OK, I’ve never done anything like this before so please just scroll on by if I suck too badly. When I first got the idea to take part in this lil thing I was gonna do it all written from the point of view of Dan Scott…he is my alter ego when I RPG after all…but then in the last episode the writers went a whole new direction and my summary and I got totally JOSSED. This recap has been delayed while I’ve edited, suffice it to say that a lot of the story line all comes back around to Dan and his past and how the folks of Tree Hill are or are not related to him.
I should also mention that although I’m skeptical, as of this writing there’s whispering in the winds that with the new WB/UPN merger thing that One Tree Hill is in danger of being cancelled. I’m not sure if that’s the case, as I understood they were merging so they could actually fill a full week schedule with programming, meaning both networks would keep all their current prime time shows…but what do I know about it. I’m just yer average fangirl who got hooked on a WB program for nostalgia’s sake. See, I played basketball in high school, I was never really very good and I certainly wasn’t popular but I can relate to a small mid-western town obsessed with their high school team.
Because this is a smaller fandom, fan fiction for this show isn’t quite as easy to track down as for other programs. I think because their target audience is younger, it includes a goodly number of Mary Sues who just want to “be with” Lucas or Nathan. Then, there is the predictable het-fic for the various relationships represented in canon. And of course there Slash to be found. Myself, I am a little squicked by the slashing of Nate/Lucas or Dan/Keith as they are after all brothers, but there are assorted friends and teammates for Nate and Lucas which occasionally get slashed. There is also lots of potential for fem-slash with authors choosing between all the teen-aged girls and even Karen/Deb. In canon often the fem-slash is just right there in your face, as most of the girls have been shown on screen sleeping together and one story-line included a bi-sexual character. ( One Tree Background. ) ( The Main Characters: )( One Tree Hill Links and Stuff: )