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11th Feb '18 7:31:30 PM KBABZ
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** Occurs to a larger extent with various works which, whilst usually being consistent with the manga or anime, are rarely consistent with ''each other'', such as the third Broly movie having circumstances that contradict the previous two simply to tell [[RuleOfCool a cool story]]. Attempting to ask about this subject will elicit this response, and even the Daizenshuu guidebooks use "perhaps", "maybe" and other weasel words instead of putting a definitive ruling on things.
8th Feb '18 4:35:29 PM TheBigBopper
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* '''No idea, sorry.''' Maybe the creators genuinely don't have an answer. For example, they might honestly not remember anymore what they were thinking when they wrote that particular bit, or they might be just [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants making it up as they go]] and have no more idea what's going on than any of the viewers. Sometimes, the question is about some detail completely tangential to the story which the author(s) never considered, and although it might be cool if the author would just [[AssPull make up answers on the spot]] to questions about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters supporting character #23's]] favorite pizza topping, you can hardly blame the author who doesn't.

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* '''No idea, sorry.''' Maybe the creators genuinely don't have an answer. For example, they might honestly not remember anymore what they were thinking when they wrote that particular bit, or they might be just [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants making it up as they go]] and have no more idea what's going on than any of the viewers. Sometimes, the question is about some detail completely tangential to the story which the author(s) never considered, and although it might be cool if the author would just [[AssPull make up answers on the spot]] to questions about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters supporting character #23's]] favorite pizza topping, you can hardly blame the author who doesn't.
28th Jan '18 12:18:03 PM TheMountainKing
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** The tie-in comics published after the show ends ties up a lot of loose ends what happened to [[spoiler: Zuko's mother]] and we see more of Azula trying to pull herself together.

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** The tie-in comics published after the show ends ties up a lot of loose ends regarding what happened to [[spoiler: Zuko's mother]] and we see more of Azula trying to pull herself together.
28th Jan '18 12:12:45 PM TheMountainKing
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* Devin Grayson, writer of ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'' #93 where the title character is implied to have been raped by a female cohort during a HeroicBSOD, evaded the question when asked to confirm what happened beyond it being [[http://www.comicboards.com/devin.php "nonconsensual"]]. This is an irritating example, because the script for the issue does directly say that he was being raped. (This may have something to do with the female cohort in question, Tarantula, being suspected by many of being her AuthorAvatar and probable Mary Sue.)

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* Devin Grayson, writer of ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'' #93 where the title character is implied to have been raped by a female cohort during a HeroicBSOD, evaded the question when asked to confirm what happened beyond it being [[http://www.comicboards.com/devin.php "nonconsensual"]]. This is an irritating example, because the script for the issue does directly say that he was being raped. (This may have something to do with the female cohort in question, Tarantula, being suspected by many of being her AuthorAvatar and probable Mary Sue.AuthorAvatar.)
4th Jan '18 4:38:56 AM Cryoclaste
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* "People are always asking me what my lyrics mean. Well I say what any decent poet would say if you dared ask him to analyse his work: if you see it, darling, then it's there."- [[{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]]

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* "People are always asking me what my lyrics mean. Well I say what any decent poet would say if you dared ask him to analyse his work: if you see it, darling, then it's there."- [[{{Queen}} [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]]
1st Jan '18 12:41:13 PM matruz
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** Rowling has also gone back and forth with both her opinion over the Harry/Hermione pairing. One minute she says it could've gone one way or another and the next she states Harry and Hermione are completely incompatible.
20th Dec '17 12:06:58 AM Silverblade2
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* Leaving aside one storyline that everyone seems to be ignoring, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has never had any backstory that was not told by the Joker himself. In ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', a backstory is told which initially appears to be definitive, but the Joker later says, "Something like that happened to me. I'm not quite sure what it was. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another. If I'm going to have a past, I'd rather it be [[MultipleChoicePast multiple choice]]." His pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} backstory of having previously been a gang leader called the Red Hood has mostly been maintained (DependingOnTheWriter), but the backstory of the man who became the Red Hood has never been independently revealed.

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* Leaving aside one storyline that everyone seems to be ignoring, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has never had any backstory that was not told by the Joker himself. In ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', a backstory is told which initially appears to be definitive, but the Joker later says, "Something like that happened to me. I'm not quite sure what it was. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another. If I'm going to have a past, I'd rather it be [[MultipleChoicePast multiple choice]]." His pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} backstory of having previously been a gang leader called the Red Hood has mostly been maintained (DependingOnTheWriter), but the backstory of the man who became the Red Hood has never been independently revealed.



* The character SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' series. While no one questions that he's supposed to be the original Donkey Kong, Rare has flip-flopped on the issue on whether he's Donkey Kong's father or grandfather (meaning either modern DK is Donkey Kong Junior or his son). While more sources say grandfather, they did try to remain consistent during the production of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', leading the writers to state on their website to ignore instances of their previous mistake. Since this was the last Donkey Kong game they developed, this attempt at WordOfGod has gone unnoticed. (There's also the argument that Rare themselves was never meant to be taken seriously, as they have a history of making jokes about these sorts of questions.)

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* The character SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong Cranky Kong in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' series. While no one questions that he's supposed to be the original Donkey Kong, Rare has flip-flopped on the issue on whether he's Donkey Kong's father or grandfather (meaning either modern DK is Donkey Kong Junior or his son). While more sources say grandfather, they did try to remain consistent during the production of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', leading the writers to state on their website to ignore instances of their previous mistake. Since this was the last Donkey Kong game they developed, this attempt at WordOfGod has gone unnoticed. (There's also the argument that Rare themselves was never meant to be taken seriously, as they have a history of making jokes about these sorts of questions.)
18th Dec '17 2:58:45 PM Malady
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* In the MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha fanfic, MGLNCrisis, [[spoiler:Fate's familiar, Arf]] sacrifices herself, but is brought back later while struggling to remember much of her life before. The author leaves it open as to whether she came back, or was recreated with her memories intact.

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* In the MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha fanfic, MGLNCrisis, Fanfic/MGLNCrisis, [[spoiler:Fate's familiar, Arf]] sacrifices herself, but is brought back later while struggling to remember much of her life before. The author leaves it open as to whether she came back, or was recreated with her memories intact.
16th Dec '17 8:42:41 AM DaibhidC
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* In his insanely detailed ''Franchise/{{Doctor Who|ExpandedUniverse}}'' timeline ''Ahistory'', Lance Parkin ties down just about every story written by someone else, figuring out and explaining sometimes subtle and ambiguous continuity references. His own ambiguities go untouched, with the foonote to ''The Infinity Doctors'' acknowledging that placing it where he does doesn't actually work, and the entries referring to a villainous contemporary of the Doctor's father named Marnel, whose son visited him in the seventies, pointedly not speculating on who said son might be (although he does place the visit in the UNIT era without further comment).

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* In his insanely detailed ''Franchise/{{Doctor Who|ExpandedUniverse}}'' timeline ''Ahistory'', Lance Parkin ties down just about every story written by someone else, figuring out and explaining sometimes subtle and ambiguous continuity references. His own ambiguities go untouched, with the foonote to ''The Infinity Doctors'' acknowledging that placing it where he does doesn't actually work, and the entries referring to a villainous contemporary of the Doctor's father named Marnel, whose son visited him on Earth in the seventies, pointedly not speculating on who said son might be (although he does place the visit in the UNIT era without further comment).
10th Dec '17 1:03:07 PM nombretomado
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* The straightest answer to the question "What does "American Pie" mean?" that anyone has gotten out of DonMcLean is "It means I never have to work again." More seriously, he claims "songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence." and "They’re beyond analysis. They’re poetry."

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* The straightest answer to the question "What does "American Pie" mean?" that anyone has gotten out of DonMcLean Music/DonMcLean is "It means I never have to work again." More seriously, he claims "songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence." and "They’re beyond analysis. They’re poetry."
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