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[–]Hummeroushands on misery to man 1423 points1424 points  (8 children)

[exit: pursued by iron man]

[–]cephalopodAcreageImagine Dragons is fine, y'all're just mean 188 points189 points  (4 children)

Gary King

[–]Edible_Pie 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Drink up. Let's Tony Stark.

[–]Martin_Aricov_D 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Gary, King of the Humans

[–]cantstay2long 4 points5 points  (0 children)

*King Gay

[–]BestialCreeper[🍰] 68 points69 points  (0 children)

Dread it, run from it, Iron Man arrives all the same

[–]PocketsFullOfBeesWife of Wife, long may she Wife 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I don’t know latin, but I think this is a case of Homo ex Machina

[–]Lebron-stole-my-tv 464 points465 points  (37 children)

One of my favorite fan fics was an ATLA where the ship was sokka x Azula and the story was a retelling of the H.P. Lovecraft novel “At the Mountains Of Madness” with all the Lovecrafty cosmic horrors and terror, but like sokka and azula are going crazy and falling in love while stuck in a cave it’s very odd.

[–]Plethora_of_squids 209 points210 points  (11 children)

In a similar vein, one of the best TF2 fanfics I read back in the day was a retelling of I have no mouth and I must scream with some of the team with I think AM being the Administrator (but GLaDOS-ed) set during the Xen invasion and it was a decently accurate to the original story too which is certainly a choice if you're familiar with the original text

I think it was called With Apologies to Harlan Ellison. Absolutely fucking unhinged in both the "horrifyingly grotesque" and the "what the absolute fuck is this crossover" way

[–]Snoo_72851 146 points147 points  (4 children)

I remember a semi-similar fic, where TF2 Sniper got teleported to the real world and met a TF2 fangirl. Now, this might sound like shitty wish fulfillment, but then it turned it around 4000% by being a crossover with Stephen King's Misery.

[–]slim-shady-on-mainhrrrrrng, colors 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Oh my god I remember reading that one

[–]Chris-Lens-Flarereads way too much SCP 6 points7 points  (0 children)

link link link link please

[–]SolarWalrus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I have read both of these 😵‍💫

Forgotten memories from ten years ago unlocked!

Does anyone else remember the fic The Nucleus Incident?

[–]wurm2 28 points29 points  (2 children)

oh yeah I remember that the engineer was only survivor and winds up in an insane asylum making sock puppets of the other mercs.

Edit: found a /r/tf2 thread with comic based on the ending, had a link to the original fanction but it's dead https://www.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/uym2o/whatever_happened_to_engineer/

edit2: added spoiler tags

[–]Plethora_of_squids 20 points21 points  (1 child)

It's not dead! It got re-uploaded on ao3 and holy fuck it's old enough to have a Reddit account oh I don't like that. Also like maybe spoiler the ending? the fact it's got a twist compared to the original is kinda like a big "oh fuck" moment

Alas the sequel apparently didn't make it across as someone else wrote that

[–]wurm2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

oh good point sorry.

[–]MapleTreeWithAGunNot Your Lamia Wife 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Honestly a Team Fortress vs Xen and later The Combine could work by itself without the No Mouth Yes Screaming story.

And The Administrator would absolutely put her brain in a GLaDOS if she had the chance, she figured out the Australium -> long life connection in the first place, hired the smartest engineering family in the world, and used it to outlast the entire Gravel War, Robot War, and Gray's takeover to "settle an old debt". She would love immortality (and she would care little about the "itch"). So that's a brilliant writing decision

[–]Resel24 18 points19 points  (4 children)

May I reccomend you "Lily and the art of being Sisyphus" by Carnivorous Muffin? Its Harry Potter but the main character is an all-powerful eldrich being in the shape of a small girl who believes reality is a illusion, which the author made into an absurd comedy.

[–]Niakshin 4 points5 points  (3 children)

The author deleted it, sadly.

[–]Red_Galiray 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Oh I know that one. It's actually pretty good imo. But yeah definitely an example of fanfic madness.

[–]Lebron-stole-my-tv 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah It and it’s sequel were pretty good, it was just very odd combo lol

[–]KartoffelkammI wouldn't be here if I was mad. 52 points53 points  (14 children)

Was there also blatant racism?

[–]Lebron-stole-my-tv 89 points90 points  (13 children)

Of course, As is tradition for Lovecraft work.

[–]KartoffelkammI wouldn't be here if I was mad. 59 points60 points  (7 children)


Although, there is one piece of Lovecraft media that doesn't have an overly jarring amount of racism: Haiyore! Nyaruko-san.

Watching that anime was a mistake, except it's the kind where you give a Steam game a negative review, but still have ~1,000 hours in it.

It's more or less episodic, with the occasional two-parter thrown in, and it somehow manages to encapsulate how the protagonists of Lovecraft's stories must feel. One episode, for example, starts with a random lady attacking the main character, then turns into a kidnapping case, except not legally because there's some form of eldritch mind-r*pe going on, and then it's somehow about the intergalactic console wars.

Also, forks.

[–]Galle_ 40 points41 points  (2 children)

You neglected to mention that it is a harem anime where the harem consists of Great Old Ones and Outer Gods in the form of anime girls.

[–]Lazermutt4 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Another fact about that show: Despite technically being about Lovecraft horrors-turned-anime girls, it’s also 45% Kamen Rider references by volume.

[–]Perfect_Wrongdoer_03Poisoned by Fate 19 points20 points  (1 child)

This is mostly unrelated, but still talking about adaptions of Lovecraft.

In Fate/Grand Order, there is a Class of people who are connected to the Outer Gods. What is the name of that Class, you ask. Well, simple. Foreigner! Why? Because that's what Lovecraft was afraid of!

[–]KartoffelkammI wouldn't be here if I was mad. 2 points3 points  (0 children)


And speaking of groups called Foreigners: The anime Luck & Logic can sometimes be ridiculously racist, if it's taken out of context.

In short, beings from another world come to Earth, and all the nations band together to stop them. All in all, it's a pretty decent story, but it can still be a bit jarring the first couple times someone goes "Foreigner detected!" and the military immediately sends in the special forces.

[–]Sinister_Compliments🍁 Th- This is my Hole! It was made for me! 🍁 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I was gonna say “neat adding it to my watch list” but I looked it up, why are there so many versions of this?? There’s 2 seasons, 2 separate alternate versions, and a few of specials for each of those.

[–]Jeikond"I believe the African-American peoples call it “Vibes”" 7 points8 points  (4 children)

In-world racism or just common racism?

[–]RainbowtheDragonCat 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I think a good chunk of the ATLA fandom is pretty unhinged

[–]queenexorcistTouhou and JoJo are two genders of a sexually dimorphic species 7 points8 points  (1 child)

what is this post-modern masterpiece called, I must know.

[–]KikoValdeztumbler dot cum 1081 points1082 points  (30 children)

it's like that one guy on reddit whose dad beat him with jumper cables

or the one who ends every comment with "mankind threw hell in a cell 18 feet into an announcer's table" or something like that

[–]justsum111 492 points493 points  (14 children)

[–]kjyfqr 57 points58 points  (1 child)

7 years since he posted? That was usernames ago 😅

[–]Anonymous_but_nottKing of Clubs ♣️ 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I think the worst part about that was when I was scrolling through his comments and saw one of them began with “This.” lol

[–]AwesomeManatee 333 points334 points  (6 children)

There's also u/Cato_theElder who ends all comments with "furthermore, Carthage must be destroyed" just like the Roman Senator Cato the Elder did.

[–]quinarius_fulviae 74 points75 points  (5 children)

Love this one. Delenda est Carthago

[–]wurm2 30 points31 points  (3 children)

*carthago delenda est

[–]quinarius_fulviae 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Both are completely correct Latin, actually, and both get used in abbreviated paraphrases — your version is more common today though.

Technically the actual Cato line would be "ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam"

[–]cato-the_elder 13 points14 points  (0 children)

either way though, carthage can go get fucked you know what i'm saying?

[–]wurm2 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–]Not_ur_gilfMostly Harmless 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Didn’t know delete came from Latin for destroy but I love it

[–]SpooderBoi1233 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Wow those are two wildly different

[–]ari-is-new-to-this 28 points29 points  (0 children)

isn’t there also the one guy who ends every comment talking about Archie Bunker’s touchdown record?

[–]Remember_PoseidonAce up my sleeve 23 points24 points  (0 children)

No the Undertaker threw Mankind off the 18ft tall hell in the cell into the announcers table a piece of Mankind's broken tooth can be seen in his nose, after 5 minutes he climbs back up the cell and gets choke slammed into a bed of tacks.

[–]Thromnomnomok 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There was also the long stories turning into Tree Fiddy, and vargas's penchant for stories that started out normal and then took one bizarre turn after another

[–]Captslapsomehoes1 4 points5 points  (1 child)

There was a short lived one where the guy would start on topic and slowly relate said topic to something about his, and I quote, "bitch wife". That was his catch phrase. I wish people still did that shit. I know shittymorph is around but damn, where'd all the meme accounts go?

[–]pasta-thieface trash goblin 210 points211 points  (1 child)

Well, you can’t say that person didn’t know how to commit to the bit.

[–]CeramicLicker 139 points140 points  (0 children)

I think it’s a joke that gets better the more times you use it, actually.

One story ending that way? Weird. Hundreds? Art

[–]PrutteHans 568 points569 points  (11 children)

god that iron man thing is likje the funniest bit for me to imagine right now. the multiverse crossing murderhobo iron man swooping in to ruin everything for the sake of it is inspiring

[–]NeonNKnightriderCheshire Catboy 148 points149 points  (6 children)

Didn’t Deadpool do that bit once

[–]Kellpool 99 points100 points  (5 children)

Twice, actually

[–]CanopenerdudeThanks to Angelic_Reaper, I'm a Horse 25 points26 points  (4 children)

I believe they said it wasn't actually him the one time

[–]Kellpool 46 points47 points  (3 children)

It’s not the regular universe Deadpool. It was an alternate version and he killed everyone in his own universe, then they made a sequel of him coming to the main universe to destroy it and fighting the original Deadpool

[–]RhymesWithMouthfulOkay... just please consider the following scenario. 37 points38 points  (2 children)

It was a trilogy. First the Alternate Deadpool killed everyone in his universe, then traveled to the realm of fiction to kill the inspirations for every Marvel character ever, then the canon Deadpool hopped dimensions to kill HIM and a bunch of other Deadpools

[–]Kellpool 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Thank you, I forgot about the literary figure one. I enjoyed the first the most so the other two are more fuzzy for me

[–]RhymesWithMouthfulOkay... just please consider the following scenario. 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yeah, Deadpool Killustrated was a little weak tbh

[–]Dark-Pukicho 68 points69 points  (1 child)

I like to imagine it’s done as abruptly and briefly as possible, like two sentences describing him flying overhead and launching missiles at the main characters, then end of story.

[–]Bel-Shamharoth 44 points45 points  (0 children)

And then iron Man showed up and shot everyone and it was totally cool and badass and [character's] head blew up. The End.

[–]1_1sundialthe idiot who comments on your post 14 points15 points  (1 child)

monkey's paw: this is basically what modern rick and morty is

[–]PrutteHans 3 points4 points  (0 children)

you ruined it fir me … hope u r happy… 💔

[–]Brightsoullbisexual shithead 128 points129 points  (4 children)

everyone keeps talking about all kinds of stuff here, but why has no one linked any of the iron man kills everybody fics yet? please i need it

[–]Im_Lazyy 12 points13 points  (1 child)

[–]Brightsoullbisexual shithead 3 points4 points  (0 children)

thank you, you are god.

[–]Brightsoullbisexual shithead 4 points5 points  (1 child)

how the fuck am i getting so many upvotes but no link, HOW!?

[–]toychicraftYell at her to write or explain shit to you 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because we also want to see it but nobody wants to look

[–]pancakefroggy 126 points127 points  (6 children)

You know- back in my “cringe fanfiction days” I wrote the entire Yū-Gi-Oh cast acting out a completely different movie and I got scared for a minute that I was mentioned without name in a random Tumblr post

[–]vonthornwick 72 points73 points  (4 children)

And yet, you call yourself out right here, free of charge

[–]pancakefroggy 75 points76 points  (3 children)

I was once cringe and unhinged and now I’m just unhinged

[–]kjyfqr 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I’m following you in hopes of reading some your fanfic sometime

[–]primenumbersturnmeon 10 points11 points  (0 children)

let’s get little kuribo involved to make all these a reality.

[–]Xurkitree1 122 points123 points  (2 children)

Iron man's my fav superhero so i'm down for Ferrus ex Machina

[–]PersonifiedH.tumblr.com 39 points40 points  (0 children)

iron of the machine

[–]FenHarels_Heartdolphinfleshlight.tumblr.com 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You know, I think Diablo ex Machina still works here.

[–]Snoo_72851 102 points103 points  (19 children)

The true unhinged fic of all time is imo Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles, the incredible fic masquerading as a terrible fic to hide the fact that you, the reader, are a central character.

[–]NeonNKnightriderCheshire Catboy 36 points37 points  (8 children)

SCP behavior

[–]alexdapineapple 4 points5 points  (7 children)

There is quite literally an SCP with this exact gimmick...

[–]alexdapineapple 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Actually, I just realized there are two SCPs with this exact gimmick. SCP-3393 and SCP-2744.

[–]NeonNKnightriderCheshire Catboy 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Exactly my point. It’s also at least two 001 proposals.

[–]alexdapineapple 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Although my favorite SCP, SCP-3999 by LordStonefish, approaches the real world interacting with the fictional world much much differently and I think it's glorious.

[–]TobymaxgamesIt's my mental illness so I get to choose the coping mechanism 2 points3 points  (1 child)

i just read SCP-3999 thanks to you. holy shit is that one good, thank you.

[–]6568tankNeo 12 points13 points  (0 children)

God I fucking love that fic so much, time to reread it again.

[–]sweetTartKenHart2 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Isn’t that just a dumb reimagining of Harry Potter that some Christian mom made because magic bad?

[–]theswordofdoubt 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Oh no, it's actually great satire, especially considering the author was fully committed to the bit, author's notes and all, IIRC.

[–]sweetTartKenHart2 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Oh so they were PRETENDING to be a dumb Christian mom? Wow, the source that I saw however long ago must have completely made a Poe’s Law mistake then by assuming it was legit

[–]Snoo_72851 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's kinda dubious until the last chapter. You should read it.

[–]WhiskeredWolf 7 points8 points  (0 children)

every time I remember this fic I have to reread it. it’s a memetic curse.

[–]Cedocore 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Okay I'm interested. You're saying it's actually really interesting? I might give it a try.

[–]RealRaven6229 93 points94 points  (5 children)

If anyone wants to read a hetalia FNAF crossover that is a 1p and 2p (cringe hetalia thing) reader self insert yandere harem fic that takes place in the children's pizza place, the axis powers pizzeria where the "hetaloid" robots have confirmed human genitalia, and the reader self insert has some tragic secret history with the place, let me know.

It is genuinely one of the most unusual things I've ever read. The English is too colloquial to feel like English is their second language. On the other hand, who actually writes "Fuck buckets!!!" Like its an actual swear people use? I mean I do now because it's hilarious but still. I've come to the conclusion that It was written by aliens.

[–]I_Yeet_Dogs 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Now I have to read it. I’m not even in/well versed in either of those fandoms but I got to know, sauce?

[–]paranormalacy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I stopped scrolling to read this comment after seeing hetalia fnaf (because I like to read people shit talking hetalia) and your profile picture almost killed me both comedically and with whiplash.

[–]SpyriusAlpha 420 points421 points  (7 children)

When you don't know how to end a story.

[–]AdamtheOmniballer 511 points512 points  (0 children)

Seems to me that they knew exactly how to end a story.

[–]KartoffelkammI wouldn't be here if I was mad. 170 points171 points  (5 children)

Or the other way around: When you want to continue a story, but logical plot progression is about to end it via main character death and you have no idea how to avoid it.

One time, I wrote a crossover with RWBY and an obscure TTRPG from Germany, where one of my player characters from said TTRPG got transported to the world of RWBY.

Anyway, at one point he almost died, so I had a character from my main RWBY fanfic, a fusion of two characters who can make wormholes and break the 4th wall, show up and save his ass.

It should, at this point, be noted that the fusion hadn't showed up in my main fanfic yet, and wouldn't for another 3 years. Not to mention that fusion had never been brought up in the crossover, meaning that if someone only read that, they would have no idea what the f*ck just happened.

[–]SpyriusAlpha 112 points113 points  (2 children)

Deus Ex Machina, just like the Greeks used to do them. It's a proud tradition of not knowing how to end a story.

Also, obscure German TTRPG? You are not talking about Das Schwarze Auge, are you, because from a German standpoint it doesn't seem that obscure? Never played it, tho.

[–]KartoffelkammI wouldn't be here if I was mad. 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Yep, exactly. Main character faces off against a monster that's several weight classes above him, and suddenly a random woman shows up, ends that monster's sh*t right then and there, and leaves.

That's the one, yeah. To be honest, I don't really know which ones are and aren't obscure. My brother is my primary source for that sort of thing, and he talked to me about 3-5 other TTRPGs before DSA, so I kinda figured that he learned about them in order of popularity or something.

[–]blastcage 11 points12 points  (0 children)

If you say "German RPG" then any RPG nerd knows you're going to be talking about The Dark Eye. If there's a mention of international RPG trends then a German will show up and will talk about The Dark Eye. It's just inevitable.

[–]vonBoomslang 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It should, at this point, be noted that the fusion hadn't showed up in my main fanfic yet, and wouldn't for another 3 years. Not to mention that fusion had never been brought up in the crossover, meaning that if someone only read that, they would have no idea what the f*ck just happened.

honestly, you could make it work. Make it as WTF to the characters as to the reader and pivot the plot to figuring out what just happened.

[–]KartoffelkammI wouldn't be here if I was mad. 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sure, that could work.

However, the character in question has a God on speed dial, and can just ask what that was.

But also, the plot of the crossover is about the main character ending up in another world, and thinking his God sent him there to spread the religion.

[–]SolarwagonShe/her 66 points67 points  (3 children)

I vaguely remember an Arthur AU fanfic where they lived in a world where no one has genitals, aside from a small hole in their crotch to pee out of, they're as smooth as dolls. They all take baths together and there are several mentions of angelic beings who act as everyone's parents, have something to do with how they're born (since no one can reproduce), and help bathe them. They also apparently have holidays every day or something like that. As the fic goes on Buster begins to get the feeling that something's wrong, that things aren't the way they should be and has dreams where he has genitals but Arthur, Francine, etc. constantly reassure him that there's nothing to worry about.

It repeated phrases like, "All smooth and no genitals, of course"

I don't remember the name, I think it was fanfiction.net but I'm not sure. If anyone else knows it, feel free to share.

[–]RainbowtheDragonCat 36 points37 points  (0 children)

This one wins, what the actual fuck?

[–]Full_Ahegao_DripNeo-Victorianmaxxing 24 points25 points  (0 children)

You mean If we never had genitals by Travis 2017, it's a meme on 4chan, especially /co/ (The board for cartoons and comics).

The original has been deleted, here's an archived catbox version.

It goes on for quite some time, its prose is awkward and sloppy which may be intentional.

If you do some browsing on Desuarchive or other wasuarchives that store /co/ you'll find threads like this one where people rip on it.

You're misremembering some important details, the angelic beings are just storks who supposedly are the ones who bring the children, but they indeed do help bathe them.

The phrase is almost always some variation of, "in fact of course"

[–]VoidDweller77Armsmaster and Armorer to the masses, should be working 63 points64 points  (5 children)

This reminds me of a fic one of my friends wrote, I don't have a link to it rn, but the basic rundown is a human guy has a child with vending machine, and the guy eats the child

They wrote the first chapter like half an hour after surgery

[–]my_alt_59935 4 points5 points  (2 children)

When you get the link, I need to read it

[–]VoidDweller77Armsmaster and Armorer to the masses, should be working 7 points8 points  (1 child)

[–]my_alt_59935 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Trosque97 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Is that supposed to be a reference to the plot of the song Iron Man by Black Sabbath???

[–]HaggisPope 30 points31 points  (0 children)

A common misconception which the band has done little to allay. This is actually the plot of Run For the Hills

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (3 children)

I recently found a series that was just Homestuck characters in various Shakespeare plays.

[–]Time-Space-Anomaly 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Ah, I recently ran across a story where the two characters explained, in detail, the entire process of voting in America, punctuated with multiple asides about the importance of civic duty.

The characters in question were not American. Nor did they live in a democratic time or place. Nope, the author just wanted to be split the voting process.

But I’ll honestly take that kind of “huh” over some of the deeply disturbing smut I’ve seen.

[–]dunmer-is-stinky 46 points47 points  (2 children)

there was a very real, very official Neon Genesis Evangelion radio play released after the show ended that followed this same idea, with the original voice actors returning. The basic conceit was that the writers had all left and the studio wanted a second season, so the characters had to come up with a way to continue the story. Eva-01 turns into a giant train. I believe 00 turns into a very large building. They do a Power Rangers parody. It ends with an acapella recreation of episode 1. Again, this is the original voice cast, all acting in-character.

[–]Iamalittleshit 5 points6 points  (1 child)

that's actually amazing, is there a video of it somewhere?

[–]dunmer-is-stinky 11 points12 points  (0 children)

here's a fan sub (minor cw: homophobic asuka)

[–]smallangrynerd 32 points33 points  (2 children)

God I remember one day going through the "I was drunk when I wrote this" tag on Ao3 and it was the funniest shit I have ever seen

[–]paranormalacy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I feel like a lot of fanfic writers (myself included) are not sober when we create stuff but not many want to admit it

[–]SquidsFeather 25 points26 points  (0 children)

ShakespeareHemmingway joins the chat

But genuinely, the writer just wanted one thing: to make sure you know just how much Garfield FUCKS. In all movies, TV shows, books. Garfield fucks and he is very sexy and good at things.

[–]rinvevosuperwholock survivor 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Not sure if it falls into fan fiction category but the doofenperrykpop au definitely is up there, especially since it was lost media for a long while.

[–]TheGhostEnthusiast 23 points24 points  (0 children)

The most unhinged fanfiction is actually when they make my favorite characters sad.

[–]TrueAidooo 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I can't tell if it's funnier if every story ended with "And then Iron man shows up and kills everyone. Fin." Or if they go into detail and actually make a full final chapter where iron man makes and executes a plan to kill each of the central characters

[–]NeonNKnightriderCheshire Catboy 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I am now contractually obliged to plug my Worm fic blorbos. Worblos, if you will.

The least hinged of all: Infinite power of humanity. Taylor can eject full-sized Halo spaceships out of her body.

Other honorable mentions: Worm TAS Speedrun. Better than it sounds.

Second, Wormfic as written by an AI (made back when AI was bad and funny)

Third, Spinning The Gacha.

Lastly, if you want a big ol' giant pile of nonsense to crawl through, check out r/wormcrackfic . Or all of SpaceBattles, I suppose.

[–]DemeGeek 5 points6 points  (0 children)

For a second I thought you meant the Worms video game series, I know someone who would have gotten a kick out of that.

[–]Madface7 17 points18 points  (0 children)

"Pepsiman Saves Equestria" is a real fic.

[–]Keatosis 56 points57 points  (14 children)

I tried getting into fanfiction after I played the guardians of the galaxy game and thought it was really good. I read one reader (or maybe it was self insert OC?) x Rocket story and it was so bad I never came back. Why did he have a "Boston gangster" accent?

[–]foxscribbles 61 points62 points  (7 children)

Reader pairings are almost always shit. If you want to find good fanfic, you’ve gotta look for a pairing between actual characters.

Also, find a big fandom. The bigger the fandom, the higher your chances of finding something that’s both well written and something you’ll like. (I liked the GotG game too, but it didn’t get a big enough following to start generating really good fics. Few video game fandoms do.)

Don’t go to WattPad or fanfiction.net. But especially don’t go to WattPad. Outside of fanfic circles, mainstream seems to think WattPad is where it’s at. But that’s a super rookie mistake and just plain wrong.

Go to AO3. Sort by either kudos or comments. It won’t weed out all the trash, but it’ll weed out enough.

Or search for rec lists. Fanfic fandoms often have saints who wade through the muck for you.

[–]Keatosis 22 points23 points  (0 children)

You fool, I was on AO3

[–]6568tankNeo 10 points11 points  (4 children)

fanfiction.net is a good 2nd option though, especially if you don't want to wade through all of Ao3's one shots and smut; a good example for this, in my eyes, is Mass Effect. On FFN, the top fics (sorted by favorites/follows) all majorly change the world and setting, with romance being part of the story but not the sole focus.

On Ao3 the top fics, sorted by kudos, are all romance-focused, smut, one shots, or some combination of the three.

Now, these are both sweeping generalizations but they are, in my experience, true.

[–]expiredmilk32 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Ao3’s filtering system is A+ though, you can exclude explicit fics, tags you don’t like, you can even filter word count. If you take advantage of it you won’t have to wade through anything.

[–]6568tankNeo 4 points5 points  (2 children)

the thing is, good fics I like have a lot of the same tags that the ones I don't want to bother with have, so I can't filter any of those out. I can't filter out ships because I like the pairings, just not the pwp and filtering by word count doesn't work cause it leaves a lot of romance only stuff. it's something I've wrangled with for hours before (especially with DBZ; the top few hundred pages are nearly all vegeta/bulma focused fics)

[–]expiredmilk32 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Ah yeah that can be frustrating + authors who don’t use tags correctly annoy me to no end (like when they put background pairings in the ship tags). I’ve noticed certain AU tags tend to have a lot more worldbuilding so I browse those when I’m looking for substance

[–]Perfect_Wrongdoer_03Poisoned by Fate 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Tv Tropes also frequently has lists of recommendations, for the bigger fandoms.

[–]memecrusader_ 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Only 10% of fanfic is good.

[–]in_one_ear_ 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I mean, even that 10% of fanfic that's good usually only has good story, good dialogue or good writing, but not all three at once.

[–]Tharadin1970 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Admittedly, that's true of all art. It's just that there's no fanfic publishing houses or anything, so you have to search for the good stuff yourself. If the only way to look at paintings was by sorting through a massive warehouse where everyone whose ever put a brush to canvas dumped their work, we'd realize most paintings are awful too.

[–]Josiador 20 points21 points  (1 child)

And a lot of that ten percent can be really good.

[–]1milionand6times 14 points15 points  (5 children)

I wouldn't be surprised if one of the longest written thing ever was a fanfic

[–]Seanshogunit all come tumblring down, tumblring down, tumblring down 16 points17 points  (4 children)

It’s a smash bros one

[–]Lapbunny 21 points22 points  (3 children)

It's actually a Loud House one now, which went past ff.net's word counter limit around 16 million.

[–]IvalarianRabbit 7 points8 points  (2 children)

This implies FFN is storing word count in a 24-bit unsigned integer.

Dear FFN Developers,


[–]toychicraftYell at her to write or explain shit to you 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because FFN potato code

[–]maybeawolf 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I used to date a girl who wrote kh ff set during the Holocaust

[–]fat-lip-lover 16 points17 points  (2 children)

The fanfic equivalent of a YouTube channel I found that only posts videos of a dancing green triangle, with poor quality remixes of pop songs.

[–]CrispyShizzlesSemicolon Gang 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I once read a Fire Emblem Awakening fic that was literally just the shape of water but with FE Awakening characters. Lon’qu and Panne were the two leads(and Panne is only in her beast form, so it’s still a monster and not just a human woman with some fur). Honestly not that bad of a fic aside from this one weird out of place line where Olivia(Lon’qu’s sister who is gay) says some shit like “Well if people are going to start accepting gays they should also start accepting zoophiles.” And like???? What the fuck? Like I know this is really semantics but Panne is a sentient creature capable of communication(Lon’qu teaches her sign language) so it’s not the same as fucking an animal, but also that statement is just wrong lmao. Damn shame too because that fic is the only one I can find that focuses on Panne that isn’t just a poorly written smutfic. I love Panne and I wish there were more fics centered around her.

[–]KjCreed 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I still regret losing my copy of Snelletubbies. It was Snape x Teletubbies and truly the most unhinged thing I've ever read.

[–]RiniKat28 9 points10 points  (1 child)

is this it? Severus Snape, Professor and Lover who am i kidding how many of those can there be. i don't want the answer to that

the way i immediately ran to find it for you (and myself) lol. i used to read this to so many friends and horrify them

[–]AdventurousFee2513my pawns found jesus and now they're all bishops 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Subby_siren 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Theater of Coolty belongs in this conversation. Both the fic and the video that go with it. 23 minutes of homestuck with no distinct plot, circuitous, almost paradoxical reasoning, and existentialism for days. 4 versions of the same character debate the meaning of their existence. It is also in my opinion the truest to form piece of non canon homestuck fiction. Which makes it so unhinged.

Fic: https://archiveofourown.org/works/3275858

Video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aIavjRkRKT0

[–]Useurnoodle37 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–]Ravenson420 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I got introduced to the anime Gatekeepers as a young child because of a Digimon fanfic which very much was, "The cast of the then-three seasons of Digimon being forced to act out Gatekeepers, minus a bunch of stuff that the author skipped over because it was filler". It was an experience.

This author also did a bunch of "anime and cartoon casts forced to do reality TV", like a Survivor where the tribes were western and eastern animation or the "Anime-zing Race". Also an Into the Woods parody "Into the Worlds" that featured Cardcaptor Sakura instead of Cinderella, Serial Experiments Lain instead of Jack and the Beanstalk, and Digimon Tamers instead of Little Red Riding Hood.

His website is still up. Gotta say though, it doesn't feel particularly unhinged to me, but maybe that's because I was exposed so young.

[–]LeStroheimthis is just like that one time in worm 11 points12 points  (0 children)

worm fic by that one guy where iron man shows up during the leviathan arc and dies because he forgot to waterproof his suit

[–]sweetTartKenHart2 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I remember seeing an MHA fic that was like “what if 1-A had to do a cultural project at one point and Uraraka’s ideas for writing a story were 100 times dumber than 1-B’s from that one time”
It turns into a really weird story-in-a-story where Uraraka narrates a really dumb derivative fantasy adventure with her little lover boy Izuku cast as the protagonist and her own role cast as this super powerful wizard deuteragonist, while Bakugou (who is assigned as a co-writer I think?) constantly interjects about how dumb or bad this or that is. It’s weirdly well executed and exactly Greentrickster’s version of unhinged

[–]DocSwissI wonder what the upper limit on the character count of these th 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That sounds like it'll either be hilarious or awful and I gotta know which. Do you know what it's called or where I can find it?

[–]DOYOUWANTYOURCHANGE 9 points10 points  (1 child)

An old friend of mine pretty much exclusively wrote unhinged crack fics. She wrote an Oz (the HBO prison show) crossover with Harry Potter and the Boondock Saints with mpreg. She wrote a HP/Infinite Jest crossover. She wrote To Catch a Predator fanfic. The most sane fic she ever wrote was one where Voldemort got tired of torturing people the normal way and decided to start telling dead baby jokes.

Then she switched to writing only NFL RPS, and now every time I hear the song “Cowboy Casanova” I'm cursed to think about Tony Romo having sex with a teammate.

[–]DOYOUWANTYOURCHANGE 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I forgot about the Judas/Annas Bible fic, and the one she wrote entirely off of one joke in the Star Trek (2009) Rifftrax.

[–]Wind_Through_TreesHottest Deceiver of the Excruian Host 9 points10 points  (5 children)

My favorite unhinged fanfic is After the Abuse Part 1. There is not a part 2. The fourth and final chapter is a description of the events of a different fanfic by a different author. None of the chapters are more than a few paragraphs, but it somehow finds room to describe the cure for radiation poisoning.

Of course, there's the classics like HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. But a lot of people know about that one.

[–]Latter_Lab_4556 9 points10 points  (0 children)

There’s a fanfic about either Sonic or some OC fucking every attractive movie, anime, cartoon, or video game character, and it’s about 2000 chapters long. It’s all one big universe

[–]Peace-Bone 27 points28 points  (6 children)

And now, an except from Chapter 1900 of The Loud House: Revamped by Jamesdean5842, which has the interesting distinction of being the longest known story ever written by a person. I think it's currently around 17 million words

Nico: You said it, Linc. Awesome job, gang, but we're not done yet, we've still got Morana Desdemona to deal with, and the last member of The Order of The Black Cross should be arriving...right now!

?: I will make you and your entire coven pay for killing us four years ago, Morgana DeRose!

Suddenly, the eight large planets and stars orbiting around my legs, the nine large multi-colored orbs orbiting around Lincoln's legs, the eight large orange orbs orbiting Linka, TLPS Ms. Tarantula's, and Duke Lincoln's legs, the eight large dark blue orbs orbiting around Ed Cowart's legs, the eight large midnight blue orbs orbiting around TLPS Mr. Wolf's legs, the nine large crimson red orbs orbiting around Naruto's legs, the eight large crimson red orbs orbiting around Tahu, Vakama, and Nate Adams' legs, the eight large fiery red orbs orbiting around Zach Gurdle's legs, the eight large silver orbs orbiting around Clyde McBride's legs, the eight large black orbs with the Eye of Horus orbiting around Cody (OC)'s legs, the eight large black orbs orbiting around Lucy, Lars, and Dudley Puppy's legs, the eight large pink orbs orbiting around Lola and Lexx Loud's and Steven Universe's legs, the eight large green orbs orbiting around Lynn Sr.'s legs, the eight emerald green orbs orbiting around Yakko Warner's legs, the eight large sapphire blue orbs orbiting around Wakko Warner's legs, the eight large hot pink orbs orbiting around Dot Warner's legs, the eight large marine blue orbs orbiting around Liam, Lana, and Leif Loud's legs, the eight large scarlet red orbs orbiting around Lynn Loud and Lynn Jr.'s legs, the eight coral red orbs orbiting around Timon's legs, the eight large blood red orbs around Marco Diaz's legs, the eight large blue orbs orbiting around Lori, TLPS Mr. Shark, Skippy, Sean Bolton, and Loki Loud's legs, the eight large sea-foam green orbs orbiting around Leni and Loni Loud's legs, the eight large yellow orbs orbiting around Luan, TLPS Mr. Snake, and Lane Loud's legs, the eight large brown orbs orbiting around Laney and Larry Loud's legs, the eight large light green orbs orbiting around Lisa and Levi Loud's legs, the eight large lavender orbs orbiting around Lily and Leon Loud's legs, the eight large colored orbs orbiting around Bobby Santiago and Nico's legs, the eight large rainbow orbs orbiting around Rainbow Dash's legs, the eight large aqua and ocean blue orbs orbiting around Varie, William Dunbar, and Adam Lyon's legs, the eight large colored orbs orbiting around Timmy Turner's legs, the eight large gold orbs orbiting around Alex the Lion and Takanuva's legs, and the eight large purple orbs orbiting around Luke Loud's legs and Menat's legs, along with our gems on our Bracelets of The Champions of the Universe and the Stones of Gelel that were embedded in the backs of our left hands were glowing, and that means we've got big trouble incoming.

Morgana DeRose: I should've known there's no mistaking that voice from anywhere. You can come out now, Morana Desdemona, and face your punishment.

An inverted Black Cross with an inverted pentagram appeared in the skies, and a tornado of darkness appeared from the ground and demonic screaming echoed in the air, and when it disappeared, what stands in its place is a girl with long black hair, red eyes, black clothes, and an inverted black cross with an inverted pentagram on her right arm, it was Morana Desdemona, a dark witch and the leader and founder of The Order of The Black Cross.

[–]sweetTartKenHart2 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I can’t
I can’t make any heads or tails of this prose

[–]Peace-Bone 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It's very thorough, it likes lists


[–]sweetTartKenHart2 10 points11 points  (0 children)

And this is to say nothing of the actual content, like WHY ARE THE SITCOM FAMILY KIDS FACING DOWN A SATANIC CULT

[–]FrauMew 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why did I think the reveal at the end was going to be Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way?

[–]Quick_Ad2252 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of "A Midsummer Night Thieves". It was a fic within a fic where Feitan from the Phantom Troupe made friendfiction of his fellow troupe members by assigning them roles in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and all of them decided to act out the play. Funnily enough, this became more and more hinged with age thanks to some of the shit that happened in the manga

[–]Thezipper100 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I remember one time I read an MLP fan fiction where Spike the Dragon got The Death Note.

I think rarity had a subplot about figuring out she was Bi with Fluttershy in that one too, while also being heavily involved in the main plot... It was weird.
And, like, it was kinda well written too? Like it felt like how a real person who thought they were straight for the first 20 years of their life would react to slowly discovering they're bisexual alongside their in-the-closet best friend in a pre-Marriage equality America.
In the death note spike fanfiction.

Also they went to whatever the Zebra country was called on a safari after spike did the whole mind wipe thing on a vacation for the other characters for... Obvious reasons, in a death note story.
(Spike was granted a royal pardon because he was a privileged little rich boy in the care of the queen's princess' adoptive daughter.)

And spike finds a second death note after that.

It never updated past that, sadly.

[–]FendseThe girl reading this[S] 23 points24 points  (1 child)

[–]rene_gaderIt's Wizard Time Mother Fucker!!!! Fireball!!!!! 5 points6 points  (0 children)

thats what he does!!!!

[–]blapaturemesa 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I really hope the fics of Iron Man showing up and killing everyone actually exist and somebody finds and links one eventually.

[–]RiniKat28 4 points5 points  (0 children)

my personal favorite unhinged is a smut fic where the characters involved are peter parker, maybe either gwen or miles morales? those details are fuzzy, lightning mcqueen, jay gatsby, nick from the great gatsby, and bill clinton. the best part of it imo is that bill clinton only speaks spanish and it isn't translated

edit: found it There's No Load I Can't Hold (Road So Rough)

edit edit: just remembered the most unhinged tag combo (found the same night as the one above). a fic under "political rpf" (can't recall the century) with the tag "canon divergence"

[–]ParaspriteHugger 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Can't remember which fic it was (maybe it was just Omakes), but I read an Evangelion fic that was essentially the characters being actors, Gendo was the insane director and Mari was a production assistant who kept mixing her fanfic scripts into the filming script that turned out to be the Rebuild of Evangelion

[–]RadleyCunningham 4 points5 points  (0 children)

ages and ages ago some fan of Slayers, the old 90's anime made a webcomic using the characters from that as the cast for a recreation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

That was literally 23 years ago I remember seeing that. No clue how it ended but the dedication to that sort of insane amalgamation of fandoms is to be admired and feared.

[–]paranormalacy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

All the unhinged fics I have read that I can remember off the top of my head have been nsfw in some way or in every way. But to be fair I read a lot of hetalia fanfics from around 2015 and.. need I explain?

And out of the list off the top of my head without going into details Tentacles and egg laying (I knew the author, chill fella, 10/10 author. Might have been a monster freaker in retrospect ) And Character going nuts over some stroganoff. Like 10k words on this poor guys journey to discovering who made the stroganoff that he loves.

[–]JeshkaTheLoon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There was that crossover Harry Potter/Monty Python sings fanfic, titled, that had the cast of Harry Potter sing Monty Python songs and comment/react to them Sounds tame enough? Well, there were also Hermione clones and various other weird stuff involved.

I also remember that Draco was horrified when his father appeared and started singing "The Penis Song". He doesn't introduce the title, but that song starts "Here's a little number I tossed off recently in the Carribbean". The others asks why Draco is so mortified, and he goes "You don't understand, that trip to the Carribbean was a family trip...".

Overall it was very hilarious, but also very weird.

[–]Xarian0 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Wasn't this the plot of a Futurama episode (cast of Star Trek)?

[–]zerabunsstigma fuckin claws in ur coochie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

i know this doesn't measure up to the ones in the post but one time i read a fic where the two leads were fanfic writers who wrote self-insert stuff and in the end it's implied that the entire fic itself was a fanfic written by one of the leads. i think part of my brain melted

[–]Im_Lazyy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did a bit of research. The Iron Man guy is BoxOfScraps on ff.net, the link is here.

The Yugioh/Aladdin fanfic is here.

[–]LithominiumAsexual Cardinal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is housepets actually

[–]lazermaniac 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I once read a JC Denton vs Mario fight scene

[–]a_lonely_trash_bag 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I once read a pokemon ruby/sapphire "crack" fanfic involving Steven Stone. I can't remember for the life of me what the plot was, but I remember a very detailed description of Team Aqua and Team Magma breaking out into song and dance, and they performed the entirety of Bohemian Rhapsody.

[–]pempoczky 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh shit, first time seeing a post on here by someone I kinda know. Go check out greentrickster's ace attorney fics, they're rly good

[–]TulaashI have no idea what I'm doing and you can't stop me 2 points3 points  (0 children)

While probably not unhinged, the weirdest fanfic I've ever written was a 2nd person Jotaro Kujo x Reader fanfic that was a retelling if Beauty and the Beast. It is not finished on Ao3 because I felt a bit weird writing romance about a 17 year old and what's basically me even though the finished product is in my Google Drive. In my defense, I wrote the entire thing when I was 17 myself so it was less creepy then. My most unhinged fic is a collaboration I wrote when I was 14 with some friends in high school that's basically a very explicit NSFW fest that the goal is to be as unhinged as possible. I wrote only one line, being "She went to the bed." My friends took it from there. Perhaps someday I'll share it because that thing is truly unhinged.

[–]Orizifian-creatorPadria Zozzria Orizifian~! 🍋😈🏳️‍⚧️ Motherly Whole zhe/zer she 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I wonder what the most unhinged story to act out is. Alice in Wonderland? Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth? The Great Ace Attorney? RWBY? ULTRAKILL?? JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Hollow Knight, Kirby, Mob Psycho 100, Breaking Bad, Bitter Coleslaw, deltarune, Transformers, XKCD? The possibilities are endless, gimme some hinges I might need them actually.

Also Iron Man? That guy's not too strong unless your fandoms are all about regular-ass humans with no magical abilities.

[–]RainbowtheDragonCat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The most unhinged version: All of the stuff you listed, in order. Alice in wonderland characters have to act out Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth, then the characters from Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth have to act out The Great Ace Attorney, then the The Great Ace Attorney characters act out RWBY

[–]wiwerseratgirl cream cake 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I do think raccoon up the ass counts as pretty darn unhinged. Granted, it's commission, but still

[–]MekaG44 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would love some links or examples to these kinds of fan fictions. I always do enjoy a silly crossover or concept.