Doki Doki Literature Club!/Fanfic Recs

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Doki Doki Literature Club! Fan Fics, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in a certain 'fic, based on who recommended it.

Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found below. Make sure you sign your recommendation! No-name recommendations may be deleted at other tropers' leisure. Do warn when a fanfic includes sexual situations.[1] Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business. Likewise, warn if it may head into non-canon territory.

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.

Recommendations Template

Title of the Fanfic by Author OR Fic Trope Page, by Author (Link)

  • Recommended by: Troper Name[2]
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like WAFF, Lemon, Dark Fic, any Trigger Warnings, etc. This is also where you would put character names with Characterization Tags if doing so would be equally indicative. ("uber!Harry" for Harry Potter, for instance.)
  • Comments: If you want to say something more about why you're recommending the fic, but please, keep it brief. We don't want Conversation in the Main Page.

Fan Games

Doki Doki! RainClouds by CykaDev

  • Recommended by: SelfCloak
  • Tags: Original Flavour, Perspective Flip, Dark Fic, Depression
  • Synopsis: "For as long as I can remember, it's always been this way. I've always been acting fake. Smiling at everybody, always trying my best to make sure everyone's happy and in good health. And in the meantime, I never really cared about myself." Act I of the game through Sayori's point of view.
  • Comments: Hopelessly bleak, yet engaging, this fan game gives a cynical perspective on the base game, thanks to Sayori's depression and anger. The writing is very effective, as it was inspired by the developer's own depression, but it can be grueling for some people to read a lot of depressive thoughts. The new scenes are well done, showing emotionally hard moments when Sayori is on her own, while adding some much-needed cute interactions between the girls at times. The new scenes also answer some question in the game's canon (like how Sayori got that rope). The main character is interpreted as an asshole in the fan game, and Monika's actions make her a heartless monster. Warning: despite the game's description, there are no meaningful choices in the story.

General Fics

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

Festival Day! by WhateverNever

  • Recommended by: SelfCloak
  • Synopsis: It's finally the day of the festival, and the Literature Club is hoping to attract new members with a stellar performance of their poetry! But who will get to perform? You decide!
  • Pairing(s): Main character/[whichever girl he chose]
  • Tags: Alternate Endings
  • Comments: The three first endings are heartfelt and well-done remixes of events from the game, and the poems are fun to read, but Monika's ending is the best one by far.

Post-Credits by Elias_Pedro

  • Recommended by: SelfCloak
  • Synopsis: Sayori has started getting used to the console commands and is doing well as the new Club President. Monika watches on with admiration, but she can't help but feel that something is off.
  • Tags: Alternate Ending
  • Comments: A heartwarming continuation of the base game, where Monika and Sayori restart the game to make things right... and then it get wild. What an excellent climax, and also a great ending (Note: to better understand the story, you should read the first two shorts that are part of the Post-Credits series.)

Crossover Fics

Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

None Yet

Shipping Fics

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

Smoke break by BrittSama (archived)

  • Recommended by: SelfCloak
  • Synopsis: During Monika's early Christmas party, Natsuki asks Yuri for a smoke. Things get very intense as their relationship grows, and Natsuki has her doubts...
  • Pairing(s): Natsuki/Yuri, Monika/Sayori
  • Tags: Slash Fic, OOC/Angsty!Yuri, Unhealthy Relationship, Alcohol, Drug Use
  • Comments: This fanfic oozes with style, with a fascinating interpretation of Yuri's character and very emotional events, sometimes narrated with panic. The first chapter's Second Person Narration is odd, but it changes to the third person for all the other chapters.
    • The fic falls apart after Ch. 9, with cringe-worthy dialogue, baffling character motivations and an ineptly-executed Twist Ending. It's a shame because the story showed a lot of promise, with heartfelt moments that made it shine above the typical Natsuki/Yuri fanfics.

  1. please note this includes all sexual activity, not just homosexual or bisexual, including het.
  2. Reminder - if you want to recommend the fic but not write a review, add your Troper name to this line after the original name