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On the color scarlet

Jul. 7th, 2017 | 02:01 am

Brooks, 4.5 years old: "This is red with a bit of orange."

Me: "Oh wow, you're right. I never noticed the orange before."

Husband: "...let's send him to art school."

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My feelings about MCU Steve/Sharon

May. 14th, 2016 | 12:10 am

Steve: Stop setting me up with my cute neighbor, Natasha! Gosh!

Sharon: I am pretending to flirt with you so I can warn you about an unauthorized visitor in your apartment!

Steve: Yeah, hi.

Sharon: I am a SHIELD agent sent to spy on you!

Steve: *deadpans* Neighbor.

Sharon: In conclusion, CACW spoilersCollapse )

And on top of all this, Agent Carter is canceled.

On an unrelated, happy note, In the Flesh is now available on Hulu. What's with all these cute zombie series lately?

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Playing Rough (Teen Wolf, Laura, Derek & Cora, G, 100 words)

Feb. 20th, 2014 | 10:50 pm

"Laura, the baby just hit me!" wailed a voice from the living room.

Laura sighed and left her spelling homework on the dining table.

"Okay, what happened here?"

"I was building a castle when baby knocked it over and hit me!" Her brother said, face red.

"A-guh?" Cora gurgled, and threw the wooden block she was gumming.

It hit Derek’s leg, and his face crumpled. "She did it again!"

"Derek," Laura put on her long-suffering big sister voice. "You're five. How will you survive kindergarten if you let Cora bully you?"

Derek rubbed his eyes. "But you'll be there, Laura."

Answers [community profile] fan_flashworks' Rough prompt.

A/N: Belongs to the same 'verse as "Hi My Name is" (Stiles, Jackson & Scott, G, 100 words)

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Five Moments in the Life of Arthur Pendragon,

Feb. 12th, 2014 | 04:39 pm

St. Albion Student and Sleep-deprived Boyfriend of Merlin

Summary: University AU. The lives and times of Arthur and Merlin at St. Albion.
Rating: PG-13
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Arthur/Merlin, mentioned Lancelot/Gwen and Gwaine/everyone
Warning: Reverse chronology.
Notes: Written for agenttrojie's prompt: "They'd stay in bed, but they've got lectures to attend."

Finally deanoning and x-posting this because I want to sign up for this year's camelotremix.

( Read it @ AO3 | DW )

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10 • 18 • Cranky Fandomer, Take Two

Jan. 15th, 2014 | 08:45 pm

(Or, Is Tumblr changing fandom etiquette?)

In my experience, it’s common fandom etiquette to link* to, or at least _mention_, the prompt/outline/snippet/etc. that inspired your fic.

I came across this Teen Wolf WIP on AO3 that clearly borrowed its premise from a Tumblr fic. Several phrases and important plot points are 95% the same. Zero mention of the fic being inspired by/‘borrowing’ from anything.

Leaving it alone for now. If I ever come across that fic again I’m reporting** it.

* Tumblr links are prone to break (username change), but you should still make an attempt (>_>)
** Plagiarism is a violation of the AO3's ToS.

Link | Ring a bell *1 bell laughed * |

09 • 17 • Does the PoC die

Oct. 7th, 2013 | 06:21 am

I need a “Does the PoC die” website. It kills my enjoyment when there’s an awesome PoC that I like, only to have them die =( =( =(

- the _single_ PoC in Epic
- Darwin in X-M:FC (thankfully 98% of fanfic have him alive)
- two black dudes in Once Upon a Time (from the few S2 eps that I watched). Tumblr made me think you-know-who is as constant a character as Mulan T__T

I’m okay with white sausagefests (see: Tolkien). Not okay with white sausagefest that’s a result of women and PoCs getting fridged (see: Teen Wolf S3).


09/50 fandom moment ✿ 17/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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RL update: River did get in =)

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Toeses aren't roses (Teen Wolf, Stiles & Scott, G, 100 words)

Apr. 14th, 2013 | 05:09 pm

"Danny can get away with the Hot Girl dance. I look stupid if I just stand there and sway." Stiles sulked.

"I don't know why you picked me for help," Scott said. "It's not like dancing comes included with the werewolf package."

"I bet Peter's having a ball," Stiles said darkly, slotting his arms around Scott's waist. "This is all his fault."

Scott didn't ask why. Alpha pack? Peter's fault. Fairies? Peter's fault. Global warming? Peter's fault.

"So, do I lead because I'm the werewolf, or you because you're taller?"

"Just don't trip," Stiles said, moving them to the left.

Answers TeenWolfSpringFling's Day 4 prompt. Audienced by jacketpotato.

Link | Ring a bell * 3 bells laughed * |

Hi my name is (Teen Wolf, Stiles, Jackson & Scott, G, 100 words)

Apr. 9th, 2013 | 07:04 pm

"Hi, my name is Batman," said a hooded figure from the shade.

"You're not Batman; you're just a kid!" Four-year-old Jackson retorted.

The figure emerged from under the slides. "Is too!"

Jackson scrunched up his nose. "You're wearing orange. Batman doesn't wear orange."

"Mom said I can wear any color and still be Batman if I have my Batman ring on." He held out a blue plastic ring.

"I don't want your stupid ring." Jackson stalked off.

Batman Stilinski sighed. He spotted a brown-haired boy nearby.

"Hi, I'm Batman. Wanna play?"

Scott smiled. "Hi, Batman. What are we gonna play?"

Answers writing_game's Hold prompt.

Is there a Teen Wolf drabble comm. anywhere? Preferably 100 words exactly (or multiples thereof)?

I still have no Teen Wolf icon. Stiiiiiiiles.

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

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Obligatory Hiatus Post

Dec. 17th, 2012 | 06:12 am

Due to (happy!) rl events, I'll be away for the next two months-ish.

Contacting me via e-mails or comments are the best way to go, although I can't promise a timely response. (PMs are not as convenient because I'll need to log in first to see your message).


I only have two non-spoilery things to say about The Hobbit (which I watched Friday morning):
1) I'm glad I was forewarned; otherwise I'd be "???" throughout the movie.
2) Finding two dwarves (separately and/or together) attractive is just WRONG. Okay not as wrong as finding house-elves attractive. I am, of course, referring to Thranduil and Kili.

I'm looking forward to the NuTrek sequel with Villain!BenedictCumberbatch AAaaaaahhh ahhhhhhhh new haircuuuuuttt *INCOHERENT*.


Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Chrismukkah, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! =DDD

Feel free to spam this post with links. See you all in February-ish! *hugs*

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

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08 • 15 • This morning I dreamt about Arthur and Merlin

Oct. 8th, 2012 | 10:44 pm

in a ModernDay!AU, opening a shop together. My first Merlin dream, even though I haven't read Merlin fic in so long.

It's a neighborhood store which mostly sells food items, but also carries classy clothes (thanks to Morgana?). Arthur and Merlin are very bromance-y and veer into sexual-romantic situation all the time, except Merlin seems to be happily tipsy in every single one of those occasion =(
(Merlin might be shamming being drunk. At any rate, Arthur tolerates it all this time for reasons of REINCARNATED LOVE FOREVER.)

They kiss, hug and caress (but not grope). And Arthur feels content.


08/50 fandom moment ✿ 15/100 moments in 100 words exactly

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

Oct - Nov Write Anything plan

[☆] 15 K of Styals, a Single Omega (Regency Romance Teen Wolf AU)

[☆] 4 K words misc. story notes

[☆] 1 K words misc. Teen Wolf fic

[☆] 300 - 1 K Reverse Remixes

BBC Merlin: sophinisba's Lancelot/Merlin (500 words)
Inception: fitz_y's Arthur/Eames (5.6 K)
X-M:FC: scribble_myname's Erik, Raven (265 words) -- The David and Jonathan remix?

[☆] 100 words X-M:FC drabble

Drabble queue: [Future drabbles]
1) Preschooler Stiles, concern over potential ADHD diagnosis
2) Jackson at kindergarten (5 y.o.), recently found out he was adopted, uncommunicative and unhappy

Link | Ring a bell *1 bell laughed * |

I dreamt the pack (or possibly just Scott)

Sep. 17th, 2012 | 03:53 pm

was trapped in a strong illusion.

Derek came back, and Scott had forgotten to do what Derek assigned him to.

Isaac helped Scott look for the missing/dropped item at a Miyazaki's open-field-of-grass type of park. They came across a runner/wanderer (Greenberg?) and the Doctor (Ten). The next day at the park, they had extended interaction with the runner and the Doctor, with obviously scripted response. With dismay, Scott realized they were NPCs.

Scott was tempted to pretend ignorance but ultimately brought Isaac into his confidence. To Scott's surprise, Isaac suggested Stiles as a third, as Scott and Isaac trusted Stiles.


First TW dream and it was from Scott's pov. Heh. Probably influenced by my feels re: Scott-Isaac-Stiles friendship triangle?

I really want to finish writing (and posting*, after it's beta-ed) part 1.1 of my TW Regency Romance AU. I’m writing parts 1.1 and 1.2 simultaneously: when I need a break from 1.1, I write a bit of 1.2, and vice versa. Never wrote this way before. Possibly because this fic is longer? At least 12K words, I think.

* I saw this P&P AU posted, see. Different from what I'm doing but presumably a Regency Romance =P Didn't read it.

06~07/50 fandom moment ✿ 13~14/100 moments in 2X100 words exactly

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

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05 • 12 • Get over yourself, Jackson! [General S2 character background SPOILERS]

Sep. 4th, 2012 | 07:15 pm

I’ve seen people objecting to the portrayal of Jackson's birth parents v. adoptive parents, and post 2X06, I couldn’t agree more.

At first I thought Jackson either had 1) issues about not being wanted, and/or 2) early memories of his birth parents, but nooo. Both his birth parents are [SPOILER]unambiguously dead before he was even born. His adoptive parents obviously care for him. Sure, they didn't seem to be aware of Jackson's drinking problem, but his dad could tell just from two words that something was wrong.

Jackson's "real" parents are Jackson's adoptive parents. Don't be speciesist, show! >=(

05/50 fandom moment ✿ 12/100 moments in 100 words exactly

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

Sept - Oct Write Anything plan

[☆] 10 K of Regency Romance Teen Wolf AU

[☆] 3 K words misc. story notes

[☆] 1 K words misc. Teen Wolf fic

[☆] 300 - 1 K Reverse Remixes

BBC Merlin: sophinisba's Lancelot/Merlin (500 words)
Inception: fitz_y's Arthur/Eames (5.6 K)
X-M:FC: scribble_myname's Erik, Raven (265 words) -- The David and Jonathan remix?

[☆] 100 words X-M:FC drabble

Drabble queue: [Future drabbles]
1) Preschooler Stiles, concern over potential ADHD diagnosis
2) Jackson at kindergarten (5 y.o.), recently found out he was adopted, uncommunicative and unhappy

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04 • 11 • Teen Wolf & Tumblr

Aug. 29th, 2012 | 10:12 pm

Under the mistaken belief that there will be lots of knotting* and/or Omega’verse fics, started mainlining Teen Wolf fanfic on AO3 on May 2012.

-- my Tumblr profile

I was reluctant to watch Teen Wolf because I feared it would ruin my fic-reading experience. Thankfully that didn't happen. I watched whenever Stiles and/or Derek were onscreen, and read fic on my laptop when they weren't.

S2 did ruin my pack feels though =( Because I prefer Jackson** over Isaac as the w00bie. At least Isaac has curly blond hair ;_;

* Not that many, esp. pre-S2.
** See: Draco Malfoy

04/50 fandom moment ✿ 11/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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06 • 10 • Mini picnic under a tree

Jun. 28th, 2012 | 07:41 pm

Today's weather is great for napping under trees: a mild summer day. Warm enough that you only need a light jacket, and cloudy enough that there’s no glare.

The park is only six, seven houses away, so I packed up apple slices, blueberries, strawberry yogurt and a spoon in my pink furoshiki with singing blue birds. I brought a mat so I can lie down on the grass and read poetry out loud.

The children were leaving, so only one elderly man was there to witness my antics.

After forty-five minutes, it started drizzling. It was a splendorous moment =)

06/50 rl moment ✿ 10/100 moments in 100 words exactly

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

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03 • 08 • I dreamt I was in a job interview with James McAvoy and his agent

Jun. 22nd, 2012 | 11:41 pm

And they were both terribly nice and sweet. I met McAvoy when he's filming at my birth country, and he went, "Do you want to be my PA/tour guide? You're bored with school, right?" We talked about tourism in my country, which I have OPINIONS about.

My first X-M:FC dream, and my first fandom dream in a while. Lately I've been dreaming about rl acquaintances, which is an anomaly. I often dream I'm someone else entirely (circus guy, Jewish orphan, bicurious co-ed, zombified me, etc.) Or I dream of origific plot/setting ideas.

Anyway, am glad even dream!McAvoy is lovely ;-)

03/50 fandom moment ✿ 08/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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This is my first time being the cranky fandomer

May. 22nd, 2012 | 09:13 pm
mood: bitchybitchy

In the past I usually make an LJ post/inform the cranky fandomer with a vested interest, and watch the bitchiness unfold beautifully. Mirabella is the best.

Once a year or so, someone will get the "brilliant" idea to archive/repost other people's fics without permission. This is the first time I have to actively do something about it, beyond informing the author whose fics are being copy-pasted.

14~ hours ago, "Nicole" c & p'd azryal00's Tumblr fic to AO3. Eight hours and a dozen-ish polite* comments (asking the story to be removed) later, she wrote:
Hey, guys. My bad; picked this up off a friend's blog and neither of us knew who wrote it, so I posted it. Now, that I know who wrote it, I can hit up their blog. No harm meant. Thanks!

The story will be down in a little while. Take care.

Six hours later, the story is STILL UP. So I filed an Abuse report to the AO3 staff.

Plagiarism is a violation of the AO3's ToS, is that cool or what?
Plagiarism is the use of someone else's words or concepts without properly attributing those words or concepts to their original source. [...]

Plagiarism is a violation of the ToS and will incur the penalties described in the abuse policy. As with all content that violates the ToS, plagiarized content must be removed. Depending on the type and amount of plagiarized content, this might entail removing an entire piece of content, removing only the plagiarized portions from a longer work while leaving the original material, or adding citations.

If you believe a fanwork posted on the Archive plagiarizes another work, please report the work to the abuse team.

I highly doubt I'm gonna make anyone cry (like last time, albeit indirectly), since I suspect this "Nicole" is not a newbie but is instead a troll.

* X-M:FC fandom, why so nice? Srsly you need to be a little MEAN sometime. This is how I feel about Merlin fandom too sometimes, tbh. Except for the shipping wars.

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04 • 07 • Meme answers, part 2

May. 20th, 2012 | 10:26 pm

Answering symetric's questions out of order

6. if someone randomly came up to you and gave you a hug, how would you react?
7. why is LJ your social media tool of choice? if it isn't, which do you prefer using?
9. MARMITE? (shut up, that is a valid question)

6. O_O Unless they're a close family member or a good friend. Total stranger: only if it's a woman who recognizes the character I cosplay at an anime convention. "Guu~! I love youuu!"

7. I prefer DW because LJ keeps on introducing stupid "new features" that their users hate. Except for Spoiler tag, that's pretty cool. More friends and more fandom activity over at LJ though. *shrugs*
Tumblr is fun to stalk/browse, but I hate the inability to comment and have robust discussion attached to the original post *foams at the mouth*

9. (Tried it once. 'twas okay.) Verdict: Inconclusive.

04/50 rl moment ✿ 07/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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03 • 06 • Meme answers, part 1

May. 14th, 2012 | 11:48 pm

Answering symetric's questions out of order

1. what is your favourite beverage?
4. if you could make one thing obsolete in the world, what would it be?
5. who is your all time favourite author? (well, it's easier then picking a single novel!)

1. Tap water from my city. (Water tastes different in different places).

4. Wanted to say advertisement, but there are creative ones. And PSAs kinda = ads.
I’ll go with planned obsolescence.

5. Most of the authors I like only wrote one book/one series…
Diana Wynne Jones is >60% hit and miss for me. Harper Lee: one book. Megan Whalen Turner: one series (Haven’t read her short stories). I love Yann Martel but his second book is so depressing ;_;.
The book that I’ve (re)read most often is Le Petit Prince, but TBH I like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s wife better.

03/50 rl moment ✿ 06/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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03 • 05 • There can never be too many remixes

May. 13th, 2012 | 01:58 pm

Remix a fic picked by someone else, and/or prompt your own fic to be remixed!

Can't help but participate because this (theoretically) combines my two great fandom loves: drabbles* and remixes.

I'm at a bit of a loose end, fandom writing-wise. I have this HP!Fusion X-M:FC plotbunny that I'm not comfortable starting, since I haven't even written a single X-M:FC drabble. My first Merlin fic was a merlin100 drabble, where I won all these fuzzy feelings and paid LJ besides (Thanks oconel and nefernat). I feel that if I can’t even write a drabble for a fandom, I have no business writing in that fandom =/

*Theoretically, because one DW comment can hold 1K~ words.

03/50 fandom moment ✿ 05/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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02 • 03 • My latest remix

Apr. 30th, 2012 | 12:34 pm

In terms of remixee happiness, my latest remix was a resounding success. In terms of my own remixing satisfaction, I feel that I've made a n00b mistake.

IMO, a remix should be able to stand alone, instead of requiring knowledge of the original. In that respect, it's more fitting to call A Wizard's Education (The Teach your heart Remix) a "companion piece" instead of a remix.

My mistake was in not defining a narrow enough scope for the remix before writing. When the original is an epic 71K words, this is essential. Otherwise, the remix suffers from too-wide narrative breaks.

02/50 fandom moment ✿ 03/100 moments in 100 words exactly

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A Wizard's Education (The Teach your heart Remix) [HP/X-M:FC, Scorpius-centric, PG-13]

Apr. 29th, 2012 | 07:43 pm

A Scorpius-centric fic guest-starring X-Men: First Class characters. No knowledge of X-M:FC necessary.
Main characters: Scorpius, Draco, Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Additional characters: Albus Severus, James Sirius, Dolly Dursley, Alex Summers, Sean Cassidy, Raven Darkholme, OC students
Rating: PG-13
Original story: The Better Men (X-M:FC/HP, Erik/Charles, 71K words) by TurtleTotem
Beta(s): Beta-ed and Britpicked by the lovely symetric. First draft audienced by rea_saint
Word count: ~1.8K words
Notes: Written for RemixMadness2012 @ AO3. SPOILERS for The Better Men. This fic contains Wizarding sex metaphor, mention of character death, Sebastian Shaw, skeevy power imbalance situation, implication of sexual misconduct and crossed out lines.
Dolly Dursley and Imogen Cox are TurtleTotem's OCs. Some of the dates are guesstimated from the original story. Halloween masqued balls aren't canon, but there's no stopping us!
My short remixing reflection is here.

Disclaimer: The characters are created and owned by JKR, Bloomsbury and Marvel. No money is being made, and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

A Wizard's Education (The Teach your heart Remix)Collapse )

( Post a new comment @ DW | AO3 | LJ )

Leave Kudos ♥ @ AO3

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01 • 02 • Last year I was into Hetalia

Apr. 27th, 2012 | 02:28 pm

When I crossed the border to Canada last summer, I was happy because Matthew Williams (Canada's personification) is one of my favorite characters.

Even for an animanga fandom, Hetalia fandom is scary. I do love the canon though, and all the possibilities it offers.

My favorites: Arthur Kirkland (British people being tsundere), Wang Yao (fictionalized loving Sino-Japanese relations, but I love his older brother personality, long hair and beautiful legs) and Feliks Łukasiewicz (Shy of strangers and deceptively strong. Go read daegaer's fics).

They're fun exactly _because_ they're "stereotypes" (Ditto Glee S1.1). This is probably only understood by animanga fans.

01/50 fandom moment ✿ 02/100 moments in 100 words exactly

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

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50 RL and 50 Fannish Moments, in 100 words exactly

Apr. 26th, 2012 | 03:18 pm

{Take the 100 Things challenge!}

Because some people actually like my rl posts, and I rarely write one.
This way: a) It's a writing challenge with a word count constraint, and b) I won't feel guilty writing about rl.

All fannish moments posts will be public, most rl moments posts will be locked.
I'm willing to add non-empty journals on DW (or IJ if you prefer), but I may or may not add journals on LJ.

[ DW | IJ | LJ ]

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Late bloomer (Scorpius, Draco, G, 100 words)

Apr. 20th, 2012 | 07:38 pm

Scorpius was eight when he could no longer ignore the whispers. Grandfather and dad had been arguing for weeks, and Draco’s face was pinched with worry as they went to St Mungo's for their yearly check-up. The specialist threw around words like "trauma" and "absent maternal influence."

When they Flooed home, he turned to his dad and asked, "Are they saying that I'm a Squib because Mum died?"

"Scorpius, they don't know what they're talking about." He sounded tired and sad. "If that's true, then Harry Potter wouldn't have had an ounce of magic. Your magic isn’t absent, it’s just…late."

Fairy Tale (Scorpius, G, 100 words)

Scorpius Malfoy's favourite fairy tale was The Little Mermaid.Collapse )

First drabble answers slytherin100's Late prompt & draco100's absence of magic prompt. Second drabble leochi's fairy tale prompt.

Reposting here because yay_potterkids is no more.

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Four in the Afternoon (Arthur and Merlin, PG, Little Prince fusion, 1.5K)

Apr. 16th, 2012 | 02:14 pm

"If you come at four in the afternoon, then when three o'clock strikes my heart will know to be happy."
Arthur met Merlin in the park and made him his friend.

Content Notes: Minor character death. A vignette with whimsical symbolism. Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince (primarily chapter 21).
Word Count: 1.5K
Beta: lovely_dusk
Prompts: merlin_games' Peter Pan Syndrome and an old kinkme_merlin prompt that asks for LittlePrince!Arthur and Fox!Merlin (I thought it was KMM 6, but apparently not. And trying to use del.icio.us just caused rage-induced ulcer >_<)

Disclaimer: This permutation of Merlin, Arthur, etc. are created and owned by BBC. No money is being made, and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

✂··· Four in the Afternoon

( Read it @ DW | AO3 )

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