Fanfic Recs: Unclassified
Proof that the remaining 10% is worth dying for here. These are recommendations made by Tropers for unclassifiable 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. You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Conversation in the Main Page though; that goes in the discussion page. Do note which pairings in the fic, if any, venture into Lemony territory. Not everyone's a fan of either slash or het, let alone the other, stranger options.
Anything by sam_storyteller
Anything by Alan Harnum
Just about anything written in the AAR section of the Paradox Interactive Forums
Fenspace, a collective writing project based on these discussion forums but also supported with its own wiki. Now has a tropes page.
Tales Of The Legendary
Crowns of the Kingdom by Karalora
Welcome to the Tragic Kingdom by Aquarian Wolf
PURE EPIC by SilasYnYTanc''
Nightmares by Sei- Sama.
Out of the Woods by Jen Kristo
AuthorsAnything by Twoflower
- Recommended by Of Science, Looney Toons
- He has written for several fandoms, including Ranma ½ and Slayers. He also has a wide variety of original fiction, including Sailor Nothing.
- Recommended by Ophicius
- His fics cover many fandoms, including Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Torchwood, House and Heroes, and they're all excellent.
- Recommended by Pszczola, Looney Toons
- Has written stories for Ranma ½, El-Hazard: The Magnificent World, and Revolutionary Girl Utena. Sadly, he burned out on fanfiction back in 2002 and stopped writing, leaving Jaquemart, a multi-part Utena fic that takes place after the anime series, abandoned before it was completed.
- Recommended by Dr Thinker
- If you want a great novel of video game hit the works of Magus523.
WebsitesThe Yuletide Project
- Recommended by Cosmic Osmo, Micah
- An enormous multifandom, obscure fandom archive comprised entirely of requests. The fics are basically gifts from the authors to whoever requested them, but are really, really amazingly good. As in, the only fanfiction I will actually bother to read any more, because I know everything on the site is of such consistently high quality. All Types
- Recommended by Specialist290
- I spent nearly a year on this site, most of it just reading all of the awesome AAR reports. A good deal of it is well-written, and some of the longer ones are practically novel-length. The most popular sections tend to be the Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron boards, but there's good stuff everywhere. I'd say it's possibly the largest cohesive fan fiction community on the 'Net.
- I'd especially recommend the Yogi's impressive alternate history/crossover fanfic (in two immensely long parts, and with a planned third installment) "The Master-Plan/Empire of Fu Manchu". It involves Indiana Jones, James Bond, Biggles, the Cthulhu mythos, The Shadow, Buck Rogers, Conan (well, references) and hundreds of other stuff. And it's AWESOME.
- Recommended by Looney Toons, host of the forum.
- Set in the near future, after the discovery of "handwavium" — a mysterious substance/organism that "uplifts" ordinary tech into ultratech — allows North American science fiction fandom to explode off the planet and colonize the solar system before nervous Earth-bound governments outlaw the ownership and use of the substance. Although it's not Fan Fic of any particular series or setting in and of itself, it portrays an entire civilization of people intent on turning their particular fandoms into reality, like the Sailor Moon fen building crystal cities in the skies of Venus, The Village of Hidden Asteroid, Stellvia station and Babylon .5... Stories can be found through both the Wiki and the forum, but the forum is where the cool stuff is brainstormed.
- Recommended by Looney Toons
- Fiction based on or vaguely related to the City of Heroes supergroup The Legendary (based on the Virtue server). Like Fenspace, the product of a writing collective located on my forums. As of 2011, though, many more works can be found in the forum than on the web page.
Indvidual StoriesA Sue's Story, by Resourceful-Idiot
- Recommended by L-chan
- Synopsis: While technically in the Harry Potter universe, the story is in fact about a rogue squadron of Original Characters dedicated to hunt and purge the magic world from a weird race of creatures known as Mary Sues. Complications arise when the Ministry of Magic decides to do their own approach in Sue hunting, while a terrible force lurks underneath, waiting for a chance to emerge and attack all opposing factions. Have I mentioned that the rogue squadron is entirely composed of former Sues and Stus? As put in the summary: "They're annoying. They're parasitic. And now they've realised. Canon has never been in so much trouble. A full cast of Sues, Stus and triplepronged cutlery!".
- Comments: This fic is an interesting Deconstruction of the Mary Sue concept and the prevalence of the phenomenon in the fandom, while translating the MST jargon into workable concepts in-story. In the fic, the Mary Sues are classified as parasitic creatures with the ability of change the reality to their whims, which makes them more dangerous what it could appear to the naked eye. The only way they can deal with is either killing the Sue or purging it with repeated sporking (as in literally stab the being with sporks) until the Sue, or at least its "Influence", leaves the body. Only people who a remaining sense of Self can survive the latter procedure, and then they have to quickly build a new personality (often almost from zero) to prevent the Sue's return. The implications of this are explored in detail. Very fun read, even more if you're into MST and Sue sporking.
- Recommended by: The Otaku Ninja
- Synopsis: When a vengeful villain attempts to turn Disneyland's 50th Anniversary from the Disney Family's greatest triumph to their greatest defeat, it's up to Mickey Mouse to set things right and save his many friends from a fate worse than death!
- Comments: Beautifully written, if not with some Purple Prose, but above all is full of action and drama and many refrences to the Disney mythology (even with an appearance or two by Walt himself!) Set during the 50th anniversary celebration, we see the characters themselves trying restore Disneyland to its original state after it was put out of sync with reality after an evil spell, not to mention Heartless-like creatures trying to prevent them from reaching their goal.
- Now has its own works page.
- Recommended by: The Otaku Ninja
- Synopsis: When a classic attraction is set to be demolished, Walt Disney World's most beloved characters and a crew of cynical cast members start a crusade to save it.
- Comments: Like the fic mentioned above, this story features Disney characters working to stop an incoming danger, but this one also includes original (human) characters who are admittedly well-written, and enjoyable to read about.
- Recommended by: The Otaku Ninja
- Comments: First off, this fancomic might not be everyone's cup of tea. It is a darker, more cynical take on the Disney mythos to the point of Deconstruction. I would also not recommend this for the faint of heart, as well as people who don't like seeing their childhoods destroyed. Sadly, it hasn't been updated in a very long time...
- Recommended by Mcb01932.
- Synopsis: Remember that creepy clown dream from The Brave Little Toaster? This story is a series of four one-shots detailing the nightmares the other four characters might have had at the same time.
- Comments: This is a hard-hitting horror story, and, needless to say, it is one of the most disturbing things I have ever read in my entire life. And that's a a compliment. If you plan on reading it, do not do so late at night...alone...
- Recommended by fruitstripegum
- Synopsis: Being cornered by a monster was the last thing Conall expected when he entered the abandoned house in the woods, and neither he nor the Slenderman could anticipate the bond that would grow between them.
- Comments: The Slenderman as a semi-Magical Boyfriend seems like a pretty cracky premise, but Jen Kristo makes it work. Be warned, it's rated Mature, and is likely to become Not Safe for Work as it progresses.