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    He regards you with a cool nonchalance, eyes dancing across your form, before returning to the chess board. All his inhibitions slip away, and his eyes glaze over, like a solider about to take his shot. He moves his pawn, and it begins. And you cannot fight the sinking feeling that you've already lost. At the game, and at him.

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    Alternatively; in which you and Soviet chess champion Grandmaster Levi Ackerman find yourself playing more games than one.

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    2/?
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    25
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    As they began climbing the stairs, Max glanced behind her, slipping the Walkman back on. Leaving it set to the radio, she found a spot between stations filled with nothing but static—and listened.

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    Can’t wait for Season Four? Me either!

    Join the Party—both in Hawkins and California—for a theoretical take on their next chapter.
    I will try to update once or twice a week at least until Season Four Vol One comes out. Then we’ll see…
    Even though I’ve taken inspiration from the trailer and fan theories, as well as some of my own speculation. I have nothing to do with The Duffer Brothers or their creations.

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    English
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    36,137
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    9/?
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    39
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    79
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    10
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    Jeongin loves control. He loves planning. He loves games. He loves chess.
    For someone like him, the world is nothing more than a chessboard, the pieces all at his disposal to do with as he wishes.

    But sometimes, someone who plays chess doesn't know he is a chess piece on the board at the same time.

     

    Or: Jisung thinks his life is finally going great. He has wonderful friends, a job he enjoys and a home to feel safe in.

    Too bad it's all a lie.

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    18/?
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    68
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    106
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    26
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    In the deadliest game of chess he's ever played, Roy Mustang doesn't dare waste a single move.

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    13,908
    Chapters:
    1/6
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    4
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    19
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    4
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    The storm had finally come, and the supernova turned red. Gellert becomes an auror and while his husband plays political chess, he has to solve a few problems on the way to a happy ending.
    Features: a lot of angst, a chupacabra, a phoenix, Gellert being a simp for Albus, Albus being a badass, and a hint of fluff. You know the drill.

    THIS IS PART TWO OF THE SUPERNOVA SERIES (can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading White Supernova first–some plot points will be continued here).
    Updates on Sunday and Wednesday.

    Series
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    English
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    62,767
    Chapters:
    19/19
    Comments:
    109
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    181
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    3444
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    Chess is a game of strategy, tactics, cunning, and sacrifice; full of terminology and hypotheticals.

    Marcy is going to tell Anne all about it, and by Frog is she going to listen.

    In other words, the author is going through a chess phase and wanted to write about it and it’s symbolism.

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    3,281
    Chapters:
    2/?
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    39
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    80
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    549
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    Rias' peerage was based around chess pieces; she was the King and Akeno was the Queen. They both found a way to have fun with their roles.

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    Chapters:
    2/3
    Comments:
    8
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    23
    Bookmarks:
    10
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    1218
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    Katsuki Bakugou, star student and captain of the football team, can’t stop getting into fights. To ease his aggression, the principal thinks it’d be beneficial for him to join the chess club.

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    68,090
    Chapters:
    22/28
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    5
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    700
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    1344
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    The Commander of the Crimson Axis likes to play chess

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    1/15
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    Xie Lian had always dreamed of serving his people selflessly. Being forced to marry the emperor to save his kingdom, however, was not what he had in mind.

    Although he's assured that the marriage is just a formality, Xie Lian soon finds out that there is more to the emperor's intentions that just saving Xianle from financial ruin. How else could Xie Lian rationalize why the emperor wanted him to take romance lessons, and from a courtesan no less?

    There's only rule: Xie Lian cannot allow the courtesan to touch him. Too bad Xie Lian was a hand's on learner.

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    Chapters:
    1/?
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    8
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    Cherik College AU, but it´s enemies to fake friends to fake lovers to real friends to real lovers.

    Charles has the looks, the brains and the charisma - so every factor needed to be successful at his new college. But during his second week, he meets Erik Lehnsherr, the star of the Chess Club, and they immediately become arch-enemies. That is, until Raven forces them to make peace, so instead of being enemies, Charles and Erik decide to become fake friends. They end up doing so well Charles catches real feelings for his sworn arch-enemy. And to his great surprise, Erik agrees to become his fake-boyfriend.

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    Chapters:
    10/10
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    16
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    Сборник из десяти реданских народных песен, собранных Петером Шейнисом, профессором кафедры Труверства и Поэзии Оксенфуртской Академии. Впрочем, каждая песня - лишь вступление, которое прямо или образно повествует о событиях из жизни короля Радовида V Свирепого и его близких, о которых и будет идти речь в основном тексте каждой из глав. Это красочное полотно судьбы Его Величества, сотканное из поступков, мыслей и переживаний одного из величайших правителей Севера!

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    Chapters:
    1/10
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    1
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    Standing alone against the entire world, Midoriya Izuku as Kira stands against the might of the greatest detective in the world, who happens to be a familiar face. At the same time, he works as Seishin in deep cover in the newly-named Liberation Vanguard and simultaneously making friends and forming plans as the hero in training Dauntless.
    In the streets and alleywas of cities all around Japan, clusters of people gather around support of Kira, willing to go through anything to join the groups that support Kira.

    All for One waits in the shadows, getting ready for his greatest plan yet...

    Multiple powers are getting closer and closer together, and the risks are higher than ever, but nobody is backing down, risking their very lives to enact justice.

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    37,751
    Chapters:
    9/79
    Collections:
    2
    Comments:
    36
    Kudos:
    214
    Bookmarks:
    50
    Hits:
    7405
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    Rook. It's a good piece. Powerful. It can move further and faster than anyone else on the board and takes prisoners of everything in its path. But still, it is barely more than another pawn.

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    English
    Words:
    100
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    5
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    28
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    Levi can't sleep. Erwin teaches him of duty, chess, and what to do with his humanity.

    (drabbles)

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    1/1
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    20
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    Hailing from the United States, you get accepted into Hope's Peak Academy as the Ultimate Chess Master.

    These are snapshots of your time at the academy.

    ---

    Basically a bunch of slice-of-lifeish one-shots of reader-insert student in Class 78.

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    English
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    15,678
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    2
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    18
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    211
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    Trusting Nedzu had been a risk.

    Would they end up on the same side of the board or would Izuku have to defend his spot, threatened from every side?

    Izuku never thought that trusting the stoat would lead to such a blossoming friendship. They had more in common than he thought.

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    3,273
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    109
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    913
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    After the war and rumbling are over, Levi Ackerman walks away from his military life as a Captain, moving to Marley for a fresh start. Erwin Smith remains in Paradis, working as an advisor to Queen Historia, and the men regrettably lose touch. Two years later, a sudden reunion sends Levi on a spiral through old memories, missed chances and feelings of regret. Along with the need to define the seemingly undefinable –

    What do they mean to each other when no longer a Commander and his Captain?
    ___________________
    A Levi x Erwin post-rumbling fic. Contains manga spoilers!

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    English
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    45,124
    Chapters:
    7/7
    Comments:
    43
    Kudos:
    140
    Bookmarks:
    27
    Hits:
    2352
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    “Do you enjoy killing vampires?”
    Guillermo’s knight falls to the board with a clatter, knocking Nandor’s rook off its square and onto its side. “That doesn’t count,” he mutters, eyes wide.

    A vampire and his bodyguard say some quiet parts out loud, and leave the rest for the chess board.

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    English
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    2,024
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    129
    Bookmarks:
    18
    Hits:
    630
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    Once, when Michael is little, she asks her dad how he met her mother. He smiles, and tells her it was like the collision of two neutron stars: gradually spiralling closer until they inevitably merged.

    Michael doesn’t understand what he means until she meets Christopher Pike.

    Language:
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    60,075
    Chapters:
    2/3
    Comments:
    40
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    96
    Bookmarks:
    23
    Hits:
    1412

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