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October 11, 2013 9:12 AM   Subscribe

Ben Wyatt's Star Trek Fanfiction. Since last October, Pawnee, Indiana's most adorable curmudgeon has been writing stories about his favorite fictional characters that happen to dovetail neatly with his nonfictional life. Starting with Parks and Rec episode How a Bill Becomes a Law, his fiction extents week-by-week to comment on his life, his girlfriend-slash-wife, and the adventures of all the crew of the Starship Enterprise. He also wrote his own Star Wars remake to counter Patton Oswalt's filibustered proposal, and occasionally drops a Lord of the Rings love letter as well. His hobby is sometimes mocked by fellow co-worker April Ludgate. More fan fiction beneath the fold.

Sex Education
Halloween Surprise
Ben's Parents
Leslie vs. April
Pawnee Commons
Ron and Diane
Two Parties
Women in Garbage (April's response)
Ann's Decision
Emergency Response (April's response)
Leslie and Ben/Correspondent's Lunch (April's less-cruel-than-usual response)
Partridge
Animal Control (April's response)

For the season finale, Ben started writing a lengthier, multi-part story:

Lost in Translation
part 1
part 2
part 3
finale

As of last night's episode, he is back to writing episodic fanfiction.
posted by Rory Marinich (14 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wake me when you do the reposted avengedx7 youtube comments writeup.
posted by Think_Long at 9:15 AM on October 11, 2013


Think_Long, are you trying to say that things written in the comments section of a popular online forum are inherently worthless?

Because if so, I, uh... I need to sit down and have a long think about my life.
posted by Rory Marinich at 9:17 AM on October 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Depends on the forum, Rory, totally depends on the forum.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:21 AM on October 11, 2013


Think_Long, are you trying to say that things written in the comments section of a popular online forum are inherently worthless?


Ha, no, I'm just saying that of all the gimmick accounts on the avclub, avenged7x is my fave.
posted by Think_Long at 9:23 AM on October 11, 2013


Ohhh! I didn't know that account was a thing. My bad.
posted by Rory Marinich at 9:24 AM on October 11, 2013


I love this person so much. The fact that this is my second favorite meta-fiction-thingee involving Star Trek (LARP Trek being first) pretty much means we are truly living in the golden age.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:30 AM on October 11, 2013


(I should have said "gold-pressed latimum age", I now realize.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:32 AM on October 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Only after writing sincere fanfiction does one gain a license to write ironic fanfiction. I'm gonna need to see this joker's badge, by which I mean their ff.net or AO3 account.

BURT MACKLIN, OTW, IS ON THE CASE.
posted by Sokka shot first at 9:39 AM on October 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


It's okay, Mike. You are only hu-mon.
posted by mayurasana at 9:43 AM on October 11, 2013 [4 favorites]


Oh, God - I just reminded myself why I don't follow LARP Trek at work. "Prison Security Measures" and then just prior "Listen up. I think we should all kill ourselves". I had to close the browser, and now I will be giggling uncontrollably all afternoon, and I have important meetings.
posted by Slap*Happy at 9:47 AM on October 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


We are living in a golden age of Star Trek TNG fanfic.
posted by The Whelk at 10:17 AM on October 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Big Blue Break: Writer Wyatt Worms Way to Metafilter Madness; Online Ovation!

I feel this is incomplete without mentioning the Leslie Knope Headlines and Man Pretending To Be Perd Hapley accounts.

I don't know what this means, but it has the cadence of a post. The story of this post is, that it is a post and I will now post it.
posted by ilana at 11:30 AM on October 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


C'mon, everyone knows the best avclub novelty account is rappin' jake sisko.
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 6:43 PM on October 11, 2013


I'm with ilana - my favourite is Leslie Knope Headlines. The one posted after the episode where Ben and Leslie got engaged was just joyous.

I miss original flavour Cookie Monster who, for a gimmick account, was also very astute. In general I've found the film comments pretty worthless, but there's several shows which have a high wheat-to-chaff ratio.
posted by gadge emeritus at 8:11 PM on October 11, 2013


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