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  1. Rec 84

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    Jason gets it, gets the space between them, the way Red Robin keeps his distance. Of all the ways Jason fucked up when he first got back to Gotham, Pit-mad, green-tinted, and chock-full of Talia’s half-truths, breaking into the Tower and nearly killing a kid is the one he regrets the most. Dick or B probably would say something pointed about regretting committing multiple homicides and putting heads in duffel bags, but Jason doesn’t regret any of those deaths one bit. Maybe he’d choose a different duffel bag, but that’s about it.

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    The one where Oracle calls Red Hood and Red Robin in to deal with a Crane-shaped incident at the docks, a brand new strain of fear toxin is released, and Jason is horrified to discover that he’s NOT Tim’s worst fear.

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    29 Nov 2022

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    Trapped in another universe, Sasuke and Shikako decide to go to hero school until they find a way back. The idea was that as hero students they wouldn't draw unnecessary attention while training. This works about as well as you would expect from a couple of people whose idea of subtle is to fake a natural disaster.

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    How Shikako single handedly eliminated the social stigma about therapy in UA High School.

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    17 Nov 2022

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    Tim Drake stops stalking Gotham’s nocturnal wildlife when she goes to college. Unfortunately, they don’t return the favor.

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    14 Oct 2022

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    It is a year after his death that Wei Ying reforms.

    It is not a sudden thing, nor is it slow. He doesn’t wake so much as stretch, as if from a nightmare, caught in the last grasp of it like a fish on a hook, struggling but made docile by the pain.

    The tattered edges of his soul slide back together, but it is not an easy thing. Where once they fit, if somewhat haphazardly, they are now frayed and ragged; ill kept. He is corpse cloth, left unburied and forgotten.

    The crows watch as he pulls himself, stitch by stitch, back together. It is a painful process, not healing so much as a reforging, like the reforging of an old pot, or the process in which he took a blackened sword and dreamed his seal out of it. He must layer the broken edges of himself over each other, weld them together so that the seams stay strong, a patchwork of memories and feelings and instincts.

    It is, it must be said, not a voluntary thing.

    Death rarely is.

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    03 Oct 2022

  5. Rec 34

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    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of a prodigious magical talent, must be in want of a husband."

    In a world vaguely reminiscent of our own early 1800s, failed artist in residence Nancy Crane is recalled from her position at a finishing school in order to confront the engagement between her younger sister Alice, a soon to be acclaimed magician, and an ambitious baronet, Sir Thomas May. Suspicious of May’s motives and faced with whispers that he and a fringe group of rebels are plotting to overthrow the Princess Regent in favor of her dastardly nephew, Nancy attempts to uncover the truth about Sir Thomas and protect her family from both the vicious gossip of the Ton and sinister sorceries.

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    01 Oct 2022