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  1. Rec 17

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    Under ordinary circumstances, Connie would have passed this one off to someone slightly more junior.

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    29 Jan 2016

  2. Rec 4

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    George Smiley: spy, husband, cuckold, and friend, each part indivisible from the others. The whole is kind, pathetic, clever, weak, dangerous—and wounded, again and again, from 1945 to 1973.

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    5 Jan 2016

  3. Rec 6

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    Status Update:
    Service closed - all stations
    Due to End of Days

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    2 Jan 2016

  4. Rec 61

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    Puberty is rough.

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    2 Jan 2016

  5. Rec 12

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    Cool was the breeze in the evening, along the darkened street.
    The city was retiring, closing shutters at every suite.
    But even in that stillness, you could hear the faintest sound,
    Of the music that was playing -
         playing, swaying -
    The music faintly playing from the jazz band underground.

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    28 Dec 2015

  6. Rec *

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    BURR
    Secretary Hamilton, belay that shouting!
    You protest too much, there's certainly no doubting
    the other figments of your own brain would agree,
    and so far there's been seven, plus me--but who's counting?

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    25 Dec 2015

  7. Rec 15

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    “How did he die, anyway?”

    “Choked on a cucumber, for all I care.” Withnail sticks his tongue into the neck of the bottle hopefully. “But there’s the matter of the will.”

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    2 Jan 2015

  8. Rec 5

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    There's more than a streak of pink in Peter Guillam, but there never was a single speck of yellow.

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    2 Jan 2015

  9. Rec 11

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    It has been one hour and thirty-seven minutes since the author's Remington clanked out this: Appendix B: M. Gustave's Formative Years, An Abbreviated Account.

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    31 Dec 2014

  10. Rec 3

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    Nineteen Eighty-Four was a joke because they didn’t let you know they were there, like Big Brother. They were just there. Bill knew they were watching. He’d known since he was a boy at school.

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    31 Dec 2014

  11. Rec 15

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    For it was Lt. Wimsey, whatever he was calling himself. If Bunter hadn’t been sure of it before, the tendency to start a sentence in one language and finish it in another would have confirmed it.

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    31 Dec 2014

  12. Rec 41

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    Moses used to think about saving the world. Now that he's done it, he can't go back.

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    31 Dec 2014

  13. Rec 54

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    The last time Ginger saw Black Beauty, she'd said, "I wish the end was come, I wish I was dead. I have seen dead horses, and I am sure they do not suffer pain."

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    30 Dec 2014

  14. Rec 11

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    Audrey confides in Rust about something she doesn't want to tell anybody else.

    This started as a gen one-shot for Yuletide that got increasingly shippy in Chapters 2 & 3. Basically an unorthodox friendship evolves into something else, complete with serious snags and serious work to keep the relationship hidden.

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    30 Dec 2014

  15. Rec 5

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    The Curfew in Berlin: delayed flights, weird hotel rooms, Internet leaks, and the repurposing of lost continents.

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    30 Dec 2014

  16. This has been deleted, sorry!

    30 Dec 2014

  17. Rec 9

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    x PS Falling Outside the Normal Moral Constraints
        o Eccentric GCU Flagrant Suggestion
    You had to fill in an application?

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    26 Dec 2014

  18. Rec 8

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    26 Dec 2014

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Pitch-perfect Cyberiad story, and the illustration is the icing on the cake.

  19. Rec 9

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    "Did I design you a warship or a party clown, child?"

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    26 Dec 2014

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Brilliant Culture fic!

  20. Rec 72

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    It was midnight, and Samuel Vimes, Commander of the City Watch, was not comfortable on the Chalk.

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    25 Dec 2014

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Just lovely.

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