is a Firefly
fanfic series, beginning about 16 years before the events that occur in the pilot episode Serenity
. The series originally ended with "My Name Is FINAL" (hence the title, probably), but fans insisted on continuation. The author recently confirmed that as-yet-unpublished chapters will stretch far beyond the Serenity
Unique in that the primary character of Name
never actually reveals her name, and is in fact given new names fairly often throughout the series.
Written by the author of the Firefly fanfic This Is Not A Fanfic
, notable for being banned from Fanfiction.org. Twice.
Now being made into a motion comic series
, presumably by the original author.
Most of the story takes place in House Madrassa, a Companion training facility. (Although early on it seemed that the unnamed primary character was Inara, Word of God
says that she will grow up to be Saffron.)
Some chapters have been known to disappear and reappear, and the following links have been heavily edited, but a good Google search should help you find the originals:Spoilers abound below.
This fanfic provides examples of:
- Actor Allusion: Inara's parents' names, Monren and Veta Serra, are taken from actress Morena Baccarin's first name and her mother's name, Vera Setta. Age differences were carefully researched; when there was no WOG on official birthdates, the author used the actors' birthdates for reference.
- Ascended Extra: Pretty much any character given lines in the original series eventually shows up.
- Beneath Notice: Tweeny gets away with living upstairs, thanks to her status as "unworthy".
- Break the Cutie
- Enfante Terrible
- Foreshadowing : Lots of clever bits that Firefly fans recognize.
- Funetik Aksent : Cook.
- Love Triangle
- Meaningful Rename
- Mouthy Kid: Bibi.
- Rags to Riches but only briefly.
- Revenge by Proxy: Tweeny's offer of friendship to Inara.
- Riches to Rags: Loss of parents - and a scheming greedy guardian - will do that to a girl.
- Samaritan Relationship Starter: If she's ever been in danger with 'em, you can bet sparks are a flyin'.( Inara. Haymer. Jessup. Nandi, even, in a way.)
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Subverted quite a bit in "SHADE".
- Stalker with a Crush: Tweeny's crush on Inara
- Survival Mantra: They carry the telltale signs of your mind.
- Stoic Woobie: Tweeny, arguably.
- Tell Me About My Father. Though there's never really much mentioned, is there?
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: Diana. Also probably Ganna, to a lesser extent. Even Recorder says that Ganna has everyone's best interests at heart. Dianna not so much.
- Wife Husbandry: The possible reason why this fic keeps getting banned.