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James R. Murray
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Oztralian Media are finally noticing Steampunk. As are others.

Started Sep 3, 2013 0 Replies

A fairly decent article about steampunk and how different folk are looking at it.…Continue

So I bought this.....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Professor Herschel Euphorbiamus Jul 21, 2013. 20 Replies

I love the ideas of the four…Continue

Partner does not get steampunk fashion, or maybe costume is a better word.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rt Rev.Hammer, Archimandrite Apr 20, 2013. 19 Replies

What does one do when they walk out in what they feel to be their best costume ever, and their partner, who does not "get" steampunk, says "tell me you are not going out in public like that?"Ok,…Continue

Steampunk dreams

Started this discussion. Last reply by CoastConFan Jan 27, 2013. 20 Replies

I had a dream last night, probably bought on by the book I was reading and the roleplay I am participating in, of being in a room full of people in steampunk attire. I am sure this is a pretty boring…Continue

 

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mlle.deedee Bourget-gauzot replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"...as I walked along the bridge...very steady and slow... 100 thoughts raced through my head... Such as: I wonder where the good doctor is ? I hope that he is safe and no harm has come to him...I wonder if he was rescued ? and did he make it back…"
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"...as I balanced myself on the rocking bridge- "My Friend" stayed closed by to assist me with my balance-my only fear- What awaited me once we reached the end Of the bridge also my other worry: I wondered who was shooting the gunfire ?…"
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Shahbanoo Pantea replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"**plays some more on the piano** The summer's gone and all the roses falling... It's you, it's you must go and I must bide.... Quite a shame that the music goes first. Hey, don't shush me unless it's by stuffing a baaghlava…"
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*at top of lungs* ...FROM GLEN TO GLEN....AND DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDE....! *gets shhd again* But I'M not at work... Besides, the arts are always the first to go in the schools, aren't they?  "
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James R. Murray replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*bursts in from back room*DAAAAAAAAANNY BOY!(psst, shhh, I am at work!)"
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*removes kid gloves and begins to clap in time, taking intermittent sips of chilled Mondoro Asti from goblet* Ah, I haven't had a nice Irish sing-along in ages!"
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Shahbanoo Pantea replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"I can manage it if you want. **sits down at the piano** I suppose it's going to just be the two of us singing for now then. Though where is Zaleena? She should come down here too, she's got a very pretty voice."
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*pokes head around in back....returns to main bar area, shrugging shoulders* Well James was here a moment ago chatting with some newcomers but has apparently done a Houdini again. He would probably know the fate/whereabouts of the zombie. It's…"
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Shahbanoo Pantea replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"That's a good question...."
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Hey whatever happened to the piano playing zombie? Because I feel like singing some Irish pub songs ..."
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Shahbanoo Pantea replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Aw, it looks cute!"
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Yes, it's called "School of Babel." It's been such a long time since I went to the theater to see a French film. I have several on dvd at home of course but that is not the same. I am a fan of Audrey Tatou- do you like her? Here…"
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Shahbanoo Pantea replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Understandable. Summer should be a time to go out and relax. No relaxing here though... There was a lightning storm at the beach that killed someone the other day. Eeek. I come back to California and California went berserk. As for what I do,..…"
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Ooh- but I just remembered that I am going to a foreign film thing this upcoming weekend. A French film- hazzah!"
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James is a man of many personalities and personas, often selecting one on a whim to suit the moment. A lover of Victorian style and graces, and he enjoys the simpler things in life, things he can do with his hands and physical skills that can be learnt with training. Often seen doing parkour in his Sunday best, or bouncing around in front his students getting over excited about Literacy, Mathematics and Science. Currently hiding out in Australia.

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Steampunk Zooseum

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 5:30am 23 Comments

So I thought I would put a short story I wrote up here. All credit due to the Contessa of Vintage, whom started a simple discussion topic, entitled "Your Steampunk Zoo." This story popped into my head at the very mention of these words, and I thought I might use it as the first thing I have ever published. Ever. Please critic, applaud, boo, hiss, praise as you wish.…

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At 7:51am on July 9, 2014, Captain Nessie Filomena said…

No, Thank You good sir!

At 6:04pm on June 23, 2014, Shahbanoo Pantea said…

Holy frijole... It's been way too long, right?

At 1:51am on March 2, 2014, Hanna Agren said…

Madcap mayhem sounds like a great plan.:)

At 1:25pm on February 3, 2014, Dr Douglas T. Hemmingway said…

To my dear friend,

It has been brought to my attention that you have recently carried out numerous acts of tremendous and selfless bravery. Your actions have raised the esteem in which I hold you.

It is not much, but I have put your name forward as an outstanding recipient of the Royal Society Medal. If you recieve this small geegaw you will become a fellow of the society.

I hope I have not be presumptuous in my act.

I look forward to hearing from you in the not to distant future.

With heartfelt regards

Douglas.

P.S. The cog is looking a bit forlorn at the moment.

At 6:34pm on February 1, 2014, Catherine Scholz said…

So Im now a member :)

At 5:27pm on February 1, 2014, Catherine Scholz said…

Well James Its great to find you here although I haven't been for a while cause i'm going through marriage break up but once i find my feet again i'll jump back in. I'm feeling a little unsettled right now and focusing on my art to keep me sane. I think its wonderful to have met through the love of Steam punk, usually its been because of Star wars or costuming in general. I think your one of the nicest guys i know :). I found it hard to find a connection with others here but it's nice to know another friend is within this universe

At 2:51am on January 10, 2014, Kerrie Salaun said…

It seems, Mr Murray that my weeks of musical entertainment out in the rural countryside failed to clear my vision. I have noted the Add as Friend (giggle), and as you may note, have taken advantage of the clever mechanism and friended you. I hope my vitality returns in the same package as my brains forthwith and I might join in on some of the frivolities this site offers. Heres to a long and joyful friendship. Miss K 

At 7:02pm on January 8, 2014, Kerrie Salaun said…

Dear Mr Murray,

thank you for your friendship invitation, which I am pleased to accept. I am slowly traversing the many portals of this site. The being lost at times is as much fun as the direct journey.

I look forward to spending more time in 'live' conversation with the delightful people on this site,

Sincere regards,

Miss K

At 4:57pm on December 31, 2013, The Contessa of Vintage said…

Happy New Year James!!!!!! I hope your 2014 is magical and momentous.

At 3:55pm on November 23, 2013, Dr Douglas T. Hemmingway said…

Dear James,

It seems like such a long time since last we communicated that I felt it warranted actual correspondence. I hope you are well, that real life is not causing undue inconvenience to your good self.

Life at the Cog is not as manic as it once was, though the clientele are as charming as they have ever been. I have the apparent skill of avoiding your establishment when the patron and guests are present.

I seem to be spending more time behind a desk filling in paperwork these days, how I long for the chance to vanish over the horizon, on the trail of some rare orchid or a rarely seen example of the Jade vine. C'est la vie.

Well, I hope we have the chance to catch up at the cog sometime in the near future. Time can be an uncontrollable Juggernaut ready to tear us from our pleasure if we are not careful.

 

With the fondest of regards, your friend.

 

Dr Douglas 'Dougy' Hemmingway Trebuchet

 
 
 

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