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24th Jul '17 12:45:04 PM Samothrace42
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* Chances are that if you're playing an open-world [[WesternRPG Western RPG]] full of references to [[Creator/HPLovecraft H.P. Lovecraft]] and the [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu Mythos]], likely has a [[HumongousMecha Humongous Mecha]] (even if it's just in the backstory), tries to rely on [[StoryBreadcrumbs environmental details to tell the story]], [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome features gorgeous landscapes]] ([[TechnologyMarchesOn at the very least for the time]]), likes to create fascinating and flawed characters that often reveal [[HiddenDepths Hidden Depths]] over the course of the story just as much as [[BitCharacter Bit Characters]], analyze [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racism]] and [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman the worth of a person's soul]]/[[WhatMeasureIsAMook position in life]], give the player as much freedom as they can while still [[GuideDangIt suffering from a lack of direction]], and jumps merrily around the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism]], you're playing a {{Bethesda}} game.



* ''Property Of Gwen'' and ''[[http://lowroad75.comicgenesis.com/ Lowroad 75]]'' both fit in, as series where the main premise is the size of the main characters' breasts. ''Lowroad 75'' is fanservice to the extreme. The Lowroad artist has admitted, on his Deviantart account, that Lowroad was just an excuse to pander to his fans and/or himself. He's now working on a new comic, which isn't much different, but the main character is at least more realistically proportioned...

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* ''Property Of Gwen'' and ''[[http://lowroad75.comicgenesis.com/ Lowroad 75]]'' both fit in, as series where the main premise is the size of the main characters' breasts. ''Lowroad 75'' is fanservice Fanservice to the extreme. The Lowroad artist has admitted, on his Deviantart account, that Lowroad was just an excuse to pander to his fans and/or himself. He's now working on a new comic, which isn't much different, but the main character is at least more realistically proportioned...
16th Jul '17 3:18:06 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': A ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic created by Evilhumour and beta-read by Anon e Mouse Jr. (who was eventually promoted to co-writer). The latter's segments tend to have a dose of this by including small {{Shout Out}}s to things he likes, though usually just as background details.

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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': A ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic created by Evilhumour and beta-read by Anon e Mouse Jr. (who was eventually promoted to co-writer). The latter's segments tend to have a dose of this by including small {{Shout Out}}s to things other pieces of fiction that he likes, though usually just as background details.
16th Jul '17 3:17:09 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/TheDifferentverse'': A ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic which features Twilight Sparkle and a different set of ponies from canon - Moondancer, Derpy Hooves, Scootaloo, Marble Pie and Coco Pommel - as the Bearers of the Elements of Harmony. The author freely admits the whole concept was a shameless excuse to partner Twilight with five of his other favorite characters.
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': A ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic created by Evilhumour and beta-read by Anon e Mouse Jr. (who was eventually promoted to co-writer). The latter's segments tend to have a dose of this by including small {{Shout Out}}s to things he likes, though usually just as background details.
19th Jun '17 5:33:22 AM darkchiefy
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* WebVideo/{{Decker}}: Kington and Decker are basically heavily idealized copies of their actors' characters on On Cinema.
** Kington is an avid movie buff who snacks on popcorn (even ordering it successfully at Lanoi's bar), has the largest film collection in the United States, and during Season 2 is shown dubbing tapes and trying to get a Guinness World Record for watching 500 movies in 500 days.
** Decker has strong conservative principles and hates weak politicians. He is also the frontman of a very successful rock band. The character also drove a harley motorcycle in the first season which was back when Tim was interested in them.
23rd May '17 2:47:52 PM Mullon
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* ''Podcast/GilbertGottfriedsAmazingColossalPodcast'' was created out of a combined love of old movies and TV between Frank Santopadre and Creator/GilbertGottfried, and their guest list reflects that. Gilbert in particular likes Franchise/UniversalHorror movies and will be unusually reverential towards anyone related to those movies.
17th May '17 12:53:12 PM KrspaceT
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* The authors of ''[[Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines Pokemon Reset Bloodlines]]'' and their side stories seem to have a thing for the StatuesqueStunner trope. A lot of the characters, major and minor, are tall and attractive, with the girls being rather busty. Justified as many of the characters this trope applies to [[spoiler: are probably half siblings]].
4th Apr '17 11:19:45 AM HotelCalifornia
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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' runs with huge amounts of graphic violence, dark science fantasy, and RuleOfCool - [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids in a story about Sonic the Hedgehog of all things]]. Why? Because the author loves violent action movies, video games, science fantasy (especially ''Warhammer 40000'') and RuleOfCool.
** The author admitted to being a big fan of Quentin Tarantino, Wiki/TVTropes, and anti-religious themes in stories - which helps explain the innumerable number of shout outs to other media, [[{{Troperiffic}} tropes]], and anti-religious themes in his own stories.
** He's also admitted that he's a huge fan of "badass gritty female protagonists who wield scythes". He built the character of Venus the Seedrian entirely around this appeal [[spoiler: and eventually turns Cosmo into one too]].
8th Feb '17 11:56:25 AM bom-bom
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* The creator of WebVideo/FilthyFrank really likes rap and hiphop music. It's to no surprise that any time anything musically related comes up, it typically falls under those genres.
26th Jan '17 8:59:43 AM Wyldchyld
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' is infamous for putting its heroines in situations that appeal to one or more of a variety of sexual fetishes (e.g. {{bo|undAndGagged}}ndage, AttackOfThe50FootWhatever, IncredibleShrinkingMan, {{Animorphism}}, and many more) in virtually every episode, despite being aimed at a primary audience of teenage girls. Admittedly, these are usually just more fantastic versions of [[DistressedDude James Bondage]]. They ''are'' spies, after all. [[FetishFuel Good luck finding a fictional situation that doesn't have a corresponding fetish.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' is infamous for putting its heroines in situations that appeal to one or more of a variety of sexual fetishes (e.g. {{bo|undAndGagged}}ndage, AttackOfThe50FootWhatever, IncredibleShrinkingMan, {{Animorphism}}, and many more) in virtually every episode, despite being aimed at a primary audience of teenage girls. Admittedly, these are usually just more fantastic versions of [[DistressedDude James Bondage]]. They ''are'' spies, after all. [[FetishFuel Good luck finding a fictional situation that doesn't have a corresponding fetish.]]
21st Jan '17 5:14:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** James Luceno can always be relied upon to take threads from all over the Star Wars continuity and bring them together. ''DarthPlagueis'', especially, can descend into ContinuityPorn with the number of links it makes with other areas of what (at the time, anyway) was Star Wars canon. Just [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Plagueis_(novel)#Appearances look]] at the sheer quantity of characters, planets, events, vehicles etc. that get at least a mention somewhere in the novel, and then consider that a ''tiny'' fraction of them were original characters in the book itself.

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** James Luceno can always be relied upon to take threads from all over the Star Wars continuity and bring them together. ''DarthPlagueis'', ''Literature/DarthPlagueis'', especially, can descend into ContinuityPorn with the number of links it makes with other areas of what (at the time, anyway) was Star Wars canon. Just [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Plagueis_(novel)#Appearances look]] at the sheer quantity of characters, planets, events, vehicles etc. that get at least a mention somewhere in the novel, and then consider that a ''tiny'' fraction of them were original characters in the book itself.
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