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31st Jul '16 12:04:31 PM nombretomado
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* DCComics GoldenAge superhero Tarantula got into the superhero business mostly for writing a book about the exploits of "mystery men". In ''ComicBook/TheGoldenAge'', once his book became successful, he found it very difficult to follow it up with something else.

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics GoldenAge superhero Tarantula got into the superhero business mostly for writing a book about the exploits of "mystery men". In ''ComicBook/TheGoldenAge'', once his book became successful, he found it very difficult to follow it up with something else.
17th Apr '16 10:48:18 PM MissMokushiroku
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* The acknowledgements page of ''Literature/ToBeOrNotToBeThatIsTheAdventure'' has Creator/RyanNorth thanking Metafilter for giving him advice on how to dispose of a dead body, and then also thanking the Canadian Security Intelligence Service for not getting him in trouble for making searches like 'gross dead body +how to hide it' and 'what if I committed the murder act, how do I ditch the body & not go to jail IT'S AN EMERGENCY??'
5th Mar '16 12:54:59 PM JJHIL325
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* Used by the villains in the episode "Dirty Bomb" of ''NUMB3RS''. They contacted a professor at Cal Sci for information about a particular radioactive isotope, claiming it was for a movie.

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* Used by the villains in the episode "Dirty Bomb" of ''NUMB3RS''. They contacted a professor at Cal Sci reasearcher for a nuclear company for information about a particular radioactive isotope, claiming it was for a movie.moviescript. The show takes place in LA, so the researcher didn't really give it much thought until she saw an internal DOE alert about three caskets of the stuff stolen to make a dirty bomb. Her cooperation was a key component in finding the identities of the criminals.
3rd Mar '16 1:45:11 PM Hodor2
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* In an OlderThanSteam case of TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, this trope shows up in Shakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Cymbeline}}''. The ObviouslyEvil [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] asks the court physician, Cornelius, to brew for her an extremely deadly and painful poison. When he questions why she would want something like that, she offers the excuse that she plans to test it on animals and create an antidote based on treating its effects. Since Cornelius is not an idiot, he doesn't actually create the requested poison but instead gives her a compound that will cause the victim to have initial discomfort and fall into a death-like sleep but wake up healthy.
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14th Feb '16 7:13:32 AM DeathOnHisPaleHorse
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* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Chandler leaves Ross's baby on the bus, and has to call the Transportation Department to get it back. Rather than admit he left the baby behind, however, he tells the operator it's for his book. "Yes, what's that? Yes, [[RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear it would have to be a very stupid character to leave their baby on the bus.]]"

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* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Chandler leaves Ross's baby on the bus, and has to call the Transportation Department to get it back. Rather than admit he left the baby behind, however, he tells the operator it's for his book. "Yes, what's that? Yes, [[RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear it that would have to be a very stupid character to leave their baby on the bus.character.]]"
7th Dec '15 9:54:41 AM Hossmeister
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* Used by Dahlia Hawthorne in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials And Tribulations''. When asked what a literature student was doing in the basement of a courthouse she responds that she was doing a research in a paper she was writing. [[spoiler: Actually she was there being questioned by an attorney on suspicion of a murder, and she used the opportunity to poison him]].

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* Used by Dahlia Hawthorne in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials And Tribulations''.''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''. When asked what a literature student was doing in the basement of a courthouse she responds that she was doing a research in a paper she was writing. [[spoiler: Actually she was there being questioned by an attorney on suspicion of a murder, and she used the opportunity to poison him]].
2nd Nov '15 1:12:08 PM StFan
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* DCComics GoldenAge superhero Tarantula got into the superhero business mostly for writing a book about the exploits of "mystery men". In ''JSATheGoldenAge'', once his book became successful, he found it very difficult to follow it up with something else.

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* DCComics GoldenAge superhero Tarantula got into the superhero business mostly for writing a book about the exploits of "mystery men". In ''JSATheGoldenAge'', ''ComicBook/TheGoldenAge'', once his book became successful, he found it very difficult to follow it up with something else.



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22nd Oct '15 12:11:07 PM WarriorSparrow
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* In ''Fanfic/Intercom'', Riley accidentally lets her knowledge of the Mind World slip, but covers it up by saying it's a school project on psychology she's working on.

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* In ''Fanfic/Intercom'', ''Fanfic/{{Intercom}}'', Riley accidentally lets her knowledge of the Mind World slip, but covers it up by saying it's a school project on psychology she's working on.
12th Oct '15 4:19:24 AM JamaicanCastle
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* PlayedForDrama in the second Literature/DresdenFiles book, ''Fool Moon''. One of Harry's friends, a low-level practitioner, comes to him with a few idle questions about a ritual that he knows is designed to contain creatures that are both mortal ''and'' spirit -- in other words, extremely dangerous beings that [[EvilIsNotAToy she has no business trafficking in]]. Naturally, he doesn't answer and tries to deflect her away from the question. However, [[spoiler: she needs the ritual to help contain one of the villains of the book, a powerful werewolf. When she tries to use the ritual anyway, it doesn't work and she ends up dead.]]
28th Sep '15 8:44:22 PM ConMan1226
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', Sully and Mike are hiding a human child from their fellow employees. When the employees overhear a heated discussion between Sully and Mike about the kid, they explain that they're writing a "company play". Oddly, they end up actually writing that play, and the play is performed at a company function during the movie's closing credits.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', Sully and Mike are hiding a human child from their fellow employees. When the employees overhear a heated discussion between Sully and Mike about the kid, they explain that they're writing a "company play". Oddly, they end up actually writing that play, and the play is performed at a company function during the movie's closing credits.
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