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Skeptical Tory and true-believer CJ team up to investigate a short X-Files fanfic from early 2000. The author, who pays close attention to the relationship between two federal agen...

Tory and Amado are joined by Serena to try out a new format of fanfiction, which starts out cutely creepy and then becomes steadily less cute. Billy has a rough time at camp. Tom N...

Special guest Mar joins us to talk about Sailor Moon 4200, a perpetually-unfinished masterpiece. The utopian Crystal Tokyo was destroyed long ago by monstrous forces, but we still ...

Special guest Rosie joins us to talk about Doctor Who. Rose makes the difficult decision to leave the Doctor, because she's understandably got hella trauma. She deals with things i...

Tory and Amado keep their sacred promise to return to Revolutionary Girl Utena, with an unusually short post-series fanfic. Juri, Professor of Being a Cool Lesbian, is our viewpoin...

Special guest Chris is enlisted as a minion on our ageless, decadent podcast to discuss a Vampire Hunter D fanfic out of a 1980s anime fanzine. Rei Ginsei has a rough and confusin...

We're delighted to find an epistolary fanfic based on everyone's favorite C.S. Lewis work that doesn't have any lions in it. The story is only 1600 words, but our meandering conver...

We return to everyone's favorite unsettling childhood movie in this sequel to The Secret of NIMH. We spend equal time exploring the rats' sweet-ass civilization, and Elizabeth Bris...

Intrepid partners Amado and Serena unveil the mysteries of Neil Gaiman's award-winning mashup fanfic. Baker Street attracts consulting detectives in any timeline. The rich and powe...

Averting tomorrow's disasters today can be a rough job, and Gary pushes himself a little too far in the process. The author writes what she knows, and what she knows is respiratory...

You'd think that after escaping from his apocalyptic timeline, Future Trunks's life could only improve. But now he has to spend a year trapped in a room with a hateful, malevolent ...

It's the late 60s, and aspiring writer Velma Dinkley and her college buddies are facing some tough choices. For instance, is it better to go to war in Vietnam, or cruise around the...

An unexpected gap in the schedule gives Dom and Tory the opportunity to breakdown another new animation. This time they discuss season one of Bluey, an Australian made cartoon for ...

(TW: fucked up non-consensual sex)   In the melting pot of Deep Space Nine, can two people of different species who are both sort of smug jerks fall in LOVE? Yes, but it will proba...

Thundercracker gets an unexpected promotion that thrusts him into prominence early in the war on Cybertron. He'll grow a little, learn a little, and maybe, just maybe, become a bet...

Will this Tamers fanfic finally break the Digimon curse? Takato has been written out of reality, but that won't stop him from being the viewpoint character. Forced romantic pairing...

Dom and Tory turn away from Retro to talk about some new animation. Midnight Gospel has them waxing philosophical and nerdy as they discuss death, drawing, and what it's like to wa...

The cinematic spy shenanigans continue as Harry and Hermione get involved with MacGuffins, secret plans, double-crosses, triple-crosses, and body doubles. Harry is a superwizard. H...

Amado sits down with one of his nostalgic favorite authors, John Biles, to discuss his decades-spanning fanfic writing career. The topics are wide-ranging and very, VERY geeky. We ...

Thom and Nina of the Mobile Suit Breakdown podcast join Amado to discuss a First Gundam fanfic from 1988. Military cadets Char and Garma are best buds, except for part where one is...

Amado & Taran team up to tackle two short fanfics. In "Reminiscence," an adult Calvin looks back with rose-colored lenses on his childhood, Susie gets fridged, and the torch of...

We need a lot of help tackling Suburban Senshi, the text fanfic turned irc-formatted fanfic turned sprawling fan project. Luckily the original author himself, Dr. Xadium, joins us ...

Our first podfic - an audio recording by Serena, of lvlyvmk's BTS fanfic "out of the woodwork." Enjoy, and send your thoughts and suggestions!   Link to the story: bit.ly/cefdbts  ...

Amado and Serena host Cutting Edge Fanfic Deep-cut as we discuss a high-kudos BTS fanfic. Taehyung gets soap opera amnesia. Serena is ARMY and Amado is barely a recruit. The joy of...

In the midst of professional ennui, Hemione gets caught up in the work of her best friend Harry Potter. As the most famous hero in the wizarding world, he’s obviously well-suited t...

Episode 77: FF8 - Story

Special guest Chris joins us to take a trip down memory lane with Zell, in this post-series FFVIII fanfic. Somehow the game made being a child mercenary seem more glamorous than it...

CJ isn’t the only special guest this week, as Loki, X-Factor, Power Pack, and more pop in to finish Jessica Pierce’s story in the second half of Kid Dynamo. Magik is incredibly use...

Special guest CJ returns to discuss the first part of Kid Dynamo. Since it’s set firmly in late-1980s Marvel comics continuity, this is slightly disorienting. Luckily, teenage tele...

Amado throws Dom a bone and reaches into the near past of 2007 to discuss an Avatar fanfic. Zuko and Sokka have a buddy road-trip adventure in escaping from the capitol and trying ...

We take a break from reading works to enjoy (?) some peacekeeping brutality in this classic fan film. The dialogue and the scenery are spot-on. Beru and Owen meet an ignominious fa...

Finally the game is concluded. All it took was hard work, consulting hints online, and the sacrifice of Tory’s moral compass. And also a little pole-vaulting.   Link to the game: b...

For the first time, we read a Xena: Warrior Princess fanfic that features Xena: Warrior Princess. It's equal parts detailed exploration of Xena and Gabrielle's sex life; Xena killi...

We introduce special guest Ashley to the infinite possibilities of transformative fiction, in this shocking and revolutionary story where… Gilbert Blythe sweetly courts Anne Shirle...

Prince Alexander takes up his father Graham’s adventuring hat in this early fangame offering by Interactive Fantasies. Is the crude ZZT game engine capable of capturing the humor a...

(TW: rape) Amado wanted to read something by astolat, so obviously he skipped right over every popular fandom she’s ever written for and went straight for the D&D cartoon fanfi...

It's a new co-host in a very old fanfic, as special guest Julia joins us on a pleasant return tour through Wonderland. Fanfiction prefaces haven't changed much in 125 years. The dr...

Ringing in 2020, special guest Taran returns to discuss WLAMO, the Pokemon epic that he wrote as a young teen. It’s pretty much like the Pokemon anime, except that Ash is mature, s...

Amado and Tory continue their quest to seduce Juri in the Utena text adventure game, and this time they actually get some stuff accomplished. Or at the very least make Tory feel li...

Post-breakup, the former Beatles are pulled back together for a magical adventure series of unpleasant experiences that will reforge their bonds and make them stronger people traum...

While Amado is away Tory and Dom watch and then immediately discuss the first four episodes of Steven Universe Future. Hands can somehow still look good without wrists. Dom can't h...

Empty Movement webmasters Yasha and Vanna join us from the surreal, timeless realm of Canada, giving us a critical mass of diehard Revolutionary Girl Utena fans. The expected digre...

We flash back to our teenage selves as we read Cassandra Claire’s oddly-intricate chronicle of interlocking sex jokes. Hobbits and pervy hobbit-fanciers abound. Aragorn’s bathing s...

Han Solo is put through the wringer as the Rebellion tries to root out a remaining pocket of Imperial resistance. Clones have a rough life. Chewbacca almost definitely wouldn’t pul...

Janine and Egon are recruited by three ex-Rangers to investigate the many mysterious goings-on in Angel Grove: giant monsters, mystical power grids, renegade demigoddesses, and the...

It’s a fanfic just like Grandma Trek used to make, as we delve into the uncut and unedited Mind-Sifter. Kirk is thrown back in time, traumatized and amnesiac. But don’t you worry, ...

We just can’t stop talking about Final Fantasy VII, as special guest Chris returns to help us discuss the second story in Frank Verderosa’s FFVII Internet Series. The Turks join fo...

Special guest Chris joins us for the start of Frank Verderosa's FFVII Internet Series. Fetch-quests abound as the AVALANCHE crew gets back together to undo the game’s most infamous...

Special guest CJ fills in for Dom as we watch the CSI crew try to solve the murder of the luckiest kid in the world. They are not paid enough to deal with a crowd of indistinguisha...

Sci-fi legend Roger Zelazny pens a mega-crossover involving Universal Monsters, Sherlock Holmes, the Cthulhu Mythos, and several pop-culture historical figures, and somehow avoids ...

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