Fanfiction is one of my guilty pleasures. I especially enjoy reading humorous fan fiction (while cautiously navigating the internet to avoid some of the seriously bent fanfics that lurks out there. There's some very ugly stuff.) But nothing - nothing could have prepared me for the sheer awesomeness of ShakespeareHemmingway
Seriously, do yourself a favour and check them out [link]
Fanfic starring Garfield (yes, you heard me) in which the orange feline takes on various challenges, from racism to the Collectors, and overcomes them through his sheer manliness. Move over, Vinnie! Garfield is the man! Oh, and he always gets the girl
Whether it's Garfield winning the American Revolution single-handed or helping Commander Shepherd man up and face the Collectors, these stories made my day. Seriously, bizarre and laugh-out-loud stuff. Garfield here is like a combination of Chuck Norris, Commander Badass and every action star that ever walked the earth.
He fights Big Ben (who, as well as being an English landmark is also apparently a laser canon of some sort), he takes on the fighters from Street Fighter (I'm not making this up, I swear) and in my personal favorite, he leads the South African rugby team to victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, helping unite a nation. As a South African who lived through these events, I am baffled as to why I don't remember an orange cat at Mandela's side. I'm pretty sure it would have stuck in my mind.
My favorite part is when Garfield threatens to kill a child with his Desert Eagle unless the South African team pulls their finger out and wins the game. And the child is happy because he's helping his country!
I cannot recommend these stories enough. Truly, there is something there for everyone, whether it's Garfield teaming up with John Marston ("The Good, The Bad, And The Garfield") or one of the few non-Garfield centric fics, in which Batman falls in love with Darkwing Duck
who shares my same whacky sense of humor, has done an awesome recording of it. Not an easy job but someone had to bring this epic tale of crime-fighting and quackery to life and Badgercheese1994 was the one person brave enough to do it.
You can listen to the recording here [link] Do it and prepare to have your life changed!