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Detail from The Angel of Death by Evelyn De Morgan



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  1. Summary

    They are imprisoned until death, and their lives cannot get worse . . . or so they think. But when an unlikely alliance forms against their captors, the reformers risk losing what little comforts they possess.

    Life Prison is an alternate history series about male desire and determination in nineteenth-century prisons.

    The series is part of the Turn-of-the-Century Toughs cycle. Series page.

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  2. Summary

    He vowed himself to his god. Now the god is growing impatient . . .

    The Three Lands is a diverse fantasy series on friendship, romantic friendship, romance, and betrayal in times of war and peace. The series is inspired by conflicts between nations during the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages.

    Series page and series resources.

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  3. Summary

    Leather life in a rural town is explored in this series, which looks back on an earlier era. In a time and place where being gay is reason enough to be arrested, the leathermen of Mayhill struggle to keep their small community alive.

    Loren's Lashes is a retro series about a Midwestern community of closeted leathermen.

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  4. Summary

    In a cool, dark cavern, guarded by men and by oaths, lies a dungeon in which prisoners fearfully await the inevitable. The inevitable will be replaced by the unexpected.

    The Eternal Dungeon is an alternate history series set in a nineteenth-century prison where the psychologists wield whips.

    This series is part of the Turn-of-the-Century Toughs cycle. Series page.

    Words:
    384,448
    Works:
    24
    Bookmarks:
    14
  5. Summary

    During the turbulent years between the cannonball battles and the atom bomb, life is not easy for young people.

    Young Toughs is an alternate history series about the struggles of youths in the twentieth century and into the future.

    This series is part of the Turn-of-the-Century Toughs cycle. Series page.

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    45,948
    Works:
    4

Recent bookmarks

  1. Rec 5

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    Mantid aliens with limited neuroplasticity and how they relate to death.

    An original sci-fi work posted on tumblr in January of 2016. Posted to Ao3 to centralize things, and to celebrate (nearly) 100,000 notes on the post!

    Later I'll add the rest of the stories I've written with these aliens as well.

    Main post here.
     
    Masterpost here.

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    28 Dec 2017

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    Human-alien misunderstandings of a particularly poignant variety.

  2. Rec 14

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    There are kaiju in the 24 hour news cycle.

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    25 Dec 2017

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    A wonderful melding of a 1970s fantasy series with today’s environmental crisis.

  3. Rec 64

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    Sophos makes a fatal mistake and his alliance with Gen lies in ruins. He is determined to repair it at whatever cost, though reparations may mean his title, his freedom or his life.

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    Before, Sophos’ face would have flooded with mortification at being so slow of thought. Now, though, it was all he could do to keep his breathing under control and not let the pain overwhelm him. “Even if you sent him,” he said, “I still didn’t deserve healing.”

    “And if I ordered you?” Eugenides said mildly. “I was under the impression I was your King. Correct me if I have this wrong.”

    Language:
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    64
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    24 Dec 2017

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    Captured in battle and stuck in the Mede capital, Costis has given up all hope of seeing his country again. But Eugenides has a habit of turning up where he's least expected.

    Language:
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    29 Nov 2017

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  5. Rec 1

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    Esca: "I hate everything you stand for."

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    11 Sep 2017

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    A hurt/comfort fanvid of Marcus and Esca, heavy on the hurt. I like it because of the music.