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  1. Rec 21

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    Pole and Scrubb accomplished rather more during their quest for the lost prince than anyone ever truly understood. 5,800 words set during The Silver Chair. Written for linneasr for the Narnia Fic Exchange 2012.

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    06 Jan 2019

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    Faun Aduncus of Beaversdam writes, in his pamphlet On the Lion's Interventions in Narnia after the Golden Age, that Aslan sent a Marsh-wiggle and two Human children from beyond the end of the world (in fact, from the same place that the High King and his siblings came from) to find the lost prince. However a simple consideration of the facts shows the unlikeliness of this tale. Of what use could children be in such a quest, and one of them a girl? Much less a Wiggle, who, however well-meaning, would hardly have the cunning or fortitude to see through such a quest.

    Fabulous look at Narnian history and unreliable narrators and changes of perspectives and prejudice and oh man I love metafiction.
  2. Rec 66

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    "You're too young," was the first thing Olivia Pope ever said to her, while their hands were still clasped in a shake.

    "I know," Mellie said. Too young to be president even if she were a man. And good genetics along with a lifelong skincare regime didn't help, either. The American people, as a body, couldn't spell gravitas if you gave them a dictionary. But they sure as hell wanted it.

    "It's fine," Olivia Pope said. "I can sell it."

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    24 Dec 2018

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    "You have beautiful taste," Olivia said, looking up from a dark blue Armani Collezioni jacket with an intricate origami collar and hidden placket. Her eyes were still calculating, weighing Mellie down to the molecules before deciding how to repackage her.

    "Thank you," Mellie said. "So do you."

    They nodded at each other across the piles of clothes, and bent their heads back to work.

    So Mellie dressed with exquisite care. St. John to age her, just enough. Pearls and chunky lapel pins to help that along. Sleeker cuts and small, stylish details to keep her well clear of frump. Heels never more than 3 inches, no peep toes, no stilettos. A great deal of makeup designed to look like very little makeup. Hair cut short, and often up out of her face.

    I would read a ten-thousand word story about the messaging of fashion for President Mellie Grant.
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    While attending a masked ball in London, Elizabeth attracts the attention of a peculiar man.

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    05 Dec 2018

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    “It is up to me to supply the conversation,” Elizabeth surmised. “You may regret it. Are you enjoying the ball better now that you are dancing?”

    “I am.”

    “You should ask ladies to dance more often.”

    “You do not think I ask them often enough?”

    “No, I have seen you all night, walking around the room by yourself.”

  4. Public Bookmark 23

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    After Frederica and Vernon's engagement, everything goes smoothly. Well, as smoothly as it can. Somehow, Frederica had not expected ceremonial visits to be one of the consequences.

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    14 Nov 2018

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    "If I might trouble you for a macaroon," he said. She looked from him to the little plate of almond biscuits and burst out laughing.

    "I'm sorry," she gasped, "I don't mean to find it funny, but I couldn't help but wonder who the macaroons were for. No one in our household likes them. Here, have the plate."

    They're so good together! Everyone else has so many opinions about Frederica and Vernon and they are just amused by it all.
  5. Rec 39

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    GQ - May, 2010

    A month before his big 40th birthday bash (and immediately following the events at Monaco), Tony does an interview with GQ that is surprisingly honest, remarkably insightful, and hints a little at something more serious going on behind the scenes.

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    05 Nov 2018

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    When I ask him about what it's like to be a superhero turning forty, Stark is not at all modest. “I'm amazing. I know I'm amazing, you know I'm amazing. Let's talk about how amazing I am.”

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