Neopets/Fanfic Recs

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Neopets, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be zapped. Nobody would back up the rec. 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.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into homosexual or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

A Play About Nobody and Nothing by mamasimios

  • Recommended by Ravenfrost
  • Synopsis: An Invisible Bruce named Nobody and her Invisible petpet Nothing fall asleep on a couch. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Comments: Much, much Better Than It Sounds. An absolutely classic idea, yet pulled off really well.

Bad Breakfasts, Stiff Shirts, and a Job Interview by buddy33774

To Remember by stori_booke

  • Recommended by Keeyla
  • Synopsis: A view on the history and strained family relations of one Jacob Heather.
  • Comments: A very well-written backstory. The style is almost poetic, hypnotic perhaps. It's a believable past and has just the right dose of emotional moments.

Installation by thorndove

  • Recommended by Gauntkun
  • Synopsis: What happens when scientists at Virtupets Space Station devise a way to input emotion in a robot.
  • Comments: All the films tell us it's not a good idea when robots grow a heart, and this fanfic's no different. It still manages to be well-written and quite the Tear Jerker, so bring the tissues if you're easily overcome.

All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating by herdygerdy

  • Recommended by Grovey
  • Synopsis: The wealthy Mr. Jennings, who essentially controls Neopia Central, is transported back in time to a rather different version of the city.

Innocent Eyes by allison_kitty11

  • Recommended by Tropernovan
  • Synopsis: A Grey Lupe, jaded by his experiences with countless ambitious owners, finds himself adopted by a young girl who finds her enjoyment in Neopia for what it is.
  • Comments: A very heartwarming short story that may make you reflect on how you're treating your pets.

The Sorcerer by jokerhahaazzz

  • Recommended by Ghingahn
  • Synopsis: A vain shadow lupe becomes an apprentice sorcerer under Lisha, which begins a chain of events in Meridell.
  • Comments: Everything written by jokerhahaazzz is fantastic, with her Lockhart series being the best. The entire series is quite long, but well worth it.

Story Five Hundred Fourteen by the Storytelling Competition

  • Recommended by Tropernovan
  • Synopsis: You, the magnificent Dr. Sloth, have finally decided that the Neopian Times has made a fool of you for long enough. But with so many choices to make, how will you accomplish this task?
  • Comments: This is a pretty noteworthy competition, although all of them are very good in their own right. What makes this one unique is that it first breaks from the norm by writing in a rare second person perspective (of Dr. Sloth, no less), then follows it up in the next entry with a choose-you-own-adventure style of story. An entertaining read, as well.

four impossible words by motion_is_relative

  • Recommended by thepowerofdisney
  • Synopsis: Someone told me once that I could be famous...
  • Comments: A gorgeously written story, told by three narrators- Anna, the shadow lupe and author; an unnamed brown hissi and singer; and an unnamed red usul actress. Its beautifully written, and very creative. One of the best stories in the Neopian Times.

Brynn's Diary by amethyst3232

  • Recommended by thepowerofdisney
  • Synopsis: Brynn's diary, from her first week in the Brightvale guard, hopefully right up to the start of TFR. I hope. It starts with her as a child, and will progress through until she's a young adult about 18 , as that's how old I see her as in TFR.