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How Reddit turned one user into a Hollywood screenwriter

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Wired has a look at the story of Prufrock 451, a Reddit user whose innocuous comment about who would win between a US Marine battalion and the entire Roman Empire led to an ongoing science fiction story called Rome Sweet Rome that eventually ended up getting optioned by Hollywood.

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Say what you want about Reddit, but it has a capacity for turning up stories that just wouldn't happen anywhere else online. Wired has a story up that covers the site's lore through the lens of Prufrock451 ( James Erwin), a user whose innocuous comment about who would win between a US Marine battalion and the entire Roman Empire led to an ongoing science fiction story called Rome Sweet Rome that eventually ended up getting optioned by Hollywood. The downside to Prufrock451's tale of rags to riches? His production company won't allow him to post any more of the story on Reddit for free, and he laments "I miss Reddit. I miss Reddit so much."