Category Archives: Retro-recs

Recs in Old, dead, dying, or re-emerging fandoms.

Retro Rec: Dr. Jackson’s Diary

I was aware of Stargate long before I was a fan. And then, I leaned more towards Stargate: Atlantis. But, i’ve seen the original movie (Kurt Russel and James Spader) and the first season (MacGuyver!!!) so I know enough to read the fic. Not that I do very often. The stories I found were generally meh enough that I didn’t really search for anything better. So, I left SG1 behind rather quickly, and retain my knowledge of it for the inevitable crossover.

There is one story, however, that has remained in my bookmarks; that I have copied from computer to computer, browser to browser; that I check on every once in a while to re-read or simply make sure the link still works. Finally, I have looked it up through the wayback machine, which might just be the best thing ever.

It’s Dr. Jackson’s Diary by Anais.

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Retro Rec: Gundam Wing

Gundam Wing is an Anime series from the mid 90s. The world of the show consists of Earth and severl Space Colonies, and the action is driven by the tumultuous politics between those born on earth and those born on the stations. Wars are faught in Mech Suits, called Gundams, and the main characters are 5 teen boys who pilot special Gundams (for individual reasons) in order to bring peace through acts of terrorism. Except, they’re the good guys, so acts of freedom fighting. Each pilot represents a different culture (Japanese, American, Arabian, Latin(?), and Chinese), and the suits are named according to the zodiac, (which makes sense, as the bad guys are called OZ – which stands for Order of the Zodiac). The most common place to see remants of this show these days are conventions, dusty model kits in comic shops, and in several anime fans’ movie libraries.

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