|See also:||Mest, Simple Plan|
|Click here for related articles on Fanlore.|
Good Charlotte is an American rock band that formed in 1996. The band was in the Warped Tour lineup for 2001, 2002, and 2004. It was a popular fandom for fanfic in the early 2000s, before the rise of Fueled By Ramen/MCR bandslash.
The current members are Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Paul Thomas, Billy Martin, and Dean Butterworth. Past members include Aaron Escolopio, Chris Wilson, Nathan Foutz, and Dan Cornish. See Wikipedia for more.
Good Charlotte fic was so prevalent on LiveJournal that multiple communities mentioned it in frustration as their raison d'etre. In January 2004 takebackfiction was created "for those of us tired of struggling through thousands upon thousands of Good Charlotte crossovers in order to get to the good stuff underneath." In July 2004 rareslashpairs was created "for people who are sick of reading the regular Good Charlotte and Mest stories out there and are looking for something a little different."
Communities and Archives
- Quizilla (defunct)
- Fanfiction.net - As of June 2, 2002, ff.net had 634 GC fics (RPF was later banned). The biggest fandom in the music category at that time was N SYNC, with 10893 fics.
- gcfanfics.com (defunct) - 4224 stories as of August 2007
- fandomination.net - As of July 17, 2007, Good Charlotte was the largest subcategory under Musicians, with 4529 fics.
- Archive of Our Own - AO3 wasn't started until 2008, so Good Charlotte is a rarefandom there, with 47 works as of 2017.