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Fic Recs: Illustrations for The Seventh Tree by Clocks and RaelynnMarie:

Erik has served Shaw, ruler of the desert kingdom Genosha, for years as one of his Elite Knights. His life of unquestioning obedience changes when he meets a man in the strangest of circumstances who is not at all what he seems. (~31k words) 

Comments: So this fic is very, very special to me: it’s the second cherik fic I’ve ever read (very first one was Paper Monsters, also by Clocks), and this is The One that got me into cherik in the first place. The cultural fusion, adventure, great writing, and the slow, sweet and very real build-up between Charles and Erik completely sold it for me. It’s just a gorgeous fic, and more than worth re-reads.

(Click pics for higher res. First drawing based on this illustration by RaelynnMarie in the fic)

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this is the best thing I’ve ever seen

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Vintage-Style Nixie Tube Clock–Perfect for Your Bioshock (Or Fallout) Inpired Decor

Ever seen those cool ass clocks witht eh glowing numbers inside what looks like vacuum tubes? I know you have. Now you can own your own vintage-style nixie tube clock and add that extravagant touch to any room. Perfect for Fallout and Bioshock inpired decoration but also at home in any steampunk parlor or sitting room!