Join 3,512 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Pretty Sure I've Read Most Of These....
June 6, 2014 2:03 PM   Subscribe

The terrible (awesome?) fan-fic crossover story idea generator.
posted by The Whelk (77 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Home Improvement. The story should use time travel as a plot device!

I'd actually skim that.
posted by codswallop at 2:09 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


It just recommended a Warcraft/Lain crossover. While plausible I must say playing WoW with Lain would be no fun at all.
posted by capricorn at 2:09 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining the Princess Bride and Pulp Fiction. The story should use a character dying two days before they were going to retire as a plot device!

Robocop is bleeding...paging robocop is bleeding.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 2:11 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


I'd actually skim that.

Well... (Not sure if there's time travel though.)
posted by kmz at 2:11 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining The Fairly Oddparents and Joe Biden. The story should use getting sucked into the "real world" as a plot device!

I can only assume it would be Biden making the transition to reality.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:13 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


"Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Yoshi's Island and the Legend of Zelda. The story should use unplanned pregnancies as a plot device! "

I will bet real money someone already wrote that.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 2:14 PM on June 6 [4 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Tom Brady and . The story should use a secret government plot as a plot device!

I'm pretty sure the secret government plot involves stealing whoever or whatever it was that's supposed to go between "Tom Brady and" and the following period.
posted by Jonathan Livengood at 2:16 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


Incidentally, we just had a first playthrough of Slash: The Card Game recently and it was a fucking blast. My best play was probably Launchpad McQuack/Rosebud (the sled) and I was also partial to my wife's play of Chewbacca/Madonna, with their global hit duet Like A Wookiee.
posted by kmz at 2:16 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


So many of these are anime I've barely heard of
posted by showbiz_liz at 2:17 PM on June 6


I will bet real money someone already wrote that.

Psh, that's barely even a crossover.
posted by kmz at 2:17 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Homestar Runner and Cowboy Bebop. The story should use some sort of meta-commentary about how terrible this idea is as a plot device!

It practically writes itself!
posted by ckape at 2:18 PM on June 6 [7 favorites]


Now it wants me to cross over Fruits Basket and Gundam Wing in spaaaaace, which seems like it'd be playing this game on easy mode.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:19 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining David Blaine and Parappa the Rapper. The story should use unplanned pregnancies as a plot device!

Yesssssssssssssssssss
posted by Jon Mitchell at 2:23 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining 4chan and The United States Supreme Court. The story should use puberty as a plot device!

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,

v.

DAVID C. KERNELL,
Defendant-Appellant.

Certiorari denied.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 2:24 PM on June 6 [3 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Mortal Kombat and Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The story should use making a music video as a plot device!

... Why not?
posted by asperity at 2:26 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining NYPD Blue and CSI. The story should use competing in a Rock Band tournament as a plot device!

This has basically happened in real TV, though, right?
posted by Maecenas at 2:28 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Diff'rent Strokes and Columbo. The story should use a wild west setting as a plot device!

This is a show that I would watch every single day and twice on Sundays.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:29 PM on June 6 [6 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Office Space and The O'Reilly Factor. The story should use drug abuse as a plot device!

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "O'Face".
posted by HillbillyInBC at 2:37 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Family Circus and Kill Bill. The story should use drug abuse as a plot device!

SIGN ME UP!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 2:40 PM on June 6 [6 favorites]


KILL BILL(y)
posted by The Whelk at 2:49 PM on June 6 [14 favorites]


I think there's something cooked into the Javascript that gives you increasingly terrible results the more you hammer on the reload button. It seems to be punishing me for passing on Indiana Jones/Atlas Shrugged/a malevolent AI.
posted by Iridic at 2:52 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Psych and My Little Pony. The story should use some sort of meta-commentary about how terrible this idea is as a plot device!

That sounds like something that basically could have been an actual episode of Psych.

I miss that show.
posted by mstokes650 at 2:54 PM on June 6 [5 favorites]


I would love to have a fan-fic involving Gregor Clegane and Bruce Lee with the fight as the setting.

Would Clegane be able to crush Lee or would Lee be more efficient and less of a showoff than viper?
posted by TheLittlePrince at 2:55 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining GI Joe and Frankenstein. The story should use terrorism as a plot device!

I am 90, 95 percent sure that's happened in official material.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:55 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Homestar Runner and Shrek. The story should use a seemingly routine day as a plot device!

NOT EVEN A CHALLENGE.
posted by hot_monster at 3:04 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Atlas Shrugged and Homestar Runner. The story should use Arbor Day as a plot device!

now I love Homestar Runner... but *shrug* I have zero incentive to find out what Atlas Shrugged is about. I'll just go with mystery novel.
posted by gkr at 3:06 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Fraiser and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The story should use getting sucked into the "real world" as a plot device!

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
posted by Sequence at 3:07 PM on June 6 [3 favorites]


I remember a while back this generator got linked on 4chan—but as a legit story idea generator, not just something to laugh with.

The whole pitch was in an image, but I like it so much, I'ma just copy-type it up myself, right now:
Oh, you want IDEAS? Ideas for STORIES perhaps? Or maybe for TABLETOP ADVENTURES? Well, FRIENDS, you've come to the right place!

I'm going to give you TOO MANY IDEAS. You'll have so many ideas you have to sell them all and unwittingly contribute to ECONOMIC COLLAPSE.

Step 1! Go to http://kaction.com/badfanfiction/ and read what you get.

What's that? "Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining M*A*S*H and Chobits. The story should use the future as a plot device!" sounds like nonsense to you?

THEN YOU'RE NOT STRIPPING IT DOWN ENOUGH!

What's M*A*S*H about? It's about everyday people living through the hell that is war, and keeping their sanity through friendship and humor.

And Chobits. It's a love story about a helpless man-made being and a human falling in love.

And what's the future? SHIT THAT AIN'T HAPPENED YET.

Are you telling me that a love story about a human repair-person/doctor falling in love with a self aware battle construct on the front lines of an endless war fifty years in the future while fighting aliens wouldn't be FUCKING AWESOME?

TOO MANY IDEAS! I'M SORRY!
posted by KChasm at 3:07 PM on June 6 [8 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Ally McBeal and Family Guy. The story should use hypnosis as a plot device!

Man this is too easy.
posted by BigCalm at 3:08 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Half-Life and Indiana Jones. The story should use winning the lottery as a plot device!

This would be either really good, or really bad.
posted by NoxAeternum at 3:10 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Goof Troop and A-Team. The story should use building a website as a plot device!

I'm pretty sure this would end with the first page that literally stabs its users in the face.
posted by NoxAeternum at 3:20 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Space Ghost and Mitt Romney. The story should use good characters becoming evil as a plot device!

I'm stumped.
posted by needled at 3:20 PM on June 6 [5 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining the National Basketball Association and A-Team. The story should use a party as a plot device!
A stale re-tread of the Harlem Globetrotters' appearances in Futurama.
posted by bleep at 3:21 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining the National Hockey League and Queen Elizabeth II. The story should use regicide as a plot device!

That has to be a double major, right?
posted by eriko at 3:24 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Atlas Shrugged and Rocko's Modern Life. The story should use a malevolent artificial intelligence as a plot device!

Conglomo! We own you! *beep boop*

All Done!
posted by The Power Nap at 3:27 PM on June 6 [3 favorites]


Margaret Thatcher braced herself, careful not to clutch her fists rhythmically as she often did when faced with an unusual situation. She found such circumstances stressful, and she believed stress was beneath her . She looked over the man lounging in the seat before her with a hard, critical eye. Unkempt, hair like a bramble thatch caught in a downspout... but a certain twinkle in his eye. Could he be the one? "Your brother recommends you highly, sir. And Mycroft has rarely steered me wrong, Mister Holmes."

"Well, I see that you've been keeping late nights, not surprising for a woman of your stature, of course, but your necklace has its clasp showing, and you're struggling to control your temper by the way your hands are twitching ever so slightly, but in step with a heart rate I would consider above average for a woman your age. But, come, Maggie -- may I call you Maggie? -- why not simply tell me what is troubling you?"

Her heart leapt as he arched his eyebrows.
posted by boo_radley at 3:29 PM on June 6 [6 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Garfield and Batman. The story should use as a plot device!

I think this is beyond my fanfic-writing abilities.

(Also glad to hear Slash is a hoot. As soon as I can get my house in order, I need to have some folks over to play it!)
posted by immlass at 3:39 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining I Love Lucy and World of Warcraft. The story should use some sort of meta-commentary about how terrible this idea is as a plot device!

Lucy - you got some raidin to do!
posted by nubs at 3:39 PM on June 6 [6 favorites]


This reminds me of the time the Trek Slash Pairing Generator came up in a TNG thread.
posted by cortex at 3:42 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining The Real World and Azumanga Daioh. The story should use anorexia as a plot device!

This is almost beautiful in its wrongness.
posted by JHarris at 3:46 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Godzilla and Night of the Living Dead. The story should use a vacation as a plot device!

I think this one comes with a movie option already tied in!
posted by nubs at 3:48 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Fight Club and Kirby. The story should use insomnia as a plot device!

Of course! It's so obvious now!
posted by ckape at 3:58 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


> Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining South Park and Space Ghost. The story should use a parade as a plot device!

Oh no! They killed Zorak! Oh well, the South Park Founder's Day Parade is cancelled anyway because Moltar had diarrhea and the main street is in flames. THE END
posted by ardgedee at 4:06 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


> Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining CSI and the National Football League. The story should use drug abuse as a plot device!

OH COME ON
posted by ardgedee at 4:07 PM on June 6 [8 favorites]


> Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining The Matrix and Final Fantasy 8. The story should use living on a farm as a plot device!

Deedle deedle doo something magical happened and now the chickens are all dead... no wait, they're alive again! Whoa. Next time I'll have to do some backgrounding on Final Fantasy 8 or something.
posted by ardgedee at 4:09 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


> Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining I Love Lucy and Mystery Science Theater 3000. The story should use body switching as a plot device!

"Crow? Tom Servo? Where are you, little buddies?"
"Rickyyyyyyyyyy!"
posted by ardgedee at 4:11 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


The first couple I generated had cultural references that were unfamiliar to me as a gray haired person. But then I got Iron Chef, Calvin and Hobbes, and good characters becoming evil as a plot device.

Yeah, that could work.
posted by rekrap at 4:12 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Cowboy Bebop and Final Fantasy X-2. The story should use love triangles as a plot device!

Yeah, I see no terrible here.
posted by snickerdoodle at 4:13 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


> Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Rocko's Modern Life and Jesse Jackson. The story should use furries as a plot device!

Nope. Sorry, man. I might not have much pride, but even I have limits.
posted by ardgedee at 4:13 PM on June 6


In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by three separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders; and their sister, Dot. These are their stories about farming.
posted by ckape at 4:14 PM on June 6 [18 favorites]


>Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Family Guy and Duke Nukem. The story should use anorexia as a plot device!
... Wasn't this canon FG at some point? Seems like it should've been done.
posted by chaosys at 4:14 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


> Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining I Love Lucy and Mystery Science Theater 3000. The story should use body switching as a plot device!

When I become a deranged millionaire I'm going to pay cash money to see this realized on screen.
posted by The Whelk at 4:15 PM on June 6 [5 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Scooby Doo and Zorro. The story should use a wild west setting as a plot device!
Shoot, that practically writes itself.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 4:36 PM on June 6 [3 favorites]


They need a wider range of plot devices. "Sex pollen," for instance, doesn't seem to be included.

Still, I was pretty happy with both of these:

Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining The Odyssey and Meerkat Manor. The story should use teen angst as a plot device!

Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Chronicles of Narnia and Professional Wrestling. The story should use aliens as a plot device!
posted by not that girl at 4:51 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Blue's Clues and Paul Ryan. The story should use a sex-change operation as a plot device!

Totally there.
posted by brundlefly at 5:51 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining They Might Be Giants and Parappa the Rapper. The story should use starting a band as a plot device!

I would buy all their albums.
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:09 PM on June 6 [4 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Atlas Shrugged and Homestar Runner. The story should use Arbor Day as a plot device!

now I love Homestar Runner... but *shrug* I have zero incentive to find out what Atlas Shrugged is about. I'll just go with mystery novel.


"Hey Stwong Bad, who is John Galt? Is he the witches' brew?"
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:13 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Muppet Babies and Scientology. The story should use murder as a plot device!

It seems so obvious, why didn't I think of that?
posted by lepus at 6:21 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Twilight and the Partridge Family. The story should use losing one's virginity as a plot device!

Team Danny.
posted by ursus_comiter at 6:58 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Slaughterhouse 5 and Phantom of the Opera. The story should use a secret government plot as a plot device!

That's not even remotely out of character for either story. Try harder to be weirder, generator!
posted by Mizu at 7:44 PM on June 6


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Full House and The Bible. The story should use good characters becoming evil as a plot device!

Confession time: I once dug around in the Full House fandom. I can truthfully say that this is about 50% of the fic. The other 50% is half DJ/Uncle Jesse, half Michelle being a ghost.
posted by Mizu at 7:48 PM on June 6 [3 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Sarah Palin and Ghost Hunters. The story should use alternate dimensions as a plot device!
Isn't this already on TLC?
posted by debgpi at 8:35 PM on June 6


Combining Mr. Ed with My Little Pony (with a malevolent AI as a plot device) is GENIUS.
posted by amtho at 8:54 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade during the first of the zombie outbreaks. Today they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have an undead problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team.

Face: "The zombies are breaking through the perimeter! What are we gonna do?"
Murdock: "Some of us aren't going to make it. But those of us that do, will make it, and those of us that don't, won't make it. Any questions?"
B.A.: "There's no time for that jibba-jabba! Crazy zombies already ate the cat!"
Alf: "Right. The zombies. *burp*"
posted by roystgnr at 8:57 PM on June 6 [5 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Animorphs and Full House. The story should use a malevolent artificial intelligence as a plot device!

Change "Full House" to "That 70's Show" and "malevolent artificial intelligence" to "author cruelly revelling in her own omnipotence" and I literally wrote this in 1998.
posted by Anyamatopoeia at 10:19 PM on June 6 [3 favorites]


I want to cheat and pretend that it said

Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining The Princess Bride and Star Trek: The Next Generation. The story should use disguises as a plot device!

just so I could have Princess Buttercup be in love with Wesley instead of Westley but she doesn't recognize him at first when he rekidnaps her from a trio of Ferengis because he's wearing a mask made of garish sweaters.
posted by cortex at 10:45 PM on June 6 [4 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Sailor Moon and Friends. The story should use a plot to reanimate Hitler as a plot device!

wasn't that basically a couple of issues of Captain America in like 2009
posted by NoraReed at 12:02 AM on June 7


Your challenge is to get Showtime to buy your crossover fanfiction combining A Portrait Of Dorian Gray and Frankenstein! The story should use Mina Harker as a plot device.
posted by NoraReed at 12:04 AM on June 7 [3 favorites]


Okay, I'm spending way, way too much time with these ... but I couldn't resist this one:

"No, I was with my son all day."

"Oh, okay. Well that clears that up, then." He put the unlit cigar in his mouth and patted his worn-out trench coat as if looking for a match, then rummaged through his pockets for a few seconds, coming up empty.

"Gee, you don't have a light do ya?"

Walter glared at the detective. "Not since I found out I have cancer. No."

"Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. White. I feel awful. I shouldn't have asked that. Really, I feel just terrible. Maybe I should just go."

"Yes, maybe you should."

"Yessir."

The unkempt man turned to leave, took two steps and then paused. He turned, apologetically.

"There's just one more thing. One thing that's really botherin' me. How did the toilet get all clogged up like that if you weren't around to use it?"


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Breaking Bad and Columbo. The story should use unclogging a toilet as a plot device!
posted by Jonathan Livengood at 1:26 AM on June 7 [9 favorites]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Splinter Cell and Homestar Runner. The story should use a comet about to hit Earth as a plot device!

I think I actually know enough about Splinter Cell and Homestar Runner to make this work.
posted by Ranucci at 9:36 AM on June 7 [1 favorite]


The idea of Walter White running up against Columbo is my favorite thing in this thread.
posted by JHarris at 12:04 PM on June 7 [1 favorite]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Mortal Kombat and Iron Chef. The story should use competing in a Rock Band tournament as a plot device!

I'm not even kidding when I say I want to read the hell out of this. By all that is unholy, let it be written.
posted by pseudonymph at 1:35 PM on June 7 [1 favorite]


Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining WALL-E and Spaceballs. The story should use a vacation as a plot device!

I thought that was the basis for the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie...

Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Lost and Assassin's Creed. The story should use furries as a plot device!

There are already seven webcomics doing that...

Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Snoop Dogg and Phoenix Wright. The story should use going away to college as a plot device!

Wackiest dorm roomies ever!

Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining The Jeffersons and Green Acres. The story should use body switching as a plot device!

I'm sure that was a sketch on an early Saturday Night Live, with Eddie Murphy as Eddie Albert...

Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Cowboy Bebop and Teletubbies. The story should use balancing the US budget as a plot device!

We have a winner!
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:16 PM on June 7 [1 favorite]


This thing is great, it seems like it groups the fandoms together so their audience will overlap.
posted by subdee at 6:39 PM on June 7


I'm seconding foop's winner declaration. That one's beautiful.
posted by JHarris at 7:25 PM on June 7


"Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Miami Vice and MacGyver. The story should use time travel as a plot device!"

Yes.
posted by mothershock at 7:46 PM on June 7


"Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining Miami Vice and MacGyver. The story should use time travel as a plot device!"

Yes


It could be like one of those episodes where MacGyver dreams he's in the Old West and Michael Des Barres is the gunslinger in black out to get him and Pete is the grumpy rancher next door.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:54 PM on June 7 [3 favorites]


« Older How do you destroy the aesthetic integrity of the ...  |  A federal judge has overturned... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments