History OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / Literature

10th Aug '16 9:13:00 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' ends just before the decisive, climactic battle that the whole book was building up to. A battle between hundreds of thousands of samurais that historically decided the fate of Japan.

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* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' ends just before the decisive, climactic battle that the whole book was building up to. A battle between hundreds of thousands of samurais that historically decided the fate of Japan.
9th Aug '16 6:18:21 AM JohnPrestwick
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9th Aug '16 6:18:19 AM JohnPrestwick
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** The actions of [[LaResistance Dumbledore's Army]] under Neville's leadership in the same book.
** In the fourth book, soon after Voldemort returns, [[spoiler: Snape goes out to meet Voldemort. He persuades Voldemort that he is willing to serve as a loyal Death Eater, when his real motivation is to serve as a ReverseMole for Dumbledore.]] Bear in mind that Voldemort can nearly always tell if someone is lying. Bear in mind that [[spoiler: Snape had hindered Quirrell and Voldemort's attempts to steal the Philosopher's Stone]] three books earlier. He continues to deceive Voldemort in meetings like this one over the next few books. No wonder Harry called him "probably the bravest man I ever knew".
17th Jan '16 12:06:24 PM HeraldAlberich
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*** This was a deliberate decision on J. K. Rowling's part - in real life, battles are messy, unpredictable affairs, and the "good bits" don't wait until plot-relevant characters are there to watch them.

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*** This was a deliberate decision on J. K. Rowling's part - in part--in real life, battles are messy, unpredictable affairs, and the "good bits" don't wait until plot-relevant characters are there to watch them.



* ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' alludes to a duel between Yoda and a rogue Jedi on Dagobah. And to anyone who's seen Yoda get dangerous, it couldn't be anything but awesome.

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* ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
** Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy
alludes to a duel between Yoda and a rogue Jedi on Dagobah. And to anyone who's seen Yoda get dangerous, it couldn't be anything but awesome.awesome.
** Unlike the film, the novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' shows only the beginning of Anakin's masterful crash-landing of Grievous's flagship, at the end of Part One; Part Two picks up with his already having succeeded.
6th Jan '16 2:22:08 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' eventually received a POVSequel, in the form of ''Zoe's Tale''.

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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' eventually received a POVSequel, in the form of ''Zoe's Tale''.
6th Jan '16 2:20:14 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a POVSequel to ''The Last Colony''.

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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''The Last Colony'' eventually received a POVSequel, in the form of ''Zoe's Tale'', a POVSequel to ''The Last Colony''.Tale''.
6th Jan '16 2:18:16 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' ended up receiving a POVSequel, ''Zoe's Tale''.

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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' Scalzi ended up receiving a POVSequel, writing ''Zoe's Tale''.Tale'', a POVSequel to ''The Last Colony''.
6th Jan '16 2:17:32 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a POVSequel that retells the events of ''The Last Colony'' from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter.

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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a POVSequel that retells the events of ''The Last Colony'' from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter.ended up receiving a POVSequel, ''Zoe's Tale''.
6th Jan '16 2:15:43 PM sinndogg
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* In ''The Last Colony'', the third book in John Scalzi's ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series, an item that just so happens to be exactly what [[spoiler: the Roanoke colonists need to secure their victory over the attacking Conclave forces]] is attained offscreen. While the events that led to its attainment were quite exciting, they are only discussed briefly, after-the-fact.

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* In ''The Last Colony'', the third book in John Scalzi's ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series, an item that just so happens to be exactly what [[spoiler: the Roanoke colonists need to secure their victory over the attacking Conclave forces]] is attained offscreen. While the events that led to its attainment were quite exciting, they are only discussed briefly, after-the-fact.after-the-fact, and not in much detail. Due to the lack of context, many readers were left with the impression that Scalzi had taken the lazy route and pulled a DeusExMachina.
6th Jan '16 2:07:29 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a [[POVSequel retelling]] of ''The Last Colony's'' story from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter.

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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a [[POVSequel retelling]] POVSequel that retells the events of ''The Last Colony's'' story Colony'' from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter.
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