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    'You're a wizard, Harry' is easier to hear from a half-giant when you're eleven, rather than from some kids on a tube platform when you're seventeen and late for work.

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    17 Feb 2019

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    Brilliant! :D

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    The trouble starts at the tailor's, which is strange to even think, let alone experience. A year ago Credence Barebone was happy to have clothes that had holes in just the elbows and knees. Now he doesn't even twitch when Samson, the tailor's excitable apprentice, sticks him with a pin on accident.

    It's not the strangest thing that's happened to Credence this year, but it's close.

    "So," Samson says cheerfully, pricking Credence again as he pins up some loose fabric around Credence's shoulders, "are you going to the Ball?"

    Credence blinks. "I—the Ball?"

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    The first thing Percival Graves does after being released back into the world is buy a new wand. The Aurors recovered his ebony wand from Grindelwald but Graves can’t even look at it, let alone pick it up. He goes to Greymalkin’s the minute he’s let out of the hospital and tries half a dozen wands. Some spark, a few smoke, but only one really works. The wand that chooses him is raw aspen, whiter than bone and so rough that Graves gives himself a splinter conjuring up a storm of brilliant red birds.

    Greymalkin eyes the wand distrustfully. “Eleven and a half inches,” he says, sounding sour. “With a dragon heartstring core. One of Ollivander’s. Shoddy work, if you ask me.”

    The wand hums against his fingertips. Graves buys it, tucks it up under his sleeve, and keeps it there, splinters and all, until he manages to fall into a fitful sleep later that night.

    The second thing Graves does is quit his job, because honestly.

    The third thing Graves does is get jumped by Credence Barebone in an alley.

    (Underwent revision; completed 9/12/2018)

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    13 Apr 2018

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    This is fantastic. Brilliant characterization!

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    Following exposure of his past as the Winter Soldier, anonymous postings of explicit video footage, 63 charges of murder and the wrath of the Internet, James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes finally steps into the limelight and tells his story to Zenat Patel of the New York Times.

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    02 Jun 2017

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    "You see there’s a bug in the great supercomputer of our collective unconscious that’s filed rape in the sex folder not the torture folder. (...) You know, rape was only recognised as a war crime in 2014. That’s how badly we misfiled it."

    This is really important. REALLY important. Reframing! To actually be able to acknowledge and own that what happened that traumatized you was NOT OKAY, that it hurt, that it we no longer need to make excuses for it, that we no longer need to feel ashamed because of it. Be it military trauma, domestic violence, rape, medical trauma, etc.

    An incredibly well-written fic and actually so light in mood that it doesn't drag the reader down the same way many fics often do. (I read it from the bottom up, I was so afraid of feeling low from reading it.) Brilliantly done.

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    Barnes's body does a new thing. Thanks for all the trouble, body.

    WARNING: Reference to past sexual assault (not explicit)

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    22 May 2017

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    Beautiful. Really. I mean it. So beautiful.