History CelebrityParadox / Literature

14th Sep '17 11:21:02 PM PaulA
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** In King's ''[[Literature/FourPastMidnight The Library Policeman]]'', the ScaryLibrarian says she doesn't want to read a novel by "Robert [=McCammon=], Creator/StephenKing, or Creator/VCAndrews".

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** In King's ''[[Literature/FourPastMidnight The Library Policeman]]'', the ScaryLibrarian says she doesn't want to read a novel by "Robert [=McCammon=], "[[Creator/RobertRMcCammon Robert McCammon]], Creator/StephenKing, or Creator/VCAndrews".
8th Sep '17 12:46:19 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''The Shining Men'', the Twelfth Doctor is stopped from running into the road by a young boy and says "Quite right, Noah. SPLINK and all that." When the kid doesn't get the reference, the Doctor admits he's not sure what it means himself. "SPLINK" ('''S'''afe spot, '''P'''avement, '''L'''ook for traffic, '''I'''f traffic is coming let it past, '''N'''o traffic means you can cross, '''K''' eep looking and listening) was the slogan of a short-lived road safety campaign fronted by Creator/JonPertwee.

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* In the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''The Shining Men'', the Twelfth Doctor is stopped from running into the road by a young boy and says "Quite right, Noah. SPLINK and all that." When the kid doesn't get the reference, the Doctor admits he's not sure what it means himself. "SPLINK" ('''S'''afe spot, '''P'''avement, '''L'''ook for traffic, '''I'''f traffic is coming let it past, '''N'''o traffic means you can cross, '''K''' eep '''K'''eep looking and listening) was the slogan of a short-lived road safety campaign fronted by Creator/JonPertwee.
8th Sep '17 12:46:03 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''The Shining Men'', the Twelfth Doctor is stopped from running into the road by a young boy and says "Quite right. SPLINK." When the kid doesn't get the reference, the Doctor admits he's not sure what it means himself. "SPLINK" ('''S'''afe spot, '''P'''avement, '''L'''ook for traffic, '''I'''f traffic is coming let it past, '''N'''o traffic means you can cross, '''K''' eep looking and listening) was the slogan of a short-lived road safety campaign fronted by Creator/JonPertwee.

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* In the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''The Shining Men'', the Twelfth Doctor is stopped from running into the road by a young boy and says "Quite right. SPLINK.right, Noah. SPLINK and all that." When the kid doesn't get the reference, the Doctor admits he's not sure what it means himself. "SPLINK" ('''S'''afe spot, '''P'''avement, '''L'''ook for traffic, '''I'''f traffic is coming let it past, '''N'''o traffic means you can cross, '''K''' eep looking and listening) was the slogan of a short-lived road safety campaign fronted by Creator/JonPertwee.
8th Sep '17 12:43:44 PM DaibhidC
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* C. S. Forester named the character ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' after Horatio Nelson, but nobody in the books ever points out the coincidence. Not when Hornblower is leading Nelson's funeral procession by boat, and not when his first lieutenant ''directly compares'' him to Nelson.

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* C. S. Forester named the character ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' after Horatio Nelson, but nobody in the books ever points out the coincidence. Not when Hornblower is leading Nelson's funeral procession by boat, and not when his first lieutenant ''directly compares'' him to Nelson.Nelson.
* In the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''The Shining Men'', the Twelfth Doctor is stopped from running into the road by a young boy and says "Quite right. SPLINK." When the kid doesn't get the reference, the Doctor admits he's not sure what it means himself. "SPLINK" ('''S'''afe spot, '''P'''avement, '''L'''ook for traffic, '''I'''f traffic is coming let it past, '''N'''o traffic means you can cross, '''K''' eep looking and listening) was the slogan of a short-lived road safety campaign fronted by Creator/JonPertwee.
1st Sep '17 2:44:08 AM PaulA
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* Somewhat subverted in John Ajvide Lindqvist's serial ''Literature/{{Tindalos}}''. The protagonist in the story is haunted by the horrifying chewing sounds made by a time-twisting EldritchAbomination. She instinctively knows the entity to be named 'Tindalos' which implies that the story takes place in the universe of the CthulhuMythos. At one point in the story hovever, she stumbles over and reads Frank Belknap Long's short-story ''The Hounds of Tindalos'', implying that the story takes place in a world were the the CthulhuMythos is (falsely) considered fictional.

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* Somewhat subverted in John Ajvide Lindqvist's serial ''Literature/{{Tindalos}}''. The protagonist in the story is haunted by the horrifying chewing sounds made by a time-twisting EldritchAbomination. She instinctively knows the entity to be named 'Tindalos' which implies that the story takes place in the universe of the CthulhuMythos. Franchise/CthulhuMythos. At one point in the story hovever, she stumbles over and reads Frank Belknap Long's short-story ''The Hounds of Tindalos'', short story "Literature/TheHoundsOfTindalos", implying that the story takes place in a world were where the the CthulhuMythos Cthulhu Mythos is (falsely) considered fictional.
5th Aug '17 5:26:18 AM StFan
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* There is a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' / ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' crossover novel by Creator/PeterDavid that has Picard meeting Xavier. The resemblance they have to each other is noted. [[HilariousInHindsight It was written before the X-Men movies]].
** For years before the Film/{{X-Men}} movies were made, it had become MemeticMutation among fans that Creator/PatrickStewart would be the perfect actor to play Professor Xavier.

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* There is a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' / ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' crossover novel by Creator/PeterDavid that has Picard meeting Xavier. The resemblance they have to each other is noted. [[HilariousInHindsight It was written before the X-Men movies]].
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movies]]. For years before the Film/{{X-Men}} ''Film/XMen'' movies were made, it had become MemeticMutation among fans that Creator/PatrickStewart would be the perfect actor to play Professor Xavier.
17th May '17 5:00:15 PM DPsycho
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* An interesting example is Scott Ciencin's junior novel ''Jurassic Park: Flyers'', that ties in to the ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' film. At the end of the film, a family of Pteranodons are seen flying off into the sunset. The book reveals that they have made their home at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida. Did the Pteranodons bump into the animatronics that populate the Jurassic Park River Adventure ride? Were they confused by them? Dr Alan Grant and Eric Kirby were invited to the theme park to speak about their experiences from the movie. Did they recommend that their audience by the [=DVDs=] of the first two movies to get up to speed?

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* An interesting example is Scott Ciencin's junior novel ''Jurassic Park: Flyers'', that ties in to the ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' film. At the end of the film, a family of Pteranodons are seen flying off into the sunset. The book reveals that they have made their home at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida. Did the Pteranodons bump into the animatronics that populate the Jurassic Park River Adventure ride? Were they confused by them? Dr Alan Grant and Eric Kirby were invited to the theme park to speak about their experiences from the movie. Did they recommend that their audience by buy the [=DVDs=] of the first two movies to get up to speed?
6th Mar '17 5:57:58 PM eowynjedi
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* In Creator/MichaelConnelly novel ''Literature/TheDrop'', Literature/HarryBosch's daughter mentions watching the TV show ''Series/{{Castle}}''. Since Connelly has had a couple of cameos AsHimself on ''Castle'', one must wonder if the Bosch novels exist in the Bosch universe.

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* In Creator/MichaelConnelly novel ''Literature/TheDrop'', Literature/HarryBosch's daughter mentions watching the TV show ''Series/{{Castle}}''. Since Connelly has had a couple of cameos AsHimself on ''Castle'', one must wonder if the Bosch novels exist in the Bosch universe.universe.
* C. S. Forester named the character ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' after Horatio Nelson, but nobody in the books ever points out the coincidence. Not when Hornblower is leading Nelson's funeral procession by boat, and not when his first lieutenant ''directly compares'' him to Nelson.
7th Feb '17 10:10:36 AM erforce
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--> "....it's probably the most interesting philosophical question ever asked about film grammar. Could Creator/HarrisonFord's character in ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'' rent ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''? Could [[{{Rambo}} John Rambo]] draw personal inspiration from ''Film/{{Rocky}}''? In ''Film/DesperatelySeekingSusan'', what is Music/{{Madonna}} hearing when she goes to a club and dances to her own song? Within the reality of one specific fiction, how do other fictions exist?

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--> "....it's probably the most interesting philosophical question ever asked about film grammar. Could Creator/HarrisonFord's character in ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'' rent ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''? Could [[{{Rambo}} [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} John Rambo]] draw personal inspiration from ''Film/{{Rocky}}''? In ''Film/DesperatelySeekingSusan'', what is Music/{{Madonna}} hearing when she goes to a club and dances to her own song? Within the reality of one specific fiction, how do other fictions exist?
19th Jan '17 4:24:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Disputed in the CthulhuMythos: orthodox fans (as well as the game TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu) assume that Howard P. Lovecraft is absent from this universe, but in a move that would be controversial in hindsight, August Derleth made Lovecraft a character in the Mythos. Fan consensus dismisses Derleth's idea.

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* Disputed in the CthulhuMythos: Franchise/CthulhuMythos: orthodox fans (as well as the game TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu) assume that Howard P. Lovecraft is absent from this universe, but in a move that would be controversial in hindsight, August Derleth made Lovecraft a character in the Mythos. Fan consensus dismisses Derleth's idea.
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