I Am Groot
|Title:||I Am Groot|
|Date(s):||4 August 2014|
|Fandom:||Guardians of the Galaxy|
|External Links:||Fic at AO3|
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Within two weeks of posting, the fic accumulated over 11,000 kudos on the AO3, making it the second-most kudosed fic on the site (behind only the Teen Wolf fic DILF). Before the month was out it had dethroned DILF as the most-kudosed fic on the archive. As of January 2019, it has over 70k kudos.
It was promoted primarily through tumblr, where the author's post announcing the fic [dead link - archived version available] accumulated more than 95,000 notes. The fic has received coverage on internet-based news sites:
Rule 43 of the Internet states that if you’re willing to look for something long enough, you will find it...
Case in point: “I Am Groot.” Yep, someone, somewhere out there in the world thought to themselves “Hey, you know what’d be a great idea? A porno fanfiction from Groot’s point of view. That right there is what the people are CLAMORING for!”
And so that person sat down and wrote this. I won’t lie, I had trouble reading it at work because I was afraid someone would actually take the time to read what was on my screen and realize what a blatant pervert I am. -Rebecca Martinson at BroBible.com.
The War of Guardians of the Galaxy Porn Has Been Won.
The movie had only been out for three days before sherlocksmyth wrote the definitive NC-17 work, told from the perspective of Groot.
Tumblr user marvelcolm has penned a cheeky 1,300-word masterpiece told from "Groot's POV" on the Archive of Our Own. Oh, and it's "extremely NSFW." . . . Groot's eloquence and mastery of the nuance of human expression has never been more powerful . . . Clearly, we should have seen this coming. The only thing fandom likes more than memes are meta-parodies in the form of fanfic. -Aja Romano at The Daily Dot.
Fan response was extremely positive. Some fans focused on its effectiveness as porn:
I need to clear my browser history after this one-- No, that's not enough. I need a whole new computer! It's just so NSFW. -CherriePie
I came. -TakingcareofDean
Others focused on its deeper meaning:
Your attention to detail is astounding. How you managed to get so deep into his character to express those emotions... Even -I- could feel them! And what imagery! -CrippleMuse
Captivating prose and a rich, multi-layered premise. I have no idea how you managed to fit so much into such a short space, but the payoff is an immersive reading experience that tapped into the very deepest recesses of my soul. Kudos. -lucymonster
A few were slightly more critical:
I'm disappointed. There was no "we" here, so sex was just sex, with no real attachments or emotions, just brutal, dirty, nsfw sex. But the rhythm! I am in love with the rhythm. -skyeofskynet
But the most common responses were variations on the following:
I AM GROOT! -DarkSorceressofLight
- As of 15 August 2014, it has 11,029 kudos.
- As of 29 August 2014, it has 12,867 kudos compared to DILF's 12,825 kudos.
- As of March 21, 2015 the fic had 95,027 notes; the author's blog is now no longer available at the original URL.
- Somebody Took The Time To Write An Insane ‘NSFW’ Fanfiction From The POV Of Groot From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, posted 11 August 2014. (Accessed 15 August 2014.)
- The War of Guardians of the Galaxy Porn Has Been Won, posted 6 August 2014. (Accessed 15 August 2014.)
- Somebody wrote a steamy fanfic told from the perspective of Groot, posted 11 August 2014. (Accessed 15 August 2014.)