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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.
15th Jan '17 4:56:42 PM nombretomado
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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 TakeThat at FamilyGuy and other works by Seth Mcfarlane.

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* Creator/DLAbaoaqu likes to put in his series, ''WebVideo/CantBelieveIsNotAVGN'', quite a few references to MobileSuitGundam ''MobileSuitGundam'' and the UsefulNotes/ColdWar here and there, as well as making various TakeThat at FamilyGuy ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and other works by Seth Mcfarlane.[=MacFarlane=].
13th Jan '17 4:44:16 PM DeanMT94
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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.
11th Jan '17 5:28:29 PM merotoker
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** Overindulging in AuthorAppeal at the show's expense is believed to be the reason behind Sera Gamble's departure after season 7. Since she's a Sam fan, when she took over as showrunner the amount of episodes featuring Sam hurt, tied up, or otherwise suffering rose exponentially, even basing two major [[StoryArc Story Arcs]] around it. She also [[DieForOurShip wrote out Castiel in a very mean-spirited way]] so that Dean could go back to being all about Sam. Unfortunately what appeals to the author does not necessarily appeal to the fans, and season 7 brought a huge drop in viewership the show has never fully recovered from.

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** Overindulging in AuthorAppeal Author Appeal at the show's expense is believed to be the reason behind Sera Gamble's departure after season 7. Since she's a Sam fan, when she took over as showrunner the amount of episodes featuring Sam hurt, tied up, or otherwise suffering rose exponentially, even basing two major [[StoryArc Story Arcs]] around it. She also [[DieForOurShip wrote out Castiel in a very mean-spirited way]] so that Dean could go back to being all about Sam. Unfortunately what appeals to the author does not necessarily appeal to the fans, and season 7 brought a huge drop in viewership the show has never fully recovered from.



* What is true for ''Nippon Ichi'' also applies to ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. Although that might be due to the creator's inability to draw non-loli characters rather than this trope. The other big AuthorAppeal of ''ZUN'' is alcohol (obviously), going so far that he made a game that is solely about alcohol-themed BulletHell.

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* What is true for ''Nippon Ichi'' also applies to ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. Although that might be due to the creator's inability to draw non-loli characters rather than this trope. The other big AuthorAppeal Author Appeal of ''ZUN'' is alcohol (obviously), going so far that he made a game that is solely about alcohol-themed BulletHell.



* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has a lot of spanking going on. JD spanking Turk. Turk spanking JD. Turk spanking Elliot. Elliot spanking JD. Neena spanking JD so hard, and for so long, that he can't sit down. Various characters spanking themselves. You name it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y03uAu8uww

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has a lot of spanking going on. JD spanking Turk. Turk spanking JD. Turk spanking Elliot. Elliot spanking JD. Neena spanking JD so hard, and for so long, that he can't sit down. Various characters spanking themselves. You name it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y03uAu8uww



* Someone on the design team for the N64[=/=][=PlayStation=] generation videogame ''WWF Attitude'' was a fan of the MurderousThighs trope. All three women (Wrestling/{{Sable}}, Wrestling/{{Chyna}}, Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}) in the game used the headscissor, even though none of the three used it outside the game. Also, it could be used as a finishing move in the game when outside it it's generally a resthold. And two of the pre-made create-a-wrestler dialogue sets, "Legs" and "Thunder Thighs", were specifically about this trope.

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* Someone on the design team for the N64[=/=][=PlayStation=] generation videogame ''WWF Attitude'' was a fan of the MurderousThighs trope. All three women (Wrestling/{{Sable}}, Wrestling/{{Chyna}}, and Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}) in the game used the headscissor, even though none of the three used it outside the game. Also, it could be used as a finishing move in the game when outside it it's generally a resthold. And two of the pre-made create-a-wrestler dialogue sets, "Legs" and "Thunder Thighs", were specifically about this trope.



* The whole point of ThisVeryWiki. Tropers write about whatever they happen to be interested in. Also applies to page images. As most tropers are young geeks (per TroperDemographics), if the page image isn't from anime or manga, chances are it'll be from a webcomic.

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* The whole point of ThisVeryWiki.[[Wiki/TVTropes This Very Wiki]]. Tropers write about whatever they happen to be interested in. Also applies to page images. As most tropers are young geeks (per TroperDemographics), if the page image isn't from anime or manga, chances are it'll be from a webcomic.



* [[Creator/ThatPersonYouMightKnow [=ThatPersonYouMightKnow=]]] of ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'' fame employs SlapStick and manic game show characters--such as the Series/{{Interceptor}}--in all of his works.

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* [[Creator/ThatPersonYouMightKnow [=ThatPersonYouMightKnow=]]] Creator/{{ThatPersonYouMightKnow}} of ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'' fame employs SlapStick and manic game show characters--such as the Series/{{Interceptor}}--in all of his works.



* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': After completing the series, the author confessed that [[spoiler:Asuka was his favorite character and he had always planned for a Shinji/Asuka ending.]] However he also stated [[spoiler:he started truly liking Rei after writing chapter 3 and he nearly changed his mind.]]

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* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': After completing the series, the author confessed that [[spoiler:Asuka was his favorite character and he had always planned for a Shinji/Asuka ending.]] ending]]. However he also stated [[spoiler:he started truly liking Rei after writing chapter 3 and he nearly changed his mind.]]mind]].



* ''Fanfic/DecksFallEveryoneDies'': the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' characters with their AbridgedSeries personalities in the plot of ''Film/MoulinRouge'' with whatever songs the author wants to [[FilkSong parody]].

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* ''Fanfic/DecksFallEveryoneDies'': the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' characters with their AbridgedSeries [[TheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]] personalities in the plot of ''Film/MoulinRouge'' with whatever songs the author wants to [[FilkSong parody]].



* Fics in which the characters eat the author's favourite meal are quite common, and often not particularly problematic, but see the above mention of Pepper-Jack Cheese - it doesn't work when the food is not accessible or there would be other reasons for the characters not to eat it. For example, there was once a ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' fic which featured the elves making a ''pizza''.

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* Fics in which the characters eat the author's favourite meal are quite common, and often not particularly problematic, but see the above mention of Pepper-Jack Cheese - it doesn't work when the food is not accessible or there would be other reasons for the characters not to eat it. For example, there was once a ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' fic which featured the elves making a ''pizza''.



** Swing123 likes Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} in general (it's the station the series [[ScriptFic apparently]] airs on), but he also likes ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' and ''Literature/HankTheCowdog''. References[=/=]{{Plagiarism}} from all three sources are common in the first season.

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** Swing123 likes Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} in general (it's the station the series [[ScriptFic apparently]] airs on), but he also likes ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' and ''Literature/HankTheCowdog''. References[=/=]{{Plagiarism}} References[=/=]UsefulNotes/{{Plagiarism}} from all three sources are common in the first season.



* In Fanfic/ANewOrder, a ''Anime/SailorMoon'' fic, Usagi is a fan of Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion. There's also a more meta example: Sailor Uranus is the author's least favorite character and, despite her being a powerful fighter, her first fight ends with her near death while the other senshi are relatively unharmed.

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* In Fanfic/ANewOrder, a ''Anime/SailorMoon'' fic, Usagi is a fan of Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion.''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. There's also a more meta example: Sailor Uranus is the author's least favorite character and, despite her being a powerful fighter, her first fight ends with her near death while the other senshi are relatively unharmed.



* Fanfic/{{Starbound}}, a Manga/LuckyStar fanfic, has two core points: the long-haired characters' hair done up into {{beehive|Hairdo}}s, and an attempt to be the next Videogame/{{Earthbound}}. The former is even more noteworthy than the latter, because the fic has been written by the same person who commissions for other long-haired female characters w/ their hair updone, created a five-girl band of magical girls known as the [[http://dmxrated.deviantart.com/art/The-Beehive-Brigade-264114352 Beehive Brigade]] (whom he also commissions for pictures of), and even runs a group known as The Beehive, which is all about that trope.

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* Fanfic/{{Starbound}}, a Manga/LuckyStar ''Manga/LuckyStar'' fanfic, has two core points: the long-haired characters' hair done up into {{beehive|Hairdo}}s, and an attempt to be the next Videogame/{{Earthbound}}.''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}''. The former is even more noteworthy than the latter, because the fic has been written by the same person who commissions for other long-haired female characters w/ their hair updone, created a five-girl band of magical girls known as the [[http://dmxrated.deviantart.com/art/The-Beehive-Brigade-264114352 Beehive Brigade]] (whom he also commissions for pictures of), and even runs a group known as The Beehive, which is all about that trope.



* Supercrossover military fanfiction ''FanFic/TheTerminatorsArmyOfLegend'' series obviously contains some author appeal within it, especially considering its protagonist, Alex Vaughn, is effectively an idealized version of the author, minus the MarySue characteristics. For example, Alex and Alpha Company will often play [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]] or VideoGame/HaloReach multiplayer between missions. While Alex and Terrias both enjoy VideoGame/DarkSouls.
* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' runs with huge amounts of graphic violence, dark science fantasy, and RuleOfCool - [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids 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, 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.

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* Supercrossover military fanfiction ''FanFic/TheTerminatorsArmyOfLegend'' series obviously contains some author appeal within it, especially considering its protagonist, Alex Vaughn, is effectively an idealized version of the author, minus the MarySue characteristics. For example, Alex and Alpha Company will often play [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]] 2]]'' or VideoGame/HaloReach ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' multiplayer between missions. While Alex and Terrias both enjoy VideoGame/DarkSouls.
''VideoGame/DarkSouls''.
* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' runs with huge amounts of graphic violence, dark science fantasy, and RuleOfCool - [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids [[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, TvTropes, 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.



* The author of Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat is Catholic, hence why it is the specific religion Cassandra Cain becomes interested in. He also calls himself a [[spoiler: [[RousseauWasRight struggling idealist]] and is a proponent for GodBeforeDogma, both of which come into play later on in the story.]]

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* The author of Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat ''Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat'' is Catholic, hence why it is the specific religion Cassandra Cain becomes interested in. He also calls himself a [[spoiler: [[RousseauWasRight struggling idealist]] and is a proponent for GodBeforeDogma, both of which come into play later on in the story.]]story]].



* A vast majority of those who make WebAnimation/YoutubePoop videos seem to have a thing for ''[[RunningGag sauce]]''.

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* A vast majority of those who make WebAnimation/YoutubePoop WebAnimation/YouTubePoop videos seem to have a thing for ''[[RunningGag sauce]]''.



* ''FanFic/HereWeGoAgain'', a FixFic of the web novel ''[[Literature/{{Gate}} Gate - Thus the JSDF Fought There]]''. The author of this particular fan fic is a retired [[SemperFi US Marine]] [[TankGoodness tank crewman]] and an [[UsefulNotes/WarOnTerror Afghanistan veteran]], as such many of the characters and events are based on his own personal experiences in the Marine Corps as well as a WhatIf scenario if his retirement had been interrupted by the events of ''Gate''.

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* ''FanFic/HereWeGoAgain'', a FixFic of the web novel ''[[Literature/{{Gate}} Gate - Thus the JSDF Fought There]]''. The author of this particular fan fic is a retired [[SemperFi US Marine]] [[TankGoodness tank crewman]] and an [[UsefulNotes/WarOnTerror [[TheWarOnTerror Afghanistan veteran]], as such many of the characters and events are based on his own personal experiences in the Marine Corps as well as a WhatIf scenario if his retirement had been interrupted by the events of ''Gate''.



** Also parodied when ArmouredClosetGay Mac decides to include a {{Ho Yay}}-riden [[Film/TopGun volleyball scene]] and ShowerScene in the FanFilm, ''[[ShowWithinAShow Lethal Weapon 6]]'', causing one of the viewers to confuse it for gay porn. Mac defends his decision by saying it's not gay but [[HeterosexualLifePartners a love story between two men]]. His friends are understandably confused.

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** Also parodied when ArmouredClosetGay Mac decides to include a {{Ho Yay}}-riden HoYay-riden [[Film/TopGun volleyball scene]] and ShowerScene in the FanFilm, ''[[ShowWithinAShow Lethal Weapon 6]]'', causing one of the viewers to confuse it for gay porn. Mac defends his decision by saying it's not gay but [[HeterosexualLifePartners a love story between two men]]. His friends are understandably confused.



* Less AuthorAppeal and more Editor Appeal in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''. Maeno loves Tanuki so much, he makes poor Miyako add them to all her stories.

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* Less AuthorAppeal Author Appeal and more Editor Appeal in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''. Maeno loves Tanuki so much, he makes poor Miyako add them to all her stories.
9th Jan '17 4:41:31 PM Argon2
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* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series has a remarkable amount of grey-furred cats [[note]]Bluefur, Graystripe, Stonefur, Silverstream, Feathertail, Grey Wing, Willowshine, Mistystar, Jayfeather, Runningnose, Millie, etc[[/note]], all of whom are sympathetically characterized if not outright heroic. In 'Moonrise', TheChosenOne is only recognized as such ''because'' they have grey fur.



* A Drizzt Do'Urden fanfic that was slightly more nuanced than the standard. Catti-brie wanted to try bondage, and while Drizzt is at first interested, being from a society that is controlled by a frothing boot-on-the-neck abusive matriarchy, he started freaking out. He got used to it in the end, though.

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* A Drizzt Do'Urden fanfic that was slightly more nuanced than the standard. Catti-brie wanted to try bondage, and while Drizzt is at first interested, being from a society that is controlled by a frothing boot-on-the-neck abusive matriarchy, matriarchy he started freaking out. He got used to it in the end, though.
3rd Jan '17 3:14:59 AM iroanxi
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* [[SelfInsertFic Paul]] of ''Fanfic/WithThisRing'' can't use paper money, since his faith in fiat currency was destroyed by the subprime crisis and the ring just keeps destroying it. [[note]]So he uses coins made of precious metals instead.[[/note]] After New Year's, he mentions in the narration that Earth-16 apparently never actually ''had'' that crisis, due to legislation with unusually bipartisan support that he resolves to look into later. [[spoiler: Turns out Plutus, Roman god of Wealth, is posing as a prominent economist to help steer the global economy away from such things.]]
** Wonder Woman's [[AscendedExtra increased presence]] as OL's mentor is due to this as well as Black Canary's [[DemotedToExtra decreased prominence.]]
30th Dec '16 11:56:37 AM Gargoyle_Kid
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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 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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