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"Watson" Wanted

Started this discussion. Last reply by G.A. Jack Hammerquist Jan 22. 1 Reply

I'm looking for a someone living in the south eastern New England area, or somewhere close by, who attends events such as TempleCon, Air City Expedition, Watch City Festival, Charles River Museum…Continue

Tags: Air, City, Expedition, events, England

Possibility of a "View All" Button for Birthday Listings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicci T. Mar 10. 7 Replies

Hi, I'd been noticing that, on the birthday listing on the main page, only people with the letters A through L, possibly up to M, of their first name initial will show. The people with their first…Continue

Tags: button, birthday, all, view


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This is a card game that pays homage to Edward Gorey. The illustrations are very Gorey-esque, and at first I thought the art was his work ... but come to find out, it isn't. But, this is a unique…Continue

Tags: victorian, gloom, gorey, game, edward

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Nicci T. replied to Baldur Makepeace Bear's discussion Gatherings in the group SouthCoast New England Steampunks
"The reservations had been made for the Tea at the Easton Tea Room at the Fall River Historical Society on Saturday, Dec. 27th, 2014 at 2pm. So far, I made the reservation for 10 people, in case one or two can or can not make it. If anyone else is…"
Nicci T. replied to J XD's discussion Steampunk or Steampunk-er?
"Don't forget Steam Punkin' Chunkin' ..."
Dec 13
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Dec 9
Nicci T. replied to Baldur Makepeace Bear's discussion Gatherings in the group SouthCoast New England Steampunks
"Hi, I've been thinking of making a reservation at the Easton Tea Room, affiliated with the Fall River Historical Society, on either Dec.13th, Dec. 20th, or Dec. 27th. If any of you are interested, please respond to me by the middle of next…"
Dec 3
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lace bracelet, ring

"Where can I get one like that?"
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"Welcome, Zaria! "
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"Good Lord, has another year taken us so soon? Thank Ye. "
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"Ahoy and Happy Birthday once again!"
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I've been interested in the Victorian era for a long time. I avidly read Sherlock Holmes mysteries ... not quite sure if I'm a Sherlockian, Holmesian, or Baker Street Irregular ...

(As stated in the New Citizens of the Empire forum post)

Hello, please allow me to formally introduce myself.

My name is Niccole Jill Holmes Trucenberger.

"Holmes", you may ask, "as in ...?"

Yes, his great niece. That would make Mycroft Holmes my Granddaddy.

Many people read about the life of Sherlock Holmes, as he retires to the Sussex Downs and lives beyond the Victorian era.

Sorry to say that wasn't true. My Grand Uncle (yes, I know it should be "Great Uncle", but calling him "Grand Uncle" since I was a tot had stuck) dwelled at 221B Baker Street until he was murdered. Yes, murdered.

I was the one who solved his murder. Before that, I moved from Stamford, Connecticut in the "Yankee" States to London with my once - nanny, Miss Sarah. We stayed at the Baker Street residence.

I don't want to make this a long-winded tale, but I would say that the murderer was someone who was least suspected, but at the same time it makes perfect sense who it was. No on Moriarty, Watson (Uncle John, to myself) or Irene Adler.

Granddaddy Mycroft and my Grandmother had a daughter, Moira, and they sent her away to America, where she settled in Stamford, Connecticut, for protection. Granddaddy, working for the English government, did have people on the wrong end of the law after him and his family. That's why it'd been kept in secret in the stories of Doyle.

Moira, who was half English and half Irish, married Harold Trucenberger. I was born from my mother about a year after they wed.

Granddaddy would bring us secretly in to London after we'd alight from the steamship. During these trips I got to meet my Grand Uncle Sherlock. We had marvelous times; learning about his chemistry set, he'd play his violin and I'd make it sound like wounded a pig, but what I enjoyed most were my studies of deduction and the art of being a detective.

My grandparents visited myself and my family when they could. During the last visit, my parents and grandparents were in a horse-drawn carriage when it got into an "accident". My Granddaddy was badly injured, but survived. My grandmother and parents did not.

We had suspected it was those people on the wrong side of the law, who followed my grandparents, and tried to murder them. They succeeded partially.

Granddaddy had to stay with me after he was out of hospital, and we had to find a local graveyard for my grandmother and parents. He then went back to London, leaving me with Miss Sarah. It was several years later he contacted me to tell me about the murder of my beloved grand uncle .

And yes, for obvious reasons, I do call myself a Private Consulting Detective, or PCD.

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A Glimpse into the Childhood of Nicci T.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 8:30am 3 Comments

Cold. Meticulous. Calculating.

That's how he was viewed as.

But, here is a glimpse of a different side of him ...

Grand Uncle always had a flair for the dramatic. I had been there as a small child on occasion, in the flat in Baker St., where he, the world's famous private consulting detective, would reveal how he solved a case.

I would watch in awe - not only that, but I would either be right behind him or in the door frame of another room ... and mock him in…


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At 2:42pm on December 1, 2014, Auld Enry said…

Good Lord, has another year taken us so soon? Thank Ye.

At 12:52pm on October 14, 2014, Lady Kendra Dawn Ryves said…

Thank you much for the birthday wishes!

At 7:45am on October 12, 2014, Lady Estelle T. Barada said…

Oh my dear, we are neighbors.. we must get together for tea.

At 12:31pm on October 7, 2014, Blimprider said…

Thank you, too, ma'am.  I can't help but thank everyone who checks in here.  You're all just great, and it's a privilege to know you.

At 11:12pm on September 24, 2014, James R. Murray said…

*doffs hat* Cheers my dear lady!

At 12:58pm on September 24, 2014, Orpha said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 12:49pm on August 28, 2014, Gomez Richardson said…

Thank you much.  If you have time, please check out the clips from my new CD.

At 3:23am on August 26, 2014, Ms Aurelia Woods said…

Thank you very much for the welcome. I hope to be able to chat with you in future.

At 11:15am on August 4, 2014, Captain said…

Thank you. 

At 1:20pm on July 26, 2014, Joseph Ehrhart said…

Thanks! =)


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