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Orphans of the Celestial Sea

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark F Oct 8, 2012. 9 Replies

Come visit my blog for the inaugural episode of Orphans of the Celestial Sea, a weekly serial (updates Mondays) chronicling the adventures of Tom Cain and his misfit crew as they try to unravel the…Continue

Steampunk Haiku

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Allan Brian Drew Mar 17. 63 Replies

I thought a steampunk haiku thread would be good for a bit of fun.Put your goggles down,Stoke the boilers, man the gunsFly the aether windFeel free to add your own.Continue

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Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"Verne's great legacy Forever re-imagined In steampunk fiction."
Mar 17
Dr Douglas T. Hemmingway replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
" Her love offered freely I accept with joyus wonder Her beating brass heart "
Mar 6
Dr Douglas T. Hemmingway replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
" Steam pushes forward Technology from our past Our one salvation"
Mar 6
Commodore Campbell replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"Also heard in Second Life (there is a Poetry Slam each Thursday night at Der Hut des Jaeger, and a couple of the regulars write haiku): Concrete, glass and steel, As far as the eye can see. Spring still brings flowers. Copper sheet…"
Mar 5
Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"Engines overheat As the French land ironclad Attacks the Prussians."
Mar 3
Clockwork Rabbit replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"Selenites above, and Passepartout's long journey - Monsieur Verne, je t'aime!"
Jan 31
Lisel von Füssen replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"Brilliant imagery* Your verse evokes steampunk hope I applaud your quill *pronounced with contracted final two syllables ;)"
Jan 28
Lisel von Füssen replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"Villains slip through time Leaving a chroniton trail I am closing in -- haiku of a temporal detective"
Jan 28
Clockwork Rabbit replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"First try, but I intend to practice and get better at this! adventure, journeys steam and clank of gears and time on floating airships"
Jan 28
P. Aloysius Regnad replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"The air, earth, and sea- We have made them all our own. I can see the stars. Not overtly steampunk, but I think it still works."
Jan 26
Jeremiah Laugh, Esq. replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"Time and Season, Rhyme and Reason - a small story in haikus - Wrapped in coil and spring, My machines hold back the end For just long enough. My summer is gone. Old bones in new devices Seek out youth's fountain. Like my inventions, Autumn…"
Jan 16
Sparky replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"The untamed wilds Cannot stop the progress of man. The gears ever turn. Uncharted terrain How shall I traverse your earth And map my glory? Heed me now, all those Whose gaze lifts on the Aether. What of earth below? Shall we never stop Till all…"
Jan 15
A D Cruize replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"Oops: Winter scours the trees. First-eighth moon smiles down above. Whisps of steam bring joy."
Jan 5
A D Cruize replied to Mark F's discussion Steampunk Haiku
"Winter scours the trees. First-eighth moon shines down above. Whisps of steam bring joy."
Jan 5
Mark F replied to Mark F's discussion Orphans of the Celestial Sea
"New chapter is up. Or start from the beginning.Read it now, or read it a year from now when all your friends are telling you how cool it is, and you feel like the last one in on an awesome new thing... again.  Oh and leave feedback, here, or on…"
Oct 8, 2012
Mark F replied to Captain Jack Havock's discussion Steampunk Nutcracker ideas!
"Sounds really cool. I'm afraid I don't have too much in the way of ideas. The general aesthetic for the Nutcracker is usually about right for Steampunk. Set design will be important, perhaps some machinery, boilers etc? You could make a…"
Oct 2, 2012

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Visit my blog for the weekly (updates Mondays) web-serial Orphans of the Celestial Sea, chronicling the the adventures of Tom Cain and his misfit crew as they seek to unravel the mysteries surrounding their airship Hecate and the plague of psychosis-inducing Mist which is slowly destroying human civilization.

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Orphans of the Celestial Sea

Posted on September 10, 2012 at 12:13am 0 Comments

A Quick Note to New Readers

 

Orphans of the Celestial Sea is offered absolutely free, and I will always do my best to keep it that way, with new episodes weekly for as long as I am able, or until the…

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Steampunked Bathrooms

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 3:08pm 1 Comment



I thought I'd take a bit of a different angle on fashion today and look at some interior design. The bathroom is not exactly the first place people would think of when they consider Steampunk-ifying their lives, but there are some very cool ideas out there.



Toilets are of course, essential, and…

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Why Steampunk?

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:45am 0 Comments



I first learned about Steampunk many years ago, when issue #4 of Girl Genius had just hit the stands. My brother is an avid comic collector and he encouraged me to read them. I found them really cool, but at the time I was busy with many other things, and the whole idea of Steampunk got put on a back-burner in my mind.



A little over a year ago, I… Continue

Why aren't there more good steampunk movies out there?

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 1:23pm 0 Comments

I've been wondering this for a while. Is it because the few Steampunkish films released have done really poorly, like the Wild Wild West, and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, or because Hollywood just hasn't caught on to how cool a well articulated Steampunk film could be?



Bloodrunsclear created this fake Weird West movie trailer by chopping up other films.…

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