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23rd May '18 6:41:12 PM Jake18
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* ''WebComic/MSFHigh'': Yet another webcomic, yet more transformation and transgender. [[http://akuoreo.deviantart.com/ His girlfriend's DeviantArt account]] provides even more evidence.

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* ''WebComic/MSFHigh'': Yet another webcomic, yet more transformation and transgender. The DeviantArt account of [[http://akuoreo.deviantart.com/ His girlfriend's DeviantArt account]] girlfriend]], who is also the comic's artist, provides even more evidence.
23rd May '18 12:01:13 PM Lemia
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* At least one member of the Cybird staff has admitted to having a fetish for men with [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatches]], which is why every single Cybird game has had at least one potential love interest who wears an eyepatch or bandages over one eye: Byron Wagner from ''Midnight Cinderella'', Saito Hajime from ''Destined to Love'', Masamune Date from ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'', Harr Silver from ''Ikemen Revolution''... and that's just the English-released ones.

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* At least one member of the Cybird staff has admitted to having a fetish for men with [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatches]], which is why every single Cybird romance game has had at least one potential love interest who wears an eyepatch or bandages over one eye: Byron Wagner from ''Midnight Cinderella'', Saito Hajime from ''Destined to Love'', Masamune Date from ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'', Harr Silver from ''Ikemen Revolution''... and that's just the English-released ones. They even lampshaded this in Masamune's route in ''Ikemen Sengoku'' with the main character thinking that "anything sounds good coming from a man with an eyepatch".
23rd May '18 11:57:02 AM Lemia
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* At least one member of the Cybird staff has admitted to having a fetish for men with [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatches]], which is why every single Cybird game has had at least one potential love interest who wears an eyepatch or bandages over one eye: Byron Wagner from ''Midnight Cinderella'', Saito Hajime from ''Destined to Love'', Masamune Date from ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'', Harr Silver from ''Ikemen Revolution''... and that's just the English-released ones.
7th May '18 12:04:51 AM CaptainMar-Vell92
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* Creator/DLAbaoaqu likes to put in his series, ''WebVideo/CantBelieveIsNotAVGN'', quite a few references to ''MobileSuitGundam'' and the UsefulNotes/ColdWar here and there, as well as making various {{Take That}}s at ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and other works by Creator/SethMacFarlane.

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* Creator/DLAbaoaqu likes to put in his series, ''WebVideo/CantBelieveIsNotAVGN'', quite a few references to ''MobileSuitGundam'' and the UsefulNotes/ColdWar here and there, as well as there and also, being a conservative christian, making various {{Take That}}s at ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and other works by Creator/SethMacFarlane.
10th Apr '18 7:55:10 AM BeerBaron
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* The writers/developers for Creator/{{Bethesda}}, creators of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' and the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series (starting with ''3''), are huge fans of Creator/HPLovecraft. The games in both series include numerous references to his works, including character and location names, as well as more general references to Lovecraft's style, such as a high number of EldritchAbomination-like monstrosities.
8th Apr '18 4:07:17 PM Malady
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Compare {{Fanservice}}, AuthorTract, WriterOnBoard, FilibusterFreefall, and MarySuetopia. Inversion of AuthorPhobia, in which the creator uses their personal dread in a work. Contrast Playing to the Fetishes (the former name for [=Fanservice=]) when it seems like the author is acting out a personal fetish but is in fact just playing to a niche demographic. Very common in {{Fan Fic}}tion.

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Compare {{Fanservice}}, AuthorTract, WriterOnBoard, FilibusterFreefall, and MarySuetopia. Inversion of AuthorPhobia, in which the creator uses their personal dread in a work. Contrast Playing to the Fetishes (the former name for [=Fanservice=]) when it seems like the author is acting out a personal fetish but is in fact just playing to a niche demographic. demographic, which would now be FetishFuel. Very common in {{Fan Fic}}tion.
{{Fanfic}}tion.
8th Apr '18 8:00:28 AM MetaFour
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* [[http://commander-ledi.tumblr.com/post/140084142532 This]] Website/{{Tumblr}} post, parodying this phenomenon in internet artists' work. ''"fave kind of entertainment: that when some fetish artists try to draw casual non-fetish stuff but you can still see really clearly what fetish stuff they usually draw."'' As an example, it includes a sketchy picture of an [[FurryFandom anthro character]]... with feet drawn in much more detail than the rest.
8th Apr '18 7:37:49 AM MetaFour
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* This is mocked in the [[http://gunshowcomic.com/471 "Piss World"]] strip of {{Webcomic/Gunshow}}, where a TabletopRPG Game Master with a piss fetish keeps inserting piss-related nonsense into his game, much to the annoyance of his two players.

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* This is mocked in the [[http://gunshowcomic.com/471 "Piss World"]] strip of {{Webcomic/Gunshow}}, ''{{Webcomic/Gunshow}}'', where a TabletopRPG Game Master with a piss fetish keeps inserting piss-related nonsense into his game, much to the annoyance of his two players.


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* ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}:'' In [[http://chainsawsuit.com/comic/2013/06/18/hollywood-movie-pitch/ "hollywood movie pitch"]], an unnamed man tries to pitch ''Sexyfeet: The Movie'' ("Concept: What if you could marry a foot"). Then [[BlatantLies he tries to insist it's not just a script about his fetish]].
-->'''Kris Straub:''' itís tough pitching a movie when youíre actually pitching a multimillion dollar version of the reason for your divorce
8th Apr '18 6:50:31 AM MetaFour
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Interestingly, with ''careful'' handling, Author Appeal can still remain subtext which may not be detected until much later. On the flipside, an audience who enjoys a work specifically ''because'' of Author Appeal can be [[{{Fanservice}} easy to produce work for]], if the rarity of such works sufficiently balances out any faults with the work itself. Sometimes Author Appeal nets you not only people with similar interests, but people on the receiving end of those interests who may be flattered to be an object of an author's/fandom's affection.

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Interestingly, with ''careful'' handling, Author Appeal can still remain subtext which may not be detected until much later. On the flipside, an audience who enjoys a work specifically ''because'' of Author Appeal can be [[{{Fanservice}} easy to produce work for]], if [[TheTheoremOfNarrowInterests the rarity of such works works]] sufficiently balances out any faults with the work itself. Sometimes Author Appeal nets you not only people with similar interests, but people on the receiving end of those interests who may be flattered to be an object of an author's/fandom's affection.
21st Mar '18 2:39:24 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* Creator/NimbusLlewelyn is a self-admitted particular fan of [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]], ComicBook/BlackWidow,
ComicBook/BuckyBarnes, [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]], ComicBook/JeanGrey, and interpretations of the Phoenix Force that ''don't'' boil down to AlwaysChaoticEvil EldritchAbomination, which is why all of them tend to have increasingly prominent roles in his writing (and even if they don't directly appear, they get referenced).

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* Creator/NimbusLlewelyn is a self-admitted particular fan of [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]], ComicBook/BlackWidow,
ComicBook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/BuckyBarnes, [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]], ComicBook/JeanGrey, and interpretations of the Phoenix Force that ''don't'' boil down to AlwaysChaoticEvil EldritchAbomination, which is why all of them tend to have increasingly prominent roles in his writing (and even if they don't directly appear, they get referenced).
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