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A New Beginning

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dress'd in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laugh'd and leap'd with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue,
Could make me any summer's story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew;
Nor did I wonder at the Lily's white,
Nor praise the deep vermillion in the Rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
Yet seem'd it Winter still, and, you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.


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Silent Shades and Elysian Groves

From silent shades and the Elysian groves
Where sad departed spirits mourn their loves
From crystal streams and from that country where
Jove crowns the fields with flowers all the year,
Poor senseless Bess, cloth'd in her rags and folly,
Is come to cure her lovesick melancholy.
...
Cold and hungry am I grown.
Ambrosia will I feed upon,
Drink Nectar still and sing.
Who is content,
Does all sorrow prevent?
And Bess in her straw,
Whilst free from the law,
In her thoughts is as great, great as a king.


Warnings for suicide & graphic, ugly death.

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Leberknoedelsuppe for quarryquest

aka polévka s játrovými knedlíčky (Grandma’s version)

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Red Winged Pig

Red Winged Pig

Author: justanillusion, LJ's draconia_99
Genre: The Mentalist fanfic & James “The Amazing” Randi tribute fic, one-shot
Disclaimer: Sadly, I do not own Patrick Jane. Besides, my couch is already occupied by Hector the Ginger Cat. I don’t own James Randi either, although I kind of wish he were my grandfather. The Pigasus Awards are © of James Randi and the JREF.

Summary: Patrick Jane meets James Randi meets (sort of) Friedrich Nietzsche.
Set before Jane joins the CBI, mostly post Red-John. Slight spoilers for 2/10 “Throwing Fire”.

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Through the Gate of Hell

Through me is the way into the woeful city;
Through me is the way into eternal woe;
Through me is the way among the lost people.
Justice moved my lofty maker: the divine Power,
The supreme Wisdom and the primal Love made me.
Before me were no things created,
Unless eternal, and I eternal last.
Leave every hope, ye who enter!


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Suppressed Confessions

Walking out through the door
You turn to smile once more
Will you feel my love when you're alone?
In a world so far from home?

Here I confess
I may be falling down
May break
And here I'm ashamed to wish I could run
Could hide 'til peace comes

There's so much that we share
Our secrets and all our fears
I'm afraid that time will change
What we have here

Now that our journey is apart
How different our days will be
What will you see that you can't tell me?

Here am I
Holding on to love
More than life
But here-here we are saying goodbye
Not forever I hope
Tell me, what will I do without you?


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Under the Wings of Mnemosyne

The consort I invoke of Zeus divine;
source of the holy, sweetly speaking Mousai nine;
free from the oblivion of the fallen mind,
by whom the soul with intellect is joined.
Reason’s increase and thought to thee belong,
all-powerful, pleasant, vigilant, and strong.
‘Tis thine to waken from lethargic rest
all thoughts deposited within the breast;
and nought neglecting, vigorous to excite
the mental eye from dark oblivion’s night.
Come, blessed power, thy mystics’ memory wake
to holy rites, and Lethe’s fetters break


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Ad maiorem gloriam Dei

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory,
my understanding, and my entire will.
All I have and call my own.
Whatever I have or hold, you have given me.
I return it all to you and surrender it wholly
to be governed by your will.
Give me only your love and your grace
and I am rich enough and ask for nothing more.


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The Memory Palace of Passion and Pain

This post contains the chapter list of my story in progress, The Memory Palace of Passion and Pain, with links to all chapters.

Characterization: A historical fantasy that began as a fan fiction for the vampire game City of Eternals, but retained only a single name from it - that of Gaiana. A very unusual love story, which can be read as a Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) tribute fiction. Set in Scotland, China and central Europe at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Summary: When a vampire community needs to leave its residence and cannot take their vast library with them, a 3000 years old vampire offers to travel to China and learn the art of memory from the Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, in the hope to salvage the accumulated knowledge. But spending a few years with Ricci is to make a far deeper impact on her life than she ever imagined ...

The Memory Palace of Passion and Pain

Part 1 - North Berwick
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Part 2 - A Vampire in China
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Part 3 - Matteo
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Part 4 - Ad Maiorem Gloriam Dei
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Part 5 - Under the Wings of Mnemosyne
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Part 6 - Suppressed Confessions
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Part 7 - Through the Gate of Hell
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Part 8 - Silent Shades and Elysian Groves
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Part 9 - A New Beginning
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