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The Unmasqued World - TV Tropes
In Timothy W. Long's At The Behest Of The Dead, not only has the supernatural been revealed, the necromancer main character, Phineas, is the one who made it happen. He is the sole entity responsible, and is held as such by the rest of his kind.
In the Anita Blake series, the existence of the supernatural has been known throughout all of history. Vampires and lycanthropes are commonplace (and the object of some fascination), and Anita herself is a licensed necromancer. There is still the social upheaval described by the trope but it is caused by the recent granting of legal personhood to vampires.
In Matthew Laurence's Freya Series, the only supernatural elements in the world are gods - all of them. They don't exactly try to hide their divinity at street level, but they're not very keen on straight-up announcing themselves, either. This is because their power is tied to belief, and the world's gotten very cynical - tell the average citizen you're Sekhmet, for instance, and they'll know exactly who to disbelieve.
In Justina Robson's Quantum Gravity series, an accident with a particle accelerator has reduced most of the continental United States to a series of islands and revealed parallel realities housing dragons, elves, demons, faries, and other such creatures. This is news to Humanity, but these other worlds claim that Earth (which they call Ootopia), and themselves, have been there all along. This difference in POV is never reconciled, but most people don't care and simply think Elvish rock stars are cool.
The Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries (and its HBO adaptation, True Blood) take place in a world where vampires have revealed themselves to the world following the invention of synthetic blood that takes care of all their nutritional needs. Other supernaturals slowly follow in their footsteps
The Kitty Norville series stars a werewolf who hosts a late-night radio show. When she's attacked by a werewolf hunter on the air, she ends up revealing that she's a werewolf — but instead of running from it, she decides to parlay it into power, and ends up becoming a celebrity and figurehead for supernaturals across the country. Shortly after that, a government agency publicizes the existence of werewolves and vampires, up to and including DNA tests. By the time Kitty's forced into shapeshifting on live television, the matter's well enough known that the worst she suffers is an FCC fine for flashing the audience.
The Hollows series by Kim Harrison is set years after a virus from a genetically altered tomato wiped out most of the human race — 'supernatural' people, like witches, vampires and weres, were immune or less affected, so ended up revealing themselves when they realized their combined numbers nearly outnumbered humans in an event called The Turn.
The Mercy Thompson series features a world where The Fair Folk came out of the closest years ago, albeit intentionally and in a far more controlled method than the typical Broken Masquerade. It didn't end well, with religious conservatives and bigots railing against the fae and eventually creating voluntary reservations for them. (Which is actually exactly what the fae leaders wanted them to do in the first place.) After the events of the first book, the universe's werewolves decide to reveal some of their population as well, with a bit more success. Stefan the vampire anticipates the day when his people will come out of the coffin. He's working on ways for vampires to cure blood-borne diseases in order to gain some public good will and hopefully smooth over the whole "feeding on humans" bump. So far no one else has come out publicly, but with first fairies and now werewolves unmasqued, people are starting to question what else is out there.
In Kim Newman's Anno Dracula series, vampires have been hiding in the shadows for centuries. Then Dracula becomes Queen Victoria's consort and everything changes.
Mike Carey's Felix Castor novels depict a Britain where the existence of ghosts is becoming recognised as a fact with lobbying groups and parliamental debates weighing in on the issue.
In Elizabeth Bear's Blood and Iron, a dragon reveals itself to humanity and the existence of the fey can not be denied.
F. Paul Wilson's The Adversary Cycle of novels ends with a global revelation of the reality of the supernatural. Having the sun nearly go dark forever, releasing godawful monsters to stalk the increasingly-long nights, while bottomless pits open up and start eating the landscape, would sure convince me.
Sunshine by Robin McKinley is based on this, centering around a human protagonist who lives a fairly mundane life in the world post "Voodoo Wars" where protective talismans are the norm, certain geological areas can make you go insane if you enter them, magic users work for the government and everybody knows if the vampires get you, you're dead. Said protagonist encounters said vampires...
In Peter Watts's novel Blindsight, vampires used to exist, but a genetic defect that causes them seizures when they see things with too many right angles (like buildings... and crosses) led to them being wiped out centuries ago. Modern genetic engineers have recreated them and made them useful to society, or at least to society's corporate and military overlords, who have found all sorts of applications for highly intelligent and ruthless creatures kept under control by antiseizure drugs. Obviously nothing could possibly go wrong with reconstructing a super-intelligent predator that already nearly wiped out the human race once...
Towards the end of Animorphs, the Yeerks become increasingly careless about covering up their invasion, starting around book 45 with the ousting and execution of Visser One, who developed the plan of slow infiltration in the first place. By the last book, they're openly occupying the ruins of an unnamed city in California, enforced by Kill Sat. Also, at the end of the series it's stated that peaceful aliens now live openly among humans.
Poul Anderson's Operation Otherworld series is set on an Earth where Einstein's Theory of Relativity and at least one other scientific theory from the same time period were put together and used to negate the effects of Cold Iron on supernatural beings and magic. This results in brooms and flying carpets instead of cars, photo flashes specifically designed to mimic the light of a full moon so were-creatures can transform outside of a full moon, and unicorns as cavalry mounts, among other things.
In Devon Monk's Allie Beckstrom novels, magic has been known to the general public for about thirty years before the story starts.
While it doesn't happen in Sergey Lukyanenko's Watch series, Geser reveals that it was the strongest possibility for a world where Communism prevailed (it was originally conceived as a perfect social system). Of course, the humans would then quickly hunt down and kill all Others. Which is why he convinced a witch to sabotage the experiment. In another book a member of "The Last Watch", Edgar, describes his version of Utopia he's trying to build: a feudally-organized Magitek world where Others are rulers and public servants. Apparently this was an older plan of the Watches and the Inquisition, scrapped in favor of keeping on with The Masquerade.
This happens in the eighth (and final) book in the Artemis Fowl series, The Last Guardian. Opal Koboi had her past self killed, creating a time paradox that destroyed every bit of technology created or influenced by her in the last five years. This means about 75% of all machines, both on the surface and underground had catastophic failures. While one would think this would help the masquerade, since cameras and other such equipment are now completely destroyed, this breaks the masquerade wide open since a large part of The People's tech was hiding themselves from "the Mud Men" (their name for humans).
In the world of Kevin J. Anderson's Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., a supernatural event known as the Big Uneasy took place several years ago, causing all manner of spooky creatures to reappear or begin rising from the grave. It's implied that such beings had previously existed, but were extremely rare and either dormant or in hiding.
In The Laundry Files it is increasingly fraying and by the time of The Annihilation Score it has become public knowledge that people are appearing with superpowers, though it's still kept secret why this is happening.
While badly fraying at the edges at the end of The Annihilation Score, by the end of The Nightmare Stacks it has been well and truly broken by the invasion of The Host of Air And Darkness while The Delirium Brief deals with the immediate aftermath.
Before the events of "The Stones Are Hatching" began, everyone had long since dismissed magic and mythology as mere superstition. With the hatchlings now rampaging around Britain and presumably, Europe, this is no longer the case.
The Detective Inspector Chen series is set at some point after the creatures of Chinese Mythology became public knowledge. There is official communication between the mundane government and the Celestial Bureaucracy, which even leads to a Strange Cop in a Strange Land plot where the strange cop is an enforcer from Hell.
Vampirocracy: The world had The Masquerade until the vampires decided that humanity definitely needed to be supervised, and conquered the world, ripping the mask to shreds.
In The United States of Monsters, the vampires held The Masquerade until the 2008 Financial Crisis when they proceeded to bail out the United States in exchange for legal citizenship. It's a relationship which has many ups and downs.
Magic Ex Libris introduces us to a world with a masquerade in the first book, which starts to unravel by the end of the second. The third book has a running commentary on the meltdown in the background while the protagonists struggle desperately to survive and win, and the fourth book shows a world where magic is universally known, and there's a charitable foundation researching all the ways magic can benefit ordinary … [more]
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october 2018 by fozbaca
Critics say entertainer Bruno Mars is the wrong type of person of color to sing ‘black’ music | TheBlaze
“Prince never won an Album of the Year Grammy … Bruno Mars got that Grammy ’cause white people love him,” she stated, noting that if Jackson were on today’s music scene, he would not be nearly as successful as he was during his heyday because “people have realized that they prefer their black music and their black culture from a non-black face.”

Ironically, Jackson discussed racial inequality in 1991’s “Black or White,” when he sang, “I’m not going to spend my life being a color.”
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june 2018 by elev8

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