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    Ever since Carlos was little, he and his daemon have been fans of Dr. Lyra Belacqua. Both as the most groundbreaking experimental theologian of the 20th century, and as the heroine of dozens of fantasy-adventure children's stories (based very loosely on her own mysterious childhood).

    But Lyra's true legacy is still bigger than Carlos ever imagined...until he took a team of scholars to study Rusakov particles in the most theologically interesting community in Hispania Nova. Now his own day-to-day life is full of things like angels, witches, hooded spectres, portals between worlds, vague yet menacing branches of the Magisterium, and a man who walks around without his daemon and can read an alethiometer as easily as a stop sign.

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    30 Dec 2017

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    Her encounters with Poe Dameron are like a stop motion peek into what life could have been. The first time Leia meets him, he’s a surprisingly quiet three year old, with dark eyes and long eyelashes, all baby-fine curls on his head and the habit of keeping three spit-slick fingers between his teeth when he feels insecure.

    “He’ll warm up,” Shara tells her. Leia is already getting big in the belly, and has some brief, idyllic fantasy of giving up politics and escaping - like Kes Dameron and Shara Bey had - to some place where family came first.

    It’s an idle wish, and Leia watches it vanish, as if on a gentle breeze.

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    10 Oct 2017

  3. Public Bookmark 33

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    Being an account, in pastiche style, of a boy whose story may or may not be the embodiment of the hero’s journey, and who therefore encounters a call to adventure, a wise advisor, a mystical weapon, a road of trials, a rogue, a princess, and a villain (in that order); and who, over the course of fighting an evil empire, finds himself attaining his goals, both symbolic and literal. In space.

    (Victor Hugo writes A New Hope.)

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    26 Sep 2016

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  5. Public Bookmark 35

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    Continuing my trend of liking things where a great many characters die and then making AUs where no one dies:

    Sixteen-year-old Brendol Hux II isn't a general yet. He's cold, pragmatic, and on the fast track to being a First Order officer, yes, but he's still in training and in his father's shadow. One rather poor decision and the extended ramifications thereof later, he's on the fast track to ruining not just his own career, but the entire First Order along with it.

    (Meanwhile, 12-year-old Ben Solo is a human disaster, but he's a human disaster with a destiny. He's just not entirely sure what it is yet.)

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    03 Apr 2016