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  1. Summary

    Joe and Nicky have a lot of stories to tell, and Nile wants to hear all of them. Well, most of them.

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    Getting together almost killed them. Staying together might be harder.

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  1. Public Bookmark 11

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    An introduction to the basics of Islamic food from the medieval period (10th-15th centuries CE). This primer covers the history, context, and characteristics of medieval Islamic cuisine, with the intent of helping early Joe/Nicky writers or anyone else who wants to reference authentic ingredients or meals from this time period.

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    04 Sep 2021

  2. Rec 1

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    Fanart for the fic curare
    "Portrait, graphite on paper, 2020

    A dark-skinned young woman with short, natural hair. Her chin rests on one hand, and she is smiling, her attention on something out of frame. She appears relaxed. One imagines she is seated at the dinner table with loved ones, listening to a story. Found in a small sketchbook with other drawings by the same artist."

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    08 Aug 2021

  3. Rec 69

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    In 1099, Yusuf and Nicolò meet during the siege of Jerusalem, as they drive their swords through each other and awaken when they shouldn't. In 2020, Joe and Nicky snuggle happily on a beach in Genoa, ignored by the strangers surrounding them and the sun setting across the water. In between, they see the passing of eleven centuries. They live through wars, earthquakes, pandemics, art movements, the age of explorers, devastating loss, political revolution, new family members, and gay nightclubs. With them all along is a love that transcends time and space; that settles heavily into their souls and exists regardless of when or where they are. Years pass, one era fades into another, and no matter what happens they always, always choose each other. Perpetually.

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    01 Jul 2021

  4. Rec 11

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    Andy feels the bile rise in her throat and pushes it down, forcing herself into crisis management mode. There may not be an immediate threat but that doesn’t mean they’ll be safe indefinitely. There was a lot of gunfire. “Joe,” she says and then again, more forcefully when he doesn’t respond, “Joe!” He lifts his head but doesn’t look at her. “We won’t leave him, but we can’t stay here,” she says with as much compassion as she can while still leaving no room for argument. “We have to move out. Please, Joe.” She waits a beat. “Please.”

    Joe slowly gets to his feet, automatically picking up his scimitar as he does. His eyes never leave Nicky’s face. Nicky’s eyes are wide open and staring. Andy leans down and gently closes them.

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    12 May 2021

  5. Rec 20

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    Nile looks around at her—family, there’s no other word for it. The not quite uncomfortable silence persists.

    “Someone should tell a story,” she suggests eventually, “Isn’t that what you do around a fire? Tell stories?”

    “What kind of story?” Booker says amiably, tossing a twig in the general vicinity of the flames.

    Nile shouldn’t do it, not with how she gave herself the jitters earlier. Maybe that’s exactly why she says, immediately and unbidden, “A scary story.”

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    13 Apr 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Oh my god. Just... oh my god.