Fanfic Recs / The Simpsons

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for The Simpsons, 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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Stories which are focused on Springfield of another Universe, which are non-canon.

Child of Darkness by Graham
  • Recommended by Sabrina Diamond
  • Summary: It's a Non Canon and angsty Dark Fic with Lisa as the 'vampire'-slayer where she moves to New-York and a guy called Mark hitches for the ride when vampires attack. This fic was written ten years before Twilight!

The Thompsons by The Cartoon Fanatic 01
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: AU. What if Homer and Marge weren't the parents of Bart, Lisa, and Maggie? With a workaholic father and an abusive mother who argue amongst one another, the children live a nightmarish home life. But when they move to Springfield, they find a new life at school, where they befriend Homer, one of the groundskeepers, and Marge, a second-grade schoolteacher.

The Way We Shouldn't Be by Narfy
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: What if things ended differently on the night of the prom? What if Marge fell in love with Artie Ziff and not Homer? What kind of life would Marge and Homer lead, would it be a happier life for either of them? Find out!

Lisa Fitzgerald by Jenny Howe
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: In this Alternate Universe Fic, Lisa is the daughter of an abusive, alcoholic father. After attempting to commit suicide, Lisa is taken in to care and fostered by The Simpson family, and has to learn how to live again.

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.

The Super Homer Saga, by IHVNNM (Character death, Crossover)
  • Recommended by Great Pikmin Fan
    • Seconded by The Cuza, who read this years before he ever heard of TV Tropes. In fact, the only reason he's on this page right now is because he saw it pop up in the Twitter feed and wanted to check if anyone had recommended it already. Thanks for saving me some typing, bro.
  • Synopsis: After an accident at the power plant, Homer gains super powers and fights many villains, even those from other shows.
  • Comments: Just give it a try.

Rope and Painted Bottles, by mouseagent
  • Recommended by Tropers/Masi
  • Synopsis: Moe tries to commit suicide, but Barney, who noticed something is wrong with him, saves him at the last moment.
  • Comments: Heartwarming friendship story, hurt/comfort, a bit of a Tear Jerker, well written.

Softly by Bagatelle
  • Recommended by Pretzel Victim
  • Synopsis: "I'm flunking maths, and the other day I was a little attracted to Milhouse." Bart and Milhouse in the treehouse after school, and Bart considers the family factor and feels something...out of place.
  • Comments: Not a real slash story per-se, but what it actually is can't really be described. It encourages the reader to take it as they will. The imagery and descriptions of feeling and emotion are breathtakingly beautiful.

Time After Time, At Least by Screw Milk-Got Slash
  • Recommended by Pretzel Victim
  • Synopsis: Smithers comes home another night to ponder his unfulfilled love for Monty Burns while listening to Ol' Blue Eyes.
  • Comments: Anyone who thinks that the one-sided Smithers/Burns romance is just for laughs will be seriously sucker-punched with this. Despairing and angsty, but with a hopeless tragic quality as well.

''The Simpson's In Space: The Pilot Episode by Darth Sith'ari
  • Recommended by drsdino
  • Synopsis: SEX! Now that I have your attention: When the Simpsons are transported to the year 5009, how will they coup? Includes numerous parodies of all your favorite TV shows, comic books, video games, novels, and movies, and loads of OC's. R&R
  • Tags: Parody Fic, Mega Crossover

The Simpsons vs. Arthur by Owennumber1fan (Crossover)
  • Recommended by: Super Miz
  • Synopsis: Despite what the title says, there's no actual fighting. Instead, the Simpson family moves to Elwood City when Homer is put in charge of it's new nuclear plant, and interact with the cast of Arthur.
  • Pairings: Arthur/Sue Ellen
  • Comments: A very funny story that is true to both shows while nicely juxtaposing the adult humour of The Simpsons against the more family-friendly stuff of Arthur (see how they react when Homer strangles Bart, for example). If you're a fan of both shows and want to laugh, this is the fic for you. The Arthur/Sue Ellen romance does come out of nowhere unless you've read the author's earlier work Sue Ellen's Secret Crush though. All in all, a good story and highly recommended.

''The Simpson's In Space: Season 1 by Darth Sith'ari
  • Recommended by drsdino
  • Synopsis: SEX! Now that I have your attention: The sequel to the Simpson's: In Space: The Pilot. The madcap madness in space contines! The question is not who will triumph, but who will survive? Blindfic. R&R P.S. There is some sex but not a whole lot.
  • Tags: Parody Fic, Mega Crossover

''The Simpson's In Space: Season 2 by Darth Sith'ari
  • Recommended by drsdino
  • Synopsis: SEX! Now that I have your attention: The Simpsons adventures in the 51st century continue! What evils will they face and bring to its knees? P.S. There may be some sex but not a whole lot.
  • Tags: Parody Fic, Mega Crossover

The Ballad of Lenny and Carl, by Kyra Cullinan
  • Recommended by icyshiva
  • Synopsis: Lenny's day-to-day experiences and thoughts.
  • Comments: A surreal story that defies description. It could be about shipping, it could be depressing, it could be heartwarming. If you ever wondered about Lenny's relationship with Carl, or how a minor character would react to how time works in Springfield, then this story is for you.

Death of a Simpson by CalculatedChaos
  • Recommended by Dommie 222
  • Synopsis: It's been 7 years and all Bob Terwilliger wants is closure. Bart, Lisa and Maggie must struggle against this madman's plot. The rules have changed, though, and all are left scrambling when he tries a different approach to revenge.

Pretty Soldier Simpson Moon by GK Scotty
  • Recommended by Doktor Von Eurotrash
  • Synopsis: A Sailor Moon parody/crossover/mash-up in which Lisa Simpson saves a cat who grants her the powers of Sailor Moon. Other girls soon join her, taking on the roles of the other planet soldiers. Long and entertaining, with excellent jokes and a few interesting twists. Manages to get quite touching without lapsing into angst.

Lisa Squared by Graham Dawson
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: The year is 2028. Lisa and her husband, Matt, are happy to hear of Maggie's engagement. Maggie and Bart go to Lisa's house in Capital City to discuss it. Bart pulls out an old photo album and they look through it. Matt notices a picture of Lisa's twin sister, Suzy, and is immediately curious. Bart convinces Lisa to tell the story.

Love Thy Neighbor by Narfy
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: Homer passes away from cancer, leaving Marge and the kids to grieve. Marge is so distraught that she goes to Ned Flanders for advice, after a while she begins to spend time with him, causing the kids to think that she has a new love.

Amazon Dot D'oh! by Narfy
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: Maggie is now 12 years old and the only Simpson child left in the house. Homer still ignores her though, yet she still wants to try and connect with him. So she signs up for a rafting adventure to the most dangerous river in the world: The Amazon.

Lisa 1/2 by Dead Composer
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: Post Goo Goo Gai Pan. While still in China, Selma and the Simpsons follow Bart to a certain cursed spring...

A Reversal of Fortune by Mindy Simmons
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: What if Maude Flanders had not died that fateful day at Springfield Speedway? A change in plans leads to disaster for the Simpson family, and causes Ned to question the meaning of life.

Full Life Wo Sagashite by Rich Wilson
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: When Lisa learns that she only has a month left to live, she decides to make the most of her remaining time on Earth. With the help of the 2 shinigami sent to collect her when her time comes, she transforms into the teenager Leese, saxophone superstar. But will it be enough to help her find the boy she fell in love with long ago?

Sideshow Bob's Cavalcade of Whimsy by Drucilla Black
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: Robert Terwilliger aka Sideshow Bob reflects on what he felt to be his one shining moment and whether things are always as black and white as the children saw them to be. Set after Krusty Gets Busted.

Pulling the Plug by Happy Kittens
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: In the episode 'Homer, the Smithers', Mr. Burns mentions that he pulled the plug on his mother about fifty years earlier. Mr. Burns learns his mother is in the hospital, and goes to visit.

Unexpected Connections by Snake Of Silver
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: A lonely Lisa finds unexpected connections to Waylon Smithers and develops a crush on him.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Bart Simpson Attorney At Law by Quick-n-Popular
  • Recommended by Redandready45
  • Synopsis:Seventeen years in the future Bart Simpson, now a successful Attorney in East Springfield. He has everything, and is happy. That is going to be challenged when some women reenter his life.
  • Pairings: Bart and Alex Whitney, Milhouse and Samantha Stankey
  • Comments: I found it to be a wonderful tale: the mix of childhood remembrance, love, and a dash of Simpsons humor makes it something worth reading.

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