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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.
27th Dec '16 4:01:47 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Literature/DrawingABlank'' is a fairly straightforward case. The 68 footnotes all relate to items that Carlton is uncertain whether the reader will understand the reference (and show that he has an excellent mind for historical trivia).
7th Dec '16 8:16:27 AM LB7979
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For the WebComic equivalent, see AltText. Contrast ColonCancer.

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For the WebComic equivalent, see AltText. Contrast Compare and contrast ColonCancer.
7th Dec '16 8:14:40 AM LB7979
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* [[AmericanCourts US Supreme Court]] decisions are pretty dry reading ... until you start reading the footnotes and realize that just because the justices are the highest legal authority in the U.S. doesn't mean they won't bicker and snark at each other like grade-schoolers. This isn't limited to Supreme Court decisions, either. Snarky, snide, or just plain funny footnotes can be found in decisions from every level of the court system.


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* [[AmericanCourts US Supreme Court]] decisions are pretty dry reading ... until you start reading the footnotes and realize that just because the justices are the highest legal authority in the U.S. doesn't mean they won't bicker and snark at each other like grade-schoolers. This isn't limited to Supreme Court decisions, either. Snarky, snide, or just plain funny footnotes can be found in decisions from every level of the court system.
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13th Nov '16 10:27:19 PM Gideoncrawle
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* Each chapter in ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'' has an extensive Notes section, with 15 or more entries in some cases, most of which explain obscure and/or highbrow allusions.

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* Each chapter in ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'' has an extensive Notes section, with 15 or more over 30 entries in some cases, most of which explain obscure and/or highbrow allusions.
24th Sep '16 10:16:00 AM bt8257
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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 [[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 [[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 [[YesButWhatDoesItDo [[SideEffectsInclude phantom hand syndrome, monkey lung, scrofula, late-onset albinism, pulmonary weevils and mild rash]][[/labelnote]]!
24th Sep '16 10:15:02 AM bt8257
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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]], 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 [[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 [[YesButWhatDoesItDo phantom hand syndrome, monkey lung, scrofula, late-onset albinism, pulmonary weevils and mild rash]][[/labelnote]]!
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