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1st Nov '17 4:30:59 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ShabbyHeroesWellDressedVillains (the heroes are gritty, and the villains are shiny)
18th Oct '17 7:44:42 AM nlpnt
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* ''Series/AndiMack'' tries to look realer than a typical Disnick Kid Com with almost everything done outdoors or on location, but it's still a well-scrubbed, bright look with a new school inhabited by stylishly-dressed kids, a picture-perfect house and street, and even the funky urban spaces the kids and younger adults inhabit by choice exhibit a very...Utah Mormon version of a hipster aesthetic, further cleaned up by Disney (the show has earned a reputation for leaving locations cleaner than they found them).

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* ** ''Series/AndiMack'' tries to look realer than a typical Disnick Kid Com with almost everything done outdoors or on location, but it's still a well-scrubbed, bright look with a new school inhabited by stylishly-dressed kids, a picture-perfect house and street, and even the funky urban spaces the kids and younger adults inhabit by choice exhibit a very...Utah Mormon version of a hipster aesthetic, further cleaned up by Disney (the show has earned a reputation for leaving locations cleaner than they found them).
18th Oct '17 7:44:15 AM nlpnt
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* ''Series/AndiMack'' tries to look realer than a typical Disnick Kid Com with almost everything done outdoors or on location, but it's still a well-scrubbed, bright look with a new school inhabited by stylishly-dressed kids, a picture-perfect house and street, and even the funky urban spaces the kids and younger adults inhabit by choice exhibit a very...Utah Mormon version of a hipster aesthetic, further cleaned up by Disney (the show has earned a reputation for leaving locations cleaner than they found them).
6th Sep '17 3:40:15 PM WillKeaton
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* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Gotham]] are often compared in the DCU, with the former being the shinier (at one point, Catwoman wonders if they ever turn off the lights at night) while the latter is normally very bleak (In The DCAU, the writers admitted to being freaked out by Gotham during a clear sunny day whenever they drew it, and only did so once due to the alternate universe setting it was being presented in.) Considering the types of heroes who operate in this city, it seems the city adapted to them instead of the other way around.

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* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Gotham]] are often compared in the DCU, with the former being the shinier (at one point, Catwoman wonders if they ever turn off the lights at night) while the latter is normally very bleak bleak. (In The DCAU, the writers admitted to being freaked out by Gotham during a clear sunny day whenever they drew it, and only did so once due to the alternate universe setting it was being presented in.) Considering the types of heroes who operate in this city, it seems the city adapted to them instead of the other way around.
16th Jul '17 5:20:25 PM nombretomado
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* In a related hobby, a perennial source of debate among military modellers concerns exactly how far the artist should go in representing wear and tear and everyday attrition on their completed model.Warhammer 40K fans don't seem to go in for this very much and leave their tanks and kit pristine; WW2 purists, especially in tanks and vehicles, tend to go for the really battered look. See '''[[http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/3/8/591619_sm-Flames%20Of%20War,%20Military%20Modelling,%20Panther%20F,%20Russians,%20T-55,%20Tiger,%20World%20War%202.jpg here]]'''.

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* In a related hobby, a perennial source of debate among military modellers concerns exactly how far the artist should go in representing wear and tear and everyday attrition on their completed model. Warhammer 40K fans don't seem to go in for this very much and leave their tanks and kit pristine; WW2 [=WW2=] purists, especially in tanks and vehicles, tend to go for the really battered look. See '''[[http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2014/3/8/591619_sm-Flames%20Of%20War,%20Military%20Modelling,%20Panther%20F,%20Russians,%20T-55,%20Tiger,%20World%20War%202.jpg here]]'''.
30th Jun '17 9:40:41 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' demonstrates quite a lot of this, particularly when it comes to the faction hubs: London has the polished marble halls and richly-decorated offices of Temple Hall deliberately contrasted by the dingy pubs and shops of Eldwyck and [[BazaarOfTheBizarre the monster-infested markets of Darkside]]; Brooklyn is predominantly gritty, with gloomy streets, filthy laundromats, sewer labyrinths and a BackAlleyDoctor's shop situated in an abandoned abattoir, and even the Illuminati HQ's concourse looks pretty grungy - all contrasted with the gleaming Illuminati command center and Kirsten Geary's modern-art office; Seoul starts you off in the shiny, chintzy Kumiho Hotel, before sending you into the dark, rainy streets to the Dragon's HQ.
** More of this crops up once you head out into the field, where the giant biotech WorldTree and vivid golden light of [[HollowEarth Agartha]] form a contrast to literally [[PortalNetwork all the areas it allows you to visit]]: a New England fishing village beset by a ZombieApocalypse and Lovecraftian FishMen; a dusty Egyptian hamlet and the nearby Atenist ruins, all overrun by corpse-burning cultists and putrid ghouls; a stretch of Transylvanian countryside polluted by wrecked cars, [[FesteringFungus giant fungi]], dilapidated serial-killer homesteads, and the war machines of the invading vampire army; and of course, Kaidan District Tokyo, which is currently infested by [[TheCorruption the]] [[MysticalPlague Filth]].
3rd Jun '17 12:22:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'' is gritty for the majority of the flashbacks depicting Jamal's childhood in the slums, which starkly contrasts with the sleek, stylized look of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire?''

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* ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'' is gritty for the majority of the flashbacks depicting Jamal's childhood in the slums, which starkly contrasts with the sleek, stylized look of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire?''''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''
20th May '17 3:10:31 PM nombretomado
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* Ditto for ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. The [=LaCroix=] Tower explicitly stands out of the generally bleak and tarnished surroundings. As a matter of fact, the Downtown LA map where the Tower is situated features this in spades: the western half of the map features an AbandonedHospital, an awful lot of dingy-looking buildings and houses, a crackhouse, the Last Round bar, a derelict warehouse, and an underpass used by the local vagrants as shelter. The eastern half of the map, while still somewhat gritty, features the Confession Club (which used to be a cathedral), the Skyline Apartment Building, and the decidedly upmarket Empire Hotel.

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* Ditto for ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. The [=LaCroix=] Tower explicitly stands out of the generally bleak and tarnished surroundings. As a matter of fact, the Downtown LA map where the Tower is situated features this in spades: the western half of the map features an AbandonedHospital, an awful lot of dingy-looking buildings and houses, a crackhouse, the Last Round bar, a derelict warehouse, and an underpass used by the local vagrants as shelter. The eastern half of the map, while still somewhat gritty, features the Confession Club (which used to be a cathedral), the Skyline Apartment Building, and the decidedly upmarket Empire Hotel.
2nd May '17 4:15:42 PM ernestogon
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* Many modern sports, like boxing, rugby, and even association football. All those are grueling sports full of drama, fouls, and controversial calls... all held in perfectly manicured, shiny stadia.

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* Many modern sports, like boxing, rugby, and even association football. All those are grueling sports full of Filled with drama, fouls, and controversial calls... all held in perfectly manicured, shiny stadia.
2nd May '17 1:18:09 PM ernestogon
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* Many modern sports, like boxing, rugby, and even association football. All those are grueling sports full of drama, fouls, and controversial calls... all held in perfectly manicured, shiny stadia.
** American football, and specially the Super Bowl. Shiny pre-game and halftime shows, loaded with cheerleading, celebrities... in stark contrast with the gritty roughness of the game.
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