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22nd Sep '16 6:15:26 PM IamTheCaligula
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', saving, resetting, and gaining experience points are all parts of the plot, and a few of the characters will comment on your actions in past playthroughs, to the point where if you get the GoldenEnding, one of the characters will [[spoiler: beg you not to reset the game because everyone is so happy]]. This is taken a step further in the [[spoiler: Genocide route, where the player must go out of their way to eradicate all life in the Underground. If this is done, it becomes impossible to achieve a good ending. ''Permanently''.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', saving, resetting, and gaining experience points [[ExperiencePoints exp]] are all parts of the plot, and a few of the characters will comment on your actions in past playthroughs, to the point where if you get the GoldenEnding, one of the characters will [[spoiler: beg you not to reset the game because everyone is so happy]]. This is taken a step further in the [[spoiler: Genocide route, where the player must go out of their way to eradicate all life in the Underground. If this is done, it becomes impossible to achieve a good ending. ''Permanently''.]]
21st Sep '16 2:37:42 PM igordebraga
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* ''Comicbook/HowardTheDuck'' had plenty of it during a 2016 issue: [[Characters/XMenRoguesGalleryMToZ Mojo]] revealed he was behind the 2015-16 run of stories, so he could [[TrumanShowPlot sell Howard's exploits as a reality show]]. In-between, as resembling Howard's OrphanedSeries he'd spend years without doing anything ("Your life was the equivalent of [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy a post-credits cameo!]]"), Mojo would film scripted scenes between [[Film/HowardTheDuck Lea Thompson and someone in a duck costume]].
4th Sep '16 3:47:33 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' started a massive wave of self-referential, teen-focused horror films that ran through the [[TheNineties late '90s]].
** Prior to ''Scream'', Wes Craven's initial flirtations with postmodern horror produced ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare''.

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* ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' started a massive wave of self-referential, teen-focused horror films that ran through the [[TheNineties late '90s]].
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'90s]]. By the time the fourth instalment comes along, the characters now realise that the rules the first movie subverted are now being subverted ''again'' and "the unexpected is the new cliche".
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Prior to ''Scream'', Wes Craven's initial flirtations with postmodern horror produced ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare''.


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* ''Film/AGuideToRecognizingYourSaints'' has its flashback scenes opening with the teenage protagonist announcing that he'll end up leaving everyone eventually - and features a montage of the characters addressing the audience to announce their motivations. During the present day portions, captions of the script will be shown alongside the characters saying their lines.
24th Aug '16 4:57:57 PM Rockah12
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* Developers "Arcane Kids" (creators of ''VideoGame/SonicDreamsCollection'' and ''Bubsy Visits The James Turrell Retrospective'') have elements of this. Sonic Dreams Collection is a massive TakeThat at elements of the Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog fanbase, for instance.
20th Aug '16 7:41:26 PM DennisRodquin
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->''"Postmodernism is an extremely broad term covering a thousand smaller movements in art, film, literature, architecture, music, and pretty much every other medium, covering such themes as concept over content, deconstruction of narrative and identity, and celebration of intertextuality. It can be applied to everything from Madonna, to Creator/QuentinTarantino, to Creator/AdultSwim, to the internet in general, [[LampshadeHanging including this very web series.]]"''
-->-- '''The Cine-Kyle explaining the trope in''' WebVideo/SomeJerkWithACamera
14th Aug '16 12:37:32 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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* WebVideo/SomeJerkWithACamera calls out [[Film/EscapeFromTomorrow Randy Moore]] for [[YouKeepUsingThatWord misusing the term]] in the third part of his Escape From Tomorrow review. [[https://youtu.be/BB3qNq89yEw?t=19m5s Observe.]]
12th Aug '16 3:02:15 PM crashkey
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->"It's Po-Mo! ''({{beat}})'' ... Post-modern. ''({{beat}})'' ... Weird for the sake of weird."
-->-- '''Moe Szyslak''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
31st Jul '16 1:28:25 PM nombretomado
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** In John Ostrander's ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' run in the late '80s, [[ShoutOut Morrison reappears as The Writer]], who reveals that when he wrote himself into ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'', he inadvertently became part of DCComics continuity. No matter, though; the Writer is soon killed off.

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** In John Ostrander's ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' run in the late '80s, [[ShoutOut Morrison reappears as The Writer]], who reveals that when he wrote himself into ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'', he inadvertently became part of DCComics Creator/DCComics continuity. No matter, though; the Writer is soon killed off.



* This same meta-knowledge is the driving gag behind [[DCComics DC's]] ''ComicBook/AmbushBug''. Who happens to be insane, so all that stuff could just be in his head.

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* This same meta-knowledge is the driving gag behind [[DCComics [[Creator/DCComics DC's]] ''ComicBook/AmbushBug''. Who happens to be insane, so all that stuff could just be in his head.
29th Jul '16 2:07:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Literature/TheCityOfDreamingBooks'' is narrated by the main character, who is a great fan of books and an aspiring writer himself, who constantly is addressing the readers with his musing on tropes and his own [[GenreSavvy Genre Sawyness]], which [[IdiotBall isn't as high]] as one would expect. The novel is also a massive essay on the joy of reading books in general.
* In ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, one of the BigBad's plans is to send his [[{{Mooks}} minions]] to our world and attempt to kill Creator/StephenKing in order to prevent the last few books in the series from being written, thus ensuring that the BigDamnHeroes will never stop him from [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying the universe]]. Metaphysically speaking, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy stopping the last books]] from being written ''[[FridgeBrilliance would seem to qualify]]'' as destroying the universe, but it's not ''that'' pomo. The katet's story happens no matter what happens to King. Killing him just means one of the two remaining lynchpins holding up the universe snaps in two, with [[EarthShatteringKaboom appropriate results.]] In other words, he's not the [[DeusExMachina god of the machine]], he's the MacGuffin.

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* ''Literature/TheCityOfDreamingBooks'' is narrated by the main character, who is a great fan of books and an aspiring writer himself, who constantly is addressing the readers with his musing on tropes and his own [[GenreSavvy Genre Sawyness]], Savviness]], which [[IdiotBall isn't as high]] as one would expect. The novel is also a massive essay on the joy of reading books in general.
* In ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, one of the BigBad's plans is to send his [[{{Mooks}} minions]] to our world and attempt to kill Creator/StephenKing in order to prevent the last few books in the series from being written, thus ensuring that the BigDamnHeroes will never stop him from [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying the universe]]. Metaphysically speaking, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy stopping the last books]] books from being written ''[[FridgeBrilliance would seem to qualify]]'' as destroying the universe, but it's not ''that'' pomo. The katet's story happens no matter what happens to King. Killing him just means one of the two remaining lynchpins holding up the universe snaps in two, with [[EarthShatteringKaboom appropriate results.]] In other words, he's not the [[DeusExMachina god of the machine]], he's the MacGuffin.
26th Jul '16 3:13:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/FunnyGames'': A [[{{Gorn}} Torture Porn]] / [[SlasherMovie Slasher]] film with NoFourthWall, and DangerouslyGenreSavvy killers who know they're in a Torture Porn / Slasher film and [[NoFourthWall break the fourth wall]] to [[TakeThat attack]] the fandom of Torture Porn and Slasher films, showing how the suffering of their victims is [[YouBastard is the audience's fault]] because Torture Porn and Slasher films are entertainment to them. They also [[spoiler: change the outcome of the plot by using a remote control to rewind to seconds before the victims successfully fight back, and [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this by saying "you shouldn't have done that, you're not allowed to break the rules" meaning that the victims can never win a Torture Porn or Slasher film because that's [[TheBadGuyWins "the rules"]] of the genre.]] Long story short, if you enjoyed it, then you didn't understand it.

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* ''Film/FunnyGames'': A [[{{Gorn}} Torture Porn]] / [[SlasherMovie Slasher]] film with NoFourthWall, and DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy killers who know they're in a Torture Porn / Slasher film and [[NoFourthWall break the fourth wall]] to [[TakeThat attack]] the fandom of Torture Porn and Slasher films, showing how the suffering of their victims is [[YouBastard is the audience's fault]] because Torture Porn and Slasher films are entertainment to them. They also [[spoiler: change the outcome of the plot by using a remote control to rewind to seconds before the victims successfully fight back, and [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this by saying "you shouldn't have done that, you're not allowed to break the rules" meaning that the victims can never win a Torture Porn or Slasher film because that's [[TheBadGuyWins "the rules"]] of the genre.]] Long story short, if you enjoyed it, then you didn't understand it.
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