That Time Someone Sent Their Professor Erotic Bugs Bunny Fanfiction
Some moments on the Internet become legendary—classics that are impossible to forget. Such is the case with the alleged story of a student who accidentally submitted erotic Bugs Bunny/Lola Bunny fanfiction to their professor instead of the class assignment.
If you write fanfiction—or any kind of fiction, really—chances are you’ve experienced a moment of panic where the streams almost crossed between worlds that you meant to keep separate. There’s no shame in writing fic, but most writers and other transformative works creators use pseudonyms for a reason.
Fanworks are a creative act that generally falls outside of our day-to-day work/school activities and more public-facing profiles like Facebook. Social sites where anonymity via usernames is possible—first LiveJournal, then Tumblr, and now increasingly on fandom Twitter—allow fans to operate without fear their boss or teacher or weird cousin will see their fannish commentary.
It’s liberating to have a pseudonym under which you are free to engage and not worry your work (or your own fanfiction reading list) may be uncovered by anyone you do not wish to share it with. (Many traditionally published writers and artists take the same route.) Even famous, award-winning authors like N.K. Jemisin have pseuds under which they still create fanworks. It’s a sandbox you can share with like-minded people, usually walled off from your professional persona
But on occasion, those streams do accidentally get crossed. In a busy digital world where we have a handful of different email addresses, multiple Google docs and drives, Slack windows and Discord chats running simultaneously, accidents happen. We’re only human. I have a friend who emailed herself a sexy story she was writing on her phone during class. Except she sent it to someone at her university with a nearly identical name and then had to have a rather awkward email exchange with the recipient.
Yet even this embarrassing situation feels like a drop in the bucket compared to one Twitter user’s apparent experience. On Twitter, abdi recently reminded us that it had been half a year since erotic Bugs Bunny fanfiction was sent to their professor in lieu of the assigned essay.
Some moments on the Internet become legendary—classics that are impossible to forget. Such is the case with the alleged story of a student who accidentally submitted erotic Bugs Bunny/Lola Bunny fanfiction to their professor instead of the class assignment. If you write fanfiction—or any kind of fiction, really—chances are you’ve experienced a moment of panic…