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29th Feb '16 12:39:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Maybe... but Literature/TheRoad seems to be more of a case of a global cataclysm. Take Shelter seems to be more of a localized disaster that primarily effects people turning them insane. If anything it's probably closer to being connected to TheCrazies.

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* Maybe... but Literature/TheRoad seems to be more of a case of a global cataclysm. Take Shelter seems to be more of a localized disaster that primarily effects people turning them insane. If anything it's probably closer to being connected to TheCrazies.Film/TheCrazies.
24th Aug '15 3:37:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Maybe... but Literature/TheRoad seems to be more of a case of a global cataclysm. TakeShelter seems to be more of a localized disaster that primarily effects people turning them insane. If anything it's probably closer to being connected to TheCrazies.

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* Maybe... but Literature/TheRoad seems to be more of a case of a global cataclysm. TakeShelter Take Shelter seems to be more of a localized disaster that primarily effects people turning them insane. If anything it's probably closer to being connected to TheCrazies.
22nd Aug '15 8:49:40 PM lady-xanthine
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**This is completely plausible. In The Road, the boy is around, what, eight? And he was conceived before the end, born shortly after. In The Book of Eli, the main female character seems to be 20-25 and was born after the end, though I can't remember if it states how long after. That would give us at least a twelve-year difference between the timing of the films, a reasonable amount of time for things have bounced back. Not to mention, the east coast could have been hit harder than the west coast -- DC is a major target, plus there's a higher population density in general on the east coast.
16th May '15 5:53:51 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The Planet is actually a partially glassed [[{{Halo}} UNSC Colony]]]]

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[[WMG: The Planet is actually a partially glassed [[{{Halo}} [[Franchise/{{Halo}} UNSC Colony]]]]
7th Mar '15 3:53:37 AM Morgenthaler
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[[WMG: TheBookOfEli takes place in the same universe]]

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[[WMG: TheBookOfEli Film/TheBookOfEli takes place in the same universe]]



* I don't know, TheBookOfEli was pretty explicit about taking place in a post nuclear apocalypse. Also I'm no expert on this, but if this post apocalyptic world has the worst thing on the West Coast being San Francisco's impressive lack of fog while the East Coast is a barren hell of ash and death then I think there's something seriously wrong.

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* I don't know, TheBookOfEli Film/TheBookOfEli was pretty explicit about taking place in a post nuclear apocalypse. Also I'm no expert on this, but if this post apocalyptic world has the worst thing on the West Coast being San Francisco's impressive lack of fog while the East Coast is a barren hell of ash and death then I think there's something seriously wrong.
27th Oct '14 6:55:31 PM rtan
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The world ended in 1999? Very plausible. Bleak, desolate world nearly devoid of life? Check. A few ragged survivors, all slowly starving to death? Check. Mutants and robots running rampant? ''Not yet''. Perhaps, there are automated factories still running, independently, developing AI over a few centuries and then, eventually, creating the genocidal robots and other advanced technology. The "mutants" are the sparse lifeforms that somehow manage to adapt for survival in a world with almost no resources.

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The world ended in 1999? Very plausible. Bleak, desolate world nearly devoid of life? Check. A few ragged survivors, all slowly starving to death? Check. Mutants and robots running rampant? ''Not yet''. Perhaps, there are automated factories still running, independently, developing AI over a few centuries and then, eventually, creating the genocidal robots and other advanced technology. The "mutants" are the sparse lifeforms that somehow manage to adapt for survival in a world with almost no resources. Pockets of bedraggled survivors, perhaps attempting to re-establish civilization or just to be near shelter, huddle in a handful of the world's ruined cities, where, presumably, they manage to persist in vain for three hundred years.
27th Oct '14 6:47:15 PM rtan
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[[WMG: [[ChronoTrigger The Future Refused to Change]].

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[[WMG: [[ChronoTrigger The Future Refused to Change]].
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27th Oct '14 6:46:59 PM rtan
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[[WMG: [[ChronoTrigger The Future Refused to Change]].

''The Road'' takes place a few years after Lavos emerges.

The world ended in 1999? Very plausible. Bleak, desolate world nearly devoid of life? Check. A few ragged survivors, all slowly starving to death? Check. Mutants and robots running rampant? ''Not yet''. Perhaps, there are automated factories still running, independently, developing AI over a few centuries and then, eventually, creating the genocidal robots and other advanced technology. The "mutants" are the sparse lifeforms that somehow manage to adapt for survival in a world with almost no resources.
11th Aug '14 2:25:30 PM CraigoMc
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** That's definitely not how climate works; the Earth is not a Single Biome Planet, and evidence from previous volcanic eruptions show that the effects are much more pronounced the closer to the disaster you are. There is a finite amount of ash, and the further it travels less of it remains. It's entirely possible that while North America is dying, the rest of the planet is merely suffering.
29th Jun '14 10:23:36 PM GopherBroke
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[[WMG: Every theory for what caused the disaster is correct.]]
The events leading up to the ''The Road'' started with an impact from a very large comet, followed by chunks broken off from itself during its close approach to the sun. Because of its enormous size, the comet ignited fire storms across most of the Earth, and caused large scale volcanic activity on the opposite side of the world from its impact site (an effect that can result from a particularly dramatic cosmic collision). During the long impact winter following this event, several countries went to war over food, water, and fossil fuel reserves, ending with several separate small-scale nuclear wars and finally a full-scale exchange between the U.S. and Russia. Distressed by the fact that humanity would be foolish enough to worsen its own circumstances, an alien race came to Earth and now orbits the planet, regularly firing several kinetic kill projectiles at the surface to keep the impact winter going until the human race is dead and the world can be considered clean.
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