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14th Apr '18 9:45:12 PM Ninamarie124
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13th Apr '18 5:35:17 AM __Vano
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This trope is for in-universe cases only. If a character quickly flips through the book to find the only page that matters, but closely examining the sequence shows that other pages are blank or gibberish, that's simply the creators cutting costs on unimportant details. If those pages actually contain unique material, that's FreezeFrameBonus.

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This trope is for in-universe cases only. If a character quickly flips through the book to find the only page that matters, but closely examining the sequence shows that other pages are blank or gibberish, that's simply the creators cutting costs on unimportant details. If details; if those pages actually contain unique material, that's FreezeFrameBonus.
13th Apr '18 5:33:35 AM __Vano
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This trope is for in-universe cases only. If a character quickly flips through the book to find the only page that matters, but closely examining the sequence shows that other pages are blank or gibberish, that's simply the creators cutting costs on unimportant details. If those pages actually contain unique material, that's FreezeFrameBonus.
3rd Apr '18 1:28:44 PM tkzv
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Gateway}} Frederik Pohl's Gateway]]'' has a blank book "Everything We Know About the Heechee", much like in ''[[Literature/HeecheeSaga the original novel]]''. Unlike the novel, in the game such books actually serve as logs of prospectors studying Heechee artefacts.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Gateway}} Frederik Pohl's Gateway]]'' has a blank book "Everything We Know About the Heechee", much like in ''[[Literature/HeecheeSaga [[Literature/HeecheeSaga the original novel]]''.novel]]. Unlike the novel, in the game such books actually serve as logs of prospectors studying Heechee artefacts.
3rd Apr '18 1:27:53 PM tkzv
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* ''[[VideoGame/Gateway Frederik Pohl's Gateway]]'' has a blank book "Everything We Know About the Heechee", much like in ''[[Literature/HeecheeSaga the original novel]]''. Unlike the novel, in the game such books actually serve as logs of prospectors studying Heechee artefacts.

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* ''[[VideoGame/Gateway ''[[VideoGame/{{Gateway}} Frederik Pohl's Gateway]]'' has a blank book "Everything We Know About the Heechee", much like in ''[[Literature/HeecheeSaga the original novel]]''. Unlike the novel, in the game such books actually serve as logs of prospectors studying Heechee artefacts.
3rd Apr '18 1:27:12 PM tkzv
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* ''[[Literature/HeecheeSaga Gateway]]'' mentions a joke item:
-->There used to be a jokey kind of book they sold at the fairs when I was a kid. It was called Everything We Know About the Heechee. It had a hundred and twenty-eight pages, and they were all blank.


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* ''[[VideoGame/Gateway Frederik Pohl's Gateway]]'' has a blank book "Everything We Know About the Heechee", much like in ''[[Literature/HeecheeSaga the original novel]]''. Unlike the novel, in the game such books actually serve as logs of prospectors studying Heechee artefacts.
25th Mar '18 12:03:20 AM kome360
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* ''Series/TheMagicians2016'': Season 3 is all about a scavenger hunt for seven keys, each with supernatural powers and rumored to unlock the secret to restoring magic (or just a gateway for a lovecraftian horror to crash the party), and the map is a mostly-blank book with only one chapter, about a woman who wanted to become a knight (and for obvious reasons has been forbidden to). The book fills its pages as more keys come into close proximity with it.
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.
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