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Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Email us at RetroFanficRetrospective@gmail.com

Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Email us at RetroFanficRetrospective@gmail.com
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Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Email us at RetroFanficRetrospective@gmail.com

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English


Episodes

Episode 37: Xena - Tropical Storm

5/20/2019
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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 Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic Send us emails at RetroFanficRetrospective@gmail.com Visit us on Facebook at...

Duration:01:02:44

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

5/13/2019
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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. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at...

Duration:01:07:37

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

5/6/2019
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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....

Duration:00:48:53

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

4/29/2019
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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. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at...

Duration:00:55:40

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

4/22/2019
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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...

Duration:01:26:05

Episode 32: Batman - Cat Tales

4/15/2019
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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. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic...

Duration:01:26:17

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

4/8/2019
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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. Check...

Duration:01:31:31

Episode 30: Steven Universe - Diamonds are Forever

4/1/2019
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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. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at...

Duration:01:24:17

Episode 30: Steven Universe - Diamonds are Forever

4/1/2019
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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. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at...

Duration:01:41:44

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

3/25/2019
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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. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at RetroFanficRetrospective@gmail.com

Duration:00:58:02

Episode 28: Gargoyles - The Gargoyles Saga

3/18/2019
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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. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at RetroFanficRetrospective@gmail.com

Duration:01:08:42

Episode 27: Sonic the Hedgehog - Bloodlines

3/11/2019
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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 becomes plot relevant. Bunnie learns the secret of fighting SWATbots. We are caught off-guard by the truly offensive twist ending. Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrbloodlines Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our website at...

Duration:01:35:32

Episode 26: Sailor Moon - Mako-chan’s Happy Ending

3/4/2019
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(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-helpful wish-granting fairy ever. Surely nothing can go wrong. Link to the fanfic: bit.ly/rfrending Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at...

Duration:00:44:44

Episode 25: Lord of the Rings - They Say of the Elves

2/25/2019
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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 friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at RetroFanficRetrospective@gmail.com

Duration:00:39:50

Episode 24: Care Bears - Rise and Fall

2/18/2019
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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? Probably with love and caring. (Except for Share Bear. What is your problem, Share Bear?) Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at RetroFanficRetrospective@gmail.com

Duration:01:29:14

Episode 23: Final Fantasy Tactics - Delita, the King & The Ending of a Revolution

2/11/2019
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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 down a JRPG protagonist in combat is a terrifying prospect. Links to the stories: bit.ly/rfrtactics1 and bit.ly/rfrtactics2 Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at...

Duration:01:21:35

Episode 22: Gundam Wing - Anatexis

2/4/2019
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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 Chris. (Overuse of Chris may drive the user insane.) Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrwing Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at RetroFanficRetrospective@gmail.com

Duration:01:29:31

Episode 21: Avatar - Tempest in a Teacup

1/25/2019
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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 canon would be necessary to get Katara and Zuko to make out?” That sounds more like it. Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrtempest Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic and send us emails at...

Duration:01:11:04

Episode 20: Harry Potter - The Very Secret Diary

1/18/2019
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(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 pages of teen girl journaling and abusive relationships. Ginny Weasley proves to be a badass. Tom Riddle is very proud of his anagrams. Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrsecret Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our website at...

Duration:01:05:34

Episode 19: Star Wars - Fall of the Republic

1/11/2019
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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 with lightning, or using the Force to run an evil-sorcery school on another planet? And is a Merchanter’s Guild less boring than a Trade Federation? Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrfall Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our...

Duration:01:05:50