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    O garment not golden but gilded,
    O garden where all men may dwell,
    O tower not of ivory, but builded
    By hands that reach heaven from hell;
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Dolores"


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  1. Rec 23

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    During that first visit she told us the bare minimum she could get away with, and by sheer force of will she made things as normal as possible under conditions that involved crashing at a gigantic house inhabited by intelligent creatures that flew in the face of everything I thought I knew about the world. We spent those three days letting Maggie show us her favorite movies, eating the kind of obscenely good food that the ludicrously wealthy can have on hand, and trying not to jump out of our skin every time the Aeslin mice appeared in their brightly-colored scraps of clothing, whether it was to celebrate an esoteric religious rite or to get in on some popcorn action. They were deeply curious, scrupulously polite, and obsessed with cake.

    They'd been fascinated by my eyes, which came to their attention when they noticed that, unlike everyone else, I didn't turn lights on when I went into darkened rooms.

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    5 Apr 2016

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    George is no more immortal than I am, and she probably figured that out even younger than I did. The pair of us hit puberty fully aware we were gonna die someday, and confused as all hell by the way people around us acted like they could live forever if they just played it safe enough. But then again, there was no way we could've hung onto that ignorance ourselves. Being raised by people who got lost in grief over their dead six-year-old and never found themselves enough to love you strips away all of your innocence sooner rather than later.

    Phillip died young. People died all the time. One of those days, death was going to come for us, too--probably literally, since we live in a world where it's up and walking around.

    It took longer to grasp that we might not die together.

    Set seven years before Feed.

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    5 Apr 2016

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    She wasn't born cynical, she was made that way.

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    28 Jan 2016

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    In which Hamilton finds himself a little more non-stop than even he expected, and Burr doesn't know why he's surprised that even death can't make Alexander Hamilton lie down and be quiet.

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    28 Jan 2016

  5. Rec 77

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    And the truth is he hates hospitals, and it’s nothing to do with fighting through them, and everything to do with missed goodbyes.

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    19 Dec 2015

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Oh yes. Oh yes.

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