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My Story Animated is a YouTube channel that claims to animate real life stories sent to them by teenagers. However, it's widely suspected that many, if not most, of the stories are actually fictional.

The idea of the channel is to tell outlandish stories that occur to teenage characters. They involve school, family secrets, and other real world topics, however they usually have an unusual twist to them.

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Compare to the similar channel ACTUALLY HAPPENED.


lMy Story Animated provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Carol and Lana's father from "I Found My Missing Sister In A Graveyard" allows his second wife to torment her stepdaughters and gets physically abusive with Carol.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: "I Lost My Memory And Was Shocked When I Found Who I am" is about a girl named Olivia who wakes up in the hospital after losing her memory in a car accident... and is horrified to discover she was an Alpha Bitch and a Big Sister Bully when she gets home.
  • And I Must Scream: "I have been in a coma for years, i could hear everything" is about a girl named Ariana who ends up in a coma-like state for several years. Even though she's still conscious and can still hear everything around her, she can't move or speak.
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  • Animesque: Several videos are varying degrees of animesque and use anime-inspired expressions.
  • Armoured Closet Gay: Brian from "She Found Out" is a man who was taught practically from birth that homosexuality was sinful. He internalized these views, and so refused to acknowledge that he was attracted to other men.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Ava in "I Wish I Never Won 200 million dollars in the lottery" is initially thrilled that she won $200 million in the lottery... but then her family starts drifting apart because of it.
  • Blackmail: When Mrs. Hooper learns about Haley's essay-selling business in "i started an illegal business at school. my teacher joined!", it initially seems like she'll report it and discipline her and her customers. But then she orders Haley to continue operating her business and give her the money she makes from it, threatening to tell the headmaster about her scheme if she doesn't cooperate.
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  • Broken Pedestal: Jessica in "I Found Papers In My Dad Office That Broke My Heart" idolizes her lawyer father... but then is dismayed to find out that he's an Amoral Attorney who's willing to trick his elderly clients into signing wills that sign wills leaving most of their estates to their greedy relatives — no matter said clients' actual wishes for their estates are — in exchange for a cut of the stolen money.
  • Bullying a Dragon: "I am a bodybuilder and my boyfriend is a tiny little guy" has some kids shouting insults at a "weird couple"... one half of which was the titular bodybuilder. Needless to say, when she started yelling at them, they got scared and ran off.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: "I Had To Stop The Kardashians From Destroying My Family" is about a girl named Cheryl, her mother, and her sisters, all of whom bear striking resemblances to members of the Kardashian family.
  • Chopper on Standby: The girl in "I Am The Richest Girl At School And It's Embarrassing" takes her father's helicopter to school.
  • Daddy's Girl: Lily from "I Distracted Mom While Driving And The Worst Thing Happened" is very close to her father Jonathan, and gets along with him better than with her mother Tabitha.
  • Discriminate and Switch: "She Found Out" has Brian try to raise his daughter Leanne to believe that homosexuality is sinful, like what he was taught. But after Brian's wife dies, he starts seeing another man named John who helps him come to terms with his sexuality. Still, he's terrified about what might happen if Leanne finds out. One day, she comes home unexpectedly to see her father and John sharing a romantic moment, and runs away upset. After a heart-to-heart, it turns out she doesn't care that he's attracted to men; she was just upset that he was moving on so quickly.
  • Engineered Public Confession: This is how Haley exposes her teacher Mrs. Hooper's blackmail of her. She talks to her about not wanting to pay her anymore, secretly recording the whole conversation using her cell phone and showing the recording to the headmaster.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: "I Was Shocked When I Found Out Why My Teacher is after Me" has a girl named Helen whose teacher, a woman Ms. Smith, is nice to most people but really has it out for her. She eventually finds out that it's because she gets emotionally abused by her lover and his mother, the latter of whom is also named Helen. While the narrator Helen now knows why Ms. Smith picks on her, and feels some sympathy for her, she (rightly) concludes that being a victim of abuse doesn't justify her bullying somebody who did nothing to her.
  • Freudian Slip: "My Mom Is Too Attractive!" has Cynthia's boyfriend Ryan accidentally call her mother "sexy" rather than "Sally" when greeting her.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: The girl in "I Am Too Pretty" has been the victim of Dumb Blonde jokes, but her hair is so dark that she looks like a brunette.
  • Heroic Bastard: In "The Doctors Forced Me To Save Only One Of My Twin Sisters", Amelia's illegitimate half-sister chooses to donate part of her liver so both twins can be saved.
  • Hostile Weather: "the window broke and than i saw blood" is about a girl whose area gets hit by a severe storm.
  • Jerkass to One: An example comes from "I Was Shocked When I Found Out Why My Teacher is after Me". Ms. Smith is nice to most people, but a complete Sadist Teacher to the narrator, Helen. This turns out to be because she gets picked on by her lover's mother, who is also named Helen.
  • Karmic Jackpot: Cathy from "I Found A Treasure In My Second Hand jacket" finds a valuable baseball card in the pocket of a secondhand jacket she bought. Since she's poor and really wants to go to college, she's tempted to sell the card and get enough money to go to a good university, but she decides to find its rightful owner and return it. When the rightful owner comes to claim it, she's impressed enough by Cathy's honesty that she offers to pay for her education, an offer Cathy happily accepts.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: "I am a bodybuilder and my boyfriend is a tiny little guy" is about a female bodybuilder named Jacquelyn dating an effeminate nerd named George.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Monica from "I found out why my mother keeps losing her underwear" assumes her friend John is gay. But it's later revealed that he just Likes Older Women.
  • Never Trust a Title:
    • "I Distracted Mom While Driving And The Worst Thing Happened" is misleading in two ways. The first is that it's actually from the mother's perspective, not the daughter's. The second is that it implies her getting distracted while driving was a direct cause of something horrible, but the car crash wasn't caused by any error on her part, but by another driver running a red light.
    • The title of "I Realised I Wasn’t Trans After Transitioning" is not accurate. Olive thought they were a trans girl as a child, transitioned, and then realized they were genderfluid instead. They're still considered trans, but not binary trans.
  • Organ Theft: Subverted in "My Kidnappers Refused To Reveal What They Did To My Body". The narrator initially fears she might've been victimized by an organ-trafficking ring, but it turns out she'd just been taken to a hospital after suffering a burst appendix.
  • Overprotective Dad: Caitlin's father from "My Dad Is An Overprotective Freak" starts shadowing his daughter whenever she goes out, doing everything he can to make sure she's okay. He doesn't even back off after one of his antics gets him arrested. Eventually, it's revealed why: he had a sister named Ellie whom he was very close to, and she ended up dying in a car accident that he blamed himself for. Caitlin ended up looking a lot like her late aunt, and he didn't want anything bad to happen to his daughter like it did to his sister.
  • Rags to Riches: Deconstructed in "I Wish I Never Won 200 million dollars in the lottery". When Ava wins the jackpot in the lottery, it brings out some pretty bad qualities in her relatives and causes her family to drift apart.
  • Sadist Teacher: Played with in "I Was Shocked When I Found Out Why My Teacher is after Me". While Helen's teacher Ms. Smith is nice to most people, she's a complete bully to her.
  • Sadistic Choice: "The Doctors Forced Me To Save Only One Of My Twin Sisters" is about a girl named Amelia whose younger twin sisters both get very sick due to a congenital liver defect they share. Amelia's a match, so she can be a donor... but since she can only donate a small part of her liver, she has to choose which twin she wants to give it to. Thankfully, her father turned out to have an illegitimate daughter with his high school sweetheart, who was also a match and agreed to donate part of her liver as well, so both twins were saved.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: In "I Wish I Never Won 200 million dollars in the lottery", Ava gets a lottery ticket from an elderly woman, and promises her that she'll tell her if her ticket wins. When she wins the jackpot, she decides to keep the money herself since her family was in dire straits at the time and eventually forgets who really won. When she remembers, she tells her... only to realize she doesn't remember the encounter. Turns out, the old woman had Alzheimer's.
  • Secret Diary: "I was living a lie until I read my bff’s diary" is about a girl who reads her best friend's diary and learns that she's been cheating wth her boyfriend.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: The short "I Am Too Pretty" is about a girl that has dealt with the troubles of being very attractive all her life. As a toddler, an agent tried to make her a Fashion Model and she was being catcalled before even reaching puberty.
  • Split Personality: "I have 3 different people living in my body!" is about a girl named Robin with three alternate personalities: Ellie, who's mentally eight years old, nervous and fearful; Stacey, a party girl who loves to sing and is good at it; and Scar, a cold, distant introvert with a taste for melancholic music and something of a goth streak.
  • Spooky Painting: "My Grandparents Brought Me A Deadly Gift" has the titular grandparents give the narrator's parents a painting of Santa Claus that's rather unsettling in a number of ways. The narrator comes to believe it's cursed, though it's not clear if it actually is.
  • Stern Teacher: Subverted with Mrs. Hooper in "i started an illegal business at school. my teacher joined!". She seems like a tough but fair teacher at first, but that proves to not be the case when she blackmails Haley into continuing her essay-selling business and giving her the money she makes.
  • Tagline: "Real Stories Animated".
  • Threatening Shark: "Something Touched Me Under The Water, Then I Saw Blood!" is about a girl named Toni who gets attacked by a huge shark while out surfing.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: "I am a bodybuilder and my boyfriend is a tiny little guy" is about a female bodybuilder named Jacquelyn who dates a considerably smaller man name George.
  • True Love Is Exceptional: "I am a bodybuilder and my boyfriend is a tiny little guy" is about a female bodybuilder named Jacquelyn. For a while, she thought her "type" was male bodybuilders... but every time she tried to start a relationship with one, it fizzled out, because bodybuilding was really the only thing they had in common. Then she started dating a small, wimpy, submissive man named George and they hit it off.
  • Where Da White Women At?: "My Mom Humiliated My Black Boyfriend But Dad..." has a white girl named Sasha start dating a black guy named Adam. When she invites him over for dinner, Sasha's mom starts saying some very racist things towards Adam and is clearly unhappy about her daughter having a black boyfriend.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: "the window broke and than i saw blood" is about a girl who's afraid of natural disasters and the problems she goes through when a severe storm hits her area.
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