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19th Sep '16 1:38:14 AM kilian
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** Asimov appeared in various other stories, with aliases ranging from paper-thin ("Abram Ivanov") to slightly thicker.
12th Sep '16 11:19:29 PM Premonition45
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* Robert Hewitt Wolfe appeared on the 5th-season finale of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', bloodied and beaten, evacuating the station after a Dominion attack. The episode, "Call to Arms," was his last as a staff writer on the series.
** A large chunk of the writers appear in the series finale as patrons in Vic's when he sings "The Way You Look Tonight." Incidentally, a lot of the supporting cast also appeared out of makeup as extras in that scene. It was also the last day of filming and served as a goodbye, not just in-universe, but out-of-universe as well.
12th Sep '16 11:17:52 PM Premonition45
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** The Very Tall Man in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "22 Short Films About Springfield" was a caricature of writer Ian Maxtone-Graham, who is also rather tall.
** Bart is also this for Creator/MattGroening. The Simpsons family members are all named after his family members.



* The Very Tall Man in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "22 Short Films About Springfield" was a caricature of writer Ian Maxtone-Graham, who is also rather tall.
12th Sep '16 4:39:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': Author Juan López sometimes draws himself, usually as a background character. Not to mention that the titular character is called, well, Juan López.
** That doubles as a FridgeBrilliance because Juan López is a pretty common name. If he was called José Pérez, it'd have been in theory the same.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': Author Juan López sometimes draws himself, usually as a background character. Not to mention that the titular character is called, well, Juan López.
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López. That doubles as a FridgeBrilliance because Juan López is a pretty common name. If he was called José Pérez, it'd have been in theory the same.same.
* ''ComicBook/ExMachina'' includes a subplot where the protagonist commissions a comic book to be written about his life. He calls in Creator/BrianKVaughan and Tony Harris (the co-creators of ''Ex Machina'') to interview for the gig. They don't get it.



* Bill Watterson described all of the characters appearing in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' as being "half me", although this was arguably subtle enough that few people noticed until Watterson actually came out and said it.
** Calvin's dad, who's based on Watterson's dad, looks a ''lot'' like Watterson himself (except Watterson has a mustache). One-shot character Uncle Max also looked like the author, only this time missing the glasses instead of the facial hair.

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* Bill Watterson described all of the characters appearing in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' as being "half me", although this was arguably subtle enough that few people noticed until Watterson actually came out and said it.
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it. Calvin's dad, who's based on Watterson's dad, looks a ''lot'' like Watterson himself (except Watterson has a mustache). One-shot character Uncle Max also looked like the author, only this time missing the glasses instead of the facial hair.



* ''Comicstrip/FoxTrot'': Jason Fox = Bill Amend.
** There's also a RunningGag of characters reading newspapers that have headlines extolling a godlike "Author", who does things like winning the Nobel Prize, jamming with Music/BruceSpringsteen, and dating beautiful supermodels.

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* ''Comicstrip/FoxTrot'': Jason Fox = Bill Amend.
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Amend. There's also a RunningGag of characters reading newspapers that have headlines extolling a godlike "Author", who does things like winning the Nobel Prize, jamming with Music/BruceSpringsteen, and dating beautiful supermodels.



* Amos from ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane'' is the strip's author with the serial numbers filed off. Did I mention that Amos is a dorky cello player who gets laid a lot?
** This becomes creepy when you incorporate his admission that Edda is based on his daughter.

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* Amos from ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane'' is the strip's author with the serial numbers filed off. Did I mention that Amos is a dorky cello player who gets laid a lot?
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lot? This becomes creepy when you incorporate his admission that Edda is based on his daughter.



* Stephan Pastis of ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' appears from time to time in his cartoons, often to get yelled at by his characters. A recurring gag in the strip involves one of the characters(often Goat or Pig) making a particularly bad pun, immediately followed by a panel depicting Rat insulting Pastis for making that pun.
** During a brief arc where Darby Conley and Pastis collaborated on a gag, Conley appears in one or two ComicStrip/GetFuzzy strips where Pastis tries to peaceably get Conley to cease and desist his blatant ripping off of the day's ''Pearls Before Swine'' strips. He looks a bit like Rob, but distinct enough that you can tell you're looking at someone else; he portrays himself as an arrogant jerk who forgets Pastis's name as soon as he's done lying through his teeth at him.

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* Stephan Pastis of ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' appears from time to time in his cartoons, often to get yelled at by his characters. A recurring gag in the strip involves one of the characters(often Goat or Pig) making a particularly bad pun, immediately followed by a panel depicting Rat insulting Pastis for making that pun.
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pun. During a brief arc where Darby Conley and Pastis collaborated on a gag, Conley appears in one or two ComicStrip/GetFuzzy strips where Pastis tries to peaceably get Conley to cease and desist his blatant ripping off of the day's ''Pearls Before Swine'' strips. He looks a bit like Rob, but distinct enough that you can tell you're looking at someone else; he portrays himself as an arrogant jerk who forgets Pastis's name as soon as he's done lying through his teeth at him.
7th Sep '16 1:42:11 AM PaulA
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* In several volumes of Creator/JamesBranchCabell's "Biography of the Life of Manuel", a character named Horvendile has the reputation of being insane because he insists it is a world he created, and they are all characters he made up. This is borne out when they keep obeying his eccentric directions without knowing why, or even admitting it. In other volumes, there are references to him as "Orven Deal" or "Frank Vanringham".
** In the later trilogy THE NIGHTMARE HAS TRIPLETS, the dreaming author appears in successive volumes as SMIRT, SMITH and SMIRE

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* Creator/JamesBranchCabell:
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In several volumes of Creator/JamesBranchCabell's "Biography ''Biography of the Life of Manuel", Manuel'', a character named Horvendile has the reputation of being insane because he insists it is a world he created, and they are all characters he made up. This is borne out when they keep obeying his eccentric directions without knowing why, or even admitting it. In other volumes, there are references to him as "Orven Deal" or "Frank Vanringham".
** In the later trilogy THE NIGHTMARE HAS TRIPLETS, ''The Nightmare Has Triplets'', the dreaming author appears in successive volumes as SMIRT, SMITH ''Smirt'', ''Smith'', and SMIRE''Smire''.
6th Sep '16 5:26:11 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Doctor Strange, who the author has admitted is pretty much an author avatar. This is unsurprising, considering that Strange is a mysterious schemer and master MagnificentBastard who specialises at lying with ExactWords, is behind most of everything that happens in the book, ties it all up pretty neatly... and is a ''colossal'' {{Troll} who will do things simply because he thinks that they're funny and both cast and reader frequently want to punch in the mouth.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Doctor Strange, who the author has admitted is pretty much an author avatar. This is unsurprising, considering that Strange is a mysterious schemer and master MagnificentBastard who specialises at lying with ExactWords, is behind most of everything that happens in the book, ties it all up pretty neatly... and is a ''colossal'' {{Troll} {{Troll}} who will do things simply because he thinks that they're funny and both cast and reader frequently want to punch in the mouth.
4th Sep '16 2:35:31 AM Alia_of
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* Cody Lennox in Creator/KarlEdwardWagner's short story "[[Literature/{{Kane}} At First Just Ghostly]]". He's an American writer invited to a London s-f/fantasy convention. He is also burnt out, drinks much too much and cannot come to grips with the loss of his wife - just like Wagner in real life.
31st Aug '16 5:48:07 PM ArthurEld
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* Creator/AlfredHitchcock used to famously turn up in his films in cameos. He even guiltily looks at the camera in ''Film/{{Marnie}}''.
27th Aug '16 9:48:13 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* Arguably the father of the modern Author Avatar was Creator/EEDocSmith, particularly with ''Literature/TheSkylarkOfSpace'', generally agreed to be the first work of what is now called SpaceOpera.
26th Aug '16 4:58:41 PM merotoker
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* An in-universe version happens in ''Manga/WanderingSon''. The [[{{Transsexual}} transgender]] protagonist writes a gender-bender play about everyone in the world switching sexes one day. The main characters of the play are avatars for herself and her best friend.

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* An in-universe version happens in ''Manga/WanderingSon''. The [[{{Transsexual}} transgender]] {{trans|sexual}}gender protagonist writes a gender-bender play about everyone in the world switching sexes one day. The main characters of the play are avatars for herself and her best friend.



* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10716411/1/Heirlooms from the Hit Fanfic Heirlooms.]] We have a character symbolizing the individual companies that contributed to the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' universe over the four (or is it five) games. So far, we have Freya, Caitlyn, Harold and Sage who fill the parts of Creator/GameFreak, Creatures Inc., Creator/HALLaboratory and a surprise EarlyBirdCameo from Sega

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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10716411/1/Heirlooms from the Hit Fanfic Heirlooms.]] We have a character symbolizing the individual companies that contributed to the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' universe over the four (or is it five) games. So far, we have Freya, Caitlyn, Harold and Sage who fill the parts of Creator/GameFreak, Creatures Inc., Creator/HALLaboratory and a surprise EarlyBirdCameo from SegaSega.



* In ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'', [[spoiler: the UltimateEvil of the series is called ''the Writer''. No points for guessing [[Creator/ThatPersonYouMightKnow who he's based on...]]]]

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* In ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'', [[spoiler: the UltimateEvil of the series is called ''the Writer''. No points for guessing [[Creator/ThatPersonYouMightKnow who he's based on...]]]]on..]]]].



* [[WordOfGod The (very talkative) author has observed that]] Emrys of ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'' actually started as a SelfInsert, albeit an unintentional one, before he developed a personality of his own. This was only noticed in somewhat-embarrassed retrospect.

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* [[WordOfGod The (very talkative) author has observed that]] Emrys of ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'' actually started as a SelfInsert, SelfInsertFic, albeit an unintentional one, before he developed a personality of his own. This was only noticed in somewhat-embarrassed retrospect.



* L. M. Montgomery admitted that the protagonist of the Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon series was based on her, saying "People were never right in saying I was Anne. But in some respects, they will be right if they write me down as Emily". Unfortunately, this means that Emily's [[CommonMarySueTraits glossy locks, purple eyes, literary genius, string of hopeless suitors and psychic powers]] moves her towards CanonSue territory.

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* L. M. Montgomery Creator/LMMontgomery admitted that the protagonist of the Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon series was based on her, saying "People were never right in saying I was Anne. But in some respects, they will be right if they write me down as Emily". Unfortunately, this means that Emily's [[CommonMarySueTraits glossy locks, purple eyes, literary genius, string of hopeless suitors and psychic powers]] moves her towards CanonSue territory.



* Many scholars believe that Lewis Carroll intended the Dodo in ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' and the White Knight in the sequel to be caricatures of himself. (Carroll himself never confirmed or denied this.)

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* Many scholars believe that Lewis Carroll Creator/LewisCarroll intended the Dodo in ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' and the White Knight in the sequel to be caricatures of himself. (Carroll himself never confirmed or denied this.)



* Skeeter in ''Film/TheHelp'' is a blatant stand-in for the author, Kathryn Stockett. Kathryn Stockett wrote this book to discuss the plight of black maids in 1960s Missisippi. The book is about a white woman in the 1960s who writes a book (called ''The Help'' as well) about the plight of black maids in a Mississippi.

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* Skeeter in ''Film/TheHelp'' is a blatant stand-in for the author, Kathryn Stockett. Kathryn Stockett wrote this book to discuss the plight of black maids in 1960s Missisippi.Mississippi. The book is about a white woman in the 1960s who writes a book (called ''The Help'' as well) about the plight of black maids in a Mississippi.



* Creator/HideoKojima himself can be recruited by Big Boss in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes''. And if the player uses the save data download feature in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', Hideo can be brought to Mother Base there as well.

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* Creator/HideoKojima himself can be recruited by Big Boss in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes''. And if the player uses the save data download feature in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', Hideo can be brought to Mother Base there as well.



* Creator/ScottCawthon uses the stick figure man from one of his older games, ''There Is No Pause Button'', as his Steam and YouTube icon. [[spoiler:This avatar also shows up in 3D form to represent him in the [[TrueFinalBoss final boss battle of Hard Mode]] of Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld]].

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* Creator/ScottCawthon uses the stick figure man from one of his older games, ''There Is No Pause Button'', as his Steam and YouTube Website/YouTube icon. [[spoiler:This avatar also shows up in 3D form to represent him in the [[TrueFinalBoss final boss battle of Hard Mode]] of Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld]].Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld.]]



* One of the biggest Wham Moments in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' is [[spoiler: when WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is face to face with his own creator, Creator/DougWalker.]]

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* One of the biggest Wham Moments in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' is [[spoiler: when WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is face to face with his own creator, Creator/DougWalker.]]Creator/DougWalker]].



* The Website/DeviantArt group Website/EarthG is made of these who are DC superhero {{exp|y}}ies

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* The Website/DeviantArt group Website/EarthG is made of these who are DC superhero {{exp|y}}ies{{exp|y}}ies.



* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper Pines]] is based on creator [[Creator/AlexHirsch Alex Hirsch]] when he was a kid. Fittingly, Dipper's twin sister Mabel is based on Alex's own twin, Ariel Hirsch.

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* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Dipper Pines]] Pines is based on creator [[Creator/AlexHirsch Alex Hirsch]] when he was a kid. Fittingly, Dipper's twin sister Mabel is based on Alex's own twin, Ariel Hirsch.
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