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6th Jan '17 7:09:02 PM nombretomado
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** Also in that book is Tiffany rescuing someone from a dream [[spoiler:by killing him]], and being informed by said individual that they might still be trapped in a dream and be unable to tell the difference. The dream is populated by stuff from the dreamer's memories. Oh, and Tiffany was in said dream because she and the WFM [[{{Inception}} wanted to steal something]]. Date of publication: 2003.

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** Also in that book is Tiffany rescuing someone from a dream [[spoiler:by killing him]], and being informed by said individual that they might still be trapped in a dream and be unable to tell the difference. The dream is populated by stuff from the dreamer's memories. Oh, and Tiffany was in said dream because she and the WFM [[{{Inception}} [[Film/{{Inception}} wanted to steal something]]. Date of publication: 2003.
31st Dec '16 8:47:00 PM nombretomado
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* An encyclopedia of manga classics (I can't remember exactly which one) outlined the plot of FruitsBasket, and informed the reader that the series' OfficialCouple was [[spoiler:Tohru and Yuki. (Kyo Sohma- third protagonist, one corner of the focal LoveTriangle, and Tohru's eventual husband- is barely mentioned at all.)]] Unfortunately, the encyclopedia was written before certain [[TheReveal plot twists]] in the manga [[ShipSinking sunk that ship]], and Tohru and[[spoiler: Yuki]] remained JustFriends.

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* An encyclopedia of manga classics (I can't remember exactly which one) outlined the plot of FruitsBasket, ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', and informed the reader that the series' OfficialCouple was [[spoiler:Tohru and Yuki. (Kyo Sohma- third protagonist, one corner of the focal LoveTriangle, and Tohru's eventual husband- is barely mentioned at all.)]] Unfortunately, the encyclopedia was written before certain [[TheReveal plot twists]] in the manga [[ShipSinking sunk that ship]], and Tohru and[[spoiler: Yuki]] remained JustFriends.
28th Dec '16 9:52:49 PM Xtifr
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* In Charles Stross' ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'', written in 1999, the author was looking for an obscure terrorist who was none the less likely to strike on American soil. In the book this terrorist gets his occult weapon mass destruction from Saddam, and is based in Afghanistan. Originally the terrorist in question was, you guessed right, OsamaBinLaden. The book was published in late 2001 and his publisher suggested he change this to some other terrorist who is still obscure, which Stross did.
** ''Archive'' also stated that the reason volume four of Donald Knuth's ''The Art of Computer Programming''[[note]]kinda like the Bible of computer science[[/note]] hadn't been published yet was because the Laundry threatened Knuth with death if it ever came out. Volume four, part one finally launched in 2005 after spending almost four decades in DevelopmentHell.

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* In Charles Stross' ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'', ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchives'', written in 1999, the author was looking for an obscure terrorist who was none the less likely to strike on American soil. In the book this terrorist gets his occult weapon mass destruction from Saddam, and is based in Afghanistan. Originally the terrorist in question was, you guessed right, OsamaBinLaden. The book was published in late 2001 and his publisher suggested he change this to some other terrorist who is still obscure, which Stross did.
** ''Archive'' also stated that the reason volume four of Donald Knuth's ''The Art of Computer Programming''[[note]]kinda like the Bible of computer science[[/note]] hadn't been published yet was because the Laundry threatened Knuth with death if it ever came out. Volume four, part one finally launched in 2005 after spending almost four decades in DevelopmentHell.
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13th Dec '16 8:24:13 AM Doug86
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* In Literature/TheBible, [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+25:8-9 Matthew 25:8-9]] has become [[BlackComedy "funnier and funnier"]] from WorldWarII to this day. Also doubles as HarsherInHindsight.

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* In Literature/TheBible, [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+25:8-9 Matthew 25:8-9]] has become [[BlackComedy "funnier and funnier"]] from WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to this day. Also doubles as HarsherInHindsight.
4th Dec '16 1:11:32 AM shokoshu
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* [[Creator/IsaacAsimov]], as a prolific SF author, made many predictions. [[http://www.images-booknode.com/book_cover/86/full/cher-jupiter-85720.jpg This one]] is merely a translation "accident". (The original title is "Buy Jupiter.")

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* [[Creator/IsaacAsimov]], [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Isaac Asimov]], as a prolific SF author, made many predictions. [[http://www.images-booknode.com/book_cover/86/full/cher-jupiter-85720.jpg This one]] is merely a translation "accident". (The original title is "Buy Jupiter.")
4th Dec '16 1:10:56 AM shokoshu
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* [[Creator/IsaacAsimov]], as a prolific SF author, made many predictions. [[http://www.images-booknode.com/book_cover/86/full/cher-jupiter-85720.jpg This one]] is merely a translation "accident". (The original title is "Buy Jupiter.")
1st Dec '16 11:35:16 PM GranChi
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** In the fourth book, Cedric earns the nickname of "Useless Pretty-Boy Diggory". Considering who plays him in the movie (and said actor's [[Literature/{{Twilight}} further roles]])...

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** In the fourth book, Harry at one point thinks of Cedric earns the nickname of "Useless Pretty-Boy Diggory".Diggory as a "useless pretty boy". Considering who plays him in the movie (and said actor's [[Literature/{{Twilight}} further roles]])...
6th Oct '16 8:08:46 PM nombretomado
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* In the 7th ''{{Everworld}}'' book, Senna Wales decides to stab a Coo-Hatch alien to death with a knife, for no apparent reason, and then acts coldly unmoved by what she did. When the others question her as to ''why'' she had suddenly gone AxCrazy, she ''laughs ruefully, shakes her head to herself'' and replies, "Had to be! There was no avoiding it ... Not over the long haul." In the eleventh book, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Senna suddenly goes psychotic]] and becomes a evil maniac, presumably for plot purposes.

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* In the 7th ''{{Everworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' book, Senna Wales decides to stab a Coo-Hatch alien to death with a knife, for no apparent reason, and then acts coldly unmoved by what she did. When the others question her as to ''why'' she had suddenly gone AxCrazy, she ''laughs ruefully, shakes her head to herself'' and replies, "Had to be! There was no avoiding it ... Not over the long haul." In the eleventh book, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Senna suddenly goes psychotic]] and becomes a evil maniac, presumably for plot purposes.
27th Sep '16 9:56:54 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Literature/SpiritBound'', when Sydney gets in contact with Rose to query her about missing Alchemist records she tells Rose that Adrian is cute for an 'evil creature of the night'. [[spoiler:In ''Literature/{{Bloodlines}}'', she ends up falling in love with him]].

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* In ''Literature/SpiritBound'', when Sydney gets in contact with Rose to query her about missing Alchemist records she tells Rose that Adrian is cute for an 'evil creature of the night'. [[spoiler:In ''Literature/{{Bloodlines}}'', she ends up falling in love with (and marrying) him]].
17th Sep '16 2:06:29 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the novel ''Make Room! Make Room!'' (which the movie ''Film/SoylentGreen'' is based on), the overpopulated future of 1999 had a sweltering population of 7 billion people.... (real-life 1999 world population: 6 billion, with the 7 billion mark passed somewhere around 2011; as far as we know, we're not making burgers out of people yet.)

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* In the novel ''Make Room! Make Room!'' (which the movie ''Film/SoylentGreen'' is based on), the overpopulated future of 1999 had a sweltering population of 7 billion people.... (real-life 1999 people. In RealLife, the world population: population in 1999 was 6 billion, with the 7 billion mark passed somewhere around 2011; 2011, and as far as we know, we're not making burgers out of people yet.)recycling human corpses into food yet (although that didn't happen in the book either).



** In ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'', when the ship is trapped in a [[PsychologicalTormentZone fog of nightmares]], Eustace says, "Do you hear a noise like ... like a huge pair of scissors opening and shutting ... over there?" Forty-six years later, giant scissors (representing the threat of a GroinAttack) appeared during ''another'' NightmareSequence in [[Film/TheBigLebowski a certain famous movie]].

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** In ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'', when the ship is trapped in a [[PsychologicalTormentZone fog of nightmares]], nightmares, Eustace says, says: "Do you hear a noise like ... like...like a huge pair of scissors opening and shutting ... shutting...over there?" Forty-six years later, giant scissors (representing the threat of a GroinAttack) appeared during ''another'' NightmareSequence in [[Film/TheBigLebowski a certain famous movie]].
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