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11th Aug '17 12:58:09 AM ADrago
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* ''InterviewWithTheVampire''.

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* ''InterviewWithTheVampire''.%%* ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''.
20th Jun '17 1:50:32 PM Spark9
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-->''"We're in the middle of a scene you don't remember in a narrated flashback framed by a flash-forward in a prequel book. There's no way in hell you're finding your way back here."''
-->-- The Oracle, TheOrderOfTheStick
7th Apr '17 12:47:03 PM IamTheCaligula
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* ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'' is a book about a boy named Bastian who is reading a book titled "The Neverending Story", which's contents makes up most of the plot in the book. Adding another layer to it, there's also The Old Man of Wandering Mountain, who is currently writing The Neverending Story, the very book The Old Man's own world is contained within.
5th Mar '17 9:40:22 AM nombretomado
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* In MarvelComics mythological characters like [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] are prone to waxing at length about their past exploits, often [[TalkingIsAFreeAction in the middle of a fight]].

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* In MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics mythological characters like [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] are prone to waxing at length about their past exploits, often [[TalkingIsAFreeAction in the middle of a fight]].
4th Mar '17 10:53:25 AM nombretomado
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* MarkTwain's semi-autobiographical work ''Roughing It'' features a man who keeps segueing from story to story without finishing any of them, going as deep as five or six levels at least.

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* MarkTwain's Creator/MarkTwain's semi-autobiographical work ''Roughing It'' features a man who keeps segueing from story to story without finishing any of them, going as deep as five or six levels at least.
23rd Jan '17 2:10:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* Some of Creator/HPLovecraft's stories can get four or five levels deep. For example: ''The Call of Cthulhu'' is ostensibly a document found by the reader, collated by Thurston, made of research done by his granduncle, which contains an account of a police officer, who recounts exposition detailed by a cultist.

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* Some of Creator/HPLovecraft's stories can get four or five levels deep. For example: ''The Call of Cthulhu'' ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'' is ostensibly a document found by the reader, collated by Thurston, made of research done by his granduncle, which contains an account of a police officer, who recounts exposition detailed by a cultist.



* Storytelling is a major theme in ''TheKingkillerChronicle''. Kvothe is dictating his autobiography, which contains quite a few stories.

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* Storytelling is a major theme in ''TheKingkillerChronicle''.''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle''. Kvothe is dictating his autobiography, which contains quite a few stories.



* As mentioned above, MagicTheGathering has [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=980 a card]] that starts a game of Magic within the current one, named as a ShoutOut to Literature/ArabianNights. Of course, you could have four of these cards in your deck, resulting in games lasting roughly five times longer than normal. The card has since been banned at official tournaments.

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* As mentioned above, MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=980 a card]] that starts a game of Magic within the current one, named as a ShoutOut to Literature/ArabianNights. Of course, you could have four of these cards in your deck, resulting in games lasting roughly five times longer than normal. The card has since been banned at official tournaments.
16th Jan '17 11:15:49 PM thatother1dude
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Most Nested Story plots try to end in the original storyline, the major exceptions being AllJustADream and NestedStoryReveal plots, which usually leap to the outer storyline only at the end of the piece. There are, however, [[KudzuPlot a few stories that never return to the outer plot]], perhaps, but not always due to carelessness on the part of the author: Compare ShaggyDogStory.

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Most Nested Story plots try to end in the original storyline, the major exceptions being AllJustADream and NestedStoryReveal plots, which usually leap to the outer storyline only at the end of the piece. There are, however, [[KudzuPlot [[ForgottenFramingDevice a few stories that never return to the outer plot]], perhaps, but not always due to carelessness on the part of the author: Compare ShaggyDogStory.
7th Jan '17 6:53:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''EternalDarkness'' begins with Edward Roivas posthumously narrating the beginning of his granddaughter Alex's chapter in the ''Tome of Eternal Darkness''. In her story, she reads (and experiences) the stories of other previous Tome bearers, including that of Edward himself.

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* ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' begins with Edward Roivas posthumously narrating the beginning of his granddaughter Alex's chapter in the ''Tome of Eternal Darkness''. In her story, she reads (and experiences) the stories of other previous Tome bearers, including that of Edward himself.
20th Nov '16 3:25:27 PM Kinrah
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* The episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E10TheSaddleRowReview The Saddle Row Review]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' works like this, where the top layer has Rarity reading the review, and then the action cuts between the middle layer where the characters are being interviewed about the main plot and the bottom layer of the main plot itself.
20th Nov '16 11:05:32 AM DaibhidC
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* The picture book ''Charlie Cook's Favourite Book'' by Creator/JuliaDonaldson does this; Charlie starts reading his book on the first page and then every two page spread is a story about a character reading a book, which is the next two page spread. [[spoiler: The final story is about a boy named Charlie Cook]].
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