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Detective jakkid166 in everything
[Comedy] [Human] • 15,616 words
“Every pony thing evre made would be better if it had me in it.”
I, Detective jakkid166, will be prepared to make every pony fanficion, video, and game better by me being in it. All you favorite pony content, except it has ME! And even I could be in some episodes of the show except cause the charaters are idiot I’m good at my job.
The ultimate Detective jakkid166 adventures collection, as he goes into EVERYTHING to make it good.
FROM THE CURATORS: “Wait, come back! I’m serious!” Soge said in his nomination. “Writing good trollfic is hard … the best trolls imbue their bad grammar, random typos, and nonsensical plot with purpose. And jakkid’s fics are resounding successes in this regard, showing that he is fully willing and able to twist everything you take for granted in a story in order to extract as much humor as possible.”
This spurred a debate over whether trollfics were in our mission statement to spotlight the fandom’s best stories, and amid that debate, one thing quickly became clear: there indeed is quality here. “OK, so this is… umm… it’s, uhh… it’s featurable, lemme say right off the top,” AugieDog said. “Because this story is nuts — absolutely, gloriously, exhaustingly nuts.” Indeed, jakkid166 went on to win rare unanimous approval. “He’s just got a phenomenal way to make the reader constantly second-guess themselves,” Present Perfect said. “He lulls you into a sense that everything you think you know about writing and the English language might actually be wrong.”
That authorial skill came out in sharp comedy and frantic wordplay. “Despite its deliberately broken language, it’s quotable as hell,” Horizon said. “Every paragraph drips with surprising punchlines and glorious turns of phrase.” Soge agreed: “It is impossible to finish this without having one (or several) favorite sentences.” And while many of jakkid166’s stories offered that same hilarity, this fic in particular was elevated by its structure. “Jakkid grows on you. Like a fungus,” FanOfMostEverything said. “Having him intrude on classic tales (and Flash games, and episodes…) elevates his usual blend of impossible awesomeness and incomprehensibility by giving him a plot he has to at least acknowledge.”
Several of us similarly appreciated the parody of fandom classics on display. “This fic’s vignette style worked just perfect for me,” Soge said, and Present Perfect agreed: “I found this a hilarious sendup of numerous fanfics, a la Starlight Fixes Everything, just with jakkid166’s own personal brand of insanity.” And ultimately, it was adding that to the exemplary-yet-broken writing which won us over. “The fic not only offers a hilarious takedown of some fandom sacred cows, it’s almost embarrassingly witty and creative,” Horizon said. “That it does so via its insane internal logic is a sign of how much thought went into its construction. It’s the fanfiction equivalent of a classic Looney Tunes cartoon inventing its own physics.”
Read on for our author interview, in which jakkid166 discusses prison breaks, methlessness, and unsalted soup.