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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


Started Jul 17, 2013 0 Replies

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 Bryan Paul Sullo's discussion Rhode Island Comic Con 2014
"The McCullough Effect, a duo of Steampunk artists, will be there."
Sep 9
Nicci T. commented on Baldur Makepeace Bear's group SouthCoast New England Steampunks
"Sadly, a short while ago I learned that a gift and tea shop at 423 Hope St. in Bristol, RI called Revival/Tea at the Belvedere, is closing, due to the owner having an illness. I'm not exactly sure when it'll be closing, but hopefully, if…"
Sep 9
Nicci T. replied to mlle.deedee Bourget-gauzot's discussion [The Victorian Gothic Tea Society...links To Gothic websites...] in the group The Victorian Gothic Tea Society...
"Beautiful Mortal The artists of Beautiful Mortal turn dolls and figures into beautiful works of art inspired by El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). Most of the dolls they have used are called Bradley dolls, which are Victorian-clad ladies…"
Sep 5
Nicci T. replied to P. Aloysius Regnad's discussion Tea! in the group The Victorian Gothic Tea Society...
"I've come across a couple interesting teas from Stash, for the fall holidays. One is pumpkin spice, the other maple apple cider. I've been using these as mulling spices for hot apple cider. A combination of the two tastes best."
Sep 5
Nicci T. commented on Baldur Makepeace Bear's group SouthCoast New England Steampunks
"I am planning on attending."
Aug 29
Gomez Richardson left a comment for Nicci T.
"Thank you much.  If you have time, please check out the clips from my new CD."
Aug 28
Nicci T. left a comment for Gomez Richardson
"Hello and Happy Birthday to you!"
Aug 26
Ms Aurelia Woods left a comment for Nicci T.
"Thank you very much for the welcome. I hope to be able to chat with you in future."
Aug 26
Nicci T. left a comment for Ms Aurelia Woods
"Hello and Welcome to the Empire!"
Aug 24
Baldur Makepeace Bear commented on Nicci T.'s status
"Yes, Congratulations Madame, your life shall change more than you know, in many marvelously unexpected ways..Best Regards,BMB"
Aug 13
Prof. Sebastian Fate commented on Nicci T.'s status
" Congratulations . "
Aug 11
Nicci T. posted a status
"There will be a mini steampunk in my future - in about eight months"
Aug 11
Nicci T. left a comment for Aurelia Lynne Lovelace
"Hello and Happy Birthday to you!"
Aug 8
Captain left a comment for Nicci T.
"Thank you. "
Aug 4
Nicci T. left a comment for Captain
"Hello and Happy Birthday to you!"
Aug 4
Nicci T. replied to David Merrill's discussion Buying Clothing Online
"Museum Replicas , though a shop for SCA and ren faire- related clothing and accessories, they also have a steampunk line."
Aug 2

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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 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! =)

At 11:30am on July 22, 2014, Lisa D Acord said…

Thank you; happy to be here!

At 4:23pm on July 21, 2014, Kyth Fish said…

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

At 11:58am on July 17, 2014, Lady Elizabeth said…

Thank you.

At 12:16pm on July 7, 2014, Lady Elizabeth said…

You're welcome :  ) Thank you!

At 4:28pm on July 4, 2014, Cannon Trawets said…

Thank you.

At 12:50pm on July 3, 2014, DTH said…

Dear Nicci of T,

It is a pleasure to hear from you. I do hope you are well, and thank you for your consideration, they are very much appreciated.

Your humble friend



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