- Almost every time Mervin has a meltdown over the Purple Prose in Twilight. One particularly bad passage led to her Pauling out and snarling, "I hate everything!"
- Some of the "scripts"note Riyna_chan and Midoriri make during the sporks of Pretty Cure fics can offer moments like this, such as when Kanade laced her cupcakes with friendship and aesops.
- Also from the scripts: Aphrodite referring to herself as the "motherfuckin' Queen of Major Land"note has earned quite a few laughs.
- A Smile Pretty Cure! spork has led to the open crush Riyna and Midoriri have on Reika.
- Many of the alternate titles for the sporked works.
- Raxis' speculation that Fox News is secretly run by youma after assisting with his first sporking in the Sailor Moon fandom.
- The comm's collective headcanon for the Volturi taking so long to exact justice in Breaking Dawn is because Aro, Marcus, and Caius decided to take their entire coven on a fabulous American road-trip! Also, those costumes and choreography take time and practice.
- In particular, Marcus preferring to stare at the World's Biggest Ball Of Twine rather than preside over the "trial".
- Not to mention Mrs. Hyde's running theory (which quite a few readers have taken up) that turning into a vampire in the Twilight 'verse automatically makes a character unbelievably stupid. Aro is the head of the vampire world simply because, while he's as dumb as the rest of them, he's at least aware of it.
- Mervin decided to have Sam Winchester as a guest commenter for chapter 9 of Eclipse, but she didn't want to spend all the time fangirling over him. So, she decided that the best course of action would be to drug herself out of her own mind. The best part is when she interrupts the spork to "finish her statue".
Sam: *stares speechlessly*
- Sitaspell and cheryl_bites point out the unintentional hilarity of "Save The Pearls" as they succinctly highlight the book's bizarre imagery of a minstrel show actress wanting to bump uglies with a Thundercat.
- Two words: Catsuit Tuesday.
) hasn’t had an excuse to beat anyone for almost a whole week. Taylor is taller than he is, more muscular and ex-Army. I think there’s a limit to what he’ll tolerate, even on Catsuit Tuesday.
KET: And Taylor wouldn’t cry. He’d just check his email on his phone or read a magazine.
GEHAYI: Oh, that would be priceless. “You’re supposed to cry!”
KET: “I’m crying on the inside, sir.”
- Sitaspell's call to come up with a more Significant Anagram for Edgler Foreman Vess was readily answered with alternate names like "SAVE DEMON SEMEN", "FEDERALS GOVERN ME", "FLAVORED GREEN MESS", and "SEVEN EMERALD FROGS" among other gems.
- Harlequin Tentacle Porn brought to you by Gethsemane Butler. It's the perfect blend of ridiculous narm and nightmare fuel, both hilarious and horrible. It's hilarible!
- Pointed out by Mervin from The Twilight Illustrated Guide: "ASTAROTH, whose name was actually George, THREW OFF HIS CLOAK."
- Mrs. Hyde's meltdown over the eight pointed snowflake in Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27 Part II. Crystallographer rage, indeed.
- Sitaspell's rendition of the 'battle royale' from Hedging His Bets:
Bad-ass HAWGS of the HEDGE Katie and Blake Carlisle will face off in a bloody, no-holds-barred showdown in an alley on the mean streets of…badass-shifter-ville. In a grim competition to see who can be the worst possible friend and overall human being, Katie and Blake will go head to head as they claw and scratch their way across the asphalt that lines the alley. Katie, the Pretty and Skinny Baby-Got-Back-Singing Bartender and Blake, the Murderous Blonde-Stalking Ass-Kicker are locked and loaded to fight the battle of their lives. Will Katie’s poorly defined character achieve the inconsistency of Castiel’s after season five? Will Blake finally overcome his hedgie shame and succeed in driving his throbbing phallus into Honey’s love grotto?
- The Whittler, with all her photoshop prowess, brings us Jar of Heart's Viserystache.◊
- Mervin's summary (in part 2 of the spork of Chapter 35 from Breaking Dawn) of how Stephenie Meyer tried to write the Cullen family as the epitome of Old Money, and instead wrote them as the crass, tasteless New Money stereotype.
- During the review of Twilight Correspondence #12, Mervin gets it in her head to ask Mrs. Hyde to recall every moment Edward Cullen was ever arrogant during the entire Twilight saga. The very next statement out of Meyer's mouth in that correspondence was that Edward wasn't arrogant. Mervin (and likely the reader) were laughing their asses off when Hyde Pauls out.
- It took six months for D_S to realize Midoriri and Riyna were dating, despite the two being fairly unsubtle about it in their sporks together and the two outright confirming it on the Characters page. The fic that made everyone realize it? A Danisha/Frollo smutfic.
- Riffing Academy's zinger against a story that had the main characters equipped with a "vaccine" that gave them immortality, among other things:
"It's a vaccine for this condition called "death". I call it the "Lazarus Vaccine!" The boys in the lab wanted to call it "Jesus Juice"
but I had reservations about that."
- This comment, on a line from The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner:
Bree utters a line—“So we're walking disco balls”—that, were this any other author, would make me think was a nod and a wink to the audience, except I know this is Meyer, and I have a feeling it’s more of a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
- This exchange between Zelda Queen and Midoriri from the second fic in the Sailor Rainbow series. After Serena declares it's time for "some moon and rainbow power..."
ZELDA QUEEN: "That sounds kind of indecent."
MIDORIRI: "Rainbow and Moon power. Sounds like what happens when an entire Pride Parade drops their briefs at once."
- Bekah's intro to the spork of Draco Sinister points out the fuck-up in the title: 'Sinister' is Latin for 'left', so in her words, "I give to y’all the adventures of the left-handed dragon. Enjoy."
- Mervin's comment on Renesmee's 3"5 height in the Twilight Illustrated Guide—"Jacob loves it!"—and her immediate desperate begging for forgiveness.
- Midoriri and Riffing Acadamy's reaction to a Pretty Cure fic they were sporking going into detail about how the lead has an Apple Macintosh.
Midoriri: Also, man, can’t you just totally picture this as one of the toy tie-ins? You got the Cure Module, the Smile Pacts, Princess Perfume...and an Apple Macintosh computer.
- Mervin's complete and utter glee over how hammy and Obviously Evil the villain of Sins of the Father is.
[Thronehill]’s twirling his mustache all the way back to his house and swindling old ladies as he goes, and when he comes in, he finds Mr. Westinra there, looking nervous and freaked out. Thornehill lets out an evil chuckle and pours himself a glass of unicorn blood and demands to know if Westinra got the information he wanted before putting on his cape and settling in and playing his giant evil pipe organ. Westinra stutters like Porky Pig that yes, he did, and it turns out that the info Thornehill wanted involves the people that disappeared around the area where the Todds now live and work. Westinra keeps blustering that it’s all just coincidence but, because Thornehill has a brain along with his handlebar mustache, he points out that no, it’s not, and then he kills a puppy with his bare hands [...] After tying a couple of maidens to the railroad tracks, he points out how those people only disappeared after Sweeney Todd moved in, and then points out that nobody’s heard from Mrs. Lovett since they stopped, and that he knows they are clearly lying about her going off and visiting a sick relative because she has basically vanished into thin air. After Thornehill steals a starving child’s penny for bread and gives it to a tax collector, Westinra declares that this is all nonsense and will have no part of it and he leaves Mr. Thornehill to his own devices, most of which involve putting dynamite in the mine shaft and firing up his giant rotary saw so he can chop some helpless women in half.
Man, I love Mr. Thornehill. This guy is hilarious. He’s fantastic! Congratulations, you have finally made a character I LIKE, Gethsemane. We need more of this guy! Come on!
- In Breaking Dawn, Mervin and Hyde are appalled to see the Cullens readily accept help from the Romanian vampires, since they have read the Illustrated Guide and saw just what monsters the Romanians are. To try to convey just how tasteless it is to accept people so evil to help with a noble cause, Mrs. Hyde gives the following example:
You’ve decided that you want to found a society for the protection of boxes of kittens. One day, you were just strolling along, minding your own business, and you saw a box of kittens on the railroad tracks and you saved it and you realized you discovered your purpose in life. So you are now on a one-man crusade to save all of the boxes of kittens in the world—and there are so many! You’re going door to door, giving out pamphlets about boxes of kittens. You pass out fuzzy ribbons to promote Box of Kittens Awareness Month. You hold a telethon on public television to solicit donations for homeless boxes of kittens. And it’s going so well! No one can deny that your cause is noble and worthy! For God’s sake—you’re saving boxes of kittens! This is a worthy cause! Boxes of kittens will save the world! And then, one day, during Boxapalooza, the annual charity ball, there is a knock on the door. And guess who it is!
Why, it’s Joe Stalin
! And what do you know—he loves boxes of kittens! And he wants to support your cause! He wants to be the poster child for your movement! And
, best of all, wants to donate sixty million dollars that he appropriated from the sixty million political prisoners that he had executed to cement his regime!
Apparently, the Cullens would be fine with that. GOOD GOD.
- One of Riffing Academy's earliest sporkings on the community was a Harry Potter/Cardcaptor Sakura crossover fic. When Harry, Sakura and Syaoran all showed up for the Final Judgment to face Yue, he called the entire chapter "Magicmash 2013" and called it as if it were Wrestlemania, including adding in cheering for Sakura and Syaoran and booing for Harry, trying his hardest not to break character. Jim Ross would've been proud. When Harry managed to win despite Sakura technically never losing, he added in a full-blown audience riot. He went as far as to call the event the "Tokyo Screwjob" in later chapters. Told you he committed!
- Mervin and Gehayi's Twihard Idiocy sporkings are full of these:
EC: As one of my jaded neighbors once opined, “All men is half dog.”
Mervin: And all women is bitches. Two can play at that game. Bitch.
- A lot of Mervin's responses to the characteristics that are listed in the sixth sporking:
3. Save you from death
“Honey? I’m going to go jump on the subway rails. Would you mind saving me to prove your love for me? Sorry, it’s a requirement of all of my boyfriends. You will be graded on this, so it’s a pretty important test. How fast you do it will factor into whether or not I give you a blowjob later, just so you know.”
11. Be really smart
I suppose it’s to compensate for what you lack.
21. Stand in front of you in a protective way when you are in danger
Mervin: Yes, stand there and posture and be generally useless. Don’t actually do anything to alleviate the danger, or anything, or get us both away from said danger. It’s better to sit and bluster a lot.
- ZeldaQueen's response to the main character of Gabriel's Inferno demonising Nine Inch Nails:
ZQ: Ho boy, we got any Nine Inch Nails fans in the audience tonight? Alright! How was your evening Satan-worshipping? Kill any chickens at it? I see. Tonight was cattle mutilation night. Good times.
- silais explaining why kaiju always target Tokyo:
CTHULHU: Hush, Princess, I’m telling a story. Anyway. That particular word actually two different phrases, both of which are incredibly filthy insults in our language: ‘Tok’ refers to grinding up our egg-mothers’s corpses—not that I have one, of course, but the sentiment is still there—and turning them into a variety of different overpriced seafood products, and ‘yo’ is a series of unspeakably perverted acts that you intend to perform on us with a rusted radio antenna.
NINA: ...so, um, what you’re saying is—
CTHULHU: The name of the city is basically one giant ‘come at me, bro’ to every oversized aquatic monstrosity on the planet.
DEIS: That’s, um...that is very specific.