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Fanfic Recs: Gravity Falls

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fan Fics, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be zapped. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.
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The Gravity Falls Fanfiction Wiki
  • Recommended by: Fourth Wall Breaker
  • Tags: Takes all sorts of Gravity Falls fanfics, except for Pinecest.

Mayclore
  • Recommended by: Kandikorn22
  • Tags: She mostly writes stories centered around Mabel and Dipper's brother-sister relationship, and she is fantastic with her descriptions of how the characters feel and keeping them in character at all times. Honestly, if you're looking for someone who can write a truly heartfelt fanfic, look no further than Mayclore.

TheBigZ1
  • Recommended by: Sean Devine
  • Tags: He's written quite a few Gravity Falls fanfictions, but my favorite one is "What Do Angels Look Like," which focuses on a young girl named Avy who Dipper finds and takes in after finding out her father abused her. It's one of the most emotional and heartwarming fics I've read, and I think it deserves more attention. When you're done with that, another fic I'd recommend is "Dipper and Mabel Jr," though it hasn't been conpleted yet. He's also written a few Pinecest stories, but I'm willing to forgive him for that.

SuperGroverAway
  • Recommended by: Chiropteru
  • Tags: Has written almost 40 Gravity Falls stories, mostly one-shots, but also the multi-chapter "Little Shack of Horrors", a Little Shop of Horrors parody. Many of the stories are humor, but the author also expands into horror, hurt/comfort, family, and angst, among others. Does an excellent job writing Dipper and Mabel's sibling relationship.

ddp456
  • Recommended by: N8han11
  • Tags: Has written many fics that shed light on Dipper and Wendy's relationship. The fics are very well written, and keep everyone still in character, all while still being interesting stories in their own right.

Transcendence AU
  • Recommended by: arsenicCrazy
  • Tags: A collection of Alternate Universe Fics taking place after a finale in which the Pines family prevents an apocalypse of sorts. The supernatural becomes commonplace all over the world, and Dipper is now a demon. A more detailed summary can be found here.
  • Comments: This AU is heavy on both angst and fluff. To quote the tags of one of the posts: "One half (of the fandom) is crying in the corner, the other half is in the fetal position overwhelmed with fluffy feels, there is no in between". You have been warned - bring some tissues.
    Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Pacifica's Revenge by Mon-Ra
  • Recommended by: CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After being humiliated in Irrational Treasure. Pacifica plots to destroy Dipper by stealing his heart and grinding it to dust!
  • Pairing: Pacifica and Dipper
  • Comments: One of the best Gravity Falls fan fictions I have ever read.
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  • Pines' Quest by mon-ra
    • Recommended by: CMR Rosa
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: After the events of Pacifica's Revenge. Dipper prepares to make good on his word to become a perfect boyfriend for her. But will his sister Mabel or the new girl Rachel thwart his goal?
    • Pairing: Pacifica and Dipper
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  • The Amazing World of Dipper Pines
    • Recommended by: Fourth Wall Breaker
    • Status: Dormant
    • Synopsis: After 2 years, 2 summers, Dipper and Mabel Pines have returned to Gravity Falls. When Dipper meets a new girl, could she be the love of his life, or just another pretty face? Created by the same person who created the Gravity Falls fanfiction wiki, this is her first Gravity Falls fanfic.
    • Pairing(s): Dipper and OC, Mabel and OC
    • Tags: Both Dipper and Mabel are paired with OCs. Het.
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  • Dipifica Shorts
    • Recommended: by Hackstory
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: A series of shorts detailing the relationship between Dipper and Pacifica three years after the events of the show. The shorts are all part of the same larger story, and are (mostly) in chronological order.
    • Pairing: Pacifica and Dipper
    • Comments: Despite its uninspired title and a description (on ff.net) that says absolutely nothing about the story, it's well worth a look for any fans of the pairing. The individual stories are short and sweet with plenty of fluff, and all the characters feel very real to their cannon counterparts: it really feels like they're all the people they should be three years later. My only real complaint about it is the absence of certain characters whom I'm rather fond of: Wendy has yet to make any appearance whatsoever, and Soos and Stan are both almost entirely absent, themselves. Despite that, it's still far and away the best Dipper/Pacifica story that I've ever read, and I highly recommend it, even to non-fans of the pairing.
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  • Grunkle Stan's Guide to Crashing Your Great-Niece's Wedding by Evil-Ekat.
    • Recommended by Assassin-sensei
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: "Mabel, his wonderful, loving and kind great-nice. She was getting married to, to that monster! She must have been tricked somehow right? Right? Stan's life comes crashing down around him as the question is popped. And with only a few months till doom's day, he's willing to do everything in his power to stop that wedding. Everything. Winner of Jameer14's GFFA for Best humour story!"
    • Comments: A humor story which focuses more on the humor then the aspects of Mabel and Bill's relationship but is still an enjoyable fluffy read with good characterization and one of the most well-done OC I've seen in quite a while.
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  •     General Fics 
    Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

    Armor by Mayclore
    • Recommended by: The Icy Sneasel
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Mabel Pines' signature, heat-trapping fashion statement has a sensitive origin. When that nerve gets struck in an argument with Dipper, she ends up reminding herself of the things that are truly important to her.
    • Comments: A skillfully written and engaging one-shot that manages to include dark, yet subtle psychological elements while still maintaining the lighthearted narrative of Gravity Falls. Mabel is written very well. A very heartfelt story.
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  • The Town That Time Forgot by missakat
    • Recommended by: Jopalopa
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: The town abandoned and left to fall to ruin, subject of many a horror story. Wendy returns to Gravity Falls, in order to pay respects to those long since passed.
      • Comments: This is, in my opinion, the best Gravity Falls fanfiction to date. Horror/Angst, and it works both extremely well while staying in the realm of plausibility (well, as plausible as a paranormal show can get).
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  • Some Day by last to dance
    • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Some day Stan will have to tell the twins the truth and change their world forever. A one-shot look into what could be Stan's motivation through the first few episodes.
    • Comments: Though it seems to come out of left field, the theory presented (that the twins' parents died 2 years before the show and the twins unconsciously used their innate magical gifts as Pines to keep them "alive" because they couldn't imagine life without them) makes a surprising amount of sense and makes Stan a surprisingly sympathetic character. In fact, I wouldn't mind if something like this was canon.
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  • Dipper's Birthday Rumble by ddp456
    • Recommended by: Ryan Stoppable
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: On his 13th Birthday, Dipper Pines receives a gift that he had always hoped for. However, an old enemy uses this to gain an advantage, and shortly, Dipper is launched into an unexpected adventure.
    • Comments: Fantasy/Parody. A very well-written tale of a game jumping adventure that would make Wreck-It Ralph proud. Features parodies of several well-known video game series.
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  • The Rule of Cool by ryfkah
    • Recommended by Opftw1
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Mabel hosts a sleepover party.
    • Comments: An adorable story featuring Mabel, Greta, Candy and Wendy being awesome. Very clever and funny.
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  • Forget-Me-Not by ddp456
    • Recommended by DVB
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: "Wendy mysteriously disappears, and a broken and distraught Dipper seems to be the only one who cares. The world believes she ran off with Robbie, and shortly, forgets about the missing redhead. Further searching leads Dipper on the path of a supposedly haunted house where teenagers are always welcomed, but are never allowed to leave..." Completed!
    • Comments: A Horror/Suspense story written by the same author who have us Dipper's Birthday Rumble. A surprisingly dark and sinister tale that could almost seem a bit Lovecraftian at some moments. Characterization is good if not a bit off a few moments and also portrays the psychological impact these encounters could potentially have.
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  •     Crossover Fics 
    Fanfiction that combines elements, characters, etc. from two or more different franchises.

    Garden Falls by starfleetrambo
    • Recommended by HalfBreedChaos
    • Crossover with Over the Garden Wall
    • Synopsis: Dipper finds himself in the lost in the Unknown when he meets Wirt and together they try to figure out how he got there and how to help him get home.
    • Status: The main story is complete, but the epilogue is not. (and he's making a few sides showing the other character's perspectives)
    • Comments: This one was retweeted by Hirsch himself! The tone of Over the Garden Wall is carried over very nicely, and mixes well with Dipper's genre savvyness and a few other twists I won't spoiler here.
        Dark Fiction 
    Stories focused on making the series darker, and/or exploring the darker aspects of the series.

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        Alternate Universe Fics 
    Stories where one fundamental aspect of the series is completely overhauled from its point of origin.

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