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4th Sep '16 8:36:49 PM PaulA
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** Burroughs did the same thing for his ''Amtor'' novels, where he is visited psychically by the protagonist, Carson Napier of Venus [[MisappliedPhlebotinum (who oddly enough, rarely uses his psychic powers for anything other than giving Burroughs infodumps)]].

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** Burroughs did the same thing for his ''Amtor'' ''Literature/{{Amtor}}'' novels, where he is visited psychically by the protagonist, Carson Napier of Venus [[MisappliedPhlebotinum (who oddly enough, rarely uses his psychic powers for anything other than giving Burroughs infodumps)]].
3rd Sep '16 5:14:52 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/TheBeginnersGuide'' is presented by its real-life creator Davey Wreden as a compilation of games created by his friend Coda.

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* ''VideoGame/TheBeginnersGuide'' is presented narrated by its real-life creator Davey Wreden Wreden, who presents it as a compilation of games created by his friend Coda.
3rd Sep '16 5:14:07 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/TheBeginnersGuide'' is presented by its real-life creator Davey Wreden as a compilation of games created by his friend Coda.
7th Aug '16 10:57:09 AM nombretomado
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* It's long been tradition at MarvelComics that they weren't making stories up, just reporting what really happened. (To the point that they once showed a writer and artist very concerned they hadn't heard from their characters they "covered", and were debating what to do for the next issue. They reacted with absolute horror at the suggestion they just "make something up".) However, this was directly averted in a letter column after the Death of Phoenix in ''ComicBook/XMen'', when the editor wrote about the many touching letters they received about how much the story meant to some of the fans. Some people even sent flowers. And then, they started getting ''death threats'' over the story. To which the editor said, "I know we joke we're just reporting what really happened, but it's just a comic book. It is brightly colored ink on cheap paper that will decay to dust in two hundred years. It is not worth threatening anyone's life."
** PeterDavid once related a story about how, at a convention, he was sitting at an autograph table and a boy and his mother walked by. "That's Peter David! He works in the comics", the kid says. His mother turns to David and asks, "You draw the comics?" "Actually, I'm a writer." She looks confused. "So what do you do in comics?", she asks. Before David can respond, the boy pipes up: "Oh, he writes down everything Spider-Man says and puts it in the comics."
* This concept was firmly woven into the foundation of the AlternateUniverse-laden pre-''ComicBook/{{Crisis on Infinite Earths}}'' version of TheDCU. At least one hero took his name from a "fictional" predecessor who (as it turned out) lived in a parallel universe, and there was a world known as "Earth-Prime" which was an almost-exact replica of the "real" world (until just before the Crisis, when it got its own version of Superboy).

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* It's long been tradition at MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics that they weren't making stories up, just reporting what really happened. (To the point that they once showed a writer and artist very concerned they hadn't heard from their characters they "covered", and were debating what to do for the next issue. They reacted with absolute horror at the suggestion they just "make something up".) However, this was directly averted in a letter column after the Death of Phoenix in ''ComicBook/XMen'', when the editor wrote about the many touching letters they received about how much the story meant to some of the fans. Some people even sent flowers. And then, they started getting ''death threats'' over the story. To which the editor said, "I know we joke we're just reporting what really happened, but it's just a comic book. It is brightly colored ink on cheap paper that will decay to dust in two hundred years. It is not worth threatening anyone's life."
** PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid once related a story about how, at a convention, he was sitting at an autograph table and a boy and his mother walked by. "That's Peter David! He works in the comics", the kid says. His mother turns to David and asks, "You draw the comics?" "Actually, I'm a writer." She looks confused. "So what do you do in comics?", she asks. Before David can respond, the boy pipes up: "Oh, he writes down everything Spider-Man says and puts it in the comics."
* This concept was firmly woven into the foundation of the AlternateUniverse-laden pre-''ComicBook/{{Crisis on Infinite Earths}}'' version of TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. At least one hero took his name from a "fictional" predecessor who (as it turned out) lived in a parallel universe, and there was a world known as "Earth-Prime" which was an almost-exact replica of the "real" world (until just before the Crisis, when it got its own version of Superboy).
5th Aug '16 12:20:07 AM PaulA
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* Steven Brust's ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels occasionally place Brust as the translator of the stories from Dragaeran into English. He even has an interview with Paarfi, the "original author" of the Khaavren Romances, who is outraged by the changes that Brust admits he had to make. In one of the Vlad Taltos novels, Vlad mentions in one story that he's narrating his stories into a cylinder in return for gold. ''Tiassa'' clarifies that a man from "very far East" (presumably Brust) met Vlad through Sethra Lavode, who met him through the Necromancer, and offered 500 Imperials of unminted gold for a few hours of conversation.

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* Steven Brust's ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels occasionally place Brust as the translator of the stories from Dragaeran into English. He even has an interview with Paarfi, the "original author" of the Khaavren Romances, Literature/KhaavrenRomances, who is outraged by the changes that Brust admits he had to make. In one of the Vlad Taltos novels, Vlad mentions in one story that he's narrating his stories into a cylinder in return for gold. ''Tiassa'' ''Literature/{{Tiassa}}'' clarifies that a man from "very far East" (presumably Brust) met Vlad through Sethra Lavode, who met him through the Necromancer, and offered 500 Imperials of unminted gold for a few hours of conversation. conversation.
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.
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