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  1. Public Bookmark 9

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    "Everybody says witchers steal kids. Are you going to steal me?”
    The witcher looked over, smiling slightly. “Do you want me to?”


    “You lied to us, Peta,” he said. “We don’t recruit girls to be witchers.”
    Peta felt her face get hot. She looked down at her shoes -- good leather shoes, hand-me-downs from someone but still whole. She curled her fingers and felt the new calluses starting to grow from sword training. Then she looked Vesemir right in the eye and said, “I’m not leaving. I like it here. I want to stay. Besides, I never lied you just... assumed, and I didn't say anything.” 


    “I want to be a witcher,” Peta said. “I don’t care if it hurts.”
    Vesemir made a sound like a growl in the back of his throat. “Peta,” he said. “You can’t be a witcher. You won’t survive the Changes. And I am not going to let you kill yourself in my fortress.”
    “Vesemir, please,” Peta begged. “You don’t know for sure--”

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    20 Jun 2020

  2. Rec 12

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    It is difficult to overestimate the effect that Leandra da Valmadrera had on the Renaissance, and hence on the development of European thought and later cultural, economic and social movements that enveloped our globe. An alternate history, where science unfolds on its predictable lines, and, looking back, we see Leandra da Valmadrera and her works as the starting point for the flourishing society we have now.

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    09 Jun 2020

  3. Rec *

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    AO3 post entitled Hugo Award — What it Means: https://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/13766

    Ensuing File770 post entitled Pixel Scroll 9/14/19 We Are All In The Pixel, But Some Of Us Are Looking At The Scrolls: http://file770.com/pixel-scroll-9-14-19-we-are-all-in-the-pixel-but-some-of-us-are-looking-at-the-scrolls/

    Now available as podfic thanks to FayJay!
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/20676233

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    22 Sep 2019

  4. Rec 9

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    (With apologies to Pirates Of Penzance. Many, many apologies.)

    Yesterday was Poets' Day. I am no a poet. I was most definitely not born under a rhyming planet. But with a bit of plagiarism and doggerel, I've cobbled this together. So now I'm inflicting it on you all. Be warned!

    Oh, and another warning: once you get the tune in your head, it STAYS.

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    23 Aug 2019

  5. Public Bookmark 11

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    Anthony J Crowley is a smooth talking negotiator whose just been sent to Tadfield to convince one Mr Azira Fell to sell his bookshop to make room for a highway. The job is proving to be much more complicated than he thought. Tadfield and it's bizarre inhabitants just started their annual Christmas Fair, a centres old tradition that is actually written in the towns charter.

    Will he succeed? will he fail? will the towns eccentric inhabitants worm their way into his fast moving city heart? will he find love? of course he does. It's a Christmas Movie AU.

    Aziraphale as Azira Fell, beloved kind and stubborn bookshop owner.
    Crowley as government negotiator.
    Anathema and Madam Tracy as Azira's meddling best friends .
    Gabriel as selfish and stupid leader of local government.
    R. P. Tyler as neighbourhood watch and interfering gossiper.
    The Them as remarkably clever kids who get things their own way a lot.

    special thanks to Ironed_orchid for ironing out my hatred of the possessive apostrophe and my excessive love of commas, as well as many other good edits. You're the best.

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    22 Aug 2019