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It’s Not Squamous. The 10 Words H.P. Lovecraft Used Most Often

In December of 2010, I became frustrated when attempting to find a Nook-compatible eBook, free or otherwise, of the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft. Initially, I used a nearly-complete file from the Australian Project Gutenberg and turned it into a mildly useful but still incomplete and unstructured ebook. That wouldn’t do, so I did what any good librarian-in-training would—I took the time to create a proper complete works eBook and released it to the public.

In the process of creating the eBook, I realized I had the opportunity to discover Lovecraft’s most-used words.

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Make Your Own Paper TARDIS

Weekly Who is taking a break this week so we can present to you this fun Who home project!

Make your own paper TARDIS! …Or Dalek, or Cyberman, or Adipose, or even Doctor.

deviantARTist Cyberdrone (Chris), has created free, downloadable Doctor Who Cubee figure patterns for all eleven Doctors, many of the companions, a handful of TARIS models (even the Bad Wolf one), and a slew of enemies. He’s made more varieties of Dalek than you can shake a sonic at. And you can make any of them using nothing more than a printer, some scissors, and a sharp knife/box cutter.

[What’s a Cubee?]

H.P. Lovecraft’s 10 Favorite Words and a Free Lovecraft eBook

Last December, I became frustrated when attempting to find an Nook-compatible eBook, free or otherwise, of the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft. Initially, I used a nearly-complete file from the Australian Project Gutenberg and turned it into a mildly useful but still incomplete and unstructured ebook. That wouldn’t do, so I did what any good librarian-in-training would—I took the time to create a proper complete works eBook and released it to the public.

The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft is available in two eBook formats, EPUB (for the Nook and a few others) and MOBI (for the Kindle). It contains all the original stories which Lovecraft wrote as an adult, beginning in 1917 with “The Tomb” and ending in 1935 with his last original work “The Haunter of the Dark.” The table of contents at the end of this post has a complete list, including the years in which stories were written.

[Do “eldritch” and “squamous” make the top ten?]

Knit Yourself a Cylon Centurion Hat

Were you disappointed when Ron D. Moore didn’t name you as one of the Final Five Cylons? Did you feel a little let down when you came up human again and again while playing the BSG board game? This is your lucky day. If you or someone whom you can bribe or guilt who loves you is adept with a pair of knitting needles, then you can become a warm and happy Cylon Centurion.

[The pattern and originator below the cut]

Skinning a Demon: Interview with Melita Curphy

Melita Curphy, also known as Miss Monster or @missmonstermel, is a painter, leatherworker, and artisan. Her work carries strong mythological/fairy-tale tones, from her Krampus Christmas Cards to tentacle and Cthulhus designs to werewolf shirts and patches to demon masks to her Medusa logo. Recently, she finished one of her largest and most-impressive creations yet, a “demon skin” rug. (Pictured above.)

[See the progress of the demon skin rug and read an interview with Melita]

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