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  1. Public Bookmark *

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    28 Mar 2016

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    Knb/HQ!! AU: The world-building is outstanding the humor is incredibly spot on and made me roll around laughing until I couldn't breath. Note; this goes to a pretty dark place when it comes to the GoM's past but this is written so incredibly well, their PTSD is well depicted in their actions and reactions and words, the story telling is gripping and you're always hungry for the next chapter.
    #MiracleBoyfriendsClub

    Series: Ongoing

  2. Rec *

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    A Grantaire/Marius friendship series.

    A full chronological listing can be found at my tumblr: fangirl-squee.tumblr.com/homies%20help%20homies%20always

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    30 Jun 2015

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    Les Mis AU: My heart grows two sizes every time I read this lovely collection of mostly gen-fics that feature a friendship I would have otherwise overlooked (including my favorite pairings didn't hurt any) but this series would have been just as amazing without, I love it so much.

    Series: Ongoing

  3. Rec *

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    The Barricades Rise tour starts in Ft. Lauderdale on one of those gorgeously mild days that only coastal Florida can produce. The sun is bright but the wind off the Atlantic is fresh and cooling. It’s not too humid, not too hot, especially as Grantaire takes the stage in the early evening. The sun is setting, wrapping the fairgrounds and the crowd in warm golden light. It’s damn near perfect.

    It’s also one of the worst days of Grantaire’s entire life.

    Probably the worst.

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    12 Jun 2015

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    Les Mis AU: Not your mother's band AU.

    Series: Complete

  4. Rec 7

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    Series of stories about Emelia Shepard. From Omega: orphan, information courier, a little crazy.

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    30 Mar 2015

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    Mass Effect AU: Alternate universe in which our favorite foul-mouthed, ass-kicking, and (to borrow the very true words of the author) 'a little crazy' space marine is growing up in a different and all together incredible origin story.

    The pacing is wonderful and you feel like you've been pulled directly into Shepard's mind as the events are going on. Every time I'm reintroduced to a well-loved character from Millie's point of view it's refreshing yet familiar.

    This series is so far pre-romance but please don't let that make you turn away from this incredible series- there's such a reasonable and good build up to it and every amazing character, canon or not, will distract you anyway.

    Series: Ongoing

  5. Rec *

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    Captain Arthur Pendragon has put together the best team of specialists that the SAS has ever seen, but when his superiors assign Lieutenant Merlin Emrys as his communications officer, Arthur does everything to make him feel unwelcome. Arthur's job is to protect and guide his team through dangerous missions, and he worries that he can't do that when the newest member has a mysterious background and acts suspicious when he thinks no one is looking.

    As their assignments become more dangerous, Merlin can't help but to use his magic to keep his team -- even his prat of a Captain -- safe from threats they couldn't possibly understand. But when they are sent on a undercover operation against a group of zealots intent on a magical apocalypse, Merlin needs to confront his fear of discovery and derision, and to finally trust his team with his secret.

    Arthur and Merlin rely on each other for more than the sake of their mission. The entire world is at stake. When they learn -- from dragons, no less -- that they are prophesied to restore the balance of magic to the world, they fight on regardless of the outcome, because duty, honour and loyalty is a far stronger driving force than destiny.

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    24 Dec 2014

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    Merlin AU: Incredible world building with an enticing story- this is a series of oneshots and longfics, be prepared. For the real essence of the story if you're not one for detail it may seem a little slow but it picks up so beautifully.

    Every character feels fleshed out, every romance feels equal even though Merthur is the central romance (though it is slow build).

    Series: Complete.