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My favorite TLOU fics

Thanks for showing interest, guys! I’ve kind of clustered them around certain categories, so you can more easily find what you like.

Joel [Because our favorite man is still shrouded in mystery.]

  • “Dirt” (T; incomplete): This covers the 20 years between the game’s prologue and the actual start of the game, and is told from Tommy’s point of view. Hands down, one of the best TLOU fanfics I’ve come across yet. Don’t let the “incomplete” status scare you off, there’s already 29 LONG chapters of goodness already posted!
  • “Joel, Broken” (T): Joel’s life with Sarah, told in reverse chronological order. I think the author really provides realistic character motivations as she studies what happened between Joel and his ex-wife.
  • “no light, no light” (T): Fatherly torture, beautiful writing.
  • “Curiosity” (M): Even if you don’t usually like reader inserts, give this one a try – the writing is absolutely beautiful, and everything feels so true to Joel’s character.

Tess [Why is it so damn hard to find good Tess fics? Whatever, let me help you out.]

Joel/Tess [Because I make no bones about my OTP.]

Joel & Ellie [Mostly feels-tastic father/daughter stuff.]

  • “on rusted things that had stopped moving” (NR, probably a T for language): The writing in this is just completely beautiful. I dare you to still be breathing right after you read the last line.
  • “landscape” (T): More totally gorgeous writing. The last scene takes my breath away.
  • “Hands” (G): Just a really beautiful meditation on Joel and Ellie’s relationship, told through one short scene.
  • “in the end was it fireflies or lightning bugs and did it really matter” (G): I think this was written before Left Behind came out, so it diverges from canon in terms of Ellie’s sexuality, but I still think it’s beautiful writing.
  • “Flying to Wyoming, Chapter 13: The Feminine Abyss” (M, but this chapter is probably just a T for language): Lots of people have wondered how Ellie deals with her period – so please enjoy Ellie making Joel jimmy open a tampon dispenser. It’s fucking hysterical. (Note: This chapter is part of a much longer Joellie romance. This chapter stands alone and is not romantic at all. Read the rest of the story or not as you will.)

If you really want to cry

AND FINALLY:

Joel/Ellie (Joellie) [-ducks from thrown rocks-]

Still waiting...
  • Harry Potter Fandom: Still waiting on my Hogwarts invitation.
  • X-men Evolution Fandom: Still waiting for my x gene to develop.
  • Justice League Fandom: Still waiting for Batman to recruit me.
  • Supernatural Fandom: Still waiting for Sam and Dean to come tell me I'm their long lost sibling.
  • Pokemon Fandom: Still waiting for the existence of pokemon to be proven, and for Professor Oak to contact me.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Fandom: Still waiting for my trading cards to come alive.
  • Twilight Fandom: Still waiting for my boyfriend to sparkle.
  • Avengers Fandom: Still waiting for my shawarma.
  • X-men Fandom: Still waiting for Professor Xavier to invite me to Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
  • Doctor Who Fandom: Still waiting for the damn tardis.
  • Merlin Fandom: Still waiting for the dragon under my house to start whispering my name.