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22nd May '17 3:25:14 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* Bo and Agnes from ''Literature/{{Run}}'' want to escape the town of Mursey partly because of this, though they both have deeper reasons for fleeing as well.
18th May '17 1:48:02 PM KyuTurtle
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* In ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'', many of the protagonists, especially Nicolas, express a desire to get away from their small village.



* In ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'', many of the protagonists, especially Nicolas, express a desire to get away from their small village.

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* In ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'', many of the protagonists, especially Nicolas, express a desire to get away from their small village.
8th May '17 3:24:37 PM LadyChaos
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* In ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'', many of the protagonists, especially Nicolas, express a desire to get away from their small village.
30th Apr '17 1:31:53 PM nombretomado
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* This is a reoccuring theme in ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'', as the games take place in rural towns:

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* This is a reoccuring recurring theme in ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'', ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'', as the games take place in rural towns:
17th Apr '17 6:31:42 PM Jhonny
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* Overall, the Western world has undergone (at the very least) one major circle of this over the last two hundred years or so. When the industrial revolution came, many people left behind their small towns and villages for jobs in the city. Sure, they had NoOSHACompliance, you lived on the WrongSideOfTheTracks, but it sill beat being stuck in a dead-end agricultural job, same as your ancestors all the way back to the Stone Age. Later on, the Railroad, the Streetcar, the bicycle and then the Automobile enabled people to move "further out" and still work in industrial jobs, which would one day result in "drive till you qualify" suburbs in some places. Jobs would also move out and ultimately people would live in one place, work in another, play in yet another and drive everywhere. Some jobs even allowed working from home. Ultimately all the effects of this trope hit hard, and starting some time in the 1980s, 1990s and picking up steam with the great recession, more and more people - particularly young, childless folk, are flocking back to cities.
14th Apr '17 12:14:03 AM LinTaylor
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* Mitsuha from ''Anime/YourName'' wishes she could move to Tokyo and get away from her tiny mountain town. She gets her wish...when she starts [[FreakyFridayFlip randomly swapping bodies]] with a [[GenderBender boy named Taki]] who goes to school in Tokyo and deals with some BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor, both when she has to adjust to being male and putting up with Taki's hectic school life and part-time job.
25th Mar '17 9:08:45 AM Gosicrystal
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** Karen, who also has an aggressive and possibly [[AbusiveParents abusive dad]], in ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' has wants to leave Flowerbud Village to be a dancer in the city. If you don't befriend her, [[LostForever she will leave]].

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** Karen, who also has an aggressive and possibly [[AbusiveParents abusive dad]], in ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' has wants to leave Flowerbud Village to be a dancer in the city. If you don't befriend her, [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent she will leave]].
14th Mar '17 8:09:51 AM Aipom-pom
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'': Said boredom is such [[spoiler:that it drives someone to murder]]. This was also a key point in Shadow Yosuke and Shadow Yukkiko's dialogues. [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Yosuke]] taunts Yosuke about how boring the town is to him, while Yukiko's shadow mentions how much she hates the town and just sits on her '''ass''' waiting for her prince to come rescue her from it. It should be said that the whole town's leisure facilities basically amount to one small diner, the shrine, the river, and if you're really desperate the food court of the local supermarket. That is literally it.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'': Said boredom is such [[spoiler:that it drives someone to murder]]. This was also a key point in Shadow Yosuke and Shadow Yukkiko's Yukiko's dialogues. [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Yosuke]] taunts Yosuke about how boring the town is to him, while Yukiko's shadow mentions how much she hates the town and just sits on her '''ass''' waiting for her prince to come rescue her from it. It should be said that the whole town's leisure facilities basically amount to one small diner, the shrine, the river, and if you're really desperate the food court of the local supermarket. That is literally it.
4th Mar '17 9:49:22 AM Veanne
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* Daisy begins the plot of ''Webcomic/DoctorWhoRegenerated'' [[HatedHometown intensely disliking her boring hometown]]. Then the [[DoomMagnet Doctor]] comes around.
26th Feb '17 9:15:18 PM gewunomox
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* TaylorSwift, particularly in "White Horse".

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* TaylorSwift, Music/TaylorSwift, particularly in "White Horse".
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