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16th Jul '16 8:02:11 AM DoctorNemesis
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** "Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps" features each member of the study group telling a scary story. In every one, the characters of the story are [[WriteWhatYouKnow clearly analogous to]] (and played by) members of the study group. Every one has elements of this, but the worst offender is Pierce, who tells a story about Magnum, a young, virile man who is still relevant, pausing from having sex with three women at once to beat up a pair of gun-wielding hoodlums with his GagPenis. Runner-up is Shirley, who writes a ''LeftBehind''-esque story about a bunch of jerks who bullied their nice Christian friend who definitely isn't named Shirley, but then the Rapture comes and she saves them from Satan with her powers of faith just long enough to forgive them for mocking her before going to Heaven.

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** "Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps" features each member of the study group telling a scary story. In every one, the characters of the story are [[WriteWhatYouKnow clearly analogous to]] (and played by) members of the study group. Every one has elements of this, but the worst offender is Pierce, who tells a story about Magnum, a young, virile man who is still relevant, pausing from having sex with three women at once to beat up a pair of gun-wielding hoodlums with his GagPenis. Runner-up is Shirley, who writes a ''LeftBehind''-esque story about a bunch of jerks who bullied their nice Christian friend who definitely isn't named Shirley, but then the Rapture comes and she saves them from Satan with her powers of faith just long enough to forgive them for mocking her before going to Heaven. [[HypocriticalHumor Leaving them all to be horribly tortured by Satan.]]
29th Jun '16 9:53:31 PM DoctorTItanX
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A form of StylisticSuck. Whenever a fictional character not established as being a (passable) writer [[ShowWithinAShow creates a story]], the main character will be a blatant AuthorAvatar MarySue. Whatever they want, their character gets. Often, all the other primary characters will [[WriteWhoYouKnow have their own fictional counterparts as well]], usually with [[{{Flanderization}} one or two traits exaggerated greatly]] and generally portrayed in the light that the character sees them. This may include the villain of the story being based on a character the writer doesn't like. Most of the time, these stories will be treated as being pretty bad by the other characters (whether or not they express it depends on how nice they're feeling), and the work will often raise [[UnfortunateImplications implications]] about their friend's desires and feelings about the people around him [[MuseAbuse that will raise eyebrows]]. This is all usually played up for comedy, however the trope could also be used to tell the audience what the character writing the story wants and what he thinks of other characters, etc.

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A form of StylisticSuck. Whenever a fictional character an in-universe author or creator not established as being a (passable) writer [[ShowWithinAShow creates a story]], the main character will be a blatant AuthorAvatar MarySue. Whatever they want, their character gets. Often, all the other primary characters will [[WriteWhoYouKnow have their own actual fictional counterparts of their own as well]], usually with [[{{Flanderization}} one or two traits exaggerated greatly]] and generally portrayed in the light that the character sees them. This may include the villain of the story being based on a character the writer doesn't like. Most of the time, these stories will be treated as being pretty bad by the other characters (whether or not they express it depends on how nice they're feeling), and the work will often raise [[UnfortunateImplications implications]] about their friend's desires and feelings about the people around him [[MuseAbuse that will raise eyebrows]]. This is all usually played up for comedy, however the trope could also be used to tell the audience what the character writing the story wants and what he thinks of other characters, etc.
24th Jun '16 7:36:17 AM Quanyails
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* In''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Cartoon", Lord Hater has the Watchdogs make a cartoon based on him, blatantly resulting in this trope; he explicitly refers to the finished work as propaganda. Of course, that's just ''one'' of the cartoon's [[StylisticSuck flaws…]]

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* In''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Cartoon", Lord Hater has the Watchdogs make a cartoon based on him, blatantly resulting in this trope; he explicitly refers to the finished work as propaganda. Of course, that's just ''one'' of the cartoon's [[StylisticSuck flaws…]]
19th May '16 9:38:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PeepShow'', Mark briefly considers writing a play about a "Genius unappreciated in his own time named Mark Borrigan who loves,or maybe hates chips". Subverted in that he grimly claims that it is never going to happen

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* In ''PeepShow'', ''Series/PeepShow'', Mark briefly considers writing a play about a "Genius unappreciated in his own time named Mark Borrigan who loves,or maybe hates chips". Subverted in that he grimly claims that it is never going to happen
4th May '16 2:21:13 PM mcgrew
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* A variation exists in ''Film/Amelie'' where Amelie has multiple ImagineSpot moments where she watches documentaries about Lady Diana and puts herself into them. While one such spot obviously leads to Amelie getting a DownerEnding, she nonetheless becomes a Mary Sue in those spots as the documentary narration makes her into a selfless martyr that the world can't go on without.

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* A variation exists in ''Film/Amelie'' ''Film/{{Amelie}}'' where Amelie has multiple ImagineSpot moments where she watches documentaries about Lady Diana and puts herself into them. While one such spot obviously leads to Amelie getting a DownerEnding, she nonetheless becomes a Mary Sue in those spots as the documentary narration makes her into a selfless martyr that the world can't go on without.
4th May '16 10:36:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In EP [[spoiler:5]] of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', [[spoiler:Bernkastel hijacks the story by creating a new piece called Furudo Erika that is not only her AuthorAvatar, but a parody of the audience and a ShoutOut at the main character of VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry.]] This is both PlayedForLaughs and PlayedForDrama at different points of the story.

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* In EP [[spoiler:5]] of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:Bernkastel hijacks the story by creating a new piece called Furudo Erika that is not only her AuthorAvatar, but a parody of the audience and a ShoutOut at the main character of VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry.]] This is both PlayedForLaughs and PlayedForDrama at different points of the story.
19th Apr '16 12:33:02 PM erforce
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** Don't forget Race Canyon, that universe's IndianaJones {{Expy}}.

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** Don't forget Race Canyon, that universe's IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones {{Expy}}.
18th Apr '16 5:34:03 AM cybertoy0
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* In''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Cartoon", Lord Hater has the Watchdogs make a cartoon based on him, blatantly resulting in this trope; he explicitly refers to the finished work as propaganda. Of course, that's just ''one'' of the cartoon's [[StylisticSuck flaws…]]
15th Apr '16 11:36:43 AM MoonByte
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* A variation exists in ''Film/Amelie'' where Amelie has multiple ImagineSpot moments where she watches documentaries about Lady Diana and puts herself into them. While one such spot obviously leads to Amelie getting a DownerEnding, she nonetheless becomes a Mary Sue in those spots as the documentary narration makes her into a selfless martyr that the world can't go on without.
21st Mar '16 9:08:51 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In ''Anime/YesPrecure5'', Komachi is reluctant to show Nuts the romance novel she's been writing, because she used the two of them as the basis for the lead couple. For a moment, Nuts refused to review it, but a few episodes later, he warms up and started giving blunt but fair reviews so she can improve.

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* In ''Anime/YesPrecure5'', ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', Komachi is reluctant to show Nuts the romance novel she's been writing, because she used the two of them as the basis for the lead couple. For a moment, Nuts refused to review it, but a few episodes later, he warms up and started giving blunt but fair reviews so she can improve.
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