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11th Jun '17 11:42:42 AM nombretomado
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* Best works played (and indeed has been played as a sketch on German TV). Anyway. The famous composer to his charlady: "Please! Don't go! You can't quit! You are my muse!" "Your muse, [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Mr. Beethoven?]] This is...ridiculous! Ha Ha Ha Haaaa!"

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* Best works played (and indeed has been played as a sketch on German TV). Anyway. The famous composer to his charlady: "Please! Don't go! You can't quit! You are my muse!" "Your muse, [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Mr. Beethoven?]] This is...ridiculous! Ha Ha Ha Haaaa!"
6th Jun '17 7:46:09 PM PaulA
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* Gil, the [[MostWritersAreWriters writer protagonist]] of ''Film/MidnightInParis'', unconsciously wrote himself and people he knows into his novel. The effect is an inversion of the norm: his [[ErnestHemingway beta-reader]] thinks it's unrealistic that the protagonist doesn't realise his fiance is having an affair with the [[KnowNothingKnowItAll pedantic pseudo-intellectual professor]].

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* Gil, the [[MostWritersAreWriters writer protagonist]] of ''Film/MidnightInParis'', unconsciously wrote himself and people he knows into his novel. The effect is an inversion of the norm: his [[ErnestHemingway [[Creator/ErnestHemingway beta-reader]] thinks it's unrealistic that the protagonist doesn't realise his fiance is having an affair with the [[KnowNothingKnowItAll pedantic pseudo-intellectual professor]].
15th Apr '17 3:35:15 PM nombretomado
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* Randy Milholland based the characters of ''SomethingPositive'' on his own family and friends, and nominal protagonist Davan is [[AuthorAvatar himself from several years ago]]. As time passed, the [[CharacterDevelopment characters developed differently]] but when [[spoiler: Faye, Davan's mother died]], his mother wasn't happy that people seemed relieved that she was all right.

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* Randy Milholland based the characters of ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' on his own family and friends, and nominal protagonist Davan is [[AuthorAvatar himself from several years ago]]. As time passed, the [[CharacterDevelopment characters developed differently]] but when [[spoiler: Faye, Davan's mother died]], his mother wasn't happy that people seemed relieved that she was all right.
2nd Oct '16 12:44:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheOvalPortrait'', by EdgarAllanPoe: An artist becomes obsessed with painting a perfect portrait of his new wife and fails to notice that her health is failing while she models for him. When he finishes the painting, he ecstatically declares it to be "life itself" then turns to look at his wife eager to share his triumph [[spoiler:only to see that she died while he was finishing the portrait.]]

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* ''Literature/TheOvalPortrait'', by EdgarAllanPoe: Creator/EdgarAllanPoe: An artist becomes obsessed with painting a perfect portrait of his new wife and fails to notice that her health is failing while she models for him. When he finishes the painting, he ecstatically declares it to be "life itself" then turns to look at his wife eager to share his triumph [[spoiler:only to see that she died while he was finishing the portrait.]]
24th Aug '16 1:20:16 PM cavanmiller13
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* Rohan Kishibe, a mangaka from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', is dedicated to his fans, and wants very badly to provide them with interesting material. To this end, [[spoiler:he uses his stand, Heaven's Door, to turn large portions of interesting people into paper, on which is written their life stories. He then uses their experiences as raw material for his manga, occasionally to the point of ripping pages out of them entirely, leaving his victims anemic and wasting away]].

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* Rohan Kishibe, a mangaka from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', is dedicated to his fans, and wants very badly to provide them with interesting material. To this end, [[spoiler:he [[spoiler:[[Main/BodyHorror he uses his stand, Heaven's Door, to turn large portions of interesting people into paper, on which is written their life stories. He then uses their experiences as raw material for his manga, occasionally to the point of ripping pages out of them entirely, entirely,]] leaving his victims anemic and wasting away]].
24th Aug '16 1:18:05 PM cavanmiller13
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* Rohan Kishibe, a mangaka from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', is dedicated to his fans, and wants very badly to provide them with interesting material. To this end, [[spoiler:he uses his stand, Heaven's Door, to turn large portions of interesting people into paper, on which is written their life stories. He then uses their experiences as raw material for his manga, occasionally to the point of ripping pages out of them entirely, leaving his victims anemic and wasting away]].
13th Jul '16 12:20:53 PM shokoshu
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* Best works played (and indeed has been played as a sketch on German TV). Anyway. The famous composer to his charlady: "Please! Don't go! You can't quit! You are my muse!" "Your muse, [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Mr. Beethoven?]] This is...ridiculous! Ha Ha Ha Haaaa!"
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10th Jun '16 1:51:55 PM seminoles8
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Often (for extra irony) a source of TrueArtIsAngsty. May lead the artist (if self-aware) to ShooTheDog, or BreakHisHeartToSaveHim, at least if they [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy want them to have a chance of a good life]]. Sometimes, of course, the would-be love object is GenreSavvy enough to spot them coming, put off by the potential for Muse Abuse, or just plain not interested. Or the artist, if unlucky in love, may turn to Muse Abuse of the unresponsive loved one, often with more or less subtle {{TakeThat}}s and, not least, the implication that the "art" version of the loved one will be what people remember.

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Often (for extra irony) a source of TrueArtIsAngsty. May lead the artist (if self-aware) to ShooTheDog, or BreakHisHeartToSaveHim, at least if they [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy want them to have a chance of a good life]]. Sometimes, of course, the would-be love object is GenreSavvy enough to spot them coming, put off by the potential for Muse Abuse, or just plain not interested. Or the artist, if unlucky in love, may turn to Muse Abuse of the unresponsive loved one, often with more or less subtle {{TakeThat}}s {{Take That}}s and, not least, the implication that the "art" version of the loved one will be what people remember.
28th May '16 4:00:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''SlingsAndArrows'': Anna dates a playwright and is upset when he more or less transcribes her dinner conversation about her hometown into his play.

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* ''SlingsAndArrows'': ''Series/SlingsAndArrows'': Anna dates a playwright and is upset when he more or less transcribes her dinner conversation about her hometown into his play.
20th May '16 2:49:35 PM KNHaw
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* Crossing over with Real Life, in the play ''Theatre/Tru'', [[Creator/Truman Capote]] reflects on being banished from Manhattan social circles after unflattering caricatures of various socialites appeared in ''Esquire'': "How could they have spent all that time being friends with a writer and then be surprised I was taking notes?"

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* Crossing over with Real Life, in the play ''Theatre/Tru'', [[Creator/Truman Capote]] ''Tru'', Truman Capote reflects on being banished from Manhattan social circles after unflattering caricatures of various socialites appeared in ''Esquire'': "How could they have spent all that time being friends with a writer and then be surprised I was taking notes?"
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