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    We keep writing these, and we inflict them on the internet here. Eat your heart out, Weird Al.

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  1. Public Bookmark 74

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    Deep in the heart of the city of ghosts, a chisel breaks stone. Alone in the candlelit studio, Hua Cheng bows over the remaining boot and chips away slivers of veined marble. The sculpture is nearly finished, has been for weeks. The details he cuts into the lower foot now are so fine as to be invisible if viewed from any further away than a single step.

    Above it, ornate robes are swept back on a frozen wind and a sword halfway from its sheath cuts across the sculpture’s waist. With its weight perched on the front foot as if a breath away from leaping and the candelight rosy across its cheeks and brow, the sculpture looks as if it is only a heartbeat from life. Except—

    Hua Cheng takes a step back, tilting his head to survey his creation from toe to brow.

    A blank face stares down.

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    Hua Cheng emerges from Mt. Tong’lu looking for someone he cannot name, cannot place, cannot picture. For centuries, he chases fragments of memory—until he stumbles upon a cultivator in white who might be the answer to the questions he has carried for eight hundred years.

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    04 Dec 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 48

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    “I still am.”

    Wei Wuxian stares at him, his gaze drawn by the words and held by the fierce steadiness in his eyes.

    What if: they were able to continue their conversation on Phoenix Mountain.

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    01 Dec 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 81

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    Wei Wuxian has been left largely to his own devices on his planet's lighthouse, with only his trusty android friend W3N Qing for help. But a "surprise" site inspector is coming, probably to check if he's been breaking any intergalactic statutes in his work. And so he's preparing for the inspector's arrival.

    What he's not prepared for is Lan Wangji.

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    28 Nov 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 99

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    “Uh, I...” Wei Ying said. She looked down at the rowing machine’s handles, then back to her gym crush. “How is it supposed to -?”

    Her gym crush’s lips thinned for a second. Like it was annoying to her to have to explain the shit she’d gone out of her way to say. Or like she saw right through Wei Ying and her extremely obvious effort to keep her talking.

    “Hold the handles, not the cables,” Wei Ying’s gym crush said.

    Wei Ying tilted her head, feeling her ponytail sweep across her arched back, and asked, “... show me?”

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    28 Nov 2021

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    Lan Wangji has known all his life that he is destined for some book-lined office, for publication credits and funding awards, the grown-up versions of school prizes for academic achievement. The prospect has, for the most part, been comforting. But as the academic year wears on, he finds his work increasingly taking a backseat to Wen Qing's plans to unseat, or at least unsettle, their Head of Faculty, and Lan Wangji begins to look beyond the library walls. (Any influence from local chaos gremlin Wei Wuxian will not be acknowledged at this time, thank you very much.)

    Or: maybe the real academic networking was all the groupchats we were added to along the way.

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