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Detail from The Angel of Death by Evelyn De Morgan



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  1. Summary

    "'This prisoner deserves special treatment.' The hooded man looked over at the young man again."

    Elsdon Taylor, a prisoner accused of committing a terrible murder. Layle Smith, a torturer with a terrible past. Their meeting in the Eternal Dungeon appears certain to bring out the worst in both men.

    Yet neither man is quite what he appears. As the prisoner and his torturer begin to be drawn toward each other, the ripple effects of their meeting will have a powerful impact on other inhabitants of the Eternal Dungeon: Layle's faithful guard, struggling to contain his doubts. A younger guard determined to take any shortcuts necessary to ensure that his life follows the path he has already chosen. An old love from Layle's past, still sorrowing. And most of all, a prisoner who has not yet arrived at the Eternal Dungeon, but whose fate will depend on how Layle handles Elsdon Taylor . . . and on how Elsdon handles Layle Smith.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Summary

    Waterman is a speculative fiction series set in an alternative version of the Chesapeake Bay region during the 1910s and during the future as it was envisioned in the 1960s.

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

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  4. Summary

    "Oh, Mercy and Hell. He would gladly allow himself to be flayed for eternity if he could thereby escape the responsibility of disciplining his love-mate for any future violations of the Code."

    The Eternal Dungeon has been split by a civil war, with the division clearly marked by a quarrel between two Seekers (torturers) whose faithfulness to each other has already become legendary. Into this explosive situation arrives a new Seeker, one who is determined to see that past evils do not continue in the dungeon. But can he keep control of himself when assigned a prisoner who falls in love with him?

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  5. 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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  1. Rec 4

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    You'll be honest, you'll be brave.

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    27 Jul 2020

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    A beautifully constructed tribute to Carrie Fisher. The author's notes add poignancy, because they reveal that the vid was created during the very time period that Carrie Fisher died. What followed was an epic act of vidding.

  2. Rec 7

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    A Leverage ensemble vid.

    This is their jam.

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    26 Jul 2020

  3. Rec 6

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    Although gay representation in 1970's American television was overall dire, some shows introduced gay characters who were sympathetic and nuanced. Even then, they usually were only there for one episode to teach the straight characters a lesson about tolerance. But this early TV representation was still important, so I've highlighted some favorite clips here of gay and lesbian characters speaking out in the 1970's.

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    23 May 2020

    Bookmarker's Notes

    An eye-opening collection of clips.

  4. Rec 31

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    Commemorating more than ten years of queer characters (not) appearing in Marvel films.

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    23 May 2020

    Bookmarker's Notes

    A vid I expect I'll watch over and over, because there's so much packed into it.

  5. Rec 12

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    James Baldwin on being Black in America.

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    03 May 2020

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    The vidder's notes in the comments are as fascinating as the vid itself.