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24th Sep '16 9:03:38 PM mlsmithca
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* Trying to end one of Beethoven's symphonies is a very tedious process. For example, pointing to any phrase on the last two pages of the Seventh Symphony will give you a satisfactorily epic ending. BUT NO.
** The Fifth Symphony is also a big offender here. The Presto section at the end (beginning at bar 364 of 446), which is scored for full orchestra throughout, goes on for over six pages (out of just over fifty) and could achieve an epic ending almost anywhere after the second page, but instead it goes on and on and on. The last 29 bars of the symphony consist entirely of C major triads repeated over and over, until at last the orchestra plays a final-sounding C major chord... and then another... and then another... and then three more... and another... and finally a unison C. One has the impression Beethoven couldn't decide which ending to use, so he decided to use them all, one after the other. As noted by the commentary in [[Music/PDQBach Peter Schickele's]] "New Horizons in Music Appreciation", even just the first movement has some fake-outs.
---> '''Pete:''' Wait a minute! The brasses have taken the theme! They're not letting it stop! They're taking the theme and running ahead! Bob, this piece is definitely going to go into overtime, I can see that.
** The finale of the Ninth Symphony builds toward a fast, loud climax, but gets interrupted several times by abrupt slowdowns. By this point the lyrics of the "Ode to Joy" have been exhausted, so the words from previous sections are reused.
24th Sep '16 5:52:00 PM dasuberkaiser
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* ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'''s final battle takes up as much pages as the ''entire rest of the comic''. Lampshaded with the command [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=001743 MSPA Readers: React to update.]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'''s 4U City arc. Started in the middle of 2009 and reached its climax in April 2011.
* Late in ''Manga/AoiHouse'', the story transforms into little more than disjointed scenes with minimal context. This manages to create the whole "Just end already!" feeling while simultaneously getting a kind of "What the hell is going on now?" It doesn't so much ''end'', it just ceases to produce any more scenes.
* The main fight in ''Webcomic/SugarBits'' takes virtually half the comic to get through and took ''four years'' to finally reach it's conclusion and move on with the story.
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* ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'''s final battle takes up as much pages as the ''entire rest of the comic''. Lampshaded with the command [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=001743 MSPA Readers: React to update.]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'''s 4U City arc. Started in the middle of 2009 and reached its climax in April 2011.
* Late in ''Manga/AoiHouse'', the story transforms into little more than disjointed scenes with minimal context. This manages to create the whole "Just end already!" feeling while simultaneously getting a kind of "What the hell is going on now?" It doesn't so much ''end'', it just ceases to produce any more scenes.
* The main fight in ''Webcomic/SugarBits'' takes virtually half the comic to get through and took ''four years'' to finally reach it's conclusion and move on with the story.
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18th Sep '16 1:38:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* spoofed in TheHorriblySlowMurdererWithTheExtremelyInefficientWeapon which takes ''9 hours''

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* spoofed in TheHorriblySlowMurdererWithTheExtremelyInefficientWeapon ''WebVideo/TheHorriblySlowMurdererWithTheExtremelyInefficientWeapon'' which takes ''9 hours''
12th Sep '16 3:07:50 PM Twentington
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* Just when you thought Hazel O'Connor's song "Will You" had come to a satisfying end, a couple of seconds later a brief drum riff leads into a blistering two minute sax solo by Wesley McGoogan. It's virtually two epic songs for the price of one.

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* Just when you thought Hazel O'Connor's song "Will You" had come to a satisfying end, a couple of seconds later a brief drum riff leads into a blistering two minute sax solo by Wesley McGoogan.[=McGoogan=]. It's virtually two epic songs for the price of one.
11th Sep '16 9:56:50 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* The film ''Film/TheThrone'' has three different endings. First Sado dies, then King Yeongjo mourns over his body. Pretty powerful ending. Then Yeonjo himself dies. Then Sado's son has a son, who grows up and honours Yeongjo's elderly wife in a celebration, and ''finally'' the movie ends.
8th Sep '16 3:47:37 PM notafrog
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* Just when you thought Hazel O'Connor's song "Will You" had come to a satisfying end, a couple of seconds later a quick drum riff leads into a blistering two minute sax solo by Wesley McGoogan. It's virtually two epic songs for the price of one.

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* Just when you thought Hazel O'Connor's song "Will You" had come to a satisfying end, a couple of seconds later a quick brief drum riff leads into a blistering two minute sax solo by Wesley McGoogan. It's virtually two epic songs for the price of one.
8th Sep '16 3:44:07 PM notafrog
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* In the Creator/ElvisPresley song "Suspicious Minds", the song begins to fade out over the coda, only to then fade back ''in'' and continue in the same vein for another minute or so. Considering that the final lyrics when this happens are "I'm caught in a trap / I can't walk out / Because I love you too much, baby", this is entirely intentional.

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* In the Creator/ElvisPresley song "Suspicious Minds", the song begins to fade out over the coda, only to then fade back ''in'' and continue in the same vein for another minute or so. Considering that the final lyrics when this happens are "I'm caught in a trap / I can't walk out / Because I love you too much, baby", this is entirely intentional. intensional.
* Just when you thought Hazel O'Connor's song "Will You" had come to a satisfying end, a couple of seconds later a quick drum riff leads into a blistering two minute sax solo by Wesley McGoogan. It's virtually two epic songs for the price of one.
29th Aug '16 9:51:17 PM Willbyr
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* ''ComicBook/{{Cerebus|TheAardvark}}'' background artist Gerhard very nearly quit before the comic was complete due to having completely lost the ability to enjoy the story due to the rather odd twists and turns Dave Sim had introduced and the way it seemed to be dragging along. He forced himself to finish it by latching onto a prediction Sim made that it would be "done by Christmas" if a certain number of pages were completed each workday, and made that his mantra to keep himself motivated.
11th Aug '16 7:26:37 PM PaulA
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* ''Memory'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold, one of her Literature/VorkosiganSaga novels, has three endings. First, the main detective plot wraps up; then, Miles makes a decision about whether to take up Gregor's offer; and then he goes off to sort things out with Quinn. The two later endings are necessary to the continuing story, though, so if they hadn't been wrapped up in this one they would have needed to be explained in the next book.

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* ''Memory'' ''Literature/{{Memory}}'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold, one of her Literature/VorkosiganSaga novels, Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold has three endings. First, the main detective plot wraps up; then, Miles makes a decision about whether to take up Gregor's offer; and then he goes off to sort things out with Quinn. The two later endings are necessary to the continuing story, though, so if they hadn't been wrapped up in this one they would have needed to be explained in the next book.
6th Aug '16 1:52:25 PM Hadjorim
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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return of the King'', whose ending has become rather infamous. From the destruction of Sauron to the actual end of the movie is almost 30 more minutes, during which the movie "fades out" ''six'' times! This left some viewers feeling restless. However the effect is mitigated somewhat if one considers it the ending of a ''twelve'' hour film, and the conclusion of the entire film trilogy.

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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return of the King'', whose ending has become rather infamous. King''. From the destruction of Sauron to the actual end of the movie is almost 30 more minutes, during which the movie "fades out" ''six'' times! This left some viewers feeling restless. However the The effect is mitigated somewhat if one considers it the ending of a ''twelve'' twelve hour film, and the conclusion of the entire film trilogy.trilogy.
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