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13th Apr '16 4:44:16 PM Zizoz
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''My Inner Life'' is a Zelda fanfic written at some point between the late 90s and early 2000s, it has gone down in history as one of the most memorable stories of its type ever written. It all started when a starry-eyed fangirl known as Jen began to have lucid dreams about Link and believed they were a real second life she lived, writing them down to share them with the world.

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''My Inner Life'' is a Zelda fanfic written at some point between the late 90s and early 2000s, it 2000s. It has gone down in history as one of the most memorable stories of its type ever written. It all started when a starry-eyed fangirl known as Jen began to have lucid dreams about Link and believed they were a real second life she lived, writing them down to share them with the world.



* CharacterShilling: To absurd level with Jenna. Everyone who meets her immediatly loves her, with the King considering her as a second daughter despite doing ''nothing''.

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* CharacterShilling: To absurd level with Jenna. Everyone who meets her immediatly immediately loves her, with the King considering her as a second daughter despite doing ''nothing''.
10th Apr '16 4:14:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* NoPreggerSex: Inverted. Link and Jenna are encouraged to have plenty of sex, because [[ArtisticLicenseBiology it'll make the baby stronger]].

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* NoPreggerSex: Inverted. Link and Jenna are encouraged to have plenty of sex, because [[ArtisticLicenseBiology it'll make the baby their unborn child stronger]].
10th Apr '16 4:13:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* NoPreggoSex: Inverted. Link and Jenna are encouraged to have plenty of sex, because [[ArtisticLicenseBiology it'll make the baby stronger]].

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* NoPreggoSex: NoPreggerSex: Inverted. Link and Jenna are encouraged to have plenty of sex, because [[ArtisticLicenseBiology it'll make the baby stronger]].
10th Apr '16 4:13:14 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* NoPreggoSex: Inverted. Link and Jenna are encouraged to have plenty of sex, because [[ArtisticLicenseBiology it'll make the baby stronger]].
18th Jan '16 2:36:03 AM star3catcher
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* EightDeadlyWords: The entire premise of the story hinges on the idea that the audience is just as fascinated by Jenna's self-indulgent wish fulfillment fantasies about fashion, sex, houses, and other mundane claptrap as she is.
** Weirdly enough, the author seems to take this attitude towards all the characters who are not Link or Jenna. At one point, an entire epic assassination plot to kill the king during the war which Link single-handedly foiled and won a medal for is completely brushed over with only a few sentences so Jenna can quickly get back to concentrating on herself and how the war effects her life (which amounts to little more than sitting around her house and moping about Link not being home).
18th Jan '16 2:35:37 AM star3catcher
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* EightDeadlyWords: The entire premise of the story hinges on the idea that the audience is just as fascinated by Jenna's self-indulgent wish fulfillment fantasies about fashion, sex, houses, and other mundane claptrap as she is.
** Weirdly enough, the author seems to take this attitude towards all the characters who are not Link or Jenna. At one point, an entire epic assassination plot to kill the king during the war which Link single-handedly foiled and won a medal for is completely brushed over with only a few sentences so Jenna can quickly get back to concentrating on herself and how the war effects her life (which amounts to little more than sitting around her house and moping about Link not being home).
18th Jan '16 1:57:47 AM star3catcher
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** Pretty much every single bit of information that was conveyed in a footnote could have easily been woven into the main narration (the whole point of a footnote being to relay important information to the reader that would otherwise be unnatural or difficult to explain in the narration), but that would mean that Jenna would have to spend time talking about something other than her clothes or grotesque sex life.
18th Jan '16 1:48:32 AM star3catcher
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* OnlySaneMan: Unintentional, but Mido comes across as this for being the only character in the entire story to point out that there is absolutely no good reason for Jenna to be receiving all this special treatment and presents. Of course, the story itself doesn't see him as this, Jenna dismissing him as "bitter" and "proud" in her narration, and Saria ripping him a new one by "reasoning" that because Link is special, so is his wife by extension.
16th Jan '16 12:03:51 AM Eagal
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** During Jenna's giving birth to Link Jr there was no mention of an umbilical cord and apparently the birth only took maybe five minutes.



** Don't forget, there was no mention of an umbilical cord and apparently the birth only took...eh, maybe five minutes?



* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma

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* %%* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma
16th Jan '16 12:02:21 AM Eagal
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* BoringInvincibleHero

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* %%* BoringInvincibleHero



* CatGirl: Not a literal example, but Jenna's "cat like instincts" (which are never explained) certainly invoke this trope. Just in case she didn't have quite enough CommonMarySueTraits. She's also later able to smell blood and sulfur from ''across a lake''.

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* CatGirl: Not a literal example, but Jenna's "cat like instincts" (which are never explained) certainly invoke this trope. Just in case she didn't have quite enough CommonMarySueTraits. She's also later able to smell blood and sulfur from ''across a lake''.



* {{Chickification}}: Every rival for Link's affections, including [[BarrierMaiden Princess]] [[LadyOfWar Zelda]], Malon, [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Saria]], and [[{{Tsundere}} Ruto]] are reduced from their powerful and determined selves to fawning over the [[BlackHoleSue Sue]], angst about how [[IwantMyBelovedToBeHappy they want Link to be happy with her]], ''and'' give her cool stuff... like ''the Ocarina of freakin' Time''.

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* {{Chickification}}: Every rival for Link's affections, including [[BarrierMaiden Princess]] [[LadyOfWar Zelda]], Malon, [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Saria]], and [[{{Tsundere}} Ruto]] are reduced from their powerful and determined selves to fawning over the [[BlackHoleSue Sue]], Jenna, angst about how [[IwantMyBelovedToBeHappy they want Link to be happy with her]], ''and'' give her cool stuff... like ''the Ocarina of freakin' Time''.



* CostumePorn: Some of the CostumePorn scenes in this fic [[UpToEleven could put even]] ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' to shame!

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* CostumePorn: Some of the CostumePorn scenes in this fic [[UpToEleven could put even]] ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' to shame!%%* CostumePorn



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
** "It was a warm spring night and night had just arrived."
** Even dreams that feel realistic feel very real.
** "....AND IT IS ALSO THE READERS RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE RESPONSIBILTY....."
** "Should you ever need one of us in a time of need..."
** "Knowledge of those great heroics is well known..."
** "I entered a strange room.""The room was strange..."
** "The more he attracted my attention the more I became more attracted to him."
** "Completing each would bond us together in an unbreakable bond."
** "Hearing his voice inside my mind made me feel closer to him. I felt as if our minds were connected."
** There's also a spring festival. A footnote helpfully tells us that it's a festival that's held in the spring.



* FanSequel / CrackFic: "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9279967/1/My-Inner-Life-The-Legend-Of-Jenna My Inner Life: The Legend Of Jenna]]".

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* FanSequel / CrackFic: FanSequel: "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9279967/1/My-Inner-Life-The-Legend-Of-Jenna My Inner Life: The Legend Of Jenna]]".



** ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Much emphasis is also placed on Jenna's importance as a merchant, but she can apparently drop that to marry Link with no ill consequences to Hyrule's supply of cloth.



* KaleidoscopeEyes: Not just the local MarySue, oh no, ''everyone'' seems to have these.
* LoveAtFirstSight

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* KaleidoscopeEyes: Not just the local MarySue, oh no, ''everyone'' Everyone seems to have these.
* %%* LoveAtFirstSight



* ObligatorySwearing: Not as severe as some cases, though it's still there.
* OurGryphonsAreDifferent

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* ObligatorySwearing: Not as severe as some cases, though it's still there.
*
%%* ObligatorySwearing
%%*
OurGryphonsAreDifferent



* {{Psychic|Link}} [[IncrediblyLamePun Link]]: Jenna has one with Link.

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* {{Psychic|Link}} [[IncrediblyLamePun Link]]: PsychicLink: Jenna has one with Link.



* PurpleProse: Holy ''hell'' is there PurpleProse!

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* PurpleProse: Holy ''hell'' is there PurpleProse!%%* PurpleProse



* ScreamingBirth coupled with InstantBirthJustAddWater

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* ScreamingBirth coupled %%* ScreamingBirth: Coupled with InstantBirthJustAddWaterInstantBirthJustAddWater.



* SexEqualsLove: as TheirFirstTime
* SickeninglySweethearts: Link and Jenna.

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* %%* SexEqualsLove: as As TheirFirstTime
* %%* SickeninglySweethearts: Link and Jenna.



* SmugSnake: Dark Link
* SomewhereAnEquestrianIsCrying: Jenna always gets her horse to walk by booting it in the legs.

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* %%* SmugSnake: Dark Link
* SomewhereAnEquestrianIsCrying: Jenna always gets her horse to walk by booting it in the legs.
Link



* TooDumbToLive: Ruto almost gets herself killed by wandering around Lake Hylia during a horrible blizzard ''because she was bored.'' For extra points, the fic declares that the Zora are very susceptible to the cold.



* TooDumbToLive: Ruto almost gets herself killed by wandering around Lake Hylia during a horrible blizzard ''because she was bored.'' For extra points, the fic declares that the Zora are very susceptible to the cold.



* TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone: Thanks to [[BlackHoleSue Suvian]] influence, Jenna is now in line to rule Hyrule with Link should Zelda decline to take the throne (which, considering how Zelda is [[DemotedToExtra treated throughout the story]], is almost a certainty).
** And according to Jenna, Zelda can only take the throne if she's ''married'' (despite the fact that Zelda has been canonically shown ruling Hyrule by herself without spouse or parents in the majority of the games), something Jenna is certain she will never do. No wonder, because [[RelationshipSue Jenna took Link first.]]
** Another of the author's fanfics, "Childhood Lost", features Zelda angsting about her lost childhood (while recapping Ocarina of Time). Although this is an interesting concept, Jen never wrote more than one chapter and mishandled it horribly, and it looks like if it had continued it would have ended with Zelda giving up her claim to the throne in favour of Jenna, all interspersed with inappropriate Music/MariahCarey lyrics.

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* TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone: Thanks to [[BlackHoleSue Suvian]] influence, Jenna is now in line to rule Hyrule with Link should Zelda decline to take the throne (which, considering how Zelda is [[DemotedToExtra treated throughout the story]], is almost a certainty).
** And according to Jenna, Zelda can only take the throne if she's ''married'' (despite the fact that Zelda has been canonically shown ruling Hyrule by herself without spouse or parents in the majority of the games), something Jenna is certain she will never do. No wonder, because [[RelationshipSue Jenna took Link first.]]
** Another of the author's fanfics, "Childhood Lost", features Zelda angsting about her lost childhood (while recapping Ocarina of Time). Although this is an interesting concept, Jen never wrote more than one chapter and mishandled it horribly, and it looks like if it had continued it would have ended with Zelda giving up her claim to the throne in favour of Jenna, all interspersed with inappropriate Music/MariahCarey lyrics.
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