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Comments: This author focuses mostly in humor/family fanfiction, her stories if small are really enjoyable and the characters well-portrayed. Special mention to her In Another's Shoes story... that sadly seems a little abandoned.
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.Heroes And Friends by Mikell
Synopsis: When the boys are transported to the Real World, our world, they find themselves separated, alone and confused. A chance meeting will bring them together again, to face a danger none of them could have guessed at, from an unexpected source. Can four teenage heroes help heal the hearts of a teenage boy and his mother? Can two families, one from each dimension, be saved? What does it take to be a real hero?
Comments: Something of note in this story. A lot of people have played the "characters find out about their fandom" for laughs, but Mike is the first I've seen to play it for drama. After all, how would you feel if you found people had written Slash Fics about you and your brothers?
Synopsis: Taking place in the universe of the 1987 cartoon series, Shredder attempts to defeat the turtles yet again. With his minions Bebop and Rocksteady he goes to kidnap April O'Neil to use her as bait, however, things don't go according to plan and Hilarity Ensues.
Comments: One of the few '87 fics you'll find on FF.net, this is also one of the funniest. It's also packed with Original Flavour.
Synopsis: A brutal falling out between brothers drives Raphael to the side of the Turtles' arch nemesis Shredder, who unleashes the full might of the Technodrome and a dangerous new breed of Foot on the known world.
Comments: A superbly illustrated webcomic which blends the classic characters from the 1987 cartoon series with the dark and graphic tone of the Mirage comics.
Synopsis: He's hanging upside down in the middle of the great underdark, weighed down by a half hysterical turtle in the middle of a bunch of pipes and water and rock that are conspiring to kill us both off, and Leo still manages to sound like he Has A Plan.
Comments: Mikey and Leo try to make their way back to familiar territory in the absolute darkness. The author really "gets" these characters, and her Mikey voice is top-notch, resulting in quite a bit of Mood Whiplash. The descriptions (or rather lack of) of their trek through the sewers are so suspenseful and the characterisation so good that, although it's a rather long story, it doesn't feel like it.
Triggers/Warnings: Character death. Definitely not something younger readers or the easily upset should read.
"Synopsis": This comic takes place after the '03 episode "Same As It Never Was"(SAINW). Featuring SAIWN!Raph who falls into the year 2003 where he meets younger versions of his brothers…and himself. How will the old warrior act upon the sudden change of worlds.
Comments: A very well drawn (mostly) black and white comic. It is bound to tug at your heartstrings at every turn. There are some noticeable MNT:Gaiden influences but it still manages to remain the author's own style in regards to art form. All the characters are written believably.
Synopsis: A parody of INFOCOM-style text based adventure games: Donatello is on a quest to get some coffee... sounds easy, right? Voted "Best Comedy" in the Stealthy Stories' 2008 TMNT Fanfiction Competition!
Summary: You are playing as Donatello. You have in your inventory: ridiculously high IQ, no coffee, and minor caffeine addiction. To help you on your quest, you have: annoying and literal (and absolutely hilarious) parser.
Notes: Extremely funny oneshot. No pairings, not that romance is the focus. Donatello simply wants a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, various obstacles (including a ridiculously high IQ malfunctioning due to minor caffeine addiction) stand in his way.
Synopsis January in New York can be brutal. A snowstorm shuts down the city, even as the creeping cold paralyzes the Turtles themselves. Splinter/April, but only as friends.
Comments This fanfic ROCKS for two reasons, one it actually considers the fact that the Boys while Anthropomorphic are still reptiles Furry Reminders are one of the rarest tropes you can find in the TMNT fandom and Splinter's loneliness brought on by his sons' hibernation is heartbreaking...The relationship he develops with April over the course of the fic is so heartwarming your teeth will melt
Synopsis: Every Father's worst nightmare, how do four Anthropomorphic Male Turtles deal with THAT time of the month
Comments: Not much to say other then this oneshot is funny as shell actually trying to think how the Boys would react to a PMS-ing teenage girl, not really a shipping fic because while it's clear Raph has a daughter there is no mention of who or where the Mom is
Synopsis: I'm just a street rat. I've seen a lot of stuff. However, in one day I had seen a man change into a giant Rat, attacked by four robot like guys in suits, and watched four baby turtles become infants. Sure, okay, no problem. Only one thing has come up as an issue. While the rat man was fleeing for the sewers, he forgot one of the turtles! I can't just leave him. WHAT DO I DO!
Synopsis: 20-year-old Michelangelo believes he has found his soul mate. Convinced she's "the one," Mikey buys a ring, but she refuses to meet his family. What dark secret is she hiding? Will Mike's true love be the one to destroy the Hamato clan?
Comments: There is a Heel-Face Turn in this story that is handled incredibly well. The character who has switched sides has to work to be accepted by the Turtles, and some are less willing than that the others to trust.
Synopsis: A drink-fuelled one-night stand leads to a major moral dillema for one Irma Langestien. As she struggles to cope with her recent romance, she finds herself a target of Shredder, Rocksteady and Bebop
Comments: A hilarious adult take on the world of the 1987 animated series, with everyone acting in-character. Laced with punchy one-liners and zany pop culture references, this tackles a sensitive situation in a very tasteful and wholesome way that makes you beleive it could be shown on a Saturday morning in some kind of bizzaro world...
Synopsis: Sequel to Mikey In Love. Raph helps a blind woman and makes an unlikely friend. Why are the local punks stealing dogs? What sinister secrets does Anitech Labs hide? How will they afford the meds Don needs? Will a love born in darkness survive the light?
Pairing(s): Mikey/OC, Raph/OC
Comments: Raph's romance is handled very well in this story, and it's incredibly adorable to see the rough-and-tumble Turtle fall for someone just as temperamental as him.
Synopsis: Sequel to Raph And Ann. Don sets off alone from the farmhouse. He didn't count on running into trouble. When Beverly finds him in her brother's barn he's too injured and weak to escape on his own. She's afraid of her brother, but there's just something about this turtle.
Synopsis: Sequel to Donatello Lost. Leonardo's always been the protector, the defender, the Leader. When Raph is injured, why does the woman helping his brother have such a strange effect on him? Can he learn to forgive himself, embrace hope, and believe in love?
Pairing(s): Mikey/OC, Raph/OC, Don/OC, Leo/OC
Comments: This is one of the only Fan Fics I've ever read that manages to include explicit Christianity without feeling forced or preachy. A seriously good read.
Synopsis: What if Krang and Shredder found the Western Animation/Gargoyles instead of David Xantos, that is basically what this series of stories is.
Comments: Mainly set in the later seasons of '87 Turtles, it features expanded roles for popular minor characters like Mona Lisa and Casey Jones, and alternate scenarios for established regulars like Demona, Elisa, and Vernon.