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25th May '16 9:18:56 AM Willbyr
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* ''[[NininGaShinobuden Shinobuden]]'' is ''really'' heavy with this. In volume 1, there's almost half as many footnotes as their are pages (63 footnotes, 148 pages) and 31 of those footnotes are needlessly big with the biggest being two footnotes that are three sentences and 75 words long. Not to mention that they pop up literally every two or three pages as well.

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* ''[[NininGaShinobuden Shinobuden]]'' ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' is ''really'' heavy with this. In volume 1, there's almost half as many footnotes as their are pages (63 footnotes, 148 pages) and 31 of those footnotes are needlessly big with the biggest being two footnotes that are three sentences and 75 words long. Not to mention that they pop up literally every two or three pages as well.
25th Apr '16 5:17:27 PM davelerner
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* The first episode of ''Literature/BabeRuthManTankGladiator'' alone has 18 footnotes.
19th Apr '16 7:39:16 PM lalaTKG
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* ''Welcome to Lodoss Island'', which tells the story of the manga version of ''RecordOfLodossIsland'' entirely in comical omakes, often has translator's notes explaining puns (for example, that "aho", in addition to being one of the Japanese transliterations of the noise a crow makes, is also [[IdiotCrows Japanese for dumbass]]). In one, however, Parn describes goblins in a rather nonsensical manner, and the translator's note states that Parn is babbling like a retard even in the original Japanese.

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* ''Welcome to Lodoss Island'', which tells the story of the manga version of ''RecordOfLodossIsland'' ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' entirely in comical omakes, often has translator's notes explaining puns (for example, that "aho", in addition to being one of the Japanese transliterations of the noise a crow makes, is also [[IdiotCrows Japanese for dumbass]]). In one, however, Parn describes goblins in a rather nonsensical manner, and the translator's note states that Parn is babbling like a retard even in the original Japanese.
15th Apr '16 7:47:21 PM wrestlingdog909
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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/38349 Ook, said the Librarian]] is a crossover between Literature/ThursdayNext and ''Discworld'', two universes that are noted below for their love of footnotes. In fact, most of the actual story is told in the footnotes, as Thursday is using her footnoterphone to contact the Librarian.
22nd Mar '16 12:37:39 AM Geoduck
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' uses them [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20091009 occasionally]] in the original strip, but really goes to town with the concept in the print-novel adaptations by the same authors.
6th Mar '16 1:20:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/VladimirNabokov's ''PaleFire'' is an entire novel consisting of footnotes to a poem, the main plot is told through the footnotes of a fictional editor.

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* Creator/VladimirNabokov's ''PaleFire'' ''Literature/PaleFire'' is an entire novel consisting of footnotes to a poem, the main plot is told through the footnotes of a fictional editor.
5th Feb '16 7:18:19 AM Doogie2K
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Footnotes[[labelnote:1]]First discovered in 1841 in the country of Asteriskia[[/labelnote]] are a valuable literary device[[labelnote:2]]They'd fetch half a million commas on the black market.[[/labelnote]] and not just for scholars or high school students who need to pad out a report on the "Life and Death of Joan of Arc"[[labelnote:3]]who was [[Main/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure not Noah's wife]][[/labelnote]]. No, authors of fiction use them too and often in various interesting and experimental ways[[labelnote:4]]Everyone experiments in college, right?[[/labelnote]]. These footnotes could contain jokes[[labelnote:5]]What did one footnote say to the other? "Follow me and we'll go places!"[[/labelnote]], more information about what's going on in the story[[labelnote:6]]I am editing this page whilst being attacked by ninja mice.[[/labelnote]], or even an entirely different story[[labelnote:7]]The ninja mice hail from a dwarf planet orbiting the star Zerkimirk. Their journey to Earth has brought them in conflict with many humans, and many of them now seek vengeance for the death of their leader, Spickaspeak.[[/labelnote]]. These authors have Footnote Fever[[labelnote:8]]Symptoms of Footnote Fever may include [[YesButWhatDoesItDo phantom hand syndrome, monkey lung, scrofula, late-onset albinism, pulmonary weevils and mild rash]][[/labelnote]]!

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Footnotes[[labelnote:1]]First discovered in 1841 in the country of Asteriskia[[/labelnote]] are a valuable literary device[[labelnote:2]]They'd fetch half a million commas on the black market.[[/labelnote]] and not just for scholars or high school students who need to pad out a report on the "Life and Death of Joan of Arc"[[labelnote:3]]who was [[Main/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure not Noah's wife]][[/labelnote]]. No, authors of fiction use them too and often in various interesting and experimental ways[[labelnote:4]]Everyone [[ExperimentedInCollege experiments in college, college]], right?[[/labelnote]]. These footnotes could contain jokes[[labelnote:5]]What did one footnote say to the other? "Follow me and we'll go places!"[[/labelnote]], more information about what's going on in the story[[labelnote:6]]I am editing this page whilst being attacked by ninja mice.[[/labelnote]], or even an entirely different story[[labelnote:7]]The ninja mice hail from a dwarf planet orbiting the star Zerkimirk. Their journey to Earth has brought them in conflict with many humans, and many of them now seek vengeance for the death of their leader, Spickaspeak.[[/labelnote]]. These authors have Footnote Fever[[labelnote:8]]Symptoms of Footnote Fever may include [[YesButWhatDoesItDo phantom hand syndrome, monkey lung, scrofula, late-onset albinism, pulmonary weevils and mild rash]][[/labelnote]]!
17th Dec '15 11:31:52 AM gemmabeta2
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*** And IfYouThoughtThatWasBad, try Abdullah Yusuf Ali's celebrated translation of the Noble Qur'an, by wordcount, the footnoted commentary is 20-times longer than the holy text it's expounding upon.
15th Dec '15 3:15:40 AM jormis29
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' magazine White Dwarf usually doesn't indulge in this, but one series of articles about Wood Elves called "Winter Comes To The Forest" from a few years ago reveled in it.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' magazine White Dwarf ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' usually doesn't indulge in this, but one series of articles about Wood Elves called "Winter Comes To The Forest" from a few years ago reveled in it.
26th Nov '15 7:40:05 PM nombretomado
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* SandyMitchell's ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!''') novels include the commentary of Amberley Vail in footnotes. As Vail is a character in her own right, and in some respects more reliable than Ciaphas himself, they often provide humorous additions or her perspective on events when she feels Cain's narrative is lacking something.
* DaveBarry is also a fan of these. He likes to allude to things in the main text, only to have the footnote say that such a thing doesn't exist. He also uses them to give punchlines based on [[RunningGag running gags]]. In fact, the more "serious" the main text becomes, the more the subtitles seem like he's MSTing himself.

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* SandyMitchell's Creator/SandyMitchell's ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!''') novels include the commentary of Amberley Vail in footnotes. As Vail is a character in her own right, and in some respects more reliable than Ciaphas himself, they often provide humorous additions or her perspective on events when she feels Cain's narrative is lacking something.
* DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry is also a fan of these. He likes to allude to things in the main text, only to have the footnote say that such a thing doesn't exist. He also uses them to give punchlines based on [[RunningGag running gags]]. In fact, the more "serious" the main text becomes, the more the subtitles seem like he's MSTing himself.
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