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15th Jun '17 5:07:57 PM Anddrix
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. It's revealed -- albeit subtly -- that Baron Wulfenbach has been intercepting letters from Gil's old friends, probably to prevent him from forming lasting attachments to people who are, in essence, hostages. It doesn't work, mostly because Gil is GenreSavvy enough to realize exactly what's going on the moment he meets one of his old friends face-to-face.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. It's revealed -- albeit subtly -- that Baron Wulfenbach has been intercepting letters from Gil's old friends, probably to prevent him from forming lasting attachments to people who are, in essence, hostages. It doesn't work, mostly because Gil is GenreSavvy smart enough to realize exactly what's going on the moment he meets one of his old friends face-to-face.
25th Apr '17 6:57:37 AM AdamC
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* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' had a surprisingly heartfelt moment with this, where it was revealed that Dennis has been intercepting and ripping up the letters Mac's father mailed him from prison. Mac was from an emotionally neglectful household and his father was a hardened convict, but he still hoped against hope to form a connection with his parents in adulthood; only to find out that his best friend had been robbing him of that chance. This is so devastating that rather than attack Dennis as he normally would, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness he simply sits down, stunned into disbelief.]]
-->'''Dennis:''' If it makes you feel any better I read all of the letters before I ripped them up, [[BlackComedy and he never once told you he loved you.]]
12th Apr '17 5:55:55 PM AthenaBlue
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-->'''Sabine:''' And there are messages Ahsoka sent to Rex that he never responded to!\\

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-->'''Sabine:''' And there are messages Ahsoka sent to Rex that Rex, and he never responded to!\\answered her!\\
12th Apr '17 4:42:47 PM Bissek
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* In the Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''Lord Edgware Dies'', the actress Jane Wilkinson hires HerculePoirot to convince her estranged husband, Lord Edgware, to grant her a divorce. When Poirot meets with Edgware and passes on the request, the nobleman says that he's perfectly willing to grant the divorce and wrote to his wife months ago to tell her so. She denies ever having gotten the letter, and what happened to it is an important clue in solving [[ForegoneConclusion Lord Edgware's murder]]. [[spoiler: Lady Edgware is lying. She did get the letter but supressed it herself.]]

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* In the Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''Lord Edgware Dies'', the actress Jane Wilkinson hires HerculePoirot to convince her estranged husband, Lord Edgware, to grant her a divorce. When Poirot meets with Edgware and passes on the request, the nobleman says that he's perfectly willing to grant the divorce and wrote to his wife months ago to tell her so. She denies ever having gotten the letter, and what happened to it is an important clue in solving [[ForegoneConclusion Lord Edgware's murder]]. [[spoiler: Lady Edgware is lying. She did get the letter but supressed suppressed it herself.]]


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* In ''Literature/ThePillarsOfReality'', the Mechanics Guild routinely destroys all letters to and from common-born members and their families, so that both sides will come to the conclusion that the other no longer cares about them, thus helping them ensure that members have no loyalties outside the guild. Mari actually believed this until Alain pointed out that this explanation came from a guild that had lied to her about so much else, and had been trying to kill her for several months.
12th Apr '17 4:30:12 PM Bissek
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* Some ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfics suggest that Harry Potter was regularly sent owls with fan-letters before he started attending Hogwarts, but he never received them because they were intercepted by the Ministry.

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* Some ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfics suggest that Harry Potter was regularly sent owls with fan-letters before he started attending Hogwarts, but he never received them because they were intercepted by the Ministry.Ministry (or Dumbledore).
21st Mar '17 8:24:08 PM AthenaBlue
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-->'''Murdstone:''' "Clara Copperfield's health is not improving, especially since her boy never answers her letters."

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-->'''Murdstone:''' "Clara Copperfield's health is not improving, especially since her boy never answers her letters.""\\


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21st Mar '17 8:23:23 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E01TheLostCommanders "The Lost Commanders"]], when Sabine reveals that one of the clones gave up the ''Ghost'' crew's presence on Seelos to the Empire, she also mentions that Ahsoka had been sending messages to Rex for years that he never responded to -- because the [[TheParanoiac paranoid]] Commander Wolffe, who contacted the Empire in the first place, had concealed them.
-->'''Sabine:''' And there are messages Ahsoka sent to Rex that he never responded to!\\
'''Rex:''' What?! I never got any messages from Commander Tano . . .
16th Feb '17 3:21:32 PM Benthelame
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* ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'' has an episode that centers around an aged man and an aged woman who have some sort of grudge against one another. It turns out that they were once sweethearts, but the old man's father didn't approve and eventually they were separated. The old man promised to write but never did. The old woman assumed he just didn't care. It culminates into both of them telling each other that they never wrote and the man insisting that he wrote hundreds of letters to her. She says " I never got them." He answers [[WhamLine "How couldn't you??? My own father was the mailman!"]] cue awkward silence between the two. Tough break.



* Implied in the [[{{Disneyfication}} furry, animated, children's movie version]] of ''Literature/DavidCopperfield''; Davey reads a letter from his mother and angrily comments, "I ''have'' written!"

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* Implied in the [[{{Disneyfication}} furry, animated, children's movie version]] of ''Literature/DavidCopperfield''; Davey reads a letter from his mother and angrily comments, "I ''have'' written!"written!" Confirmed when Murdstone says:
-->'''Murdstone:''' "Clara Copperfield's health is not improving, especially since her boy never answers her letters."
He then proceeds to tear up a stack of them gleefully.
19th Dec '16 12:03:29 PM mercydracyel
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* In ''Series/{{Oshin}}'', the protagonist is working in Tokyo and then in Sakata and writes to her husband Ryuuzo, who is in Saga, regularly. However, when she moves to Sakata Ryuuzo stops writing to her, so she comes to believe that he has remarried and ditched her. [[spoiler: What actually happened is that Ryuuzo's [[MeddlingParents very possessive mother]] Kiyo has been intercepting their correspondence, and Ryuuzo doesn't even know Oshin has left Tokyo. When Oshin's HopelessSuitor Kota writes to Ryuuzo ''and'' Ryuuzo's sister-in-law Atsuko deduces what's going on, Ryuuzo gets ''pissed off'' and screams at Kiyo to leave him alone, then properly writes to Oshin and explains what happened.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Oshin}}'', the protagonist is working in Tokyo and then in Sakata and writes to her husband Ryuuzo, who is in Saga, regularly. However, when she moves to Sakata Ryuuzo stops writing to her, so she comes to believe that he has remarried and ditched her. [[spoiler: What actually happened is that Ryuuzo's [[MeddlingParents very possessive mother]] Kiyo has been intercepting their correspondence, and Ryuuzo doesn't even know Oshin has left Tokyo. When Oshin's HopelessSuitor Kota writes to Ryuuzo ''and'' Ryuuzo's sister-in-law Atsuko Tsuneko deduces what's going on, Ryuuzo gets ''pissed off'' and screams at Kiyo to leave him alone, then properly writes to Oshin and explains what happened.]]
19th Aug '16 5:40:45 PM SgtFrog1
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Dobby intercepts all Harry's mail in order to dissuade him from going back to Hogwarts. However, when he tries to use "none of your friends even cared enough to write" as an argument [[INeverSaidItWasPoison it just tips Harry off to his involvement]].

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Dobby intercepts all Harry's mail in order to dissuade him from going back to Hogwarts. However, when he tries to use "none of your friends even cared enough to write" as an argument argument, [[INeverSaidItWasPoison it just tips Harry off to his involvement]].involvement]]. Exactly ''how'' does Dobby know Harry's friends haven't been writing to him?
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