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Snowglobe in Gus' Pawn Shop ("Meet Kevin Johnson")

A snowglobe is a plastic or glass dome containing water, surfactant, and debris resembling snow particles, with a scene or character at the center. It is a trinket, souvenir or knick-knack that is shaken to cause a whirl of debris which mimics that of a blizzard.

In Lost

  • In Walt's/Hurley's Spanish comic book, there is a page where there is a dome covering a magical city.

JACK: So, before you ran off, I guess you just forgot to mention that you still have a sailboat. Why'd you come back?

DESMOND [laughing]: Do you think I did it on purpose? I was sailing for two and half weeks, bearing due West and making 9 knots. I should have been in Fiji in less than a week. But the first piece of land I saw wasn't Fiji, was it? No. No, it was here -- this, this island. And you know why? Because this is it. This is all there is left. This ocean and this place here. We are stuck in a bloody snowglobe. There's no outside world. There's no escape. So, just go away, huh. Let me drink.

Cultural references

  • In the film classic Citizen Kane (1941), the title character drops a snowglobe just before dying.
  • The NBC serial drama St. Elsewhere (1982-1988) featured a Boston hospital and its staff that were revealed, in the final episode, to exist only inside a snowglobe, imagined by an autistic boy.
  • In Alan Moore's graphic novel Watchmen (described by Damon Lindelof as "the greatest piece of popular fiction ever produced"), Veidt's base in Antarctica is a massive glass hemisphere, shielding his tropical utopia from the snow outside.
    • Also in Watchmen, Laurie Jupiter as a child was fascinated by a snowglobe. She imagines the inside of the snowglobe as a "whole world; a world inside the ball" and adds, "I figured inside the ball was some different sort of time. Slow time."
  • In "The Truman Show," actor Jim Carrey portrays a man who was adopted by a corporation as a newborn and reared in an artificial town under a dome without knowing that his life is always observed for entertainment.
  • James Blish's Cities in Flight novels envisioned entire cities able to free themselves from Earth's gravity and travel among the stars. The art accompanying the stories usually featured cities protected by transparent domes.
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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

A player shaking a Snow Globe.

The Snow globe is a Holiday reward obtained during the 2007 Christmas event. Players must talk to the Queen of Snow in the Land of Snow, who will give them a snow globe as a gift.

When a player shakes the snow globe, snow falls randomly in a 5 by 5 square centred on the player and all their free inventory spots fill with snowballs. Between 2 and 5 piles of snow fall (it will not snow in buildings with roofs). The snow melts after a while. After the event, Jagex removed the snow globe's ability to produce snow around the player. However, the snow globe will continue to generate snowballs after the 2007 Christmas event, unlike the snowballs from the previous event, which melted a short while after.

If lost, another snow globe may be obtained in Draynor Village by talking to Diango. Members can also store it in their Toy box, found in the in the Costume room of a Player-owned house.

When shaken, the Globe can do the following:

  • Shake Snow globe: You shake the snow globe. (snow globe image appears) and a softer version of Harmony is played.
  • Continue: The snow globe fills your inventory with snow!
  • Close: No snow in inventory
  • Cancel: Keeps snow globe image on.
Snow Globe containing Lumbridge Castle.

Snowballs can be wielded and thrown at other players, but cannot be used as a weapon against monsters.

Glitch

Upon the release of RuneScape HD a glitch occurred when a player shook the globe. The snow globe floated in mid-air next to them while their empty hand was shaking. This has been fixed by Jagex.

Upon shaking the snow globe player can put on a cape or any item and the player will be seen holding the snow globe and shaking it very lightly awkwardly enough nothing has been done about it.

Upon shaking it, if the player does any action that can cancel an interface, they will be seen just holding the globe, without the interface showing the close-up of the globe appearing. It has not been fixed.

Trivia

  • When attempting to shake the Snow globe while stunned from a failed pickpocket attempt, you receive the message "You can't do that if bound by Magic."

This article uses material from the "Snow globe" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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