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How common are fictional characters in real life?

Last night I realized that two of the places I have worked have had, as part of the lore of the place, a fictional character who everyone willingly pretended was real (in a tongue-in-cheek way). These were both in semi-educational institutions, but it was the adults who propagated the myth of the character, for each others' entertainment. These characters both sent postcards from around the world, and gathered to them improbable stories about their adventures. I'm wondering, how common is this phenomenon, and can you describe any fictional characters that have been part of the lore and legend where you have lived or worked? [more inside]
posted by Miko on May 23, 2013 - 71 answers

Fiction: Books/movies involving feats of endurance for profit

Please suggest some stories that have characters -- who as regular people, not trained athletes -- are involved with risky feats of endurance for profit. [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Mar 2, 2013 - 19 answers

Fiction: Someone is being drugged without them realizing it

I am looking for books or movies where someone is unknowingly drugged in such a way that it changes their behavior/personality but there are no obvious side effects like blackouts or hallucinations. [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Jan 29, 2013 - 30 answers

Portrayals of prostitution in books and movies?

Looking for fictional characters that are engaged in mid-level prostitution [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Jan 17, 2013 - 45 answers

Fictional criminals with imaginary friends?

Books/movies: Fictional criminals who had imaginary friends/accomplices? [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Dec 19, 2012 - 17 answers

Musical Spoon River or Tilbury Town

Help me make a mix CD that populates a fictitious town. [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Nov 7, 2012 - 34 answers

Famous/iconic characters from songs?

Help me compile a list of names of iconic fictional characters from popular songs. For example Jimmy Mack, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Maggie May, Absolutely Sweet Marie, Johnny B Goode. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 28, 2012 - 142 answers

Historical-fictional novel of ancient life

I am looking for a historical-fictional novel of either pre-Roman classical antiquity (Crete, Thebes, Sparta, Athens, etc.), the Celtic people (either before or during Roman conquest), Sumer, or Ancient Egypt. [Details inside!] [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Dec 20, 2011 - 16 answers

"No big secret, just looove yogurt!"

The Fourth Doctor snacks on jelly babies; Michael Westen just loooves yogurt; Martian Manhunter's love of Oreos borders on addiction. Tell me: what are some other fictional characters who are obsessed with one particular food?
posted by Greg Nog on Jul 15, 2010 - 86 answers

Turn left on Kane Avenue, then right on Infantino and you'll make the next left at the "Hama Garage"...

Can anyone point to resources (online or in print) of fictional city maps, such as maps of Metropolis, Gotham City, Central City, etc.? [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on Jan 17, 2010 - 12 answers

In hot pursuit of clever pursuits

Any clever ideas (based on truth, fiction or anecdote) of how a resourceful character might potentially track down someone who's fled the country? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Feb 24, 2009 - 19 answers

Open a book, step into another place.

I like novels where the setting is almost as much of a star as the characters. What should I be reading? [more inside]
posted by cloudsandstars on Jan 23, 2009 - 48 answers

Easiest way to set up a 'fake' torrent tracker?

I need to create a website for a fake invite-only torrent community to feature in a short movie centering around said community. What's the easiest way to set up a customizable tracker? [more inside]
posted by JMB1138 on Sep 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Fictional characters with funny names?

Kilgore Trout. Napoleon Dynamite. Waring Hudsucker. Martin Chuzzlewit. Egon Spengler. Herman Menderchuck. President Merkin Muffley. What are some other great, creative, bizarre, or otherwise unique fictional character names?
posted by Robot Johnny on Nov 17, 2005 - 152 answers

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