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18th Sep '17 11:12:43 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' backstory, in the 1st Era, a remnant of a once-powerful organization of [[FantasticRacism anti-elf inquisitors]] carried out a ritual in an attempt to purge Akatosh, the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time, of the elven aspects of his mythological b asis - the [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] [[NobleBirdOfPrey golden eagle]] god Auri-El. This proceeded to [[TimeCrash break time]] and reality for a period of a 1008 years. Bizarre and impossible events occurred during this time; people gave birth to their own parents, some sources mention wars and major events which never happened according to other sources, the sun changed color depending on the witness, and the gods either walked among the mortals or they didn't. How could they measure that period of time? They used the phases of Nirn's moons, said to be [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]]'s decaying "flesh divinity", to measure time as they were not affected by the event.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' backstory, in the 1st Era, a remnant of a once-powerful organization of the Marukhati Selectives, an elite group within the rabidly [[FantasticRacism anti-elf inquisitors]] anti-Elven]] [[TheTheocracy Alessian Order]], carried out a ritual in an attempt to purge Akatosh, the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time, of the elven aspects of his mythological b asis basis - the [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] [[NobleBirdOfPrey golden eagle]] god Auri-El. This proceeded to [[TimeCrash break time]] and reality for a period of a 1008 years. Bizarre and impossible events occurred during this time; people gave birth to their own parents, some sources mention wars and major events which never happened according to other sources, the sun changed color depending on the witness, and the gods either walked among the mortals or they didn't. How could they measure that period of time? They used the phases of Nirn's moons, said to be [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]]'s decaying "flesh divinity", to measure time as they were not affected by the event. Even the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]] themselves cannot rationalize the events of the Middle Dawn. When the Scrolls are attuned to that time period, their glyphs disappear.
17th Sep '17 11:37:09 AM nm3youtube
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In the Compy's last WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail, the Compy is infected with a ComputerVirus that [[PaintingTheMedium somehow infects the website]] and pretty much shoos reality away, resulting in town-wide glitchy chaos that only ends when Bubs ''[[ShootTheTelevision shoots the Compy]]''.
31st Jul '17 11:50:28 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' backstory, in the 1st Era, a remnant of a once-powerful organization of [[FantasticRacism anti-elf inquisitors]] carried out a ritual in an attempt to purge Akatosh, the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time, of the elven aspects of his mythological b asis - the [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] [[NobleBirdOfPrey golden eagle]] god Auri-El. This proceeded to [[TimeCrash break time]] and reality for a period of a 1008 years. Bizarre and impossible events occurred during this time; people gave birth to their own parents, some sources mention wars and major events which never happened according to other sources, the sun changed color depending on the witness, and the gods either walked among the mortals or they didn't. How could they measure that period of time? They used the phases of Nirn's moons, said to be [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]]'s decaying "flesh divinity", to measure time as they were not affected by the event.
30th Jul '17 5:30:29 AM WillBGood
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* ''LightNovel/RentalMagica'' has "[[RealityIsOutToLunch Magi Night]]" whenever magical crap hits the {{Ley Line}}s. That a version of this, weakened ''a lot'', is used as an exam in a WizardingSchool should tell you something. Calling it a survival test was a slight exaggeration, but it was a good guts test. [[spoiler:Or it should have been, but our intrepid heroines weren't going to settle until they found the source--and trying to close the faucet, broke it open. Of course.]]

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* ''LightNovel/RentalMagica'' has "[[RealityIsOutToLunch Magi Night]]" "Magi Night" whenever magical crap hits the {{Ley Line}}s. That a version of this, weakened ''a lot'', is used as an exam in a WizardingSchool should tell you something. Calling it a survival test was a slight exaggeration, but it was a good guts test. [[spoiler:Or it should have been, but our intrepid heroines weren't going to settle until they found the source--and trying to close the faucet, broke it open. Of course.]]



* The original [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons AD&D]] module "Q1: Queen of the Demonweb Pits" included a table of random RealityIsOutToLunch events that can occur while the heroes are exploring Lolth's spider-ship, due to the inherent chaos of the Abyss. It's stated that these would be much more common and severe, if Lolth's own willpower weren't keeping them in check to preserve her headquarters.

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* The original [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons AD&D]] module "Q1: Queen of the Demonweb Pits" included a table of random RealityIsOutToLunch Reality Is Out to Lunch events that can occur while the heroes are exploring Lolth's spider-ship, due to the inherent chaos of the Abyss. It's stated that these would be much more common and severe, if Lolth's own willpower weren't keeping them in check to preserve her headquarters.
25th Jun '17 1:34:20 AM Jojolightningfingers
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* More so than most of the other episodes in the series, 'A World With No Sadness, Baby' in ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' is nonsensical in the extreme. The majority of it takes place in some bizarre limbo world inhabited by completely unexplained creatures. A choir of caricatured bears with disembodied human hands that, despite not having mouths, carry on conversation in abstract phrasing by singing? Unexplained. An otherwise normal looking lady that has the front half of a cat sticking out of her chest - and speaks through that cat's mouth instead of her own? Unexplained. That's not even getting into all the minutiae of the setting.
11th Jun '17 12:54:07 AM Piterpicher
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* ''[[{{Silent Hill 1}} Silent Hill]]'': Nowhere. It's an amalgamation of all areas of the city that Harry's been through, organized in such a bizarre and nonsensical way that the only thing a room has in common with the ones it's connected to is the size of the door they share. It's not restricted to the Otherworl areas as it seems at first, either: some Fog/Dark World locations are present, such as the school classroom. To make it worse, even the savegame screen isn't immune: ''it can't identify the place you saved the game in''. All save points but the final one register the save location as "Nowhere".

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* ''[[{{Silent Hill 1}} Silent Hill]]'': ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'': Nowhere. It's an amalgamation of all areas of the city that Harry's been through, organized in such a bizarre and nonsensical way that the only thing a room has in common with the ones it's connected to is the size of the door they share. It's not restricted to the Otherworl areas as it seems at first, either: some Fog/Dark World locations are present, such as the school classroom. To make it worse, even the savegame screen isn't immune: ''it can't identify the place you saved the game in''. All save points but the final one register the save location as "Nowhere".
9th Jun '17 2:59:48 PM nombretomado
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* Several places in the WhateleyUniverse, including the Dreamscape where Sara Waite has to fight The Kellith to the death [[spoiler: even though they are the same person]], or Gothmog's domain, or even the dimension where the demon '''BKCRMWDJVG''' comes from.

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* Several places in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, including the Dreamscape where Sara Waite has to fight The Kellith to the death [[spoiler: even though they are the same person]], or Gothmog's domain, or even the dimension where the demon '''BKCRMWDJVG''' comes from.
4th Apr '17 3:40:43 PM eroock
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->''A computer chattered to itself in alarm as it noticed an airlock open and close itself for no apparent reason.\\
This was because reason was, in fact, out to lunch.''

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->''A ->''"A computer chattered to itself in alarm as it noticed an airlock open and close itself for no apparent reason.\\
This was because reason was, in fact, out to lunch.''"''
16th Jan '17 4:53:04 PM doggieboy9
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* In the climax of the Team Galactic plot of ''VideoGame/PokémonPlatinum'', you, Cyrus and Cynthia enter the Distortion World, the realm of [[OlympusMons Giratina]] described as being on the reverse of the normal one. It is defined by its disconnection from natural space and time - platforms appear out of nowhere, obstacles vanish (or spontaneously generate) as you walk towards them and gravity changes on a whim. At one rather impressive point, you surf up a waterfall simply by holding the D-Pad - a waterfall that flows from the bottom of the screen to the top. Cynthia remarks that although you appear to keep moving downwards toward the centre, in a world such as this its impossible to know.

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* In the climax of the Team Galactic plot of ''VideoGame/PokémonPlatinum'', ''VideoGame/PokemonPlatinum'', you, Cyrus and Cynthia enter the Distortion World, the realm of [[OlympusMons Giratina]] described as being on the reverse of the normal one. It is defined by its disconnection from natural space and time - platforms appear out of nowhere, obstacles vanish (or spontaneously generate) as you walk towards them and gravity changes on a whim. At one rather impressive point, you surf up a waterfall simply by holding the D-Pad - a waterfall that flows from the bottom of the screen to the top. Cynthia remarks that although you appear to keep moving downwards toward the centre, in a world such as this its impossible to know.
31st Dec '16 12:41:19 PM nombretomado
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* The Mournland from ''{{Eberron}}'' is a low-key example of this, seeing as it turned into the magical equivalent of a nuclear test site during the final years of the Last War. How bad is it nowadays? One of the common enemy types in the area is sentient ''spells''.

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* The Mournland from ''{{Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' is a low-key example of this, seeing as it turned into the magical equivalent of a nuclear test site during the final years of the Last War. How bad is it nowadays? One of the common enemy types in the area is sentient ''spells''.
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