blessedlunatic asked: Hi Nym! I've seen you post/talk about VR.5 several times in the past, but I've only just now thought to ask if you've ever written any fic for it? I went looking for some a while back, and, unfortunately, the pickin's were slim! I guess it was a little before the time of multiple fic archive sites, so there isn't a whole lot floating around.
I did… gosh, it was so long ago! 18-19 years? It was my first online fandom - in fact, it was the reason I first tried out the internet, via the library! I don’t know if any of my fanfic for it is still in a readable format - I think I was still using MS DOS! I wrote about Oliver and Alex, and a bit about Duncan, and a bit about Sid and Sam and their parents. The original websites stuck around for a LONG time - you may find stuff on the Wayback Machine. There can’t have been more than a couple of dozen authors at the time, but it was done via newsgroups and mailing lists, and stuff got collected into big archive posts.
The cancellation of that show was the first nail in the coffin of my faith in network TV (Stargate Universe being the last, where I decided to cease to give fucks). Both shows were too complex and demanding for the audiences of their time.
A couple of my fanvids are around somewhere. Done ye olde fashioned way with two VCRs and a lot of cussin’. :P
ETA: There’s fanart of mine… at least one… wow, it’s so hard to remember.
ETA more: I think the main site was titled “Welcome to the Labyrinth” - it was a sort of guide to finding what was out there, back when it was all personal accounts on college servers, and autoresponder mailings.
Thank ya kindly! I’ll have to do a little digging. I searched for some a while back, and there were a couple of old personal sites, and yes - I found a mailing list that was just a long string of stories one after the other, which was a little tough to navigate. I’m sure I missed a lot though…I don’t know that I ever even got to checking with the Wayback Machine. Thank heaven for it…I’ve uncovered so many old Yahoo Geocities pages and the like that had decent stuff for other fandoms.
I got a little obsessed with Tony Head after watching Buffy for the first time, so naturally I had to see his other stuff. VR.5 was a strange and slightly cheesy show, but it had a great deal of potential, and some wonderful multi-faceted characters. It started out a little shaky, but by the end it was pretty strong and had pulled me in completely. *sigh* Cancellation is an evil thing. It’s the perfect kind of show for epic craptons of fanfic - it’s a shame so much of what there is of it is lost or buried in the interwebs.