13 Works in The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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    n. a kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—which leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life, a mood whose only known cure is the vuvuzela.

    Woojin would let life deal him any hand regardless of how much it would damage him. He had never stood up for anyone either. Everyone had things to go through, Woojin wouldn't save anyone because no one had saved him from his troubles. That changed when he saves a boy that reminded him of an old friend he had lost tragically. He ends up becoming intertwined with a gang of delinquents from his high school that want to show him it's fine to rebel against life. Yet, Woojin holds many memories of his past closely that have built walls around him. Those walls will have to be gently worn down one by one by all eight of them. However, can they be truly torn down when an old "friend" comes back and stirs trouble once more? The eight of them will have to protect the eldest with their heart if they don't want to lose him to the chaos they don't fully understand.

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    English
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    5,717
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    29
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    257
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    Noctis never pretended to make peace with the idea that his future always came with the cost of the loss of a king, but he had at least steadied himself to the idea of watching a slow, graceful decline into the grave. Not this. Never this.

    Language:
    English
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    2,000
    Chapters:
    10/10
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    22
    Kudos:
    62
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    659
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    Carmen and Player both sheltered, hurt and how they learn to heal through each other.

    Language:
    English
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    1,455
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    53
    Bookmarks:
    5
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    365
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    Wytai
    n. a feature of modern society that suddenly strikes you as absurd and grotesque...

    Or Jaebum feels like he's is becoming an unrecognizable person.

    Language:
    English
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    5,120
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    42
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    948
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    The Prompt: Showcase an unusual emotion, something more specific and nuanced than the basic set we usually think about.
    Prompt for Artists: Doesn't seem like anyone's done a Person of Interest fill for the Essential Emotions challenge. Care to be the first?

    Series
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    English
    Words:
    2,644
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    14
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    176
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    People will do anything to survive the next battle, and if salvaged imperial tech will deflect a killing blow from a daemon, they’ll gladly wear it no matter its origin.

    It’s a conscious decision. Prompto looks at the armor, and decides to put it on. Just once. Just to see.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,857
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    97
    Bookmarks:
    11
    Hits:
    448
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    People saw the BDSM lifestyle as a nice escape; listen to your Dominant, live a rich life. However, the small boy did not see it like that. He saw it as signing his freedom away. And although a part of him wanted to scream from the rooftops how unfair it was, then jump from that very rooftop, he couldn’t. It was sub instinct.

     

    He had to obey.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    40,085
    Chapters:
    8/?
    Comments:
    96
    Kudos:
    361
    Bookmarks:
    90
    Hits:
    23645
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    Kuroda wasn’t a liar. - Written for the Ghost Hunt Challenge

    Language:
    English
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    1,279
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    1
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    2
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    138
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    She's tired waiting for the spring that's not going to come. When had this chill nested into her heart?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,354
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    3
    Hits:
    101
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    Working in Starfleet, Leonard McCoy has experienced some pretty damn obscure sorrows. Hell, even outside of Starfleet, his life's been no picnic. But looking back, looking back at the peculiar feelings he's had and the life he's lived, he can't really say he's regretted any of it.

    Or, snapshots of one Leonard McCoy, as described by the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,198
    Chapters:
    6/21
    Comments:
    18
    Kudos:
    18
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    328
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    n. frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone—spending the first few weeks chatting in their psychological entryway, with each subsequent conversation like entering a different anteroom, each a little closer to the center of the house—wishing instead that you could start there and work your way out, exchanging your deepest secrets first, before easing into casualness, until you’ve built up enough mystery over the years to ask them where they’re from, and what they do for a living.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,529
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    46
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    456
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    Happiness. It only lasts if you don't see it - like the one man that's stuck in the back of a photo; ever present but not really there until you begin to pick. Picking at it and trying to make sense of it with numbers and words and logic will only make it evanescent - thinking it all away. Sherlock can never stop thinking.

    Pointless Drabble. Slash if you see it that way.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    914
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    2
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    96
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    It was something they couldn't quite name, like a melody in your mind that you can't quite grasp as it dances just out of reach. This feeling was beyond what our simple language could encapsulate.
    A series of one shots.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,688
    Chapters:
    4/?
    Kudos:
    6
    Hits:
    440

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