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  1. Public Bookmark 65

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    Some people choose to tread carefully and partake in honest discussion to get their friends to accept help. Other people choose to secretly engage in a two-year war of attrition against the very concept of an ascetic lifestyle.

    Or, The Gang Redecorates Yusuke's Dorm Room.

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    14 Jun 2019

  2. Public Bookmark 30

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    Haru thought of her own room, pristine and well-decorated. She liked her rococo furniture, her airy patio and the charming pastoral paintings hanging on the walls. She wondered what would have happened if her tastes hadn’t ended up aligning with what young ladies of money and status were encouraged to like. She wondered what would happen if she uprooted the primroses and pansies from the pots on her patio and planted wild climbing vines instead, roses that hadn’t had the sharp thorns bred out of them, bushes of cooking herbs, planters of hemlock and nightshade.

    [ In which Haru talks to a father, and Sojiro talks to a daughter. ]

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    14 Jun 2019

  3. Public Bookmark 22

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    "She has her beauty, Mother says. If she just behaves herself, the world could be theirs, and hers too. So sit up straight, Rinea, and sip your tea with one pinky out, and dance the right way with tiny steps and no passion at all, and never, ever talk back to your elders and betters. Rinea strives to reshape and mold herself into the daughter they want, one who smiles and curtsies prettily. One who doesn't spend time out in the garden digging in the dirt, or baking with the servants, or learning white magic to heal injured baby birds. One who doesn't flush when pretty maids pass her by, one who will secure a high-ranking noble husband. That's all they want for her, and eventually, Rinea fools herself into thinking that's what she wants too. At age sixteen, Rinea is ushered from her garden, and she goes to a ball, with an invitation her parents fought and schemed to secure. And against all odds, the most noble suitor of all takes interest. Is it any wonder things turned out the way they did?"

    She's always been known for her boundless love. But now it's time for Rinea to learn how to love the subject she finds most difficult of all - herself.

    Warning for emotional abuse. Not a Berkut-friendly fic.

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    17 May 2019

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    Nothing but this, the whole summer, just the two of them; Akira taking a well-deserved break, and Ryuji running from his failures.

    That’s always been something he’s been good at, at least. Good to see nothing’s changed.

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    22 Apr 2019

  5. Public Bookmark 92

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    Basically me trying to answer the question, "What if the P4 Protagonist was one of Akira's available Confidants?" in a manner befitting other Confidant narratives. Ships will be minor, probably.

    Akira hadn’t been planning on picking up any animals when he first came to Tokyo, but of course, Morgana had other ideas, and now he’s stranded with an annoying not-cat to take care of and no clue what he’s doing. Luckily for him, a short exploration of Shibuya’s business district leads him to the front stoop of an eccentric-looking pet shop.

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    22 Apr 2019