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Blog about the Corporate Machine and Steampunk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liam Finnegan Dec 25, 2011. 1 Reply

http://steampunkceo.blogspot.com/2011/12/corporate-machine.htmlThe Corporate Machine is an issue that seems near and dear…Continue

Blog about Mainstream Steampunk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liam Finnegan Dec 18, 2011. 6 Replies

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The Starving Steampunk Foundation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingred Chamberlin Feb 8, 2011. 3 Replies

For those that were not present for our debut on February 1st, I would like to announce the Starving Steampunk Foundation, a Montana Non-Profit organization dedicated to assisting Steam Punk Artisans…Continue

Tags: Money, Non-profit, Foundation, Steampunk, Starving

Functional Exhibition Cannon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Syfer Kent Locke Sep 17, 2010. 8 Replies

Alright, owing that many if not all members of the Steampunk world are non-violent by nature, it occurs to me that a Pirate commits violence for a living, usually non-fatal, in order to pull off some…Continue

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Julien McBain and John Taylor are now friends
Oct 27, 2013
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"...holy crap I'm back."
Feb 3, 2013
Julien McBain replied to Captain Jade Sharpweather's discussion A Steampunk Publisher Anyone?
"Fantastic Journeys Publishing out of Boise, Idaho.  www.fjpublishing.com."
Jan 26, 2013
Julien McBain and Sister Earth ~ Dianne Keast are now friends
Jan 26, 2013
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Jan 26, 2013
Julien McBain replied to Master-Sgt. Orville Rook Hewish's discussion Need help from you tinkerers out there !
"Honestly I use a spray-black to base coat the project and then use Citadel Paints for my projects.  It's expensive, but the result is phenomenal.  For brass colours, I use warpstone bronze or Gehenna's Gold for brass tones. "
Aug 19, 2012
Julien McBain replied to Ezekiel (Zeke) Zedock's discussion Just Getting Into Steampunk
"Believe it or not, all leather combat boots are actually a fantastic piece of footwear for running, and they are easily fit into the Steampunk theme.  You may try to find a decent pair at your local army navy store. I agree with Anastasia.…"
Feb 4, 2012
Liam Finnegan replied to Julien McBain's discussion Blog about the Corporate Machine and Steampunk
"This is the 2nd blog post by you that I have read.  Both times I was entertained and educated without being spoken down to, keep up the great work!"
Dec 25, 2011
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Blog about the Corporate Machine and Steampunk

http://steampunkceo.blogspot.com/2011/12/corporate-machine.htmlThe Corporate Machine is an issue that seems near and dear to the heart of all steampunks.  In this article, I challenge your perceptions of what the "Corporate Machine" really is, and define a new method of dealing with the idea.See More
Dec 24, 2011
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Dec 18, 2011
Liam Finnegan replied to Julien McBain's discussion Blog about Mainstream Steampunk
"Exactly my point."
Dec 18, 2011
Liam Finnegan replied to Julien McBain's discussion Blog about Mainstream Steampunk
"I already went from no hat, to costume shop bowler, to better bowler.  Plastic goggles, to slightly better goggles, and will either upgrade more or just do away all together (I wear them BECAUSE they are cliche). Heck I even went from plastic…"
Dec 18, 2011
Milicent Kohl replied to Julien McBain's discussion Blog about Mainstream Steampunk
"Yes, oh yes! Despite thrift store shopping and gleaning and telling all my friends and family to get me brass and leather for Christmas and my birthday, it has taken me two years to have the attire I desire. Steampunk is expensive. Plastic eyewear…"
Dec 18, 2011
Liam Finnegan replied to Julien McBain's discussion Blog about Mainstream Steampunk
"I started off modifying Nerfs.  Then went through a hating phase.  Now I see it as a way to improve your crafting skills.  Very good article.  Just once though, I want to see a discussion define "Mainstream"... because…"
Dec 18, 2011
Dr. Fidelius replied to Julien McBain's discussion Blog about Mainstream Steampunk
"Hear, hear. Well said. An influx of cheap plastic tat can only expand the market for the good stuff, if for no other reason than the exposure of more folks to out little aesthetic. The ones who will buy the knock-offs are not, have not been, and…"
Dec 18, 2011
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Blog about Mainstream Steampunk

Please check out this blog about Steampunk going Mainstream: http://steampunkceo.blogspot.com/See More
Dec 17, 2011

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Business Math and Guilt Math

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 5:30am 1 Comment

When calculating the amount to charge for your products, there are two types of math that are commonly used.  Guilt math, which states that you must charge the absolute minimum for your product and labour because it is wrong to charge people too much; and Business Math, where you set a price based on the actual retail value of your product. 

 

Something that needs to be addressed first is the issue of money.  There are many artists, having struggled to make it by while…

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Monitizing your Art

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 11:35am 2 Comments

Recently I have been watching several prominent members of the chat worried about how they can be Steampunk Artists and still manage to make it by.  When talking to them about their art and how much they charge for it, it was unsurprising that they almost all charge very little above the materials cost because they feel guilty about charging people money.

 

I would like to take a few moments to talk about Monetizing your Art, Capitalism, and what it really means.  When you…

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The Journal of Julien Harrison, Entry 1

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 7:02pm 0 Comments

My wife and I are separated and I have lost my job at the Vatican.  From this moment forward, I shall record my life in this journal so that my children, or any that come after me, may judge me as I deserve.

 

I was at World's End, after my separation with my beloved Rachel, and found a young lady there that was in distress.  As a Knight of the Church, former or not, I was compelled to help the young woman.  She told me something was stolen from her, and true to form I decided…

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A meeting with Pope Luke

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 6:59pm 0 Comments

"What happened to "for as long as you both shall live"?

 

Pope Luke looked at me furious when I delivered the news of Rachel's return to the White Rose Armada and our subsequent separation.

 

"What else was I supposed to do?" I asked, "Commodore Draven Kane is a vampire, and therefore a sworn enemy of the Church, Was I supposed to give it a pass when she accepted his promotion?"

 

"A wife's blaspheme does not warrant divorce!" the Pope snapped, "many…

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At 6:26pm on October 17, 2011, Arabella Porter said…
It's been so long!!! how have you been?
At 8:12pm on August 15, 2010, Lady Nelly Nightshade said…
Its just me from chat I do like your attitude

LNN
At 2:43pm on August 14, 2010, Rachel Harrison said…
Hi babe. Guess what?
 
 
 

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