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what fandoms do you wish existed?

February 11th, 2009 (07:51 pm)
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Everybody has fandoms that they wish existed, but don't really. Or are very small, or dead.

Me? I've gone through phases where I really wanted TIME BANDITS, or Doc Savage. Lately, I really want ROBOCOP fanfic. I want there to be a big ROBOCOP fandom with lots of stories for me to wade through. My fixation seems to be on a character who doesn't even have a name: Technician #1. She's the woman with big glasses who's in charge of Robocop's physical maintenance, and who runs the team that built him (though she answers to OCP executives; she's just in it for the SCIENCE). She's not a prominent character -- the cops and executives get much more screen time -- but she comes off very well despite her small part in the film. It's interesting to me, too, that Robocop's two most important supports -- Tech #1 and Robo's partner, Lewis -- are both women.

What are the fandoms you wish existed? And who are the minor characters you'd like to see more of?

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Posted by: greenapple.insanejournal.com (ext_75726)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)

Big Trouble in Little China!

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)

Ditto!

Also - there needs to be more Lain and Vewtiful Joe fandom.

Posted by: kdorian (kdorian)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)

PC Hodgell's series with Jame

Posted by: kdorian (kdorian)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)

*Kencyr series, sorry, not sure how I managed to miss that!

Posted by: madripoor_rose (madripoor_rose)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)

Oh, too many to count.

Robocop, Big Trouble In Little China, as others have said.

Terminator movieverse.
Tremors, both the movies and the short lived tv series.
Sledge Hammer. (heh)
DC Comics: Booster and Beetle. (there is a small fandom, mostly slash, but that's slowed to a trickle lately) and I'm especially interested in Booster's debut series, his sister Michelle and his secretary Trixie.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
sledge hammer!

Yeah, I think you and I are two of maybe five people on the planet who have written SLEDGE HAMMER! fanfic.

Tremors would be a great choice, too.

Posted by: DUCKS CAN'T TALK. (very_improbable)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
dtwof

I want to see more of basically all the minor characters in The Dark Knight, like Mike Engel and the minor cops. They're in the movie a lot (catching all their appearances was a perk of repeated viewings) and have their own stories, motives and perspectives that really flesh out Nolan's Gotham.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)

GOTHAM CENTRAL movieverse? I like it.

Posted by: PROBE UNIVERSE (liviapenn)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
fandom vm: if you wanna be my lover


Get Christie Love!

My ideal story would be a fixit where Christie (Teresa Graves) takes Helena (Louise Sorel) and they go on the lam like Thelma & Louise.

Posted by: HJ (hjcallipygian)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)

There is a series of books by an author named Melanie Rawn called the Exiles Trilogy -- except there is no third book. It's been well over ten years since book two came out, and Rawn has apparently forgotten the story and is asking fans to jog her memory because she doesn't want to read her own books to find out. So I'm very, very skeptical that this will ever be finished. So I would love fanfiction that might write book three for me, over and over, until I have read most every possibility.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)

...wow.

Just, wow.

(Lock her and GRRM in a room! The survivor has to finish their long-awaited book!)

Posted by: tried to eat the safe banana (thefourthvine)
Posted at: February 13th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
Batgirl in glasses

Lock her and GRRM in a room! The survivor has to finish their long-awaited book!

Then you'd better take all available means of suicide out of that room, because I think at this point they'd both rather die.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 13th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
jason

I am starting to suspect that of GRRM.

I cannot honestly believe that HBO will greenlight a SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series, because they're going to be caught up and outpacing GRRM in no time. And THEN what?

(Actually: David Gerrold's next Chtorr book may hold the record for longest-awaited installment of a popular series that is supposedly ongoing. I met Gerrold at WorldCon in San Antonio *twelve years ago,* and at that time the next Chtorr book had been four years coming. IT'S STILL IN THE ETHER. AND AFTER THAT HE STILL HAS TWO MORE BOOKS TO GO.)

Edited at 2009-02-13 03:06 am (UTC)

Posted by: HJ (hjcallipygian)
Posted at: February 13th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)

But there's no point to locking her in the room, as she doesn't remember her own book! She doesn't know what's happened or what's supposed to happen.

At the end of book two, she kills off one of my all-time favorite characters, and now... nothing. Ever.

*headdesk*

Posted by: leftarrow (leftarrow)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Tim

I have to vote for Jhereg (Steven Brust). The characters have easily ficcable personalities, and the stories have plenty of room for offscreen interludes and adventures. Brust has a weird online fandom: plenty of fans, not much fic (that I'm aware of anyway.)

I'd also love to see more Temeraire fic . . . there's certainly a fandom there, but I think it still has quite a bit of unfulfilled potential for awesome.

Posted by: rodlox (rodlox)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)

probably "The Bloodhound Gang"...or at least "3-2-1 Contact"

is Technician #1 in all the Robocop movies? I'll see what I can do.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)

I honestly don't recall if she's in 2 or 3. That's probably because I've tried very hard to blot them from my memory. :) They had a character who was sort of like her in the sequel, but as a villain. A character who could be Tech #1, but sans glasses and played by a different actress, is in a deleted scene.

To me, she seems like a natural character to give a bigger part in 2, but hey.

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