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    Hey,” Lance says indignantly, poking his finger into the hard Velcro of Pidge’s binder. “Jesus loves me.”

    “I don’t know why he would.”

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    Lance would like to blame the heat, but really, he knows where responsibility and blame should be placed -- namely, in the entire food group of alien peaches.

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    • 26 May 2022

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      The PWP is nice but mostly I’m bookmarking this for all the great descriptiveness related to the heat. Only read if you’re in an air-conditioned space with a glass of ice water.

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    Aziraphale Fell did not dream of much beyond his contented life as the owner of a small bookshop in Tadfield. In contrast, all his neighbours seemed to be under the impression that the famously rakish Mr Anthony Crowley, who had for the past couple of years been a repeated visitor of his shop, quite fancied him. Preposterous, of course. People like Crowley did not enter into relations with people like Aziraphale.

    But when news breaks out that Crowley is being pressured into marriage by his mother, Crowley comes to him with a peculiar request, leaving Aziraphale to reconsider all the notions he'd previously believed regarding the nature of Crowley's feelings, as well as those of his own.

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    One run of a Cornley Polytechnic production is bad enough, let alone a subjective three hundred.

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    Crowley worked in Sales. He had never intended to work in Sales. It had just sort of happened. One moment, there he’d been, a newly minted university graduate off to change the world, exquisitely useless Philosophy degree in hand, and now here he was, having sauntered vaguely downwards into a Hell that consisted mainly of cold-calling new customers and sucking up to existing ones.
     
    AU based on The Office.

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    • 23 May 2022

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      Loved this portrayal of Crowley. And gosh, do I ever sympathize with both him and Aziraphale on the job/career front.

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    A question at an interview leads to Steve and Bucky discovering fan fiction, and after piles of coffeeshop au's and fake dating tropes (and screaming over ABO fics) they find an author that writes some of the best fics they've ever read-- reader inserts starring a dark haired, dark eyed male reader as their shared love interest.

    The platonic fics are heartfelt and sweet, the smutty fics have them tearing their clothes off to act out scenes, the soulmate fics have them crying over the true love that so often ends with the Reader passing away and Stucky being left behind.

    Then one day, a fic posts with a scene taken right out of their lives, one that happened right there in the Tower, entirely the same right up until they take the Reader to bed.

    Bucky is the one to realize the writer is Tony.

    Steve is the one to suggest writing fics of their own to show Tony they return his feelings.

    Writing fics to show an author you're in love? What could possibly go wrong?

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    "Bit strange, the Almighty giving us soulmates, too - us demons, not us-us. Wasn't that the point of the Fall, making 'em miserable down there?" Crawly mused. "Seems counterproductive, assigning perfect lovers."

     

     

    "She'll have Her reasons." Aziraphale muttered, a little curtly, and, there in the rain, wrapped in the Serpent's wing, he ran his fingers over his mark again.

     

    From the very corner of his eye, he saw Crawly doing the same.

     

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    Crowley's soul-name reads "Aziraphale".

    Aziraphale's does NOT read "Crowley".

    This is... suboptimal, to say the least.

    [EDIT: Now with art! (And sequel by Pearl09!)]

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    • 23 May 2022

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      Mega-angsty and funny? Weird combo but it works. I really liked it. (I do wish that the footnotes could somehow be formatted differently to separate them out a tad from the body of the text, but that’s not the author’s fault.)

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    CROWLEY: I try not to make a habit of gratitude, but I must give our appreciation to everyone out there who’s been listening and subscribing to The Ineffable Plan.
    AZIRAPHALE: Ooh, yes, we’ve become quite popular, haven’t we?
    CROWLEY: Yeah, just hit number eight on the advice charts … No advertising at all.
    AZIRAPHALE: Mm. How … miraculous.
    CROWLEY: … Aziraphale. You did not.

     

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    Crowley and Aziraphale are very possibly the people least qualified, on the entire planet, to start up an advice podcast.

    But what else is there to do when the world isn’t ending anytime soon, you’re technically on indefinite sabbatical from your lifelong careers, and you need a plausible excuse to spend more time with your best friend who you’re definitely not, absolutely not, maybe just a little, actually maybe overwhelmingly in love with?

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    There's a cottage by the sea where the children like to go. Sometimes it's for ice cream, sometimes it's for a listening ear, sometimes when something goes disastrously wrong.

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    • 22 May 2022

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      Well-written with a great core message.

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      “Someone looks at you and thinks you’re a freak? You’re wearing dark glasses and you don’t care. Someone shouts at you? You’re wearing dark glasses and you don’t care. Yes, you’re going to be an outsider. You are never going to completely fit in with the world at large. But you don’t actually have to give a fuck. It’s amazing what a little bit of armor can do for your self-confidence. Try it.“

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    Wei Wuxian locks his phone and puts it down, blinks at his ceiling, and picks it up again. The pictures are still there.

    His first thought is that Lan Zhan meant them for someone else. That he just woke up at—he checks the timestamp—6:30 am on a Sunday and decided to go absolute full nuclear seduction option on some poor boy he met on Grindr, who would now be missing out on the best thing to ever happen to him because Wei Wuxian had a bad habit of distracting—of—oh.

    Pieces of last night start to resurface and paste themselves together in his head. He winces.

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    • 22 May 2022

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      Ah, Wei Ying, our darling. Multiple crises mixed up in typical Wei Wuxian fashion. Humor throughout, partially through his internal monologues and partially (gorgeously) through other people’s reactions to him. Enough angst to make it interesting but mostly warm and fuzzy.

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    Originally for a prompt on the kink meme:

    "Since age three, Stiles has been dreaming of Derek. When he was younger, he would always babble about Derek and draw pictures of them together, etc. but everyone just assumed that Derek was his imaginary friend. Stiles himself didn't realize that Derek was a real person until he heard about the Hale fire but by that time, Derek and Laura had moved to New York. "

    But it somehow mutated into a 8400 word behemoth featuring actual psychic Stiles Stilinski, soul bonding and wolfy mates.

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    Derek pisses Stiles off, and Stiles issues an "open-door policy" for the teenaged werewolves in his life. (Which is, really, more of an open-window policy, because seriously: werewolves) After that it is, like, all werewolf all the time.

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    The five times Stiles ends up spending the night at Derek's, and the one time Derek starts wanting him to stay forever.

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    • 21 May 2022

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      Pack feels everywhere! Funny and sweet. Loved all the parts in the series. Some nontraditional word usage, possibly English as a second language? Not sure, but although some of them made me blink, it wasn’t anything that distracted from the story.

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    Stiles knows his dad's just trying to be supportive, but he can't take one more blind date. Peter helpfully offers a solution - 'date' someone for a few weeks, break up with them, and his dad will leave him in peace.
    He even has the perfect candidate.

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    The first time Derek sees the words, he’s had a really shitty day. Laura was on his case again, all in the name of sisterly love, of course, and Cora was wielding her usual acerbic wit like a rapier. He’d gotten to the scene of a shooting too late and the victim had died before Derek could call for an ambulance. His Camaro had gotten a flat and while he was attempting to change the tire on the side of the road, someone drove by and sent a wave of muddy water arcing, drenching him, and he was cold, muddy, and miserable.

    Then, as he was sliding into the front seat after toweling off as best as he could, he felt something prickling on his arm and glanced down. Shaky, thin lines began appearing, little by little, and he could do no more than stare as the infamous phrase formed on his arm.

     

    Are you 18?

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    In which Aziraphale has no intention of selling books to anyone at all, let alone this infuriatingly persistent customer. No matter how nice his cheekbones are...

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    • 16 May 2022

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      Adored all of Aziraphale’s excuses for why he couldn’t sell the book. Also really loved the choice of book, lol.

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    The phone shows a photo of the Captain kneeling on a mat in the middle of a nearly empty room. He wears thin gray pants and a white shirt. He looks tired. The Soldier notes that automatically, as part of cataloging the weaknesses of a potential opponent, but the thought lingers longer than it should. The Captain is enhanced like the Soldier, but better, his serum more powerful. He still looks tired.

    The Soldier swipes to the next photo. It shows the Captain from behind, his wrists and ankles caught in thick coils of strange bindings. They shine midnight blue in the soft light, their surface smooth and reflective, unlike any rope the Soldier has seen before. They look seamless and strong.

    “You benched him,” the Soldier says, slow and uncertain. The pictures have him off-balance. He remembers--not this, not this strong back and broad shoulders, but this pose, this hair above a much thinner neck. A handkerchief held in two bony fists, and don't let go or I'll stop, Stevie--

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    Hoseok needed to focus, regroup. He needed to evaluate the situation, weigh his options, and find a solution. He needed to work through this like the capable adult he was. He needed to get his hand out of this stupid vending machine.

    Alternatively: Hoseok gets his hand stuck up a vending machine and stands up his blind date by accident. For the third time.

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    When he runs into Draco Malfoy picking pockets at a charity gala, Harry Potter is forced to face the desires he’s avoided for years — at the risk of shattering the public image he’s so carefully curated since the war.

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    • 15 May 2022

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      Really good. Tangles up the past and present, love and sex, self-discovery and boundaries and respect and negotiating coming out when one person has been our for years and the other has only just realized…

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    Mayor Whittemore gives John his widest politician’s smile. “It’s one of the best- a Halebot. You work so hard for the city, and with Claudia gone five years now, we thought you’d appreciate some company. A service bot is perfect. I mean, you deserve more than the standard gift certificate. “

    “Would have preferred the gift card,” John huffs under his breath, but he plasters on a smile and makes all the right noises, because this is an elected position, and as jackbots go, Halebots really are the best. He just doesn’t know quite what he’s going to do with it.

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    “We pinky-swore that if he ever got magically roofied I have his power of attorney. I’m contractually obligated to get him laid.”

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    Stiles is the smart one, and he’s not leaving anything up to chance. He’s quite happy with this plan actually.

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