Hi there! I’m a very new omgcp fan (as in just ripped through every episode in the comic and finished a few hours ago) and I was wondering if you could recommend any zimbits fics?
Oh, buddy, I hope you don’t like having free time, because this fandom has a lot of great writers. So many, in fact, that I haven’t been keeping up with all the new stuff coming out, hence most of these recs being slightly older in fandom time, but they should give you a quality place to start.
Mostly canon-compliant (some started before The Kiss, so they’re now canon-divergent in how Jack and Bitty get together, but such is the danger of writing for an ongoing piece of media)
for all of the perfect things that i doubt (series) by idrilka - The first fic I ever read in the fandom and it’s so good I read it twice in a row.
Coach Z by thistidalwave - Not technically Zimbits, since it’s pre-Samwell Jack, but I read it right after idrilka’s fic and it works so well filling in Jack’s background, they’re now inextricably tied in my head.
Something Like This by emmagrant01 - A slow-burn behemoth of a fic in which Jack’s best friend on the Falcs is an OC so good many of us have forgotten he’s not canon.
I’ll settle in and dream by stultiloquentia - A lovely, peaceful future fic, wonderfully atmospheric in the way of all of stulti’s writing.
AUs (where my soul really lives for Zimbits fic)
Mixing It Up by sinspiration - A perfect Bitty bakery fic.
A Little Bit Closer by marswithghosts - Bitty is a newly minted youth librarian, Jack is the hot hockey player who runs past Bitty’s apartment every day (who just happens to have written a new children’s book). So great.
It’s Not Quite the Parent Trap by omgericzimmermann - Zimbits single dads AU featuring Peaches the enormous and terrifying cat.
And a Halloween bonus: Take Me in Your Arms and Leave the Rest by omgericzimmermann - An injury forces Jack to retire from the NHL, and the house he buys turns out to be haunted. A bittersweet ghost story with a twist at the end.
I have absolutely left out a lot of great stuff, but my bookmarking system has been somewhat haphazard.