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imagine being a barista forever by youngerdrgrey

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: But it's not about the eternal baristas, it’s about never paying full price for a latte, even in the afterlife.

A, B, Janet by Kyra

Breaking Bread by thedeadparrot

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Fake Eleanor and Real Eleanor bond in the kitchen.

and I don't even own a TV by Anonymous

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous, lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jason doesn't understand how Janets or babies are made, but that's not going to stop him from being the dopest dad ever.

Another Day, Another Dolor by Annissa (Alternate Link)

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shawn checks in on Neighborhood 12358W.

After All These Years by telm_393

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Uzo sees an old friend again after a long, long time.

Attempt #484 by Mrs_Don_Draper

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Michael is falling apart. Janet snaps him out of it.

Give Me This, at Least by telm_393

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Four damned souls, four real names.

girl in the basement, coming out of her shell by Anonymous

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Because from Vicky's point of view, she joined an exciting new start-up that was supposed to provide a steady paycheck and stable employment for a few centuries at least. Then, not even a year into it, she got demoted because her boss has no idea what's going on. Her boss still can't stop things from fucking up and now she has to worry that her workplace will get shut down and she'll have to take some demeaning fast fear job flipping humans on a grill all day long to pay off her student loans.

Hell Takes All the Credit by burglebezzlement

  • Recommended by: rioludoodle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It’s a selfish schemer, an empty-headed socialite, a dummy from Florida, and a tortured genius against the Afterlife. The Afterlife isn’t going to know what hit it.

The Sacrifices We Make by Mrs Don Draper

  • Recommended by: rioludoodle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Michael and Janet figure out how to get the humans into the Good Place. But the Good Place is no place for a demon.

Care and Feeding of Your Janet by samalander

  • Recommended by: Q4, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Please read this guide carefully before activating your Janet.

Operation: Seduce Michael by blithers

  • Recommended by: Murataku, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: If at first you don't succeed, send a different cockroach.

A Better Version of Yourself by Steve

  • Recommended by: ryuclockwork
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Maybe there was meant to be a love story here, one between a fearless lawyer and a selfless monk, two single-minded, do-gooder leader types. Instead this sad little clown house got them, two mistakes, two con artists from opposite ends of the country. (Or: The reboot wherein Eleanor and Jason are matched as soul mates, and it isn't perfect but things go surprisingly sort of okay.)

The Getting Better Place

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: For thousands of years, there have been only two places a human could go after death; the Good Place, and the Bad Place. (Mindy St. Claire weirdness aside.) Until now. Now, there's another option for people who weren't great, but weren't terrible. And you find yourself there now. [Oneshot. Second person. Gender-neutral protagonist.]

Be Kind, Rewind by suttons-buttons

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It was only a matter of time before someone found that sex tape...

The Goodbye by TheGoodPlaceFan

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Eleanor and Chidi share a goodbye before heading to their respective Medium Places.

Firewalk by HoboButterfly

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shawn gets his hands on Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, & Jason and tries to prove they're selfish by making them turn down their greatest dreams and deepest fantasies. It's foolproof, he thinks. Except for that Jason Mendoza is a bigger fool than anyone, even an almighty immortal being, could have ever planned for.

no one alive is you-er than you, especially you, jason by DragonMaster65

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jason realizes that they're missing out on the best event of the year by not having years: his birthday.

though near or far by Chicaroscuro

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001, thebadplace
  • Status: In-progress
  • Synopsis: Michael is captured before he and Janet can advocate for the humans, and as a result they're sent to the Bad Place—and worse, Shawn erases Michael's memories so he will torture them, as a group. With Janet's help, Team Cockroach must pull together and try to survive!

Bad Janet's Texts by Cantatrice18

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Only Bad Janets have phones. Only Bad Janets can text. A specific conversation between 3 Bad Janets, one of whom might be more than she seems... Set during "The Burrito."

Eleanor's First Real Friendship by Omegathyst

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It is the agonizing 69th reboot of Michael's torture for the four humans. In another attempt to spice things up, he sets Eleanor and Jason up as soulmates. Chaos, love, and unexpected friendship ensues on the first night.

The Neurologist Angel by vifetoile89

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Hello, my name is Simone, and I'm a recording angel. And you are?" A one-shot piece rife with speculation, spoilers thru season 3 episode 9.

An Always Situation by WeBuiltThePyramids

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "You're an architect," he says. "You're... the architect of this neighborhood. Why... don't you have architect–y things to do, instead of hanging out with me?" (Post Season 3 Finale)

Working Through the Pain by Sellybelly411

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Status: In-progress
  • Synopsis: Post-Season 3. She was the Architect of the Good Place. The one who built this blissful neighborhood for all of the afterlife residents. On the outside, she is sassy, chatty, and kind and loyal to her friends. But he can't help but notice the little things. Like, how she refuses to meet his eyes and how she sneaks glances at him. Yes, this Eleanor, he is determined to figure her out.

we're not living the good life by Chicaroscuro

  • Recommended by: DudeWheresMyPassword, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Michael invites the Doorman on a forbidden excursion to Earth as a thank-you for saving him from the Judge.

where you gonna run to by Chicaroscuro

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: In-progress
  • Synopsis: Eleanor Shellstrop is fifteen when she summons her first demon.

Gator-Proof Fence by burglebezzlement

  • Recommended by: DudeWheresMyPassword
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jason returns to Earth with his memories of the afterlife - all 802 iterations - intact. Written between seasons 2 and 3.

Like a Thesis by a Cruel Angel by StrangestAeon

  • Recommended by: DudeWheresMyPassword, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An exploration of the history of the afterlife bureaucracy and Michael's long journey towards freedom.

Life, Death, and Breakfast by LovelyPoet

  • Recommended by: DudeWheresMyPassword
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chidi and Jason bond in Australia.

Reboot #333: Man's Best Friend by Rimedio

  • Recommended by: Kizuna Tallis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The reboot where Eleanor's soulmate was a golden retriever.

    Shipping Fics 

a certain capacity by Scifive

  • Recommended by InsertClassyUsernameHere
  • Pairing: Michael/Eleanor
  • Status: Complete/Oneshot
  • Synopsis: This is the first time it happens. (And the next, and the next, and the next.) Dubious consent.

Team Sonnet by fictionalverity

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Pairing: Jianyu Li | Jason Mendoza/Janet (The Good Place)
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Janet knows everything. Jason has vague ideas about some things. Set during S1E12, "Mindy St. Claire."

Dog Only Knows by burglebezzlement

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Pairing: Chidi Anagonye/Eleanor Shellstrop
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “Trevor did whatever he did, and then… there was this dog sitting there.” Chidi shakes his head. “This is The Good Place! You made giant shrimp fly through the sky! Frankly, you turning into a dog was not the weirdest thing that’s happened since we got here.”

I Think We're Alone Now by lulabo

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Pairing: Chidi Anagonye/Eleanor Shellstrop
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There's alone, and then there's alone-alone, and sometimes there's just alone, alone.

come out of the things unsaid by womanaction

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Pairing: Chidi Anagonye/Eleanor Shellstrop
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A "first" kiss.

Chidi's Five-Day Crash Course in Being Halfway Decent by susieboo (Alternate Link}

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous, lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chidi has five days to teach Eleanor ethics before she flies back to Phoenix. No Michael. No Janet. No (apparent) looming threat of eternal damnation. Just Chidi, Eleanor, and a whole bunch of books by old, dead dudes. Pray for him.

we found ourselves a good place by bravestofheart

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Pairing: Eleanor/Tahani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sometimes, in some lives; they end up together. Tahani x Eleanor.

rushing water by embraidery

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Pairing: Eleanor/Chidi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chidi's internal monologue before kissing Eleanor (third person, not first!); very metaphor-y. Chidi overcoming his rationality for once.

25 Things to Say Before You Forget by susieboo

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 25 conversations Chidi and Eleanor have, right before Michael resets them again. [Cheleanor. Oneshot. Angsty. Dialogue-only.]

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    Crossovers 

other people by counterheist

  • Recommended by:ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Parks and Recreation
  • Synopsis: here is no attempt #2, but there are Neighborhoods #3940 and #9696.

Feels Like Home by klutzysunshine

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • Crossover with: Cheers
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Michael can't quite put his finger on *why* the bar feels like home.


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