History Main / WhereTheHellisSpringfield

8th Feb '16 3:47:40 PM dvorak
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* Math textbooks are fond of giving story problems that take place in "Anytown, USA".
2nd Feb '16 4:40:05 PM Lance
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** The original filming location was Tower Hamlets in East London, and in the first couple of years it even explicitly took place there in-universe ('Sun Hill' was just the name of the police station). They changed it to a fictional area when they moved filming locations in the third season.
2nd Feb '16 4:37:24 PM Lance
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** It did create a ContinuitySnarl when some sources, such as the videogame ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', suggested the name 'Barnett College' instead. A popular fan theory is that Indy teaches at more than one faculty.
24th Jan '16 8:49:50 PM shamblingdead2
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* Unlike many King stories that are set in fictional cities in Maine, or actual places the author has lived (Florida and Colorado in particular), ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' was set in the fictional Harding, somewhere in the Midwest. It's a flight east to get to New York (and later Maine).
24th Jan '16 8:44:45 PM shamblingdead2
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** Despite the city being near a desert (!) WordOfGod from the writer calls the film Andrew Kevin Walker's "love letter to New York City."
24th Jan '16 8:40:31 PM shamblingdead2
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos stories intentionally avert this to help build up the sense that his horrors are very real and out there somewhere. He gives precise latitude and longitude for R'lyeh in ''The Call of Cthulhu'', mentions real Vermont towns and faithfully recreates the local environs in ''The Whisperer in Darkness'', and he often goes over travel plans in minute detail to recreate the protagonist's sense of discovery in the reader. LovecraftCountry flirts with this trope but is usually set firmly in New England - Lovecraft basically created a new river valley in Massachusetts to house Arkham, Dunwich, and any other usefully horrid little towns.
to:
* Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos stories intentionally avert this to help build up the sense that his horrors are very real and out there somewhere. He gives precise latitude and longitude for R'lyeh in ''The Call of Cthulhu'', mentions real Vermont towns and faithfully recreates the local environs in ''The Whisperer in Darkness'', and he often goes over travel plans in minute detail to recreate the protagonist's sense of discovery in the reader. LovecraftCountry flirts with this trope but is usually set firmly in New England - Lovecraft basically created a new river valley in Massachusetts to house Arkham, Dunwich, and any other usefully horrid little towns. Lovecraft himself lived in Providence, Rhode Island, so many fans choose to accept the stories are set somewhere around there.
21st Jan '16 5:44:19 PM FF32
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* The City of ''Transmetropolitan'' gives few clues as to it's location, save that it is near both a mountain and the ocean, though even these have to be taken with several hefty bags of salt, since it's also said The City is the size of a small state at least once and has its own block of national electoral votes. And much like the ''Tick'' example above, it ''really is'' just called "The City".
to:
* The City of ''Transmetropolitan'' ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' gives few clues as to it's location, save that it is near both a mountain and the ocean, though even these have to be taken with several hefty bags of salt, since it's also said The City is the size of a small state at least once and has its own block of national electoral votes. And much like the ''Tick'' example above, it ''really is'' just called "The City".
20th Jan '16 12:15:21 AM MorganWick
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Old link was dead
** Metropolis ({{Superman}}'s city, of course) has rarely if ever been nailed down to a precise location in the comic books... but it ''was'' in the comic ''strips'' - specifically ''The World's Greatest Superheroes'', which ran from 1979-1982. Metropolis was unequivocally located [[http://comicbookcartography.posterous.com/?tag=theworldsgreatestsuperheroes in Delaware]], The Delaware location was used in ''The Atlas'' as well, and in the ''JSA vs. Kobra'' miniseries, "Metropolis, DE" had its first official comic book sighting (as the address of a criminal suspect seen in a database). But there are a lot of other candidates for Metropolis' location, or real-life cities that "inspired" Metropolis:
to:
** Metropolis ({{Superman}}'s city, of course) has rarely if ever been nailed down to a precise location in the comic books... but it ''was'' in the comic ''strips'' - specifically ''The World's Greatest Superheroes'', which ran from 1979-1982. Metropolis was unequivocally located [[http://comicbookcartography.posterous.com/?tag=theworldsgreatestsuperheroes posthaven.com/the-east-coast-according-to-dc-1978-sunday-co in Delaware]], The Delaware location was used in ''The Atlas'' as well, and in the ''JSA vs. Kobra'' miniseries, "Metropolis, DE" had its first official comic book sighting (as the address of a criminal suspect seen in a database). But there are a lot of other candidates for Metropolis' location, or real-life cities that "inspired" Metropolis:
7th Jan '16 12:18:06 PM megajake
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** ''Silent Hill: Shattered Memories'', which takes place outside of the series' established continuity, gives Silent Hill's zip code, 49505, placing it in or around Dearborn, Michigan.
4th Jan '16 2:07:50 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* At least one early strip in ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' said the strip took place in Stephan Pastis' hometown of Albany, California, which is near San Francisco. However, this is never mentioned again, and a later series shows the characters needing to take a cross-country bus trip to San Francisco.
to:
* At least one early strip in ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' said the strip took place in Stephan Pastis' hometown of Albany, California, which is near San Francisco. However, this is never mentioned again, and a later series shows the characters needing to take a cross-country bus trip to San Francisco.

* Many places in the Czech Republic, namely villages, are called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lhota Lhota]] (often preceded with an adjective), which makes the name a very good candidate for this trope, especially in fairy-tale types of works set in YeGoodeOldeDays. Other possibilities are e.g. Kostelec for small towns (used by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_%C5%A0kvoreck%C3%BD Škvorecký]]) or any place names ending in -ice (which thanks to real life distribution - the largest being [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8Cesk%C3%A9_Bud%C4%9Bjovice Ceské Budejovice]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardubice Pardubice]] - would be acceptable for all sizes of settlements).
to:
* Many places in the Czech Republic, namely villages, are called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lhota Lhota]] (often preceded with an adjective), which makes the name a very good candidate for this trope, especially in fairy-tale types of works set in YeGoodeOldeDays. Other possibilities are e.g. Kostelec for small towns (used by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_%C5%A0kvoreck%C3%BD Škvorecký]]) Škvorecký]]) or any place names ending in -ice (which thanks to real life distribution - the largest being [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8Cesk%C3%A9_Bud%C4%9Bjovice Ceské Budejovice]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardubice Pardubice]] - would be acceptable for all sizes of settlements).
This list shows the last 10 events of 306. Show all.