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Xia Xia Lake

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in Bucharest, Romania



Member Since
January 2018

Weeb. LGBTQ+ Reader. She/her. Ace.
Author of Takamagahara Monogatari series. Used to cosplay until a kid asked if he could take a picture with the "old lady".

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"Shinigami" was the winner of both Best Gay Fantasy and Best Gay Debut in the 2018-2019 Rainbow awards.

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Average rating: 4.11 · 250 ratings · 102 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Kogitsune (Takamagahara Mon...

4.10 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Shinigami (Takamagahara Mon...

4.25 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2019 — 7 editions
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3.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2018
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2020 Year in Review

This year was a f**k trumpet, knobhead, dickweasel tw*t of a year, and may the thunderc**t piss off into oblivion at the strike of midnight, never to be seen again. And I’m only saying this because I’m a lady. I started January with a plan to complete a 52 books reading challenge, but unfortunately life,…
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Kogitsune Shinigami
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Prickly porcupine meets Labrador retriever and conspire through the length of the book to give me ulcer.
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“Upon Hirotsugu’s birth, the Fujiwara clan made great plans for his future, and I watched from my throne of skulls behind the kagerō veil and laughed and laughed and laughed.”
Xia Xia Lake, Shinigami

“There are many kinds of love. There is the love one feels for his sire for breathing life into his bones. There is the love for brothers, and there is the love for friends. And then is the love that brings the heaviest of heartaches.”
Xia Xia Lake, Kogitsune

“I am here with you, boy,” she said softly. “Listen to my voice. Remember who I am. I am your Dominant. Your master and protector. I am your liberator and the bearer of your pain. Trust me, and give me your old pain. I will lift it away. Trust me to take away your past, and give you a future. Trust me to hold you tight as I take you away from your hell. I am everything you need. Stop fighting your nightmares yourself, and let me fight them for you.”
Xia Xia Lake, The Darkness of Our Wounds: Ciarán

“Literature is the ditch I'm going to die in. It's still the thing I care most about.”
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“I saw death come for you, and I had no philosophy.”
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“We shall either find what we are seeking, or free ourselves from the persuasion that we know what we do not know.”
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“Three Rings for Elven-Kings under the sky
Seven for the Dwarf-Lords in their halls of stone
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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