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We all know about fanfic, and there are generally two sides to it – you either love it or you hate it. However, when I first sat down to write this thing, I asked myself, “How would I feel if someone published my articles on a Top Worst list?” Then I realized I wouldn’t exactly care if it really was that bad (but that was after taking into consideration the fact that the lot of these fan fiction writers are apparent trolls.)
However, a lot of bad fan fiction isn’t popular because it’s simply bad. A lot of the time, it’s because it’s actually kind of awkward (and funny). So load up your fan wikis, because MUO is about to destroy everything you’ve ever known about story canon.
Here we have it – the legendary origins of the meme-ified phrases “No, John. You are the demons” as well as “And then John was a zombie”. Written by self-confessed lulz-seeker Peter Chimera, Repercussions Of Evil was originally posted on FanFiction.net as an “attempt” at writing a story set in the video game world of Doom. From what I can tell, the story is about a marine – John – and his trials and tribulations fighting the demons with his “plasma rifle”. Oh, and he becomes a zombie. Somehow. For a more dramatic interpretation of the classic tale, watch the video below.
Truth be told, I’m a hardcore Halo fan (but not-so-much a hardcore Halo player). However, Halo: Halos In Space somewhat put a weird taste in my mouth over the whole Bungie creation. The story is about Master Chief John-117’s apparent brother, Joe Chief, and his attempts to fight the Covenant. With epic moments in which “Joe Chief shot like ‘bang bang bang'” and the two soldiers who “when they left a ship landed and skwashed them”, I just didn’t really know how to take it.
As a note, this isn’t author Squirrelking’s only game-inspired fanfic. Fortunately for you, he has quite a few others, and there’s even a sequel to Halos In Space! As with Repercussions Of Evil, MUO has taken the privilege of presenting you with the film version of this classic tale.
Yeah. Just look at this title –Goku/Anne Frank: Until the End of Time. Somehow, an author by the name of Gofer-Chan decided to create a Dragon Ball Z – Anne Frank crossover fanfic. On the webpage in which this is posted, he simply states that it was his brother’s idea, and that he’s a fan of both Anne and DBZ.
Assuming this is a pseudonym of a writer who is just trying to pull a fast one on us all, I can kind of appreciate it. However, if this isn’t the case, someone might want to explain to him that Anne Frank was real, or in a much more worse situation, someone might want to explain to him that DBZ isn’t real.
The plot-line is relatively straight-forward (as with most fan fiction). Goku simply ends up in Anne’s time due to a time portal mishap, and he has to wait on his power cells to recharge. In the meantime, he recognizes she is beautiful, but he also makes it clear that he is married and can’t stray from his spouse. Anne, however, swoons over his wit and charm, but almost as quickly as he arrives, Goku leaves. (Sadly, I actually think this one has a lot of potential, and I never even watched DBZ as a kid.)
There are dozens upon dozens of different examples of awkward fanfic that I found online. However, these three seemed about the most family-friendly options available out there. For the record, there’s a really messed up Harry Potter tale that you might be able to find simply by doing a little Googling, but I couldn’t put it on here. It’s just a little too racy, but it definitely fits the bill of being awkward.
What other fanfics do you know about? Would you consider posting your own dramatic readings right here in the comments? Tell us all about your fanfic findings.
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