Well, I had two requests to review this fic and present it up here. I know that I have mentioned it at times to various people, but it’s not really that high on my list. It’s only a fanfic that is unquestionably wrong and funny at the same time. By all means, the very concept of this story should put it under the “automatically horrible” column. Yet, somehow, the author managed to pull it out.
So, I shall go ahead and speak of it today. My Little Wesker is definitely not the pile of sludge that I was expecting when I first read the name and saw the categorization of “My Little Pony/Resident Evil crossover”. I will be honest, the first time that I read the title, I had images of a terribly written story with raging out of character interactions. I couldn’t even comprehend how such a story could possibly work. I’m certain the same thoughts are going through the heads of those reading those right now. They all lead to “NO!”, I’m sure.
Well, I’m definitely no MLP fan, I watched the original series as a child and have watched the Friendship is Magic series out of sheer boredom and because my friend insisted that I check it out. I have no strange fascination with the series. It exists. Is it bad? Not completely… The dialogue is noticeably horrible if you hear it through another’s speakers. But it has some quirks that make it reasonable as a product. So, I can understand why some people enjoy the show. However, it isn’t something that, for lack of better terms, I find magical. It exists. That’s it.
Resident Evil and Wesker, in particular, should be no means be able to mesh with the MLP ideas. Sure, they came close to having an actual villain worth notice at the end of the 2nd season with the shape-shifter. However, there is definitely nothing that I would classify as an actual threat in MLP. Thus, the interactions should by no means work.
Yet, somehow, this author has managed to make it work. Even Malek commented that the humor in the fic was actually charming. I think the thing that makes this story work is the fact that it is aware of itself being something that should not work. It doesn’t take itself too seriously. However, it is written maturely, so it doesn’t look like a complete mess.
I have found many flaws in the story though, such as it using the show/video games as a strong clutch. Scenes from Umbrella Chronicles and the show have both been presented and reformatted for purposes of this story. Like the other story that I presented the other day, the story does rework these scenes to make them fresh. So, it is a minor point in some ways.
Also, it is noticeable that Wesker is a bit not quite spot-on with characterization. At times, the internal dialogue and dream sequences indicate that the author does understand his characterization. However, there is just a bit off in general with how he interacts with others. Still, overall, it’s not too strongly out of character. So, this story does not stray into the “bad” category.
This story is still in progress, and I do read new chapters as they come up. Hopefully the humor and odd quirks will continue to intrigue me.
Well, I hope you guys enjoy the fact that I presented this story to you. Check it out if you want your mind blown with absolutely bizarre humor that should not work.
I also think I have an idea for my next target fanfic. However, I shall hold off on it until tomorrow.
4 thoughts on “So very wrong, and yet so very fun”
Yes!!!! This is one of the first fan fictions I’ve read that actually made me appreciate fan fiction. I thought for sure it would be rubbish, but it hooked me from the first few lines.
Yep, I posted this one mostly because you had wanted my comments on it to be made public. And that’s the strange attraction to it that I have. It should be rubbish, but it is not.
LOL. That’s hilarious! Ive read bad ones but that wasn’t as bad as i thought it would be. Some of the Balto (favorite childhood movie) and WR (really good and confusing anime) and MH (some are really bad, like nub bad), but the thing that gets me is that they have all the time in the world to post a chapter…and they can’t spell! It’s like erey sentunce hus a misspellad ward! xD
Well, this one is in my “good” category, so yea…
When I actually post a rant about a bad fanfic, you will know. Oh, you will know.