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19th Feb '18 2:22:56 AM Cryoclaste
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26th Dec '17 9:07:09 PM 64SuperNintendo
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24th Dec '17 7:46:15 AM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has the USA fall into civil war, the eventual victors being the highly conservative, anti-technology Northern Confederacy/Victoria. This leads to a society where modern architecture is torn down in favor of neocolonial styles, computers and television are unheard of... and the armies of Victoria ride to battle in [[AnachronismStew cold fusion-powered zeppelins]] armed with "fields" that prevent guns from working.
16th Dec '17 1:03:48 AM jormis29
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* Several ''Creator/RankinBassProductions'' Christmas specials invoke this. ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' is shown to take place in the 1960s, ''Rudolph's Shiny New Year'' is shown to take place after 1965, but ''Rudolph And Frosty's Christmas In July'' seems to take place at the turn of the century judging by clothing and the dialogue.

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* Several ''Creator/RankinBassProductions'' Christmas specials invoke this. ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' is shown to take place in the 1960s, ''Rudolph's Shiny New Year'' is shown to take place after 1965, but ''Rudolph And Frosty's Christmas In July'' ''WesternAnimation/RudolphAndFrostysChristmasInJuly'' seems to take place at the turn of the century judging by clothing and the dialogue.
30th Nov '17 2:41:28 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** This can also apply to cases of foreigners speaking English. In some countries that have been cut off from most of the rest of the modern world for decades - specifically, former totalitarian states or countries just making the transition to democracy - people learn American English by practicing from American grammar books; problem is, often these textbooks are enormously outdated, containing idioms and slang from, say, the '50s. Americans in foreign lands in recent years have sometimes reported natives striking up conversations with them and mentioning that something is "peachy keen" and the like. In Rangoon, Burma, if you eavesdrop on enough people out on the streets in the early evening, you'll hear them talking in just this fashion. One reporter also noted that the Burmese have recently been exposed to American classic rock, and enjoy discussing lyrics that are pretty obtuse even for native English speakers: "What does it mean when they say, '[[Music/TheEagles We are all just prisoners of our own device]]'?"

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** This can also apply to cases of foreigners speaking English. In some countries that have been cut off from most of the rest of the modern world for decades - specifically, former totalitarian states or countries just making the transition to democracy - people learn American English by practicing from American grammar books; problem is, often these textbooks are enormously outdated, containing idioms and slang from, say, the '50s. Americans in foreign lands in recent years have sometimes reported natives striking up conversations with them and mentioning that something is "peachy keen" and the like. In Yangon, Myanmar (possibly better known as Rangoon, Burma, Burma), if you eavesdrop on enough people out on the streets in the early evening, you'll hear them talking in just this fashion. One reporter also noted that the Burmese have recently been exposed to American classic rock, and enjoy discussing lyrics that are pretty obtuse even for native English speakers: "What does it mean when they say, '[[Music/TheEagles We are all just prisoners of our own device]]'?"
30th Nov '17 2:22:39 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' explicitly states that its events begin the night of [[TurnOfTheMillennium "September 18, 2006"]], and demonstrates this by introducing us to Brad Garrison and Jessica McCarney, agents of the Department of Homeland Security (established in 2002 in response to 9/11), after which you're handed a small yellow walkie-talkie by Otis to carry. However, it clearly deviates from some modern tones by the severe lack of cell phones, next-to-no mention of the internet, and the somewhat backwards sense of general fashion/aesthetic in both the mall and its inhabitants, producing an environment reminiscent of the '70s and '80s [[SpiritualLicensee as seen in the original]] ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978''. (Frank West also uses an old-fashioned film-reel camera, though this can be justified by him being a professional photojournalist; while digital cameras were taking over the consumer market by 2006, film still had niches in high-end photography.) This can be seen as an aesthetic choice like that of ''Napoleon Dynamite'', in that the game's setting of [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed Willamette, Colorado]] is a [[EverytownAmerica small Midwestern town]] that's "behind the pulse of society" in some ways. [[FridgeBrilliance Upon retrospect, it is a seemingly perfect place for a terrorist attack to happen.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' explicitly states that its events begin the night of [[TurnOfTheMillennium "September 18, 2006"]], and demonstrates this by introducing us to Brad Garrison and Jessica McCarney, [=McCarney=], agents of the Department of Homeland Security (established in 2002 in response to 9/11), after which you're handed a small yellow walkie-talkie by Otis to carry. However, it clearly deviates from some modern tones by the severe lack of cell phones, next-to-no mention of the internet, and the somewhat backwards sense of general fashion/aesthetic in both the mall and its inhabitants, producing an environment reminiscent of the '70s and '80s [[SpiritualLicensee as seen in the original]] ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978''. (Frank West also uses an old-fashioned film-reel camera, though this can be justified by him being a professional photojournalist; while digital cameras were taking over the consumer market by 2006, film still had niches in high-end photography.) This can be seen as an aesthetic choice like that of ''Napoleon Dynamite'', in that the game's setting of [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed Willamette, Colorado]] is a [[EverytownAmerica small Midwestern town]] that's "behind the pulse of society" in some ways. [[FridgeBrilliance Upon retrospect, it is a seemingly perfect place for a terrorist attack to happen.]]
30th Nov '17 11:14:07 AM Ulkomaalainen
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** The wizarding world in the series never seems to advance beyond the 1930s in style. The [[Film/HarryPotter third film adaptation]] goes so far as to feature a good deal of big band music, although the fourth movie portrays the Weird Sisters as a decently contemporary rock band. This is probably in keeping with [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Death Eaters]] and such - the whole series' story is very similar to the muggle world's [[TheThirties 1930s]] ([[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo and what happened from 1939 to 1945]], except [[RecycledInSpace with magic]].)
** Note, though, that it actually does take place in the 1990s, starting in 1991. [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/1991 Proof.]]

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** The Despite being set in the 1990s, the wizarding world in the series never seems to advance beyond the 1930s in style. The [[Film/HarryPotter third film adaptation]] goes so far as to feature a good deal of big band music, although the fourth movie portrays the Weird Sisters as a decently contemporary rock band. This is probably in keeping with [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Death Eaters]] and such - the whole series' story is very similar to the muggle world's [[TheThirties 1930s]] ([[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo and what happened from 1939 to 1945]], except [[RecycledInSpace with magic]].)
** Note, though, that it actually does take place in the 1990s, starting in 1991. [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/1991 Proof.]]
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26th Nov '17 11:45:19 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'' is set in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the near-future of 2013]], but is mostly inspired by the dystopian science fiction of the '70s and '80s, with a mix of modern and futuristic weaponry (most notably the [[ShockAndAwe electric gun]]), a sheen of {{cyberpunk}}-lite aesthetics, and vehicle designs rooted in the '50s and '60s ("as if Havana got transported to the 21st Century", as the game's website describes it), with a few cars even based on real-life models from that period.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'' is set in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the near-future of 2013]], but is mostly inspired by the dystopian science fiction of the '70s and '80s, with a mix of modern and futuristic weaponry (most notably the [[ShockAndAwe electric gun]]), a sheen of {{cyberpunk}}-lite aesthetics, and vehicle designs rooted in ranging from the '50s and '30s through the '60s ("as if Havana got transported to the 21st Century", as the game's website describes it), with a few cars even based on real-life models from that period.
26th Nov '17 11:37:49 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'': For a futuristic setting (the electric gun, anyone?), the game seems to feature an awful lot of vehicles with [[{{Zeerust}} retro designs]] rooted in the 1920s through to the 1960s; a few cars are even based on real-life models from that period.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'': For ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'' is set in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the near-future of 2013]], but is mostly inspired by the dystopian science fiction of the '70s and '80s, with a mix of modern and futuristic setting (the weaponry (most notably the [[ShockAndAwe electric gun, anyone?), the game seems to feature an awful lot gun]]), a sheen of vehicles with [[{{Zeerust}} retro designs]] {{cyberpunk}}-lite aesthetics, and vehicle designs rooted in the 1920s through '50s and '60s ("as if Havana got transported to the 1960s; 21st Century", as the game's website describes it), with a few cars are even based on real-life models from that period.
22nd Nov '17 11:54:19 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'': WordOfGod is that the [[Manga/{{Naruto}} original series]] is set in one of these. They have most of the technology and culture we had in the 20th century, but there are no guns or cars, electronic communication is extremely difficult/expensive over long distances, and video games are still in the 8-bit era. The DistantFinale shows the series starting to diverge from this trope as technology advances; for example, while computers were rare and rather primitive during Naruto's childhood, [[spoiler:he's shown using a modern laptop as an adult when perfomring Hokage duties]]. This becomes even more obvious in the ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'' era, which takes place at minimum fifteen to twenty years after the original series ended; the technology is now pretty much on par with our own, except there still aren't any cars or airplanes (though they ''do'' have airships and bullet trains).

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* ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'': WordOfGod is that the [[Manga/{{Naruto}} original series]] is set in one of these. They have most of the technology and culture we had in the 20th century, but there are no guns or cars, electronic communication is extremely difficult/expensive over long distances, and video games are still in the 8-bit era. The DistantFinale shows the series starting to diverge from this trope as technology advances; for example, while computers were rare and rather primitive during Naruto's childhood, [[spoiler:he's shown using a modern laptop as an adult when perfomring performing Hokage duties]]. This becomes even more obvious in the ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'' era, which takes place at minimum fifteen to twenty years after the original series ended; the technology is now pretty much on par with our own, except there still aren't any cars or airplanes (though they ''do'' have airships and bullet trains).trains and airships).



* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' modernized with the decades however it still held some of its vintage elements. Subverted with the ''ComicBook/ArchieComics2015'' reboot, which makes it completely set in the 2010s.

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' modernized with the decades however it still held some of its vintage elements. Subverted with the ''ComicBook/ArchieComics2015'' reboot, which makes it completely set in the 2010s.


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* ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'' is a FilmNoir deconstructive parody, however it takes place in TheEighties. Its film adaptation, ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', on the other hand ''does'' actually take place in the '40s (1947 to be more precise).
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