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25th Apr '17 7:14:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/SpiderManDeadpool'' #6 is all about the current spate of superhero movies. An actress playing Comicbook/{{Storm}} asks why the other Marvel actors never talk to her, with the actor playing ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} saying that [[ExiledFromContinuity it's like they don't exist]].[[note]]The X-Men cannot be used in the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] because their film rights are owned by [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]].[[/note]] Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}'s [[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine movie debut]] proves to be a disaster behind the scenes and is eventually cancelled, but Spider-Man assures him he'll get [[Film/{{Deadpool}} another shot someday]]. Then, in a bit of SelfDeprecation, Spidey backs this up by saying Hollywood loves doing {{Continuity Reboot}}s of [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries the same stuff]] [[Film/SpiderManHomecoming the audience has already seen a dozen times before]]. And of course, the guys go to see a movie called ''[[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice Nighthawk v. Hyperion: Yawn of Boredom]]'', which proves to be terrible, and has a NeverLiveItDown scene involving the two heroes' moms sharing a name.

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderManDeadpool'' #6 is all about the current spate of superhero movies. An actress playing Comicbook/{{Storm}} asks why the other Marvel actors never talk to her, with the actor playing ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} saying that [[ExiledFromContinuity it's like they don't exist]].[[note]]The X-Men cannot be used in the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] because their film rights are owned by [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]].[[/note]] Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}'s [[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine movie debut]] proves to be a disaster behind the scenes and is eventually cancelled, but Spider-Man assures him he'll get [[Film/{{Deadpool}} another shot someday]]. Then, in a bit of SelfDeprecation, Spidey backs this up by saying Hollywood loves doing {{Continuity Reboot}}s of [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries the same stuff]] [[Film/SpiderManHomecoming the audience has already seen a dozen times before]]. And of course, the guys go to see a movie called ''[[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice Nighthawk v. Hyperion: Yawn of Boredom]]'', which proves to be terrible, and has a NeverLiveItDown scene involving the two heroes' moms sharing a name.
25th Apr '17 4:21:17 PM gb00393
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** Subtly and played for laughs when Bronn and Tyrion realize Podrick's sexual prowess and interrogate him on the subject, the scene abruptly changes, like a mini-cliffhanger.
23rd Apr '17 9:11:39 PM Sabrewing
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* In the game ''The 11th Hour'', one of the characters, Samantha, has rigged a series of security cameras inside of Stauf Manor to keep an eye on the goings-on there. During the video where she's shown referencing her recordings, it's actually presented via captured footage of the game's predecessor, ''VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest'', which is made obvious by a split-second appearance of the game's skeletal hand cursor.
23rd Apr '17 5:01:55 PM nombretomado
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** The in-battle quotes are also weirdly fourth-wall-leaning-ish. In the Franchise/TalesSeries characters often have incantations, quotes for when they're at low health, etcetera, which all make sense in the context of a fight. In Abyss, the AI members have quotes if you order them to take certain actions, but the character you're controlling doesn't verbally give the order. So if you ask Jade to cast Thunder Blade for the eight hundredth time, when he snaps "oh, very well," he seems to be snarking at ''you.''

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** The in-battle quotes are also weirdly fourth-wall-leaning-ish. In the Franchise/TalesSeries ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' characters often have incantations, quotes for when they're at low health, etcetera, which all make sense in the context of a fight. In Abyss, the AI members have quotes if you order them to take certain actions, but the character you're controlling doesn't verbally give the order. So if you ask Jade to cast Thunder Blade for the eight hundredth time, when he snaps "oh, very well," he seems to be snarking at ''you.''
22nd Apr '17 2:02:59 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017'':
** Count Olaf isn't sure how much time has passed in the series, saying that it's either a year, a week, or a season.
** Upon the Baudelaires fleeing to Lucky Smells by themselves (which did not happen in the books the show is adapted from), Mr. Poe exclaims that the entire thing has gone off-book.
** Right before ''The Marvelous Marrriage'', Count Olaf tells the reporters interviewing him, "Well as an actor, I think live theatre is a much more powerful medium than say, streaming television."
** Stephano makes ''very clear'' his preference for long form entertainment that can be consumed from the comfort of your own home.
***When he calls one of his minions about the change in plans, he snaps that he knows long-form television is better and that they should do as he says.
** When on the drive to [[spoiler:Pufrock Preparatory School]], Mr. Poe says that it's the end of the season, so the Baudelaires have a lot of catching up to do.
22nd Apr '17 1:55:42 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
**Matt's line "I think we've had enough Punisher for one evening" while he, Foggy and Karen are watching the news on Frank Castle's arrest towards the end of "Penny and Dime" is kinda funny if you've been binge-watching the first four episodes of season 2. So is Foggy's remark of "I think I've had enough excitement for one evening" when he's darting off a few moments later to give [[OfficialCouple Matt and Karen]] [[RelationshipUpgrade a]] [[RomanticRain moment]].
**In "Guilty as Sin," during Stick's exposition schtick on the Hand-Chaste War, Matt, clearly having a hard time believing all the elements of the story, questions how the Hand could have discovered immortality and why are they so devoted to seeking it. Stick, naturally, cuts close to Matt's Catholic background, by pointing out how his whole belief system hinge on one guy pulling that off. Which becomes doubly hilarious when you consider that Season 2 came out on March 18, a Friday, and the subsequent week that most people are likely to binge the entire season was "Holy Week"[[note]]the culmination of the Lenten observation in the Catholic Church, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus.[[/note]].
**In "The Man in the Box," Claire Temple pointing out Matt's serious Messiah complex ("Hey, uh, Saint Matthew? Enough with the hair shirt already") is amusing again because of the timing of the release of season 2 and Holy Week 2016.
18th Apr '17 11:49:32 AM TheNerevarine
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* In Creator/DynamiteComics crossover event ''ComicBook/PathfinderWorldscape'', [[ComicBook/RedSonja]] tells Kulan Gath that "she is really tired of hearing his voice". According to [[WordOfGod writer Erik Mona's official commentary]], that is supposed to be a shot at her character's rather lackluster RoguesGallery, as Gath is frequently used as her ArchEnemy in many, ''many'' stories and it wasn't helped that the concurrent ''Red Sonja'' comic published at the same time used him too, a fact that Mona wasn't aware at start of his own series.

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* In Creator/DynamiteComics crossover event ''ComicBook/PathfinderWorldscape'', [[ComicBook/RedSonja]] ComicBook/RedSonja tells Kulan Gath that "she is really tired of hearing his voice". According to [[WordOfGod writer Erik Mona's official commentary]], that is supposed to be a shot at her character's rather lackluster RoguesGallery, as Gath is frequently used as her ArchEnemy in many, ''many'' stories and it wasn't helped that the concurrent ''Red Sonja'' comic published at the same time used him too, a fact that Mona wasn't aware at start of his own series.
18th Apr '17 11:47:11 AM TheNerevarine
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* In Creator/DynamiteComics crossover event ''ComicBook/PathfinderWorldscape'', [[ComicBook/RedSonja]] tells Kulan Gath that "she is really tired of hearing his voice". According to [[WordOfGod writer Erik Mona's official commentary]], that is supposed to be a shot at her character's rather lackluster RoguesGallery, as Gath is frequently used as her ArchEnemy in many, ''many'' stories and it wasn't helped that the concurrent ''Red Sonja'' comic published at the same time used him too, a fact that Mona wasn't aware at start of his own series.
13th Apr '17 6:42:40 AM BeerBaron
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* In the city of Windhelm in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there's a book in Calixto's Museum of Curiosities called ''The Book of Fate'', which purports to show the reader's fate. When the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] reads it, [[BlankBook the book is blank]]. When you think about [[WideOpenSandbox the nature of the series]] (and its habit of making FourthWall jokes)...
** It's actually a critical point. The book remains blank for anyone who has no fate, which in the lore refers to the "Heroes" referenced in the Elder Scrolls themselves, which in turn is referring to the player characters of each Elder Scrolls game.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]] Vivec (cryptically and metaphorically) states in his dialogue and his ''[[InGameNovel 36 Lessons]]'' series that his "godhood" comes from realizing that he was in a video game and using that knowledge to edit the situation around him. He makes vague references to things like the PlayerCharacter ("The ruling king who only he can address as an equal"), pausing the game, console commands, and the Construction Set LevelEditor. His explanation on what happens if he should "die" also sounds a lot like reloading a saved game:
--> '''Vivec''': "When I die in the world of time, then I'm completely asleep. I'm very much aware that all I have to do is choose to wake. And I'm alive again. Many times I have very deliberately tried to wait patiently, a very long, long time before choosing to wake up. And no matter how long it feels like I wait, it always appears, when I wake up, that no time has passed at all."
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In the city of Windhelm in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', there's a book in Calixto's Museum of Curiosities called ''The Book of Fate'', which purports to show the reader's fate. When the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] reads it, [[BlankBook the book is blank]]. When you think about [[WideOpenSandbox the nature of the series]] (and its habit of making FourthWall jokes)...
** It's
jokes)... (It's actually a critical point. The book remains blank for anyone who has no fate, which in the lore refers to the "Heroes" referenced in the Elder Scrolls themselves, which in turn is referring to the player characters of each Elder Scrolls ''Elder Scrolls'' game.)
11th Apr '17 6:32:57 PM cybertoy0
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** In Season 15, Vic claims that he's been cutting the footage of the Red and Blue Teams' time in Blood Gulch into five minute movies. IntrepidReporter Dylan states that there are at least 100 of them.
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