History Main / SceneryGorn

18th Jan '16 3:14:48 PM chc232323
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* UnhallowedMetropolis goes for this with its view of ruined London. It goes for ruined zombie apocalypse hellhole by way of poison gas and gasmask fetishism - when the art isn't instead just vaguely photoshopped goth models. * ChangelingTheDreaming has a weird twist on this trope. A changeling experiences the wonder and power of creation and imagination, so the art has an occasional motif where the WorldOfDarkness is depicted as this trope to changelings because they can see what the world is like when seen through eyes that still Dream.
15th Jan '16 9:47:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheStand'': By Creator/StephenKing.
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* ''TheStand'': %%* ''Literature/TheStand'': By Creator/StephenKing.
18th Nov '15 3:10:34 PM TheWhistleTropes
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Picture this: you are making your dream AfterTheEnd film, comic, manga, or book, and you need a way to really ''knock it into'' your audience that this world is, indeed, a CrapsackWorld. What do you do? Cue slow pan over abandoned, bleak, ruined cityscape or radiation-scorched wilderness. Preferably both. If you're doing a CyberPunk work, be sure to have [[CityNoir gloomy, twilit, ominous skyscrapers towering over]] [[WretchedHive masses of stinking poverty]] -- [[IndustrialGhetto lots of smokestacks, toxic waste and pollution by the slums]], and decadent advertisements choking the more economically robust areas. If you're making a DisasterMovie, be sure to have tons of destroyed skyscrapers, overturned cars, general burning chaos, or in the aftermath, mute, smoky desolation.
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Picture this: you are making your dream AfterTheEnd film, comic, manga, or book, and you need a way to really ''knock it into'' your audience that this world is, indeed, a CrapsackWorld. What do you do? Cue slow pan over abandoned, bleak, ruined cityscape or radiation-scorched wilderness. Preferably both. If you're doing a CyberPunk work, be sure to have [[CityNoir gloomy, twilit, ominous skyscrapers towering over]] [[WretchedHive masses of stinking poverty]] -- [[IndustrialGhetto lots of smokestacks, toxic waste and pollution by the slums]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking decadent advertisements choking the more economically robust areas. areas.]] If you're making a DisasterMovie, be sure to have tons of destroyed skyscrapers, overturned cars, general burning chaos, or in the aftermath, mute, smoky desolation.
5th Nov '15 1:56:27 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Sanctuary}}'': Taken somewhat literally in one episode, with the shredded bodies of hundreds of mermaids floating in the ocean. (Humorously enough, the mermaids are shown in graphic, almost clinical detail--except for BarbieDollAnatomy.)
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* ''{{Sanctuary}}'': ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'': Taken somewhat literally in one episode, with the shredded bodies of hundreds of mermaids floating in the ocean. (Humorously enough, the mermaids are shown in graphic, almost clinical detail--except for BarbieDollAnatomy.)

* ''{{Warehouse 13}}'': At the end of Season 3, we get a rather graphic depiction of [[spoiler: the Warehouse being completely destroyed in an explosion]]. It's quite impressive.
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* ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': At the end of Season 3, we get a rather graphic depiction of [[spoiler: the Warehouse being completely destroyed in an explosion]]. It's quite impressive.
7th Oct '15 2:22:14 PM StFan
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* One comic in the ''{{Marvelman}}'' series, featuring [[PsychoForHire Kid Marvelman]], has London becoming just about the closest definition of Scenery Gorn after he goes on a murderous rampage through the city and gruesomely murders nearly every inhabitant in a highly disturbing manner. Some of the things shown include people running from a rain of severed hands and feet, skins hung up on clothes lines, corpses impaled on the hands of Big Ben, the Tower Bridge in ruin, mounds of severed heads, heads on pikes, cars full of people plummeting to earth, mutilated children wandering screaming through the streets, and countless dead bodies. ** [[Creator/AlanMoore Guess who wrote both these comics.]]
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* One comic in the ''{{Marvelman}}'' ''[[ComicBook/{{Miracleman}} Marvelman]]'' series, featuring [[PsychoForHire Kid Marvelman]], has London becoming just about the closest definition of Scenery Gorn after he goes on a murderous rampage through the city and gruesomely murders nearly every inhabitant in a highly disturbing manner. Some of the things shown include people running from a rain of severed hands and feet, skins hung up on clothes lines, corpses impaled on the hands of Big Ben, the Tower Bridge in ruin, mounds of severed heads, heads on pikes, cars full of people plummeting to earth, mutilated children wandering screaming through the streets, and countless dead bodies. ** bodies. [[Creator/AlanMoore Guess who wrote both these comics.]]
18th Sep '15 5:24:18 AM MrKosta
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* Autopsy's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfXY1uX4PfE Mutant Village]] has this, combined with [[ZombieApocalypse irradiated zombies]]. --> "Desert screams on plains of doom, your mind will snap beyond the dunes. A village ahead, the stench of disease, nauseating wasteland, distorted dead trees"
6th Sep '15 5:19:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Cosmos}}' 2014 series usually has SceneryPorn... until Creator/NeilDeGrasseTyson starts talking about the Permian-Triassic Extinction, also known as "The Great Dying". The camera pans over the volcanic hellscape of the Siberian Traps or a beach strewn with corpses choked by hydrogen sulfide.
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* ''Series/{{Cosmos}}' 2014 series usually has SceneryPorn... until Creator/NeilDeGrasseTyson UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson starts talking about the Permian-Triassic Extinction, also known as "The Great Dying". The camera pans over the volcanic hellscape of the Siberian Traps or a beach strewn with corpses choked by hydrogen sulfide.
25th Aug '15 8:55:18 AM Prfnoff
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* ''{{Rifts}}'' wallows in this, between the post-apocalyptic ruins, the CyberPunk aesthetic of the cities, and the [[EldritchAbomination Alien Intelligences]] and their magical creations and experiments. External and internal artwork is full of Scenery Gorn; check out the cover of [[http://www.palladiumbooks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=1001&Product_Code=869 Madhaven]], for example. * ''WraithTheOblivion'' and the later books of ''{{Orpheus}}'' go into great detail describing the Shadowlands, the realm of the dead. Places and things with strong emotional attachments that are destroyed in the world of the living still exist in there, but greatly damaged and decayed and crammed in together with other things from different eras. Necropoli, or reflections of still living cities, are particularly prone to this, as are places strongly associated with death; several places associated with the Holocaust are so horrific they get their own very disturbing yet surprisingly respectful [[http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Charnel_Houses_of_Europe%3A_The_Shoah volume]]. As it takes place [[AfterTheEnd after a huge Underworld cataclysm]], ''Orpheus'' makes the Shadowlands an even nastier place to be. * The blasted landscape of Dominaria in ''MagicTheGathering'''s ''Time Spiral'' block is as much a star as the characters going through the block's storyline.
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* ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' wallows in this, between the post-apocalyptic ruins, the CyberPunk aesthetic of the cities, and the [[EldritchAbomination Alien Intelligences]] and their magical creations and experiments. External and internal artwork is full of Scenery Gorn; check out the cover of [[http://www.palladiumbooks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=1001&Product_Code=869 Madhaven]], for example. * ''WraithTheOblivion'' ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'' and the later books of ''{{Orpheus}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Orpheus}}'' go into great detail describing the Shadowlands, the realm of the dead. Places and things with strong emotional attachments that are destroyed in the world of the living still exist in there, but greatly damaged and decayed and crammed in together with other things from different eras. Necropoli, or reflections of still living cities, are particularly prone to this, as are places strongly associated with death; several places associated with the Holocaust are so horrific they get their own very disturbing yet surprisingly respectful [[http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Charnel_Houses_of_Europe%3A_The_Shoah volume]]. As it takes place [[AfterTheEnd after a huge Underworld cataclysm]], ''Orpheus'' makes the Shadowlands an even nastier place to be. * The blasted landscape of Dominaria in ''MagicTheGathering'''s ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s ''Time Spiral'' block is as much a star as the characters going through the block's storyline.

* Every description of the surface world in ''DragonMech'' emphasises the mid-apocalyptic setting. Natural beauty is so rare following the coming of the lunar rain that kings will pay a fortune for a bunch of daffodils. * DeadReign has tons of this due to [[ZombieApocalypse the setting.]] You really have to admire the detail the artists put into the ruined buildings and piles of corpses...
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* Every description of the surface world in ''DragonMech'' ''TabletopGame/DragonMech'' emphasises the mid-apocalyptic setting. Natural beauty is so rare following the coming of the lunar rain that kings will pay a fortune for a bunch of daffodils. * DeadReign ''TabletopGame/DeadReign'' has tons of this due to [[ZombieApocalypse the setting.]] ZombieApocalypse setting. You really have to admire the detail the artists put into the ruined buildings and piles of corpses...
21st Aug '15 3:33:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* HPLovecraft generally preferred describing attractive scenery, but when ugly scenery did show up, he certainly didn't skimp on descriptions of that, either. The "blasted heath" from ''TheColourOutOfSpace'' is particularly notable (though in that case, it's relevant to the plot).
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* HPLovecraft generally preferred describing attractive scenery, but when ugly scenery did show up, he certainly didn't skimp on descriptions of that, either. The "blasted heath" from ''TheColourOutOfSpace'' ''Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace'' is particularly notable (though in that case, it's relevant to the plot).
23rd Jul '15 9:41:05 PM PotatoPatato
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* DeadReign has tons of this due to [[ZombieApocalypse the setting.]] You really have to admire the detail the artists put into the ruined buildings and piles of corpses...
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