The Steampunk Empire

The Crossroads of the Aether

Ephraim von RoseEngine
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Jorge Luis Borges todays Google Doodle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hoverson Sep 6, 2011. 3 Replies

We often think of Verne and Wells , here is a lesser mentioned author, of the same period and similar ideals and inspired aesthetics."Jorge Luis Borges, known for his science fiction writing, is…Continue

Latest Steampunk Speakers

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Nikola Tesla would definitely approve of this grand new invention to play you latest Abney Park collection. A high voltage sound reproducing  using his most famous invention , nicely exicuted in the…Continue

Revising Popular phrases in Movies and Literature

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AsLuke Steamwalker decended on the Mortesphere , he heard a voice from beyond saying "Use the steam Luke" or "is this a Steamcock I see before me the handle toward my hand..."  perhaps "to steam or…Continue

Cooking Challenge #2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Rooney Mar 14, 2011. 19 Replies

Some years ago I lived next door to a chef, on weekends we raided our respective cupboards and refrigerator, pooled our efforts and prepared very of the cuff , but quite amazing meals which we…Continue

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So now it has a name. The Steampunk , or, neo Victorian movement has likely been around been around since the end of the Victorian period itself. Then it was a dream of the future, now it appears to be a yearning for the past and a simpler time ,with the convinces of technology of course , all be it an alternate technology at that. The lure of the genre seems to be many faceted , comprising a lifestyle with art forms that include fashion and mixed media literature, reenacting, larping, and what have you (what have you usually being incorporated in the art or costumes ). It has been something that as interested me even before it had a name, it has been around for a while, primarily because of it's almost classical historical roots. Even the works of da Vinci had some of the character, and came centuries before. I t is after all a realm for the romantic creative dreamer.

For me, and it seems to hold for this local, it includes art forms and style well into the 20's to 30's as well, although the later period would be more correctly called Diesel Punk. As an artist, designer and fabricator I like to bring styles of varying periods together in harmony , favouring of course Victorian and Art Deco.

Captain and proprietor of the converted steam freighter Magaidh . She was originally a Clyde Puffer , and sails out of Ardreshaig in the southern coastal waters of Scotland and cruses the western isles and the hebrides. That being all well and good , it is only the cover story ,the Cargo hold of Magaidh has been converted to an elaborate laboratory, and in reality travels farther and wider with an almost Gallifreyan mystique and more than that I cannot divulge. In the laboratory many obscure activities can be accomplished . Often Magaidh is called to other duties, as the abundance of airships and sky pirates necessitates interruption of research for extensive rescue and “salvage”missions. Seems that with all of the pirates flying the gasbags flying around , it is often overlooked that gasbags will deflate, and what goes up must come down , and usually over water, and that’s where we come in .

Well that's about it, the pressure is up in the boiler , and it's time to get the ship underway

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At 10:13am on March 10, 2015, Captain said…

Happy birthday! 

At 4:36am on July 11, 2011, Time_Mistress said…

Thank you for your comments :)

Yes, we really have a good time in our steampunk group

that's why we're working on an italian steampunk project. Top secret for now...

Cheers from Italy

The Time Mistress

At 7:33pm on April 24, 2011, The Widow Kate Next said…

Lol!  It surprised me that we weren't "friended" yet, too, Mr. Von Rose Engine...J'aime te Mere!  Les Grand Dames who raised us invented everything...including us! 


The Widow Next

At 3:40pm on April 9, 2011, Professor Argon Bats said…
Thanks for the advice, and compliment.
At 7:53am on February 28, 2011, Nishi Serrano said…
Yes, I grew up through all of the 70's and thing are much different throughout the US. I can imagine just how 'diffrent' it was in Louisiana, because it still is! The landscape is stunning when one is out on the water. Lucky you to be in Colorado! I miss the West Coast! Cheers ... Nishi
At 12:27pm on February 27, 2011, Nishi Serrano said…

Ah, but I invite you to see the swamp through another eyeglass!

Is your current abode Louisiana? I've been here almost a year, but I hail from the West Coast--Cali and Oregon. It's a delight to have your friendship!  ...Nishi

At 7:58am on February 6, 2011, C.D. Fleur said…

For an interesting look at a very strange instrument, check out the  Baschet sound scuptures on youtube.



At 12:32am on February 6, 2011, Dr. Lavinia Dayton said…
Yes, the Argus is a splendid piece of photographic machinery.  My first "real" camera was one, and it was well-suited to a young person who was prone to dropping it on rocks while hiking up mountains!
At 5:23pm on January 3, 2011, Auntie Social said…



Auntie Social and the Mayor of Cowford (Spectre) are usually trying to kill each other or swindle each other on any given day.  


The Mayor was once our accomplice in a train heist down in White Sulphur Springs but now his office denies involvement in spite of photographic evidence to the contrary.


So, I guess you could say we were pals!  ;->



Auntie Social

At 9:41pm on September 22, 2010, Doctor Galactic said…
Greetings to you Efram........


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