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4th May '16 9:14:58 PM nombretomado
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* The second season opener of the horror anthology series ''The Hunger'' gives its narrator (played by DavidBowie) a backstory that also helps explain his ramblings in subsequent episodes: He's a MadArtist obsessed with death and shunned by society.

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* The second season opener of the horror anthology series ''The Hunger'' gives its narrator (played by DavidBowie) Music/DavidBowie) a backstory that also helps explain his ramblings in subsequent episodes: He's a MadArtist obsessed with death and shunned by society.
31st Mar '16 11:57:00 AM Hopperski
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* The first ''LeftBehind'' movie opens with a Fauxlosophic Narration: short but tedious, [[http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2008/11/lbtm-thats-our-buck.html described as]] "a vaguely foreboding series of non sequiturs".

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* The first ''LeftBehind'' movie opens with a Fauxlosophic Narration: short but tedious, [[http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2008/11/lbtm-thats-our-buck.html [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2008/11/14/lbtm-thats-our-buck/ described as]] "a vaguely foreboding series of non sequiturs".
30th Mar '16 9:12:23 AM cillianflood
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* The cave in Mt Ember where the Ruby is found in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen]]'' contains the following inscription, in braille: "Everything has meaning. Existence has meaning. Being alive has meaning. Have dreams Use power." This doesn't relate to the game's plot or themes in any way at all, and just seems there for the sake of it. (Contrast the braille inscription near the Sapphire, which is an elaborate metaphor for cross-version trading, which the gems enable you to do)

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* The cave in Mt Ember where the Ruby is found in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen]]'' contains the following inscription, in braille: "Everything has meaning. Existence has meaning. Being alive has meaning. Have dreams Use power." This doesn't relate to the game's plot or themes in any way at all, and just seems there for the sake of it. (Contrast Contrast the braille inscription near the Sapphire, which is an elaborate metaphor for cross-version trading, which the gems enable you to do)do. This could be a hilarious subversion as within the confines of the game, unlike its counterpart, the text has absolutely no meaning despite what it preaches.
21st Mar '16 8:21:07 AM NightShade96
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* In ''Literature/How Not to Write a Novel'', this is discussed, with the example it provides being a page worth of narration that relates, of all things, Niestchze and adultery.

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* In ''Literature/How Not to Write a Novel'', ''Literature/HowNotToWriteANovel'', this is discussed, with the example it provides being a page worth of narration that relates, of all things, Niestchze and adultery.
21st Mar '16 8:19:15 AM NightShade96
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* In ''How Not to Write a Novel'', this is discussed, with the example it provides being a page worth of narration that relates, of all things, Niestchze and adultery.

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* In ''How ''Literature/How Not to Write a Novel'', this is discussed, with the example it provides being a page worth of narration that relates, of all things, Niestchze and adultery.
20th Mar '16 11:52:58 PM Aiguille
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* {{Discussed|Trope}} and PlayedForDrama in the ''Podcast/AliceIsntDead'' episode "Omelet", as out of nowhere, the {{Narrator}} begins a long, ambivalent digression on the pointlessness of ascribing traits to the night sky, which is a void of nothingness. Though she self-deprecatingly notes that the listener can ignore her, she says that humans are also nothing. Abruptly, she reveals that she witnessed a HumanoidAbomination casually murdering a man, which gives her prior nihilistic musings context as a coping mechanism for her fear.
12th Mar '16 12:03:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheHitchhiker'' had a few of these, that tried horribly to give the show a feeling of FilmNoir.

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* ''TheHitchhiker'' ''Series/TheHitchhiker'' had a few of these, that tried horribly to give the show a feeling of FilmNoir.



* ''DeadLikeMe'' often has it, and often reiterates the same message that death is random, seems unfair, but is inevitable.

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* ''DeadLikeMe'' ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' often has it, and often reiterates the same message that death is random, seems unfair, but is inevitable.



* Carrie's CaptainsLog s in ''SexAndTheCity''- justified in that she's writing a newspaper column based on the events of her life.

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* Carrie's CaptainsLog s in ''SexAndTheCity''- ''Series/SexAndTheCity''- justified in that she's writing a newspaper column based on the events of her life.



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone''. Rod Serling's opening and closing monologues are simultaneously brilliant and brain-twisting. One generally needs to re-listen to Serling's soliloquoys three or four times before they stop sounding like so much word salad and start making sense. It's honestly just easier to [[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Twilight_Zone_(1959_TV_series) read them]]. A lot of this is due to Serling's gumshoe delivery, which adds a healthy dose of mystery to what would otherwise be a commonplace prologue or summation.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''. Rod Serling's opening and closing monologues are simultaneously brilliant and brain-twisting. One generally needs to re-listen to Serling's soliloquoys three or four times before they stop sounding like so much word salad and start making sense. It's honestly just easier to [[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Twilight_Zone_(1959_TV_series) read them]]. A lot of this is due to Serling's gumshoe delivery, which adds a healthy dose of mystery to what would otherwise be a commonplace prologue or summation.



* In ''TheWonderYears'', Kevin seemed to begin and end every single episode with a monologue. Often times it could be relevant or meaningful but other times it felt like writers were trying to garner something inspiring from completely mundane events. After a while, Adult Kevin seems to wax nostalgically about everything that has ever happened to him.

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* In ''TheWonderYears'', ''Series/TheWonderYears'', Kevin seemed to begin and end every single episode with a monologue. Often times it could be relevant or meaningful but other times it felt like writers were trying to garner something inspiring from completely mundane events. After a while, Adult Kevin seems to wax nostalgically about everything that has ever happened to him.
12th Mar '16 12:02:03 PM Morgenthaler
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** And a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming beautiful]] subversion on the episode where TVGenius Spencer Reid gives a victim's watch back to her father, telling him that he doesn't recognize the piece of poem in it. The guy starts reciting it, and it is clear that it fills him with emotion, so much that he cannot bring himself to finish it. Reid then leaves, and, being a genius who remembers ''each letter of every text he's read in his life'', the finishing narration is him finishing the poem.

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** And a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming beautiful]] beautiful subversion on the episode where TVGenius Spencer Reid gives a victim's watch back to her father, telling him that he doesn't recognize the piece of poem in it. The guy starts reciting it, and it is clear that it fills him with emotion, so much that he cannot bring himself to finish it. Reid then leaves, and, being a genius who remembers ''each letter of every text he's read in his life'', the finishing narration is him finishing the poem.
12th Mar '16 12:01:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[AreYouAfraidOfTheDark The Midnight Society]] had a variant on this: The kids ''knew'' they were spewing nonsense in the prefaces to their stories; it was all just to build atmosphere, and sometimes to mislead the audience on what their story was actually about.

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* [[AreYouAfraidOfTheDark ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'': The Midnight Society]] Society had a variant on this: The kids ''knew'' they were spewing nonsense in the prefaces to their stories; it was all just to build atmosphere, and sometimes to mislead the audience on what their story was actually about.
1st Mar '16 12:52:56 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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->'''Max's voice''': Bartender shiny stuff in dreams are made of stooped necromancers! He sings like a banana wrist, having strayed too close to the constellation on their shaved skulls! The rain of frogs ended--\\

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->'''Max's voice''': Bartender The bartender is shiny stuff in and dreams are made of stooped necromancers! necromancers. He sings like a banana wrist, having strayed too close to the constellation on their shaved skulls! skulls. The rain of frogs ended--\\
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