This game is fun on road trips

slashNo. Not that Slash. I’m talking slash-fiction, baby. Haven’t heard of it? Well, Google at your own peril…

My buddy Danny, featured in today’s strip, is something of a fan fic connoisseur. She recently had a bad fall and has been in the hospital, so today’s strip goes out to her! Hope this brightens your day a bit, hon!

Seriously, though. This is a hell of a fun game to play on road trips. All it requires it a little knowledge of the tropes and mores of the fan fic community, and the ability to shudder and drive at the same time. Seriously. There is fan fiction for just about everything, and some of it is very, very terrible. Just check out’s list of the 5 baffling pairings. (Warning – link kinda NSFW, also probably not-safe-for-your-sanity)

For the record, I am not a slasher. I’ve tried reading it, but I just don’t get it, and I certainly couldn’t bring myself to write anything “blue” without breaking into giggles. Just not my thing, I suppose. I do, however, maintain a morbid sense of curiosity about the whole phenomenon, and will occasionally wander across a bit of fiction so bad it’s actually rather fascinating. (Link also not particularly SFW…)

Want to try your hand at “guess the slash pairing”? Try a game here!

News: Posted March 13th, 2009 by Alina

^ 4 Comments to “This game is fun on road trips”

  1. Bard Says:


    That makes my brain hurt, Alina! There should be no slash pairing of Canadian news anchors! Especially not Robertson and Mansbridge…dear god.

    I mean, Peter Mansbridge is awesome and all. But…GAH! Wrong mental image! Do not want!

    Posted March 13th, 2009 at 1:02 am
  2. Sadbhyl Says:

    The one that killed me hardest was the Mythbusters slash. That’s just…they don’t…IT’S SCIENCE, MAN!!!!

    Posted March 13th, 2009 at 7:17 am
  3. Cori Says:

    Canadian figure skaters!

    Posted March 17th, 2009 at 2:41 pm
  4. Christine Says:

    How ’bout Stojko/Browning? 😀

    Although, given their rivalry, I think that the Canada/US pairing of Browning/Boitano makes more sense. Heh… I know too much about slash.

    New category… Canadian politicians? Argh my brain…

    Posted March 20th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

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