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    "So, what does happen if an Eye learns to See within itself?

    What happens is this: the Archive Beholds the Watcher – and the Watcher blinks first."

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    Jon goes back to before the world ended and tries to forge a different path.

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    “Okay, I won’t lie to you, mate, you have to understand, first and foremost, that it is a bad podcast,” Tim says, leaning on the bar and taking a long drink from his pint, staring through Martin. “Like abysmal. He doesn’t know how to talk to people and it’s a trainwreck. Also the audio quality is...like...it’s like a five year old playing with the voice memo app. I could probably help him fix it, but like, I don’t...want to. I have no idea why he got picked up. I’ve asked my boss about fifteen fucking times and he refuses to explain. So now it’s my job to make people actually listen to it.”

    (Jon has a supernatural podcast on the Magnus Network, and Martin definitely, definitely knows how to edit audio, and definitely was not lying on his resume)

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    Martin Blackwood, in need of employment and out of options, takes a clerical position in Scotland at Castle Magnus, working for the enigmatic Lord Elias Bouchard. He expects it to be glorified paper-shuffling, but what he finds instead is much more sinister. What secrets lurk in the castle library? Who plays the wild music that haunts his dreams? And why does a strange horse wander the lakeshore each morning at dawn?

    AKA a fantasy AU with faeries!

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    “What are you guys doing?”

    Jon jumped, brandishing his rib while Martin held up his shoe threateningly and scrambled for the chair. They both lowered their “weapons” when the realized who it was in the doorway though.

    “Basira,” Martin said, still halfway on the chair. His foot without the shoe was dangled in the air, nicely showing off his sock, “Uh...nice new scarf.”

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    As the new Archivist debates between life and death, the Eye ponders on what to offer him in order to avoid an encore of the unfortunate situation with his predecessor.

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    Gerard Keay opens his eyes at what feels like fuck-ass in the morning, inside a room with far too little space and far too much dust.

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    Statement of Celia Hall, regarding an interesting encounter with the Distortion.

    This is a No-Apocalypse AU because I Don't Care :).

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    The Magnus Archive gang accidentally yeets Jonah from Elias's body mid-beginning of S2. Chaos ensues.

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    He fell into a deep bow, smiling the whole while. “I’m the ringmaster, of course.”

    “Is that skin— is it yours?” Old wood groaned as the Archivist shifted his weight. “Originally, I mean.”

    “It is!” the ringmaster said as he swooped back upright. “Nikola decided I wore it well, so she let me keep it. Why do you ask?”

    The Archivist gave him another once-over. “You just… you look familiar. Like someone I know.”

    On relearning, reconnecting, and redefining.

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    Jon got a new cat. She’s a very popular cat. Maybe a little TOO popular.

    Jon does ungodly things to caffeine.

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    Michael's not having the best of times in detention and Gerry wants to help out.

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    Mike Crew is alive and free, but his lungs still sometimes feel caked with dirt. Michael is human again, but he dreams of hallways and doors and twisting patterns.

    Living in reality is strange, but at least they have each other.

    (Not a stand-alone - this is a sequel to the first fic in this series, and requires that context)

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    11/?
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    Priscilla H. Abbott met Elias Bouchard in 1995 shortly after he became head of the Magnus institute. He led her into the shadow world and she went willingly as his sometime mistress and loyal acolyte. Unfortunately the things she likes to sleep with aren't always the safest and the man she thought would take care of her...just will watch her die at that hands of another.

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    When Jonathan Sims returned from his six week absence from the Archives, the archival assistants were quietly relieved. The Archivist was never absent from the Archives for this long, and so maybe statement givers would return to their eloquence. However: his voice was right, his face was right, but his eyes were glassy. This was not the Archivist. This was a dress rehearsal.

    Title from Lose It by Oh Wonder.

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    Company is in short supply at the Magnus Institute. Safety is in even shorter supply. Helen can provide somewhere between one fifth and seven ninths of those.

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    Houses, Helen knew, were always a lie.
    But when the Distortion whispers to her, it feels like freedom.

    A story about Helen, and the creature she becomes.
    Companion piece to Choose Your Own Adventure

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    its a wing fic, here we go again.
    Jon thought nothing could truly surprise him anymore, what with his life being a literal scary story that is told around a campfire, but the eye is... gracious as always.

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    The end result of whatever fresh hell had grabbed Jon’s ankles and dragged him to the depths of tartarus did not leave him bruised, as he’d expected. Instead, he was a newborn deer, stumbling as he walked but unsure as to why. He tried to Know but to no avail, the soft swaying disorientating him too much to crack the door open slightly, as he was bombarded by instructions on bird preening of all things.

    Oh.

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    After the events of The Unknowing, Tim finds out he's Jon's guardian angel.

    He really, really doesn't want to be Jon's guardian angel.

    EDIT: then he falls in love! who would have guessed! not Tim!

     

    [post-S3; future chapters mostly canon-compliant up until MAG156. Spoilers abound]

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    24/?
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    Some fic requests and a Lot of Jon & Gerry because. That's My Brand.

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    Jon, Martin, Tim, Sasha, and a few avatars in an alternate universe of terror and fear- the Great British Bake Off.
    How can Martin stay focused on his bake with Jon looking like *that*?
    Will Melanie be allowed to stab someone on live TV?
    Are worms really a health hazard? (a valid question by a concerned Jane)
    Come find out! Season 12 premiers TONIGHT, new episodes every Wednesday.

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    a completely self indulgent fic with help from tumblr&friends. baking/gay idiots/mel and sue the comedic duo/yes please!!!

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    “Please,” it says. Its voice is soft as a lie in the morning. “Melanie isn’t here anymore, and I can’t fix these.”
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    Helen's having trouble preening. Jonathan does not particularly want to help.

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