!! In Which the Details of the literary Convention "In Which a Trope Is Described" will be Disseminated

A convention of giving a chapter (or work) a name that is a summation of the contents ''of the chapter'' (or work). It used to be a serious writing convention; many 17th- and 18th-century (and occasionally, early 19th-century) works had extended titles that pretty much summed up the main events of the installment, but it is not as likely to be taken seriously today. In modern works, this is a [[TitleTropes titling convention]] with an intentionally {{Retraux}} feel.

For a title to count as an example, it has to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin describe what happens]], generally using either very formal or [[AntiquatedLinguistics outdated-sounding]] words and grammar, whether that means randomly capitalized words, semicolons instead of commas, gerunds instead of nouns (e.g. "using" instead of "usage" or "use") or stilted conjunctions and adverbs like "wherein" or "being."

An equally old-fashioned variant is when the title consists of a number of short phrases that enumerate the main plot points of the chapter (and occasionally irrelevant side details). For instance: "A Trope is described.--The Summary of its Qualities.--'In Which Examples Are Listed'.--The Contributors provide the aforemention'd Examples.--End of the Page"

This trope probably comes from the poets' practice (common in the Renaissance era) of putting short summaries called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_%28literature%29 arguments]]" before every section of their poems.

Often a SpoilerTitle and/or LongTitle. Compare TheNounWhoVerbed, which is more modern-sounding, and with the EitherOrTitle, which also has a very {{Retraux}} feel. Easily subverted if the title doesn't match up with what happens, making it a straight example of a NonIndicativeName. Not to be confused with a WordSaladTitle, which is more like an inversion of this trope.
!!In Which Examples Are Listed:


[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. Memorable episode titles include "Jacuzzi Splot Cries, Gets Scared and Musters Reckless Valor", "Isaac and Miria Unintentionally Spread Happiness Around Them", and "Ladd Russo Enjoys Talking A Lot and Slaughtering A Lot".

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* Every issue of ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' story arc "Season of Mists" -- for example, chapter 1: "In which the Lord of Dreams makes preparations to visit the realms infernal; farewells are said; a toast is drunk; and in Hell the adversary makes certain preparations of his own". The issues/chapters of "Brief Lives" also have something similar, as does "The Wake", where each chapter has [[DoubleMeaningTitle a different definition of "wake"]], and the chapter titles say which one ("Which occurs in the wake of what has gone before"; "In which a wake is held"; and "In which we wake".)
* Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TomStrong'' comics: "CHAPTER ONE: In which an Origin is Revealed, an Aerial Crime is Attempted, and TOM gains a New Fan."
* Every chapter of "Anita Bomba" start likes this.
-->Chapter XI: "In which, at the last stand, one decides to rely on nobles moral values that are Love, Honesty and Dynamite...".

[[folder: Fan Fic ]]
* ''Chaos'', Twoflower's ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/SlayersTrilogy'' second part has such chapter titles as "…in which old enemies taunt each other, fortunes are won and lost, strange bedfellows are made, and plenty of clowns are set on fire." and "...in which breakfast is served, we go once more into the breach of fear and loathing, a chimera goes postal and Xelloss tells a secret."
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': [[http://adaliseranis.livejournal.com/17652.html "Tangled Webs"]] by adaliseranis has chapter titles of the "not what you'd first assume" variety. For example, chapter 14 is called, "In which Ginny finally gets into Draco's pants, and Ron is jealous" but involves Ginny ending up in a pair of Malfoy's expensive brand-name Quidditch breeches and Ron wishing he had one of those instead of, um, yeah.
* This is how Fanfic/{{Pipeline}}'s chapters are titled. Each chapter follows the formula "in which kevin learns [insert plot relevant thing here]..." The last chapter breaks from this, cutting the chapter name short: Chapter 20 is simply called "in which kevin learns."
* The Marauders-era ''Literature/HarryPotter'' story: [[http://www.moonpants.org/txt/beinganhistoricalrecord.html "Being an historical record of events surrounding the unfortunate truth-or-dare game of February the twenty-second, and consequences thereof"]].
* ''FanFic/TheConversionBureau'' takes this to a lazy extreme in chapter 1 and chapter 5, which are named [[CaptainObvious "In Which Something Happens" and "In Which Something Else Happens"]], respectively.
* Each of the chapters in ''Fanfic/TangledUpInYou'', several of them rather misleading out of context, such as "In Which Someone Gets Marinette Very Wet" (by convincing her to jump into a swimming pool.)
* Every chapter in "Tales from the Abridgement", ''FanFic/ThomasAbridged'''s anthology-but-not-really spin-off starts with "In Which...".

* ''Film/{{Dogville}}'', which starts with "The film Dogville as told in nine chapters and a Prologue." and then proceeds to do [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly that]], with a description for each chapter.

* ''Literature/MobyDick'' , unsurprisingly
* For Brits of a certain age, the ''Literature/{{Molesworth}}'' books - as ane fule kno
* Used in ''Literature/VanityFair'', e.g. Chapter XXVIII: In Which Amelia Invades the Low Countries
* Used frequently by Jeffery Farnol in his historical novels, particularly his Regency romances.
* ''Literature/TheDiamondAge'' by Creator/NealStephenson. In which the [[FutureImperfect Victorians rise again]]; Extensive use of nanotechnology and robot-horses in PostCyberpunk China.
* ''This is the Way the World Ends'', a novel about nuclear war, uses headings with its characteristic [[GallowsHumor bitter, bitter humor]]: (paraphrased) "In which the limitations of civil defense are explored in a manner that some readers may find disturbing."
* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'':
** As it is a parody of Dumas's work, the ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'' have chapter titles in this style, sometimes playing off of specific Dumas chapter titles--which are, of course, also in this style. The most memorable was probably "In Which The Plot, Behaving In Much The Same Manner As A Soup To Which Cornstarch Has Been Added, Begins, At Last, To Thicken."
** Several of the Vlad Taltos books have front-cover blurbs in this format. "In Which Vlad and His Jhereg Learn How the Love of a Good Woman Can Turn a Cold-Blooded Killer Into a Real Mean S.O.B. ..." or "In which Vlad must survive among an alien race: ''his own.''"
* The 18th century Spanish novel ''Friar Gerund'' makes fun of this with titles like "In Which We Accomplish The Promise Made By The Previous One", "In Which Something Happens", and "In Which Someone Sneezes And The Story Continues".
* Creator/CharlesDickens, once avoided spoilers by providing a chapter with the ingenious title ''Too Full Of Incident To Be Described.''
* William Caxton's printing of Sir Thomas Malory's ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur''. Every one of the [[{{Doorstopper}} 507 chapters]] is named in this way.
* OlderThanPrint: The ''Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}'' consists of 39 chapters (âventiuren). The first is untitled, the second is called "Of Siegfried", but the other 37 have titles starting with ''Wie'' ("How"), starting with "How Siegfried Came to Worms" and ending with "How Lord Dietrich Fought With Gunther and Hagen".
* Every chapter of ''Literature/DonQuixote'' - interestingly, the chapter's title as it appears at the top of the page is different from the chapter's title as stated in the index, maybe because it is too long to fit.
** Then It's {{inverted|Trope}} in Some Chapters that don’t Summarize really Anything:
** And quite possibly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d with a couple of others:
* ''Literature/TheCityOfDreamingBooks'' by Creator/WalterMoers includes ''"A very short chapter, in which not much is going to happen".'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* The majority of chapter summaries from ''Literature/AVoid'' are like this. They rarely refer to any of the major events in the chapter.
--> ''In which luck, God's alias and alibi, plays a callous trick on a suitor cast away on an island''
* Creator/UmbertoEco's book ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'', in part a wonderful pastiche of SherlockHolmes set in a 14th century monastery, in which most of the divisions are headed with such a description, except for the Seventh Day, "In which, if it were to summarize the prodigious revelations of which it speaks, the title would have to be as long as the chapter itself, contrary to usage." Done largely to avoid having to put something like 'In which it is revealed that [[spoiler:go and read the damn book... or watch [[TheFilmOfTheBook the movie]]]] is the murderer'
* ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'', by Carlo Collodi. Every chapter is titled with a description. For example, the very first chapter is ''HOW IT HAPPENED THAT MAESTRO CHERRY, CARPENTER, FOUND A PIECE OF WOOD THAT WEPT AND LAUGHED LIKE A CHILD.'' Collodi was contemporary with Queen Victoria.
** Also notable for a chapter title that memorably {{subverted|Trope}} a SpoilerTitle: "In Which Pinocchio Finds In The Body Of The Dogfish... Whom Does He Find? Read This Chapter And You Will Know, My Children."
* Daniel Defoe's ''[[http://www.rinkworks.com/bookaminute/b/defoe.moll.shtml The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Who Was Born In Newgate, and During a Life of Continu'd Variety For Threescore Years, Besides Her Childhood, Was Twelve Year a Whore, Five Times a Wife [Whereof Once To Her Own Brother], Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon In Virginia, At Last Grew Rich, Liv'd Honest, and Died a Penitent]]''. And to lesser extent ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe''
* Creator/ETAHoffmann created deliberately misleading chapter summaries for his comic story ''The Golden Pot''; for example, in the section summarized as "How Deputy Headmaster Paulmann put out his pipe and went to bed", that is hardly the most important thing that happened -- it's actually about Paulmann's daughter Veronika slipping out of the house after her father is in bed, to pay a visit to a witch for some love magic.
* Kim Stanley Robinson's ''Literature/TheYearsOfRiceAndSalt'' is divided into several sections, but the first section features chapter headings in this style.
* Used in Creator/LloydAlexander's ''The Remarkable Journey Of Prince Jen'', with short collections of titles, such as ''Mafoo Comforts His Toes - The Ear of Continual Attentiveness'' and etc. However, chapters dealing with the six [[MacGuffin key items]] are simply titled, ''The Tale of the Thirsty Sword,'' et alia.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' uses this, sans the "in which," usually to great comedic effect. The chapter in which our hero Perseus first sees the Fates is entitled "Three Old Ladies Knit The Socks Of Death." Many of Rick Riordan's young adults novels feature this such as in ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'': "I Have a Date with the God of Toilet Paper"
* Fielding's ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling''. The book is divided into "Books" which are subdivided into "Chapters." Each "Chapter" is about ten pages and the header summarizes it. The first chapter of each book is an analysis of literary techniques used in the upcoming book. It's worth pointing out that Fielding wrote the book serialized, publishing roughly a chapter a week from 1742-49, so perhaps the clunky chapter titles are necessary for the reader to remember what was going on.
* Howard Whitehouse's ''Mad Misadventures of Emmaline and Rubberbones'' has three books:
** ''The Strictest School in the World: Being the Tale of a Clever Girl, a Rubber Boy and a Collection of Flying Machines, Mostly Broken''
** ''The Faceless Fiend: Being the Tale of a Criminal Mastermind, His Masked Minions and a Princess with a Butter Knife, Involving Explosives and a Certain Amount of Pushing and Shoving''
** ''The Island of Mad Scientists: Being an Excursion to the Wilds of Scotland, Involving Many Marvels of Experimental Invention, Pirates, a Heroic Cat, a Mechanical Man and a Monkey''
* Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'' uses this trope extensively. Perhaps the height of it would be the chapter "In Which It Is Exceedingly Muddy." The same volume also contains "In Which The Plot Thickens", followed shortly by "In Which The Plot Positively Curdles".
* Quite a few in ''Literature/TheConfidenceMan'' -- "in which the last three words of the last chapter are made the text of discourse, which will be sure of receiving more or less attention from those readers who do not skip it."
* ''Telly Brats and Topless Darts'': A non-fiction example: Chris Horrie and Adam Nathan do this at length, their history of the notorious cable TV channel, L!ve TV. The result of this is that the table of contents not only gives a pretty decent overview of the subject before you get into the book's content proper, but is also hilarious.
* Since it's a homage to Victorian serials, many of the chapter titles of ''Literature/BeyondTheWesternSea'' are in this style.
* The novel ''Nameless Magery'' plays with this by giving its chapters titles beginning with "In Which I Don't..." (e.g. "In Which I Don't Keep My Dress Clean").
* The chapter titles of ''[[Literature/JoesWorld Forward the Mage]]'' by Creator/EricFlint use this. Notable in that several chapters consist solely of their title. How the book starts:
-->In Which We Introduce the Gentle Reader to Our Tale Through a Most Cunning Usage of the Ancient Narrative Device of The Plunge Direct Into the Turbulence of the Times. Taken From the Autobiography of the Notorious Scapegrace, Benvenuti Sfondrati-Piccolomini.
* ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' has such subtitles for each chapter.
* [[Literature/ThisIsTheTitleOfThisStory This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself]], because... [[CaptainObvious yeah]].
* Creator/PhilipKDick's ''Literature/AMazeOfDeath'' {{subvert|edTrope}}s this; the table of contents contains a brief summary-like name for each chapter, but every such "summary" is about one of the fourteen characters doing something that has nothing at all to do with the chapter contents, or the novel at all. [[spoiler:It might be symbolic of how all the events and backstories in the book are just part of a virtual simulation, one of the hundreds of different ones that the characters have already experienced.]]
* Many of the chapter titles in ''Literature/LesMiserables''. [[SarcasmMode Because Hugo was]] [[{{Doorstopper}} short on words.]]
* Creator/{{Voltaire}} uses this in ''Literature/{{Candide}}''. Given how short the chapters are and the straightforwardness of their titles, a reader can get a pretty solid gist of the book just from the table of contents (though there are a few titles that don't directly state what happens). Considering the satirical nature of the novelette this may very well have been intentional. Chapter titles include:
--> "How Candide was brought up in a magnificent castle; and how he was driven out of it"
--> "How the Portuguese made a superb auto-da-fe to prevent any future Earthquakes, and how Candide was publicly whipped"
--> "Candide and his Valet arrive in the country of El Dorado. What they saw there"
* Creator/TerryPratchett uses this trope in the Moist von Lipwig novels (currently, ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' and ''Discworld/MakingMoney''), probably as a parody of its use by Creator/JulesVerne and other Victorian-era authors. Notably, these are the only ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels apart from the YA entries to use chapters.
** This is also a [[TakeThat gentle teasing]] of Tom Paulin, from [=BBC2's=] Late Review, who once famously described Pratchett as "a complete amateur... doesn't even write in chapters".
** Sir Terry also uses it in ''Literature/{{Dodger}}'', as one of the many nods to Creator/CharlesDickens which include the main character's nickname, and Dickens himself as a supporting character.
* The classic textbook ''Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach'' does this in chapter subtitles. For instance, the chapter titled "Knowledge Representation" begins with:
--> In which we show how to use first- order logic to represent the most important aspects of the real world, such as action, space, time, thoughts, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and shopping]].
* Creator/CatherynneMValente's Fairyland books - currently published are ''[[Literature/TheGirlWhoCircumnavigatedFairylandInAShipOfHerOwnMaking The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making]]'' and ''The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There'', with chapters like ''In Which a Girl Named September is Spirited Off By Means of Leopard, Learns the Rules of Fairyland, and Solves a Puzzle'' and ''In Which a Girl Named September Keeps a Secret, Has a Difficult Time At School, Turns Thirteen, and Is Finally Nearly Run over by a Rowboat, Thereby Finding Her Way into Fairyland''.
* Creator/AAMilne's ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'' books follow this style for the chapter names. The first story, for example, being: ''In which we are introduced to Winnie-the-Pooh and some Bees, and the stories begin''.
* ''Literature/ProfessorMmaasLecture'' uses this for some, but not all chapters: "Wherein Professor Mmaa Begins His Lecture", "Wherein The Reader Will Find A Further Section Of Professor Mmaa's Lecture on the [[HumansThroughAlienEyes Bold Ape]]", etc.
* ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'' and its sequel ''Literature/CastleInTheAir'' use this trope in the chapter titles. First chapter: In which Sophie talks to hats.
* Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/FiveWeeksInABalloon'', for instance:
-->The End of a much-applauded Speech.—The Presentation of Dr. Samuel Ferguson.—Excelsior.—Full-length Portrait of the Doctor.—A Fatalist convinced.—A Dinner at the Travellers' Club.—Several Toasts for the Occasion
** And Verne's ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''. The last chapter's title is "IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT PHILEAS FOGG GAINED NOTHING BY HIS TOUR AROUND THE WORLD, UNLESS IT WERE HAPPINESS"
* Creator/MichaelEnde did this in every single chapter of both ''Literature/JimButton'' books.
* Like the comics examples above, both Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/AnansiBoys'' and ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'' use this [[PlayedForLaughs for comedy]] Clearly something of AuthorAppeal for Gaiman.
* The chapter headings in ''Literature/TheDragonHoard''.
* ''Literature/AManCalledOve'' gives every chapter a title which begins with "A man called Ove..." and always has something to do with the events therein. For example the chapter in which Ove reluctantly allows a disowned gay teenager and a stray cat to stay at his house is called "A man called Ove isn't running a goddamned hotel".
* The Polish novel ''Księga urwisów'' uses the "plot point listing" variant for nearly all chapters. Such as "An opportunity comes up. Unforeseen obstacle. Escape".
* Howard Pyle does this with his chapter names in his children's literature versions of ''Myth/RobinHood'' and ''Myth/KingArthur''.
* Every chapter of ''Literature/{{Water Margin}}''.
* The multiple-sentence-long "In which..." chapter titles in ''Literature/TheRestOfUsJustLiveHere'' tell a typical teen UrbanFantasy story. The chapters themselves tell a slightly overlapping story of "normal" students in the same world.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/PrivatePractice'''s IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming takes this effect.
* A Television Series, Being A Merry Situational Comedy, Concerning Series/{{Friends}}, In Which Most Episodes Are Named "The one with ''''" and [[ButtMonkey Ross]] [[RunningGag Obtains A Divorce]].
* A first season episode of ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' is entitled "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones." In it, WickedCultured villain [[ShoutOut David]] Robert [[Music/DavidBowie Jones]] is, in fact, introduced.
* Each episode of the Steed-and-Peel era of ''Series/TheAvengers'' opened with some cryptic, usually punning statements describing what would happen in the episode. They did not actually contain with the words "in which," but the effect was otherwise similar.
* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' has blunt episode titles about what happens in the episode. Sometimes it's a single event ("Frank Sets Sweet Dee on Fire"), sometimes it breaks the pattern entirely ("The D.E.N.N.I.S. System"), but usually it just says what the episode is about ("The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby", "Mac Fights Gay Marriage", etc.).

* "Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite!," a Beatles song whose lyrics John Lennon adapted from an actual Victorian-era circus poster.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The TableTopRPG campaign "The Shackled City" uses this for each sub adventure, often stated from the villain's point of view. For example, when a sinister cult attempts to kill the players, the adventure is given the description "Wherein the local Clergy makes the terrible mistake of not hiring enough assassins for the job".
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'', a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting, almost every book has such an intro, as well as every chapter of these books. Even an adventure's timeline will be introduced as [[CapitalLettersAreMagic "A full Account of the events in this Volume, presented Chronologically for the ease of the Dungeon Master"]].

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire''. "Chapter 1: Wherein a master foretells of doom, A rival challenges for station, And the past haunts the present." [[spoiler: And your [[DoomedHometown adoptive hometown blows up, your real hometown having been destroyed 20 years earlier]].]]
* ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' - Being a Tale of Piratey Adventure (With More Puzzles).
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', Chapter 9: [[spoiler:[[ThisIsThePartWhere The Part Where]] He Kills You]]. Turns into an OverlyLongGag where the title of the chapter is mentioned multiple times in its opening dialogue, you get an achievement with the title for getting that far, and a song with that same name starts playing.
* ''VideoGame/JamestownLegendOfTheLostColony'' does this for all of its chapters. For example:
-->Chapter I: War Upon the East Frontier: In Which a Settlement is Ravaged by Betentacled Martians Loyal to the Spanish...And a Villain Appears!
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', in which Edward Kenway sails the high seas pirating vessels, sees you collecting messages-in-bottles written by a "''Sage''", each with a title describing the events of that letter, and the chapter recaps are also written in this style.
* ''VideoGame/MonumentValley'''s level names are all subtitled in this style. Most of them are "In which Ida (does a thing)" [[labelnote:e.g.]] ''In which Ida encounters the [[CreepyCrows bothersome Crow People]]'', ''In which Ida discovers [[GravityScrew new ways to walk]]''[[/labelnote]], although not all of them, such as ''[[DarkestHour In which there is nobody left to forgive us]]''. ''[[DownloadableContent Forgotten Shores]]'' drops the subtitles.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/darthsanddroids/episodes/0069.html episode 69]]: "In Which Qui-Gon, Jar Jar, R2-D2, and Padmé Seek Shelter From a Sandstorm". And a number of episodes following [[spoiler:Pete/R2-D2]] taking over as GM for a session.
* In which it is noted that individual ''WebComic/{{Wondermark}}'' comic strips are titled in this manner.
* The ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' strip titled [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/03/18/in-which-much-is-revealed In Which Much Is Revealed]].
* [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Stickman_and_Cube/index.php?p=565675 This]] ''Webcomic/StickmanAndCube'' comic, In Which Thaddeus J. Cube, Being Without a Story Idea, Finds Himself Crushed Beneath a Large Weight for the Readers' Amusement.
* The chapter titles of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming all start]] with "In Which..."
* A large number of the comics in ''[[http://swounds.com/2010/02/04/billy-shax/ Shakespeare Ensues]]'' follow this title format.
** It goes on.
* ''Legorobot'', [[http://www.plasticbrickautomaton.com/?id=16 In which I immediately regret my hubris]].
* ''Webcomic/APTComic'' goes so far as to have a section called "Ammika Explains", where she quite literally describes the trope and analyzes it. What Fourth Wall?
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has a strip where the newspost sums it up succinctly (and as cleanly as possible): [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2351 "In which we learn a little bit about the biology of the Shame Orb."]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' offers [[EitherOrTitle two summaries]] in this format for most of its regularly numbered pages in the author's notes, such as:

--> [[http://asherhyder.deviantart.com/art/Roommates-183-Parent-Trap-256823412 In which a clever fabrication and the skillful application of glamour absolve the characters from having to explain what really happened over the last thirty-some pages,\\
In which we discover that watching your parents flirt is uncomfortable whether you're 30(ish) or 1300(ish).]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' uses this format for the subtitle of every chapter. Some are the standard vague description of content, but many are rather silly, like "In Which Two Wrights Make A Wrong" and [[HereThereBeDragons "Here There Be Monsters".]]

[[folder: Web Original ]]
* ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', in which the chapter subheadings are all ironic. Of course, all are perfectly logical once you read the story. For example, the title "Girly Fight" in conjunction with the subtitle "In Which Mackenzie Gets The Finger", implies that dear old Mack is in a word fight. You're wrong if you think so. In one of the most hillaristurbing scenes in the world, she {{Mind Rape}}s one of the adversaries to the point that her corrupted memory had to be removed, and she ''rips the other's fingers off with her teeth''. Perfectly logical. Mack gets the finger, and all of the participating parties are girls.
* Each new episode of Creator/KevinSmith's podcast, SModcast, is summarized via this, e.g. "Episode #150: In which our heroes meet Melf (aka Sugartits, the antisemitic house elf)."
* A side story of ''Literature/TheDescendants'' used this in the chapter titles combined with AntiquatedLinguistics.
* Docta Watson's ongoing LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' follows this rule for each episode, with episode titles like "In Which Niko Gets a Sweet Motorcycle" and "In Which Niko Must Make a Very Important Choice".
* A lot of screenshot-based {{Lets Play}}s on Website/SomethingAwful forums are like this.
* The infamous ''[[AudioPlay/DirtyPotter Dirty The Pooh]]'' "audio books" usually start with these. Like everything else in the ''AudioPlay/DirtyPotter'' series, they're full of potty humor.
* Every chapter of ''Literature/PayMeBug'' starts with a subtitle in this format.
* Fantasy epic parody ''[[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2986354/The_Saga_of_Pretzel_Bob The Saga of Pretzel Bob]]'' uses this format for all of its chapter titles.

%%[[folder:Western Animation]]

* A number of people undertaking UsefulNotes/NaNoWriMo like to take advantage of the bonus wordcount this trope confers.
* In which [[CreatorThumbprint avowed fan]] of the trope, Creator/NeilGaiman, even does it in his ''[[https://twitter.com/neilhimself/status/605802715722084352?lang=en Tweets]]''

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