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19th Apr '17 4:27:21 AM Ccook1956
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** In "Where There's A Well, There's A Way," DM and Penfold follow the directions of a scroll en route to the Mystic Inkwell of Merlin:
-->'''DM:''' (''reading'') "Into the caverns and down the stairs\\
Must go the ones who would make it theirs..."\\
'''Penfold:''' "Theirs"? "Their" what? What's it talking about?\\
'''DM:''' Just a minute, Penfold...(''reading'') "The wish I mean, of course, that's what.\\
Forgotten already, you stupid clot?"
28th Mar '17 9:23:32 AM HiddenWindshield
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* The movie ''Film/IRobot'' inverts this. Dr. Lanning leaves a [[VideoWills hologram]] at the scene of his death, which is only programmed to respond to a few specific questions, and so Spooner has to figure out just ''what'' exactly the tape "knew" he would say. We later find out that this is because he was being watched by [[spoiler:VIKI]] while he was making the hologram, so he had to be very careful about what he said.

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* The movie ''Film/IRobot'' inverts this. Dr. Lanning leaves a an interactive [[VideoWills hologram]] at the scene of his death, which is only programmed to respond to a few specific questions, and so Spooner has to figure out just ''what'' exactly the tape "knew" he would say.ask. We later find out that this is because he was being watched by [[spoiler:VIKI]] while he was making the hologram, so he had to be very careful about what he said.
26th Mar '17 9:17:03 PM MoarLurk
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** In season 1 Stage 15, he fakes a video conference with Mao, to get Mao to think he was far away so he wouldn't hear Lelouch's thoughts as he approached. Lelouch interrupted Mao a lot and generally ignored their answers, simply pushing his line. He also remained silent for too long, causing Mao to ask, "Cat got your tongue?" before he resumed the pre-recorded message.

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** In season 1 Stage 15, he fakes a video conference with Mao, to get Mao to think he was far away so he wouldn't hear Lelouch's thoughts as he approached. Lelouch interrupted Mao a lot and generally ignored their his answers, simply pushing his line. He also remained silent for too long, causing Mao to ask, "Cat got your tongue?" before he resumed the pre-recorded message.
5th Mar '17 9:27:19 PM zoop
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* Came in the form of a written will in ''Literature/TheWestingGame'', which incorporates into its text the interjections that the deceased has predicted his audience will make during its reading. The deceased millionaire even has a stored away message that informs the characters that they're all wrong in their deductions on his murderer. There turns out to be a legitimate reason for this uncanniness, though: [[spoiler:Mr. Westing actually isn't dead and is disguised as one of the main characters, which enables him to keep track of other characters' progress in his "game."]]
-->"Sit down, Grace Windsor Wexler!"

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* Came in the form of a written will in ''Literature/TheWestingGame'', which incorporates into its text the interjections that the deceased has predicted his audience will make during its reading. The trope is played straight when one character stands up in sudden anger ("Sit down, Grace Windsor Wexler!") Later, however, the trope is subverted as the deceased millionaire even has a stored away message that informs the characters that they're all wrong in their deductions on his murderer. There turns out to be a legitimate deductions. The reason for this uncanniness, though: is that [[spoiler:Mr. Westing actually isn't dead and is disguised as one of the main characters, which enables him to keep track of other characters' progress in his "game."]]
-->"Sit down, Grace Windsor Wexler!"
"]]
5th Mar '17 5:36:39 AM CrasherWave
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7099768?view_full_work=true On The Run]]'' Katsuki Bakugou is reading a journal left to him and Izuku by their teacher Aizawa telling him how they should go about training to face the League of Villains in the future with each page causing him to become more and more frustrated with what he's supposed to do to help both himself and Izuku. On the very last page Aizawa writes in all caps “BREAK THE CHAINS YOUR PRIDE USES TO HOLD YOU DOWN” causing Katsuki to tear that page out and burn it. Behind that text written on the inside of the back cover itself Aizawa has written “Do not let your superiority complex control you. Stop burning my pages.” He then procedes to chuck the journal as far away from him as he can.
23rd Feb '17 6:56:23 PM jerzyszczur
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* In ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'', Dalinar, a highprince of Alethkar, receives a series of visions from the past and seems to have a meaningful conversation with the Almighty. [[spoiler: After a dialogue derails in a way similar to the Ubik example above, it's revealed to be a subversion. The Almighty can't see or hear him. What Dalinar mistook for an important policy advice turns out to be something entirely unrelated. Oops.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'', Dalinar, a highprince of Alethkar, receives a series of [[spoiler: Dalinar's visions from the past and turn out to be a subversion. He seems to have hold a meaningful conversation with the Almighty. [[spoiler: After a dialogue Almighty during each. Then, after one conversation derails in a way similar to the Ubik example above, it's revealed to be he realizes it was actually a subversion. The set of pre-recorded messages and the Almighty can't see or hear him. What Dalinar mistook for an important policy advice turns out to be something entirely unrelated. Oops.]]
23rd Feb '17 6:46:29 PM jerzyszczur
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* In ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'', Dalinar, a highprince of Alethkar, receives a series of visions from the past and seems to have a meaningful conversation with the Almighty. [[spoiler: After a dialogue derails in a way similar to the Ubik example above, it's revealed to be a subversion. The Almighty can't see or hear him. What Dalinar mistook for an important policy advice turns out to be something entirely unrelated. Oops.]]
19th Feb '17 5:07:43 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FunAndFancyFree'', Jiminy Cricket listens to a storybook on record narrated by Dinah Shore as the lead-in to the Bongo segment;
-->'''Dinah Shore:''' This is the story of three bears...\\
'''Jiminy Cricket:''' Yeah, yeah, I know. A papa bear, a mama bear, and an itsy-bitsy baby bear.\\
'''Dinah Shore:''' ''(Chuckles)'' But it's not the one you know!
18th Feb '17 2:57:44 PM LentilSandEater
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* Done in the fourth ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' book, so the main character can have the first stimulating conversation he's had in the book. Arguably {{justified|Trope}}, as Artemis is watching a video of himself. It's not too much of a stretch to think that Artemis would know how Artemis would respond.

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* Done in the fourth ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' book, so the main character can have the first stimulating conversation he's had in the book. Arguably {{justified|Trope}}, as Artemis is watching a video of himself. It's not too much of a stretch to think downplayed in that he didn't know exactly what future Artemis would know how Artemis say, but knew that he would respond.and so could qualify it as a conversation.
31st Jan '17 1:53:25 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn: Phoebe tries to look through her dad's browsing history, and finds that his last search was for "Hello Phoebe, I know you're reading this."

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* ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn: ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'': Phoebe tries to look through her dad's browsing history, and finds that his last search was for "Hello Phoebe, I know you're reading this."
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