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Re: [Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2016, 01:14:38 AM »
From watching some 'house of cards' examples on YouTube, the character has to address the audience/reader, but doesn't have to self identify as being in a work of fiction? 
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Re: [Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2016, 01:38:32 AM »
From watching some 'house of cards' examples on YouTube, the character has to address the audience/reader, but doesn't have to self identify as being in a work of fiction?

Yes. I think we will need to explore a number of ways to break the wall.
> Character is aware of being fiction
> Character addresses audience with no awareness this is unusual
And I think there are a whole bunch of other possibilities
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Re: [Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2016, 01:48:03 AM »
oh, am i going to have fun with this one.

oh man oh man oh man!

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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2016, 02:06:46 AM »
TVTropes has a sliding scale of fourth wall-ness here, which also includes examples and links to pages with more examples.
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Re: [Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2016, 02:11:36 AM »
From watching some 'house of cards' examples on YouTube, the character has to address the audience/reader, but doesn't have to self identify as being in a work of fiction?

If you address the audience, the character's awareness of its fictionality would be implied.
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Re: [Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2016, 03:11:20 AM »
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2016, 05:41:34 AM »
*rubs hands with anticipation*

Oh, this is going to be a good month for me...
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Re: [Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2016, 07:34:01 AM »
Ok, I think I get it, thanks for the pointers everyone  :)

I have an idea, but it's pretty dark...
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Re: [Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2016, 09:12:21 AM »
I have a vague idea. Screw self-awareness, I'm going for something from Belgian literature.

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Re: [Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2016, 10:07:00 AM »
Shit! Let's all not vote for Rukaio, he's planning something good to become Emperor of the contest!

Belgian literature sounds.... Interesting?
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Re: [Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2016, 10:54:10 AM »
Belgian literature sounds.... Interesting?

Yes.
Cuz we're weird in everything we do.  :D

Not spoiling it tho >.>
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Re: [Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2016, 11:33:41 AM »
This is going to be hard!

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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2016, 03:38:06 PM »
heh.

i just clicked 'like' on rukaio's post.

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Re: [Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2016, 04:12:36 PM »
We have likes here now!!
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[Jan 2016] - Breaking the fourth wall - Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2016, 04:18:16 PM »
I wondered when you'd notice it. ;)

You have to thank Arry for it. :)
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