Others' work that ties into this:
All Is Fair by Duckiesinaline - explicit, but the first three quarters of it are 100% adventure featuring evolved gridbugs so if you're a gen fan you can simply stop reading once things slow down and get personal. (I wouldn't, but the option is there.) Plus bonus fics with more capers and slower moments both. Thank you, Duckies!
[And then I said fine and wrote one myself which is technically part of the main series but - unlike the series' overall gen rating - this one is ship-focused and borders on the explicit. As with Duckies &c., it's Sam/Tron.]
Lightjetlady, recently arrived from FF.net, found this series inspiring enough to delve into fanfic herself, so please send her fruit baskets for Grudge Match which is an Alan-POV take on our heroes' little fight club. So excited to see him get his moment of arena glory!
Sed makes my life with hilarity and hotness rolled into one in Show & Tell which is at the same tremendously NSFW and sneakily adorable. Best opening line I ever read, hands down.
Oh hey, look who's there! The Security team makes a surprise appearance in this lovely drabble penned by 1shinymess and inspired by a drawing from Oft. I love everyone in this bar.
Further on the art front, Artamis painted this magnificently broody Sam. There's no price one can put on the thrill of seeing how others visualise this Grid and its denizens...
... or score it, for that matter. Deadonarrival compiled a thorough playlist for the second fic in the series and just floored me. Go forth and listen because damn. This fandom is the best fandom. ♥