Seeking Truth Out of Fiction
January 4, 2013 11:14 AM Subscribe
Inspired by this post on the blue
, I was wondering -- what are some examples of articles/blog posts where someone analyzed (presumably with tongue-in-cheek) a minor part of a fictional world in a serious way that treats the subject matter as truth, not fictional?
posted by RabbleRabble to Grab Bag (28 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I'm having difficulty explaining what I mean, but here's some more information. In the linked example above, someone looked at the Hill Valley Telegraph
from Back to the Future II
and critiqued it as if it were a real paper. What are some other examples of this? A related example I can think of is this wonderful analysis
of urban planning in Richard Scarry's Busytown
. Busytown is treated as an actual town and given serious consideration as an actual town. The humor is that the author is analyzing a children's book, but the analysis does not treat the content as fiction.
I realize there are many ways to look at this question, but I'm looking more for pieces that offer an offbeat, witty, or humorous view but in an ironic or faux-serious manner.
[first AskMe; hopefully it makes sense]