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The 9 Forum: Welcome Home

  • The largest fan community for 9 this side of the Internet, this forum was created after the movie's trailer was first released and has been thriving ever since. The site holds monthly contests, occassional Secret Santas (well, it started out that way, now there are Secret [insert topic here] exchanges at various points in the year), occasional Name Weeks, and as of 2012, "Character Appreciation Months". The members are extreme close with each other and have become not just a united group of fans, but an Internet family as well.

Ditto's Ditti

  • Recommended by Mokyn
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  • Known mostly for the heartbreaking stories "She Knew" and its sequel "Fly, Fly Little Wing", Ditto has a style that is a bit stilted if you're not used to it, but still carries the emotions of the stories in a way that is unique. Most of her stories in this fandom are oneshots based off theories before the movie came out, so they do deviate from canon a bit, but are still very worth checking out.

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.

9: The Savior Returns (Alternate Link) by Celestial Rainstorm

  • Recommended by Sane_Spinster
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Three months after the defeat of the Fabrication Machine, 9 finally has a chance to redeem himself and make the world right again. However, the stitchpunk coven is unexpectedly thrust into the Second War of the Machines. This final battle will determine the fate of the coven and thier world. 9 must discover his destiny as his race against time quickly becomes a race for survial.

9: Genesis by Lily-pily

  • Recommended by Deranged Genius
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set both before and during the main movie, this fan comic creates an AU where three other stitchpunks (created by the Scientist before 9) have joined the main cast and interact with the characters and story.

Colossus by Masako Moonshade

  • Recommended by Non Sequitur Metus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set after the movie, 9 is sure that his work is not yet done, but in his quest, he attempts the unthinkable.

A Chance to Say Goodbye by Chibijaime (AU, non-canon pairing at the end)

  • Recommended by Midoriri, Mike Rosoft
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A post-movie Fix Fic in which 9, after having dreams /visions of 6 telling him that the pieces of a soul have to be together, works with the other three survivors to revive his friends.

9U by jenny-jen

  • Recommended by Mokyn
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Set three years after the end of the movie, it follows the survivors as they travel through the empty world, trying to find shelter.

Nein by Triple-7

  • Recommended by Xiphon III
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: from the author's page, "We had such potential...such promise...The REAL story of 9! Rated T for language, Candlejack, Tinker Toy monsters, and a bumbling n00b of a stitchpunk. WARNING: THIS STORY WAS WRITTEN PURELY OUT OF BOREDOM. I am SO going to hell for this."
  • Tags: Crack fic, AU fic.

A 9 Christmas Carol by Jgal Dragonborn

  • Recommended by Prophet 615
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The classic Christmas Carol story set in the 9 world with 1 playing the role as Scrooge, a fandom-wide cast of OCs, and musical numbers. 1 has become a tyrant, and when he is visited by the spirit of his old partner 6 on Christmas Eve he must change his ways before it is too late for him and other souls in need of his help.
  • Tags: AU fic, Crossover fic

I'm Not by Masako Moonshade

  • Recommended by perkypastry
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "You think I'm stupid. That I'm the big dumb oaf with too much muscle and not enough brain. And you wonder why I don't like you."

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Testament by AlienZombies

  • Recommended by Felicite
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which there is much AU, 2 is Jewish, 7 likes to skateboard, and the 9 crew are modern-age humans.

Zero by spiceXisXnice

  • Recommended by ronfan2005
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Zero is the stitchpunk made first, imperfect and broken. But, then again, so is 6. Mostly post-story, 6xOC, 5x9.


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