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31st May '17 8:28:15 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://web.archive.org/web/20060715094615/http://www.inchoatus.com/Reviews/Review--The%20Wheel%20of%20Time,%20Robert%20Jordan.htm This old review]] of ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' argues that the book series' ridiculous length [[ArchivePanic makes it very hard for it to ever gain any new readers]].

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* [[http://web.archive.org/web/20060715094615/http://www.inchoatus.com/Reviews/Review--The%20Wheel%20of%20Time,%20Robert%20Jordan.htm This old review]] of ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' argues that the book series' ridiculous length [[ArchivePanic makes it very hard for it to ever gain any new readers]].
25th Mar '17 6:05:04 AM Morgenthaler
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CommitmentAnxiety can also occur as a result of ContinuityLockout and {{Continuity Snarl}}s within the work; even with the ease of availability of this material, if the writers make the continuity too impenetrable or convoluted, it can cause people to give up in frustration.

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CommitmentAnxiety Commitment Anxiety can also occur as a result of ContinuityLockout and {{Continuity Snarl}}s within the work; even with the ease of availability of this material, if the writers make the continuity too impenetrable or convoluted, it can cause people to give up in frustration.
12th Dec '16 7:17:05 PM quackytrope
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* ''Franchise/MobileSuitGundam'' is somewhat notorious for being rather unwelcoming to new viewers. The Universal Century timeline has been around since 1979, new installments of it are still being made to this ''very day'', and it's necessary to at least watch some of the earliest shows to really understand all the history, and the character dynamics in later parts. This can be a problem, since Gundam practically invented [[RealRobot Real Robots]] and the earlier series are a little dated by today's standards, which means SeinfeldIsUnfunny is in full effect. Couple this with the fact that Gundam shows usually run up to 50 episodes, and it makes even the standalone AlternateUniverse shows a lot to commit to.

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* The ''Franchise/MobileSuitGundam'' franchise is somewhat notorious for being rather unwelcoming to new viewers.newcomers. The Universal Century timeline has been around since 1979, new installments of it are still being made to this ''very day'', and it's necessary to at least watch some of the earliest shows to really understand all the history, and the character dynamics in later parts. This can be a problem, since Gundam practically invented [[RealRobot Real Robots]] and the earlier series are a little seen as dated by today's standards, which means SeinfeldIsUnfunny is in full effect. Couple this with the fact that Gundam shows usually run up to 50 episodes, and it makes even the standalone AlternateUniverse shows a lot to commit to.
12th Dec '16 6:58:31 PM quackytrope
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* ''Franchise/MobileSuitGundam'' is somewhat notorious for being rather unwelcoming to new viewers. The Universal Century timeline has been around since 1979, new installments are still being made to this ''very day'', and it's necessary to at least watch some of the earliest shows to really understand all the history, and character dynamics in later parts. This can be a problem, since Gundam practically invented [[RealRobot Real Robots]] and the earlier series are a little dated by today's standards, which means SeinfeldIsUnfunny is in full effect. Couple this with the fact that Gundam shows usually run up to 50 episodes, and it makes even the standalone AlternateUniverse shows a lot to commit to.

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* ''Franchise/MobileSuitGundam'' is somewhat notorious for being rather unwelcoming to new viewers. The Universal Century timeline has been around since 1979, new installments of it are still being made to this ''very day'', and it's necessary to at least watch some of the earliest shows to really understand all the history, and the character dynamics in later parts. This can be a problem, since Gundam practically invented [[RealRobot Real Robots]] and the earlier series are a little dated by today's standards, which means SeinfeldIsUnfunny is in full effect. Couple this with the fact that Gundam shows usually run up to 50 episodes, and it makes even the standalone AlternateUniverse shows a lot to commit to.
12th Dec '16 6:54:51 PM quackytrope
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* ''Franchise/MobileSuitGundam'' is somewhat notorious for being rather unwelcoming to new viewers. The Universal Century timeline has been around since 1979, new installments are still being made to this ''very day'', and it's necessary to at least watch some of the earliest shows to really understand all the history, and character dynamics in later parts. This can be a problem, since Gundam practically invented [[RealRobot Real Robots]] and the earlier series are a little dated by today's standards, which means SeinfeldIsUnfunny is in full effect. Couple this with the fact that Gundam shows usually run up to 50 episodes, and it makes even the standalone AlternateUniverse shows a lot to commit to.
11th Oct '16 12:53:23 PM ritzoreo
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Fear of [[LostInMediasRes being dropped into the middle of a plotline they'll never understand without information that's already been given]], or fear of investing their time in a series they'll [[EndingFatigue have to get through hundreds of episodes to get a satisfying ending from]] ([[TheChrisCarterEffect assuming it'll actually have one]]), can keep even the most interested hanger-on from tuning in, a risk that can keep a series with borderline UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} from reaching its full potential. Less common now in the days of DVD and Internet file sharing (and [[ComicBooks trade paperbacks]]), where back episodes are available to anyone with the time, money and/or bandwidth. Many networks are also making back episodes of their more popular shows available for viewing online. CommitmentAnxiety can occur as a result of ContinuityLockout and {{Continuity Snarl}}s within the work; even with the ease of availability of this material, if the writers make the continuity too impenetrable or convoluted, it can cause people to give up in frustration. Yet even these resources may not be enough to attract a casual fan who still has to invest money and/or time (hours or even whole days) to catch up on a given plot.

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Fear of [[LostInMediasRes being dropped into the middle of a plotline they'll never understand without information that's already been given]], or fear of investing their time in a series they'll [[EndingFatigue have to get through hundreds of episodes to get a satisfying ending from]] ([[TheChrisCarterEffect assuming it'll actually have one]]), can keep even the most interested hanger-on from tuning in, a risk that can keep a series with borderline UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} from reaching its full potential. Less common now in the days of DVD and Internet file sharing (and [[ComicBooks trade paperbacks]]), where back episodes are available to anyone with the time, money and/or bandwidth. Many networks are also making back episodes of their more popular shows available for viewing online. Yet even these resources may not be enough to attract a casual fan who still has to invest sometimes serious money and/or time (hours or even whole days) to catch up on a given plot.

CommitmentAnxiety can also occur as a result of ContinuityLockout and {{Continuity Snarl}}s within the work; even with the ease of availability of this material, if the writers make the continuity too impenetrable or convoluted, it can cause people to give up in frustration. Yet even these resources may not be enough to attract a casual fan who still has to invest money and/or time (hours or even whole days) to catch up on a given plot.
frustration.
11th Oct '16 12:51:53 PM ritzoreo
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Fear of [[LostInMediasRes being dropped into the middle of a plotline they'll never understand without information that's already been given]], or fear of investing their time in a series they'll [[EndingFatigue have to get through hundreds of episodes to get a satisfying ending from]] ([[TheChrisCarterEffect assuming it'll actually have one]]), can keep even the most interested hanger-on from tuning in, a risk that can keep a series with borderline UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} from reaching its full potential. Less common now in the days of DVD and Internet file sharing (and [[ComicBooks trade paperbacks]]), where back episodes are available to anyone with the time, money and/or bandwidth. Many networks are also making back episodes of their more popular shows available for viewing online. CommitmentAnxiety can occur as a result of ContinuityLockout and {{Continuity Snarl}}s within the work; even with the ease of availability of this material, if the writers make the continuity too impenetrable or convoluted, it can cause people to give up in frustration.

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Fear of [[LostInMediasRes being dropped into the middle of a plotline they'll never understand without information that's already been given]], or fear of investing their time in a series they'll [[EndingFatigue have to get through hundreds of episodes to get a satisfying ending from]] ([[TheChrisCarterEffect assuming it'll actually have one]]), can keep even the most interested hanger-on from tuning in, a risk that can keep a series with borderline UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} from reaching its full potential. Less common now in the days of DVD and Internet file sharing (and [[ComicBooks trade paperbacks]]), where back episodes are available to anyone with the time, money and/or bandwidth. Many networks are also making back episodes of their more popular shows available for viewing online. CommitmentAnxiety can occur as a result of ContinuityLockout and {{Continuity Snarl}}s within the work; even with the ease of availability of this material, if the writers make the continuity too impenetrable or convoluted, it can cause people to give up in frustration.
frustration. Yet even these resources may not be enough to attract a casual fan who still has to invest money and/or time (hours or even whole days) to catch up on a given plot.
29th Aug '16 9:45:21 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/TheXFiles''. The series is [[LongRunner nine seasons long plus two movies]], and the "arc episodes" are spread along MonsterOfTheWeek ones.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles''. The series is [[LongRunner nine seasons long plus two movies]], movies, and the "arc episodes" are spread along MonsterOfTheWeek ones.
29th Aug '16 9:33:00 PM PaulA
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* [[http://web.archive.org/web/20060715094615/http://www.inchoatus.com/Reviews/Review--The%20Wheel%20of%20Time,%20Robert%20Jordan.htm This old review]] of ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' argues that the book series' [[LongRunner ridiculous length]] [[ArchivePanic makes it very hard for it to ever gain any new readers]].

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* [[http://web.archive.org/web/20060715094615/http://www.inchoatus.com/Reviews/Review--The%20Wheel%20of%20Time,%20Robert%20Jordan.htm This old review]] of ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' argues that the book series' [[LongRunner ridiculous length]] length [[ArchivePanic makes it very hard for it to ever gain any new readers]]. readers]].
7th Aug '16 10:14:45 AM nombretomado
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* This is a complaint frequently brought against [[MarvelUniverse mainstream]] {{superhero}} [[TheDCU comics]], especially the [[ComicBook/XMen X-Titles]]. How bad is it? Let's put it this way: It's perfectly reasonable for a comic book fan to say to somebody trying to understand the latest issue of ''Uncanny X-Men,'' "Okay, so you've read every issue that's ever been published, and you remember them all perfectly. It's not like that means you'll understand what's going on." The tendency towards {{Continuity Snarl}}s does not help. Marvel produces special "Point One" (the number of the previous issue, with .1 added to the number) issues to address this problem. However, feelings are mixed. While some do a good job of introducing readers to a series, most fare far worse. Most of them occur right in the middle of a story arc, completely contradicting the point of the issue, are completely irrelevent, or just plain bad.

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* This is a complaint frequently brought against [[MarvelUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse mainstream]] {{superhero}} [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU comics]], especially the [[ComicBook/XMen X-Titles]]. How bad is it? Let's put it this way: It's perfectly reasonable for a comic book fan to say to somebody trying to understand the latest issue of ''Uncanny X-Men,'' "Okay, so you've read every issue that's ever been published, and you remember them all perfectly. It's not like that means you'll understand what's going on." The tendency towards {{Continuity Snarl}}s does not help. Marvel produces special "Point One" (the number of the previous issue, with .1 added to the number) issues to address this problem. However, feelings are mixed. While some do a good job of introducing readers to a series, most fare far worse. Most of them occur right in the middle of a story arc, completely contradicting the point of the issue, are completely irrelevent, or just plain bad.
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