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26th Mar '18 11:30:36 AM MrDuckington
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So, when faced with an impending OffTheRails event, the author can subtly tweak the facts the reader hasn't discovered yet to suit the changed plot. Improvisation masquerading as planning, if you will. For obvious reasons, this kind of plot event is pretty much impossible unless the work in question is either interactive or is written at such a scale that the author can change plot events based on what (s)he hears in the fandom.

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So, when faced with an impending OffTheRails event, the author can subtly tweak the facts the reader hasn't discovered yet to suit the changed plot. Improvisation masquerading as planning, if you will. For obvious reasons, this kind of plot event is pretty much impossible unless the work in question is either interactive or is written at such a scale that the author can change plot events based on what (s)he they hears in the fandom.
18th Mar '18 9:23:01 AM Anorgil
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* On November 5, 1996 (Election day in the US, with Bill Clinton and Bob Dole as the presidential candidates), the New York Times crossword puzzle's key phrase was two words, each seven letters long, with the clue "Lead story in tommorow's newspaper(!)" [[http://barelybad.com/xwdthemes_110596.htm More details.]] The words that crossed the first word (specified below along with their clues) were such that either "CLINTON ELECTED" or "BOBDOLE ELECTED" worked.

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* On November 5, 1996 (Election day in the US, with Bill Clinton and Bob Dole as the presidential candidates), the New York Times crossword puzzle's key phrase was two words, each seven letters long, with the clue "Lead story in tommorow's newspaper(!)" [[http://barelybad.com/xwdthemes_110596.htm More More]] [[https://www.xwordinfo.com/Crossword?date=11/5/1996 details.]] The words that crossed the first word (specified below along with their clues) were such that either "CLINTON ELECTED" or "BOBDOLE ELECTED" worked.could have been valid solutions.
6th Mar '18 8:11:46 PM Seanette
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* The November 5, 1996 (US election day) ''New York Times'' crossword puzzle had two seven-letter words with the clue "Lead story in tomorrow's newspaper (!)" - which could be answered with ''either'' "CLINTON ELECTED" or "BOBDOLE ELECTED." The seven down words crossing the first word worked with either set of letters; for example, the clue for the word crossing the first letter was "Black Halloween animal," which could be either BAT or CAT. [[http://barelybad.com/xwdthemes_110596.htm More details.]]



* On November 5, 1996 (Election day in the US, with Bill Clinton and Bob Dole as the presidential candidates), the New York Times crossword puzzle's key phrase was two words, each seven letters long, with the clue "Lead story in tommorow's newspaper(!)" The words that crossed the first word (specified below along with their clues) were such that either "CLINTON ELECTED" or "BOBDOLE ELECTED" worked.

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* On November 5, 1996 (Election day in the US, with Bill Clinton and Bob Dole as the presidential candidates), the New York Times crossword puzzle's key phrase was two words, each seven letters long, with the clue "Lead story in tommorow's newspaper(!)" [[http://barelybad.com/xwdthemes_110596.htm More details.]] The words that crossed the first word (specified below along with their clues) were such that either "CLINTON ELECTED" or "BOBDOLE ELECTED" worked.
5th Mar '18 10:01:53 AM Anorgil
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* On November 5, 1996 (Election day in the US, with Bill Clinton and Bob Dole as the presidential candidates), the New York Times crossword puzzle's key phrase was two words, each seven letters long, with the clue "Lead story in tommorow's newspaper(!)" The words surrounding the left half of the puzzle were such that either "CLINTON ELECTED" or "BOBDOLE ELECTED" worked.

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* On November 5, 1996 (Election day in the US, with Bill Clinton and Bob Dole as the presidential candidates), the New York Times crossword puzzle's key phrase was two words, each seven letters long, with the clue "Lead story in tommorow's newspaper(!)" The words surrounding that crossed the left half of the puzzle first word (specified below along with their clues) were such that either "CLINTON ELECTED" or "BOBDOLE ELECTED" worked.worked.
** "Black Halloween animal" ('''C'''AT or '''B'''AT)
** "French 101 word" ('''L'''UI or '''O'''UI)
** "Provider of support, for short" ('''I'''RA or '''B'''RA)
** "Sewing shop purchase" (YAR'''N''' or YAR'''D''')
** "Short writings" (BI'''T'''S or BI'''O'''S)
** "Trumpet" (B'''O'''AST or B'''L'''AST)
** "Much debated political inits." ('''N'''RA or '''E'''RA)
26th Feb '18 1:55:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Used extensively by ''SilentHillShatteredMemories'', primarily for purposes of MindScrew.

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* Used extensively by ''SilentHillShatteredMemories'', ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'', primarily for purposes of MindScrew.
24th Feb '18 10:43:12 PM Anorgil
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* On November 5, 1996 (Election day in the US, with Bill Clinton and Bob Dole as the presidential candidates), the New York Times crossword puzzle's key phrase was two words, each seven letters long, with the clue "Lead story in tommorow's newspaper(!)" The words surrounding the left half of the puzzle were such that either "CLINTON ELECTED" or "BOBDOLE ELECTED" worked.
3rd Feb '18 8:45:59 AM DanteVin
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* In ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'', during the quest where you have to find Helena Pierce's audio logs, if you try to destroy the ice block on top of the house near a vending machine (the location of the second ECHO log) before the audio of the first ECHO log even finishes, the ice block will respawn, with a chance of spawning additional cash.
** Also during the quest where you have to collect Tannis's ECHO logs in Sanctuary, regardless of the order in which you retrieve the ECHO logs, the audio being played will still be in sequence as Tannis records her story from start to finish.
18th Jan '18 8:27:44 AM legendaryweredragon
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* One of the characters you can date in ''VideoGame/{{Amorous}}'', Lex the husky, is of AmbigiousGender until the second date. Whether they turn out to be male or female changes depending on your choices.

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* One of the characters you can date in ''VideoGame/{{Amorous}}'', Lex the husky, is of AmbigiousGender AmbiguousGender until the second date. Whether they turn out to be male or female changes depending on your choices.
18th Jan '18 8:05:22 AM legendaryweredragon
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* One of the characters you can date in ''VideoGame/{{Amorous}}'', Lex the husky, is of AmbigiousGender until the second date. Whether they turn out to be male or female changes depending on your choices.
28th Dec '17 11:58:22 PM CountDorku
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* In ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', Maybe's-Daughter's story arc is set up in such a way that it combines this with a degree of randomisation. When you start her arc, she presents you with a list of places you might be able to find her mother, and as someone who has played a videogame before, you assume it's going to be a straightforward example of this trope and she'll be in the last one you visit. Actually, the game does a randomised check when you hit the appropriate prompt in a place you haven't searched before, and she's in whichever one you're at when it succeeds - but since the odds start at 4% and double each time, she'll generally only pop up once you've checked most, but not all, of the places (which is just as well, really, since one of the locations is on the surface and so requires ferocious fuel expenditure and a minor risk of death to reach, and another is surrounded by [[DemonicSpiders Blue Prophets]], basically swarms of ship-killing death parrots).
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