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15th Sep '17 6:23:49 PM Occidensill
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* There's a variation in Edgar Pangborn's short story "Tiger Boy", after the villager Bruno meets the title character. Bruno wonders where Tiger Boy came from, why he is travelling with a tiger, and what he intends to do with his life, but doesn't ask because he is satisfied that Tiger Boy will tell him if he feels like it. This is no doubt Pangborn's way of [[LampshadeHanging hanging a lampshade]] on the questions the readers must be asking themselves. In the event the questions remain unanswered [[spoiler:when Bruno and Tiger Boy are killed]].

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* There's a variation in Edgar Pangborn's short story "Tiger Boy", after the villager Bruno meets the title character. Bruno wonders where Tiger Boy came from, why he is travelling traveling with a tiger, and what he intends to do with his life, but doesn't ask because he is satisfied that Tiger Boy will tell him if he feels like it. This is no doubt Pangborn's way of [[LampshadeHanging hanging a lampshade]] on the questions the readers must be asking themselves. In the event the questions remain unanswered [[spoiler:when Bruno and Tiger Boy are killed]].



* Often happens on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', usually refering to events in future episodes. Subverted in one episode when Older Ted says this of a security guard and his band, then decides that he'll probably never get to it and gives the Cliff Notes version ("They had one song, it didn't suck, end of story.")

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* Often happens on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', usually refering referring to events in future episodes. Subverted in one episode when Older Ted says this of a security guard and his band, then decides that he'll probably never get to it and gives the Cliff Notes version ("They had one song, it didn't suck, end of story.")
15th Sep '17 6:23:18 PM Occidensill
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* The trope is quoted by Maz in Film/TheForceAwakens when brushing off questions about how the heck she ended up with the lightsaber Luke lost back in Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack.
1st Aug '17 6:19:49 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.

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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 2-5 chapters.[[/note]] The delays between the mention and the telling range from a few chapters to three quarters of the story arc.
12th May '17 6:50:33 AM GrigorII
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16th Apr '17 12:01:34 AM FordPrefect
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* In ''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.

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* In ''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. Elves, and Allanon invokves invokes this trope; however not trope. 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.
27th Nov '16 11:21:32 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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When someone gives an {{Exposition}}, they'll often mention something that pertains to a [[NoodleIncident certain event]]. Questioning the character about it would elicit this response.

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When someone gives an {{Exposition}}, they'll often mention something that pertains to a [[NoodleIncident certain event]]. Questioning the character about it would elicit this response.
response. The line is often used an obvious SequelHook, leaving it the sequel (or prequel or interquel or what have you) to actually show said story.



* At the end of ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'', Lady Alvane, who has been acting TheNarrator of the story is asked by her audience about the further events, since her story leaves the big open question of what further happened to the heroine, April Ryan, who might have completed her quest but [[spoiler:was left in another dimension, far away from home the end of it]] and what [[spoiler:exactly happened during the War of the Balance, an event that was constantly teased throughout the story and which April's first quest was sort of a prelude to]]. Lady Alvane excuses herself by telling them she that she is quite tired, but she will gladly tell that story... some other day.

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'', Lady Alvane, who has been acting TheNarrator of the story is asked by her audience about the further events, since her story leaves the [[SequelHook big open question questions]] of what further happened to the heroine, April Ryan, who might have completed her quest but [[spoiler:was left in another dimension, far away from home the end of it]] and what [[spoiler:exactly happened during the War of the Balance, an event that was constantly teased throughout the story and which April's first quest was sort of a prelude to]]. Lady Alvane excuses herself by telling them she that she is quite tired, but she will gladly tell that story... some other day.
27th Nov '16 11:19:02 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'', Lady Alvane, who has been acting TheNarrator of the story is asked by her audience about the further events, since her story leaves the big open question of what further happened to the heroine, April Ryan, who might have completed her quest but [[spoiler:was left in another dimension at the end of the end of it, far away from home]] and what [[spoiler:exactly happened during the War of the Balance, an event that was constantly teased throughout the story and which April's first quest was sort of a prelude to]]. Lady Alvane excuses herself by telling them she that she is quite tired, but she will gladly tell that story... some other day.

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'', Lady Alvane, who has been acting TheNarrator of the story is asked by her audience about the further events, since her story leaves the big open question of what further happened to the heroine, April Ryan, who might have completed her quest but [[spoiler:was left in another dimension at the end of the end of it, dimension, far away from home]] home the end of it]] and what [[spoiler:exactly happened during the War of the Balance, an event that was constantly teased throughout the story and which April's first quest was sort of a prelude to]]. Lady Alvane excuses herself by telling them she that she is quite tired, but she will gladly tell that story... some other day.
27th Nov '16 11:18:22 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'', Lady Alvane, who has been acting TheNarrator of the story is asked by her audience about the further events, since her story leaves the big open question of what further happened to the heroine, April Ryan, who might have completed her quest but [[spoiler:was left in another dimension at the end of the end of it, far away from home]] and what [[spoiler:exactly happened during the War of the Balance, an event that was constantly teased throughout the story and which April's first quest was sort of a prelude to]]. Lady Alvane excuses herself by telling them she that she is quite tired, but she will gladly tell that story... some other day.
16th Jun '16 4:22:16 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye:'' It is one of [[{{Motormouth}} Swerve's]] goals in life to have an excuse to say this. He finally gets a chance sitting in on a storytelling session of Rewind's, when the historian shifts the story's focus.
1st Jun '16 12:03:22 PM LadyNorbert
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* Sophia occasionally said something like this during some of her many "Picture it" stories. Possibly the most memorable one was when she mentioned having been briefly engaged to her own brother.

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* Sophia Sophia, on ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', occasionally said something like this during some of her many "Picture it" stories. Possibly the most memorable one was when she mentioned having been briefly engaged to her own brother.
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