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    Bilbo Baggins just wanted a normal life. But that’s a little hard to have when a man is bleeding in the alley beside his apartment building…

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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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    She kisses Morgana like she can erase the time they spend apart and alone.

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    Just collecting all the snippets from tumblr and LJ and giving them a home.

    66- Erik/Charles, post DoFP conversations about fashion choices and coming home
    65- Erik/Charles, XMFC road trip flirtation fluff
    64- Erik/Charles, bubble bath
    63- Erik/Charles, sounding, bottom!Charles, bottom!Charles being bossy
    62- Erik/Charles, sub!Erik, the art of waiting
    61- Erik/Charles, Erik making tempting little noises when stretching, first kiss
    60- Erik/Charles, shortness
    59- Chris/Sebastian, ice bucket challenge
    58- James/Michael, in the selkie!James universe: first, second, and third kisses, and hope
    57- James/Michael, preparing to host holiday dinner with their families
    56- James/Michael, in which Michael calls James with some unexpected news
    55- Erik/Charles, in which Erik is a young king and Charles is more or less Cinderella
    54- James/Michael, James waiting in the bedroom when Michael comes home
    53- James/Michael, Michael wakes up happy, and watches James sleep beside him
    52- Erik/Charles, first meeting, in a grocery store, on Valentine's Day

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    Dean Smith is bad at stepping outside of his comfort zone, at being spontaneous, at living. But he learns more at college than he expected when he repeatedly crosses paths with a mysterious, blue-eyed restless punk named Castiel. Set against a backdrop of bookstores and bars, concerts and cappuccinos, Dean learns that sometimes living is as much about the paths we don't decide to take as the ones we do. He learns that the ultimate question isn't 'How do you find love?' because sometimes it finds you, but 'How do you make love stay?'

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    Louis est un auteur américain à succès mondial. Un jour, cependant, il n'arrive plus à écrire. Pas un seul mot. Le syndrome de la page blanche. Il décide alors de partir en road-trip autour des Etats-Unis. Sur sa route, il fera de nombreuses rencontres. Une seule, cependant, pourrait avoir le pouvoir de changer sa vie totalement, et qui sait, lui permettre d'écrire à nouveau.

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    After a decade apart, the royal sisters of Arendelle have become strangers. Together they attempt to reclaim their lost childhoods - and their lost relationship - while simultaneously stepping into their new roles as adults and rulers. But trouble begins to brew both between the two young women and from overseas. Fluff. Strong incest themes in later chapters. Eventual plot.

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    An epic in three-ish acts, in which our heroes still do not understand their universe. Or rather, multiverse. Or rather, Alfred.

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    Castiel waits for Dean to come home from war and suffers mental illness and depression. When Dean comes home, everything is okay. Until it isn't.

    Cas keeps his letters in a painted box under the piano, and every now and again, his foot misses the pedal and bumps the box.

    He remembers, and needs a drink. Sometimes two. Usually more.

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    Sad one shot.

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    If you’re sending yourself out to the edge of civilization, people expect it to be done for fame and glory – but then, Julian Bashir has never been what’s expected of him. He’s quite happy to agree with the reasons other people provide, because he isn’t sharing the private whys and wherefores when people are more than happy to fill in the gaps themselves. There are other, better things to worry about, work to be done and friends to be made – possibly even a lover, if he’s lucky…

    ...all while fighting to maintain his worth, and remain exactly who he’s always been.

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    A Buffy/Giles rewrite of the summer between BtVS seasons 2 and 3.

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    A little project I made for my final year as an undergrad. I took the idea from T.S. Elliot's "Wasteland." It's a mix of Durarara, Hetalia, and D. Gray-Man which breaks off into three separate stories that will eventually merge into one. It'll be easy to spot out which parts are which with each poem. Now with more details and better edits.

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    When Castiel Novak returns to his hometown to teach at Garrison High School in the wake of his mother's death, he discovers that there is one thing nearly the entire religious population seems to agree upon: everyone hates the Winchesters. They hate Sam's temper and John's alcoholism and Dean's interminable silence. Castiel is just getting a handle on the whole free will thing, but he's beginning to suspect that he might feel a little bit differently, and the more he learns about the Winchesters, the more he understands that the entire town couldn't hate Dean's silence half as much as Dean himself hates his own words. Stutterer!Dean/Teacher!Cas.

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    They spend a couple hours in the library most days, and on the first day Dean's a little disappointed at how little Kerouac they have, and Jane Eyre is just completely missing. And when he hands Cas a copy of Howl, he's barely back at the bookshelf before Cas is asking about "Mohammedan angels" and "what is a hipster, Dean?"

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    Things you'll never see, but should always notice.

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    Post Mizumono.

    Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham try to recover from their shared wounds together. Or not.


    “Maybe…” Will mumbles, closing his eyes. “There is an entire, mad eternity in every moment we’ve experienced.”

     
    “It could be.” Hannibal muses, his hand thrown over Will’s chest, his head touching his shoulder blade. “Then, we could share a million lifetimes instead of our meager months.”

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    Newly undead, George compares her situation to a literary character. “Secretly, George wishes she didn’t feel like that stupid character in Brave New World, John or Joe or whatever the f--- his name was. Couldn’t belong – fit in – to one world or another; forever doomed.

    Secretly, George wishes she wasn’t like him. Hoped she’d move on; adapt.”

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    Four books which didn’t change Edith’s life and one letter to the editor which did.

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    You should probably at least skim parts 1 and 2 of this series, so you know where the Arcade/Vulpes relationship is coming from.

    Since they never even meet during the actual game. :)

    In case you never did a play-through where your Courier aligned with the Legion: It's canon that a pro-Legion Courier sells Arcade as a slave to Caesar.

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    Lest faith turn to despair is a critical appreciation of a dramatic essay in philosophy of love, Steven Antin’s Young Americans (Columbia TriStar & Mandalay Television for The WB network, 2000), in the form of a fanfiction sequel.

    Synopsis: The original drama’s “true love” story affects that drama’s other characters.

    Lest faith turn to despair is a drama in five acts, plus prologue, intermezzo, envoi and notes. Each act, like the intermezzo, covers one of six consecutive days around the Thanksgiving following the original drama. Due to its length, it posted on Archive of Our Own as a series of six works, with the notes as a separate work.

    All sexually active characters are above the legal age of consent in the setting place and prefer heterosexual intimacy.

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    20/20
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