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3rd Nov '16 7:07:04 AM unokkun
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** And in a sort of inversion of this trope, sometimes branches of mathematics have been developed with no intention to model the real world, only to then be useful in modeling it after [[ScienceMarchesOn science marched on]]. For example, non-Euclidean geometries were first developed accidentally while trying to disprove the parallel postulate (which of course [[GoneHorriblyWrong went horribly wrong]] because the parallel postulate is what makes a geometry Euclidean), only to then be useful for modeling the Earth's surface and relativity.
16th Oct '16 3:35:31 AM kome360
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* Several settings in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' are like this [[spoiler:since they were created by [[RewritingReality Drosselmeyer]]]]. Humans are transformed into talking animals on a regular basis (leaving many confused due to the glamour failure). There's a lake that can become solid and then turn into water again, another that functions like water but allows characters to breathe, and a separate reality that includes talking puppets and a crank to turn back time.

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* Several settings in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' are like this [[spoiler:since they were created by [[RewritingReality Drosselmeyer]]]]. Humans are spontaneously transformed into talking animals on a regular basis (leaving many confused due to the glamour failure). There's a lake that can become solid and then turn into water again, another that functions like water but allows characters to breathe, and a separate reality that includes talking puppets and a crank to turn back time.
16th Oct '16 3:34:57 AM kome360
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* Several settings in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' are like this [[spoiler:since they were created by [[RewritingReality Drosselmeyer]]]]. There's a lake that can become solid and then turn into water again, another that functions like water but allows characters to breathe, and a separate reality that includes talking puppets and a crank to turn back time.

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* Several settings in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' are like this [[spoiler:since they were created by [[RewritingReality Drosselmeyer]]]]. Humans are transformed into talking animals on a regular basis (leaving many confused due to the glamour failure). There's a lake that can become solid and then turn into water again, another that functions like water but allows characters to breathe, and a separate reality that includes talking puppets and a crank to turn back time.
29th Aug '16 7:35:26 AM REV6Pilot
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* In ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonFireRed'', the majority of the mons can use moves and abilities that don't even fit their anatomy. The mob was amazed when they encountered an Abra with the Levitate ability (i.e, something that makes sense in the WorldOfChaos that is Kanto during this run).
** Pokémon Randomizers in general. You can make a randomized rom up to or more chaotic than the settings the streamer of the aforementioned run used. If movesets, abilities, and possibly even types are randomized along with encounters, expect the mons you see to not even follow the laws of physics.


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* In ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonFireRed'', the majority of the mons can use moves and abilities that don't even fit their anatomy. The mob was amazed when they encountered an Abra with the Levitate ability (i.e, something that makes sense in the WorldOfChaos that is Kanto during this run).
** ''Pokémon'' Randomizers in general. You can make a randomized rom up to or more chaotic than the settings the streamer of the aforementioned run used. If movesets, abilities, and possibly even types are randomized along with encounters, expect the mons you see to not even follow the laws of physics.
29th Aug '16 7:27:54 AM REV6Pilot
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* In the ''[[VideoGame/{{Stalker}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]]'' series, reality isn't out to lunch as much as [[UpToEleven it's on extended medical leave]]. The old Chernobyl power plant exudes... [[EldritchLocation weirdness]], moreso during a blowout, which, even aside from all the potentially fatal radiation, REALLY tends to mess things up. Just for example, you might be walking along a perfectly normal mutant-infested swamp only to have gravity suddenly crush you into the ground, possibly fatally. And that's a rather mild example. There are also the stretches of ordinary unremarkable ground which exude enough heat to burn a human to death ''for no reason at all'', the random massive electrical discharges, the always-entertaining white-hot jets of flame from out of nowhere (that only hurt upon ignition and can be harmlessly traversed after that until they reset), the plants that dissolve skin on contact depending on the speed something passes by it, and the occasional place where space has folded in on itself and created a bizarre maze out of an ordinary room.And that's because we haven't said a word about the artifacts these bizarre occurrences create, and which are very strange in and of themselves.

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* In the ''[[VideoGame/{{Stalker}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]]'' series, reality isn't out to lunch as much as [[UpToEleven it's on extended medical leave]]. The old Chernobyl power plant exudes... [[EldritchLocation weirdness]], moreso during a blowout, which, even aside from all the potentially fatal radiation, REALLY tends to mess things up. Just for example, you might be walking along a perfectly normal mutant-infested swamp only to have gravity suddenly crush you into the ground, possibly fatally. And that's a rather mild example. There are also the stretches of ordinary unremarkable ground which exude enough heat to burn a human to death ''for no reason at all'', the random massive electrical discharges, the always-entertaining white-hot jets of flame from out of nowhere (that only hurt upon ignition and can be harmlessly traversed after that until they reset), the plants that dissolve skin on contact depending on the speed something passes by it, and [[AlienGeometries the occasional place where space has folded in on itself and created a bizarre maze out of an ordinary room.room]]. And that's because we haven't said a word about the artifacts [[AmplifierArtifact artifacts]] these bizarre occurrences create, and which are very strange in and of themselves.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'', one of the side effects of the nuclear war that destroyed most of humanity is that reality now sometimes...falters a bit in certain parts of the Metro. The first game included bizarre electrical anomalies that appear out of nowhere and float down tunnels, shocking everything around them, and some kind of sentient room that induces a hallucination of a great, glowing door that traps and kills people. ''MetroLastLight'' followed suit with an EldritchLocation called the "River of Fate", where dead skeletons move around like they're alive, the dead can make phone calls, and swimming in the river can allow people to visit entirely different places and times.
* Reality in ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'' goes out for a smoke break whenever Alma pays a visit. Then it goes to lunch. And visits the gym. And takes a three-day weekend. [[OverlyLongGag And quits its job]]. In the meantime, ghostly horrors and dismembering tentacles will erupt from nowhere, and monsters lurking in pools of blood will erupt without warning, and this is before Alma herself starts actively transforming the environment around you. Interestingly, the developers [[InvertedTrope invert]] the usual RealIsBrown pattern: a monochromatic or desaturated color palette indicates that some seriously ''[[SurrealHorror unreal]]'' stuff is about to go down.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'', one of the side effects of the nuclear war that destroyed most of humanity is that reality now sometimes... falters a bit in certain parts of the Metro. The first game included bizarre electrical anomalies that appear out of nowhere and float down tunnels, shocking everything around them, and some kind of sentient room that induces a hallucination of a great, glowing door that traps and kills people. ''MetroLastLight'' ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'' followed suit with an EldritchLocation called the "River of Fate", where dead skeletons move around like they're alive, the dead can make phone calls, and swimming in the river can allow people to visit entirely different places and times.
* Reality in ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'' goes out for a smoke break whenever Alma pays a visit. Then it goes to lunch. And visits the gym. And takes a three-day weekend. [[OverlyLongGag And quits its job]]. In the meantime, ghostly horrors and dismembering tentacles will erupt from nowhere, and monsters lurking in pools of blood will erupt without warning, and this is before Alma herself starts actively ''actively'' transforming the environment around you. Interestingly, the developers [[InvertedTrope invert]] the usual RealIsBrown pattern: a monochromatic or desaturated color palette indicates that some seriously ''[[SurrealHorror unreal]]'' stuff is about to go down.
25th Aug '16 7:35:23 AM StFan
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* In the ''Literature/BlackCompany'' novels, there's an area where this is caused by a God brought in from another world. A bunch of stuff got dragged with it and made the best of the situation. There are giant airborne whales, talking and moving menhirs, and lightning-shooting flying stingrays.

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* In the ''Literature/BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' novels, there's an area where this is caused by a God brought in from another world. A bunch of stuff got dragged with it and made the best of the situation. There are giant airborne whales, talking and moving menhirs, and lightning-shooting flying stingrays.






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13th Aug '16 2:31:01 AM ReikoKazama
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** And then there's [[MindScrew horrid fish storming out of the sky, five wild event maelstroms spewing up pavement, the highest prime number hiding itself forever, flying horses carrying reinforced railings, huge children bouncing along the Southend seafront, a million-gallon vat of custard, a team of seven three-foot high market analysts,]] [[MonkeysOnATypewritter and an infinite number of monkeys who appear to have written]] ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.

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** And then there's [[MindScrew horrid fish storming out of the sky, five wild event maelstroms spewing up pavement, the highest prime number hiding itself forever, flying horses carrying reinforced railings, huge children bouncing along the Southend seafront, a million-gallon vat of custard, a team of seven three-foot high market analysts,]] [[MonkeysOnATypewritter [[MonkeysOnATypewriter and an infinite number of monkeys who appear to have written]] ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
1st Aug '16 8:08:27 AM Masterweaver
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* Part of the premise of FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops is that the multiverse is damaged, which necessitates the eponymous loops. This means minor glitches occur semi-frequently, and occasionally a loop will run that just makes no sense whatsoever.
30th Jul '16 11:28:57 AM Pastykake
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This was because [[BeamMeUpScotty reason was, in fact,]] [[TropeNamer out to lunch]].''

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This was because [[BeamMeUpScotty reason was, in fact,]] [[TropeNamer fact, out to lunch]].lunch.''



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21st Jul '16 2:45:57 PM mariic
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** And then there's [[MindScrew horrid fish storming out of the sky, five wild event maelstroms spewing up pavement, the highest prime number hiding itself forever, flying horses carrying reinforced railings, huge children bouncing along the Southend seafront, a million-gallon vat of custard, a team of seven three-foot high market analysts, and an infinite number of monkeys who appear to have written]] ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.

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** And then there's [[MindScrew horrid fish storming out of the sky, five wild event maelstroms spewing up pavement, the highest prime number hiding itself forever, flying horses carrying reinforced railings, huge children bouncing along the Southend seafront, a million-gallon vat of custard, a team of seven three-foot high market analysts, analysts,]] [[MonkeysOnATypewritter and an infinite number of monkeys who appear to have written]] ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
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