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8th Jul '17 4:24:27 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* An episode of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' dealt with Yumemi Yumeno, an artist who felt she was too plain to be taken seriously as a romance artist.

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* An episode of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' dealt with Yumemi Yumeno, an a talented artist who felt she was too plain to be taken seriously as a romance artist.painter. While she doesn't stay permanently indoors, she paints fake portraits of herself (depicting 'self as a beautiful and royal-looking woman) and stays on the background during her own exhibitions. After she's targeted by Zoicite, forcibly turned into the youma she was in her former life and rescued by the Senshi, Yumemi decides to stop hiding and in her new exhibition, she includes a picture of her actual {{meganekko}} self.
8th Jul '17 10:50:44 AM rmctagg09
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* Creator/PaulThomasAnderson is a more downplayed example. While initially open to interviews and commentary, during the promotion for ''Film/{{Magnolia}}'' he started to close himself off from the press, giving less and less interviews. As his films became more sporadic ([[Film/PunchDrunkLove With]] [[Film/ThereWillBeBlood only]] [[Film/TheMaster five]] [[Literature/InherentVice made]] since ''Magnolia''), this trope has come more into play with even less interviews, no commentaries and shrouding the production of his movies in so much secrecy that people don't even know the titles, let alone a plot synopsis until near the release date.

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* Creator/PaulThomasAnderson is a more downplayed example. While initially open to interviews and commentary, during the promotion for ''Film/{{Magnolia}}'' he started to close himself off from the press, giving less and less interviews. As his films became more sporadic ([[Film/PunchDrunkLove With]] [[Film/ThereWillBeBlood only]] [[Film/TheMaster five]] [[Literature/InherentVice made]] sporadic, with only four being made (''[[Film/PunchDrunkLove'', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'', ''Film/TheMaster'', ''Literature/InherentVice'') since ''Magnolia''), ''Magnolia'', this trope has come more into play with even less interviews, no commentaries and shrouding the production of his movies in so much secrecy that people don't even know the titles, let alone a plot synopsis until near the release date.
7th Jul '17 8:11:56 PM BadSplice
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* Creator/PaulThomasAnderson is a more downplayed example. While initially open to interviews and commentary, during the promotion for ''Film/{{Magnolia}}'' he started to close himself off from the press, giving less and less interviews. As his films became more sporadic ([[Film/PunchDrunkLove With]] [[Film/ThereWillBeBlood only]] [[Film/TheMaster five]] [[Literature/InherentVice made]] since ''Magnolia''), this trope has come more into play with even less interviews, no commentaries and shrouding the production of his movies in so much secrecy that people don't even know the titles, let alone a plot synopsis until near the release date.
12th Jun '17 2:36:56 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* Mark Hollis of Music/TalkTalk is a famous example, mainly due to the fact he himself ''invoked'' the trope. After the success of both of Talk Talk's final works (''Spirit of Eden'' and ''Music/LaughingStock'', which are considered the TropeMarker of Post-Rock), Hollis quietly retired from the music industry. While he did release a self titled solo album afterwards, he again quietly retired and not much has been known where he is since, focusing to raise his family. The last anybody fully saw Hollis was in ''[[https://www.bmi.com/news/entry/234221 2004]]'' to pick up a Pop Award for "It's My Life", and even then that he picked it up ''in the offices'' instead of the actual award show. He has since become a mystique figure within the music world, and nobody's heard from him in person since that year and the most recent news was [[http://pitchfork.com/news/47680-talk-talks-mark-hollis-resurfaces-with-new-music-for-the-kelsey-grammer-tv-show-boss/ he did a commissioned piece]] for the show ''Boss'' in 2012.

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* Mark Hollis of Music/TalkTalk is a famous example, mainly due to the fact he himself ''invoked'' the trope. After the success of both of Talk Talk's final works (''Spirit of Eden'' and ''Music/LaughingStock'', which are considered the TropeMarker TropeCodifier of Post-Rock), Hollis quietly retired from the music industry. While he did release a self titled solo album afterwards, he again quietly retired and not much has been known where he is since, focusing to raise his family. The last anybody fully saw Hollis was in ''[[https://www.bmi.com/news/entry/234221 2004]]'' to pick up a Pop Award for "It's My Life", and even then that he picked it up ''in the offices'' instead of the actual award show. He has since become a mystique figure within the music world, and nobody's heard from him in person since that year and the most recent news was [[http://pitchfork.com/news/47680-talk-talks-mark-hollis-resurfaces-with-new-music-for-the-kelsey-grammer-tv-show-boss/ he did a commissioned piece]] for the show ''Boss'' in 2012.
12th Jun '17 2:34:45 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* The Swedish metal band {{Music/Ghost}} wears robes, hoods and masks on stage and refers to its members as "Nameless Ghouls" (to the point of them signing merchandise simply as "A Nameless Ghoul"). They refuse to comment on any speculation about their real identities, and even faked a singer switch to try to throw off speculation about the singer's identity.

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* The Swedish metal band {{Music/Ghost}} wears robes, hoods and masks on stage and refers to its members as "Nameless Ghouls" (to the point of them signing merchandise simply as "A Nameless Ghoul"). They refuse to comment on any speculation about their real identities, and even faked a singer switch to try to throw off speculation about the singer's identity. This later became moot when old members revealed themselves to be a part of Ghost (Martin Persneri personally confirmed himself one of the Nameless Ghouls) and a lawsuit came out that ousted a majority of past members who then also ousted the identity of Papa Emeritus as [[spoiler: Repugnant vocalist Tobias Forge]].


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* Mark Hollis of Music/TalkTalk is a famous example, mainly due to the fact he himself ''invoked'' the trope. After the success of both of Talk Talk's final works (''Spirit of Eden'' and ''Music/LaughingStock'', which are considered the TropeMarker of Post-Rock), Hollis quietly retired from the music industry. While he did release a self titled solo album afterwards, he again quietly retired and not much has been known where he is since, focusing to raise his family. The last anybody fully saw Hollis was in ''[[https://www.bmi.com/news/entry/234221 2004]]'' to pick up a Pop Award for "It's My Life", and even then that he picked it up ''in the offices'' instead of the actual award show. He has since become a mystique figure within the music world, and nobody's heard from him in person since that year and the most recent news was [[http://pitchfork.com/news/47680-talk-talks-mark-hollis-resurfaces-with-new-music-for-the-kelsey-grammer-tv-show-boss/ he did a commissioned piece]] for the show ''Boss'' in 2012.
4th Jun '17 10:42:37 PM CaptEquinox
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* British singer Music/{{Sade}} (from the eponymous band of "No Ordinary Love" fame) has rarely been seen in the public eye since the release of ''Love Deluxe'' in 1992. She amassed a sizeable fortune, but lived in total seclusion until the release of ''Soldier of Love'' in 2010. To note, a ''[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1245959/Reclusive-singer-Sade-returns-album-release-decade.html Daily Mail]]'' article noted that her promotion of that album was the first set of interviews she had done in more than a decade, and that it had been eight years since she made a public appearance. She also spent most of the 2000s holed up in a mansion taking care of her daughter, and avoided any and all contact with other people.

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* British singer Music/{{Sade}} (from the eponymous band of "No Ordinary Love" fame) has rarely been seen in the public eye since the release of ''Love Deluxe'' in 1992. She amassed a sizeable fortune, but lived in total seclusion until the release of ''Soldier of Love'' in 2010. To note, a ''[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1245959/Reclusive-singer-Sade-returns-album-release-decade.html Daily Mail]]'' article noted that her promotion of that album was the first set of interviews she had done in more than a decade, and that it had been eight years since she made a public appearance. She also spent most of the 2000s holed up in a mansion taking care of her daughter, son Izaak Theo (a transgender man, he came out as such in 2016), and avoided any and all contact with other people.
23rd May '17 4:00:30 PM Avouleance
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*''Literature/PareidoliaAndTheGildedScar'' features a few of these characters, most notably the narrator in ''Of The Artist'' who spends the majority of the story alone and only speaks to [[spoiler:the mountain]] once.
21st May '17 6:10:25 PM nombretomado
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* The graffiti artist known only as CAT from TheWorldEndsWithYou. The main character is an avid fanboy, but scoffs at the idea that he might know his identity, and [=NPCs=] speculating on it aren't hard to find. [[spoiler: It's [[EccentricMentor Hanekoma.]]]]

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* The graffiti artist known only as CAT from TheWorldEndsWithYou.''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. The main character is an avid fanboy, but scoffs at the idea that he might know his identity, and [=NPCs=] speculating on it aren't hard to find. [[spoiler: It's [[EccentricMentor Hanekoma.]]]]
12th May '17 11:24:11 AM PF
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* Music/KateBush is often considered an example, though to hear her tell it, somewhat unfairly. It's true that she did't tour for over 30 years between 1979 and 2014, and mostly disappeared from the public eye for the 12 years between ''The Red Shoes'' and ''Aerial'', but she has consistently said this was to give her children as normal an upbringing as possible, and not from any reclusive tendencies. Still, she has done relatively little promotional work even for her more recent releases.

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* Music/KateBush is often considered an example, though to hear her tell it, somewhat unfairly. It's true that she did't didn't tour for over 30 years between 1979 and 2014, and mostly disappeared from the public eye for the 12 years between ''The Red Shoes'' and ''Aerial'', but she has consistently said this was to give her children as normal an upbringing as possible, and not from any reclusive tendencies. Still, she has done relatively little promotional work even for her more recent later releases.



* Former TeenIdol Creator/LeifGarrett is a bit of a paradox --in RealLife he's very approachable, yet in the public eye he's been known to be very reclusive and protective of his private life. He got a little better with this once he started appearing on ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' in 2008, and now he's in talks to have a RealityShow of his own.

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* Former TeenIdol Creator/LeifGarrett is a bit of a paradox --in RealLife he's very approachable, yet in the public eye eye, he's been known to be very reclusive and protective of his private life. He got a little better with this once he started appearing on ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' in 2008, and now he's in talks to have a RealityShow of his own.
12th May '17 5:25:36 AM LondonKdS
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* Music/KateBush is often considered an example, though to hear her tell it, somewhat unfairly. It's true that she hasn't toured for 30 years, and mostly disappeared from the public eye for 12 years after the release of ''The Red Shoes'', but she has consistently said this was to give her children as normal an upbringing as possible, and not from any reclusive tendencies. Still, she has done relatively little promotional work even for her more recent releases.

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* Music/KateBush is often considered an example, though to hear her tell it, somewhat unfairly. It's true that she hasn't toured did't tour for over 30 years, years between 1979 and 2014, and mostly disappeared from the public eye for the 12 years after the release of between ''The Red Shoes'', Shoes'' and ''Aerial'', but she has consistently said this was to give her children as normal an upbringing as possible, and not from any reclusive tendencies. Still, she has done relatively little promotional work even for her more recent releases.
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