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  1. Rec *

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    There are always kids that run away to the circus.

    Sometimes, they're from good families, kids from the depths of suburbia, looking for a new, exciting life. The circus is just a grittier, dirtier, summer camp to them, a brief foray into the seedy underbelly of travelling entertainment. They always go home, eventually.

    And, there are kids like Clint. Who have to learn to hit the bullseye every time, and split arrows on cue, who learn to balance on a tightrope blindfolded, who learn not to flinch when the knives hit the plywood only millimeters from their soft flesh. If they learn, they’ll thrive, and they’ll eat, and they’ll sleep, sometimes even with a sturdy roof over their heads.

    Sometimes, much later, some of those kids - from both categories - grow up and become SHIELD agents.

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    08 Jan 2018

  2. Rec 8

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    The snow was falling again, heavier and larger now, and up in the trees the ravens complained to each other about the state of it. Greg rifled in his coat for his emergency stash, then shook out a cigarette and his lighter.

    "One more, please," said Mycroft.

    Greg peered at him. "Really?"

    "It's been a disconcerting day."

    As far as Greg was concerned, the only Dickensian thing likely was the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come manifesting in the fireplace and ushering them all to hell.

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    18 Dec 2017

  3. Rec 4

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    Beverly and Kathryn are accidentally thrown back in time and rescued by the Shenzhou, meeting Michael Burnham and the legendary captain Philippa Georgiou.

    (or the time Beverly and Kathryn didn't change the timeline, in the past at least)

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    13 Dec 2017

  4. Rec *

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    The surprising thing isn't that Clint managed to find a baby when he was taking his dog for a walk--it's that Phil Coulson is surprisingly good at babies.

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    17 Nov 2017

  5. Rec 22

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    It starts like this: Phil comes home drunk from his high school reunion, Bucky comes home without an arm, and Natasha is sick of Bruce's shit.

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    16 Nov 2017