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    Since wizard's daemons often settle as birds and urban legend says that elves are separated from their daemons, no one looks too closely at the fact that Taako and Lup are both single entities, missing the other halves of their hearts. They walk like people, they talk like people, and if they're hard to read because their daemons aren't fluffing up their feathers or swatting playfully with their paws, well, elves are notoriously enigmatic anyway.

    This lasts until their first death.

    All deaths on the Starblaster are strange. When Magnus first died on the animal planet, I'morko followed right after, both of their bodies dissipating into golden sparks, a strange inversion of the natural order. The pattern holds. Year after year, person and daemon alike dissipate into a fine mist of dust, knit together by the bond engine in the new plane.

    During their fifteenth year, Taako is shot through the heart with a well-aimed magic missile. Lup screams and casts one last firebolt, spell-sculpting around their bodies, before unspooling into a fine golden sand.

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    02 Aug 2020

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    "Please hear me out," the pants say, urgently. "M'names Barry. I've been trapped in these pants for fucking decades."
    Sildar pauses. The voice sounds so sad.
    "This has literally nothing to do with me," Sildar says. "I guess I can take you to the university, if you want?"
    "Nonono, they'll just destroy me," Barry says. "Maybe, uh, don't do that."
    Sildar pauses. "...Are you a lich?"
    The jeans are silent for a moment.
    "No-oo," Barry says.
    "You're a lich," Sildar says flatly.
    "Yeah, okay," Barry admits. "But in my defense it was an accident."

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    02 Aug 2020

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    Marco has a special power none of the other Animorphs have. One might even call it a reverse super power. If he didn't have to save the world every few weeks, he might think that being able to morph two animals at once was a neat party trick. And if not for the fact that it could be triggered by something as stupid as a bad dream. Or an ill-advised crush.

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    01 Aug 2020

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    A very Animorphs dream sequence, and excellent Marco POV as he feels his whole world on the edge of breaking, again.

  4. Public Bookmark 68

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    It had been more than a year since he put away the machine. It was pointless, after all. He was never going to fix it. He was never going to find who he was looking for.

    But after Frisk pries into the plates on their hands, the thoughts won't leave him alone, and Sans decides to give the machine one more go. And despite all his expectations, it finally works.

    It just doesn't work the way he was expecting.

    (Handplates, Post-Pacifist.)

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  5. Public Bookmark 43

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    Ten years have passed since monsters left the underground. As Frisk prepares to begin college, Sans faces questions about meaning, motivation, and when it's worth getting back in the game.

    (Or: the one in which Sans goes back to grad school . . . eventually.)

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    24 Jul 2020

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    to-read, but what i skimmed looked very promising, and seeing the "Sans vs his arc-nemesis: Emotional honesty" tag just sold me on it