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* The narration in ''ComicBook/SinCity'' does this a lot when describing weather or [[CoolCar cars]].



* The narration in ''ComicBook/SinCity'' does this a lot when describing weather or [[CoolCar cars]].



* Wizarding Venice in Pottertalia fic ''{{Snakeskins}}'' definitely comes under this, with the Author's amazing description and writing style that could probably make a broom-closet sound like a room fit for royalty.



* Kalash93 uses this in [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]] for both heartwarming and erotic purposes. Needless to say, it works spectacularly well.



* Kalash93 uses this in [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]] for both heartwarming and erotic purposes. Needless to say, it works spectacularly well.
* Wizarding Venice in Pottertalia fic ''{{Snakeskins}}'' definitely comes under this, with the Author's amazing description and writing style that could probably make a broom-closet sound like a room fit for royalty.

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* Kalash93 uses this in [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]] for both heartwarming and erotic purposes. Needless to say, it works spectacularly well.
* Wizarding Venice in Pottertalia fic ''{{Snakeskins}}'' definitely comes under this, with the Author's amazing description and writing style that could probably make a broom-closet sound like a room fit for royalty.




* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', talking about the [[{{Thememobile}} Bluesmobile]]:
-->'''Jake:''' "Car's got a lot of pickup."
-->'''Elwood:''' "It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?"
-->'''Jake:''' "Fix the cigarette lighter."
* ''Film/BlueThunder'':
-->'''Sgt. Short:''' "This ship is equipped with a forward-mounted, twenty-millimeter electric cannon. Its six barrels are capable of firing four thousand rounds of ammunition per minute. And that, gentlemen, is one hell of a shit-storm in anybody's language!"
* ''Film/ConAir'' when Larkin described Bily Bedlam, Diamond Dog, Cyrus the Virus and Cameron Poe.



* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', talking about the [[{{Thememobile}} Bluesmobile]]:
-->'''Jake:''' "Car's got a lot of pickup."
-->'''Elwood:''' "It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?"
-->'''Jake:''' "Fix the cigarette lighter."
* ''Film/BlueThunder'':
-->'''Sgt. Short:''' "This ship is equipped with a forward-mounted, twenty-millimeter electric cannon. Its six barrels are capable of firing four thousand rounds of ammunition per minute. And that, gentlemen, is one hell of a shit-storm in anybody's language!"
* ''Film/ConAir'' when Larkin described Bily Bedlam, Diamond Dog, Cyrus the Virus and Cameron Poe.



* ''Film/PhoneBooth'' invokes this when the Caller describes his gun, among other things.



* ''Film/PhoneBooth'' invokes this when the Caller describes his gun, among other things.



* OlderThanFeudalism: The UrExample is in ''Literature/TheIliad'', which devotes exactly one hundred and thirty lines to the description of the Shield of Achilles, which was forged by the [[Myth/GreekMythology god Hephaistos]] to replace the one claimed by Hector when he slew Achilles' [[HoYay companion]] Patroclus. The decoration includes scenes of harvests, weddings and natural imagery, as well as two warring armies violently clashing.
* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's descriptions of food in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire are legendary. About a tenth of the considerable thickness of the series is devoted to intricate descriptions of heraldry, feasts, highly decorated suits of armour and enormous castles.



* The World of Literature/{{Gor}} has an exhausting amount of this, detailing architecture, manufacture of weapons and their combat purposes, attire and its symbolism, social and mercantile customs...John Norman will count the beams of every ship and building in excruciating detail.

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* The World world of Literature/{{Gor}} has an exhausting amount of this, detailing architecture, manufacture of weapons and their combat purposes, attire and its symbolism, social and mercantile customs...John Norman will count the beams of every ship and building in excruciating detail.detail.
* Myrvyn Peak's ''Literature/{{Gormanghast}}'' trilogy sometimes spirals into beautiful scenery descriptions and exposition that sometimes have nothing to do with the story and served to solely set up the castle as an individual personality. Needless to say it's both incredibly easy and INCREDIBLY tricky to picture without breaking your imagination...



* OlderThanFeudalism: The UrExample is in ''Literature/TheIliad'', which devotes exactly one hundred and thirty lines to the description of the Shield of Achilles, which was forged by the [[Myth/GreekMythology god Hephaistos]] to replace the one claimed by Hector when he slew Achilles' [[HoYay companion]] Patroclus. The decoration includes scenes of harvests, weddings and natural imagery, as well as two warring armies violently clashing.
* Creator/JohnConnolly is very good at this trope, whether he's describing landscapes, people, body horror or [[Literature/CharlieParkerSeries Louis']] [[MrFanservice shirtless torso]].
* Creator/JRRTolkien. In all his works he puts great effort into describing the landscape, the buildings, the weather and every other feature of the setting, for pages and ''pages''. He was well aware of this in his own writing and featured it in "Literature/LeafByNiggle".



* Even better (worse?) than Hugo is ''Creator/HonoreDeBalzac''. Just try reading the long and painfully detailed description of Vauquer's boarding house and its lodgers in the first chapter of ''Literature/LePereGoriot''.
* In ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' it's exagerated to the point that Larsson feels compelled to describe in detail the looks of each character, height, weight, the appearance, brand and exact model of their clothes, their cars, homes, mobile phones...
* Creator/LarryCorreia is to firearms as Tolkien is to nature. In ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational'', especially, he does long descriptions of firearms, such as [[ICallItVera Abombination]], the main protagonist's customized automatic shotgun.



* Myrvyn Peak's ''Literature/{{Gormanghast}}'' trilogy sometimes spirals into beautiful scenery descriptions and exposition that sometimes have nothing to do with the story and served to solely set up the castle as an individual personality. Needless to say it both incredibly easy and INCREDIBLY tricky to picture without breaking your imagination...



* Creator/JRRTolkien. In all his works he puts great effort into describing the landscape, the buildings, the weather and every other feature of the setting, for pages and ''pages''. He was well aware of this in his own writing and featured it in "Literature/LeafByNiggle".
* In ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' it's exagerated to the point that Larsson feels compelled to describe in detail the looks of each character, height, weight, the appearance, brand and exact model of their clothes, their cars, homes, mobile phones...



* Creator/LarryCorreia is to firearms as Tolkien is to nature. In ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational'', especially, he does long descriptions of firearms, such as [[ICallItVera Abombination]], the main protagonist's customized automatic shotgun.

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* Creator/LarryCorreia is to firearms as Tolkien is to nature. In ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational'', especially, he does long Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's descriptions of firearms, such as [[ICallItVera Abombination]], food in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire are legendary. About a tenth of the main protagonist's customized automatic shotgun.considerable thickness of the series is devoted to intricate descriptions of heraldry, feasts, highly decorated suits of armour and enormous castles.



* Creator/JohnConnolly is very good at this trope, whether he's describing landscapes, people, body horror or [[Literature/CharlieParkerSeries Louis']] [[MrFanservice shirtless torso]].



* Even better (worse?) than Hugo is ''Creator/HonoreDeBalzac''. Just try reading the long and painfully detailed description of Vauquer's boarding house and its lodgers in the first chapter of ''Literature/LePereGoriot''.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Illyria, an EldritchAbomination who has taken over a human body, describes the Earth she used to rule, and later the alternate universes she visited in poetic terms.
-->'''Illyria:''' I traveled all of them as I pleased. I walked worlds of smoke and half-truths, intangible. Worlds of torment and of unnamable beauty. Opaline towers as high as small moons. Glaciers that rippled with insensate lust. [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers And one world with nothing but shrimp.]] I tired of that one quickly.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Any time the Doctor, or Susan on one occasion, describes Gallifrey, its burnt orange sky, silver trees, meadows of red grass... it quickly becomes description porn.



* In ''Series/{{Home Improvement}}'', anytime Tim talks about a car, tool, etc. He usually ends the description by grunting approvingly.
* In Brazilian sitcom ''Sai de Baixo'', Caco Antibes, an UpperClassTwit who hates poor people, usually did hilariously detailed diatribes on their habits (often [[ThrowItIn improvised]] and drawing from the actor's past experience).
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pel_8J0wKo Poor people in the bus station are a vision of hell]]. First, a poor doesn't have a bag: it's a bunch of stuff wrapped up in string. Then the poor women makes a snack "to not spend on the road's restaurant". So it's a boiled egg, a sandwich of sardines with mayonnaise, and coffee in a soda bottle.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Illyria, an EldritchAbomination who has taken over a human body, describes the Earth she used to rule, and later the alternate universes she visited in poetic terms.
-->'''Illyria:''' I traveled all of them as I pleased. I walked worlds of smoke and half-truths, intangible. Worlds of torment and of unnamable beauty. Opaline towers as high as small moons. Glaciers that rippled with insensate lust. [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers And one world with nothing but shrimp.]] I tired of that one quickly.
* In ''Series/{{Home Improvement}}'', anytime Tim talks about a car, tool, etc. He usually ends the description by grunting approvingly.
* In Brazilian sitcom ''Sai de Baixo'', Caco Antibes, an UpperClassTwit who hates poor people, usually did hilariously detailed diatribes on their habits (often [[ThrowItIn improvised]] and drawing from the actor's past experience).
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pel_8J0wKo Poor people in the bus station are a vision of hell]]. First, a poor doesn't have a bag: it's a bunch of stuff wrapped up in string. Then the poor women makes a snack "to not spend on the road's restaurant". So it's a boiled egg, a sandwich of sardines with mayonnaise, and coffee in a soda bottle.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Any time the Doctor, or Susan on one occasion, describes Gallifrey, its burnt orange sky, silver trees, meadows of red grass... it quickly becomes description porn.



* Heavy from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' invokes this when describing his beloved [[ICallItVera Sasha]].
-->"I am Heavy Weapons Guy, and ''this'' ...is my weapon. She weighs 150 kilograms and fires $200 custom-tooled cartridges at 10,000 rounds per minute. It costs $400,000 to fire this weapon... ''for twelve seconds.''"
** It does not actually fire that fast in the finished game. If it did, the player would chew through their 200 ammo in one-tenth of a second.
*** The game mechanics about it make it so it actually behaves like a really fast firing shotgun. Its firing 4 bullets for every one consumed on your ammo meter.

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* Heavy from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' invokes this when describing his beloved [[ICallItVera Sasha]].
-->"I am Heavy Weapons Guy, and ''this'' ...is my weapon. She weighs 150 kilograms and fires $200 custom-tooled cartridges at 10,000 rounds per minute. It costs $400,000 to fire this weapon... ''for twelve seconds.''"
** It does not actually fire that fast
Any modern {{Metroidvania}} ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' titles will have list with full descriptions of all the monster you have encountered in the finished game. If it did, the player would chew game (which can be easily be over hundred for a single title).
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': While briefer than most, item descriptions are this [[JustForFun/XMeetsY combined with]] JigsawPuzzlePlot. You'd be hard-pressed to find an item whose description ''doesn't'' add something
through their 200 ammo in one-tenth of WorldBuilding. This can be quite necessary since the series sets a second.
*** The game mechanics about it make it so it actually behaves like a really fast firing shotgun. Its firing 4 bullets
standard for every one consumed on your ammo meter.ShowDontTell. Presumably these tidbits are just common knowledge In-Universe, and therefore are not elaborately explained to the audience.



* Naked Snake almost has an orgasm in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' when EVA gives him his Colt M1911, and starts describing why exactly the gun is so great... while there is a half-naked woman standing in the same room.
** Subverted in the special segments disc from the special "Subsistence" release, when after that whole description scene plays out and Snake pulls the trigger, it turns out to just be a cool looking lighter.
* Item Descriptions in the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series make sure to remind you that you're wearing the skin of ancient draconic beasts as armor.



* Any modern {{Metroidvania}} ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' titles will have list with full descriptions of all the monster you have encountered in the game (which can be easily be over hundred for a single title)
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': While briefer than most, item descriptions are this [[JustForFun/XMeetsY combined with]] JigsawPuzzlePlot. You'd be hard-pressed to find an item whose description ''doesn't'' add something through WorldBuilding. This can be quite necessary since the series sets a standard for ShowDontTell. Presumably these tidbits are just common knowledge In-Universe, and therefore are not elaborately explained to the audience.

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* Any modern {{Metroidvania}} ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' titles will have list with full descriptions of all the monster you have encountered Heavy from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' invokes this when describing his beloved [[ICallItVera Sasha]].
-->"I am Heavy Weapons Guy, and ''this'' ...is my weapon. She weighs 150 kilograms and fires $200 custom-tooled cartridges at 10,000 rounds per minute. It costs $400,000 to fire this weapon... ''for twelve seconds.''"
** It does not actually fire that fast
in the finished game. If it did, the player would chew through their 200 ammo in one-tenth of a second.
*** The
game (which can be easily be over hundred mechanics about it make it so it actually behaves like a really fast firing shotgun. Its firing 4 bullets for a single title)
every one consumed on your ammo meter.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': While briefer than most, item descriptions are this [[JustForFun/XMeetsY combined with]] JigsawPuzzlePlot. You'd be hard-pressed to find Naked Snake almost has an item whose orgasm in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' when EVA gives him his Colt M1911, and starts describing why exactly the gun is so great... while there is a half-naked woman standing in the same room.
** Subverted in the special segments disc from the special "Subsistence" release, when after that whole
description ''doesn't'' add something through WorldBuilding. This can be quite necessary since scene plays out and Snake pulls the trigger, it turns out to just be a cool looking lighter.
* Item Descriptions in the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''
series sets a standard for ShowDontTell. Presumably these tidbits are just common knowledge In-Universe, and therefore are not elaborately explained make sure to remind you that you're wearing the audience.skin of ancient draconic beasts as armor.



* During Kahn's introduction in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank asks if he's Chinese or Japanese. Kahn then gives a bunch of statistics about Laos, his home country, to which Hank reiterates if he's Chinese or Japanese.



* During Kahn's introduction in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank asks if he's Chinese or Japanese. Kahn then gives a bunch of statistics about Laos, his home country, to which Hank reiterates if he's Chinese or Japanese.
23rd Jul '17 5:40:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': While briefer than most, item descriptions are this [[XMeetsY combined with]] JigsawPuzzlePlot. You'd be hard-pressed to find an item whose description ''doesn't'' add something through WorldBuilding. This can be quite necessary since the series sets a standard for ShowDontTell. Presumably these tidbits are just common knowledge In-Universe, and therefore are not elaborately explained to the audience.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': While briefer than most, item descriptions are this [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY combined with]] JigsawPuzzlePlot. You'd be hard-pressed to find an item whose description ''doesn't'' add something through WorldBuilding. This can be quite necessary since the series sets a standard for ShowDontTell. Presumably these tidbits are just common knowledge In-Universe, and therefore are not elaborately explained to the audience.
14th Mar '17 5:38:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''MoulinRouge'': Zidler's pitch to the Duke certainly qualifies:

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* ''MoulinRouge'': ''Film/MoulinRouge'': Zidler's pitch to the Duke certainly qualifies:
26th Feb '17 2:15:44 PM nombretomado
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* Each volume of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' features, as part of the bonus materials, thorough explanations of the [[MagicAisMagicA mechanics of the MAGIC]] that was used in that particular volume, including odd details, like how the language you chant the spell in affects spell power (older languages are better), the references for the names dropped in the spells and associated history and/or mythology, and the mechanics of the pactio system, among other things. There's also a part about what parts of the (obsessively detailed) artwork was designed in CAD, and how many polygons were used in the making of a given scene to make it even more behind-the-scenes. KenAkamatsu is [[DoingItForTheArt a very thorough man...]]

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* Each volume of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' features, as part of the bonus materials, thorough explanations of the [[MagicAisMagicA mechanics of the MAGIC]] that was used in that particular volume, including odd details, like how the language you chant the spell in affects spell power (older languages are better), the references for the names dropped in the spells and associated history and/or mythology, and the mechanics of the pactio system, among other things. There's also a part about what parts of the (obsessively detailed) artwork was designed in CAD, and how many polygons were used in the making of a given scene to make it even more behind-the-scenes. KenAkamatsu Creator/KenAkamatsu is [[DoingItForTheArt a very thorough man...]]
15th Dec '16 12:44:41 PM VKed
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* Even better (worse?) than Hugo is ''Creator/HonoreDeBalzac''. Just try reading the long and painfully detailed description of Vauquer's boarding house and its lodgers in the first chapter of ''Literature/LePereGoriot''.
17th Oct '16 12:47:09 AM Jice_Wumpkin
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** It does not actually fire that fast in the finished game. If it did, the player would chew through their 200 ammo in a couple of seconds.

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** It does not actually fire that fast in the finished game. If it did, the player would chew through their 200 ammo in a couple one-tenth of seconds.a second.
15th Sep '16 12:22:33 PM ArcticYoshi45
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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's descriptions of food in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire are legendary.

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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's descriptions of food in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire are legendary. About a tenth of the considerable thickness of the series is devoted to intricate descriptions of heraldry, feasts, highly decorated suits of armour and enormous castles.



* About a tenth of the considerable thickness of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is devoted to intricate descriptions of heraldry, feasts, highly decorated suits of armour and enormous castles.
12th Aug '16 11:08:40 AM TimberRidge
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* Welcome to the Woolfonts, and the world of the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series. Church bells and their mottoes, the running of a real ale brewery and a steam railway, the ducal heraldry, proper attire for a funeral, the CastFullOfPrettyBoys and the fine, handsome women, the stable, the forge, the river.... ''Pages'' of it. And weaponized to lull you before the WhamLine hits you, and to camouflage ChekhovsArmoury.
28th Jul '16 9:17:32 AM rafi
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* Araki love use this in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. An example: In "Diamond is Unbreakable", Araki interrupts the climatic battle between Josuke and Akira Otoishi to describe very precisely the latter's guitar.
28th Jul '16 8:55:46 AM FFShinra
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--> '''Yuri Orlov''': "Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it - [[ChildSoldier and they do.]] The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export."
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