Quotes / Fantasy Counterpart Culture

"This is not a book about Australia. No, it's about somewhere entirely different which just happens to be, here and there, a bit ... Australian."

"Originally I was going to call Gotham City 'Civic City.' Then I tried 'Capital City,'...Then I flipped through the New York City phone book and spotted the name 'Gotham Jewelers' and said, 'That's it,' Gotham City. We didn't call it New York because we wanted anybody in any city to identify with it."

"All those who feel that stereotypes aren't an issue when creating fictional groups for game purposes are free to take part in playtests for my new game Sambo: The RPG of Stealing Chickens and Eating Watermelons."
— JellyRoll Baker, in a RPG.net discussion of why one needs to be careful when dealing with this trope.

Count Dookû: Sacrebleu! Ah am telling you, Palpatine, 'e eez up to somezing.
Obi-Wan: Why is he talking in a French accent?
GM: It's just to indicate that he's from a different culture. He's not French French, he's—
R2-D2: Space French.
GM: ... Yeah.

Prydain is not Wales—not entirely, at least. The inspiration for it comes from that magnificent land and its legends; but, essentially, Prydain is a country existing only in the imagination.
The Chronicles of Prydain, introduction

Ginyu: "Congratulations, you've just won a free, all expenses paid trip to Space Australia."
Burter: "Oh you've got to be freaking kidding me."
Jace: "Oh, ay, Space Oz. That's me home planet."
Krillin: "Wait, hold on. You're from Australia?"
Jace: "Space Australia. Or, more specifically, Space Brisbane. Go Space Broncos!"
Krillin: "So...it's like...Australia..."
Jace: "In space. Gotta be careful though, Burter. Space Dingo will eat your Space Baby. Like me sista...poor sheila."


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