Oh man, you guys, this is the best thing I have seen all week.
So, Mark Oshiro of Markdoesstuff.com is known around the internet for, essentially, commenting on fannish stuff. He reads books and watches TV and talks about it in fun and engaging ways. And apparently, though I did not know this, you can commission him to read things like fanfic, aloud, on youtube.
A reader of his named Raquel, in what I can only thing was a massively funny prank -- and thank you, Raquel, it was worth every penny -- commissioned him to read Trying To Communicate, my infamous Torchwood/LOLcat crossover. It's easily the most well-known story I ever wrote, which is hilarious because it's absurd and I wrote it on the El home one afternoon.
Mark went in unspoiled, and while you can watch the whole thing (here) it's funnier if you skip to about four minutes in (here) and watch as he figures out what he's reading.
Make sure you watch through to "Who THINKS of this?"
I do, Mark. I do.
I just sat there at my desk at work, trying to suppress my laughter, for the better part of ten minutes. He was a trooper, too. He read through the whole thing, LOLcat voice and all.
He was also commissioned by Mo -- and thank you Mo, as well -- to read some of Stealing Harry, which you can find in two parts here and here. I think it's worth the watch, but then it's my ego that's getting burnished by it. :D
I'm rummaging around on his site trying to find a way to contact him that doesn't involve posting on a forum and bothering other people, but I want to let him know that I write non-fannish fiction as well, and offer him an advanced reader copy. (Though seeing his media list, I'm not getting my hopes too high...)
Anyway. LOLs to be had by all.
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