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23rd Apr '16 12:36:25 AM AgProv
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* In the ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' series novel ''The Widow's Son'', lead character Sigismundo Celine is consigned to the Bastille. He ends up under a heavy security regimen after escaping and being recaptured, effectively confined to his cell where he has ample opportunity to memorise all the details of his room. One day he wakes up after a deeper sleep than normal to realise he is on the ceiling and looking down at his room - the floor has become his new ceiling. Gravity has semingly reversed itself in the night. But he looks carefully and sees small inconsistencies in placement and arrangement of furniture. He also realises the window has suddenly been boarded over. He deduces he has been drugged and moved to an elaborate hoax set-up.
19th Apr '16 6:28:29 PM Pseudoname
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[[caption-width-right:350: Hmmm, this isn't the ceiling I carefully memorized.]]
6th Apr '16 3:44:03 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/TheLostWeekend'', the hero awakes at the alcoholic ward after a StaircaseTumble, wondering where exactly he is. The first thing he sees is the unfamiliar ceiling.
2nd Apr '16 7:42:50 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is quite a subversion, [[{{Irony}} even though it is the]] TropeNamer: Shinji is peeved because the NERV sickbay's ceiling is becoming too familiar to him.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is quite a subversion, [[{{Irony}} even though it is the]] TropeNamer: Shinji is peeved because eventually starts gets annoyed by the NERV sickbay's sight of the ceiling of NERV sickbay, as it is becoming too familiar to him.
15th Jan '16 6:06:33 PM eroock
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15th Jan '16 5:45:28 PM eroock
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->''Frodo woke and found himself lying in bed. At first he thought he had slept late, after a long unpleasant dream that still hovered on the edge of memory. Or perhaps he had been ill? But the ceiling looked strange; it was flat, and it had dark beams richly carved.''

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->''Frodo ->''"Frodo woke and found himself lying in bed. At first he thought he had slept late, after a long unpleasant dream that still hovered on the edge of memory. Or perhaps he had been ill? But the ceiling looked strange; it was flat, and it had dark beams richly carved.''"''
22nd Nov '15 1:01:42 PM Gamma097
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* In ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'' you black out after an accident with your motorbike and wake up at Maureen's place. She tells you that she took care of you and that she fixed your bike.



* In ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'' you black out after an accident with your motorbike and wake up at Maureen's place. She tells you that she took care of you and that she fixed your bike.

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* In ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'' you black out after an accident with your motorbike and wake up at Maureen's place. She tells you that she took care of you and that she fixed your bike.
8th Nov '15 11:29:55 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[RedVSBlue Red vs. Blue: Recreation]]'': Subverted/played for laughs when Donut keeps passing out and coming to, and each time he's told strange stories about what has been happening while he was asleep, which makes him wonder and ask how long he's been out. Turns out he's only been out for a few minutes, and the stories sound strange because it's [[TheDitz Caboose]] who's been telling him the news.

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* ''[[RedVSBlue ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Red vs. Blue: Recreation]]'': Subverted/played for laughs when Donut keeps passing out and coming to, and each time he's told strange stories about what has been happening while he was asleep, which makes him wonder and ask how long he's been out. Turns out he's only been out for a few minutes, and the stories sound strange because it's [[TheDitz Caboose]] who's been telling him the news.
28th Oct '15 10:45:33 AM Siri_und_Nana
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* In ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'' you black out after an accident with your motorbike and wake up at Maureen's place. She tells you that she took care of you and that she fixed your bike.
6th Oct '15 11:07:41 AM Jake
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* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'' can't resist lampshading this one either:
--> Shinji stared up at the ceiling. It was as far from unfamiliar as a ceiling could possibly be, which would have been vaguely reassuring if it hadn't been the ceiling he had last seen [[PeggySue shortly before getting That Letter]] and starting down the slow but inexorable path to... [[ApocalypseWow Well, whatever the hell had happened.]]
* In fact, it might be easier to list the ''Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fanfics that ''don't'' use, lampshade and/or play with this trope.
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