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    We searched all through the night / I couldn't find it; you couldn't find it

    (Or: A thing is as hard as its consequences, and Marty McFly should know.)

    [Second & final part added 3/4/15. Title & summary stolen from lyrics to the song playing on Red the Bum's radio at the end of BTTF: Part Two.]

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    The year is 1984 and it's a great time for movies and movie fans. John Watson is a struggling film school student with dreams of being a screenwriter. It's a dream come true when his friend, Mike, gets him a job reviewing movies for the university paper.

    Sherlock Holmes is also a film school student with dreams of directing, but he's also struggling to get his life back on track. The job at Baker Cinema is supposed to help him do just that, but it's SO BORING.

    Until, that is, a young movie reviewer buys a ticket to Footloose and Sherlock's life suddenly becomes very, very complicated.

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    A reader once commented to me that just once, she'd like to see a story address the hurtful consequences that used to come to most people who were honest about their same-sex attraction. That was a long time ago. Ever since then, I've been meaning to write a story that did that, somehow it took me until now.

    This one takes place in the fall of 1980. It takes place in Los Angeles, just before the first cases of HIV/AIDS started to turn up, and makes use of a story I once read about how right after West Hollywood first incorporated as a city in 1984, the first thing the mayor did was to walk into a restaurant there, and rip down the "No Fagots" sign that the owner had put up. ...It sort of makes use of it, references it anyway. ...And by the way, yes, I am aware of the misspelling here. It's how the word was spelled on the sign.

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    It begins at an award show. Dean Winchester is a well-known actor, standing before a crowd with Charlie at his side. The world looks at him and sees someone that has everything. The fame, the fortune, the life. They don't see the loss or what he refuses to tell. Then Charlie, his manager, sets up an interview with a journalist that seems to know how to get at the truth. It seems to take no time before Dean is sharing more than he intended, and Benny is ready to capture it all on camera. Because some stories just must be told.

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    Bucky wakes up sick.

    Bucky knows this because when he gets up, the room starts spinning, his head starts pounding, and everything feels very, very wrong. So he does what the Barnes children do best when they're feeling under the weather: he calls for Mom.

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    Junior has a not quite fight with her mother that fuels in her a need to know the truth behind her parents' divorce. The only person she thinks might tell her is her father's best friend, so she gives him a call. From there, everything changes.

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    The Trolls thought they were coming home, but Earth had a different answer. A hundred years later the solar system is divided by the War between Humanity and Trollkind. Brother of the human diplomat, Dave Strider struggles to fit into a world of hate. Karkat Vantas’ anger destroys everything in his path after his cousin’s failed rebellion. And Terezi Pyrope is caught between polar opposites.
    The War is a Homestuck AU which is a result of a lot of worldbuilding, which will be revealed as the story progresses.

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    The Winter Soldier is in the middle of robbing a bank when things go south and he takes a hostage to get out of there alive. Only problem is, the hostage is the Black Widow, and she's not happy that this man ruined her mission to get a job as a bank teller and infiltrate it from the inside. Now that they're on the run from the police together, they notice that there's something familiar about each of them even though they know they've never met before...

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    A collection of ficlets and snippets inspired by Tumblr and #xmentales chat.

    So far: Charles is a cat or a Renaissance-era muse or a professor or an imprisoned high-level telepath or a young man of the senatorial class in Rome or an Oceanid. Meanwhile, Erik is sick or a talented but struggling painter or a graduate student or a spy searching for his missing telepath or a former gladiator-turned-slave or a pirate. Also they are both seahorses. Or fae. Or gods. Or platypuses. Or genetically-modified fruit. Or space travelers. Or on a date. And there's one with Wesley Gibson and Brandon Sullivan. And one with Wesley again, but also Max, Simon, and Brian. And a couple of A/O snippets, one on a boat and one in a bedroom.

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    "Life can be short, sometimes brutally so. Why not seize the day and grab your happiness while you can?"

    —Telltale Games, Back to the Future (Episode 4: Double Visions)

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    When Harry is accidentally sent back to Hogwarts 1982, he discovers a more bitter and angrier Snape than he knew in his school years. Tasked by Dumbledore with teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts and befriending Snape, as well as finding out how to get back, Harry knows he is in store for a difficult year. Despite their arguing, Harry can't help but find himself drawn to Snape. If Harry and Snape can get over their past and learn to be just a little selfish, their relationship may stand a chance.

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    3059
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    Когда-то они договорились вернуться в Дерри и навсегда покончить со злом, поселившемся в городе. Пришло время выполнять обещания.

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    saint-malo, 1986. there's someone at the door, and france just wants to finish his book.

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    1/1
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    Dean loves working at the circus. Cas hates the circus. It’s a match made in heaven (and we all know how well those end).

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    Gerard longed to return to his heaven on earth. He wanted, no, need to return to that one place that would make him feel happy, wanted and loved. Where no one judged him or looked in his way.

    He agrees to Frank's offer of running away from home, finding it the perfect opportunity to return to his heaven, New Jersey.

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    9/?
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    15
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    5
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    459
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    This day has been coming for 40 years. It's the right course, the action she must take because he never will. Unsurprisingly, that is little comfort to Abigail as she forces herself to walk out of Henry's life forever.

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    Stuck in the 80s, so to speak.

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    Luke’s little brother is sleeping beside him on the bed, naked. Luke is going to kill him if he finds out.

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    The year is 1985. Humans and mutants have lived together for a hundred years and now co-exist peacefully.

    That is, outside of high school. Charles Xavier happens to be an ordinary human being, but that's not the worst of his troubles. He's a true geek, with so few friends he could count them on two fingers, and he also happens to be the school's favourite victim.

    Erik has always looked down upon humans without any powers, thinking he is superior to them.

    Naturally, he's not pleased at all when for some unknown reason, Charles latches onto him after only one lesson of group work as though they were the best of friends.

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    English
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    5/5
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    257
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    31
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    3474
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    "I hate to wonder out loud," said Marty, slowly, "but do you think we're now in an alternate timeline like that other nineteen eighty-five all because I got stuck here and you got zapped to oblivion?"

    [Title borrowed from Lindsey Buckingham's song by the same name, a.k.a. the song on Marty's clock-radio.]

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    English
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    30
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    142
    Bookmarks:
    9
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    801

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