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21st Aug '16 3:15:43 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* In ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', the class doesn't react much when Phoebe shows a real live unicorn during show and tell. As the unicorn tells Phoebe, this is because of the "Shield of Boringness," a bit of magic that lets unicorns live undisturbed.
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* In ''WebComic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', the class doesn't react much when Phoebe shows a real live unicorn during show and tell. As the unicorn tells Phoebe, this is because of the "Shield of Boringness," a bit of magic that lets unicorns live undisturbed.
18th Aug '16 6:49:47 PM Kalaong
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* ''Series/TheMiddleman'' has a paranoia-inducing and {{Lampshaded}} explanation of the Weirdness Censor;
-->'''The Middleman''': ''[[OccamsRazor What makes more sense]]: that a [[GasLeakCoverup gas main exploded]], or that a [[MonsterOfTheWeek monster]] trashed a [[MadScience science lab]]? If I hadn't planted your lighter, some other pink-skinned Normal would have come up with a rational explanation. People want to believe that reality's normal. The ones who don't are freaks, and nobody believes them anyway.''
7th Aug '16 5:23:15 PM Morgenthaler
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** In addition, the Unremarkable trait from DarkHeresy can work like this. The Moritat assassin who is anti-social and obsessed with murder? All I see is a businessman with a bit of red on him...
** Meanwhile ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' has the mutation "Aura of Normalcy", which makes the character appear completely mundane. Even if said character is a 8 foot tall [[SuperSoldier Chaos Space Marine]] in PoweredArmor carrying a missile launcher and has wings, is phasing in and out of reality and has a flaming skull straight out of GhostRider.

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** * In addition, the Unremarkable trait from DarkHeresy TabletopGame/DarkHeresy can work like this. The Moritat assassin who is anti-social and obsessed with murder? All I see is a businessman with a bit of red on him...
** * Meanwhile ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' has the mutation "Aura of Normalcy", which makes the character appear completely mundane. Even if said character is a 8 foot tall [[SuperSoldier Chaos Space Marine]] in PoweredArmor carrying a missile launcher and has wings, is phasing in and out of reality and has a flaming skull straight out of GhostRider.
25th Jul '16 8:13:59 PM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Guyver}}: Dark Hero'', a newspaper headline reads "Verdict Still Out on Armored Vigilante" perhaps indicating that much of the public has not accepted him more than a rumor.

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* In ''{{Guyver}}: ''Manga/{{Guyver}}: Dark Hero'', a newspaper headline reads "Verdict Still Out on Armored Vigilante" perhaps indicating that much of the public has not accepted him more than a rumor.
7th Jul '16 2:20:37 PM BeastC
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* The subject of parody in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36sFR_b2vdg video]].
-->'''Guy''': Yeah, hi. Welcome to Earth.
20th Jun '16 1:16:54 PM Shishkahuben
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* UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is notorious for this, and for good reason. [[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]] is invading a StarbucksCoffee? [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lykus3n4dl1qeeuteo1_500.jpg Not even enough to get the locals to stop checking their smartphones]]. And this wasn't even on a day with a con nearby!

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* UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is notorious for this, and for good reason. [[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]] is invading a StarbucksCoffee? Starbucks? [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lykus3n4dl1qeeuteo1_500.jpg Not even enough to get the locals to stop checking their smartphones]]. And this wasn't even on a day with a con nearby!
20th Jun '16 1:16:25 PM Shishkahuben
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* UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is notorious for this, and for good reason. [[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]] is invading a StarbucksCoffee? [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lykus3n4dl1qeeuteo1_500.jpg Not even enough to get the locals to stop checking their smartphones]]. (And this wasn't even on a day with a con nearby!)

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* UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is notorious for this, and for good reason. [[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]] is invading a StarbucksCoffee? [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lykus3n4dl1qeeuteo1_500.jpg Not even enough to get the locals to stop checking their smartphones]]. (And And this wasn't even on a day with a con nearby!)nearby!



* The game of UsefulNotes/{{Geocaching}} relies pretty heavily on this. Geocache containers can be hidden in highly unusual places, quite often by virtue of small size, camouflage coloring, or by being disguised as something so commonplace it is easily dismissed and overlooked. Searching for geocaches often calls for stealth ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching#Controversy_and_issues ); some cachers have reported that the easiest way to conceal their search is by acting mildly nuts or wandering at complete random, and thus they can find their objective without anyone taking much notice.

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* The game of UsefulNotes/{{Geocaching}} relies pretty heavily on this. Geocache containers can be hidden in highly unusual places, quite often by virtue of small size, camouflage coloring, or by being disguised as something so commonplace it is easily dismissed and overlooked. Searching for geocaches often calls for stealth ( http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching#Controversy_and_issues ); stealth,]] some cachers have reported that the easiest way to conceal their search is by acting mildly nuts or wandering at complete random, and thus they can find their objective without anyone taking much notice.



* The Internet and it's denizens have it full-stop. Compared to what's acceptable and/or normal in real life, websites with a dedicated enough userbase to have a community, fan bases, and the like do some ''pretty freaking weird stuff'' that happens without so much as attracting a second glance. In fact, pointing out the weirdness of this online will likely have you branded as a NORP/newfag/noob and lambasted until you retreat.

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* The Internet and it's its denizens have it full-stop. Compared to what's acceptable and/or normal in real life, websites with a dedicated enough userbase to have a community, fan bases, and the like do some ''pretty freaking weird stuff'' that happens without so much as attracting a second glance. In fact, pointing out the weirdness of this online will likely have you branded as a NORP/newfag/noob and lambasted until you retreat.
24th May '16 7:47:25 PM SteveMB
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** He does mutter, [[GoingToBeOneOfThoseDays "It's gonna be one of those nights"]] when he hears the initial police radio report, suggesting that the situation is weird even by his standards.
19th May '16 5:37:46 PM erforce
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* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' films use this as an excuse to SnapBack in the sequel. In spite of a 50 ft tall marshmallow man rampaging through the city, by the sequel everyone has become convinced that it was all a hoax and the Ghostbusters are ordered to pay the damages.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{IT}}'', despite the fact that Derry has had far, ''far'' more child deaths, arsons, psychotic breaks, and industrial accidents than is healthy for a small town, no one notices it's out of the ordinary because It does something to the townspeople. It gets to the point where the characters wonder if It has become part of Derry, or if Derry's just always been an extension of It. Given that, in the book at least, [[spoiler: It's destruction is immediately followed by Derry falling apart (literally!)]], the latter seems more likely.

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* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' films use this as an excuse to SnapBack in [[Film/GhostbustersII the sequel. sequel]]. In spite of a 50 ft tall marshmallow man rampaging through the city, city in the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} previous film]], by the sequel everyone has become convinced that it was all a hoax and the Ghostbusters are ordered to pay the damages.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{IT}}'', despite the fact that Derry has had far, ''far'' more child deaths, arsons, psychotic breaks, and industrial accidents than is healthy for a small town, no one notices it's out of the ordinary because It does something to the townspeople. It gets to the point where the characters wonder if It has become part of Derry, or if Derry's just always been an extension of It. Given that, in the book at least, [[spoiler: It's destruction is immediately followed by Derry falling apart (literally!)]], the latter seems more likely.
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Series/{{IT}}'' miniseries, despite the fact that Derry has had far, ''far'' more child deaths, arsons, psychotic breaks, and industrial accidents than is healthy for a small town, no one notices it's out of the ordinary because It does something to the townspeople. It gets to the point where the characters wonder if It has become part of Derry, or if Derry's just always been an extension of It. Given that, in the book at least, [[spoiler: It's destruction is immediately followed by Derry falling apart (literally!)]], the latter seems more likely.
15th May '16 10:26:05 PM PaulA
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* This happens often in film adaptations, which tend to focus on either the origin or early years, instead of going for a more en media res approach. In 1996's ''Film/ThePhantom'', someone scoffs at reports of the Phantom as "just a rumor" and in ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' in 2003 the police deny Daredevil as nothing more than a rumor until, in an early scene, reporter Ben Urich lights a drawing of flammable chemicals that Daredevil left behind as a Zorro mark to spell out DD.

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* This happens often in film adaptations, which tend to focus on either the origin or early years, instead of going for a more en media res approach. In 1996's ''Film/ThePhantom'', ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}'', someone scoffs at reports of the Phantom as "just a rumor" and in ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' in 2003 the police deny Daredevil as nothing more than a rumor until, in an early scene, reporter Ben Urich lights a drawing of flammable chemicals that Daredevil left behind as a Zorro mark to spell out DD.
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