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31st Jan '18 5:32:58 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Literature/RallyRoundTheFlagBoys'', the chapter where Guido di Maggio gets his first impression of Walter Hoxie ends:

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* In ''Literature/RallyRoundTheFlagBoys'', the chapter where Guido di Maggio gets his first impression of Walter Hoxie [[NoSocialSkills Walker Hoxie]] ends:
12th Jan '18 2:25:22 PM Derkhan
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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.

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* Clip from the ''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.
26th Oct '17 11:40:06 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Oliver Wood, Gryffindor's Quidditch team captain mentions that Harry hasn't failed to win them a game as of yet. The next chapter, Harry is overcome by the effects of a dementor and, by no fault to himself, failed to catch the Snitch and lost the game.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
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In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Oliver Wood, Gryffindor's Quidditch team captain mentions that Harry hasn't failed to win them a game as of yet. The next chapter, Harry is overcome by the effects of a dementor and, by no fault to himself, failed to catch the Snitch and lost the game.game.
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Sirius taunts his dueling opponents about their incompetence, right before [[spoiler: Bellatrix kills him]].
13th Mar '17 8:03:00 AM Trueman001
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* In Creator/ReginaldBrettnor's short story "These Stones Will Remember", [[ItMakesSenseInContext a 19th-century Russian ghost]] says of his opponent in a duel (and [[TooDumbToLive against a warning by his friend that said opponent is a crack shot]]), "[[Sarcasm Mode We shall see how deadly [with a pistol] this prince is!]]". Which, of course, is [[{{Irony}} precisely what ensued]]...

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* In Creator/ReginaldBrettnor's short story "These Stones Will Remember", [[ItMakesSenseInContext a 19th-century Russian ghost]] says of his opponent in a duel (and [[TooDumbToLive against a warning by his friend that said opponent is a crack shot]]), "[[Sarcasm Mode "[[SarcasmMode We shall see how deadly [with a pistol] this prince is!]]". Which, of course, is [[{{Irony}} precisely what ensued]]...
13th Mar '17 8:01:55 AM Trueman001
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* In Creator/ReginaldBrettnor's short story "These Stones Will Remember", [[ItMakesSenseInContext a 19th-century Russian ghost]] says of his opponent in a duel (and [[TooDumbToLive against a warning by his friend that said opponent is a crack shot]]), "We shall see how deadly [with a pistol] this prince is!". Which, of course, is precisely what ensued...

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* In Creator/ReginaldBrettnor's short story "These Stones Will Remember", [[ItMakesSenseInContext a 19th-century Russian ghost]] says of his opponent in a duel (and [[TooDumbToLive against a warning by his friend that said opponent is a crack shot]]), "We "[[Sarcasm Mode We shall see how deadly [with a pistol] this prince is!". is!]]". Which, of course, is [[{{Irony}} precisely what ensued...ensued]]...
13th Mar '17 7:59:59 AM Trueman001
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* In Creator/ReginaldBrettnor's short story "These Stones Will Remember", [[ItMakesSenseInContext a 19th-century Russian ghost]] says of his opponent in a duel (and [[TooDumbToLive against a warning by his friend that said opponent is a crack shot]]), "We shall see how deadly [with a pistol] this prince is!". Which, of course, is precisely what ensued...
13th Mar '17 7:51:39 AM Trueman001
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* This is part of the setting in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels. One-in-a-million chances are known to come up nine times out of ten. BUT, if you try to stack the odds against you to make it one-in-a-million, you'll usually end up with a one-in-999,874 chance instead, which pointedly does ''not'' come up nine times out of ten. Likewise, a not-quite-goddess figure called The Lady has the tendency of rewarding her favorites through unlikely happenstances, BUT will instantly abandon you should you deliberately call upon her. Temples to her tend to get struck by lightning.

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* This is part of the setting in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels. One-in-a-million chances are known to come up nine times out of ten. BUT, if you try to stack the odds against you to make it one-in-a-million, you'll usually end up with a one-in-999,874 chance instead, which pointedly does ''not'' come up nine times out of ten. Likewise, a not-quite-goddess figure called The Lady has the tendency of rewarding her favorites through unlikely happenstances, BUT will instantly abandon you should you deliberately call upon her. Temples to her tend to get struck by lightning.
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.]]
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