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21st Sep '17 7:14:22 AM jormis29
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* ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' pushes new boundaries for this trope. There are four separate webcomics, or "adventures", on the site: ''Webcomic/{{Jailbreak}}'', ''Bard Quest'', ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', and ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. There's also an entity known as the Midnight Crew. The relationship between the five is [[MindScrew a little complicated, to say the least]].

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* ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' pushes new boundaries for this trope. There are four separate webcomics, or "adventures", on the site: ''Webcomic/{{Jailbreak}}'', ''Bard Quest'', ''Webcomic/BardQuest'', ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', and ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. There's also an entity known as the Midnight Crew. The relationship between the five is [[MindScrew a little complicated, to say the least]].
4th Sep '17 12:47:08 PM Vir
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** Seeing as Creator/CartoonNetwork often depicted its show's characters as living in one big SharedUniverse, it seems like this was bound to happen at some point.

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** Seeing as Creator/CartoonNetwork often depicted its show's shows' characters as living in one big SharedUniverse, it seems like this was bound to happen at some point.
20th Aug '17 1:47:57 AM erforce
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* Russo's ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' movies portray the film ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' as a Hollywood adaptation of a true story. Characters in his films refer to it and point out aspects that don't conform to their "reality." One character moans, "You mean the movie ''lied''?" Romero's sequels, on the other hand, are set in the same fictional universe as the first film.

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* Russo's ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' movies portray the film ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' as a Hollywood adaptation of a true story. Characters in his films refer to it and point out aspects that don't conform to their "reality." One character in the [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead first film]] moans, "You mean the movie ''lied''?" Romero's sequels, on the other hand, are set in the same fictional universe as the first film.''[=NotLD=]''.
17th Aug '17 12:50:46 AM jormis29
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* The 1990s film ''Film/TheSaint'' hints that the Leslie Charteris novels exist within it, and that the film hero was inspired by and is consciously imitating the prose character.

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* The 1990s film ''Film/TheSaint'' ''Film/TheSaint1997'' hints that the [[Literature/TheSaint Leslie Charteris novels novels]] exist within it, and that the film hero was inspired by and is consciously imitating the prose character.
6th Aug '17 12:44:10 PM Kadorhal
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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 their respective origin shows are all supposed to be works of fiction in this universe.
*** Including ''Anime/ModelSuitGunplaBuildersBeginningG'', which takes place in an alternate real world where all the other ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series are fiction.
** ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration'' posits that ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' is a television drama aired in the UC 0090s, possibly with input from the people who lived the event ilke Michel. Interestingly, this is done primarily to justify the existence of space-use variants of Shiro's Gundam [=Ez8=], by suggesting that the show was so popular the writers [[GeckoEnding extended the storyline beyond what really happened]].

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** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' takes place in a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture version of the real world, where all the other ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' ''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 their respective origin shows are all supposed to be works of fiction in this universe. \n*** Including ''Anime/ModelSuitGunplaBuildersBeginningG'', which also takes place in an alternate real world where all the other ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' ''Gundam'' series are fiction.
** ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration'' posits that ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' is a television drama aired in the UC 0090s, possibly with input from the people who lived the event ilke real events like Michel. Interestingly, this is done primarily to justify the existence of space-use variants of Shiro's Gundam [=Ez8=], by suggesting that the show was so popular the writers [[GeckoEnding extended the storyline beyond what really happened]].
6th Aug '17 12:38:07 PM Kadorhal
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** ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry 4'' is a missing game in ''Leisure Suit Larry 5'', and appears in ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers Space Quest IV]]''. Interestingly, it's a plot point in both - in the former, Larry and Patti, who got together at the end of the third game, are separated again and have no clue ''why'' because of the missing game, and in the latter recurring nemesis Vohaul managed to get himself [[BrainUploading uploaded into]] Xenon's planet-controlling supercomputer by hiding himself in a disc for ''[=LSL4=]'', which the Xenonian scientists were so eager to play that they immediately installed it on that supercomputer.

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** ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry 4'' is a missing game in ''Leisure Suit Larry 5'', and appears in ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers Space Quest IV]]''. Interestingly, it's a plot point in both - in the former, both: after Larry and Patti, who Patti got together at the end of the third game, are ''Leisure Suit Larry 3'', they're separated again at the start of ''[=LSL5=]'' and have no clue ''why'' because of the missing game, and in the latter game. In ''SQIV'', recurring nemesis Vohaul managed to get himself [[BrainUploading uploaded into]] Xenon's planet-controlling supercomputer by hiding himself in into]] a disc for ''[=LSL4=]'', which and the Xenonian scientists were so eager to play it that they immediately installed it on that (and him) onto Xenon's planet-controlling supercomputer.
5th Aug '17 5:56:55 AM Kadorhal
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** ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry 4'' is a missing game in ''Leisure Suit Larry 5'', and appears in ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers Space Quest IV]]''. Interestingly, it's a plot point in both - in the former, Larry and Patti (who got together at the end of the third game) are separated again and have no clue ''why'', and in the latter recurring nemesis Vohaul managed to get himself uploaded into Xenon's planet-controlling supercomputer by hiding himself in a disc for ''[=LSL4=]'', which the Xenonian scientists were so eager to play that they immediately installed it on that supercomputer.

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** ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry 4'' is a missing game in ''Leisure Suit Larry 5'', and appears in ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers Space Quest IV]]''. Interestingly, it's a plot point in both - in the former, Larry and Patti (who Patti, who got together at the end of the third game) game, are separated again and have no clue ''why'', ''why'' because of the missing game, and in the latter recurring nemesis Vohaul managed to get himself [[BrainUploading uploaded into into]] Xenon's planet-controlling supercomputer by hiding himself in a disc for ''[=LSL4=]'', which the Xenonian scientists were so eager to play that they immediately installed it on that supercomputer.
4th Aug '17 4:49:59 PM Kadorhal
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** ''Leisure Suit Larry 4'' is a missing game in ''[[VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry Leisure Suit Larry 5]]'', and appears in ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers Space Quest IV]]''.
** ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers Space Quest IV]]'' has the ''Space Quest IV'' computer program and the ''Space Quest IV'' hint book, with RidiculousFutureSequelisation as future time periods.
** The company Sierra On-Line is found in ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella King's Quest IV]]'', ''[[VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry Leisure Suit Larry 3]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon Space Quest III]]'', and is mentioned in ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers Space Quest IV]]''.
** Rosella re-enacts a scene from ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella King's Quest IV]]'', in the real world of ''[[VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry Leisure Suit Larry 3]]''.

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** ''Leisure Suit Larry ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry 4'' is a missing game in ''[[VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry Leisure ''Leisure Suit Larry 5]]'', 5'', and appears in ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers Space Quest IV]]''.
IV]]''. Interestingly, it's a plot point in both - in the former, Larry and Patti (who got together at the end of the third game) are separated again and have no clue ''why'', and in the latter recurring nemesis Vohaul managed to get himself uploaded into Xenon's planet-controlling supercomputer by hiding himself in a disc for ''[=LSL4=]'', which the Xenonian scientists were so eager to play that they immediately installed it on that supercomputer.
** ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers Space ''Space Quest IV]]'' IV'' also has the ''Space Quest IV'' computer program and the ''Space Quest IV'' hint book, with RidiculousFutureSequelisation as future time periods.
** The company Sierra On-Line is found in ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella King's Quest IV]]'', ''[[VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry Leisure ''Leisure Suit Larry 3]]'', 3'', and ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon Space Quest III]]'', and is mentioned in ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers Space ''Space Quest IV]]''.
IV''.
** Rosella re-enacts a scene from ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella King's ''King's Quest IV]]'', IV'', in the real world of ''[[VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry Leisure ''Leisure Suit Larry 3]]''.3''.



* 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.

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* Creator/{{Ubisoft}}'s games, particularly it's "Creator/TomClancy's" line of games tended towards line, really like to do this. ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' is the biggest offender, to the point that it does this for a period. ''VideoGame/RainbowSix 3: Raven to ''itself'' on multiple occasions: one level in ''Raven Shield'' and ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'' in particular do this to ''themselves'', with one level in the former featuring features its own credits scroll on a random TV, and one in the latter featuring its own opening cutscene loop. Otherwise, ''Splinter Cell'' is the usual target of this, including arcade cabinets ''[[VideoGame/RainbowSixSiege Siege]]'' has a few levels where you can find DVD cases for it in various Ubisoft games like ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', ''VideoGame/TheDivision''... and ''Rainbow Six: Vegas 2'', two or three Siege''. ''Vegas 2'' is big on this as well, as you can find arcade machines for ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' across several levels before you get (while at the same time being assisted by an NSA agent who dresses exactly like a Splinter Cell operative.operative), and the level in a convention center around the time of a big video game tournament has large banners for several games, including Ubisoft's own ''VideoGame/FarCry2''.
30th Jul '17 7:26:17 PM DanielCase
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* In ''Film/T2Trainspotting'', Spud starts writing down his memories of things that happened as a way to keep himself occupied while he's trying to get off heroin, and they turn out to be [[Literature/Trainspotting the original stories that make up the novel]].

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* In ''Film/T2Trainspotting'', Spud starts writing down his memories of things that happened as a way to keep himself occupied while he's trying to get off heroin, and they turn out to be [[Literature/Trainspotting [[Literature/{{Trainspotting}} the original stories that make up the novel]].
30th Jul '17 7:24:24 PM DanielCase
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* At the end of Creator/MarcelProust's ''A la recherche de temps perdu'', you realize that the Narrator is preparing to write everything you just read.
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