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Mar 14th 2014 at 10:16:50 PM •••

This article needs a cleanup, IMO.

The Laconic page says: "Breaking the Fourth Wall so often it might as well not be there at all." However, there seems to be a lot of examples that are just the character looking in the general direction of the camera (which is already covered in Aside Glance) or a character looking at the camera as they say something, even if they're not specifically addressing the audience.

I'm just asking if these are good examples or not, so I can be sure on whether or not I should delete these when I see them.

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Mar 15th 2014 at 2:43:10 AM •••

I am not intimately familiar with this trope, but this forum discussion might assist you there.

Feb 14th 2012 at 1:09:03 PM •••

never mind. Should havebeen posted in YKKTW.

Edited by rickmbari
Aug 20th 2010 at 11:55:51 PM •••

Here's a question. How would you classify a piece of media where if the fourth wall breaks were removed, it would feel worse but the plot would not be significantly changed? Some examples of this in between area would be Pokemon and Professor Layton. In those games, the fourth wall breaks do not quite reach the no fourth wall but their absence would be very noticeable and people would complain.

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Jul 13th 2010 at 7:20:57 AM •••

I think that the ginormous quote in the Fanfic section is way way way too much. If it were a published piece we would be on the edge of copyright infringement by quoting that much. Why not just link to it?

Apr 30th 2010 at 12:04:06 PM •••

Sorry, duplicate topic

Edited by Useful
Apr 30th 2010 at 12:04:02 PM •••

This needs to be cleaned up. At least three or four of the entries need to be removed, and that's just in the Anime/Manga section. These examples generally need to be moved to Breaking the Fourth Wall, as they don't meet the essential criterion of "would be totally different without 4th Wall abuse".

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Apr 30th 2010 at 12:22:14 PM •••

Moving them is redundant, as many of them were already on the page for Breaking the Fourth Wall.

Anyway, I cut a lot of examples, as well as the page quote and page picture (as both only indicated breaking the fourth wall, not that the wall doesn't even exist). It wouldn't surprise me to learn that there are more inaccurate examples left that I didn't cut- feel free to take any out that you feel don't meet the trope's setting criteria.

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