Main Literary Agent Hypothesis Discussion

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01:31:12 AM Apr 16th 2017
edited by VVK
I don't want to get involved in a repair discussion, but in case anyone wants to pick it up, I don't think it's at all clear whether this is only about fandoms or if it's also about something like Dr. Watson (without the speculation about Doyle being his agent). Also, I'm not sure if being written by a character but with no scenes outside the character's writing (like Watson, again) counts as Framing Device. Like, when you have a text saying "This was written by me, Watson," but you don't have any scene where character are reading the text or someone is telling the story. As for this and Framing Device, if you read this page, it seems like a Watson style example wouldn't count for this one (because it's done by the author, not speculating fans), but if you read the other one, it seems like it would.

And that probably wasn't very clearly said anyway, but I just don't have time for this, I just want to give people a hint at least as to the problem.
12:50:56 AM Jul 18th 2016
Is the fact that Lightning of FFXIII fame, despite being a video game character, is a real life fashion model an example of this trope?
01:28:16 AM Apr 16th 2017
03:07:56 PM Feb 18th 2014
I notice this has been %%ed out:
  • According to the unofficial publication I Am the Doctor: The Unauthorised Diaries of a Time Lord by John Peel, Ian and Barbara sold the story of their first two adventures with the Daleks to a film studio, as a way of warning people once they learnt the Daleks had been on Earth. This did not result in the TV series itself existing in the Whoniverse, but in the movies Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., fitting firmly into the "loose retelling" category.

I think that "unoffical publication" makes this a fantheory, not canon, therefore it counts. (I'm less certain about the Professor Candy bit that hasn't been %%ed out, since it's in an official Doctor Who short story collection.)
03:46:56 PM Nov 2nd 2011
edited by Hadashi
0k, this is probably going to annoy a few people but I am in the process of sorting out the Literary Agent Hypothesis page. It was an absolute and total mess and the description still needs more cutting and clarification. Essentially, this is an effort to get everything that shouldn't be there off the page and moved to where it belongs. There is a mountain of stuff that doesn't in any way fit this trope's original or apparent purpose.

It seems that a lot of people have become very confused as to what this trope is about and, looking at the way the description was before I went in, I can't really blame them. It meandered all over the place and the grammar was hideous.

In short (and despite several hours work), it is absolutely filled with canon examples that absolutely should not be there. This is a trope based around cataloguing a certain type of fannon conspiracy theory. It should only contain examples of things that fans have theorised to be Based on a True Story and not things that the author writes as though they were true, or works where the creator pretends the work is a true account and this apparent basis in truth is a fundamental part of the story's canon.

If anyone wants to help me, I'm splitting this trope in three.

I hope that not too many people are annoyed by this, but it is a clearout that has been needed for a really serious length of time. The page cannot remain in the state it is in now and reverting it to the way it was would be absolute madness.

08:37:00 AM Nov 3rd 2011
Crap. 0k, I've just finished going through the Literature category. It's unbelievable how warped this trope has become.
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