The real world sometimes intrudes into the world of storytelling. That's okay, though. Storytellers have got a fix for that. Several fixes, actually. This is usually known as "[[BlatantLies artistic license]]".

Here are some of the methods used to massage factual events into ... something interesting.

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See also:
+ IgnoredIndex
+ InformationDesk
+ TruthAndLies
]
This list should go from most-factual to most-fanciful.

* RealLife
+ NewsBroadcast
* {{Documentary}}
+ TruthInTelevision
* {{Dramatization}}
* BasedOnATrueStory
* FreakierThanFiction
* RippedFromTheHeadlines
* DocuSoap
* InspiredBy
* DocumentaryOfLies
* TwistingTheWords
** ManipulativeEditing
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory
* RomanAClef
* PolishTheTurd
* QuoteMine
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie
* WorkedShoot
+ RealityRetcon
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