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->''"They said that came from the press. And the press it came from was what I call The Prestigious Internet."''\\
--'''Creator/AlFranken'''

A work that originated on TheInternet.

Subsets include WebAnimation, WebComics, WebGames, {{Web Serial Novel}}s, {{Podcast}}s, and VlogSeries. TheAbridgedSeries, {{Lets Play}}s, and {{After Action Report}}s also tend to be Web Originals. Most FanFic also originates on the web, but some readers may reckon fan fic as a category apart from web original given its derivative nature. Other genres include LivejournalRoleplay and PlayByPostGames.

It is common for Web Original works, especially {{Web Serial Novel}}s, to spawn {{Shared Universe}}s as other would-be writers think the original work is pretty neat and contact the writer for permission to play in his/her sandbox.

There is a [[FanficRecs/WebOriginal Web Original Recs]] page. See NewMediaTropes for tropes specific to these media.
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[[index]]
!!Web Original Works by genre:

[floatboxright: Web Originals by nationality:
+ FrenchWebOriginals
+ GermanWebOriginals
]

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+ AlternateHistoryWebOriginal
+ FantasyWebOriginals
+ HorrorWebOriginals
+ ScienceFictionWebOriginals

!!Types of Web Original works include:
* {{Blog}}
** CharacterBlog
* {{Creepypasta}}
+ {{Fan Work}}s
* {{Machinomics}}
* OnlineGames
** ForumRoleplays
** JournalRoleplay
** PlayByPostGames
* {{Podcast}}
** PodioBooks
* VirtualWorlds
* WebComics
* WebGames
* WebOriginalFiction
* {{Web Serial Novel}}s
* WebVideo
** TheAbridgedSeries
** GagDub
** GagSub
** LetsPlay
** {{Machinima}}
** NotableFlashVideos
** VideoReviewShow
** VlogSeries
** WebAnimation
* [[OtherSites Websites]]

[[/index]]
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