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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fan Fics, 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.

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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.


Five Times Karen Knew (It'd Never Work with Jim) by NobleLandMermaid

  • Recommended by Kizuna Tallis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There were five instances where Karen knew she and Jim were doomed to begin with.
  • Comments: A sympathetic exploration of a character who was an obvious romantic false lead and her own feelings on the situation she was placed in.

Moving On My Mind, or Five or So Reasons Roy Is in No Hurry to Get Married by TrisB

  • Recommended by Kizuna Tallis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Roy had his reasons for not being in a rush to get married.
  • Comments: A well-written look at the disposable fiance of the series. It's really easy to hate on Roy and turn him into a one-dimensional jerk, but this story gives a real feeling of sympathy to the reasons he had for dragging his feet on his and Pam's wedding.
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Sacred by klutzy_girl

  • Recommended by Kizuna Tallis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Angela wants to be happy with Dwight, but she can't. Unlike her husband, her vows mean something to her.
  • Comments: An exploration of Angela's emotional state through Season 9 that feels true to her character while making her rigid personality a point of real sympathy.

Sleepover by dollsome

  • Recommended by Pardoxia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Michael decides to have a sleepover at the office. Shenanigans ensue.
  • Comments: It truly feels like you're reading a script from The Office. It's funny, it's sad, it captures the spirit of the show perfectly. For context, it takes place in between 5x07 “Business Trip” and 5x08 “Frame Toby”.

The Miseducation of Michael Scott by Bears Eat Beets and Halloween Jack 138

  • Recommended by Pardoxia
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  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Michael wants to learn the true meaning of being African-American. Meanwhile, Dwight hires Pam to illustrate his independent comic. Cringeworthy humor at its finest.
  • Comments: A highly recommended fic if you want to see Stanley try to avoid one of Michael's shenanigans only to end up getting caught up in it further. Everybody's in character and, much like the author(s) stated, there is some fantastically agonizing cringe-worthy humor in it.

Borneo by Sophia_Helix

  • Recommended by Nicodemus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Office takes up exercise and online gaming. Pam is out sick, and Jim leaves a lot of voice mails. Takes place right after Casino Night.
  • Pairing(s): Pam/Jim. It's typical early Pam/Jim though.
  • Comments: Amazing. Incredible. Unbelievable. I could use a lot of words to describe this, but I'm pretty sure you get the point. Captures the characters perfectly, and Jim's voicemails get more and more desperately funny in a way that is totally realistic and in tune with the character. And Michael. Just Michael.

Wear You Down by Annakovsky

  • Recommended by Kizuna Tallis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU, post "The Job". Karen's reeling from her break-up with Jim. Andy becomes a surprising source of support.
  • Pairing(s): Andy/Karen, background mentions of Jim/Pam.
  • Comments: A very unusual pairing that is written in a way that feels very believable and true to the characters while being extremely sweet at the same time.

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