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We might be friends by then || Long John Silver

Discussion in 'Character Directory' started by John Silver, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. John Silver

    John Silver Black Sails
    No one, from nowhere, belonging to nothing.

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  2. John Silver

    John Silver Black Sails
    No one, from nowhere, belonging to nothing.

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    Statistics



    Name: John Silver
    Also known as: Long John (Silver), Silver, pretty boy,
    little shit, poodle
    Age: 33 (+1)
    Date of Birth: December 5th, 1683
    (self-chosen & not canon)
    Place of Birth: Whitechapel, England
    (Or so he claims; possibly a lie)
    Current Occupation(s):
    Involved with StarsX (& interior designer for Project Elysium),
    Freelance Photographer, queer mentor
    Previous Occupation(s):

    Pandora: Caretaker at the PT Orphanage, Bartender
    Earth: Merchant Sailor, Ship's Cook, Quartermaster on a pirate vessel, (Pirate King)
    Current Residence(s): Tavoie Borough, Pandora Town
    Previous Residence(s):
    Pandora: Blackhaven, Pandora Town
    Earth: Temporary stays in Nassau, Providence Island​
    Sexuality: Bisexual

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    Height: 5'9'' / 175 cm
    Eye color: Gray-blue/ stormy blue
    Hair color: Dark brown
    Other phyical attributes: - Below knee left leg prosthesis (design doesn't imitate limb)
    - small scar on right hand from when his cockatoo bit him (for reference [tw scars])
    - faint, old and faded scars from lashings on his back
    - Sun tattoo on upper right arm (February Year 7)
    - Tattoo of the African symbol for strength on the inside of right wrist (February Year 7)
    - Scarred track marks, inside of left forearm (December Year 7)
    Covered up with a black-and-white realism line-art tattoo of a walrus on a partly visible rock in water, and two swallows in the skies above (text reference) ( June Year 7)
    - Scar from stab wound, right shoulder (February Year 7)

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    Language(s): English, Spanish
    Religion: None as of now. Was likely raised with strong Christian influences
    Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
    Zodiac: Sagittarius

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    Pandora arrival date: August 6th, Year 6
    Pandora Things (maybe) worth knowing:
    • Smokes cigarettes and weed, and also cigars when he's feeling fancy
    • Doesn't like strong alcohol
    • Owns a motorbike (it's a Honda Shadow, of course in silver, what else)
    • Used to sleep around but is now with Aaron
    • Recovering heroin addict
    • Will do almost anything for a hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows
    • Artistically inclined
    • Plays the guitar & has a nice singing voice
    • Mixes great cocktails
    • Likes hot/spicy food
    • Owns a Moluccan cockatoo named Captain (Flint), and a robotic bird named Pilot

     
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  3. John Silver

    John Silver Black Sails
    No one, from nowhere, belonging to nothing.

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    Human
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    Ongoing/Complete/Open/Discontinued




    Summer (Year 7)

    June
    • June 2nd - When The Sun Rises To Noon, We Die, My Friend (& Maurice)
      When John meets up with his former bedmate and good friend, he is looking forward to a nice day of ice cream eating and catching up. And while both still takes place, he definitely doesn’t expect to be attacked by the friends of his former dealer, who clearly think there is still unfinished business in need to be taken care of…
    • June 5th - And When I Reach The Other Side…
      To draw a final line, John covers up his track marks with a tattoo which shall remind him of his former crew and all the miles he’s sailed
    • June 20th - Song to the Siren (& James Flint)
      On a morning seeming to be made for a short sailing trip, John encounters an injured man on the shore. All the bigger is the shock that follows when he helps the man who turns out being James Flint – a man John had once been very close to. A coffin full of memories seems to dig its way out of the ground upon their encounter, and John finds himself in a complicated spot. But he does all he can to treat the man and watch after him, not leaving Flint’s hospital bed for days. But when Flint finally wakes, John once more fears for what the other’s appearance might bring
    July
    • July 15th - Let Me Be Your Anchor, Your Pull Onto The Shore (& Rikki Chadwick)
      Though a sailor, John’s nautical knowledge is limited. When he gets caught up in a storm out at sea which he wrongfully thought he’d be able to outrun, a very familiar mermaid comes to his rescue – though this mermaid is vaguely different than John remembers her being, and the middle of a tempest hardly provides the right place or time for a much needed chat.
    August
    • August 21st - Familiar Stranger (& Jason Todd)
      When John accidentally runs into a stranger and spills coffee over him, he can’t even begin to imagine that he is stood face to face with the man who’s attacked him back in February. The harmless incident leads to both of them learning something about the other, just that Jason – unlike John – is very much aware of whom he’s facing…
    • August 23rd - Like Comets Crashing In The Darkness, We Burn Until There’s Nothing Left To See (& Raphael Santiago)
      After band practice for the upcoming band competition, Raphael tries to talk to John about the evident distance the pirate has enforced between them. But while attempting to recover what has once perhaps been friendship, he is forced to realize that John has no interest, nor any intention to stay in closer contact.
    • August 29th - Here We Are Again (& James Flint)
      On a quiet, cool morning, John decides to visit Flint once more, attempting to re-establish the connection that’s crumbled between them. He finds the former Captain preparing his skiff for another fishing trip, and John offers to keep him company.
     
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  4. John Silver

    John Silver Black Sails
    No one, from nowhere, belonging to nothing.

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    Gender:
    Male
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    34
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Neutral
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    Relationships



    Angela Ziegler

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    There are very few people out there who can match John's stubbornness. Angela is one of them.
    Having first met under rather unfortunate circumstances, Angela's genuinely kind and selfless nature quickly got to John. Over time they developed a deep rooted friendship which, as most friendships, doesn't come without its problems though. Angela has a way of enforcing her concern and care onto John - which he can be rather cruel in denying. Their arguments are loaded with emotion and can get pretty ugly; despite that, John cares about Angela even though he would never say it out loud, and he'd do anything to protect and defend her.
    She is also the only one allowed to take care of him, even when he doesn't always make it easy for her to do so. In a way, Angela reminds John of his former wife, Madi. But there are no romantic feelings involved in his dynamic with Angela - only a complicated yet very meaningful friendship John is grateful for despite being unable to say so.
    Angela is the person John goes to when he needs to talk to someone who truly sees him for what he is, even when it is the hardest thing for him to bear.



    Rikki Chadwick

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    Rikki was one of the first people John's met in Pandora and it is difficult to describe just what kind of relationship he's shared with the girl.
    While he hardly knows her, Rikki knows him. Or at least she knows the John that Flint had described to her in his stories.
    It was difficult for John to get comfortable with the thought that she had not only been friends with his captain before he's even been in Pandora, but that Flint had apparently been comfortable enough to tell the girl about John.
    Their first encounter had been rather chaotic but it hadn't taken long for John to see that Rikki was so much more complex a person than it might first seem. They met first over shared grief and regret which almost pushed Rikki to burn down Flint's former bookstore.
    Luckily enough they managed to get the fire under control before it could cause further damage and despite not being able to understand that Rikki's powers have caused that, John invited the girl for a mug of tea, wanting to try ease her grief over both their friend's absence.
    It was the memory of James which they had bonded over and John never regretted having spoken to Rikki in the first place.
    In a way, she is a walking fragment of Flint (not that John is consciously aware of that thought) which Silver is desperately refusing to let go of.
    They developed a genuine friendship, one that was important enough for Rikki to share her biggest secret with John and gift him one of her own mermaid scales to remember her by - a gift Silver's turned into a necklace and never took off since.
    When Rikki disappeared from Pandora, John never quite found a way to make his peace with it.




    James Flint

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    Flint and Silver have a long, complex history which ends in tragedy.
    In Pandora, however, things that have ended tend to return.
    When James showed up at his door, John almost had a heart attack. Before realizing that this was a second chance for them to do things differently, change the story already written.
    Deciding to remain silent over what he knew of Flint's future, John chose to do his best to fix what he's broken with James, hoping that there would be enough time to just keep Flint close and make sure the man could live a better, happier life than he's ever had in the world they've come from.
    Sadly, the Captain vanished from Pandora much too soon, unknowingly causing John all the more pain for it.
    But Pandora is cruel and unpredictable, and months later, the Captain would return again - with terribly bad timing...
    Silver found the man on shore, bleeding and unconscious, and he dragged Flint into safety and eventually to a hospital. Having just recently recovered from his addiction, and still trying to make his peace with this sensation he's left behind, it came as no help to find out that the Captain's last memory of him was far from a peaceful one.



    Arcade Gannon

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    What had started off as a one-night stand developed into a friendship with benefits - which was equally friendship and equally benefits.
    For a while Arcade was John's escape when everything got too much and too complicated, because around Arcade he could just be without having to think about anything. There was an unspoken rule between them to never speak about their emotions and do whatever's in their power to keep this thing between them as simple as possible.
    However, as is often the case, that didn''t quite work as planned.
    Despite that, the two of them have been able to even out all smaller conflicts between them thus far and still enjoy each other's presence as reliable friends.
    The thought that Arcade is much too good a man for him still can't help but surface from time to time, leaving John feeling almost guilty for getting involved with the medical researcher at all.
    There is no denying though that being around Arcade evidently brightens John's mood and helps him relax.




    Raphael Santiago

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    What had started on rather poor terms, ended in a disaster when John came face to face with Raphael's vampire-side.
    But to start at the beginning: The only thing connecting the two men originally had been Dorian Pavus, the mage whom Raphael had feelings for and John had slept with. The inner conflict here had been fairly unavoidable.
    It was only in the winter season that John and Raphael would yet come to experience an entirely different kind of connection. Following many poor life choices and reaching for the needle, John hadn't expected to find himself very soon with not merely one but two addictions. On a cold January night, during which Raphael had been struggling with his very own demons, the two men met by mere coincidence, resulting in the vampire's fangs buried deep in John's neck.
    What followed was an addiction from both sides which dragged both men down a path neither of them should ever have considered walking in the first place.
    A deal was made and meetings arranged, all for the sake of getting the much desired fix.
    But during that time a friendship was established, too; a friendship rooted in the darkest corners of the soul and mind.
    Raphael is much more than a quick fix for John - the vampire is closer to him than anybody else could possibly be, he has seen the former sailor at his worst and held his hand all the way through their very own hell. The bond they share, though it was born out of needs abusive beyond justification, is a strong one and not easily to be broken.
    What they know of each other is the raw, ugly truth, no sugar-coating, and few things can reach as deep as their understanding of each other does.
    Be it in times of peace or turmoil, John will always have Raphael's back and he is firm in his belief that this unspoken oath is mutual for the vampire.



    Aaron

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    At first Aaron's been but another customer at the bar John worked at - having been ditched by a blind date. Perhaps John's felt a little sorry for the man and thus provided him with drinks and entertaining conversation - but there was more to Aaron than he would ever have thought to find.
    A casual chat at the bar led to another less casual chat at that same bar some 5 days later which then led to a spaghetti-making date during which John almost burned down the poor man's kitchen.
    But despite that, Aaron still agreed to not only teach the sailor how to dance but also accompany him to a ball full of vampires.
    Somehow, they just clicked right away and John has yet to find any bad in that man.
    Through the heroin addiction John's suffered in winter and all of his flaws, Aaron has never once been anything but supportive, respectful and simply there when John had needed him.
    Without Aaron, he would never have went to rehab, and perhaps never have made it through his addiction at all.
    John knows that Aaron has his own demons to battle and for the first time in a long time, he is determined to stand by the other's side when things turn grim, rather than make his own escape.
    From a drunken kiss to a sober one - they might still not quite know what it is they have found but John knows one thing for sure, he wants to stick around this time.
    Aaron means more to the former sailor than he might want to admit, even to himself (yet); he is John's silver lining and the only person so far who's never let him down.




    Magnus Bane

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    Good, true friends are hard to find - but John's had the luck of finding such a friend in Magnus.
    While their first meeting had been a messy situation never planned for, it wasn't only the fact that Magnus had bothered to portal John home after a demon attack, which led to a good understanding between the two men.
    It turned out they had quite a lot in common, and while this perhaps not quite unexpected friendship had begun on easy, entertaining terms - mostly revolving around shared interests, drinking games, and fashion advice - it didn't take long for John to figure that Magnus understood aspects of him that others didn't.
    After all, the warlock has lived for long enough to know just how complex emotions are.
    John came to trust Magnus, and the warlock was the very first to learn of his addiction, and yet, he, too, never turned away - rather, he offered all the help he could provide, supporting John through this harsh time.
    Despite the issues the former pirate unwillingly brought into his friend's life due to his addiction, the two remain good friends still - and John couldn't wish for a better friend than Magnus.
    He is grateful for all the warlock's done for him, and sorry for all the trouble he's caused.



    Alec Lightwood

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    What Alec and John share can perhaps not quite be called friendship as much as it could be called a peaceful co-existence and casual understanding.
    Alec's saved the pirate from a demon attack once, and then John happened to become good friends with the man's boyfriend. While this connection may not have always been easy for Alec to accept, they've somehow worked it out.
    Enough so to spend an amusing, drunken evening together, celebrating John's birthday and getting wasted together.
    Sadly, John's addiction managed to ruin the already rather fragile construct of a somewhat-friendship between them when he let Magnus promise to keep it secret. Alec found out, and disaster ensued.
    Though Silver feels guilty for what he's unwillingly caused, he and Alec remain on unsteady ground for now - there is a lot to fix between them, but the pirate hopes he will be able to make things right again.




    Jason Todd

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    Having enemies was something John had mostly left behind when being dragged to Pandora - a pirate no longer, he didn't need to shed blood for his own survival in this new world. Yet, things are sadly quite as simple....
    John doesn't actually know Jason - they've never really met face to face. And perhaps it is better that way.
    It was during John's addiction that personal motives led Jason to attack the former pirate in his own apartment. He was masked and alone, John would never come to know the stranger's name.
    But, he would bare scars from this meeting, and a heavy few weeks of paranoia.
    Jason broke into his flat, stabbed and beat the former sailor, driven by anger rooted in all the harm John's addiction unknowingly caused to someone Jason held very dear.
    He left Silver to bleed out on the floor, but luckily the pirate was saved by a friend before it could come to this - however, by then Jason was long gone, and all that remained was the bitter aftertaste of fear, paranoia, and the inability to feel safe even in the new home John's made for himself.
    Yet, it would be a lie to claim that Jason didn't contribute to the pirate's eventual decision to commit himself into rehab. Though, surely, he could have chosen a better way to motivate John to do so.



    Tanaquil

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    BLAH BLAH

    TEXT

    WIP WIP

    STUFF




    Naomi Nagata

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    Naomi was the kind of unexpected friend John had never assumed to come across.
    First meeting in StarsX headquarters, Naomi taught John how to handle himself in zero-g, and it didn't take many words between them to come to the conclusion that there was some kind of subtle, yet very important understanding between them.
    Though Naomi may not be someone John knows very closely, nor someone he spent a lot of time with, she is perhaps one of the most important people to him in this world. She shares his understanding of loss and darkness, she knows what it is like to survive and live with the trauma - and she knows how to talk about it properly, appropriately, yet with the needed determination to give John the occasional, much-needed push in life.
    There are things John only ever dares talk about with Naomi, because he knows only she will understand. With her, he doesn't even have to attempt explaining the ache he feels and the ghosts that haunt him. They don't share the same world, nor the same story, but they are both survivors of a peculiar kind, and there is no denying the importance of this connection between them.
    It was Naomi whom John turned to when his life went to hell once more, and everything was falling apart - and it was Naomi, then, who helped John realize what he had to do.
    Without her, it isn't unlikely that John might have found his death in an overdose.
    Without her, he likely never would have taken the first step towards recovery and rehab.
    In that sense, John owes Naomi his life - in a literal as much as a more metaphorical way, and he certainly owes her his chance for a better future.



    Robert Small

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    There are friends, there are foes, and there are all those somewhere in between, unable to be put into any category quite.
    Robert Small would certainly fall under latter.
    What John and Robert shared was, at first, of mere physical nature. Perhaps they are alike in too many ways as that anything truly good could have come from it, or perhaps it was the timing that was off.
    Though they met before Silver's addiction properly developed, it was during this time particularly that they believed to find some kind of delusionary, momentary peace within each other.
    Robert's a stubborn, self-destructive alcoholic, who never wanted things to be complicated. And John shared this mindset.
    They fucked - a lot. And it was good. Emotions were never meant to be a topic at all, and friendly exchanges were not worth the bother. But matters of the flesh can only stick to the surface as long as there are no further complications getting in the way.
    John begun feeling lonely, and hurt, tired of what felt good for only a moment but ached right after; and when Robert once more showed up unannounced and drunk, he rejected the man. An argument ensued, and arguments between damaged people tend to get ugly.
    Their fallout wasn't yelling and plates-breaking, but it was painful and bitter all the same. A few fragments of too-sharp truths were fired like well aimed bullets towards each other, and then left to fall into silence.
    Robert knew of John's addiction, and thus some of his demons, and so did John of Robert's - they shared this thing and understood each other in this way, and thus wound up getting too close and colliding in all the ways that hurt.
    Perhaps, in another place, under different circumstances, they would have found peace in those similarities and this understanding, rather than fear and vulnerability.

    After rehab, John decided to go for another approach - a less raw one, this time - in an attempt at recovering more or less stable footing between them once more.




    Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker

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    Doubtlessly the most unusual boss John could have ever expected to work for, Vader and Silver share an interesting, unique dynamic.
    When they've first met, John had been but a stowaway on the man's shuttle, accidentally finding himself on his first trip into space. When Vader discovered him, the pirate was certain of his death - instead, however, the dark cloaked stranger spared his life. And John would never come to learn that his missing leg was mostly responsible for it - Vader had, if only for a brief moment, sympathized with this loss of John's. And that moment had been enough to spare his life.
    While Silver did his best at being a worthwhile passenger, Darth Vader took them to a lonely moon, and John stepped on space-rock ground for the very first time in his life. And, for the very first time in his life, he fell in love with the sky.
    Perhaps, he's caught the cloaked stranger on a rare, good day - but whatever the reason, Vader gifted left John a broken, mechanical bird which they've found on same moon.

    Ever since, the unlikely companions have stayed in touch.
    It was Vader, eventually, who provided John with his new prosthesis. And alongside it with a new job - allowing him to join StarsX and get involved with smaller work there, thus granting John the ability to visit space once more.
    When Project Elysium begun, John was invited to design the space station's interior, for Vader had heard of his artistic talent - once more providing the sailor with a much needed job, and a chance to get his life together after rehab; a kind act which plays a big role in Silver's recovery.
    Even after Vader's transition to his old self - Anakin - the two men remain on some kind of vague, distantly friendly basis, and the touch of unspoken respect between them is one John can't quite put a finger on, but shares regardless.



    Tamina

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    BLAH BLAH

    TEXT

    WIP WIP

    STUFF


     
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  5. John Silver

    John Silver Black Sails
    No one, from nowhere, belonging to nothing.

    Posts:
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    Gender:
    Male
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    34
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Neutral
    Directory:
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    Timeline




    Year 6 - Summer
    • August 6th: Arrival in Pandora

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    Year 7 - Fall/Autumn
    • Late August: Moves to Pandora Town
    • September 27th: Receives personalized walking cane (from Angela Ziegler)
    • Late September: First two jobs; rents apartment in Blackhaven
    • October 3rd: First accidental space trip, is gifted a broken mechanical bird by Darth Vader
    • Early October: Joins StarsX
    • Late October: Receives a new, modern prosthesis
    • November 10th: Meets Aaron
    • November 13th: Travels to Horizon and adopts a parrot
    • November 15th: Purchases a motorbike
    • Late November: Develops Heroin addiction
    • November 25th: Wins StarsX Design Contest
    • November 30th: Got a haircut. Bye bye luscious locks.

    Year 7 - Winter
    • December – February: Heroin addiction (& other various 'lighter' drugs on occasion)
    • December 27th: Aaron discovers John's addiction
    • December 31st: Vampire Winter Ball
    • January 8th: Shares a drunken kiss with Aaron
    • January 10th: Bitten by Raphael, resulting in vampire venom addiction
    • February 8th: Gets his first two tattoos
    • February 8th: Spends first night with Aaron
    • February 26th: Attacked and injured by Jason Todd
    • Around February 27th: Gets into a proper established relationship with Aaron
    • February 28th: Raphael quits their agreement and leaves // last shared high

    Year 7 - Spring
    • March 9th – 30th: Rehab; is diagnosed with PTSD
    • March 13th: Angela returns
    • Throughout April: Starts photography project
    • Early April: Moves to Tavoie Borough
    • Early April: Is offered the job of an interior designer for the new StarsX Space station
    • April 5th: Discovers shipwrecked sailboat, decides to fix it
    • April 21st: First support group meeting
    • May 28th: Introduces Aaron to the finished sailboat

    Year 7 - Summer
    • June 5th: Covers up track marks with a tattoo
    • June 20th: Arrival of Flint/ Finds Flint at shore

     
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  6. John Silver

    John Silver Black Sails
    No one, from nowhere, belonging to nothing.

    Posts:
    1,005
    Gender:
    Male
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    34
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Neutral
    Directory:
    link

    Communication Threads



    Texts // IM // E-Mail




    Year 7 - Fall/Autumn

    Year 7 - Winter

    Year 7 - Spring

    Year 7 - Summer

     
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  7. John Silver

    John Silver Black Sails
    No one, from nowhere, belonging to nothing.

    Posts:
    1,005
    Gender:
    Male
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    34
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Neutral
    Directory:
    link

    Tracker (Past Seasons)

    or: "Because otherwise it's just too goddamn cluttered and I can't handle the code anymore without fucking something up"


    Ongoing/Complete/Open/Discontinued


    Year 6 (Summer)

    Year 7 (Fall/Autumn)

    Year 7 (Winter)

    Year 7 (Spring)


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    AUs
     
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