''. The [[OurZombiesAreDifferent dark lich Grimnir]] rises out of Lindow Moss bog in a twilight mist; the battles are fought in fog and mist and snow; and the adult Colin wrestles with the symbolic fog that has settled over his early life and memories, blotting out good and bad together save for flash-frame glimpses.
4th Jan '16 1:00:48 AM AgProv
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In Garner's fantasy world
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* Ominous fogs and mists are a part of Creator/AlanGarner's fantasy trilogy beginning with ''Literature/The WeirdstoneOfBrisingamen, continuing in ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath'' and ending - more metaphorically and symbolically - in ''Literature/{{Boneland}}''. The [[OurZombiesAreDifferent dark lich Grimnir]] rises out of Lindow Moss bog in a twilight mist; the battles are fought in fog and mist and snow; and the adult Colin wrestles with the symbolic fog that has settled over his early life and memories, blotting out good and bad together save for flash-frame glimpses.
17th Dec '15 1:21:35 PM bim
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15th Dec '15 9:33:25 PM bim
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to 16 Dec 15 * In ch. XI of CloudsOfWitness by Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey and his man Bunter interview a not very helpful witness who lives in a hut on the moors and then “like two Cockney innocents, Lord Peter and Bunter set forth at a brisk pace down the narrow moor-track toward Grider’s Hole, with never a glance behind them for the great white menace rolling silently down through the November dusk from the wide loneliness of Whemmeling Fell.” They wander around sightless for some hours, completely unaware that not far away, invisible in the fog, is a large and often fatal bog of quicksand. Until … .
7th Dec '15 1:46:35 AM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' going down into the fog of Venus is an excellent way to die from the pressure, or get eaten by something unseen and slimy. Ganymede also has an area covered by the Black Fog, however, this is actually volcanic gas.
3rd Dec '15 10:56:00 PM Jake
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Fog was ridiculously common in early 3D games, even in settings where it didn't make a lot of sense, because it was a relatively simple way to cover up texture pop-in and draw-distance limitations. It actually got to the point where videogame reviewers would deduct points from the score for using it, because it was considered an overused and lazy workaround. But some games made it work.

* ''Franchise/SilentHill'', with fog originally added to hide the graphical limitations of the Playstation, is one of the more obvious examples, and eventually grew up to become one of the central parts of the atmosphere; in fact, ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' for PC would ''never'' run on a [=GeForce 4 MX=] card, because the fog was just so goddamn detailed. Makes the gameplay bad and scary, shows that the setting is bad and scary, and is also caused by the town's bad scariness.
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* ''Franchise/SilentHill'', with fog [[SerendipityWritesThePlot originally added to hide the graphical limitations of the Playstation, Playstation]], is one of the more obvious examples, and eventually grew up to become one of the central parts of the atmosphere; in fact, ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' for PC would ''never'' run on a [=GeForce 4 MX=] card, because the fog was just so goddamn detailed. Makes the gameplay bad and scary, shows that the setting is bad and scary, and is also caused by the town's bad scariness. ** The review in UK's ''Official Playstation Magazine'' actually praised the original ''Silent Hill'' for being a rare example of a ''good'' use of fog in-game.
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