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30th May '17 9:44:20 PM Kuruni
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* ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'':
** Lovecraft described Azathoth as a monstrous indescribable thing which resides in the center of the universe, often described as "gnawing" and "chaotic". Scientists now believe that the center of our galaxy (and, by extension, other galaxies), is a supermassive black hole. Perhaps Lovecraft was on to something...
** In the 1931 short story ''The Lair of the Star Spawn'' by Creator/AugustDerleth and Mark Schorer, the characters manage to stop the [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]] Lloigor and Zhar with the aid of the Star Warriors from Orion, described as monstrous-size glowing beings that "shot great beams of annihilation and death".\\
In 1966, Creator/TsuburayaProductions created ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', a {{toku}} series about heroic aliens, also known as giants of light, with many abilities, including shooting powerful beams from their arms. And by sheer coincidence, their homeworld is located in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_78 nebula M78]] in the Orion Constellation.
30th Apr '17 10:01:46 AM nombretomado
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** Another Pratchett one in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'': Having an AxCrazy vampire parody TomCruise's character in ''InterviewWithTheVampire'' - funny; Reading this parody against Tom Cruise's current reputation? ''Hilarious''.

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** Another Pratchett one in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'': Having an AxCrazy vampire parody TomCruise's Creator/TomCruise's character in ''InterviewWithTheVampire'' - funny; Reading this parody against Tom Cruise's current reputation? ''Hilarious''.
23rd Apr '17 9:52:41 AM nombretomado
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* In ''AWrinkleInTime'', Meg Murry's father's mathematically-based nickname for her has a ''slightly'' different meaning to those who read the book after, say, 1984: "[[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Megatron]]". The term "[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse tesseract]]" does too.
* In the SweetValleyHigh book ''Sweet Valley Saga'' Alice (the twins' mother) was engaged to Hank Patman (Bruce's father). When ''Sweet Valley Confidential'' comes out, guess who become a couple at the end of the book? [[spoiler: Bruce and Elizabeth, that's who.]]

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* In ''AWrinkleInTime'', ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', Meg Murry's father's mathematically-based nickname for her has a ''slightly'' different meaning to those who read the book after, say, 1984: "[[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Megatron]]". The term "[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse tesseract]]" does too.
* In the SweetValleyHigh Literature/SweetValleyHigh book ''Sweet Valley Saga'' Alice (the twins' mother) was engaged to Hank Patman (Bruce's father). When ''Sweet Valley Confidential'' comes out, guess who become a couple at the end of the book? [[spoiler: Bruce and Elizabeth, that's who.]]
13th Apr '17 6:59:07 PM MasterFuzzy
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** In Book 6, Harry comments that the Half-Blood Prince is a much better teacher than Snape. [[spoiler: Then he finds out who the Half-Blood Prince is...]]
9th Apr '17 10:04:26 AM nombretomado
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* During the climax of ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'', an old woman rambles on about [[spoiler: Jim's escape from the Phelps' farm]], [[RozenMaiden ending every sentence with 'says I'.]]

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* During the climax of ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'', an old woman rambles on about [[spoiler: Jim's escape from the Phelps' farm]], [[RozenMaiden [[Manga/RozenMaiden ending every sentence with 'says I'.]]
31st Mar '17 3:58:55 PM nombretomado
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* In Charles Stross' ''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.

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* In Charles Stross' ''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.UsefulNotes/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.
28th Feb '17 12:16:55 PM GeraldFnord
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*** Though, it should be noted, ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' preceded ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' by about three years' time, and ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' by about nine.
16th Feb '17 11:45:22 AM rjd1922
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** For years, various well-meaning parents have demanded that the Harry Potter books be banned because of the books' [[SarcasmMode obvious Satanic undertones]]. ''MyImmortal'' makes all of this hilarious.
** From ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'': "... the Weasley twins were punished for bewitching several snowballs so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban." Remember how this book ended? [[spoiler: Fred and George were ''repeatedly hitting Voldemort in the goddamn face this entire time!'']]
** At the end of Prisoner of Azkaban, Snape flies into a rage and the Minister of Magic says to Dumbledore - "''Fellow seems quite unbalanced...I'd watch out for him if I were you, Dumbledore''" Possibly the only time Cornelius Fudge displayed sound judgment.

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** For years, various well-meaning parents have demanded that the Harry Potter books be banned because of the books' [[SarcasmMode obvious Satanic undertones]]. ''MyImmortal'' ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' makes all of this hilarious.
** From ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'': "... the Weasley twins were punished for bewitching several snowballs so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban." Remember how this book ended? [[spoiler: Fred and George were ''repeatedly ''[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu repeatedly hitting Voldemort in the goddamn face this entire time!'']]
time!]]'']]
** At the end of Prisoner of Azkaban, ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Snape flies into a rage and the Minister of Magic says to Dumbledore - "''Fellow seems quite unbalanced...I'd watch out for him if I were you, Dumbledore''" Possibly the only time Cornelius Fudge displayed sound judgment.
9th Feb '17 5:13:47 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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*** [[spoiler: In ''Discworld/MakingMoney' a man goes through a [[HeroicBSOD crisis of faith]] he follows his ancestors large footsteps, strangles a minor character is a rather loud manner, there's a trial, he honks, and stops being homicidal. This book was written about two years before Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} and about four before Gamzee's freak out.]]

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*** [[spoiler: In ''Discworld/MakingMoney' ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' a man goes through a [[HeroicBSOD crisis of faith]] he follows his ancestors large footsteps, strangles a minor character is a rather loud manner, there's a trial, he honks, and stops being homicidal. This book was written about two years before Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} and about four before Gamzee's freak out.]]
7th Feb '17 10:28:37 PM Dawnwing
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* In the back of each book of the original ''Literature/WitchAndWizard'' trilogy by Creator/JamesPatterson, there is a list of books, celebrities, etc. banned by the New Order, which are all parodies of real-life books and people. There is one parodying the ''[[Literature/WarriorCats Warriors]]'' series by Creator/ErinHunter: ''"THE BRAWLERS: The story of a pack of sentient dogs - some stray, some pets - seeking to fulfull a 'prophecy'."'' Several years later, there actually ''was'' an [[Literature/SurvivorDogs Erin Hunter series about a pack of sentient dogs]].
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