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26th Feb '17 4:17:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'', all the main characters are based on Creator/PhilipKDick and friends. In addition to Dick's SelfInsert Horselover Fat, there are thinly-fictionalized versions of TimPowers, K. W. Jeter, Music/BrianEno, Music/DavidBowie, RobertAntonWilson (so thinly fictionalized that he's not even renamed) and [[MindScrew Philip K. Dick]].

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* In ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'', all the main characters are based on Creator/PhilipKDick and friends. In addition to Dick's SelfInsert Horselover Fat, there are thinly-fictionalized versions of TimPowers, Creator/TimPowers, K. W. Jeter, Music/BrianEno, Music/DavidBowie, RobertAntonWilson Creator/RobertAntonWilson (so thinly fictionalized that he's not even renamed) and [[MindScrew Philip K. Dick]].Creator/PhilipKDick.
22nd Feb '17 9:24:09 AM gewunomox
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* BruceSpringsteen has mentioned more than once that he had a difficult relationship with his father while he was growing up. This is reflected in songs like "Adam Raised A Cain," "My Father's House," and "Independence Day."

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* BruceSpringsteen Music/BruceSpringsteen has mentioned more than once that he had a difficult relationship with his father while he was growing up. This is reflected in songs like "Adam Raised A Cain," "My Father's House," and "Independence Day."
23rd Jan '17 7:05:40 AM DaibhidC
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* Several of Creator/NeilGaiman's stories, including ''Mr. Punch'' and "Queen of Knives", are inspired by events from his childhood and include characters based on members of his family. In "The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch", which recounts a strange occurrence that befell a group of friends during a night on the town, the three friends who aren't Miss Finch (who is ''probably'' fictional) are clearly Neil himself, TV personality Creator/JonathanRoss, and screenwriter Jane Goldman.

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* Several of Creator/NeilGaiman's stories, including ''Mr. Punch'' and "Queen of Knives", are inspired by events from his childhood and include characters based on members of his family. In "The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch", which recounts a strange occurrence that befell a group of friends during a night on the town, the three friends who aren't Miss Finch (who is ''probably'' fictional) are clearly Neil himself, TV personality Creator/JonathanRoss, and screenwriter Jane Goldman. The Beech Tree in ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'' was based on Music/ToriAmos (who then played the part in TheBBC's AudioAdaptation).
17th Jan '17 1:11:18 PM dexterian120
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* The authors of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', 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).
** Applegate also said Cassie was most like her, while Marco was most like Michael Grant.

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* The authors of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Creator/KAApplegate and Creator/MichaelGrant based most of the characters on people they knew. Applegate has said that the character characters Loren and Cassie 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 Marco got an {{Expy}} in Grant's series).
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** Applegate also said Cassie was most like her, while Marco was most like Michael Grant.In the ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series, author Creator/MichaelGrant based supporting characters Jack and Brianna off of his son and daughter.
16th Jan '17 6:17:36 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One With The Inapporopriate Sister", the B-plot is that Ross is encouraging Joey to write his own play, and this has created friction between Ross and Chandler. So Joey writes a scene where the main characters are clearly Ross and Chandler discussing their differences and making up. And then makes them act it out.

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* In the ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One With The Inapporopriate Sister", the B-plot is that Ross is encouraging Joey to write his own play, and this has created friction between Ross and Chandler. So Joey writes a scene where the main characters are clearly Ross and Chandler discussing their differences and making up. And then makes them act it out.
16th Jan '17 6:17:10 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One With The Inapporopriate Sister", the B-plot is that Ross is encouraging Joey to write his own play, and this has created friction between Ross and Chandler. So Joey writes a scene where the main characters are clearly Ross and Chandler discussing their differences and making up. And then makes them act it out.
15th Jan '17 1:25:37 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' Lisa's characters in her online erotic BDSM writings are clearly based on her and Ally. This causes problems when Lisa decides the logical way to introduce her new friend to the ideas of the scene is to link her to her bibliography. LoveTriangle tropes ensue. It gets even worse when Lisa explicitly writes Anne into the story.
6th Jan '17 8:28:12 PM nombretomado
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* In the 2003 film ''Something's Gotta Give'', Erica Barry (DianeKeaton) writes a play based on her ex-boyfriend Harry Sanborn (JackNicholson).

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* In the 2003 film ''Something's Gotta Give'', ''Film/SomethingsGottaGive'', Erica Barry (DianeKeaton) (Creator/DianeKeaton) writes a play based on her ex-boyfriend Harry Sanborn (JackNicholson).(Creator/JackNicholson).
28th Dec '16 2:32:23 PM TheMike
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* Tommy Ten-Tons, Andy Anvil, and George and Lennie in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' are based on Peacock's own caricatures of the scientists of Lab 8, where she and other [=ASG=] units live: Tommy is based on a rather large, fat scientist, Andy is based on the shark scientist Stanley, and the bombs are based on a shorter scientist with a topknot, all of whom can be found as background characters.
26th Dec '16 12:03:07 AM Gamermaster
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* Manga-ka Rohan Kishibe of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' fame uses his Stand, Heaven's Door, when he needs inspiration for new characters to add to his manga, ''Pink Dark Boy.'' Heaven's Door is capable of reading minds literally like a book, which makes it easy for Rohan to get new "material" so to speak. Unfortunately for Koichi and Hazamada, though, he isn't too bothered about whether or not his participant is willing.

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* Manga-ka Rohan Kishibe of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' fame uses his Stand, Heaven's Door, when he needs inspiration for new characters to add to his manga, ''Pink Dark Boy.'' Heaven's Door is capable of reading minds literally like a book, which makes it easy for Rohan to get new "material" so to speak. Unfortunately for Koichi and Hazamada, though, he isn't too bothered about whether or not his participant is willing.
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