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||Fanfiction: OC, Self-Insert, and/ Reader-insert Ideas
I was reading a fanfiction where an OC from the real world got sucked into their television (or gaming system) and found themselves in the world of their favorite fandom. I’m being vague about the fandom because this story idea is actually pretty common in a lot of fandoms, especially those that take place in (real or fictional) historical times. Just to name a few that I’ve seen this happened in is Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Pirates of the Caribbeans, Assassin’s Creed series, Red Dead Redemption series, Castlevania series, BioShock series, etc.
I read so many of these types of stories, but there were a couple that stood out because they try to put a new spin to it. Sometimes the manner of how the OC got transported into the fandom is different (such as being reborn) or the OC isn’t the usual teenager or college freshmen (or just college student in general).
It was so long ago, but I still remember enough of a story that I enjoyed because it was different. The OC was a wildland firefighter or national guard…I can’t remember which. Either way, they were called in to help battle a massive forest fire. They managed a successful controlled burn, but something went wrong. I think they were attempting to rescue a wild animal or a person, but the smoke got to them before the fire could. They woke up and found themselves still in the forest, but oddly enough it didn’t have any signs of a fire.
The OC didn’t automatically assume that they were transported or anything like that. They first rationalized it, until they were given plenty of undeniable evidence about where they were. And it was really interesting to see how their profession came in to play too, because they were transported back to colonial times.
The whole point of this is that it got me thinking about how or what would a OC (even a Self-insert or Reader-insert) with different professions from modern times do? Specifically, if the OC went into a fandom that has a setting that takes place in the past – be it a fictional one or based on real life. Just imagine if the OC is a Historian that studies Medieval Norse or whatnot and got transported (or reborn) into a world with vikings. Or the OC is a Chef that has found themselves in 1868 London.
Obviously, depending on their profession and who they are the OC might have an easier time adjusting (basically surviving) in the world or they might not. So some OCs will be lucky and others will struggle a lot, especially if they rely on modern conveniences like ready-made meals, plumbing, heating, and so on, (or they have mostly tech knowledge/skills and not enough basic life skills).
Here’s some professions…
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Fighter
· Tue Jun 18, 2019 @ 10:31pm · 0 Comments