Surprising Ways Creators' Lives Shaped Fictional Universes

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Writers, musicians, filmmakers, and other artists create amazing worlds that are straight out of their imaginations. As it turns out, though, sometimes they build imaginary worlds based on their own realities. As a result, iconic works of art are just filled with subtle (and not-so-subtle) references to their creators' own lives.

This contest was suggested by Burritomouth, and was probably inspired by some fascinating aspect of his own life.

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Entry by Kevin King

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And the winner is ...

Congrats, PookieJones. You win money.

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