n. A depressing or pathetic situation or landscape.
What I discovered was that the world of Ashley Madison was a far more dystopian place than anyone had realized. This isn’t a debauched wonderland of men cheating on their wives. It isn’t even a sadscape of 31 million men competing to attract those 5.5 million women in the database.
—Annalee Newitz, “Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site,” Gizmodo, August 26, 2015
No disrespect to quippy teens or cancer movies…but y'all can't have Charli XCX's "Boom Clap."…Why? Because we, and by "we" I mean "I," plus any other pop wastrel trapped in a constant sadscape of unrequited narcissism, desperately need it.
—Charles Aaron, “Charli XCX Is the Year’s Best Girl-Gang Leader on 'Sucker',” Wondering Sound, December 16, 2014
New on 500px : Urban sadscape #01 by Felix_GM
—Fotos increibles, “New on…,” Twitter, February 27, 2014
For them, home offers a pervasive, constant and cumulative round of indifference and humiliation, where judgments are arbitrary, promises broken, decisions inconsistent, dreams scorned, and fears ridiculed. They are bounced from smother love to smackback, without privacy, affection or respect in an unending sadscape of disappointment.
—Stewart Dakers, “It's not adventure that's lacking but adults' attention,” The Guardian (London), July 25, 2007
2006 (earliest)
Welcome to the world of noobscape, its made up of purescape, autoscape, and sadscape, it makes up 60% of all of runescape.
—Womz12, “Account Recovery Guide” (reply), MaSoRs, February 22, 2006
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