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  1. Summary

    So I have all this research I've done on what it was like to be female and live as a man before the tech we have now was mastered, because younger me was nothing if not a terrified AU Hermione trying to find himself in the library stacks. Even tracked down the English translation of "Memoir of a Man's Maiden Years".

    Reidentification happened - by which I mean I am not a man even though I was pretty sure I was for ten years - but I still had all these things about gender and sex in the first half of the twentieth century pinball-bouncing around in my head, and then... then I stumbled onto "YOUR ASSHOLE DAD'S CASTLE IS BACK AGAIN" right when I was playing though Portrait of Ruin for the first time.

    The contrast between "tunic that'd make an early-renaissance Florentine boy on the prowl blush" and "layers and longcoat and every possible way to obscure the lines of one's body that I ever personally used" as two designs for the same character all struck me, and after a few months... the rest, I suppose, is this alternate history. (Chapter one of part 2 was written first.)

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    09 Sep 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 1

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    A nice day at the beach is just what the Garden-mandated psychiatrist ordered. Squall, Xu, and a conversation. For The Successor Challenge 2021.

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    08 Sep 2021

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    Leone Abbacchio knew betraying the boss would almost certainly mean death. Accepted it. Sure as hell didn't anticipate that the afterlife would entail train rides with the world's chattiest assassin, old British men who bake you pie whenever you want, Narancia dating a nice boy with a hole in his chest, and occasionally chasing the creature that used to be Giorno Giovanna's father off your porch with a shotgun. Bruno better be proud. Abbacchio's really trying to be a better person.

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    Leone Abbacchio learns to love Leone Abbacchio.

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    04 Sep 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 12

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    Everyone has trauma about their Jobros, while Josuke was a just little bit luckier.
    In which we hear about Caesar, Kakyoin, and Okuyasu, and how their deaths and not-deaths have affected those they left behind.
    The character development and trauma discussions we never really got in-canon.

    The first title of the first chapter was "OI JOSUKE HAVE YOU HEARD OF SEX," if that tickles your fancy. The fic quickly gets more emotional, though, so prepare for that.
    A fic I got the idea for from a conversation with a friend.

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    31 Aug 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    sometimes willfully canon-noncompliant fics are the absolute best, okay

  5. Rec 16

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    Joseph was too young to be having an existential crisis. Did that mean he was too young to be in the business of saving the world? Maybe so, but he certainly wasn’t too young to want to save his own skin, nor too young to be unaware of the pains and pleasures inherent within the body. That didn't stop him from wondering what was left when the body was gone.

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    25 Aug 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Sometimes you really just need to read about a character you wish you could measure up to getting the existential dread almost fucked out of him. This is exactly the fic for that particular "sometimes".