A list of my absolute, absolute favorite fics that I love all equally and at maximum capacity for a variety of reasons, over my many years of reading fanfiction on the internet. Definitely not a "best of" list - which can't be qualified, anyway - but more that everything on this list hits me in all the right places, and at the right time(s).

Look, I even made a banner.



* Always up to be updated
Notes are my places that were 'hit' by each fic; prose should be a given for all of them.

Albatross by forsanethaec - The Social Network - E/M - PG-13 - 18k - Complete
» LOST "AU"!!!!!!!!, otp, post-canon, happy ending

The Arc of the Pendulum by brummell - Harry Potter - H/D - NC-17 - 30k+ - Complete
» werewolves??? werewolves!!! UST out the ass

At Your Service by faithwood - Harry Potter - H/D - NC-17 - 96k - Complete
» PLOT PLOT PLOT MYSTERY PLOT

A Brief Scuffle Between Pitcher and Catcher by Seaouryou - South Park - Style - 4k - Complete
» general hilarity

Burnt Grounds by maenhi - Harry Potter - AS/S - PG - 29k+ - Complete
» mystery and misunderstandings

Complication With Optimistic Outcome by yagyuzue - The Social Network - Gen, E/M - PG-13 - 31k - Complete
» gen, fun ocs!!!, pre-slash/hintedness, character study, did I mention gen

The Difference Between Knowing and Knowing by luxover - 1D - Ziam - R - 20k - Complete
» amnesiafic played straight and the best

The Doll In The Grass by Qui - Original - Slash, fairy tale - 2k+ - G -  Complete
» unique and incredibly memorable like how do u write gay fairytales anyway

Draco Malfoy, It’s Your Lucky Day by faithwood - Harry Potter - H/D - NC-17 - 37k  - Complete
» plot!! UNRELIABLE NARRATOR

Folie A Deux by Persepolis130 - Harry Potter - AS/S - NC-17 - 57k+ - Complete
» if you ever complain about first person fanfiction, read this fucking fic

Harry Styles, Fangirl At Large by biggrstaffbunch - 1D - Gen - G - 5k - Complete
» there's no humor like meta humor

The Incredible Race by dysonrules - Harry Potter - H/D - NC-17 - 50k - Complete
» a weirdly perfect blend of muggle culture + wizarding britain + sexytimes + hilarious plot drama

Leap of Faith by tarmenel - Super Junior - Kyuhyun/Yesung - NC-17 - 8k+ - Complete
» that OTP, THAT ANGST

Lost In The Thrill Of It All by wasp - 1D - Ziall - R - 29k - Complete
» ziall! femslash! roller derby! ziall femslash roller derby!

Nombre, que bueno (Oh man, that’s great) by static_abyss - Teen Wolf - Scott & Erica - PG-13 - 2k - Complete
» scerica friendship, cultural bonding, i don't even go here

Red Potter by dainochild - Pokemon - Multi, HP AU - PG-13/R - 450k+ - Complete
» incredible and complex, hilarious and heartstopping in all the right spots, perfect blend of worldbuilding/fusion AU, tons of character study

Short Stories with Tragic Endings by Faery Goddyss - South Park - PG-13 - 275k+ - Complete
» the slowest slowburn to kill my ass EVER

Some Nights I'm Scared You'll Forget Me Again by pukeandcry - 1D - Ziall, Lourry - 15k - PG-13 - Complete
» FRIENDSHIP!!! unreliable narrator zayn! side otp-ness! liam!

Spring Will Come, in Time by manhattan - Pokemon - Black/White - PG - 5k+ - Complete
» THE OTP, the ANGST, the hesitance, the tears on my face

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice by thundersquall - Super Junior - Yesung/Ryeowook - PG-13 - 10k+ - Complete
» "oh shit it's you again," character flaws exploited earnestly, ughhhhhhh

The Scenic Route by hollycomb - South Park - Style(etc.) - NC-17 - 122k+ - Complete
» road trips like c'mon man. also bunny

The Secret Christmas Plan by peskywhistpaw - Harry Potter - R/S - G - 2k - Complete
» cleverly epistolary and perfectly hilarious

The Twelve Labors of Sean Parker by antistar_e - The Social Network - Gen, E/M - R - 31k - Complete
» the sean voice pov, the SIDE OTP, ERICA, a plot with EVERYONE

this is no bridget jones by nicheinhischest - 1D - Ziall - PG-13 - 80k+ - Complete
» pining in the wrong direction, development in the right direction, OT5 FRIENDSHIPNESS!!