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19th Feb '18 2:44:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* Pretty much anything Abicion has written since he watched ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' starts with one.

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* Pretty much anything Abicion has written since he watched ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' starts with one.
23rd Dec '17 1:16:27 PM StarSword
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** "Fanfic/RemembranceOfTheFallen", an IntercontinuityCrossover with ''Fanfic/TheWarOfTheMasters'' SharedUniverse, uses a line from Creator/MattStover's ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization:
--->“The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins--but in the heart of its strength lies weakness: one lone candle is enough to hold it back. Love is more than a candle. Love can ignite the stars.”



* "Fanfic/TheOnlyWayToGo" uses the Music/BrantleyGilbert song [[https://youtu.be/8IMn4c4MwM0 "One Hell of an Amen"]], whose chorus also provides the story's title.



* ''Fanfic/AGoodCompromise'' borrows [[https://youtu.be/wpSunpfXoCg "Sacrifice"]] from the soundtrack of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' volume 2. The lyrics are seemingly being used to refer to the Dominion.

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* ''Fanfic/TheWarOfTheMasters'': Several of the authors are major music geeks in addition to Trekkies, and nearly every story uses multiple songs as epigraphs. Some also cite {{Fictional Document}}s such as K'Ragh's memoir ''Foolish Notions''.
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''Fanfic/AGoodCompromise'' borrows [[https://youtu.be/wpSunpfXoCg "Sacrifice"]] from the soundtrack of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' volume 2. The lyrics are seemingly being used to refer to the Dominion.Dominion.
** "Fanfic/TheOnlyWayToGo" uses the Music/BrantleyGilbert song [[https://youtu.be/8IMn4c4MwM0 "One Hell of an Amen"]], whose chorus also provides the story's title.
** "Fanfic/RemembranceOfTheFallen" uses a line from Creator/MattStover's ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization:
--->“The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins--but in the heart of its strength lies weakness: one lone candle is enough to hold it back. Love is more than a candle. Love can ignite the stars.”
13th Dec '17 1:46:39 PM eroock
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In written works, epigraphs are often used to make the reader look in a certain direction while reading, or as instructions on how to receive the work. In SpeculativeFiction, it is often used to do an EncyclopediaExposita. Can also be used for an AsTheGoodBookSays effect. See also PretentiousLatinMotto.

SuperTrope to DictionaryOpening.

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In written works, epigraphs are often used to make the reader look in a certain direction while reading, or as instructions on how to receive the work. In SpeculativeFiction, it is often used to do an EncyclopediaExposita. Can also be used for an AsTheGoodBookSays effect. See also PretentiousLatinMotto.\n\n

SuperTrope to DictionaryOpening.
DictionaryOpening. See also PretentiousLatinMotto.
7th Dec '17 7:22:54 PM WaterBlap
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* The chapters from Robert J. Defendi's {{Podiobook}} ''Podscast/DeathByCliche'' are all prefaced by gag quotes attributed to the author, often [[SelfDeprecation mocking the action of the chapter they precede]], (particularly those with many {{SaidBookism}}s), or complaining about having to do so many chapter quotes.

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* The chapters from Robert J. Defendi's {{Podiobook}} podcast ''Podscast/DeathByCliche'' are all prefaced by gag quotes attributed to the author, often [[SelfDeprecation mocking the action of the chapter they precede]], (particularly those with many {{SaidBookism}}s), or complaining about having to do so many chapter quotes.
3rd Dec '17 9:39:12 PM shinykittie
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* ''Film/StepsTroddenBlack'' opens with an excerpt from The Road Not Taken, from which it takes it title.
29th Nov '17 9:49:24 AM eroock
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In written works, epigraphs are often used to make the reader look in a certain direction while reading, for them to keep certain things in mind as the story unfolds. In SpeculativeFiction, it is often used to do an EncyclopediaExposita. Can also be used for an AsTheGoodBookSays effect. See also PretentiousLatinMotto.

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In written works, epigraphs are often used to make the reader look in a certain direction while reading, for them or as instructions on how to keep certain things in mind as receive the story unfolds.work. In SpeculativeFiction, it is often used to do an EncyclopediaExposita. Can also be used for an AsTheGoodBookSays effect. See also PretentiousLatinMotto.
29th Nov '17 9:46:49 AM eroock
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In SpeculativeFiction, it is often used to do an EncyclopediaExposita. Can also be used for an AsTheGoodBookSays effect. See also PretentiousLatinMotto.

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In written works, epigraphs are often used to make the reader look in a certain direction while reading, for them to keep certain things in mind as the story unfolds. In SpeculativeFiction, it is often used to do an EncyclopediaExposita. Can also be used for an AsTheGoodBookSays effect. See also PretentiousLatinMotto.
25th Nov '17 1:39:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Frontier}}'': Every episode is preceded by a quote that sounds like it could have been made by an 18th century writer commenting on the nature of power, perseverence, or man's soul, but invariably turns out to be someone rather unexpected for a historical drama, like Music/{{Beyonce}}.
17th Nov '17 3:29:56 PM Breakermorrant
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* ''Film/TheGreatBeauty'' starts with a quote from Journey to the End of the Night, the novel by Louis-Ferdinand Celine

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* ''Film/TheGreatBeauty'' starts with a quote from Journey to the End of the Night, the novel by Louis-Ferdinand Celine JourneyToTheEndOfTheNight.
17th Nov '17 3:28:04 PM Breakermorrant
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* ''Film/TheGreatBeauty'' starts with a quote from Journey to the End of the Night, the novel by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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