History HilariousInHindsight / Literature

13th Apr '18 3:46:08 AM Omeganian
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* [[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.")

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* [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Isaac Asimov]], 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.") ")
* In Asimov's"Blind Alley", a man shows what he calls "A Galactic fad of three years ago; which means that it is a hopelessly old-fashioned relic this year". A high-tech ''disco ball'' as an example of InUniverse DeaderThanDisco. In 1945.
10th Mar '18 9:15:00 AM john_e
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* In the 1992 novelisations of the CBBC series ''Kevin's Cousins'' and ''Kevin & co.'', the protagonist, Kevin, is twelve, and his parents joke that some day soon he'll suddenly turn into a teenager. A couple of years later, Harry Enfield created his [[Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums Kevin the Teenager]] character, who acquired all his teenage mannerisms at midnight on his thirteenth birthday.
6th Mar '18 8:56:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/{{BraveNewWorld}}'', the future society's current fashion trend is an overabundance of zippers on everything, demonstrating how needlessly over-engineered everything is. It's evocative of the costume design stylings that TetsuyaNomura has become notorious for.

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* In ''Literature/{{BraveNewWorld}}'', the future society's current fashion trend is an overabundance of zippers on everything, demonstrating how needlessly over-engineered everything is. It's evocative of the costume design stylings that TetsuyaNomura Creator/TetsuyaNomura has become notorious for.
22nd Feb '18 4:46:53 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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*** The deceptively pretty and sweet Green Lady, who bewitches people with her music, is very similar to the media's image of Music/TaylorSwift during TheNewTens, to the point where her {{hatedom}} started calling her a snake after her spat with Music/KanyeWest in 2016. Moreover, the notion of a [[TheReptilians shapeshifting reptilian invader]], lurking within an ElaborateUndergroundBase and subtly acquiring power through governmental infiltration and mind control, is likewise eerily similar to UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories propounded by the likes of Creator/DavidIcke.

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*** The deceptively pretty and sweet Green Lady, who bewitches people with her music, is very similar to the media's image of Music/TaylorSwift during TheNewTens, to the point where her especially since Taylor's {{hatedom}} started calling her a snake after her spat with Music/KanyeWest in 2016. Moreover, the notion of a [[TheReptilians shapeshifting reptilian invader]], lurking within an ElaborateUndergroundBase and subtly acquiring power through governmental infiltration and mind control, is likewise eerily similar to UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories propounded by the likes of Creator/DavidIcke.
22nd Feb '18 4:45:15 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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*** A few notes about the villainous Green Lady. Nowadays, a deceptively pretty and sweet snake-woman who bewitches people with music is likely to remind readers of the "Music/TaylorSwift is a snake" memes that started circulating in 2016. And the notion of a [[TheReptilians shapeshifting reptilian invader]], lurking within an ElaborateUndergroundBase and subtly acquiring power through governmental infiltration and mind control, is likewise eerily similar to UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories propounded by the likes of Creator/DavidIcke.

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*** A few notes about the villainous Green Lady. Nowadays, a The deceptively pretty and sweet snake-woman Green Lady, who bewitches people with music her music, is likely very similar to remind readers of the "Music/TaylorSwift is a snake" memes that media's image of Music/TaylorSwift during TheNewTens, to the point where her {{hatedom}} started circulating calling her a snake after her spat with Music/KanyeWest in 2016. And Moreover, the notion of a [[TheReptilians shapeshifting reptilian invader]], lurking within an ElaborateUndergroundBase and subtly acquiring power through governmental infiltration and mind control, is likewise eerily similar to UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories propounded by the likes of Creator/DavidIcke.
22nd Feb '18 10:55:22 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' has a few aspects reminiscent of UrbanLegends you may have heard on TheInternet. First, the notion of a [[TheReptilians shapeshifting reptilian invader]], lurking within an ElaborateUndergroundBase and subtly acquiring power through governmental infiltration and mind control, is eerily similar to UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories propounded by the likes of Creator/DavidIcke. Second, Puddleglum's climactic faith-affirming AuthorFilibuster, directed at an apparent HollywoodAtheist, rings of chain messages about good Christian students trouncing smug secular professors in arguments (though it should be noted that Lewis pulls it off a lot better than the authors of those copypastas do, seeing how he was such a talented wordsmith in general).

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** ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' has a few aspects reminiscent of UrbanLegends you may have heard on TheInternet. First, the notion of a [[TheReptilians shapeshifting reptilian invader]], lurking within an ElaborateUndergroundBase and subtly acquiring power through governmental infiltration and mind control, is eerily similar to UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories propounded by the likes of Creator/DavidIcke. Second, ''Literature/TheSilverChair'':
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Puddleglum's climactic faith-affirming AuthorFilibuster, directed at an apparent HollywoodAtheist, rings of chain messages about good Christian students trouncing smug secular professors in arguments (though it should be noted that Lewis pulls it off a lot better than the authors of those copypastas do, seeing how he was such a talented wordsmith in general).general).
*** A few notes about the villainous Green Lady. Nowadays, a deceptively pretty and sweet snake-woman who bewitches people with music is likely to remind readers of the "Music/TaylorSwift is a snake" memes that started circulating in 2016. And the notion of a [[TheReptilians shapeshifting reptilian invader]], lurking within an ElaborateUndergroundBase and subtly acquiring power through governmental infiltration and mind control, is likewise eerily similar to UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories propounded by the likes of Creator/DavidIcke.
1st Feb '18 7:04:13 PM nombretomado
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* Julie Kenner's 2000 novel ''The Cat's Fancy'' is about a cat who becomes human in order to marry her owner. She shows up in her owner's house seemingly with amnesia, and he and others try to find out who she is, in a plot already reminiscent of [[MulhollandDrive a movie that would come out a year later]]... but then we get this line:

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* Julie Kenner's 2000 novel ''The Cat's Fancy'' is about a cat who becomes human in order to marry her owner. She shows up in her owner's house seemingly with amnesia, and he and others try to find out who she is, in a plot already reminiscent of [[MulhollandDrive [[Film/MulhollandDrive a movie that would come out a year later]]... but then we get this line:
1st Feb '18 10:25:34 AM theenglishman
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* In the short story [[http://bit.ly/2nyFUih "The Arbitrator"]] by Morley Roberts, first published in 1896, protagonist Gurdon is writing a newspaper piece on seven unlikeable bourgeoisies, who he refers to as the [[Memes/GameGrumps "Seven]] [[https://youtu.be/wntOFj7Sj1U?t=639 Asses"]].
15th Jan '18 12:22:17 AM Cryoclaste
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* The book ''LAConfidential'' features the death of a down and out prostitute named Kathy Janeway. The creators of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' ''probably'' didn't have this in mind when naming their show's captain, but the name was removed from TheFilmOfTheBook nonetheless.

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* The book ''LAConfidential'' ''Literature/LAConfidential'' features the death of a down and out prostitute named Kathy Janeway. The creators of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' ''probably'' didn't have this in mind when naming their show's captain, but the name was removed from TheFilmOfTheBook nonetheless.
8th Jan '18 7:59:59 PM Ravenya003
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* In the first book of L.J. Smith's ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'' the character Damon utters the phrase: "Winter is coming." This was a good five years before the saying became the most ubiquitous passage in George R.R. Martin's ''Literature/ASongOfFireAndIce'' and the tagline of the subsequent television adaptation.

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* In the first book of L.J. Smith's ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'' the character Damon utters the phrase: "Winter is coming." This was a good five years before the saying became the most ubiquitous passage in George R.R. Martin's ''Literature/ASongOfFireAndIce'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and the tagline of the subsequent television adaptation.
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