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25th Oct '15 10:26:03 PM crashkey
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** ''Literature/TheFamiliar'' is a projected 27-volume series. The first volume, ''One Rainy Day in May'', has been released at 880 pages. It would be absolutely ridiculous coming from this author for all those pages to just be text played straight, not to mention how long it would take to write that much content, so it's pretty much expected by all of Danielewski's fans that he's going to be playing with the text in various ways throughout the extremely long piece.

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** ''Literature/TheFamiliar'' is a projected 27-volume series. The first volume, ''One Rainy Day in May'', has been released at 880 pages. It would be absolutely ridiculous coming from this author for all those pages to just be text played straight, not to mention how long it would take to write that much content, so it's pretty much expected by all of Danielewski's fans that he's going to be playing with uses different fonts and layouts depending on the text in various ways throughout character who is the extremely long piece.focus of the chapter - and there's plenty of unusual occurrences too, like words falling like raindrops or making up the shape of a clock.
21st Oct '15 12:52:25 PM Folamh3
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* A poem where this trope is justified would be "Die Trichter" (The Funnels) by Christian Morgenstern. The words are arranged in the shape of a funnel. (Surely the most widely known example, at least in Germany, but not the only one.)

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* A poem where this trope is justified would be "Die Trichter" (The Funnels) by Christian Morgenstern. The Morgenstern, in which the words are arranged in the shape of a funnel. (Surely the most widely known example, at least in Germany, but not the only one.)
21st Oct '15 12:02:06 PM shokoshu
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* A poem where this trope is justified would be "Die Trichter" (The Funnels) by Christian Morgenstern. The words are arranged in the shape of a funnel. (Surely the most widely known example, at least in Germany, but not the only one.)
19th Sep '15 4:06:25 PM nombretomado
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* An original early ''ElfQuest'' comic had a hand-lettered foreword on the inside front cover in the shape of a wolf's head.

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* An original early ''ElfQuest'' ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' comic had a hand-lettered foreword on the inside front cover in the shape of a wolf's head.
9th Sep '15 3:28:42 AM Roach
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* ''WebOriginal/LightsInTheDarkness'' - a story [[http://www.guildcompanion.com/scrolls/2002/feb/lights.html published]] in he Guild COmpanion, uses three different fonts of the same typeface to give a conversastion of three people. Italic is a small child, the normal typeface is the granny and late in the story, the grandfather is depicted with bold letters.

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* ''WebOriginal/LightsInTheDarkness'' - a story [[http://www.guildcompanion.com/scrolls/2002/feb/lights.html published]] in he the Guild COmpanion, Companion, uses three different fonts of the same typeface to give a conversastion conversation of three people. Italic is a small child, the normal typeface is the granny and late in the story, the grandfather is depicted with bold letters.
8th Sep '15 6:20:34 AM Roach
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* ''WebOriginal/LightsInTheDarkness'' - a story [[http://www.guildcompanion.com/scrolls/2002/feb/lights.html published]] in he Guild COmpanion, uses three different fonts of the same typeface to give a conversastion of three people. Italic is a small child, the normal typeface is the granny and late in the story, the grandfather is depicted with bold letters.
13th Aug '15 11:09:28 AM R1ck
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[[center: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. [[superscript:A literary trope]] in which the text is arranged on the page in strange ways, including but not limited to: right-to-left (in Western works), bottom-to-top, reversed, upside-down etc.]] It can also make use of [[color:red:colours]], [[AC:multiple UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}}]] and other @@typographical tricks of this nature.@@

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[[center: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. [[superscript:A literary trope]] in which the text is arranged on the page in strange ways, including but not limited to: right-to-left (in Western works), bottom-to-top, reversed, upside-down etc.]] It can also make use of [[color:red:colours]], [[AC:multiple UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}}]] and other @@typographical tricks of this nature.@@
9th Aug '15 4:59:52 PM Prfnoff
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* Used in {{Forward}} to illustrate River's unbalanced state of mind.

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* Used in {{Forward}} ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' to illustrate River's unbalanced state of mind.
20th Jul '15 2:47:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** The author does have a tendency to do this. In another of his books, TheThirteenAndAHalfLivesOfCaptainBluebear, the character is approached by a giant spider. The onomatopoesia used to descripe this apporach is 'boom!' in constantly increasing letter size, until the word covers a complete page.

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** The author does have a tendency to do this. * In another of his books, TheThirteenAndAHalfLivesOfCaptainBluebear, ''Literature/TheThirteenAndAHalfLivesOfCaptainBluebear'', the character is approached by a giant spider. The onomatopoesia used to descripe this apporach is 'boom!' in constantly increasing letter size, until the word covers a complete page.
16th Jul '15 6:17:55 AM TrustBen
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** And for that matter, Harlan ''himself'' has used the technique in a few stories ("Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes" and "Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream", among others).

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** And for that matter, Harlan ''himself'' has used the technique in a few stories ("Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes" and Moneyeyes", "Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream", and "The Deathbird" among others).
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