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

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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.

The Last One by The Smiling Shadow

  • Recommended by Extraintrovert
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Last One follows a young girl named Ellie, the T-1000 she names Tyler, and their struggles to survive together in a world engulfed by war.
  • Comments: The imagery is beautifully vivid, the plot solid (the author most eminently did do the research on the Terminator universe), characters easily identifiable, and the simple, ordinary conclusion is surprisingly uplifting.

StarGate: Skynet by Alias

  • Recommended by Horton
  • Status: In Progress
  • Synopsis: What if the Stargate program and sg1 were aided by an artificial intelligence? It's name? Skynet
  • Comments: Fairly new at the moment and more timeline then story, but still fun.

Judgment Calls by Stephensmat

  • Recommended by Helly
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This is not a TSCC fic, but follows the movie canon. John Connor was aware the War was coming his whole life. Kate Brewster was not. This is their story, and the story of the war to retake the Earth. Post T3. Written in 2008, it's an AU from Terminator Salvation.
  • Comments: Wonderful. Amazing. Better than canon, that's for sure. The story is a 430'000 words epic that spans for several years, from the beginning of the war to its end; the writing is really good and all the characters are incredibly vivid and well characterized. It's definitely one of the best fics this troper has ever read, and easily the best Terminator fic around.

Tunnel Vision by BurgerBecky

  • Recommended by Cryptic Mirror
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The story of Skynet's attempt to take over the world and how it was stopped by Ranma and the Sailor Scouts!
  • Comments: Crossover with Ranma ½ and Sailor Moon. Ranma plays the part of Sailor Sun in this fic. It's actually not as bad as it sounds and is a gripping, dark, and disturbing tale that isn't prepared to pull its punches. Skynet's plan puts it in serious contention for a spot as the first AI to achieve the label of Magnificent Bastard, and Ryoga gets what has to be the finest Moment of Awesome ever. Part of the author's Sailor Ranko series. Completed fic.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

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