Fanfic Recommendations Thread:

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First off, let me say that I know we have several rather large Fan Fic Recommendations pages already. However, they're for the general stuff, the best of the best for a fandom in its entirety. This thread is for the more specific requests.

For instance, I'd like to see a 'Butt Monkey gets his day' fic (fandom irrelevant) where the character in question does not immediately get replaced with some sort of generic, cardboard Bad Ass, and retains some of the personality flaws that made him/her such a lovable loser in the first place. As an illustrative example, I'd prefer a Neville Longbottom fic where the kid was still an insecure, clumsy teenager with bearings of solid steel, or a Bang Shishigami story where he's still a meatheaded, overenthusiastic idiot with a genuinely good heart. You follow?

Anyways, feel free to post your own requests, and the rest of us will see what we can do to help.
What's precedent ever done for us?
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An alternate viewpoint on Deathly Hallows. Other than DAYD, because I fell hard for that, but then I came to the rude awakening that it was sexist, overly gritty, OOC tripe. But, say, some random Order member. Hestia Jones, still babysitting the Dursleys while the world collapses around her. Something like that.
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EDIT: You know what? I'm not going to get involved in this thread. Fanfiction basically took over my life for the past two years. I'm gonna stay clean.

edited 24th Jun '11 12:12:43 PM by dundee_998

If it's not to much trouble I would like to recommend the works of author Paul Xion. A good number of his works are large, popular and cover a wide variety of categories.
Pronounced YAK-you-luss
Hey, why would it be trouble? That be what this thread is for. tongue
What's precedent ever done for us?
Yeah. just basically don't use forums much so I'm not sure where to go. This fic deserves it though. At least for it's catagory
7 AckSed24th Jun 2011 05:35:43 AM from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
@dundee: The forum hyphenates all strings/URLs over a certain length.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Lord of ___
I'm not sure if you would consider The Shocker a butt monkey, but this story is one of my all time favorites. He goes through a Heel-Face Turn and also there are zombies.
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Read that one. In fact, that was the sort of thing I was objecting to. Too much awesome, too fast. Particularly regarding him single-handedly catalysing a group Heel-Face Turn by most of Marvel's villains.

I prefer stuff that's a little more low-key, and feels a little more... well, natural.
What's precedent ever done for us?
Any mockeries (are those called Rifftraxes? I can never remember), in the style of Kingdom Hearts: the short and honest Version,
11 Saiga28th Aug 2011 05:59:19 AM from Sunny Australia , Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
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Fanfic about Dragon Ball, Bleach, One Piece or Naruto (in that order of preference) that are rich in Original Flavour. It's a little broad I know, but I really don't know many good fan fics.
12 Firebert28th Aug 2011 09:18:53 AM from Somewhere in Illinois
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[up]Dragon Ball Multiverse for Dragon Ball and Team8 for Naruto.

edited 28th Aug '11 9:19:02 AM by Firebert

13 Saiga28th Aug 2011 05:10:40 PM from Sunny Australia , Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
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[up] Thanks, but I'm already reading those, should have mentioned that lol. They're the only two I am reading at the moment.
I'll show you real magic.
I'd like to recommend Kitsune on Campus, a Naruto/Negima crossover. For first few chapters, it's basically copying the canon Negima with few changes but once the first arc is over, character interactions become more original and hell lot more interesting. Definitely worth checking out.
15 Saiga30th Aug 2011 04:00:48 PM from Sunny Australia , Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
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[up] Never seen/read Negima, sorry.
I'll show you real magic.
[up] Oh. Well, damn. Well, I recommend it; it gets real good after first few volumes and fanservice fodder-ing decreases as volumes go on and focuses more and more on awesome action scenes that later looks like something out of Gurren Lagann.

Actually, you would only have to read up to volume 10, because that's where the fanfic plot is right now.

edited 30th Aug '11 11:51:17 PM by dRoy

17 Saiga31st Aug 2011 03:10:22 AM from Sunny Australia , Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
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Ooh, Negima is Mahou Sensei Negima! I'd been sort of interested in checking it out, just by reading about it on trope pages here. I'm still trying to power through Berserk and Pokemon Special, but Negima is definitely on my to-read list. If I enjoy it, I'll be sure to check out that fanfic you linked, thank you very much grin
I'll show you real magic.
You're welcome! Also, thanks for reminding me; I got to check Berserk out.
19 MildGuy10th Sep 2011 01:21:33 AM from the bed I made.
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^First two volumes of Berserk kinda suck, but it rewards you big time if you stick with it.

edited 10th Sep '11 1:21:47 AM by MildGuy

20 Saiga12th Sep 2011 05:17:40 AM from Sunny Australia , Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
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I started at volume four and went back later, made it much more enjoyable.
I'll show you real magic.
For a Harry Potter Peggy Sue Parody fic, look no further than Oh God, Not again!

It's an extremely hilarious yet analyctic fic that lampshades and humorously plays every single Fridge Logic from the canon and runs with it. It's easily one of the most hilarious fics EVER, and is good for an easy read because it doesn't take itself too seriously.
22 Noaqiyeum12th Sep 2011 04:01:39 PM from Kcymaerxthaere , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Anything similar to Tiberium Wars?
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Anything for InuYasha, that has Original Flavour or good Alternate Character Interpretation — especially of Kouga or of Inuyasha's father?

I've already read (and greatly enjoyed) Jedi Hanyou's Mother, Hentai Jane's March Winds, and Becky Tailweaver's The White Dog.


(Good Berserk fanfiction would also be welcome. I should mention I started the series at Volume 13, and have gone back. I love it.)
24 AckSed16th Sep 2011 04:53:23 PM from Pure Imagination
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Giving a shout out to the finely-crafted Tolkienesque It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door, the grim and sweeping Fallout: Equestria and its more personal side-story Fallout: Equestria - Project Horizons. All three are worthy of your time,even if you're not fussed about the pony.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
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Giving a shout out to Cornova's gritty Pokémon war stories, aptly titled Poké Wars. Well, to be technical, they are actually a compilation of four stories...

Dazzling action sequences and well developed characters pretty much seal the deal for me.

Even if you aren't all that into Pokémon, the deep plot and high octane action sequences will hold your interest.

edited 9th Oct '11 9:25:55 PM by DialgaX

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