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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]].
23rd Aug '17 11:01:22 AM CosmicFerret
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* {{Garfield}} once found the now abandoned restaurant where he was born and found out his mother and her family still live there but he no longer fits.

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* {{Garfield}} WesternAnimation/{{Garfield|AndFriends}} once found the now abandoned restaurant where he was born and found out his mother and her family still live there but he no longer fits.
23rd Aug '17 2:56:34 AM PaulA
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* Reggie goes through this when he returns to the family manor in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Phoenix and Ashes]]'' after being in the front lines of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.

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* Reggie goes through this when he returns to the family manor in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Phoenix and Ashes]]'' ''Literature/PhoenixAndAshes'' after being in the front lines of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
22nd Aug '17 7:34:41 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Theon's fellow ironborn reject him for living on the mainland for ten years. He goes to great lengths to prove himself to them, but it only eats away at his sanity and ruins his life.

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Theon's fellow ironborn reject him for living on the mainland for ten years. He goes to great lengths to prove himself to them, but it only eats away at his sanity and ruins his life.life.
** Upon his return to King's Landing, Jaime immediately feels out of place after everything he's been through. On top of that, while his return would have been huge news, no one even recognizes him due to how different he looks. Cersei almost immediately notices his less cocky, more contemplative demeanor (along with his missing hand).
28th Jun '17 4:46:26 PM Frankencastle
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* The page quote comes frome Jason Aaron's ''[[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher MAX]]'' story arc "Frank" details Frank Castle's experiences with this back during the period between his return from Vietnam and the death of his family. He struggled to be a normal family man again, but the whole time he desperately craved a return to war and violence in general. Parallels are drawn between this period in his past and the present, where he's in prison.

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* The page quote comes frome from Jason Aaron's ''[[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher MAX]]'' story arc "Frank" "Frank". Which details Frank Castle's experiences with this back during the period between his return from Vietnam and the death of his family. He struggled to be a normal family man again, but the whole time he desperately craved a return to [[BloodKnight war and violence violence]] in general. Parallels are drawn between this period in his past and the present, where he's in prison.
28th Jun '17 4:44:40 PM Frankencastle
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* Jason Aaron's ''[[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher MAX]]'' story arc "Frank" details Frank Castle's experiences with this back during the period between his return from Vietnam and the death of his family. He struggled to be a normal family man again, but the whole time he desperately craved a return to war and violence in general. Parallels are drawn between this period in his past and the present, where he's in prison.

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* The page quote comes frome Jason Aaron's ''[[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher MAX]]'' story arc "Frank" details Frank Castle's experiences with this back during the period between his return from Vietnam and the death of his family. He struggled to be a normal family man again, but the whole time he desperately craved a return to war and violence in general. Parallels are drawn between this period in his past and the present, where he's in prison.
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