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    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.

Drifter by kaasknot

  • Recommended by pistachioinfernal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What does a ghost care if you're mad? They've got eternity to make you count your sins.
  • Comments: What if Max is eternal and wanders back and forth through the Wastes? Stunning fic that makes you hungry for more.
    • "His name is Max Rockatansky, and he drove historic on the Fury Road". As short as the fic is, it perfectly sums up the entire series in just one sentence. Highly recommended.

The Length and Breadth of Fury Road by proprioception

  • Recommended by rockgecko
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Max leaves, and Furiosa stays.
  • Comments: The author tells a fascinating story of what might well have happened post-movie in terse, evocative prose. Hard-hitting, believable, and doesn't flinch away from the ugliness of Fury Road's world — not everything will automatically end with flowers and a triumphant soundtrack, just because Joe is dead and the band got back to the Citadel. May technically be marked as shipping, but as of now the story's nearly 45k words in and Max and Furiosa have yet to cross paths directly once again. If it's shipping, it's a mighty slow burn.

Broken But Still Good by Raleighpuppy.

  • Recommended by Silent Stranger
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The stranger approaches the Citadel from the direction of Gas Town with a hood pulled low over their face. Max, used to life at the Citadel, recognizes the stranger.
    They're not such a stranger after all.

    Jim Goose lives, and Max doesn't know how to deal with it.
  • Comments: A really engaging premise, especially in the resurgence of popularity for Mad Max that Fury Road has created, which seems to have forgotten the characters of the original movies. Despite being the catalyst of the entire series, Goose very rarely get any mention at all, something this fic sets out to fix.

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

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    Shipping Fics 

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Blood, Coffee, & Motor Oil by underwater_owl

  • Recommended by pistachioinfernal
  • Status: Finished, but with a sequel!
  • Synopsis: A coffee shop AU. Except more complicated. A small town setting, Furiosa is the local mechanic, too much a black sheep in town to be having the easiest time of it. Max is working the local coffee shop, for something to do and a soft place to land while he recovers from raging PTSD incurred during his police work, and Citadel, Australia, is about as small and sleepy a place as it's possible to get, right? This is a love story, hinged around a missing person, a suspected homicide, a broken carburetor, and a mutual disdain for pretentious coffee.
  • Pairings: Max/Furiosa, Capable/Nux.
  • Tags: violence, romance, mentions of past physical abuse, at least one very detailed heterosexual sex scene.
  • Comments: I usually hate coffee shop AU's, but this one has heart, good characterization, and great writing. I just can't get enough.

    Crossover Fics 

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

Furious Firefly by sxevlbtch

  • Recommended by Kalaong
  • Status: Dead (last updated December 2016)
  • Crossover with: Firefly
  • Synopsis: She was caged in a place that wasn't her own. A precious commodity imprisoned on a half-life world by a psychotic dictator. He was running from his own demons. Running from both the living and the dead. Maybe together, they could find what they were looking for.
  • Comments: sxevlbtch has been writing sublime River-centric fics for years, and this one's no exception. Particularly interesting is how she finds the common thread between Mad Max and Firefly - what makes their worlds harsh isn't living in the shadow of war, or even the scarcity of resources, but being trapped in the shadow of powerful forces with no regard for the world they live in.

    Dark Fiction 

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

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    Fanvids 

Fan-created videos, set to music or otherwise.

Na Na Na by vi0lace

  • Recommended by rockgecko
  • Synopsis: A kick-ass, energetic vid set to My Chemical Romance's Look Alive, Sunshine / Na Na Na. The editing is crisp, the lyric-imaging matchups top-notch, and the tempo frenetic — absolutely a high-energy wild thrill ride.
  • Comments: When this troper first started considering making Fury Road fanvids, this was the first one seen. It inspired a whole lot of consideration and creativity — if you liked MMFR and you enjoy fanvids, there's not enough recs I can give it.

Road Rage by Miracle of Sound

  • Recommended by rockgecko
  • Synopsis: Full-throttle wild ride of a fanvid, with a pounding guitar track worthy of the Doof Wagon itself. The vid also experiments with a lot of fascinating visual distortions and edits, well-synchronized with the music, and makes for a fascinating, vivacious quick watch.

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