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  1. Rec 11

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    The worship of Greek Gods is going through a bit of a renaissance of late, but since appropriate temples for them to safely manifest on earth are still in very short supply, Hotel Olympus provides a place for them to stay whenever the gods feel the need to make an appearance.

    Charlie is the new front of house manager. She has excellent training and experience. What she doesn't have is the faintest interest in or knowledge of Greek Mythology. But a job’s a job and guests are guests and by all means, if sir and madam want a bowl of fresh pomegranates brought up to the bridal suite she’ll see to it that it happens immediately. She’s dealt with way worse.

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    23 Apr 2021

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    She almost smiles, and true alarm starts to build in his chest. “I’m afraid I’m not here for something so small. Professor Roberts has resigned.”

    “Good,” Draco says honestly, “Would you like a list of suitable alternatives? I know a number of competent potions masters abroad, but then of course you’d have to hire another teacher to act as the Slytherin head. I’m afraid you’ve dried up all the half decent Slytherin Potions masters.”

    “Not all of them,” she says quietly.

    He blinks. She can’t be serious. “You can’t be serious.”

    “Gravely,” she says, “Mr. Malfoy, I am not above begging.”

    What the bloody fuck. “I don’t even like potions!”

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    Draco returns to Hogwarts.

    He has a duty to his blood and his name and his house, and he will fulfill it.

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    09 Apr 2021

  3. Rec 10

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    Gabrielle’s eyes squeeze shut in a silent plea, Sweet Aphrodite, what am I to do? And when they blink slowly open again she sees it on the desk beside her writing box, in a spare ink pot filled hastily with water - a single, unassuming rose. Her fingers are at the stem before she can register what she’s doing, and this time there’s no hesitation.

    Or: what if the playwright Gabrielle kept the rose tossed at her feet by the Empress of Rome?

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    01 Mar 2021

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    It is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and a student needs a snake for her defense.

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    26 Dec 2020

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    Please, for the love of all that is holy, read this article* and then this fic. THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ IN MY LIFE.

    *https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/faq-the-snake-fight-portion-of-your-thesis-defense

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    Before anyone reports this post, I got this AMA authorised by posting proof to a mod, so there.

    Hi, Reddit! I’m no-one special, but about 6 months ago, I moved into a flat above a cafe next door to a bookshop, and my life has never been the same since, because the man who runs the bookshop is some sort of ageless (mostly) benevolent eldritch being. By all accounts, he hasn’t aged a day since at least 1944, sometimes he seems to have just too many eyes, and I once saw him turn water into wine (a nice rosé). His coworker / best friend / boyfriend / shadow entity is also definitely some kind of cryptid, but despite trying harder to be a bastard, he’s somehow less successful at it.

    So, if you have any questions about what it’s like to live next door to an eternal bastard man, AMA!

    Or, a cryptid bastard man haunts Reddit, trying to find out how to ask out his crush of the past 6,000 years and getting downvoted to literal oblivion. Just normal stuff on the world wide web.
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    20 Sep 2020