A Farm in the ForestCurrent Chapters: 59 (243,588 words)
Last Updated: May 13, 2020
Last Updated: May 13, 2020
Pelican Town's local carpenter, Robin, received one of her biggest orders yet: clear the land and restore an abandoned house in the forgotten reaches of Cindersap Forest. With the completion of the home came its new owner, a young (and somewhat lost) adult named Jade. A Farm in the Forest tells the story of Jade's adjustment to farm life in Stardew Valley, the people she meets during her stay, and the unspoken secrets of the valley's past.
This fic focuses on character development and interaction between characters, both romantic and platonic. There is also an underlying plot that focuses on the world of Stardew Valley as well as Jade's history. This fic contains fantasy violence, drama, suspense, humor, and very occasional horror moments.
(This fic will update daily on the Stardew Valley Forums instead of all at once to not be so spammy)
Frequent Characters: Female Farmer (Jade), Sebastian, Alex, Sam, Maru, Robin
Supporting Characters: Penny, Abigail, Demetrius, Lewis
Main romantic relationship: Female Farmer/Sebastian
Main platonic relationships: Female Farmer & Alex, Sebastian & Sam, Sebastian & Maru
Other relevant info: Eventual Relationships, Slowburn (takes a while for the romance to kick up), Worldbuilding (works on expanding the in-game world, but also features locations, creatures, and lore not in the game), Strong Language, Minor Violence, Trauma
More info may be added as the fic gets closer to completion
In May 2016, I posted my first fanfic (this one!) to ye olde forums because I loved the game that much and I wanted to get over my fear of sharing my writing. The feedback I got and the community response meant a lot to me, and is one of the bigger reasons I ended up getting to know Stardew Valley's community in the first place. This fanfic was and still is a big learning experience for me; I plan to finish it once and for all by the end of 2020. I hope you join me on the journey!
Some fun facts:
- There was only one farm type when I first posted this fanfic, so I thought I was being really neat and clever by having the farm up in the Cindersap Forest, rather than the standard farm. Though we can have different farm types now, it's helpful to remember that Jade's farm is located to the left of the in-game farm and to the right of the Secret Woods.
- My main reason for writing this fanfic is because there weren't any others at the time that explored Sebastian's character in a way that was satisfying to me (tho keep in mind it was 2016 and there weren't a lot of fics around). I wanted to give a lot of focus to his character and his own development, so if you really like Sebastian, this is definitely the fic for you. However, at the end of the day, it's just how I take his character and there are so many ways you can interpret what's in the game! I hope this fic inspires you to write your versions of characters you like too-- I definitely don't give everyone equal attention here and they deserve the love.
- You can read this fanfic in Archive of our Own if that's more your style (or if you don't want to wait for me to post all the chapters here)!