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  1. Public Bookmark 41

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    It’s common knowledge among the paranormally inclined that imbibing a copious amount of Monster energy drinks at precisely 2 a.m. inside a 7-Eleven is a fast way to the land of the fair folk, but many people are unaware that similar effect can be achieved with fifteen shots of espresso and any big-name chain store that stays open late at night.

    You decide to stick with the classic technique. You grab two Monster cans off the shelf and pop open the tabs.

    She smells like… hm… like licorice, and sour blueberry candy, something bright and unnatural melting on the tongue. Like chloroform. Saccharine and sickening, the kind you can’t help but want more of. She smells dangerous, but the kind of dangerous you don't register until it’s far too late, you won’t even care, like a fly caught in honey—

    You jerk back, dizzy, and prop an arm on the wall to steady yourself. You’re naturally resistant, but shit, that’s a strong glamour.

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    28 Dec 2017

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    AU. How Carlos scienced his way into winning the Hunger Games, coped with the ongoing attentions of terrifying Capitol commentator Cecil Palmer, and, eventually, found himself acting as mentor to twelve-year-old Tamika Flynn.

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    30 Nov 2017

  3. Public Bookmark 18

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    You tell her that your Mom used to stroke your hair. She asks if she should stop. You say no.

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    28 Nov 2017

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    Dream-sharing. A highly illegal little industry in which agents delve into people's dreams and unearth their deepest secrets and memories. And the Strider-Lalondes are the best in the business.

    Until Dirk Strider gets his fool ass trapped within the confines of his own subconscious, with his Auto-Responder playing malicious prison warden. To save him, it's going to take a team of the world's most talented dreamers to save him.

    Backed by the token rich friend, lead by the surliest extractor ever bribed out of retirement, haunted by the shade of the l8est and gr8est agent in the biz, and on the run through a dangerous tiered dream in a hostile mind, it's going to take a miracle to pull this one off.

    Oh Orpheus, sing to me all night...

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    25 Nov 2017

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    It was Mrs. Figg who suspected first.

    She noticed many things, sitting on her side of her fence with her cats chasing butterflies and nuzzling her ankles, Mundungus and the other watchers dropping by for tea now and then.

    Mrs. Figg noticed that Petunia was a nosy bit of work with insecurities hanging from her every harsh angle. She noticed when Dudley learned the word MINE-- the whole neighborhood noticed that one. She noticed that Vernon glared at owls.

    She noticed that when Petunia gave Harry a truly horrendous haircut one year, it grew back in at a normal rate. Harry was uneven and weird-looking for ages, hiding under beanies when he could.

    When Mrs. Figg had Harry over for carefully miserable afternoons of babysitting, she noticed nothing moved that shouldn't. He didn't accidentally make flowers out of fallen leaves, or levitate anything during tantrums, or turn toys funny colors.

    Mrs. Figg called up her mother, interrupting the wizarding bridge game she was winning against the nursing home staff, and asked her how she had known, decades back, that her youngest daughter was a squib.

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    19 Sep 2017