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24th Jul '16 3:23:53 PM JamesAustin
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* LRonHubbard claimed to have written a manuscript that caused people to go insane or commit suicide. Early Scientologists once sold copies of this manuscript for $1500.
** That manuscript would eventually become ''{{Literature/Dianetics}}''. According to Hubbard, the original version was so damaging because [[MySkullRunnethOver it revealed too much information at once.]]

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* LRonHubbard Creator/LRonHubbard claimed to have written a manuscript that caused people to go insane or commit suicide. Early Scientologists once sold copies of this manuscript for $1500.
** That manuscript would eventually become ''{{Literature/Dianetics}}''.''Literature/{{Dianetics}}''. According to Hubbard, the original version was so damaging because [[MySkullRunnethOver it revealed too much information at once.]]
23rd Jun '16 2:27:13 AM valos
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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' has a couple of examples that develop during world generation. Slabs containing the [[IKnowYourTrueName true name]] of a demon, or slabs containing the secrets of [[{{Necromancy}} life and death]] can be created by deities, and the art of necromancy can spread further by being copied into books.
20th Jun '16 5:29:25 PM Luc
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** There have been actual serious psychological debates as to why ''Catcher'' was so popular with a certain kind of assassin; the most common is that it's about an outsider with an unhealthy fixation on innocence and authenticity, one whose UnreliableNarrator tendencies are only visible if you're paying close attention.
13th Jun '16 10:49:54 AM Kakai
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* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', the ornate book Khadgar finds in Medivh's vast library is a tome on the Portal and fel magic, both of which are pretty much evil.
1st Jun '16 2:17:15 PM GlassRain
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* In the young adult horror anthology ''Still More Scary Stories For Sleepovers'', the short story "Night of the Ki-Khwan" has an example. The protagonist's scholar mother brings home a collection of texts that describe Native American rituals. One of these rituals provides instructions on summoning the titular Ki-Khwan, who are essentially Native American werewolves. The protagonist and his friends, being young and foolish boys, decide to give some of the rituals a shot late at night in the woods for a thrill. To their horror, they succeed in summoning the man-beasts. [[HopeSpot Just when it seems like they can keep their campfire going long enough to keep the creatures at bay]], [[spoiler:a raindance they performed earlier kicks in, putting the fire out]].

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* In the young adult horror anthology ''Still More Scary Stories For Sleepovers'', the short story "Night of the Ki-Khwan" has an example. The protagonist's scholar mother brings home a collection of texts that describe Native American rituals. One of these rituals provides instructions on summoning the titular Ki-Khwan, who are essentially Native American werewolves. The protagonist and his friends, being young and foolish boys, decide to give some of the rituals a shot late at night in the woods for a thrill. To their horror, they succeed in summoning the man-beasts. [[HopeSpot Just when it seems like they can keep their campfire going long enough to keep the creatures at bay]], [[spoiler:a raindance rain dance they performed earlier kicks in, putting the fire out]].



** ''Dead Beat'' also features ''Der Lied der Erlking'', a collection of poetry, art, and prose dedicated to [[TheFairFolk the Erlking]], head of TheWildHunt. Amongst all that poetry is a summoning rite meant to bring the Erlking and the Hunt into the world.

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** ''Dead Beat'' also features ''Der Lied der Erlking'', a collection of poetry, art, and prose dedicated to [[TheFairFolk the Erlking]], head of TheWildHunt. Amongst Among all that poetry is a summoning rite meant to bring the Erlking and the Hunt into the world.



** The script notes actually call for Martin, the most knowledgable major character on the subject, to react as if given ''a handful of glowing plutonium'' when he receives the Xarxes. It's just that sort of book.

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** The script notes actually call for Martin, the most knowledgable knowledgeable major character on the subject, to react as if given ''a handful of glowing plutonium'' when he receives the Xarxes. It's just that sort of book.


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* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'': Ms. Green ends up buying one of these at a store in a village of bacteria. It's chained up.
17th May '16 7:06:54 AM Bosco13
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* ''The Book of Claws'' from ''TheyBleedPixels'' constantly drips blood and causes the main character to have nightmares where the game takes place. At the end of the game we see [[spoiler:that the school library is full of them.]]
17th May '16 7:03:37 AM Bosco13
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* ''SchoolMermaid'': Revolves around a journal containing a spell when chanted at a certain time at night, will cause human looking mermaids to appear before the user. If the mermaid with the first letter of the boy you love is caught and killed, all you have to do is eat the flesh of it while thinking of your true love and, presto, instant boyfriend.
17th May '16 6:52:01 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Literature/TheTurnerDiaries''. Sure, it seems like just a controversial underground novel and work of fiction written by a White Supremacist, but members of American law enforcement knew this book was potentially trouble ''long'' before it inspired Timothy [=McVeigh=] to orchestrate the Oklahoma City bombing. One FBI agent said that when he heard of the attack, he was reminded of the book "within the hour".

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* ''Literature/TheTurnerDiaries''. Sure, it seems like just a controversial underground novel and work of fiction written by a White Supremacist, Supremacist (okay, that may be a rather overt understatement) but members of American law enforcement knew this book was potentially trouble ''long'' before a great many incidents were inspired by it. Most notably, it inspired Timothy [=McVeigh=] to orchestrate the Oklahoma City bombing. One FBI agent said that when he heard of the attack, he was reminded of the book "within the hour". Also, several murders that were ruled as hate-crimes were committed by people who read this book, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Turner_Diaries#Crimes_associated_with_the_book a full list here.]]
14th May '16 9:48:35 AM nombretomado
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* In the JackieChanAdventures fic ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade is searching for the Teachings of Eternal Shadow (a series of three tablets with the BlackMagic of the Shadowkhan/Oni on them) so she can increase her own power and keep Jackie and the other heroes from capturing her.

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* In the JackieChanAdventures WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade is searching for the Teachings of Eternal Shadow (a series of three tablets with the BlackMagic of the Shadowkhan/Oni on them) so she can increase her own power and keep Jackie and the other heroes from capturing her.
7th May '16 12:00:09 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'': a few of these pop up among the spellbooks you can find for your teachers to interpret. The Deep Divine Tome and the Londor Divine Tome both terrify Irina of Carim; she'll reluctantly interpret them for you if you ask, but if you do, she'll eventually be corrupted to the point that she can't even interact with you anymore, constantly talking about "little creatures that never stop biting in the darkness". Cornyx of the Great Swamp will outright refuse to touch the Grave Warden Pyromancy Tome, recognizing its inherent darkness. Karla will interpret any of the dark tomes for you with no negative consequences (she's already heavily associated with darkness), though she ''really'' doesn't like looking at Divine Tomes, dark or not.
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