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18th Dec '17 5:51:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheMercuryMen'''s story is set in the mid-[[TheSeventies Seventies]]. But the lighting - and the monsters - looks like ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'', Edward's and Grace's outfits look [[TheFifties Fifties]]-ish, and Jack's outfit evokes TheThirties. And it mixes {{Dieselpunk}}, RaygunGothic, Atomic Punk, horror and other genres seamlessly.

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* ''TheMercuryMen'''s ''WebVideo/TheMercuryMen'''s story is set in the mid-[[TheSeventies Seventies]]. But the lighting - and the monsters - looks like ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'', Edward's and Grace's outfits look [[TheFifties Fifties]]-ish, and Jack's outfit evokes TheThirties. And it mixes {{Dieselpunk}}, RaygunGothic, Atomic Punk, horror and other genres seamlessly.
8th Dec '17 12:26:28 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''WebOriginal/TheSalvationWar'', the scale of the conflict is so high at first that [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece museum pieces (old aircraft and even tanks as well as other armoured gear)]] are brought back to service, meaning that modern planes as F-22s fight alongside [[TheEighties 80s]] F-16s or F-18s, [[TheSixties 60s]] F-4 Phantoms, as well as [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]]-vintage ones as B-25s.

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* In ''WebOriginal/TheSalvationWar'', the scale of the conflict is so high at first that [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece museum pieces (old aircraft and even tanks as well as other armoured gear)]] are brought back to service, meaning that modern planes as F-22s fight alongside [[TheEighties 80s]] F-16s or F-18s, [[TheSixties 60s]] F-4 Phantoms, as well as [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]]-vintage ones as B-25s. This is also justified in suddenly needing to fulfill tactical roles that haven't been called for in fifty years, such as large-scale carpet bombing.
6th Dec '17 12:00:52 PM alnair20aug93
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The setting and timeline may seem at first to be TheMiddleAges, UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod, or some FantasyCounterpartCulture thereof, but when you look closer, you find polyester, robots, or other high-tech toys in between the horse-drawn wagons and wattle-and-daub buildings. There's generally no rhyme or reason for ''which'' technologies are anachronistically present besides the RuleOfCool. Sometimes these may be leftovers from a [[LostTechnology lost technological civilization]], or perhaps it could be that science developed along a different path than ours, allowing for more advanced technology in one field, while stagnating in others, but most of the time there is no explanation whatsoever for the bizarre mix of medieval and futuristic.

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The setting and timeline may seem at first to be TheMiddleAges, UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod, [[UsefulNotes/TheThirteenAmericanColonies The Colonial Period]], or some FantasyCounterpartCulture thereof, but when you look closer, you find polyester, robots, or other high-tech toys in between the horse-drawn wagons and wattle-and-daub buildings. There's generally no rhyme or reason for ''which'' technologies are anachronistically present besides the RuleOfCool. Sometimes these may be leftovers from a [[LostTechnology lost technological civilization]], or perhaps it could be that science developed along a different path than ours, allowing for more advanced technology in one field, while stagnating in others, but most of the time there is no explanation whatsoever for the bizarre mix of medieval and futuristic.
19th Nov '17 11:52:48 PM GlassRain
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* An example is the satirical ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'', which is set in a basic "middle ages" fantasy setting, but still has vacuum cleaners, television (complete with every TV trope in the book) and cellphones.
** The author Ian Mcdonald [[WordOfGod has said]] he originally intended the Schizo Tech to be the main source of humour in the comic, but soon realised it couldn't carry jokes by itself and it was left as TheArtifact. There are still occasional gags such as their version of Youtube being called "[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Thoutube]]".

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* An example is the satirical ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'', which ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'' is set in a basic "middle ages" fantasy setting, but still has vacuum cleaners, television (complete with every TV trope in the book) and cellphones.
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cellphones. The author Ian Mcdonald [[WordOfGod has said]] he originally intended the Schizo Tech to be the main source of humour in the comic, but soon realised it couldn't carry jokes by itself and it was left as TheArtifact. There are still occasional gags such as their version of Youtube being called "[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Thoutube]]".


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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': When the Champions are attacked by the corrupting beast, several of the Peacemakers have just tracked it to them. They find themselves up on a cliff overlooking Penk and Magda's attempts to fight it. Sundar is all for leaving them for it, but everyone else insists on intervening. Even Frigg points out that no one deserves that fate.
27th Oct '17 12:23:29 PM bitemytail
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The setting and timeline may seem at first to be TheMiddleAges, TheColonialPeriod, or some FantasyCounterpartCulture thereof, but when you look closer, you find polyester, robots, or other high-tech toys in between the horse-drawn wagons and wattle-and-daub buildings. There's generally no rhyme or reason for ''which'' technologies are anachronistically present besides the RuleOfCool. Sometimes these may be leftovers from a [[LostTechnology lost technological civilization]], or perhaps it could be that science developed along a different path than ours, allowing for more advanced technology in one field, while stagnating in others, but most of the time there is no explanation whatsoever for the bizarre mix of medieval and futuristic.

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The setting and timeline may seem at first to be TheMiddleAges, TheColonialPeriod, UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod, or some FantasyCounterpartCulture thereof, but when you look closer, you find polyester, robots, or other high-tech toys in between the horse-drawn wagons and wattle-and-daub buildings. There's generally no rhyme or reason for ''which'' technologies are anachronistically present besides the RuleOfCool. Sometimes these may be leftovers from a [[LostTechnology lost technological civilization]], or perhaps it could be that science developed along a different path than ours, allowing for more advanced technology in one field, while stagnating in others, but most of the time there is no explanation whatsoever for the bizarre mix of medieval and futuristic.
31st Aug '17 6:22:19 PM Malady
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* In the [[AlternateHistoryDotCom AlternateHistory.com]] timeline ''Literature/MaleRising'', the Kingdom of the Arabs uses its oil wealth to preserve traditional culture and heavily subsidize the traditional nomadic lifestyles, leading to Berber clans driving around in luxurious all-terrain vehicles that open into grand, portable pavilions.

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* In the [[AlternateHistoryDotCom AlternateHistory.com]] Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom timeline ''Literature/MaleRising'', the Kingdom of the Arabs uses its oil wealth to preserve traditional culture and heavily subsidize the traditional nomadic lifestyles, leading to Berber clans driving around in luxurious all-terrain vehicles that open into grand, portable pavilions.
17th Jul '17 7:46:59 AM sketchdoodle
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* In the [[AlternateHistoryDotCom AlternateHistory.com]] timeline ''Literature/MaleRising'', the Kingdom of the Arabs uses its oil wealth to preserve traditional culture and heavily subsidize the traditional nomadic lifestyles, leading to Berber clans driving around in luxurious all-terrain vehicles that open into grand, portable pavilions.
15th Jul '17 10:22:33 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WebOriginal/TheSalvationWar'', the scale of the conflict is so high at first that [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece museum pieces (old aircraft and even tanks as well as other armoured gear)]] are brought back to service, meaning that modern planes as F-22s fight alongside [[TheEighties 80s]] F-16s or F-18s, [[TheSixties 60s]] F-4 Phantoms, as well as [[WorldWarII WWII]]-vintage ones as B-25s.

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* In ''WebOriginal/TheSalvationWar'', the scale of the conflict is so high at first that [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece museum pieces (old aircraft and even tanks as well as other armoured gear)]] are brought back to service, meaning that modern planes as F-22s fight alongside [[TheEighties 80s]] F-16s or F-18s, [[TheSixties 60s]] F-4 Phantoms, as well as [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]]-vintage ones as B-25s.
28th Mar '17 3:49:16 AM Doug86
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* In ''Comicbook/WonderWoman,'' Paradise Island is an interesting case. In [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Pre-Crisis days,]] despite a [[SufficientlyAdvancedBambooTechnology love of ancient Greek aesthetics,]] the Amazons had both magic ''and'' advanced technology -- for instance, they built the [[CoolPlane Invisible Jet.]] Since they had a magic scrying device that let them observe developments on the outside world at will, and they were a scholarly culture with nothing but time on their hands to invent things, [[JustifiedTrope this actually makes perfect sense.]] However, Post-Crisis, this was [[ViewersAreMorons deemed confusing,]] and the Amazons were cast solidly back into the Bronze Age.

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* In ''Comicbook/WonderWoman,'' ''Comicbook/WonderWoman'', Paradise Island is an interesting case. In [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Pre-Crisis days,]] days]], despite a [[SufficientlyAdvancedBambooTechnology love of ancient Greek aesthetics,]] aesthetics]], the Amazons had both magic ''and'' advanced technology -- for instance, they built the [[CoolPlane Invisible Jet.]] Jet]]. Since they had a magic scrying device that let them observe developments on the outside world at will, and they were a scholarly culture with nothing but time on their hands to invent things, [[JustifiedTrope this actually makes perfect sense.]] However, Post-Crisis, this was [[ViewersAreMorons deemed confusing,]] and the Amazons were cast solidly back into the Bronze Age.
18th Mar '17 7:28:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'': The world of Neopia is based in a [[http://www.neopets.com/ntimes/index.phtml?section=editorial&issue=527 "pre-industrial period"]], where this trope is dependent on region. There's sticks and stones in [[OneMillionBC Tyrannia]], the various {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s have the tech level you'd expect, Moltara is SteamPunk, while Neopia Central is closest to real life but has nothing like computers, cars, or any sort of electronic technology. And orbiting the planet, there's the Virtupets Space Station and moon colony on Kreludor, although they were created by an scientist from outer space.

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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'': ''Website/{{Neopets}}'': The world of Neopia is based in a [[http://www.neopets.com/ntimes/index.phtml?section=editorial&issue=527 "pre-industrial period"]], where this trope is dependent on region. There's sticks and stones in [[OneMillionBC Tyrannia]], the various {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s have the tech level you'd expect, Moltara is SteamPunk, while Neopia Central is closest to real life but has nothing like computers, cars, or any sort of electronic technology. And orbiting the planet, there's the Virtupets Space Station and moon colony on Kreludor, although they were created by an scientist from outer space.
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