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    "Statement of Martin Blackwood, regarding the Magnus Institute, and everything that happened there. Statement begins."

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    Or: a multipart AU based on Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor.

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    Six times where it wasn't Mike who stayed behind in Derry, and one time it was.

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    Series of (mostly) unconnected stories I write as I make my way through the show again. All can be read independently, but the canon complaint stories are slightly connected.

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    “This is the Magnus Institute, not a creative writing course at university. If that doesn’t agree with him, he can leave.” There was a thud and the sound of rifling tapes. “He can take his bloody tea with him.”

    Martin’s fingers tightened on the saucer. Oh.

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    Martin knows better than to talk about it. It's fine. He's fine.

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    10 Jan 2021

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    Martin finds them eventually, tapered white wax, twenty or thirty of them beside a box of ancient (but dry) matches, and a little brass dish with a slot that just about fits the base of the candle. He feels like Scrooge, fitting the whole thing together, tucking a few more into his pocket before striking a match -

    Which immediately goes out.

    “Oh, fuck you,” Martin says into the murk.

    Again -

    And again, the fire vanishes. Quick and efficient as a breath. He shivers in the sudden cold.

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    Martin Blackwood inherits an old country house, but there are more inhabitants than he first realises. When eventually the paranormal occurrences become too frequent and dangerous for him to ignore, he has to turn to a group of misfit ghost hunters for help.
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    14 Dec 2020

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    “Sure,” Georgie says, still laughing at him. At least someone is having fun. “Don’t you have assistants for that kind of thing?”

    “Yes, but…” He huffs, scratching the back of his neck. “I wasn’t going to ask one of them to download an app called...Lover? Lov-rrr? I don’t know how you say it.” He flaps his hands dismissively. “There are--unions and such. It wouldn’t be appropriate.”

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    jon makes a fake account on a dating app to investigate a statement. tim sets martin up with fake account on a dating app to boost his self-confidence. it goes exactly how you might expect.

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    02 Dec 2020

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    In their defense, it started as a spite thing. As all good ideas do.

    Five times Tim and Sasha were in a fake relationship and one time they weren't.

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    10 Nov 2020

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    Whatever he had predicted might happen, Jon wasn't expecting to survive upon demolishing the Panopticon. He certainly wasn't expecting to be rescued.

    Instead, he wakes up in an alternative universe where he's never been the Archivist, and Martin Blackwood doesn't exist.

    Martin Blackwood wakes up somewhere else entirely.

    Written as part of the RQBB 2020 Challenge, with art by the fantastic Aspen! (@asortofloficharm)

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    03 Nov 2020

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