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24th Jan '16 4:01:52 PM AzureSeas
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* ''VideoGame/LegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'': Practically every town is full of [=NPCs=] who say things that don't matter, and houses or rooms without anything to examine, interact with, or find.
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* ''VideoGame/LegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'': ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'': Practically every town is full of [=NPCs=] who say things that don't matter, and houses or rooms without anything to examine, interact with, or find.
2nd Nov '15 3:35:33 PM StrixObscuro
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* Much of the ''Literature/MilleniumTrilogy'' is taken up with the minutiae of Blomkvist and Salander's da-to-day lives and sketches of comparatively minor characters. Perhaps the best example of this comes in the third book, where we get a detailed history of a hospital orderly whose only role in the entire series is that Blomkvist bribes him to sneak a PDA into Salander's hospital room.
2nd Nov '15 2:05:26 PM FF32
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* [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime The Wheel of Time]] series is filled with this. Pages-long descriptions of dresses that are then packed into a bag and lost forever shortly thereafter. Detailed listings of everything in a room a character walks through once. It does serve as cover for a ChekovsGun occasionally.
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* [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime The Wheel of Time]] series is filled with this. Pages-long descriptions of dresses that are then packed into a bag and lost forever shortly thereafter. Detailed listings of everything in a room a character walks through once. It does serve as cover for a ChekovsGun ChekhovsGun occasionally.
28th Oct '15 12:52:55 PM FF32
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* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', particularly in the earlier chapters, lets the characters take lots of little mundane actions -- drinking coffee, using the bathroom, playing games, generally fiddling with stuff that serves no actual purpose. In the developer's previous game, ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'', such activities ''did'' have an effect on gameplay (they raised the characters' {{Sanity Meter}}s), but in ''HeavyRain'' they're just... there.
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* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', particularly in the earlier chapters, lets the characters take lots of little mundane actions -- drinking coffee, using the bathroom, playing games, generally fiddling with stuff that serves no actual purpose. In the developer's previous game, ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'', such activities ''did'' have an effect on gameplay (they raised the characters' {{Sanity Meter}}s), but in ''HeavyRain'' ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' they're just... there.
27th Oct '15 12:45:33 PM FF32
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* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', particularly in the earlier chapters, lets the characters take lots of little mundane actions -- drinking coffee, using the bathroom, playing games, generally fiddling with stuff that serves no actual purpose. In the developer's previous game, ''IndigoProphecy'', such activities ''did'' have an effect on gameplay (they raised the characters' {{Sanity Meter}}s), but in ''HeavyRain'' they're just... there.
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* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', particularly in the earlier chapters, lets the characters take lots of little mundane actions -- drinking coffee, using the bathroom, playing games, generally fiddling with stuff that serves no actual purpose. In the developer's previous game, ''IndigoProphecy'', ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'', such activities ''did'' have an effect on gameplay (they raised the characters' {{Sanity Meter}}s), but in ''HeavyRain'' they're just... there.
12th Oct '15 5:05:52 PM SomeRandomBastard
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* So-called "maximalist" writers such as Creator/ThomasPynchon and Creator/DavidFosterWallace are known for their lengthy novels that are filled with characters, digression and excessive detail. The plots are often so layered it's sometimes hard to tell which one is actually the main story and thus how relevant each element is to it. The eschewing of the LawOfConservationOfDetail is part of the reason for their fame as "difficult" authors.
22nd Sep '15 12:06:01 PM rjd1922
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' The Pokédex counts. Each Pokémon has a short description you can read once you catch it, which changes in almost every game and has practically no impact on the game. Frequently they even fall under GameplayAndStorySegregation (such as with how Slowpoke evolves).
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': The Pokédex counts. Each Pokémon has a short description you can read once you catch it, which changes in almost every game and has practically no impact on the game. Frequently they even fall under GameplayAndStorySegregation (such as with how Slowpoke evolves).
24th Aug '15 8:49:34 AM litera
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* The Gossip Stones in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' are this. Some of them share facts that are a bit relevant to the plot (one says that Princess Zelda is a tomboy, hinting at [[spoiler: her identity as Sheik]]), but most are just neat background info.
19th Aug '15 8:45:29 AM Azaram
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* [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime The Wheel of Time]] series is filled with this. Pages-long descriptions of dresses that are then packed into a bag and lost forever shortly thereafter. Detailed listings of everything in a room a character walks through once. It does serve as cover for a ChekovsGun occasionally.
6th Aug '15 4:30:38 AM StClair
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-->''"But how did things get so bad? At one time this theater was a nice place, with flowers in every vase, and smiles on everyone's mouth-- faces. Can you believe it? I wouldn't believe it! I mean, if ''you'' told me that, I'd more than likely call you a liar and walk away. And, um... go someplace to get ice-cream to replenish the innocence you blackened with your filthy deciets! [-[[SidetrackedByTheAnalogy I like strawberry.]]-]''
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-->''"But how did things get so bad? At one time this theater was a nice place, with flowers in every vase, and smiles on everyone's mouth-- faces. Can you believe it? I wouldn't believe it! I mean, if ''you'' told me that, I'd more than likely call you a liar and walk away. And, um... go someplace to get ice-cream to replenish the innocence you blackened with your filthy deciets! deceits! [-[[SidetrackedByTheAnalogy I like strawberry.]]-]''
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