July Climbing to the Top (Overlord Reincarnated!OC, Canon Divergence), A Symphony of Peace and War [Warcraft SI, These are the Voyages (Worm / Star Trek Online, Post-GM),
God Save the Queen [Worm/Star Wars, Princess of Mandalore (Youjo Senki/Star Wars), The Saga of the Runt (Youjo Senki/WH30k) - well written beginning but if you hate slow starts you can skip to the coming of Emperor without worrying about what happened, A Young Reaper's Afterlife (Youjo Senki/Bleach)
Added Odyssey of a Mage Part II but not part I to favs. Part I really tested my standards, mostly in the first 8 chapters but author fortunately got better and better.
Removed From Fake Dreams(and every other fic by Third Fang), fuck OP beta MC and his overly convoluted plans that end up depending on plot armor. However cool dead ancestor Shirou is, it's not worth it.
Wow look at all these female MCs, how'd that happen? Hmm it's not that I'm into that or against it, must be coz Worm is mainstream and authors like to use Taylor's character even without powers, which you would think well why use Taylor at all then? I guess she's easy to write, everyone knows her and fanfics all reuse content anway coz it's easier than writing an original.
June The Devil of Brockton Bay [Worm/DxD, Guardian of The Republic (Star Wars CYOA) OC with knowledge of the future forms a private military, badly written interactions though,
Climbing to The Top - one of the rare Overlord fics that isn't a minor twist on Nazarick, A Symphony of Peace and War - SI organizes the Horde into something that actually works long term, The Conceptual Deck - Marvel SI has a magical bs crafting power of combining things and reinforcing their concepts, think magical Iron Man
May When in Doubt, blame Q! ST/Starcraft, Q decided Federation isn't ready for future conflicts(despite being nice enough to send Borg early) and a crossover happens
Legendary Thinker(Worm/LoL) Finally another good LoL crossover, kinda BS but SI can invent create anything from Runeterra
April Out of The Dark(DAOT Remnants in 40K) Federation doesn't mess up the AI and we find out can together humanity and AI beat the Aeldari and Chaos. Well a bit more complicated than that, the gist is they know they must prevent the birth of the 4th Chaos God by Aeldari and thus dooming the galaxy/universe, but the Aeldari are several times more advanced so they can't go to war without centuries of preparation and even going to war with the magnitude of blowing up solar systems risks waking up the slumbering 3...
A Light Not Extinguished - similar but here there is just one Fortress World trying to restore the Federation. A renown general of a long range independent fleet gets intel that the Federation is doomed no matter what so he picks up the scientists and resources, plans to take drive a planet out of the galaxy...but ends up in warp and planet emerging 15 000 later back in the Milky Way.
This Venom Inside - SI gets transmigrated into Bane, that doesn't sound so bad...when he was a child...born in the world toughest prison. MC uses Bane's superior genes to cause a prison break and take over Santa Prisca and then fixing DC the smart way, not by punching people one at a time.
[Battletech/Planetary Annihilation SI] Iron Blooded Commander - I'm not usually one for these PA fics but this one is different and it even got me into Battletech despite not knowing a thing about it - Basically Battletech is a sci fi with mech and crappy space ships, where humanity has been in war so long knowledge is being lost and they don't know how to make advanced tech anymore, just barely maintain it. SI knows the best steps to fix this, as in a cache of lost knowledge, mechs and super tech nano forge from another universe, with a bit of humour.
[Worm/Xianxia] Sect - Taylor is being a guiding elder spirit for the protagonist as in grandpa Doehring or many others in xianxia - spirit in a ring or some other aritifact. Badassery accompanied with just the right amount of parody on xianxia. Author knows the source really well as he's part Chinese or something, AU but based on some xianxia I haven't read. Characters are not one dimensional retards for a change.
This was Easier on The Tabletop - a Battletech SI - SI gets cloned into Battletech and he's a huge BT geek, so much that he has Iphone on him with BT books and detailed notes how he would fix the galaxy. A few days after he gets his shit together, he decides to do that. You know how SI's usually keep the info close to their chest coz they don't know who they can trust if it turns out to be alternate universe or something...well this one just hands his Iphone to the good guys and it turns out well, I just liked this simplicity. It is combining the new popular genre of fictional characters reading about themselves, basically reaction story(but not too much) and with a fast start SI, instead of one who has too keep hiding for years and scrunging up petty resources.
2022 Favorited: A Sky Full of Fire and sequels, Harry Potter and The Galaxy Far Far Away(guilty pleasure),
Out of The Unkown - As most bad asian web authors would say, I have mixed feelings on this one. Frankly the first 8 very long chapters suck but one of the big fans PMed me and we had a fun discussion trying to prove our points. I ended up reading it all. It does actually get better. To anyone who wants to read this I suggest skim reading the first 8 as it is pretty much explaining how Naruto learned some justsu, Force tehniques and got weapons/materials, lone wolf Gary Stu style. Surprisingly the author doesn't want a Gary Stu and reasonably nerfs Naruto, he gets a team and sets out to the galaxy where story gets interesting. Still the author is avoiding writing character interactions so I'm not adding this one to favs, coz only the best belong here(or what I thought was best at the time I read them). Rating 7/10
Grejoy alla Breve - at first I didn't wanna read coz who cares about Grejoy and it's not written in order, but it's an interesting kingdom building and light hearted story with bits of crack
December: as per one follower's request I'll post recently added fics here on the top coz if I just add one to the jumbled ffnet list, it might actually be an old fic long completed. Overlord: The One Who Stayed; Nazarick In The Real World; One Who is Many; The Ghost of Privet Drive; Rising of The Isekai Mess; Carl The Jumper; Sword and Shield; Reprieve; A Mother Goo in Grimdark World;
All of theirishdreamer fics from SB; Skywalker For Senator; A Hardcore Game; Keeping to the Dream: A Warhammer Age of Strife Quest on SV; A God from Ash...honorary mention: Maiden Time, Maid of Time(not quite list material but not bad)
Update 2021: I've noticed significant traffic on my profile for a while now so I figured maybe some of you are regularly checking my list to see if I added new goodfics with my seal of approval. Well not to leave you dry, lately I've been mostly reading on Spacebattles and some of those fics aren't posted here so I'll put in some titles for you to google( I think outside links are censored so I won't bother).
Task Force 43 - basically the only Star Trek fic I like, Thin Veneer was alright but author loves writting about fanatical aliens in every fic and it gets annoying
Project Artic Circle - Canadian Star Gate
Stellar Reich - Guess who runs the SG
Sceptered Moon - Brit SG
Dread Our Wrath - ASOIAF SI
Screw The Rules I have Escalation - funny Worm x Yu gi oh, I'd say it's more a comedy than crack, I really don't like crack, FU Varga
The Warcrafter - Worm x Azeroth, a bit too much sunshine and rainbows but still a goodfic
Aenys, King of Dreams - ASOIAF SI
Ridire Corcairdhearg - SW SI messes up Sith plans by splitting the Clone Wars era Galaxy into factions
Don Dresden, Founder of Hogwarts - title is self explanatory, I'm not actually super into this one but I recognise good quality
OMFG I'm the Chosen One - good SW SI
The Rules of Acquisition - alt history later Mass Effect crossover, SI changes 19th century USA, posted on Questionable Question - to my disappointment I didn't find any other good longfic there nor on Alt history
Super Minion - original on RRL, better than Worm but what isn't...ok on the level of Mother of Learning but with humor
Path of Ruin - SW SI that actually becomes an evil Sith, not an antihero
Cruel to be Kind - SI creating multidimensional empire
Dire Worm - original mad scientist drama vilain meets Worm, very funny and very good, originals are on my plan to read list now
Spirit of The Gamer - Gamer fic done right, it's light hearted same as any Stewart92 fic, MC gets powers yes but is kinda still weak in the grand scheme after 10 pages in reader mode. TBF it's only been a month or two so that's actually fast growth and Hollows are simply strong so author balanced that, his main thing is making others strong including the supporting characters who were left forgotten in original like Chad. The only thing I mind is that MC is bi, luckily nothing happens and fic is really long so if it bothers you just ignore those bits that don't even make 1% of the story.
Empire in Green - Planeswalker druid takes over Madagaskar in Worm with a plan to take over the world, creating near utopia, Panacea power up, it's a bit boring until Madagaskar is conquered as character development only comes after. Fic abandoned during the start of Africa conquest but still worth a read.
Fate Denied: A Star Wars SI - extremely long fic, a bit incosistent but still very good, featuring Ranulph Tarking and Jedi order split
Lest a Monster I become - multicross similar to Cruel to Be Kind, but without MC making blunders in the beginning, much more cautious MC, biotech and AI subjects(makes sense, loyal unlike various factions of humanity other SI's constantly have to herd and watch for betrayals)
Skywalker for Senator - surprisingly good, not realistic but fun
I'm just a reader here with what I consider a very selective fanfic list.
Apparently this collection gathered some interest so I thought to write about what goes in there and why.
1. The conditions are 100k words and ongoing or completed (there are a couple of exceptions). I won't however read fics that satisfy the minimum word count but are more than 2 years in the making thus making them snail updaters.
2. Generic and unrealistic fics are out of the question, and by unrealistic I mean character behaviour, not the fact that it is sci fi or fantasy.
3. Normally when filtering for new fics to read I don't go beyond the first page of results that's sorted by most favorites as I found the fics grow progressively worse. There are some underrated gem-fics there but they can be found by checking up on the authors who got on the first page and actually deserve to be there.
4. I'm a fan of original Dragon Ball(Z) and Bleach and somewhat for Fairy Tail but apparently those fandoms do not gather much of great authors. Possibly they are not good fanfic material anyway, for example since Dragon Ball is all about fighting, its fics will be boring with every fight basically : "punch kick punch punch kick blast blast kick blast"
With Fairy Tail, most fics repeat canon which is incredibly boring to read about again without seeing the flashy anime.
Of course canon is based on the good guys getting beaten only to in turn beat the bad guys with a high chance of turning them good with power of friendship.
Fairy Tail magic battles are not much different from Dragon Ball, they are spam. Everybody have just their own single magic and they keep spamming it, spells do not have any mysticism or wonder usually found in fantasy novels.
5. You won't find me reading pure family/friendship or family/romance or adventure/angst/hurt.
While I have nothing against those genres, I'm only looking for serious action type novels. Not that I'd read some trash with OP character overshadowing everybody else and making them look like NPC's, drama is necessary even for action stories.
6. Despite my list, I'm not a harem or lemon enthusiast. I outgrew harem back in my anime phase, which was yeeears ago.
7. Fics that were once on my list : Heroes Assemble! ; Dial ; The Spider, Filfy Teacher, Wild Wolf
First two fell flat after so many chapters and I grew bored of Marvel canon. Some fics simply don't have canon that can keep your interest after you've read several fictions of it. One Piece belongs here and so does Fairy Tail, srsly I don't wanna faking see another East Blue or Paradise arcs ever again.
The Spider was awesome for the first ~25 chapters, but then it turned into one of the worst trash fics I've read.
Or that's just my disappointment speaking, romance disappeared, MC turned into constantly sighing manhwore who does almost nothing with his future knowledge and gets beaten by not so great vilains despite him having a dozen powers and weapons. Let's not forget that author refuses to learn English or have his chapters proofread.
Filfy Teacher even had some okay fluff in the beginning and founding a new faction and magic school that combines different magic was interesting. Eventually fluff got too much and you can't skip it as the plot went shit too, big group of side characters following Harry everywhere and meet the family gags.
Wild Wolf I completed but I decided it doesn't deserve a place on this list. Ranma is gradually regaining his powers and while the fic has some good stuff, in the end it's nothing special. Still cringing over Stargaryen.
8. Fics that are more of honorary mentions : The Muggle Among Mages, Assimilation
The first I stopped reading, it's not bad but I lost interest after a pause. Assimilation I'm not that keen on continuing, also not bad but kinda meh.
It is unfortunate fact that vast majority authors of power fantasies think that harem is one of the basics of the genre.
There are of course authors that are not that good and luckily for them use harem as a crutch to replace the difficult romance and character development aspect.
If you don't see a popular fic of a fandom I follow and wonder why it's not here, it's probable that it doesn't deserve a mention and I don't wanna waste time explaining why HP and Methods of Rationality or Natural 20 are overrated or why something else is crap.