Determination (Part 1 of ?)

“You saved my life.”

Matthew Li ran a still-shaking hand through his hair as he watched the paramedics load their newest patient into the red ambulance. The car had come out of nowhere, flying down the street, and careened off the road into a telephone pole—passing what felt like millimeters in front of him.

What made it all the more heart-stopping—as if that wasn’t enough—was that Matthew would have been right in its path if he hadn’t felt a tug on his shoulder bag only seconds before. With a sigh he had twisted around to free it from the unfortunate…

"Usan no Kaori" (Chiptune)

Back during NaCreSoMo I made several chiptune excerpts of songs from the sound novel​「うみねこのく頃に」. One of them was “Usan no Kaori”​「胡散の香り」, or “Fishy Aroma”.

Today I’m posting a full cover of that.

… x …

This is fanfiction for the wonderful already-alternate universe, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. It doesn’t really fit with the ending of that story, however, so imagine it extrapolating from the events of, oh, chapter 77 (the end of the “Self Actualization” arc).

Previously: “Draco x …”, “… x Hermione

Who would be sending her a Slytherin system letter, she wondered. Pretty much everyone knew that any Ravenclaw worth their salt could figure out the sender anyway, not to mention the variety of ways a letter could be read and resealed…

But when she…

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