Making a new thread for this, because the old one (here, for reference) disallowed commenting on the fics, and in my opinion there's not much point to recommending something if you're not allowed to talk about why. We're obviously people who like to talk about things, or else we wouldn't be posting here, so... talk away. Post your favorite fics here. Be sure to include at least the following: Name: Author: Summary: Also include the rating and status (ongoing/complete) if you can, as well as any pairings if it's a romance fic. Don't link to anything NC-17, due to forum rules (there is a thread for lemons and such in the Bath House section, which you can access if you're over 18), but anything else is fine--het, yaoi, yuri, whatever... have at it. And feel free to talk about why you're reccing the fic. ---------- I'll start off with one: Name: Author: Summary: Sasuke's return to Konoha, and everything that comes after it. Some people have changed more than they wanted or deserved to. (Vaguely AU. B.Y.O.Subtext) Rating: M Status: Complete Hands-down the best Naruto fic I've ever read. Everything that could ever be good in a fanfic, this story has in spades. IC character development? That's why I fell in love with it in the first place. Actual plot? You bet, and a heck of an addicting one at that. Good writing? The author is insanely talented. Humor? Check. Action? Check. Drama/angst? Checkcheckcheck. Omg, check. Aside from the SakuLee that very soon becomes apparent, there aren't any pairings, because the fic doesn't focus on that. It's all about character relationships, but all kinds, not just romantic. And, well... the fic is just good. Really damn good. Check it out if you get the chance. That said, looking forward to seeing some more recommendations.