#BringHimHome by MelRows

Story Title:  #BringHimHome
Author Name:  
Category:    The Martian
Category: AO3 Bookmarks series
Content Rating:  Teen
Status: Complete
Length:  10,944 words
Story Summary:  Mark Watney will need to buy a lot of people beers.  A collection of in-world oneshots cataloging the world’s reactions. From the news to social media and from regular people to NASA rover techs.

1: Fox vs. an 80 year old Bill Nye
2: John and Hank Green, Crash Course Mars
3: A NASA rover tech at Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station
4: The WatneyWatch app and how to tell your child their hero is going to die in an invisible dust storm on Mars
5: Tattoos, music, and what is likely to amount to the largest simultaneous worldwide traffic jam
6. 78 hours of vlogs are released, the Ares 3 crew returns home, and Mark goes on The Tonight Show

Gioia’s Rec:
I must have read this over a dozen times in the last year alone.  This work of humor and art depicts social media and public responses to Mark Watney’s ordeal. This is the fic I return to most often, over and over again. It brings me great joy.  The headlines, especially those by Buzzfeed, are just so spot-on, so very realistic, that they make the fic my go-to on the days when I need to laugh.

(This story rec is part of my AO3 Bookmarks series. I.e., this is an abbreviated rec because it is taken from my AO3 bookmarks rather than having been properly written in full.)

About Gioia

I'm a wife and mother and, when not tied up with responsibilities, I read non-stop. I love to share my favorite stories with others, thus the existence of my blog.
This entry was posted in AO3 Bookmark, Comeuppance/Vindication/Schadenfreude, Content Rating-Martian: Teen (PG-13), Favorite Story, Fluff, Friendship/Mentorship, Gen, Humor/Parody, Martian, The, Meanwhile, on Earth, Missing Moment, Outsider-POV, Post Rescue (on Earth), Post-Rescue (on Hermes), Reunion-fic, Sci-Fi, Social Media or Emails, Still on Mars and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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