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I Would Love Some Help...

Started this discussion. Last reply by 29d236sccxyr9 Mar 15, 2012. 1 Reply

With an idea I'm working on for a competition entry. It must be set in Britain within certain time zones, and oh so shockingly for a Steampunk enthusiast, I have decided to go for a piece set within…Continue

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In Search of an OTT Evil Name!

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As usual in devised plays, I have angled myself as failure of an evil genius (I just love being evil but failing at it for some reason!) and I really need a long, clever and over the top evil name to…Continue

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Weekend at the Asylum 2012...The UK Steampunk Festival... at The Historic City Of Lincoln...

September 6, 2012 at 7pm to September 9, 2012 at 11pm
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Now what might this be...

"It is a winch, a very-large-capacity one at that.  The width of the drum or capstan supposes a large amount of rope or cable; the fairlead at the top (that 'mushroom' shape) would guide the cable in to some extent.The square shaft on…"
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I Would Love Some Help...

With an idea I'm working on for a competition entry. It must be set in Britain within certain time zones, and oh so shockingly for a Steampunk enthusiast, I have decided to go for a piece set within Victorian era. The piece (which is to be no more than 1,500 words but with a 500 word report on what is to happen next within the story) must contain at least one real historical figure and be fairly historically accurate. So that immediately puts a stop to any overtly Steampunk ideas I had... so…See More
Mar 15, 2012
The Captain of The Brontide replied to Sepiachord's discussion Nathaniel Johnstone moves on from Abney Park~
"I was just looking through some new photo shoot pictures of Abney Park and my confusion at him not being in any of them grew to the realisation that he must be left. I'm a little gutted to be honest. Abney Park are my favorite band and I simply…"
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John Naylor replied to The Captain of The Brontide's discussion Whitby Event, Anyone? in the group Great British Steampunk Society
"The Whitby Alternative Festival and official Whitby Goth Weekends are falling back into line so they are on the same weekends as each other next year. "Steampunk Central" will be operating from the "Rifle Club" which is opposite…"
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Russ replied to The Captain of The Brontide's discussion Whitby Event, Anyone? in the group Great British Steampunk Society
"Yes we wnet to the alt Whitby weekend, it was our first experience of attending, or going out dressed up ( we have only just discovered Steampunk).  We had a great time, went to the markets and the Vampire Ball on Saturday and mooched around…"
Nov 9, 2011
Dr Marcus Aurelius Wilkinson replied to The Captain of The Brontide's discussion Whitby Event, Anyone? in the group Great British Steampunk Society
"Hi, like many I've been a steampunk for years and never knew what it was called. Really interested in the Whitby festival and I am looking forward to going next year. I look forward to meeting some of you there."
Oct 8, 2011
The Captain of The Brontide replied to Glasgow Jon's discussion Does anyone need a lift to Abney Park in Oswestry on 12th November ? in the group Great British Steampunk Society
"I second the motion that its very good of you to offer! Luckily for my party of four we have my Mother, who has offered to take us on the long and winding journey over to Oswestry.   I can't wait to see Abney Park though :3   Didnt…"
Oct 7, 2011

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Wow, so what I had here before was outdated by two years. Two years! I'm a lazy sod.

I am The Captain, robot captain of the pirate airship, The Brontide. Yes.

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At 7:32am on September 10, 2012, Craig Hallam said…

Bwahaha That's a claim to fame right there! :D

I had a great time, thanks. Everyone was so nice, especially since I was there with my book and I was nervous as hell with it being my first signing. But they were all very supportive and helpful. Mde me feel right at home. Now I just wait to see if they like it...*insert more nerves* hahaha

 

At 1:47am on September 10, 2012, Craig Hallam said…

Hi. Did you enjoy the Asylum? I've only just got back to my emails and realised that you were going as well. I'm so lax :/

 

At 8:37am on August 31, 2011, Jolly Roger said…

A very merry birthday to you miss;)

At 6:07pm on March 15, 2011, Clayton Willoughby said…
My Dear Lady Eleanora, I found my socks. Thank you again.  Clayton
At 6:19pm on March 14, 2011, Clayton Willoughby said…
My Dear Lady Eleanora, I wanted to thank you for joining me here and wishing you a wonderful week ahead. Yours Sincerely, Clayton
At 3:07am on February 9, 2011, Commodore Arcturus Brass(Gideon) said…

I love the description of where you live!  It does indeed seem complicated but has the ring of truth (if not familiarity).

 

As to your question.  Overall it has been my experience that MOST people respond in kind to whatever you present to them (politeness = politeness, hostility = hostility).  The danger comes when relationships are more immediate.  In other words, the "different person" (white, black, hispanic, gay, whatever) changes from polite stranger to potential threat when, for example, the nice black man wants to date your daughter or the lesbian is your co-worker.  When the alien presence gets too close, people here have an increased likelihood of extreme reactions (sometimes violence) contrary to their outer mask of civil behavior.

 

Despite this occasional "subterfuge" I have found that people here have adapted faster and easier than I'd ever expected and have found friends and like-minded souls in the most unusual places and at the strangest of times.

Understand that I believe the souls of humans to be ESSENTIALLY good.

 

I'll answer more tomorrow, it's later than I'd realized.

 

Regards,

~A.Brass~

At 12:02am on February 8, 2011, Commodore Arcturus Brass(Gideon) said…

Yes, I do live in America, in the region known as "The South".  To clarify the picture, so to speak, I will also share that my wife and stepsons are caucasian/white and I live in a predominantly white region.  I include this to point out that I may be an uncommon "voice of color"...but it seems to me that there are many more uncommon voices in the world than there were and, from where I stand and look about, the many areas of fandom (sci-fi, fantasy, LARP, costuming, etc) are more varied and colorful than ever.

 

I am soon to be 42 years of age and have been an active "fanboy" most of my life, starting with a local science-fiction/fantasy club when I was about 13.  People of color have always been a minority...but have become a much larger minority over the past 3 or 4 decades.  I believe that two occurrences are at work; 1) People of color (or handicapped, or elderly, female) are more bold in their show of enthusiasm and willingness to attend various functions, accepting a bit of possible awkwardness in the beginning but continuing on until they are accepted by the rest of the community.  By the way, I meant no chauvinism in mentioning females, it's just that there are MANY more women involved in fandom now as opposed to when I began.  It was mostly just us smelly boys.  I hated it.  ;-)

2) As larger varieties of people participate in activites, those who were already established have naturally grown more accustomed to the variety, making them feel more at-ease and welcoming.

 

TAG, you're IT.

~A.Brass~

At 1:25am on February 7, 2011, Commodore Arcturus Brass(Gideon) said…

Milady,

MY deepest apologies for taking several days to respond, my work hours are late and I've been a bit distracted.

 

To the question/topic at hand...

(I include the original statement, mostly to assist my own memory):

" I asked my mother her views and her response was something along the lines of, ‘well we don’t have as much of a culture and community as strong as a lot of people of other ethnic backgrounds, so maybe that’s why we are more likely to be attracted to sub cultures like Steampunk.’  "

Speaking only for myself, I'll say this.  My observations have led me to a theory that people all have very varied backgrounds/histories and (overall) have had a lot of time to develop a magnificent variety of interests and sub-cultures.  It doesn't have to be odd to be a sub-culture, and I'm picturing examples ranging from sports-based clubs, to political parties, to tobacco/pipe clubs, and the list goes on.

 

My theory of "sub-cultures" is that we (ALL of us) have a need to revert to the TRIBES of all of our ancestors (no matter the culture).  Why?  Because the idea of the tribe represents, at it's core, a fairly small gathering of people that can be trusted and relied upon (in whatever manner, for whatever reason).  I believe that humans constantly make small groupings which are comforting and enjoyable as a need to return to the tribes that all of us once knew.  It's just a theory.  I'd love to know your opinions.

Many thanks,

~A.Brass~

At 12:02am on February 2, 2011, Commodore Arcturus Brass(Gideon) said…

My apologies, I didn't know that I could not send a message after issuing a friend request.  So, to bypass that obstacle, I comment here.  My message was that I saw your post/question in the forums here: http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/forum/topics/steampunk-a-domain-only-for

I thought that I might offer my assistance and viewpoint on the matter.  I am willing and thick-skinned, you may ask me what you will, boldly and honestly.

Regards,

~A.Brass~

At 2:10pm on January 21, 2011, Cole Blaquesmith said…
Perfect! let me think about it until tomorrow and perhaps i will have some ideas for you^^
 
 
 

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