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    What the American male really wants is two things: he wants to be blown by a stranger while reading a newspaper and he wants to be fucked by his buddy when he's drunk. Everything else is society.

    - W. H. Auden, The Table-Talk of W. H. Auden, Alan Ansen, 1990, pp. 80-81

    Or, Napoleon Solo begins to know himself, and Ilya Kuryakin makes his own happiness.

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    A non-continuity of fics in which Steve and Bucky are queer, socialist, and Jewish.

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    A take on the Alpha/Beta/Omega trope. In which I made up Germanic-root words for the A/O genders because Greek roots were linguistically implausible, the A/O genders are nominally hermaphroditic, and Steve and Bucky are both fitts, which is still illegal pre-WWII.

    Currently, the pieces can be read in any order (or not read); they're part of a continuity, not a chronological series.

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    Post-Sburb by a number of years, with diplomatic connections well-established between Alternia and Earth, the trolls and the kids try to live their lives.

    This seems to involve a lot of dressing up in suits on the parts of certain individuals. Mostly related to how Rose and Kanaya are finally getting married.

    (And sometimes it involves some discussions about Dave and Tavros's troll wigglers, and how growing up Earthborn makes them neither trolls nor human. But not yet.)

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    Eyes narrowed, the driver gives [Salim] a reproving look.

    "I don't think you are telling the truth," he says, glancing at Salim's bag and sling.

    "I was trying to get to Ubar," Salim admits. "I sometimes walk in my sleep."

    "Ubar," says the driver, thoughtfully. "The City of Pillars on the old Incense Road. Allah destroyed it, you know. Covered it in sand from foundations to spires. Now, it is Irem, City of the Jinn."

    "Yes," Salim says, comforted by the familiar sound of the name. "That is the place."

    "Well, get in," says the driver, rubbing his arms vigorously. "We don't have all night."

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    22 Jan 2019

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    Jack was still not quite sure how Darling had managed to swing them a shared staircase with no one else on it for their final year. "Interlopers, my dear Jonathan," Darling had said, "are not to be borne in this, our collegiate idyll."

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    06 Jan 2019

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    Take one Miles, a hapless cousin, Cetagandan social politics, a galactic conspiracy, a scientific discovery, a lot of firepower, and an unexpected declaration. Mix well and step back quickly.

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    Bookmarker's Notes

    I read this back in the LJ days and it has really stood up - rereading this many years later shows me all sorts of ways I've been influenced by it that I'd forgotten or not noticed.

    (I had forgotten where "[I could apologize] abjectly, if necessary" from the romantic lead came from - I think of it often. In a very good way. Have also gotten this confused for canon on multiple occasions.)

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    The Bowerbird wasn't playing fair; Jack couldn't debate these pieces of paper. He couldn't tell pieces of paper and a growing pile of feathers that he, too, remembered the rare treat that was eating a single piece of tropical fruit in the heavy heat of a Christmas afternoon, stickying his best suit of clothes, which had been so clean and pressed for church that morning.

    (In which Inspector Jack Robinson is having a fairly uneventful year, divorce notwithstanding, until he acquires a lady doctor for a drinking buddy and receives a series of flirtatious notes from a jewel thief.)

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    27 Apr 2017

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    "If I had to have magic ritual sex with someone," Blue said thoughtfully, "Ronan would be near the top of the list."

    "That is less helpful than you seem to think it is," said Adam.

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