Fanfic Recommendations

Star Wars

Alexander Wales

Instruments of Destruction

Admiral Tian Jerjerrod tackles the impossible task of building the second Death Star.

Words: 4,321FFnet

Homestuck

sonnetstuck

Detective Pony (Full Version)

And then there's a customized copy of PONY PALS, a gift to you on your 14th birthday from the slippery Mr. Strider. Each page contains lovingly hand-written commentary on the deeds of this intrepid young horse. Later, about halfway through the book, rather than see the gag through to the bitter end, Strider began pasting over entire pages of original text with his own completely rewritten version of the story, while keeping all the chapter titles. His revision is a tough, emotionally draining read. But it's cathartic, in all the worst ways possible.
He tends to get carried away with his projects.

Words: 40,000Archive Of Our Own

Harry Potter

Emerald Ashes

Seventh Horcrux

The presence of a foreign soul may have unexpected side effects on a growing child. I am Lord Volde...Harry Potter. I'm Harry Potter.

In which Harry is insane, Hermione is a Dark Lady-in-training, Ginny is a minion, and Ron is confused.

Words: 104,212FFnet

jbern

The Lie I've Lived

Not all of James died that night. Not all of Harry lived. The Triwizard Tournament as it should have been and a hero discovering who he really wants to be.

Words: 234,571FFnet

nonjon

A Black Comedy

Two years after defeating Voldemort, Harry falls into an alternate dimension with his godfather. Together, they embark on a new life filled with drunken debauchery, thievery, and generally antagonizing all their old family, friends, and enemies.

Words: 246,320FFnet

enembee

The Forests of Valbonë

Long ago the Forests of Valbonë were closed to wizards and all were forbidden to set foot within them. So when, at the end of his second year, Harry becomes disenchanted with his life at Hogwarts, where else could he and his unlikely band of cohorts want to go? Join Harry on a trip into the unknown, where the only certainty is that he has absolutely no idea what he's doing.

Words: 115,748FFNet

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Worm

notes

Cenotaph

Everybody has an anchor to hold on to. Something that keeps them within their limits. Someone that keeps them human.

Taylor Hebert's is gone.

Words: 233,032AO3

maroon_sweater

Tank

Taylor triggers in the locker with the ability to turn into an arbitrary number of Soviet tanks. Our glorious heroine becomes the vanguard of the proletariat and brings about righteous revolution. Escalation, power wank, and stations of canon galore lie within these pages.

Words: 9,800Spacebattles

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Game Recommendations

Kotaro Uchikoshi

The Nonary Games

Nine kidnapped strangers are forced to participate in a diabolical Nonary Game by an enigmatic mastermind called Zero. Now, they must work out why were they chosen - and more importantly, who can be trusted.

Visual Novel, 60 hoursSteam

Croteam

The Talos Principle

As if awakening from a deep sleep, you find yourself in a strange, contradictory world of ancient ruins and advanced technology. Tasked by your creator with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles, you must decide whether to have faith or to ask the difficult questions: Who are you? What is your purpose? And what are you going to do about it?

DLC also recommended.

Puzzle, 30 hoursSteam

Ryukishi07

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

As the head of the wealthy Ushiromiya family nears death, eight of his relatives meet on his island to discuss how his assets will be divided. When a typhoon traps them there and people start dying, his grandson Battler and the witch Beatrice become locked in a game of twisted logic, in which Battler must find rational explanations for all the mysterious events on the island. Beatrice, meanwhile, is convinced that witches and magic are the cause of their troubles…

Use this patch for the superior PS3 graphics.

Visual Novel, 65 hoursSteam

Video Recommendations

Damon Lindelof

LOST

The survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 were 1,000 miles off course when they crashed on a lush, mysterious island. Each person possesses a shocking secret, but they've got nothing on the island itself, which harbors a monstrous security system, a series of underground bunkers and a group of violent survivalists hidden in the shadows.

Runtime: 92 hoursAmazon/Netflix

Rockne S. O'Bannon

Farscape

When an experimental mission goes bad, American astronaut John Crichton is thrown across the universe and finds himself stranded aboard a living spaceship with a ragtag group of rebel aliens.

Hits its stride by episode 19.

Runtime: 90 hoursAmazon Prime

Bonus

Tsugumi Ohba

Death Note: Special One-Shot

An official one-shot continuation of Death Note that requires reading the original. Minoru Tanaka receives the Death Note ten years later and has to figure out how to best use it while avoiding today's advanced surveillance.

Pages: 87Shueisha Manga Viewer

qntm

There Is No Antimemetics Division (and SCP-055)

An antimeme is an idea with self-censoring properties; an idea which, by its intrinsic nature, discourages or prevents people from spreading it. But anomalous antimemes are another matter entirely. How do you contain something you can't record or remember? How do you fight a war against an enemy with effortless, perfect camouflage, when you can never even know that you're at war? Welcome to the Antimemetics Division. No, this is not your first day.

Words: 17,780SCP Wiki

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