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    "Hermione pyörähti vielä kerran peilin edessä mutta ei löytänyt juhlakaavustaan enää ainuttakaan kissankarvaa. Hän nykäisi helmastaan vielä ruskean, säkkärän hiuksen ja vilkaisi kelloa. Kiirehtiminen oli tietenkin turhaa, sillä Ron oli aina myöhässä."

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    Suomi
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    32/?
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    Ciel and Sebastian made a contract—that's the easy part. The hard part is going home.

    In which Ciel figures out how to be Earl Phantomhive, Sebastian becomes a butler, and Madam Red joins in for the ride.

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    2,403
    Chapters:
    2/21
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    50
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    Working as a nurse in a sanatarium at the Baltic Sea in 1956, a new patient soon catches Levi's interest.

     

    I made a playlist!

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    English
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    3,201
    Chapters:
    2/12
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    4
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    17
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    5
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    ֍ In Heaven someone makes a small mistake and pays for it big time while Sir Charles Holmes discovers 'too late' what had happened to a misplaced item of stationery. And someone is nearly home.

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    English
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    1,017
    Chapters:
    3/3
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    A meta essay about The Chess Game; on metaphors, toxic masculinity, internalized homophobia, and heteronormativity.

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    English
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    1,139
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    1
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    10
    Kudos:
    34
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    183
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    Peddled by mysterious sphinxes, chess is a game with a thousand variations across many thousand worlds. Over millennia, Haggar played hundreds of these with her emperor, but when an old variant stirs up that which is better left forgotten, she must once again contemplate the terrible, undying legacy of the forgotten world that is Altea.

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    English
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    1/1
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    King Alistair and Inquisitor Trevelyan have both faced numerous obstacles in their lives - from Orlesian nobles to darkspawn. Now they team up to embark on their biggest challenge yet - seducing Cullen.

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    English
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    179,858
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    31/?
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    264
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    479
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    I tried to fit in and I changed myself in every way you can imagine. I just wanted to be part of the game. And then I realized - well - I create the game.
    - Conchita Wurst

     

    Picks up right after the events of Violets, Violins, Violence. Maybe the hero's journey for Clarice Starling came to an end, but that doesn't mean that she was ever guaranteed a happy ending. Now, perhaps unwittingly, she's being pulled back into another chess game, with the stakes even higher than before. No one is exactly who they seem, and not even the chess pieces are black and white.

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    16/?
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    126
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    16
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    1930
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    After royally screwing up, Izaya is admitted to a behavior hospital by his parents, and given the ultimatum that this is his last chance. He believes them. So he promises to actually try to get better this time.
    All he has to do is avoid pestering his new therapist until he quits, not start wars in the ward, and refrain from antagonize any of the other patients. Which, for Izaya, is all easier said than done.
    Especially when some of the other patients on the ward are hell bent on making his life a living nightmare. One in particular.
    What's a mentally unstable, almost-adult to do? Besides avoid the resident sociopath, that is.

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    English
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    84,090
    Chapters:
    25/25
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    471
    Kudos:
    375
    Bookmarks:
    36
    Hits:
    5739
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    WWII is about to begin. In the midst an overwhelming blizzard, Russia, Lithuania and Latvia find the spirit of a new country forming, unconscious in the snow. However, she has no idea who she is. She must decide who to trust, but with tensions high between nations and her identity elusive, the answer is far from clear.

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    English
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    28,863
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    Where M treats James like a pawn, his own enemy treats him like a king.

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    "A dream assassination is the perfect way to murder MacGyver," Murdoc promises HIT. "After all, nightmares are basically irrational- and that just so happens to be my territory. He's too much the scientist. He'll never see this coming."

    What's to stand in his way? Nothing.

    (Excepting a certain plucky niece with dreams of her own, that is...)

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    English
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    77,820
    Chapters:
    35/35
    Comments:
    4
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    3
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    112
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    Time is changing. As humans advance, the youkai and kami Lords race to protect their own kind. Can Sesshomaru protect the Western Lands and guide it into the future? Will Rin ever be able to prove she isn't a chess piece? Will Inuyasha defend the youkai residing in a homeland he never saw? Or is it really too late for the Youkai and kami of the world? And what does Kagome know that she isn't sharing? 読んでください, コメントください.

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    3,043
    Chapters:
    2/?
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    6
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    12
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    Rebadow has ulterior motives when he invites Toby to play a game of chess.

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    English
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    1/1
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    2
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    8
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    108
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    SPEAKER and SAYER find themselves in a game of chess that neither want to play.

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    1/1
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    6
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    12
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    “She’d laughed aloud the first time she saw him jump like a spooked cat at a flash of lightning; not her most empathetic moment, but then, she was no saint, no matter what Freddie believed. At any rate, he’d bluffed his way out of that one-- had tried to do the same for a full month’s worth of good old London rain afterward until she’d snapped and told him to just bloody admit it, for Christ’s sake, it’s not a sin to be scared.

    She was patient by necessity, not by natural inclination. And necessity was a rather difficult thing to justify when one’s partner’s only candid moments came when he was either exhausted, drunk, or cowering at the edge of psychosis.”

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    1/1
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    2
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    5
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    1
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    Professor Petyr Baelish has long learned that the PhD student he’s currently supervising is so much more than a pretty face.

    GREAT tits, for one thing. Legs that go all the way up, my friend.

    But when Sansa Stark rocks up one rainy Friday afternoon for a harmless game of chess… their consult just got even more interesting.

    For just like love and war, chess is a battlefield… and a dirty, dirty game.

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    English
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    1/1
    Comments:
    14
    Kudos:
    60
    Bookmarks:
    5
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    1744
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    "With every game there is a winner and a loser, with challenges that make it competitive. Some players enjoy manipulating the rules to their satisfaction so that they may achieve a goal, whilst preventing their opponents’ possibilities. When did my game begin? Well...when I met him........"

    Ella Jones is about to realise the consequence of taking a few photos of a very powerful man with a wicked view on punishment.

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    English
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    19,959
    Chapters:
    3/10
    Comments:
    9
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    30
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    5
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    1003
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    Fish placed her hands on chessboard, nails splayed. “I have some news that you won’t like.”

    “It doesn’t matter whether I like it or not,” Edward parried. “Oswald’s opinion trumps mine.”

    “Your past and your personal involvement with the subject matter more,” Fish insisted, tapping one of Edward’s black pawns on the head. “Back from when you were a bitty forensics tech.”

    Edward’s expression clouded, but another terse sip of wine dispelled all intimations of doubt.

    “It has to do with this Doc, doesn’t it,” he said thinly, “and the one ghost I most regret making.”

    [#11: Critical Position added 7/31/18. This multi-chapter finale directly follows DDO #29: Walk Over My Grave.]

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    English
    Words:
    17,500
    Chapters:
    11/30
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    90
    Kudos:
    203
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    1577
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    Drabble. They were more than playthings in this game of chess. /Canon AU

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    307
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    14
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    79

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