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20th May '18 9:33:23 AM StFan
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* The realm of Dream in Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', being the world where dreams happen. His sister Delirium's realm, even more so.
** To elaborate, The Dreaming is where your mind goes every night when you fall asleep. It has a sort of logic of its own, but the laws of physics are more like guidelines. Delirium's realm is where your mind goes when you're ''crazy'', and what little is seen of it is pure stream-of-consciousness chaos.

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* The realm of Dream in Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', being the world where dreams happen. His sister Delirium's realm, even more so.
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so. To elaborate, The Dreaming is where your mind goes every night when you fall asleep. It has a sort of logic of its own, but the laws of physics are more like guidelines. Delirium's realm is where your mind goes when you're ''crazy'', and what little is seen of it is pure stream-of-consciousness chaos.



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* ''Monkeybone''

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** Natural law in the Courts is such that this could easily be implemented; it isn't - in fact, ongoing efforts are made to keep things sorted out - because people ''live there''. (Also why the Courts and Amber are sited some distance away from what they represent.) The Pit the Courts hover over, being a well of continual creation and its antithesis, comes closer to the trope. That said, most places too close to the Courts are too influenced by entropy to get a really satisfying level and form of continual change - it's real estate about a third of the way out towards Amber the trope seems to apply best to.

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** Natural law in the Courts is such that this could easily be implemented; it isn't - in fact, ongoing efforts are made to keep things sorted out - -- because people ''live there''. (Also why the Courts and Amber are sited some distance away from what they represent.) The Pit the Courts hover over, being a well of continual creation and its antithesis, comes closer to the trope. That said, most places too close to the Courts are too influenced by entropy to get a really satisfying level and form of continual change - -- it's real estate about a third of the way out towards Amber the trope seems to apply best to.



* Arcadia from ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' is so defined by chaos that [[TheFairFolk the True Fae]] stake their existence on ''constant conflict'' with one another for more glories and titles; if they don't, they fade away into the background and are eventually undone.
** The game book describes it something like this (paraphrasing): "Arcadia is a place where your wishes come true. In other words, it greatly resembles Hell."
*** The ''actual'' Hell may or may not qualify. Being composed of all the collected vice and depravity in the history of the world, it's described as being so hideous that [[BrownNote looking at it causes insanity,]] and even then human minds cannot fully grasp it, [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm instead turning the images into something they can understand]]. It's basically a FireAndBrimstoneHell UpToEleven.

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Arcadia from ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' is so defined by chaos that [[TheFairFolk the True Fae]] stake their existence on ''constant conflict'' with one another for more glories and titles; if they don't, they fade away into the background and are eventually undone.
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undone. The game book describes it something like this (paraphrasing): "Arcadia is a place where your wishes come true. In other words, it greatly resembles Hell."
*** ** The ''actual'' Hell may or may not qualify. Being composed of all the collected vice and depravity in the history of the world, it's described as being so hideous that [[BrownNote looking at it causes insanity,]] and even then human minds cannot fully grasp it, [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm instead turning the images into something they can understand]]. It's basically a FireAndBrimstoneHell UpToEleven.



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* Parodies on the ''WebAnimation/NightmareCity'' flash movies made by a guy called Nch from Website/FourChan transform the setting from a furry sci-fi one into a WorldOfChaos composed of various {{Imageboard}} [[MemeticMutation memes]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar4WzQ7KHak Links for those of you who haven't seen 4Chan City.]] Also note that Nightmare City was itself based on [[MemeticMutation characters]] from the japanese board 2ch.
* The "Sweet Cuppin' Cakes" ShowWithinAShow of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', first introduced in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail72.html crazy cartoon]] as Strong Bad responding to a request to make a supreme example of DerangedAnimation, is rather surreal, even compared to the weird setting of the main ''Homestar Runner'' universe.
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* Parodies on the ''WebAnimation/NightmareCity'' flash movies made by a guy called Nch from Website/FourChan transform the setting from a furry sci-fi one into a WorldOfChaos composed of various {{Imageboard}} [[MemeticMutation memes]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar4WzQ7KHak Links for those of you who haven't seen 4Chan City.]] Also note that Nightmare City was itself based on [[MemeticMutation characters]] from the japanese board 2ch.
* The three adventures at ''Website/{{Addventure}}'' degenerate into madness very quickly, considering that they're {{Round Robin}}s contributed to by thousands of various people.
* The "Sweet Cuppin' Cakes" ShowWithinAShow of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', first introduced in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail72.html crazy cartoon]] as Strong Bad responding to a request to make a supreme example of DerangedAnimation, is rather surreal, even compared to the weird setting of the main ''Homestar Runner'' universe.

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* Parodies on the ''WebAnimation/NightmareCity'' flash movies made by a guy called Nch from Website/FourChan transform the setting from a furry sci-fi one into a WorldOfChaos composed of various {{Imageboard}} [[MemeticMutation memes]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar4WzQ7KHak Links for those of you who haven't seen 4Chan City.]] Also note that Nightmare City was itself based on [[MemeticMutation characters]] from the japanese board 2ch.
* The three adventures at ''Website/{{Addventure}}'' degenerate into madness very quickly, considering that they're {{Round Robin}}s contributed to by thousands of various people. \n* The "Sweet Cuppin' Cakes" ShowWithinAShow of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', first introduced in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail72.html crazy cartoon]] as Strong Bad responding to a request to make a supreme example of DerangedAnimation, is rather surreal, even compared to the weird setting of the main ''Homestar Runner'' universe.



** In season 5 we see Discord's own PocketDimension where he's made his home, and no surprise, it's even more extreme. The AlienSky is a mix of constantly shifting blue and purple, the [[WorldInTheSky few pieces of land are floating in chunks]] and come in colors and patters than soil and grass have no business coming in, the gravity is largely optional and inconsistent, and some very weird fauna is seen flying around or lurking on the floating islands.

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** In season 5 we see Discord's own PocketDimension where he's made his home, and no surprise, it's even more extreme. The AlienSky is a mix of constantly shifting blue and purple, the [[WorldInTheSky few pieces of land are floating in chunks]] and come in colors and patters than that soil and grass have no business coming in, the gravity is largely optional and inconsistent, and some very weird fauna is seen flying around or lurking on the floating islands.



*** Discord's house reappears in Season 7, when he invites Fluttershy over for tea. Its weirdness has visibly gown, with the house now including features like an upside-down volcano on the ceiling and swirling purple portal to... somewhere in the center of the floor. In his rush to make everything more normal for her, he organizes the realm of chaos, and this starts to make him [[FadingAway disappear]], because a being and realm of chaos cannot survive with too much harmony. It takes Fluttershy re-disorganizing everything again to save him from vanishing out of existence.

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*** Discord's house reappears in Season 7, when he invites Fluttershy over for tea. Its weirdness has visibly gown, grown, with the house now including features like an upside-down volcano on the ceiling and swirling purple portal to... somewhere in the center of the floor. In his rush to make everything more normal for her, he organizes the realm of chaos, and this starts to make him [[FadingAway disappear]], because a being and realm of chaos cannot survive with too much harmony. It takes Fluttershy re-disorganizing everything again to save him from vanishing out of existence.



* Any story and/or larger-scale art created by small children, as they understand some things (things fall, the sky is up, people meet etc.) but not larger-scale connections. If they attempt to create something big, they will inadvertently just throw in elements they know randomly... even if the world, stories, animals etc. don't work that way. This explains for example ''Webcomic/AxeCop''.

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* Any story and/or larger-scale art created by small children, as they understand some things (things fall, the sky is up, people meet meet, etc.) but not larger-scale connections. If they attempt to create something big, they will inadvertently just throw in elements they know randomly... even if the world, stories, animals etc. don't work that way. This explains for example ''Webcomic/AxeCop''.
10th May '18 10:58:15 AM Theriocephalus
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* Several cartoons by AleksandrTatarskiy, including

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' crosses over into this often, leaving the established D&D-inspired setting for places like Lumpy Space and the Crystal Dimension, often with little warning.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** The main setting
crosses over into this often, leaving the established D&D-inspired setting for places like Lumpy Space and the Crystal Dimension, often with little warning.warning. Even while staying in the Land of Ooo proper, random weirdness is often the order of the day -- kingdoms of living candy, slime people, fire elementals and people made out of breakfast foods, flying rainbow unicorns that only speak Korean, wizards and princesses for every random concept, robots that throw never-ending pies, giants that wear barns, two-headed psychic war elephants...



** This is what Equestria becomes under Discord's influence, he being the embodiment of strife and disharmony. Features include cotton candy clouds that rain chocolate, fresh corn being popped, and the animals that feed on the giant apples fed by the rain growing long deer legs. And that's just after the ''opening credits''. Soon enough he's got day and night switching every few minutes, chunks of land flying around upside-down, flying earth ponies, giant houses of cards, roads turning into soap... [[spoiler: In the Season 5 finale, in one of the BadFuture alternate timelines, Discord has Equestria back under his rule, and has made Princess Celestia and Princess Luna into his personal clowns to torture for eternity in payback for their original defeat and imprisonment of him centuries prior.]]
** In season 5 we see Discord's own PocketDimension where he's made his home, and no surprise, it's even more extreme. The AlienSky is a mix of constantly shifting blue and purple, the [[WorldInTheSky few pieces of lands are floating]], the gravity is largely optional and inconsistent, and some very weird fauna is seen flying around. Discord's house is rather tame in comparison, though it still has some weirdness, like furniture on the ceiling or upside-down stairs that lead to nowhere. It's also in the little details, like the window cleaner leaving wetness behind rather than removing it, or bunny-shaped dust bunnies sitting under the couch. When Discord washes dishes, he does it in reverse -- the dishes go into the sink clean and come out dirty.
*** We see more of it in Season 7, when he invites Fluttershy over for tea. In his rush to make everything more normal for her, he organizes a realm of chaos, and this starts to make him disappear, because a being and realm of chaos cannot survive with too much harmony. It takes Fluttershy re-disorganizing everything again to save him from vanishing out of existence.

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** This is what Equestria becomes under Discord's influence, he being the embodiment of strife and disharmony. Features include cotton candy clouds that rain chocolate, fresh corn being popped, popping while still on the plant, and the animals rabbits that feed on the giant apples fed by the rain growing long deer legs. And that's just after the ''opening credits''. Soon enough he's got day and night switching every few minutes, chunks of land flying around upside-down, the sky turning green and then purple, flying earth ponies, giant houses of cards, roads turning into soap... [[spoiler: In in the Season 5 finale, in one of the BadFuture alternate timelines, Discord has Equestria back still under his rule, and has made Princess Celestia and Princess Luna into his personal clowns to torture for eternity in payback for their original defeat and imprisonment of him centuries prior.]]
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** In season 5 we see Discord's own PocketDimension where he's made his home, and no surprise, it's even more extreme. The AlienSky is a mix of constantly shifting blue and purple, the [[WorldInTheSky few pieces of lands land are floating]], floating in chunks]] and come in colors and patters than soil and grass have no business coming in, the gravity is largely optional and inconsistent, and some very weird fauna is seen flying around. around or lurking on the floating islands.
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Discord's actual house is rather tame in comparison, though it still has some weirdness, like furniture on the ceiling or and upside-down stairs that lead to nowhere. It's also in the little details, like the window cleaner leaving wetness behind rather than removing it, or bunny-shaped dust bunnies sitting under the couch. When Discord washes dishes, he does it in reverse -- the dishes go into the sink clean and come out dirty.
*** We see more of it Discord's house reappears in Season 7, when he invites Fluttershy over for tea. Its weirdness has visibly gown, with the house now including features like an upside-down volcano on the ceiling and swirling purple portal to... somewhere in the center of the floor. In his rush to make everything more normal for her, he organizes a the realm of chaos, and this starts to make him disappear, [[FadingAway disappear]], because a being and realm of chaos cannot survive with too much harmony. It takes Fluttershy re-disorganizing everything again to save him from vanishing out of existence.
30th Jan '18 7:04:03 AM Someoneman
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* While the world of ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' is more of a WorldOfWeirdness, The Radical Lands is a world that seems to abide primarily by a combination of RuleOfCool and TotallyRadical. As it turns out, [[spoiler:the radicalness of the Radical Lands is so powerful that some of it's energy bled into another universe. Specifically, the world of Dr. [=McNinja=], which lies right between the Radical Lands and our universe, thus explaining the mix of mundane and weirdness of the world.]]

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* While the world of ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' is more of a WorldOfWeirdness, The Radical Lands is a world that seems to abide primarily by a combination of RuleOfCool and TotallyRadical. As it turns out, [[spoiler:the radicalness of the Radical Lands is so powerful that some of it's its energy bled into another universe. Specifically, the world of Dr. [=McNinja=], which lies right between the Radical Lands and our universe, thus explaining the mix of mundane and weirdness of the world.]]
28th Dec '17 10:41:44 AM BURGINABC
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* Creator/HieronymusBosch, dadaists, futurists, surrealists and many more [[MadArtist eccentric men of art]] loved this trope.

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* Creator/HieronymusBosch, dadaists, futurists, surrealists and Creator/HieronymusBosch was fond of this trope, seen most prominently in his infamous ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Garden_of_Earthly_Delights The Garden of Earthly Delights]]''
* Creator/SalvadorDali, the most famous of the Surrealist painters, depicted
many more [[MadArtist eccentric men of art]] loved this trope.these. The most famous and most-often-referenced of all is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Persistence_of_Memory The Persistence of Memory]]'', which depicts a landscape strewn with melting clocks. That wasn't even half as bizarre as some of the scenes shown in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_of_Vermeer_of_Delft_Which_Can_Be_Used_As_a_Table some of his other lesser-known works]], though.
27th Dec '17 12:03:34 PM Rytex
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*** We see more of it in Season 7, when he invites Fluttershy over for tea. In his rush to make everything more normal for her, he organizes a realm of chaos, and this starts to make him disappear, because a being and realm of chaos cannot survive with too much harmony. It takes Fluttershy re-disorganizing everything again to save him from vanishing out of existence.
27th Nov '17 1:11:30 PM WillKeaton
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* Speaking of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', there also was an [[VideoGame/AliceInWonderland eponymous]] UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} game which featured a world which was a mix of all the nonsense from both original books plus some extra nonsense added, like ''a house inside a chess board inside a house inside a bath machine inside a house inside another house which is located underground''. You may read a LetsPlay of this game [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Alice here]].

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* Speaking of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', there also was an [[VideoGame/AliceInWonderland eponymous]] UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} game which featured a world which was a mix of all the nonsense from both original books plus some extra nonsense added, like ''a house inside a chess board inside a house inside a bath machine inside a house inside another house which is located underground''. You may read a LetsPlay of this game [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Alice here]].here.]]
11th Oct '17 12:43:30 PM Anorgil
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* The Nevernever in the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' is home to [[AllMythsAreTrue nearly every mythological being there is]], and even saying nothing about how dangerous the inhabitants are, the laws of physics don't necessarily apply there either.
15th Sep '17 8:50:25 PM nombretomado
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* In an old {{Macintosh}} children's game called ''VideoGame/TheManhole'', you could climb a beanstalk growing out of the titular manhole: at the very top, you find a forest at night, in the middle of which is a tower that's actually a chess piece sitting in the corner of a vast network of underground canals--which you only realise when you reach the top of the tower. With the aid of a gondola-rowing elephant, you can use the canals to pay a visit to a walrus captain who operates an elevator that somehow arrives in a sunken ship, or you can carry on rowing and find yourself in the teacup of a talking rabbit who lives inside a fire hydrant just across from the Manhole.

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* In an old {{Macintosh}} UsefulNotes/{{Macintosh}} children's game called ''VideoGame/TheManhole'', you could climb a beanstalk growing out of the titular manhole: at the very top, you find a forest at night, in the middle of which is a tower that's actually a chess piece sitting in the corner of a vast network of underground canals--which you only realise when you reach the top of the tower. With the aid of a gondola-rowing elephant, you can use the canals to pay a visit to a walrus captain who operates an elevator that somehow arrives in a sunken ship, or you can carry on rowing and find yourself in the teacup of a talking rabbit who lives inside a fire hydrant just across from the Manhole.
12th Jul '17 1:49:42 AM GrammarNavi
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** Additionally, the [[spoiler: final boss is actually ''called'' "World of Chaos," [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope ButThisIsNotThatTrope]].]]

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** Additionally, the [[spoiler: final boss is actually ''called'' "World of Chaos," [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope ButThisIsNotThatTrope]].]]but this is not that trope.]]]]



* Hyrule is turned into this after Cia opens the Gate of Souls in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. ''Legends'' takes it UpToEleven with Foresaken Fortress, which is several locations from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaWindWaker'' that were nowhere near each other unceremoniously mashed together, with the ocean in the background abruptly cutting off in random places.

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* Hyrule is turned into this after Cia opens the Gate of Souls in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. ''Legends'' takes it UpToEleven with Foresaken Forsaken Fortress, which is several locations from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaWindWaker'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' that were nowhere near each other unceremoniously mashed together, with the ocean in the background abruptly cutting off in random places.
4th Jul '17 10:30:24 AM Perelandra
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* One interpretation of the very, ''very'' disjointed level design in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' hinges on this aspect. It's nearly impossible to explain how one can fall into a giant whirlpool in the middle of a lake, end up in a dark underground sanctuary with titanic pillars and an enormous glowing crack in the sky, emerge from said cavern into a beautiful seaside town, travel dozens of miles to a drowned city by walking for ''five minutes'' through an underground passageway, descend below sea level into a cavern which happens to be AT sea level, and most mind boggling of all, ascend through an unseen elevator behind a giant windmill-laden tower in order to reach a sinking iron fortress...in the middle of a ''vast'' sea of lava which, if it's any indication, happens to be ''above cloud level.''
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