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  • adj. Referring to a perspective or view from the context of a fictional world, in contrast to a perspective from the real world.


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  • The in-universe marketing plan is only one side of the equation, and some blatant (i.e. traditional) marketing is also required, but using fiction to sell fiction is still a under-developed area which needs more uptake before being dismissed.

    Some Thoughts, Part Five – Marketing « The Graveyard

  • Originally introduced as concept art that ultimately became the basis for bounty hunter Boba Fett, the Mandalorians have been favorites within the Star Wars fan community for years, even though much remains to be discovered about their culture, their history, or their in-universe origins.

    The Mysterious Mandalorians Are Revealed in Star Wars: The Clone Wars

  • That actually has an in-universe justification, although I probably don't want to say too much for fear of spoilers.

    Interesting map for Robin Hobb fans

  • Out of curiosity, did Lucasfilm provide an in-universe explanation for why Jedi were only permitted to use green and blue lightsabers?

    BOOK VIEW CAFE BLOG » A Padawan’s Star Wars Journal, Entry #1: Writing in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

  • The book is well paced and the subplots are almost all interesting and add to the story and in-universe history.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • The time on the digital clock also corresponds with the in-universe time of the show so if a character stipulates that something will happen within an hour it will usually take place before the end of that episode.

    Dorman Signed | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • A few are told in first-person, including the sequel to the title story which features the hunt for the Dreamwish Beast itself a type of SF Moby Dick story as the author himself mentions in the book; and a couple of stories are related as seminar presentations, giving them a unique in-universe feel.

    Book Review: Dreamwish Beasts and Snarks

  • This was a retcon, with no in-universe reason given for the change.

    The Worlds of D&D: Forgotten Realms

  • Sith History - The in-universe history to Sith is always fun and I'm very interested in what the hints we've gotten so far will lead to.

    Fate of the Jedi begins today

  • Strictly speaking, they were in-universe and in-continuity to the extent that such labels apply to comics from that time, but they took place in milieus far enough removed from the mainstream superhero action not to pose much risk of contaminating still-kid-friendly flagship properties.

    Archive 2009-08-16


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