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    Martin clings to Jon as they fall, clings to his bleeding lover as the roaring of the void and the screeching of the tapes drowns out any words either of them have. He clings to Jon and prays to whatever gods may exist that everything will end up alright.
    Then he collapses onto cold linoleum, stumbling into a harsh metal filing cabinet. The roaring and screeching is gone, and the harsh silence makes his ears ring... or maybe that's the head wound.

    When he finally opens his eyes, he isn't sure what he expected to see, but its not the middle of the archives with Sasha and his younger self staring back at him.

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    Jonathan Sims was Head Archivist of the Magnus Institute.

    He’d been hoping for a better job for a while, really. Research didn’t pay well enough. So, when Elias Bouchard, his boss, offered him the position, he accepted with little thought.

    And now, here he sat, just him and his assistants.

    And of course, the swarm of moths that followed him everywhere.

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    Jonathan Sims has been marked from his first moment... Stillborn, but so very wanted... The End brings him back, and the Eye isn't so keen on letting him die again.

    There's many ways for an archivist to be marked.
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    Part crack-fic and part serious.

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    Martin, Tim, and Sasha have gotten themselves summer research jobs at the Magnus Institute. It’s been a lot more than they bargained for, and honestly they’d prefer it with about fourteen less eldritch fear beings.

    or: An AU based off of some drawings by socks.on.shoes on instagram, featuring Jon as Local Fear Avatar Trying His Best, Martin and Tim as Guys Who Did Not Sign Up For This Shit, Sasha as The Group’s Only Braincell, Elias as A Bitch, Peter as Also A Bitch, and more.

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    At the end of the world, the Archivist stood watch. He stood and he watched for minutes, for hours, for years, for decades, for a time when time did not exist, he watched.

    And then he blinked, and Jonathan Sims was back before everything went wrong. He was back, and he had another chance to protect those he cared for, to protect the world.

    But first, he needs to learn how to act like nothing had changed in the Jon that everyone else knew.

    Besides the constant fear of death, that part is definitely the most difficult.

    (Or, Jon gets sent back in time, chaos ensues.)

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    Jon opens the door.

    Jon closes his eyes.

    And he weeps.

    (Martin ends just as the world does, his body crumbling under the violent, crying Eye splitting the sky open. The knife in his hand has fallen to the ground, red blood mixing with black ink. The web carved on the blade isn’t visible anymore.

    He has no hands, no arms, no mouth, no heart, but he knows he holds Jon against him until the end, whispering Love in his ear as they cry.)

    (Sasha looks up from the Institute's lobby, Tim gasping as their eyes lock onto the first floor's balcony just outside Elias Bouchard's office. And Jon looks back at them.

    His nose is bleeding and his eyes are feral when he walks down with a calm smile. Sasha doesn’t outright notice the scars littering his skin, scars that were absent only an hour ago, as she gapes back at Tim who seems one second away from fainting.)

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    (Inspired by Ketakoshka's Monster Jon series)
    Jon loves Knowing things, but he wants to Understand. Understand his friends, the world and most of all himself. Its a bit hard, being just as much a child of the Beholding as of his human parents.

     

    (Aka Jon is a monster boi who literally just wants to help his friends happy and also mess with Elias, oh and also maybe become romantically involved with his cute archival assistant who he Knows isn't as human as he thinks.)

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    It’s a summer romance, of sorts. Frankly, Sasha thinks she deserves one. Michael is the throat of delusion incarnate - and what is love, if not the greatest madness of them all?..

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    Martin Blackwood can't exactly say that his life is normal. It started out normal enough, but he's pretty sure that becoming a pseudo-immortal space pirate after being ripped open by a vampire doctor is a bit "out there". But he hasn't been home in centuries, and after the events of the Bifrost Incident, he really just wants to return to the mundane for a bit. Maybe he can tie up some loose ends while he's at it.

    The new archiving job and extra-spooky supernatural insanity wasn't exactly what he'd had in mind.

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    An AU that explores Martin as a Mechanism during the TMA timeline.

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    Martin Blackwood, in need of employment and out of options, takes a clerical position in Scotland at Castle Magnus, working for the enigmatic Lord Elias Bouchard. He expects it to be glorified paper-shuffling, but what he finds instead is much more sinister. What secrets lurk in the castle library? Who plays the wild music that haunts his dreams? And why does a strange horse wander the lakeshore each morning at dawn?

    AKA a fantasy AU with faeries!

    ~~ Part One now complete! ~~

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    Martin couldn’t remember exactly when or why he’d joined the Knights of the Lonely. He supposed that was by design.

    Knights of the Lonely weren’t meant to last long. They were built to take blows, and, if necessary, they were built to die. He supposed that suited him fine.

    But upon an assignment to escort the Watcher’s betrothed to the Kingdom of Beholding, Martin began to realize that, perhaps, there was something he was missing. Perhaps it was in the shape of a person with bright, intelligent eyes and acerbic wit, with prickly edges and a gentle smile when he thought no one was looking.

    There was only one problem. He wasn’t meant to let the Watcher’s betrothed reach the kingdom alive.

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    A narrow escape from a mysterious event finds Jon Sims in the country of Avonrey, rooming with his childhood friend Georgie Barker. After landing a job working as the head librarian at the Avonrey palace library, Jon finds himself neck deep in the exact nonsense he'd left his home of Warcona because of: the Dread Gods. Attacks from mysterious worm ladies, kidnapper clowns, and weird memory-wiping goths are just the start of it, as Jon digs deeper into the lore and history of the country he's found himself in, and the god he unwittingly was chosen by. What really lies deeper within the dusty archives? What does Elias Bouchard want with him? What even is the Truthseer? All of these questions are ones that Jon must ask if he wants to learn just why he's been chosen, and how to save the world he knows.

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    a fear

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    She follows him home. It took longer than she wanted due to her inability to use the tube. But when she got to the seemingly mundane front door on the top floor of his building, she knew it was his. The door was locked, obviously. So she did the only thing she and her companions could think of.

    She knocked.

    Jane Prentiss follows Martin back to his flat, and is surprised by what she finds.

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    Love is Insane

    We all know the story of The Magnus Archives, but here it is anew, another route, another game, another bid to stop the world from ending...

    Mallory Honmore, a writer recently out of university, takes the position as Archivist at the Magnus Institute, meeting many people along the way and experiencing things - natural and unnatural, amazing and dangerous, beautiful and cruel - that will change her, and her friends, and the world, forever.

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    In a universe where Lydia Halligan lives long enough to give her statement directly, she meets a stranger on the train. A very Strange stranger.
    An improbable series of events may just leave Jonathan Sims with a few more allies and a little more sleep. You'll have to ask him if that's a good thing.

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    "Statement 0162403, regarding encounters with multiple entities over the course of several years, and their eventual downfall. Audio recording given by Sasha James, Head Archivist of the Magnus Institute, London.
    Statement begins…”

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    Jon was worried.

    Jon was always worried, to a point, but he was more worried than usual. They could all feel it lately, he could tell- something was going to happen, and it was going to hurt.

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    “So,” the creature smiled, a twisted thing of fangs and woven deceit, “before we go any further. Hello Archivist.”
    An arm reached up to tilt his hat chivalrously at her. He fixed his octet of arachnid eyes to hers, and Sasha felt her breath catch in her throat.
    “I’m Mr. Spider.”

    Jonathan Sims had always hated spiders. The phantom sensations of silk cloying down his throat, of skittering legs and venomous bites.
    He was always meant to be a part of Mother’s plan, except this time the book did not land where it may have. This time, the door did not close shut.
    Mr. Spider wants more.
    This time, the door creaked back open.

    Based on apocalypsokane’s comic

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    There aren't any windows in the Archives. They're in the basement, after all, deep underground in a way Tim often offhandedly referred to as "tomb-like" - usually when Jon gave him more work than usual. 

    Because of that, and also because it's late, it's by the light of a single flickering bulb that Jon finds himself swearing at a set of keys and a stiff, stubborn lock. 

    Jon encounters what was once Martin Blackwood.

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