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7th Feb '16 11:34:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* In MarkTwain's story ''TheMysteriousStranger'', after the *ahem* ''friendly'' angel has wrought death, madness and devastation on the community, he tells the young boy/narrator that the boy ''is the only real thing in the universe, and that everything else - including the angel - is a figment of his imagination''. Twain was [[CreatorBreakdown not in a happy place]] when he wrote this. ** Adapted with much NightmareFuel in the stop motion movie ''TheAdventuresOfMarkTwain'': "Nothing exists save empty space and you. And you are but a thought."
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* In MarkTwain's Creator/MarkTwain's story ''TheMysteriousStranger'', ''Literature/TheMysteriousStranger'', after the *ahem* ''friendly'' angel has wrought death, madness and devastation on the community, he tells the young boy/narrator that the boy ''is the only real thing in the universe, and that everything else - including the angel - is a figment of his imagination''. Twain was [[CreatorBreakdown not in a happy place]] when he wrote this. ** this. Adapted with much NightmareFuel in the stop motion movie ''TheAdventuresOfMarkTwain'': ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfMarkTwain'': "Nothing exists save empty space and you. And you are but a thought."

* In Creator/CSLewis's ''TheGreatDivorce'' the blessed former apostate finally gives up on trying to reason with his damned apostate friend not very long after the damned soul has gone so far off the deep end in his pseudo-intellectual diatribe that he ends up complaining about how the blessed man is talking "as if there some hard, fixed reality where things are, so to speak, 'there'."
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* In Creator/CSLewis's ''TheGreatDivorce'' ''Literature/TheGreatDivorce'' the blessed former apostate finally gives up on trying to reason with his damned apostate friend not very long after the damned soul has gone so far off the deep end in his pseudo-intellectual diatribe that he ends up complaining about how the blessed man is talking "as if there some hard, fixed reality where things are, so to speak, 'there'."
2nd Jan '16 9:30:47 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/ThePillarsOfReality'', it's part of the teachings of the Guild of Mages that everything (and everyone) else is really just an illusion. It might ''look'' like the world exists, but to actually believe so is a grave error that must be beaten out of acolytes before they finish their training. It's part of how they do magic; as far as they're concerned, they're just changing an illusion. However, the belief can cause serious problems for people around Mages, because Mages will feel free to treat "mere illusions" however they like.
16th Oct '15 5:07:32 PM nombretomado
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* A RealLife theory that the universe as we know it is a three-dimensional hologram of an n-dimensional universe composed of nothing but information. We are the shadow cast by the true shape of the universe. Referenced heavily in WarrenEllis's ''{{Planetary}}''.
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* A RealLife theory that the universe as we know it is a three-dimensional hologram of an n-dimensional universe composed of nothing but information. We are the shadow cast by the true shape of the universe. Referenced heavily in WarrenEllis's ''{{Planetary}}''.Creator/WarrenEllis's ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}''.
3rd Oct '15 10:04:52 PM MikeRosoft
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** [[http://content.perspicuity.com/?q=node/330 This is not a drill.]]
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** [[http://content.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20070826114220/http://content.perspicuity.com/?q=node/330 This is not a drill.]]
7th Sep '15 9:47:38 PM ham-peas
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[[SelfDemonstratingArticle You are not seeing this page]]. There is no page. There are merely [[ZeroesAndOnes a series of HTTP messages sent as TCP segments]] twisted into a form resembling a page. [[ParanoiaFuel Believe nothing.]] Can be dreadfully annoying and dull if [[SeriousBusiness it takes itself too seriously]], or [[{{Postmodernism}} delightful and intellectually stimulating]] if it doesn't.
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[[SelfDemonstratingArticle You are not seeing this page]]. There is no page. There are merely [[ZeroesAndOnes a series of HTTP messages sent as TCP segments]] twisted into which describe, according to a form resembling convention which only works because everybody more or less agrees that it should, a page.large and complex abstraction which everybody more or less agrees should be called a "page", even though it in no meaningful way resembles anything that that word actually describes. [[ParanoiaFuel Believe nothing.]] Can be dreadfully annoying and dull if [[SeriousBusiness it takes itself too seriously]], or [[{{Postmodernism}} delightful and intellectually stimulating]] if it doesn't.
23rd Aug '15 10:28:30 AM nombretomado
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* MobileSuitGundamZZ's theme song tells that the show is not Anime.
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* MobileSuitGundamZZ's ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'''s theme song tells that the show is not Anime.anime.
28th May '15 1:48:43 PM HiddenWindshield
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': "That which holds the image of an angel becomes itself an angel." So...inverted? Still sort of played straight, though, since messing with this trope is basically the Weeping Angels' [[PlanetOfHats hat.]] Also played with a bit in Day of the Doctor -- [[spoiler: Time Lord paintings are bigger on the inside, so a painting of the Fall of Arcadia actually ''is'' the Fall of Arcadia, or at least part of it. /spoiler]]
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': "That which holds the image of an angel becomes itself an angel." So...inverted? Still sort of played straight, though, since messing with this trope is basically the Weeping Angels' [[PlanetOfHats hat.]] Also played with a bit in Day of the Doctor -- [[spoiler: Time Lord paintings are bigger on the inside, so a painting of the Fall of Arcadia actually ''is'' the Fall of Arcadia, or at least part of it. /spoiler]]]]
18th May '15 4:29:23 AM Patachou
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* [[StarWars "Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them."]]
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* [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars "Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them."]]"]] * ''Film/SpaceIsThePlace'': The black people wonder whether Music/SunRa is real of an imposter? Then he lectures them: --> ''Iím not real, Iím just like you. You donít exist in this society. [[WhamLine If you did your people wouldnít be seeking equal rights. Youíre not real. If you were youíd have some status among the nations of the world]]. So we are both myths. I do not come to you as a reality, I come to you as the myth because that is what black people areó myths. I came from a dream that the black man dreamed long ago. Iím actually a presence sent to you by your ancestors. Iím going to be here until I pick out some of you to take back with me.''
4th May '15 12:38:03 AM SuperLlama
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* Part 3 of ''Anime/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has Hol Horse try to kill Jotaro and co with his gun Stand (capable of firing bullets that he can control the path of) and the help of another Stand user who's power takes the shape of a comic book that predicts the future (but who's predictions can also come true [[ProphecyTwist in unexpected ways.]]) When he reads that Hol Horse is about to fire some bullets into a nearby pipe, causing them eventually to headshot Jotaro, he quickly does so, then panics when they barely miss him, causing him to lose track of his bullets until they actually ''do'' hit Jotaro...'s picture in the comic book from behind, and then keep going and hit Hol Horse right in the face.
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* Part 3 of ''Anime/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has Hol Horse try to kill Jotaro and co with his gun Stand (capable of firing bullets that he can control the path of) and the help of another Stand user who's power takes the shape of a comic book that predicts the future (but who's predictions can also come true [[ProphecyTwist in unexpected ways.]]) When he reads that Hol Horse is about to fire some bullets into a nearby pipe, causing them eventually to headshot Jotaro, he quickly does so, then panics when they barely miss him, causing him to lose track of his bullets until they actually ''do'' hit Jotaro...'s picture in the comic book from behind, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and then keep going and hit Hol Horse right in the face.]]
4th May '15 12:36:57 AM SuperLlama
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* Part 3 of ''Anime/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has Hol Horse try to kill Jotaro and co with his gun Stand (capable of firing bullets that he can control the path of) and the help of another Stand user who's power takes the shape of a comic book that predicts the future (but who's predictions can also come true [[ProphecyTwist in unexpected ways.]]) When told that Hol Horse is about to fire some bullets into a nearby pipe, causing them eventually to headshot Jotaro, he quickly does so, then panics when they barely miss him, causing him to lose track of his bullets until they actually ''do'' hit Jotaro...'s picture in the comic book from behind, and then keep going and hit Hol Horse right in the face.
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* Part 3 of ''Anime/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has Hol Horse try to kill Jotaro and co with his gun Stand (capable of firing bullets that he can control the path of) and the help of another Stand user who's power takes the shape of a comic book that predicts the future (but who's predictions can also come true [[ProphecyTwist in unexpected ways.]]) When told he reads that Hol Horse is about to fire some bullets into a nearby pipe, causing them eventually to headshot Jotaro, he quickly does so, then panics when they barely miss him, causing him to lose track of his bullets until they actually ''do'' hit Jotaro...'s picture in the comic book from behind, and then keep going and hit Hol Horse right in the face.
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