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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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    Every emotion and experience is an illness of life, if you think about it.
    That applies to all persons, human or not. Ten short DP stories dealing with said illnesses, whether good, bad, or inevitable. [Warnings/POVs vary with each story. Odd numbers human!DP, evens robot!DP.]

    CURRENT UPDATE: 'I. Nostalgia', otherwise known as camera_lucida_the_daft_punk_version.txt. Part a treatise on photography, part erotic letter, and part descriptions of delicious food and domestic life; Thomas sits and reminiscences over three photographs of Guy, and how far they've come. More notes inside.

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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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    End of the 13th century – beginning of the 14th, Florence. This story is based on the Italian poet’s, Dante’s, life. Dominic is the poet who is marked by three distinct meetings with “the gentlest of angels”, Matthew. These will influence his entire life and works.

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    A Thomas Barrow childhood fic. At a young age, he is already being pushed around because he's different, trapped in a life he wants no part of. When a young girl at his school takes a shine to him, one of his bullies grows desperate. But it is not for the reason Thomas suspects.

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    спивающийся Майкл и судьба
    некая иносказательность в наличии, раздвоение реальности, сплошные аллюзии

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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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    После смерти своего друга Джона Гилпина Антон Долин (Патрик Хили-Кэй) учится жить без него и вспоминает тех, с кем дружил, и тех, кого любил в своей жизни.

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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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    Where Doctor Jem Moriarty looked down at what she had created as its pale eyes first opened. She took a step back. She shuddered at the hideousness of her creation. Oh, not its form. Its form was perfect. She had computer modelled every aspect of its flesh. She had accomplished what no other Alpha had. The creation of life without needing an Omega to gestate that life. To enter random chance into that creation. Her work. All the perfection that went into it was a horrible contrast with its watery eyes as it came awake for the first time.

    Where she turned away and where her creation went next.

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    What was that old saying?

    The apple never falls far from the tree?

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    O hell! to choose love by another's eyes...
    Or, if there were a sympathy in choice,
    War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it,
    Making it momentany as a sound,
    Swift as a shadow, short as any dream

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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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    A juvenile kaiju makes an appearance in the Theed subway. Things get weirder and punnier from there.

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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 "Continuous 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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    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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