are a diverse beast. The only real "rule" is that they have to be based on existing source material to the point that they're technically copyright violations. We here at TV Tropes care about them mainly to this extent — is it worthy enough that someone, somewhere, was willing to write a reasonably good trope page for it? If yes, then this is your index - a catalog of all notable fanfics, classified by the works they're based on.
Please don't mistake a fanfic's inclusion on this page as being some sort of vindication of it as being a piece of art. Remember that we're a wiki for all trope-based fiction, good or bad. As Edit Tip #12
says, whether or not something is liked has nothing to do with tropes. In other words, while many of the fics listed below are considered worth a read by a number of tropers, that can mean that the fic in question is very, very bad
Note that since this is intended to be an index of fics with pages, a Red Link
will be frowned on and given a very brief (week or two) grace period before being removed by your fellow tropers. Start the page for the fic if you think it should be in this index.
For some off-site fanfiction links, check out the Notable Fanfiction Archives
. Fan Fic Recommendations
also has a number of other fics some of your fellow tropers like.
This page is for fanfiction. Other types of fan work belong on the subpages of Fan Work (Fan Film, Fan Vid, Filk Song, and so on).
We're working on moving the misplaced works— help Fan Films
, Fan Vids
, and others get to their correct index!
Special note for authors of fanfics:
The fact that you wrote the fic gives you no say in whether or not we have a write up on it. You quite expressly do not have the right to have our page taken down because you wish to disown your work or because you don't like the tropes we have found in it. The page here is ours. The fic is yours. Those are different things.