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"I've been away far too long. I shall try to make this wonderful community a regular haunt."
May 11, 2012
Richmond Strange replied to Mike Perschon's discussion Steampunk Reading
"My dear ladies and gentlemen   Firstly, I would like to say how much I enjoy this thread. I am very glad to see that after a bit of a hiatus it has leapt back to life with renewed vigour!   Secondly, I have a question for you all. A…"
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Richmond Strange replied to Mike Perschon's discussion Steampunk Reading
"I cetainly take your point. I think my objections to magic partly arise when an author is hole-plugging, but I must confess to a personal bias. I don't look for or expect magic in science fiction and I do think of steampunk as science…"
Jun 6, 2011
Richmond Strange replied to Mike Perschon's discussion Steampunk Reading
"I have not heard of that one. Do please tell."
Jun 5, 2011
Richmond Strange replied to Mike Perschon's discussion Steampunk Reading
"*blushes*   Why thank you Sir. You honour me.   I enjoy a well-written tale of automata, but I do find stories of unexplained artificial intelligence a little hard to digest. No substance to them usually, in my experience. The only thing…"
May 31, 2011
Richmond Strange replied to Mike Perschon's discussion Steampunk Reading
"Dear Ms Kestrel   If I may add my own thoughts to your wise words...   I must admit to a similar reaction to the book. I bought it while still very new to steampunk, having only read ‘The Difference Engine’ at that…"
May 31, 2011
Richmond Strange replied to Mike Perschon's discussion Steampunk Reading
"It is indeed. She's a little older now and has a baby sister. We took that photograph perhaps two years ago now, although it seems only yesterday."
May 24, 2011
Richmond Strange replied to Mike Perschon's discussion Steampunk Reading
"Welcome back sir!"
May 24, 2011
Richmond Strange left a comment for Professor Elemental
"Lovel to meet you the other day old chap. You did sterling work at the Tusk & Garter!"
Mar 30, 2011
Richmond Strange left a comment for Professor Elemental
"I see you are in fact performing at said event. I very much hope I will see you there. Now, where did I leave the key to the clockwork nanny?   RS"
Mar 17, 2011

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Introduction
For academically styled musings on the world, my blog is situated here: http://reasonandaether.blogspot.co.uk/
My Facebook page, slowly acquiring content and direction, here: https://www.facebook.com/SteampunkDad

Who is Richmond Strange?
My pseudonym comes from a character I used in a short story and also whom I played in a Live Action Role Playing weekend that I wrote and ran myself for a group of thirty or so friends. My original intent, some years ago, was to use Steampunk Empire as a place to 'flesh him out', but now I'm finding the mask rather useful for other ventures. As a fictional character he has a colourful background due to a couple of scrapes he found himself in.

An officer in Her Majesty's Royal Engineers and veteran of the Crimean War, the 2nd China War and the Mars Campaign, recent events have led to him being seconded to the Ministry of Time where he is employed as a time traveller in the service of Her Imperial Brittanic Majesty.

A contributing factor in his secondment was his courtmartial in 1876, which occurred after a damning report was submitted by a Foriegn Office observer present during a man-hunt that ended in an alternative 1645. Strange was accused of gross dereliction of duties, fraternising with pirates and insubordination. When the mission's commanding officer and two civilians were murdered by pirates the official observer's report blamed Strange, neglecting to mention, however, that the observer and the murdered officer were old friends. Subsequently Strange was demoted to the rank of lieutenant and dishonoured.
Since then he has been at the mercy of Her Majesty's Government and 'volunteered' for a series of difficult and top secret missions for the Ministry of Time and a wing of the Intelligence Service which deals with the less civilised aspects of colonising other worlds and maintaining the interests of Empire in past, present and future.

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At 1:16pm on March 31, 2010, Professor Elemental said…
Indeed! i know the feeling old chap, being very much babied up myself- but i am playing at the hecotrs house gig- so do drop by and make yourself known!
At 8:13am on March 31, 2010, VülkåNîkå said…
Namaste!
At 4:07pm on March 29, 2010, Professor Elemental said…
Well then old chap our paths simply must cross at some point soon! keep an eye on my myspace fro all the gigs and things coming up. you MUST come to the Uncanny Valley show with space dog at the fringe- marlborough theatre, the date escapes me. . it really will be something quite unique!
At 8:32am on March 24, 2010, Mike Perschon said…
Thanks very much Mr. Strange (or should I call you Rich?). I've been really impressed by your thoughts on the forum threads, and appreciate what you've brought to the reading conversation here at Steampunk Empire! No more self-deprecating comments about not measuring up to my comments - yours are fantastic!
At 10:21am on March 4, 2010, Noah Meernaum said…
Mr. Strange,

A Happy Birthday to you sir!
At 8:43am on March 4, 2010, Arthur M. Geissler said…
Greetings my friend, I look to wish you a Happy Birthday.
At 8:24am on March 4, 2010, Christian Matzke said…
Happy birthday!
At 7:42am on March 4, 2010, Prof. Wolfram Von Zott said…
I wish you joyful gears on this, your Natal Day.
At 10:11pm on March 3, 2010, Professor Philip McKraken said…
Best Wishes to you on this the anniversary of you birth!

Professor Philip McKraken
Director, The Asylum for the Chronologically Dislocated

http://chronologicallydislocated.ning.com
At 4:25pm on March 3, 2010, Veronique Chevalier said…
Congrat-VOUS-lations on your birthday!

I hear-by DEADicate this lovely ditty to the occasion of your Natal Date. Many happy returns & enjoy yourself!

With great eSTEAM,

MADemoiselle Veronique, Steamy Chanteuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vddn7QsWTug
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