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29th Jun '16 3:56:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** He also fudges some details to stay in line with [[strike:broadcast TV]] his own parental standards. "Sandwiches", anyone?
*** "Bagpiping" anyone?
*** "KISS HIM! KISS HIM!" "Kids, Barney wasn't saying "kiss"
29th Jun '16 3:55:41 AM Morgenthaler
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28th Jun '16 11:01:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* In many of the SherlockHolmes short stories, the famous detective would spend (usually) the first half of the tale interviewing the client, who would effortlessly provide step-by-step, word-for-word descriptions of the events that brought them to seek Holmes out. This can sometimes reach a few weeks back.

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* In many of the SherlockHolmes Literature/SherlockHolmes short stories, the famous detective would spend (usually) the first half of the tale interviewing the client, who would effortlessly provide step-by-step, word-for-word descriptions of the events that brought them to seek Holmes out. This can sometimes reach a few weeks back.



* ''TheNameOfTheWind'' features a protagonist who has since birth been trained to be a professional storyteller, so the author raises the stakes by having him orate the entire novel in real-time to a scribe, talking for an entire day with very few breaks, presumably ad-libbing the entire thing. There are a couple points when he stops to collect his thoughts, and one where Bast takes issue with his story (he describes his love interest as flawless, and Bast corrects that her nose was a bit crooked. He also takes the opportunity to point out that Kvothe tends to describe every woman he meets as beautiful, something those reading may have noticed by that point).

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* ''TheNameOfTheWind'' ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'' features a protagonist who has since birth been trained to be a professional storyteller, so the author raises the stakes by having him orate the entire novel in real-time to a scribe, talking for an entire day with very few breaks, presumably ad-libbing the entire thing. There are a couple points when he stops to collect his thoughts, and one where Bast takes issue with his story (he describes his love interest as flawless, and Bast corrects that her nose was a bit crooked. He also takes the opportunity to point out that Kvothe tends to describe every woman he meets as beautiful, something those reading may have noticed by that point).



* The novel ChildOfTheNorthernSpring follows the story of King Arthur from Guinevere's perspective. Gwen turns out to be amazingly accurate in her narration - so much so that she (somehow) manages to recount events even though she claims to have forgotten about them.

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* The novel ChildOfTheNorthernSpring ''Literature/ChildOfTheNorthernSpring'' follows the story of King Arthur from Guinevere's perspective. Gwen turns out to be amazingly accurate in her narration - so much so that she (somehow) manages to recount events even though she claims to have forgotten about them.



* Subverted in the 7th {{Thursday Next}} book, "The Woman Who Died A Lot" which reveals that recurring character Jack Schitt didn't really have that name, it was a nasty pseudonym bestowed on him by Thursday.

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* Subverted in the 7th {{Thursday Next}} ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' book, "The Woman Who Died A Lot" which reveals that recurring character Jack Schitt didn't really have that name, it was a nasty pseudonym bestowed on him by Thursday.



* Fitz from Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings writes down detailed events of what happens years after the fact, although his good memory is probably justified because of the Skill. [[spoiler: His daughter takes it a step further by remembering what happens while she was in her mother's womb.]]

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* Fitz from Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'' writes down detailed events of what happens years after the fact, although his good memory is probably justified because of the Skill. [[spoiler: His daughter takes it a step further by remembering what happens while she was in her mother's womb.]]
5th Mar '16 10:46:04 AM nombretomado
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* The ComicBook/RedSkull remembered the details and experience of his own birth, as well as the personalities of both his parents despite his mother dying in childbirth and his father commiting suicide the next day. He lampshaded and justified both by claiming a "remarkable memory". One could, of course, take it to mean that his entire life story was [[BlatantLies embellished]], especially given that he was telling the tale to his ArchEnemy CaptainAmerica.

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* The ComicBook/RedSkull remembered the details and experience of his own birth, as well as the personalities of both his parents despite his mother dying in childbirth and his father commiting suicide the next day. He lampshaded and justified both by claiming a "remarkable memory". One could, of course, take it to mean that his entire life story was [[BlatantLies embellished]], especially given that he was telling the tale to his ArchEnemy CaptainAmerica.
ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.
12th Feb '16 12:21:32 AM azurenight
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* Fitz from Literaure/RealmOfTheElderlings writes down detailed events of what happens years after the fact, although his good memory is probably justified because of the Skill. [[spoiler: His daughter takes it a step further by remembering what happens while she was in her mother's womb.]]

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* Fitz from Literaure/RealmOfTheElderlings Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings writes down detailed events of what happens years after the fact, although his good memory is probably justified because of the Skill. [[spoiler: His daughter takes it a step further by remembering what happens while she was in her mother's womb.]]
12th Feb '16 12:20:00 AM azurenight
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*Fitz from Literaure/RealmOfTheElderlings writes down detailed events of what happens years after the fact, although his good memory is probably justified because of the Skill. [[spoiler: His daughter takes it a step further by remembering what happens while she was in her mother's womb.]]
24th Jan '16 3:36:52 PM Anddrix
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* This often happens when characters are recalling something that happened offscreen in stories; it's disturbing how they sound like professional storytellers when they definitely aren't. For example, Warren does this in The ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' novel ''Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary'', Luke does it in ''Literature/CityOfBones''...

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* This often happens when characters are recalling something that happened offscreen in stories; it's disturbing how they sound like professional storytellers when they definitely aren't. For example, Warren does this in The ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' novel ''Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary'', Luke does it in ''Literature/CityOfBones''...''Literature/{{City of Bones|2007}}''...
10th Jan '16 1:00:44 PM R1ck
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->''"I think I'll try extra hard to remember [[http://www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2006-07-28 today's]] events and conversations, in case I someday want to recall them verbatim."''

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->''"I think I'll try extra hard to remember [[http://www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2006-07-28 today's]] today's events and conversations, in case I someday want to recall them verbatim."''
27th Nov '15 5:43:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheScarletLetter'' is somewhat disturbing, since the [[CreepyChild small child of Hester]] (only about seven years old by the end of the book) speaks as eloquently (and with the same level of vocabulary) as the adults, who all happen to share the linguistic grace of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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* ''TheScarletLetter'' ''Literature/TheScarletLetter'' is somewhat disturbing, since the [[CreepyChild small child of Hester]] (only about seven years old by the end of the book) speaks as eloquently (and with the same level of vocabulary) as the adults, who all happen to share the linguistic grace of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
14th Nov '15 9:29:13 PM foxley
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** The same happens in a lot of similar mystery stories by any number of authors, but is averted in one Creator/IsaacAsimov ''Litrature/BlackWidowers'' story -- [[spoiler:in "The Next Day", the solution is obscured because the guest ''didn't'' have this sort of memory and paraphrased what people said rather than using ExactWords]]. It was played straight in most of the other Black Widowers tales, though.

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** The same happens in a lot of similar mystery stories by any number of authors, but is averted in one Creator/IsaacAsimov ''Litrature/BlackWidowers'' ''Literature/BlackWidowers'' story -- [[spoiler:in "The Next Day", the solution is obscured because the guest ''didn't'' have this sort of memory and paraphrased what people said rather than using ExactWords]]. It was played straight in most of the other Black Widowers tales, though.
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