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22nd Mar '17 5:10:11 PM Paranoia
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* Woo, of ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'' acts as this to Larissa in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/01/04/0126-secrets/ this strip]] from a longer story arc, revealing the fact that Larisa has a secret. The exact nature of the secret is yet to be revealed as at this writing.

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* Woo, of ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'' acts as this to Larissa in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/01/04/0126-secrets/ this strip]] from a longer story arc, revealing the fact that Larisa has a secret. The exact nature of the secret is yet to be Later revealed to be [[spoiler: that she has a rare genetic disease that will probably kill her before she's twenty years old. The medication she passes off as at this writing.insulin is really just a treatment for early symptoms like extreme muscle fatigue and lethargy.]]
1st Mar '17 1:51:43 AM Gemser
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* ''Film/HappyGilmore'': Happy [[http://youtu.be/0u5O2--9www?t=47s talks to his girlfriend through the apartment intercom]]. HilarityEnsues when she leaves.
14th Dec '16 5:40:37 PM merotoker
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Compare ThinkingOutLoud, where a character ''is'' in fact voicing their thoughts to the open air, or CompanionCube, where the object is treated as an actual character, sometimes for a good chunk of the story (think Wilson in ''{{Castaway}}''); also CaptainsLog, where the object is a recording device of some sort (electronic or journal), and they're expected to relate to it. SuperTrope of TalkingToTheDead.

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Compare ThinkingOutLoud, where a character ''is'' in fact voicing their thoughts to the open air, or CompanionCube, where the object is treated as an actual character, sometimes for a good chunk of the story (think Wilson in ''{{Castaway}}''); ''Film/{{Castaway}}''); also CaptainsLog, where the object is a recording device of some sort (electronic or journal), and they're expected to relate to it. SuperTrope of TalkingToTheDead.



* The first half of [[Comicbook/CivilWar The Confession]] is done this way, but an affecting variation: the reader doesn't immediately know who or what [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is talking to; the realisation dawns as the monologue progresses and Tony breaks down, ending with a splash page revealing that he has, indeed, been addressing [[spoiler:[[TearJerker addressing the bullet-ridden corpse]] of [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]]]].
* Similarly, in ''Marvel: The End'', ComicBook/{{Thanos}} has destroyed the whole universe, killed everyone else, and, alone in the emptiness, recites how it happened for the benefit of the reader. [[spoiler: In the last issue, we discover he was talking with the other survivor, his nemesis ComicBook/AdamWarlock]]

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* The first half of [[Comicbook/CivilWar The Confession]] is done this way, but an affecting variation: the reader doesn't immediately know who or what [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is talking to; the realisation dawns as the monologue progresses and Tony breaks down, ending with a splash page revealing that he has, indeed, been addressing [[spoiler:[[TearJerker addressing the bullet-ridden corpse]] of [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]]]].
* Similarly, in ''Marvel: The End'', ComicBook/{{Thanos}} has destroyed the whole universe, killed everyone else, and, alone in the emptiness, recites how it happened for the benefit of the reader. [[spoiler: In the last issue, we discover he was talking with the other survivor, his nemesis ComicBook/AdamWarlock]]ComicBook/AdamWarlock]].



[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* In ''Literature/TheGooseGirl'', the princess forced into a goose girl job laments her fate to an iron stove, since she has made ThePromise not to tell a living soul.
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* In ''Literature/TheGooseGirl'', the princess forced into a goose girl job laments her fate to an iron stove, since she has made ThePromise not to tell a living soul.
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* Charlton Heston has a strange mannequin in ''Film/TheOmegaMan''.

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* Charlton Heston Creator/CharltonHeston has a strange mannequin in ''Film/TheOmegaMan''.



* ''Film/CastAway'': Creator/TomHanks spends four years talking to his Wilson-brand volleyball, which he names Wilson. The screenwriter took the idea from of his own experience, when he stranded himself for a week as research and began chatting with a volleyball that washed ashore.

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* ''Film/CastAway'': Creator/TomHanks spends four years talking to his Wilson-brand volleyball, which he names Wilson. The screenwriter took the idea from of his own experience, when he stranded himself for a week as research and began chatting with a volleyball that washed ashore.



* AntiChrist Damien Thorn's ReasonYouSuckSpeech to statue of crucified Jesus in ''Film/OmenIIITheFinalConflict''.

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* AntiChrist TheAntichrist Damien Thorn's ReasonYouSuckSpeech TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to a statue of crucified Jesus in ''Film/OmenIIITheFinalConflict''.



* ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk. After [[spoiler:her daughter]] is killed, Mrs. Clark goes to the place her body was found to talk to "her" [[spoiler: and that's how the police know that she was the murderer.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'' ''Literature/{{Haunted}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk. After [[spoiler:her daughter]] is killed, Mrs. Clark goes to the place her body was found to talk to "her" [[spoiler: and that's how the police know that she was the murderer.]]murderer]].



* Sophie in ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'' likes to converse with hats, mannequins, sticks, scarecrows, and pretty much anything else. But, [[spoiler:little does she know that her conversing with inanimate objects actually brings them to life.]]

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* Sophie in ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'' likes to converse with hats, mannequins, sticks, scarecrows, and pretty much anything else. But, [[spoiler:little does she know that her conversing with inanimate objects actually brings them to life.]]life]].



* Sometimes it involves an inanimate object being used as a stand-in for someone real--there's an episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' where Giles asks a chair out on a date.
** That scene could be interpreted as TrickDialogue as well.
*** There's also the episode where Spike uses a mannequin to practice confessing his feelings to Buffy, eventually getting mad and beating the crap out of it. And then there was the Buffybot...

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
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Sometimes it involves an inanimate object being used as a stand-in for someone real--there's an episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' where Giles asks a chair out on a date.
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date. That scene could be interpreted as TrickDialogue as well.
*** ** There's also the episode where Spike uses a mannequin to practice confessing his feelings to Buffy, eventually getting mad and beating the crap out of it. And then there was the Buffybot...



* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' sometimes confesses his secrets to his son, Harrison, who isn't even a year old. At one point he remarks that he has to stop doing this before the baby is able to understand him. He also confessed to [[spoiler: Rita]] as she lay in her casket at her funeral.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' Series/{{Dexter}} sometimes confesses his secrets to his son, Harrison, who isn't even a year old. At one point he remarks that he has to stop doing this before the baby is able to understand him. He also confessed to [[spoiler: Rita]] as she lay in her casket at her funeral.



* The Dropkick Murphys' TearJerker "The Green Fields of France" is sung to a dead WorldWarOne soldier, whilst sitting by his gravestone.
** Originally by Music/EricBogle.

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* The Dropkick Murphys' TearJerker "The Green Fields of France" is sung to a dead WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI soldier, whilst sitting by his gravestone.
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gravestone. Originally by Music/EricBogle.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'', the titular character does this with his goldfish (supposedly to make light of the fact that he's directing most lines to his computer screen) when he flips out over Kendall placing as number one on an internet site in "Rank of Awesome".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Kick Buttowski|SuburbanDaredevil}}'', the titular character does this with his goldfish (supposedly to make light of the fact that he's directing most lines to his computer screen) when he flips out over Kendall placing as number one on an internet site in "Rank of Awesome".
15th Oct '16 5:37:40 PM bryancrain88
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* The first half of [[Comicbook/CivilWar The Confession]] is done this way, but an affecting variation: the reader doesn't immediately know who or what [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is talking to; the realisation dawns as the monologue progresses and Tony breaks down, ending with a splash page revealing that he has, indeed, been [[TearJerker addressing the bullet-ridden corpse]] of [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]].

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* The first half of [[Comicbook/CivilWar The Confession]] is done this way, but an affecting variation: the reader doesn't immediately know who or what [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is talking to; the realisation dawns as the monologue progresses and Tony breaks down, ending with a splash page revealing that he has, indeed, been [[TearJerker addressing [[spoiler:[[TearJerker addressing the bullet-ridden corpse]] of [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]].Rogers]]]].
12th Oct '16 12:36:28 PM HiddenWindshield
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* ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Haley [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0527.html holds these with]] [[spoiler:Roy's corpse]], completely unaware that he is listening.
** In a much earlier variation, Roy [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0162.html has an epiphany]] during a speech to his dad, which follows the flavor of this trope, even though Roy thinks his dad might be listening. As it turns out, he's not, because [[spoiler:he's stuck in a summoning circle in Azure City]].
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0598.html "She would have made a pretty cool girlfriend, too."]]

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* ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Haley ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Roy
[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0162.html has an epiphany]] during a speech to his late father. Roy thinks his dad might actually be listening, but even if he was ([[spoiler:at the time, he was stuck in a summoning circle in Azure City]]), he couldn't or wouldn't reply.
** Later, Haley would [[http://www.
giantitp.com/comics/oots0527.html holds hold these with]] [[spoiler:Roy's corpse]], [[spoiler:Roy]]'s corpse, completely unaware that he is he's there listening.
** In a much earlier variation, Roy Elan [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0162.html has an epiphany]] during a speech to his dad, which follows the flavor of this trope, even though Roy thinks his dad might be listening. As it turns out, he's not, because [[spoiler:he's stuck in a summoning circle in Azure City]].
** [[http://www.
giantitp.com/comics/oots0598.html "She would have made has a pretty cool girlfriend, too."]]one-sided conversation]] with [[spoiler:Therkla]]'s grave.
28th Jul '16 8:52:45 PM RevDave
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* In another last-man-on-earth movie, ''Film/TheWorld, the Flesh and the Devil'', Harry Belafonte has a mannequin which he names "Snodgrass".

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* In another last-man-on-earth movie, ''Film/TheWorld, the Flesh and the Devil'', ''Film/TheWorldTheFleshAndTheDevil'', Harry Belafonte has a mannequin which he names "Snodgrass".
13th Jul '16 6:51:16 PM Lullaby22
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* The eponymous protagonist of ''Series/CaitlinsWay'' would occasionally talk with her horse, Bandit, when she needed to work out a problem.
26th May '16 11:10:15 AM Willbyr
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* Kanako and Father Kanae from ''MariaHolic'' both give monologues to their deceased mothers.

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* Kanako and Father Kanae from ''MariaHolic'' ''Manga/MariaHolic'' both give monologues to their deceased mothers.
10th Mar '16 7:58:23 AM Goldfritha
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[[folder:Ballads]]
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfLornAndTheFalseSteward'', to evade ThePromise to never tell a person what the steward had done to him, the lord addresses his complaints to a horse. Ignoring the lady sitting there listening; that could be passed off as ExactEavesDropping.
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* In ''Literature/TheGooseGirl'', the princess forced into a goose girl job laments her fate to an iron stove, since she has made ThePromise not to tell a living soul.
[[/folder]]
12th Jan '16 11:14:20 AM Piando
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* The first half of [[Comicbook/CivilWar The Confession]] is done this way, but an affecting variation: the reader doesn't immediately know who or what [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is talking to; the realisation dawns as the monologue progresses and Tony breaks down, ending with a splash page revealing that he has, indeed, been [[TearJerker addressing the bullet-ridden corpse]] of [[CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]].
* Similarly, in ''Marvel: The End'', {{Thanos}} has destroyed the whole universe, killed everyone else, and, alone in the emptiness, recites how it happened for the benefit of the reader. [[spoiler: In the last issue, we discover he was talking with the other survivor, his nemesis ComicBook/AdamWarlock]]

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* The first half of [[Comicbook/CivilWar The Confession]] is done this way, but an affecting variation: the reader doesn't immediately know who or what [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is talking to; the realisation dawns as the monologue progresses and Tony breaks down, ending with a splash page revealing that he has, indeed, been [[TearJerker addressing the bullet-ridden corpse]] of [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]].
* Similarly, in ''Marvel: The End'', {{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} has destroyed the whole universe, killed everyone else, and, alone in the emptiness, recites how it happened for the benefit of the reader. [[spoiler: In the last issue, we discover he was talking with the other survivor, his nemesis ComicBook/AdamWarlock]]
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