Had this thought the other day while reading a memo at work. About half of these have at least one typo or grammar error. This one had both. After having read it, instead of digesting what the memo had actually said, my thought was: "Who beta read this thing?" Then I laughed at myself for being a fanfiction nerd. I have noticed over the years that I can't read books like I used to. I'll be at the point where I'm just really getting into a good book when suddenly I'll read something that triggers my beta reader alarm. Lately I've been reading some classic Asimov books and I'll find myself thinking "Deus Ex Machina" or "Mary Sue." This got me to wondering how often my fellow fanficcers have caught their fanfiction hobby overlapping with their real lives and figured there had to be a few funny stories out there.