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    The trouble starts at the tailor's, which is strange to even think, let alone experience. A year ago Credence Barebone was happy to have clothes that had holes in just the elbows and knees. Now he doesn't even twitch when Samson, the tailor's excitable apprentice, sticks him with a pin on accident.

    It's not the strangest thing that's happened to Credence this year, but it's close.

    "So," Samson says cheerfully, pricking Credence again as he pins up some loose fabric around Credence's shoulders, "are you going to the Ball?"

    Credence blinks. "I—the Ball?"

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    The first thing Percival Graves does after being released back into the world is buy a new wand. He's at Greymalkin's for ten minutes and the only wand that works for him is raw aspen, whiter than bone and so rough that Graves gives himself a splinter conjuring a storm of birds. The wand—dragon heartstring, a most unusual wand for an American wizard, according to a flustered Greymalkin—feels wild, and Graves empties half his wallet on the counter and keeps his hand on his new wand all the way home.

    The second thing he does is quit his job, because honestly.

    ("Grindelwald did his research before he put on your face," Seraphina says reasonably. "And it's not like you're open with your personal life. He has us all fooled."

    "He wore scorpion stickpins!" Graves shoots back, somewhat less reasonably.

    Seraphina looks at Graves, his pressed creases, his immaculate shirt, the red ruby cufflinks he's wearing to hide the starved brittleness of his wrists. "I'm sorry," she says. It is not enough to make him stay.)

    The third thing he does is get jumped by Credence Barebone in an alley.

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    13 Apr 2018

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    This is fantastic. Brilliant characterization!

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    Following exposure of his past as the Winter Soldier, anonymous postings of explicit video footage, 63 charges of murder and the wrath of the Internet, James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes finally steps into the limelight and tells his story to Zenat Patel of the New York Times.

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    02 Jun 2017

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    "You see there’s a bug in the great supercomputer of our collective unconscious that’s filed rape in the sex folder not the torture folder. (...) You know, rape was only recognised as a war crime in 2014. That’s how badly we misfiled it."

    This is really important. REALLY important. Reframing! To actually be able to acknowledge and own that what happened that traumatized you was NOT OKAY, that it hurt, that it we no longer need to make excuses for it, that we no longer need to feel ashamed because of it. Be it military trauma, domestic violence, rape, medical trauma, etc.

    An incredibly well-written fic and actually so light in mood that it doesn't drag the reader down the same way many fics often do. (I read it from the bottom up, I was so afraid of feeling low from reading it.) Brilliantly done.

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    Barnes's body does a new thing. Thanks for all the trouble, body.

    WARNING: Reference to past sexual assault (not explicit)

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    22 May 2017

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    Beautiful. Really. I mean it. So beautiful.

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    Integration into adult human social dynamics requires attention and effort. Especially with this bunch of damaged bozos.

    (A series of interconnected one-shots.)

     

    Here's a great drawing of Barnes and cat Eleanor, doing what they do best: http://masykruger.tumblr.com/post/132543566312/i-love-these-fics-so-much

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    22 May 2017

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