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19th Apr '18 7:53:04 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* Long story short, Literature/TheBible is probably the only example on this list which has thousands of essays, hundreds of books, and entire university courses dedicated to analyzing the sheer tidal wave of Call Backs and Continuity Nods and what they all mean. Of course, when the most deeply-held beliefs of millions about the origins and meaning of existence are based in large part on the meanings of those call backs and continuity nods, you can justify that ocean of ink.
** [[http://www.openbible.info/labs/cross-references/ Here]] is some further info on the ContinuityPorn within the Literature/TheBible.
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[[folder:Religion]]
* Long story short, Literature/TheBible is probably the only example on this list which has thousands of essays, hundreds of books, and entire university courses dedicated to analyzing the sheer tidal wave of Call Backs and Continuity Nods and what they all mean. Of course, when the most deeply-held beliefs of millions about the origins and meaning of existence are based in large part on the meanings of those call backs and continuity nods, you can justify that ocean of ink.
** [[http://www.openbible.info/labs/cross-references/ Here]] is some further info on the ContinuityPorn within the Literature/TheBible.
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16th Apr '18 2:45:30 AM LondonKdS
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** "World Enough and Time"/"The Doctor Falls" attempts to reconcile all of the conflicting origin stories and in-universe dating problems for the Cybermen, by suggesting that the Cybermen are not a single species with one point of origin, but a kind of social pathology that any humanoid species is at risk of falling into once it achieves a certain level of IT and biotechnology.
15th Mar '18 9:54:58 AM nanakiro
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* The ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' Fixfic "The Parker Cliche" dismisses much loathed Spider-Man stories ''One More Day'', ''Brand New Day', ''OMIT'', and even upcoming events of the time such as ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'', as bad dreams of May "Mayday" Parker. Author Zarius, whose criticisms and distaste of bad Spidey stories are the stuff of legend, even takes the time to dismiss AU stories such as ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'''s "Death of Spider-Man" saga and the 90s Spidey animated series story "The Return of Hydro Man" as bad dreams of their respective universes' Spider-Men. Mary Jane gives a "crowning speech of awesome" about how none of the Parkers will ever let these worst-case scenarios come to pass.

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* The ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' Fixfic "The Parker Cliche" dismisses much loathed Spider-Man stories ''One More Day'', ''Brand New Day', Day'', ''OMIT'', and even upcoming events of the time such as ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'', as bad dreams of May "Mayday" Parker. Author Zarius, whose criticisms and distaste of bad Spidey stories are the stuff of legend, even takes the time to dismiss AU stories such as ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'''s "Death of Spider-Man" saga and the 90s Spidey animated series story "The Return of Hydro Man" as bad dreams of their respective universes' Spider-Men. Mary Jane gives a "crowning speech of awesome" about how none of the Parkers will ever let these worst-case scenarios come to pass.
15th Mar '18 9:54:28 AM nanakiro
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* The ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' Fixfic "The Parker Cliche" dismisses much loathed Spider-Man stories One More Day, Brand New Day. OMIT, and upcoming events such as "Superior Spider-Man", as bad dreams of May "Mayday" Parker. Author Zarius, whose criticisms and distaste of bad Spidey stories are the stuff of legend, even takes the time to dismiss AU stories such as ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'''s "Death of Spider-Man" saga and the 90s Spidey animated series story "The Return of Hydro Man" as bad dreams of their respective universes' Spider-Men. Mary Jane gives a "crowning speech of awesome" about how none of the Parkers will ever let these worst-case scenarios come to pass.

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* The ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' Fixfic "The Parker Cliche" dismisses much loathed Spider-Man stories One ''One More Day, Brand Day'', ''Brand New Day. OMIT, Day', ''OMIT'', and even upcoming events of the time such as "Superior Spider-Man", ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'', as bad dreams of May "Mayday" Parker. Author Zarius, whose criticisms and distaste of bad Spidey stories are the stuff of legend, even takes the time to dismiss AU stories such as ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'''s "Death of Spider-Man" saga and the 90s Spidey animated series story "The Return of Hydro Man" as bad dreams of their respective universes' Spider-Men. Mary Jane gives a "crowning speech of awesome" about how none of the Parkers will ever let these worst-case scenarios come to pass.
6th Mar '18 9:24:08 PM nombretomado
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** ''ComicBook/EarthX'' and its two sequel series Universe X and Paradise X are intentional works of pure continuity porn. Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (from the year 1999), the story explains, combines, and wraps up every continuity snarl, dangling plot-thread, and unexplained coincidence the writers could lay their hands on, including characters, dimensions, and devices no one's written about for decades. Fortunately, each series also features InteractiveNarrator characters to keep the readers on top of what they absolutely need to know for the plot, but it's still very likely you'll to spend more time reading ThisWiki or Wiki/TheOtherWiki than the books themselves.

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** ''ComicBook/EarthX'' and its two sequel series Universe X and Paradise X are intentional works of pure continuity porn. Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (from the year 1999), the story explains, combines, and wraps up every continuity snarl, dangling plot-thread, and unexplained coincidence the writers could lay their hands on, including characters, dimensions, and devices no one's written about for decades. Fortunately, each series also features InteractiveNarrator characters to keep the readers on top of what they absolutely need to know for the plot, but it's still very likely you'll to spend more time reading ThisWiki Wiki/ThisVeryWiki or Wiki/TheOtherWiki than the books themselves.
28th Feb '18 7:26:48 PM Manny20444
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* Animated adaptions of DC comics revel in this trope, especially when it comes to the Franchise/{{DCAU}}:

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* Animated adaptions of DC comics revel in this trope, especially when it comes to the Franchise/{{DCAU}}:''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'':



** The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Return of Batgirl" is a minor example. It contains a number of references to earlier episodes that don't relate directly to the plot, which stands out in a series that is far more episodic than later DCAU series. This is just one of the elements that make the episode feel more like a fanfic episode that happened to get produced.

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** The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Return of Batgirl" "Batgirl Returns" is a minor example. It contains a number of references to earlier episodes that don't relate directly to the plot, which stands out in a series that is far more episodic than later DCAU series. This is just one of the elements that make the episode feel more like a fanfic episode that happened to get produced.
27th Feb '18 12:35:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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* One of the main draws of TheSimpsonsHitAndRun.

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* One of the main draws of TheSimpsonsHitAndRun.VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun.
5th Feb '18 6:17:15 AM Malachi108
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* There are a few books in the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' which are nothing but recalls to previous plots strung together with a weak story. There wasn't much cooperation among most writers before then, and so each writer often tried to ignore every other writer's output; ''NJO'' sometimes took things too far in the other direction.
** Another Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel, ''Literature/DeathStar'', was meant to be this for all of the stories about the origins of the Death Star (including new information raised in the prequels), and finally explain all of the differing accounts of how the Death Star plans were stolen, but it never actually directly addresses the latter issue.
** For what is generally considered the best example, James Luceno's novels all manage to do this. Cloak of Deception is a prequel to the Phantom Menace and does an excellent job with some of the loose ends from that plot. Similarly Labyrinth of Evil is an {{interquel}} to Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith and is about the mystery of the origins of Sidious from the perspective of the Jedi. Both include a ridiculous number of references to the existing EU and do so without affecting the story.
** Timothy Zahn. Wrote the first of the EU books with ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', read the EU as it occurred, and tidied all of the Bantam section of the EU with continuity name-drops everywhere over the course of the ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'', including a missing puzzle piece he inadvertently created in the Thrawn Trilogy. Then wrote a second two-book piece of continuity porn with ''Literature/OutboundFlight''/''Survivor's Quest'', and tied up the Jorj Car'das arc as a subplot in ''Literature/ChoicesOfOne''. Possibly provided porn before continuity, with the appearance of Booster Terrik in his short story Mist Encounter, published in the Star Wars Adventure Journal as canon before Booster made his appearance in the Stackpole X-Wing books; nobody is quite certain if Booster is a creation of Zahn or Stackpole, but evidence and the authors' longstanding friendship suggests Booster was Stackpole's character borrowed for the short story.

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* There are a few books in ''StarWarsLegends'':
** Creator/TimothyZahn started
the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' which are nothing but recalls to previous plots strung together with a weak story. There wasn't much cooperation among most writers before then, and so each writer often tried to ignore every other writer's output; ''NJO'' sometimes took things too far in the other direction.
** Another Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel, ''Literature/DeathStar'', was meant to be this for all of the stories about the origins of the Death Star (including new information raised in the prequels), and finally explain all of the differing accounts of how the Death Star plans were stolen, but it never actually directly addresses the latter issue.
** For what is generally considered the best example, James Luceno's novels all manage to do this. Cloak of Deception is a prequel to the Phantom Menace and does an excellent job with some of the loose ends from that plot. Similarly Labyrinth of Evil is an {{interquel}} to Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith and is about the mystery of the origins of Sidious from the perspective of the Jedi. Both include a ridiculous number of references to the existing EU and do so without affecting the story.
** Timothy Zahn. Wrote the first of the EU books
''StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse with ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', read followed the EU as it occurred, progressed in the 90s, and tidied all of the Bantam section of the EU with continuity name-drops everywhere over the course of the ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'', including a missing puzzle piece he inadvertently created in the Thrawn Trilogy. Then he wrote a second two-book piece of continuity porn with ''Literature/OutboundFlight''/''Survivor's Quest'', and tied up the Jorj Car'das arc as a subplot in ''Literature/ChoicesOfOne''. Possibly provided porn before continuity, continuity with the appearance of Booster Terrik in his short story Mist Encounter, published in the Star Wars Adventure Journal as canon before Booster made his appearance in the Stackpole Stackpole's X-Wing books; nobody books. Nobody is quite certain if whether Booster is a creation of Zahn or Stackpole, but evidence and the authors' longstanding friendship suggests that Booster was Stackpole's character borrowed for the short story.story.
** There are entire books in the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series which are nothing but CallBack to previous plots strung together with a weak story. There wasn't much cooperation among most writers back then, and so each writer often tried to ignore every other writer's output; ''NJO'' sometimes took things too far in the ''other''direction.
** James Luceno is probably the ultimate examples when it comes to Star Wars novels. Whether his book is a prequel/sequel to one of the movies (''Cloak of Deception'', ''Literature/LabyrinthOfEvil'', ''Literature/DarkLordTheRiseOfDarthVader'', ''Literature/StarWarsCatalyst''), part of a larger series (''Literature/NewJediOrder: Agents of Chaos'' and ''The Unifying Force'') or a standalone (''Literature/MillenniumFalcon'', ''Literature/DarthPlagueis'', ''Literature/StarWarsTarkin''), they all include a ''ridiculous'' number of references to previous stories, sometimes digging up obscurities which have not been referenced in decades, and often using CanonWelding to tie them into a larger narrative. Even SWEU being rebranded into ''StarWarsLegends'' didn't stop him from keeping up with references, making each a CanonImmigrant.
3rd Feb '18 4:15:19 PM nombretomado
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* Destroyer, aka Dan Bejar of TheNewPornographers, IS this trope. There's even a [[http://www.deftone.com/destroyer/index.php?title=Main_Page lyrics wiki]] and a [[http://tracksfromthestack.blogspot.com/2012/12/lets-remember-destroyer-drinking-game-c.html drinking game]] that revolve around his use of the trope.

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* Destroyer, aka Dan Bejar of TheNewPornographers, Music/TheNewPornographers, IS this trope. There's even a [[http://www.deftone.com/destroyer/index.php?title=Main_Page lyrics wiki]] and a [[http://tracksfromthestack.blogspot.com/2012/12/lets-remember-destroyer-drinking-game-c.html drinking game]] that revolve around his use of the trope.
21st Jan '18 4:32:56 AM rigpig
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* ''Franchise/Ringworld'' tends to suffer from this, as it increasingly tries to reconcile a range of originally unrelated details and continuity issues from both the KnownSpace series generally, and its own increasingly self-referential Continuity.

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* ''Franchise/Ringworld'' ''Franchise/{{Ringworld}}'' tends to suffer from this, as it increasingly tries to reconcile a range of originally unrelated details and continuity issues from both the KnownSpace series generally, and its own increasingly self-referential Continuity.
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