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iniquiticity

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • iniquicity's stories are top-notch, and iniquitcity does Venom justice as a nonbinary character.
  • When iniquiticity does romance, it's usually Eddie/Venom.

Okadiah

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • The way Okadiah fleshes out the characters Okadiah writes about is incredible.
  • Okadiah penned stories that contain Eddie/Venom and Anne/Dan.
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    General Fics 

General Fics
Stories which primarily focus on the normal goings on of the cast.

Judith and her Maidservant by Siria

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Later, Dora would think back on it and realise that clinically speaking, she had died.

Venomous by Katsuko

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They do not like having so many imperfect hosts, do not like resorting to feasting on the hosts' organs when no other food is presented for them to eat. They do not like that their sibling died alone screaming, nor that they and their last sibling are trapped here, nor that their eldest sibling abandoned them.

The Mrs. Chen Chronicles by Okadiah

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Stories about Mrs. Chen as she interacts with and watches over Eddie and Venom.

Seismic by iniquiticity

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One moment he's having a weird Venom-influenced dream about the stars and being an odd and powerful shape and the next he's awake and Venom is pulsating terror at him, and reaching all over his body, and hauling them out of bed towards the window. “Open it!” He manages, and thankfully Venom snaps out a tendril and flicks the window open before they're outside.
  • Tags: Earthquakes, Normal San Francisco Things Aliens May Be Confused At

Six Months Missing by xzombiexkittenx

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Riot lives in the old woman for six months. This is a small piece about their relationship.

Riding Shotgun by Celaeno

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On their way to rescue Eddie, Anne and Venom talk.

The Riot Act by ramblingfangirl

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Klyntar do not care for their offspring. That, is a simple fact among their hive - they spawn and then they move on, leaving their offspring to whatever sort of fate is to befall them on their own, without ever looking back. But, there's a slight loophole to that rule. After all, there's no cultural norm that explicitly says you can't do anything for the spawn before they're born. Especially if you know the consequences if you don't.
  • Tags: fear of infanticide, Fear of Discovery, Hostile Planet, secrecy, Child Abandonment, Alien Culture, Alien Biology, Pregnancy, things are eaten, is this done out of altruism for the baby or spite towards society?!, Canon Compliant, Pre-Movie, Cannibalism, Bad Parenting, downer ending, Bigotry & Prejudice, Ableism

Tofu Stir-Fry by dunk_on_em (the_author_at_221B)

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous, alzbeta
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Eddie takes a job that requires him to be separated from Venom for a bit. Venom cannot survive on their own, and Dan is the only one available to help. Lunch is a somewhat... tense affair.

Update Needed, Please Restart by zovinar

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Venom does a disk defragment. Eddie sort of lags out.

Muckraker! by orphan

  • Recommended by alzbeta
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the probe crash, Eddie's getting his life back together. Sort of. So what if his new beat writing PR puff pieces for Silicon Valley startups isn't exactly glamorous? And so what if every time he closes his eyes, he dreams of the distant stars, and the bottom of a smooth black hole, one that used to be filled with teeth?
  • Tags: Post-movie, Hurt/Comfort Fic, Case Fic, Canon-Typical Violence

The Beast of the Bay by verysmall

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They’re saying there’s something going on in the city.
  • Tags: POV Outsider, venom as an up-and-coming cryptid, eddie brock as a friend and weirdo

    Crossover Fics 

Crossover Fics
Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

Empty Body by OccasionalStorytelling

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Crossover with: Detroit: Become Human
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: While investigating a crime scene before the android revolution and before he goes deviant, Connor is infected by a strange black goo...and it's hungry.

Black Hole Heart by LadyNyxRavus

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Crossover with: Naruto
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: By all accounts, Sakura is dead for the first five minutes of her life. Yet, she continues. If she occasionally has too many, too sharp teeth then that's their business.
  • Tags: inner sakura is a symbiote, passed down through sakura's family, they eat some people, Cannibalism, but like low-key cannibalism, since its technically the symbiote, though sakura gets in on it too, Team 7 Feels, Team as Family, Blood and Gore, BAMF Haruno Sakura, three little monsters form a team to take on the world, Alternate Universe, canon is for suckers

Meet n Greet by R_Gunns

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Crossover with: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Peter cut in with his hands raised, placating, “We’re here because –” “You’re in mortal danger,” Noir said. “-we have something to...tell…you – okay well, I was going to be a little less blunt about it, but I suppose that’s-” “The truth!” Ham said with vigor. (Miles doesn't know who or what Venom is, but according to his friends he's about to find out.)
  • Tags: POV Outsider, Humor, Post-Canon, Alternate Universes, First Meetings

    Shipping Fics 

Shipping Fics
Stories whose primary focus is on romantic or sexual relationships between the cast.

intra-personal negotiation by Wildehack (tyleet)

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous, octopedingenue
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: How fucked is that, that a compromise that ended with eating raw shark liver under the Golden Gate Bridge in the dead of night is probably the most interpersonally mature he’s ever been? Intra-personally, Venom corrects, not really paying attention.
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote, Dan Lewis/Anne Weying
  • Tags: Non-Graphic Violence, NSFW

Nice to Taste by xzombiexkittenx

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Eddie doesn’t do well when he thinks the symbiote died in the fire. He doesn’t tell Dan that suicide is the reason he’s in this mess in the first place. He didn’t go to the Golden Gate Bridge to throw Anne’s engagement ring into the water, he went there to throw himself but got distracted by Dr. Skirth’s messages and justice against Drake instead.
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote, Dan Lewis/Anne Weying
  • Tags: Depression, Self-Loathing, Suicidal Ideation, losers in love, live lobster eating, self-care is taking your meds for the sake of your symbiote, Tentacle Porn

where our heart is by Yuu_chi

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous, alzbeta
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: “By signing the above form, you waive the right to sue the Life Foundation or any of its subsidiaries and holdings in the event of injuries sustained during the course of the experiment.” Eddie pauses for a second. “Up to and including death.” Drake's smile is pleasant and faintly terrifying. “A mere formality. Are you signing or shall I ask security to see you back out?” Eddie thinks for a moment about saying no; about ripping up this dumb form and heading out the door where - where what? Where his favourite park bench was waiting? Where he had no home, no family, no life? No, he was seeing this through. For his reputation, for the others who had already gone missing; for the truth.
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote, Dan Lewis/Anne Weying
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Eddie participates in Drake's trials, Developing Relationship, Codependency, Horror and gore elements

Brunch on Laguna by menocchio

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous, octopedingenue
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dan had thought the Brock Report was great and that Eddie Brock was the coolest man in San Francisco. He still, painfully, kind of thinks this.
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote, Dan Lewis/Anne Weying

wrapped around your finger by arahir

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous, octopedingenue
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Venom goes about love in every wrong way he knows how. Thank god for late night television.
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote, Dan Lewis/Anne Weying
  • Tags: Venom POV, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Falling In Love, Humor, Mostly humor, this is the most memeable couple in cinematic history, NSFW

My Loneliness Is Killing Me by eobarry

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Venom shifts under his skin, coils around his chest, restless. Human loneliness. It is different than the loneliness we feel. We want to understand it.
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote
  • Tags: Pre-Slash, Character Study

are you talking to me by ophiomancer

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Eddie stares at the box’s contents for several seconds. He hazards a glance back up at Anne’s unimpressed face, winces, and lets his eyes slide back down to the box. Nope. The contents are still exactly the same.“It’s a bluetooth,” Anne says. “Yeah, no, I got that,” Eddie says, somewhat pained.
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote, Dan Lewis/Anne Weying
  • Tags: Humor, Implied Relationships, Post-Canon

"Mutualism" by Venom by duckmoles

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mutualism by Venom comes out this Tuesday. (In which Eddie and the symbiote write a book, and everyone else proceeds to freak out.)
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote
  • Tags: Social Media, Multimedia, Epistolary, Future Fic, Fluff, POV Outsider, Mild Worldbuilding, Venom's Opal Eyes

advancements in on-the-job training by iniquiticity

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Taking care of their host is more complicated than they anticipated. Or: There were lessons it had been that taught about how to manipulate a host's biochemistry. By making changes there, the lecturers explained, problems the host experienced could be eliminated, allowing the symbiote to pursue it's goals with with less resistance. They were abysmal at the lessons, and, more importantly, those lessons were for it, not them. Everything before them is worthless. They'll have to figure it out as they go along.
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote
  • Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Canon-Typical Violence, Forehead Kisses, Struggles in Learning to Communicate with Your Partner, Pre-Slash, POV Venom Symbiote, Nightmares, Local Author Knows Nothing About Biochemistry - Writes About It Anyway, Semicolon Misuse

Life's Work by valda

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It is the mission, and, indeed, the nature, of a Klyntar symbiote to move from host to host. But one symbiote makes a different choice.
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote
  • Tags: Symbiote POV, Tentacles, Choking, Bondage, Romance, NSFW

romantic tomography by pigeonstatueconundrum

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dr Dan Lewis would like to stop feeling like the third billed in the romantic comedy that is his life.
  • Pairing: Dan Lewis/Anne Weying, Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote
  • Tags: Jealously, Romance, Established Relationship, Gender Neutral Venom Symbiote, Medical Procedures, Medical Inaccuracies

You had Me at We by CAPSING

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They are not compatible with humans. But humans are not Eddie. (Venom’s perspective - from being captured to being reunited.)
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote
  • Tags: Alien Mindset, Animal Death, Introspection, Venom's POV, Possessive Behavior, Whichever Disturbing Themes that Appeared in the Movie, Eddie is Venom's type, everything is very vague and confusing

Pest Control by Illiad_And_Oddity

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous, Adele Potter
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mrs. Chen was a hard woman to truly rattle. Eddie was a good boy, and she didn’t think his alien was all that bad, ether. She’d seen some weird shit in her life, she could deal with this.
  • Pairing: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote
  • Tags: POV Outsider, people can get used to anything, Venom eats their problems, and Eddie's problems, And anyone else's

Real Life Has No Manager by susieboo

  • Recommended by Adele Potter
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Look, Colin doesn't mind weirdos. Not as long as they pay for their groceries, anyway. But sometimes... sometimes, you see something and you just have to draw a line in the fucking sand. [Ten vignettes about a cashier who witnesses Symbrock and their usual bullshit, because Eddie must seem like a real weirdo to anyone who doesn't know about the Symbiote. Oneshot. Humor.]
  • Paring: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote
  • Tags: Additional Tags: Humor, One Shot, POV Outsider, POV Outsider on Symbrock, POV Third Person Limited, POV Third Person, Present Tense, very tired very put upon cashier, he's so tired, give him a raise, please, Explicit Language, Vignette, Slice of Life, Grocery Shopping

Our Breath by Raven_Ehtar

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Learning how to deal with an alien who liked to eat people living in his head actually wasn't as much of an adjustment as most people would think. Probably less than it ought to be, really. Learning how to really take care of the alien - and himself as a consequence - was a bit of a bigger adjustment. Plus... who knew that living with an alien would be quite this domestic?
  • Paring: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote
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