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11th Aug '17 1:31:55 AM PaulA
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* Chester Anderson's {{Hugo|Award}}-nominated novel, ''Literature/TheButterflyKid'' featured Chester and his good friend Creator/MichaelKurland saving the world from an alien invasion. Kurland wrote a sequel, ''Literature/TheUnicornGirl'', starring Michael and Chester, and introducing stage magician and writer Tom (T.A.) Waters. Who wrote the third novel in the series.

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* Chester Anderson's {{Hugo|Award}}-nominated novel, ''Literature/TheButterflyKid'' featured Chester and his good friend Creator/MichaelKurland saving the world from an alien invasion. Kurland wrote a sequel, ''Literature/TheUnicornGirl'', starring Michael and Chester, and introducing stage magician and writer Tom (T.A.) Waters. Who wrote the third novel in the series.series, ''Literature/TheProbabilityPad''.
24th Jul '17 5:22:30 PM pinkdalek
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* Johnny Sasaki in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and its sequels is supposed to be Hideki Sasaki, [[CreatorCameo the character model designer on the first game]], and apparently known around the office for his habit of spending forever in the toilet and "rearranging the things on his desk to look busy". While he's a ButtMonkey in the original game, his final appearance in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is rather a lot more sympathetic.
16th Jul '17 11:34:08 AM StFan
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* Peter David has stated that during his run on ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'' he was able to define some of the characters in new ways, giving Quicksilver a previously-undefined reason for being angry at the world: Because he moves so fast, everything else is basically slowing him down to the point of constant frustration. David says this was directly inspired by his own impatient feelings whenever something slowed down his day.
* Chris Claremont did this sort of thing a lot. For instance, naming a group in ''{{Wolverine}}'' [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/03/27/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-148/ after the owners of a London comic shop]] or modeling an ''X-Men'' character [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/06/05/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-158/ after his translator at a 1985 comics convention in Spain]]. Perhaps his most egregious example was the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' graphic novel ''Debt of Honor'', which features at least a dozen of Claremont's friends as Enterprise crew members and the like, not to mention a ShoutOut to a favorite band that several were associated with.

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* Peter David has stated that during his run on ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'' ''ComicBook/XFactor'', he was able to define some of the characters in new ways, giving Quicksilver a previously-undefined previously undefined reason for being angry at the world: Because he moves so fast, everything else is basically slowing him down to the point of constant frustration. David says this was directly inspired by his own impatient feelings whenever something slowed down his day.
* Chris Claremont did this sort of thing a lot. For instance, naming a group in ''{{Wolverine}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/03/27/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-148/ after the owners of a London comic shop]] or modeling an ''X-Men'' character [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/06/05/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-158/ after his translator at a 1985 comics convention in Spain]]. Perhaps his most egregious example was the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' graphic novel ''Debt of Honor'', which features at least a dozen of Claremont's friends as Enterprise crew members and the like, not to mention a ShoutOut to a favorite band that several were associated with.
15th Jul '17 6:30:43 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/CSLewis based the character of [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Lucy Pevensie]] on June Flewett, a girl who (like the Pevensies) was evacuated during WorldWarII and came to live in his home. Lucy is named for Lewis' goddaughter, to whom several of the books were dedicated.

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* Creator/CSLewis based the character of [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Lucy Pevensie]] on June Flewett, a girl who (like the Pevensies) was evacuated during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and came to live in his home. Lucy is named for Lewis' goddaughter, to whom several of the books were dedicated.
7th Jul '17 8:33:52 PM jormis29
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* Alain Resnais' "Providence" is built on this. An old author played by John Gielgud, spending a night in pain from late stage cancer, imagines a story populated with his amoral, backstabbing family. [[spoiler: This is only how he perceives them. When we meet his family in real life they're all kind, responsible people who are rather embarrassed by his misanthropy.]]

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* Alain Resnais' Creator/AlainResnais' "Providence" is built on this. An old author played by John Gielgud, spending a night in pain from late stage cancer, imagines a story populated with his amoral, backstabbing family. [[spoiler: This is only how he perceives them. When we meet his family in real life they're all kind, responsible people who are rather embarrassed by his misanthropy.]]
25th Jun '17 5:40:36 PM Qaweldon
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
** During a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMM46cvu86M Q&A session]] at Florida Supercon 2015, [[note]]skip to 24:53[[/note]] Tom Kenny stated that he based Spongebob's iconic voice on a [[SirSwearsALot foul-mouthed]] little person he met during a commercial audition.
22nd May '17 6:08:32 AM SilverSupernova
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** In another episode, "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife", Marge writes a romance novel in which the boorish RomanticFalseLead resembles Homer and the desirable Fabio-alike resembles Ned Flanders.

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** In another episode, "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife", Marge writes a romance novel in which the boorish RomanticFalseLead resembles Homer and the desirable Fabio-alike resembles Ned Flanders. At one point she accidentally wrote in Homer's and Ned's names instead of the characters' though no one (especially not the people studying the book who point this fact out) really picks up on the reason.
20th May '17 12:19:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' contains a great many characters that are basically [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of Richard Garriot and his friends, most notably Lord British and The Companions of The Avatar. As a matter of fact, much of the series was a winking fictionalization of the Society For Creative Anachronism's activities.

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* ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' contains a great many characters that are basically [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of Richard Garriot and his friends, most notably Lord British and The Companions of The Avatar. As a matter of fact, much of the series was a winking fictionalization of the Society For Creative Anachronism's activities.
6th May '17 2:14:28 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ApurSansar'': Struggling young would-be author Apu hits on the idea of writing a novel about his own life.
22nd Apr '17 4:32:29 AM Docyoshi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' has an interesting example. Funky Kong writes a movie script that is clearly based off the lives of the characters. However when Bluster Kong becomes director, he casts [[BigBad King K. Rool]] as the hero and [[TheHero Donkey Kong]] as the villain. Though it's more in what Bluster thinks a hero and villain should be as K. Rool is AffablyEvil and so fits the standard hero archetype more than Donkey Kong. Whom Bluster has a very low opinion of.
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