These are my top favorite spin-offs. There are two lists: one for newcomers, to introduce them to the PPC, and one for everyone, of stuff I just plain like by authors who aren't active anymore. There's a lot more good stuff out there, too, and obviously, one should always start with the Original Series.
Introductory Spin-offs[edit | edit source]
- Caitlin and Sidh - This is just a one-off, but I think it introduces the PPC really well, has excellent characterization, and is overall high quality writing. I wish they'd written more.
- Architeuthis - The original Department of Intelligence series. Her definition of a Mary Sue is out of date now, but this is still an important foundational series.
- Nenya and Rosie - The Jay and Acacia Kooky Spin-Off Nerd Society, a.k.a. the Department of Multiple Offenses. Of particular inspiration to me is the FicPsych chapter.
- Mara and Isaiah - The Department of Technical Errors. Excellent and foundational. Araeph is a real-life editor, so you can't go wrong taking cues from her.
- Trojanhorse and Paddlebrains - Department of Bad Slash. Absolutely hilarious. Takes an under-appreciated department and owns it in a way few others have managed before or since.
- Dafydd and Selene (and Constance) - Department of Geographical Aberrations. This is how you start if you want to work your way up to tackling Legendary Badfics, histories, AUs, and big, sweeping plots.
- Suicide, Diocletian, and Ithalond - Tungsten Monk is quite simply one of the funniest people I know. Also, she's a real-life published author now.
Inactive Spin-offs[edit | edit source]
In no particular order:
- Teena and WyldeHorse - DMS, Anime Division
- Gunny and Wayne - DMS, Anime Division
- Rez and Flip - Floaters
- Twiggy, Scorpia, and Brittany - Department of Cool and Unusual Punishment
- Sedri and Iza - DMS, Freelance
- Fritz and Silas - Floaters
- Ryni and Tirsaer, Hawthorne and Key - Floaters and DIC, respectively
- PitViperOfDoom's lot:
- Lambda - Special Interdepartmental Elven Languages Unit
- Rhysdux and Honorificus - DMS, Buffyverse Division
- Dour K - Disturbing Acts of Violence Department
- Nin Brandt - Department of Character Protective Services, Silmarillion Section
- Adam and Frenchie - Department of Sufficiently Advanced Technology, A/V Division (scroll down)