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  1. Public Bookmark 33

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    Six or seven, maybe eight months later, there's a thunderstorm in London.

    Sometimes things have to fall apart before they fall together.

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    27 Jul 2016

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  2. Public Bookmark 22

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    Sight, as we experience it, is an illusion: In humans, the visual cortex retains any given image for approximately 1/22nd of a second after it disappears from physical view. This is why, for example, we do not notice that an analog film screen is actually completely dark between fast-moving still frames. Likewise, this “persistence of vision” is the operative principle behind kineographs. Our minds hold on to an image, one after another, and create wholeness out of what is actually fragmentation. Our hearts assemble narrative out of what are actually disparate pieces. We live our lives at 22 frames per second.

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    6 Jul 2016

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    It'll make you cry.

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    Jotted for a prompt on the kink meme. Because really, how could a linguistics scholar resist it?:

    Sherlock finds John's porn stash. He reads the entire thing, and when John comes home, he finds part highlighted and circled where they've got it wrong.

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  4. Public Bookmark 39

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    “You’re still in my bed,” are the first words John hears as he struggles up through the haze of a very satisfactory slumber.

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    29 Jun 2016

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    So sweet. So Sherlock.

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    "Xie [...] had invented an entire pleasure-industry by combining superior visual aesthetics with impeccable personal attention. Drasha salons were by that time a feature of any even half-decent house of repose in every pleasure district in the British Isles, but once upon a time, when Xie debuted, there had been only one, and Xie had named it: the Icehouse."

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    Deep-cover Unity operative, the Face, finds himself drawn into the orbit of the otherworldly Xie, a world-famous "drasha" (drag+geisha) artist in a London house of repose. As a resistance plot unfolds, the secrets each of them keeps will draw them together even as they threaten to drive them apart.

    Modern-day dystopian/one-world government/espionage/geisha!lock AU

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    25 Jun 2016

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    Just read it.

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