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P. Aloysius Regnad
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No more Wild Wild West

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate May 16, 2016. 2 Replies

      Well, bad news for those of us who can't afford to go out and buy DVDs willy nilly.  It looks like all the old TV episodes of Wild Wild West that used to be on youtube are gone.  About three…Continue

Vynález zkázy or The Fabulous World of Jules Verne

Started Nov 18, 2015 0 Replies

      This film is once again available on Youtube with English subtitles.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqTBTRJfm_IContinue

Mystery Mushroom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats Jan 11, 2015. 6 Replies

      I discovered this last fall, a few feet from my door.  Since there are a few botanists here, I thought someone might be able to identify it.  I've looked at some photo archives, but found no…Continue

Tags: botany, fungus, mushroom

Attention all Broomhandle Mauser fans!

Started this discussion. Last reply by P. Aloysius Regnad Nov 5, 2014. 2 Replies

    Is this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1H2MeA-1iYnot one of the coolest things you have ever seen?  I'm getting one!    And now, it's…Continue

 

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Introduction
I am paranoid and suspicious by nature. I spend a great deal of time inside my own head. I believe in truth, freedom, justice, and hope. I sleep a lot, and that lets me dream.
I am telling some stories in the blog area. They are all connected. They begin here:
http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/profiles/blogs/preamble
I apologize for the formatting of the early entries. It gets better.

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P. Aloysius Regnad replied to Thorn Martinek's discussion Armor, Jewelry, and Horses in the group Scribblers' Den
"      A quick perusal of the net hasn't shown me any kind of decorative horse greaves.  However, I have discovered that armor, in general, for horses was called "barding", and that modern protective items for a…"
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P. Aloysius Regnad commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"      Looks like the videos section is working again.  I guess someone is still manning the bridge around here."
Thursday
P. Aloysius Regnad commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"      I just sent a feedback report about my problem with the videos section.  Now to wait and see."
Feb 20
P. Aloysius Regnad commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"      Oh yeah...  The number of members here seems to have dropped by one.  It's really odd that the system alerts group owners (by default), and anyone else (by choice) when someone joins, but there is no option to be…"
Feb 17
P. Aloysius Regnad commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"      Huh.  I get the backgrounds, but no content, and this message:"
Feb 17
P. Aloysius Regnad commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"      Has anyone tried to view any of the material in the Videos sidebar on the main page, lately?  For the past couple of days I've been getting an error message when I attempt to do so.  If someone else confirms the…"
Feb 17
P. Aloysius Regnad posted a blog post

Music that has influenced me: Charles Ives - "He (They) is (are) there!" Steampunk relevancy? You decide.

      This might be better placed elsewhere, but, since I can't decide, it ends up here.      So who is Charles Ives?  A music composer from near where I grew up.  He was born in 1874, so he's a 19th century guy, by birth.  Much of his music was unusual in its day.  There was something of a hoopla for his birth centenary, and that's how I first became aware of him.      He wrote the song "He is There" in 1917, in support of the USA's involvement in World War I.  It's a good example of Ivesian…See More
Feb 16
P. Aloysius Regnad commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"      A funny thing happened to me, yesterday.  Remember how Jack described being gobsmacked by his idea for his Nexus concept?  Well, I had a similar experience.  I was thinking about Bryce's fire story, over in…"
Feb 14
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Gunfight Safety

"      Fun little short, as always.  Another way this can be done for films is to use airsoft weapons, then add in the sound later, along with the muzzle flash, and smoke via CGI.  This is simplified for six-shooters, since…"
Feb 14
P. Aloysius Regnad commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
"      Not that anyone probably cares, but...   Huzzah!!!  My propane regulator issue has been resolved!  It only took the troubleshooter 15 minutes to correct, and, while my understanding of all the issues involved was…"
Feb 14
P. Aloysius Regnad replied to Thorn Martinek's discussion A Proper Breakfast... in the group Scribblers' Den
"      Oh, then you already have something of  a solution.  In that case (since fish seem to be fair game), might I suggest kippers as a substitute for bacon?  They're something of a an old time breakfast standard…"
Feb 10
Lord Neal Esarey liked P. Aloysius Regnad's blog post Steampunk (Wild, and Weird West) Pastimes: Faro, a nearly forgotten game.
Feb 10
P. Aloysius Regnad commented on P. Aloysius Regnad's blog post Steampunk (Wild, and Weird West) Pastimes: Faro, a nearly forgotten game.
"      Definitely!   I'd love to see Faro run at a Steampunk event!  Of course, it would have to be played for prizes, and not money  (Well, depending on the state), but sure!  If I've learned anything,…"
Feb 10
Thorn Martinek commented on P. Aloysius Regnad's blog post Steampunk (Wild, and Weird West) Pastimes: Faro, a nearly forgotten game.
"Very interesting!  I've heard about Faro before, but never really learned much about it.  I'd love to see this make a comeback, I've always enjoyed seeing and learning about old games.  And love to see them make a…"
Feb 10
P. Aloysius Regnad replied to Thorn Martinek's discussion A Proper Breakfast... in the group Scribblers' Den
"      Oh, this is a great set of questions, which I've never seen directly addressed before!  Hmmm...  I'd always assumed that, in a furry world, the anthropomorphic species still had non-sentient,…"
Feb 10
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Music that has influenced me: Charles Ives - "He (They) is (are) there!" Steampunk relevancy? You decide.

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 4:00am 0 Comments

      This might be better placed elsewhere, but, since I can't decide, it ends up here.

      So who is Charles Ives?  A music composer from near where I grew up.  He was born in 1874, so he's a 19th century guy, by birth.  Much of his music was unusual in its day.  There was something of a hoopla for his birth centenary, and that's how I first became aware of him.

      He wrote the song "He is There" in 1917, in support of the USA's involvement in World War I.  It's a good…

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Steampunk (Wild, and Weird West) Pastimes: Faro, a nearly forgotten game.

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 2:57pm 4 Comments

      In my last entry, about playing cards, I mentioned the game of Faro.  This is a card game which was played extensively in the American Old West, but is almost forgotten, today.  It uses the same familiar 52 card deck as poker, and in fact, such a deck was often referred to as a "Faro Deck" in the mid to late 19th century.  There are descriptions of the game to be found on the net, but I'm going to give my own, basic, and (I hope) simplified version, with a borrowed image.

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Steampunk Props: Replica Playing Cards.

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 10:00pm 8 Comments

      Ok, I threatened this, now here it is.

      For me, there can't be a steampunk wild/weird west, without card based gambling games.  Specifically Poker, and Faro.  These were the two games played with our familiar 52 card deck that were everywhere, west of the Mississippi.  I'd heard about Faro, but never learned the game until recently.  I'd recommend that anyone not familiar with that game should look at:

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Steampunk Props: Replica Currency.

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 12:00pm 7 Comments

      Since I seem to have done well with my last attempt, I'm going to try again.

      Props inspire me.  Having something to hold in my hand helps to connect me to the story I'm trying to tell.

      When Jack Tyler created "The World of Port Reprieve" over in the …

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At 2:02pm on April 23, 2016, Kurt Gibson-Zeigler said…

Thank You Sir . I also played their version. version of the girl i left behind me.

At 2:23am on April 19, 2016, Sr Winkles said…
Hey sir- the cloth wrapped cord comes from a company called snakehead vintage.con
At 7:39am on February 16, 2016, Chris Freeman said…

Thanks I'm trying to figure all this out. I think i posted on your wall. Instead of replying to your comment

At 7:36am on February 16, 2016, Chris Freeman said…

Yeah that is me, i did with adobe fireworks a few years ago.

At 2:41pm on December 31, 2015, P. Aloysius Regnad said…

      Hmmm....  I've just learned I can block comments unless I approve them!  Isn't that spiffy?!  So many options here.  And some of them so appropriate for paranoid people like me.  I still wish there was a guide to all the bloodie choices here.  I used to write test procedures, and other documents where everything had to be spelled out in great excruciating detail.  Why can't the dang interweb be like that?

At 1:22pm on April 10, 2015, Steve Moore said…

Honoured to be friends. Yours Aye Steve

At 9:53am on March 17, 2015, J XD said…

I know nothing of Colchester, VT, but I am happy to have met you here in the aether - no bus lines needed.

Wishing you well!

At 12:21pm on March 13, 2015, J XD said…

Very true - thank you for your words of caution.  I am fond of getting lost though....

Just wondering if you ever attend the New England Steampunk Meetups.  I have on a few occasions and must say, it's always amusing to rub elbones with those who share our proclivities.

Cheers!

At 6:29am on March 13, 2015, J XD said…

I am happy to accept your offer of friendship.  I enjoy your well thought out commentaries and hope to "see you 'round the empire" often.

Wishing you a lovely day!

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