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    This series started from a simple idea that has become a popular theme since the release of the new Fantastic Beasts film.
    Specifically, what if the Dursleys' abuse (which everyone agrees is canon, at least to some extent) led to Harry becoming an Obscurial. Given that jumping off point, I decided to explore the consequences of this notion. In this case, things kick off well before Harry reaches Hogwarts age with the emergence of the Obscurus in Part 1.

    Part 1: Unexpected Consequences is complete. It covers Harry and Sirius' initial reunion in 1985.

    Part 2: A Tale of Two Letters is complete. It takes place six year later, in the summer of 1991, and covers the Hogwarts invitations and the realizations that come in the aftermath of those letters' delivery.

    Part 3: Irregular Homecomings is complete. It takes place starting in the summer of 1994, and is the events of Goblet of Fire in this universe.

    Part 4: Appendices are reference notes for the series. Each chapter is independent, and chapters are posting periodically.

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    The Big Short Challenge on Rough Trade (http://www.roughtrade.org/)'s forum, has two versions.
    The first, Variations on a Theme, is a 500-1000 word story given a one word prompt.
    The second, Variations on a Character, is a 1000-2000 word story given a character prompt.
    This series includes the various shorts that I've written in response to some of the prompts.

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    What if Tony decided in Siberia that he couldn't just go home? He was used to being the scapegoat, but this time the cost would be more than he could pay.

    Ross would have the ammunition he needed to get Iron Man under his control, and what he'd do with the tech didn't bear thinking about.

    Tony decided to use Protocol Pass The Torch. He'd be fine. A penniless fugitive's life would make a nice change of pace. Everything would be peachy keen.

    (Tony miscalculated the pull the world had on him. He also miscalculated how many people would join him. Ultimately, Thanos underestimated him.)

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    03 May 2019

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    MCU AU starting from the end of Civil War up through Infinity War. Some character bashing, especially of Maximoff/Rogers/Romanoff, and very Team Iron Man.
    An excellent alternative version of the build-up to and take down of Thanos.

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    11 Oct 2018

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    Rather splendid Tolkien AU which starts from Thorin reliving the quest and spirals out from there to encompass both The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. There's even a redemption arc for Smeagol/Gollum. Note that there's only one explicitly romantic pairing and it's het, though there are a few more implied.

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    The rumors spread throughout the Outer Rim. Never openly, never where just anyone could hear… but they spread. Secretly, slowly, they spread. And changes were coming. Slaver’s ships were disappearing, lost without a trace in the darkness of deep space. Without a trace, save for the slaves turning up unharmed and free all over the galaxy. Slaves were disappearing from planets, again turning up free and safe on other planets. Masters were dying, often in accidents, sometimes by murder.

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    03 Jun 2018

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    A rather simple little one shot in form, it is powerful in its simplicity, despite having almost no true dialog.

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    A woman’s honour is different than a man’s; men seek to cleanse their honour with blood, while any woman can tell you that it’s hard work that removes stains.

    A kunoichi’s heart is strong and enduring; it bruises where a shinobi’s breaks.
    Hatake Sakumo was a woman, not a man; her daughter Kakashi is the Silver Wolf, the legacy of the White Fang.

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    03 Apr 2018

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    A rather lovely alternate universe version of Naruto, in which the Hatake family (Sakumo and Kakashi) are female instead of male and many things are better in Konoha because of that one fact. Some tragedies are still unavoidable, so it's not completely fluff, but it's still a lovely version of Konoha set chronologically before the canon events.

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    25 Mar 2018

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    Epic Buffy Alternate Universe centered around the pairing of Angel/Xander starting from the very beginning of the show. There is a mild crossover with the Sentinel that gradually becomes more significant especially in the third part.
    Some of the pairings become quite curious as the series progresses, including multi polyamorous relationships.