Somebody New

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Zine
Title: Somebody New
Publisher:
Editor:
Author(s): JHS
Cover Artist(s): Suzan Lovett
Illustrator(s): see article
Date(s): October 2006
Medium: online, print
Size:
Genre:
Fandom: Brokeback Mountain
Language: English
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Somebody New is a slash sequel 199-page novel to Brokeback Mountain. It has double columns and is spiral bound with cardstock covers. Color cover by Suzan Lovett and sexually explicit interior artwork by Shelley Butler, Nassima, Mobody, and Virginia Sky. There are twenty-two chapters to the novel.

It was originally written and posted online and then later released in fanzine format. Two months after its release in printed format the author was forced to take the story offline. At the time there was speculation that the removal was in response to a C&D notice by Annie Proulx's attorneys, even though numerous other Brokeback Mountain fan fiction communities and archives existed[1] (and continue to exist)[2] and even though at least one other Brokeback Mountain fanzine had been printed (A Real Good Life by Melody C.).

A sequel, Force of Nature, was started and was being posted online before the author removed her fan fiction. It is unclear if the sequel was ever completed.[3]

From the Editorial

Excerpt from the editorial: "Now about Jack and Ennis. What can I say? I love them. Annie Proulx, Ang Lee, Heath Ledger and Jack Gyllenhaal made me love them, and all credit goes to these magnificently gifted people for creating their world. The movie Brokeback Mountain broke my heart. Since you're reading this, I'm guessing it broke yours, too. I'm an optimist, though, and couldn't accept Jack's death and Ennis's devastation.The only way I knew to get myself out of the deep and genuine depression I endured was to write. So I did. I now view the movie as just one of the many alternate universes about the lives of Jack and Ennis."

Zine

In fanzine format, Somebody New is 200 pages long, has a color cover by Suzan Lovett, interior art by Shelley Butler, Nassima, Mobody and Virginia Sky.

front cover by Suzan Lovett
interior art by Shelley Butler

References

  1. FanFiction.Net: Brokeback Mountain Fanfiction, more than 400 stories. (Accessed 13 February 2010)
  2. The Wranglers of Brokeback Mountain, active Brokeback Mountain community with more than 2000 members. (Accessed 13 February 2010)
  3. Brokeback Fanfic Blog: Somebody New, 02 May 2007. (Accessed 13 February 2010)