breathtaken

Constance Bonacieux



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    “We all have to be prepared to give everything for each other. Our lives. Our honour. Our bodies.”

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    Aramis writes clickbait articles for a living. Athos and Porthos help. (Sort of.)

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    Modern AU series, in which d'Artagnan gets in touch with his canine side.

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    A collection of pieces in the same universe, following the story of genderfluid!d'Artagnan.

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  5. Summary

    "I find it could not otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I."

    The story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and d'Artagnan; of finding love, and fighting for it. Follows the narrative arc of Series 1 of The Musketeers.

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  1. Rec 7

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    “Cormoran,” Robin says, quieter. “Please.”

    Cruelty or mercy? he’d asked Robin once on a night a little like this one, drunk and in the dark, her arm around his waist as she’d guided him home, and it’s the face of that soldier he thinks of now as he eases the door slowly shut, as Robin watches him, the shadows falling on her pale face. Had it been cruelty or mercy, the way that kid had looked at his destroyed leg and decided not to shoot?

    Maybe a bit of both, Robin had said.

    Maybe so.

    “Go home, Robin,” Cormoran says tiredly. “Make up with Matt." He pauses, swallows. "Go home," he says at last, leaning his forehead against the door, "to someone who loves you."

     
    Or: Somewhere the border is always being redrawn.

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    16 Mar 2018

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    This is the first of a series of essays I wish to write on the Gender Politics of Sherlock fandom. There are many things I wanted to say at the official panel but was unable to, since it was derailed by a group of individuals who showed up with the intention of intimidating and harassing the panel moderator. In future essays, I’d like to share my thoughts on femslash, Mary Sues and the fridging of female characters, on heteronormativity in slash, and on queer representation beyond slash (bisexual, pansexual, asexual and trans people in fanworks and fan spaces). I’d like to touch on race and being a queer Woman of Color in a fandom mostly interested in White male characters.

    Before I get to those subjects, however, I feel a need to return to the original intended topic: the essay I began writing on my phone on the plane.

    And that essay is on the subject of noncon fanworks.

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    10 Oct 2017

  3. Rec 83

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    “Okay, what’s your email?” Otabek asks.

    Yuri can’t help but laugh. “You want a landline number too? Maybe my street address? Come on, nobody uses email anymore. But I’ve got Messenger, Instagram, Skype, Snapchat… take your pick.”

    Otabek wrinkles his nose. “I do not use a single one of those. So I pick email.”

    (After the GPF, Yuri wants to keep in touch. A great deal of lying about feelings ensues.)

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    25 Aug 2017

  4. Rec 24

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    For as long as he can remember, JJ has wanted to be liked.

    (He's not very good at it.)

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    31 Jul 2017

  5. Rec 11

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    Yuri doesn’t know why he feels like he has to go—to drop everything and buy a ticket and a suitcase—until he’s on the plane to Japan.

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    15 Jul 2017