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4th Mar '17 1:45:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''PennyArcadeAdventures'', the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necrowombicon]] appears to be blank to anyone not ''meant'' to read the book. To anyone planning on spreading horrific evil that will advance the goals of the four evil gods, it is full of handy step-by-step instructions.

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* In ''PennyArcadeAdventures'', ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures'', the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necrowombicon]] appears to be blank to anyone not ''meant'' to read the book. To anyone planning on spreading horrific evil that will advance the goals of the four evil gods, it is full of handy step-by-step instructions.
4th Feb '17 12:53:35 PM QuinineGlow
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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': [[spoiler: The [[MacGuffin Dragon Scroll]] turns out to be totally blank. Instead, it is a mirror, meant to prompt [[AnAesop the lesson]] that [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre true strength comes from within]] rather than spelling anything out. The villain would've stolen the scroll and not understood, but the hero earned the privilege to open the scroll, and realized its true meaning.]]

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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': [[spoiler: The [[MacGuffin Dragon Scroll]] turns out to be totally blank. Instead, it is a mirror, meant to prompt [[AnAesop the lesson]] that [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre true strength comes from within]] rather than spelling anything out. The villain would've stolen the scroll and not understood, but the hero earned the privilege to open the scroll, and realized its true meaning. Notably, when the villain does get a glimpse at the scroll during the climax he can only stare blankly as his own reflection and say that he sees 'nothing'.]]
6th Jan '17 1:36:46 PM Menarker
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'''Type 3:''' Someone (or thing) may have "stolen" the contents of the book and left it completely wordless in the process. In fact, some words may literally fly off the page or drip off as wet ink.

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'''Type 3:''' Someone (or thing) may have "stolen" the contents of the book and left it completely wordless in the process. In fact, some words may literally fly off the page or drip off as wet ink.
ink. Alternatively, the contents might technically exist but rendered invisible outside of the specific conditions required to read it.
21st Dec '16 12:45:19 AM Xtifr
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* One of these appears in the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''; it's discovered text appears when the pages are viewed with a particular kind of magical light.

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* One of these appears in the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''; ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''; it's discovered text appears when the pages are viewed with a particular kind of magical light.
28th Nov '16 4:43:55 PM LentilSandEater
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'', Dalish elf Velanna will mention the damage centuries of slavery and persecution has done to elven folklore. One of her gift items is a blank book, which you can give with the suggestion she make her own stories for future elves.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'', Dalish elf Velanna will mention the damage centuries of slavery and persecution has done to elven folklore. One of her gift items is a blank book, which you can give with the suggestion she make her own stories for future elves. ("It's got a tree on the front, you like trees, right?")
25th Nov '16 3:19:22 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "The Once And Smurfy King", Brainy's daughter Sophia is busy writing the titular story and her friends try to steal it at night to see what she wrote in it so far, only for Sophia to trick them into stealing an identical-looking book with nothing but blank pages in it to keep them from stealing the actual original manuscript.
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7th Nov '16 1:35:49 PM Discar
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* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', one of the devotaries (religious orders) uses a blank book called The Book of Endless Pages as a metaphor, the book cannot be filled because there is always more to learn.

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* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', one of the devotaries (religious orders) uses a blank book called The Book of Endless Pages as a metaphor, the metaphor. The book cannot be filled because there is always more to learn.
28th Aug '16 7:18:14 PM ThatBitterTase
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* Librom in ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' contains the story of a mage, as well as information on the world and its creatures. But if you turn to the end of the book, there's only a set of frenzied ramblings and then blank pages. Librom only writes himself as you relive the memories within the pages.
14th Aug '16 8:04:34 AM TheKaizerreich
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** For equality's sake, a book titled "Everything Women Know About Men" also exists and it is also completely blank.
7th Jul '16 2:14:05 PM Willbyr
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* In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', the book was blank for the first person to pick it up. Once handed to another person, it was filled with the first person's memories for the second to explore.

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* In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', the book was blank for the first person to pick it up. Once handed to another person, it was filled with the first person's memories for the second to explore.



* In the anime adaptation of ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', Minene checked her future-telling cellphone diary after Yomotsu hypnotized her into seeing a piece of wood as her cellphone. At first the diary showed the same thing as last time, and when she tried to read it, the entry went blank.

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* In the anime adaptation of ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', ''Manga/FutureDiary'', Minene checked her future-telling cellphone diary after Yomotsu hypnotized her into seeing a piece of wood as her cellphone. At first the diary showed the same thing as last time, and when she tried to read it, the entry went blank.
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