Main It Was A Dark And Stormy Night Discussion

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johnnye
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09:50:56 AM Dec 18th 2015

  • Played with in Fullmetal Alchemist. The series begins with the dark and stormy night the Elrics tried to transmute their mother but we can't tell just yet as the scene takes place indoors and lasts for exactly one page before cutting to the present, which happens to be a sunny day. It's not until later we find out through further flashbacks that it was a dark and stormy night.

As I understand it, this trope is about the phrase itself. So if it's not used, this wouldn't be an example.
R.G.
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12:49:27 AM May 27th 2013
edited by 216.99.32.44
Haiku

Dark and Stormy Night.

A Way to Begin a Tale.

Not Much of Substance.

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