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2nd Feb '16 2:41:09 PM tropesinreadiness
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* The first hundred-or-so pages of ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'' go at a mindbogglingly easygoing and unhurried pace (at least compared to other murder mystery novels). Its author Creator/UmbertoEco wrote a WordOfGod postscript in part to clarify that this pace was deliberate.
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* The first hundred-or-so hundred pages of ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'' go at a mindbogglingly easygoing and unhurried pace (at least compared to other murder mystery novels). novels), with ''lots'' of [[FlavorText obscure references and other diversions unconnected to any part of the whodunnit itself]]. Its author Creator/UmbertoEco wrote a WordOfGod postscript in part to clarify that this pace the hard-to-get-into beginning was deliberate.a deliberate choice.
2nd Feb '16 2:37:45 PM tropesinreadiness
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* The first hundred-or-so pages of ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'' go at a mindbogglingly easygoing and unhurried pace (at least compared to other murder mystery novels). Its author Creator/UmbertoEco wrote a WordOfGod postscript in part to clarify that this pace was deliberate! -->'''Eco:''' Those first hundred pages are like a penance or initiation, and if someone does not like them, so much the worse for him. He can stay at the foot of the mountain.
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* The first hundred-or-so pages of ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'' go at a mindbogglingly easygoing and unhurried pace (at least compared to other murder mystery novels). Its author Creator/UmbertoEco wrote a WordOfGod postscript in part to clarify that this pace was deliberate! deliberate. -->'''Eco:''' Those first hundred pages are like a penance or initiation, and if someone does not like them, so much the worse for him. [[TakeThatAudience He can stay at the foot of the mountain.]]
2nd Feb '16 2:36:53 PM tropesinreadiness
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* The first hundred-or-so pages of ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'' go at a mindbogglingly easygoing and unhurried pace (at least compared to other murder mystery novels). Its author Creator/UmbertoEco wrote a WordOfGod postscript in part to clarify that this pace was deliberate! -->'''Eco:''' Those first hundred pages are like a penance or initiation, and if someone does not like them, so much the worse for him. He can stay at the foot of the mountain.
31st Jan '16 7:32:06 PM GrammarNavi
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* TadWilliams loves to take his time. His ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy (the fourth book was so long it had to be cut into two 800 page books for the paperbacks) took 150 pages for the action to start; everything up to that was mystery, backbiting, and intrigue. The entire first book of his Shadowmarch series is intro. The central mystery of his ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' series is introduced in he opening chapters of the first book and barely even merits mentioning until it's wrapped up at the end of the fourth doorstopper. The only book he's written that got things going in short time also wrapped up quickly, that being his stand alone novel TailchasersSong.
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* TadWilliams Creator/TadWilliams loves to take his time. His ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy (the fourth book was so long it had to be cut into two 800 page books for the paperbacks) took 150 pages for the action to start; everything up to that was mystery, backbiting, and intrigue. The entire first book of his Shadowmarch series is intro. The central mystery of his ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' series is introduced in he opening chapters of the first book and barely even merits mentioning until it's wrapped up at the end of the fourth doorstopper. The only book he's written that got things going in short time also wrapped up quickly, that being his stand alone novel TailchasersSong.
31st Jan '16 3:11:50 PM YasminPerry
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* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' doesn't play on much of its video game elements until the ending of the first book and from then on through the rest of the series.
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* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' doesn't play on much of is a mediocre SliceOfLife series in the first two volumes, before it lets its video game elements until play a bigger impact on the ending of the first book plot and characters from then on through the rest of the series.volume 3 onward.
28th Jan '16 2:36:18 PM Psi001
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* While the villain scenes of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' are consistently humorous through the entire series, the heroes spend most of the early run being thoroughly humourless and bland, with very little effort put into developing their mythos and world, or even just [[DesignatedHero having them look sympathetic against the Urpneys]], making the show incredibly uneven. Season Three onwards starts to give more side plots for the heroes' duties and travels, with a lot more surreal world building present. Rufus and Amberley also gain more comedic, snarky personalities to make their scenes as enjoyable as the Urpneys'.
27th Jan '16 10:58:03 AM Sapphirea2
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* Series 8 of modern ''Series/DoctorWho'' is the first season for the Twelfth Doctor (Creator/PeterCapaldi) and is a hit-and-miss year. The StoryArc is preoccupied with giving belated CharacterDevelopment to companion Clara Oswald (who'd spent her first half-season as more puzzle than person), turning her into a SpotlightStealingSquad whose relationship with Danny Pink is a RomanticPlotTumor. Twelve's a broody, dry-witted ByronicHero with NoSocialSkills who takes longer to warm up to than most Doctors. And the arc culminates in a gloomy finale that's a DownerEnding for both Clara and the Doctor. But the season does manage some fan favorites in "Listen", "Mummy on the Orient Express", and "Flatline", and it's directly out of this arc that a strong ChristmasEpisode and an excellent Series 9 emerge. A warmer Doctor takes center stage in better-paced stories that have a good balance of action and introspection, and a StoryArc that puts him through an emotional wringer yet ends on a hopeful note twice over (first with a finale that [[spoiler: has him separated from Clara for good]], second with a ChristmasEpisode that [[spoiler: brings bittersweet closure to his relationship with River Song]]).
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* Series 8 of modern ''Series/DoctorWho'' is the first season for the Twelfth Doctor (Creator/PeterCapaldi) and is a hit-and-miss year. The StoryArc is preoccupied with giving belated CharacterDevelopment to companion Clara Oswald (who'd spent her first half-season as more puzzle than person), turning her into leading to some spotlight-hogging and a SpotlightStealingSquad whose relationship RomanticPlotTumor with Danny Pink is a RomanticPlotTumor.Pink. Twelve's a broody, dry-witted ByronicHero with NoSocialSkills who takes longer to warm up to than most Doctors. And the arc culminates in a gloomy finale that's a DownerEnding for both Clara and the Doctor. But the season does manage manages some fan favorites in "Listen", "Mummy on the Orient Express", and "Flatline", and it's directly out of this arc that a strong ChristmasEpisode and an excellent Series 9 emerge. A warmer Doctor takes center stage in better-paced stories that have a good balance of action and introspection, and a StoryArc that puts him through an emotional wringer yet ends on a hopeful note twice over (first with a finale that [[spoiler: has him separated from Clara for good]], second with a ChristmasEpisode that [[spoiler: brings bittersweet closure to his relationship with River Song]]).
26th Jan '16 8:52:33 PM bowserbros
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* Season 1 of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is pretty slow due to the large amounts of [[{{Filler}} filler episodes]] and plot rearrangements [[labelnote:Explanation]]The Golan & Jackal arcs were moved to the middle of Season 1, rather than occurring between Shin's defeat and Kenshiro's meeting with Mamiya.[[/labelnote]] done to keep the show from [[OvertookTheManga overtaking the manga]], which was in the middle of the Cassandra Arc at the time. However, after Shin's defeat in the season finale, the show really picks things up and the rest of the show is faster-paced and more faithful to the source work.
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* Season 1 of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is pretty slow due to the large amounts of [[{{Filler}} filler episodes]] and plot rearrangements [[labelnote:Explanation]]The done to keep the show from [[OvertookTheManga overtaking the manga]], which was in the middle of the Cassandra Arc at the time,[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Golan & Jackal arcs were moved to the middle of Season 1, rather than occurring between Shin's defeat and Kenshiro's meeting with Mamiya.[[/labelnote]] done to keep and the show from [[OvertookTheManga overtaking the manga]], which was in the middle of the Cassandra Arc at the time. rather [[LimitedAnimation shoddy]] [[OffModel animation]] can be very off-putting to a first-time viewer. However, after Shin's defeat in the season finale, the show really picks things up and the rest of the show is faster-paced and more faithful to the source work.work, and the animation gradually starts to [[ArtEvolution improve]] after the massive AnimationBump that came with with the first Kenshiro vs. Raoh fight. Comparing the first season to the fourth, the latter is considerably better-paced, with filler being carefully intertwined with the source material's plot rather than having every filler story get pasted somewhere in the middle, and the animation is very detailed and pleasing to look at compared to Season 1's.
11th Jan '16 5:20:04 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* On an individual level, all professional wrestlers get better with experience. Some are pretty good the second they debut(Wrestling/TheRock, Wrestling/KurtAngle) as fare as wrestling goes but don't have the finer aspects of WrestlingPsychology down or a workable [[TheGimmick gimmick]], which becomes problematic when companies push them to moon before those traits are truly realized(both men were met with XPacHeat early on because of it). Most have shoddy matches for their first year or two (or three) in addition to this, even those with a background in sports, including combat sports or amateur wrestling(no less than [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner Gorgeous George]] and Wrestling/KarlGotch were considered bland early on). Even athletes with background in other performance arts like Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin tend to take awhile to hit their stride but they also often end up being some of the best pro wrestlers when they do..[[/folder]][[/folder]]
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* On an individual level, all professional wrestlers get better with experience. Some are pretty good the second they debut(Wrestling/TheRock, Wrestling/KurtAngle) as fare as wrestling goes but don't have the finer aspects of WrestlingPsychology down or a workable [[TheGimmick gimmick]], which becomes problematic when companies push them to moon before those traits are truly realized(both men were met with XPacHeat early on because of it). Most have shoddy matches for their first year or two (or three) in addition to this, even those with a background in sports, including combat sports or amateur wrestling(no less than [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner Gorgeous George]] and Wrestling/KarlGotch were considered bland early on). Even athletes with background in other performance arts like Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin tend to take awhile to hit their stride but they also often end up being some of the best pro wrestlers when they do..[[/folder]][[/folder]] [[/folder]]
11th Jan '16 5:19:22 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Introducing new competitive divisions or revitalizing old ones can fall into this. When the whole promotion is fresh entire shows can consist of almost nothing but establishing whose who and what's what. When champions and angles are already running though, that leaves less time to explain rules new the audience(Most television titles, the small amounts of variation in Wrestling/{{U|niversalWrestlingFederation}}WF's early shoot fights, Wrestling/RingOfHonor's Pure division), what makes this weight class special(Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}'s attempts to duplicate what Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} did with Super Juniors), the different stakes in teams and singles(tag teams were the first to catch on in [[Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling Zenjo]], tercias built UWA/LLI), just how these minis most fans have never seen compare to one another(every mini estrella division except maybe Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s and Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Mexico since they had what Wrestling/{{CMLL}} already established), that these valets who have been nothing but distractions till now are willing to bleed(WWC having to build from the ground up after Tigresa's heyday), leading to early days-months being repetitive, contrived or awkward as audiences don't know what to make of it(each of these things wound up being successful in the long run).[[/folder]]
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* Introducing new competitive divisions or revitalizing old ones can fall into this. When the whole promotion is fresh entire shows can consist of almost nothing but establishing whose who and what's what. When champions and angles are already running though, that leaves less time to explain rules new the audience(Most television titles, the small amounts of variation in Wrestling/{{U|niversalWrestlingFederation}}WF's early shoot fights, Wrestling/RingOfHonor's Pure division), what makes this weight class special(Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}'s attempts to duplicate what Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} did with Super Juniors), the different stakes in teams and singles(tag teams were the first to catch on in [[Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling Zenjo]], tercias built UWA/LLI), just how these minis most fans have never seen compare to one another(every mini estrella division except maybe Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s and Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Mexico since they had what Wrestling/{{CMLL}} already established), that these valets who have been nothing but distractions till now are willing to bleed(WWC having to build from the ground up after Tigresa's heyday), leading to early days-months being repetitive, contrived or awkward as audiences don't know what to make of it(each of these things wound up being successful in the long run).[[/folder]] run). * On an individual level, all professional wrestlers get better with experience. Some are pretty good the second they debut(Wrestling/TheRock, Wrestling/KurtAngle) as fare as wrestling goes but don't have the finer aspects of WrestlingPsychology down or a workable [[TheGimmick gimmick]], which becomes problematic when companies push them to moon before those traits are truly realized(both men were met with XPacHeat early on because of it). Most have shoddy matches for their first year or two (or three) in addition to this, even those with a background in sports, including combat sports or amateur wrestling(no less than [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner Gorgeous George]] and Wrestling/KarlGotch were considered bland early on). Even athletes with background in other performance arts like Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin tend to take awhile to hit their stride but they also often end up being some of the best pro wrestlers when they do..[[/folder]][[/folder]]
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