Show Within A Show: Fan Works

Examples of type 1 (characters involved in production)

Examples of type 2 (characters are fans)

Examples of type 3 (the show is a plot point)

  • In Equestria: A History Revealed, the Lemony Narrator writing the fic-essay decides to go out drinking and just copies a large block of test from a book on a soldier's recounting of a significant battle in the history of the Equestrian Civil War into the fic. Notable in that the copied text proves to be vastly different in tone than the rest of the tone of the fic, probably due to its In-Universe copied nature, and is even written in a more high quality fashion than the rest of the essay-fic.

Examples of type 4 (the show is eerily similar to the main show)