Tiarat



Recent works

Recent bookmarks

  1. Public Bookmark 3

    Tags
    Summary

    Elizabeth Harmon caused headlines when she defected to the USSR, after the Moscow Invitational to marry her longtime lover, Vasily Borgov. A love story for the ages, the newspapers said.

    Only that wasn’t the truth.

    Beth and Borgov find themselves pawns in a political game, and the center of an obsession born during World War II, and they only have each other to rely on.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,853
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    20
    Kudos:
    37
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    357

    21 Sep 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 63

    Tags
    Summary

    Everyone wondered if Beth Harmon was planning to defect.

    Beth preferred to think of it as an extended vacation.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    10,484
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    2
    Comments:
    22
    Kudos:
    304
    Bookmarks:
    63
    Hits:
    2366

    19 Sep 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Excellent chartacterization!

  3. Public Bookmark 6

    Tags
    Summary

    Cleo lights her cigarette and opens Beth’s suitcase on the bed. She pulls out a dress and lays it down, running a long fingernail across the weave. “This one’s pretty.”
    Beth flicks her eyes from the dress to Cleo. This is that moment in chess she loves so very much, the pivotal move. The single push of a pawn that changes the direction of the whole game, meaningless without the context of the board, of the players, of the direction of the game.
    She stands before Cleo in her silk slip and near to shivering.
    She pushes a pawn of her own. “Well. Go on. Put it on me.”

    (Or, the year is 1970 and Beth is in Paris again. And she's not the only one.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,554
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    119
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    1222

    06 Sep 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 1

    Tags
    Summary

    When Beth Harmon, age fifty-one and still an amazing chess player, hears about a fourteen year old, redheaded, female chess player who’s destroying every opponent put in front of her, she decides that she has to investigate.

    Can be read without knowledge of Middlegame or The Queen’s Gambit. I’ve included relevant info in the notes.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,849
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    6
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    61

    10 Jul 2021

  5. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    This is a tutorial/live example on how to create a "Choose Your Own Adventure" fic. While this has been explained before (see here), this particular tutorial shows you how to use a work skin to hide the next parts from the reader until they click through to get to them.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,769
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    5
    Comments:
    39
    Kudos:
    442
    Bookmarks:
    320
    Hits:
    15955

    14 Jun 2021