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"While browsing Live Journal for Sharks icons, I found this multi-part epic about [Evgeni Nabokov] and Joe [Thornton] getting it on. Didn't read much (RPS ain't exactly my cup of tea), but apparently it revolved around the playoffs last year and the two of them comforting each other after the Sharks were eliminated. And by comforting, I mean butt sex."

Also known as Celebrity Fic, this is basically fanfiction based on the real life of one or more celebrities (as opposed to a strictly fictional canon). Just as how people find fantasies and interpretations within their favorite fictional characters, so, too, do they find them in celebrities. Any and all fanfiction tropes can apply (for example, it could decide to base itself around the high school days of the celebrity, create a Relationship Sue to vicariously live out a relationship with the person, use them as part of a Hurt Comfort Fic, etc.). The possibilities are endless and often just disregard the celebrity's history, personality, etc. in order to facilitate the plot (or, often, just the particular fetishes of the author).

However, it's just as likely that a fic will be relatively accurate, based on knowledge of the celebrity's "real lives" gained from interviews, blogs, tweets, etc. Increased interactivity between actors/bands/whoever and their fans makes it extremely easy for ficcers to include canon details into their work. This averts the Did Not Do the Research trope, although there's probably a fine line between research (good) and stalking (bad).

Also common in this genre is for the celebrity to meet the fictional characters that he or she is famous for playing as. They might either coexist in the same universe (this is a flimsy premise at best) or there's some sort of alternate universe with travel between them.

The final theme which turns up a lot is fics which blur the line between Character Shipping and Cast Shipping; depending on the quality of the acting, it's often easy to read real-life relationships between the actors in the emotions their characters portray towards each other on screen. These sorts of fics are often set in and around the filming of the show, to the extent that frequently they're just plain ol' show fics in disguise; the actors will often take on the traits and ideas of their characters and go through similar emotions and experiences. Somebody will tell you that there's some sort of metaphor in there for the duality of the actor and the character, or something.

There is some level of controversy surrounding this genre. For some people, the mere existence of Real Person Fics — especially Lemon fics — is a case of Squick, while others don't see them as wrong as long as the tone is kept respectful. Then there are those for whom anything goes because it's unlikely the "protagonist" will ever read the fic anyway and will do everything from Character Derailment to Gender Bending to unceremoniously killing them off. (That last can sometimes be legally dangerous, though.) does not allow Real Person Fics anymore, but that doesn't stop anyone. Most of them are hiding here.

Compare Historical Domain Character.

Not to be confused with when a Self-Insert Fic doesn't even bother with an Author Avatar and the author just puts themselves (and their friends) in.

Examples of Real Person Fic include:


  • Although the fandom seems to have died down a little sadly, there were days when The Goth Detectives (the temporary comedy duo of Russell Brand and Noel Fielding) had a nice big fan-following with lots of slash fics to be found.
    • That seems to be shrinking in direct proportion to the rise of The Mighty Boosh RPS. (Most of it predictably being Julian Barratt/Noel Fielding, though I found a Julian/Michael Fielding fic once.)
      • That is of course, to say nothing of this story, that has the works when it comes to bad fan fiction tropes. Fictional characters coming into contact with their real-life counterparts? Check. Unnecessary Wangst and total Character Derailment? We have that. An obligatory Mary Sue self-insert completes the ensemble. The cherry on top of this sundae is a perpetually drunken and crying Noel Fielding becoming tormented over his developing feelings for Vince Noir. Screw Yourself.
  • There are communities devoted to the pairing of Hugh Laurie and his long time comedy partner and best friend, Stephen Fry. To be fair, their real life behavior is not exactly discouraging to the fans...
    • According to Stephen Fry, during his most recent appearance on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, he was subjected to a reading from one of these fics. It was cut from the broadcast, though. ~And That's Terrible~.

Fan Works


  • Sue Mary somehow believed that Dwayne Johnson and Stephen Merchant were playing themselves in The Tooth Fairy, leading to her story Tooth Fairy 2: Red Dragon Rising using their names for the characters instead of who they portrayed.
  • There are metric buttloads of Real Person Fic taking place behind the scenes of The Lord of the Rings. There's a LJ community dedicated to the "Orlijah" pairing (Orlando Bloom and Elijah Wood).
  • It's especially popular to make the very Bishonen Orlando Bloom a Woobie and Uke. One fic made him a Hermaphrodite... and had him impregnate himself.
  • There was an explosion of this, mostly about Zac and Vanessa, after High School Musical came out.
  • Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine (Kirk and Spock in the new Star Trek) are starting to get a lot of this. They kind of bring it on themselves by joking about it and behaving affectionately in interviews.
    • Unlike a lot of this type of fic, however, Pinto fics tend to be very very good.
  • There's been quite a healthy RDJude community around the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film. This is encouraged by how the guys act together or describe each other in interviews: Jude describing RDJ as "gorgeous", and the nicknames "Hotson" and "my Judsie" being memorable examples.
  • RPF abounds in the Inglourious Basterds fandom. It might help that Eli Roth found the Kink Meme.
    • It certainly didn't discourage the fangirls: the RPF kink meme went up the very day he found the first kink meme.
  • The a Team Kink Meme has gotten a good deal of this, especially Liam Neeson/Bradley Cooper, Bradley Cooper/Sharlto Copley (called "Coopley"), and a bit of Sharlto Copley/"Rampage" Jackson. It does not help that Sharlto and Rampage became Heterosexual Life Partners during filming and that Bradley seems to smile and stare at Sharlto a lot when they're near each other.
    • For the original series, RPF featuring Dirk Benedict/Dwight Schultz has gotten several prompts and fills. They pretty much fuel it when they do joint interviews these days (when they're in their 60s!) because they love to make gay jokes, especially about each other (and "The Gay Team").
  • The Social Network has a steadily growing RPF community, with a large portion of its Kink Meme geared towards it. Because of the nature of the film, there's also some rather interesting layers going on, what with fic about the characters, fic about the actors playing the characters, fic about the real people the characters are based on, and every imaginable combination of crossover therein.
  • Following The Runaways there are several stories between Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart as well as the original people they played



Live-Action TV

  • Heterosexual Life Partners Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki tend to get this a lot. However, if you actually saw their antics in real life you would probably slash them too.
    • And now Misha Collins (who plays Castiel) gets shipped with Jensen all the time, presumably because there's tons of Ho Yay between their characters and they're just hot.
    • Richard/Jared, Richard/Misha, Mark P/Misha, Mark p/Richard, Misha/Jim, Jim/Mark S, JDM/Jim, not as prominent, but known.
  • Top Gear slash. A particularly eyebrow-raising example involved Jeremy Clarkson raping Richard Hammond... who then sought comfort in the arms of James May.
  • The Daily Show. Which persons? All of them. This can get very weird when both Stephen Colbert and the character with the same name end up in the same fic. Which happens more often than you'd think.
  • There's a fairly large fanbase for the actors of Merlin, ESPECIALLY Colin/Bradley. To be fair, if you've seen the DVD extras...
  • There's a small but very active fandom for Band of Brothers fic.
  • This is quite popular in the Drake and Josh fandom...usually pairing Drake and Josh, and occasionally Jerry Trainor, who plays Crazy Steve in the Nick series, together. As themselves, usually in the future as musicians and actors. These fans have some ground to stand on, as Drake Bell and Josh Peck act rather affectionate in interviews. They are considered Heterosexual Life Partners in reality as well as on TV.
  • People ship David Tennant with John Barrowman, though more ship him with John Simm.
    • More than a couple of people ship David Tennant and Billie Piper...
    • Some people ship David Tennant with Catherine Tate, too.
    • And while Doctor Who RPS is typically limited to new Who actors, there is floating around on the internet Patrick Troughton/Frazer Hines slash.
    • Then there's this story, written in response to David Tennant's shocked reaction when he was exposed to Doctor Who slash fic on a British chat show. This RPF story suggests his costars from Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Kuteratyre/Harry Potter all teased him by showing him that oh, there was SO much more than that. (The story is SFW, and is a delight.)
      • Actually, Tennant had a rather brilliant comeback himself after hearing the slash fic sample: they'd accidentally found John Barrowman's blog instead.
    • Matt Smith/Karen Gillan shippage seems to be thriving thanks to their RL chemistry.
  • In this Mock the Week clip, Frankie Boyle informs Hugh Dennis of some Slash Fic he found featuring the two of them.
  • Lily Loveless and Kathryn Prescott exhibited so much chemistry as the (canon) Skins pairing of Naomi and Emily that LilyKat fic is increasingly popular. Helped by the fact that they're more than willing to Ship Tease about it in promo videos and such (Kat moreso than Lily, which matches the show), and that Lily is clearly a Naomily shipper.
  • William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy practically ship themselves. It might even be deliberate on Shatner's part. They've taken to setting up dinner dates over Twitter. There are not words sufficient to describe the squeesplosion on Livejournal when that happened...
  • Aaron Sorkin has figured in several The West Wing parody-fics, mostly in ones devoted to making fun of what happened to the series after he left. And there's a Murder On The Orient Express parody with Sorkin as the killer, Amy as Ratchett, and Danny Concannon as Poirot. It's actually so well-written it's LESS enjoyable than it would be had it been cracky.
  • ICarly: Nathan Kress/Miranda Cosgrove (known as Niranda or Mathan) fic has recently become as popular as fic for their on-show couple ship Freddie/Carly. They have also developed a Memetic Mutation for Miranda's current boyfriend, Nat Wolf, who is repeatedly referred to as "The Goober". He also suffers a high amounts (almost to a self referential/toungue in cheek level) of Die for Our Ship.
    • Jennette/Miranda is somewhat popular too.
  • Wizards of Waverly Place fans ship actors David Henrie and Selena Gomez. It's also probably part of the reason that show has a massive Brother-Sister Incest vibe and that Jalex (the couple of brother Justin and sister Alex which are played by them) is the most popular ship by a very long margin.
  • Pairing American Idol judges and contestants is also common, especially Saula (Simon and Paula.) There's even an entire Live Journal community dedicated to same sex idol/idol Fan Fiction. (Kris and Adam was probably a field day for them.)
  • Lea Michele and Dianna Agron of Glee fame. The two of them sort of fuel it with the all the PDA and the fact that they lived together for a while, and had two pet cats together. Who gets a pet that lives for so long with their friend?
    • Heather Morris and Naya Rivera get this as well, often in the context of their real life relationship following the same pattern as their BFF-to-casual hookup-to-relationship on-screen relationship.
      • Same goes for Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, with added fanboying over one another. Darren does absolutely nothing to discourage it, and other cast members have gotten in on the act as well. Fics often as not involve either Ashley Fink, Lea Michele or Ryan Murphy scheming to set them up, or filming of romantic Kurt/Blaine scenes going awry. And never in the history of RPF has another pairing been so painfully susceptible to fandom in-jokes.
    • Really, you can pick any two Glee actors and somebody out there probably writes fic about it.
  • In a rather hilarious scene in the Korean Drama You Are Beautiful, a member of a boyband reads horribly melodramatic RPF of himself slashed with his bandmates... and enjoys it.
  • It sometimes seems like the people who write fanfic about the soldiers from Band of Brothers are blissfully unaware that those men really exist (or did... most of them have since passed on). The shipping involved can really become an exercise in the bizarre if you know anything about their Real Life relationships.
  • Back when was made to look like a fansite for The Colbert Report as opposed to the official site, among the "fan-submitted" contents was an intentionally So Bad It's Good Stephen Colbert x Bill O'Reilly fic. The original page is gone, but the contents have been preserved here.
  • Check any section of a popular Disney Channel show or movie (As ones High School Musical and the ones starring Miley, Selena, Demi or the Jonas Brothers) on and you'll find them without much effort
  • Big Time Rush, as the main characters are named after themselves, there's a lot of slashing going on with the four boys. Of course, issues with characterization might just mean that the fic in question just got their last names wrong, but mostly, RP Fs are written for setting, as their onscreen relationships are quite similar to their offscreen one.
  • There is an entire community on FF.N for crossover fics between the canon of Sherlock Holmes and the real-life cast of the Granada series. Jeremy Brett naturally gets the most focus for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that more is known about him than either of his Watsons, David Burke or Edward Hardwicke. However, all three actors interact with their allegedly-fictional counterparts in these crossovers. (Note that not all the stories in the community are true crossovers - some are simply based on Granada's 'verse.)


  • The Beatles seem to lend themselves quite well to this due to their almost mythical status. This is probably because of their relatively short lived career, leading a lot of fans who want more than just the decade of activity filling in more of what they view should have happened after 1970. It also helps that there are three movies featuring them as themselves, each one goofier than the last.
    • Fandom invokes John Lennon's questionable sexuality in 99.9% of the fics with sexuality. Interestingly enough, most of these fics do NOT include Brian Epstein, their openly gay manager — or, when they do, he's at most Star Boarding for Lennon. (The film The Hours And Times is an exception.)
  • Perhaps because of his flamboyant nature, people just love to use David Bowie as a character in their fanfiction.
    • He admittedly does lend himself to it. However, as often as not he is being Ziggy/Thin White Duke/Halloween Jack/what have you at the time...
      • There is also a fair amount of Bowie on Bowie fanfiction, clearly due to his numerous personas.
  • Most Boy Bands are ripe for slashing due to their prepackaged Five-Man Band archetypes.
  • When fanfic writers for The Beatles worked more modern Boy Bands into their fics, things got ugly; even, or maybe especially, those who were tweens thought Boy Bands were necessarily evil. There is one Beatles fic, "Angelic Sins," that attempts to make the group 98 Degrees villains. (This one also has Metallica as a friendly presence despite their kidnapping John Lennon — this was completed before the Napster scandal and St. Anger.)
  • There are numerous fanfics of the various members of My Chemical Romance, usually involving the band members becoming teachers in the fan's school or something along the lines.
  • Quizilla (before it was overrun by bad anime fics and relaunched to many a user's agony) was particularly infamous for "bandfics" that were wish fulfillment for extremely horny girls, starring characters from any band that featured a moderately attractive male, from Simple Plan to All Time Low and EVERYTHING in between.
  • Essentially the basis of Pete Wentz's entire career. Both within his own band, Fall Out Boy, and between all of the bands on his label. He loves to encourage fans to pair him with lead singer Patrick Stump, nuzzling his shoulder during performances, and has had the following (joking) remarks to say about Patrick on the band's official website Q&A [1]:

 "His body is made up of kittens, Saturdays, 70 degree weather, first kisses and butterflies. Trust me, I cut that bitch open once to check."

"We try to keep our relationship strictly sexual."

"We are in love and live in a castle in the sky. Our next door neighbors are carebears."

"Patrick is the love of my life but I can't deny Joe's doggie style. They are both pretty good in bed I guess."

      • Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie and now former lead guitarist Ryan Ross fought rumors for several years that they were really dating because they always had the stage-gay dialed to eleven. Probably Pete's idea.
        • Pictures like these probably did not help at the time.
        • On the same topic, Brendon and Pete are both launchers of a thousand ships, Pete because he knows pretty much everyone on his label and the label he's signed to, and Brendon because of the above pictures and, undoubtedly, this.
        • The entire Fueled By Ramen/Decaydance group (and their friends) are pretty easy to ship, seriously. Bandom is more or less synonymous with early to mid 2000s pop-punk/emo/whatever because of them.
  • The cult British indie band The Libertines are probably only remembered now as being the group that brought supermodel-chasing drug-botherer Pete Doherty into the public eye. That band's dissolution hinged on Doherty's fractious (although not gay) relationship with guitarist Carl Barat. The band's self titled (and final) second album cover sees a vacant, mildly distressed Barat cradling a collapsed Doherty.
  • Go on YouTube. Now, in the search bar, type in ANY word that has some sort of relation to love or romance, or could be used as a cliche metaphoric word in a love poem. Now, count how many "Jonas Brothers Love Stories" you find. And it doesn't just have to be a love-related word. Sometimes typing in completely random words like "stairs" and "lunch" will also get you pages of these.
  • There is Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds slash out there. One wonders if the band knows.
  • Gackt, sometimes usually slashed with some other J-musician. These include most of guys he's worked with, especially Hyde, Miyavi, Mana, YOU (his violinist), Kami and Masa.
    • Of course, his onstage gay is also dialed to eleven.
    • Japanese rock and metal bands fall under bandslash. Nearly any band will have some. Some bands play to the slashers and don't mind the slash, others are.... less welcoming. That said, some bands also have a Broken Base even if the band itself is in favor of or doesn't mind the slash, where non-participating fans will loathe the participating fans as "yaoi fangirls" or "gay."
  • Adam Lambert is the new focus of the American Idol slash fandom. Out of all the other contestants on the season, he's most often paired with Kris Allen (and it's not always hard to see why, especially after the whole Rolling Stone thing), which unfortunately leads to poor Katy Allen getting thrown to the wolves.
    • There's a whole Live Journal community just for Kradam fic. Also, both Lambert and Allen have been asked in separate interviews if they knew about/had read fan fiction about the two of them. Kris said, "What's fan fiction?" After explanation, he just said "I bet most of those don't end up PG-rated." Adam (who didn't need any explanation) said "I kind of want to read those." (Note that this was before the Rolling Stone interview.) He then suggested that it should be shown to Katy. Interpret that however you like.
  • Tarja Turunen/Tuomas Holopainen is surprisingly popular amongst Nightwish fans. The lyrics, the whole 'beauty and the beast' theme, and how depressed he got after she was kicked out of the band don't exactly help matters.
    • Said things generally consist of 'Tarja broke our poor Ocean Soul's heart, the bitch!!!', completely ignoring the real reasons Tarja went solo.
      • Clearly you two have not stumbled across the plethora of Slash Fic on Nightwish. Usually Marco and Tuomas, which is sensible and often quite adorable really, but I've seen everything from them to Jukka and Emppu (also sensible and cute) to Marco and Emppu and Tuomas and Jukka.
  • It's rare, but British indie singers Patrick Wolf and Edward Eke (formerly known as Edward Larrikin) are occasionally shipped together.
    • Oh, it gets better. There's an entire Livejournal community devoted to Patrick Wolf fanfics. Yep.
  • Perhaps due to an unfortunate combination of Bishonen and I Was Quite a Looker, there does exist Peter Gabriel-era Genesis Slash Fic, usually pairing him with Tony Banks, but sometimes Phil Collins gets a turn as well.
  • Tokio Hotel gets this, like from here here and here and here. Tends to mainly be Twincest shipping between Bill and Tom Kaulitz, or band member/fan/AuthorAvatar fics written by younger fans. Proceed with caution.
  • Hard to imagine why this page went so long without Aerosmith being mentioned. Most Slash Fic about them is Joe Perry/Steven Tyler, but if you can dream up an Aerocouple, fic for it probably exists. Some of these couples work better than others.
  • Radiohead. Radiohead.
    • There's a small but infamous community on the internet that specializes in writing slash fic, termed "cheesecake" after a... prolific fic involving lead singer Thom Yorke and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. doing things to each other with the dessert. Popular pairings include Thom/lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, Jonny/bassist and brother (and bisexual) Colin Greenwood, and Colin/guitarist Ed O'Brien. Drummer Philip Selway is left out of the equation 99% of the time, probably because he's bald.
  • Rammstein, for obvious reasons.
  • A Girls Aloud RPF was deemed so obscene that the author was arrested and taken to court. This was the first time literature of any kind resulted in an arrest in the UK for more than twenty years.
    • The fic in question was the infamous Girls (Scream) Aloud, a Gorn-tastic snuff-fic that rivaled Agony In Pink in utter awfulness.
  • Guns 'n' Roses and/or Velvet Revolver RPS is out there, a lot of it being Axl and Slash.
  • Rush- yes, the Canadian prog band-also has a fandom with surprising amounts of horny fangirls eager to ship (the typical Rush fan is Always Male). Geddy and Alex, being Heterosexual Life Partners, are the ones most often shipped. It's usually Better Than It Sounds.


  • Back in 2004 someone actually published a humorous story in The New Yorker where an unidentified diarist who was obviously Bush confessed to having a mad crush on John Kerry. One only wonders if that author knew of the Kerry/Edwards slash being written on the net at the time...
  • The Internet has been lately seeing tons of fics involving Barack Obama, John McCain, and George W. Bush.
  • Liberality for All features several famous conservative icons fighting an evil liberal U.N dominated United States.
  • Forget about all the photoshops and fanfiction, even the British Newspapers were getting in on the Ho Yay of the 2010 British Parliamentary elections between Conservative David Cameron and Liberal Democrat Estrogen Brigade Bait Nick Clegg, respectively. Poor Gordon Brown is pretty much left behind as the Romantic Runner-Up. Clegg's status as Cameron's personal bitch has only gotten worse in Fanon as accusations of him selling out for power pile up. That both attended very posh schools where there supposedly remains a tradition known as 'fagging' for older boys have not helped either.
    • There's even been media-endorsed Mpreg. Even the BBC, the largest broadcaster in the world, sustained the idea: in a political review of 2010 more than half a year after the fact, they describe it as a political love affair thusly: '... in the Downing Street rose garden the sun shone, the birds even sang, and the world watched as the beautiful friendship between Nick and Dave began'. All complete with soft focus and twinkly romantic music.
  • There was a short sci-fi Alternate History story published in the early-to-mid 1970s which had Ralph Nader be a detective in the literary equivalent of a Film Noir, in a DC utterly corrupted by cheating corporations.
  • With the upcoming 2012 US presidential election, many fanfics on the internet have been created about the GOP contenders and Barack Obama, perhaps most frequently about Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. This is made especially entertaining by the fact that the candidates, aside from Obama, generally have a fairly anti-gay record and some have made controversial statements regarding homosexuality.

Professional Wrestling

  • The debate has been raging for years whether Professional Wrestling fic is RPF or not. It's been around for ages and Henry Jenkins has written essays on it (along with the rest of fandom). At any rate, there seem to be three different versions...first, television-based, in which the stories are about the people in the ring being exactly who they are on the show and the matches and conflict being real. Second, character-based realism, in that the wrestlers are their characters, but the matches and conflict are scripted and all part of the show, and finally, the real-person version which is based off real life. Different writers use different methods, some explicitly only write television-based, others dabble all the way down to RPF. Of course, there's also AU, but that's another trope altogether. Further subgenres include:
    • Back in 2001-2003, the biggest and most vocal (and also virtually only) het shippers were the Smoochy Dreamers, Chris Jericho/Stephanie McMahon. Chris/Steph is nothing so much as a kindergardener pulling the pigtails of the girl he likes, and between the boob comments, kissing as gross-out tactic, and his seemingly extensive knowledge of her supposed sexual practices ("dirty disgusting trashbag ho" is probably the least filthy), they were ripe for shipping.
    • Then there's the slash, which, as you can probably guess is the much larger genre. Between the Matt/Jeff Hardy fangirls to the Rock/Austin subset to the Kliqfic, if two men were anywhere within a five-block radius of each other, you can probably find fic about them. If they were tag-team partners, it's almost a certainty.
    • Don't even go into the Mary Sue self-inserts (all the long-lost McMahon children, the Lita-Sues, the random "cousins").
    • To be fair, Professional wrestling writers themselves are just as bad on most of those fronts.


  • As the quote at the top of the page attests, athletes are NO exception to this trope. There is a quite healthy soccer football slash fandom, there's been a community devoted to fic from the 2004 Athens Olympics that was reactivated for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and This Troper is personally involved in the Formula One slash community. In her defense though, David Coulthard did kiss Mika Hakkinen once.
    • Not to mention this... um... interesting video of Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa. (Never mind what Michael's doing with his hands, check out what Felipe's doing with his hands...)
    • There was an intense amount of U.S. Gymnastics Les Yay fic floating around after Beijing. This involved a decent amount of Squick given the ages of those involved.
    • The success of the U.S. Women's National Team in the 2011 World Cup has prompted a new explosion of fic surrounding them, too. Hope Solo is usually involved.
  • It is ridiculously easy to find slash about male figure skaters.
    • About eighty-five percent of the 2010 Olympic winter games kink meme centers around Weir, Plushenko, Lysacek, and Lambiel. The rest is Ohno/Celski, Token Straight Couple Scott Moir/Tessa Virtue, a few fics with Shaun White or some other snowboarder, and one curling slash request.
      • It got so bad the kink meme ended up divided. Skating had to go to a separate community just to accommodate the volume of skater fic (though that's partially due to a missing mod at the winter games meme).
    • Figure skating fandom exploded over this very short video, in which Stéphane Lambiel kisses and then tickles Johnny Weir.
    • Wouldn't be surprised if Magic/Byrd exists, especially considering the former's HIV.
  • MLB RPF is surprisingly popular. The most common pairings usually involve pitchers and catchers, for obvious reason. Also, the Oakland A's seem to be the most susceptible to being slashed.


  • Pairing up Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, the original Wicked protagonists, is quite popular.

Web Comics

Web Original

  • Hammohamster basically defines this with her fanfic about the AVGN, Nostalgia Critic, and Irate Gamer SLASH fics.
    • She's also written slash fanfics about political figures like Glenn Beck and Barack Obama(Note: the fanfic is no longer on anymore. However a review can be found here.)
  • The Muggle Cast guys have quite a bit written about them. It is slightly more popular amongst another spin-off podcast that they did, Smart Mouths, but... yeah. There has even been one story written by one of the hosts, though it is pretty much a Dead Fic since she left for Costa Rica.
  • Gracie Lizzie ran across a list of fanfic that is supposed to exist out their on different computers most of which have never found homes on the internet; including a fic described as "Blair and Thatcher couple like stoats on the grave of Nye Bevan".... thanks so very much for that mental image internet, really.
  • There is a disturbing amount of That Guy With The Glasses fanfiction.
    • Fandom can't agree on whether it's all RPS or just some of it is. Obviously the fic where people write 'Noah' and 'Lewis' and 'Doug' doing things are RPS. But what about the vast majority of the fics, which use the names 'Spoony,' 'Linkara,' and The Nostalgia Critic and have appearances of the characters Ask That Guy, Mechakara, and Dr. Insano?
      • So it gets complicated when it actually is dark Real Person Fic. The Critic getting humiliated, raped, tortured, beheaded, mutilated, gangraped, snuffed and so on is A-OK, but when the Kink Meme asks for Doug abuse, everyone suddenly gets too scared to post anything.
    • It's also a little complicated because of the question who is really a character? Sure Ask That Guy is, the Critic is. Linkara is, same with the Chick. But what about Nash? Marz Gurl? Jew Wario? It's like a sliding scale of Alter Ego Acting and the line isn't always clear when you go further down.
  • Literotica calls these "Celebrity" fics, and has an entire section devoted to them.
  • Three words: Justin Bieber fanfiction.
  • Youtube-celebrities Charlie McDonnel and Alex Day were quite Squicked to discover that people had been writing slash of them. Charlie made a reaction video as well.

Western Animation

  • used to have a Celebrity Deathmatch section, which was, naturally, full of Real Person Fic about celebrities brutalizing each other. The authors in that section always responsibly rated their works PG-13 or R for the obvious reason. The entire section was discontinued for using real people and describing brutal violence without an appropriate rating.
  • Bryke is not unheard of in the ~Avatar: The Last Airbender~ fandom.