BuzzFeed Unsolved AU
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The Buzzfeed Unsolved AU is an alternate universe and/or fusion based on the format of the webseries Buzzfeed Unsolved where characters become ghost hunters with a YouTube series. It is essentially the exact midground of the YouTube AU and the ghost hunter AU, as the documentary-style reality TV webseries is the focus of such AUs.
Many fanworks also focus on recreated the dynamic of the Buzzfeed Unsolved hosts, with one enthusiastic and excitable character and one skeptic character. In this case the two hosts are usually shipped. Some Buzzfeed Unsolved AUs preserve the involvement of a crew in the production of the show (which has a 1st AD, a producer, and a cameraman in addition to the two hosts) but the term is equally likely to apply to any group of characters who are investigating paranormal activity for a YouTube series, even if they're doing amateur vlogs from their phones.
On Archive of Our Own, works that are Buzzfeed Unsolved AUs are sometimes exclusively or also tagged with "Alternate Universe - Ghost Hunter". This is possibly because the Buzzfeed Unsolved AU tag is synned to the Alternate Universe tag. The canonical, tag wrangler approved tag seems to be Based On Buzzfeed Unsolved which has 19 fanworks as of October 2018. A text search for the phrase "Buzzfeed Unsolved AU" returns 74 works, 65 of which either do not have Buzzfeed Unsolved as a fandom or appear to be mostly about the characters of a different canon becoming ghost hunters on YouTube. The remaining 9 works are Buzzfeed Unsolved fanfictions taking place in various unrelated AUs.
- Black Sails: A Place You Could Walk Across (With Five Steps Now) by prouvairablehulk
- Boku no Hero Academia: UA Unsolved by kabukichou (ameliafromafairytale) a popular recursive fic of the Sixth Sense AU Yesterday Upon The Stair by PitViperofDoom
- Boku no Hero Academia: Amateur Ghost Hunters by bkdkwritingsdump
- Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: they say times are hard for dreamers, but it's gotten me this far ( and that's far enough for me ) by wearealltalesintheend
- IT: Am I the only, only believer? by LadyVisenya
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Buzzfeed Unsolved: The Mysterious Mass Murder at the Devil's Nest by welpthatdidntwork
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Hey There Demons by GhosteBusters
- Gravity Falls: where sunlight ends by mysterytwin
- Naruto: running with bigfoot by letthecitybreathe
- Teen Wolf: love is a cryptid too by maraudersourwolf
- Yuri!!! on Ice: Necrophilia* and Other Crimes by aceklaviergavin
- Buzzfeed Unsolved AU on AO3. This is a search and cannot be filtered because "Buzzfeed Unsolved AU" has been synned into the Alternate Universe tag. This includes any work that has exactly the phrase "buzzfeed unsolved au" in it, whether it is tagged or not.
- Based On Buzzfeed Unsolved tag on AO3
- Buzzfeed Unsolved AU tag on AO3, which is synned to the Alternate Universe tag.
- Text search for "Buzzfeed Unsolved AU" on fanfiction.net