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23rd Jul '16 1:16:45 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/CharlieBrooker likes to write in sneering, cynical OnlySaneMan-type characters who resemble himself. In ''Series/NathanBarley'' the character of Dan Ashcroft qualified, and in ''Series/DeadSet'' it was the BigBrother producer, Patrick.

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* Creator/CharlieBrooker likes to write in sneering, cynical OnlySaneMan-type characters who resemble himself. In ''Series/NathanBarley'' the character of Dan Ashcroft qualified, and in ''Series/DeadSet'' it was the BigBrother ''Series/BigBrother'' producer, Patrick.
20th Jul '16 10:39:45 AM Mitis
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* The ''Manga/OnePiece'' fandom is full of fanfics about the cool new member of the Strawhat crew. Variations include fics about a cool new pirate joining the Whitebeard/Red-Haired/Heart/Kid Pirates... you get the idea. These are so prevalent that subversions and deconstructions of such stories are beginning to become a sub-genre of their own.
** It says a lot that the most popular Self-Insert Fic to both play the genre straight ''and'' make it an entertaining and engaging story has ''three'' authors behind it: ''Fanfic/ThisBites'' by Xomniac, with assistance from [=CV12Hornet=] and The Patient One, the three of them collectively known as the Cross-Brain.

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* The ''Manga/OnePiece'' fandom is full of fanfics about the cool new member of the Strawhat crew. Variations include fics about a cool new pirate joining the Whitebeard/Red-Haired/Heart/Kid Pirates... you get the idea. These are so prevalent that subversions and deconstructions of such stories are beginning to become a sub-genre of their own.
own. In the entire fandom, only two stories of this sort have gathered over 1000 favorites.
** It says One is ''Fanfic/SolInvictus'' by Toraffles. A play off of the reincarnation angle, the female protagonist is born as a lot female Luffy, possessing the knowledge of the manga from the beginning, and she resolves to change things. However, the fact that the most popular Self-Insert Fic to both play the genre straight ''and'' make some other characters in that universe, though no other Straw Hats yet, were also gender-swapped creates unforeseen changes. Far from playing it an entertaining and engaging straight, but a rather good story has ''three'' authors behind it: altogether.
** The other one is
''Fanfic/ThisBites'' by Xomniac, with assistance from [=CV12Hornet=] and The Patient One, the three of them collectively known as the Cross-Brain.Cross-Brain. Yes, the story has ''three'' authors behind it, and it says a lot both about their skill and the difficulty of the genre that ''This Bites!'' is the only SI fic to ever reach the fandom's top 20 stories. The basis is that a fan fic writer by name of Jeremiah Cross muses how cool it would be to be in ''One Piece'', and promptly has his wish granted by a (Bastard) Random Omnipotent Being. With little to no combat capabilities, he forms a partnership with a Baby Transponder Snail that ate the Noise-Noise Fruit, appropriately named Soundbite, and they join the Straw Hats as the communications officers shortly before they reach Loguetown. This story plays the genre straight, and its faithfulness to the ButterflyOfDoom results in many changes, both good and bad.
17th Jul '16 8:47:58 AM nombretomado
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* In the original (unpublished) BittersweetCandyBowl, Sue was this to Taeshi, the artist.

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* In the original (unpublished) BittersweetCandyBowl, ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', Sue was this to Taeshi, the artist.
13th Jul '16 12:26:46 AM Mitis
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** One that plays it straight is ''Fanfic/ThisBites'', where after musing aloud on how cool it would be, a fan fic writer has his wish granted by a (bastard) random omnipotent being. The inserted character earns a place with the Straw Hats thanks to his dreams and a partnership with a Transponder Snail that ate a Devil Fruit. And when you consider that the typical baseline of durability in that world is being MadeOfIron, an average fan fic writer PROBABLY wouldn't have weapons training, and the fact that adding someone who would attempt to change things for the better would make the ButterflyOfDoom quite active...the author's writing is quite realistic.

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** One It says a lot that plays it the most popular Self-Insert Fic to both play the genre straight is ''Fanfic/ThisBites'', where after musing aloud on how cool ''and'' make it would be, a fan fic writer an entertaining and engaging story has his wish granted ''three'' authors behind it: ''Fanfic/ThisBites'' by a (bastard) random omnipotent being. The inserted character earns a place Xomniac, with assistance from [=CV12Hornet=] and The Patient One, the Straw Hats thanks to his dreams and a partnership with a Transponder Snail that ate a Devil Fruit. And when you consider that three of them collectively known as the typical baseline of durability in that world is being MadeOfIron, an average fan fic writer PROBABLY wouldn't have weapons training, and the fact that adding someone who would attempt to change things for the better would make the ButterflyOfDoom quite active...the author's writing is quite realistic.Cross-Brain.
12th Jul '16 1:19:55 AM PaulA
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* Creator/CharlieKaufman wrote himself into the script of ''{{Adaptation}}'', a movie "adapted" from the book ''The Orchid Thief''. The movie is about him trying to adapt ''The Orchid Thief'', and eventually writing himself into the script.

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* Creator/CharlieKaufman wrote himself into the script of ''{{Adaptation}}'', ''Film/{{Adaptation}}'', a movie "adapted" from the book ''The Orchid Thief''. The movie is about him trying to adapt ''The Orchid Thief'', and eventually writing himself into the script.
20th Jun '16 3:51:30 AM KatanaCat
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As the name implies, a Self-Insert Fic is one where the author has made a simulacrum of himself (or [[MostFanFicWritersAreFemale herself]]) commonly called an ''[[AuthorAvatar avatar]]'' -- in the story's world as a key character. If the author has any sense of subtlety, the resulting character won't [[TheDanza share their name or alias]], but it's still easy to tell who that "new character" is.

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As the name implies, a Self-Insert Fic is one where the author has made a simulacrum of himself (or [[MostFanFicWritersAreFemale herself]]) themself commonly called an ''[[AuthorAvatar avatar]]'' -- in the story's world as a key character. If the author has any sense of subtlety, the resulting character won't [[TheDanza share their name or alias]], but it's still easy to tell who that "new character" is.



* ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}'' has the young trolls posting to ConscriptionFiction.com, a site for [[StylisticSuck really bad]] real-person fic about themselves and their teachers. Ganmed Lomust posts fic about his "[[MarySue Mayree Tseouh]]" hanging out with the Grand Highblood, and Lieutenant Gritch contributes to the round-robin fic his students write about killing him horribly; nobody's sure if he's trying to be funny or trying to make them stop.

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* ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}'' has the young trolls posting to ConscriptionFiction.[=ConscriptionFiction=].com, a site for [[StylisticSuck really bad]] real-person fic about themselves and their teachers. Ganmed Lomust posts fic about his "[[MarySue Mayree Tseouh]]" hanging out with the Grand Highblood, and Lieutenant Gritch contributes to the round-robin fic his students write about killing him horribly; nobody's sure if he's trying to be funny or trying to make them stop.stop.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6638785 Peridot's Super Stupendous Fanfiction]]'', Peridot writes an AlternateUniverseFic of [[ShowWithinAShow Camp Pining Hearts]] starring herself and various people she knows. Connie reads it and asks if it's supposed to be stupid.
13th Jun '16 11:00:17 AM WillKeaton
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* Possibly the most infamous example of the godlike insert is Darren "Twister" Steffler and his incomplete mid-1990s megaseries ''[[http://archives.eyrie.org/anime/Twisted-Path/ Twisted Path]]''. Steffler's work started out rather crude but improved noticeably as he continued writing, although it never quite reached better than high average in quality. Nevertheless, ''Twisted Path'' was incredibly influential, prompting a number of other writers to create their own Self-Insert or pseudo-Self-Insert fics, many of which included {{Shout Out}}s to ''Twisted Path'' or blatantly set themselves in the [[http://www.accessdenied-rms.net/images/xovers.jpg same multiverse]].
* One such story was Bert Van Vliet's ''[[http://www.bgcrisis.com/zone/index.html The Bubblegum Zone]]'', a ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' self-insert which later had an explicit crossover with ''Twisted Path'' in the latter series' fourth installment.
* Another is Ed Becerra's ''[[http://www.fanfic.net/pub/Anime/FanFictions/Miscellaneous/Legions-Quest/ Legion's Quest]],'' which carefully and skillfully walks the complicated line between playing a godlike Self Insert straight, parodying it, and subverting it. It, too, crosses over explicitly with ''Twisted Path'', in its own ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' segment.
* Possibly the most notorious self-inserter of all was the one known only as "Oscar"; his AuthorAvatar was a 13-year-old ''[[Manga/DragonBall Super Saiyan]]'' hermaphrodite (no, that is ''not'' a joke) who engaged in a sexual affair with Artemis from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''... in his ''cat'' form. (Again, that is ''not'' a joke, as much as one might wish it so.) In later stories, Oscar became "involved" with Felicia from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Lola Bunny]]. To top it all off, the real Oscar then mysteriously disappeared, and is now presumed dead. [[http://www.nabiki.com/mst/megane67/mst/oscarfic/ A link to an]] {{MST}} [[http://www.nabiki.com/mst/megane67/mst/oscarfic/ series of some of his work]]; linking to the actual ''stories'' would be {{NSFW}}.

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* Possibly the most infamous example of the godlike insert is Darren "Twister" Steffler and his incomplete mid-1990s megaseries ''[[http://archives.eyrie.org/anime/Twisted-Path/ Twisted Path]]''. Path.]]'' Steffler's work started out rather crude but improved noticeably as he continued writing, although it never quite reached better than high average in quality. Nevertheless, ''Twisted Path'' was incredibly influential, prompting a number of other writers to create their own Self-Insert or pseudo-Self-Insert fics, many of which included {{Shout Out}}s to ''Twisted Path'' or blatantly set themselves in the [[http://www.accessdenied-rms.net/images/xovers.jpg same multiverse]].
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* One such story was Bert Van Vliet's ''[[http://www.bgcrisis.com/zone/index.html The Bubblegum Zone]]'', Zone,]]'' a ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' self-insert which later had an explicit crossover with ''Twisted Path'' in the latter series' fourth installment.
* Another is Ed Becerra's ''[[http://www.fanfic.net/pub/Anime/FanFictions/Miscellaneous/Legions-Quest/ Legion's Quest]],'' Quest,]]'' which carefully and skillfully walks the complicated line between playing a godlike Self Insert straight, parodying it, and subverting it. It, too, crosses over explicitly with ''Twisted Path'', in its own ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' segment.
* Possibly the most notorious self-inserter of all was the one known only as "Oscar"; his AuthorAvatar was a 13-year-old ''[[Manga/DragonBall Super Saiyan]]'' hermaphrodite (no, that is ''not'' a joke) who engaged in a sexual affair with Artemis from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''... in his ''cat'' form. (Again, that is ''not'' a joke, as much as one might wish it so.) In later stories, Oscar became "involved" with Felicia from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Lola Bunny]]. To top it all off, the real Oscar then mysteriously disappeared, and is now presumed dead. [[http://www.nabiki.com/mst/megane67/mst/oscarfic/ A link to an]] {{MST}} [[http://www.nabiki.com/mst/megane67/mst/oscarfic/ series of some of his work]]; work;]] linking to the actual ''stories'' would be {{NSFW}}.
13th Jun '16 10:59:07 AM WillKeaton
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* In the Manga/{{Bleach}} fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6820157/1/bFanfictional_b_bFugitive_b Fanfictional Fugitive]], the author directly admits that the main character is [[AuthorAvatar based on herself]] as much as possible. Then she starts to pretty much beat the entire shit out of her(self?) by both turning the character based on herself into a [[{{Wangst}} whiny]], [[MinorInjuryOverreaction powerless]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] and generally [[DirtyCoward unlikable]] [[DistressedDamsel damsel in constant distress]] and making [[AuthorAvatar Fanfic!Myrthe]] experience an [[DeusAngstMachina ongoing]] [[ChewToy series]] [[{{Mindrape}} of]] [[BreakTheHaughty nasty]] [[EveryThingTryingToKillYou events]]. And then lets her character react to these events [[{{Deconstruction}} in a way]] that does [[NiceJobBreakingItHero not]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids flatter]] [[FreakOut her]] [[DirtyCoward character]] at all.

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* In the Manga/{{Bleach}} fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6820157/1/bFanfictional_b_bFugitive_b Fanfictional Fugitive]], Fugitive,]] the author directly admits that the main character is [[AuthorAvatar based on herself]] as much as possible. Then she starts to pretty much beat the entire shit out of her(self?) by both turning the character based on herself into a [[{{Wangst}} whiny]], [[MinorInjuryOverreaction powerless]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] and generally [[DirtyCoward unlikable]] [[DistressedDamsel damsel in constant distress]] and making [[AuthorAvatar Fanfic!Myrthe]] experience an [[DeusAngstMachina ongoing]] [[ChewToy series]] [[{{Mindrape}} of]] [[BreakTheHaughty nasty]] [[EveryThingTryingToKillYou events]]. And then lets her character react to these events [[{{Deconstruction}} in a way]] that does [[NiceJobBreakingItHero not]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids flatter]] [[FreakOut her]] [[DirtyCoward character]] at all.
30th May '16 7:54:52 PM Doug86
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has several fanfics (particularly in AlternateHistoryDotCom) about the author becoming a character in the books: for example, ''FanFic/OhGodAmITheMannisNow'', where the author becomes Stannis Baratheon during the Siege of Storm's End.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has several fanfics (particularly in AlternateHistoryDotCom) Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom) about the author becoming a character in the books: for example, ''FanFic/OhGodAmITheMannisNow'', where the author becomes Stannis Baratheon during the Siege of Storm's End.
30th May '16 8:45:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Transformers}}. Oh ''Primus'', where do we start... The classic example would be infamous TriChess (that now seems to disappear off the web). ''TransformersArmada'' has it the worst, with almost every OC being a self insert of various degree and a MarySue. Regularly played with and parodied in {{Insecticomics}}.

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* {{Transformers}}. Oh ''Primus'', where do we start... The classic example would be infamous TriChess (that now seems to disappear off the web). ''TransformersArmada'' ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' has it the worst, with almost every OC being a self insert of various degree and a MarySue. Regularly played with and parodied in {{Insecticomics}}.
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