I'm bored, and I need things to read. Specifically, a new webcomic, online story, or really long fanfiction story to read. My recommendations (and clues as to what I like ) would be... Webcomics: Girls With Slingshots *Just a tale of a group of your semi-average totally broke college graduates. Living with mom and pop, avoiding marriage, ignoring your talking cacti, and more! Questionable Content *A slightly...or quite...futuristic spin on the lives of a set of post-college broke adults. Mostly deals with a humorous take on real life problems, with a good dose of intelligent robots called AnthroPCs to liven things up. Online Stories: Aether of Night: Brandon Sanderson *This story is kind of a combination of a few of his published books, but predates them. In my opinion, it is still an excellent tale. White Sands: Brandon Sanderson *Really interesting, hard to explain. Big Brother: Cory Doctorow *A slightly futuristic tale of one teen's life in San Francisco. Schools are far less tolerant of kids who skip, using footstep recognition to track kids who attempt to leave before school's out. (because facial recognition technology violates peoples' rights, doncha know!). The main struggle is against Homeland Security, that takes its fight against terrorists way too seriously, targeting (read: kidnapping and threatening) kids who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. linky to these tales Fanfiction: American Gods Let Immortality Begin Again *An immortal man is thrown into the Pacific Ocean to drown for eternity. Avengers: Supernanny *The Avengers are turned into kids. Coulson is the only one qualified to handle this. How Darcy Lewis Mentally Scarred The Avengers *Need I say more? Harry Potter Muggle Fairytales Are Mad! *Hermione tells Ron & Harry various fairytales during their desperate hunt for Voldemort's horcruces. It's a good was to distract them from their bad situation, but Ron thinks that Muggles are even weirder after hearing about their ancestral tales. Dessert Wars *A drabble making fun of the shipping wars. The Willow Fox *The war isn't over, Severus Snape won, and while he's a better Dark Lord than Voldemort, the Golden Trio are still fighting to free Magical Britain. Hermione's been undercover as a tea girl in a Japanese-style tea house as a pseudo-geisha for three years, and it turns out that Snape has a weakness for pretty girls who are smarter than they look, and Hermione definitely wants to kill him. Princess of the Blacks *The squib child of James & Lily Potter is left on the Dursley's doorstep so that the Potters can concentrate on raising the Child of Prophecy. However, she is not a squib, and is later adopted by a dark!Sirius Black at age 13 and begins attending Hogwarts. A Potter who doesn't need a wand, has no compunction against using Dark magic, and really doesn't like her biological family. How could any of this possibly go wrong? Delenda Est *What if Harry Potter could have encountered a young Bellatrix Black, before she went mad? What havoc could they wreak on time together? Answer: A Lot. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality *Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... Letters From Doctor Malfeasant *Inspired by Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog, starring Draco Malfoy! Brutal Harry *Systematically abused and degraded children do not suddenly turn into well-adjusted members of society when removed from the abusive situation. Nor do they tend to be very trusting of others, or forgiving. Harry Potter and the Sun Source *Ninjas. Harry is raised by ninjas. How could I give this enough stars to demonstrate how awesome this fic is? Not Naruto ninjas, ninjas. Mandragora *Consider the curiously humanoid mandrake root, or mandragora. It is hideously ugly, deadly dangerous, and a powerful restorative. Why would anything else matter? * * A tale of horror. "If mandrakes were, well, alive in more than just the basic sense of the word – if they could think or feel – then someone would have noticed by now. Obviously." Tied For Last *Hermione is killed by Voldemort, and is now dead. Well, sort of. Turns out that death is a little more complex than she knew... The Ultimate Escape Artist *Harry hates the Dusleys, and more than them, he hates that interfering (censored) old goat Dumbledore who keeps bringing him back to them! Hermione the Harem Girl *Hermione read 'One Thousand and One Arabian Nights' as a young girl and it gave her a rather . . . odd goal in life. Kim Possible Alone Together *Kim and Shego are straight, archenemies, and trapped in an alternate reality, just the two of them. This is how they fall in love. Most Wanted *How do you find the most wanted criminal in the world? Why, by sending the second most wanted to find her, of course. Death Note Redivius *Light Yagami gets another chance at life, wherein he has to save as many lives as he took in his previous life. Ryuk, of course, follows him around to see how the teen-in-an-infant's-body pulls this one off. Oh, and he only has till the date of his death in the original storyline to manage it. Star Trek Insontis & Insontis II *Star Fleet has become interested in Insonti technology which returns a person to an infantile state so that: "As a result of a ceremonial ritual mandatory for successful First Contact negotiation on the planet Insontis, our fearless (and stupidly gullible) captain is now a squalling twelve-month-old. The Insonti can give me no definite re-transformation instructions or even an estimate as to how long the condition will last, other than the inconclusive "He will return to his former state when he has learned the lessons for which the Regenratron was created."" Yes, this does mean that a kid!Kirk is running around the Enterprise. And in its sequel, that changes to being a tiny, adorable little half-Vulcan. Fluff, but totally work the read. Playtime *Fun times ensue at Little Star Academy and Pike begins to realize that while he may be the adult, he's definitely not the one in charge. Teamwork *If Star Fleet hasn’t found a way around T’Pol’s brilliant piece of misdirecting legislation yet, they probably never will. They are, after all, only human. Naruto Incident Report *Whoever decided it was a good idea to leave Naruto alone with three twelve year olds for a YEAR should be stabbed. Repeatedly. Time Braid *Sakura's an annoying little thing, but she gets way better after her fifth or fiftieth death. Time loop fic! Little Uzumaki *Team Seven drinks from the Fountain of Youth, and Kakashi is left with a team of toddlers to babysit. All Sakura's father has to say is "Oh, not again!" Star Wars In a Barroom Far Far Away *Anakin gets himself some professional help… Sherlock These Lines of Lightning *Ever since he was born, John has been able to perceive people's auras. So he can see straight away that there's something special about Sherlock Holmes. Crossovers: Avengers/Star Trek The Continuing Adventures of the StarShip Avengers *Yes, this is an Avengers/Star Trek Crossover. And it's awesome. Sherlock/Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Alien Abduction Blues *A Hitchhiker's Guide/Sherlock crossover. Mycroft is abducted by aliens. It's quite possibly the worst thing that's ever happened... to the aliens. Sherlock/Harry Potter A Study In Magic *What if Sherlock and John had adopted Harry Potter? Doctor Who/A Little Princess Suppose *In Edwardian London, after being chased and shot down by Torchwood, the Doctor finds himself saved by a little girl who knows about alien worlds. He struggles to figure out: who and what is Sara? Doctor Who/A Little Princess crossover. Harry Potter/Monty Python The Cupcake Gambit *Luna decides it's time to clear the air with Lucius Malfoy. And nothing does that like a cupcake. With just a bit of Monty Python.