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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


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Episode 53: Spider-Man 2 - Just a Face on a Train

9/9/2019
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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 one with the upside-down kiss. The one with the train scene. This is a fanfic about that. That scene specifically. Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrtrain 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:00:59:16

Episode 52: Angel - Blood and Water

9/2/2019
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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 Angel, it’s up to a motley group of other characters to save the day. Most importantly, Dennis the Ghost. Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrblood 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:01:12:19

Episode 51: Hamlet - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

8/26/2019
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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, obviously it is, but we discuss all the angles of that question before meandering through the text of the play in search of direction or meaning. It is an acceptable diversion on the road to our inevitable, incomprehensible deaths. The story is not available for free under copyright law, but check your local...

Duration:00:50:23

Episode 50: Labyrinth/Narnia - Something in the Eyes

8/19/2019
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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 hit on her back when she was fifteen. As your personal savior, Aslan will definitely set you up on dates. Susan regains her faith through the power of mansplaining. Link to the story: bit.ly/rfreyes Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are...

Duration:01:11:08

Episode 49: X-Files - Haunting Melody

8/12/2019
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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 sure is to return to Mulder’s home island of Martha’s Vinyard, eat chicken pot pie, and forensically analyse an extremely grody old pillowcase. Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrmelody Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out...

Duration:00:49:37

Episode 48: Smurfs - Brainy’s Glasses

8/5/2019
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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 the entire population of Smurf village are Squibs. The author wins a bet against their sibling, thus averting the Great Smurf Wars. Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrglasses Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our website...

Duration:01:13:19

Episode 47: Urusei Yatsura - Just a Dream?

7/29/2019
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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 Lum’s culpability as an imperialist, enslaving warmonger. Everyone gets a heterosexual romantic partner, up to and including Megane. The answer to the question of the title is “no.” Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrdream Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right....

Duration:01:20:31

Episode 46: Sailor Moon - Romeo and Minako

7/22/2019
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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 that Yaten puts up with the company of any other sentient being. Shakespeare is quoted liberally. Usagi and Seiya explain to their friends what a donut 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...

Duration:01:03:40

Episode 45: MST3K - The Eye of Argon

7/15/2019
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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 of escaping life fluid” flow freely. Wenches are an excellent source of exposition. The riffer’s major challenge is choosing what NOT to make fun of. Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrargon Don't forget to check out The MSTing Canon: http://www.mstingcanon.com/Home.html Next episode: Sailor Moon - Romeo and...

Duration:00:46:00

Episode 44: Kingdom Hearts - Synonymy

7/8/2019
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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 counterbalance the moody teenage angst. . Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrhearts Next episode: MSK - The Eye of Argon bitly/rfrargon 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...

Duration:01:11:05

Episode 43: Star Wars - Rancor Delivery

7/1/2019
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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, which will become more wasted: the interior of the Millenium Falcon, or our protagonists, from all the space booze they're drinking? Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrrancor Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are not. Check out our website...

Duration:00:46:58

Episode 42: Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late

6/24/2019
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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 lose? Whose name will be forced to change for proprietary reasons? Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrholmes Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic Send us emails at RetroFanficRetrospective@gmail.com Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RetroFanficRetrospective/ Witness our tweets at...

Duration:00:41:55

Episode 41: Buffy - Phoenix Burning

6/17/2019
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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 inverse ninja rule. The only thing that hasn’t changed in 350 years is sexual tension. Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrphoenix 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...

Duration:01:26:50

Episode 40: Evangelion - ReDeath

6/10/2019
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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 funny back then or something? On the other hand, personal intro music will be funny forever. Link to the video: bit.ly/rfrredeath 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...

Duration:00:44:21

Episode 39: Harry Potter - Harmless and Easily Domesticated

6/3/2019
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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 savant of bureaucracy. Hogwarts’ teaching staff have dubious teaching qualifications and minimal oversight. Link to the story: bit.ly/rfrharmless Check out our website at bit.ly/retrofanfic Send us emails at RetroFanficRetrospective@gmail.com Visit us on Facebook at...

Duration:01:24:15

Episode 38: Legend of Zelda - Reflections 1 and 2

5/27/2019
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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 people I guess. Problems are resolved by hacking at them with a sword. To everyone’s relief, author Uncle Pervy fails to live up to his name. Links to the stories: bit.ly/rfrreflections and bit.ly/rfrreflections2 Three friends read old fanfiction that they think might be good. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes...

Duration:01:37:55

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