There has been a little activity on the fan fiction front recently. We’re now over a year since the end of the series, we’re all moving on to other interests (should I tell you all about the P-38 model I’m restoring for a local museum?) and things are generally slowing down in the fandom and at this site. But there is till some new Chuck content, and I expect we’ll continue to have at least a trickle for a long time to come! After the jump, I’ll discuss a couple pieces that have drawn my attention recently.
One of the biggest pleasant surprises I’ve had recently was the return of NinjaVanish. He has written some of my favorite Chuck fan fiction, and is known for an explosive and exciting style of action adventure. Well apparently his muse felt like revisiting Chuck and Sarah again, because he is returning with Chuck vs The U-Boat, a sequel to his previous Chuck vs The Sunken Treasure. These two stories form a unique AU; Sarah was still the con-man’s daughter, who had wound up running a marine salvage company. The first story ended with Chuck and Sarah in LA where Chuck was back at the Buy More, and Sarah was taking classes to become more professional in her chosen field. So far just a single chapter is up in the new story, but it looks like it will involve a sunken U-Boat with nuclear material on board. But what we can know about any NinjaVanish story is lots of exciting action, colorful characters, and plenty of Charah. I don’t know how long this story will go, but the first one in this AU was medium length. NinjaVanish’ style is generally R rated for graphic violence and occasional sexual material.
A less unexpected. but no less welcome start-up this past week is the latest episode in Anthropocene’s hypothetical season six series “Chuck vs The Amber Alert“. In the first chapter, a false report is filed that gets Chuck busted while he’s out with Molly. Sounds pretty dark, but this series has been fun, fast-paced and imaginative. Really, very close in keeping with the tone of the show, which is fitting as that is Anthropocene’s stated goal! These stories have all been a lot of fun and I really recommend them highly. He’s also been good about updating pretty regularly (weekly). Expect a fast paced story that can be read in a couple hours and be rated PG-13 for reasons much like the show.
Doc in Oz recently started his latest short piece, “Chuck vs the iPhone“. This really is shorter, as Doc walks us through the dark days of Team B learning to adjust to their new iPhones early in S2. Do I need to mention that this story is mainly there for the laughs? It looks to be nearly done and will likely be around 10K words (maybe an hour to read?) So far rated PG, I don’t expect that to change much.
I previously mentioned “Chuck vs The Long Island Debutante” by Jason75. This is one of the more unique AUs going as Jason fuses Chuck with The Thin Man. He does a very good job of capturing a 1930s detective narrative tone, and combines elements of Chuck and Sarah and Nick and Nora with interesting results. Other Chuck and Thin Man characters show up in both fun and unexpected places. And who can resist a mystery?! This is really a lot of fun. Give it a try! Jason already finished one mystery, which wouldn’t have been a very long story; and now he has jumped right into another (in the same story), so I really don’t have a good gauge for how long this might go. Currently its medium-long; but if the second story runs as long as the first it will definitely be on the longish side (maybe over 100K words?). It would be rated PG.
I think that’s where I’ll leave it for now. Hopefully there will be more new material before too much longer. And next month I’ll start with a S3 alternates topic.