"I'm halfway through the Parasol Protectorate series and am enjoying it very much. I also read Boneshaker and Ganymede, and I absolutely adored the latter. I'm definitely putting people's faves from this thread on my to-read lists!"
"Mouse Airship Pirate King?
I don't know if it would throw off the dynamic for Herr Drosselmeyer, but maybe having Clara's family all be tinkerers and Drosselmeyer's gift still somehow being the most awesome automaton?
"I am also Asian-American. I take issue witb the use of "oriental" *precisely* because it connoted samurai, cherry blossoms, exoticism, etc. not all Asians are Japanese, we are only exotic when and to use "oriental" when it…"
Starting a PhD program in a few days. Also a newcomer to steampunk, but enjoy reading, ogling photos, and learning. Hope to have a decent ensemble put together before a friend's steamy wedding in October!
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Merci, for accepting my friend request...and I can see in your avatar you aren't afraid Of something that I fear... snakes. [Unless they are in a glass case...lol...I have seen snakes up-close behind a glass case.]