And, here's my initial reply:
...if you're interested in reading some SWAT Kats works by others though...Kooshmeister
has a lot of good stories that are very detail-driven, and he really combats one of the show's weaknesses by giving greater life to ancillary characters so everything's not solely focused on just the SWAT Kats - he tends to give a lot more insight and motivation for the villains which can really enhance a story.
Other authors like AkaneKitty
have tried to flesh out the characters into entirely new territory by expanding on the universe into sometimes surreal but interesting directions (and also throwing in some genres we don't get to see in the show).
And then there's C.L. Furlong
, who I think was studying to become a doctor or scientist or something crazy like that, who used his collegiate background to enhance the story with all kinds of stuff that was very Michael Crichton in style - his descriptions of Dr. Viper are among my favorites. I wish he was still around the fandom.
And, something more recent I read that I really enjoyed (particularly as the author, our own Ty-Chou a.k.a. Ghost of the Dawn) was able to transcend a certain type of writing that most people despise (and even wrote a litmus test for it
) and turn it into something awesome, was Masks.
And, if you're interested in humor, there's one of the fandom's early founders/participants, Nick Ball
(a prominent member of Strike's group), who was very quick and witty, and even though some of the references are dated (written 20 years ago) I still think it holds up, and his treatise on the show is a must-read (and downright prophetic at points, though this year one of its key points was sort of proven wrong - I need to dig that up - I have it archived somewhere, it used to be on Klawz's site).
For contemporary humor and a still active writer, you need to bookmark Kutlass and read her stuff, specifically Mayor Royale
. Kutlass is an excellent writer, and extremely quick witted and smart
- probably the best live action text-chat role player I've ever had the opportunity to work with, a major player in the MBI
And, of course there's Kris
, who along with DJ Clawson pretty much invented SWAT Kats fan fiction - she's easily the most influential writer in the fandom.