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29th Dec '16 10:10:22 PM Xtifr
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* Played with in ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'': despite the fact Bob Howard lives in a world where {{Eldritch Abomination}}s are expected to destroy the world any day now, and the government has a peace treaty with the Deep Ones, he's clear that the works of Creator/HPLovecraft should ''not'' be considered factual. They're closer to reality than most people realise, but HPL was writing fiction, not history. Mostly.

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* Played with in ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'': ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'': despite the fact Bob Howard lives in a world where {{Eldritch Abomination}}s are expected to destroy the world any day now, and the government has a peace treaty with the Deep Ones, he's clear that the works of Creator/HPLovecraft should ''not'' be considered factual. They're closer to reality than most people realise, but HPL was writing fiction, not history. Mostly.
28th Nov '16 3:30:04 PM SAMAS
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** This come back in the ''second' movie, which has a fairly large rewriting of the story [[spoiler:because a good chunk of the plot in the series was driven by a high-ranking DAB officer gone WellIntentionedExtremist.]] One shudders to think of what this means for [=StrikerS=]...
14th Nov '16 3:48:10 PM jamespolk
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* Michael Connelly mystery novel ''Literature/ThePoet'' received a direct sequel in ''Literature/TheNarrows'', and the further adventures of ''Poet'' protagonist Jack [=McEvoy=] were later told in ''Literature/TheScarecrow''. In both of those later novels, ''The Poet'' is a true crime book written by [=McEvoy=].

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* Michael Connelly mystery novel novels:
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''Literature/ThePoet'' received a direct sequel in ''Literature/TheNarrows'', and the further adventures of ''Poet'' protagonist Jack [=McEvoy=] were later told in ''Literature/TheScarecrow''. In both of those later novels, ''The Poet'' is a true crime book written by [=McEvoy=].
** The Creator/ClintEastwood movie ''Film/BloodWork'' was an adaptation of a Connelly novel. In ''Literature/AngelsFlight'' protagonist Literature/HarryBosch sees a poster for ''Blood Work'' and remembers that it's a BasedOnATrueStory thriller about a case involving a friend of his. In later novel ''Literature/TheNarrows'', a character complains about how he was portrayed in the ''Blood Work'' movie.
4th Nov '16 6:21:43 PM jamespolk
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* Michael Connelly mystery novel ''Literature/ThePoet'' received a direct sequel in ''Literature/TheNarrows'', and the further adventures of ''Poet'' protagonist Jack [=McEvoy=] were later told in ''Literature/TheScarecrow''. In both of those later novels, ''The Poet'' is a true crime book written by [=McEvoy=].
24th Jul '16 4:30:53 PM nombretomado
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* The manga version of ''ChronoCrusade'' hints at this--a few chapters at the end "quote" from [[MysteriousWaif Azmaria's]] memoirs, hinting that the manga may be a fictionalized version of her book.

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* The manga version of ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' hints at this--a few chapters at the end "quote" from [[MysteriousWaif Azmaria's]] memoirs, hinting that the manga may be a fictionalized version of her book.
10th Jun '16 12:14:59 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' is usually referred to as a movie made after the actual events of the series -- in the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' universe it's essentially "based on a true story."

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* ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' is usually referred to as a movie made after the actual events of the series ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' -- in the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' universe it's essentially "based on a true story."
13th Apr '16 4:51:36 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* [[AudioAdaptation Sound Stages]] reveal that ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha TheMovie First'' is an actual film being produced in the Nanohaverse about the childhood of Nanoha and Fate, with those two serving as technical advisers to make sure that the facts are reasonably accurate and that the battles are as realistic as possible.

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* [[AudioAdaptation Sound Stages]] reveal that ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha TheMovie First'' is an actual film being produced in the Nanohaverse about the childhood of Nanoha and Fate, with those two serving as technical advisers to make sure that the facts are reasonably accurate and that the battles are as realistic as possible.
20th Dec '15 9:55:18 PM pvsage
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a series of popular novels featuring an Indiana Jones expy. When the author announces that her next novel will be delayed, the mane characters discover that the author is writing about her own exploits.
25th Nov '15 1:59:30 PM Doug86
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* In Marvel Universe continuity, there is a "Marvel Comics" company that re-tells the exploits of various heroes as comic books. They're quasi-journalists, and their work is thus used as historical research in legal comedy series ''She-Hulk.'' In continuity, [[Comicbook/FantasticFour the Fantastic Four]] regularly popped by the Marvel offices to lambast the staff who were supposed to be telling their stories over plot elements that they didn't like. Similarly, [[CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] not only lectured writers and editors for making him too violent, but also at one point ''penciled his own comic.''

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* In Marvel Universe continuity, there is a "Marvel Comics" company that re-tells the exploits of various heroes as comic books. They're quasi-journalists, and their work is thus used as historical research in legal comedy series ''She-Hulk.'' In continuity, [[Comicbook/FantasticFour the Fantastic Four]] regularly popped by the Marvel offices to lambast the staff who were supposed to be telling their stories over plot elements that they didn't like. Similarly, [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] not only lectured writers and editors for making him too violent, but also at one point ''penciled his own comic.''



* DCComics exist in the DCU. They use superheroes' status as public figures to publish "true crime" stories about their adventures.
** ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' gives all the profits of his comics to charity.

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics exist in the DCU. They use superheroes' status as public figures to publish "true crime" stories about their adventures.
** ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' gives all the profits of his comics to charity.



* ''Copacabana'': a performer-turned-agent (played by [[Creator/MarxBarxBrothers Groucho Marx]]) gets his girlfriend (played by Creator/CarmenMiranda) two separate, simultaneous gigs at the Copacabana - one as herself in the main room, and as "Madame Fifi" in the nightclub. At the end of the film the owner of the Copacabana decides to make a film about it, starring them, and we see the Big Production Number in the film.

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* ''Copacabana'': a performer-turned-agent (played by [[Creator/MarxBarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]]) gets his girlfriend (played by Creator/CarmenMiranda) two separate, simultaneous gigs at the Copacabana - one as herself in the main room, and as "Madame Fifi" in the nightclub. At the end of the film the owner of the Copacabana decides to make a film about it, starring them, and we see the Big Production Number in the film.



* In ''TheHumanCentipede 2'' the previous film is shown to exist on DVD.
* Mentioned in ''Film/{{Hook}}'', the film "sequel" to ''PeterPan''. Wendy Darling and Peter Pan had adventures that Wendy later told to J.M. Barrie who, we presume, made a few changes, which accounts for the inconsistencies between the book and film. For example, Captain Hook is eaten by the crocodile in the book whereas in the film, Hook escaped the crocodile and killed it instead.

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* In ''TheHumanCentipede ''Film/TheHumanCentipede 2'' the previous film is shown to exist on DVD.
* Mentioned in ''Film/{{Hook}}'', the film "sequel" to ''PeterPan''.''Literature/PeterPan''. Wendy Darling and Peter Pan had adventures that Wendy later told to J.M. Barrie who, we presume, made a few changes, which accounts for the inconsistencies between the book and film. For example, Captain Hook is eaten by the crocodile in the book whereas in the film, Hook escaped the crocodile and killed it instead.



* Much of the plot of Bram Stoker's ''{{Dracula}}'' is ''about'' the construction of the book itself and how Mina Harker's compilation of the characters' journals, interview transcripts, and the like helps the characters deduce {{Dracula}}'s identity and nature and ultimately defeat him. To some extent, the book is practically an advertisement for that wondrous new invention, the typewriter.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', it's heavily alluded to that ''{{Dracula}}'' was pretty much commissioned from Bram Stoker, so people would have a defence against the Black Court. In ''Grave Peril'', Harry mentions that the Black Court is almost nonexistent, thanks to that book. And, in one of the recent "extra" stories, it's pointed out that the ''Necronomicon'' was actually a Grimoire of great power -- until the White Council found it and published it all over the place, and by making it available to every minor mage and wannabe in existence, effectively nullified the power by spreading the effect over the entire world.

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* Much of the plot of Bram Stoker's ''{{Dracula}}'' ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' is ''about'' the construction of the book itself and how Mina Harker's compilation of the characters' journals, interview transcripts, and the like helps the characters deduce {{Dracula}}'s identity and nature and ultimately defeat him. To some extent, the book is practically an advertisement for that wondrous new invention, the typewriter.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', it's heavily alluded to that ''{{Dracula}}'' ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' was pretty much commissioned from Bram Stoker, so people would have a defence against the Black Court. In ''Grave Peril'', Harry mentions that the Black Court is almost nonexistent, thanks to that book. And, in one of the recent "extra" stories, it's pointed out that the ''Necronomicon'' was actually a Grimoire of great power -- until the White Council found it and published it all over the place, and by making it available to every minor mage and wannabe in existence, effectively nullified the power by spreading the effect over the entire world.



* In the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' Makejoye writes a play about a handsome but poor lad and a dashing bridand who was forced into a life of crime thanks to corruption in politics competing for the same lovely high class lady who'd run away from her uncle. Just in case it's not obvious that the play is really about the actor Rudy, the unredeemed Michael, and the runaway Rosamund, he has all of them playing the appropriate roles.

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* In the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' Makejoye writes a play about a handsome but poor lad and a dashing bridand who was forced into a life of crime thanks to corruption in politics competing for the same lovely high class lady who'd run away from her uncle. Just in case it's not obvious that the play is really about the actor Rudy, the unredeemed Michael, and the runaway Rosamund, he has all of them playing the appropriate roles.
3rd Nov '15 8:56:14 PM nombretomado
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* Most citizens of Marvel Earth believe the Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Monster to be a fictional character, and don't realize Shelley's novel was based on real events. Ditto for almost every character from [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Norse]] and [[TheIncredibleHercules Greek]] mythology.

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* Most citizens of Marvel Earth believe the Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Monster to be a fictional character, and don't realize Shelley's novel was based on real events. Ditto for almost every character from [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Norse]] and [[TheIncredibleHercules [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Greek]] mythology.
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