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  1. Rec *

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    It's hard to stay in the closet when the guy you had a one-night stand with two nights ago turns out to be your new partner ... but Alec will be damned if he isn't going to give it a try.

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    04 Nov 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Whenever I think about @KouriArashi and what makes her writing so compelling, I always think about this fic and the precise, brutal honesty in the way the prose is written, and how the dialogue flows so fluid and natural that I never have a single moment's doubt that this is Alec, this is Magnus even in an AU. Alec's journey in this story is so compelling and difficult to wade through because his mental and emotional landscape was portrayed so vividly that I couldn't stop my heart from racing, couldn't stop myself from feeling cracked open at the thought that it is wholly possible to love and be loved through the fissures and fractures within you.

  2. Rec 51

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    In one of Izzy’s earliest memories, she was watching a mundane family eating pizza. She remembered remembers pressing her small face against the glass of the storefront window, her breath fogging around her, giving the scene inside the restaurant an even more dreamlike feel. A father, tickling the feet of a small girl, who was squealing and slapping her hands on the table as she giggled. A mother, carefully wiping sauce from her son’s mouth, lecturing him about the mess with a smile on her face.

    Izzy remembered tugging on Alec’s hand, saying, “Look, they’re just like us, but happy.”

    “They’re mundanes,” Alec had said, barely glancing at them as he leaned against the fogged-up glass. “They’re nothing like us.”

     

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    20 Oct 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    I opened this for the first time in the dark, after waking up from a fever sleep and already feeling a little wrecked around the edges. And then I read this and sobbed my eyes out because a physical body isn't meant to contain this tidal wave of aching tenderness. This story strikes that nebulous, undefinable filial bond so perfectly - that it is not blood that makes family, but the love and safety and selflessness in caring for one another.

  3. Rec 19

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    It was supposed to be a simple mission. But of course, Alec would mess everything up by empathizing with a stone-cold murderer and questioning the events of an investigation that the Clave wants to keep locked away for good.

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    It's because everyone’s heard things about Magnus Bane, Brooklyn’s ex-high warlock, convicted killer, and the Prince of Hell – a demon made of equal parts magic and fire and brimstone, a lascivious lover who will fuck anything that has a pretty face, the 400 year old warlock who killed Ragnor Fell. And while none of these are the kindest of titles, Alec knows that Magnus Bane isn’t a kind man – Alec doesn’t need to watch the five-year old security tapes of Magnus Bane’s last break-out attempt a hundred times to know this to be true (although, he did).

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    16 Oct 2017

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    This story hits the ground running and I don't foresee it stopping until we get to what I have no doubt is an incredibly explosive, cathartic ending. <3 @partnerincrime's writing is crisp and concise and packs a punch in what seems like every other line and it's perfect, PERFECT for the tense and harsh and messy landscape Magnus and Alec must navigate in this fic.

  4. Rec 75

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    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me

     

    A mysterious illness strikes the Head of the New York Institute. Torn by his own conflicting feelings, Magnus searches desperately for answers. But is Alec running out of time?

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    16 Oct 2017

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    I've come back to this story multiple times and I can't stop saying it enough: @bonibaru has this rare ability to navigate the tumultuous waters from the 2x17-2x20 arc with the nuance and grace and painful tenderness it deserves while still building this incredibly ominous atmosphere which makes you feel like a curse might be crawling up your spine as well. <3 Lovely lovely lovelyyyyyyyyy

  5. Rec *

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    Captain Alec Lightwood goes to Atlantis, fights Wraith, gets soul bonded, gets kidnapped, gets sex pollened, blows stuff up, and falls in love. Mostly in that order.

    A Stargate Atlantis AU.

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    16 Oct 2017

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    I think it's very very rare to be able to recognize the essence of Alec Lightwood in complete AUs but in this story it's inescapable, that the the heart of the Alec we know and love is beating in the chest of Captain Alec Lightwood in Atlantis.

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