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8th Apr '16 8:04:22 AM Thunderchin
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* One of the many, MANY criticisms of ''WebComic/{{Sonichu}}'', as elaborated on [[http://www.sonichu.com/cwcki/Chris_and_writing#Dialogue here.]]

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* One of the many, MANY ''MANY'' criticisms of ''WebComic/{{Sonichu}}'', ''WebComic/{{Sonichu}}''. To say that it's not so much a comic as elaborated it is wall after migraine-inducing wall of Comic Sans with the occasional illustration would be a more than accurate assessment of the visual onslaught on display here. It gets so bad that even the official wiki [[http://www.sonichu.com/cwcki/Chris_and_writing#Dialogue here.]]com/cwcki/Chris_and_writing#Visual_clarity throws up their hands in despair]].
--> '''Sonichu Wiki:''' Holy balls, try reading ''this''.
6th Feb '16 9:56:05 AM Josef5678
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** ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' had Plato doing this now and then. He wrote philosophical screeds as bathroom grafitti.

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** * ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' had Plato doing this now and then. He wrote philosophical screeds as bathroom grafitti.
6th Feb '16 2:24:55 AM CaptEquinox
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** ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' had Plato doing this now and then. He wrote philosophical screeds as bathroom grafitti.
25th Jan '16 4:48:09 PM CumDragon69
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* Creator/CharlesDickens's style is quite wordy. The discussion Scrooge has with Marley in ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' is very short by his standards.

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* Creator/CharlesDickens's style is quite wordy. The discussion Scrooge has with Marley in ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' is very short by his standards. (Then again, he WAS paid by the word...)
23rd Jan '16 4:39:05 PM Josef5678
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* One issue of ''ComicBook/HowardTheDuck'' was 22 pages of text-with-an-illustration of SteveGerber apologizing for not having a fully-formed comic ready for publication that month.

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* One issue of ''ComicBook/HowardTheDuck'' was 22 pages of text-with-an-illustration of SteveGerber Creator/SteveGerber apologizing for not having a fully-formed comic ready for publication that month.



* At the [[OfficialFanfictionUniversity Official Fanfiction Academy]] [[Franchise/StarTrek of Starfleet]], some of the classrooms have literal Text Walls. (Recycled from the students' fanfics.)

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* At the [[OfficialFanfictionUniversity [[Fanfic/OfficialFanfictionUniversity Official Fanfiction Academy]] [[Franchise/StarTrek of Starfleet]], some of the classrooms have literal Text Walls. (Recycled from the students' fanfics.)



* Textbooks. Some college texts books that are literally solid walls of text that go for pages with no pictures, diagrams, or even ''paragraph breaks''. And the text is usually really tiny.

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* Textbooks. Some college texts books that are literally solid walls of text that go for pages with no pictures, diagrams, or even ''paragraph breaks''. And Also, the text is usually really tiny.



* This happens on other forums as well: on ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s official forums, people use TL;DR (Too long; didn't read) both offensively and defensively; someone building a wall of text will add "TL;DR version: Stuff", and people protesting will post just TL;DR. Sometimes people will lampshade their own wall building; one added "Edit: Remodeled Wall of Text, adding a door, a couple of windows and some nice flowerboxes" after breaking it up into paragraphs.

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* This happens on other forums as well: on On ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s official forums, people use TL;DR (Too long; didn't read) both offensively and defensively; someone building a wall of text will add "TL;DR version: Stuff", and people protesting will post just TL;DR. Sometimes people will lampshade their own wall building; one added "Edit: Remodeled Wall of Text, adding a door, a couple of windows and some nice flowerboxes" after breaking it up into paragraphs.



* When play testing the game that would eventually become ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', the developers found out that testers would often reset the game to [[SaveScumming load better items in Nook's shop or just to get better results]]. As this is a life simulation game where events happen in real time, this was seen as detrimental to the experience the game was giving. Learning from the experience of Kaepora Gaebora above, they realized that the one thing players hate is time wasted on scrolling through walls of text that could be better spent on actually playing the game. So they created an [=NPC=] character that reminded you to save your game should you just turn it off without saving, and did so by via Walls of Text and waste the player's time and thus, making resetting much more of a arduous task then in other games. This character would later become a mole named Mr.Resetti.

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* When play testing the game that would eventually become ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', the developers found out that testers would often reset the game to [[SaveScumming load better items in Nook's shop or just to get better results]]. As this is a life simulation game where events happen in real time, this was seen as detrimental to the experience the game was giving. Learning from the experience of Kaepora Gaebora above, they realized that the one thing players hate is time wasted on scrolling through walls of text that could be better spent on actually playing the game. So they created an [=NPC=] character that reminded you to save your game should you just turn it off without saving, and did so by via Walls of Text and waste the player's time and thus, making resetting much more of a arduous task then in other games. This character would later become a mole named Mr. Resetti.



* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Kotomine and Rin are prone to expository lectures, Kotomine describing the functions and history of the Grail Wars, Rin less frequently on the mechanics of magic. Many ChekhovsGun's have been obscured in the pages of pages of text, and the voice-acted version hardly saved them. This was impatiently Lampshaded by Shirou's internal monologue in the final arc: "Doesn't he ever shut up?"

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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Kotomine and Rin are prone to expository lectures, Kotomine describing the functions and history of the Grail Wars, Rin less frequently on the mechanics of magic. Many ChekhovsGun's {{Chekhovs Gun}}s have been obscured in the pages of pages of text, and the voice-acted version hardly saved them. This was impatiently Lampshaded by Shirou's internal monologue in the final arc: "Doesn't he ever shut up?"



*** It justifies its Walls of Text even further by introducing a [[KnowNothingKnowItAll pseudo-intellectual]] {{Tumblr}} [[TakeThat parody]] who prefers textwalling at people in such a densely-packed, long-winded format that it becomes [[UpToEleven impossible to read due to the text shrinking down to 1pt size to fit it all]]. He even almost refers to basic conversations with people as "monologues".

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*** It justifies its Walls of Text even further by introducing a [[KnowNothingKnowItAll pseudo-intellectual]] {{Tumblr}} Website/{{Tumblr}} [[TakeThat parody]] who prefers textwalling at people in such a densely-packed, long-winded format that it becomes [[UpToEleven impossible to read due to the text shrinking down to 1pt size to fit it all]]. He even almost refers to basic conversations with people as "monologues".



* Most of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' consists of enormous, inconsistently-formatted, unbroken, migraine-inducing Great Walls of Comic Sans. Even the [[http://sonichu.com/cwcki/Chris_and_writing official wiki]] throws up their arms trying to read it all.



* The Onion's articles [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/nation-shudders-at-large-block-of-uninterrupted-te,16932/ Nation Shudders at Large Block of Uninterrupted Text]] and [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/frustrated-obama-sends-nation-rambling-75000word-e,18516/ Frustrated Obama Sends Nation Rambling 75,000-Word E-Mail]]

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* The Onion's Website/TheOnion's articles [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/nation-shudders-at-large-block-of-uninterrupted-te,16932/ Nation Shudders at Large Block of Uninterrupted Text]] and [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/frustrated-obama-sends-nation-rambling-75000word-e,18516/ Frustrated Obama Sends Nation Rambling 75,000-Word E-Mail]]



* Happens on TheOtherWiki occasionally, more in the obscure-ish pages than others. Plot summaries can fall into this trap, especially if it gets overly detailed.

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* Happens on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki occasionally, more in the obscure-ish pages than others. Plot summaries can fall into this trap, especially if it gets overly detailed.



* Most contracts and user agreements. Unfortunately, 'I didn't read the contract! It was too long!' won't do you any good in court.[[note]]Though depending on where you live, the legality of many {{EULA}} terms is dubious.[[/note]].

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* Most contracts and user agreements. Unfortunately, 'I didn't read the contract! It was too long!' won't do you any good in court.[[note]]Though depending on where you live, the legality of many {{EULA}} EULA terms is dubious.[[/note]].[[/note]]
15th Jan '16 11:47:11 PM Anddrix
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-->'''Warning:''' The following comic contains a lot of words. Those who are frightened or intimidated by reading are encouraged to seek entertainment elsewhere. [[ViewersAreMorons We recommend a shiny ball of foil]].

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-->'''Warning:''' The following comic contains a lot of words. Those who are frightened or intimidated by reading are encouraged to seek entertainment elsewhere. [[ViewersAreMorons We recommend a shiny ball of foil]].foil.
15th Jan '16 3:02:11 PM PDL
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* When play testing the game that would eventually become ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', the developers found out that testers would often reset the game to [[SaveScumming load better items in Nook's shop or just to get better results]]. As this is a life simulation game where events happen in real time, this was seen as detrimental to the experience the game was given. Learning from the experience of Kaepora Gaebora above, they realized that the one thing players hate is time wasted on scrolling through walls of text that could be better spent on actually playing the game. So they created an [=NPC=] character that reminded you to save your game should you just turn it off without saving, and did so by via Walls of Text and waste the player's time and thus, making resetting much more of a arduous task then in other games. This character would later be a mole named Mr.Resetti.

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* When play testing the game that would eventually become ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', the developers found out that testers would often reset the game to [[SaveScumming load better items in Nook's shop or just to get better results]]. As this is a life simulation game where events happen in real time, this was seen as detrimental to the experience the game was given.giving. Learning from the experience of Kaepora Gaebora above, they realized that the one thing players hate is time wasted on scrolling through walls of text that could be better spent on actually playing the game. So they created an [=NPC=] character that reminded you to save your game should you just turn it off without saving, and did so by via Walls of Text and waste the player's time and thus, making resetting much more of a arduous task then in other games. This character would later be become a mole named Mr.Resetti.
15th Jan '16 3:00:47 PM PDL
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* When play testing the game that would eventually become ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', the developers found out that testers would often reset the game to [[SaveScumming load better items in Nook's shop or just to get better results]]. As this is a life simulation game where events happen in real time, this was seen as detrimental to the experience the game was given. Learning from the experience of Kaepora Gaebora above, they realized that the one thing players hate is time wasted on scrolling through walls of text that could be better spent on actually playing the game. So they created an [=NPC=] character that reminded you to save your game should you just turn it off without saving. This character would later be a mole named Mr.Resetti.

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* When play testing the game that would eventually become ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', the developers found out that testers would often reset the game to [[SaveScumming load better items in Nook's shop or just to get better results]]. As this is a life simulation game where events happen in real time, this was seen as detrimental to the experience the game was given. Learning from the experience of Kaepora Gaebora above, they realized that the one thing players hate is time wasted on scrolling through walls of text that could be better spent on actually playing the game. So they created an [=NPC=] character that reminded you to save your game should you just turn it off without saving.saving, and did so by via Walls of Text and waste the player's time and thus, making resetting much more of a arduous task then in other games. This character would later be a mole named Mr.Resetti.
15th Jan '16 2:58:13 PM PDL
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* When play testing the game that would eventually become ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', the developers found out that testers would often reset the game to [[SaveScumming load better items in Nook's shop or just to get better results]]. As this is a life simulation game where events happen in real time, this was seen as detrimental to the experience the game was given. Learning from the experience of Kaepora Gaebora above, they realized that the one thing players hate is time wasted on scrolling through walls of text that could be better spent on actually playing the game. So they created an [=NPC=] character that reminded you to save your game should you just turn it off without saving. This character would later be a mole named Mr.Resetti.
13th Jan '16 4:42:55 PM nombretomado
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** The short-lived comic, based on [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestler]] The UltimateWarrior, was filled from cover to cover with walls of text, much of it consisting of incomprehensible, made-up jargon. Much of the text centers on Warrior's strange pseudo-philosophy that nearly makes TimeCube look sane by comparison. To see just how crazy and nonsensical it is, almost to the point it is hard to believe it could exist, see TheSpoonyExperiment's [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/bt/spoonyone/reviews/7238-warrior1 review of it]]. Making it worse was that sometimes it was printed in font colors that were unreadable on the background color. The sheer volume of text and its insane, babbling nature really can't be overstated here. There's a text box for the crazy narrator, a text box for "Warrior"'s crazy inner monologue, and ''then'' thought bubbles for "Warrior"'s crazy thoughts. It amounts to, at ''minimum'', a good 4-5 paragraphs per page...

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** The short-lived comic, based on [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestler]] The UltimateWarrior, was filled from cover to cover with walls of text, much of it consisting of incomprehensible, made-up jargon. Much of the text centers on Warrior's strange pseudo-philosophy that nearly makes TimeCube look sane by comparison. To see just how crazy and nonsensical it is, almost to the point it is hard to believe it could exist, see TheSpoonyExperiment's WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment's [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/bt/spoonyone/reviews/7238-warrior1 review of it]]. Making it worse was that sometimes it was printed in font colors that were unreadable on the background color. The sheer volume of text and its insane, babbling nature really can't be overstated here. There's a text box for the crazy narrator, a text box for "Warrior"'s crazy inner monologue, and ''then'' thought bubbles for "Warrior"'s crazy thoughts. It amounts to, at ''minimum'', a good 4-5 paragraphs per page...
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