Retro Fanfic Retrospective

Episode 84: Digimon - Perfect Hazzard, Chapters 1-13

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 pairings among children abound. It all reads like an early-2000s fanfiction.net story, because that's exactly what it is.

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrperfect

 

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RFR Special Episode: Midnight Gospel Review

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 watch a show so completely unwrapped from reality that it ends up making the most sense. 

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Episode 83: Harry Potter/Changeover - Paradigm of Uncertainty, Chapters 9-15

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. Hermione messes with time magic again but it's fine. Draco is in leather pants way back in the year 2000.

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrpou

 

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RFR Special Episode - John Biles Interview

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 return to the previously-featured "Children of an Elder God" as well as his other major collaboration "Sailor Moon Z." John can't resist a crossover. He also never stops writing.

 

Children of an Elder God: bit.ly/rfrchildren

Sailor Moon Z: bit.ly/rfrsmz

 

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Episode 82: Mobile Suit Gundam - Everyone Excels at Something

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 planning to murder the other. A heist is planned and executed perfectly. The sexual content is shockingly heterosexual.

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrsomething

Find Mobile Suit Podcast at: https://gundampodcast.com/

 

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Episode 81: Calvin & Hobbes - Reminiscence & Geniuses

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 imagination is symbolically passed on but also maybe regained somehow. In "Geniuses," college-aged Calvin gains a romantic interest in the form of Jason Fox. And we are so on board with that premise.

 

Link to the stories:

Reminiscence (Text): bit.ly/rfrcalvin

Reminiscence (Podfic): https://archiveofourown.org/works/4312425 

Geniuses: bit.ly/rfrhobbes

 

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Episode 80: Sailor Moon Crossover - Suburban Senshi

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 to explain just what we're looking at. The breadth of geekiness involved is staggering. Michiru is Dr. X's nemesis. The real Suburban Senshi are the friends we made along the way.

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrss

 

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RFR Podfic: BTS - out of the woodwork

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

 

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Episode 79: BTS - out of the woodwork

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 the Vmin pairing is that they can cuddle, stroke, and call each other pet names, and still angst over whether the other person is into them.

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/cefdbts

 

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Episode 78: Harry Potter/Changeover - Paradigm of Uncertainty, Chapters 1-8

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 to be a professional spy. Ron is gone. Warning shots are fired. Cho plays a certain narrative role. 

 

Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrpou

 

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