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    When it comes to symbolism, cats are known for being signs of mystery, darkness, and even fear.

    But they can also be symbols of rebirth and of healing.

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    The barest thought of an idea begins to grow from the time he is nine, expanded upon throughout his teenage years and cultivated throughout college. Tony wonders what could have stopped his father, could have stopped other kids like him from growing up like he did.

    Later, he returns to this idea.

    He looks at Sam’s family and tries to scrape together an idea of what made his husband kind, and brave, and strong. He looks at Clint and what pushed him to be the greatest in the land while still being humble. He looks at Bruce and how the doctor is so kind even while containing a monster within his body.

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    Tony Stark uses the entire world as the base for his experiment. How far can one person with endless resources change society? How much of an impact can one person have?

    The independent variable: how much money funneled into charities that never had enough resources before.

    Dependent variable: how big of a wave of change can be produced.

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    The very fabric of society quakes.

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    There are things you stop wanting after the end of the world. Wanting is vulnerability, and Max can’t afford to be vulnerable out in the Wasteland. But when he returns to the Citadel, he has a lot to revisit. Even if admitting what he wants might break him.

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    jimin falls for a boy who can't say what he means, and all he gets in return is a bunch of #%$&'s.

    (in which taehyung can't express himself, all that comes out are bleeps and bullshit. and jimin still loves him for it.)

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    A collection of short stories - some altered to fit a fandom - that I have written.
    Will be taken down if I ever collect enough and get the courage to publish my original shorts.

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    Modern AU: Hawke's name might almost be funny if it weren't quite so true, but through such accuracy and tragedy she's led towards family she never expected to find, towards healing and salvation she never could have believed she'd ever deserve.

    This story is centred around neurodivergence and broad mental health issues, and how powerfully music can affect tones, moods, and lives is a strong theme, as well. Warnings will always be placed in the tags, which will be updated as needed, as well as in the beginning notes of each chapter, even at the cost of potential spoilers when it comes to that.

    [compiled soundtrack on Spotify and YouTube]

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    “Nothing up this sleeve, nothing up this one.” Keeping her hands in the air as the captain rose, she said, “You folks gonna arrest me?”

    Leanne is a mage, and a Ferelden refugee. Struggling to find her place in her new home, she takes a job in a clinic working for the notorious upstart mage Anders and tries to hold it all together and hold the people she loves close while everything else is falling apart.

    A modern retelling of select parts of Dragon Age: II, focusing on the Mage Rebellion and asking: What if Anders had had help?

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    The hermit, the shepherd, and a magical fish.

    The first of four linked fairy stories.

     

    For everyone attending Fannibal Fest Toronto, a week of fairy tales.

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    Enter the wicked world of finance.

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    Okay, Michael should honestly have seen this coming. Really, sometimes he feels like the biggest idiot alive. He is probably the one person in all of Middleborough that literally has access to all the clues ever–and yet, he seems to miss things all the time. His gift had definitely been wasted when whatever power there was decided to give Michael Mell the ability to hear minds.

    ...

    Jeremy gets a Squip, and Michael can hear it.

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    A confusing run-in with Widowmaker one night leaves Tracer a little shaken, and she'll need some help from her friends to get over it - but life goes on for the plucky young British superhero. The sun still rises and the bad guys still need beating back.

    Luckily for innocents everywhere, the cavalry's here - and she's bringing some company.

    However, they all have their own problems: Jack and Winston are at each other's throats, Lena and Emily are trying to have a life that's at least pleasant if not exactly normal, Widowmaker herself starts to take matters of her life into her own hands. Sombra's always digging for info or a good new friend, Ana feels like nobody listens to her, and Reaper? Well, Reaper has a knife in his back and he's looking for a new place to plant it.

    Throw in a mysterious computer virus, blend until smooth, enjoy hot or cold.

    (An ensemble cast, multi-ship story that follows a few paths but winds them in together. Ultimately, it's a story about the many forms love and relationships can take, and how they fit in with people's lives. Oh, as well as omnic zombies, high-speed chases, bank heists, betrayal, chemical warfare, and stealing a hospital. It's also a story about those.)

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    How many people can boast that they have found the one person in the whole wide world that can understand them better than they understood themselves? — Asougi Kazuma, Naruhodou Ryuunosuke, and a golden summertime in the beautiful countryside.

    Companion piece to Your Back Bears All of the World’s Loneliness.

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    My name is America Wilson.
    I am real.
    I am insane.

    I believe in all these things, and that makes them true.

    (an introspection about the themes of mania)

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    Hermione is getting a bit fat, and she's starting teaching at Hogwarts. Severus Snape is actually alive, and is coming back to do research at Hogwarts. And oh, he's gotten really fat himself. Post-DH, EWE. FAT KINK - FAT ADMIRATION - FAT APPRECIATION - DON'T LIKE DON'T READ - NO FLAMES PLEASE. SSHG romance.

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    Bucky was just looking for a chance. A chance to get on the ice and play. A chance to escape from Hydra. A chance to redeem himself.

    He didn't include 'A chance to be friends with Steve Rogers' on the list. That would be ridiculous.

    Lucky for him, Steve seemed determined to be ridiculous.

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    After a dare makes Stan start to have conflicting feelings for his best friend, things in South Park start to go wrong. People are betraying their friends, and life doesn't make sense anymore. So, in order to get things to return to normal, Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman decide to go find and fix the status quo. But with a long, hard journey ahead of them, not everyone wants things to return to normal. Will things ever be the same in South Park? And what secrets are the kids hiding to themselves?

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    He looked up and smiled sadly. New York lights made it impossible to see starts, but he could imagine them all the same, distant and beautiful, giant balls of fire and energy, existing for so long. They’ve seen so much, and they would continue to watch, untouched and undisturbed by petty human problems. Their hearts were made of elements immune to emotions, and they had long lives ahead of them, before the gravity won the war and made their cores, their hearts, collapse, transform into something different.

    And wasn't that what happened to humans? They existed, until something happened to change their hearts, either breaking them or building them anew. Just like stars, they could continue to exist to change into black holes.

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    "the sun has gone on too long, i pray that rain falls on this dry city"

    (Topp Dogg 7 Day Challenge)

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    McCree has been underweight most of his life. Hanzo is determined to change that.

    Based on KirinLust's amazing artwork.

    Not Betaed

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    A collection of short pieces set during 'Cause I'm a Taker, 'Cause I'm a Giver, It's Only Nature. Quite a few of these will make more sense if you read that first.

    First: Chris texts Victor during Chapter 2: The Harsh Light of Day
    Second: Victor and Minako get drunk together upon their return from the Cup of China in Ch 7: Beijing 2
    Third: Yuuri arranges a stargazing Hanami party for himself and Victor in between Ch 5 & Ch 6
    Fourth: Victor makes a suggestion for next year's Tanabata that spins Yuuri into some necessary thinking during their stay in the rented beachhouse (Post Ch 12 specifically)
    Fifth: Victor watches Yuuri relaxing and reflects. (In between Ch 11 and Ch 12)
    Sixth: How the adult Nishigoris found out. (During Ch 4)

    This will be updated accordingly with new ficlets! I'll always try to put them chronologically, but if I can't I'll make sure you know where it fits. <3

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