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don't we have this?: Inspired By get usage counts

 1 Twentington, Sun, 28th Nov '10 2:42:35 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
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Inspired By Isn't this the same thing as Very Loosely Based on a True Story? I fail to see the difference.
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I can't see any reason not to merge and add Inspired By as a redirect to Very Loosely Based on a True Story.

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Bump. Sounds good to me.

 4 Tera Chimera, Wed, 18th May '11 7:30:05 PM from somewhere out there
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I think the difference is Inspired By implies the writers are saying, "We got the basic idea of this from a true story, but we took plenty of liberties, " and Very Loosely implies they're saying, "This is based solidly on fact, " when they actually took several liberties.
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 5 Kill-o-matic, Tue, 7th Jun '11 6:37:27 AM from Loli Funtime Playhouse
No, that's Dan Browned. I always thought this referred to when writers admit their work was inspired by another work of fiction without being a direct adaptation or a Spiritual Sequel or something like that. There are several examples of this in the wicks. Can't we redefine it to that instead of wasting it as a redirect?
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I think I'd almost rather broaden Inspired By to cover both real life and other works examples.

My favorite example of the latter was a show, named after a movie and a book, which claimed to be "inspired by characters from a book by..." (emphasis mine). It definitely was not a Spiritual Sequel in any sense. :)

But I'm easy either way.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
Or like the Magic: The Gathering card Creepy Doll was inspired by the Jonathan Coulton song of the same name?
Rhymes with "Protracted."
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In the alternative (if we don't broaden Inspired By), I recommend that we broaden Very Loosely Based on a True Story (which honestly may be broad enough already) and merge as suggested. The distinction (if any) is fairly subtle and minute as it is.

edited 29th Aug '11 11:49:09 AM by Xtifr

"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 10 Madrugada, Thu, 1st Sep '11 3:40:05 PM Relationship Status: In season
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Start working on the merge. I'd suggest a sandbox page for that.
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Single Proposition: Inspired By
28th Aug '11 6:06:31 PM
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