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    “Jack, you've read Proust?” “Yeah… Erm, well, no. We dated for a while. He was really immature.”

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    This one may be the concluding story of the set. I'm not sure, but I think it's reached its proper concluding point--which is a bit of a relief as I had really intended this to just be a one-shot before turning back to finish "Time and Memory." It kind of ran away with me.

    The title is from Gerard Manley Hopkins' "As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Dragonflies Draw Flame." I'm not going to do a major literary lesson, but the central thesis is that we are what our lives most embody. There are all sorts of elements of that worked through this story, which was deeply influenced by Beccab's comment on "Continous as the Stars That Shine" that helped me focus on what I wanted to say about Romanticism and modern Neo-romanticism, and about the integration of man and the urban. The Romantics saw mankind and our works as cut off from nature--I think of us as part of nature, expressing ourselves and our true nature in our art, our cities, and our relationships, among other things. This was about all of those things. For influencing material, check the links at the end.

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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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    Dean is a sell-out business man, who only sees the world in monochrome shades. But at 12:10 every day, color is brought to his life for a few, short minutes when a man with a limp and a sunshine-soul walks by.

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

    **73- James/Michael, more selkie!James short fic, scars and fairy-tales about humans
    **72- Steve/Bucky, the short sequel to chapter 69; Bucky's still in the habit of handing Steve objects when they're alone in a room. One of those objects comes with a certain question.
    71- James/Michael, birthday fic for shayzgirl, mpreg!Michael, morning sickness, moving in together, belated confessions of love
    70- Steve/Bucky, Bucky hiding inside Steve's birthday cake
    69- Steve/Bucky, Bucky always handing Steve weapons when they're in a room together
    68- Chris/Sebastian, communication
    67- James/Michael, surprise presents for each other
    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

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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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    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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    What happens when longtime chums Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde reunite in an Italian villa chock full of Pokemon? Only decadent dandy and plaid-clad rustic adventures can ensue when Conan Doyle decides to train to be a Pokemon Master. Grab your glass of preferred alcohol and come along for the ride!

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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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    Sometimes Makoto wants to talk about the future, and Haruka will not have any of it, but it’s nice to know that they’re both still unsure about things. They are the sun and moon, still wandering about under the same sky. It’s what Haruka tells himself anyway, until it hurts too much to think about him.

    This is a tale in which Haruka and Makoto have a falling out, but the sentiment is still there, two years later.

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    Pity this busy monster.

    This is the Hulk's happy day. This is the swirl of inner consciousness, weaving through five movements, this green beast with flowers and a Man inside of him.

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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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    I came in like a wrecking ball.

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    Puedo escribir los versos más tristes esta noche.

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    While we ate our rations, Makoto murmured to me that he had dreamed last night he murdered Rin in a violent attack of jealousy.

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    In which Harry tries to enlist Nick's help with his coursework, and there are definitely no Shakespearean parallels.

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    Damian always runs from the past, but the past has a way of chasing after him. Maybe someday, Damian will let it catch up.

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    Post-Avengers. Loki is imprisoned on Midgard until he can demonstrate "repentance and atonement," but he's not interested in penitence. So far, he has successfully scared away every psychologist SHIELD has sent him, until a mysterious woman visits his cell one day...Loki/OC. A little more serious and philosophical than your typical redemption story. (OC is to explore different aspects of the character--not self-insertion! Promise!)

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    tumblr prompt: "byron & shelley. popular kid and nerd au"

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    This is the story of Jonathan Crane, from his childhood in Georgia to the end of his first encounter with the Batman, and his journey from troubled child to psychopathic monster.

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