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9th Sep '17 3:26:26 AM WillBGood
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* Since it's three lines long, ''Literature/TheProgeny'' gives us no idea where it's thrilling protagonists, Speaker A and B, are talking, leaving the audience to decide whether they're in a mighty Theban armory or a lovely retirement home in Guam.

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* Since it's three lines long, ''Literature/TheProgeny'' gives us no idea where it's its thrilling protagonists, Speaker A and B, are talking, leaving the audience to decide whether they're in a mighty Theban armory or a lovely retirement home in Guam.
1st Sep '17 12:51:26 PM PistolsAtDawn
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Like an unintentional version of the WhiteVoidRoom, the reader is given no reminders of the setting in which the dialogue actually occurs: For all they know, the scene could be completely bare and blank, with nothing to look at, no other characters and absolutely nothing occurring whatsoever aside from the dialogue in question. In the very worst cases, the writer may fail to even set the scene in the first place, giving the reader absolutely nothing at all to visualise what's happening. Another problem is that it's easy to lose track of who's saying what, especially if there are more than two characters involved in the conversation.

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Like an unintentional version of the WhiteVoidRoom, WhiteVoidRoom or BlankWhiteVoid, the reader is given no reminders of the setting in which the dialogue actually occurs: For all they know, the scene could be completely bare and blank, with nothing to look at, no other characters and absolutely nothing occurring whatsoever aside from the dialogue in question. In the very worst cases, the writer may fail to even set the scene in the first place, giving the reader absolutely nothing at all to visualise what's happening. Another problem is that it's easy to lose track of who's saying what, especially if there are more than two characters involved in the conversation.
26th Aug '17 2:23:45 PM DustSnitch
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* Since it's three lines long, ''Literature/TheProgeny'' gives us no idea where it's thrilling protagonists, Speaker A and B, are talking, leaving the audience to decide whether they're in a mighty Theban armory or a lovely retirement home in Guam.
29th Mar '17 7:28:42 AM LordOfTheSword
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13th Mar '17 7:11:39 AM Malady
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\n[[AC:Literature]]* ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld'': ''Group Precipitation'' is a collection where there are some minifics less than 200 words, so environmental description is sometimes non-existent:
** [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/323071/1/group-precipitation/yet-another-revolution-by-tophe Yet Another Revolution, by Tophe]]:
---> "Show some respect fer yer elders, Jackie, Ah ain't deaf!" barked Granny. "Ah understand that [[spoiler:Shimmer girl turned inta a sun goddess and changed the world bah magic]]."
---> "Uh, good. You just seem weirdly... chill about all this."
---> Granny smiled. "Ye say tha world's changed forever. Ah've heard that before. They said it when Fence Gates invented tha Internet. They said it when they split tha atom. An' by gum, they'll say it again someday!"
---> "Ah don't think this is entirely comparable."
---> "They said that before too. Now, since y'all can [[spoiler:lift fifty stone onehanded]], there's some chores need doin'..."
** [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/323071/96/group-precipitation/hell-save-every-one-of-us-by-masterweaver-and-fome He'll Save Every One of Us, by Masterweaver and FoME]]:
---> (Masterweaver)

---> "Huh. Flash Sentry made the news."
---> "What, again?"
---> "Yeah, apparently he singlehandedly stopped a corrupt company from demolishing an orphanage using nothing but a slinkie, his guitar, and the power of apple pie."
---> "...Par for the course. Popcorn's ready."
---> "Ooo, good, movie's in two minutes!"

---> ([=FoME=])

---> "Flash Sentry says he wasn't fully aware of what happened, but you were there with him. What can you tell us?"
---> "Well—"
---> Applejack put a hand over Pinkie's mouth. "No comment."
---> The reporter blinked. "But—"
---> "No. Comment."
** [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/323071/140/group-precipitation/encoded-toil-inn-by-masterweaver Encoded Toil Inn, by Masterweaver]]:
---> "Hey." Sonata grinned. "I was just thinking about how we all got back together."
---> Adagio groaned. "Oh, don't remind me. That experience was horrible."
---> "I dunno, I think it was kind of funny," Aria mused.
---> "Yeah, well, I was just wondering... what ever happened to that one guy? You know, the one that had the thing?"
---> "We left him at that theme park, remember?"
---> "Well, yeah, but--"
---> "Wait, I wasn't there for this. Who was this guy, and was the thing that thing?"
---> "It was indeed, that thing. See, here's what happened....."
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7th Sep '16 8:14:30 PM Luigifan
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* ''WebComic/WhiteDarkLife'', being an amateur work, occasionally falls into this in the roleplays. (It can generally be assumed that the roleplays start out in the same location as the comic they're attached to. However, if the location changes, good luck keeping up.)
15th Dec '15 8:43:54 PM FF32
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* ''SCPFoundation'' uses this in a lot of its interviews, adding to the chilling effect most of them get. Granted, the reason why they're featureless is they're written as actual interview transcripts instead of any sort of narrative.

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* ''SCPFoundation'' ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' uses this in a lot of its interviews, adding to the chilling effect most of them get. Granted, the reason why they're featureless is they're written as actual interview transcripts instead of any sort of narrative.
7th May '15 8:04:25 AM Folamh3
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* Strongly advised against in ''Literature/HowNotToWriteANovel''.
1st May '15 7:40:39 PM FredMSloniker
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* Creator/JohnGreen uses this in certain scenes of ''Literature/AnAbundanceofKatherines'', when Colin and Lindsey talk in a pitch-black cave.

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* Creator/JohnGreen uses this in certain scenes of ''Literature/AnAbundanceofKatherines'', ''Literature/AnAbundanceOfKatherines'', when Colin and Lindsey talk in a pitch-black cave.
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