I read recently a post that was going around about a player who didn't like his DM, so he wrote an ever-changing backstory (hundreds of pages so no one would read it) for his character that allowed him to get out of just about every situation. The game went on for a year or two, I think. I'm having trouble finding this retelling of the situation, which was by one of the other players (not the DM or the crafty player). It might have been on reddit, I don't remember. Does this ring a bell for anyone? Can someone point me to it?
You may be thinking of the story of Old Man Henderson, the player who won Trail of Cthulhu. He had a 320 page backstory
The explanation of the backstory is as follows:
The point to having such a long backstory was three-fold.
1: to ensure the GM would never actually read it and
2: Since he would never read it except for in excerpts I pointed out to justify things, I could re-write and change things around completely at random without anyone noticing and MOST IMPORTANTLY
3: Convince everyone that I was serious about this character, and that it wasn't simply the game wrecking bullshit that it was.