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    25 Feb 2018

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    “Goro Akechi,” Akira says, and, “the world,” and, “a battlefield.”

    The switch to the Metaverse is like swallowing tapioca pearls without chewing, just externally: a little squishy, a little uncomfortable, a little hard to breathe. Luckily, it never goes on too long; it’s probably less than a minute before they’re seated not on leather sofas, but on rickety chairs in the bombed out shell of a building.

    There is no roof above them. The sky is a bright and cheery blue, which does nothing to dissuade the fat raindrops splattering down. Akira stands up first, walks carefully to the jagged ledge where the balcony once was. Tokyo stretches out before him, a shattered wreck. Parts of it look wholly abandoned, and as though they’ve been that way for years: greenery sprouts up from ruined office buildings, towering trees stand triumphant over the frames of houses.

    Other parts are simply on fire, smoke twisting up into the clear sky. In the distance, there’s an explosion, gunfire.

    Ryuji says, “holy shit,” and that about sums it up.

  2. Public Bookmark 51

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    in an effort to become friendlier with the phantom thieves, goro akechi decides to spend time with each of them in turn

    this may or may not be a mistake on his part.

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    20 Feb 2018

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    The emptiness of his apartment reminds him that no matter how much he might get along with them all, how much they were coming around to him now and-- and making him feel part of them, the bonds of others would never serve him well. They were a means to an end, all of them. No matter what they'd lost. How they felt. The views they had on others, on himself-- all of that was just-- just--

    Goro's laugh is as hollow as the rest of the rooms, perfect showpieces placed just right, and he shakes his head. No, none of that mattered.

  3. Public Bookmark 47

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    Her father is a hole in her mouth where a tooth should be, still aching from the dentist’s pliers, forgettable for an hour, an afternoon, until she probes it with her tongue, sending an aching shockwave down her jawline.

    In which Haru learns to depend on her friends and herself. (Spoilers through 10/11.)

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    07 Jan 2018

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    Is this the legacy her father left for her? She remembers tiptoeing around the house, doing her best to behave on days when his gaze would cut like a knife. Not that she really had anything to complain about, all things considered; she knew she was fortunate, compared to many children. She always went to bed with a full belly, and never had to worry about being beaten, or even being screamed at. But her father wielded disapproval like a weapon, and so she became pathetically eager to please.

    Change is easy in a fanciful costume with pretty words. It’s harder, in the light of day.

  4. Public Bookmark 15

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    dorian pavus joins the inquisition and gets his life threatened, collects some old books, learns about the horrors of his country's dubious past, makes some weird friends, gets mud in places mud should never be, and falls in love. not necessarily in that order.

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    13 Nov 2017

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    Lavellan laughed. Dorian drew the breath in, startled. He’d heard Lavellan laugh before, but not like this, never like this—clear and bright as a bell, a hunting bird’s call, it was joyous enough that Dorian’s chest ached. He had chosen a place to watch where he could see Lavellan’s face and the pure delight there was plain. Dorian had never realized how unhappy Lavellan was until he saw that lifted away. He was beautiful.

    “It’s over,” Lavellan said with a sort of dazed disbelief. “It’s over.”

  5. Public Bookmark 9

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    Maya lets herself slip out of the scene. She knows how the words go, the cadence of worship. Instead of letting it choke her, she aims it at Lilith, and it feels right, it fits, like Lilith is a magnet that pulls everything inside Maya towards her.

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    07 Nov 2017

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    When Lilith comes along, riding double on a hunt for a rogue cannibal, it's like everything is turned up high. Things are louder, the kills get messier, her blood pumps harder. She's hyperaware of the woman beside her, noting every glimpse in her direction, every look she gets. It feels like the world's most intense job interview. Sweat pricks at Maya's skin where their elbows and knees bump up each other in the narrow front seats of the technical; when they stop touching, Maya's skin burns where Lilith brushed up against her, like she throws off a sun's worth of heat through her skin.