Retro Fanfic Retrospective

Episode 37: Xena - Tropical Storm

If Xena is a professional computer nerd in modern day Miami, is it still a Xena fanfic? We struggle with the fundamental assumptions of our show while waiting to see if anybody gets decapitated by a Chakram.

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrstorm

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Episode 36: Lord of the Rings - The Jewel of Brandy Hall

We all get deja vu as special guest CJ returns to discuss a father/daughter story by Fernwithy. In stark defiance of the entropic principle, people sail to the East FROM Valinor. Hobbit ages are confusing. Merry is the kind of friend who will call you out on your shit.

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrjewel

 

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

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Episode 35: Daria - The Driven Wild Universe, Episodes 1-2

Back in the day, Daria fans didn't have enough Daria, so they had to make their own Daria. Special guest Serena fills in for the still-traveling Dom to discuss the first two episodes of a classic fan-written season. Glasses and whether to wear them are a very big deal. Daria's one (1) cool relative comes to the fore. Tory does an unprecedented amount of preparation.

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrwild

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

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Episode 34: Asimov’s Robot Series - C/Fe

Special guest Joel joins us to discuss this immediate sequel to The Robots of Dawn that features even more frank discussion of sex with robots. We figure that Isaac Asimov would probably be cool with that. Beverly Cleary, however, would disapprove of this whole enterprise.

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrcfe

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

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Episode 33: Dragon Ball Z - Dragon Ball Super Z Episode 1: Walk This World

In Trunks's post-apocalyptic future, Androids are like cockroaches - you just can't get rid of them for good. We discuss how the position of God is outsourced to foreign labor, and Tory tries to convince us that the muscles in Dragonball are really metaphorical, to limited success. The amount of fan Japanese almost does us all in, but we try to gaman.

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrsuperz

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

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Episode 32: Batman - Cat Tales

Special guest CJ returns to sample a bit of Cat Tales, a sprawling fanwork that manages to win us over despite none of us having any investment whatsoever in Catwoman and Batman making out. Alfred is the best human being. We avoid making any DuckTales jokes until the very end. Be proud of us.

Link to the fanfic: bit.ly/rfrcattales

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

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Episode 31: Digimon - The Connection, Level 1: Worlds

Amado is away this week, but special guest Chris joins Dom and Tory to complain that their assigned Digimon fanfiction doesn't have enough Digimon in it. They struggle to stay on-topic, just like the DigiDestined's endless fight to keep Daemon contained. Takato makes poor life choices. Everyone is fictional to each other and it's just as confusing to them as it is to us.

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

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Episode 30: Steven Universe - Diamonds are Forever

On this early April episode of Cutting Edge Fanfic Deep-cut, we discuss a brand new fanfic just like we always do. Steven is going through that time of life when you start to grow very quickly, turn pink, and generally start to look like your mom. For some reason he finds this distressing.

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

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Episode 29: Muppets/Ranma - The Muppet Show Tribute to Anime

Ryouga wanders into the Muppet Show and ends up hogging the spotlight. He doesn’t like it at first, but eventually stop swineing. The rest of the Muppets ham it up at usual. We agree that the fanfic isn’t a boar.

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrmuppets

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

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Episode 28: Gargoyles - The Gargoyles Saga

Back in 1997, a bunch of fans got together and attempted to write a better third season than the Goliath Chronicles. Apparently this is not a high bar. Special guest CJ joins us in our exploration of the first few episodes, and to discuss how great a villain Demona is.

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

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