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Official Top 5 Stories Thread

28 Mar 2015 12:48 #41176 by lfan
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29 Mar 2015 11:08 #41181 by Woodclaw
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I find it very funny that this thread got so many responses, given that threads like this resurfaced every couple of years, but rarely with this intesity.

Now for my pick, I'm going in no particular order and they're likely to be quite a few ex aequo -- since I'm going to pick my favourite for each style.

Serena by Yosh

Plain and simply this is the story that hooked me into the genre, without the first two chapters (and LFan's Awakening) posted on SGInc back in the day I wouldn't be here any longer. The fact that Yosh pretty much set the bar for transformation scenes is for me a really big extra.

Infinity Crisis by DKC / Selene by G7 / Stealing from a Thief by Dru

Arguably one can say tha ConceptFan is the master of the evil ubergirl genre around here, but for some reason his stories never really clicked with me. I don't know exactly why, but I guess it had something to do with how seriously his narrative seem most of the time. For me these three authors managed to take that same ideas in much funnier and more enjoyable direction.

Turnabout is Fair Play by Ace191 and The Supergirl of Smallville by Team AceNaut

As a rule of thumb I'm not a fan of the pre-crisis DC Universe, being a 80's child I grew up mostly with stories based on the post-crisis continuity, so I usually skip those stories that are based on the older version of the characters. Argo and Ace managed to make me interested in that style of stories which is no small feat. I consider TSoS to be their magnus opus, but I felt obliged to included Turnabout even if only for the excellent ending.

Super Secret Agent by JKIJ

I don't know what is about this story, but it just clicked with me. Over the years I've come to unlike the Bond franchise, so I wasn't so keen on this story at first, but after the first page I was hooked in 100%. This story has class and manage to do one of the hardest things: adding a supergirl to a franchise without breaking the mold completely. It's a shame that JKIJ only published a few stories so far and I really hope he would return.

Blind Date by Njae and Ascension by Taliesan

Both these stories touches one of the key elements of the genre for me: the human side. Our genre is a power fantasy most of the time so we tend to think of our characters mostly in terms of powers and power stunt. Stories like these are interesting for me because who the characters are as persons is more important of what powers they have.


I would like to end this with a couple of notes, I had to left out a lot of storie and authors I like, in particular I purpotedly left out anything related to the Aurora Universe. I meant no offense to Shadar, Brantley, Velvet and all the other excellent authors that worked on it, but I consider the greatest feature of the AU how intertwined the various storylines are, so I consider unfair to pick one over another.

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30 Mar 2015 13:49 #41195 by Susan Donym
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5 of my favorites:

-- Little Bit of Fun by CF
-- A New Leaf by Helix 111
-- Stealing From a Thief by Dru
-- Lucile's Lingerie by Vortigern
-- Sibling Rivalry by CF/Lfan

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30 Mar 2015 15:58 - 30 Mar 2015 15:58 #41199 by fats
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here are my top 5

  1. Modifications 1-7 by happiest in shadows
  2. MobGirl by Dru
  3. Not the one by Dru
  4. Empress Ria by CF
  5. Milena's Diary byCF

I like long multi-part stories with a good element of evil about them

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01 Apr 2015 00:05 #41240 by AuGoose
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Well this certainly makes for a priority reading list :).

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11 May 2016 21:29 #47762 by lfan
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Since we've had a good deal of conversation of late -- as well as a number of new members --- thought I'd bump this thread.....

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12 May 2016 08:14 - 12 May 2016 08:15 #47774 by eric328
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This a great idea and I feel like I'm forgetting some great ones, but in no particular order...

Super Jen
Supanji
I Dream of Janie
Sexy Lexie
Princess Diana*

*I don't remember the title of the last one but it has to be nearly two decades old, by Shadar. Both Princess Di and Sarah Ferguson were given super powers and it was one of the first in the genre that clicked for me. I believe it was pulled from the old site out of respect after Diana died (that's how long ago it was!), but it was wonderful.
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13 May 2016 00:41 #47801 by Sarge395
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Some great Top 5's here.

Any top 5 of mine has to include something from Conceptfan, DKC, Dru, the old Super 3000 ray gun line, Dark Supergirl....Man that would be a difficult list for me to pin down. I'll have to work on it.

eric328 the story was titled Royalty One. Evelyn and Sharon wrote it. I assume the old Sharon Best? About 11,000 words. Never a big fan of Lady Di. But whatever. Good story. If anyone wants it I could send it or send to admin for upload. PM me if you want to upload it.

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13 May 2016 02:52 #47806 by AuGoose
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I don't feel like I've read enough of the library to avoid the trap of just listing stuff that's come out since I took more of an interest in the site.

While I've read and enjoyed many of the stories listed, a part of me looks at conversations like this and says "challenge accepted" followed by pondering how best to produce something that'll claim a spot on people's lists ;).

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13 May 2016 03:08 #47807 by brad328
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Baker's Dozen

Supergirl of Smallville

The Ultimate Cat

Serena's Lucky Day

The Supergirl Phenomenon
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13 May 2016 20:41 #47825 by TheOne25
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There are so many good stories too choose from... it almost seems unfair to the other stories and writers but these are my top five:
Empress Ria

Not The One

Deep Down Inside

Supanji

The Project

These aren't in any order.
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13 May 2016 20:58 #47827 by lfan
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I think its very interesting and very cool looking at the varying nature of everyone's top 5. There are a few stories that show up on multiple people's lists but nothing is dominating everyone's lists. A variety of good fiction is one of the goals of the site and looks like it somewhat working!

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