Fanfic Recs / SpongeBob SquarePants

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Spongebob Squarepants fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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Authors and Websites

DadMom AngryPants.
  • Recommended by: TrueBlue170.
  • Comments: Seriously, check their work out. I was NOT expecting to find anything worth reading in the SpongeBob SquarePants section while I casually browsed, until I came across this guy. You can just imagine all of them happening in the show (pre-Movie, I may add) - even The Wrong Impression, which deals with that whole "SpongeBob is gay" controversy in a humorous, in-character way, and GratingBob ShrillPants, which has Squidward wondering whether or not sponges go through puberty, without any Squick involved and SpongeBob accidently Breaking the Fourth Wall, which is lampshaded by Squidward at the end. One of them, Mortal Man, is sadder than the usual, because it is a tribute to the late Ernest Borgnine - dealing with the death of Mermaid Man and SpongeBob's reaction to it. If you're a fan of the show, then take a look at their profile. You'll regret nothing.

  • Recommended by: Hayley Williams Fanboy
  • Comments: Well, most of the stuff on ths page is by her. That must say something.

Monica Gilbey-Bieber

  • Recommended by: N8han11
  • Comments: This writer's fics might actually work as actual episodes. She's also got a keen sense for character interaction, nailing each character's personality pretty well.

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.

Keeper of the Spatula by SOLMaster
  • Recommended by: Golden Football Player
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: SpongeBob and friends journey to the Arctic Ocean to throw a possessed golden spatula into a volcano to destroy it. Will they make it before Plankton gets it or will its curse overcome SpongeBob?
  • Comments: A Lord of the Rings parody with Spongebob characters. It's Better Than It Sounds.

The Christmas Party by DeterminedX2
  • Recommended by: E350
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Not to give away a spoiler, but this is my version of a certain something referenced at the end of the episode, "The Secret Box."
  • Comments: The story behind the embarrassing snapshot in Patrick's secret box. In short, Spongebob gets drunk. Hilarity Ensues.

Spongebob's Christmas Coral by Sgt. Reynol
  • Recommended by: E350
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: SpongeBob and friends retell Charles Dickens' classic novel when Ebenezer Krabs is visited by three ghosts to learn the true meaning of Christmas.
  • Comments: It's a Christmas Carol. With Spongebob characters.

In the Bathroom by DeterminedX2
  • Recommended by: E350
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: SpongeBob and Squidward are accidentally locked in the Krusty Krab bathroom overnight.
  • Comments: It feels just like a real episode, of the old pre-movie variety. Be warned, though - Squidward suffers a lot.

Felony by Third Kind
  • Recommended by: Twoey Pie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sure, loads of fish have been going missing every weekend night in Bikini Bottom for years. Surely those disappearances weren't linked to The Chum Bucket... right?
  • Comments: One usually doesn't expect anything good to come out of a SpongeBob story that uses the term "Dark Fic" to describe it, but this one does rather well, despite the occasional Out of Character moments (which are usually justified due to the situations). It also brings up a bit of Fridge Horror that's in the actual show that rarely ever gets touched upon. If you know what Chum is really made out of, then you can pretty much get the idea of what this fic is implying.

Plankton's Eye View by Monica Gilbey-Bieb- er, Jimmy.
  • Recommended by: Twoey Pie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After ten years in prison, Plankton has been given a second chance to redeem himself and turn his life around, which is something that is almost impossible at his current bitter state, but he will take the chance.
  • Comments: Don't let this author's first fanfic fool you; this author shows great promise with a story that shows how Plankton tries to live his life and redeem himself after finding out the sort of impact his actions from The Movie had on his life as well as Karen's. It's very well-written and surprisingly deep for a Spongebob story. Though it does start out referring to said "first fanfic" in the first chapter, one doesn't really have to read it in order to understand what's happening throughout the rest of it; you can pretty much skip it if you want. That is, unless you really want to know the truth about "C'ren". It now has its own TV Tropes page and is also a Completed Fic.

Cyberpunk: An Underwater Dystopia by Jicem977
  • Recommended by: Jjsthekid
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The year is 4014. Humans have been long extinct, but their legacy remains not only on our lands but in our waters. Centuries of chemical pollution has created thousands of mutated races of fish. Landfill run-off has covered the seas and plunged their inhabitants into an eternal darkness. SpongeByran is one of these inhabitants, and he roughs it daily in a futuristic Bikini Bottom.
  • Comments: A very intriguing story. Although it may start off odd and rushed to the viewers at first, it grows to be a very complex tale with lots of interesting development.

A Pal For Gary: Alternate Ending by Avatar Cat 13
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You know how SpongeBob kept scolding Gary for his "treatment" towards Puffy Fluffy in "A Pal For Gary"? Well, what would happen if he reacted in a different way? And will Gary get that alone time he needed so much?
  • Comments: Pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin: a Fix Fic for "A Pal For Gary". It may be short, but considering how hated the original episode was, this really does make it all better.

One Coarse Meal: Alternate Ending by Avatar Cat 13
  • Recommended by Loekman 3
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You all hated it when Mr. Krabs got away with driving Plankton to suicide in One Coarse Meal? Well, in this alternate ending, it shows what should've happened if Plankton finally gives him what he deserves. Inspired by A Pal For Gary Alternate Ending.
  • Comments: Done by the same author who did the Pal for Gary alternate ending, this is the what the true ending of the worst episode One Coarse meal should be.

Under The Sea by 999nomead
  • Recommended by N8han11
  • Status: Being rewritten.
  • Synopsis: A novelization of the SpongeBob SquarePants TV show.
  • Comments: Ever wonder what SpongeBob SquarePants would be like if all the episodes were part of a continuous canon? This fanfiction shows what it would be like pretty interestingly. The episodes all flow together quite well, and you'll never be bored when reading it.

Trendy by Mortal Anonymous
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An incident at the grocery store leaves Spongebob feeling out of style, and so he begins questing for fashion...but what happens when he finds it?
  • Comments: If I didn't know any better, I'd swear this really WAS an episode.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Future Shock and Future Shock 2 by SOLMaster
  • Recommended by E350
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Hinting of SpongeBob/Sandy (it goes right past hinting in the sequel)
  • Synopsis: After getting fired from the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob accidentally gets teleported to the future and sees that the future is not as he expected and must face his most dangerous enemy of all time.
  • Comments: A sight better than most things you'll find in the SpongeBob section. It's also a partial parody on Star Wars.

Night of the Weresnail by SOLMaster
  • Recommended by Nausicaa of the Spirits
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Hints of SpongeBob/Sandy here and there.
  • Synopsis: While SpongeBob was walking home, he gets bit by a mysterious creature, and soon starts to act very snaily. Can SpongeBob's friends get him back to normal before the Krusty Krab Dance Party and before he turns into a vicious weresnail forever?
  • Comments: A good read, especially around Halloween. Pays homage to Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet The Wolfman and the transformation scene towards the end of Chapter 6, including a scene in Chapter 5, especially pays homage to Wallace And Gromit Curse Of The Were Rabbit.

One Less Lonely Gurl and its remake by Monica Gilbey-Bieber
  • Recommended by: Hayley Williams Fanboy
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: C'ren and Justin Bieber, Karen and Plankton, implied C'ren and Plankton
  • Synopsis: In the depths of the sea, a landlubber shall discover her true self.
  • Comments: Considered one of the best Spongebob trollfics of all time, this story deserves to be on this list. As another troper mentioned in a review of this fanfic, future Troll Fic writers can learn from this one. As a matter of fact, I actually flamed this story back when I didn't know it was a brilliant trollfic. Despite its seemingly-horrible plot and offensive author's notes, I have found out after carefully reading the story and piecing together facts about the author, that it is actually a satire on Mary Sue as a product of one's dreams and insecurities. I am also recommending the hilarious, in-depth commentary the author has of this fanfic in his official blog. The story itself is not actually meant to be taken literally. Read between the lines and you'll see. I especially thought it was awesome to find out about the true motive of C'ren's half-brother. Not to mention, this fanfic actually inspired the very idea of Plankton's Eye View, another fanfic in this list by the same author. The remake gets better, as well.

Sixty Spandy Shots by Purpela Vanilla
  • Recommended by: Tropeicalparadise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Spongebob/Sandy
  • Synopsis: 60 is the answer to the equation Spandy; meaning the love and relationship between SpongeBob SquarePants and Sandy Cheeks. Click and read the 60 chapters as the story goes along and you just might understand. C'mon, you want to understand.
  • Comments: Personally, I find most Spandy fics to be dull and repetitive. This one, however, was different to me. Instead of immediately jumping to Spongebob and Sandy already in love at the beginning, it actually builds up their relationship, as well as each other's thoughts. I love this fanfic because of this. It provides some suspense to when Spongebob will confess her love, while, again, others take one chapter before they already start kissing. Probably one of the better Spandy fics on the site.

Crossover Fics

Ocean Days by Zesh
  • Recommended by: N8han11
  • Crossover with: Sailor Moon
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A fight with Fisheye ends with the Guardians and Tuxedo Mask being transported to Bikini Bottom. While trying to think of a way to return to Japan and stop the Dead Moon Circus, a botched plan from Plankton causes robots to rampage around Bikini Bottom. Together with SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy, the Sailor Team must keep the robots from destroying Bikini Bottom.
  • Comments: Basically, the Sailor Scouts (and Tuxedo Mask) all get teleported to Bikini Bottom and end up meeting SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy, and forced to work together with them when the events of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom happen. Every character's personality happens to be on point, and it nails both show's styles pretty well.