Retro Fanfic Retrospective

Episode 50: Labyrinth/Narnia - Something in the Eyes

Susan Pensevie and Sarah Williams become friends in a fanfic that has difficulty living up to that awesome premise. 

Susan only lacked faith because nobody had properly mansplained Christianity to her.

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfreyes

 

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Episode 49: X-Files - Haunting Melody

Our first Fan-Q Award winner, from fandom stalwart Deb Walsh. Could it be that Fox Mulder’s sister… was abducted by aliens, exactly as it appeared that she was? The only way to be sure is to return to Mulder’s home island of Martha’s Vinyard, eat chicken pot pie, and forensically analyse an extremely grody old pillowcase.

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrmelody

 

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Episode 48: Smurfs - Brainy’s Glasses

A glasses switcheroo leads into a time-travelling adventure that aims to explain various oddities of the Smurfs setting. We go off on tangents musing about Smurf spores and whether the entire population of Smurf village are Squibs. The author wins a bet against their sibling, thus averting the Great Smurf Wars.

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrglasses

 

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Episode 47: Urusei Yatsura - Just a Dream?

Urusei Yatsura turns into deadly serious political intrigue in this novel from the dawn of the internet age. Tory is surprised to learn that the source material does not address Lum’s culpability as an imperialist, enslaving warmonger. Everyone gets a heterosexual romantic partner, up to and including Megane. The answer to the question of the title is “no.”

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrdream

 

Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not.

 

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Episode 46: Sailor Moon - Romeo and Minako

We return to Sailor Moon with a fanfic based on Sailor Stars, the most high school shenanigan-y season of the show. Minako and Yaten are a miracle romance, as in it’s a miracle that Yaten puts up with the company of any other sentient being. Shakespeare is quoted liberally. Usagi and Seiya explain to their friends what a donut is.

 

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Episode 45: MST3K - The Eye of Argon

Despite harrowing technical difficulties, MSTing archivist Yesmar joins us to discuss Adam Cadre’s treatment of Jim Theis’s infamously blundering Conan pastiche. “Crimson droplets of escaping life fluid” flow freely. Wenches are an excellent source of exposition. The riffer’s major challenge is choosing what NOT to make fun of.

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrargon

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Next episode: Sailor Moon - Romeo and Minako

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Episode 44: Kingdom Hearts - Synonymy

Special guest Rosie helps us illuminate the darkness of the early 2000s Kingdom Hearts fandom. Riku is really into Sora, I mean seriously. Cid is British… ish. A cute moogle helps counterbalance the moody teenage angst.

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Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrhearts

 

Next episode: MSK - The Eye of Argon

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Episode 43: Star Wars - Rancor Delivery

A zany space adventure featuring Han Solo and his best bud/co-pilot… no, not Chewie, I obviously mean the irrepressible Herlivon Xalnodest. In trying to carry a rancor to Tatooine, which will become more wasted: the interior of the Millenium Falcon, or our protagonists, from all the space booze they're drinking?

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrrancor

 

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Episode 42: Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late

Early 20th-century author Maurice Leblanc breaks several rules of good taste by putting his own character Arsène Lupin up against another author’s cash cow. Who will win? Who will lose? Whose name will be forced to change for proprietary reasons?

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrholmes

 

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Episode 41: Buffy - Phoenix Burning

In this classic fan novel, Buffy is brought back to life in a vampire-infested post-apocalyptic dystopia, with significantly fewer musical numbers than in canon. Slayers avoid the inverse ninja rule. The only thing that hasn’t changed in 350 years is sexual tension.

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrphoenix

 

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