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16th May '18 4:12:27 AM Anderling
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* For babies in the developed world, breast milk. It means the mother is either rich enough not to work outside the home or has a good job that gives her maternity leave.

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* For babies in the developed world, America, breast milk. It means the mother is either rich enough not to work outside the home or has a good job that gives her maternity leave.
31st Mar '18 1:17:17 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** Some of Leto's first rulings upon taking residence are to have the palms removed and for free water rations to be available to anyone who calls on the holding during mealtimes. It's a [[GenreSavvy pragmatic]] move on his part as well as humanitarian, as it ensures that the people of Arrakis support his rule.

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*** Some of Leto's first rulings upon taking residence are to have the palms removed and for free water rations to be available to anyone who calls on the holding during mealtimes. It's a [[GenreSavvy pragmatic]] pragmatic move on his part as well as humanitarian, as it ensures that the people of Arrakis support his rule.



* In the Video Game tie-in to the ''Film/BladeRunner'' movie, the player character Ray has an artificial dog named Maggie you can play with [[spoiler:GenreSavvy players probably realize it'll lead to a heart-rending PlayerPunch later]], and the crime Ray was initially investigating involves the slaughter of several real animals including a rare tiger. [[spoiler: Then it gets complicated: the shop owner was selling fakes but fudging records and tests so they were considered 'true' (and more expensive) animals]]

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* In the Video Game tie-in to the ''Film/BladeRunner'' movie, the player character Ray has an artificial dog named Maggie you can play with [[spoiler:GenreSavvy players [[spoiler:players probably realize it'll lead to a heart-rending PlayerPunch later]], and the crime Ray was initially investigating involves the slaughter of several real animals including a rare tiger. [[spoiler: Then it gets complicated: the shop owner was selling fakes but fudging records and tests so they were considered 'true' (and more expensive) animals]]
19th Mar '18 12:20:28 PM nedlum
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* In Webcomic/{{Starslip}}, Sam Edgewise tries to turn down a transfer from captaincy to a desk job, only to be told [[http://starslip.chainsawsuit.com/starslip/starslip-number-911/ how prestigious the desk job is]]:
** "Edgewise, that desk is the greatest desk in the Academy. It's made of real wood."
10th Feb '18 9:26:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' plays InexplicablyPreservedDungeonMeat absolutely straight, but this trope comes up a lot in more serious role-playing. Fruits and vegetables can be grown in the abandoned city that became the battlefield of Valhalla, but there are few if any animals to eat, and meat, eggs and dairy can only be preserved for so long.

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* ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' plays InexplicablyPreservedDungeonMeat absolutely straight, but this trope comes up a lot in more serious role-playing. Fruits and vegetables can be grown in the abandoned city that became the battlefield of Valhalla, but there are few if any animals to eat, and meat, eggs and dairy can only be preserved for so long.
17th Jan '18 9:05:19 AM DavidDelony
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* Speaking of tuna, sushi and sashimi used to be the Japanese equivalent of fast food (fish was originally transported in vinegared rice as a preservative, and poor people buying the goods would end up eating the rice as well as the fish). Nowadays, sushi is considered fancy food, and ''auctions'' are held for who gets to eat bluefin tuna sashimi first, even reaching ''[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20919306 $1.7 million!]]''

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* Speaking of tuna, sushi and sashimi used to be the Japanese equivalent of fast food (fish was originally transported in vinegared rice as a preservative, and poor people buying the goods would end up eating the rice as well as the fish). Nowadays, sushi is considered fancy food, and ''auctions'' are held for who gets to eat bluefin tuna sashimi first, even reaching ''[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20919306 $1.7 million!]]''million!]]'' While higher-quality sushi is still available at sushi restaurants, sushi is also available in supermarkets.
17th Jan '18 9:04:12 AM DavidDelony
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* Speaking of tuna, sushi and sashimi used to be the Japanese equivalent of fast food (fish was originally transported in vinegared rice as a preservative, and poor people buying the go0ds would end up eating the rice as well as the fish). Nowadays, sushi is considered fancy food, and ''auctions'' are held for who gets to eat bluefin tuna sashimi first, even reaching ''[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20919306 $1.7 million!]]''

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* Speaking of tuna, sushi and sashimi used to be the Japanese equivalent of fast food (fish was originally transported in vinegared rice as a preservative, and poor people buying the go0ds goods would end up eating the rice as well as the fish). Nowadays, sushi is considered fancy food, and ''auctions'' are held for who gets to eat bluefin tuna sashimi first, even reaching ''[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20919306 $1.7 million!]]''
14th Dec '17 8:01:16 AM Chabal2
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* Depends on the planet in ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}}''. Most [[OneProductPlanet forge worlds]] have ruined their environments to the point that life barely exists outside controlled habitats and food needs importing, while hive worlds might have decent environments but the average citizen will never see the outside and live entirely on artificial foods. Agricultural worlds, on the other hand, can invert this trope, with many having abundant plant and animal life but very little in the way of technological goods (although those that are close to other planets or particularly rich might avoid this).

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* ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}}'':
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Depends on the planet in ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}}''.planet. Most [[OneProductPlanet forge worlds]] have ruined their environments to the point that life barely exists outside controlled habitats and food needs importing, while hive worlds might have decent environments but the average citizen will never see the outside and live entirely on artificial foods. Agricultural worlds, on the other hand, can invert this trope, with many having abundant plant and animal life but very little in the way of technological goods (although those that are close to other planets or particularly rich might avoid this).this).
** The Dark Eldar apply this to birthrates: Their population is billions-strong, but most of it consists of vat-grown individuals called Halfborn who supply most of the soldiery (slave labor is provided by slaves, which is why they're always out raiding other species). Trueborn are the upper class, being born the biological way (due to the danger of Slaanesh claiming their souls during sex, and because the Dark Eldar wouldn't be the Dark Eldar if they didn't have an entire strata of society to look down on / plot to overthrow).
10th Dec '17 3:08:46 PM lakingsif
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* In the second episode of ''Series/BlackMirror'' '''all''' physical items are a sign of opulence. The everyday man can only purchase digital goods for his virtual avatar and the food is all grown in a lab. When the main character manages to become a famous TV star he splashes out and buys a real wooden penguin.

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* In the [[Recap/BlackMirrorFifteenMillionMerits second episode episode]] of ''Series/BlackMirror'' '''all''' physical items are a sign of opulence. The everyday man can only purchase digital goods for his virtual avatar and the food is all grown in a lab. When the main character manages to become a famous TV star he splashes out and buys a real wooden penguin.
18th Nov '17 2:12:51 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Bounty", Blake encounters Sarkoff, a FanOfThePast whose decorated his home with rare Earth artifacts including a tray of butterflies, now implied to be extinct (Blake later forces Sarkoff to come with him by threatening to smash the tray).

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Bounty", Blake encounters Sarkoff, a FanOfThePast whose who has decorated his home with rare Earth artifacts including a tray of butterflies, now implied to be extinct (Blake later forces Sarkoff to come with him by threatening to smash the tray).
18th Nov '17 2:10:45 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Bounty", Blake encounters Sarkoff, a FanOfThePast whose decorated his home with rare Earth artifacts including a tray of butterflies, now implied to be extinct (Blake later forces Sarkoff to come with him by threatening to smash the tray).
-->'''Sarkoff:''' Beautiful, aren't they. Earth insects of the order Lepidoptera.
-->'''Blake:''' Butterflies.
-->'''Sarkoff:''' Ah, so you're an historian, are you?
-->'''Blake:''' No, but I did study some natural history.
-->'''Sarkoff:''' It's interesting, isn't it, that when that term "natural history" was originated, it referred to the study of living things. It was much later that it came to mean the study of things long since past and dead. History in its more conventional sense.
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