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  1. Public Bookmark 70

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    About the size of a turkey, the velociraptors were basically feathery coyotes with sickle claws. The little buggers were escape artists too, and managed to escape their enclosure at least once every week. Once free they would usually venture into the guest areas and raid the garbage cans, beg tourists for food, and try and lure the pigeons into a false sense of security by fluffing their feathers and pretending to peck at the ground.

    The Other Velociraptors on the other hand, were six foot tall, super intelligent, scaly freaks of nature that only existed because the science department was a bunch of nerds. Surprisingly however they were much better behaved than their smaller, more natural counterparts. Too bad the chief of security was an asshole, and their trainer had a habit of getting drunk and teaching them things they really shouldn't know.

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    23 Feb 2020

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    When Sasha Deling had first started working for Prehistoric Paradise dinosaur theme park, she had thought her job would involve things like escaping velociraptors.

    She was right.

    However instead of screaming people running in terror from prehistoric killing machines, there was garbage scattered across the food-court and people complaining to management.

    About the size of a turkey, the velociraptors were basically feathery coyotes with sickle claws. And like coyotes, the raptors had adapted very well to human presence. After all, a sickle claw was perfect for disemboweling garbage bags, half-eaten fish sticks didn’t fight back, and tourists would just give your food if you looked at them and made the right noises.

  2. Public Bookmark 58

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    The Roomba is great. You can just switch it on and leave it. It gets in all the corners. The attending physician says Anurag is lucky he didn't die.

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    25 Jan 2019

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    If they came right out and asked, Anurag, are you a witch, he would have said, why, how perspicacious of you to be asking, yes I am and my speciality is credit card fraud. Instead they sold the old Hoover – which, okay, was not in the best of condition after being smashed against various parts of the Cambridge built environment a few times – without considering the implications for anyone's burgeoning new identity.

  3. Public Bookmark 45

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    The popular otome game Fortune Lover is getting an update! Go on a brand-new route to romance former rival Katarina Claes!

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    31 Dec 2018

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    Social media comments on the Maria/Katarina route of the popular otome Fortune Lovers, and it is hilarious.

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    21 Jan 2018

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    One of my favorite Harry Potter "everyone got sorted into different Houses" stories - Luna in Gryffindor is amazing.

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    The day her mother gives birth to a horse is the day Persephone decides that she really needs a plan.

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    15 Jan 2017

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    Asexual Greek gods and good family members.

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    Google politely tells her there are no poisonous spiders in Manhattan. Judging by her symptoms -- fever, superstrength, newfound desire to shove herself into small dark spaces, and sudden reputation as a masked vigilante -- Gwen would beg to differ. [Spider!Gwen AU.]

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    20 Aug 2015

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    Gwen Stacy slides into the role of NYC's big sister almost automatically.

  7. Public Bookmark 38

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    09 Jun 2015

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    I loved this story on livejournal and now it's on A03! Yay! It's the creepy, angsty version of how a bunch of PTSD-ridden child soldiers get debilitating psychic powers and fight crime.

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    The lesson here, Susie thinks, is that tricking Death is tricky business. How do you outwit the personification of oblivion? Chess, obviously, won’t be the answer.

     

     

    Or: Susie plays Calvinball with Death.

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    07 Apr 2015

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    Calvinball is surprisingly useful for all sorts of occasions (even if Susie's only played three times total).

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    Captured in battle and stuck in the Mede capital, Costis has given up all hope of seeing his country again. But Eugenides has a habit of turning up where he's least expected.

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    08 Jan 2015

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    Everyone's wonderfully in character, from the initial scene with the guards to the final scene with the monarchs of Attolia and Costis.

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    Ofelia wishes her brother away but not for the reasons you might think.

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    08 Jan 2015

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    A beautiful blend of the two films; Ofelia is a very good sister.

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    Hana finds that it’s difficult to take care of your best friend when your best friend has all the self-preservation instincts of a lemming.

    Hana doesn’t know how this happened. No, wait, she does know how it happened. Kyoko made that pleading face, and Hana is weak to the pleading face. She knew Kyoko made poor life choices, but she didn’t realize they were contagious.

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    04 Feb 2014

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    Also, Kurokawa Hana is awesome.

  12. Public Bookmark 6

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    Buffy writes a letter to future Slayers.

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    03 Dec 2013

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    "I didn't choose this life. You know that, right? I mean, everyone knows the story."

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    25 Dec 2012

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    Great characterizations of all the Avengers, with bonus crossovers, including Red Queen Rosie from Resident Evil. Very well done.

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    "No, it's OK, this makes a change," said Tony. "I realise that's kind of inappropriate under the circumstances but look, you're actually grinning, it must be OK, so yeah, this makes a change, Pepper Potts being the one the crisis is centered on. This is where I step up to the plate and prove I'm not as flaky as I have been throughout the movie so far. OK, you might need to have a Plan B for that, because hello, it's me. But yeah."

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    18 Dec 2012

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    Great Pepper characterization, and a good look at her family , too.

  15. Public Bookmark 29

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    Henry needs to disappear. Frank and the gang are just the ones to... make it happen?

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    06 Nov 2012

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    The one where the record-keeper retires in style

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    Fury is a lying liar, Coulson is a good coworker, except when he's not, and Maria never meant to work for SHIELD. Maria/Helicarrier or possibly slightly Maria/Natasha if you squint.

    Spoilers for the movie. Movieverse only, I have no knowledge of the comics.

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    13 Aug 2012

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    Good look at Maria Hill (pilot!), fleshing her out much better than the film did. This author also wrote a wonderful Inception fic, "Unclaimed Luggage and Unscheduled Departures," where the Inception team realizes that they're stuck in an airport.

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    Phillipa Cobb grows up knowing that she’s not the only daughter her parents have with her name, and that only her mother knew which one was real. It’s not a nice thing to know.

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    11 Aug 2012

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    Great post-film story; a good piece on families, too.

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    Pepper leaves, and there’s no more pizza, and Thor’s already talked about Jane, and Tony suspects all of them realize, abruptly and simultaneously, that they actually have no idea what to do now. He is, in fact, pretty certain that they’re just a few minutes away from someone deciding to say something about the weather. It’s probably going to be him.

    //SPOILERS for the film.

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    08 Jun 2012

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    Delightful Avengers team fic, with an emphasis on food.

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    The Wave Mission is a failure. Team Seven is captured. Sasuke is gone. Kakashi is next.

    Sakura has no choice but to be a hero.

    Revised and added to on 29/11/2013. Original version available on my LJ and DW accounts.

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    06 Jun 2012

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    Wonderful Sakura fic -- she's brilliant and bad ass and crazy. Also, good team fic.

  20. Public Bookmark 1

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    Season: Seventh (Buffy)
    Spoiler(s): “Chosen” (S7-22)
    Teaser: It wasn’t only people that left Sunnydale before the last days.

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    02 May 2012

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    Very good survey of the random flotsam which makes up lives.

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