History Main / FootnoteFever

20th Mar '18 3:34:54 PM nombretomado
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** Made even more {{Egregious}} when it appears in an anthology, because then you've got Eliot's original footnotes plus the anthology's editor's footnotes. Sometimes the editor even has footnotes about Eliot's footnotes.

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** Made even more {{Egregious}} JustForFun/{{Egregious}} when it appears in an anthology, because then you've got Eliot's original footnotes plus the anthology's editor's footnotes. Sometimes the editor even has footnotes about Eliot's footnotes.
11th Mar '18 4:49:35 AM jormis29
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* Michael Lawrence's ''Jiggy [=McCue=]'' series has this in every book.

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* Michael Lawrence's ''Jiggy [=McCue=]'' ''Literature/JiggyMccue'' series has this in every book.
3rd Feb '18 5:21:43 PM nombretomado
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* Following a MarginNotes ArmsRace with a rival magazine during the previous console generation, ''NGamer'' started using footnotes in its content, with all forms of inversion and parody used by at most, issue six.

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* Following a MarginNotes ArmsRace with a rival magazine during the previous console generation, ''NGamer'' ''Magazine/NGamer'' started using footnotes in its content, with all forms of inversion and parody used by at most, issue six.
31st Jan '18 12:11:36 PM WizardofWoah!
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*Every chapter of ''Literature/TheNewHumans'' thus far, ranging from jokes to short character studies, to a few lengthy world building digressions.
17th Nov '17 10:24:46 PM jormis29
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* In ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''ForgottenRealms'' setting, there are a set of in-universe travel guides written by Volothamp Geddarm, or "Volo" for short. The books are peppered with footnotes from the Archmage Elminster, who corrects Volo's often erroneous facts, refutes Volo's conclusions, or plain insults Volo's intelligence!

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* In ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''ForgottenRealms'' the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting, there are a set of in-universe travel guides written by Volothamp Geddarm, or "Volo" for short. The books are peppered with footnotes from the Archmage Elminster, who corrects Volo's often erroneous facts, refutes Volo's conclusions, or plain insults Volo's intelligence!
6th Nov '17 9:19:49 PM Prfnoff
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* In William Makepeace Thackeray's ''The History of Henry Esmond'' (1852), the title character's relatives, who are reading the manuscript of his memoirs, occasionally pop into the footnotes to disagree with Esmond's account of various personal matters.

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* In William Makepeace Thackeray's ''The History of Henry Esmond'' ''Literature/TheHistoryOfHenryEsmond'' (1852), the title character's relatives, who are reading the manuscript of his memoirs, occasionally pop into the footnotes to disagree with Esmond's account of various personal matters.


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* The datasheet for the Signetics 25120 "Fully Encoded, 9046 x N, Random Access Write-Only-Memory" chip, first issued in 1972 as an AprilFoolsDay hoax, comes with twelve generally humorous footnotes, a few of which are {{Shout Out}}s to a similar vintage-1950 joke datasheet for a self-flushing vacuum tube.
22nd Oct '17 12:23:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''Castle Dreams'', a rather surreal and existentialist entry in John [=DeChancie=]'s ''CastlePerilous'' series to begin with, has oodles of fun playing with spurious footnotes. The topics range from somewhat serious explanations of literary tropes, self-referential textual allusions, and obscure plot points to tongue-in-cheek humor, a hilarious send-up of many fantasy tropes, [[RefugeInAudacity random comments which have nothing at all to do with the book]], and even times where the footnote writer propositions the reader for a date. And that doesn't even begin to describe the preface in which the supposed footnote writer [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis reveals he didn't write them at all (or the preface!)]], as well as quizzes and tests scattered throughout the novel -- usually based on info from the footnotes.

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* ''Castle Dreams'', a rather surreal and existentialist entry in John [=DeChancie=]'s ''CastlePerilous'' ''Literature/CastlePerilous'' series to begin with, has oodles of fun playing with spurious footnotes. The topics range from somewhat serious explanations of literary tropes, self-referential textual allusions, and obscure plot points to tongue-in-cheek humor, a hilarious send-up of many fantasy tropes, [[RefugeInAudacity random comments which have nothing at all to do with the book]], and even times where the footnote writer propositions the reader for a date. And that doesn't even begin to describe the preface in which the supposed footnote writer [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis reveals he didn't write them at all (or the preface!)]], as well as quizzes and tests scattered throughout the novel -- usually based on info from the footnotes.
8th Oct '17 6:27:26 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Infocom}} game ''VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' included the famous recursive footnote.[---11---]

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* The {{Infocom}} Creator/{{Infocom}} game ''VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' included the famous recursive footnote.[---11---]
7th Oct '17 3:52:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Book of Basketball'' by BillSimmons has between 50 and 100 footnotes IN EACH CHAPTER. Simmons usually uses the footnotes for entertaining stories that avoid the over 700 page book from becoming too tedious. Because, well, it's entirely devoted to professional basketball.

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* ''The Book of Basketball'' by BillSimmons Creator/BillSimmons has between 50 and 100 footnotes IN EACH CHAPTER. Simmons usually uses the footnotes for entertaining stories that avoid the over 700 page book from becoming too tedious. Because, well, it's entirely devoted to professional basketball.



* In addition to the numerous footnotes in his books mentioned above, BillSimmons now has footnotes on his Internet columns thanks to the launch of [[http://www.grantland.com Grantland]].

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* In addition to the numerous footnotes in his books mentioned above, BillSimmons Creator/BillSimmons now has footnotes on his Internet columns thanks to the launch of [[http://www.grantland.com Grantland]].
6th Oct '17 9:57:34 PM PatPayne
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* In ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''ForgottenRealms'' setting, there are a set of in-universe travel guides written by Volothamp Geddarm, or "Volo" for short. The books are peppered with footnotes from the Archmage Elminster, who corrects Volo's often erroneous facts, or plain insults Volo's intelligence!

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* In ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''ForgottenRealms'' setting, there are a set of in-universe travel guides written by Volothamp Geddarm, or "Volo" for short. The books are peppered with footnotes from the Archmage Elminster, who corrects Volo's often erroneous facts, refutes Volo's conclusions, or plain insults Volo's intelligence!
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