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29th Nov '17 9:01:30 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series gets its name from the Elder Scrolls, a form of TomeOfEldritchLore referred to as "fragments of creation." They're indisputable recordings of what happens, what could have happened, and what may happen, being heavily associated with prophecy. Reading them also usually comes with a heavy dose of blindness and madness. They're also known to have some [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] powers. In the fifth game, one character describes them by saying, "[[MindScrew They do not exist, but they have always existed.]]"

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series gets its name from the Elder Scrolls, a form of TomeOfEldritchLore referred to as "fragments of creation." They're indisputable recordings of what happens, what could have happened, and what may happen, being heavily associated with prophecy. Reading them also usually comes with a heavy dose of blindness and madness. They're madness, and they're also known to have some [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] powers. In the fifth game, one character describes them by saying, "[[MindScrew They do not exist, but they have always existed.]]"]]" In a twist on the trope, the name was chosen as a sur-title to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' because, according to the developers, "[[RuleOfCool it sounded cool]]", and it was only after that they figured out what the Elder Scrolls would be in-universe.
26th Nov '17 8:58:04 PM LadyNorbert
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* There comes a point in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' in which some of the characters watch the VHS tape of the movie ''Spaceballs.'' Dark Helmet is baffled as to how they can be watching the movie which they are ''currently filming,'' but Colonel Sanders explains that movie-making technology is incredibly advanced in the future.
16th Nov '17 12:24:04 AM LadyNorbert
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* ''Film/DeathTrap'' the film is about two guys writing a murdery mystery called ''Death Trap'' who indulge in some murder themselves.

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* ''Film/DeathTrap'' the film is about two guys writing a murdery murder mystery called ''Death Trap'' who indulge in some murder themselves.



* ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'': A play that when read or performed, drives the audience violently insane.

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* ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'': A play that that, when read or performed, drives the audience violently insane.



* ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'': Not only does the whole premise revolve around Bastian reading a book called "The Neverending Story", but even within ''that'' book is another book called "The Neverending Story", which has the same exact words as the book that the audience is holding in their very hands. Later Bastian even lampshades this, as he ponders the possibility that everything he is doing now might be read by somebody else reading "The Neverending Story".

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* ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'': Not only does the whole premise revolve around Bastian reading a book called "The ''The Neverending Story", Story'', but even within ''that'' book is another book called "The ''The Neverending Story", Story'', which has the same exact words as the book that the audience is holding in their very hands. Later Later, Bastian even lampshades this, as he ponders the possibility that everything he is doing now might be read by somebody else reading "The ''The Neverending Story".Story''.



* The Creator/RobertRankin novel ''The Suburban Book of the Dead: Armageddon III: The Remake'' is named after ''The Suburban Book of the Dead'', a religious tome within the book ... but which turns out not to be the same ''Suburban Book of the Dead'' that appeared in ''Armageddon: The Musical''.

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* The Creator/RobertRankin novel ''The Suburban Book of the Dead: Armageddon III: The Remake'' is named after ''The Suburban Book of the Dead'', a religious tome within the book ...book... but which turns out not to be the same ''Suburban Book of the Dead'' that appeared in ''Armageddon: The Musical''.



* ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way of Kings]]'': The book is something between a holy book, philosophy, and a chivalric code.

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* ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way of Kings]]'': The book is something between a holy book, philosophy, and a chivalric code.code of chivalry.



* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series gets its name from the Elder Scrolls, a form of TomeOfEldritchLore referred to as "fragments of creation." They're indisputable recordings of what happens, what could have happened, and what may happen, being heavily associated with prophecy. Reading them also usually comes with a heavy dose of blindness and madness. They're also known to have some [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] powers.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series gets its name from the Elder Scrolls, a form of TomeOfEldritchLore referred to as "fragments of creation." They're indisputable recordings of what happens, what could have happened, and what may happen, being heavily associated with prophecy. Reading them also usually comes with a heavy dose of blindness and madness. They're also known to have some [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] powers. In the fifth game, one character describes them by saying, "[[MindScrew They do not exist, but they have always existed.]]"
4th Sep '17 2:55:04 PM Gabiii
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* ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness'' the main character is tasked with finding the writer behind the titular book. [[spoiler:It turns out we've been watching the FilmOfTheBook of said story.]]
31st May '17 6:03:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''So You Want to Be a Wizard'' is the first book in the YoungWizards series, and also a title of the main character's [[SpellBook wizards' manual]] that appears in it. Later books in the series imply that the fictional book looks like a real-world book to anyone unauthorized tries to read it. In the same series, ''Book Of Night With Moon''.

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* ''So You Want to Be a Wizard'' is the first book in the YoungWizards ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, and also a title of the main character's [[SpellBook wizards' manual]] that appears in it. Later books in the series imply that the fictional book looks like a real-world book to anyone unauthorized tries to read it. In the same series, ''Book Of Night With Moon''.
8th May '17 1:34:59 PM DaibhidC
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* ''The Krypton Chronicles'' was Creator/DCComics' mini-series exploring {{Superman}}'s ancestry. In it, Clark kent is commissioned to write a book about Superman's ancestors called ''The Krypton Chronicles''.
** Similar to ''The Krypton Chronicles'' was ''ComicBook/TheAtlantisChronicles'', which explored ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'s ancestry through The Atlantis Chronicles, the collected archives of Atlantean Royal Historians.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'':
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''The Krypton Chronicles'' was Creator/DCComics' mini-series exploring {{Superman}}'s Superman's ancestry. In it, Clark kent Kent is commissioned to write a book about Superman's ancestors called ''The Krypton Chronicles''.
** ''Under a Yellow Sun'' was a graphic novel about Clark Kent trying to write a novel. It was also the title of the novel.
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Similar to ''The Krypton Chronicles'' was ''ComicBook/TheAtlantisChronicles'', which explored ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'s ancestry through The Atlantis Chronicles, the collected archives of Atlantean Royal Historians.


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3rd Jan '17 2:02:05 PM needsanewhobby
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' is an unusual example because the book which the protagonist is writing has been {{Trope/Defictionalisation defictionalised}}... and this defictionalised book came out years ''before'' the film.

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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' is an unusual example because the book which the protagonist is writing has been {{Trope/Defictionalisation defictionalised}}...{{defictionalised}}... and this defictionalised book came out years ''before'' the film.
3rd Jan '17 2:01:29 PM needsanewhobby
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' is an unusual example because the book which the protagonist is writing has been {{Trope/Defictionalisationdefictionalised}}... and this defictionalised book came out years ''before'' the film.

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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' is an unusual example because the book which the protagonist is writing has been {{Trope/Defictionalisationdefictionalised}}...{{Trope/Defictionalisation defictionalised}}... and this defictionalised book came out years ''before'' the film.
3rd Jan '17 2:01:04 PM needsanewhobby
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' is an unusual example because the book which the protagonist is writing has been {{Defictionalisation defictionalised}}... and this defictionalised book came out years ''before'' the film.

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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' is an unusual example because the book which the protagonist is writing has been {{Defictionalisation defictionalised}}...{{Trope/Defictionalisationdefictionalised}}... and this defictionalised book came out years ''before'' the film.
3rd Jan '17 1:58:24 PM needsanewhobby
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' is an unusual example because the book which the protagonist is writing has been {{Defictionalisation defictionalised}}... and this defictionalised book came out years ''before'' the film.
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