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    "Suffering is permanent, obscure, and dark; and shares the nature of infinity."
    -William Wordsworth

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    Following a bizarre and devastating family tragedy, resilient Y/N attempts to gather up the scattered remnants of her life and relocates to the city of London in search of new opportunities and a fresh start. The reality of her new home, however, was far less picturesque than what she'd imagined. Not only riddled with sickness and poverty, the cobblestone streets of 1890's London were also ripe with something else-- murder. Through a series of events (equally fortunate and unfortunate) our young protagonist finds herself tangled up in the sordid lives of six individuals, and subsequently becomes ensnared in their web of unfathomable horrors and arcane mysteries beyond the realm of humanly knowledge. All, of course, beginning with a chance encounter with a certain young mad scientist.

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    Set before the series proper, this story tells the tale of Vanessa and Sir Malcolm's first experience hunting things that are beyond human. It also asks the question, what does it mean to be human? Are we closer to the beasts or the angels? Enjoy, and feel free to leave comments.

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    “There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart - an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime” ~Edgar Allan Poe's 'Fall of the House of Usher'.

    Kieran Strauss holds a gruesome past that led him to, the life of Vanessa Ives and Sir Malcolm Murray, well before the disappearance of his daughter, Mina. A past that continues to haunt in more ways than one. This is his account of the beautiful, yet dark and tragic events that are Penny Dreadful.

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    When an unexpected visit turns into a big callout... But also a good drink.

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    Always since he got bitten, he experiences full moons like dreams—no, nightmares.

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    Vanessa in her possession burns with a fever that Sir Malcolm tries to quell.

    A little gift for my dear friend. . .

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    "I have run from the darkness for so long, only to find myself in a place darker still." -- Vanessa to Ethan, end of Season Two.

    Vanessa has explained to Ethan that she will never leave Sir Malcolm, not ever, that their souls are so complexly woven together they could not be separated even if they desired or tried. And yet, she loves Ethan as well. In this canon divergence, the story of Vanessa and Sir Malcolm's twisted relationship is told. As Vanessa races to save Sir Malcolm from demonic memories and intentions, there are dark forces at play, as the past catches up to the present and determines all of their futures.

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    Miss Ives enjoys her treats . . .
    Just a Drabble to further explore the sweet relationship between Vanessa and Sir M.

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    Violet Hardenbrook lived a relatively decent life; it was nothing extraordinary but it was comfortable and she was content. One night her entire world gets turned upside down and an old friend re-enters the picture, but will they be strong enough to fight off each others' demons as well as their own?

    Title Credit goes to: Beau Taplin, “Priorities.”

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    The Piper is a wild child. Rarely did she obey so rarely was she accepted. Rarely did she stay in one place, but once she met Vanessa, she simply could not stay away. What consequences will be reaped?

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    Here are 25 days in the lives of Harry and Draco :-)

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    25/25
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    A cut finger takes Ferdinand Lyle to the kitchens, where he finds warmth, acceptance and help from Ethan and Sembene. They all find ways to look for simple hope and joy in the work of their hands.

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    Ethan Chandler, not for the first time, has found himself drawn to the wolf cage in the London Zoo. There he sees a young woman kneeling before the cage, totally unafraid. She mysteriously starts to tell him his story, knowing what no one should know. She reminds him of Vanessa Ives, seeming, even on this brief acquaintance, to possess knowledge that few possess. Has she enchanted him, for she takes him to her flat where he sees the "tools of her trade" laid out before him. Even though she tells him she is a virgin, something tells him a very strange thing is happening as she kneels between his legs and starts to take down his trousers

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    13/?
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    The wolf hungered. And of all the people in London, Ethan knew of only one who could satisfy that need.

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    The Murray House is not old, not ancient like the other buildings and monuments of London that stretch back hundreds of years. It is relatively new, built specifically for Sir Malcolm Murray and whatever lost souls he chooses to surround himself with. The house is new, but it has seen horror and miracles and all number of supernatural entities.

    Vanessa thinks she is quite like the house.

     

    Or,Vanessa, and grief.

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    a retelling of Christina Rossetti's classic poem, "The Goblin Market" with Mina and Vanessa as Laura and Lizzie

    “We must not look at goblin men,
    We must not buy their fruits:
    Who knows upon what soil they fed
    Their hungry thirsty roots?”

    for Sarah Notbecauseofvictories because she asked for it a while ago

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    An old Harry Potter fandom trope applied to the end of season 2: even when trapped together on a full moon, a werewolf will not kill its mate. Or, you know, the guy he likes.

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    1/1
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    38
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    288
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    One thing becomes another, or, the untimely death and revival of Sembene.

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    40
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    14
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    275
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    Upon Victor asking what Caliban wants of him, he finds out that his creature seeks to keep him for himself and punish him for his abandonment…but not in the way he might think.

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    Keep your words
    Keep your love, if that's what you want to call it.
    Keep anything you could offer me.
    Nothing you can give me will make me satiated.
    I am so much more.

    Victoria was taught many things by her mother, but she only took two to heart:

    Death is anything but serene, and no matter how beautiful the poetry nothing can change that.
    Women are the true life-givers, and life is bloody, brutal, painful business.

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    Or, Victor is born Victoria, but her name still means "to conquer" and she still seeks to pierce the veil between life and death.

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