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  1. Rec 48

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    skipping stones, we know the price now
    any sin will do
    how much further, if you can spin?
    how much further, if you are smooth?
    - Indigo Girls, "Kid Fears"
     

    She works it out, gradually, painfully. You have to know what they want you to say, but that’s not enough; you have to mean it.

    (Or: The life and times of Cassandra Johanna von Musel Klossowski de Rolo.)

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    29 Jul 2018

  2. Rec 55

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    “I may not have a quarter of your talent or your knowledge in this realm, Hamilton; I wholly concede your expertise in the magical arts. But also I know you, and it has become increasingly clear to me that something is the matter, and my conscience, and my great esteem for your skill and its essential place in this Army, compel me to offer whatever aid I may, in the spirit of friendship.”

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    13 Sep 2017

  3. Rec 36

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    “I’ve come to state once more my request for a field command--” The general’s eyes narrowed. “--and to discuss my role in the campaign more generally. Now that my talents must be applied outside the family, so to speak.”

    Of course.

    “Now that you’ve quit my staff, you mean,” the general said.

    “Yes,” Hamilton said. “As you say, sir.”

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    11 Sep 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This is the most fabulous thing.

  4. Rec *

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    Detailing one of Amanda Grayson's first diplomatic assignments, which happens to be on the USS Kelvin.

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    25 Jul 2016

    Bookmarker's Notes

    For to podfic big time.

  5. Rec 4

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    That woman with the wild curls would need an army to win this. Little did he know, River Song has one.

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    22 Sep 2015

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    In which Bucky Barnes discovers that Steve Rogers is not the only tiny blonde firebrand who felt betrayed by SHIELD.

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    13 Sep 2015

    Bookmarker's Notes

    The greatest crossover of all time.

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    The mission resets abruptly, from objective: kill to objective: protect.

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    18 Jun 2015

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    The lesson here, Susie thinks, is that tricking Death is tricky business. How do you outwit the personification of oblivion? Chess, obviously, won’t be the answer.

     

     

    Or: Susie plays Calvinball with Death.

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    27 Mar 2014

  9. Rec *

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    A Modern day Merlin AU set at the University of St Andrews, featuring teetotal kickboxers, secret wizards, magnificent bodyguards of various genders, irate fairies, imprisoned dragons, crumbling gothic architecture, arrogant princes, adorable engineering students, stolen gold, magical doorways, attempted assassination, drunken students, shaving foam fights, embarrassing mornings after, The Hammer Dance, duty, responsibility, friendship and true love...

    This story was inspired by the thought of Prince William of Wales (and indeed the current Max von Hapsburg) studying at the University of St Andrews; it is also, as the title suggests, at least a little inspired by the operetta 'The Student Prince'.

    Grateful thanks to Lamardeuse and DarkEmeralds for Beta and cheerleading!

    ::2019 note: This story was written BEFORE the TV show introduced the character of Gwaine. It's not that I can't spell, or that I'm perversely writing him out of character - I incorporated other characters from Arthurian legend (Kay, Gawain etc) into my story, and lacking prophetic abilities, my versions naturally don't mesh with the versions subsequently introduced into the show.::

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    21 Mar 2014

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    Ever since Carlos was little, he and his daemon have been fans of Dr. Lyra Belacqua. Both as the most groundbreaking experimental theologian of the 20th century, and as the heroine of dozens of fantasy-adventure children's stories (based very loosely on her own mysterious childhood).

    But Lyra's true legacy is still bigger than Carlos ever imagined...until he took a team of scholars to study Rusakov particles in the most theologically interesting community in Hispania Nova. Now his own day-to-day life is full of things like angels, witches, hooded spectres, portals between worlds, vague yet menacing branches of the Magisterium, and a man who walks around without his daemon and can read an alethiometer as easily as a stop sign.

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    12 Mar 2014

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    After the Battle of Five Armies, Bilbo lies as still as death, and no earthly force will wake him. When a ghostly apparition offers Thorin the chance to recover Bilbo's absent spirit from the underworld, he accepts without hesitation.

    So begins the second Quest of Thorin's lifetime.

    Through half-remembered dreams and terrifying nightmares, beyond strange worlds to stranger shores, the Heirs of Durin will tirelessly, doggedly search for their burglar.

    This is their task, their penance: find Bilbo, or else be condemned to wander forever more, never to return home.

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    11 Mar 2014

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    Merlin and Arthur switch bodies; complications ensue.

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    14 Jan 2014

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    Arthur was tipped back against the wall, his mouth open for breath and staring at the small arrow-slit window over Merlin's head, trying to work out how it could possibly be that good with Merlin, of all people.

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    11 Jan 2014

  14. Rec *

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    In which dragons & ghosts & prejudices are confronted, Merlin wears a hat (twice) and a dress (once), Arthur breaks some crockery (lots), there are more pranks than pillowfights but at least one of each, and many secrets are revealed.

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    10 Jan 2014

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    One accident changes Arthur's life forever. Now he is living with an amnesiac housemate in a crumbling cabin in a town so small most maps forget. He isn't sure which is more troubling, the fact he is deeply attracted to someone who might possibly have a family waiting for him, or the odd things which seem to keep happening ever since they met.

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    10 Jan 2014

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    Merlin looked uncertainly to Arthur. “Have you ever made bread?” he asked. / “How hard could it be?” Arthur said.

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    10 Jan 2014

  17. Rec 41

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    "I don't think I'm built for dancing," Merlin said carefully. "I'm fairly sure I don't have enough legs."

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    09 Jan 2014

  18. Rec 3

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    Arthur can't remember.

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    09 Jan 2014

  19. Rec 47

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    Merlin's been acting off lately; Arthur blames it on a secret addiction. What kind of addiction, he doesn't know, but he's determined to find out.

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    09 Jan 2014

  20. Rec 83

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    "Is that a pinball machine?"

    Or, bonding over furniture.

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    09 Jan 2014

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