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25th May '18 3:43:58 PM MeaJae97
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On the other hand, Lampshade Hanging done well can make for an entertaining piece of MediumAwareness or momentary lack of GenreBlindness. It can also be used to take care of FridgeLogic, without having to actually do anything.

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On the other hand, Lampshade Hanging done well can make for an entertaining piece of MediumAwareness or momentary lack of GenreBlindness. It can also be used to take care of FridgeLogic, without having to actually do anything.
anything. For this reason, it can either be seen as making a bad movie even worse or as adding clever writing and humour.
30th Mar '18 11:54:12 PM DustSnitch
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-->--'''Dante''', ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''

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-->--'''Dante''', -->-- '''Dante''', ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''
30th Mar '18 11:53:45 PM DustSnitch
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->"If, reader, you are slow now to believe what I shall tell, that is no cause for wonder, for I who saw it hardly can accept it."

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->"If, ->''"If, reader, you are slow now to believe what I shall tell, that is no cause for wonder, for I who saw it hardly can accept it.""''



This practice is also known as "hanging a clock on it", "hanging a lantern on it", or "spotlighting it". In the film industry it's sometimes called "hanging a red flag" on something, after the screenwriting adage, "To hang a red flag on something takes the curse off of it," meaning that to lampshade something decreases the negative effects it might otherwise have. We went with our title because it's the one used in the Creator/MutantEnemy bullpen.

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This practice is also known as "hanging a clock on it", "hanging a lantern on it", or "spotlighting it". In the film industry it's sometimes called "hanging a red flag" on something, after the screenwriting adage, "To hang a red flag on something takes the curse off of it," meaning that to lampshade something decreases the negative effects it might otherwise have. [[https://digitaldante.columbia.edu/about-us/project-contributors/editorial-board/teodolinda-barolini/ Teodolinda Barolini]] referred to this as "the Geryon Principle" in reference to how [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]] narrates how unbelievable his "true" story is the more fantastical it gets. We went with our title because it's the one used in the Creator/MutantEnemy bullpen.
20th Mar '18 5:48:42 PM johnnye
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->'''Sir Toby Belch:''' Is it possible?
->'''Fabian:''' If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.
-->-- '''[[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Shakespeare]]''', ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'', Act 3, Scene IV

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->'''Sir Toby Belch:''' Is ->"If, reader, you are slow now to believe what I shall tell, that is no cause for wonder, for I who saw it possible?
->'''Fabian:''' If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.
-->-- '''[[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Shakespeare]]''', ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'', Act 3, Scene IV
hardly can accept it."
-->--'''Dante''', ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''
18th Feb '18 8:23:50 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* LampshadeHanging/WebVideo



* LampshadeHanging/WebVideo
4th Feb '18 12:34:20 AM Featherbreeze_03
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Once again, LampshadeHanging is when attention is drawn to something that is so strange it threatens to break the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. LeaningOnTheFourthWall is for things which make sense in the story but also has a second meaning outside of the story. '''Try not to get these confused.'''

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Once again, LampshadeHanging is when attention is drawn to something that is so strange it threatens to break the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. LeaningOnTheFourthWall is for things which make sense in the story but also has have a second meaning outside of the story. '''Try not to get these confused.'''
13th Jan '18 2:05:58 PM CG-Druid
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3rd Jan '18 11:35:30 AM CG-Druid
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5th Nov '17 3:52:16 PM DustSnitch
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* LampshadeHanging/CardGames


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[[folder:Card Games]]
* Shows up fairly often in the joke "Unglued" and "Unhinged" sets from ''MagicTheGathering''. For example, Ow's flavor text is "Have you ever noticed how some flavor text has no relevance whatsoever to the card it's on?"
** Also shows up occasionally in the regular game. Lightning bolt was a card introduced in the early generations, and is widely regarded as being overpowered. It was never reprinted after the 4th edition... until the 11th edition, with the flavor text, "The sparkmage shrieked, calling on the rage of the storms of his youth. To his surprise, the sky responded with a fierce energy he'd never thought to see again."
* TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} basically ''exists'' to hang lampshades, not only on the tropes of the genres each version is parodying, but eventually on ''itself''. The "You start the game as a Level 1 human with [[{{Pun}} no class]]" joke eventually morphed into "You start the game as Level 1 with no class [[FooFu and no style]]" and "You start the game as a Level 1 zombie with no Mojo (as this is a zombie movie, ''nobody'' has any class.)"
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10th Oct '17 8:37:29 AM McJeff
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[-[[caption-width-right:250:''The Order of the Stick'' meta-lampshades Lampshade Hanging.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:250:''The [-[[caption-width-right:250:''Webcomic/{{The Order of the Stick'' Stick}}'' meta-lampshades Lampshade Hanging.]]-]
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