Discussion real life people and other things in novels

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by wonderer, Oct 11, 2017.

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What novels do real life names or products seem to appear the most in, to you?

  1. JP

    24 vote(s)
    31.6%
  2. CN

    21 vote(s)
    27.6%
  3. KR

    12 vote(s)
    15.8%
  4. meh, never noticed

    29 vote(s)
    38.2%
  5. don't care, but care enough to do this poll anyway

    22 vote(s)
    28.9%
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  1. wonderer

    wonderer Well-Known Member

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    So, in some novels, expecially if the seting is a mordern day world. some time the authors would use real life thing and put them in there works, but with just a few tweaks to the names in case of copyright, or something. not really sure why

    A example would be McRonald and sentucky fried chicken, in the devil is a part timer.

    So just wondering what other variations of real life brands, products and people that were in the novels you come across. and if you want share it with others by posting.
     
  2. elengee

    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    In Limitless (CN) he uses the 'Facebook' technique to change the way he looks. I still think he might've well gone with Catfish technique.
     
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  3. Nyamsus

    Nyamsus [Cat's MEME user] [Clickbait lover]

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    CN. No filter about the things being used,
    From China eBay (what it is called again), to beauty model to AV model..

    JP, they alter thing a little
    In D-frag, Indiana Jones become Shawn cone cone,
    Gintama, will(*beep* censored) smith
     
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  4. Silverblood

    Silverblood Forbidden Library

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    Hmmm mostly in japanese novels sometimes in korean as well. PPL HAHAHA
     
  5. Alexios Blake

    Alexios Blake Lazy Student by day Antihero by night

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    Mostly in JP and in some CN that are copying the japanese style. Then sometimes in KR as well.
     
  6. Wenhui

    Wenhui One Who Kidnaps Chapters

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    I think it was called Taobao? I don't even remember what the characters look like just what they sound like lol
     
  7. ZhaWarudo

    ZhaWarudo TOKI WO TOMARE!!!

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    Coder something has indroid and koogle, with other flaws I dropped it after only a few chaps.
     
  8. ZXu2002

    ZXu2002 I am a idiot

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    I remember game Market 19whatever had changed the names of the video games or something, does that count?
     
  9. Oweng

    Oweng Active Member

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    I think it depends on what type of novels you read because I normally look for Chinese novels. So I do know that in Chinese novels they do mention real life a lot.

    Although I read Japanese and Korean novels it's not as often. But even at those times I don't see much, if there is the translator doesn't mention it.
     
  10. Koalala

    Koalala 『Vex's Girlfriend』『Ko』『She Who Must Not Be Named』

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    Prolly the most used is Mcdonald's xD I've seen it almost everywhere.. varying from McRonald or Wcdonalds xD
     
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  11. Ignus

    Ignus Philosopher of Flames

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    Chinese seem too reference historical figures and legends more. Also famous songs, and internet sites Like Baidu, their social media sights etc...
     
  12. Tramsloof

    Tramsloof Lifelong Learner

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    Aah, what about the facebook naming technique like 'princess' and 'sweetheart', those profile picture techniques 'all you see are legs' and 'face behind the hands'.
     
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    Wechat and some other social network platform , l read some chinese novel mention it, but of course in genre modern day...but sometime they censored it ,i dont know whay tho..
    ah maybe in the future if authors mention the product ,they will get paid,
     
  14. RynDeeVuo

    RynDeeVuo Benoist Club Member

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    You mean, "In what type of novels," right?
     
  15. Khatulistiwa

    Khatulistiwa An Egg

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    Luxadia Well-Known Member

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    In chinese novel the most used is clearly Wechat , everywhere in modern day setting ( sometime Line too )
     
  17. CyberCypher

    CyberCypher Air Breather

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    Khatulistiwa An Egg

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    Gamble Fish, a manga :cookie:
     
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  19. CyberCypher

    CyberCypher Air Breather

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    (y):blob_grin:
     
  20. ninish

    ninish ✿Fujoshi✿ [#224~] [Dʀᴀɢᴏɴɪsᴛ] [Lᴜʀᴋᴇʀ Lᴇᴇᴄʜ]

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    I remember lady gaga showing up in a Beelzebub manga chapter, though I can't remember what name they used for her.