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18th Mar '16 3:59:40 PM bwburke94
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For a more recent example, there's the 2002 film ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''. Directed by Spike Jonze and written by Creator/CharlieKaufman, it stars Creator/NicolasCage as... Charlie Kaufman and his (fictional) twin brother Donald Kaufman. Charlie tries to adapt the real book ''The Orchid Thief'' by real author Susan Orlean (played by Creator/MerylStreep), which Charlie Kaufman actually tried to do before getting writer's block and writing ''Adaptation''. Interestingly enough, within the movie ''Adaptation'', the fictional Charlie Kaufman writes ''Adaptation'' and gets Creator/GerardDepardieu to play him, making this an example of [[RecursiveReality meta]][[ZigZaggingTrope metafiction]].

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For a more recent example, [[Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotRecent not that examples are ever recent]], there's the 2002 film ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''. Directed by Spike Jonze and written by Creator/CharlieKaufman, it stars Creator/NicolasCage as... Charlie Kaufman and his (fictional) twin brother Donald Kaufman. Charlie tries to adapt the real book ''The Orchid Thief'' by real author Susan Orlean (played by Creator/MerylStreep), which Charlie Kaufman actually tried to do before getting writer's block and writing ''Adaptation''. Interestingly enough, within the movie ''Adaptation'', the fictional Charlie Kaufman writes ''Adaptation'' and gets Creator/GerardDepardieu to play him, making this an example of [[RecursiveReality meta]][[ZigZaggingTrope metafiction]].
18th Mar '16 3:59:09 PM bwburke94
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Meta Fiction ("meta" meaning "beyond") is when a story (or movie or television show) comments upon another piece of fiction or upon its own fictionalism. Yes, that's a word. For example, in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the titular prince has the play ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Murder of Gonzago]]'' or ''The Moustrap'' put on to CatchTheConscience of Claudius. Of course, at the time ''Hamlet'' was written, ''The Mousetrap'' was fictional and later on, Creator/AgathaChristie actually wrote a play called ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'', [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalizing]] it. Yes, that's a word, too.

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Meta Fiction ("meta" meaning "beyond") is when a story (or movie or television show) comments upon another piece of fiction or upon its own fictionalism. Yes, that's a word. For example, in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the titular prince has the play ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Murder of Gonzago]]'' or ''The Moustrap'' Mousetrap'' put on to CatchTheConscience of Claudius. Of course, at the time ''Hamlet'' was written, ''The Mousetrap'' was fictional and later on, Creator/AgathaChristie actually wrote a play called ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'', [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalizing]] it. Yes, that's a word, too.
23rd Jan '16 2:59:38 PM poi99
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[[caption-width-right:198:Self-explanatory, really.]]

->''"Good God, this is beyond fourth wall jokes. This is like if the fourth wall had a mouse hole, and the mouse hole had four walls, and they had a termite hole, and the termite hole had four walls. That's the fourth wall we'll be looking through. You know... the twelveth wall."''

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[[caption-width-right:198:Self-explanatory, really.]]


->''"Good God, this is beyond fourth wall jokes. This is like if the fourth wall had a mouse hole, and the mouse hole had four walls, and they had a termite hole, and the termite hole had four walls. That's the fourth wall we'll be looking through. You know... the twelveth twelfth wall."''
14th Jan '16 4:27:20 AM Rbade
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28th Nov '15 11:16:39 AM rjd1922
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For a more recent example, there's the 2002 film ''{{Adaptation}}''. Directed by Spike Jonze and written by Creator/CharlieKaufman, it stars NicolasCage as... Charlie Kaufman and his (fictional) twin brother Donald Kaufman. Charlie tries to adapt the real book ''The Orchid Thief'' by real author Susan Orlean (played by Creator/MerylStreep), which Charlie Kaufman actually tried to do before getting writer's block and writing ''Adaptation''. Interestingly enough, within the movie ''Adaptation'', the fictional Charlie Kaufman writes ''Adaptation'' and gets Creator/GerardDepardieu to play him, making this an example of [[RecursiveReality meta]][[ZigZaggingTrope metafiction]].

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For a more recent example, there's the 2002 film ''{{Adaptation}}''. ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''. Directed by Spike Jonze and written by Creator/CharlieKaufman, it stars NicolasCage Creator/NicolasCage as... Charlie Kaufman and his (fictional) twin brother Donald Kaufman. Charlie tries to adapt the real book ''The Orchid Thief'' by real author Susan Orlean (played by Creator/MerylStreep), which Charlie Kaufman actually tried to do before getting writer's block and writing ''Adaptation''. Interestingly enough, within the movie ''Adaptation'', the fictional Charlie Kaufman writes ''Adaptation'' and gets Creator/GerardDepardieu to play him, making this an example of [[RecursiveReality meta]][[ZigZaggingTrope metafiction]].
12th Oct '15 9:19:55 PM NESBoy
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-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' reviews ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''

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-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' -->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' reviews ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''
12th Oct '15 9:17:29 PM NESBoy
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Describe Meta Fiction here.

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Describe Meta Fiction here.
->''"Good God, this is beyond fourth wall jokes. This is like if the fourth wall had a mouse hole, and the mouse hole had four walls, and they had a termite hole, and the termite hole had four walls. That's the fourth wall we'll be looking through. You know... the twelveth wall."''
-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' reviews ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''



Once upon a time, a man named ReportSiht wrote a story. Except he didn't want it to be like other stories. He wanted to ''[[LampshadeHanging comment]]'' on other stories with his story. His story included stuff about stories. Thus it was Meta Fiction. He published it and everyone was happy. Except for the people who wrote the stories he was commenting about, of course, but don't worry, [[RocksFallEveryoneDies rocks fell and killed them]]. The End.

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Once upon a time, a man named ReportSiht wrote a story. Except he didn't want it to be like other stories. He wanted to ''[[LampshadeHanging comment]]'' on other stories with his story. His story included stuff about stories. Thus it was Meta Fiction. He published it and everyone was happy. Except for the people who wrote the stories he was commenting about, of course, but don't worry, [[RocksFallEveryoneDies rocks fell and killed them]]. The End.
TheEnd.
1st Apr '15 11:02:50 PM N1KF
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Describe MetaFiction here.

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Describe MetaFiction Meta Fiction here.



...oh, you wanted more? But that was metafiction right there! Oh, but you want these tropers to explain it to you? Fine. Alright, pull up your chairs close to your computers and settle down. I'll tell you the tale of MetaFiction.

Once upon a time, a man named ReportSiht wrote a story. Except he didn't want it to be like other stories. He wanted to ''[[LampshadeHanging comment]]'' on other stories with his story. His story included stuff about stories. Thus it was MetaFiction. He published it and everyone was happy. Except for the people who wrote the stories he was commenting about, of course, but don't worry, [[RocksFallEveryoneDies rocks fell and killed them]]. The End.

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...oh, you wanted more? But that was metafiction right there! Oh, but you want these tropers to explain it to you? Fine. Alright, pull up your chairs close to your computers and settle down. I'll tell you the tale of MetaFiction.

Meta Fiction.

Once upon a time, a man named ReportSiht wrote a story. Except he didn't want it to be like other stories. He wanted to ''[[LampshadeHanging comment]]'' on other stories with his story. His story included stuff about stories. Thus it was MetaFiction.Meta Fiction. He published it and everyone was happy. Except for the people who wrote the stories he was commenting about, of course, but don't worry, [[RocksFallEveryoneDies rocks fell and killed them]]. The End.



MetaFiction ("meta" meaning "beyond") is when a story (or movie or television show) comments upon another piece of fiction or upon its own fictionalism. Yes, that's a word. For example, in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the titular prince has the play ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Murder of Gonzago]]'' or ''The Moustrap'' put on to CatchTheConscience of Claudius. Of course, at the time ''Hamlet'' was written, ''The Mousetrap'' was fictional and later on, Creator/AgathaChristie actually wrote a play called ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'', [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalizing]] it. Yes, that's a word, too.

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MetaFiction Meta Fiction ("meta" meaning "beyond") is when a story (or movie or television show) comments upon another piece of fiction or upon its own fictionalism. Yes, that's a word. For example, in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the titular prince has the play ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Murder of Gonzago]]'' or ''The Moustrap'' put on to CatchTheConscience of Claudius. Of course, at the time ''Hamlet'' was written, ''The Mousetrap'' was fictional and later on, Creator/AgathaChristie actually wrote a play called ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'', [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalizing]] it. Yes, that's a word, too.
1st Jan '15 8:21:59 PM nombretomado
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For a more recent example, there's the 2002 film ''{{Adaptation}}''. Directed by Spike Jonze and written by Creator/CharlieKaufman, it stars NicolasCage as... Charlie Kaufman and his (fictional) twin brother Donald Kaufman. Charlie tries to adapt the real book ''The Orchid Thief'' by real author Susan Orlean (played by MerylStreep), which Charlie Kaufman actually tried to do before getting writer's block and writing ''Adaptation''. Interestingly enough, within the movie ''Adaptation'', the fictional Charlie Kaufman writes ''Adaptation'' and gets Creator/GerardDepardieu to play him, making this an example of [[RecursiveReality meta]][[ZigZaggingTrope metafiction]].

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For a more recent example, there's the 2002 film ''{{Adaptation}}''. Directed by Spike Jonze and written by Creator/CharlieKaufman, it stars NicolasCage as... Charlie Kaufman and his (fictional) twin brother Donald Kaufman. Charlie tries to adapt the real book ''The Orchid Thief'' by real author Susan Orlean (played by MerylStreep), Creator/MerylStreep), which Charlie Kaufman actually tried to do before getting writer's block and writing ''Adaptation''. Interestingly enough, within the movie ''Adaptation'', the fictional Charlie Kaufman writes ''Adaptation'' and gets Creator/GerardDepardieu to play him, making this an example of [[RecursiveReality meta]][[ZigZaggingTrope metafiction]].
24th Jul '13 11:52:22 AM StFan
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For a more recent example, there's the 2002 film ''{{Adaptation}}''. Directed by Spike Jonze and written by Creator/CharlieKaufman, it stars NicolasCage as... Charlie Kaufman and his (fictional) twin brother Donald Kaufman. Charlie tries to adapt the real book ''The Orchid Thief'' by real author Susan Orlean (played by MerylStreep), which Charlie Kaufman actually tried to do before getting writer's block and writing ''Adaptation''. Interestingly enough, within the movie ''Adaptation'', the fictional Charlie Kaufman writes ''Adaptation'' and gets Gerard Depardieu to play him, making this an example of [[RecursiveReality meta]][[ZigZaggingTrope metafiction]].

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For a more recent example, there's the 2002 film ''{{Adaptation}}''. Directed by Spike Jonze and written by Creator/CharlieKaufman, it stars NicolasCage as... Charlie Kaufman and his (fictional) twin brother Donald Kaufman. Charlie tries to adapt the real book ''The Orchid Thief'' by real author Susan Orlean (played by MerylStreep), which Charlie Kaufman actually tried to do before getting writer's block and writing ''Adaptation''. Interestingly enough, within the movie ''Adaptation'', the fictional Charlie Kaufman writes ''Adaptation'' and gets Gerard Depardieu Creator/GerardDepardieu to play him, making this an example of [[RecursiveReality meta]][[ZigZaggingTrope metafiction]].
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