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  1. Public Bookmark 68

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    Frank is a logger living a life of isolation up in the mountains of Seward, Alaska. Running from his grief, he has retreated so far into himself that he couldn't find his way out if he tried.

    Karen is an author who has rented the cabin down the way from Frank’s in order to get away and write her next novel in solitude. Having suffered severe writer's block, she's hoping that the quietude of Alaska will help her find her muse.

    After years of falling apart, the universe has decided that it's time for these two to fall together.

    "Frank watched her, with her head thrown back, fascinated. It had been a minute since he’d made anyone other than Curtis and David laugh. He was surprised at how easily it was coming to him—how relatively effortless it was to talk to Karen. He supposed, in part, it was because of her profession; he was sure that someone who spent most of their time studying people and writing dialogue would be a great conversationalist. But it also felt like he was dusting off the parts of him that used to be really good at this—the parts of him that were capable of making Maria laugh; were comfortable joking around. The parts that, while creaky and unused, were still there."

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    25 Feb 2018

  2. Public Bookmark 10

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    For the first time in their acquaintanceship, friendship, relationship, whatever the hell ‘ship’ this was, she felt herself shut down in his presence. Like a flipped switch Karen could almost physically feel the walls flying up between them. Distance that had never existed settled perfectly into place, like this desolate valley spanning between them had always separated the paralegal and Marine.

    -Or- All the shit Karen has been through finally catches up with her. And Frank is... well Frank.

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    20 Feb 2018

  3. Public Bookmark 68

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    Dr. Frank Castle is a notoriously misanthropic physics professor, and he has the Rate My Professor reviews to prove it.
    Dr. Karen Page is a young, idealistic journalism professor who sees the humanity in everyone.

    When the Liberal Arts building floods, they are forced to share an office. He's all order and precision and logic. She’s all chaos and curiosity and emotion.

    But eventually, that line they drew right down the middle of the office starts to blur.

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    15 Feb 2018

  4. Public Bookmark 62

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    “Is she a friend?”

    He shrugs, though it’s a stiff movement. He knows he should just say yes, because it’s not untrue, because it’s the easiest way to explain what Karen is to him. But it also feels wrong, because friend seems like such an easy word to hold the complicated swirl of emotion he feels when he thinks about Karen. It’s both too much and too little to describe what she is to him -- a person who has been ally and advocate and antagonist all rolled into one, whose name has been both an invocation and affliction, whose memory sets off a warning light behind his eyes and a low, steady burn of longing across his veins.


    Frank Castle, after.

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    30 Jan 2018

  5. Public Bookmark 38

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    Jessica Jones is not an easy friend to have. And Karen's not even really sure if she can call her a friend. But Jessica is a good person to have in your corner in a crisis, which is good, because one of Frank's enemies makes a sudden reappearance.

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    29 Jan 2018