Rastaban

Rastaban



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  1. Summary

    Wizards doesn't want the "Uncharted Realms" name anymore, so I suppose I'll borrow it, with a twist. All of these stories are written in the same canon but some have since been invalidated by newer blocks, so bear that in mind.

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    "They? Who's they? Who the fuck is they?"

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    Seriously. What's the point?

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  1. Public Bookmark 77

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    Take one Miles, a hapless cousin, Cetagandan social politics, a galactic conspiracy, a scientific discovery, a lot of firepower, and an unexpected declaration. Mix well and step back quickly.

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    11 Jun 2017

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    Do you like the Vorkosigan Saga? Did you read The Vor Game and, like me, have this brief weird interval where you got some odd vibes from the story and went "holy crap, is LMB setting up Gregor and Miles??" Well, you're not alone! Gregor and Miles fall in love and try to sort their shit out, not necessarily in that order. Solid plot, twists and turns, Gregor and Miles being adorable, and a cat. What more could you want?

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    In a fit of boredom Sherlock plants some seeds, may or may not eat one cracker, and definitely waxes dramatic on the sofa for a while.

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    3 Jul 2016

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    Probably the only BBC Sherlock story I'll ever finish reading, because it has a proper Sherlock: vain, bored, childish, obsessive, and secretly proud of his little tiny growing plants. Short, amusing, emotional but not heavy.

  3. Public Bookmark 70

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    Summary: Hannibal/A Study in Emerald crossover. Gods walk the earth. Humanity is prey. A myriad of beings have been bred from the union of two worlds that should never have met. Will Graham’s gift makes him useful investigating crimes visited on these Godlings by mortals who hark back to days before their Coming, but it also marks him as a target. Jack Crawford’s protection will not be enough to save him from the poisonous interest of a true Deity.

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    13 Oct 2014

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    Man, I don't even watch Hannibal and I loved this fic. Continues the world imagined in Neil Gaiman's short story "A Study in Emerald," wherein the Great Old Ones (or possibly just the Old Ones? not clear) returned to Earth centuries ago and now sit as the ruling race. This story fast-forwards that universe to the present day and does a wonderful job imagining what the world would be like under the reign of our abyssal overlords. Godlings - mixed blood offspring - are the new ruling class, and humanity is quite firmly at the bottom of the pecking order. It's a really great, really bleak world in which people are prey and nothing will ever be okay again. Add into this the characters from Hannibal, a show in which (as I understand it) people are prey and nothing will ever be okay again, and you've got yourselves a perfect match. Recommend if you're into cosmic horror and/or you're just feeling too happy today.

  4. Public Bookmark 9

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    Preston B. Whitmore and Thaddeus Thatch, Georgetown Class of 1866, have grown from mere disaffected undergrads to mature, responsible disaffected post-grads. Realizing that they have fallen into the world's most obvious traps (see: business and academia), they set themselves upon the only reasonable course for men in their position: the gross misuse of their abundant resources and intellects in the pursuit of sites of cryptogeological significance.

    Because Atlantis is wasted on the young.

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    13 Oct 2014

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    Fantastic collection of short stories describing the adventures of Preston B. Whitmore and Thaddeus Thatch, dorks extraordinaire, as they tour the world pursuing cosmic horrors and then immediately run away as said cosmic horrors pursue them. The two main characters are from Disney's Atlantis, but you really don't need to have watched the movie to understand what's going on. If you're into Lovecraft and/or bickering nerds, read this regardless of whether you're in any of the fandoms.

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    In which Bilbo Baggins does not just find the Ring of Power, he learns to use it. Dark Lord Bilbo AU, featuring badass hobbits, disturbed wizards and irritated Nazgul.

    And a curious dragon.

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    7 Aug 2014

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    Hobbit/LotR AU in which Bilbo masters the Ring of Power and begins to use it. Excellently put-together, wide use of an extensive and complex universe, and, more impressively, written in the light tone of the Hobbit itself. Has slash but it's not huge (not much in the way of explicit scenes either) so if it's not your ball it's easy to ignore. It's a painful thing to read if you know the original because you can see the characters' departure from the "canon" events and you worry about the consequences of these new courses, but it's a fascinating and more nuanced perspective on the LotR universe than the elves' black and white morality. Highly recommend.