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Recommended nonfiction:


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 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, 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 but the works I've recced do not.
*The 'Tracked' tag is simply the things I regularly keep up with. I intend to put these first in their
lists anyway, but it presently seems more convenient than splitting the current sections further.
(Otherwise, these will now be ordered in order of addition.)
*The 'Regular' tag means the story updates quite consistently.
*'Complete' should hopefully be selfexplanatory.

Updated at least as recently as: 2020/December/1

Tier One - My absolute favorites:
Girl Genius (Hazard, Tracked, Regular)
Ghost in the Flesh (Tracked, Regular, benefits from knowledge of Worm, semi-decanonized backstory)
Star Impact (Tracked, Regular, Squeaky Clean)
BACK (Tracked, Regular)
True Magic (Tracked, Regular, Squeaky Clean)
Ibid. (Tracked, demands knowledge of Worm through Arc 8)
If The Ring Fits... (Tracked)
Aphelion (Tracked, updates on the developer's Tumblr and DeviantART account)
Inkjet (Tracked, AU of Worm's sequel)
Defence in Depth (Hazard, Tracked, benefits from knowledge of Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Dresden Codak (Borderline, Hazard, Tracked)
David Prokopetz' Microfiction (Borderline, Hazard, Tracked) Captain SNES (Borderline, Tracked)
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A Miracle of Science (Squeaky Clean, Complete)
Lunatique (would be Squeaky Clean if it weren't basically an extensive fight scene, Complete)
I'm Here To Help (Squeaky Clean, Complete)
Apothecia (only one to make it to this tier despite memorable plot flaws, Complete, Hazard)
Alter A.I.L.A. - The Beginning on Terranos (not to be confused with its' remake, Complete but for sequel hook)
Digger (Complete)
Jackalope Wives (Complete)
Pocosin (Complete)
Afterglow (terribly-titled but Squeaky Clean, I have not read much of this author's stuff, Complete)
Kid Radd (Hazard, Complete)
Killing Elvis (Hazard, Complete)
Angel Moxie (Squeaky Clean, Complete)
The Queen's Mirror (Complete)
Cool Jutsu Aren't Everything (Complete, some knowledge of Naruto is required to get this) 
Velorien's Telling of the Uchiha Massacre (Complete, probably better with basic Naruto knowledge)
What Fear Said (Complete, Hazard for the main artblog, but I've liked the other comics I've seen there)
The Snake in the Supermarket (Complete, beautifully poetic, and also funny)
Many Choices (Complete-ish, a whole story implied by one painting)
Know the Difference (Complete, part of a series I haven't finished reading, really extremely good)
Shepard Commander (Complete, probably benefits from some familiarity with Mass Effect 1)
Versus D'Arbonaire (Complete)
An Elegant Solution (Complete, I really only know Mass Effect 3 by osmosis)
Unpretty's Cinderella Retelling (Hazard, Complete)
The RMS Carpathia responding to the Titanic (Squeaky Clean, Complete, nonfiction)
VanHeist's commentary on Three Infernal Sisters: Reforged (Complete, sort-of Hazard)
Metroid V Quest (Complete)
Rats Look Out For Other Rats (Hazard, Complete)
Bubbles Always Pop (Hazard, Complete)
The Quest of the Queen's Tears (Squeaky Clean, Complete)
Henryk Quest (Complete)
After the Movie (Complete)
The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex (Squeaky Clean actually, Complete, same author as Apothecia (so Hazard), best read right after Gideon the Ninth)
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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 more polish)


Tier Two - Good but not favorites, usually because of one large flaw or another:
Heart of Cultivation (Tracked, Regular, chapters are a bit short, and the summary for the now-no-longer-free Book 1 doesn't do it justice)
Use Sword On Monster (Tracked, Squeaky Clean, may edge into Tier One once it's finished)
Dungeon Keeper Ami (Borderline, Hazard, Tracked, 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!)


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 Clearly:
-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 (very pretty, but plot wasn't as coherent as it might've been)


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)
Daisy Owl (T1)
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)
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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