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    For Majorly Minor Characters week: all the questions you (never) asked about Brevet’s suspender(s), answered!

    “Throughout this hideous meditation, the thoughts which we have above indicated moved incessantly through his brain; entered, withdrew, re-entered, and in a manner oppressed him; and then he thought, also, without knowing why, and with the mechanical persistence of revery, of a convict named Brevet, whom he had known in the galleys, and whose trousers had been upheld by a single suspender of knitted cotton. The checkered pattern of that suspender recurred incessantly to his mind.”

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    I was born with a mechanical heart: miles of wires and video parts...if only I had a human touch, I’d give you the love you deserve so much - and if Heaven’s way up in the clouds, way up in the clouds, for you, I’m gonna bring it all down, I’m gonna bring it all down. I will be your aeroplane, give you the world and watch you dance in Spain, fly you way above the stars and show you what you are in my mechanical heart.

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    100-women Prompt #8: Future.

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    Title and lyrics from the amazing song "Mechanical Heart" by Beth Hart.

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    Will finds himself in Florence a year after "that night" on the trail of Hannibal. Still recovering from the psychological and emotional fall out, he seeks another, yes, psychiatrist to keep him stable. Unknown to Will, Hannibal and Bedelia have settled in Florence, too. Unknown to Hannibal, Will is in Florence with his new psychiatrist. Doctor Daniel Clayton has some empathic gifts of his own and it will be his misfortune that he bears a striking resemblance to Will. Each of them has an agenda and while Daniel and Will engage in therapy one chance encounter places them in a deadly game between Hannibal and Bedelia. But sometimes things are not always as they appear.

    A viper will devour another viper. But a mongoose can be trained to temper its bite.
    Whatever you are doing with Will Graham; stop.

    This story is updated regularly like a serial. If Fate should gather the shattered teacup and bring Hannibal and Will together again after Mizumono, then this fic should be most appealing.

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    Однажды ночью Маргарита вновь встречается со своим наваждением, со своим двойником - Манон.

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    An Sansa Stark/Petyr Baelish centered, Modern AU fanfic.

    Sansa Stark works at "Mockingbird's" to earn a little cash, while she's in the last semester. Her boss, Petyr Baelish, seems to be "romantically" interested on her. But Sansa dates with Joffrey Baratheon, a little boring boy, but more trustworthy... and younger. But Mr. Baelish... is a man!

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    There is this little tiny problem you are going to have, when you accidentally cheated Death...
    Harry Potter is on a mission to die, hopefully decades from now on and quietly in his sleep. Featuring the Kids in Hogwarts, Bellatrix as minion on her redemption rampage, magical places in most of the world and an umbrella-wielding Luna Lovegood (some time in the future).

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    After some years of retirement, the Mistress takes a stroll in Dublin.

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    Advisory: inexplicitly described death by fire, murder, quotation of a poem describing gruesome decomposition of human remains, gratuitous Erskine Childers (both, but mainly the Da).

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    There's a ghost in the looking-glass.

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    "What are you saying?"
    "I'm saying, you're trying to apply human concepts to someone who isn't human."

    In which Castiel isn't human and Dean is confused. And Gabriel the archangel talks a lot about love. And Peter Pan.

    Set... well, since Gabe isn't Lucifer-kabob, in an AU. Kinda. Not really a set time period at all.

    Conversation ficlet.

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    “Why’d you do it?”
    He shrugs. “It doesn’t matter.”
    “I guess.”
    “It really doesn’t.”
    The bug falls on its back. It’s wriggling around. He turns to look out the window.
    “Inconsequential,” Brownshirt says, enunciating carefully, feeling around the word and trying not to get lost. “Really.”
    “Really.”
    He thinks of the diner back in old town, where she’d been sitting, hunched over her cigarette tray like it was her last meal on this Earth. He thinks of regret. He feels nothing. He wants Brownshirt to stop talking.

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    Jane circled the lab, shutting down machines and making sure everything was safe and secured for the night, only to be distracted by the sight of a familiar yellow legal pad. Was that — ?

    It was. A completed Shakespearean sonnet composed in honor of Bucky Barnes' arms.

    It would be such a shame if Darcy just hid it in a drawer somewhere, never to see the light of day...

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    Sasaki wonders if this is what a real family is like.

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    Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes are unlikely scene partners in a charity performance of Alice in Wonderland.

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    "Why don't you just tell me why Hank thinks I run a book club on the first Monday evening of the month, and why he's offered to bring artichoke dip, which sounds awesome by the way, to the next meeting?”

    Nick closed his eyes, and when he spoke his voice was a rush of words. “Because it was better than him thinking we were having sex?”

    Monroe had always wanted to belong to a Book Club, but he'd never imagined it would be to help out Nick.

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    "And the only solace I find is that you and the rest of your ilk will never grace the halls of human history with your wit or ingenuity. You will die, and your absence of an impact on the course of the human race will doom you to be forgotten. You will amount to nothing." Double Dee says what's on his mind, and Kevin holds him to it.

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    Kuroko is informed that he has at most a year of his life left, so he decides to confess to his crush as his sole bucket list wish. Important Warning: This fic contains bits of existential angst, so if you have lost someone dear to you and/or are suicidal, I ask that you please keep away from this story.

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    "Tourists," said a disgusted voice from the blackness.

    The clown regained his grin and turned his bright little flashlight on the place, illuminating a confidently slouching figure against the brick, brown leather coat and red fiberglass mask and a well-battered pair of boots.

    "A local wouldn't've gotten grabbed that easy," the young Red Hood stated, shrugging away from his wall and strolling to the near edge, hands shoved deep into his pockets. "And sure as shit wouldn't've been afraid of you."

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    Hercules is supposed to be, as the Greek myth goes, the Divine Protector of Mankind. But is it worth saving the rest of the world if he can't save the ones he loves?

    Basically Hercules Hansen is a rambling mess of Greek allusions and ill-fated destiny and he reflects on all of this because we know that on lonely nights he'd rather let the guilt of surviving the apocalypse eat him away than try to help himself.

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    At this point, more than 100 posts in, I do think it only fair to rewrite this intro. This is a whopping big heap of meta posts, dealing primarily with *Sherlock*, though heaven knows a lot of other literature and art wanders through. The writing quality and style varies from fairly good pseudo-academic to outright fangirl squee. If it's worth reading at all, it's worth reading because it's fun watching someone who really does care how art works go hunting for the engines that drive the show, and to guess at the hidden and not-so-hidden details that may shape the future of the show.

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    Of all these little meta digressions, this is more truly an essay and piece of lit-crit. I had a chunk of last night and this morning to think about the structure and nature of how a story is told, and what your perception of the story does to your choices of through-lines. This is a lit-crit essay focusing on *Sherlock*, and using Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie as paradigmatic examples of two different approaches to the development of narrative spines and through-lines. Meta. Essay. Lit-crit. Analysis. Dry. Somewhat academic. Consider yourselves thoroughly warned. My inner honor student shineth forth.

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