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    The war with Earth has been over for sweeps, and as part of the numerous peace treaties, the trolls have returned many of the captured humans to their home world. But there are those who remain upon Alternia's surface, those who had nobody to ask for them by name, who are sold into slavery and worse still.

    At the age of eighteen, Rose is finally given a placement: at the hive of one Kanaya Maryam.

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    06 Nov 2011

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This is an extraordinarily impressive fic in many ways--the concept of Alternian slavery isn't unique, but it's easy to end up in hopelessly depressing darkfic or, worse yet, a squicky whitewashing that never acknowledges just how fundamentally broken the entire situation is.

    This story strikes a flawless balance; carefully wringing out and collecting every last drop of optimism--and there isn't much--from an irrevocably bad situation that the characters will never be able to change. The characters are not only believable, but true to canon in so many ways that the differences cut even deeper.

    Most striking of all is probably the ending--it's a beautiful and satisfying conclusion to a fic where it's all too clear that a conventional "happy ending" isn't something that can happen.

  2. Rec 78

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    he flicks through his address book looking for a name and a number and a reason, and he only finds two out of three. it'll have to be enough. [post-sburb]

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    06 Nov 2011

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This was one of the first Homestuck fics I read that really impressed me, and I think it holds up well. A few bits here and there feel a bit off in light of later developments in canon, but I suppose that's an inevitable risk when writing fanfic based on an as-yet-unfinished story.

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