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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "Supper and a film," he'd said. It should have been just another relaxing evening in. But between Sally Sparrow and Larry Nightingale, there was more than just sense and sensibility.

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    “I expected a lot worse from the sixth form, I’m not going to lie,” Harry says with a small smile. “Do they… are there always girls, like, being inappropriate?”

    “Yep, unfortunately.”

    “How do you put up with it?” Harry asks curiously.

    Louis looks up at him dumbly. “Well… they don’t really do it to me anymore because I was in a relationship with Mr. Cardle from the music department up until he left so that really kinda brought it to an abrupt halt.” He coughs nervously.

    Harry stares.

     

    Or the one where Harry's new, Louis likes cheesy love references, Zayn and Liam need to get their acts together and Niall really, really likes boobs.

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    Traveling alone, the 11th Doctor discovers a time loop forming in 1888 London, and with it, a potential wrench in history and supposed fiction alike. A pre-series partial AU for Penny Dreadful. Character and pairing tags to be added as the story progresses.

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    Edward, future Duke of Aumerle, goes to Lisbon to marry a king's daughter. But it's not a kissing story.

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    Content advisory: period-typical child marriage: no sexual contact is implied or described at any point. (This is not a kissing story.)

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    for strangeparticles, to the prompt: "Aumerle and York: 'It's all your fault' "

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    Jared is a shy, reclusive fourteen year old omega who lives day to day, surviving the best he can. With the encouragement of his school librarian, he reads extra books for fun, preferring to live within the stories he reads instead of his actual living situation. His current book is Mary Renault’s WWII, gay classic, The Charioteer. He is captivated by the relationship between the three central characters—Laurie, Andrew, and Ralph—and the novel becomes integral to his survival. A few weeks before the annual dance, Alpha Detective Jensen Ackles, from the Department of Omega Care, visits the high school and notices Jared by the way he holds his backpack. This seemingly casual observation launches an investigation that irrevocably changes everyone involved—for better and for worse. [Supernatural J2 Big Bang 2014 Entry; art by Tebtosca.]

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    Erik leaves behind a memento. Logan keeps watch.

    Regarding archive warning: the character deaths in question take place before the story begins and their circumstance is not mentioned in any detail.

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