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12th Feb '17 4:19:02 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* Tom King used to be a counter-terrorism officer in the CIA, and a lot of his works feature terrorists or espionage. He was brought on to ''ComicBook/{{Grayson}}'' partly so he could add authenticity to the spy antics, and his ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'' run re-imagined the team as a group of rebels/terrorists and had political commentary on America's involvement in the War in Afghanistan. ''Sheriff of Babylon'' is about a sheriff in the middle-east and is also hugely based on King's own experiences.

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* Tom King used to be a counter-terrorism officer in the CIA, and a lot of his works feature terrorists or espionage. He was brought on to ''ComicBook/{{Grayson}}'' partly so he could add authenticity to the spy antics, and his ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'' run re-imagined the team as a group of rebels/terrorists and had political commentary on America's involvement in the War in Afghanistan.the Middle-East. ''Sheriff of Babylon'' is about a sheriff in the middle-east and is also hugely based on King's own experiences.
12th Feb '17 4:18:04 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* Tom King used to be a counter-terrorism officer in the CIA, and a lot of his works feature terrorists or espionage. He was brought on to ''ComicBook/{{Grayson}}'' partly so he could add authenticity to the spy antics, and his ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'' run re-imagined the team as a group of rebels/terrorists and had political commentary on America's involvement in the War in Afghanistan. ''Sheriff of Babylon'' is about a sheriff in the middle-east and is also hugely based on King's own experiences.
25th Jan '17 4:56:25 AM GentlemensDame883
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* Creator/MakotoShinkai has said in interviews that he's best at creating based on what he has a personal connection to.
8th Jan '17 4:07:33 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/DreamTheater have done this often, but the clearest example has to be the Twelve-Step Suite, written about Mike Portnoy's recovery from alcoholism. It consists of five songs and twelve movements; each movement corresponds to one of Alcoholics Anonymous' eponymous twelve steps. The entire suite is dedicated to the group's founder Bill W. "and his friends" (i.e., the other members of the organisation).
21st Oct '16 9:58:26 AM Jeduthun
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* Creator/CSLewis cast made villains in Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy university professors and faculty, in [[WordOfGod his words]], "not, of course, because I think Fellows of Colleges more likely to be thus corrupted than anyone else, but because my own is the only profession I know well enough to write about."
19th Sep '16 3:28:12 PM MoonlightBomber
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* Another InUniverse example happens in ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou''. While [[IdiotSavant Mashiro]]'s art skills are impeccable, her storytelling is just awful. Her editor Ayano suggested that she write what happens around where she lives. Her manga ''Nanohana-sou'' was in fact a replica of what happens in the Sakura Hall; she just switched the position of Sorata (her CloudcuckoolandersMinder) and herself.



* Miyahara Ruri used to work as freelance writer before she becoming manga artist and she used her experience as the basis for the main character of Manga/{{Misolala}}, Mugita Misono who works as a writer in a design company.

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* Ruri Miyahara Ruri used to work as freelance writer before she becoming became a manga artist artist, and she used her experience as the basis for the main character of Manga/{{Misolala}}, Mugita ''Manga/{{Misolala}}'', Misono Mugita, who works as a writer in a design company.



* Creator/HiromuArakawa grew up on a dairy farm in Hokkaido. Guess where her agriculture-based manga Manga/{{SilverSpoon}} is set?

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* Creator/HiromuArakawa grew up on a dairy farm in Hokkaido. Guess where her agriculture-based manga Manga/{{SilverSpoon}} ''Manga/SilverSpoon'' is set?set?
* ''Manga/NewGame'' is about working in the video game industry. The author, Shotaro Tokuno, is a former game developer.


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* Another InUniverse example happens in ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou''. While [[IdiotSavant Mashiro]]'s art skills are impeccable, her storytelling is just awful. Her editor Ayano suggested that she write what happens around where she lives. Her manga ''Nanohana-sou'' was in fact a replica of what happens in the Sakura Hall; she just switched the position of Sorata (her CloudcuckoolandersMinder) and herself.
14th Sep '16 9:02:48 PM PaulA
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** In the [[Literature/EndersGame Enderverse]] in particular...why are the Wiggins from Greensboro, NC of all places? And why are the Lusitanians Brazilian? And why does so much of the Shadow trilogy take place around Riberao Preto, Brazil? Card lives in Greensboro, and did his Mormon mission in Brazil.
** And a really glaring one, in ''Shadow of the Hegemon'': Peter and his parents take Bean and Carlotta to Leblon, a real life Brazilian restaurant in Greensboro that Card often raves about in his review columns. Apparently he thinks it's so good that it'll survive about a century of the Formic wars and chaos and still exist in essentially the same form!

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** In the [[Literature/EndersGame Enderverse]] in particular...why are the Wiggins from Greensboro, NC of all places? And why are the Lusitanians Brazilian? And why does so much of the Shadow ''Literature/EndersShadow'' trilogy take place around Riberao Preto, Brazil? Card lives in Greensboro, and did his Mormon mission in Brazil.
** And a really glaring one, in ''Shadow of the Hegemon'': ''Literature/ShadowOfTheHegemon'': Peter and his parents take Bean and Carlotta to Leblon, a real life Brazilian restaurant in Greensboro that Card often raves about in his review columns. Apparently he thinks it's so good that it'll survive about a century of the Formic wars and chaos and still exist in essentially the same form!
11th Sep '16 8:34:33 PM PaulA
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* Creator/OrsonScottCard, writing the Enderverse in particular...why are the Wiggins from Greensboro, NC of all places? And why are the Lusitanians Brazilian? And why does so much of the Shadow trilogy take place around Riberao Preto, Brazil? Card lives in Greensboro, and did his Mormon mission in Brazil.

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* Creator/OrsonScottCard, writing Creator/OrsonScottCard:
** In
the Enderverse [[Literature/EndersGame Enderverse]] in particular...why are the Wiggins from Greensboro, NC of all places? And why are the Lusitanians Brazilian? And why does so much of the Shadow trilogy take place around Riberao Preto, Brazil? Card lives in Greensboro, and did his Mormon mission in Brazil.



** Also a weird aside in ''Hidden Empire'': While justified by the TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting, there's really no reason for Cessy to have a prolonged discussion about the family's editions of the TabletopGame/TicketToRide boardgame. But Card's a fan.

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** Also a weird aside in ''Hidden Empire'': ''Literature/HiddenEmpire'': While justified by the TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting, there's really no reason for Cessy to have a prolonged discussion about the family's editions of the TabletopGame/TicketToRide ''TabletopGame/TicketToRide'' boardgame. But Card's a fan.
8th Sep '16 8:14:12 AM DaibhidC
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* The title character of the ''Mervyn Stone'' mysteries is the former producer of cult sf series ''Vixens From the Void'', who finds himself solving murders at a convention, a DVD commentary recording, a spin-off audio drama, and the inevitable relaunch. Author Nev Fountaine is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' fan and ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' writer. ''Vixens'' isn't very much like ''Doctor Who'', but the behind-the-scenes stuff is very familiar.
29th Aug '16 10:18:17 PM Loekman3
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* Gravity Falls is based on Alex Hirsch's life experience as a child during the summer.

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* Gravity Falls ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is based on Alex Hirsch's life experience as a child during the summer.
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