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    Natalia is stacking blocks very carefully when the adults come into the room. None of them look at her, because they're all looking at her father. He's wearing combat gear, and the hair on the left side of his head is slicked back with blood. He smells like smoke and something unnameable, sweet and dark and a little sickly in her nose.

    Father is saying, “Don't be ridiculous. The only thing children are good at is disobeying.”

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    12 May 2017

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    "Which of our cases was similar to Iron Man and the Hulk wanting us to commit fraud for them?" Peter asked. "Because I have to tell you I'm racking my brain and nothing's coming to mind."

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    10 May 2017

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    “Rapunzel has never had choices before. I want her to have choices now.”

    I nodded. “Absolutely.”

    He meant, at least in part, choices of guys to marry who were not impoverished orphans/recently reformed thieves.

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    26 Apr 2017

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    A series of "what if" rewrites of Harry Potter, books 1-7. Cross-posted from tumblr. So far includes:

    boy with a scar:
    What if Neville was the Chosen One, and James and Lily survived?
    &
    What if Neville was the Chosen One, and James and Lily were tortured by the Lestranges?

    the kids who chose themselves:
    What if Neville and Harry were both killed as infants, and there was no Chosen One?

    no place like home:
    What if Petunia refused to take him in, and so Harry was raised in Hogwarts?

    the family evans:
    What if Petunia had raised Harry like a son?

    the heir of something or other:
    What if Harry was Sorted Slytherin?

    he will have power the dark lord knows not:
    What if Harry was a squib?

    the girl who lived
    What if Harry was a girl? (cis)

    the girl who lived (again)
    What if Harry was a girl? (trans)

    the last son
    What if Ron was the Chosen One?

    the brightest witch of her age
    What if Hermione was the Chosen One?

    baby birds and other adventures
    What if Harry and Hermione met before Hogwarts?

    the family potter
    What if the Dursleys died, and Dudley was left on Lily and James's doorstep?

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    23 Mar 2017

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    When Petunia Dursley refused to take Harry in she forfeited his birthright protection, so Dumbledore took the baby to the safest place he knew: Hogwarts.

    The applicable staff (mostly just… not Snape) took Harry in on a rotating schedule as he grew from baby to toddler to child. They traded extra credit for babysitting among the older students, and Harry grew up knowing a few dozen different laps that were safe and warm to nap in.

    This was a Harry who grew up among books, among old transient walls and learned professors. They gave Binns night duty sometimes, and let him talk young Harry to sleep. This was a Harry whose world changed, on principle, daily. The stairs moved. The walls became doors. You had to keep your eyes open–you had to pay attention. So he did.

    He grew up in a school. Knowledge was power, but knowledge was also joy. This was his sanctuary. There was magic in his world from birth.

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    27 Feb 2017