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Blog about the Corporate Machine and Steampunk

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

Please check out this blog about Steampunk going Mainstream:

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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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…


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…


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…


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

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

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