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13th Jan '17 7:48:55 AM PixelKnight
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** This is an {{Implied}} power of ''Alan Wake's'' FakeBand [[Music/PoetsOfTheFall Old Gods of Asgard]], as their songs always presciently advise the hero on how to defeat the EldritchAbomination with note-perfect timing. Their "[[https://youtu.be/GLxb7m0j5Jg?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- The Poet and the Muse]]," goes into detail about how their contemporary, the Poet Tom, {{Invoked}} these powers to resurrect his Muse, but the Abomination who granted them {{Exploited}} this in turn, to incarnate itself in her body.

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** This is an {{Implied}} power of ''Alan Wake's'' FakeBand [[Music/PoetsOfTheFall Old Gods of Asgard]], as their songs always presciently advise the hero on how to defeat the EldritchAbomination with note-perfect timing. Their "[[https://youtu.be/GLxb7m0j5Jg?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- The Poet and the Muse]]," goes into detail about how their contemporary, the Poet Tom, Thomas Zane, {{Invoked}} these powers to resurrect his Muse, Barbara Jagger, but the Abomination who granted them an ancient EldritchAbomination {{Exploited}} this in turn, to incarnate itself in her body.possess her.
11th Dec '16 2:09:38 AM Xtifr
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* The Anthony Boucher story "We Print the Truth" features a newspaper editor who is granted a wish -- and wishes for the eponymous motto of his paper to be literally true. He finds out just ''how'' literal when things like a misprinted age turn real. {{Hilarity Ensues}}... until he finally realizes that this must stop and invokes something on the order of the Epimenides Paradox to do so.

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* The Anthony Boucher Creator/AnthonyBoucher story "We Print the Truth" features a newspaper editor who is granted a wish -- and wish--and wishes for the eponymous motto of his paper to be literally true. He finds out just ''how'' literal when things like a misprinted age turn real. {{Hilarity Ensues}}... until he finally realizes that this must stop and invokes something on the order of the [[LogicBomb Epimenides Paradox Paradox]] to do so.
29th Nov '16 10:44:48 PM PaulA
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* This is how the ''entirety'' of wizardry works in Creator/DianeDuane's ''YoungWizards'' series; basically, if you're really young and really, really good at using language, and willing to take and abide by the Oath (and take a few life-or-death risks, oh, every other week or so), you get the cheat codes to the universe.

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* This is how the ''entirety'' of wizardry works in Creator/DianeDuane's ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series; basically, if you're really young and really, really good at using language, and willing to take and abide by the Oath (and take a few life-or-death risks, oh, every other week or so), you get the cheat codes to the universe.
9th Nov '16 2:14:26 PM nombretomado
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* The JohnCandy movie ''Delirious'' had him as a soap opera writer named Jack Gable. After taking a head injury, he found himself in his own soap opera. The limitation was that he could only directly affect characters for which he was the primary writer before. This did not prevent him from causing all kind of chaos before having his karmic epiphany. Fun included forcing Raymond Burr's character to not leave his house because he had to wait for the cable guy, and when Robert Wagner made an inconvenient guest appearance as Jack Gates:

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* The JohnCandy Creator/JohnCandy movie ''Delirious'' had him as a soap opera writer named Jack Gable. After taking a head injury, he found himself in his own soap opera. The limitation was that he could only directly affect characters for which he was the primary writer before. This did not prevent him from causing all kind of chaos before having his karmic epiphany. Fun included forcing Raymond Burr's character to not leave his house because he had to wait for the cable guy, and when Robert Wagner made an inconvenient guest appearance as Jack Gates:
5th Nov '16 5:44:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* UsagiYojimbo had an enchanted/possessed inkset that made whatever was painted with it come to life.

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* UsagiYojimbo ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' had an enchanted/possessed inkset that made whatever was painted with it come to life.
5th Nov '16 5:43:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/TheGrievousJourneyOfIchabodAzrael'': The western town of Atonement in the afterlife includes an author who is writing Ichabod's tale as it happens. Eventually however his typewriter takes over and continues the story without his help.
27th Oct '16 5:20:22 PM eroock
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Writers are used to the power of stories to evoke feelings and create new worlds. '''Rewriting Reality''' is a form of magic where the [[HermeticMagic invocation]] is writing, or in more recent tales, typing, is literally magic. Usually it is one specific object that the writing works with, such as a RealityWritingBook, a typewriter, a sketchpad or a PC. It is sometimes based in mythology where a creator god "writes" the "Story" of history. The device might come from a mysterious deal, a magic spell, a technical device gone strangely wrong, editing the TomesOfProphecyAndFate, or it could just be, y'know, there.

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Writers are used to the power of stories to evoke feelings and create new worlds. '''Rewriting Reality''' Rewriting Reality is a form of magic where the [[HermeticMagic invocation]] is writing, or in more recent tales, typing, is literally magic. Usually it is one specific object that the writing works with, such as a RealityWritingBook, a typewriter, a sketchpad or a PC. It is sometimes based in mythology where a creator god "writes" the "Story" of history. The device might come from a mysterious deal, a magic spell, a technical device gone strangely wrong, editing the TomesOfProphecyAndFate, or it could just be, y'know, there.
20th Oct '16 9:00:33 AM WaxingName
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* Rohan Kishibe from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has a [[FightingSpirit stand]], Heaven's Door, that can turn people into human books and rewrite them. While he usually uses it to manipulate memories and control a person's actions, it has also shown the ability to control what happens to them.

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* Rohan Kishibe from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' has a [[FightingSpirit stand]], Heaven's Door, that can turn people into human books and rewrite them. While he usually uses it to manipulate memories and control a person's actions, it has also shown the ability to control what happens to them.
2nd Oct '16 12:54:48 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', EdgarAllanPoe's notebook made anything written in it with his pen real. Fortunately, the person who ended up using it only copied Poe's horror deathtraps.

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* In ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', EdgarAllanPoe's Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's notebook made anything written in it with his pen real. Fortunately, the person who ended up using it only copied Poe's horror deathtraps.
21st Sep '16 11:09:35 AM jakobitis
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* Loki in Kieran Gillen's run on ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' does this to give the previously invincible Serpent a weakness. This backfires later on Loki when said weakness (a girl the Serpent once cared for) turns out to be alive... and angry.
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