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3rd Oct '17 11:51:17 AM Augusto
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Compare WeNeedADistraction, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu. May be part of a ScheherezadeGambit. May overlap with ConvenientlyTimedDistraction if a character stalls for time and hopes for an opportunity. Contrast TalkingIsAFreeAction. Do not confuse with HoldTheLine which involves a lot of physical fighting, though if you throw in BloodOnTheDebateFloor they might overlap.

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Compare WeNeedADistraction, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu.WeNeedADistraction. May be part of a ScheherezadeGambit. May overlap with ConvenientlyTimedDistraction if a character stalls for time and hopes for an opportunity. Contrast TalkingIsAFreeAction. Do not confuse with HoldTheLine which involves a lot of physical fighting, though if you throw in BloodOnTheDebateFloor they might overlap.
3rd Oct '17 11:34:47 AM Augusto
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Not to be confused with a CharacterFilibuster, which is when the author puts an unrealistically large amount of speech in Bob's mouth to make a point.

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Not to be confused with either a CharacterFilibuster, which is when the author puts an unrealistically large amount of speech in Bob's mouth to make a point.
point, or an AuthorFilibuster, which is when the author [[WriterOnBoard stops by to deliver a message]] and goes on about it for ''waaaaay'' too long.
3rd Oct '17 11:29:16 AM Augusto
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Not to be confused with a CharacterFilibuster, which is when the author puts a speech in Bob's mouth to make a point

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Not to be confused with a CharacterFilibuster, which is when the author puts a an unrealistically large amount of speech in Bob's mouth to make a point
point.
3rd Oct '17 11:11:52 AM Augusto
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Compare WeNeedADistraction, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu. May be part of a ScheherezadeGambit. May overlap with ConvenientlyTimedDistraction if a character stalls for time and hopes for an opportunity. Contrast TalkingIsAFreeAction. Do not confuse with HoldTheLine which involves a lot of physical fighting, though if you throw in BloodOnTheDebateFloor they might overlap. A CharacterFilibuster is where the author puts a speech in Bob's mouth to make a point

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Compare WeNeedADistraction, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu. May be part of a ScheherezadeGambit. May overlap with ConvenientlyTimedDistraction if a character stalls for time and hopes for an opportunity. Contrast TalkingIsAFreeAction. Do not confuse with HoldTheLine which involves a lot of physical fighting, though if you throw in BloodOnTheDebateFloor they might overlap. A CharacterFilibuster

Not to be confused with a CharacterFilibuster, which
is where when the author puts a speech in Bob's mouth to make a point
3rd Oct '17 11:07:14 AM Augusto
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* ''Muertitos'': Ankhmutes' mother has to ask her to continue the filibuster while she goes to the bathroom. Since she has no interest in what's being discussed, she just reads her fanfics aloud instead.

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* ''Muertitos'': In the webcomic ''[[http://muertitos.comicgenesis.com/ Muertitos]]'' ([[http://muertitos.tumblr.com Tumblr mirror]]), Ankhmutes' mother has to ask her to continue the filibuster while she goes to the bathroom. Since she has no interest in what's being discussed, she just reads her fanfics aloud instead.
6th Sep '17 12:48:19 PM GrammarNavi
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** UsefulNotes/HueyLong, an early 20th century populist who filibustered many "pro-rich" bills, was known to read {{Shakespeare}} and discuss "potlickers" recipes. For ''fifteen hours''.

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** UsefulNotes/HueyLong, an early 20th century populist who filibustered many "pro-rich" bills, was known to read {{Shakespeare}} [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] and discuss "potlickers" recipes. For ''fifteen hours''.
1st Sep '17 10:51:31 AM CosmicFerret
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* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode, "In Blackest Night", has TheFlash trying to stall [[Comicbook/GreenLantern John Stewart's]] trial by saying things like "So if the ring wasn't lit, you must acquit." Flash also mentions the {{Irony}} of asking the world's fastest man to slow things down.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode, "In Blackest Night", has TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash trying to stall [[Comicbook/GreenLantern John Stewart's]] trial by saying things like "So if the ring wasn't lit, you must acquit." Flash also mentions the {{Irony}} of asking the world's fastest man to slow things down.
24th Jul '17 3:56:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the Inquisitor does this to the BigBad while everyone else escapes. They then proceed to drop an avalanche on him.

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** * In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the Inquisitor does this to the BigBad while everyone else escapes. They then proceed to drop an avalanche on him.
10th Apr '17 7:28:46 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* When Diane of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is attacked by a spider-vampire, she knows that she has absolutely no chance in a fight, but she also knows that there are a number of people heading her way that could absolutely wipe the floor with the creature. As such, she [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2149 tries to buy time by asking questions.]] While she only buys herself a few seconds, it ends up being enough.
4th Mar '17 10:39:22 AM nombretomado
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* In 1897, [[UnfortunateName Dr. Lecher]] maintained a 12-hour filibuster in the Austro-Hungarian House, which MarkTwain called "the longest flow of unbroken talk that ever came out of one mouth since the world began." Similarly to the Davis example above, Lecher was confined to speaking to the subject -- which he did, without notes.

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* In 1897, [[UnfortunateName Dr. Lecher]] maintained a 12-hour filibuster in the Austro-Hungarian House, which MarkTwain Creator/MarkTwain called "the longest flow of unbroken talk that ever came out of one mouth since the world began." Similarly to the Davis example above, Lecher was confined to speaking to the subject -- which he did, without notes.
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