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29 September 2013 @ 06:00 pm
Episode in Focus: Not Fade Away  
Next week we are looking at Not Fade Away . Yes, we’ve made it to the end, everyone. So from Monday your time, get sharing whatever you have to share on this week's very last new Episode in Focus. Meta, vids, art, poems, fic, whatever you got, we want it.

And we also want to thank you, the participants in this comm. chrisleeoctaves and scribesds who founded the comm, and passed it onwards. And I'd also like to thank my lovely fellow mods of course, for helping us get through 254 episodes of prompts and responses and shared fanworks.

Episode in Focus: Not Fade Away
This is it. And I’m not going to spoil it by summarizing too much of the very last episode of AtS. Suffice it to say we get to see all of our heroes going out in their own very different ways. Some bitter, some sweet. All meaningful. Because after all, who doesn’t want to kill the dragon?

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GUNN
Still fighting the good fight, huh?
ANNE
That's the drill. How are things uptown?
GUNN
More fight, less good. (grabs a box) Seen Rondell or the guys? I hit some of the old spots. Didn't see anyone.
ANNE
(grabs a chair) They should be around. They said they'd help me haul this stuff. You know how it is, though. Things come up. (Gunn and Anne hand the box and chair to the men on the truck)
GUNN
Yeah. You got much vamp trouble these days?
ANNE
(chuckles) Never goes away for good. The boys help out, though. We're pretty safe. It gives me time to concentrate on the little things. Crack, runaways, abuse victims, psychotics. The old gang. (she and Gunn pick up another box each, carrying it to the truck)
GUNN
Yeah, I remember.
ANNE
It's not so bad. We've had some really decent donations, and it's helping. (they hand off the boxes to the men on the truck) We actually have a part-time paid psychiatric staff.
GUNN
What if I told you it doesn't help? What would you do if you found out that none of it matters? That it's all controlled by forces more powerful and uncaring than we can conceive, and they will never let it get better down here. What would you do?
ANNE
I'd get this truck packed before the new stuff gets here. (Gunn nods) Wanna give me a hand?
GUNN
I do.


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We’re not going completely quiet having reached the end of both our series. We’ll be asking you to share your post-Not Fade Away stories next week, and we may be back for more specials in future. But otherwise, join in this week, because it’s the last ever episode at Phantasmagoria!
 
 
 
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dancing till the world ends: politics: big damn herolynnenne on September 29th, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
Anne is my hero.
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on September 29th, 2013 06:38 pm (UTC)
You were so right about that quote. Perfect.
dancing till the world ends: gunn: i run my own crewlynnenne on September 29th, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
I don't think it was me who recommended it. It was obviously someone smarter. :)
Dannachasingdemons on September 29th, 2013 05:21 pm (UTC)
It's been a great run! Thank you!
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on September 29th, 2013 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you too!
lycomingst: gatekeeperlycomingst on September 29th, 2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
You deserve much praise!
Dark Starscribesds on September 29th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
If I may say so, I think you’ve done a wonderful job on the com. It would probably have died if you hadn’t taken it over, and that would have been a shame. The end of the road seemed such a long time away, and yet – here it comes. Amazing!

Good work!
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on September 29th, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you were able to hand it over to Reb and I (and that we got some help in keeping going all the way). FM has bracketed the whole of my fannish creativity; I can't quite believe we've made it here!
Barbrahirah on September 29th, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
Anne is freakin awesome.
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on October 1st, 2013 09:27 pm (UTC)
She really is. And also the one person we can aspire to be.
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on September 30th, 2013 12:11 am (UTC)
OMG - I am so sad!!!!! And happy that I have something for the finale. And some post NFA stuff for the following week. And then we're done? Over? Noooooooooooo! :)

Thank you so much for stepping up and doing this. Without you mods, it would have faded away long ago. (sorry, couldn't resist...)

Edited at 2013-09-30 12:14 am (UTC)
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on October 1st, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your support for the comm over the years. It's been a blast!
kindredspirit75: Fighting Spangelkindredspirit75 on September 30th, 2013 01:41 am (UTC)
I can't believe we're already at the end!

Thank you to the mods for keeping it going. Not only did this comm let me enjoy each episode again, it was great inspiration for jogging my memory when writing a fic.
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on October 1st, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for letting us know you've enjoyed Phantasmagoria. It means a lot!
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