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2nd Jan '16 10:33:56 PM Gideoncrawle
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* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', TheStoryteller uses the phrase, "but that is another story for another time" as a {{foreshadowing}} device, signaling that the details of the incident in question will be part of a later Tale. [[note]]The story arc covers a full season of an elimination game show, with each [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Tale]] covering one episode and portions of 2-4 chapters.[[/note]] The delays between the mention and the telling range from a few chapters to three quarters of the story arc.
2nd Jan '16 9:35:12 PM Gideoncrawle
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module DA1 ''Adventures in Blackmoor''. The DM Background section is written like someone telling a story. At one point it starts describing the destruction of Blackmoor, but then says "But of the sinking of that fabled land - another time! Today, we speak of other things."

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module DA1 [=DA1=], ''Adventures in Blackmoor''. The DM Background section is written like someone telling a story. At one point it starts describing the destruction of Blackmoor, but then says "But of the sinking of that fabled land - another time! Today, we speak of other things."
19th Oct '15 7:13:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In TheSwordOfShannara when Allanon tells Shea the history of the races of the world. The trolls and gnomes are humans whose ancestors were mutated by radiation; dwarves are humans who hid underground, and through natural selection became accustomed to subterranean habitats. Noticing the obvious odd-one out, Shea asks about the Elves. Allanon invokves this trope; however not only is it eventually followed up on, it can be considered a SequelHook, since the next book is all about the Elves and their history.
* The Literature/CiaphasCain series is presented as the autobiography of the eponymous officer, suitably edited by one of his long-time allies. Since he's basically laying out his life story to a recorder over many, many sessions, he naturally rambles at times and elides lots of important detail (which has to be cleaned up by the editor, of course). Occasional footnotes to the effect of "this is a fascinating story which need not detain us right now" crop up every once in a while. (Perhaps the crowning example is an entire novel which is presented as having been, in the main, an aside brought up ''in a completely different account'' in the "original text".)

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* In TheSwordOfShannara ''Literature/TheSwordOfShannara'' when Allanon tells Shea the history of the races of the world. The trolls and gnomes are humans whose ancestors were mutated by radiation; dwarves are humans who hid underground, and through natural selection became accustomed to subterranean habitats. Noticing the obvious odd-one out, Shea asks about the Elves. Allanon invokves this trope; however not only is it eventually followed up on, it can be considered a SequelHook, since the next book is all about the Elves and their history.
* The Literature/CiaphasCain ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' series is presented as the autobiography of the eponymous officer, suitably edited by one of his long-time allies. Since he's basically laying out his life story to a recorder over many, many sessions, he naturally rambles at times and elides lots of important detail (which has to be cleaned up by the editor, of course). Occasional footnotes to the effect of "this is a fascinating story which need not detain us right now" crop up every once in a while. (Perhaps the crowning example is an entire novel which is presented as having been, in the main, an aside brought up ''in a completely different account'' in the "original text".)
18th Jun '15 3:06:58 PM thatother1dude
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* Used as a SequelHook in the ending of ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', where narration by Mako tells us that in time, Conan "became a king by his own hand, and this story shall also be told."
** A different cut of the film uses on-screen titles, rather than narration, and ends instead with, "...but that is another story."

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* Used as a SequelHook in the ending of ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', where narration by Mako tells us that in time, Conan "became a king by his own hand, and this story shall also be told."
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" A different cut of the film uses on-screen titles, rather than narration, and ends instead with, "...but that is another story."
6th May '15 2:58:18 AM ecto8iologist
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*Jade Harley from Homestuck has a special sort of precognitive prognostication that lets her know when and where her friends are and know what will happen to them in the future. Due to her flighty nature, she often leaks potentially paradox-causing information in casual conversation, and is quite bad at recovering from such events.
16th Apr '15 10:34:27 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8423230/14/Amber-and-Emerald Amber and Emerald]]'':
-->The goblin who was the teller at desk five that day would later be considered one of the most fortunate of their kind. Indeed, he came to bear the name Festergrip the Fated until the end of his days, but that's a whole different story to tell.
31st Mar '15 3:54:25 AM BenBanjo87
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* The opening episode of Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndFriends'' ends with Duke being (apparently) imprisoned forever in his shed, abandoned after his little railway closed. This is a story Thomas has been telling to the other engines, and there follows a cliffhanger:
-->'''Percy:''' That's not a happy ending!\\
'''Thomas:''' Ah...there will be. But that'll have to wait until next time.
15th Feb '15 8:14:21 PM JamaicanCastle
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* The Literature/CiaphasCain series is presented as the autobiography of the eponymous officer, suitably edited by one of his long-time allies. Since he's basically laying out his life story to a recorder over many, many sessions, he naturally rambles at times and elides lots of important detail (which has to be cleaned up by the editor, of course). Occasional footnotes to the effect of "this is a fascinating story which need not detain us right now" crop up every once in a while. (Perhaps the crowning example is an entire novel which is presented as having been, in the main, an aside brought up ''in a completely different account'' in the "original text".)
1st Nov '14 7:50:04 AM kensu
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* In TheSwordOfShannara when Allanon tells Shea the history of the races of the world. The trolls and gnomes are humans whose ancestors were mutated by radiation; dwarves are humans who hid underground, and through natural selection became accustomed to subterranean habitats. Noticing the obvious odd-one out, Shea asks about the Elves. Allanon invokves this trope; however not only is it eventually followed up on, it can be considered a SequelHook, since the next book is all about the Elves and their history.
18th Oct '14 9:42:34 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10076169/22/Goals-Privileges Goals & Privileges]]'' Harry asks how Sirius knows what nachos were and Remus replies "A night of frivolity in London, instigated by your father, and a story for another time."

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10076169/22/Goals-Privileges Goals & Privileges]]'' Harry asks how Sirius knows what nachos were are and Remus replies "A night of frivolity in London, instigated by your father, and a story for another time."
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