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Boundbooks ([personal profile] boundbooks) wrote2011-07-01 07:01 pm

Dragon Ball Z: Reminiscing About Fanfics From Long Ago

Ah, late 90s/early 2000s nostalgia. I was bopping around and trying to see how many of those old, epic fanfics were still around from when the Internet was new and shiny, and Geocities and Angelfire ruled the roost.

That means Dragonball Z fanfiction! Time to use the Google-machine.

To my delight, Vejiitasei Ascendant (otherwise known as the most epic and likely the best DBZ fic, ever) is still up. This thing has a cult-following, and deservedly so. I'm not sure how the site is still up, as I thought Geocities was taken down, but I'm happy for this turn of events. I am also not the only one who pines for this fic, as can be seen in this recent (and gorgeous) ebook cover. I re-read this damn thing every few years, and it's still ridiculously good. Also notable and unusual among DBZ fics for probably coming in as a light R-rating, should it be rated.

There were a couple of others that I remember being heavily rec'd around as classics, but I haven't read 'em in ten or so years. I remember liking 'em when I read 'em long ago, but ten years is a damn long time. Thus, no guarantees of quality for the following:

Warning: To my recollection, long DBZ fanfic tended to be extremely sexually explicit, violent, and with tons of non-con and dub-con. Late 90s/early 2000s fandom didn't even have terms for half the stuff people normally consider/warn for now. Warnings pages tended to be non-existent, so consider this a blanket warning for possibly disturbing content in any of the following.

Juuhachi-gou's Place of Being is dead, dead, dead. Luckily, she posted her stuff on Fanfiction.net back in 2000, so if anyone's looking for epic Future Trunks and Android 18 fic, go check it out. Start with Dragon Ball Super Z Episode 1: Walk This World.

Hikari no Tabi: The Journey of Light: Bardock's team after the destruction of Vejiitasei.

Dragoness Eclectic's Dragonball Z Fan Fics seems to have continued updating, as she now offers her Radditz fics in MOBI and EPUB.

Dominion: Reprise "What if Gero's evil didn't end with the Androids? What if there were a horror so destructive that those seeking revenge for it would go to any lengths - any lengths at all - to gain justice? A very serious fanfic; based after DBZ ended (negating DBGT, which is an atrocity *cough*)."

Lisalu's Red Dragon Tetralogy
Red Dragon
Season of the Moon
Sins of the Fathers

Now I'm curious. What other fandoms do people remember from their early years of Internet-dwelling? Anyone got any hot-pink, sparkly Geocities fan pages that they remember fondly, or authors that they wish would re-appear on AO3? :)
yifu: (sasha)

[personal profile] yifu 2011-07-01 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
For me it's Saint Seiya. There was this really long, multichapter fic that I really liked and haven't revisited - wonder how I'd feel about it now. The author has gone on and become a published writer.
yifu: (// all_creation @ lj)

[personal profile] yifu 2011-07-02 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
Hee! I didn't know about that site before. Thanks!
(As for that multuchapter fic, I actually printed it and am planning to reread it)
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[personal profile] yoshitsune 2011-07-02 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
oh wow this is some serious nostalgia to my middle-school days. i remember getting into Future Trunks/Android 18 thanks to Walk this World. XD; Digimon was another early fandom, but i can't remember any author names.
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[personal profile] mswyrr 2011-07-02 07:39 am (UTC)(link)
Make Any Webpage Look Like It Was Made By A 13 Year-Old In 1996

ROTFL

I made an X Files fanpage at 13 on Geocities back in the '90s. DEAR HEAVENS. ((facepalm)) I R CLICHE DINOSAUR NAO.

TIME IT IS CRUEL.
mswyrr: (feminist agenda - fun being a girl)

[personal profile] mswyrr 2011-07-02 07:36 am (UTC)(link)
Hah! We were reading some of the same fics in the '90s/'00s. <3 VA.
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[personal profile] thistleburr 2011-07-02 11:26 am (UTC)(link)
I was going through an old storage box a little while ago and found a printed-out DBZ fanfiction by Katchan from the mid 90s among my stuff. Talk about a blast from the past XD And I find it hilarious that you just happen to make this post shortly afterwards XD
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[personal profile] thistleburr 2011-07-03 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
My love of dragon ball is no secret. I was a member of the Dragon Ball mailing list too (remember mailing lists??) ;D
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[personal profile] thistleburr 2011-07-03 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
That more or less sums it up, yeah XD

saiyajin

[personal profile] luckyseven77 2014-01-01 08:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I used to love saiyajin, by katchan:

http://archives.eyrie.org/anime/Dragon-Ball/Saiyajin/

B-Chan!

(Anonymous) 2015-07-07 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
B-chan had some super awesome fics, this post totally gave me a bad case of nostolgia!

http://bchan.onnacafe.com/