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18th May '17 12:16:33 PM HighCrate
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'': the night where Weathermay-Foxgrove sisters first made contact with [[TheFairFolk the Shadow Fey]], which was also their DangerousSixteenthBirthday‎. Gennifer even [[GenreSavvy mentions]] how such night would have been more fitting to have a fight with TheUndead or evil mages.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'': the night where Weathermay-Foxgrove sisters first made contact with [[TheFairFolk the Shadow Fey]], which was also their DangerousSixteenthBirthday‎. Gennifer even [[GenreSavvy mentions]] mentions how such night would have been more fitting to have a fight with TheUndead or evil mages.
22nd Apr '17 3:17:11 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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--> What everypony else has written concerning the Riot has taken the form of a story. I have spoken to the ponies who were there. I know what truly happened and so you, as a student of the Riot, will gain that knowledge.
--> It was a dark and storm-free night.
--> It had taken just about all of his remaining pull with the Weather Bureau to get that storm postponed. But if ponies were going to be waiting, then they were going to be waiting in the dry.

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--> What -->What everypony else has written concerning the Riot has taken the form of a story. I have spoken to the ponies who were there. I know what truly happened and so you, as a student of the Riot, will gain that knowledge.
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knowledge.\\
It was a dark and storm-free night.
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night.\\
It had taken just about all of his remaining pull with the Weather Bureau to get that storm postponed. But if ponies were going to be waiting, then they were going to be waiting in the dry.



---> '''Troi''': Maybe it'll get better.

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---> --> '''Troi''': Maybe it'll get better.



--> "It was a dark and stormy night. I had just taken a creative writing course..."

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--> ---> "It was a dark and stormy night. I had just taken a creative writing course..."
10th Apr '17 11:35:07 PM Laevatein
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* In SFDebris' review of ''TheXFiles'' episode "Our Town" he notes:
--> "Our Town" begins with a couple in a parked car, in the woods, at night, which is the "It was a dark and stormy night" for modern horror.
8th Apr '17 1:12:13 PM Malady
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A SubTrope of WeatherReportNarration. Not to be confused with HostileWeather or StopMotionLighting. Thanks to the [[LightningCanDoAnything power of lightning]], of course, opening on a stormy night scene or at least featuring one has been a Horror trope since Universal's ''Frankenstein'' and before.

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A SubTrope of WeatherReportNarration.WeatherReportOpening. Not to be confused with HostileWeather or StopMotionLighting. Thanks to the [[LightningCanDoAnything power of lightning]], of course, opening on a stormy night scene or at least featuring one has been a Horror trope since Universal's ''Frankenstein'' and before.
30th Mar '17 5:23:05 PM Malady
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* ''FanFic/TriptychContinuum'': It's {{defied}} by the use of pegasine weather manipulation in ''[[Recap/TriptychContinuumBarnyardBargeIns Barnyard Barge-Ins]]'':
--> What everypony else has written concerning the Riot has taken the form of a story. I have spoken to the ponies who were there. I know what truly happened and so you, as a student of the Riot, will gain that knowledge.
--> It was a dark and storm-free night.
--> It had taken just about all of his remaining pull with the Weather Bureau to get that storm postponed. But if ponies were going to be waiting, then they were going to be waiting in the dry.
10th Mar '17 5:52:28 PM WillyFourEyes
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* The 4Kids dub of ''HoshiNoKirby'' titles the episode with Kracko 'A Dark and Stormy Knight'.

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* The 4Kids dub of ''HoshiNoKirby'' ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'' titles the episode with Kracko 'A Dark and Stormy Knight'.
18th Feb '17 9:16:16 AM nombretomado
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* The tongue-in-cheek opening sentence of ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil]]'' reads: "It was a dark and stormy afternoon on the high moors of Northumberland." Of course, at the time Lori is driving en route to an OldDarkHouse in HostileWeather...

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* The tongue-in-cheek opening sentence of ''[[AuntDimity ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil]]'' reads: "It was a dark and stormy afternoon on the high moors of Northumberland." Of course, at the time Lori is driving en route to an OldDarkHouse in HostileWeather...
16th Dec '16 11:22:00 AM Hereward
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* Another case of a never-ending story example: ''It was a dark and stormy night, and the robbers were in the den, and Bill said. 'Tell us a story.' So Ben began: 'It was a dark and stormy night...'''
12th Dec '16 4:45:54 PM rbrowz
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** It's worth noting that earlier in the episode, when the characters discover the diary of the simulation's previous deceased occupant, he wrote that the characters were so trite and cliche that he found himself begging for death's sweet release.
11th Dec '16 11:34:41 AM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/MarieCorelli was very fond of this. Her great novel ''Literature/{{Ardath}}'' starts out with a dark and stormy night over huge forbidding mountains as her ByronicHero climbs to a remote monastery in search of... a cure for WritersBlock. ItMakesSenseInContext though.
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