Excursions 13: The Director's Cut
August 11, 2010 2:16 AM   Subscribe

We're all familiar with extremely disturbing fanfic by now. But steamy Hermione/Snape fantasies are tame compared to the depths of madness that are explored in the latest installment of Excursions into Madness, in which our anonymous author reimagines his favorite movie characters through the lens of absolute psychosis. Part I: Star Wars, E.T., Interview with the Vampire. Part II: The Fellowship of the Ring, Back to the Future. From the same twisted mind that produced The Obama Proxy.
posted by ELF Radio (14 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The most disturbing fanfic I ever read was based on Full House. No, nothing sexual happened. It was just a wholesome, feel good episode of Full House that someone had taken the time to imagine and write.

posted by Roman Graves at 2:34 AM on August 11, 2010 [6 favorites]

oh god, I had forgotten about The Obama Proxy. I should've read this after breakfast.
posted by LMGM at 2:39 AM on August 11, 2010

I'd never thought someone could come up with a story with a moral "too much playing with your gonads along the timestream causes black holes". Disturbing, it is.
posted by Iosephus at 2:50 AM on August 11, 2010

No, sorry, anything leading to a punchline containing both gonads and black holes isn't disturbing, just a cheap joke.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:17 AM on August 11, 2010

I'm responding positively to these stories.
posted by Pants McCracky at 5:16 AM on August 11, 2010

Hermione/Snape isn't distubring. Harry/corpse-of-James-Potter is disturbing.
posted by Hildegarde at 5:22 AM on August 11, 2010 [3 favorites]

From the corner of his frantic eye, Elroy witnessed the Emperor approach his rear, and as he neared he drew up the skirt of his robe.
Oh, dear.
posted by Halloween Jack at 5:30 AM on August 11, 2010

I would love to see the Obama Proxy in anime form....
posted by Pendragon at 5:42 AM on August 11, 2010

Do they all boil down to Death By Ass-Fucking?

They remind me of the Eye of Argon but with better spelling. Or of that ancient thing about smurf sex.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:28 AM on August 11, 2010

There is a slash fic (i.e. gay, pornographic, NSFW)

Just because I'm a fandom pedant: while slash does imply a gay pairing, there's no requirement for porn or NSFWness. There's plenty of G or PG level slash fics out there.
posted by kmz at 7:20 AM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]

Ah, no worries. :-)
posted by kmz at 7:58 AM on August 11, 2010

Just finished Obama Proxy.. wow, that was depressing.. I was really pulling for Barack and hoping for a happy ending.
posted by ReeMonster at 10:05 AM on August 11, 2010

I missed The Obama Proxy the last time it was on Metafilter. My life was so much better then!
posted by painquale at 10:49 AM on August 11, 2010

I'm not sure what to say - i'd debated a jokey one-liner, then thought about not saying anything, but I do actually have a serious question about this post.

I read most of "The Obama Proxy", skipping ahead over some of the more lurid bits. and thought that, okay, so the presentation is obviously designed to be over-the-top-disgusting, but there's a couple interesting ideas in there, including the "president controlled by previous president, so it's not BUSH that was the idiot, it's CLINTON!!!".

However, I don't see the value in this writing. And I say that as someone who's generally in favor of the right of artists to be extreme. I think, especially with horror, that less is more. The imagination fills in the details and the reader or viewer terrifies themselves as much as they are terrified by the writing. You know, like H.P. Lovecraft or Alien.

In my opinion, "Excursions into Madness" is part of the trend of recent films like SAW or Hostel or Human Centipede to show you as much disturbing imagery as possible, for no other reason than to disturb. Additionally, "Excursions" isn't even well-written, which puts it even lower than my previous least-favorite in this category, American Psycho (I thought the movie was a brilliant dark comedy).

However, I'd like to hear viewpoints from others who feel differently. Convince me that "Excursions into Madness" is just as valid as, say, Slayer's Reign in Blood!
posted by dubold at 3:57 PM on August 11, 2010

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