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Do warn when a fanfic may head into homosexual or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.
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.Modern Magic
Recommended by Bedelato
Synopsis: It's a parody of various fantasy elementsset in modern times, complete with airplanes. The plot follows Eric and Ian Feytid being summoned by Destiny Academy for a quest to stop the evil (or not) Death Lord Tenebras of Yval from taking over the world.
Synopsis: Celeste is a quick-tempered tomboy who detests girliness. Seth is a quiet, angsty boy with trust issues that just wants to be left alone. What happens when they meet? What happens when Celeste's meddling twin sister gets involved? And why does Celeste hate her father so very very much?
Synopsis: Tales of the Sun Sin is about one Orenda Winchesteer, one of the snarkiest, self-obsessed mages I've ever seen, and the organization he works for: The Sun Sin, which is essentially what would arise if every Dungeons & Dragons PC got together and formed a law-enforcement group.
Comments: An utterly hilarious ride, brilliantly genre-savvy and complete with an appendix at the end of (almost) every chapter that elaborates on some of the more exotic elements of the universe in the snarkiest manner possible.
Synopsis: Nocte Yin is the middle child of the Yin family, one of the most eminent Evil families in the world. Her father is a mad scientist, her mother is a malevolent sorceress, her older brother is a fearsome warlord, her elder sister the wicked witch of the south east, her little sister a sadistic psychic and finally her (7-year old) kid brother an evil genius tyrant. Nocte on the other hand is just...well, Nocte.
Seconded by Amethystasheryn. The first installments may not have quite the flare that the later ones do, but that's no bother. The writing only improves over the course of the series (and continues to do so), and successfully makes Nocte simultaneously a developing badass and yet insanely human. Nocte's constant snarkery only makes it better.
Thirded by Schattenmalerin. This series has it all: A great concept, a rich world, brilliant characters you can’t help but love and wonderful writing that somehow continues to improve! Now has its own page
Synopsis: "Arts Magika University: sorcery classes, elven professors, dwarven fraternities, interspecies dating, and magikal duels. It's odd, it's mildly bizarre, and it's a wonder the students get any studying done. It's college the way it should have been."
Comments: Magicademy would have to be one of my favourite works of webfiction ever. The only problem is that it's over now, and there probably won't be any more =(. Has two sequels, Summer Break, a 'side story' of sorts set just after the last chapter and Senior Year, which skips ahead several years to show Jacob's last year of college before graduation. Sheer literary brilliance, people.
Seconded like whoa by Amethystasheryn. The above recommender has pretty much summed it up; literary brilliance and a shame it hasn't been professionally published. It is brilliantly hilarious, while still managing to squeeze in the occasional heartwarmer or—heck—even a tearjerker or two, courtesy of the great characters he fleshes out for us. It's definitely worth a read.
Synopsis: Advocate and its sequel, The Last Judgement, are among the longest (and highest quality) fantasy works on Fictionpress.com. The Last Judgement has over 70 decently long chapters and over 500,000 words. Collectively, a true epic.
Synopsis: Wow, I've put up a lot of stuff here...Anyway, Twin Gear: The Ruiner of a Thousand Years follows a standard plot found in modern fiction. Demon girl with a hidden agenda finds amnesiac boy with big sword chained to his wrist in an underground cavern then tries to use him for her own purposes while a sinister secret organization trying to steal the mystic necklace of said amnesiac boy, who may or may not be the unstoppable fiend that wiped out almost all life on the planet several ages ago.
Comments: Probably a dead fic, which is unfortunate given the very high quality of the writing and plot. =(
Synopsis: Sequel to The Liam Smith Show, and a BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT parody of superhero comics.
Comments: This ran regularly for a whole FIVE YEARS, with over 200 individual episodes and several extra-long 'movie' specials. It's 100% complete now, so read at your own leisure. Sure, it's in script format, but it wouldn't be the same any other way...
Synopsis: The Wizards Daughter is about a normal girl who suddenly wakes up to find herself in another world...and another body. And according to the locals, she's been in a coma almost all her life...
Comments: As annoyed as I am by the way it was promoted on this wiki, I did find it an enjoyable read. The plotting does leave something to be desired — the ending in particular is unsatisfying — but in all other respects it was quite satisfactory.
Comments: I shouldn't have to explain a recommendation for Sailor Nothing. Just don't read it at night.
Guessmyname: Seconded. If you want an example of a Deconstruction done well, look no further than Sailor Nothing. Twoflower also makes impressive use of the web-format to pull some interesting tricks in the story too. It just works. Really, really well.
So-so. It is well written but seems to suffer from a lot of Diabolus ex Machina and the whole Deconstruction thing... it is not. Its dark, its gritty, its hardcore but not, in fact, a Deconstruction of the Genre since it not play things painful straight, it just make them painful and sad. It has to do with Magical Girl Genre as much as Warhammer40k has to do with Military/Politic Fiction. It is there if you just lookhardenough. Is still recommended and a good way to pass the hours but be warned, it can suffer a lot of Hype Backlash
Synopsis: The gates of Heaven are shut, and all mankind has been turned over to the forces of Hell. Humanity does not take this lightly, and all Earth breaks loose on Hell as Stardestroyer.net forum members Fan Wank over the weapons and physics involved.
Synopsis: Science fiction Ontological Mystery. The source code to the universe. Superpowers. Teleportation. All over the world, scientists start to discover that the laws of physics are...different from how they imagined them, but it seems like the universe itself is shutting down attempts to take advantage of the new rules.
Comments: This story takes a realistic scientific, political and sociological approach to ideas that by rights sound like they should be rather more "soft". Characterisation is unfortunately not really a focus here, but there's a lot of fun in seeing the large amount of disparate plot threads start to slowly come together. Also, the first chapter is simply a fantastic, if initially rather baffling, piece of writing.
Synopsis: A story about a girl coming to terms with the fact that her mother has remarried, and the man in question isn't actually all that bad. Even if he is the Dark Lord Mansemat Cthonique, ruler of the Plains of Dread and holder of the Castle Terribel.
Comments: A mixture of comedy and drama, set in a fantasy world. Currently being updated three times per week.
Synopsis: Our protagonist, who has yet to reveal any name of his own, has been sentenced by various divinities to endlessly reincarnate with full awareness of all of his previous lives. Not normal reincarnation, mind you; when someone dies or suffers a near-death experience as a result of their life Not Going Right, he (or she, as the case may be) gets shunted into their body to fix the problem. Normally, he manages this in a few days, and then everyone's souls go back where they're supposed to be. Not this time, though. This time, things are getting interesting...
Comments: Probably the best thing about this one is the Crazy Awesome narration of the protagonist. Note that at least two characters are homosexual, though this is not as yet central to the story.
Synopsis: Yuri Mikagami should be impossible. Daughter of Troi "Hellstorm" Mikagami, an evil general who has helped conquer several worlds, she should be bursting with evil powers and living up to her father's reputation. So why doesn't she seem to have any powers at all? Why does it seem like she's...good? Yuri must find out the answer to these questions, and others, while fighting for her survival when her father sends her to his old high school: Dark Heart High.
Comments: Done in a shojo manga style. Started by Madsman, and has accumulated 69 entries. Unfortunately it appears to have died. Also, the Round Robin means that the writing style can change rather abruptly, although it looks like effort was made to keep the characters consistent. It also has its own page here: Dark Heart High
Synopsis: Zorian, a mage in training, only wanted to finish his education in peace. Now he struggles to find answers as he finds himself repeatedly reliving the same month. 'Groundhog's day' style setup in a fantasy world.
Comments A monthly time loop done the way it should be. Funny at times and awesome, I highly recommend it.
Synopsis: Umut is an abused, secluded and lonely cub with no friends or family... This is her life... WARNINGS: Some blood, abuse and violence!
Comments: Absolutely BRILLANT!!! Really sad and depressing... But it's quite enjoyable! Each chapter is kind of short though.
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.Love Like Hell
Recommended by FLCNPNCH
Synopsis: Densuke is secretly a demon hunter, protecting normal people from an invisible menace. But his unusual behaviour leads his father to believe that he's gay... so in order to "straighten him out," Densuke is sent to an all-girls school. The result is Love Hina crossed with Bleach.
Comments: Kind of badly written with cliches galore, but bearable. Good if you want to just switch off and read something. Completed!