|Date(s):||March 2009 – current|
|External Links:||John!Farr LJ Community|
John!Farr AO3 Collection
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It developed spontaneously after lavvyan posted the story Cycle in March 2009. Almost immediately – and in accordance with lavvyan's blanket permission – other authors added sequels and prequels, expanding on the AU only vaguely outlined in the original story. A LJ community (with a name inspired by Pon Farr) was created four days later.
In the beginning, stories were added so quickly that it became hard to keep track of a consistent timeline. Later multiple tracks were created, each of them consisting of several stories by different authors. Two master lists attempted to keep track of the stories.[note 1]
The original story established a world in which genetically compatible people are overcome by lust during their "cycles" when they touch. This was expanded upon and common elements soon included "universal receptors", people who are compatible with anyone and are regularly exploited and insulted. Specific terms for worldbuilding details were invented (e.g. "bike", "socket", and "uni".) Several stories include commentary about prostitution and sex work.
The community became quiet after a few months, but occasionally stories are still being posted, for example Compatibility by velocitygrass for the Atlantis Big Bang 2011. Unfortunately after 2012 there was no further addition of related fanworks either in LiveJournal Community as in the AO3 Collection.
Examples of Fanworks
- As duas listas são maintained by sabinetzin: "The Master List - The John!Farr 'verse — LiveJournal". 2009-03-15. Archived from the original on 2022-02-17. and "Master List the Second - The John!Farr 'verse — LiveJournal". 2009-03-17. Archived from the original on 2022-02-17.
- "Cycle (John/Rodney, R) - lavvyan — LiveJournal". 2009-03-11. Archived from the original on 2022-02-17.
- "Concrit / Blanket Permission / Awards / Sticky Ad - lavvyan — LiveJou…". 2016-07-21. Archived from the original on 2022-02-17.
- Tag available on LiveJournal Community as "The John!Farr 'verse — LiveJournal". 2022-02-17. Archived from the original on 2022-02-17.