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30th Oct '17 11:19:53 AM Bisected8
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* In ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'', Max feels this way after returning to her home town to attend a finishing school 5 years after moving away. Not only doesn't she know anyone too well (mainly staying in her room, and barely getting to know her dorm-mates), but she's too afraid to contact her former best friend Chloe (because of the guilt of failing to stay in contact after the death of her dad, who Max was also close to). As much of the game is spent showing her rediscovering the town and reconnecting with Chloe (now a rebellious, blue haired TheLaddette stoner, although just as energetic as she remembers) as investigating the supernatural happenings.
25th Oct '17 9:02:06 PM PaulA
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** The short story ''The Long Night of Waiting'': Two nineteenth century kids were accidentally swept into AnotherDimension through a CoolGate. They returned to find that [[RipVanWinkle roughly ten years]] had passed for every day they spent on the other side, and it was now the late twentieth century. They went back through the CoolGate, since it was closer to the life they were used to and they now had some friends there.
** ''Android at Arms'': Several important persons from various species and cultures awaken on a PrisonPlanet and learn that they have been kidnapped, and apparently kept as {{Human Popsicle}}s and replaced with {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s. It is established right away, from the most recent dates each can remember, that for some of them many years have passed, and ''all'' of them were abducted in the midst of time-critical situations. The protagonist (one of the more recent abductees) returns home to find that years have passed, and that his double is now in charge.

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** The short story ''The "The Long Night of Waiting'': Waiting": Two nineteenth century kids were accidentally swept into AnotherDimension through a CoolGate. They returned to find that [[RipVanWinkle roughly ten years]] had passed for every day they spent on the other side, and it was now the late twentieth century. They went back through the CoolGate, since it was closer to the life they were used to and they now had some friends there.
** ''Android at Arms'': ''Literature/AndroidAtArms'': Several important persons from various species and cultures awaken on a PrisonPlanet and learn that they have been kidnapped, and apparently kept as {{Human Popsicle}}s and replaced with {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s. It is established right away, from the most recent dates each can remember, that for some of them many years have passed, and ''all'' of them were abducted in the midst of time-critical situations. The protagonist (one of the more recent abductees) returns home to find that years have passed, and that his double is now in charge.
23rd Oct '17 1:52:11 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/TradingPlaces'': [[FromRagsToRiches After getting taken into the tutelage of the Duke Brothers (actually as part of a bet), becoming a wealthy commodities broker]], Billy Ray Valentine holds a party for his lower-class friends, but he finds he doesn't get along with them anymore, and he has them kicked out.

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* ''Film/TradingPlaces'': [[FromRagsToRiches [[RagsToRiches After getting taken into the tutelage of the Duke Brothers (actually as part of a bet), becoming a wealthy commodities broker]], Billy Ray Valentine holds a party for his lower-class friends, but he finds he doesn't get along with them anymore, and he has them kicked out.
23rd Oct '17 1:51:40 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/TradingPlaces'': [[FromRagsToRiches After getting taken into the tutelage of the Duke Brothers (actually as part of a bet), becoming a wealthy commodities broker]], Billy Ray Valentine holds a party for his lower-class friends, but he finds he doesn't get along with them anymore, and he has them kicked out.
-->'''[[TheJeeves Coleman]]:''' Your friends seemed to enjoy it, I thought it was a great success.
-->'''Billy Ray:''' They weren't friends. They're a bunch of freeloaders, treating my house like a zoo.
15th Oct '17 5:00:45 PM TheSinful
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* Ash Ketchum in ''Fanfic/{{Traveler}}'' has trouble adjusting to being back in Pallet Town when he visits for the first time in months. At times, this extends to civilization in general as he's become so used to spending weeks at a time in the wilderness with only his Pokemon for company.
23rd Sep '17 12:37:40 PM nombretomado
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* Irene Kampen[[note]]best known for ''Life Without George'', the book that became ''Series/TheLucyShow''[[/note]] got a taste of this and wrote about it in ''Due To Lack of Interest Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled''[[note]]an environmental slogan from the 60s, referring to a predicted "[[GlobalWarming complete environmental breakdown]]"[[/note]]. Her AuthorAvatar left college in 1943, and returned to complete her degree in [[TheSixties 1969]]. Her old dorm is now the AynRand Co-Educational and Residential Eating Co-operative House, her old church is now a fish-shaped monstrosity on the far side of town with screeching liturgical music by a folk rock band called the Risen Dead, and people greet each other with "Good love everywhere". She adapts, after a fashion, and even writes a bit of graffiti ("Gaudeamus Igitur") on the construction fence before leaving.

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* Irene Kampen[[note]]best known for ''Life Without George'', the book that became ''Series/TheLucyShow''[[/note]] got a taste of this and wrote about it in ''Due To Lack of Interest Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled''[[note]]an environmental slogan from the 60s, referring to a predicted "[[GlobalWarming complete environmental breakdown]]"[[/note]]. Her AuthorAvatar left college in 1943, and returned to complete her degree in [[TheSixties 1969]]. Her old dorm is now the AynRand Creator/AynRand Co-Educational and Residential Eating Co-operative House, her old church is now a fish-shaped monstrosity on the far side of town with screeching liturgical music by a folk rock band called the Risen Dead, and people greet each other with "Good love everywhere". She adapts, after a fashion, and even writes a bit of graffiti ("Gaudeamus Igitur") on the construction fence before leaving.
14th Sep '17 9:09:39 PM Linda58
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* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alex spends the first half of the story trying to find a way to get back to [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy and the gang in Sunnydale]]. When she finally -- if involuntarily -- makes it back to Sunnydale, things have changed so much since the last time she was there that she no longer fits in. The fact that Buffy and her friends are paranoid about her because of her [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Krpytonian powers]] is just icing on a sour, depressing cake for Alex.

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* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alex spends the first half of the story trying to find a way to get back to [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy and the gang in Sunnydale]]. When she finally -- if involuntarily -- makes it back to Sunnydale, things have changed so much since the last time she was there that she no longer fits in. The fact that Buffy and her friends are paranoid about her because of her [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Krpytonian powers]] is just icing on a sour, depressing cake for Alex. The fact that there is a Xander Harris in the group only compounds the issue.
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8793565/chapters/20159878 How the Light Gets In]]'' Laurel is resurrected after being dead for 7 months, and finds herself surrounded by people who had to learn to live without her. It is especially jarring with her family, she was married to and had a daughter with Dean; but (at first) can only watch as he and Thea (their nanny) interact with and care for her, using the co-parenting system they were forced to form when she was dead.
** The flip side is also explored. Her friends and family are overjoyed that she's back; but they and she are now so different from how they all were, that none of them quite know what to do. Thea at one point muses on how they felt all the grief and pain of her death, so what do they do with that now that she's back?
30th Aug '17 5:47:43 PM gjjones
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* Subverted in ''Anime/TheBoyAndTheBeast'' with Kyuta after returning to Tokyo for the first time. He makes friends with Kaede to catch up on his studies and eventually reunites with his father to the point that he decides to [[spoiler:leave Jūtengai, his other home, forever]].

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* Subverted in ''Anime/TheBoyAndTheBeast'' with Kyuta after returning to Tokyo for the first time.time as an adult. He makes friends with Kaede to catch up on his studies and eventually reunites with his father to the point that he decides to [[spoiler:leave Jūtengai, his other home, forever]].
30th Aug '17 5:47:28 PM gjjones
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* Subverted in ''Anime/TheBoyAndTheBeast'' with Kyuta after returning to Tokyo for the first time. He makes friends with Kaede to catch up on his studies and eventually reunites with his father to the point that he decides to [[spoiler:leave Jūtengai, his other home, forever]].
30th Aug '17 5:33:21 AM tussy
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* Some colleges actually put together pamphlets and other resources to help exchange students cope with "reverse culture shock" or "reverse homesickness." When a student spends a semester abroad, it's often enough for them to put down a certain amount of roots, so when they come back home, they miss it.

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* Some colleges actually put together pamphlets and other resources to help exchange students cope with "reverse culture shock" or "reverse homesickness." When a student spends a semester abroad, it's often enough for them to put down a certain amount of roots, so when they come back home, they miss it. A semester is also enough for some major changes to happen: this troper came home after half a year to find her street was turned into a one-way street, there's a new roundabout nearby, half of the city is dug around for a new freeway and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick her parents divorced]].
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