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4th Jun '17 7:18:02 AM DPsycho
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* Done within the same series with ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''. The Nadesico crew enjoys watching Gekiganger III, and affectionate parody of old {{Super Robot|Genre}} shows. All is fine and well until the 14th episode, where the show becomes an episode of Gekiganger III watching their favourite show, Martian Successor Nadesico. It gets even more confusing when the show ends off with it being an episode being watched by the crew of the Nadesico.

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* Done within the same series with ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''. The Nadesico crew enjoys watching Gekiganger III, and an affectionate parody of old {{Super Robot|Genre}} shows. All is fine and well until the 14th episode, where the show becomes an episode of Gekiganger III watching their favourite show, Martian Successor Nadesico. It gets even more confusing when the show ends off with it being an episode being watched by the crew of the Nadesico.
4th Jun '17 7:14:56 AM DPsycho
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** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' takes place in a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture version of the real world, where all the other ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series are fiction. The producers also included a truly epic number of Gundam characters in {{Continuity Cameo}}s during the course of the series, even though they respective shows they originated in are all supposed to be works of fiction in this universe.

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** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' takes place in a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture version of the real world, where all the other ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series are fiction. The producers also included a truly epic number of Gundam characters in {{Continuity Cameo}}s during the course of the series, even though they their respective origin shows they originated in are all supposed to be works of fiction in this universe.
4th Jun '17 7:02:20 AM DPsycho
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** The [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs second movie]] also had it's own Sound Stages and commentary where it was shown to be an in-universe movie. But wait, it gets ''weird''. Before the second movie was released there was another Drama CD, ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha GOD Sound Stage M'', set in the AlternateTimeline of the ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable'' video games. In it, the OriginalGeneration characters introduced in those games encounter the versions of Fate and Nanoha from the first movie. In short, the movie timeline seems to actually exist. It's nature as recursive canon even helps to justify Graham and his familiars being AdaptedOut, since [[spoiler: it wouldn't make any sense for TSAB propaganda to show a high ranking officer condemning an innocent girl to an eternal icy prison.]]

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** The [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs second movie]] also had it's its own Sound Stages and commentary where it was shown to be an in-universe movie. But wait, it gets ''weird''. Before the second movie was released there was another Drama CD, ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha GOD Sound Stage M'', set in the AlternateTimeline of the ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable'' video games. In it, the OriginalGeneration characters introduced in those games encounter the versions of Fate and Nanoha from the first movie. In short, the movie timeline seems to actually exist. It's Its nature as recursive canon even helps to justify Graham and his familiars being AdaptedOut, since [[spoiler: it wouldn't make any sense for TSAB propaganda to show a high ranking officer condemning an innocent girl to an eternal icy prison.]]
26th May '17 9:17:55 PM SAMAS
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* ''Fanfic/ToyHammer'' is about a guy's Franchise/Warhammer40000 miniatures coming to life. Later, in a pitched battle against Chaos, the Present-day incarnation of The Emperor shows up.
26th May '17 2:17:41 PM N8han11
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** Simple fix there. Jay is a celebrity film critic in his universe. So he just played himself in a guest appearance on ''The Simpsons'', just like our world's Siskel and Ebert did on ''The Critic''.
20th May '17 11:42:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'': The Avatar is from the real world where the Ultima games exist, including ''VideoGame/UltimaV'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaVI'', ''Ultima VI'' in ''Martian Dreams'', ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'' in ''Ultima VII'', ''VideoGame/UltimaVIII'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII'', and ''Ultima Online 2'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaIX''. Wall paintings in ''VideoGame/UltimaUnderworld'' and ''Ultima Underworld II'' are the box art of previous games. Bartenders in ''Ultima III'' mention "EXODUS: Ultima ]I[". ''Ultima VII'' contains the ''Ultima VII'' strategy guide "Key to the Black Gate" and Prima strategy guide "Ultima: The Avatar Adventures".

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* ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'': The Avatar is from the real world where the Ultima games exist, including ''VideoGame/UltimaV'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaVI'', ''Ultima VI'' in ''Martian Dreams'', ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'' in ''Ultima VII'', ''VideoGame/UltimaVIII'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII'', and ''Ultima Online 2'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaIX''. Wall paintings in ''VideoGame/UltimaUnderworld'' and ''Ultima Underworld II'' are the box art of previous games. Bartenders in ''Ultima III'' mention "EXODUS: Ultima ]I[". ''Ultima VII'' contains the ''Ultima VII'' strategy guide "Key to the Black Gate" and Prima strategy guide "Ultima: The Avatar Adventures".
16th May '17 2:46:18 PM nombretomado
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* Somewhat overlapping with DirectLineToTheAuthor, the "[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]]" series of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' fanfics has a RunningGag in which Prince Vince keeps tabs on the events of the stories via his {{Tumblr}} account; the CreatorInJoke is that he follows the author's blog. Accordingly, someone actually ''made'' a Prince Vince RP blog which ''does'' follow the author, and comments on new chapters whenever they're posted.

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* Somewhat overlapping with DirectLineToTheAuthor, the "[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]]" series of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' fanfics has a RunningGag in which Prince Vince keeps tabs on the events of the stories via his {{Tumblr}} Website/{{Tumblr}} account; the CreatorInJoke is that he follows the author's blog. Accordingly, someone actually ''made'' a Prince Vince RP blog which ''does'' follow the author, and comments on new chapters whenever they're posted.
14th May '17 5:50:01 PM comicwriter
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** [[Comicbook/{{X 23}} Laura]] is shown to be a fan of ''Comicbook/XMen''comic books that exist in the universe of the [[Film/XMen movies]]. However, Logan is sure to note that they are only VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory.

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** [[Comicbook/{{X 23}} Laura]] is shown to be a fan of ''Comicbook/XMen''comic ''Comicbook/XMen'' comic books that exist in the universe of the [[Film/XMen movies]]. However, Logan is sure to note that they are only VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory.
14th May '17 5:49:28 PM comicwriter
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* ''Film/{{Logan}}'' reveals that ''Comicbook/XMen'' comic books exist in the universe of the [[Film/XMen movies]]. However, he is sure to note that they are only VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory.

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* ''Film/{{Logan}}'' reveals that ''Comicbook/XMen'' comic ''Film/{{Logan}}''
** [[Comicbook/{{X 23}} Laura]] is shown to be a fan of ''Comicbook/XMen''comic
books that exist in the universe of the [[Film/XMen movies]]. However, he Logan is sure to note that they are only VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory.VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory.
** In a deleted scene, Laura's friend Bobby is shown playing with action figures of Wolverine and Comicbook/{{Sabretooth}}. He then stops and asks Logan if Sabretooth was ever real, or just a bad guy from the comic books.
8th May '17 8:27:54 AM Kadorhal
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* Creator/HideoKojima's ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' is referenced in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' in a poster in Otacon's lab, where it is implied in one scene that it was one of the animes that inspired Otacon to get into mechanical engineering. Nobody seems to bring up the fact that Meryl Silverburgh has the same name, likeness, and occupation of a character in ''Policenauts''.

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* Creator/HideoKojima's ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' is referenced in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' in a poster in Otacon's lab, where it is implied in one scene that it was one of the animes that inspired Otacon to get into mechanical engineering. Nobody seems to bring up the fact that Meryl Silverburgh has the same name, likeness, and occupation of a character in ''Policenauts''. In the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube remake, ''The Twin Snakes'', the ''Policenauts'' poster is replaced with a ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders: The 2nd Runner'' poster; ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'', during the return to Shadow Moses, features the ''ZOE 2'' poster, with one corner having come off to reveal the original ''Policenauts'' poster underneath.



* ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'': The Avatar is from the real world where the Ultima games exist, including ''VideoGame/UltimaV'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaVI'', ''VideoGame/UltimaVI'' in ''Martian Dreams'', ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'', ''VideoGame/UltimaVIII'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII'', and ''Ultima Online 2'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaIX''. Wall paintings in ''VideoGame/UltimaUnderworld'' and ''Ultima Underworld II'' are the box art of previous games. Bartenders in ''Ultima III'' mention "EXODUS: Ultima ]I[". ''Ultima VII'' contains the ''Ultima VII'' strategy guide "Key to the Black Gate" and Prima strategy guide "Ultima: The Avatar Adventures".

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* ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'': The Avatar is from the real world where the Ultima games exist, including ''VideoGame/UltimaV'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaVI'', ''VideoGame/UltimaVI'' ''Ultima VI'' in ''Martian Dreams'', ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'', ''Ultima VII'', ''VideoGame/UltimaVIII'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII'', and ''Ultima Online 2'' in ''VideoGame/UltimaIX''. Wall paintings in ''VideoGame/UltimaUnderworld'' and ''Ultima Underworld II'' are the box art of previous games. Bartenders in ''Ultima III'' mention "EXODUS: Ultima ]I[". ''Ultima VII'' contains the ''Ultima VII'' strategy guide "Key to the Black Gate" and Prima strategy guide "Ultima: The Avatar Adventures".


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* Creator/{{Ubisoft}}'s "Creator/TomClancy's" line of games tended towards this for a period. ''VideoGame/RainbowSix 3: Raven Shield'' and ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'' in particular do this to ''themselves'', with one level in the former featuring its own credits scroll and one in the latter featuring its own opening cutscene loop. Otherwise, ''Splinter Cell'' is the usual target of this, including arcade cabinets for it in ''Rainbow Six: Vegas 2'', two or three levels before you get assisted by an NSA agent who dresses exactly like a Splinter Cell operative.
* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'' does this due to its ''VideoGame/MetalGear''-like [[BreakingTheFourthWall irreverence for a fourth wall]], so much so that [[SelfInsert the actual video game's developers are characters in the second game]]. This came to the point that ''Postal Redux'', the [[VideoGameRemake remake]] of the original ''Postal'', was teased more than a year before it came out... by way of giving the player an errand in ''Postal 2: Paradise Lost'' to install ''Postal Redux'' boards into the arcade cabinets at the mall.
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