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These are recommendations made by Tropers for The Big Bang Theory, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be zapped. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.


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

Moonpie and Meemaw by damalur

  • Recommended by Lyanna
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Meemaw comes to visit. She brings her pet velociraptor. Hilarity Ensues.

The Parallel Worlds Proof by amtrak12

  • Recommended by trimeta
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Penny notices a large blue police box in the guy's apartment, she thinks they just bought another prop off of eBay...but something far stranger is going on. Crossover with Doctor Who.

The Pon Farr Paradigm by Nocturnias

  • Recommended by force42
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sheldon thinks he is going through a pon farr and decides he must mate. Sheldon/Penny FRIENDSHIP, not romance. If you do not know what pon farr is, you need to watch the classic Star Trek episode "Amok Time."

The Male Pregnancy Conundrum by noelia_g

  • Recommended by Baby Moondancer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You read that title right — Sheldon gets knocked up.
  • Tags: MPreg

The Pony Infatuation by Awesome Will V1

  • Recommend by Paycheckgurl
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Raj becomes a brony to the confusion and annoyance of everyone else, Amy starts spending more time with Bernadette, which causes problems for Howard, and Leonard and Sheldon start a new Friday night anime tradition (and keep having to watch Penny's picks). Hilarity Ensues.

Sheldon Discovers TV Tropes by Jane Poirot

  • Recommend by Miss Breeziness
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: As the author writes: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. What if Sheldon found the TV Tropes page? Answer: TV Tropes ruins Sheldon's life...and Sheldon ruins all the tropers'.

Coping Mechanisms by Concupiscence 66

  • Recommend by Paycheckgurl
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, feeling her age, reflects on her life. In her efforts not to be like her capricious parents, she wonders if she's gone too far in the opposite direction. She is everything she set out to be and yet remains unsatisfied.

The Last of Us by Mattuf 1

  • Recommended by Lorg Skyegon
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
  • Synopsis: After Leonard, Raj, and Howard and Bernadette move away, Penny and Sheldon become roommates. That is, until Penny realizes that she has fallen in love with him.

The Potted Orchid Proposition by rj_anderson

  • Recommended by: Kathryn Shadow
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Sheldon/Penny
  • Synopsis: "Sheldon has a plan, but will Penny be willing to go along with it?"

They Don't Understand You by Wolf Maid

  • Recomended by: Hopeless Romance
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Sheldon/Amy.
  • Synopsis: Shamy from Sheldon's point of view.

The Third Party Accumulation by Webuiltthepyramids.

  • Recomended by: Hopeless Romance
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Leonard/Penny
  • Synopsis: Penny finds herself pregnant with Leonard's baby. It's completely unplanned so the natural freak out occurs.

Your End Game Must Be Suicide by damalur

  • Recommended by Lyanna
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Sheldon/Penny
  • Synopsis: An AU and rather dark look at how a student/professor relationship between Sheldon and Penny would work out.

The Paladin Protocol by Space An JL

  • Recommended By: Studious Jones, Kathryn Shadow, S3ek. Ag Prov
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Sheldon/Penny, some Leonard/Penny
  • Synopsis: Every journey has to start somewhere. This one starts when Penny finds an alternative to paintball, and Sheldon dusts off some old skills.''

the road ahead is clear again by Lauren

  • Recommended By: Cass
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Penny/Raj, Sheldon, and her career (at various times), Howard/Bernadette, Leonard/Priya, and Raj/Amy
  • Synopsis: Penny’s had enough of being a failure. If she can’t succeed at what she wants to, then damn it, she’s going to succeed at what she knows she’s good at.

The News Article Significance by Defy Gravity 18

  • Recommended By: Half Demon Cali
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Mainly Sheldon/Penny, with Howard/Bernadette and Leonard/Amy on the side.
  • Synopsis: Penny knows what she wants in life. At least, she used to. Howard and Bernadette's wedding sets off a series of events which will change her life forever. Plans change and Penny will have to learn the hard way how to adapt. (Taken from FF.Net.)

The Relationship Evolution by Music Kat 18

  • Recommended by Paycheckgurl
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Sheldon/Amy (with Leonard/Penny and Howard/Bernadette in the background).
  • Synopsis: The evolution of Shamy.

"The Fledgling Attachment Quandry" by Shelly Stark

  • Recommended by Mislav
  • Status: Dormant
  • "Pairing": Sheldon/Penny (AU: during their pre-teen years)
  • "Synopsis": AU. At age of nine, Penny moves in Texas with her family and befriends Sheldon.

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