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30th Aug '17 8:50:47 AM AFP
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* Both of Ernest Cline's books to date, ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' and ''{{Literature/Armada}}'', feature nostalgic fandom of 70s and 80s pop culture as running themes. This can even be seen with hindsight in his 2009 screenplay for ''{{Film/Fanboys}}''.
29th Aug '17 9:13:35 PM mela
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* Many themes and tropes in ''Webcomic/WeAreTheWyrecats'' are carried over from the creator's previous webcomic, RubyNation, such as AnimalMotifs, deconstruction of the superhero genre, Idealism vs. Cynicism, characters with disabilities, and [[CuteKitten cats]].
23rd Jul '17 5:11:28 AM Q4
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** Creator/StevenMoffat: Time travel used inside the story, telephones, hot snarky women, aliens whose main ability invokes ParanoiaFuel, terror, doppelgangers, people who use "psychopath" as a badge of honour, avoidance of traditional villains, romantic melodrama, playing with gender stereotypes, WorldOfSnark, ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight, SexIsInteresting, witty dialogue, particular phrases and character traits cross-pollinated with his [[Series/{{Sherlock}} other show]], the Doctor scaring off enemies by telling them to look up what he's done to his enemies in the past.

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** Creator/StevenMoffat: Time travel used inside the story, telephones, hot snarky women, aliens whose main ability invokes ParanoiaFuel, terror, doppelgangers, people who use "psychopath" as a badge of honour, avoidance of traditional villains, romantic melodrama, playing with gender stereotypes, WorldOfSnark, ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight, SexIsInteresting, witty dialogue, CrossReferencedTitles, particular phrases and character traits cross-pollinated with his [[Series/{{Sherlock}} other show]], the Doctor scaring off enemies by telling them to look up what he's done to his enemies in the past.
21st Jul '17 5:44:48 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* EyeMotifs and specifically [[EyeScream damage to eyes]] are all over the place in Creator/TheWeaver's work. For instance, they're a central theme in ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', one character gets horrifically injured over their eye in ''Roleplay/NanQuest'', the multiple characters who have had eyes damaged or removed in the ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' series are dwelt on in ''Fanfic/RoommatesMemoirsOfTheHairlessApe'', and even one of the non-serious comedy characters in the ''Toybox Pals'' setting is missing an eye, due to being an old plush toy.
18th Jul '17 5:35:04 PM Arivne
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** Sure, the Xanth books are filled with puns, but they lurk in other books too, plus the {{MeaningfulName}}s. And he loves logic puzzles; more than once has the climax of a book hinged on the protagonist figuring out a logic puzzle. (Off the top of my head: ''Golem in the Gears'', the Prisoners' Dilemma; ''With a Tangled Skein'', the TwelveCoinsPuzzle.)
** ''Macroscope'' involved the game ''sprouts''.

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** Sure, the Xanth books are filled with puns, but they lurk in other books too, plus the {{MeaningfulName}}s. And he loves logic puzzles; more than once has the climax of a book hinged on the protagonist figuring out a logic puzzle. (Off This includes the top of my head: Prisoners' Dilemma in the Literature/{{Xanth}} novel ''Golem in the Gears'', Gears'' and the Prisoners' Dilemma; TwelveCoinsPuzzle in the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novel ''With a Tangled Skein'', the TwelveCoinsPuzzle.)
Skein''.
** ''Macroscope'' ''Literature/{{Macroscope}}'' involved the game ''sprouts''.
18th Jul '17 5:22:22 PM Arivne
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* In the days of silent films, studios used to hide their names in the set to guard against other studios stealing the scenes for their own films (and to defend against accusations thereof).

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* In the days of silent films, studios used to hide their names in the set to guard against other studios stealing the scenes for their own films (and to defend against false accusations thereof).of doing it themselves).
18th Jul '17 5:20:54 PM Arivne
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* Bill Amend of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' '''really''' loves his math/computer/geek humor. (He was a Physics major.)

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* Bill Amend of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' '''really''' loves his math/computer/geek humor. (He was a Physics physics major.)
18th Jul '17 5:15:31 PM Arivne
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** We also have former Wizards of the Coast employee Monte Cook, creator of the game's 3rd Edition and a strong hand in creating 5th Edition too. Monte really, ''really'' believed in LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards and went to great lengths to enforce it in all the wrong ways. For years, martial classes were either built on poorly conceived rules (3E Monks), ridiculously generic and boring to play (3E Fighters), or just straight up sucked (3.5E Samurai). Caster classes on the other hand enjoyed highly overpowered spell lists granting them in unprecedented breadth of ability plus new-fangled metamagic feats to back them up; by mid-level a lone, half-competently played Druid or Cleric was probably equal to ''three'' well-played martial PCs of the same level. And don't get us started on [[CreatorsPet Wizards]], the preferred class of Monte and people who hated losing in 3.5E, utterly dominant at all levels and pillars of play (except being perhaps a tad weak at 1st level).

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** We also have former Wizards of the Coast employee Monte Cook, creator of the game's 3rd Edition and a strong hand in creating 5th Edition too. Monte really, ''really'' believed in LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards and went to great lengths to enforce it in all the wrong ways. For years, martial classes were either built on poorly conceived rules (3E Monks), ridiculously generic and boring to play (3E Fighters), or just straight up sucked (3.5E Samurai). Caster classes on the other hand enjoyed highly overpowered spell lists granting them in unprecedented breadth of ability plus new-fangled metamagic feats to back them up; by mid-level a lone, half-competently played Druid or Cleric was probably equal to ''three'' well-played martial PCs {{PC}}s of the same level. And don't get us started on [[CreatorsPet Wizards]], the preferred class of Monte and people who hated losing in 3.5E, utterly dominant at all levels and pillars of play (except being perhaps a tad weak at 1st level).
18th Jul '17 5:14:47 PM Arivne
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** Gygax made a number of Lovecraftian references in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', as evidenced by such creatures as the Kuo-Toa (inspired by Lovecraft's Deep Ones), the Aboleth (inspired by some sort of Great Old One), the Illithids (which are a race of Cthulhus without the bat wings), the Elder Elemental God (shown in G3 ''Hall of the Fire Giant King'' as being shaped like a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chthonian_%28Cthulhu_Mythos%29 Chthonian]]) and certain elements of terror in the temple of the EldritchAbomination gods. He outright acknowledged Lovecraft as an important influence on D&D. Gygax needed a lot of content to make the game work, so he drew from a very large number of sources. He didn't ''quite'' make D&D into an AllMythsAreTrue setting, but he came pretty close.

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** Gygax made a number of Lovecraftian references in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', as evidenced by such creatures as the Kuo-Toa (inspired by Lovecraft's Deep Ones), the Aboleth (inspired by some sort of Great Old One), the Illithids (which are a race of Cthulhus without the bat wings), the Elder Elemental God (shown in G3 ''Hall of the Fire Giant King'' as being shaped like a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chthonian_%28Cthulhu_Mythos%29 Chthonian]]) and certain elements of terror in the temple of the EldritchAbomination gods. He outright acknowledged Lovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft as an important influence on D&D. Gygax needed a lot of content to make the game work, so he drew from a very large number of sources. He didn't ''quite'' make D&D into an AllMythsAreTrue setting, but he came pretty close.
18th Jul '17 5:12:31 PM Arivne
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*** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' monsters he created that are associated with purple: azer (love purple gems), bar-igura demons (can change their color to purple), crysmals (can be deep violet colored), drow (violet eyes), forester's bane plant (stalks are purple), mind flayer/illithid (mauve skin), ogres (purple eyes), phoenix (plumage, beaks and claws are partially violet), purple worm, retch plants (globes can be violet or lilac), shade (eyes can have a purple iris and pupil), storm giant (could have violet skin and purple eyes), twilight bloom (has purple flowers), violet fungi, Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing plant (eyes can be violet).

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*** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' monsters he created that are associated with purple: azer (love purple gems), bar-igura demons (can change their color to purple), crysmals (can be deep violet colored), drow (violet eyes), forester's bane plant (stalks are purple), mind flayer/illithid (mauve skin), ogres (purple eyes), phoenix (plumage, beaks and claws are partially violet), purple worm, retch plants (globes can be violet or lilac), shade (eyes can have a purple iris and pupil), storm giant (could have violet skin and purple eyes), twilight bloom (has purple (purple flowers), violet fungi, Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing plant (eyes can be violet).
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