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"Ecstasy" by Maxfield Parrish



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  1. Rec 9

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    Jim frowns. "You ever wonder," he says, "what women talk about when it's just them?"

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    01 Oct 2018

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    A story in which men are clueless about women, but women are not clueless about anything. :-)

    Psst! Women are actual human beings -- pass the word!

  2. Rec 46

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    In the aftermath of Sarpeidon, Spock and McCoy have a conversation about McCoy's tendency to prod Spock into excess emotionality and why that really mightn't end well. McCoy understands that, he does, but that doesn't mean he thinks he ought to back down.

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    18 Sep 2018

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    Wonderful conversation between Spock and McCoy

  3. Rec 35

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    Sarek attempts to understand his son. Though it may take time, work, understanding, and a few deep, steadying breaths.

    This ties into Sha Ka Ree so please read that before reading this!

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    17 Aug 2018

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    A wonderful little story that has Sarek gradually coming to understand and accept Spock's relationship with Kirk, and by extension, Spock himself. Follows on the author's novel "Sha Ka Ree," but it can probably be read alone; there's enough explanation in the story itself to understand the backstory.

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    Nyota liked her roommate just fine until she met her.

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    28 Jul 2018

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    A story about realizing that the customs of your culture aren't the laws of the universe ... and that's okay. A story about reaching out across the cultural divide and making friends. A story that gives us the very heart of Star Trek in a sweet and light-hearted way.

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    When Petunia Dursley refused to take Harry in she forfeited his birthright protection, so Dumbledore took the baby to the safest place he knew: Hogwarts.

    The applicable staff (mostly just… not Snape) took Harry in on a rotating schedule as he grew from baby to toddler to child. They traded extra credit for babysitting among the older students, and Harry grew up knowing a few dozen different laps that were safe and warm to nap in.

    This was a Harry who grew up among books, among old transient walls and learned professors. They gave Binns night duty sometimes, and let him talk young Harry to sleep. This was a Harry whose world changed, on principle, daily. The stairs moved. The walls became doors. You had to keep your eyes open–you had to pay attention. So he did.

    He grew up in a school. Knowledge was power, but knowledge was also joy. This was his sanctuary. There was magic in his world from birth.

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    21 Jul 2018

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    Wonderful, wonderful story of a Harry who lives at Hogwarts from the time of his parents' murder. Because of this, he values learning and knowledge more than canon Harry, since he was raised by professors, students, portraits, and house elves, so he's sorted Ravenclaw once he reaches the age of eleven. He spends much of his early childhood helping lost first-years find the right rooms and comforting homesick children, which earns him gratitude from students in every house. Because he's a child of Hogwarts, he rotates which table he eats at, so he has friends in every house even before he's old enough to attend Hogwarts as a student, good friends who rally to his side once the war begins.

    This is a heart-warming story of Hogwarts unity, of students of EVERY house rallying to Harry's cause. This Harry wins not because he's the Chosen One but because he's kind and thoughtful and smart and wise. He's still brave, but he's really a Ravenpuff, and I find Ravenpuff Harry not just likable but also inclined to win through better methods.