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21st Apr '17 3:32:35 AM magicalfeyfenny
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* This is actually a point in Mormonism. In the afterlife, spirits are sorted into three kingdoms, each divine in their own right, but only the highest Celestial kingdom has the full light and presence of God. Those left in the lowest Telestial kingdom (the Mormon equivalent of Purgatory) are essentially left without much other than the afterlife itself, so despite the divine /appearance/ of the kingdom, it doesn't take long to realize that something will just feel off. Forever.
15th Apr '17 6:23:10 PM nombretomado
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* In SoundHorizon's "Eru no Rakuen [-> side:A ->]", [[spoiler:Elise]] wakes up in what she believes to be paradise -- until she hears crying, and since she knows that no one would cry in paradise...

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* In SoundHorizon's Music/SoundHorizon's "Eru no Rakuen [-> side:A ->]", [[spoiler:Elise]] wakes up in what she believes to be paradise -- until she hears crying, and since she knows that no one would cry in paradise...
22nd Feb '17 12:48:23 AM DougSMachina
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s ShowWithinAShow, ''The Scary Door'', parodies the ''Twilight Zone'' episode above. A man is hit by a car and wakes up in a casino. He gets jackpot and thinks it's heaven. When he hits jackpot the second time, he thinks it's boring and that means he must be in Hell. [[spoiler:He's actually in a plane. [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E123NightmareAt20000Feet And there's a goblin on the wing.]] But nobody will believe him because he's UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. And Eva Braun is actually a giant fly.]]
** And Bender called it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s ShowWithinAShow, ''The Scary Door'', parodies the ''Twilight Zone'' episode above. A man is hit by a car and wakes up in a casino. He gets jackpot and thinks it's heaven. When he hits jackpot the second time, he thinks it's boring and that means he must be in Hell. [[spoiler:He's [[spoiler: But he's actually in a plane. [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E123NightmareAt20000Feet And there's a goblin on the wing.]] wing!]] But nobody will believe him because he's UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler! And Eva Braun is actually a giant fly.]]
** And Bender called
fly!]]
-->'''Bender:''' Called
it.
22nd Feb '17 12:43:48 AM DougSMachina
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* ''The Last Drumpf'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their own idea of the afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.

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* ''The Last Drumpf'' Trump'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their own idea of the afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.
30th Jan '17 11:34:34 PM Medinoc
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* In the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' TOS episode "A Nice Place to Visit", a burglar is killed and goes to a place where his every wish is fulfilled by a man named Pip. Eventually, he gets bored, leading to the page quote above.

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* In the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' TOS episode ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' (original):
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"A Nice Place to Visit", a burglar is killed and goes to a place where his every wish is fulfilled by a man named Pip. Eventually, he gets bored, leading to the page quote above.above.
** In "The Hunt" this could have happened to the protagonist, if not for [[YouAreWorthHell his strong bond with his dog]].
22nd Jan '17 5:26:59 PM belac889
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* ''The Last Trump'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their own idea of the afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.

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* ''The Last Trump'' Drumpf'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their own idea of the afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.



* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', this is the twist ending of the first season.

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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', this is it's the [[spoiler: twist ending ending]] of the first season.
19th Jan '17 11:20:43 PM Wanderer
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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', this is the twist ending of the first season.
7th Nov '16 2:44:44 PM margdean56
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** The stoner who chooses between the afterlife with fire and the afterlife without fire. He chose the latter and finds himself in a huge field of marijuana plants. [[note]] Of course, this could end up as an {{Unishment}}, as smoking is not the only way one can indulge in cannabis.[[/note]]

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** The stoner who chooses between the afterlife with fire and the afterlife without fire. He chose chooses the latter and finds himself in a huge field of marijuana plants. [[note]] Of course, this could end up as an {{Unishment}}, as smoking is not the only way one can indulge in cannabis.[[/note]]



* A variant -- a [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll hedonistic rock star]] dies and goes to Hell. Considering that he's been a sinner all his life, he thinks he might be of some use to Satan, and so is eager to meet him - but before he can do so, he's made to sit in a drab waiting room, with nothing on the walls, five-year-old magazines on the coffee tables and two old biddies gossiping in the corner. Bored out of his skull, he grows increasingly impatient waiting for Satan, wondering how long he'll have to spend in the waiting room - upon which it dawns on him that [[IronicHell he's not actually in the waiting room of Hell]].

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* A variant -- a [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll hedonistic rock star]] dies and goes to Hell. Considering that he's been a sinner all his life, he thinks he might be of some use to Satan, and so is eager to meet him - -- but before he can do so, he's made to sit in a drab waiting room, with nothing on the walls, five-year-old magazines on the coffee tables and two old biddies gossiping in the corner. Bored out of his skull, he grows increasingly impatient waiting for Satan, wondering how long he'll have to spend in the waiting room - -- upon which it dawns on him that [[IronicHell he's not actually in the waiting room of Hell]].



--> "Master," he cried, "I see that God appreciated your sacrifices on Earth, and now you will be rewarded with paradise�s pleasures!"

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--> "Master," he cried, "I see that God appreciated your sacrifices on Earth, and now you will be rewarded with paradise�s paradise's pleasures!"



* ''The Last Trump'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their idea of afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.
* "Howard's End" in ''More Horowitz Horror''. A delinquent teenage boy is run over by a bus and finds himself in Heaven- or so he thinks. He becomes bored with the idyllic existence, and wants to move to Hell- but it is revealed he was there all along.
* Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/{{Revival}}'': a scientist obsessed with dead is trying to bring someone back from the afterlife in order to tell what's there. It turns out it's a hellish world with every single human tormented by {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.

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* ''The Last Trump'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov has the Devil convince God to bring about the end of the world, with everyone dead being resurrected. Since every group has their own idea of the afterlife, the Devil designs it at the greatest common divisor -- nothing but eternal existence. One of the people claims this is heaven, but then another points out that there is nothing beyond Earth, buildings are crumbling, hills are flattening, desires are gone... Soon, there will be nothing but a featureless plain and people. FireAndBrimstoneHell is unworthy of divine imagination; an eternity of nothingness is a different matter.
* "Howard's End" in ''More Horowitz Horror''. A delinquent teenage boy is run over by a bus and finds himself in Heaven- or Heaven--or so he thinks. He becomes bored with the idyllic existence, and wants to move to Hell- but Hell--but it is revealed he was there all along.
* Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/{{Revival}}'': a scientist obsessed with dead death is trying to bring someone back from the afterlife in order to tell what's there. It turns out it's a hellish world with every single human tormented by {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
7th Nov '16 2:37:05 PM margdean56
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Often the thing missing or wrong is something superficial, like "no beer" or "eternally noisy neighbors." Or the thing missing might actually be the feeling of adversity itself; NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction after all, and so having every your need, wish and whim chartered to instantly all the time drives you insane from boredom. Can be a form of IronicHell, but it's not necessary. This is specifically for actually being in hell (or thinking that that's the case), not just still being alive or something similar; see MistakenForAfterlife.

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Often the thing missing or wrong is something superficial, like "no beer" or "eternally noisy neighbors." Or the thing missing might actually be the feeling of adversity itself; NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction after all, and so having every your need, wish and whim chartered catered to instantly all the time drives you insane from boredom. Can be a form of IronicHell, but it's not necessary. This is specifically for actually being in hell (or thinking that that's the case), not just still being alive or something similar; see MistakenForAfterlife.
4th Nov '16 8:25:04 AM Allronix
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** The stoner who chooses between the afterlife with fire and the afterlife without fire. He chose the latter and finds himself in a huge field of marijuana plants.

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** The stoner who chooses between the afterlife with fire and the afterlife without fire. He chose the latter and finds himself in a huge field of marijuana plants. [[note]] Of course, this could end up as an {{Unishment}}, as smoking is not the only way one can indulge in cannabis.[[/note]]
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