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  • #214245

    Karnie

    Ladies, Gentlemen, Gelfs and Simulants… I’m happy to submit my Red Dwarf fan-fic, titled “Homecoming”, to the general public!

    It was written to answer the biggest question of the series: “What happened directly after Series VIII?” Many fans have posted in the forums and Facebook Groups, asking which Rimmer appears in BtE and beyond, and how that came to be. Hopefully this story will become your personal head-canon. Enjoy!

    http://www.hassleinbooks.com/pdfs/Red_Dwarf_Homecoming.pdf

    #214246

    International Debris

    Just posted this on Facebook:

    Pretty amazed that this ties together many, many continuity plot holes whilst retaining the structure of a coherent story and feeling like part of the show’s universe. Only a couple of big laughs, but plot-wise it works really well. As I don’t expect Doug to ever fill in the blanks this will work as a nice piece of head canon.

    #214247

    International Debris

    Laugh-wise, I particularly like the the idea that it’d have taken far less time with only one Rimmer. If there was ever a fan-fic joke that felt as if it was straight out of the real thing…

    #214248

    Renegade Rob

    Nicely done. Very good continuity nods. The idea of the Rimmers branching out of Rimmerworld is an excellent premise.

    #214250

    srmcd1

    As good an explanation as any, and it ties everything together with a nice big bow on top! Well done. Love a good fanfic.

    #214253

    Plastic Percy

    That was a great read, well done. I think it’s up there with my favourite Red Dwarf fan story, ‘The Last Temptation of Kryten’.

    http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~polymorp/txt/fanfic/kryten.htm

    #214267

    Plastic Percy

    Well, it’s better than the fanfic I stumbled across many moons ago where a horny Kochanski orders Kryten to take a shower with her so she can make use of the dildo that plugs into his groinal socket.

    #214270

    clem

    But the Series 4000 isn’t waterproof, is it?

    #214271

    si

    *deletes Google search history*

    #214319

    Blisschick

    Lovely! It ties a lot of things up nicely. I vote to make this the “Official Explanation”.

    #214331

    clem

    Just finished reading this. Really impressive. Very skilfully done indeed!

    #214336

    Karnie

    Thanks all! I’m glad to hear everyone’s enjoying it (and that no one has found any glaring errors.. =) )

    #214556

    Plastic Percy

    It’s certainly better than that story I read where Rimmer returns and Kill Crazy becomes the next Ace Rimmer.

    Or the vast majority of stories online that would have you believe that Lister really wants to shag Rimmer.

    #214557

    McAleeCh

    Or the vast majority of stories online that would have you believe that Lister really wants to shag Rimmer.

    Pfft, they’ve got the wrong character, the smegheads! Despite Rimmer’s assertions that Lister will “bonk anything”, everyone knows Cat’s really the one who’ll have sex with anything. It’s right there on his CV! = P

    #214572

    srmcd1

    What I particularly love about this story is that, unlike a lot of other “Rimmer comes back” stories, he’s neither too heroic nor too pathetic. He’s just not that into being Ace, so he comes home. Also, I like that nano RImmer doesn’t simply don the wig and take over. He makes his own destiny.

    #214600

    Pete Tranter’s Sister

    Shameless fan-wankery but rather entertaining.

    3/10

    #214601

    Taiwan Tony

    I’d say it was better than series 7 onwards.
    8/10.

    #214603

    Pete Tranter’s Sister

    Arrived on time and in condition described. Recommended seller.

    #214611

    lordvalerymimes

    I’d be very curious to know the amount of these stories that you’ve actually read. I’ve read many, and in general, the fics that pair Rimmer and Lister together are done by talented authors, and I’m not including myself in this analysis. Like any fandom, you’ve got fanfics that don’t particularly cut the mustard, but in general, the RD writers are a talented lot.

    You may not agree with someone deciding to go a slightly different route from canon and imagine a “what-if?” scenario where Lister and Rimmer wind up more than antagonistic bunkmates, but something not being your cup of tea doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad. Different strokes for different folks.

    You see what I did there?

    #214613

    Pete Tranter’s Sister

    No.

    #214617

    Karnie

    I did try to stay conscious of the amount of “fan-wankery” in the story, but most of what I did put in just seemed to flow naturally from the story without having to shoe-horn it in, unlike in some other stories I’ve read, which were built solely around fan service. Most of the elements you’re probably referring to were most likely added as a logical step between points A and B, and weren’t even in my mind when I originally thought up the story. Ah well.

    #214625

    Pete Tranter’s Sister

    I’m sure you’ll survive my incessant, white-hot critique.

    2/10.

    #214629

    pad_ehh

    I liked it. I thought it was quite good. Well done.

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