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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 ...

Caught off-guard by a sick Dom, Amado’s best idea is to make Tory play a fan-made Utena text adventure game where you play a new transfer student hell-bent on making out with Juri....

Haruka is a queer teen who inspires queer teens, as we tackle Greenbeans’s “Distant” alongside the zine “Queer Sailor Moon Fanfiction Saved My Life.” The author peels back the curt...

Can you measure this love? No, and neither we nor the fanfic even attempt to do so. Instead, Clark hangs out with his mom and pop, Lois is a badass investigative reporter but only ...

We lure Remus Lupin fan Emily back onto the show with Stealing Harry, an alternate Harry Potter timeline with less child abuse and more gay sex. Lupin makes an unforgivable book re...

We want FANFICS! Fanfics about SPIDER-MAN! But because we’re retro only, it’s a fanfic about the 2004 movie “Spider-Man 2.” No, not the one where Tobey Maguire dances, and not the ...

Enjoy a fever-ridden flashback to the distant past... of Angel, Season One. A plague hits the vampires of L.A., and nobody has a problem with that. However, when it incapacitates A...

For our one-year anniversary, we indulge our theater-loving, literature nerd selves and dive into absurdism. Could Tom Stoppard’s renowned play actually be… fanfiction? Yes, obviou...

Susan Pensevie and Sarah Williams become friends in a fanfic that has difficulty living up to the awesomeness of its premise. Sarah decides she’s in love with some creepy dude who ...

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 ...

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...

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 Lu...

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 tha...

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 ...

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 ...

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,...

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 ...

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 ...

Special guest Gaelan returns to watch a defining piece of comedy from the 2000s anime convention circuit, and try to find things to say about it. I guess pimps as a concept were fu...

Actual Harry Potter fan Emily joins us poseurs to discuss a breezy fanfic filled with fantastic creatures that Hagrid finds boring. Harry is officially dangerous. Hermione is a sav...

Special guest Taran returns to help us navigate Ganondorf’s anti-imperialist manifesto. Ganon, the Hylians, and the Goddesses are all assholes, but at least the Oracles are cool pe...

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 get...

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. H...

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 episod...

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 pr...

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...

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 ma...

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-t...

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 ...

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 agr...

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...

Taran the Human joins us remotely to talk about the history of Mobius and its royal family, and also some blue hedgehog who runs fast or whatever. Antoine's knowledge of heraldry b...

(TW: domestic abuse) Old-school Sailor Moon fanfiction, courtesy of old-school Sailor Moon fan Jet Wolf. For being generally awesome, Makoto is granted a wish by the most immensely...

Legolas and Gimli go on a spelunking trip, if you know what I mean. Then they go gaze upon a beautiful wood, if you get my gist. Gimli is not sure Legolas gets the gist. Three frie...

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we look back on these paramilitary guardians of feelings. How will they cope with the arrival of a long-lost, magic-using member of their family? Prob...

We lure special guest Gaelan onto the show with two Final Fantasy Tactics stories, each of which earned their authors cold, hard cash. Delita gets stabbed more than once. Facing do...

We get in deep over our heads trying to untangle the plot threads in this alternate ending to Endless Waltz. In response, we deploy our secretly-developed weapon, special guest Chr...

The fanfic which answers the question that all Avatar fans were wondering - “what if Iroh adopted a seven year-old Katara?” Wait, that’s not the question. “What contortions of cano...

(TW: gaslighting, grooming, abuse) Lurking in the margins of Chamber of Secrets, a pretty “meh” book, is a pretty amazing fanfic. Special guest CJ returns to discuss innumerable pa...

An infamous fanfic which some Star Wars fans thought was a leaked treatment for Episode 3. Would we pay $15 for this in 1977 money? What’s cooler, using the Force to blast someone ...

(TW: sexual assault) Pikachu burrows into an evil sentient Rock Pokémon’s body and makes it explode to death. That’s in chapter 1. Obviously, we’re in for quite a ride. Luckily, fo...

Great Scott! Special guest Serena joins us to discuss a Back to the Future fanfic. Is any time travel actually involved? Is the antagonist of this fanfic also the main character? H...

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