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    Before he was tasked with tending an entire expedition, John Bridgens was charged with the care of one man in particular. His best is all he can do.

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    A man who knows things. That’s the singular impression given off by the shabby little stranger who saunters into the village inn that cool spring afternoon, just ahead of the storm. Bridgens, the innkeeper, eyes him warily from his stool in the corner. He will not of course, refuse service to any stranger and even has the reputation of lodging and feeding those who came to him without coin, but this man, his gut tells him, is after neither bed or sustenance. A man who knows things trades in knowing more: it’s his stock and wages in one, idle observations and secret histories are; lineages and folklore and local enmities... and it’s villainous work. Bridgens had known a few such men in the navy and many more during his brief stint as a prison guard. When such a man is paid, he knows, the cost is carved from another man’s flesh.

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    Years ago, an infamous white whale attacked Captain Crozier's ship and killed nearly everyone on board. The captain, overwhelmed with grief and thoughts of revenge, started hunting the creature and never stopped.
    Among the survivors of that first voyage was John Bridgens, who is about to set sail again with Crozier, now a shadow of the brilliant captain John once knew. Henry Peglar, returning to his true love - the sea -, meets Bridgens in an inn the evening before the Terror, Endgland's most famous whaler, ships.

    Between years of whaling, dubious shipmates, new friends, and the ever-present threat of the great white whale, some sailors might just find something, or someone, worth fighting for.

    "Thou saw’st the locked lovers when leaping from their flaming ship; heart to heart they sank beneath the exulting wave; true to each other, when heaven seemed false to them"
    - Herman Melville

    The Terror Big Bang 2020

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    a sketch of John and Henry

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    "A proposal can be a bible passage, John Bridgens, and scurvy" - Rorret Smh twitter

    A semi-fix-it fic. Bridgens does what he can on the long trek South to take care of his beloved Henry as they hope and wait for rescue.

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    Thomas Jopson has been working at the Acts of Hubris Bar and Grill, owned by his adopted father for three years now. He finally bought a new house. He had a job he enjoyed. His best friend just got married. Everything was pretty steady for him… that is until the night a new customer enters. Without warning he now finds himself in a whirlwind romance that is making his head spin. Little does he know this romance isn't going to be the only thing taking his breath away.

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    It’s the autumn of 1847, and the crew of the Franklin expedition is bracing for their third winter in the Arctic. But a strange superstition has begun making its way around the ships: that the solution to all their problems is a particular magic ritual called a “ships-marriage,” which would require the captain of Erebus and the captain of Terror to be joined in holy matrimony.

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    Sophia, Francis and James do their utmost to be a thorn in the Admiralty's side.

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    Edward Little is assigned by the Northern Lighthouse Board to be assistant lightkeeper at Wardskerry Light on the isolated island of Ransey. Between the strain of isolation and the strange happenings on the island, Edward wonders if his mind is truly going or if the man he sees in the water is real.

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    Sir John runs a Christian-themed summer camp for at-risk teenage boys, though unbeknownst to him, much of his staff are markedly less keen on his strict religious traditions than he might have hoped. Everyone's hiding something, the air is rife with sexual tension, and the ones who aren't head-over-heels are at each other's throats. Also, that one camper might be plotting a murder.

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    “Across the room, one of the students has evidently done well as Mr Bridgens breaks into a warm smile, the skin around his eyes crinkling in such a way that Henry feels strangely jealous of the boys who get to see it up close.”

    Hemisphere, from Henry’s perspective. And a little of how they came to love each other.

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    A collection of one shots and mini-fics featuring the men of HMS Erebus and Terror completed from Tumblr requests.

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    If this is love, he thought desperately, I want nothing of it.

    Edward Little strong-arms the men into rescuing Crozier. It changes everything.

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    He never truly trusts anyone on this ship, makes sure of it. Still, his trepidation concerning Peglar’s reporting to superiors fades quickly. Cornelius sees the fine line he walks between compliance and rule-breaking, envies his freedom to do so. He contemplates this as he watches Peglar reading in the mess like always, day in, day out.

    He has been paying more attention than he’d ever confess.

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    “Did it ease him?”
    It had sounded to him like a more merciful question before he asked it. John can answer it readily, though.
    “I didn’t stay long enough to see,” he replies. “I thought they would be better left alone."
    “If he asked for it, he must have known it would.”

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    Almost fourteen years have passed since John Bridgens was separated from the love of his life, Henry. At first, John made an adequate living rising through the ranks of the Royal Navy, but since then, John’s fortunes have fallen into ruin. Barely keeping himself alive on the meagre wages of a law-writer and constantly longing for his lost love, John believes he has very little left to live for. In despair, he turns to opium. 

    A crossover between AMC’s The Terror (2018) and BBC’s Bleak House (2005), based on the Charles Dickens serial narrative of the same name and the fact that John Lynch is terminally lovely in both shows as John Bridgens and Mr. Nemo / James Hawdon, respectively. 

    You really don’t need to know anything about Bleak House to read this – I certainly didn’t, to write it!

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    “I can’t abide by those stories,” John says without irritation, just a sadness in his voice that hints at something lost. “Stories that inflict suffering upon their characters and toss them out. If I were to put them through all the trouble, I would let them have something to remember it by, at the very least. Once they’re out of it.”
    “You could write,” Harry ventures. “A story of your own. I’d read it.”
    “You would, would you?”

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    “It’s not a happy story, is it?”
    “No. But it’s a comfort.”
    “Knowing that bad things happen?”
    “Knowing that, despite it all, one man makes it home to the ones he loves.”

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    The dreams had always been with him.

    Since he was a child, Thomas would wake at night, images from a time long past dancing in front of his vision. Some were beautiful, peaceful even. His favorites were the ones with another younger boy; they played in a garden, or climbed trees together. There is a woman too, sometimes; darning socks by candlelight, or singing softly under her breath as she tended to supper. She would take Tom to what looked like a farmers market, basket swinging on her arm. Those dreams left him feeling warm and content upon waking.

    Then, there were the other dreams.

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    The house breathes, Thomas Jopson has noticed. There is something stalking the halls, a red-eyed jealous fiend lurking in the shadows. When he first came to the house to care for the late naval captain Francis Crozier, Thomas was able to ignore the strangeness; the lack of staff, the odd habits of his employer, the uneasiness that lived in each room and tapped on every window.

    Now, with the arrival of Mr. Crozier's friend and associate Edward Little, the house is roused into a frenzy, the likes of which none of her inhabitants could anticipate. The house breathes, and it has begun to scream.

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