* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7654868/1/the_bUgly_b_bBarnacle_b The Ugly Barnacle]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3336431/3theCaptain 3theCaptain]]
** ''Recommended by'': Tropers/GamesOfTheVideo
** ''Synopsis'': That's right, someone is actually writing a full-length Literature/TheUglyBarnacle! We're going to learn who the titular barnacle is, how he came to be so ugly, and how his disgusting visage heralded the apocalypse and the death of every living creature in the world. WordOfGod says [[http://betweenminds3.blogspot.com/2012/01/ugly-barnacle.html here]] that "the barnacle's ugliness [will cause] nothing less than the [[ApocalypseHow Metaphysical Annihilation of the Universe.]]"
** ''Tags'': VERY likely to become a DarkFic, due to its ForegoneConclusion. We ''know'' everyone is going to die; really the only reason we're reading the story is to find out ''how.''
** "Comments": This troper started reading it to expect some dramatic [[{{Narm}} narmtastic]] tragic account of the Ugly Barnacle, but was pleasantly surprised with the light, satirical tone of the piece. It really [[AffectionateParody affectionately parodies]] both the source material, and common literary tropes of fairy tales and just the genre of fantasy in general. This has the potential to be a very, very funny and clever satire of... the universe. [[ForegoneConclusion Before it... you know...]] [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel Is completely and utterly destroyed by the]] [[EldritchAbomination Barnacle]].