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Other favorite online stories (and preamble about organization and content warnings):
*The 'Squeaky Clean' tag indicates the stories I'm most comfortable with, which mostly boils down to
no sexualization, and not much in the way of violence, gore, swearing, or darkness. The same can't always
be said of their authors' other works, though.
The ones without that tag may be quite dark, violent, sweary, and/or kind of messed up.
However, I am pretty careful to avoid 'sexual content'. My line is complicated, but fairly strict.
*The 'Borderline' tag means the work is about as sexually suggestive as I ever intentionally read. Again,
I try to be careful.
*The 'Hazard' tag indicates that although the tagged work doesn't cross the line for me, I know other works by
the author do. Please be cautious, especially since not all of those authors are good about their own
content warnings.
*The red text is former Crunchyroll links, from before that site's ads got really skeevy. I may use it for something else if another hosting site comes to deserve expurgation, while the works I've recced on it do not.
*The 'Fandom: (Naruto/Worm/Mass Effect/Etcetera)' tag means it notably spoils, or benefits from knowledge of, the referenced fandom.
*'Fandom Hazard' means it's fanfic of something I wouldn't read/watch/play/etcetera, but probably know through fanfic.
*'Complete' should hopefully be selfexplanatory.

Updated at least as recently as: 2021/May/25
 
- Checked Frequently -Star Impact (T2)
Girl Genius (T1, Borderline and Hazard)
Delve (Borderline, T1 in large doses but T2 as a serial)

Tier One - long-remembered favorites:
- Completed -
I'm Here To Help (Squeaky Clean)
A Miracle of Science (Squeaky Clean)
Lunatique (would be Squeaky Clean if it weren't basically an extensive fight scene) The RMS Carpathia responding to the Titanic (Squeaky Clean, nonfiction)
The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex (Squeaky Clean, Hazard for author's AO3, best read right after Gideon the Ninth)
Apothecia (only one to make it to this tier despite memorable plot flaws, Hazard)
Alter A.I.L.A. - The Beginning on Terranos (has bad remake and abandoned sequel hook, but I love it)
Kid Radd (Hazard, Complete)
Killing Elvis (Hazard, Complete)
Angel Moxie (Squeaky Clean, Complete)
Cool Jutsu Aren't Everything (some knowledge of Naruto is required to get this) 
Velorien's Telling of the Uchiha Massacre (probably better with basic Naruto knowledge)
What Fear Said (Hazard for the main artblog, but I've liked the other comics I've seen there)
The Snake in the Supermarket (beautifully poetic, and also funny)
Many Choices (Complete-ish, a whole story implied by one painting)
Know the Difference (part of a series I haven't finished reading, really extremely good)
- Complete and Borderline -
ParaTactitian's Vriska Fanfic (Borderline, Hazard but these groups squeaked by too, Complete)
ParaTactitian's 'DVD commentary edition' of London Rain (Borderline, the base story is also Borderline and also quite good)
Of Grandstanding and Misconceptions (Borderline, Hazard, Complete, warning includes canon it's based on)
Bomango Classic (Borderline, Complete, best read in approximate order of posting)
Postnuptial Disagreements (Borderline, Complete, needs some polish)
- Updating Irregularly -
True Magic (Squeaky Clean)
PS238 (Squeaky Clean)
Use Sword On Monster (Squeaky Clean)
Ibid. (Fandom: Worm)
Inkjet (Fandom: Worm)
Defence in Depth (Hazard, Fandom: Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Dresden Codak (Borderline, Hazard)
David Prokopetz' Microfiction (Borderline, Hazard)

Tier Two - long-remembered not-quite-favorites:
Digger (Lettering is basically unreadable, but would be top-tier otherwise)
Aphelion (updates on the developer's Tumblr and DeviantART account, first draft had better lines but isn't online anymore)
Dungeon Keeper Ami (Borderline, Hazard, intro episode here, reupload and slow continuation here)
Minds, Names, and Faces (Complete, recursive HPMOR fanfic, mildly flawed climax)
Schlock Mercenary (Complete, T1 bits, my favorites are Book 6 and Book 10)
A Young Woman's Political Record (Complete, ending wasn't great, got me into Yujo Senki)
Darken (Complete, needs polish)
The Cabinet of Busted Wonders (Complete, needs more polish)
Threadbare (Complete, needs more polish)
Seventh Horcrux (Complete, needs more polish)
Insurgere (Complete, needs more polish)
Hogyoku ex Machina (Complete, needs a weird kind of polish - its' boring outline was executed well)
Worm (Complete, needs more polish)
Iji (Complete, uses killcounter where it wants a faction mechanic)
Variant Strain (Complete, ending fell flat)
Lighting Up The Dark (I've given this a comprehensive review in-thread; briefly, it needs more polish)
Phoenotopia (Complete, Squeaky Clean, aesthetically brilliant but mechanics needed more polish, developer's Tumblr)
The Antimemetics Division Stories (Complete, I don't like how the sequel's gone and explained it)
Faith Erin Hicks' Webcomics (Complete, great but I'm not always in the mood for them, Demonology 101 is archived, Hazard if ICE is still up?)
The Air and Angels series [Prologue, 1, 2, Final] (Borderline, Complete, just needs polish)
Twig (Borderline, Complete, miserable and has a really icky bit in Arc 7, taught me a lot of social stuff)
Heroman (Squeaky Clean, Complete, needs more polish and I want the sequel)
Psalms of Planets Eureka SeVeN (Complete, ending was slightly too rushed)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Complete, a poor adaptation of the excellent manga)
Slaughterhouse: Nine Days (Complete, didn't aim hard enough at silliness or seriousness)
Before The Beginning of Years (Complete, doctrinally bizarre, needs polish or maybe just careful trimming)
The life and times of Hatake Kakashi, the long-suffering j┼Źnin-sensei (Complete, beautifully-written but doesn't entirely add up)
Wait for Night (Complete, solid, wasn't quite structured for best impact)
Mother of Learning (Complete, bad formatting issues, plot needs polish... but has some excellent worldbuilding!) 
The Quest of the Queen's Tears (Squeaky Clean, Complete)
Love Lockdown (Complete, Fandom: Naruto)
Captain SNES (Borderline)

Tier Three - Good but unfinished and not updating last I checked:
(Generally, I only recommend these if they'd be Tier One otherwise.)
Erfworld (Book 2 is Tier 2, but the rest is Tier 1)
The World in Black and White (Squeaky Clean if I recall correctly)
Rein, a Worm x Fate/stay night fanfic (comprehensive spoilers for the former, none for the latter)
Cornucopia
That Gnawing Worm, Cancer (a Worm fanfic)
Fulcrum (yet another Worm fanfic, this one set in Britain)
Dreaming of Sunshine, a Naruto fanfic
Written in Reverse and its' better-read-second prequel Love Sick (updates slowly enough that I'm not bothering to track it, probably should be Borderline)
Arrogant Young Master Template A Variation 4 (Squeaky Clean, good but would better with copyediting)
Puppet Lord (Would be better with polish)
Steadfast (Borderline, a recursive fanfic for In Flight, which I have not read)
Slouching Towards Nirvana (Needs polish, light spoilers for the end of Worm and moderate for MHA)
Dreamless (Complete-ish, Hazard?)
Complete Things I Liked A Long Time Ago, But Don't Remember Very Well:
-Probably T1
The Dark Lords of Nerima (Complete, less-good sequel)
You Awaken in Razor Hill (Complete)
Legacy of the Rasengan (Complete, less-good sequel, Squeaky Clean?)
Demonology 101 (Complete, might not be fully archived, Hazard if ICE is still up)
Air and Darkness (Complete)
A Magical Roommate (Squeaky Clean, Complete)
The Game of Champions (Borderline, Sort of T3, sort of Complete)
-Probably T2
Snarlbear (very pretty, but plot wasn't as coherent as it might've been)
Anima: Age of the Robots (delightfully silly, might not be fully archived, Hazard)
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (often hilarious, flawed ending)
A Modest Destiny (the first arc worked as a pretty good standalone, the followups were a disjointed mess)
VanHeist's commentary on Three Infernal Sisters: Reforged (Hazard-ish, Complete)
Afterglow (terribly-titled but Squeaky Clean, I have not read much of this author's stuff)

Things I Liked But Haven't Finished (Or Caught Up On):
Ricochet (T1)
Ozy and Millie (T1, Squeaky Clean)
Weesh. (T1, Squeaky Clean)
Chouette! and other stories (T1, Borderline)
Acrobat (T1 if I remember right, but I read it on a prettier hosting site and it's been ages)
Tigress Queen (T1, Borderline)
Peritale (T1, Squeaky Clean, but I don't remember it super clearly)
Doonesbury (often leans on historical context I just don't have, sort-of-T2 because of this)
Bad Machinery (T1-2, I've only read the collections)
Never Full (T2, formatting issues)
Heart of Cultivation (T2, chapters are a bit short and the summary for the now-no-longer-free Book 1 doesn't do it justice)
Atomic Robo (T2, main character is bizarrely prejudiced against weird science given the setting)
Freefall (T2, slow, doesn't mix its drama and comedy as tightly as I like, weirdly Borderline)
Vexxarr (T2, erratic updates make it hard to stay engaged, humor isn't quite as sharp as I prefer)
Bomango Relaunch (T2 but picking up last I saw)
Scary Go Round (T2, may be promoted)
The Good Student (T2, Squeaky Clean)
Pedestal (T2)
Homestuck (T2)
Lirazel's stuff (T2, Squeaky Clean)
There Is No Epic Loot Here, Only Puns (T2, Squeaky Clean)
The Wandering Inn (T2)
Val and Isaac (T2)
Jackie Rose (T2, reboot/teen AU of another comic I kind of liked back in 2010-ish, and may not be archived anymore)
Count Your Sheep (T3, Squeaky Clean)
JL8 (T3, Squeaky Clean)
Penny Dreadful (T3, might not be fully archived, Squeaky Clean?


Not Free, But Really Good:
Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten (Link is to the really large and excellent demo)
Teslagrad (Squeaky Clean)

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