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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]]!
8th Sep '16 2:27:52 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.
6th Sep '16 12:11:10 PM ArthurEld
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* Jonathon L. Howard tends to use footnotes in his Johannes Cabal novels, and in ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheDetective'' there's one that mentions Cabal keeps a collection of his wanted posters, and in a bit of rare vanity his favorite is the one with the highest bounty.
23rd Aug '16 3:04:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} article for [[http://conservapedia.com/Alger_Hiss Alger Hiss]] features 478 footnotes. It has since been edited.[[note]]It now has 503.[[/note]]
4th Aug '16 9:55:33 PM PaulA
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* StevenBrust's ''Phoenix Guard'' series is in-universe historical romance, complete with pompous in-universe author, Paarfi of Roundwood. Paarfi occasionally footnotes background info (in addition to the copious amounts already there in the text). Brust (the actual author) occasionally puts in a footnote to inform the reader when Paarfi is being less than strictly honest, usually about his own qualifications.

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* StevenBrust's ''Phoenix Guard'' Creator/StevenBrust's ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'' series is in-universe historical romance, complete with pompous in-universe author, Paarfi of Roundwood. Paarfi occasionally footnotes background info (in addition to the copious amounts already there in the text). Brust (the actual author) occasionally puts in a footnote to inform the reader when Paarfi is being less than strictly honest, usually about his own qualifications.
31st Jul '16 10:37:34 AM nombretomado
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* 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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* DCComics' Creator/DCComics' run of Cartoon Network's ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' uses footnotes to translate some of the Japanese words used in the characters' dialogue balloons.
1st Jul '16 8:19:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' by Jonathan Stroud. Used to reflect the fact the narrator, a djinn, can keep track of several trains of thought simultaneously. And basically to add sarcastic and/or bragging asides. It was also a nice method of adding details about people/places without derailing the story's momentum.

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* ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' by Jonathan Stroud. Used to reflect the fact the narrator, a djinn, can keep track of several trains of thought simultaneously. And basically to add sarcastic and/or bragging asides. It was also a nice method of adding details about people/places without derailing the story's momentum.
25th Jun '16 9:04:15 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Feelies}}-like Game Manual for ''BaldursGate 2: Shadows of Amn'' often ends several descriptions of spells, enemies, and locations with footnotes by Volo -- a well-known braggart, being countered by [[AuthorAvatar Big E's]] exasperation at Volo.

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* The {{Feelies}}-like Game Manual for ''BaldursGate 2: ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'' often ends several descriptions of spells, enemies, and locations with footnotes by Volo -- a well-known braggart, being countered by [[AuthorAvatar Big E's]] exasperation at Volo.
30th May '16 11:39:15 AM Wuffles
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* ''Welcome to Lodoss Island'', which tells the story of the manga version of ''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.

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* ''Welcome to Lodoss Island'', which tells the story of the manga version of ''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 an idiot even in the original Japanese.
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