|Creator:||Evan Wright, David Simon, Ed Burns|
|Medium:||Book, Television miniseries|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|External Links:||(Book on Wikipedia); (Miniseries on IMDB); HBO site; (Community on Livejournal)|
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Generation Kill is a 2004 book written by Rolling Stone journalist Evan Wright about his experiences as an embedded journalist during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He embedded with Bravo Company of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion of the United States Marine Corps and stayed with the company as they pushed into Baghdad.
In 2008 David Simon and Ed Burns of The Wire fame adapted Wright's book into a well-received miniseries. It starred Alexander Skarsgård as Brad Colbert, James Ransone as Ray Person, Stark Sands as Nate Fick, and Lee Tergeson as Evan Wright.
For a list of related fandoms, see List of Military Fandoms.
Generation Kill fandom has a very peculiar approach to RPF. Though technically all "characters" are real people (as described in the book), the majority of fans makes it a point to attach a disclaimer to all their work stating they base their fanworks on the fictional characters as portrayed in the HBO miniseries.
At the very beginning, fans were hesitant in moving their work and posting to Archive of Our Own because of concerns about who might have access to their fics. Some, when posting to AO3 made the fics available only to registered AO3 users.
- Every Marine a Wolfbrother by Dira Sudis, a crossover with A Companion to Wolves which brings Bear and Monette's psychic / soulbonded wolf-warrior trope into the Iraq war / the modern Marines. (Every Marine a Wolfbrother at the AO3 )
- Fandom Overview: Generation Kill at Crack Van, an illustrated primer / introduction to the series, featuring text, video, photographs, bios of each of the characters, and meta.
Where to Find Fanworks
- Generation Kill fanworks at Archive of Our Own.
- Generation Kill fanworks at FanFiction.net.
- Get Some - a 2009 Porn Battle-style fanworks challenge.
- HBO War-a-Thon - a fan-a-thon on tumblr for Generation Kill, Band Of Brothers, and The Pacific.
- generation_kill on Livejournal
- generation_kill on Dreamwidth
- GK Fanworks
- combat-jack Challenge community
- Anonymous Kink Meme on combat-jack
- Yagkyas, a Generation Kill holiday fic exchange
- GK Remix - remix challenge
- we_pimpin - Ray Person community
- colbert_person - Brad Colbert/Ray Person
- Sexy War - Dreamwidth comm for the HBO war miniseries' Band of Brothers, Generation Kill, and The Pacific
- War Big Bang - Big Bang challenge for war fandoms
- After Action Report - resource site with transcripts, "maps of the route taken by Bravo Two, a timeline, a character page to help identify the huge cast, and screencap galleries and zip files for downloading." Hosted by oxoniensis
- Generation Kill Insider
- Chicago Tribune: Everything you need to know about who's who and what's what in Generation Kill
- Links list at generation-kill -locked to comm members