This page lists Shout Outs
from web-published original works.
Works with their own subpages:
- The Backloggery, a video game-tracking website, has badges for those who meet certain requirements in their collection. Having most of your games marked as beat earns the "Consider Yourself a Hero" badge (which resembles one of the power-ups from Contra as well), while having most of your games marked as complete earns you the "Master of Unlocking" badge.
- Bee and Puppycat has a dream sequence in which a set of five puppycats are colored in the same color scheme as the first five Sailor Senshi of Sailor Moon.
- The BIONICLE web serials contain small references to The Wizard of Oz and Jaws. The Mata Nui On-Line Game meanwhile hid a quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in the Cypher Language on one of the Ko-Koro temple walls and the statue from Tintin: The Broken Ear can be seen in Vakama's hut.
- The parodic zombie comedy How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse employs a huge number of this. Chapter titles include Fifty Shades of Collin or Breaking Duff as examples.
- Each chapter of Broken Saints begins and ends with an animation often related to the chapter's theme. Several of these are send-ups of films / TV shows that writer Brooke Burgess likes. Among them: Twin Peaks, The Prisoner, The Matrix, Fight Club, Donnie Darko, and The Wizard of Oz.
- Also, a clip of Christian Slater's "You ever get the feeling..." speech from Pump Up the Volume is played at the beginning of Chapter 19, Act 2 as the club music starts playing.
- Not to mention the graffiti on the alley wall that reads "Who watches".
- Chromagic shouts out to a whole bunch of things. Mostly Pokémon.
- Death Note: The Abridged Series (kpts4tv) has tons with Shout Outs to Pokémon , Shaman King, Fist of the North Star, The Lion King, Inspector Gadget, Star Trek, Twilight, Justice League, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, Battle: Los Angeles and the theme song is "I Can't Decide.", Light and the taskforce sing "Bohemian Rhapsody", Light tells Misa that "there can be only one", "Ooh Mad Libs!", "Your fridge is running." "Go Rem, ''fly!'' And do my bidding! Muwahahaha!", "Justice League Assemble!," Near asks for Amanda Hugankiss, the passcode is 1-2-3-4-5, and new rule of the Death Note: "Klaatu Barada Nikto" does not mean "we come in peace" especially when said by Keanu Reeves. Also the title of every episode is named ater a movie or pop culture reference. "Whatever happened to that missle?" *the Death Star explodes*, and the mafia guy in the gimp mask speaks like Kenny. "The truth is out there," Master Chief, "Seek and destroy!", and then there's Da Chief's final words about MANLINESS and his theme song...
- Decades of Darkness has shout outs to, among other things: a group of popular rock bands, Star Wars, Call of Cthulhu, and so on and so on.
- There are also tons of these (to other literary and artistic works) in the blog novel Fartago. Just the ones I've caught: 2001: A Space Odyssey (the entire premise, that a monolith gives a tribe of cavemen self awareness, and they soon discover a bone can be used as a weapon), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Don Quixote (the plot structure of two members of a society being outside their society and commenting on it), the writings of Sigmund Freud (the fact that the characters are motivated by their realization they will eventually die), Waiting for Godot (the writing style), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Chapter 1: "The Unbearable Lightness of Cat Poop"), Superman and Batman (Flying Tago and Furry Night Bird Farta), The Lord of the Rings (Chapter 3: The Fellowship of Fartago), "The Treachery of Images" ("Zis Ees Not a Poop"), and those are just the ones I caught in the first three chapters.
- GEOWeasel makes references to other webtoons, including Homestar Runner and Space Tree, and for the latter even got the voice actor to perform.
- The Global Guardians PBEM Universe being what it is (a superhero universe), it is overflowing with Shout Outs. Not just to Comic Books and Superheroes as might be expected, but also to such diverse influences as Larry Niven's Known Space, Dune, Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Horatio Hornblower, The Lord of the Rings, Happy Days, Dungeons & Dragons, Stargate SG-1, Futurama, WKRP in Cincinnati, Conan the Barbarian, Zorro, Sherlock Holmes, The Green Hornet, King Arthur, Robin Hood, the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, The Shadow, and Hill Street Blues, among others.
- If you enter 'The Shire' and 'Mordor' and select walking directions, Google Maps will respond with a custom error stating "Use caution – One does not simply walk into Mordor.". See here.
- On Homestar Runner, characters will do things like exclaim "What in Pete Sampras is going on?" or dress up as, say M. Bison or Jambi the Genie for Halloween. One character, Coach Z, has the initials of Craig Zobel, who, along with Mike Chapman, wrote the original Homestar Runner children's book.
- In Husbands the characters are talking about impulsive behaviour after Cheeks buys a dog on impulse.
Cheeks: "Well, being impulsive both got us really hot husbands."
Brady: "One time it also got be a tattoo that says "need more cowbell"." (slaps his behind)
- Then, when Brady asks if they can get rid of the dog, Cheeks says that they've already imprinted and "done the whole Avatar hair/braid thing."
- The "anti-walkthrough" website IT-HE Software includes tons of shout-outs in its articles—to movies, obscure songs, etc.
- KateModern features several Shout Outs to lonelygirl15. For example, Danielbeast is one of the webcam users hacked by Project Orwell in "The Leak", and the name "Bree" appears on Gavin's "PEOPLE I HATE" list in "The List".
- Similarly, in "Straight To The Top", Gavin suggests that Lauren could audition for fellow Bebo show Sofias Diary.
- Klump And Krusha has more than a few. For example, a few Family Guy sound clips have been used.
- LG15: the resistance mentions The Return of the Jedi and The Return of the King in "Fun Things to Do in Hiding — Volume Three!"
- The first two chapters contain several allusions to The Matrix, both direct and indirect.
- In Chapter 12, Jonas whistles part of the theme from The Great Escape before rescuing Reed.
- Lost Boys Of The Cascades has several shout outs, among them its title and the name of its main character being references to Peter Pan
- Maddison Atkins features an episode called "Law & Order: Maddison Atkins". Adam can be seen playing Mario Kart 64 in one episode, and Maddison wears a Princess Peach shirt in another. With the possible exception of HTMLvis, all the pigeons' names (chosen by fans) appear to be shout outs: Trotsky, Mini Moon and Lady Gaga.
- Napster Bad depicts James Hetfield as a hulking giant who tends to say "[something] BAD!" or "[something] GOOD!", in a reference to the "FIRE BAD!" line from Frankenstein (one of the shorts has James actually say "FIRE BAD!".)
- Nazo Unleashed, a Sonic the Hedgehog fanimation, takes lots of cues from Dragon Ball Z in its fight scenes, especially with the frequent Super Mode use and the heavy use of Flash Step, teleportation, and the Meteor Move. Chakra-X, the creator, justified this by saying that Sonic's creators admitted to taking several cues from Dragon Ball Z.
- The Protectors of the Plot Continuum stories are a Shout-Out to everything, in theory.
- Spectral Shadows does this a lot. More so than you might realize. From the final serial being titled I Pity Inanimate Objects, to a place called The Point of Know Return. Serial 2 is said to be planned to be a bunch of shout outs to anime and manga, and over in Serial 11 you have towns named things like Noire and Oz, with a society that matches the name in some form. Then you get into the actual music, with bands having names like Ultraviolet and a musician named Axel Rhoades, and too much more to list.
- When one registers for online content on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, one of the password recovery questions asks for the airspeed of an unladen swallow.
- Survival of the Fittest character Keiji Tanaka is shoutouterffic. Among other things, he is constantly referencing the Final Fantasy series.
"Man, it's like the beginning of that game, except I don't have a gunblade, I got a broken sabre. Least Lenny can't fireball me, with like, kaPOW and stuff! Man, that would hurt." (The opening sequence of Final Fantasy VIII
"Shit! SHIT! Injury! Medic! Somebody get me a potion! Who's on healing duty!? Critical hit people! Critical hit! With, like, the extra loud sound and red numbers and stuff!" (A general reference to the common healing item in the series)
- Guy Rapide also mentions in passing having had a friend named Lucien Lachance. Other shout outs include catchphrases from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, an adopted character suddenly talking like Kefka, direct quotes from films and games, visual tricks, namedrops, and sometimes characters that're slightly revised versions of one from some other media (the recent mod applications had a sample profile that was quite literally just a modernized Riku.) If one had the time and patience, an entire wiki could probably be dedicated entirely to documenting shout outs in Survival of the Fittest.
- The Transformers Wiki often makes Shout Outs to other works, the Armada Megatron page has at least two Shout Outs to Atop the Fourth Wall.
- We The You: I don't know what that means.
- The Whateley Universe is really a superhero comic book universe. So most of the buildings at Whateley Academy are named for famous writers and inkers of comic books. Schuster Hall, McFarlane Stadium....
- There are tons of shout-outs in "Tales of the MCO, because the entire story is the protagonists watching an anti-mutant television show and MSTing the heck out of it.
- The Phase novels are littered with shout outs, because Phase is a Deadpan Snarker with a lit background.
- The first Phase novel has shout outs to the Bible, pointing out how Phase starts out as a pompous, spoiled rich boy. The chapter titles are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, and they metaphorically follow what happens to him in his first month or so as a mutant.
- The third Phase story has chapter titles based on the twelve labors of Hercules, with references to those labors scattered throughout.
- The sixth Phase story is "Ayla and the Grinch" which is an obvious Dr. Seuss reference for a Christmas story.
- The seventh Phase story has chapter titles which are all biblical angels, since the A plot involves shoulder angels. Yes, shoulder angels.
- The eighth Phase story has chapter titles from Spenser's "The Faerie Queene". Phase is that kind of person.
- In the Wiktionary entry for keikaku, the example sentence is… well, guess.
- The entry for 新 (shin) also has a rather familiar example sentence.
- mpn1990(in a bloodcurdling screaming voice): "Damn you, Action 52! God damn you to friggin hell!" (Planet of the Apes?)
- In a Let's Play of X-COM: Terror From The Deep, the Leviathian used to hit T'leth was named the Thunderchild. (A reference to Wells' The War of the Worlds.)
- Speaking of Let's Plays, B00n seems to have at least one Nasuverse reference per game he plays.
- In the middle of this review of Genetos one reviewer suggests the possibility of a Roguelike shooter. Cue footage of... Microsoft Word... as a shmups engine... Naturally the player is an @ sign.
- This picture does a shout out to three separate anime at once.