What blogs / websites / columns are written from a fictional POV?
September 5, 2017 12:30 PM   Subscribe

I'm interested in blogs, websites, news columns, reviews, advice columns, etc. that are written from a fictional POV.

Here are some examples I know of already: The multiple pseudonymous Tyler Durdens at Zero Hedge probably count, though I'm particularly interested in POVs with some sort of relevant back story component or narrative.

Sites where it ultimately came out that the author's back story / history / credentials were entirely made up would fit the bill as well. Character blogs or written output (like if the Dos Equis Most Interesting Man in the World had a blog) would also be spot on.
posted by Nonce to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
For a while, the BBC ran "John Watson's Blog" in conjunction with Sherlock.

There are multiple dog-POV Twitters, though I can't log on there just now to pull any.
posted by praemunire at 12:38 PM on September 5


Oh! And the Birb Rights Activist, also on Twitter.
posted by praemunire at 12:38 PM on September 5


Cecil Adams, "author" of the Straight Dope column
posted by Mr.Know-it-some at 12:43 PM on September 5 [2 favorites]


The official Star Trek website used to? have columns (I think both were advice columns) "written by" a Ferengi and a Klingon.

RealAvocadoFact (Twitter).

Fictional Twitter feeds of various scifi characters.

The now-defunct British supermarket Somerfield (I think) had a monthly? magazine, each of which included an "interview" between a cat ("Socks" I think?) and some other pet (presumably belonging to a Somerfield shopper). Sorry I can't find more about this; an acquaintance blogged about it but the blog's gone now.

Reviews of the Marvel "Thor" movies from the fictional villain Loki's point of view.

A lot of Alexandra Petri's Washington Post columns.
posted by brainwane at 12:54 PM on September 5


There are tons of Twitter feeds like this, from Prepress Hulk to Roland Burton Hedley, Jr.: the ultra-short format seems perfectly suited to it because the authors don't have to develop their ideas very thoroughly.

I *think* that the column by Art Kumbalek in the Milwaukee paper The Shepherd Express is fictional, but....after all these years, I still can't tell.

And isn't this like three-quarters of McSweeney's?
posted by wenestvedt at 1:11 PM on September 5


It hasn't been updated in six years, but Fafblog was amazing, and is still online.
posted by uberchet at 1:16 PM on September 5


Does Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog count? The blog part isn't super active anymore, but he is still around on twitter as Chaucer Doth Tweet.
posted by tan_coul at 1:54 PM on September 5


Karl Welzein/Dad Boner is by far my favorite fictional twitter account. There's a huge backstory and cast of fictional characters in his life and he also has a book and it is amazing.

Here is the Dad Boner Wiki.

Here are some articles that "Karl" wrote for Vice.
posted by primalux at 2:23 PM on September 5


The Bike Snob
posted by flug at 2:27 PM on September 5


I'm not sure if this is what you're interested in, but there are a lot of RP blogs online, both from canon and original characters.
posted by thedarksideofprocyon at 2:35 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Boggle the Owl's advice column at tumblr probably isn't what you're looking for.

Mina de Malfois might be. They start in 2006.
posted by ErisLordFreedom at 3:20 PM on September 5


Ed Anger is one of my favorite writers ever! He was not an advice columnist. His column was more of an op-ed column.

The Weekly World News did have an advice columnist called Dear Dottie, with her own back story and faux relatives. IIRC, she had twin sons named Pancho and Cisco. I found an article by someone who wrote the Dottie columns for a while.

Bonus facts: Ed Anger's children were named Jimbo and Sara Lee. He frequently referred to his daughter as his little cupcake.
posted by zorseshoes at 7:40 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]




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