They are indeed coming in at a slower pace...same with AF stuff on deviantArt. The AF fandom's been a little slow everywhere. X3 (We need that movie!)
I haven't read too much non-AF fanfiction in a long while (might take a look at some of these, but I really need to do some rereading of things to refresh my memory, hehe). But, going on memory from years ago...
I'm not sure if anyone here likes Yugioh, but one of my favorite fanfictions I ever read (and had a profound impact on my early writing) was The New Students (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1095253/1/The-New-Students
), by White Angel Chan. It's a Yugioh-Harry Potter crossover that I started reading before I'd actually read Harry Potter, and the characters of both series are incredibly well done. (Note that I haven't read this fanfiction in probably ten years, but I don't doubt that it's probably better than what I was able to pick up on at the time. Though it seems clear that the story isn't ever going to be finished, as it hasn't been updated in about six years...)
The other one my sister and I found several years back and read a large portion of together is a Naruto fanfiction called Team 8 (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2731239/1/Team-8
) by S'TarKan. It's an alternate timeline where Naruto is placed on Team 8 instead of Team 7 (along with Hinata and Shino), and the story progresses from there. I'm pretty sure my sister and I only read up through chapter 10 or so (my dear sister grew up and doesn't read fanfiction anymore...), but the understanding of the characters and Naruto world, and the way more minor characters such as Shino and Kurenai are fleshed out, is phenomenal. I'd have probably read more of it already, except I really need to watch and/or read the Naruto series again and remind myself of the characters and what's going on... (This fanfiction has an incredible 14,000+ reviews, as of July 2015.)
Oh, and for any Haruhi Suzumiya fans out there, Meet the Suzumiyas by JonBob0008 (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4994973/1/ ... -Suzumiyas
) is a pretty amazing piece of work, with such a similar feel to the original light novel series (the jokes and sarcasm, not to mention Haruhi's outrageous eccentricity) that I almost regard this fic as canon. (There's also an unfinished sequel to this story, but I didn't read that one.)