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25th May '16 6:55:00 PM Willbyr
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** For that matter, Nabeshin or variations thereof also appear in most of Watanabe's works. ''Anime/PuniPuniPoemi'' has the same Nabeshin as ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' and ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' features a [[DirtyOldMan Dirty Old]] RobotBuddy named NB. In ''Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers,'' Watanabe voices the character -- never referred to by name ([[TheFaceless or seen clearly]]), but in the same costume -- as the owner of a rental shop that serves as a DeusExMachina outlet. Furthermore, the Nabeshin likeness has appeared as a guest-star in several anime that Watanabe is ''not'' involved with.

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** For that matter, Nabeshin or variations thereof also appear in most of Watanabe's works. ''Anime/PuniPuniPoemi'' has the same Nabeshin as ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' and ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' features a [[DirtyOldMan Dirty Old]] {{Dirty Old|Man}} RobotBuddy named NB. In ''Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers,'' Watanabe voices the character -- never referred to by name ([[TheFaceless or seen clearly]]), but in the same costume -- as the owner of a rental shop that serves as a DeusExMachina outlet. Furthermore, the Nabeshin likeness has appeared as a guest-star in several anime that Watanabe is ''not'' involved with.
25th May '16 2:32:18 PM Anddrix
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* Hazel from ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars'' is based on a girl Creator/JohnGreen met at a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' convention, when he noticed her carrying an oxygen tank. He came to like her through various vlogs she put online, and they exchanged emails - much like Hazel and Gus do with Peter. The girl's middle name was Grace, like Hazel's. They remained good friends until her death in 2010.
24th May '16 7:47:42 AM Willbyr
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See LifeEmbellished for what occurs when this gets out of hand (which can unfortunately degenerate into a MarySue if handled incorrectly), and JournalComic for an entire comic that's taken straight from life. Also see SelfInsertFic. Compare HerCodeNameWasMarySue, NoCelebritiesWereHarmed, WriteWhatYouKnow, {{Tuckerization}}.

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See LifeEmbellished for what occurs when this gets out of hand (which can unfortunately degenerate into a MarySue if handled incorrectly), and JournalComic for an entire comic that's taken straight from life. Also see SelfInsertFic. Compare HerCodeNameWasMarySue, NoCelebritiesWereHarmed, WriteWhatYouKnow, {{Tuckerization}}.\






* In an episode of ''GashBell'', Victoream gets a magical melon which summons a god to grant him one wish. And who is god? Manga author Makoto Raiku, of course, who denies Victoream's wish for another melon on the grounds that he already ate it himself.

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* In an episode of ''GashBell'', ''Manga/ZatchBell'', Victoream gets a magical melon which summons a god to grant him one wish. And who is god? Manga author Makoto Raiku, of course, who denies Victoream's wish for another melon on the grounds that he already ate it himself.



* Kentarou Miura of {{Manga/Berserk}} fame partly based the characters in the Band of the Hawk on his friends in college, and feels like he has a bit of both Guts and Griffith inside himself.

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* Kentarou Miura of {{Manga/Berserk}} ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' fame partly based the characters in the Band of the Hawk on his friends in college, and feels like he has a bit of both Guts and Griffith inside himself.
23rd May '16 7:25:41 AM PaulA
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* Creator/DavidGemmell's ''Literature/{{Drenai}}'' saga:
** Druss, and later characters in the same vein, were strongly based on his beloved stepfather Bill.
** The most prominent Drenai soldiers in ''Waylander'' were based on his journalist colleagues (who at the time had their jobs threatened by a rival newspaper group, after whom the BigBad of the piece was named).
19th May '16 5:12:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BarneyMiller'', Det. Harris starts out writing a nonfiction book, then makes it into a novel with the whole cast and a few of the extras. He calls it ''Precinct Diary'', but the publisher renames it ''Blood on the Badge''. His depiction of sleazebag lawyer Arnold Ripner provokes a civil action, and he loses everything he owns.
* The plot of the ''MurderSheWrote'' episode "The Sins of Cabot Cove" was that a girl who worked in the Cabot Cove hairdressers had written a steamy novel about scandals in a small town, in which all the regular customers of the hairdresser recognised themselves.

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* In ''BarneyMiller'', ''Series/BarneyMiller'', Det. Harris starts out writing a nonfiction book, then makes it into a novel with the whole cast and a few of the extras. He calls it ''Precinct Diary'', but the publisher renames it ''Blood on the Badge''. His depiction of sleazebag lawyer Arnold Ripner provokes a civil action, and he loses everything he owns.
* The plot of the ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' episode "The Sins of Cabot Cove" was that a girl who worked in the Cabot Cove hairdressers had written a steamy novel about scandals in a small town, in which all the regular customers of the hairdresser recognised themselves.



* Several of the characters in Jaroslav Hašek's novel ''The Good Soldier Švejk'' are based on people whom the author met during his war service - in some cases, he didn't even change their names. There's also a character who tells a story about how he was fired from a natural history magazine after writing articles about imaginary animals, which had happened to Hašek.

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* Several of the characters in Jaroslav Hašek's novel ''The Good Soldier Švejk'' Švejk'' are based on people whom the author met during his war service - in some cases, he didn't even change their names. There's also a character who tells a story about how he was fired from a natural history magazine after writing articles about imaginary animals, which had happened to Hašek.
19th May '16 12:45:55 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Joe Murray wrote the recurring character of Ralph Bighead on ''RockosModernLife'' as a less stable version of himself. The show's staff caught on, and convinced him to do the voice himself - because they wanted an excuse to hear the normally monotone Murray yell.

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* Joe Murray wrote the recurring character of Ralph Bighead on ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' as a less stable version of himself. The show's staff caught on, and convinced him to do the voice himself - because they wanted an excuse to hear the normally monotone Murray yell.
12th May '16 2:06:57 PM DaibhidC
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*''Literature/TheMoomins''
** The eccentric and adventurous Moomin family is somewhat based on Tove Jansson's own. In particular, aspects of Moominpapa, such as his love of thunderstorms, are inspired by Jansson's father.
** Too-Ticky in ''Moominland Midwinter'' is based on Jansson's life partner Tuulikki Pietilä.
12th May '16 8:55:13 AM Koveras
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* Varric Tethras from the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series makes a living by writing adventure novels about characters based on his friends--i.e. the fellow [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII companions of Hawke]] and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition members of the Inquisition]]. His only non-fiction book, ''Tale of the Champion'', is an [[TagalongChronicler autobiographic account of his travels with Hawke]], as well. He considers doing the same for the Inquisitor, but is concerned that the things that happened to the Inquisitor are too crazy for anyone to believe. PartyBanter between him and Vivienne has him admitting that he plans to write a political thriller based on his time in Orlais, and that the BigBad will be based on Vivienne. Vivienne is flattered.

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* Varric Tethras from the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series makes a living by writing adventure novels about characters based on his friends--i.e. the fellow [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII companions of Hawke]] and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition members of the Inquisition]]. His only non-fiction book, ''Tale of the Champion'', is an [[TagalongChronicler autobiographic account of his travels with Hawke]], as well. He considers doing the same for the Inquisitor, but is concerned that the things that happened to the Inquisitor are too crazy for anyone to believe.believe (he ultimately does publish the book... under the title ''All This Shit Is Weird''). PartyBanter between him and Vivienne has him admitting that he plans to write a political thriller based on his time in Orlais, and that the BigBad will be based on Vivienne. Vivienne is flattered.
6th May '16 12:10:22 PM qt19734628
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* Several in-universe examples in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', a series that pokes fun at ShoujoGenre:
** Nozaki has a fair amount of imaginative flair, but he tends to draw inspiration from the people and situations that surround him. For example, Mamiko has [[{{Tsundere}} Mikoshiba's personality]] [[spoiler: and Sakura's freshman ribbon look]], a minor male character with a horribly oblivious and brash personality is based on Seo and a minor female character who hates him but [[LovesMyAlterEgo loves his alter ego]] is based on Wakamatsu.
** Played with in chapter 20/episode 6 where [[SickEpisode Nozaki is sick]] and Hori, Sakura and Wakamatsu have to make up the story themselves.
*** When Hori asks Sakura and Wakamatsu to think of a girl they know as a model for Mamiko, they both think of Seo... who being the local [[TheLadette Lad-ette]] is anything but shoujo heroine material, which is evident when they think of dialogue based on what she would say and [[MoodDissonance said dialogue doesn't at all match the scenes]]. Hori flat-out remarks, "You guys have no decent women around you, do you?"
*** Then when Hori has to think of someone to match Suzuki's [[{{Bishonen}} good-looking popular guy]] traits, he thinks of [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kashima]] and insists on using a sparkly screentone for all his scenes because [[DotingParent "if it were Kashima she would shine in every scene"]].
** On a meta level, Nozaki is an example of author Izumi Tsubaki's CreatorCareerSelfDeprecation and his career reflects her own in certain aspects, such as a self-acknowledged problem with OnlySixFaces and a mangaka career that began in high school.


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* Several in-universe examples in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', a series that pokes fun at ShoujoGenre:
** Nozaki has a fair amount of imaginative flair, but he tends to draw inspiration from the people and situations that surround him. For example, Mamiko has [[{{Tsundere}} Mikoshiba's personality]] [[spoiler: and Sakura's freshman ribbon look]], a minor male character with a horribly oblivious and brash personality is based on Seo and a minor female character who hates him but [[LovesMyAlterEgo loves his alter ego]] is based on Wakamatsu.
** Played with in chapter 20/episode 6 where [[SickEpisode Nozaki is sick]] and Hori, Sakura and Wakamatsu have to make up the story themselves.
*** When Hori asks Sakura and Wakamatsu to think of a girl they know as a model for Mamiko, they both think of Seo... who being the local [[TheLadette Lad-ette]] is anything but shoujo heroine material, which is evident when they think of dialogue based on what she would say and [[MoodDissonance said dialogue doesn't at all match the scenes]]. Hori flat-out remarks, "You guys have no decent women around you, do you?"
*** Then when Hori has to think of someone to match Suzuki's [[{{Bishonen}} good-looking popular guy]] traits, he thinks of [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kashima]] and insists on using a sparkly screentone for all his scenes because [[DotingParent "if it were Kashima she would shine in every scene"]].
** On a meta level, Nozaki is an example of author Izumi Tsubaki's CreatorCareerSelfDeprecation and his career reflects her own in certain aspects, such as a self-acknowledged problem with OnlySixFaces and a mangaka career that began in high school.
3rd May '16 12:42:08 PM MegaMarioMan
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* The authors of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', KAApplegate and Creator/MichaelGrant based most of the characters on people they knew. Applegate has said that the character Loren is based on herself. Grant is described as a lot like Marco but it's unknown if this was intentional (probably more of an author projection thing seeing as Marco's got an {{Expy}} in Grant's series).

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* The authors of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', KAApplegate Creator/KAApplegate and Creator/MichaelGrant based most of the characters on people they knew. Applegate has said that the character Loren is based on herself. Grant is described as a lot like Marco but it's unknown if this was intentional (probably more of an author projection thing seeing as Marco's got an {{Expy}} in Grant's series).
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