Lara Croft Contest Date From 1999 Inspires Hilarious Fan Fiction

Lara Croft Contest Date from 1999 Inspires Hilarious Fan Fiction

Once upon a time, models used to dress up as Lara Croft. You probably remember that. And you might also recall a GamePro magazine contest where a winner won a date with one of those models. Only the two of them — and a bunch of PR/marketing folks, probably — know what happened on their date. Until now.

Scott Benson is one of the folks making anthropomorphic animal dramedy A Night In the Woods. As he told it on Twitter last night, Benson got a copy of the December 1999 issue of GamePro in the mail from a friend and happened on a blurb that talked about the contest winner's date. But those scant few lines couldn't have captured the bizarre reality of a teenager going out to lunch with the woman paid to dress up as the Tomb Raider heroine. So Benson set to filling in the blanks:

I particularly like the changing accents gag. Well-done, luv.


    Not sure if article or story or ..

      Neither. Probably promoting a friends product.

      it's an artory or a sticle.

      The news day she is a slow today though. We've just read an 'article' about a Twitter account making up fan fiction of a 'date' between a 15 yr old and 'Lara Croft' that happened 15 years ago

    Ok the twitters actually showed up this time. That was pretty hilarious.

    I read this this morning and was giggling about it a lot. I really like Scott Benson and am very excited for Night in the Woods.

    Thought there was going to be details on the actual date, not someone's imagination.

    Am disappoint.

    Real dates with real people are hard enough at age 30. Can only begin to imagine this 'date'.

    Who approves this rubbish? Nobody cares about some lame twitter feed with some british buzz words.

    How about reaching out to James DeMar and y'know, actually making a story out of this?

    Maybe the real guy can confirm this one...or bingle

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