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13th Dec '16 11:47:32 AM mkmckoy
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* '''Film/WagTheDog'': One part of the story regarding the soldier Schumann ([[InventedIndividual a fake American POW for a fake war in Algeria]]) is a photo of him in captivity with his sweater ripped in a pattern that "turns out" to be a Morse Code message saying that he's okay and asking for his mother to stay strong.

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* '''Film/WagTheDog'': One part of the story regarding the soldier Schumann ([[InventedIndividual a fake American POW for a fake war in Algeria]]) Albania]]) is a photo of him in captivity with his sweater ripped in a pattern that "turns out" to be a Morse Code message saying that he's okay and asking for his mother to stay strong.
9th Dec '16 9:38:01 PM iroanxi
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* In Chapter 23 of ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Cross utilizes [[spoiler:the SBS]] to send a coded message to [[spoiler:Sabo]], phrased so that nobody other than [[spoiler:his brothers and the Revolutionaries]] could discern its recipient, to tell him about [[spoiler:his brothers]].
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1st Dec '16 6:26:14 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[Literature/GalacticMarines Semper Mars]]'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], after [[[[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN troops]] take over the Heinlein Base and "relocate" all [[SemperFi US Marines]] there to a tiny remote outpost]], Major Mark Garroway sends a coded message to his daughter Kaitlin back on Earth, asking her to pass a message to "Uncle Walt". Since he knows [[spoiler:the UN]] is likely to block any message with certain key words, he peppers the message with enough American and Marine-specific references to slip under the radar. The message is "Walt, you sorry-assed son of a bitch, listen up and listen good. The blue boys pulled a Pearl Harbor 1207 GMT 27 May. The boss is down, but okay. Forcibly relocated to Red Planet. Have capped guards and secured cat. Am marching on Derna, with complete openness." "Blue boys" refers to [[spoiler:UN troops, who wear blue uniforms]], "Pearl Harbor" refers to a sneak attack, "the boss is down" means Garroway is in command, "forcibly relocated" means "imprisoned", "Red Planet" is a reference to the Heinlein Base (''Literature/RedPlanet'' is a novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein), "have capped guards and secured cat" means that Garroway and his people have managed to escape, kill their guards, and obtain transportation. "Marching on Derna" is a reference to a key piece of USMC history - the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Derna_(1805) Battle of Derna]] in 1805, which was preceded by a 600-mile march through the desert. This lets the brass know that Garroway and his people plan to make a similar trek across the Martian desert to secure the city of Mars Prime. While it's true that anyone with access to internet would eventually be able to figure out the message, the reason for wording it thus is to avoid automated filters in place by [[spoiler:UN]].

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* In ''[[Literature/GalacticMarines Semper Mars]]'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], after [[[[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower [[spoiler:[[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN troops]] take over the Heinlein Base and "relocate" all [[SemperFi US Marines]] there to a tiny remote outpost]], Major Mark Garroway sends a coded message to his daughter Kaitlin back on Earth, asking her to pass a message to "Uncle Walt". Since he knows [[spoiler:the UN]] is likely to block any message with certain key words, he peppers the message with enough American and Marine-specific references to slip under the radar. The message is "Walt, you sorry-assed son of a bitch, listen up and listen good. The blue boys pulled a Pearl Harbor 1207 GMT 27 May. The boss is down, but okay. Forcibly relocated to Red Planet. Have capped guards and secured cat. Am marching on Derna, with complete openness." "Blue boys" refers to [[spoiler:UN troops, who wear blue uniforms]], "Pearl Harbor" refers to a sneak attack, "the boss is down" means Garroway is in command, "forcibly relocated" means "imprisoned", "Red Planet" is a reference to the Heinlein Base (''Literature/RedPlanet'' is a novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein), "have capped guards and secured cat" means that Garroway and his people have managed to escape, kill their guards, and obtain transportation. "Marching on Derna" is a reference to a key piece of USMC history - the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Derna_(1805) Battle of Derna]] in 1805, which was preceded by a 600-mile march through the desert. This lets the brass know that Garroway and his people plan to make a similar trek across the Martian desert to secure the city of Mars Prime. While it's true that anyone with access to internet would eventually be able to figure out the message, the reason for wording it thus is to avoid automated filters in place by [[spoiler:UN]].
1st Dec '16 6:24:04 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[Literature/GalacticMarines Semper Mars]]'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], after [[[[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN troops]] take over the Heinlein Base and "relocate" all [[SemperFi US Marines]] there to a tiny remote outpost]], Major Mark Garroway sends a coded message to his daughter Kaitlin back on Earth, asking her to pass a message to "Uncle Walt". Since he knows [[spoiler:the UN]] is likely to block any message with certain key words, he peppers the message with enough American and Marine-specific references to slip under the radar. The message is "Walt, you sorry-assed son of a bitch, listen up and listen good. The blue boys pulled a Pearl Harbor 1207 GMT 27 May. The boss is down, but okay. Forcibly relocated to Red Planet. Have capped guards and secured cat. Am marching on Derna, with complete openness." "Blue boys" refers to [[spoiler:UN troops, who wear blue uniforms]], "Pearl Harbor" refers to a sneak attack, "the boss is down" means Garroway is in command, "forcibly relocated" means "imprisoned", "Red Planet" is a reference to the Heinlein Base (''Literature/RedPlanet'' is a novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein), "have capped guards and secured cat" means that Garroway and his people have managed to escape, kill their guards, and obtain transportation. "Marching on Derna" is a reference to a key piece of USMC history - the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Derna_(1805) Battle of Derna]] in 1805, which was preceded by a 600-mile march through the desert. This lets the brass know that Garroway and his people plan to make a similar trek across the Martian desert to secure the city of Mars Prime. While it's true that anyone with access to internet would eventually be able to figure out the message, the reason for wording it thus is to avoid automated filters in place by [[spoiler:UN]].
25th Oct '16 3:35:05 PM foxley
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* ''SeriesMurderSheWrote'': In "The Dead File", a cartoonist hides blackmail threats in a daily comic strip.

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* ''SeriesMurderSheWrote'': ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "The Dead File", a cartoonist hides blackmail threats in a daily comic strip.
25th Oct '16 3:34:27 PM foxley
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* ''SeriesMurderSheWrote'': In "The Dead File", a cartoonist hides blackmail threats in a daily comic strip.
24th Oct '16 9:38:57 PM nombretomado
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* GeneRoddenberry had served in WorldWarII with a man named Kim Noonien Singh. They lost touch after the war. Roddenberry named two characters after Singh, hoping to attract his attention -- Khan Noonien Singh in the "Space Seed" episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (and ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}''); and Noonian Soong, Data's creator in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.

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* GeneRoddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry had served in WorldWarII with a man named Kim Noonien Singh. They lost touch after the war. Roddenberry named two characters after Singh, hoping to attract his attention -- Khan Noonien Singh in the "Space Seed" episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (and ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}''); and Noonian Soong, Data's creator in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
26th Sep '16 9:10:45 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', [[spoiler:the secret to open Khura'in's Treasure Box]] is told in the lyrics to the Song of Ceremony, which is heard by everyone every day. No one would expect one of the big secrets of the kingdom to be divulged to the public [[HiddenInPlainSight in such a fashion]].
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15th Sep '16 1:05:05 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''[[EndersGame Shadow of the Hegemon]]'' when Petra and Bean communicate by starting an e-mail signature meme: an image file of a dragon with a coded message in it and the words "Share this dragon / If you do / Lucky end for / Them and you", which reference the Dragon Army and Ender Wiggin.

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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''[[EndersGame Shadow of the Hegemon]]'' when ''Literature/ShadowOfTheHegemon'' Petra and Bean communicate by starting an e-mail signature meme: an image file of a dragon with a coded message in it and the words "Share this dragon / If you do / Lucky end for / Them and you", which reference the Dragon Army and Ender Wiggin. Wiggin.
29th Aug '16 2:34:40 AM PaulA
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* There's another example of a publicly-published crossword containing a hidden message for a particular person in ''Series/OliversTravels''.

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* There's another example In ''Series/OliversTravels'', Oliver's friend who writes crosswords under the name of "Aristotle" goes missing after getting on the wrong side of a publicly-published crossword containing conspiracy, but Aristotle's crosswords continue to be published, and at one point Oliver realizes that the most recent one contains a hidden message for a particular person in ''Series/OliversTravels''.indicating who's behind the conspiracy.
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