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    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. In this case, hell is Mount Massive Asylum, a mental institution owned by the corrupt and powerful Magnus Corporation. Everyone knows that something terrible is being done there, but attempts to uncover the secrets may only serve to unravel everything further.

    Gerard tries to right the wrongs his mother committed. Basira searches for her partner and finds far more than she could ever have anticipated. Martin attempts to keep himself alive to find someone he can only hope isn’t dead. Melanie investigates the asylum after receiving a message about the events happening there.

    All four have good intentions, but on the road they’re on, there’s no way to go but down.

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    A series of statements concocted as if written and recorded at the Magnus Institute, one for each day of October. A little late, yes, I know.

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    During the locker incident, Taylor triggers not due to her lack of control, but out of a deep sense of being lost and hopeless from the depths of Emma’s betrayal, and due to this gains a powerset reminiscent of the Distortion from the Magnus Archives. No knowledge of the Magnus Archives needed to enjoy the story, but spoilers on the Distortions nature will be prevalent from early on, including information revealed in MAG 187 - Checking Out. I repeat, MINOR SPOILERS FOR THE DISTORTIONS NATURE, UP TO MAG 187 - CHECKING OUT. EITHER BE PAST THAT, OR BE WARNED

    NOTE: THIS IS FRESH OUT OF MY HEAD AND I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG I WILL WRITE IT. DO NOT EXPECT FREQUENT UPDATES

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    MAILMAN
    Martin, you should know… being holed up in your little cabin won’t save you forever. You’ve been here for, what, five weeks now? Two weeks ago, the world could have ended. But, it didn’t. And now, everyone wants a grab at the Archivist.

    MARTIN
    But… why? What do they want with him, what— what would they have to gain?

    MAILMAN
    I dunno, really. It might be because of anger, might be for revenge, might be for something different entirely. The point is, the Archivist is like an elastic waiting to snap. He’s got all this potential energy. One thing sets him off… there’s no telling what he could be capable of.


    Elias’ ritual fails, and Jon and Martin allow themselves to breathe again. But the more time passes, the more horrible things rear their heads… and the more dangers Martin takes upon himself to keep them from reaching the Archivist.
    Between impending threats to the safehouse and a flow of odd statements from the Institute, there is only so much you can do.

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    short prosetry thing about sashadistortion and identity

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    After defeating Jonah Magnus and kicking him off his Panopticon, Martin has the life he always wanted.

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    3/?
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    Turns out avatars have a sort of CPS but for new avatars going on.

    It also turns out that Elias, as Jon's avatar 'parent', is a deadbeat and unfit to help him be a proper avatar.

    Jon finds this out when Simon Fairchild breaks down Elias' door and Breekon and Hope take him to a safe house.

    Features: found family, Elias Bouchard being a bastard, NotSasha, worldbuilding, etc etc

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    Gertrude hadn't quite known what to expect when she sent Michael into the Distortion. Perhaps, she suspected that he would become the Distortion, that the Distortion would become him.

    In which case, she would only be half right.

    The Distortion became Michael, yet Michael never became the Distortion.

    Now, Michael Shelley is stuck, still working back at the archives, all too aware of his other self, causing fear and pain wherever it goes, a piece of himself that he may never get back.

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    Parents are meant to help their children grow; help them learn what this world is about and how to survive it… The Beholding Knew these things, of course… But Knowing and being able to accomplish such things are two different beasts.
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    Jon is the Beholding's kid.

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    [2]
    What about that group of friends you thought you'd never meet, so comfortable and perfect that you can hardly believe your luck? What about the time you spend with them, getting to know them, overcoming the occasional friction and perhaps, becoming a part of them? What does it change about you, and what would it mean for who[what] you are?
    Of course, your old friends might object. But how tightly could you hope to hold onto the old, when the new light coming from the open doorway was shining right in your face?

    [summary of the entire series is in the notes before the first chapter]

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    Torchwood learns of a species of aliens who are incorporeal on our plane of reality and feed on fear, infecting humans in symbiotic relationships to do their bidding. Torchwood seeks to solve this problem by grabbing one of these infected humans from a safehouse in Scotland. Oh, and the guy with him, who seems nice enough.

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    “So,” the creature smiled, a twisted thing of fangs and woven deceit, “before we go any further. Hello Archivist.”
    An arm reached up to tilt his hat chivalrously at her. He fixed his octet of arachnid eyes to hers, and Sasha felt her breath catch in her throat.
    “I’m Mr. Spider.”

    Jonathan Sims had always hated spiders. The phantom sensations of silk cloying down his throat, of skittering legs and venomous bites.
    He was always meant to be a part of Mother’s plan, except this time the book did not land where it may have. This time, the door did not close shut.
    Mr. Spider wants more.
    This time, the door creaked back open.

    Based on apocalypsokane’s comic

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    It had seemed like a simple decision, really. Follow that which sings to you; follow it, become it, feed it, and in turn, let it become you. And if this pursuit meant becoming an avatar of some eldritch fear god, so be it. Besides, what did it mean to be a 'monster' anyway? What did it mean to be human in the first place? Wasn’t following your heart all there was to it? And if you get the bonus of hanging out with a bunch of awesome people with cool powers, whyever not?

    [1] the door
    Should she thank him, the old man who had tried to throw her off a glass platform, and led her into this world?
    What about him/it? The Distortion who claimed that she was a thief, yet had allowed her to steal more than she'd ever wanted to know?
    Or her? The Mother/Puppet who had initiated their meeting with a threat and ended it on a promise?
    The exchange of Stories, Words and Lies would open Door after Door. And the Little Thief knew that it did not matter whether she had a choice or whether the plot had been set from the beginning. She had heard the song, clear and undeniable, and she knew she wanted to be a part of it.

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    Martin is the archivist, and it changes everything.

    Or; a look into the effects of kindness and unity on a large group of suffering people.

    Strap in kids, it’s gonna be wild

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    The safehouse bursts into flames at their backs.

    Even in the apocalypse, you can make choices. If a spider says it's possible, you can change the path your tread. That fire in the distance might be an old friend. Really, would it be so much worse to change who you are?

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    5/?
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    Martin Blackwood works in a lighthouse that echoes too much against a sea he doesn't care for.

    The lighthouse isn't meant to have people in it.

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    19/?
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    Statement of Hazel Rutter.

    Jon couldn’t stop reading.

    The Fears, however, are a bit more powerful than Jonah gave them credit for. Jon opens the door, but the world can’t hold what’s on the other side.

    Time falls through, instead. Past becomes present, and the future is undone.

    Statement begins.

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    There’s a certain feeling you get when you find yourself alone for more than a few days. With nothing but small talk and the friendly “how are you”s staving off isolation, you develop a certain apathy to the world around you. You feel like you yourself are desolate and a wasteland, left for whatever finds you in the open expanses. There’s no word for it really, but you know it when it comes. And it comes quickly.

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    After Elias foiled Martin's plan of getting him arrested, Elias decided to deal with him the only way he knew how: get rid of Martin. But Elias might as well appease an entity if he was going to kill someone, right? But dying would prove harder for Martin than he would have thought as this certain entity might want to take a more different course of action. And so we begin...

    This story updates bi-weekly/every Wednesday and Saturday!

    Feel free to follow the author (me) on tik tok @wizardstea :)

    *title inspired by Hozier's song "Like Real People Do"*

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    Martin Blackwood had finished his apprenticeship under Annabelle Cane and was, hopefully, ready to be a witch in his own right. He had just moved to idyllic Magnuston surrounded on all sides with forests and possible dangers and it was now his job to protect this town from everything else out there. Armed with herbal teas and a talent for knitting Martin felt at least somewhat prepared.

    What he wasn't prepared for was Jonathan Sims, the town's prickly librarian who seemed to know a lot more about the fairies then he'd expect and who Martin was hopelessly infatuated with. Things were getting complicated fast but Martin should be able to manage it all, especially with the help of his coven.

    Just remember, don't leave the path in forest and beware the Lords and Ladies.

    (Updates on Saturday)

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