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  1. Public Bookmark 27

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    The coffee machine is broken.

    Illya stares at the piece of paper stuck over the front of it, the smiley face drawn underneath the damming Out of Order as if it somehow helps. The little touch display on the top refuses to light up, no matter how many times he pokes it.

    Illya stares longingly at the broken machine, and then does what he normally does when he finds a problem he can’t immediately fix.


    There’s a freshly painted sign over the café opposite as they jimmy the back door open and slip outside, elegant cursive that’s only just readable. “Solo’s,” Gaby reads aloud. “Well, let’s see what they’ve got.”

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    11 Aug 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 12

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    A new Italian place is opening up to join the gaggle of restaurants already in Regent’s Park. Napoleon’s, headed by the eponymous head chef Napoleon Solo, tried hard to style itself as an upscale dining experience. To the restaurant's advantage, the decor is chic but pleasant. The atmosphere is sophisticated but welcoming instead of aloof. The fares are reasonably priced. But the dishes are ultimately limited by their creator’s obsessive drive for style. Too much attention was paid to presentation, right down to the garnishes.

    GARNISHES. DON’T. HAVE. TO. MATCH.

     

    Gorgeous cover and art by Atanau

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    28 Jul 2020

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    тоска: (n) ache of soul

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    An aching silence. Illya seems to hesitate before reaching forward, a hand snakes around his fist.

    “Cowboy.”

    And Napoleon falls.

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    24 Jul 2020

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    Five times they wrestle and one time they dance.

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    24 Jul 2020

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    Illya’s really good with dogs. Napoleon’s more of a cat person, to be honest, but he’s not about to let that get in the way of them living their life together.

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    24 Jul 2020