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18th Feb '17 9:19:04 AM nombretomado
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* When Emma is describing the hiking trail she's urging Lori to take at the opening of ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity: Snowbound]]'', she is excessively optimistic:

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* When Emma is describing the hiking trail she's urging Lori to take at the opening of ''[[AuntDimity ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity: Snowbound]]'', she is excessively optimistic:
11th Feb '17 3:48:07 PM luiz4200
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* ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3'': Upon noticing Agent Trigger spotted the journal, Dipper writes "I hope he doesn't ta..." The next page features Trigger's notes. Trigger's last note is about how people will never forget about the arrest they're about to make in "A Tale of Two Stans". Ford uses Fiddleford's memory-erasing ray to make the agents forget.
11th Jan '17 7:10:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[LordPeterWimsey Busman's Honeymoon]]'', the detective Lord Peter has reconstructed the trap that he believed killed the murder victim. His wife is dubious, thinking that it might have been noticed. This is followed by someone walking in and setting off the trap. [[spoiler:The murderer, no less.]]

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* In ''[[LordPeterWimsey ''[[Literature/LordPeterWimsey Busman's Honeymoon]]'', the detective Lord Peter has reconstructed the trap that he believed killed the murder victim. His wife is dubious, thinking that it might have been noticed. This is followed by someone walking in and setting off the trap. [[spoiler:The murderer, no less.]]
3rd Nov '16 9:56:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[HumanxCommonwealth Midworld]]'', after an encounter with a camouflaged predator that mimics a gap in the forest canopy, one of the skypeople makes a snide remark about how, at this rate, they'll run into something that "imitates ''nothing''" next. Three days later, they encounter something called the palinglass...

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* In ''[[HumanxCommonwealth ''[[Literature/HumanxCommonwealth Midworld]]'', after an encounter with a camouflaged predator that mimics a gap in the forest canopy, one of the skypeople makes a snide remark about how, at this rate, they'll run into something that "imitates ''nothing''" next. Three days later, they encounter something called the palinglass...
23rd Oct '16 12:28:35 PM SimiOfDoom
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* In ''[[Literature/HomecomingDrizzt Homecoming]]'' Quenthel has a vision of the founding days of Menzoberranzan, when drow were united under one cause by the presence of demons in their midst. Well, Quenthel could use some unification after the disastrous assault on the Silver Marches in ''Literature/CompanionsCodex''. So she decrees that all drow that can summon demons in the city do so, since that will totally not cause uncontrollable problems in the future.
21st Oct '16 4:28:09 AM SimiOfDoom
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* Clip from ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' tells Nimander and his group to wait in their room while he goes out to the town's tavern to see what the obviously drugged townspeople are up to. Everyone thinks it's a bad idea. It isn't disclosed what exactly happened, but the group finds him the next morning on the tavern's terrace curled into fetal position and comatose.
17th Sep '16 1:03:40 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The Literature/{{Animorphs}} were particularly GenreSavvy about this, often making reference to the "Irony Gods" who punish phrases such as "It can't get any worse."

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* The Literature/{{Animorphs}} were particularly GenreSavvy savvy about this, often making reference to the "Irony Gods" who punish phrases such as "It can't get any worse."



** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d most of the time by Rincewind, who is [[GenreSavvy sensibly paranoid]], as things around him are usually about to kill him. He epitomises this in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', after the battle, all seems peaceful and quiet, and he calmly says "something is about to go wrong" (or something similar). It does.

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d most of the time by Rincewind, who is [[GenreSavvy sensibly paranoid]], paranoid, as things around him are usually about to kill him. He epitomises this in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', after the battle, all seems peaceful and quiet, and he calmly says "something is about to go wrong" (or something similar). It does.



* In ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', Sun Jian swears an oath that if he's hiding the Imperial Seal (recovered after the sacking of the capital), may he meet a violent end. You can guess what happened. Ditto for Cao Cao's ''[[WhatAnIdiot three]]'' lines to the effect of "If Zhou Yu and Zhuge Liang had been smart enough to place an ambush here, we'd be doomed." By the second time, his companions have already become GenreSavvy... for all the good it does them, since he's not.

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* In ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', Sun Jian swears an oath that if he's hiding the Imperial Seal (recovered after the sacking of the capital), may he meet a violent end. You can guess what happened. Ditto for Cao Cao's ''[[WhatAnIdiot three]]'' lines to the effect of "If Zhou Yu and Zhuge Liang had been smart enough to place an ambush here, we'd be doomed." By the second time, his companions have already become GenreSavvy...savvy... for all the good it does them, since he's not.



* Literature/CiaphasCain, '''[[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE IMPERIUM]]''', often says something along these lines. Is GenreSavvy enough to know he really should know better.

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* Literature/CiaphasCain, '''[[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE IMPERIUM]]''', often says something along these lines. Is GenreSavvy savvy enough to know he really should know better.
6th Sep '16 9:36:18 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheMadKing'' by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs, the hero and heroine are fleeing the villain's men in a stolen car, but the poor quality of the road is slowing them down and the pursuers are gaining. When they reach the sealed highway that runs all the way to the city where their allies are waiting, the heroine joyfully exclaims that they're safe now. Immediately, "as though in answer to her statement", the car breaks down.
3rd Aug '16 6:15:02 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are unshakeable in their assumption that their first child together will be a boy, a fine strapping boy. As her expected delivery approaches, Thomas Cromwell quietly advises the men drawing up the proclamations to leave a little gap after the word ''prince'' just in case they need to add a couple of s's. They ignore him. [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI They shouldn't have.]]
2nd Dec '15 2:07:10 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': In the first book, Katniss reassures her sister Prim that her name won't be drawn for the Hunger Games Seconds later, that's exactly what happens. And Katniss realizes that if you're referred to as "the girl who was on fire" enough times, eventually you do get actually lit on fire.
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