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Pop-Up Bookshops

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April the 23rd. is International Book and Copyright Day and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers have organized a series of pop-up bookshops where members will present their books in…Continue

Is Sherlock Holmes Steampunk ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Oct 20, 2014. 21 Replies

With my ' SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE GUNMAN ' about to drop off the front page a crisis of faith approaches .Sherlock is a late Victorian/ Edwardian gentleman . Does the period alone make him of…Continue

Sherlock Holmes and the Gunman

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Oct 30, 2014. 84 Replies

An on-going Sherlock Holmes story ? I'll start it off .Feel free to join in .Astute ' Sherlockians ' will note that this story is set in the ' great hiatus '  following Sherlock Holmes supposed…Continue

Oscar Wilde's Birthday .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Nov 25, 2013. 6 Replies

OSCAR Fingal O'Flahertie Wills WILDE was born on this day in 1854 .Continue

 

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Introduction
IF ONE TELLS THE TRUTH , ONE IS SURE , SOONER OR LATER , TO BE FOUND OUT .

Mad , bald and dangerous to know . Long term interest in late Victorian period - in particular the 1890s literary scene . Perhaps , considering my demographic , more neo- victorian than Steampunk , but enjoy dressing the part etc. Visits to nearby Ballarat include stays at the gold rush era 'Craigs' , site of a visit by the crew of the Civil War raider ' Shenandoah' c. 1865 .

HEALTH WARNING - THE PROFESSOR IS A SCEPTIC WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR AND ANY CONTRIBUTION HE MAY MAKE TO FORUMS SHOULD BE IGNORED !

Increasing age and infirmity may also be cited to excuse the more extreme aspects of his behavior . The title ' Professor ' was granted ( 1908 ) by Prince Hapnick of Carpania - as recorded in the Blake Edwards documentary ' The Great Race ' 1965.


PATRON SAINT ( BY ACCLAMATION ) OF THE ' LEAGUE OF ECCENTRICITY ' .

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At 4:42pm on April 24, 2015, Laced And Waisted said…

Thank you so much! :)

At 6:20pm on April 23, 2015, the Baroness said…

You are quite right Prof. that this site must have a sense of humor.  Given some of the "characters" on here with ego dilemmas (which we have endured many times), only to see them fade into the Aethers never to be seen or heard of again when the attention fades.  I am so glad that all of my friends do not fit that synopsis.

At 10:21am on April 23, 2015, Steve Moore said…

There  you go again mentioning the Cricket and you thought you would get away with it! Fort Lords !!

At 2:00pm on April 19, 2015, Steve Moore said…

Dear Professor,

The Air Fix Fort is number One !! Bravo, Huzzah. Just shows you, who needs computer games when a Fort and  plastic soldiers was all we needed forty years ago. Best Steve  

At 8:00pm on April 18, 2015, the Baroness said…

Congratulations my dear friend for having two pics of your Airfix fort in the top photos of the week.  I sincerely hope I have not jinxed it by the mere mention of this wonderful and deserved feat.

At 10:28am on April 12, 2015, Jack Tyler said…

   Professor, that was what I thought, but we don't, any of us, "know" each other from a few lines of type devoid of facial expression or vocal inflection. I put up an edgy post that I felt was funny, was intended to be funny, and I knew it would generate some lively discussion. What I didn't expect was to be lectured on what the "more evolved" members of the site would think of it; I rather assumed that they would be able to speak for themselves.  Obviously, the phrase I'm keying on is "more evolved," which I can only take to mean that I am "less evolved."  If that wasn't what you meant, that is doubly unfortunate.

   Normally, when I am confronted with someone who has appointed themselves to speak for a large group of people, I just move on.  I don't have that option here, because if I close my membership, it will close the bookshop, and Scribblers' Den, and I'm not going to deprive all those people of something they enjoy because I had one spat with one (two, actually) other people.  But I don't have to conduct my "business" here, and as you can see by looking at my page, I'm not.

   Your last post demonstrates your superiority as a gentleman, and will serve as a fitting last word between us if you choose to allow it.  I did very much enjoy all of our contact right up until that last bit.  I wish it had come out some other way, but hell, I can say that about most of my life.  I wish you nothing but the best in whatever you put your hand to, and feel free to enjoy yourself around here without worrying about me stalking or trolling anything you may produce; I'll be doing my little dance elsewhere.

At 3:05am on April 12, 2015, Jack Tyler said…

   Why are we still talking about this, or about anything?  You made it abundantly clear that I am a subhuman anthropoid.  Rather than argue the point, I chose to close the offending post as well as my entire homepage, and remove every vestige of myself from your life.  I'm not exactly sure what else you want, but if needling me on a defunct page that almost no one ever looks at helps you achieve closure, by all means, carry on.

At 11:25am on April 9, 2015, Steve Moore said…

Dear Professor, I would welcome some shots of the North African Fort only to inspire my short story about Captain Geoffrey Chaucer and the Holy Mabkarah!! It has Steam-powered Camels and is bases loosely on the life of Captain William Shakespeare of the Bengal Lancers! Very clever to change the genre/ timeframe  of the soldiers !! Best as ever Sir Yours Steve

At 9:17pm on April 6, 2015, jenny jobe said…

Thank you most kindly for the friendship.

At 5:05am on April 6, 2015, J XD said…

It is my honor, Professor.  I always appreciate your contributions and your taking up the mantle of Patron Saint of Eccentrics.

See you around the Empire

 
 
 

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