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  1. Public Bookmark 87

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    The making and the breaking of bread, throughout the centuries.

    The first time Nicky bakes bread for them to share — thick, rounded puffs of aish baladi, prepared with the utmost concentration and care — the sun has begun to set in Cairo, staining the sky the same vivid colour as the tangerines that grow ripe and heavy on the trees outside their door.

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    03 Aug 2020

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    bread fic, absolutely lovely and domestic and sweet

  2. Rec *

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    Yusuf snorts, as if to say it’s mutual. But the Italian struggles to sit upright, wincing and swearing, and – Yusuf cannot pretend he does not want to know, not when a creature will always seek out its like, its matched half as the Greek philosopher Plato wrote, and there is nobody else in the world, to the best of his knowledge, like the two of them. He says, “What’s your name?”

    There’s a very long pause. He can hear the other man deciding whether to lie. But there is no purpose to it, except for bitterness, and the answer is uttered cold and shortly. “Nicolò.”

    (Or: The inevitable backstory.)

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    22 Jul 2020

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    incredible, fantastic, 10/10

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    15 May 2020

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    i do be crying

  4. Rec *

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    In the midst of capturing a magical creature, Merlin is transported to a world where Camelot is home to thousands of magic-users. King Uther is nowhere to be found, Arthur is a prince again, and Queen Ygraine sits on the throne.

    Merlin plans to get back to his own reality, to his own Camelot. To do that, however, he must have access to information that is inside a shielded castle protected by powerful sorcerers. The only way in is to participate in the Apprentice Exam and be an apprentice to a magic-user included in Camelot's court. Should be easy . . . right?

    Conspiracies are afoot and Merlin just knows that, somehow, he is or will be involved. Just his luck.

    ARC 1 CONCLUDED!

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    12 Apr 2020

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    absolutely incredible canon divergence au - merlin goes to a dimension where magic was never outlawed

    writing and characterization so on point, story incredible idea absolutely love