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April 22nd, 2009

08:04 am

The World Digital Library opened today - it's a partnership between UNESCO and the Library of Congress.
The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, archi¬tectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials. The objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research.

08:48 am - Pssst!

Bento box and accessory sale! Right this way!

11:49 am

A t-shirt I've been threatening to make for a long while. On Zazzle because the sizes go up quite a lot, and I've heard good things about their shirts.

09:58 pm - THIS IS ENTIRELY buymeaclue'S FAULT

Original post here, in which we are pointed to this beauty, Lord of Legends
From Publishers Weekly
Forced to take the shape of a man, a unicorn struggles to survive in late Victorian England in this involving but overwrought paranormal romance. American heiress Mariah Marron weds the earl of Donnington after a brief courtship. Unaware that her heritage is part supernatural, she has no idea the earl selected her for nefarious magical purposes. She soon discovers a half-naked man locked in a small cell on the earl's estate and befriends him, naming him Ash and helping him learn to speak. Ash falls in love with Mariah, but as he regains his memories of being unicorn king Arion, he decides to betray her in order to return to his magical land. The story unfolds with twist after twist until the convoluted climax descends sharply into absurd melodrama. (Apr.)
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Product Description
He is Arion, King of the Unicorns. Powerful, seductive, he could possess any female he desired—until now. He is condemned to live as a man, and it is only the enchanting Lady Mariah Donnington's innocence that can release him from his curse.

Abandoned on her wedding night, frightened of her hidden, otherworldly heritage, Mariah is instinctively drawn to the mysterious stranger she discovers imprisoned on her husband's estate. But as the secret of Arion's magical identity unfolds, their friendship burns into a passion that cannot, must not, be consummated. For to do so would destroy them both….
And in the comments, we are pointed to this, My Hero: A Wild Boy's Tale: A Novel:
A brilliant fusion of William Burroughs and H.P. Lovecraft set in the post-apocalyptic wilderness of Mad Max... -- Ashé Journal

My Hero is a Jungian tale that combines mythology, science fiction, and eroticism to create a brilliant hybrid unlike anything I've read before. Original, exciting, and transcendent. A bloody great read! Very unique. --Douglas Ferguson author of The Forgotten Ones

Product Description
Set in a post-apocalyptic America, Tristram Burden s novel tells the story of 17 year old Joshua My Hero. The youth lives out a humdrum existence, struggling to find truth and sense in a Christian-fundamentalist trailer park. But his psychic powers and sexual tastes leave him an outsider of his community, and forced to commit patricide in a final and desperate struggle for self-defence against his father's rage, Joshua escapes into a wasted planet, armed only with an oracular penis, the patronage of an ancient earth spirit sent to rid the planet of all of its ills, and the wisdom of the Tao Teh Ching...
Right! Who's going to throw themselves on the grenade and read them so we don't have to?

I never, ever thought I would ever have a tag like this.
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