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    Music and Original Songs 
Ghosts by MandoPony.
  • Recommended by SergeantSqueaks
  • Synopsis: An original song by the always phenomenal MandoPony!

Die Anywhere Else | Rock Cover by MandoPony

  • Recommended by SergeantSqueaks
  • Synopsis: A rock and roll, vocal cover of Die Anywhere Else.

Weird Autumn | Rock Cover by MandoPony

  • Recommended by SergeantSqueaks
  • Synopsis: A rock and roll, vocal cover of Weird Autumn.

Weird Autumn Night In The Woods Cover by SOFTGIRL

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Synopsis: A punk rock cover of Weird Autumn.
  • Comments: A cover that words cannot even express how good and catchy it is.

Night In The Woods - Pumpkin Head Guy Cover Version by KCT

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades, SergeantSqueaks
  • Synopsis: A Punk-ish cover for Pumpkin Head Guy
  • Comments: There sadly isn't much covers for this song (mostly due to being divisive in the fandom itself) but with this cover who really needs any other covers?

Night in the Woods - Die Anywhere Else (Ballad Cover) by Chi-chi

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Synopsis: A Ballad Cover for Die Anywhere Else.
  • Comments: A incredibly beautiful cover for this song that can make you feel at ease.

Night In The Woods: Die Anywhere Else (Blast Processed)

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Synopsis: A retro-style Die Anywhere Else Cover.
  • Comments: Have you ever wondered what would happen if NITW was just a retro platformer? Well this might not answer that question, but it can most certainly answer the question how Die Anywhere Else would have sounded like, and It's Awesome!

"Everything Changes" by Try Hard Ninja

"CRIMES" by Try Hard Ninja and Bonecage
  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Synopsis: A rock song about well Crimes
  • Comments: A rockin' good song made by a collaborative effort between to equally good fan song writers, and a pretty good tune if you're feeling a bit rebellious.

"Ghost of a Girl" by Bonecage.

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Synopsis: A pop-like original song made by Bonecage
  • Comments: Just like the song CRIMES made by both Bonecage and Try Hard Ninja, It's not only catchy but a joy to listen to.

♫ Night in the Woods - Die Anywhere Else (VOCAL COVER) by Journey to the Center of the Web

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Synopsis: A NITW Cover
  • Comments: Like most covers of this song this is just as great as many of them, the slight french accent is a nice bonus too.

♫ Night in the Woods - Weird Autumn (VOCAL COVER) by Journey to the Center of the Web

Knife Jam (NITW vs Quad City DJs) Mashup by Mark G

Night in the Woods WITCHDAGGER | Metal Cover by DIZCHU
  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Synopsis: A metal cover for the WITCHDAGGER Song.
  • Comments: If you though that the original WITCHDAGGER song wasn't metal enough, then here you go.

Rainy Day (Night In The Woods) Rock Cover by Sixteen In Mono

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Synopsis: An awesome Rock take on the melancholic Rainy Day song.

Possum Springs (Town, Act 2) - Night in the Woods || Acoustic/Rock Cover by Christian Richardson

VGM #101: Die Anywhere Else (Night in the Woods) Ft. Curious Quail by Ace Waters

Night In The Woods Astral Alley (Guitar Remix) || Epic Game Music by Epic Game Music

Night in the Woods: Die Anywhere Else || Rock Cover by RichaadEB (ft. Caleb Hyles & Ahren Gray) by Richaad EB

I Want It to Hurt (Lyrics by Mae Borowski) by TV-MA

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Synopsis: A song wrote by TV-MA to Mae Borowski's monologue in the indie game Night in the Woods.

NITW - Astral Coal (Original Lyrics)【Melt】 by Melt

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Sypnosis: A cover of Astral Coal with it's own unique lyrics made by Melt

Possum Springs(Night In The Woods Tribute) by Fizzy Fox

    Authors and Sites 
Just Like The Hartley Boy by Dazed-And-Wandering
  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Synopsis: An ask blog about an OC in the Night in The Woods world.

NITW Edits

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Status: Blog has been Stopped.
  • Synopsis: A small Blog filled with edits that can bring a small smile to your face.

Accurate Night In The Woods

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Synopsis: A small blog with popular quotes from other forms of Media, that would fit the many characters of Zootopia nad their strange personalities.

The Bi-Weekly Delaney

Borowski Daily

Night in the Woods: The Musical by LemonLight Productions

  • Recommended by: Angeldeb82
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A musical interpretation of the game, consisting of 47 tracks.

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    General Fics 
Things To Hold On by Rcw99
  • Recommended by ayasai.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A collection of stories about the people of Possum Springs.
  • Comments: A series of well-written NITW fics set after the end of the story. Stories such as Mae's grievance for Casey, Germ's perspective of blowing up the well, Bruce after leaving Possum Springs, Bea's concern for her father, Molly after the events of the story, and Gregg and Angus' preparation to move, Mae meeting Andy Cullens again, the fate of Eide and the rest of the cults down in the mine, and many more. Some stories have heartwarming endings, some have Bittersweet Ending, and few have some Downer Ending.
  • Tags: Post-Game, Hurt, Comfort, Mystery

Rolling by The Compendium of Steve.

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: It's looking to be a marvelous day for Bea and her friends, until a big event is announced. Then it gets... peculiar. End game and Bea storyline spoilers.
  • Comments: A well-written fic that focuses on Bea,her dreams of college, her relationship with her dad, and her relationship with her "Best Available Friend" Mae. Not only is it's title and first chapter a nice little reference to a certain song. But also manages to capture some of the characters personalities very well.
  • Tags: Hurt, Post-Game, Comfort

Ghosts In The Woods by 42 Zombies

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: It's been a few months since Mae come home. Things are weird, and also there might be ghosts. It's a pretty spooky time in Possum Springs. A Night in the Woods slice-of-life story.
  • Comments: A good read, thanks to the fact that the author has a pretty good grasp on the characters personalities.
  • Tags: Post-Game, Slice-of-life, Humor, Friendship

Acceptance by susieboo

  • Recommended by Adele Potter
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: "THOUGHT: He'll show up. He'll definitely show up. THOUGHT: He's gone. THOUGHT: Come back to life, Granddad."
  • Comments: A short oneshot, detailing Mae's reaction to her grandfather's passing. A nice look into her grief and emotional state after the death.
  • Tags: Pre-game, third-person, family, bittersweet, depression, journal entries

What He Left by 42Zombies

  • Recommended by Cryptid Hunter 99
  • Status: In Progress
  • Synopsis: When people die, they leave things behind. Sometimes those things aren't what you expected. Sometimes you wind up wondering how well you ever really knew them. Things will probably be fine, though. Maybe.
  • Comments: A story focusing on Mae learning more about Casey and his secrets. The characters are very well-written as well, but do be advised that there are some spoilers.
  • Tags: Post-Game(s), Grief/Mourning, Comedy, Slice-of-Life

Winter Diaries by Passivefish 32

  • Recommended by Cryptid Hunter 99
  • Status: Completed
  • With the arrival of winter, Mae is eager to come to terms with strange events of Autumn and tackle her lingering anxieties by... writing a diary?
  • Comments: The writer has an incredibly good grasp on Mae's personality and conflicts as she talks about the things that concern her.
  • Tags: Fluff and Angst, POV First Person, Dissociation, Mental Health Issues, Canon Continuation, Psychological Horror, Fluff and Humor, Angst and Humor, Diary/Journal, Imaginary Friends

    Shipping Fics 
The Broken Road That Lead Me to You by Duckatrice
  • Recommended by SergeantSqueaks
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mae and Bea go on a road trip, share some feelings, and try to figure life out together after the hell they went through in Possum Springs.
  • Pairing: MaeBae (Mae Borowski/Bea Santello)
  • Comments: Shockingly well-written with a slowish burn. The romance is handled very tastefully.
  • Tags: Post-Game, Road Trips, Fluff, Romance, F/F

Where You Can Belong by Brickmaster Guy

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "We're good at drawing lines through the space between the stars, like, we're pattern-finders, and we'll find patterns. And we, like, really put our hearts and minds into it and even if we don't mean to." "We are not monsters. We do it because we love our home. As long as we keep doing this, Possum Springs survives. Things *can* get better."
  • Pairing: MaeBae (Mae Borowski/Bea Santello)
  • Comments:
  • Tags: Post-Game, Suspense, Romance

Silent Band Practice by Brickmaster Guy

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "I know what you are now. I think I knew before, but, you know. After I sent that kid to the hospital, years ago, they said I had an anger problem. But that's not true. I was angry because of something else. Something I'd lost. Trying so hard since not to be angry got me all defenseless. And I lost more, and more, and more... That's not getting better." WHERE YOU CAN BELONG SEQUEL
  • Pairing: MaeBae (Mae Borowski/Bea Santello) and Gregg/Angus
  • Comments:
  • Tags: Post-Game, Suspense, Hurt, Comfort, Drama

All I Need Is A Youness by wishcometrue

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Selmers and Mae cuddle and talk.
  • Pairing: SelMae (Selma Ann "Selmers" Forester X Mae Borowski)
  • Comments: A cute little drabble for SelMae shippers out there.
  • Tags: Fluff, Comfort

Let's Do It All Again by t3f3r

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the midst of a cold autumn morning in Possum Springs, Mae Borowski has been invited by her friend Casey Hartley for some fun over by the train tracks behind town. Although her other friend Gregg had cancelled the invitation last minute, Mae and Casey still decided to go out and enjoy the early autumn day with the company of each other. Who knew the day can feel so relaxing and surreal just near the train tracks behind their homes? Not to mention a new strange sensation in their relationship brought on by the cold...
  • Pairing: Maesey (Mae Borowski x Casey Hartley)
  • Comments:
  • Tags: Fluff, Comfort, Swearing, Liquor Mention, beer mention, Smoking just in case

An Attractive Proposal by Demi Human 123

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A visit to Bright Harbor doesn't go as planned for Angus and Gregg. Probably because they didn't plan it. Suddenly, they're swept along on a bizarre trial that tests their relationship, as Germ begins to ask odd questions and gets too comfortable around the both of them. Or is there something else going on? Angus/Gregg plus Germ.
  • Pairing: Gregg/Angus/Germ Warfare (Jeremy Warton)
  • Comments: A surprisingly charming and somewhat NSFW (but thankfully not too NSFW) Fanfic. It also gives a surprisingly Adorkable point of view on Germ and how he sees, interacts, and reacts to things. And despite it being Gregg/Angus/Germ story (which would understandably alienate a few people) but it somehow does it so (and admittedly kinda adorably) well that you can't help but actually feel like shipping it.
  • Tags: Post-Game, Romance, Hurt, Comfort

Constellations by Devany

  • Recommended by Rocket Rabbits
  • Status: Complete
  • synopsis: He’s never quite found God, Angus thinks, floating further and further away from himself, but maybe, just maybe, he’s found something better.
  • Pairing: Gregg Lee/ Angus Delaney
  • Comments: A bittersweet, semi-AU get-together fic describing the way Angus and Gregg meet and get together
  • Tags: Pre-Canon, slow burn, friends to lovers, coming of age, childhood trauma, canon divergence

    Crossover Fics 
Killing The Past by The Compendium of Steve.
  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: So there's apparently a weapon that can change one's past. Certainly an enticing prospect for a group of troubled friends in a dying town. But which of them would be crazy enough to see if such a thing actually exists? And what exactly would they change if given the chance?
  • Comments: A fic that not only stays true to both source materials (character personalities, game mechanics and weapons) but a nice read if you want these band of Woobies to get (at the very least) a happier future.
  • Crossover with: Enter the Gungeon
  • Tags: Peggy Sue, Enter the Gungeon, Set Right What Once Went Wrong, Adventure

why can't we just get tacos like normal people by Otterly

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Lori and Mae hang out by the tracks
  • Comments: A fanfic that makes both Mae and Lori M. into Zootopia versions of themselves. So fans of Lori M. rejoice in imagining what an incredibly small Lori that could fit into your hand, would be like.
  • Crossover with: Disney/Zootopia
  • Tags: crossover, zootopia ,zootopia-style characters

    Fan Comics 

    Fan Videos 
Jackskepticeye Animated Night In The Woods Animated. by Gritty Sugar
  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Synopsis: Some of the best parts of Jackskepticeye's playthrough animated
  • Comments: A little bit of something for the Jackskepticeye fans, also the artist manages to nail the game's artstyle to a T.

"The one thing" Shitpost by Wind Bird

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades, SergeantSqueaks
  • Synopsis: the infamous "The one thing" skit from The John Mulaney stand-up show, but with the NITW characters.
  • Comments:

Cant sleep| M.E.M.E |Night in the woods by Wind Bird

I'm Not Gay || NITW by Ebony Tails

THE MEANEST PEOPLE ; NITW ANIMATIC by mehringguie

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades.
  • Synopsis: A small animatic about another skit from John Mulaney.

Sounds of silence(night in the woods) by Soleil Diddle

That's a Dinguh! || NITW Comic Dub by Mizz Neon

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Synopsis: A small humorous and heart-warming dub of comic by redphlanel
  • Comments: An excellent of comic dub for an equally excellent comic

Angus's special talent || NITW Dub by Mizz Neon

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Synopsis: Angus may seem like big cuddly bear but I wouldn't want to get on his bad side!
  • Comments: A dub for a pretty funny comic Read it on [1] or Tumblr

Sounds of silence(night in the woods) by Soleil Diddle

NITW Animation | B'n'E by Blame Sharks

Jacksepticeye ANIMATED - Night in the Woods // NIGHTMARE EYES by Kaylart

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Comments: A beautifully animated short of some of Jacksepticeye's Shenanigans in the game.

Crimes. (Night In The Woods animation) by Head Hunter 2004

  • Recommended by Wolf Of Blades
  • Comments: A short yet incredibly well-animated short that can remind someone of the slapstick of the old cartoons back in the day.

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