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22nd Feb '18 12:08:23 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil's recurring dream, the full narrative of which has yet to be revealed, apparently involves him having dinner while buildings in his town are burning, with the fire being visible from a window in the room in which he's eating. At some point, he mentions that the fire eventually spreads to his house.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil's recurring dream, the full narrative of which has yet to be revealed, apparently involves him having dinner while buildings in his town are burning, with the fire being visible from a window in of the room in which he's eating. At some point, he mentions that the fire eventually spreads to his house.
21st Feb '18 1:11:21 PM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil's recurring dream, the full narrative of which has yet to be revealed, apparently involves him having dinner while buildings in his town are burning, with the fire being visible from a window in the room in which he's eating. At some point, he mentions that the fire eventually spreads to his house.
18th Feb '18 11:14:23 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/NicholasAndAlexandra'': Prince Yusupov sees more clearly than most people in UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia that the good times (for nobles, anyway) are going to [[RedOctober end real soon]], but that's not going to stop him from partying.

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* ''Film/NicholasAndAlexandra'': Prince Yusupov sees more clearly than most people in UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia that the good times (for nobles, anyway) are going to [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober end real soon]], but that's not going to stop him from partying.
13th Feb '18 10:30:33 PM Mdumas43073
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26th Nov '17 9:39:37 AM nombretomado
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*** Nero may not have done it, but there is little doubt that he benefited from it; the section of Rome that burned, Nero had had plans to raze it to build something. This fact probably contributed to the [[ConspiracyTheory suspicion that he]] [[MotiveEqualsConclusiveEvidence deliberately set the fire]].

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*** Nero may not have done it, but there is little doubt that he benefited from it; the section of Rome that burned, Nero had had plans to raze it to build something. This fact probably contributed to the [[ConspiracyTheory [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories suspicion that he]] [[MotiveEqualsConclusiveEvidence deliberately set the fire]].
5th Nov '17 7:06:52 AM TheNerfGuy
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* Lighthearted example in ''Film/MenInBlack''; after Jay accidentally triggers the device that [[BeenThereShapedHistory caused the New York City blackout of 1977]], everyone in the headquarters screams and dives for cover as it bounces through the building at high speed, breaking everything it hits... Except for Zed, who calmly continues doing his work and drinking coffee, even as it bounces around his desk.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. During [[EvilEmpire Emperor Gestahl's]] ISurrenderSuckers scene, where he repents for the evil he's done (ha!) and pledges to restore peace, balance, and harmony (double-ha!), while the party does not [[GoKartingWithBowser go karting with him]], he does in fact [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine expect them to dine]] at a truly lush and expensive banquet. Meanwhile, his Empire is in ruins, his soldiers are restless and skittish, his people are dying, and ''his capital is burning to the ground.'' Very unnerving scene.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. During [[EvilEmpire Emperor Gestahl's]] ISurrenderSuckers scene, where he repents for the evil he's done (ha!) and pledges to restore peace, balance, and harmony (double-ha!), harmony, while the party does not [[GoKartingWithBowser go karting with him]], he does in fact [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine expect them to dine]] at a truly lush and expensive banquet. Meanwhile, his Empire is in ruins, his soldiers are restless and skittish, his people are dying, and ''his capital is burning to the ground.'' Very unnerving scene.
18th Oct '17 9:29:12 AM StFan
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* ''QuoVadis'': Pictured above is the scene from 1951 Hollywood FilmOfTheBook. And in the more recent 2001 Polish version, Nero is a Extra LargeHam.

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* ''QuoVadis'': ''Film/QuoVadis'': Pictured above is the scene a poster from 1951 Hollywood the 1913 Italian FilmOfTheBook. And in In the more recent 2001 Polish version, Nero is a Extra LargeHam.



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* ''BandOfBrothers'' had an interesting example that happened ''after'' the disaster. The opening of one of the episodes showed a quartet of German violinists playing somber music as their fellow villagers were working to clean up the rubble from their ruined town.

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* ''BandOfBrothers'' ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' had an interesting example that happened ''after'' the disaster. The opening of one of the episodes showed a quartet of German violinists playing somber music as their fellow villagers were working to clean up the rubble from their ruined town.



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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', there's a mass evacuation of LEGO City just before the FinalBattle, which absolutely reduces the city to ruins and ashes as the Dino Attack Team and their allies battle the largest army of Mutant Dinos they've ever faced... while Walter, Dude, and Donnie decide to go bowling in one of the city's abandoned bowling alleys.
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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', there's a mass evacuation of LEGO City just before the FinalBattle, which absolutely reduces the city to ruins and ashes as the Dino Attack Team and their allies battle the largest army of Mutant Dinos they've ever faced... while Walter, Dude, and Donnie decide to go bowling in one of the city's abandoned bowling alleys.
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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', there's a mass evacuation of LEGO City just before the FinalBattle, which absolutely reduces the city to ruins and ashes as the Dino Attack Team and their allies battle the largest army of Mutant Dinos they've ever faced... while Walter, Dude, and Donnie decide to go bowling in one of the city's abandoned bowling alleys.



* The song "Distraction" from TGWTG film ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' is all about this. In-universe, it was written by [[Franchise/{{Superman}} the Kryptonians]] after learning that their planet was coming apart, basically using this song to enjoy their lives a little longer, ignoring the imminent disaster until it actually comes. Granted, this doesn't play any part in the film other than as a nod to how one of Doug Walker's characters that plays a part in it is a parody of General Zod, and the lyrics serve as a perfect lampshade to how the characters who were singing it were doing so [[WeNeedADistraction as part of a distraction]].

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* The song "Distraction" from TGWTG film ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' is all about this. In-universe, it was written by [[Franchise/{{Superman}} the Kryptonians]] after learning that their planet was coming apart, basically using this song to enjoy their lives a little longer, ignoring the imminent disaster until it actually comes. Granted, this doesn't play any part in the film other than as a nod to how one of Doug Walker's characters that plays a part in it is a parody of General Zod, and the lyrics serve as a perfect lampshade to how the characters who were are singing it were are doing so [[WeNeedADistraction as part of a distraction]].
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11th Oct '17 4:03:34 PM Capsarc
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* In perhaps the most iconic moment in British naval history, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake]] [[DissonantSerenity was playing a round of bowls at Plymouth when he learned of the Spanish Armada approaching England in 1588.]] After finishing the game, he set off with the Royal Navy to counter the Spanish forces, utterly trashing the enemy in the process.

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* In perhaps the most iconic moment in British naval history, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis Drake org/wiki/Francis_Drake Sir Francis Drake]] [[DissonantSerenity was playing a round of bowls at Plymouth when he learned of the Spanish Armada approaching England in 1588.]] After finishing the game, he set off with the Royal Navy to counter the Spanish forces, utterly trashing the enemy in the process.
8th Oct '17 1:47:03 PM Willbyr
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8th Oct '17 1:46:50 PM Willbyr
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