Rydain

Cao Ren



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  1. Summary

    Tales of friendship, love, reformation, and redemption from a contemporary take on The Sexy Brutale. More Gatsby than gameverse, playing fast and loose with some details to allow more freedom in worldbuilding. Tips a heavy hand toward glamor, optimism, risque banter, and well-earned contentment, with silver linings to be found in any creeping darkness. This is a world of hope where certain pivotal events are left unstated and need not ever come to pass.

    Each work is meant to stand alone, with previously introduced characters and established relationships self-evident enough in context. Feel free to jump in wherever according to your interests, though I do encourage you to read back or ahead for more details of such as well.

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  1. Rec 36

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    Mrs Stanwood, famous medical researcher and an old friend of Poirot, invites the detective and his sidekick Hastings to her birthday party. During their stay at Stanwood Manor, our favourite duo learns that something about the family reunion is peculiar, and it doesn't take long until a body shows up. While Poirot and Hastings set out to investigate the case, Hastings realises that there's more to their friendship than he'd thought.

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    23 Feb 2018

  2. Rec 4

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    Rather salacious sequel to Playing the Hand You’re Dealt. Following the near-tragedy in the Theatre Brutale, Greyson reassesses the desirability and merit of his previously high-stakes lifestyle, especially now that a relationship with Redd is on the cards.

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    22 Nov 2017

  3. Rec 11

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    A year before the events depicted at the end of the Sexy Brutale, Redd Rockridge and Greyson Grayson meet for the first time, employed by the enigmatic Marquis Lucas Bondes.

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    19 Sep 2017

  4. Rec 79

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    The cast and crew of Horrible Histories CBBC takes the piss out of Gay and Lesbian history. Sketches include: “Internatyonal Man of Myfterie”, “The Lesbians who Don’t Do Anything”, “Henry Bollingbroke Doesn’t Like Dick”, and three new Savage Songs!

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    28 Dec 2011

  5. Rec 7

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    In which Malcolm is yelled at, punished, and injured. Somewhere in the midst of it all, he learns more about himself, friendship, and family.

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    29 Dec 2010

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Perfectly captures the awkwardness, snark, and heartfelt core of the show.