And I Thought I Was Nerdy…

by Tass on Jan.07, 2010, under Personal, Random Stuff, Television, Whorli

Whorli (my sexier half) loves to read. Our house is full of just her “favorites”. But in addition to her love of commercial sci-fi and fantasy, she devours fan-made derivatives as well. Now, I’ve been mocking her fondness of fan fiction for years now, but I don’t think I ever truly understood how completely insane that niche world is. Over the past few days, we’ve been doing a Chuck marathon, getting ready for Season 3 and Chuck 2.0. This has been excellent, and we’ve about 1/3 through season 2 in 3 days. Unfortunately, I saw some of her FireFox tabs between episodes, and it led to a bit of a mini-rant.

What did I see? A wall of text, complete with General Beckman giving orders to Ms. Summers to go with Major Casey on the upcoming mission. Whorli was reading Buffy and Chuck crossover fan-fic. Now, just the fact that there IS Buffy/Chuck crossover fan-fic blows my mind. The fact that there are apparently 20+ stories of Buffy/Chuck crossover fan-fic is insane. Who is writing all of these? Why don’t these people have jobs? I was aware of the Buffy/Torchwood, Buffy/Stargate, Buffy/Supernatural, Buffy/some-other-show-that-I-don’t-watch stories… but when it involves a show that I like?!? This is unacceptable.

This led to my introduction to Twisting the Hellmouth, which is apparently a site dedicated solely to Buffy Crossover Fanfic (and has 13,000+ stories). My horrid increased 10-fold, but so did my curiosity. Is there ANY show that isn’t crossed with Buffy? And, thankfully, there are. There are no Happy Days or Seinfeld stories. Yet. A tangent: When searching for Happy Days stories, Whorli typed in “Happy Daze”. Who thinks Happy Days is spelled D-A-Z-E?!? I think she needs her citizenship revoked or something.

Altogether, I am saddened that there are so many people who spend their time writing Buffy crossover fanfic. But I’m also comforted to know that there are plenty of people way nerdier than I am.

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