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Prof. Sebastian Fate's Discussions

To stand , or not to stand ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Sep 8, 2015. 16 Replies

I have been asked to propose a toast to the memory of Alfred d'Orsay Tennyson Dickens , son of the more famous Charles . At the conclusion of my words I am unsure if I should ask the the assembly to…Continue

Pop-Up Bookshops

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Apr 23, 2015. 3 Replies

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 Aug 27, 2015. 86 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

 

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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. Further misleading details may be found in ' The Professor's Tail ' segment of ' The Automation Society . '


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

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" Buffaloes ? Could have sworn it was mules ... "
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" Great slitherin' horny toads ... "
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"The Dreyfus case certainly caused convulsions in French society . I am not familiar with the other two cases ( one in Russia and another in the United States of America ) but they are a reminder that there were aspects of the Victorian era that we…"
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Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to Elizabeth's discussion What book is beside your bed right now?
"Coincidence or drawing the proverbial long-bow ? Waiting on my long collapsed bed-side table is " The Jew Accused ' which explores three dramatic  crimes and the way in which investigation was hampered by political attempts to…"
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Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to Elizabeth's discussion What book is beside your bed right now?
"The writer Rosa Praed ( 1851-1935 ) is practically unknown today but she moved from frontier Australia to London's bohemia . It was her practice to keep notes of the characters and conversations around her . Oscar Wilde apparently made a…"
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At 4:49pm on May 22, 2016, Artemisia said…

Hullo!  Did you send some kind of message to me?  Because I think it deleted itself when I accepted your friendship.

At 7:04am on March 23, 2016, CrookedTale said…

Thank you for the Birthday wishes!!!

At 6:15pm on March 20, 2016, Ged Maybury said…

Thank you once again for the birthday wishes.

Hmmm, it seems I've accumulated quite a backlog - which could be very dangerous if I were to release all those birthdays at once! (Now there's a concept!! An evil device that causes all of the victims birthdays to arrive at once. Gad!)

Repeated thanks, and a lesson to us all!

- G.

At 6:21pm on January 21, 2016, Emilie Donovan said…

Thank you for the tip. I don't always keep up but I try :). I thought it would help my motivational factor if I got involved in a group to keep on writing. I think I am wildly ADHD and my mind is all over. Just keeping focus is most of the work and the rest is writing.

At 10:32pm on January 16, 2016, Andrew Autopsy said…

Thank you kindly for the birthday wishes 

At 5:23pm on December 28, 2015, Helmsman Bonzo said…

Greetings!  Yes, Edward was quite the King!  I am also a distant cousin of Sir Issac Newton!  Strange things you find out on Ancestry!  My daughter uncovered all this and the line was my Grandmothers Mother's relations.  We have found out so much about our distant relatives!  My Father had told me we were of Indian Heritage...But his Mother was from Manchester England if I failed to mention that.  She came to America when she was 16 and had about 5 or 6 children after she married my Grandfather, Charles Jordan.  All these years I thought I had Indian blood in these veins!!  Not so!!!!  I want to do the DNA test and find out who else I am related to.  It's expensive, but worth it!  Really glad to have met you and to discuss such interesting things!  Jack has encouraged me to write a steampunk story and is bringing a book home from work that he has read and utilized.  He thinks I can do it...time will tell!!  Looking forward to hearing more about you and your likes, dislikes, etc.!  Take care and have a wonderful New Years Celebration!!  We plan to play a board game...I am hoping for Pandemic!  It's my daughter's pick this time...the 3 of us enjoy such craft!  Snack trays, and gaming till the wee hours I am sure!!

Talk with you again soon!

The Helmsman (Bonzo)

At 7:29pm on December 25, 2015, Helmsman Bonzo said…

So glad you accepted my friend request!  I love Victorian things, just don't write about them....not yet anyway!  I am a poet, a painter, I write inspirational essays, love literature, have Grandparents dating long long ago....and through Ancestry found out that King Edward and Queen Elanor were my 21st. Great Grandparents!   (Who knew??)   I love reading, writing, and all sorts of great things...love to garden but here in San Diego it is far to hot for such frivolities and have found that my daughter does a much better job and we strictly plant desert flowers because they are the only thing that doesn't croak in this heat!   This year we are expecting a lot of storms and rain for our winter and it's about time!  Tell me about yourself and hopefully we will be like minded in some things....Regards, Helmsman Bonzo

At 7:53pm on December 24, 2015, SouthernGothic said…

Best wishes upon this Holiday Season!

At 1:32pm on December 6, 2015, Jon Magnificent said…

Many thanks, sir!

At 4:06am on December 1, 2015, SouthernGothic said…

The anniversary of the passing of an illustrious literary figure.

 
 
 

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