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18th Feb '18 8:07:38 PM Cineking
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'': Danny Antonucci has every character based on himself or someone he knew growing up. For example, the Eds are based on aspects of his personality, Rolf is based on his experience of being the son of immigrants, and the Kankers on a group of teenage girls who were awful to the younger kids in the neighborhood, but incredibly flirtatious with the boys.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is based on Alex Hirsch's life experience as a child during the summer, with various characters being based on himself, family members, and college friends.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has the titular character based on Rebecca Sugar's younger brother Steven, and the main three Crystal Gems based on facets of her personality.
23rd Jan '18 9:29:20 AM LadyNorbert
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14th Jan '18 2:02:40 PM ProdigalDaughter
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* ''Literature/BoringGirls'' contains a detailed account of the leads' metal band touring, clearly informed by author Sara Taylor's career as lead singer of Music/TheBirthdayMassacre

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* ''Literature/BoringGirls'' contains a detailed account of the leads' metal band touring, clearly informed by author Sara Taylor's career as lead singer of Music/TheBirthdayMassacreMusic/TheBirthdayMassacre.
14th Jan '18 2:01:55 PM ProdigalDaughter
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* ''Literature/BoringGirls'' contains a detailed account of the leads' metal band touring, clearly informed by author Sara Taylor's career as lead singer of Music/TheBirthdayMassacre
6th Jan '18 3:19:00 PM MoonPumpkin
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* Mangakas Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata made Manga/Bakuman, about a pair of mangakas, one the artist and the other the scenarist. The two characters' strength rests in psychological pieces rather than classical shonen... pieces like Manga/Death Note for example?
14th Dec '17 1:11:52 PM ANTMuddle
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Many shows, books, movies and other media that depict a real world activity (police procedures, military procedures, wilderness survival--hell, even hobbies like [[PacmanFever playing video games]])--often get it totally wrong, with plenty of glaring flaws that anyone who has engaged in that activity could quickly point out.

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Many shows, books, movies and other media that depict a real world activity (police procedures, military procedures, wilderness survival--hell, even hobbies like [[PacmanFever playing video games]])--often get it totally wrong, with plenty of glaring flaws that anyone who has engaged in that activity could quickly point out.
out. If you're not careful, you might even get DanBrowned.
8th Dec '17 1:28:22 PM john_e
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* Creator/FreemanWillsCrofts was a civil engineer working on the railway in Northern Ireland. He made full use of his knowledge when writing ''Death on the Way'', which is set on a railway construction site.
3rd Dec '17 2:06:41 AM Fireblood
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* Creator/JohnGrisham, a lawyer, writes almost nothing but courtroom dramas. (There are a few exceptions)

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* Creator/JohnGrisham, a lawyer, writes almost nothing but courtroom dramas. (There dramas (there are a few exceptions)exceptions).



* Creator/JoeHaldeman has been a regular rider on Amtrak between Boston and Florida for about forty years; parts of several novels were written while en route on those trains. In ''The Hemingway Hoax'', part of the action takes place on...on a train from Boston to Miami.

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* Creator/JoeHaldeman has been a regular rider on Amtrak between Boston and Florida for about forty years; parts of several novels were written while en route on those trains. In ''The Hemingway Hoax'', part of the action takes place on...on a train from Boston to Miami.



* After being an actor and head writer for ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a comedy sketch show, Creator/TinaFey created ''Series/ThirtyRock'', an Creator/{{NBC}} WorkCom which centers around an NBC comedy sketch show (''TGS with Tracy Jordan''). Furthermore, besides being creator, head writer, and {{showrunner}} of ''30 Rock'', Fey plays Liz Lemon, who is [[AuthorAvatar creator, head writer, and showrunner]] of ''TGS''. Fey's original plan was to center the show on a NewsBroadcast, NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly suggested she base the show on her own experience.

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* After being an actor and head writer for ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a comedy sketch show, Creator/TinaFey created ''Series/ThirtyRock'', an Creator/{{NBC}} WorkCom which centers around an NBC comedy sketch show (''TGS with Tracy Jordan''). Furthermore, besides being creator, head writer, and {{showrunner}} of ''30 Rock'', Fey plays Liz Lemon, who is [[AuthorAvatar creator, head writer, and showrunner]] of ''TGS''. Fey's original plan was to center the show on a NewsBroadcast, until NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly suggested she base the show on her own experience.



* Television Producer Creator/DavidEKelley, creator of ''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ThePractice'', and ''Series/BostonLegal'' (all Boston based lawyer shows) actually has a degree in law from Boston University. Despite that, he engages in severe and frequent ArtisticLicenseLaw.

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* Television Producer Creator/DavidEKelley, creator of ''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ThePractice'', and ''Series/BostonLegal'' (all Boston based lawyer shows) actually has a degree in law from Boston University. Despite that, he engages in severe and frequent ArtisticLicenseLaw.use of HollywoodLaw (mostly [[RuleOfDrama for the sake of drama]], it seems).
3rd Dec '17 2:03:30 AM Fireblood
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* Creator/AkiraKurosawa is a descendant of a samurai family with his mother's side and he was raised on stories of them including ones that weren't very flattering. This would lead to his creation of ''Film/SevenSamurai''

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* Creator/AkiraKurosawa is was a descendant of a samurai family with on his mother's side side, and he was raised on stories of them them, including ones that weren't very flattering. This would lead to his creation of ''Film/SevenSamurai''
20th Nov '17 12:54:11 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Creator/CharlesDickens knew a lot about debtors' prisons -- his father had been in one.

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* Creator/CharlesDickens knew a lot about debtors' prisons -- his father had been in one. His experience working as a child while his family struggled to lift themselves out of debt inspired a number of characters and plots detailing the horrific plight of children in poverty.
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