Not to be confused with FanFic/TheOtherworldSeries, this is a fanfic anthology written by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/75360/ McGeesJabberwock]], mostly dealing with DarkerAndEdgier versions of [[SubvertedKidsShow cartoons]]. This Otherworld is a realm of the mind, where everything anyone imagined or thought of is real, and is ruled by an evil faceless version of [[Literature/AliceInWonderland the Mad Hatter]]. It is also an afterlife for the insane but the living can go there, to their specific 'house' to create their own world to escape from reality, usually driving them insane in the progress.

Noteable stories in the collection include:

* ''Foster's House'' - A creepier version of FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends, transforming the characters of the show into evil monsters, which Mac has to fight to reclaim Bloo. There was also a sequel, ''An Imaginary War''. revolving around the friends fighting the Hatter.
* ''Brandy'' - Based on BrandyAndMrWhiskers, this involves Brandy, now a depressed teenage human, entering Whiskers' world and dealing with the madness that follows.
* ''The Adventures of Claudia'' - A selection of short stories, about Claudia from TheCaribouKitchen, as well as characters from shows like AvengerPenguins, TheDreamstone and DoraTheExplorer.
* ''The Little Shark'' - A modern day retelling of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', only with a shark named Derek, who hates being a shark due to being unloved and his dark side (who ends up being named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dark Side]]). He then ends up [[HumanityEnsues becoming human]] thanks to a MadScientist sea witch called Gwen.
* ''American Mc Gee's Alyss series'' - A crossover between ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'' and ''Literature/TheLookingGlassWars'' novels, with the Jabberwock from the former franchise as the main character, the world's meeting through, of all things, a [[WaltParodisneyProductionsPresents parody]] of TheNightmareBeforeChristmas.
* Gruff - A short tale about the Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff meeting a tribe of goats who worship [[CthulhuMythos Shub-Niggurath]] facing the Queen of Trolls and her malevolent magic.

You can read these stories and find out more about the world [[http://www.freewebs.com/entertheotherworld here.]]


This also lead to 'Courage in Otherworld', a project being co-authored by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/147599/Chris_Gammon Chris Gammon]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/469092/CrazyCTCDFan CrazyCtCDFan]], including their characters as well as putting CourageTheCowardlyDog through the world. Find out more at [[http://www.freewebs.com/otherworldfordumies this website.]]

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!!The Otherworld Anthology contains examples of:

* AffablyEvil - The Hatter, Wilt after going insane (although given [[NiceGuy what he's like in canon]], this is to be expected) and Mr. Whiskers.
* AllStarCast: The [[ManipulativeEditing fanedited]] short films feature this; [[BigBad the Hatter]] is played by JohnnyDepp, [[TheDragon the Great Bruzzini]] is played by Reece Shearsmith, [[WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers Mr. Whiskers]] is voiced post-mortem by Roddy [=McDowell=], [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Frankie]] is played by Eva Green, [[DeadpanSnarker Brandy]] is played by Agnes Bruckner, [[TheWoobie Derek]] is played by Jake Gyllenhaal, [[MadScientist Gwen]] is played by Sarah Polley, [[EnemyWithin Dark Side]] is played by Patrick Kilpatrick, [[TheCaribouKitchen Claudia]] is voiced by Julie Waters and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Tara/Twilight Sparkle]] is played by WinonaRyder.
* AlternateUniverseFic - ''Foster's House'' and ''Brandy'' are both alternate takes on their source material, and American [=McGee=]'s Alyss follows a different continuity to the official Looking Glass Wars.
* AllTrollsAreDifferent - In Gruff, the trolls are reptilian, one-eyed creatures, whose weakness against sunlight can be reversed.
* [[spoiler: AndThenJohnWasAZombie - Brandy]]
* AntiVillain - Troll Queen, Whiskers and the Jabberwock
* AscendedExtra - Lorenzo the jaguar, a one-time character on BrandyAndMrWhiskers, is a major character in Brandy.
* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder - Gareth has done little Otherworld activity recently, due to other projects like Webcomic/DarylAndSusie and Literature/TheWerewolfAsylum .
* AxCrazy - Wilt is this after becoming evil
* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins - When the Hatter gains a new follower..]]
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind
* BigBad: The Hatter.
* TheBlank - The Hatter and Bloo are almost this; the Hatter is mostly just lacking a mouth and Bloo has an eye and a mouth where the other eye should be.
* BloodierAndGorier
* BodyHorror: Those poor imaginary friends!
* CatsAreMean - Hatter's Cheshire Cat army
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol - Happens to Brandy in a short story, and the ghosts from it end up becoming villains in Courage.
* CompositeCharacter - [[spoiler: Frankie and Duchess in Foster's House]].
** [[spoiler:Although she might have gotten that title from the Duchess in ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'']].
* TheCorrupter - The Hatter, the Shadow and Dark Side
* CorruptTheCutie - Dark Side tries to do this with Derek and it seems to have happened to Claudia. ''Courage in Otherworld'' revolves around this happening to Courage.
* CrapsaccharineWorld - Whiskers' world may look like a jungle paradise, but...
* DarkFic
* DarkWorld
* DeadpanSnarker - Claudia. In Courage in Otherworld, Dark Sonic and Alistair take this role as well.
** Brandy has her moments too.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome - The main hub of Otherworld
* DontGoInTheWoods - The Hatter lurks in a dark forest.
* DownerEnding: The three-part fanedited short film series. [[spoiler:Brandy is permanently transformed into an anthropomorphic dog, Claudia is killed by the Hatter, Tara decides that she has nothing left to live for without [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]] and falls into insanity, and above all, [[TheBadGuyWins the Hatter wins]]. The only happy thing about the ending is the fact that when her transformation is complete, Brandy proceeds to [[LaserGuidedKarma beat the living daylights out of Mr. Whiskers]]]].
* DracoInLeatherPants - The Jabberwock from AmericanMcGeesAlice is made into a hero. Swiper/Jeffrey may count too.
* DreamLand
* EasilyConqueredWorld
* EldritchAbomination - The Boyg in Gruff, Zordrak in Claudia
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins - Who's the bartender of Claudia's favorite pub? Would you believe Marlon the penguin?
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks - Subverted with Derek, played straight with Dark Side.
* EvilFeelsGood
* EyeScream - Most of the Foster's House versions of the Foster's cast have something bad happen to their eyes - Coco even has a nail through one of them.
* FishPeople - Gwen in the Little Shark
* FluffyTheTerrible - Whiskers
* FollowTheLeader - The twisted nature of the stories, ''Foster's House'' in particular, were inspired by things like ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'' and the Twisted Land of Oz figures. Both have been referenced in the stories as a result.
* FracturedFairyTale
* FunnyAnimal
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen - Troll Queen in Gruff, and the Red Queens in American Mc Gee's Alyss
* GollumMadeMeDoIt - Derek and Dark Side
* {{Grimmification}}
* HannibalLecture - Dark Side does one to Derek, Zordrak does one to Claudia. Dark Sonic gets a few in Courage in Otherworld.
* HappyPlace - People's personal houses
* HauntedHouse - Foster's House, and Dark Side's domain in Courage.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Derek. He wants somebody to love him, but it's difficult because he's a shark.
* InsaneEqualsViolent
* IronicNurseryTune - 'Who Killed Cock Robin' being used in An Imaginary War.
* LighterAndSofter - ''The Little Shark'' is actually lighter than the original Hans Christian Andersen tale. [[spoiler: For example, Jenny knows Derek gave his life for her.]]
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy - Claudia's world is this.
* LiteralSplitPersonality - Derek and Dark Side, Courage and Alistair
* LizardFolk - The trolls in Gruff
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover
* MindScrew
* MurderIsTheBestSolution
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast - Dark Side, Dark Sonic, The Shadow
* ObligatorySwearing
* ObliviouslyEvil: Several antagonists, but Whiskers is probably the biggest example.
* PerkyFemaleMinion - The Duchess, who works for the Hatter, not to be confused with the one in Foster's House.
* PinocchioSyndrome - Derek and the Jabberwock
* PsychopathicManChild - Whiskers
* RapeAsBackstory - [[spoiler:In ''Brandy'', it's implied that Lola was raped by Victor ("the Vic" from [[BrandyAndMrWhiskers the original show]]). Whiskers wasn't happy when he found out...]]
* RealTrailerFakeMovie - Gareth created some movie-style trailers for some of the stories, but then moved on to make a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntfpikTLgDI series of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dA4ywa03ko short]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkwZtax8_Sk films]] based on the stories [[ManipulativeEditing using clips from various movies]].
* ReferenceOverdosed - Oh yes.
* RoguesGallery - Dark Side, the Hatter, Dark Sonic, the Queen of Trolls, the Shadow etc.
** ThematicRoguesGallery - Most of the villains are evil versions of an innocent's child character, a demon, or both.
* SharedUniverse
* SugarApocalypse - When the American Mc Gee Mad Hatter attacks the {{Disney}} Wonderland.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide - Dark Side
* SurrealHorror
* ToonTown - Every cartoon character is alive in Otherworld.
* ViewersAreGeniuses - Some very obscure franchises are included in the series.
* VillainBasedFranchise -Before Courage, the Hatter was the closest thing the anthology had to a recurring main character.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity - While the Hatter has his detractors, he still has gained quite the army.
* WickedCultured - The Hatter is so this.
* TheWonderland
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[BodyHorror Wilt]] and [[DarkAndTroubledPast Mr. Whiskers]].

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