62: You're the Worst

Jimmy Shive-Overly, the subject of today's featured property, would definitely have a heckle or two (or seven) for us for even attempting to sham his elevated lifestyle and prodigious literary talent. However, like his oppositionally-defiant counterpart, Gretchen, we're willing to risk it. Sham Fiction can go anywhere! The delightful cruelty of FXX's You're the Worst is simply too great to pass up. But do Andrew and Eric have the literary talent to capture Jimmy and Gretchen's hyper-articulate misanthropy and self-destructive impulses? Will we finally learn the exact measurement of "The Width of a Peach"? Listen now to find out!

Links:
Watch You're the Worst on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/youre-the-worst
Support the show: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: tv, television, fxx, you're the worst, chris geere, aya cash, stephen falk, jimmy shive-overly, gretchen, comedy, drama, dark, black, drinking, alcohol, los angeles, sham, sham fiction, shamfiction, writing, writers, literature, podcast, game show, game

61: The Shape of Water

The darkly beautiful fantasy worlds of director Guillermo del Toro have captured movie-goers' imaginations for over twenty years. Now, with The Shape of Water, his work has captured the film industry's top honor, the Academy Award for Best Picture, and del Toro himself received the award for Best Director! Holla at ya boi! About damn time, says Andrew. It's also about damn time we hold a duel of the shams with del Toro's work, which itself is an honor of some sort. But do Eric and Marcus have what it takes to make us both swoon with longing and squirm in horror? Listen now to find out!

Links:
Watch The Shape of Water on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LAuu91
Support the show: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: film, movie, oscar, academy award, 2017, guillermo del toro, fantasy, horror, drama, romance, michael shannon, sally hawkins, octavia spencer, richard jenkins, sham, sham fiction, shamfiction, writing, writers, literature, podcast, game show, game

 

60: Future Man

Alright, shut your rat-holes and listen up, humans! Tiger and Wolf have stolen the TTD from the evil Biotics, but it's up to you to save the future...man! It's Future Man! Hulu's original series! In this episode, Marcus and Andrew go toe to herpes-ridden-toe (IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!) to try to save humanity once and for all. SPOILER: It's hilarious.

Links:
Watch Future Man on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/future-man
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: hulu, tv, peeta, josh hutcherson, seth rogen, evan goldberg, shamfiction, fiction, writing, writers, literature, competition, contest, game show, game, sham, two jackets, dick jokes, ballsack, explicit, rat hole, cocaine, gravel man

59: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

How many times do we have to warn you not to play mysterious board games that you find on the beach that metamorphize into slightly more appetizing video games? It's just not worth it! Sure, you may learn some lessons and get to be The Rock for a while, but you might die! We hope these shams will save your life, as Andrew and Eric take on the cautionary true story of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle!

Links:
Watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on Amazon: http://a.co/6I1FPGm
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, jumanji, jungle, dwayne the rock johnson, kevin hart, jack black, karen gillan, video games, comedy, family, comedy, action, fanfiction

58: Unforgiven

It's a helluva thing... writing a sham. Eric and Marcus should know that more than most. In this episode, they have to bear the heavy burden of shamming Unforgiven, Clint Eastwood's Best Picture-winning western from 1992. In preparation for writing, they'll have to reckon with all their misdeeds from when they were younger, crueler men and channel that pain and guilt into their prose. Or maybe they won't do that. Maybe they'll just have a good time tackling the western genre! Come to think of it, why does Andrew keep pitching these heavy properties? Didn't we just sham that silly Species movie last time? Why don't you do something like that, Andrew? You trying to impress us with your refined taste in "prestige" film and TV, Andrew? Get over yourself, ANDREW. And enjoy the show, listeners!

Links:
Watch Unforgiven on Amazon: http://a.co/0ps0q0P
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, unforgiven, 1990s, academy award, oscar, western, clint eastwood, morgan freeman, gene hackman, drama, podcast, writing, literature, fanfiction

57: Species

Have you ever truly felt anything, brah? According to a character on this week's show, you probably haven't. Alas! We can't all be like Dan Smithson, the iconic empath portrayed by Forest Whitaker in this week's property: Species! It's a kinda-classic scifi/horror flick from the '90s! Eric is pitching; Marcus and Andrew are writing; and they're all getting in touch with their feelings—particularly with how they feel about actress Natasha Henstridges' nakedness in this movie, given how old her character is supposed to be. In brief: it's icky. But the shams are far less repulsive! In fact, this episode contains one of the funniest pieces we've ever had on the show! Listen now and laugh your buns off!

Links:
Watch Species on Amazon: http://a.co/4fIfGFC
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, species, 1990s, 1995, nineties, scifi, science fiction, horror, thriller, natasha henstridge, forest whitaker, ben kingsley, michael madsen, podcast, writing, fanfiction, sex, sexploitation, exploitation, alien, tentacles

56: Artemis

Sad that we haven't been back to the Moon since 1972? Good news! Andrew and Eric have got you covered! Join our two brave shamstronauts as they pull on their Moon-writing suits and get cracking on tales from the near-future lunar city of Artemis. Prepare for romance, espionage, and landers full of science in this exploration of Andy Weir's world.

Links:
Buy Artemis on Amazon: http://a.co/7I5ZFxU
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, artemis, andy weir, moon, space, martian, nasa, podcast, rosario dawson, novel, book, audiobook, audible, sci fi, science fiction, fanfiction

55: Mindhunter

What evil lurks in the minds of men? That's how the saying goes, right? Or is that not even close? Regardless, it's definitely a question—the same question at the heart of this episode because Andrew is pitching the Netflix Original Series, Mindhunter! The FBI agents of that show aren't afraid to delve into the dark place that is a killer's psych, so Eric and Marcus better not be either! Hooooo boy! It's gonna get disturbing, kiddos! This one isn't for the weak of heart. Or stomach.

Links:
Watch Mindhunter on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80114855
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, mindhunter, netflix, series, original, jonathan groff, writing, tv, television, streaming, fbi, profiling, crime, serial killer, podcast, fanfiction

54: Demon Knight

Hello kiddies! Since our special guest The Crypt Keeper had to reschedule, we decided to write our own blood-n-slime-filled takes on the most excellent 1995 odyssey in filmmaking known as Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight! In this episode, Marcus and Andrew get hot and heavy, commune with angels and demons, and even get a little pruney. So come on down to the Mission Hotel where we'll serve up two bowls of x-rated Sham Fiction! Seriously, don't let the kids listen to this one.

Links:
Watch Demon Knight on Amazon: http://a.co/jiAip8a
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham fiction, crypt, keeper, tales, demon knight, jada pinket smith, billy zane, harry potter, fanfiction, gooey, nineties, sexy, xxx, parody, film, movie, 1995, gross, pruney

53: Runaways

Season duel begins with a visit to Los Angeles as Andrew and Eric take on Marvel's Runaways! Before it was a Hulu show, it was a comic, and now it's a superhero sham!

Links:
Buy the comic: http://a.co/7RS7p0X
Watch the Hulu Show: http://a.co/3LVyj9J
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham, fiction, marvel, runaways, brian vaughan, adrian alphona, hulu, superhero, comics, tv, series, teenagers, powers, comic book

Season 2 Demo 3: Fargo Season 2

Oh for wow! Don't y'know? It's the third and final demo before Season Two kicks off for real! In this one, Marcus and Eric each cook up a Sham Fiction hotdish using ingredients from Fargo Season 2! Don your boots and parka, and brace yourself for some ice-cold, and yet wholesome Midwestern murder-- I mean hospitality!

Links:
Watch Fargo Season 2 on Amazon: http://a.co/1R2esEg
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham, fiction, podcast, writing, fargo, television, tv, crime, fx, blood, snow, midwest, minnesota, coen, murder, short stories, fan fiction, fanfiction

Season 2 Demo 2: Leviathan Wakes

In our second demo episode for Season Duel, Andrew and Marcus go asteroid-to-asteroid as they both write space-age takes of James S.A. Corey's excellent first book in The Expanse series, Leviathan Wakes!

Links:
Buy the book: http://a.co/gRKnCtu
Watch The Expanse series on Amazon: http://a.co/a4Qu5MJ
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham, fiction, writing, writers, scifi, science, space, leviathan wakes, the expanse, James SA Corey, podcast, short stories, duel, fanfiction

Season 2 Demo 1: Baby Driver

We're playing the hits in our first demo episode of Season Duel! Andrew and Eric pop on their sunglasses and get behind the wheel as they take on Edgar Wright's musically explosive Baby Driver!

Links:
Watch Baby Driver on Amazon: http://a.co/3uRlIfl
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: shamfiction, sham, fiction, writing, writers, edgar wright, ipod, baby, driver, jamie foxx, kevin spacey, john hamm, fanfiction

Season 2: Episode Duel Zero

Sham Fiction is back with a brand new season, so Andrew, Eric, and Marcus chat about what's in store for codename: Season Duel!

Links:
Support Sham Fiction: https://ko-fi.com/shamfiction
Sham Fiction episode archive: http://www.twojackets.com/shamfictionepisodes

Tags: podcast, shamfiction, writing, writers, intro, season2, sham, fiction, podcasters, duel, baby driver, leviathan wakes, expanse, fargo, fanfiction

Just the Fics Volume Four (Part 1/2)

Season 1 of ShamFiction has been over since January, and it's finally time for our final Just the Fics collection! In this special episode, we bring you nothing but the fiction from episodes 37-51. No pitches. No discussion. Just fics! Even so, we ended up having so much content this quarter that we had to split this episode into two parts! In this first half, enjoy eisodes 37-45!

51: HamFiction #3: Marcus writes Mad Men

This week, we're going MAD! ...ison Avenue as Marcus writes the sixties-set, smoke-filled, booze-soaked drama, Mad Men! Meanwhile, your hosts may be legitimately going mad. Like the "crazy" kind of mad. Why? Because Eric and Marcus believe they're on a ham-themed show, and Andrew may be losing sight of what's real and what's make believe! And how does Mad Men fit into their salty scheme? Because it stars Jon Hamm, of course! That makes sense, right? Right? NO! It doesn't! That was a test! It doesn't make sense because there's no such thing as HamFiction! There never was! It's all smoke and mirrors, people! You've been duped by a couple of sham-artists! My, how fitting! It was a SHAM all along! Being tricked doesn't feel good, does it? Just remember, I tried to tell you. Now, please excuse me. I'm going to take up smoking. <3 Andrew

50: HamFiction #2: Andrew writes Spider-Ham

HamFiction continues into its triumphant second episode! This week, Andrew spins a tale of romance and adventure as he explores a day in the life of the Amazing Spider-Ham! He's part spider, part ham, and all ham! This bit definitely isn't getting old, just ask Andrew! It's HaaaaaaamFiction!!!

And once again there's a song! Download it here.

49: HamFiction #1: Eric writes Hamilton

This one's for all the bastard orphans out there! Especially those who are sons of Scotsmen and whores. Preferably dropped in the Carribean. Impoverished to squalor? Even better! This one's for you! We thought we'd never get there, but this week Eric sham-writes, or perhaps ham-writes, the inimitable Hamilton: An American Musical!

Wanna hear more of Eric's NSFW take on Hamilton? DOWNLOAD THE MP3