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  1. Public Bookmark 84

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    When America's shiniest superstar disappears in Japan, management calls in the only person likely to find him. Too bad, he's also the last person who wants the job.

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    24 Nov 2013

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    I honestly have no words for how good this is.

    He's not sure what he's expecting. An accusation, maybe. God knows, one wouldn't be undeserved at this point. Cajoling or flirting, or simple anger. Kris wouldn't be surprised to hear Adam being kind, but he'd take anger and hurt just as readily.

    What he gets is, "A little while back we went to this place. A ryokan. One of the light techs, his parents own it. It's a fairly big deal, I think, very old and respectable. They're pretty famous for their cooking, actually; I was thinking of taking you there—" He makes an impatient noise. "Right, not the point now. The thing is, the place was really something, genuinely beautiful in this totally Japanese way. Not showy or anything, but—restrained. His mom does this stuff with flowers, it's called ikebana, right, and his great-grandfather was a potter. They still have some of his pieces around the place on rotation."

    "Adam," Kris starts.

    "No, just—just let me finish, okay? They gave me this bowl to look over, to touch and everything. They're surprisingly hands-on here, by the way. It was absolutely gorgeous, this deep, blackish green. I've never seen anything like it. It even felt good to hold, you know? You could sense how much love went into making it. But there was a crack in it. I thought it was deliberate at first but Hoshi, that's the tech, said no, his great-granddad and one of his apprentices got into a fight one day and the bowl got smashed into pieces. And see, the old man could've made another one, he was good enough to make a perfect copy, but instead he took those pieces and glued everything back together. There were cracks in it, though. But you know what he did? He filled them with gold."

  2. Rec 31

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    Lee and Kara are honest-to-goodness sociopaths. It changes things, but not as much as you'd think.

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    4 Jan 2013

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    Best, absolute favorite. Kara and Lee are sociopaths. It fits who they are in the show, it's a really amazing, accurate and subtle description and study of sociopathy while making you feel for the characters. The writing is clean, simple, brief, everything the story needs. In brief: flawless premise, flawless execution.

  3. Public Bookmark 27

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    Band!AU. In which Torchwood have just about made it though as it turns out that doesn’t fix anything, Owen would much rather punch Ianto than shag him (honestly), and absolutely everyone seems to be Jack’s ex boyfriend.

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    17 Nov 2012

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    Absolute best. Literally no words, as usual. Gorgeous, fucked-up, jagged Owen and how he sees his band of fucked-up people. Every secondary character is a gem; Heartbreaking.

  4. Public Bookmark 33

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    Now though, so help him, there are Pandora’s boxes of things he doesn’t know; new things like love and stay opening themselves inside of Zayn’s mind, leaving his notebooks and his heart and consciousness so jam-packed that sometimes he finds his fingertips tingling (lately it’s not even full sentences, just lists).

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    20 Sep 2012

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    Beautiful, aching and delicate. Zayn is a writer.

    But then Zayn’s words rose stories of drunken fumbles and late night stupors, not love, but fuck beneath the milky pale moonlight.

    Now though, so help him¸ there are Pandora’s boxes of things he doesn’t know; new things like love and stay opening themselves inside of Zayn’s mind, leaving his notebooks and his heart and consciousness so jam-packed that sometimes he finds his fingertips tingling (lately it’s not even full sentences, just lists).

  5. Public Bookmark 30

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    It’s just that Harry moaned one time about the early light through the windows, and it doesn’t make much difference to Nick anyway, he’ll be up before dawn soon enough on a daily basis. (literal curtain!fic, I'm not even kidding.)

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    12 Sep 2012

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