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->'''Dean:''' There's "Sam-girls" and "Dean-girls" and... what's a "slash fan"?\\
'''Sam:''' As in "Sam-slash-Dean"... together.\\
'''Dean:''' Like, ''together'' together?\\
'''Sam:''' Yeah.\\
'''Dean:''' They do know we're brothers, right?\\
'''Sam:''' Doesn't... seem to matter.\\
'''Dean:''' Aw, come on. That... that's just ''sick''.
-->-- '''"The Monster At The End Of This Book"''', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

One day, you are surfing the [[TheInternet interwebs]], and you find a fanfic. This one seems to be about... the characters discovering fanfiction being written about themselves. What is this? Has TheMasquerade been snapped in two? Has a hero's SecretIdentity been leaked?

This is largely a {{Fanfic Trope|s}} (though not quite RecursiveFanfiction), but can occur in original works. The UrExample could be Literature/DonQuixote, making it OlderThanSteam. This is partially a comedy trope, expect much {{Squick}}, [[UnstoppableRage raging]], and [[BrainBleach consumption of cleaning products]] to try to blot out the horrible images wrought by the worst of fics -- {{Rule 34}} in particular stands out. If it happens to the creators, not the characters, then it would be RuleThirtyFourCreatorReactions. Most often becomes a RevengeFic type 2, with the characters trying to kill bad fanfiction characters.

A SubTrope of RecursiveCanon and plays off of the CelebrityParadox. See Also WhoWouldWantToWatchUs.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''{{Durarara}}'' actually has ''canon'' examples of this. Far from being just very vocal [[ShipperOnDeck shippers]], both Walker and Erika have been known to write fanfic (porny or otherwise) of their friends, and [[TooMuchInformation don't care who knows it]].
-->'''Celty:''' [[TalkingWithSigns [...Where did they get my personal information?]]]
* Happens InUniverse in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'': Ogiue is such a YaoiFangirl that she even draws erotic doujinshi of the Genshiken members, casting Sasahara as a BastardBoyfriend and Madarame as the classic {{Uke}}. When Sasahara asks her out, she (reluctantly) tells him about it; he's surprised, but not shocked. Ogiue then shows said doujinshi to Sasahara, who good-naturedly teases her about it. [[spoiler:And then they kiss, and start dating.]]
** Also a part of her backstory: [[spoiler: her 'friends' showed the guy she once liked a hardcore yaoi doujin she drew about him. Ogiue [[HeroicBSOD is so shocked]] that she attempts to kill herself]].
* In an omake chapter of ''GirlFriends,'' [[SenseiChan Narumatsu-sensei]] learns that Tamamin has drawn a rape manga of her and some girls in the class. This naturally freaks her out.
* In the second season of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', Mahiro and his UnwantedHarem discover a BoysLove doujin with him as the "star." The three aliens start fighting over it; Nyarko and Hasta want it for their own purposes, while Kuko wants to sell it on a [[SpaceX space]] auction website. Mahiro ends up settling the debate by buying the book himself and [[KillItWithFire burning it]].
* NOT played for laughs in one episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', where the villain (well, the BrainwashedAndCrazy pawn of the Barians) is a manga writer, and his EvilPlan to defeat Shark involves kidnapping Rio and using a supernatural Field Spell to make the battle resemble the outline for his manga (with a DownerEnding where Shark not only fails to rescue Rio, but she dies as a result). Yuma even refers to this as a "dumb fanfic" in the dub, and Shark has to agree with that. (After Rio simply wakes up when he calls to her, the Field Spell's effect breaks and Shark is able to pummel the guy at his leisure.)
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'', Emp tries to get a bit of revenge at certain Superhomies for their constant belittling of her by having them discover slash fanfics about them. It backfires, as after the initial shock the Superhomies figure it's flattering that people find them attractive enough to write such things.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'': In fanart form: [[http://i46.tinypic.com/2wg6g3m.jpg Here]].
* Film/{{Avatar}}: [[http://vick330.deviantart.com/art/Neytiri-and-the-internet-155961620 Neytiri looks on the internet in this fanart]], and presumably discovers a lot of {{Rule 34}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': A few pages where they discover Shipping. HilarityEnsues. [[http://fav.me/d1mcc3v One]], [[http://fav.me/d1x1p6p Two]], [[http://fav.me/d2g0mwt Three]]. And now ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' [[http://www.deviantart.com/#/d55igau joins the fun]].
** And the page image for ShipToShipCombat.
** Half the humor of ''Fanfic/MaisRamblings'' comes from her mockery of fanon pairings.
* The ''AxisPowersHetalia'' KinkMeme has several fills in which the nations discover the meme and fics requested for them. Reactions usually are either severe disgust or enjoying the hell out of it. [[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/20706.html?thread=83008738#t83008738 One fill]] has Greece being perfectly fine with the KinkMeme...until he finds out that [[BerserkButton people are writing porn about]] [[MommasBoy his mother]] on it. Then, he starts attacking everyone who tries to read the fill.
* One ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' fanfic called [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5043852/1/Doc-I-Don-t-Think-I-Like-Slash "Doc, I Don't Think I Like Slash"]], involves Marty discovering fanfiction from an alternate universe. Curious about the "slash" that Doc warns him against, he selects one, which {{squick}}s him into fleeing from the computer.
* One ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' fanfic, called [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4469720/1/SLASH SLASH]], affectionately parodied the Batman/Joker pairing, and it revolved around Batman, Batwoman, Robin, and Alfred all discovering that someone in Gotham was posting kinky, steamy, and downright ''dirty'' [[HoYay Batman]][=/=][[FoeYay Joker]] fanfic. The twist is [[spoiler:it's SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker himself who's posting it ForTheEvulz, though he states that [[EvenEvilHasStandards he hates the very idea]] of him and Batman getting together in ''that'' way.]]
* ''Bubblegum Avatar'' by Craig Reed and the third and fourth installments of ''Legion's Quest'' by Ed Becerra, [[SelfInsertFic self-insert fanfics]] set in ''BubblegumCrisis'', both have the Knight Sabers (or, rather, Sylia) getting their hands on complete ''BGC'' fanfiction archives (including {{lemon}}s), with... [[HilarityEnsues interesting results]].
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1377032/WilderKaiserin WilderKaiserin's]] ''Emo Corner'' series began as an exploration of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' characters' reactions to various fanfics, and expanded (and significantly improved) when she decided to include the 4Kids dub and general trauma in the series itself. The latest edition has left the GX fandom to explore ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* One story in the "Fanfic/{{Dangerverse}}" has a copy of ''Living with Danger'' in hardbound form fall into a 'verse, and that 'verses vs. of the Marauders (still in [[strike:high school]] Hogwarts) pick it up and start to read and discuss it!
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' fic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6357074/1/bLast_b_bStraw_b Last Straw]]": After his comicsverse-derived FreudianExcuse is leaked to the public, resulting in an outpouring of unwanted sympathy, DracoInLeatherPants, and porn, the Scarecrow makes a televised statement in which he threatens to dose Gotham with extra-potent fear toxin if people keep portraying him as a [[TheWoobie Woobie]].
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4463783/1/Hellsing_Fanfiction This]] ''{{Hellsing}}'' fanfic has Seras discovering the Hellsing section of Fanfiction.net and frantically reporting it to Integra. It ends with [[spoiler: Integra ordering Alucard to [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou kill every single writer]]]].
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6074453/1/Heroes_And_Friends Heroes And Friends]], a ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' fan fic, features the turtles finding themselves in our world. Part way through the story, Donatello discovers fan fiction, and after reading one too many {{Dark Fic}}s, he develops a deep bout of depression.
* Since ''Series/{{House}}'' has a huge Fanfic writership, it has many of these. One little gem had House confront Wilson because House had run into a cache of fics in which Dark!Wilson does horrible things to House. Wilson protests that he would never be like that; House says probably, but he wants to be careful. [[spoiler: And then, after House leaves, Wilson curses the fic writers for correctly guessing his dark streak...]]
* Dr. Drakken and Shego [[http://bundycoot.deviantart.com/art/Just-sick-and-wrong-53371702 discover]] ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]] art, to their horror.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fanfic, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2226958/11/The_Chrysanthemum_and_the_Sword "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword"]], Kim and Ron are recovering from a horrible ordeal (detailed in the fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2221453/1/Buried "Buried"]]) at the Yamanouchi Ninja School in Japan. While there, they were amused to discover that someone had created a {{Doujinshi}} manga based on their adventures. Among other things; Ron is depicted as carrying a {{BFG}} and rescuing a [[MostCommonSuperpower very well-endowed Kim]], while Shego is depicted as a demoness who has fallen in love with Mr. Barken.
* [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/19SBMynQBKaXd9NZZVC8O0lJOjb82yjNsHOMrnVsCFUY/edit?hl=en# This]] ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic features the cast discovering what [[ImageBoards /co/]] thinks about them. HilarityEnsues.
** One of the alternate endings to ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}'' reveals that the plot of the story is a fanfic written by [[BewareTheNiceOnes Fluttershy]] after listening to death metal. Pinkie Pie appreciates her friend's new-found creativity, but asks that she stop putting the other ponies in her work. Soon a bunch of {{Recursive Fanfiction}}s emerged in which the ponies to ''somehow'' find a way to find this fic. Such as [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=Pinkie+pie+reads+Cupcakes#/d41bb5n this]] and [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=Pinkie+pie+reads+Cupcakes#/d3ezl3j this]]. As can be expected, most of the characters don't like it...
** ''[[Fanfic/AreYouKiddingTheresPornOfUs Are You Kidding?! There's Porn of Us?!]]'' is not only this trope in action (in which Rarity discovers fanmade porn of her) it [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] the trope itself, quietly dissecting and analyzing it behind a light-hearted story. (Well, about as lighthearted as a fictional character becoming upset over discovering porn can be, anyway.)
** The first chapter of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/39652 Do You Really Want to Know?]]'' is a series of letters between Twilight Sparkle and Princess Celestia. Celestia claims that Twilight's most recent '[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow friendship report]]' contained details she didn't really need to know, which confuses Twilight, who didn't and wouldn't write anything saucy to someone who's like a mother to her. Eventually the truth is revealed: an explicit fanfic about the mane six was inadvertently attached to the letter. Its author? [[spoiler:[[CovertPervert Fluttershy]].]]
** The entire plot of ''AudioPlay/KPNYRadio'' is that the crew of Ponyville's radio station accidentally connect to Earth's internet and discover the Brony subculture's FanWorks, which they decide to review and present on a radio show called "The Inventory". In an interesting play on this, they take the massive amount of fan works as the Bronies worshiping the ponies.
** Also present in FanFic/{{TheAudience}}'s Chapter 30. Human technology is being adopted in Equestria after [[spoiler: falling through an interdimensional hole.]] Said technology includes a hard drive containing a pornography database. The Mane 6 are less horrified that the humans have pony porn and more that it's porn of them personally. The AuthorAvatar protagonist attempted to give a reasoned defense of his race, in that most humans are disgusted by the stuff as well. Suffered from some InternetBackdraft.
* This is the premise of ''FanFic/NeverLeaveFanfictionLyingAround''. Several characters from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' find a book and start reading it. To their horror, the book is an awful MarySue fic, with themselves as characters. Insanity ensues.
* In ''FanFic/NobodyDies'', due to the pilot identities being leaked and the creation of an in-universe anime, the pilots and staff are invited to Evacon '17. They attend a fanfiction panel:
--> "Well, there was the one writer who really thought Unit 01 was cute," Asuka says, and shudders, "And...tentacles? Did any story need those many tentacles? Not that he was a bad writer, he was actually fantastic-"
--> "But creepy," Misato adds.
--> "Why was I having sex with Rei in every single one of them?" Shinji asks, "It was either me and Rei, me and Asuka, me and Mom-"
--> "Which is all sorts of wrong," Misato asks, "Especially that one the one guy wrote where you had a three way with your Mom and me."
--> "And I never met Mr. Nagisa!" Asuka yells, pounding her fist on the table, "Why would I want to have sex with him?"
* The ''Manga/OnePiece'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3372337/1/Revenge Revenge]]'' is about the Straw Hats finding out about fan fiction and getting revenge. They go to fight a group of real fanfic authors led by the author of the story. And in true ''One Piece'' style, most of the authors have Devil Fruits (or have a Devil Fruit enhanced object), one of them is a Fish Man and one is a MagicalGirl... for some reason.
** There is also one called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8713903/1/ Letters]]'' which involves verious ''One Piece'' characters writing letters to fanfiction authors about how they feel about certain things. For example, it involves Luffy asking about yaoi and Sanji exploding after finding some fanfiction with him paired with Zoro.
* In this piece of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' [[http://pffanon.wikia.com/wiki/File:Characters_reactions_to_Wiki.JPG fanart]], Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Isabella, Perry, and Baljeet react to the many aspects of fanfictions, respectively a DeathFic, [[OriginalCharacter Original Characters]] (for Ferb and Candace), [[CopyCatSue Copy Cat Sues]], LukeIAmYourFather, and a CrackPairing.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4856491/1/Red_vs_Blue_Fanfiction_PSA This fic]] of a Machinima/RedVsBlue [=PSA=] by mrfipp. There are reactions on HoYay, LesYay, {{Lemon}}, and such.
* The [[http://jusenkyo.wikia.com/wiki/Revenge-fic "Revenge Wars"]] fanfic cycle of the middle-to-late 1990s is based on completely embracing this trope and then running with it for all it was worth. It was started by Scott "SKJAM" Jamison's 1996 fic ''[[ftp://ftp.gweep.ca/pub/anime/anime-fan-works/Ranma/ranma.sauce.gz Sauce]]'', in which the cast of ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' decide that turnabout is fair play for a certain fic author, but soon exploded into a massive collaborative effort with stories that ranged from whimsical to chilling.
* [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Scooby-Gang-discovers-Tumblr-331505950 This]] ''ScoobyDoo'' FanArt depicts the Scooby gang finding stuff about them on Tumblr. Judging by [[CoverInnocentEyesAndEars their]] [[VomitDiscretionShot reactions]], it was pretty bad.
* On the ''StarWars'' fanfic series "[[http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=14159579 Male Bonding]]", the guys discover a world-wide web. (Only one world? They must be primitive.) Everyone knows their stories. Jokes include:
** A poll where "Do you think Kyp Durron is sexy?" Kyp grabs the mouse and votes "Yes." He [[ChekhovsBoomerang does so again]] after they're all done.
** Fanfic. Not so bad, but there's a story about how "[[XWingSeries Wedge and Corran]] are the best of friends. SLASH!" Corran doesn't know what [[SlashFic slash]] is, does agree that he's good friends with Wedge, reads a few paragraphs, and gets pissed.
** They all blame GeorgeLucas in the end. And Luke destroys the Milky Way.
** Speaking of ''Star Wars'', Expanded Universe canon (specifically ''LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'') has Luke discovering the existence of a holovid called ''Luke Skywalker and the Jedi's Revenge''. Among other things, Palpatine was a good guy misled by Vader.
* Chapters 4 and 5 of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6007883/1/ this]] ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' fic has the protagonists stumbling over a fan fic archive created and run by their colleagues all while the entire female population of the base is under the influence of a FantasticDrug that brings out their inner fangirl. Even T'ealc joins the fun and the fics tend to pop up again in later chapters.
* From the ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' KinkMeme, there is the [=HeroTV=] Forum series that involves the heroes discovering a forum and fan fiction about themselves. Some of them even hang out on the site and write fanfics. Justified as they are stars of a [[ShowWithinAShow reality TV show.]] [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PZ3-Fw2Z755iCi1Io25oN21uVe9db4jaUtmkTI3mJ3k/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CMLdye4E Here's the chronological order of the stories.]]
* There's a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' {{Doujinshi}} entitled ''What's This Thin Book?'' which is basically this trope. Yukari, upset about not being invited to a party, buys {{Rule 34}} Touhou doujinshi from a shop in the outside world and mails them out as a prank. The characters are particularly puzzled because some of the books mention being sold at the [[FanConvention Hakurei Shrine Festival]].
* The 34th chapter of ''FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled'' has the SOS Brigade accidentally stumble across RuleThirtyFour of themselves.
* [[http://skunkcutie.deviantart.com/favourites/44785445#/d2f8p3 This fanart]] of [[Anime/YuGiOh Bakura and Yami Bakura's]] reaction to a yami/hikari slash site.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3541122/1/Zatch_Bell_and_the_Fanfiction_Adventure This]] long-running ''Manga/ZatchBell'' fan fiction revolves around this trope, where they discover everything from [[MarySue Mary Sues]] to {{Slash}}. HilarityEnsues.
* [[http://www.lpfiction.com/story.php?id=3574 This]] story about the guys of LinkinPark stumbling across fan fiction for the first time. Hilarity and tears ensue.
* ''FanFic/ThingsThatCantBeUnseen'' has the ''Manga/DeathNote'' characters discovering fanfiction.
-->'''Mello:''' Wow, I have to admit, I'm impressed. Who knew all it would take to [[EvenEvilHasStandards unnerve the almighty Kira]] was a couple of pages of poorly written smut?
** And [[http://miimiiakatsuki.deviantart.com/art/Discovering-fan-art-260769408 in fanart form]] L and Light discover what the fans think of their "relationship".
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6591807/1/Its_How_We_Roll It's How We Roll]]'' is a ''Series/{{Skins}}'' fic about Naomily finding all the fanfic that had been written about them (the work is intended as a tribute to several dozen other fics that had been written over the previous twelve months).
* In "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2024189/1/Script_Talk Script Talk]]", an ''XMenEvolution'' meta-fic, Kitty, Rogue and Wanda sift through their weekly delivery of new fanfics. Rogue is bored with constantly being shipped with Gambit, while Kitty is disgusted by a femslash story that ships her with Storm.
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', [[OCStandIn Kanae]] is revealed to have drawn entire hentai {{doujin}}s of the other members of the SOS Brigade, such as [[{{Yaoi}} Kyon x Koizumi]], [[AThreesomeIsHot Haruhi x Kyon x Kanae]], etc. [[BrainBleach Kyon is not amused]].
* In ''Fanfic/EqualAndOppositeAttraction'', Chisame discovers a fanfiction forum for the manga Haruna published that was based off their adventures. She is [[BrainBleach horrified]] when the members suggest shipping her and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]]
* Given the extremely meta nature of some actual ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episodes, it's unsurprising that SPN fanfic loves this one. The [[http://libraryofsol.livejournal.com/tag/series:%20fourth%20wall Fourth Wall series]] is a particularly well-done example.
** Another one can be seen [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2820887/1/Twisted here.]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7427510/1/The_Greatest_Thing_Youll_Ever_Learn This Naruto fanfiction]] has the characters come across another character's doujinshi. About them. And it's pornographic. One is suitably shocked; the other wants to re-enact the scene.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7299709/1/Forums_Aint_So_Fun_When_Theyre_About_You These]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6163584/1/Fanfiction two]] ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' fanfics sum up much of the cast's reactions to part of their fandoms, plus, there's a message board, of all things, where fans are discussing the matter [[http://numbuh8.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=kndother&action=display&thread=9485&page=1 here]].
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8063013/1/Planktons_Eye_View Plankton's Eye View]]'' starts with Plankton himself reading ''Fanfic/OneLessLonelyGurl'', a ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' TrollFic written by the same author.
* ''[[http://www.devianthearts.com/viewstory.php?sid=1434 The Voyorgy Conspiracy]]'' is a send-up of the ''StarTrekVoyager'' episode "The Voyager Conspiracy", but instead Seven downloads an excess of Voyager SlashFic from a temporal transmission and HilarityEnsues.
* In [[http://tenshi-no-hikari.deviantart.com/art/HP-Fan-Fiction-136878476 this]] fancomic [[Franchise/HarryPotter Harry and Ron]] are amused to discover a [[SlashFic Snape/Harry]] fanfic [[spoiler: which, as it turns out, was written by Snape.]]
** In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1079557/1/The-Pandora-Complex a story written by Nimori]], Snape discovers that his students have been writing erotic fanfiction of him and Harry. He becomes curious and starts learning about {{Fandom}}, which quickly leads to an addiction to fanfiction. Eventually he starts writing his own and becomes friendly with a fellow fanfiction writer who wrote a thoughtful review in response to his story. He decides to meet his internet friend IRL and of course it turns out to be Harry himself, resulting in them hooking up once they get past the initial embarrassment.
* In ''RolePlay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'', it happened first around the GC Arc when the J-Team found out about the fanbase they'd amassed due to slaying Missingno and 'M, and it still happens occasionally when newer members learn about the fanbase.
* ''FanFic/RedactionOfTheGoldenWitch'' picks apart ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s InUniverse Witch Hunt fandom. The Narrator for the 1996 sections is disgusted by how a real-life tragedy has become FanficFuel, and eventually [[spoiler:Meta!Battler and the Summoner]] travel to a [=WitchCon=] so that they can see what the Rokkenjima Incident has been turned into.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Creator/ChristopherPike used this in ''Master of Murder''. An author names his characters after his friends, and then the fanfics become canon (i.e., they then happen in RealLife). Hilarity doesn't ''exactly'' ensue, being a Pike horror novel...
* Literature/DonQuixote: At chapter LIX of the second part, Don Quixote hears some guys talking about the {{fanfiction}} Avellaneda wrote about Literature/DonQuixote. This is only the beginning of Don Quixote and Sancho continuous attacks against Avellaneda for the CharacterDerailment in the rest of the novel. This makes this trope OlderThanSteam.
--> The instant Don Quixote heard his own name be started to his feet and listened with open ears to catch what they said about him, and heard the Don Jeronimo who had been addressed say in reply, "Why would you have us read that absurd stuff, Don Juan, when it is impossible for anyone who has read the First Part of the history of 'Don Quixote of La Mancha' to take any pleasure in reading this Second Part?"
--> "For all that," said he who was addressed as Don Juan, "we shall do well to read it, for there is no book so bad but it has something good in it. What displeases me most in it is that it represents Don Quixote [[CharacterDerailment as now cured of his love for Dulcinea del Toboso."]]
--> On hearing this Don Quixote, full of wrath and indignation, lifted up his voice and said, [[TakeThat "Whoever he may be who says that Don Quixote of La Mancha has forgotten or can forget Dulcinea del Toboso, I will teach him with equal arms that what he says is very far from the truth; for neither can the peerless Dulcinea del Toboso be forgotten, nor can forgetfulness have a place in Don Quixote; his motto is constancy, and his profession to maintain the same with his life and never wrong it."]]
* In ''This Is Not A Game'' by Creator/WalterJonWilliams, the protagonist is stranded in Indonesia when its currency collapses, causing rioting. She enlists the help of a bunch of alternate reality gamers to get her out, not all of whom believe it's really happening. As a gag gift, one of her friends later presents her with a bound copy of the Fan Fiction some of these gamers wrote about her.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* An episode of panel show ''Series/MockTheWeek'' had Frankie Boyle discussing the Real Person Slash Fic featuring him and team captain Hugh Dennis. [[spoiler:Hugh was the receiver]].
* In ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', the Rangers are watching international satellite TV and find that Japan has created a Power Rangers TV show. (The entire episode is a giant MythologyGag, as what they're watching is a dubbed version of ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'', ''Dino Thunder'''s parent show.) Ethan and Kira enjoy it; Conner is upset that they turned the Rangers into a joke but he comes around. They're OK with the fact that the Abarangers are completely different people from them because they have [[SecretIdentity Secret Identities]] and don't expect people to know what they're ''really'' like, but with that in mind they wonder how the showrunners learned their ByThePowerOfGreyskull phrase.
** [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce "Forever Red"]] was supposed to have a mention of Tommy learning about "those stories about [him and Jason] on the Internet" and how they'd been awkward after that.
* The cast of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' caused a bit of a scare for the fandom--especially on {{Tumblr}}--back in July 2011 when it was made pretty clear that [[http://theworldsonlyconsultingpenis.tumblr.com/post/8180678381 they knew about the porn that their fans were making]], thus making it an inversion to this trope.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In canon, Sam and Dean discover a man who has written out their entire lives and adventures. The author assumed they were fictional, naturally, leading into him thinking it's a StrangerThanFiction tale, where he might've been causing these things to happen to them. They also actually find fanfics of themselves -- [[SlashFic slashfics]], to be exact, [[IncestIsRelative with each other]]. They are horrified and {{Squick}}ed.
--> '''Dean:''' That... that's just ''sick.''
* One episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has the title detective working with an obsessed fangirl played by SarahSilverman, who had become such a huge fan after being impressed at how he was able to solve an incredibly difficult case in a previous episode. When the two are cornered by the episode's killer-of-the-week, Sarah's character says that Monk should use his gun to defend himself. When Monk reminds her he doesn't carry a gun, she realizes that she'd confused things with a fanfiction story she'd written about him where he did.
* ''StarTrekVoyager''. In "Muse" a playwright on a pre-industrial world discovers B'Elanna Torres in her crashed shuttle and starts writing a play based on her logs. His muse is not amused by the blatant {{Shipping}}.
-->'''B'Elanna:''' Well, you're going to have to do a lot better than Harry Kim kissing the Delaney sisters.
-->'''Kelis:''' Why?
-->'''B'Elanna:''' Because when you think that you are surrounded by enemies, when you're up against the Borg, or Species 8472, the last thing on your mind is romance!
* TheMightyBoosh are very aware of the slash fanfiction written about their show, and NoelFielding often talks about fanfictions he's read in interviews, and in one case on the commentary of the dvds. The fandom collectively exploded when they inserted references to the infamous erotic fanfiction series "Stockholm Syndrome" into their performance of the song "Love Games" at Festival Supreme. Noel also once had a rather filthy quote from said fanfiction as his twitter description for several weeks.
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* Kris and Addam from ''Series/AmericanIdol'' Season 8 are apparently very aware of their fandom. Kris reportedly has even put in fic request.
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* In the ''DSBTInsaniT'' episode 'Beach Brawl', [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior Bear]] brings up the subject of Rule 34 involving [[ShipTease Shawn and Asia]], they are obviously NOT pleased by this. Cody even flips out about this.
-->'''Cody''': HOW?! HOW DOES HE KNOW ABOUT RULE 34?! HES JUST A LITTLE KID!
* ''SonicShorts'': Has a page where Sonic and Shadow look up fanart of each other. Then they look up fanart featuring both of them. {{Squick}}.
--> '''Sonic:''' [[HeadTiltinglyKinky Is that]]...
--> '''Shadow:''' [[HeadTiltinglyKinky And is that my]]...
--> '''Both:''' AAARRRRGGHH!
** The same happens [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgEL1Re474k here]].
* Geoff Ramsey, who plays Grif in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', apparently finds it funny to read Grif/Simmons fanfiction to Gus Sorola, who plays Simmons.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' poked fun at fan-fics in the Strong Bad E-mail "fan club", where Strong Bad remarks that the only word worse than "club" to pair with the word "fan" is "you guessed it, the word '''fiction'''." The viewer is then subjected to a cheesy fan-fic in which Strong Bad is [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness abnormally eloquent]] and Strong Sad's SelfInsert character "Twelve Times a Day Man" takes over Strong Bad's e-mail checking duties. When Strong Sad has his brother put on a bonnet and give Homestar Runner a massage, Strong Bad [[RevengeFic retaliates]] by writing a fan-''fiction'' ("Because I have plenty of time to say both syllables.") in which Strong Sad is attacked by a "sub-sandwich constrictor" and pestered by a naked Homestar.
-->'''Strong Bad:''' "And that's why I like ''all'' them Star Tracks!" said Strong Sad, an entire bag of Twizzlers falling out of his mouth.\\
'''Strong Sad:''' Hey, [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne you know I can't eat Twizzlérs!]]
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* ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'': [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0161.html This strip]], in which our heroes find out what ''Adventurers!'' fansites contain. (''Adventurers!'' fan-made - and author-made! - hentai actually did exist once.)
* In ''RPGWorld'', Eikre finds yaoi of him and Hero. Eikre doesn't take it too well, but Hero just goes "Hey, it's us!"
* In [[http://scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20060905 this scene]] from ''ScaryGoRound'', Shelley encounters obsessive fans of herself. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It gets quite awkward]], especially when the guy named Harry starts to read out loud PurpleProse Shelley-fanfiction. (It sounds ambiguously erotic and involves ''MagicTheGathering''...) Shelley later comments that she has "looked terror square in its single, milky eye!"
* ''Webcomic/HeadTrip'' had a [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20100816.html page]] where Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}} see Franchise/GreenLantern happily waiting to become more popular and promptly cut his wings by [[TooMuchInformation explaining all he didn't want to know]] about "''[[YaoiFangirl those]]'' fans".
* Mordecai, Ivy, and Viktor of ''{{Webcomic/Lackadaisy}}'' have given their opinions on what they think of their shippers. Ivy took it [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=337 gracefully,]] Mordecai [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=338 not so much,]] and Viktor's reactions ranged from stoic silence to uproarious laughter. When it was mentioned to Rocky that he might have fangirls, he was [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=336 thrilled.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheDailyDerp'': Derpy [[http://dailyderp.tumblr.com/post/37216653090/derpy-what-am-i-reading comes across a fanfic where she is killed off.]] "I'm starting to dislike fanfics."
* ''Webcomic/DoesNotPlayWellWithOthers'': Fully in-universe example: Seth shows Falchion fic slashing him with Artificer.
* In ''Webcomic/TheYoungProtectors'' the first Interlude has the team of young heroes discovering a porn site devoted to yaoi hentai of them, drawn by fangirls. Aside from one team member's rather squicked reaction, the rest of them consider the discovery to be grounds for jokes and laughter. Starts here: http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-int1-page-1/
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* ''WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID'', like some other examples, toes the line between this and RuleThirtyFourCreatorReactions. The main cast have discussed the fanfic they've attracted in live-streams without ever breaking character. They find it both flattering and disturbing.
-->'''Evan''': Oh, the fan fiction?...Keep up the good work.
* The LegionOfNetHeroes once dealt with a boy with telepathic powers who was accidentally broadcasting his LNH slashfic across the city.
* The Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses crowd is well-aware of their fandom. At one point Bennett [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/bt/the-sage/fanfic-theatre/13982-ep011 actually analyzed some on Masterpiece Fanfic Theatre.]]
** Also one of the scenes from the WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall ''Warrior #2-3'' review features an alternate Dr. Insano pawing at the alternate Linkara (both based on Johnny from ''Film/TheRoom''), who tells him to stop [[HoYay giving the slash ficcers material]].
** Iron Liz and Linkara once went through some {{high school AU}} fics of their online personas. On {{Twitter}}, she wondered why she was always written as the semi-popular one.
** This is parodied in one fic, which details the cast of the site finding the Hookerverse fanfiction and being horribly disgusted by it. They end up getting revenge by reaching out of the computer and attacking the author.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, WebVideo/ObscurusLupa, Nella, and PawDugan have [[http://blip.tv/nostalgia-chick/live-action-fanfic-5484116 acted out a shipping fic]].
** The nest installment of ''Live Action Fan Fiction'' starred [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] and Luke Mochrie. The "Oh Crap" in this case was from the original author who was embarrassed that Channel Awesome had discovered her story. (Story and links to more info [[http://tgwtg-fic.livejournal.com/662530.html#cutid1 here]])
** Spoony was asked about the popoular pairing of him and Linkara at a con, and decided to feed it by responding "I want to know how they knew so many details."
** Doug and Rob had an interview where they admitted to intentionally feeding their IncestSubtext, and Rob even demanded more fics (with 1,000 word minimum). Doug has also made fun of people expecting him to be horrified at the amount of {{gorn}} fic and art that he and his characters have.
* ''[[http://pokketmowse.deviantart.com/art/Search-String-Normandy-214392385 Search String Normandy]]'' by pokketmowse at DeviantArt, on ''Franchise/MassEffect'' crew doing "another sweep of the fan art quadrant".
* There are multiple fanfics involving members of LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys, mostly shipping [[{{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} Emile]] and [[LetsPlay/ProtonJon Jon.]] They have acknowledged this. ([[LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun Tim]] is also included, but the majority of the slash fans ''really'' like the Jon and Emile pairing.)
* For the her "Valentine's Day special" the Fanfic Critic read a fanfic about herself sent to her by Lesbian Jesus. It was titled "The Fanfic Critic and her Vagina of Wonders".
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Sort of happens in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' in the episode "Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake", which is a [[{{Rule63}} genderflipped]] version of the series. [[spoiler:It is revealed that the entire thing is a fanfiction by the Ice King and he forced Finn and Jake to hear it.]]
** "Bad Little Boy" shows that Marceline approves of the fanfic so much she decides to narrate her own.
** Lumpy Space Princess also decides to write her own in "The Prince Who Wanted Everything", starring her own gender flipped character, and forces Ice King to read it.
* In one episode of ''VoltronForce'', the cadets meet a [[StrawFan ridiculously nerdy fan]] of the Voltron Force who has written creepy fanfics [[SelfInsertFic featuring himself]] and Princess Allura. They're not exactly thrilled.
* Season 4 of ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' shows that Dethklok slashfic exists InUniverse.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Ember Island Players" has the cast watch a play [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory based on their adventures]]. The {{Flanderization}} annoys them (except for [[BoisterousBruiser Toph]], who is ''delighted''), the playwright being a [[PortmanteauCoupleName Zutara]] shipper makes Aang, Katara and Zuko extremely uncomfortable, and the DownerEnding (made to be a happy ending for [[TheEmpire the intended audience]]) leaves them depressed.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Youtubers Alex Day (Nerimon) and Charlie Mcdonnell (Charlieissocoollike) have at least one video each in which they discuss fanfics of themselves that they've found. Charlie is [[BrainBleach noticeably disturbed]] when he finds [[HoYay "Cherimon" slash]], but Alex embraces the concept and decides to write a (fairly tame by fanfic standards) slashfic about [[LesYay two of his other youtuber friends]] under a pseudonym, before linking said friends to the site and recording their reactions as they read the fic. He then reveals to them that ''he'' [[AllMenArePerverts was the one who wrote it]]. Cue Horror. That's before mentioning all the youtubers that are part of the livejournal community and/or have requested certain stories via twitter.
* Youtubers Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart are not only aware of the various fanfiction written about them, they actually perform re-enactments during their live "#NoFilter" shows, much to the fandom's delight.
* The band FranzFerdinand once did a ShoutOut to Slacken Ties at a concert; Slacken Ties are a Franz Ferdinand [[SlashFic Slash]] {{Livejournal}}.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' writer/story editor Chris Rowley found the fan sites. No big deal there. Then... he found the FanFic. According to his wife, the reaction was along the lines of...
--> "Oh my God. Honey, you have got to come up here. I do not believe this! They have Goose and Niko having sex!"
** To which ''everyone'' at the table did a FacePalm -- she was sitting at a table full of FanFic writers, many of whom had ''written'' a ship fic or three.
* Creator/QuentinTarantino and Creator/EliRoth both discovered all the Fan Fics and Rule 34 of ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', and were ecstatic about it. And decided to forward as many fanfics to their parents as possible. Before discussing how unrealistic they are. ("Everyone knows that the Bear Jew is a pitcher, not a catcher.")
** There's also the part where they comment on the KinkMeme, where Tarantino's is basically "WTF the Bear Jew always tops!" Which they show to the ''rest'' of the cast.
* Another Real-Life example, which in turn inspired a fic: first, the hosts of Britain's ''Friday Night Project'' surprised Creator/DavidTennant with dramatic readings of explicit Series/DoctorWho fic. Tennant's absolutely shocked reaction spawned [[http://sam-storyteller.dreamwidth.org/116839.html this story.]]
* Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg discussed ''HotFuzz'' slash once... and they approved of it.
--> Me and @simonpegg once wrote some Nicholas Angel and Danny Butterman slash fiction. It was called HOT FUZZ...(applause)"
--> "@simonpegg I too am deeply flattered by the slashers. I say all power to hand-stitched homoerotica."
:: Thus inspired, they also wrote some short slash themselves:
--> "I cannot say how much we all enjoyed writing these. You slash fiction writers are having way too much fun."
* There is this internet phenomenon in NicoNicoDouga called "Utatte mita" (歌ってみた), or: people doing their cover version of songs they like, usually from {{anime}} and VideoGames. Many of them are surprisingly good[[note]]SturgeonsLaw applies[[/note]] and/or have exotic voice, and some of those people develops into elaborate internet personae and have avatars of them drawn by their fans. Naturally, the next step is slashing them. Since this is inevitable (and is a measure of notability), most of them are cool with it.
* Quite a hilarious example on The Graham Norton Show (found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsSqfAKBOF8 here]]): Creator/DanielRadcliffe is introduced by the host to one of his many fanfic sites, and HilarityEnsues. Cue Creator/RickyGervais starting to write a fanfic ''on air'' starring Daniel, Graham and Jessica Ennis.
* Creator/SophieTurner was rather amused to learn about the people shipping [[Series/GameOfThrones Sansa and the Hound]].
** Her co-star and best friend MaisieWilliams is an outright Arya/Gendry shipper, in part because she has a crush on Gendry's actor.
* BradleyJames and ColinMorgan of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' fame are well aware that there's slash fiction of the two of them, and have taken pains to point out that they avoid it. In Colin's words: "I don't touch that with a barge pole." Their co-stars KatieMcGrath and Creator/AngelCoulby find the whole thing hilarious and have spent more than one DVDCommentary teasing them both about it.
* RandyOrton once found out about wrestling fanfics. He didn't dig very deep, as he said all the ones that he read were about him and [[CodyRhodes Cody]], and is thus ignorant of the sheer amount of fanfics that pair him with just about every single guy in the entire company.
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