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28th May '18 9:37:44 PM chopshop
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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' switches wildly between this and ChekhovsArmory; youíre never quite sure whether a CrypticBackgroundReference or character detail is going to come up in a big way later or is just there to add a little worldbuilding and flavor.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a fair amount of this. The smaller stories dedicated to building the world and exploring the personalities of Stevenís friends, family, and even enemies are given just as much attention as the expansive burgeoning MythArc. Sometimes they end up [[ArcWelding tying into the larger plot later on]], sometimes not.
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30th Mar '18 10:28:57 PM Hylarn
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6th Mar '18 7:09:32 PM Schol-R-LEA
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Compare EstablishingCharacterMoment, CrypticBackgroundReference, LeftFieldDescription, RandomEventsPlot, GarnishingTheStory. [[GoesToEleven Taking this to an extreme]] can result in PurpleProse. Also see CowTools for a visual SisterTrope. StoryBreadcrumbs is an inversion/opposite tropes, where plot details small enough to normally count as filigree actually relate crucial plot points.

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Compare EstablishingCharacterMoment, CrypticBackgroundReference, LeftFieldDescription, RandomEventsPlot, GarnishingTheStory. [[GoesToEleven Taking this to an extreme]] can Can result in PurpleProse.PurpleProse when used carelessly and/or taken UpToEleven. Also see CowTools for a visual SisterTrope. StoryBreadcrumbs is an inversion/opposite tropes, where plot details small enough to normally count as filigree actually relate crucial plot points.
6th Mar '18 7:07:52 PM Schol-R-LEA
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Compare EstablishingCharacterMoment, CrypticBackgroundReference, LeftFieldDescription, RandomEventsPlot, GarnishingTheStory. PurpleProse is can result from taking this to an extreme. Also see CowTools for a visual SisterTrope. StoryBreadcrumbs is an inversion/opposite tropes, where plot details small enough to normally count as filigree actually relate crucial plot points.

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Compare EstablishingCharacterMoment, CrypticBackgroundReference, LeftFieldDescription, RandomEventsPlot, GarnishingTheStory. PurpleProse is [[GoesToEleven Taking this to an extreme]] can result from taking this to an extreme.in PurpleProse. Also see CowTools for a visual SisterTrope. StoryBreadcrumbs is an inversion/opposite tropes, where plot details small enough to normally count as filigree actually relate crucial plot points.
6th Mar '18 7:06:28 PM Schol-R-LEA
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Compare EstablishingCharacterMoment, CrypticBackgroundReference, LeftFieldDescription, RandomEventsPlot, GarnishingTheStory. StoryBreadcrumbs is an inversion/opposite tropes, where plot details small enough to normally count as filigree actually relate crucial plot points.

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Compare EstablishingCharacterMoment, CrypticBackgroundReference, LeftFieldDescription, RandomEventsPlot, GarnishingTheStory. PurpleProse is can result from taking this to an extreme. Also see CowTools for a visual SisterTrope. StoryBreadcrumbs is an inversion/opposite tropes, where plot details small enough to normally count as filigree actually relate crucial plot points.
23rd Jan '18 12:42:24 PM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has tons of items, some of them with no apparent purpose. However, most of them can at least be picked up and used for ''something'', even if that something is the [[AbnormalAmmo Rock-It Launcher]] (a gun that fires almost anything that lands under the "Misc" category).



* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. In most fantasy-[=RPGs=], boxes, chests, and barrels are filled with what else? Treasure! Gold! In Cyrodiil? Yarn! Grain! ''Calipers!'' In most games, {{NPC}}s who do something other than stand there are often leading the player to secret treasure, or maybe just running around in a little circle. In Cyrodiil? They have ''entire lives''. They farm, they eat meals, they even ''cheat on their spouses'' (''and'' they have nonsensical conversations and rake the carpet). Unlike Bethesda's subsequent game, ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', where the supposedly "junk" items can all be used in some way or another (appropriate to its post-apocalyptic survivalist atmosphere), in Cyrodiil yarn is exactly that, and has about as much usefulness to an adventuring hero as you might imagine. Less, actually, since you can't even knit woolly underwear with it.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has just as much clutter if not more than ''Oblivion'', although significantly more of it is useful in some way (candles and lanterns set on tables can be picked up and used for light, for example), but there's still a ton of random stuff that never gets used for anything. And there's a huge number of books that can be read: some are related to quests, others give information on the backstory, but most are just there for world building.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. In most fantasy-[=RPGs=], boxes, chests,
{{Creator/Bethesda}}'s flagship series, ''The Elder Scrolls'' and barrels are filled with what else? Treasure! Gold! In Cyrodiil? Yarn! Grain! ''Calipers!'' In most games, {{NPC}}s who do something other than stand there are often leading the player to secret treasure, or maybe just running around in a little circle. In Cyrodiil? They ''Fallout'', have ''entire lives''. They farm, they eat meals, they even ''cheat on their spouses'' (''and'' they have nonsensical conversations and rake the carpet). Unlike Bethesda's subsequent game, ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', where the supposedly "junk" items can all be used Narrative Filigree in some way or another (appropriate to its post-apocalyptic survivalist atmosphere), in Cyrodiil yarn is exactly that, and has about as much usefulness to an adventuring hero as you might imagine. Less, actually, since you can't even knit woolly underwear with it.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has just as much clutter if not more than ''Oblivion'', although significantly more of it is useful in some way (candles and lanterns set on tables can be picked up and used for light, for example), but there's still a ton of random stuff that never gets used for anything. And there's a huge number of books that can be read: some are related to quests, others give information on the backstory, but most are just there for world building.
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** ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
*** Standard for the series starting with the [[VideoGame3DLeap 3D Leap]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. There are exorbitant amounts of items, books, NPC conversations, and just general world details that have nothing to do with any quest or plot, but are simply there to flesh out the rich world of the game.
*** The addition of NPC schedules starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' (and continued in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'') adds more of this trope to the game world. [=NPCs=] now perform jobs unrelated to services offered to the player, such as farming and chopping wood. They eat meals, go to the bar, go to church, and even ''cheat on their spouses''. Unless you specifically follow them around, you may never even notice these things specifically, but these actions do help the world feel much more ''alive''.
** ''{{VideoGame/Fallout}}'':
*** ''{{VideoGame/Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' have tons of items, some of them with no apparent purpose. However, most of them can at least be picked up and used for ''something'', even if that something is the [[AbnormalAmmo Rock-It Launcher]] (a gun that fires almost anything that lands under the "Misc" category).
*** ''{{VideoGame/Fallout 4}}'' subverts the trope. There are still copious amounts of "Junk" items present in the game world which, on their own, do little more than flesh out the game world. However, the new Settlement and Crafting systems allow for Junk items to be repurposed for their raw materials.
26th Nov '17 7:26:20 AM MarqFJA
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* The film It's Impossible To Learn To Plow By Reading Books by Richard Linklater is a whole film composed of narrative filigree.

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* The film It's ''It's Impossible To to Learn To to Plow By by Reading Books Books'' by Richard Linklater Creator/RichardLinklater is a whole film composed of narrative filigree.
26th Nov '17 7:04:07 AM MarqFJA
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* Part of the reason ''Fanfic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'' is such a DoorStopper. Intricate attention is frequently given to insignificant details, with even the prologue, which is long enough to be its own separate story, full of things that are never mentioned again (and a few things [[ChekhovsGun that are very important later]], so the reader still needs to pay attention).

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* Part of the reason ''Fanfic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'' ''Fanfic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40k'' is such a DoorStopper. Intricate attention is frequently given to insignificant details, with even the prologue, which is long enough to be its own separate story, full of things that are never mentioned again (and a few things [[ChekhovsGun that are very important later]], so the reader still needs to pay attention).
26th Nov '17 7:03:24 AM MarqFJA
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* A number of the [[http://codegeassfanon.wikia.com/wiki/Code_Geass_Colorless_Memories Fanon Wiki]] Pages for Fanfic/CodeGeassColorlessMemories are these, as they contain details that while irrelevant to the main plot. Add details to certain characters, Knightmare Frames and also hint to possible developments. With elements of UnreliableNarrator in places as well. Which was inspired by Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire from Creator/GeorgeRRMartin. Whom [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4409941/blackmambauk blackmambauk]] the writer of most of the wiki pages is a big fan of his work.

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* A number of the [[http://codegeassfanon.wikia.com/wiki/Code_Geass_Colorless_Memories Fanon Wiki]] Pages pages for Fanfic/CodeGeassColorlessMemories ''Fanfic/CodeGeassColorlessMemories'' are these, as they contain details that while irrelevant to the main plot. Add plot, add details to certain characters, Knightmare Frames and also hint to possible developments. With developments, with elements of UnreliableNarrator in places as well. Which This was inspired by Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire'' from Creator/GeorgeRRMartin. Whom Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, whom work [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4409941/blackmambauk blackmambauk]] blackmambauk]], the writer of most of the wiki pages pages, is a big fan of his work. of.
3rd Sep '17 1:22:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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-->-- '''Narrator''', ''[[{{Amelie}} Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain]]''

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-->-- '''Narrator''', ''[[{{Amelie}} ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain]]''
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