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In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, California, the rich and powerful make the rules. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator dedicated to solving the town's toughest mysteries. Veronica used to be one of the popular girls, but it all came crumbling down around her after her best friend, Lilly, was murdered, and her then-sheriff father, Keith, was removed from office for naming Lilly's rich father as the lead suspect. During the day, Veronica must negotiate high school like any average teenage girl. But at night, she helps with her father's struggling, new private investigator business--and what she finds may tear the town of Neptune apart at the seams.
A major controversy in VMars fandom occurred at the end of Season 1, when the resolution of the seasonal mystery proved unsatisfactory to some fans. This led to a multifandom discussion of a culture of squee versus a culture of critique.
Crossovers are moderately common, especially with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural, with Veronica Mars/Dean Winchester and Veronica Mars/Buffy Summers the most common crossover ships. Two Buffy actresses had recurring roles in the show, Alyson Hannigan as Trina Echolls and Charisma Carpenter as Kendall Casablancas, and their characters are sometimes depicted as related to the Buffyverse characters. Joss Whedon was a fan of the show and had a cameo role in one episode, and Buffy is referenced in the Veronica Mars movie in the lines
- "Neptune High..."
- "It actually does sit on a Hellmouth..."
The series was not renewed for a fourth season, though in January 2009 creator Rob Thomas confirmed that plans are afoot for a VM movie. On March 13, 2013, Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for a Veronica Mars movie. The campaign was a success, raising $US 5,702,153 from fans of the TV series by April 12, 2013, and breaking a number of Kickstarter records. The film was released on March 14, 2014.
Archives & Fannish Links
- Weever Fic - Weevil/Veronica fic archive (no longer active)
- VM Fic - General Veronica Mars fic archive (no longer active, not archived)
- Veronica Mars - All Media Types on AO3
- Veronica Mars (mostly Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossovers) on Twisting the Hellmouth
- veronia100 - VMars drabble community
- vm_fic - VM Fic Recs, a moderated VMars story recommendations journal
- vmarsfemslash - femslash
- Veronica Mars
- Veronica-Duncan.net, a Veronica/Duncan fansite
- Something-Happens.com, a Veronica/Logan fansite
Other Fannish Resources
- vmficrecs - Veronica Mars Fic Recs Tumblr blog
- Every Me Every You by Charmax
- One Way Or Another (Veronica Mars vid) by charmax
- What's Left of Me by catherinebruce
- Tears and Rain by charmax
Additional vids can be found at the Neptune Awards