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Anything by reddit user /u/dirtytabs

  • Recommended by: Black Mage
  • Status: Active, altough it's updated without a schedule
  • Synopsis: The comics are about several aspects of FTL. The author does show a preference for the Slug race.
  • Pairing(s): Sometimes, but 99% of the time it's Played for Laughs.
  • Tags: Wide range, nothing specific

General Fics

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.

  • FTL: Kestrel Adventures, by Andrew Colunga
  • Recommended by Mad Cormorant
  • Status: Ongoing as of 01/28/2019.
  • Synopsis: An animated series depicting the crew of a Kestrel as they try to deliver a critical package to the frontlines amid the Federation-Rebel war. Videos consist mostly of art assets and animation produced by the author in keeping with the general style of the game, depicting the various areas inside the ship and external environments such as space stations and planetary surface areas, combined with small amounts of gameplay footage. Voice acting is provided by the author and his family/friends, greatly expanding the characterization of the mostly faceless crewmembers from the game. The barebones backstory of the game is also enhanced with details such as the Great Mantis War that took place before the Rebellion—which ties in intimately with why the Rebellion occurred to begin with, as well as why one of the Kestrel's crew members—shown to be a high-ranking officer during the Mantis War—is now in charge of a salvage fleet.
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Ghosts of the Federation, by SmoothPapaJ

  • Recommended by Black Mage
  • Status: Ongoing as of 5/9/2019
  • Synopsis: Focusing on strong characters and great action, this highly-acclaimed series follows Captain Charlotte Brant and her crew as they carry out a desperate mission to save the Federation.
  • Pairings: None, though people seem to root for Brant and her engi second-in-command.

Tactical Miscalculations, by Civilized Lee

  • Recommended by Tom S 98
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A comedy about the results of various poor choices the author makes whenever he plays the game that is told from the perspective of a crew member.

Stories where one fundamental aspect of the series is completely overhauled from its point of origin.

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Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

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Crossover Fics

Fanfiction that combines elements, characters, etc. from two or more different franchises.

FTL: Faster Than OH MY STARS by Ari Zonia {Rating was bumped up to E with the addition of chapter 8 for both explicit violence and explicit sexual scenes}

  • Recommended by: Makiki 13
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A misfit crewnote  must make their way across eight space sectors to deliver an important message to the Federation Base, and trying to avoide being blown up, or worse. All the while running from the Rebel Fleet and learning their true intentions of ruling the Galaxy.
  • Pairing(s): Most are simply implied or Played for Laughsnote , except for Male Robin/Shulk, and the eventual ProtonJon / Lucah Jin.

Dark Fiction

Stories focused on making the series darker, and/or exploring the darker aspects of the series.

Breathe by Jakkar

  • Recommended by: System Cellar
  • Status: Complete (Oneshot)
  • Synopsis: "Two human males sit on trolleys in the sickbay of the Kestrel design cruiser Seething Rage." Based on a playthrough where Jakkar's crew was down to two men and there was no oxygen left. Might not be suitable for people with a phobia (more like reasonable fear) of asphyxiation.
  • Pairing(s): None

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