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28th May '17 2:01:29 PM nombretomado
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* Why, [[TvTropes on this very wiki!]][[labelnote:*]]See?[[/labelnote]]

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* Why, [[TvTropes [[Wiki/TvTropes on this very wiki!]][[labelnote:*]]See?[[/labelnote]]
23rd Apr '17 3:00:43 PM Mineboot45
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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 [[Film/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]], 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 [[SideEffectsInclude phantom hand syndrome, monkey lung, scrofula, late-onset albinism, pulmonary weevils and mild rash]][[/labelnote]]!

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Footnotes[[labelnote:1]]First Footnotes[[labelnote:1]][[SelfDemonstratingArticle First discovered in 1841 in the country of Asteriskia[[/labelnote]] are a valuable literary device[[labelnote:2]]They'd 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 [[Film/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]], 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 [[SideEffectsInclude phantom hand syndrome, monkey lung, scrofula, late-onset albinism, pulmonary weevils and mild rash]][[/labelnote]]!
15th Apr '17 1:36:12 PM nombretomado
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** Indeed, ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'' spun off whole other stories in its footnotes, one of which was later expanded into [[VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the computer game]] and book ''StarshipTitanic''.

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** Indeed, ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'' spun off whole other stories in its footnotes, one of which was later expanded into [[VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the computer game]] and book ''StarshipTitanic''.''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic''.
5th Apr '17 12:56:48 AM Doug86
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* Try finding an example of the ''Literature/DivineComedy'' that's not at least 50% footnotes. Dante assumed his readers knew what he was talking about in his detailed parody of contemporary Italian politics, extensive reference to Biblical and Mythological sources, and common folk tales that haven't been widely told since the Renaissance. There's one notorious instance in the ''Paradiso'' where the first ever Dante commenter (his own son and ''co-writer'') admits he doesn't have a clue what Dante was talking about.

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* Try finding an example of the ''Literature/DivineComedy'' ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' that's not at least 50% footnotes. Dante assumed his readers knew what he was talking about in his detailed parody of contemporary Italian politics, extensive reference to Biblical and Mythological sources, and common folk tales that haven't been widely told since the Renaissance. There's one notorious instance in the ''Paradiso'' where the first ever Dante commenter (his own son and ''co-writer'') admits he doesn't have a clue what Dante was talking about.
22nd Mar '17 12:14:05 PM crashkey
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* Creator/RobertAntonWilson's ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' series book, ''The Widow's Son'', has footnotes multiplying to the point of insanity. This is partly to take the piss out of scholarly footnotes in historical works - but on a second or third re-reading, it begins to dawn on you that there is a ''second'' almost unrelated novel being told in footnotes. [[note]]The style and content of the footnotes are a homage to Irish surrealist writer Flann O'Brien and use his characters and concepts[[/note]]. this leads to the uneasy thought the footnotes are a parasitical life-form preying on the life and characters and plot of the main novel. On a ''fourth'' reading disorientation happens - you begin to wonder which is the "real" story and which are the footnotes.
12th Mar '17 1:50:11 PM nombretomado
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* John Hodgman's ''CompleteWorldKnowledge'', being a parody of almanacks, naturally makes good use of these, but ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'' deserves special mention for going so far as to include a footnote ''in the title''.

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* John Hodgman's ''CompleteWorldKnowledge'', being a parody of almanacks, naturally makes good use of these, but ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'' ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'' deserves special mention for going so far as to include a footnote ''in the title''.
24th Jan '17 11:00:17 PM PaulA
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21st Jan '17 4:43:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Taken literally by the Boob in ''YellowSubmarine'' who writes on a pad with a pen between his toes.

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* Taken literally by the Boob in ''YellowSubmarine'' ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' who writes on a pad with a pen between his toes.
6th Jan '17 4:44:37 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/DCComics' run of Cartoon Network's ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' uses footnotes to translate some of the Japanese words used in the characters' dialogue balloons.

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* Creator/DCComics' run of Cartoon Network's ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' uses footnotes to translate some of the Japanese words used in the characters' dialogue balloons.
28th Dec '16 5:44:59 PM AgProv
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* Creator/AAPessimal follows the honourable lead of Creator/TerryPratchett in his Discworld and incorporates ''lots'' of footnotes. These range from informative, to trivial, to tangential, to incorporating sidenotes and bits of stories that don't fot into the main story, to shameless self-promotion of his other works. His ambition is to write a chapter one day where the footnotes are three times longer than the actual story.

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* Creator/AAPessimal follows the honourable lead of Creator/TerryPratchett in his Discworld and incorporates ''lots'' of footnotes. These range from informative, to trivial, to tangential, to incorporating sidenotes and bits of stories that don't fot fit into the main story, to shameless self-promotion of his other works. His ambition is to write a chapter one day where the footnotes are three times longer than the actual story.
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