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Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexual or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

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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.

Going Viral by emergencyfruit

  • Recommended by LongLiveHumour
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rimmer’s astronavs are tomorrow morning, and as usual, he’s in a bit of a crisis. Hoping to improve his abilities, he tries to infect himself with the luck virus, but takes a megadose of confidence instead. As he rapidly experiences the effects of the virus, he grows increasingly reckless, euphoric, and erratic, in the exam room and beyond. It’s all just harmless fun until Rimmer becomes convinced he can upgrade the ship’s recyc system, and what’s more, his light bee is starting to fail under the strain of all this energy. The crew needs to bring him down – fast.
  • Tags: Humour, Original Flavour

The More Useful Hologram by Harmony Ak

  • Recommended by HoloMew151
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rimmer finally does something self-sacrificing. And gets punished for it. Some spoilers for Queeg, Legion, and seasons 1-6 in general.
  • Tags: Humour, Original Flavour

Alternate Universe Fics

The Unlikeliest Pair by garfieldodie

  • Recommended by Darth Davros 75
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Rimmer is placed into stasis instead of Lister, emerging 3 million years in the future as the last human being alive. To keep him sane Holly brings back Kristine Kochanski as the ship's hologram, leaving these two as our main duo in a rewrite of the series.
  • Tags: Humour

Shipping Fics
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Here Be Dragons by gemjam

  • Recommended by HoloMew151
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rimmer goes on a voyage of self-discovery that takes him places he never imagined. AU from Series VII in that Rimmer never went off to become Ace and, when the Nanobots rebuilt Red Dwarf, they didn't bring any of the crew back.
  • Pairing: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer

Crossover Fics

How to Save a Life (ish) by lost_spook

  • Recommended by LongLiveHumour
  • Crossover with: Doctor Who
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sometimes what you get isn't what it seems - and further proof that Martha can sort out everyone's problems. Well, almost.
  • Pairing: brief Martha Jones/Ace Rimmer only not really
  • Spoilers for Series VII
  • Tags: Humour

Noise from the Dwarf bluesunpictures a.k.a. Blake Neale (instrumental backing by Ricardo Autobahn)
  • Recommended by LongLiveHumour
  • Comments: Lines from the show edited into honest-to-god lyrics to make an improbably catchy song. Probably one of the best fanvids I have ever seen.
    Today is a day for both sadness and joy:
    All the curry supplies have been destroyed.

Written in the Stars by srmcd1

  • Recommended by LongLiveHumour
  • Comments: Made during the wait for the Series X revival. Bombastic, upbeat music and good editing in a love song to a very silly and wonderful show.