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10th Jul '16 5:23:40 PM WillKeaton
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* An {{Omake}} for ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' suggested that the entire series had been filmed and edited by Tomoyo, and included her attempt to film and record the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE-vw2UfF3I opening song]].

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* An {{Omake}} for ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' suggested that the entire series had been filmed and edited by Tomoyo, and included her attempt to film and record the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE-vw2UfF3I opening song]].song.]]
24th May '16 10:30:57 PM Doug86
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* The earliest writings about Middle-Earth, ''Literature/TheBookOfLostTales I and II'', [[TwistEnding reveal for the first time that the entire story of Middle-Earth]] is an uncovered Anglo-Saxon chronicle transcribed by Ælfwine the Anglo-Saxon when he accidentally voyaged to Elvenhome (where Bilbo and Frodo went at the end of the story), discovered the "original writings", and brought them back to Europe. The island of Tol Eressëa (Elvenhome), which was ferried back and forth across the sea several times by the Valar in Silmarillion, turns out to be England, and Elvenhome turns out to be Warwick!

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* The earliest writings about Middle-Earth, ''Literature/TheBookOfLostTales I and II'', [[TwistEnding reveal for the first time that the entire story of Middle-Earth]] is an uncovered Anglo-Saxon chronicle transcribed by Ælfwine [=Æ=]lfwine the Anglo-Saxon when he accidentally voyaged to Elvenhome (where Bilbo and Frodo went at the end of the story), discovered the "original writings", and brought them back to Europe. The island of Tol Eressëa (Elvenhome), which was ferried back and forth across the sea several times by the Valar in Silmarillion, turns out to be England, and Elvenhome turns out to be Warwick!
16th May '16 11:34:44 PM erforce
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* ''ThisIsSpinalTap'' combines this with {{Defictionalization}}, with the cast doing interviews, DVD commentaries, and concert tours in character, and then denying it when speaking as themselves.

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* ''ThisIsSpinalTap'' ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' combines this with {{Defictionalization}}, with the cast doing interviews, DVD commentaries, and concert tours in character, and then denying it when speaking as themselves.
12th May '16 1:52:51 PM DaibhidC
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* Creator/LinCarter's ''John Carter of Mars'' pastiche series ''Jandar of Callisto'', follows its inspiration in having Carter explain that he found the manuscripts written by John Dark (Jandar) and teleported from the Jovian moon. ''Lankar of Callisto'' takes it a step further; "Lankar" is ''Lin Carter himself'', who accidentally follows Jandar's teleporter while waiting for the next volume.
7th May '16 12:44:52 PM BrendanRizzo
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* Creator/AlanMoore claims to have met ComicBook/JohnConstantine of ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' and ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' fame in real life, more than once. We must consider three very distinct possibilities. Either he met Sting in a trenchcoat, Alan Moore is out of his fucking mind, or he believes so much in certain things that they become real and his sanity forces him to forget lest he obliterate himself.

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* Creator/AlanMoore claims to have met ComicBook/JohnConstantine of ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' and ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' fame in real life, more than once. We must consider three very distinct possibilities. Either he met Sting (on whose appearance Constantine is based) in a trenchcoat, Alan Moore is out of his fucking mind, or he believes so much in certain things that they become real and his sanity forces him to forget lest he obliterate himself.
8th Feb '16 4:37:20 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/BuckarooBanzai'' is allegedly a real person, whose adventures were related to author Earl Mac Rauch and then adapted into a movie. The DVD commentary runs with this premise, further claiming that some details have been withheld or altered for security reasons. It also imagines that merchandise related to the movie is in fact inspired by the hero himself, in an example of RecursiveCanon.

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* ''Film/BuckarooBanzai'' Although ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'' itself doesn't make a point of it, supporting materials claim that Buckaroo Banzai is allegedly a real person, whose adventures were related to author Earl Mac Rauch and then adapted into a the movie. The DVD commentary runs with this premise, further claiming that some details have been withheld or altered for security reasons. It also imagines that merchandise related to the movie is in fact inspired by the hero himself, in an example of RecursiveCanon.
8th Feb '16 3:34:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BuckarooBanzai'' is allegedly a real person, whose adventures were related to author Earl Mac Rauch and then adapted into a movie. The DVD commentary runs with this premise, further claiming that some details have been withheld or altered for security reasons. It also imagines that merchandise related to the movie is in fact inspired by the hero himself, in an example of RecursiveCanon.

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* ''BuckarooBanzai'' ''Film/BuckarooBanzai'' is allegedly a real person, whose adventures were related to author Earl Mac Rauch and then adapted into a movie. The DVD commentary runs with this premise, further claiming that some details have been withheld or altered for security reasons. It also imagines that merchandise related to the movie is in fact inspired by the hero himself, in an example of RecursiveCanon.
24th Jan '16 1:39:05 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' is introduced as a story edited down from a "famous" piece of literature written by S. Morgenstern, a fictional resident of the fictional country of Florin. The real author, Creator/WilliamGoldman, claims that this is the Good Parts Version his father (an immigrant from Florin) read to him as a child. There are frequent "editor's notes" which summarize the excised text (these summaries can run for pages being nothing but lists of how many pages were spent on the various mundanities of, say, Buttercup packing so she could move (three whole pages on her blouses, was the guy nuts?), or the things Buttercup was taught so she could be a royal, in order to impress upon us how very grateful we are to Mr. Goldman for editing the book). At one point Goldman claims he wrote an additional scene which the publisher refused to include and gives an address one may write to in order to obtain it. Letters sent to that address are responded to with an explanation that someone acting on the original author's behalf is still blocking publication of the additional scene. Later editions blurred the line further, with an afterword of Goldman recounting a meeting he had with Creator/StephenKing while he was writing the (real) screenplay for ''Misery''. He portrays King as a big fan of the original book who was outraged at some of the changes Goldman made. King is also alleged to be doing the abridgment of the long lost sequel ''Buttercup's Baby''.
** One of the later editions goes even further, revealing that the deal with Creator/StephenKing fell through, so he IS doing Buttercup's Baby...and he includes the first bits of it, resolving the cliffhanger ending of the original book.

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* ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' is introduced as a story edited down from a "famous" piece of literature written by S. Morgenstern, a fictional resident of the fictional country of Florin. The real author, Creator/WilliamGoldman, claims that this is the Good Parts Version his father (an immigrant from Florin) read to him as a child. There are frequent "editor's notes" which summarize the excised text (these summaries can run for pages being nothing but lists of how many pages were spent on the various mundanities of, say, Buttercup packing so she could move (three whole pages on her blouses, was the guy nuts?), or the things Buttercup was taught so she could be a royal, in order to impress upon us how very grateful we are to Mr. Goldman for editing the book). At one point Goldman claims he wrote an additional scene which the publisher refused to include and gives an address one may write to in order to obtain it. Letters sent to that address are responded to with an explanation that someone acting on the original author's behalf is still blocking publication of the additional scene. Later editions blurred the line further, with an afterword of Goldman recounting a meeting he had with Creator/StephenKing while he was writing the (real) screenplay for ''Misery''. He portrays King as a big fan of the original book who was outraged at some of the changes Goldman made. King is also alleged to be doing the abridgment of the long lost sequel ''Buttercup's Baby''.
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Baby''. One of the later editions goes even further, revealing that the deal with Creator/StephenKing fell through, so he IS Goldman is doing Buttercup's Baby...''Buttercup's Baby''... and he includes the first bits of it, resolving the cliffhanger ending of the original book. book.
23rd Jan '16 9:22:13 AM nombretomado
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** One of the later editions goes even further, revealing that the deal with StephenKing fell through, so he IS doing Buttercup's Baby...and he includes the first bits of it, resolving the cliffhanger ending of the original book.

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** One of the later editions goes even further, revealing that the deal with StephenKing Creator/StephenKing fell through, so he IS doing Buttercup's Baby...and he includes the first bits of it, resolving the cliffhanger ending of the original book.
8th Jan '16 4:55:32 PM nombretomado
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* In SpiderRobinson's ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' series, Spider claims to be transcribing stories told to him by the narrator, Jake Stonebender. He even goes as far as writing Author's Notes and Prefaces "in character" as a Callahan's regular.

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* In SpiderRobinson's Creator/SpiderRobinson's ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' series, Spider claims to be transcribing stories told to him by the narrator, Jake Stonebender. He even goes as far as writing Author's Notes and Prefaces "in character" as a Callahan's regular.
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