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A series of fanfics by "[=MarissaTheWriter=]", a pseudonym for (in)famous FanFictionDotNet troll Creator/SueMary, and an equivalent to ''MyImmortal'' and the like to any fandom that it touches.

The first fic, ''ITS MY LIFE!'', tells the story of [[MarySue Marrissa Roberts]], a test subject in Portal Labs who is seemingly Chell's sister, has [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands "speshul powers"]] and is [[ArtisticLicenseBiology somehow pregnant with Wheatly's "robot ball/human baby"]].

The second fan fiction and a "seekwillspinoff" of ''ITS MY LIFE!'', ''TEEN FORTRESS 2'', tells the story of Scot, Teen Fortress 2 and their problems in [[HighSchoolAU high school]]. (Not to be confused with [[http://www.somethingawful.com/hosted/jeffk/teenforetress2.htm this]] "TEEN FORTRESS 2".)

The third story and a sequel to ''ITS MY LIFE!'', ''THE MARRISSA GAMES'', was started on Creator/SueMary's Tumblr, in which Marrissa, Wheatly and Chell Junor are forced to leave Portal Labs and Marrissa must participate in Literature/TheHungerGames.

There are also two stories by [=MarissaTheWriter=] that are not set in the ITS MY LIFE! continuity, ''[[FanFic/InvaderZimBornAgainChristian Invader Zim: Born Again Christian]]'' and ''[[http://suemaryfanfiction.tumblr.com/tagged/Real-Beauty Real Beauty]]''.

Links to the fan fictions:

* ''ITS MY LIFE!'': [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/528613/chapters/936194 (Archive of Our Own)]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8265417/1/ITS-MY-LIFE-repost (FanFiction.Net)]]
* ''TEEN FORTRESS 2'': [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/528610/chapters/936191 (Archive of Our Own)]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7247709/1/TEEN_FORTRESS_2 (FanFiction.Net)]]
* ''THE MARRISSA GAMES'': [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/435682 (Archive of Our Own)]] [[http://suemaryfanfiction.tumblr.com/tagged/The-Hunger-Games (Tumblr)]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7367081/1/Its_My_Life_Edited ITS MY LIFE!, as edited by Marissa's official beta reader, Logic Editor]]
* [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zj3Kj9SpDO5Al7p4vL-xv54v_17bs-MOpp6E9TB0upY/edit THE MARRISSA GAMES, as edited by ASBusinessMagnet]]

A complete DramaticReading of ''ITS MY LIFE!'' can be found at [[http://www.youtube.com/user/seaweedprincess/videos seaweedprincess's YouTube channel]]. A reading of ''TEEN FORTRESS 2'' [[http://www.youtube.com/user/JamesSnarkle/videos can also be found,]] as well as [[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKmgvdoLb70qO0udTPtIwtA/videos one of THE MARRISSA GAMES]].

Several {{MST}}ings of one or more fan fictions can be found at various sites:

[[folder:Links to [=MST=]ings]]

* At TheHalfWorld:
** ''ITS MY LIFE!'': [[http://theskepkitty.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/horrible-fanfiction-56-its-my-life-a-portal-fanfic/ begins here]]
** ''TEEN FORTRESS 2'': [[http://theskepkitty.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/horrible-fanfiction-73-teen-fortress-2-a-team-fortress-2-portal-fanfic/ begins here]]
** ''THE MARRISSA GAMES'': [[http://theskepkitty.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/horrible-fanfiction-125-the-marissa-games-a-portal-the-hunger-games-fanfic/ begins here]]
* ''ITS MY LIFE!'' at The Library of the Damned: [[http://literarytravesty.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/03-its-my-life-chapter-one/ begins here]]
* ''TEEN FORTRESS 2'' at HIT THE BERSERK BUTTON!: [[http://trollinmahpantz.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/fanfic-mst-1-teen-fortress-2-a-team-fortress-2-fanfic/ begins here]]
* ''ITS MY LIFE!'' and ''TEEN FORTRESS 2'' at TelltaleFanficTheater3000: [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Uv_Gp_q4BodvPTxAhOhNHRtIfwEs4qtBPwU_GqmUmE/edit?hl=en_US here]]
** [=MightyPirateTM=] of [=TFT3K=] has made an autocorrected version of ''TEEN FORTRESS 2'': [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7348238/1/TEEN_FORTRESS_2_Autocorrected here]]
* At FanFictionDotNet:
** [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Marik and Bakura]] read ''ITS MY LIFE!'': [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7437574/1/Marik_and_Bakura_Read_ITS_MY_LIFE here]]
** ''The Unfortunate Discovery of Marissa Roberts'' (''ITS MY LIFE!'' as done by the Portal characters): [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7552655/1/The_Unfortunate_Discovery_of_Marissa_Roberts here]]
*** [[FanFicRecs/{{Portal}} As recommended by Tropers!]]
* At deviantART:
** By [=CadenGailic=]:
*** ''ITS MY LIFE!'': [[http://cadengallic.deviantart.com/art/Chapter-1-Science-lab-places-354427597 begins here]]
*** ''THE MARRISSA GAMES'': [[http://cadengallic.deviantart.com/art/Marissa-games-Chapter-1-Character-Bastardization-374181164 begins here]]
** The mirror of the same [=MST=] on [=FanFiction.Net=] is available [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8640533/1/ITS-MY-LIFE-The-commentary-or-rather-another-one here]].
* [=MarrissaTheWriter=] Second Anniversary "Reading" (by [=ASBusinessMagnet=]): [[http://xn--portal-4-asis-tkstantmetis-zgf.lt/aperturechronicles/2013/06/05/marrissathewriter-second-anniversary-reading-part-one/ begins here]]

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Now has [[DrinkingGame/{{ITSMYLIFE}} a drinking game.]]

See also FanFic/MarrissaTheWriterCompleteAnthology.

Compare ''MyImmortal'', ''MyInnerLife'', ''LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami'', ''HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences'', ''[[FanFic/QuarterLifeHalfwayToDestruction Quarter-Life: Halfway to Destruction]]'', FanFic/MarissaPicard. [[IReadThatAs Not to be confused with a certain]] Music/BonJovi [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC67JzPqDG4&hd=1 song]]. [[SimilarlyNamedWorks Or any other song]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_My_Life named "It's My Life".]]
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!!The ''ITS MY LIFE!'' series provides examples of:

* [[NoIndoorVoice ALL CAPS]]- The author's notes are always written this way.
* AnachronismStew - Somehow in "the past" (for which the best guess is TheNineties) ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' doesn't exist yet, while Music/MileyCyrus does, and the television of the time is black and white. [[InsaneTrollLogic (which means the stuff that isn't black or white shows up as transparent.)]] Not to mention ''UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln'' is the president, who is from the wrong ''century''.
-->Apparently, [=MarissaTheWriter=] thinks that if it’s “the past”, just any old person from the past can be written into the story. Next she’s going to have [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] give everyone printing presses.
** Though, black and white security cameras are there even nowadays, so these existing in the nineties isn't that unlikely.
** Also, a form of AnachronismStew occurs even in the present: ''Film/GreenLantern'' was released ''after'' ITS MY LIFE! began (but before (?) it was referenced).
** And let's not mention that the events of Literature/TheHungerGames (at least 74 years after a rebellion after a series of disasters, including flooding) are only a few months away from the events of the end of ITS MY LIFE! (Britain still has a queen, London is still above sea level).
* AnyoneCanDie - They will be resurrected in inane ways anyway.
** Though, by the end of ITS MY LIFE! in the future everyone from Portal Labs save for Marrissa, Wheatley, Chell Junior and "Atbod and P-Las" (and possibly Rattmann) is dead for real.
*** And deaths of all of them were alluded to. [[note]]Marrissa died in Chapter 12 and was resurrected in 13, Wheatley died in 7 and was brought from the past, Assirram once "aborted" Marrissa and Wheatley's baby, Atlas and P-Body are also mentioned to have an abortion and Rattmann fell into space.[[/note]]
** THE MARRISSA GAMES tops this when [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=] kills most good guys, Marrissa avenges this by killing [=GLaDOS=], Wheatley makes a spell that brings all the good guys back to life, exploding in the process, and Rugged Ralf and Fixin Feelix fix Wheatley in the epilogue.]]
* AuthorAppeal - Males showcasing their genitalia, Chell's butt (to the degree its treated almost as a separate entity), tirades against drugs, beer, abortion, and rape, [[BloodyHilarious disturbingly comedic gorn scenes]], inexplicable cameos, characters [[InsistentTerminology "o-mouthing" and "lolling"]], enemies being defeated via kicks (of the "roundhose" and jump kick variety), and characters dying violently then being ressurected in increasingly nonsensical ways are all things Marrissa can't seem to write a story without.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Gale's last name has been changed to Thunderpants.
* BackFromTheDead - Several times in various means. There are two main ways to become un-dead in ''ITS MY LIFE!'': one is that when you die, you appear in "Andord Hell" and can escape from it (this is how [=GLaDOS=] and "Gabe" Jonson came back to life) and the other is that when you eat zombie taters and "dead" you will become "zomboy" (Chell's case, she later came over to Adroid Hell and turned into her "retorded normal" self because there are no zombies in Adroid Hell.)
** More weirdly played with Marrissa herself. One of her special powers is that when she eats the zombie taters and dies (or vice versa), instead of becoming a zombie, she simply becomes alive again.
*** People are brought back several other ways as well. GLaDOS is brought back to life accidentally when Marrissa strikes her with lightning, and Wheatley comes back by Marrissa traveling back in time to bring his past self to the present to replace the dead Wheatley. The obvious and plentiful paradoxes that would cause are completely ignored.
* BadassFamily - Not only Marrissa has speshul powers and Wheatly has the PowerOfLove, their child, who [[PregnantBadass isn't even]] ''[[PregnantBadass born]]'' [[PregnantBadass yet]], can survive an attack from Assirram.
** Later it's hinted "Chell Junor" may have the same powers Marissa has.
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Marissa Can Fly To And Breathe In Space]]
* BrainUploading - Gabe Jonson turns Caroline into [=GLaDOS=] (named after her mother, Principal [=GLaDOS=]) and later Cave turns Wheatly into a robo ball.
* BritainIsOnlyLondon - Invoked when [[spoiler:Assirram is killing off "all the city of Englond", including the Queen.]]
-->[[spoiler:"Bloody no! There killin the queen!" Wheatly britished.]]
* {{Cameo}} - The zombies from Franchise/ResidentEvil and Franchise/DeadSpace appear briefly.
** [[spoiler:ThomasTheTankEngine]] of all things appears as a ''villain'' in THE MARRISSA GAMES.
* CloudCuckooLander - The author "Marrissa the Writer" seems to be one. Her responses to some of the negative reviews are just downright odd such as when stated her jokes about Chell being mentally retarded due to brain damage were DudeNotFunny she replied by saying its okay because "[[CompletelyMissingThePoint CHELL IS JUST A PRETEND CARTOON!]]".
** Also when Chell and GLaDOS fuse, she becomes known as "CHELLGADOS", most reviewers believed it to be a simple misspelling of "CHELLGLADOS" only for Marrissa to explain "I NO THAT GLADOS IS SPELLED GLADOS I CALLED HER FUSION CHELLGADOS BECOS CHELL ALREADY HAS THE LS AN IT [[RuleOfCool SOUNDED MORE COOLER]]!"
** As well as this exchange:
--->'''[=MarissaTheWriter:=]''' ...he named it that ''(refers to Scot naming his baseball bat Marrissa)'' as a shutout to ITS MY LIFE!
--->'''[=ASBusinessMagnet:=]''' This is the past. He wouldn't know about ITS MY LIFE! because it wasn't invented yet!
--->'''[=MarissaTheWriter:=]''' Thats why Scot dosent rember why he called his bat Marrissa!
* ClusterFBomb - Logic dropped several of them with the introductory chapter of ITS MY LIFE!'s editing.
* CrazyPrepared- When Doug Rattmann appears he reveals that to become immune from [[GroinAttack groin attacks]] he replaced his balls with the Space and Adventure cores while remarking "[[VideoGame/DukeNukem I'VE GOT BALLS OF STEEL]]!".
* CrossOver - Mainly between VideoGame/{{Portal}}, VideoGame/TeamFortress2 and Literature/TheHungerGames, there are also elements from VideoGame/HalfLife, Film/MenInBlack and InvaderZim, the zombies from Franchise/ResidentEvil and Franchise/DeadSpace have cameos, a [[{{Videogame/Fallout}} super mutant]] briefly appears, and Marrissa cries that she has been VideoGame/Left4Dead.
** In a recent chapter of THE MARRISSA GAMES, [[Film/MenInBlack Agents J and K]] battle the characters from VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent in VideoGame/HalfLife College. [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment This doesn't really have much at all to do with the overall story]].
** In Teen Fortress 2 [[spoiler: Franchise/HarryPotter characters have begun to appear, and Harry and Wheatley share an identity, as do Ron and Gale "Thunderpants".]]
** Marrissa later claimed she wanted ITS MY LIFE! and TEEN FORTRESS 2 to take place in the same continuity as an Invader Zim fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/800177/1/Love_Knows_No_Race Love Knows No Race]].
* DeadGuyJunior - All the characters have a ridiculous habit of naming people/animals/things after their dead relatives. [=GLaDOS=], Cave Jonson, Chell Junior (a robot ball-human baby), Katty Smithereens (a koala) and Marrissa (a baseball bat) have all fell victim to this one.
* DeathIsCheap - GLaDOS is resurrected by a lighting bolt after attempting "Sewiside".
* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: Wheatley talks almost entirely in British swear-words. When reviews pointed out to Marrissa that these words are cusses in Britain instead of just insults like "darn" she said "(The Words) MEAN SOMETHING NOTTY? OMG!"
** However when another review pointed out that technically they were insults too, she went back to using them misinterpreting that review to mean the others were untrue.
* DisproportionateRetribution - So Chell is dancing... That makes it okay to shoot her in the head?
** From TheHalfWorld [=MSTing=]:
--->Marissa has a very weird set of morals. Shooting your sister in the head because she’s brain-damaged = [[BlatantLies fine]]. Leaving your zombie sister who wants to eat your flesh in android hell, where she will presumably be fine since she’s not an android = WE MUST SAVE HER?!
** Also, In THE MARRISSA GAMES, Louise Bomboms 2 (a stripper) has been attacked by Marissa... for doing nothing except her job.
* DontExplainTheJoke - Every single time the author makes a pun, she feels the need to point it out.
* DrugsAreBad - Apparently "Altas" and "P-Boy" the robots drink and smoke drugs while they beat Marissa up.
-->'''Wheatley''': "He b***** wanna smoke some drugs/?" P-Body said an gave ne a drugs. "No." I answered becos drugs are bad I new from Marrissa.
* EvilTwin - Cave Jonson is the evil twin of Gabe Jonson.
** EvilCounterpart - The evil Teen Fortress 2.
** EvilKnockoff - Assirram Strebor.
** This has happened to Chapters 8 and 9 as well, and an M-rated "better" version of ITS MY LIFE! is already here.
*** Which received a simple ">=(" from the author herself.
* FiveManBand - Forms during THE MARRISSA GAMES.
** TheHero - Marrissa
** TheLancer - Peeta
** TheBigGuy - Heevy
** TheSmartGuy - Haymish
** TheChick - Prim
* {{Gorn}} - Marrissa can get really creative when writing how characters died. A select few death descriptions:
-->The turrents screemed lick a screemin thing that screems an they died.
-->[[spoiler:My hole body glowed brite gold an there was a huge boom an Assirram becomed a skelton. Then the skelton died.]]
-->[[spoiler:An Atlas an P-Body lolled an shot me in head. "Marrissa!" Wheatly screamed an ever thing got really black an I died.]]
** As well as how the Spy look's under his mask, how Wheatley became a personality core, and why Rattmann felt the need to replace his balls with the space and adventure cores.
* GagBoobs - At one point, due to a typo, Marrissa's fall was broken not by her lung fall boots, but by her "long boobs".
** Also her "big squishy chest" is able to hold Wheatley, a fairly large metal ball, inside itself.
* GrandFinale - Chapter 16 of ITS MY LIFE!.
** ...And then a credits song was also posted and TEEN FORTRESS 2 started.
* HighSchoolAU - Portal High School in general. Known characters are Gabe Jonson, Doug Rattmann, Caroline, Team Fortress 2 and human!Wheatley.
* IJustWantToBeNormal - "Why cant I jus be a normal girl going to high school an have a boyfriend that isn't space lost!"
** And guess where the second fan fiction takes place in?
* IKEAErotica - Averted; whenever it comes to writing sex scenes Marrissa just says "an you pervs out there Im not riting what happened next! =P".
** Though, french kissing ''is'' described and makes Wheatley go sparks, which only leaves you wondering how he even survives the real thing.
** Weirdly enough, while Logic does present himself as a better editor, he actually did insert a terrible sex scene. Which only led to Marrissa saying that the story is T-rated and can't have sex scenes.
** Also, one of the reviews of ITS MY LIFE! tried to explain to the author what "wank" means:
--->WANK =
--->Wank means to Masturbate.
--->To Masturbate is to stimulate oneself (you're already confused, aren't you, illiterate trollfic writer?).
--->To stimulate someone is to yank their [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar pénis]] (or Willy/man parts/privates as you 7-year-olds put it) until they get an orgasm.
--->An Orgasm is that feeling of intense pleasure you get in sex.
--->Sex is something that you do to make babies (as you babies put it) or have fun.
--->You have sex by a man putting his parts into the lady's parts and moving them in and out and kissing each other and sucking each other's necks.
* InsaneTrollLogic:
-->The evil Teen Fortes 2 was watchin the hole thing on there tv camra (but it was black an wite becos its the past so they coldnt see the nerotoksin becos it was green an not black or white so it didant show up)."
* InsistentTerminology - Whenever a character is shocked they "o-mouth", even the ones who don't have mouths...
* LeetSpeak - The characters will regularly say "OMG" and "LOL" in regular conversation. Whenever a character laughs Marrissa says that they "lolled" or "were lolling".
* LightningCanDoAnything
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - While the story doesn't have too many characters, compared to Portal, which had only two (three if you count [[TheUnseen Doug Rattmann]]) this trope applies.
** Even in comparison to VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}, Marissa's story had a good deal more characters than canon.
* LostForever - ITS MY LIFE! was ''eventually'' removed by Critics United.
** Marrissa [[{{Angrish}} did not take this very well]], as can be seen in the quotes section.
* [[MeanwhileInTheFuture Meanwhile In The Past]] - Chapter 13 of ITS MY LIFE! uses it.
** [[{{Prequel}} And it is the main premise]] of TEEN FORTRESS 2.
* MediumAwareness: "Bad musik started to play so I new there was gonna be a fight."
* NakedOnArrival - Cave Jonson. (And I mean Gabe Jonson who renamed himself to Cave because his evil twin (who was also named Cave) died.)
* {{Neologism}}: "Dramakshun".
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands
* NonIndicativeName - "Chapter 12: The Final Battle", while it does end with [[spoiler:Marrissa dying]] there are four more chapters afterwards. (Five if you count the "Credits Song").
* [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion Non-Jerks Avoid Abortion]]: "Just lick I ekspected those two JERK ROBOTS were smokin drugs an drinkin beer (P-Body had a abortion becos shes a jerk an isnt pro-life the b****)." [[TheyJustDidntCare Naturally, her kids show up in the sequel.]]
* OurZombiesAreDifferent - [[spoiler:Even though Chell was shot in the head, she became a zombie. And can speak.]]
* OverlyLongName - Averted for the MarrySue, which is quite surprising given what [[MyImmortal the story is an homage to]].
* ThePowerOfLove - Between Marrissa and Wheatley, and occasionally foreshadowed.
-->Little Wheatly is a powerful bad arse now becos I have THE POWAR OF LOVE!
* RandomTeleportation - The prototip portal gun, originally taking people strictly to [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Android Hell]], by Chapter 16 also took Marrissa and Assirram to [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs the land of dinosaurs]], [[StarWars The Death Star]] and Portal High School.
* RapeAsDrama: The "rap" of the naked gurls by the football dudes in Teen Fortress 2, they also raped Heavy's gun "Sasa".
* RecursiveFanfiction - Various. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7187436/1/MarissaxChell MarissaxChell]] and Portla 3 by Arrow-Awesome, [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f2-6gM-bSu2gyHQnFzg6ZybsgPXVCvh0TdhkssXFWzY/edit Portal: The 4th Millennium: The Trollfic Edition]] by [[FanFic/PortalThe4thMillenniumFranchise ASBusinessMagnet]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8066540/1/The_Chronicles_of_DA_SUs The Chronicles of DA SUs]] by [=WheatleysGurl=]...
** [[FanFic/ITSMYLIFEExpandedUniverse ITS MY LIFE! Expanded Universe]] now has its own TV Tropes page.
* RetCon - Whenever its pointed out that Marrissa got a character's name (or [[CriticalResearchFailure gender]]) wrong she makes up a story about how the character was originally named her misspelled name before they changed it to the canon version for some incredibly convoluted reason.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin - Many, many of them. Particularly, "feces" instead of "faces". [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Time]]
* SaveTheVillain - When Chell and ATLAS end up in Android Hell. Despite ATLAS's harassing, Marissa attempts to rescue him and Chell from Android Hell.
* ScienceFair - While one proper never happens, Caroline brings Wheatley to Portal High School and he has to pretend he is a science fair project.
-->“Since, you know, high school students often invent sentient AIs.”
** However, in [=MarissaTheWriter=]'s world, they actually do: Gabe Jonson later made a robotic body for Caroline, his EvilTwin made one for Wheatley and the Medic resurrected the Spy's head.
*** And the Engineer also made a time machine. ArtificialIntelligence and TimeTravel are probably this universe's equivalents of baking soda volcanoes and potato batteries.
* SdrawkcabName - Assirram Strebor.
** [[SarcasmMode Well what other name do you think]] [[spoiler:[[SarcasmMode an evil clone]]]] [[SarcasmMode would pick?]]
--->S’taht a ecin sdrawkcab eman uoy evah ereht, Assiram Strebor. [[note]]If you take all the words and reverse them one by one, you get "that'S a nice backwards name you have there, marissA robertS."[[/note]]
* SelfInsert - The author's PenName is "[[NamesTheSame Marissa]] the Writer" after all...
* SequelHook - The credits song of ITS MY LIFE! hints at the possibility of one, and that Ratman was not really dead and would play a role, and the prologue to THE MARRISSA GAMES repeats that.
* ShoutOut - Marrissa quite frequently will make puns based on movies and video game names and [[DontExplainTheJoke makes sure the reader is aware of them]].
** From chapter one: "[[Literature/AtlasShrugged Atlas shrugged]] (GET IT IT'S A MOVIE!)." [[note]]Followed by ""WHEATLY!" I screemed [[Creator/AynRand ayn rand]] towards him."[[/note]]
** Chapter two had "{{MISERY}} (GET IT ITS A MOVIE)"
*** "Put him out of his misery" is also a quote from ''Film/{{Inception}}'', though, as it is a given Creator/SueMary is a huge movie buff, she could have referenced either.
** In chapter four, the characters are VideoGame/Left4Dead
*** The biggest shout out in the story comes when Rattmann replaces his testicles with the Space and Adventure Cores so he can have "Balls of Steel", Marrissa explains "Thats from a game called [[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever Duke Nukum Forever]] its funny".
** Perhaps a more subtle one in Chapter 7 of "Teen Fortress 2" where Mr. Pursell is "drawin pictures of a [[Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice dog an rabbit solvin criem]]."
* SirSwearsALot - Try and guess what Sweary Guy's defining trait is.
** Assirram also delivers a line almost entirely in swear words.
--->(she seys a lot of cusses becos shes really evil)
** Actually, the villains of Marrissa stories do that frequently.
* {{Smurfing}} - All the "-ing" (i.e. "britishing") words and "happying".
* SpaceIsNoisy - She attempts to avert this, but ends up playing it straight anyway:
-->Then I rembered, [[Film/{{Alien}} in space noone can here you scream!]] So I couldn't here them, unless maybe I have another special power! I thot hard to try an listen when I heard something it was….. WHEETLY!
* SpeaksFluentAnimal - Snipper can communicate with koalas, [[InsaneTrollLogic because he's Australian.]]
* SpinoffBabies - Sort of; when Marrissa travels to the past she meets "Teen Fortress 2", the teenage versions of the characters from VideoGame/TeamFortress2. She has started writing a SpinOff about their adventures in "Portal High School" for your enjoyment.
* StockDinosaurs - ''[[TyrannosaurusRex T. rex]]'', spelled as... "trex".
-->Assirram made the first portal it was the land of dinosaurs so we fot over a big volcano but a trex eated Assirram so I was happy but Assirram explodd out of the trexs tummy gettin blood an branes every where.
* TakeThat - Towards the [=MSTers=]. In the last chapter they get [[spoiler:eaten by Scot's brothers and the "liter" get punched in the face.]]
* TangledFamilyTree - While not ''too'' tangled, most of the main characters are related to each other with family relationships, and [[PlanetOfSteves identical names]] make it worse.
** To be specific, [[spoiler:Principal [=GLaDOS=] is the mother of Caroline. Cave and Gabe Jonsons are twins, one evil and one good. Gabe and Caroline (turned into [=GLaDOS=] the A.I.) have two children, Marrissa "Roberts" and Chell, through artificial insemination, but the DNA is a mixup and Rattmann turns out to be Chell's biological parent. Marrissa and Wheatley (who is actually Harry Potter) marry each other and have one child, Chell Junior.]]
*** Scot's family is an entirely different story: [[spoiler:Scot's [[HumanMomNonhumanDad father is a dog and mother is a human]]. His eight brothers are mad dogs (only one has been given a name, Wulf (deceased)), and Scot himself is a dog-human hybrid. Scot and Pyro are involved in a romantic relationship, as (unsucessfully) are Spy and Caroline.]]
*** [[CloningBlues And of course]] [[spoiler:Cave cloned the good Teen/Team Fortress 2 to make evil Teen Fortress 2 and they (evil Teen Fortress 2) cloned Marrissa Roberts to make Assirram Strebor.]]
* TimeyWimeyBall - The later chapters feature heavy amounts of TimeTravel, and Marrissa (the author) frequently gets mixed up on whether or not they're still in the past leading to some incredibly big [[PlotHole plot holes]], such as Wheatley dying, so she goes back in time to before she met Wheatley and brings him to the present only to forget its the past Wheatley so he inexplicably remembers things that in his timeline have not happened yet.
** More beautifully explained with this quote: [[spoiler:For those not getting it, this thought in the past is impossible because, since Facebook isn't "invented" yet, no one in the past would know about it.]]
--->'''Evil Heavy:''' We shold right a mean things on her facebook page!
--->'''Evil Medic:''' No you idot this is the past facebook isnt invented yet!
*** Also, Marrissa and other characters are (or just attempt to look) GenreSavvy and are very careful not to mess up the "time streem", but do anyway: if Marrissa took Wheatley from the past she couldn't have met him in the future, because he simply wouldn't have been there.
*** Even more weirdly, Wheatley is shown to have affection to Marrissa before even ''meeting her''.
* TitleDrop - The last line of the last chapter (not counting the credits song).
** As well as Chapter 5 of TEEN FORTRESS 2, "ITS HIS LIFE!"
* TrainingMontage: One occurs in THE MARRISSA GAMES, which is [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall referred to a such in the fist person narrative, complete with Wheatley saying what song was playing]].
-->I pot Chell Junor in her krib an me an Gale did a trainin monstashe. The song was [[CriticalResearchFailure “Eyes on the Tiger” by the guys]].
* TrollFic - Was confirmed to be such. Insane Guy of Doom (also known as Creator/SueMary) mentioned he wrote ITS MY LIFE! because he wanted Portal to have its own FanFic/MyImmortal.
** For what this guy does when he's not trolling, see [[Fanfic/BeingHumanAPortalFanfic Being Human]].
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife - The fact is that Marrissa knows of TV Tropes:
-->I GOT A REVIEW SAYIN I WAS [[JumpingTheShark JUMPIN THE SHARK]] ([[CriticalResearchFailure ITS A TV WORD]]) AN I AM KINNA RUNNIN OUT OF IDEAS SO I THINK ONSE MARRISSA FIGHTS ASSIRRAM [[TropesAreNotGood ILL END THE STORY]] BUT IT WILL BE THE MOST EPIC AN ENTENSE END YET SO MAYBE THE LAST ONE WILL BE CHAPTER 20? FIND OUT!
** She also apparently knows of this article:
--->It [ITS MY LIFE!] even gots a TV TROOPS page so its the most famos portal faaniction every!
*** That sounds [[TrollFic suspiciously similar]] to LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami.
*** And of course Marissa is writing a Literature/TheHungerGames crossover as well.
* TWordEuphemism - Marrissa can spell ''a curseword covered in asterisks'' wrong. (Example: "b**[=**=]*" (6 letters), to which closest examples are "bitch" (5 letters) and "bastard" (7 letters).)
* UnusualChapterNumbers - ITS MY LIFE! has two chapters threes, then goes to chapter five. [[FourIsDeath There is no]] [[EpicFail chapter four]].
** While TEEN FORTRESS 2 actually does have a chapter four, chapter three is called "[[ThirteenIsUnlucky threen]]".
** The chapter numbers of THE MARRISSA GAMES are, in order: "Pro-log", one, "too", 2, 3, "fore", "4five", "sicks", "(surry I forgoat which one)", 2, "Film/{{se7en}}", "[[GratuitousGerman nein]]" and "final".
--->"Chaptar 2" is up, which is actually chapter 3, which is actually chapter 4. [[WritersCannotDoMath Marrissa is not good with counting.]]
*** Interestingly enough, in ITS MY LIFE!, not counting the above mistake, the author managed to count to 16 correctly.
* VillainBall - Why are "Altas" and "P-Boy" so evil? Who knows!
** At one point it's stated they became villains after Marrissa accidentally left drugs and beer with them, they then smoked the drugs and drank the beer which turned them into "jersk".
*** And said drugs and beer were from future broken Wheatley's body, making ''Wheatley'' the villain ball.
**** And they were only ''in'' Wheatley's body because [[StableTimeLoop of peer pressure from Atlas and P-Body]].
* VillainSong - Skepkitty sings one in THE MARRISSA GAMES.
* WordSaladTitle - The credits song "Im Still Want You Gone". One reviewer commented "My brain kind of tried to process that sentence and add in letters where I thought it might be plausible you were misspelling something, but this still manes no sense."
* YouKeepUsingThatWord - Wheatley keeps saying "wank" as the author believes its simply a British insult. Leading to some hilarious AccidentalInnuendo lines such as "You can bloody do it Marrissa. Wank them good!" and "Help me Marrissa this bloody bugger is trying to wank me!"
** More specifically, she seems to believe it means "to beat someone up".
** Also, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Save_the_Queen "god save the queen"]] can be found in Wheatley's vocabulary, which is actually the name for the British anthem, and not used in everyday life, and much less in ''Portal 2'' case.
** "Feces" is not the same word as "faces".

!!The [=MSTings=] provide examples of:

* TheHalfWorld MST:
** BigNo:
--->OH GOD NO
--->PLEASE NO
--->NOT A [[HighSchoolAU HIGH SCHOOL AU]] FIC
--->NOOOOOOOOO
** DrivingQuestion:
--->'''By Chapter 9 of ITS MY LIFE!, when the [=TF2=] characters are first met:''' Also, is this the BLU team or the RED team?
--->'''By Chapter 10, when the evil clones are met:''' So is this the RED team or the BLU team?
--->'''By Chapter 2 of TEEN FORTRESS 2:''' "He waved an we got red for school." So I guess they’re the RED team, then?
*** It is revealed, however, that they became the BLU team, and then "Redman" cloned said team and made the RED team a.k.a. "Team Fortress 2". (The BLU team also called themselves "Team Fortress 2".)
--->I suppose this settles the question as to whether this is the RED team or the BLU team.
* Library of the Damned MST:
** MissingStepsPlan:
--->So GLaDOS’ super-effective plan was;
--->
--->1. Give Chell a brain damage relapse so she would Booty Quake
--->2. Force Wheatley to watch Chell Booty Quake without him knowing he was being forced to do so.
--->3. Tell Marissa about the zombie-making potatoes curing brain damage.
--->4. ???
--->5. [[strike:Profit!]] Marissa’s Emo-Gothification and the death of everyone!
** PorkyPigPronunciation:
--->Marissa laughs at [=GLaDOS=], reminding her that she is immune to the nero …. nerdro … neuro … icky green farts.
* The Unfortunate Discovery of Marissa Roberts:
** DrivenToSuicide: Both Space Core ''and'' Wheatley attempt to escape the story by jumping into a bottomless pit.
** TheDogBitesBack: Wheatley, treated as the local ButtMonkey, after reading "time streem paradoks" ''almost'' rattles of the "This sentence is false" paradox. It is possible that he attempted this ''on purpose''.
** LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The characters make several vague references to other Portal fanfics and even the story itself.
* [=MarrissaTheWriter=] Second Anniversary "Reading":
** InsistentTerminology: Despite being an MST, it is never called such.