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18th Nov '16 10:53:21 PM TheBookWasBetter
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* Reportedly, President Ronald Reagan was disappointed when he found out that the White House's situation room was less impressive looking than the one depicted in Stanley Kubrick's movie "Dr. Strangelove".
12th Nov '16 9:48:52 AM ultimomant
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', villain Roman Torchwick [[VillainousBreakdown/angrily rants to aspiring heroine Ruby Rose that they live in the real world, and in the real world, there are no such things as heroes. The real moral of the story is even worse: [[spoiler:strength and popularity do not an immortal make, as Torchwick is instantly devoured by a griffon who thought that eating the one who happened to be on solid footing would be easier. In the real world, ANYONE can die for ''convenience'' - including Phyrra]].

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', villain Roman Torchwick [[VillainousBreakdown/angrily [[VillainousBreakdown angrily rants to aspiring heroine Ruby Rose that they live in the real world, and in the real world, there are no such things as heroes.heroes]]. The real moral of the story is even worse: [[spoiler:strength and popularity do not an immortal make, as Torchwick is instantly devoured by a griffon who thought that eating the one who happened to be on solid footing would be easier. In the real world, ANYONE can die for ''convenience'' - including Phyrra]].Pyrrha.]]
20th Oct '16 7:41:09 PM DoctorTItanX
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel II'' opens with protagonist Rean Schwarzer awakening from [[AsleepForDays a month long sleep]] and wondering if he's dreaming. Pretty much the first thing [[spoiler:Celine]] tells him is that "This is realit. Cold, cruel reality."

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel II'' opens with protagonist Rean Schwarzer awakening from [[AsleepForDays a month long sleep]] and wondering if he's dreaming. Pretty much the first thing [[spoiler:Celine]] tells him is that "This is realit.reality. Cold, cruel reality."
17th Oct '16 9:50:07 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel II'' opens with protagonist Rean Schwarzer awakening from [[AsleepForDays a month long sleep]] and wondering if he's dreaming. Pretty much the first thing [[spoiler:Celine]] tells him is that "This is realit. Cold, cruel reality."
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* In a season 19 episode on ''Series/TopGear'', the boys have race to the Mexican border and, due the controversy with the Mexicans they (particularily Richard) had caused several seasons before, Jeremy and James would very much rather that Richard lose. To give themselves a headstart, the two sabotage his car the night beforehand by, among other things, [[BananaInTheTailpipe shoving fruit into his car's tailpipes]]. As Hammond is removing the fruit from his tailpipe, he complains "[[SarcasmMode Oh, funny, funny all so funny! Thank you! Yeah, right, we live in a cartoon!]]".
13th Oct '16 9:41:15 AM StFan
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-->'''Holmes''': Oh, how disappointing. I was rather hoping the doorbell would ring. It would have been like a moment from one of your lurid adventures.
-->'''Watson''': Unfortunately, this is reality.
-->'''Holmes''': Is it? Sometimes I wonder.
-->*doorbell rings*

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-->'''Holmes''': -->'''Holmes:''' Oh, how disappointing. I was rather hoping the doorbell would ring. It would have been like a moment from one of your lurid adventures.
-->'''Watson''':
adventures.\\
'''Watson:'''
Unfortunately, this is reality.
-->'''Holmes''':
reality.\\
'''Holmes:'''
Is it? Sometimes I wonder.
-->*doorbell rings*
wonder.\\
''[doorbell rings]''



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* One ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip has an arresting policeman sneer at Steve Dallas's claim that animals Opus, Bill and Portney are capable of talking (and trashing motel rooms): "This ain't the funny pages, pal!"
* In ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Maria says that TimeTravel [[MagicAIsMagicA has restrictions]], adding, "This isn't some fantasy, you know."
** Later, when Rupert [[ShapeShifting turns into an amoeba]] and splits before turning back, Samantha wants to know if [[EvilTwin one of him is evil]]. Rosalind notes that neither has a [[BeardOfEvil goatee]], and Samantha says, "This isn't fiction, Rosalind. It's real life."
* One ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' strip has Elly telling Michael while changing the channel while he's [[YouWatchTooMuchX watching]] a sexually explicit [[Creator/{{Cinemax}} Skinemax]] movie "It's garbage Michael! Real relationships aren't like that!".
* In ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', a girl doesn't recognize Phoebe after the latter lets her hair down. Phoebe says, "It's a different day. It's not like I'm a cartoon character."
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-->'''Paul:''' You can see it in the movie right?
-->'''Peter:''' Of course.
-->'''Paul:''' Well then she's as real as reality because you can see it too. Right?
-->'''Peter:''' Bullshit.
-->'''Paul:''' Why?

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-->'''Paul:''' You can see it in the movie right?
-->'''Peter:'''
right?\\
'''Peter:'''
Of course.
-->'''Paul:'''
course.\\
'''Paul:'''
Well then she's as real as reality because you can see it too. Right?
-->'''Peter:''' Bullshit.
-->'''Paul:'''
Right?\\
'''Peter:''' Bullshit.\\
'''Paul:'''
Why?



* Subverted in ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'':

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'':''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'':



-->'''Benji Stone''': That was the movies! This is ''real life''!
-->'''Alan Swann''': What is the difference?
* Played straight in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'':
-->'''Agent Smecker''': Television is the explanation for this. You see this in bad television. Little assault guys creeping through [[AirVentPassageway the vents]], coming in through the ceiling? That ''Film/JamesBond'' shit ''never'' happens in real life! ''Professionals'' don't do that!
** In a sense, this is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]. Usually, the character is contrasting RealLife and fiction, declaring that they are not in a work of fiction (and causing the audience to chuckle). Smecker, on the other hand, has just unwittingly ''likened'' RealLife to fiction (since a trope that only happens in "bad television" has just popped up). His intended point was that the killers were unprofessional--though if he followed his own logic, he might have realized that they are, in fact, in a work of fiction.
* Played straight in ''StarWars: Attack of the Clones,'' where Padme tells Anakin that "we live in the real world; come back to it." Which is smashed to bits by her following line: "You're studying to become a Jedi Knight, I'm a senator."
* Played straight, but intended for subtle humor according to the filmmakers, in ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}'', where the following exchange takes place.
-->'''Obnoxious Cadet''': What, have you lost all your sense of reality?
-->'''Uhura''': This isn't reality. [points a phaser at him] This is fantasy.

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-->'''Benji Stone''': That was the movies! This is ''real life''!
-->'''Alan
life''!\\
'''Alan
Swann''': What is the difference?
* Played straight in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'':
-->'''Agent Smecker''': Television is the explanation for this. You see this in bad television. Little assault guys creeping through [[AirVentPassageway the vents]], coming in through the ceiling? That ''Film/JamesBond'' shit ''never'' happens in real life! ''Professionals'' don't do that!
**
''Film/TheBoondockSaints'': In a sense, this is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]. Usually, the character is contrasting RealLife and fiction, declaring that they are not in a work of fiction (and causing the audience to chuckle). Smecker, on the other hand, has just unwittingly ''likened'' RealLife to fiction (since a trope that only happens in "bad television" has just popped up). His intended point was is that the killers were unprofessional--though unprofessional -- though if he followed his own logic, he might have realized that they are, in fact, in a work of fiction.
-->'''Agent Smecker:''' Television is the explanation for this. You see this in bad television. Little assault guys creeping through [[AirVentPassageway the vents]], coming in through the ceiling? That ''Film/JamesBond'' shit ''never'' happens in real life! ''Professionals'' don't do that!
* Played straight in ''StarWars: Attack of the Clones,'' ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'', where Padme tells Anakin that "we live in the real world; come back to it." Which is smashed to bits by her following line: "You're studying to become a Jedi Knight, I'm a senator."
* Played straight, but intended for subtle humor according to the filmmakers, in ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}'', ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', where the following exchange takes place.
-->'''Obnoxious Cadet''': Cadet:''' What, have you lost all your sense of reality?
-->'''Uhura''':
reality?\\
'''Uhura:'''
This isn't reality. [points ''[points a phaser at him] him]'' This is fantasy.



* Inverted in the movie ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', which has several 'nested' realities thanks to people playing a virtual reality game that uses all of one's senses. Hence, the characters might be playing the game, then in the game start playing the game, then in that game start playing the game to further something in the 'earlier' level of the game. When finally all the strangeness 'resolves' in TheReveal, the shock causes one minor character to comment, "Wait, we're still in the game, right?" So maybe this is not reality.

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* Inverted in the movie ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', which has several 'nested' "nested" realities thanks to people playing a virtual reality game that uses all of one's senses. Hence, the characters might be playing the game, then in the game start playing the game, then in that game start playing the game to further something in the 'earlier' "earlier" level of the game. When finally all the strangeness 'resolves' "resolves" in TheReveal, the shock causes one minor character to comment, "Wait, we're still in the game, right?" So maybe this is not reality.



-->'''John Moss:''' We live this job. It's something we are, not something we do! Every time a cop walks up to a car and has to give a speeding ticket, he knows he may have to kill someone or be killed himself. That's not something you step into by strapping on a rubber gun and riding around all day. You get to go back to your million dollar beach house and your bimbos and your blow jobs and you get 17 takes to get it right. We get one take. It lasts our whole lives. We mess it up and we're dead.
-->'''Nick Lang:''' (''holding up a tape recorder'') Fuck was that great! John. Look. Can you just say that one more time for me, please? John.

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-->'''John Moss:''' We live this job. It's something we are, not something we do! Every time a cop walks up to a car and has to give a speeding ticket, he knows he may have to kill someone or be killed himself. That's not something you step into by strapping on a rubber gun and riding around all day. You get to go back to your million dollar beach house and your bimbos and your blow jobs and you get 17 takes to get it right. We get one take. It lasts our whole lives. We mess it up and we're dead.
-->'''Nick
dead.\\
'''Nick
Lang:''' (''holding ''[holding up a tape recorder'') recorder]'' Fuck was that great! John. Look. Can you just say that one more time for me, please? John.



* In ''{{Film/Blade}}'', Blade tells Karen that crucifixes and holy water are ineffective against vampires, and advises her to "forget what you've seen in the movies."

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* In ''{{Film/Blade}}'', ''Film/{{Blade}}'', Blade tells Karen that crucifixes and holy water are ineffective against vampires, and advises her to "forget what you've seen in the movies."



-->'''Chip''': You've gotta admit though, this is a pretty cool place for an ending.
-->'''Steven''': An ending to what?
-->'''Chip''': It's like that movie ''Film/GoldenEye''.
-->'''Steven''': No it's not. It's not like anything. This isn't a movie. This is reality. There's a difference.

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-->'''Chip''': -->'''Chip:''' You've gotta admit though, this is a pretty cool place for an ending.
-->'''Steven''':
ending.\\
'''Steven:'''
An ending to what?
-->'''Chip''':
what?\\
'''Chip:'''
It's like that movie ''Film/GoldenEye''.
-->'''Steven''':
''Film/GoldenEye''.\\
'''Steven:'''
No it's not. It's not like anything. This isn't a movie. This is reality. There's a difference.



-->''"Nothing here is what it seems. He is not the plucky hero. The Alliance is not an evil empire. This is not the grand arena."''

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-->''"Nothing -->'''The Operative:''' Nothing here is what it seems. He is not the plucky hero. The Alliance is not an evil empire. This is not the grand arena."''



-->"This isn't ''Series/TheXFiles'', goddammit! We're not gonna follow the word of a lunatic."

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-->"This -->'''Carter:''' This isn't ''Series/TheXFiles'', goddammit! We're not gonna follow the word of a lunatic."



-->"I knew I knew you, I knew I knew you. But you ain't you. You can't be you. We put you through the window. There ain't no coming back. This is the really real world, there ain't no coming back. We killed you dead, there ain't no coming back! There ain't no coming back! There ain't no coming back!"

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-->"I -->'''T-Bird:''' I knew I knew you, I knew I knew you. But you ain't you. You can't be you. We put you through the window. There ain't no coming back. This is the really real world, there ain't no coming back. We killed you dead, there ain't no coming back! There ain't no coming back! There ain't no coming back!"back!



* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' often contrasts the characters' experiences with video games, movies, and comic books.
** Marco in particular was fond of doing this.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' often contrasts the characters' experiences with video games, movies, and comic books.
**
books. Marco in particular was is fond of doing this.



--> '''Carrot:''' Maybe we can reason with it--\\

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--> ---> '''Carrot:''' Maybe we can reason with it--\\



** Used by the titular cat in ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'', in dealing with the terminally WrongGenreSavvy Malacia.

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** Used by the titular title cat in ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'', in dealing with the terminally WrongGenreSavvy Malacia.



* In ''Christine'', there's a scene where one of the main characters, the scrawny, eternally-victimized Arnie, decks his longtime tormentor. The narrator comments that if it had been a movie or a book, the punch would have knocked him out; unfortunately, this was not the case.
** Most of Creator/StephenKing's works are rife with this. In ''Misery'' Paul Sheldon contemplates how to kill the crazy woman holding him captive, only to shoot down every idea he comes up with with "well, maybe in a book that would work, but here, no."

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* Most of Creator/StephenKing's works are rife with this.
**
In ''Christine'', ''Literature/{{Christine}}'', there's a scene where one of the main characters, the scrawny, eternally-victimized Arnie, decks his longtime tormentor. The narrator comments that if it had been a movie or a book, the punch would have knocked him out; unfortunately, this was is not the case.
** Most of Creator/StephenKing's works are rife with this. In ''Misery'' ''Literature/{{Misery}}'', Paul Sheldon contemplates how to kill the crazy woman holding him captive, only to shoot down every idea he comes up with with "well, maybe in a book that would work, but here, no."



** Creator/AgathaChristie [[OlderThanTheyThink did this]] [[RunningGag all the time]]. In her classic ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', for example, there's a moment when Poirot verbally makes a point of ''not'' really going into much of an effort to check for fingerprints at the crime scene, as no criminal with any sense ''at all'' would be stupid enough to not use gloves. As such, he does the mandatory checking, but just so he can say his investigation was thorough.
** Creator/DorothyLSayers did, too. LordPeterWimsey frequently remarks that things are not as convenient in his "real" cases as they would be in a mystery novel. And the best instance is when Lord Peter's love interest, mystery author Harriet Vane, spots someone lying on a beach and muses, "Now, if I had any luck, he'd be a corpse, and I should report him and get my name in the papers. That would be something like publicity. [...] But these things never happen to authors." A few grim paragraphs later, the narrator remarks, "Harriet's luck was in."
* In the Literature/InheritanceCycle, the character Roran has to come to terms with several issues after the destruction of his family, one of which being that, "Justice, the oldest stand-by in songs and legends, had little hold in reality."

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** Creator/AgathaChristie [[OlderThanTheyThink did this]] [[RunningGag all the time]]. In her classic ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', for example, there's a moment when Poirot verbally makes a point of ''not'' really going into much of an effort to check for fingerprints at the crime scene, as no criminal with any sense ''at all'' would be stupid enough to not use gloves. As such, he does the mandatory checking, but just so he can say his investigation was thorough.
** Creator/DorothyLSayers did, too. LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey frequently remarks that things are not as convenient in his "real" cases as they would be in a mystery novel. And the best instance is when Lord Peter's love interest, mystery author Harriet Vane, spots someone lying on a beach and muses, "Now, if I had any luck, he'd be a corpse, and I should report him and get my name in the papers. That would be something like publicity. [...] But these things never happen to authors." A few grim paragraphs later, the narrator remarks, "Harriet's luck was in."
* In the Literature/InheritanceCycle, ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', the character Roran has to come to terms with several issues after the destruction of his family, one of which being that, "Justice, the oldest stand-by in songs and legends, had little hold in reality."



* In the Creator/AndrewVachss Burke book ''Mask Market'', Wolfe tells Burke that "this is real life, not a TV show".

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* Creator/AndrewVachss's ''Literature/{{Burke}}'':
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In the Creator/AndrewVachss Burke book ''Mask Market'', Wolfe tells Burke that "this is real life, not a TV show".



* One of the Riders of Rohan in ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'' laughed at Gimli for suggesting that hobbits were real. Only in the book, though.
* Early in Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion, Saben, having just escaped captivity at the hands of a villain, with two of his friends, is excited to imagine bringing word back to the Duke, rescuing the rest of the company, and being "heroes in this tale". Canna replies, "this is no fireside tale, no adventure for a hero out of songs: this is real. We aren't likely to make it as far as the Duke, though we'll try".

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* One of the Riders of Rohan in ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'' laughed laughs at Gimli for suggesting that hobbits were are real. Only in the book, though.
* Early in Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion, ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion'', Saben, having just escaped captivity at the hands of a villain, with two of his friends, is excited to imagine bringing word back to the Duke, rescuing the rest of the company, and being "heroes in this tale". Canna replies, "this is no fireside tale, no adventure for a hero out of songs: this is real. We aren't likely to make it as far as the Duke, though we'll try".



--> '''Locke:''' But romances aren't real, and surely never were. Doesn't that take away some of the savor?\\

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--> '''Locke:''' -->'''Locke:''' But romances aren't real, and surely never were. Doesn't that take away some of the savor?\\



* Subverted in the first book of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Mat says "It isn't much like the stories," to which Perrin disagrees -- "I don't know... Trollocs, a Warder, an Aes Sedai. What more could you ask?"

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
**
Subverted in the first book of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', book; Mat says "It isn't much like the stories," to which Perrin disagrees -- "I don't know... Trollocs, a Warder, an Aes Sedai. What more could you ask?"



* The first-person narrator in ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'' insists on this repeatedly to justify things like getting completely sidetracked from his revenge mission for years (to the point that by the end of the book he has only a bare handful of clues to the nature of the beings he is seeking revenge on, most of which we already knew at the beginning.)
** In the opening chapter, a minor character returns to the inn after being attacked by a demon. Even when confronted with the monster's dead body, the townspeople insist that things like that only exist in stories and legends.
--> '''Narrator:''' Certainly there were demons in the world. But they were like Tehluís angels. They were like heroes and kings. They belonged in stories. They belonged out there. Taborlin the Great called up fire and lightning to destroy demons. Tehlu broke them in his hands and sent them howling into the nameless void. Your childhood friend didnít stomp one to death on the road to Baedn-Bryt. It was ridiculous.

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* The first-person narrator in ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'' insists on this repeatedly to justify things like getting completely sidetracked from his revenge mission for years (to the point that by the end of the book he has only a bare handful of clues to the nature of the beings he is seeking revenge on, most of which we already knew at the beginning.)
**
beginning). In the opening chapter, a minor character returns to the inn after being attacked by a demon. Even when confronted with the monster's dead body, the townspeople insist that things like that only exist in stories and legends.
--> '''Narrator:''' -->'''Narrator:''' Certainly there were demons in the world. But they were like Tehluís angels. They were like heroes and kings. They belonged in stories. They belonged out there. Taborlin the Great called up fire and lightning to destroy demons. Tehlu broke them in his hands and sent them howling into the nameless void. Your childhood friend didnít stomp one to death on the road to Baedn-Bryt. It was ridiculous.



--> '''Steward:''' Why, you are the only dog I ever heard of who could talk.
--> '''Ruffles:''' Except in fairy tales. Don't forget the fairy tales.
--> '''Steward:''' I don't forget. But this isn't a fairy tale, Ruffles. It's real life in the kingdom of Noland.

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--> '''Steward:''' -->'''Steward:''' Why, you are the only dog I ever heard of who could talk.
-->
talk.\\
'''Ruffles:''' Except in fairy tales. Don't forget the fairy tales.
-->
tales.\\
'''Steward:''' I don't forget. But this isn't a fairy tale, Ruffles. It's real life in the kingdom of Noland.



* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}:'' A tongue-in-cheek example when Dean has a conversation with a high schooler's "interpretation" of what happened after the last Supernatural book "Swan Song" (books made that were actually about their lives). Dean explains to her what really happened (''their'' reality), covering plots of all 5 seasons afterwards, but she laughs and doesn't believe it.
---> '''Dean:''' So Sam came back from Hell, but without his soul. And Cas brought back a bunch of Leviathans in Purgatory. They lost Bobby and then Cas and Dean got stuck in Purgatory. Sam hit a dog, they met a prophet named Kevin, they lost him too, then Sam underwent a series of trials in an attempt to close the Gates of Hell which nearly cost him his life. And Dean? Dean becomes a demon. Knight of Hell actually.
---> '''Marie''': ... "Wow. "
---> '''Dean''': "Yep."
---> '''Marie''': "That's some of the worst fanfiction I've ever heard. *laughs* I mean seriously, where did your friend find this garbage?"

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* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}:'' ''Series/{{Supernatural}}:'' A tongue-in-cheek example when Dean has a conversation with a high schooler's "interpretation" of what happened after the last Supernatural ''Supernatural'' book "Swan Song" (books made that were actually about their lives). Dean explains to her what really happened (''their'' reality), covering plots of all 5 seasons afterwards, but she laughs and doesn't believe it.
---> '''Dean:''' -->'''Dean:''' So Sam came back from Hell, but without his soul. And Cas brought back a bunch of Leviathans in Purgatory. They lost Bobby and then Cas and Dean got stuck in Purgatory. Sam hit a dog, they met a prophet named Kevin, they lost him too, then Sam underwent a series of trials in an attempt to close the Gates of Hell which nearly cost him his life. And Dean? Dean becomes a demon. Knight of Hell actually.
---> '''Marie''': ... "Wow. "
---> '''Dean''': "Yep."
---> '''Marie''': "That's
actually.\\
'''Marie:''' ... Wow. \\
'''Dean:''' Yep.\\
'''Marie:''' That's
some of the worst fanfiction I've ever heard. *laughs* ''[laughs]'' I mean seriously, where did your friend find this garbage?"garbage?



-->'''Ivanova''': This isn't some deep-space franchise, this station is ''about'' something!

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-->'''Ivanova''': -->'''Ivanova:''' This isn't some deep-space franchise, this station is ''about'' something!



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* One ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip has an arresting policeman sneer at Steve Dallas's claim that animals Opus, Bill and Portney are capable of talking (and trashing motel rooms): "This ain't the funny pages, pal!"
* In ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Maria says that TimeTravel [[MagicAIsMagicA has restrictions]], adding, "This isn't some fantasy, you know."
** Later, when Rupert [[ShapeShifting turns into an amoeba]] and splits before turning back, Samantha wants to know if [[EvilTwin one of him is evil]]. Rosalind notes that neither has a [[BeardOfEvil goatee]], and Samantha says, "This isn't fiction, Rosalind. It's real life."
* One ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' strip has Elly telling Michael while changing the channel while he's [[YouWatchTooMuchX watching]] a sexually explicit [[Creator/{{Cinemax}} Skinemax]] movie "It's garbage Michael! Real relationships aren't like that!".
* In ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', a girl doesn't recognize Phoebe after the latter lets her hair down. Phoebe says, "It's a different day. It's not like I'm a cartoon character."

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* One ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip has an arresting policeman sneer at Steve Dallas's claim During the Wrestling/{{WWE}} feud between Triple H and John Cena, Triple H told Cena that animals Opus, Bill he had a lot of heart, and Portney are capable of talking (and trashing motel rooms): "This ain't if this were a ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' movie, heart would be enough... but this is reality, and Cena, being a terrible wrestler, would lose, and lose badly. Cena ended up winning the funny pages, pal!"
* In ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Maria says
match at [=WrestleMania=] 22, so what does that TimeTravel [[MagicAIsMagicA has restrictions]], adding, "This isn't some fantasy, you know."
** Later, when Rupert [[ShapeShifting turns into an amoeba]] and splits before turning back, Samantha wants to know if [[EvilTwin one of him is evil]]. Rosalind notes that neither has a [[BeardOfEvil goatee]], and Samantha says, "This isn't fiction, Rosalind. It's real life."
* One ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' strip has Elly telling Michael while changing the channel while he's [[YouWatchTooMuchX watching]] a sexually explicit [[Creator/{{Cinemax}} Skinemax]] movie "It's garbage Michael! Real relationships aren't like that!".
* In ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', a girl doesn't recognize Phoebe after the latter lets her hair down. Phoebe says, "It's a different day. It's not like I'm a cartoon character."
say?



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* During the Wrestling/{{WWE}} feud between Triple H and John Cena, Triple H told Cena that he had a lot of heart, and if this were a ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' movie, heart would be enough... but this is reality, and Cena, being a terrible wrestler, would lose, and lose badly. Cena ended up winning the match at [=WrestleMania=] 22, so what does that say?
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* During the Wrestling/{{WWE}} feud between Triple H and John Cena, Triple H told Cena that he had a lot of heart, and if this were a ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' movie, heart would be enough... but this is reality, and Cena, being a terrible wrestler, would lose, and lose badly. Cena ended up winning the match at [=WrestleMania=] 22, so what does that say?
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* This is commonly heard early on in ''{{VisualNovel/Danganronpa}}'' to display Naegi's disbelief of what's happening. It sees less and less usage as the game and the series continues, with each successive entry distancing itself from reality more and more. This is mostly due to [[spoiler:the incredibly high level of technology needed to make the various [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memory tricks]] and [[AIIsACrapshoot artificial intelligence]] plausible.]]

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* This is commonly heard early on in ''{{VisualNovel/Danganronpa}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' to display Naegi's disbelief of what's happening. It sees less and less usage as the game and the series continues, with each successive entry distancing itself from reality more and more. This is mostly due to [[spoiler:the incredibly high level of technology needed to make the various [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memory tricks]] and [[AIIsACrapshoot artificial intelligence]] plausible.]]



--> '''Apollo''': You need to lay off the comic books Detective. We're talking about real life here."

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--> '''Apollo''': -->'''Apollo:''' You need to lay off the comic books Detective. We're talking about real life here."



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* In ''WebAnimation/SpaceTree'', [[http://spacetree.keenspot.com/spacetree50.html this exchange]]:
-->'''Mee''': Plus another great thing about this invisible smoke is if this were a cartoon, the fat lazy hack animating it wouldn't have to draw any smoke. But unfortunately this isn't a cartoon, Space Tree... this is real life. I just hope that one day... you'll be able to accept that.
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', villain Roman Torchwick [[VillainousBreakdown/angrily rants to aspiring heroine Ruby Rose that they live in the real world, and in the real world, there are no such things as heroes. The real moral of the story is even worse: [[spoiler:strength and popularity do not an immortal make, as Torchwick is instantly devoured by a griffon who thought that eating the one who happened to be on solid footing would be easier. In the real world, ANYONE can die for ''convenience'' - including Phyrra]].
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-->'''[[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]]''': "Aren't your people good at mazes?"
-->'''[[ALoadOfBull Tauren]]''': "You're thinking of Minotaurs. They don't exist."

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-->'''[[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]]''': "Aren't Orc]]:''' Aren't your people good at mazes?"
-->'''[[ALoadOfBull Tauren]]''': "You're
mazes?\\
'''[[ALoadOfBull Tauren]]:''' You're
thinking of Minotaurs. They don't exist."



* In ''WebAnimation/SpaceTree'', [[http://spacetree.keenspot.com/spacetree50.html this exchange]]:
-->'''Mee''': Plus another great thing about this invisible smoke is if this were a cartoon, the fat lazy hack animating it wouldn't have to draw any smoke. But unfortunately this isn't a cartoon, Space Tree... this is real life. I just hope that one day... you'll be able to accept that.



-->'''Mario''': [[WordSchmord Resume, shmesume.]] Just bust in there and say "It's a-me, Daneboe!"\\
'''Daneboe''': Yes, yes, I know that works for you, but this is real life!

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-->'''Mario''': -->'''Mario:''' [[WordSchmord Resume, shmesume.]] Just bust in there and say "It's a-me, Daneboe!"\\
'''Daneboe''': '''Daneboe:''' Yes, yes, I know that works for you, but this is real life!



* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', villain Roman Torchwick [[VillainousBreakdown/angrily rants to aspiring heroine Ruby Rose that they live in the real world, and in the real world, there are no such things as heroes. The real moral of the story is even worse: [[spoiler:strength and popularity do not an immortal make, as Torchwick is instantly devoured by a griffon who thought that eating the one who happened to be on solid footing would be easier. In the real world, ANYONE can die for ''convenience'' - including Phyrra]].



13th Oct '16 7:49:23 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:300:Good thing you ''are'' in a comic book. Just saying...]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Good [-[[caption-width-right:300:Good thing you ''are'' in a comic book. Just saying...]]]]-]
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[[caption-width-right:300:Good thing you ''are'' in a comic book. Just saying...]]
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* In the ''SherlockHolmes'' audio drama "The Abergavenny Murder", Holmes announces that if a client doesn't come through the door soon, he'll go mad from boredom, then pauses hopefully.

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* In the ''SherlockHolmes'' ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' audio drama "The Abergavenny Murder", Holmes announces that if a client doesn't come through the door soon, he'll go mad from boredom, then pauses hopefully.



* In an issue of ''{{JLA}}'', Franchise/{{Batman}}, in his guise as Bruce Wayne, is trapped in an elevator with several of his subordinates by a madman with a bomb. The other characters vainly search for an escape hatch, to which Wayne drily points out that "Interior escape hatches on elevators are a thing of movies and television. Those on modern elevators can be accessed only from outside the car." He said this as he was preparing to kill the lights, so presumably he had some sort of plan.

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* In an issue of ''{{JLA}}'', ''ComicBook/{{JLA}}'', Franchise/{{Batman}}, in his guise as Bruce Wayne, is trapped in an elevator with several of his subordinates by a madman with a bomb. The other characters vainly search for an escape hatch, to which Wayne drily points out that "Interior escape hatches on elevators are a thing of movies and television. Those on modern elevators can be accessed only from outside the car." He said this as he was preparing to kill the lights, so presumably he had some sort of plan.
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* In the Franchise/ArchieComics story "See You in the Funny Papers" (no longer online?), Veronica says to Betty when the latter shows MediumAwareness, "We live in the real world, girl! Not comic books!"

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'':
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In the Franchise/ArchieComics story "See You in the Funny Papers" (no longer online?), Veronica says to Betty when the latter shows MediumAwareness, "We live in the real world, girl! Not comic books!"
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