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  1. Public Bookmark 20

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    About the Nauglamír and the other side of the story. Of culture clash, betrayal, and lost art.

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    “Do you know, Gimli, I would be happy to hear about your people’s memory of the Great Necklace, and the terrible dispute that led to the sack of Doriath. It was a tragedy of deep import."

    Gimli grew serious; he sat up and looked at Elrond for a long moment with grave, dark eyes. “Forgive me, Lord Elrond, but I don’t think you would. Be happy, I mean, when you heard our account of the thing."

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    19 Oct 2017

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    Starred! The story is so well crafted I could follow it without actually having read the silmarillion (though I might have to now), which is wonderful because it's just chock full of all the best things.

    differing versions of a story! And nuance! And traditional, ritualistic storytelling with music you can practically hear it's so well described! With a choir! And translator! And Gimli being clever and good, AND making the point that you can't blame all the hate on the evil artefacts!

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    “Ugh, it’s you,” is the first thing Rayna says when Susan gets her out of prison.

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    17 Oct 2017

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    When the Statue of Liberty slides into view, the whole ship roars. It’s deafening. Bucky throws his fist in the air and yells along with everyone else. His heart is in his throat. The Statue of goddamn Liberty. Bucky wants to climb up her robe and kiss her sour green face.

    The cheers rise up again as they go by her, and then die back down; most of the guys are just happy to sit and smile and watch the city float lazily into focus. They know they’ve got days more of barracks and bunks and cheap train seats before they’ll get to see their families in Pittsburgh, or Columbus, or Chicago. But Bucky’s home, he can see Brooklyn, and he laughs and shades his eyes from the sun and feels crazy with happiness, and this has to be the slowest fucking boat in the world, but at least he has a good view while he dies of impatience.

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    In 1945, Bucky comes home from the war.

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    14 Oct 2017

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    Bucky was the eldest of four.

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    13 Oct 2017

  5. Public Bookmark 5

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    Olive thinks Uncle Frank is weird, but the okay kind of weird. (Subtle Frank/Richard.)

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    12 Oct 2017