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    “They say you tried to kill the Firelord,” Hakoda says. "Why?"

    Zuko doesn’t know how to answer. Because I hate him. Because I love him. Because he wants to see the world burn. Because he knotted one hand in my hair and cupped flames against my face with the other.

    Because my mother is dead.

    Because my uncle is dead.

    Instead, he shrugs tiredly and says: “Someone has to.”

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    25 Jul 2021

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    There's a rhythm to this that's just brilliant to read. It's hard and dark and painful but there is a thread of hope and forward motion that keeps it all together. Well worth the short read!

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    Oscar darling and GQ's Hottest Buns 2017-20 Wei Wuxian doesn't want to get held up in the coffee line and pays for the guy in front of him. When it turns out that it's the only person in Beijing who doesn't recognise him, Wei Wuxian couldn't be more delighted.

    When he accidentally leaves his wallet at home, Lan Wangji, the only classical musician and composer who could actually boast of being famous on a global scale, is ready for the most embarrassing moment of his life. When the man behind him pays for him, he's ready to refuse any and all advances. Until it turns out that he doesn't know who Lan Wangji is.

    Or: Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji are famous. They don't realise this about each other. Cue Lan Wangji desperately trying to be Wei Wuxian's sugar daddy while Wei Wuxian worries that Lan Wangji won't be able to make rent this month.

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    04 Jul 2021

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    Hilarious confused identity story, short and sweet.

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    “Are you a cultivator?”

    “No,” she says, steadily. “This one doesn’t possess the core for it.” She pauses and raises her eyes to his, so boldly he finds it a little startling. “I believe that I can be of use to the Jiang sect in spite of that, and I have brought a gift to prove it. May I show you?”

    Fully intrigued now, Jiang Cheng nods. The girl unslings the bundle from her back, unties a couple of straps, and unrolls it on the floor in a smooth motion.

    Jiang Cheng is on his feet before he even consciously realizes it’s happened, and the reaction murmurs out through the hall. There, on a blanket that belongs on the back of a horse, are five Wen cultivator swords, offered to him by a girl who looks like the word “bumpkin” was invented specifically for her. What the fuck.

    “Where did you get those?” he asks, instead of asking “What the fuck?” out loud, because that would be unbecoming of his status as sect leader.

    The girl meets his eyes again, lifts her chin, and says simply, “I killed the men who carried them.”

    Or: Fan Dingxiang cultivates the swole path. Jiang Cheng doesn't know how to handle that.

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    03 Jul 2021

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    God. Damn.

    Unfinished, currently read up to ch 15. Absolutely brilliant work. I know zip about The Untamed and read this on a rec because 'humor and worldbuilding' and GD it nails those points perfectly. The plot, pacing, dialog are all perfection, and the examination of reality vs cultivation magic, and how that interplay can work when you have a realist walking up to the magic woo people and asking 'no seriously, do you even understand WHERE your food comes from??'
    Highly recommended.

  4. Public Bookmark 2

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    A podfic of "the stuff dreams are made of (are someone else's nightmares)" by Elemental.

    "Calvin's missing. Mr Bun is suddenly a very real rabbit with startlingly big teeth. Some fairy tales are apparently real things that happened, they just happened somewhere else.

    Now Susie has to rescue Cavin from the land of the fairies and get them both home before dinner, or she's going to be so grounded."

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    12 Jun 2021

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    Podfic of my fic!!!!

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    After a relatively benign villain encounter during an off campus lesson, Izuku suddenly feels too much.

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    15 Apr 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Izuku gets hit by a quirk and the standard plotline follows, but with a look at how Izuku would be with uncontrolled emotions, not simply fear. The examination of his strength and how much he keeps in, his layers of distance and hiding his true feelings, and his relationship with Aizawa are great here.

    Unbeta'd and a little unpolished as a result but a good read.

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