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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.

Denial by Sean Gaffney

  • Recommended by Binaroid and Lavode
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The origin of the team of Ryoko Subaru, Hikaru Amano, and Izumi Maki; what made them who they were, and what made them a team.
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Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Hikaru's Non-Redundant Self-Insertion Nadesico Fanfic by Austin Covello (Also available here)

  • Recommended by Nerdorama
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Akito/Akatsuki, Yurika/Jun, Akito/Ryoko...sort of. Read the synopsis.
  • Synopsis: A piece of fiction written in-character by Hikaru Amano. Is it fanfiction if the character is writing about her reality?
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  • Comments: Very short, hilarious, seriously meta, and only slightly confusing fiction. Everything else is pretty well summarized in the fic itself.

Loneliness, Rings, and Despair by Greg O'Sullivan

  • Recommended by Binaroid, Nerdorama
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Akito/Ryoko
  • Synopsis: A Phlebotinum Overload during an emergency boson jump lands Akito and Ryoko in the bodies of their past selves — in an alternate universe where Akito never joined the Nadesico's crew before it launched. The two have to work together to try to discover a way back to their universe, while dealing with the fact that they're emotionally Locked in a Room with each other. Rings continues the story in the mainstream universe after the end of the TV series as Akito deals with the consequences of the previous story. Despair resumes after the timeline reset to canon again just before the start of the events leading to The Movie.
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    • Nerdorama: why is it that every fanfic that interests me conceptually is, somehow, a Peggy Sue? Addendum: finished reading it, and it's pretty good if you can get over some of the technical writing issues and a few instances of weird pacing and dialog. It even managed to coerce me into finishing a post-Prince of Darkness fic for the first time in my life...mostly by kicking around my two favorite characters for two installments leading up to that.


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