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  1. Public Bookmark 56

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    Not for the first time since they ran away together, a camera reel of all the things they don't know about one another whirs behind Martin's eyes, and he can't help but look at all the sprawling magnetic tape and wonder if they’re going to wind up a romance or a tragedy.

    or: Office parties, garage bands, and the joy of being known.

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    24 Feb 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 19

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    “You need to eat more than I do,” Jon insisted. “Please, Martin, just take it.” Brandishing a bag of trail mix. He could see how Martin’s eyes tracked it, subconscious and starved. But of course his mouth was set in a thin, firm line, and Jon knew he was fighting a losing battle.

    Martin grimaced at him, arms locked at his sides. “Yes, I do, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to eat at all.” They didn’t have time to argue—it was getting dark and they needed to get out of the half-burned town, find some sheltered clearing in which to light a fire before it got Dark—and Martin knew that just as well as he did. So it was a battle of wills, and Jon has always, always been worse at that particular contest. They wouldn’t find anything better in this shop, Jon was certain of that much, and he couldn’t remember the last time he saw Martin eat.

    “Fine. We’ll share, then,” he snapped, and he shoved the trail mix into his bag. Out of the corner of his eye, he thought he saw Martin smile.

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    24 Feb 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 6

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    In theory, Jon and Gerry are trying to use the Beholding to lift Gerry's ghost back into reality, to See the reality of him fleshed out and alive, freed from one entity through the dedication of another.

    In practice, however, they're getting their arms stuck to each other whenever they inevitably try to touch each other, and finding a lot of unnecessary reasons to touch each other.

    Rated mature just to be safe. There's no sex, but the magic intimacy scene near the end gets a bit intense at points. Warrants a heads up.

    (Vaguely based on a blurb I posted ages ago here, for vague worldbuilding context:
    https://jongerry.tumblr.com/post/189589085428/)

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    23 Feb 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 43

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    Martin had never been the type of person to listen to popular music. It made him feel ridiculously pretentious to say it, but it all felt so superficial. All those songs about love and sex and breakups felt so… detached. Emotionless even as the singer was supposedly pouring their heart out.

    He supposed this was part of the reason he liked poetry. Good poetry, where the feelings are so strong you can almost taste them, where you can hear the sounds pinned down by ink on the paper. Martin had been trying his hand at writing his own stuff recently, but it was never much good. It always felt so cliche.

    This is probably just a long way of saying that he liked a good story, and definitely a roundabout way of explaining why he enjoyed listening to the Mechanisms so much.

    (or to put it another way, Jarchivist Sims is Jonny D'Ville and Martin doesn't realise. Gay shenanigans occur. Now with Angst™)

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    23 Feb 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 9

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    She always forgets how observant he is because digging anything meaningful out of him can be a chore. He looks at things. He observes. He catalogues. Georgie is like a library patron trying to check out a book labeled REFERENCE ONLY with a bright red piece of tape wrapped around the spine.

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    23 Feb 2020

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