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Has anyone formally studied costume design?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorelei Throckmorton May 16, 2012. 12 Replies

Hello all...just wondering if anyone out there in the vast world of steampunk has formally studied costume design at an institution of higher learning? I know that there are tons of on the fly type…Continue

The Art of Letter Writing...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lady Naomi Jun 18. 60 Replies

Greetings all...I am curious. In this terribly modern age of emails, text messages, etc...is there anyone out there who still practices the old fashioned art of actual letter writing? I belong to a…Continue

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Have a good name for a 19th century gambling hall?

Started May 11, 2011 0 Replies

Hi everybody, I am writing a story (well, about 250 pages when all is said and done) and I need to think of a name for a fictional gambling hall in London around 1880. Any suggestions? By the way,…Continue

Chicago Museum jaunt

Started Mar 18, 2011 0 Replies

Is anyone out there attending the Museum of Science and Industry outing in Chicago next Saturday the 26th? Where is everyone meeting?

 

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The Contessa of Vintage commented on Miss Cherries Jubilee's group Every Day Steampunk Style for Ladies and Gentlemen
"Looking fab as always. I follow your Pinterest board, BTW. Love it. "
Saturday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"I'm here! I'm here! Just having a cold glass of strawberry flavored milk...  "
Aug 22
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Alexandria was lovely, if not a bit hot. I'd prefer a December trip next time I think."
Aug 18
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Toilet paper, you say? I'll have you know that these carry ancient remedies for everything from skin irritation to the worst of ailments, all natural healing, with plants and the like. Perhaps our friend the Scotsman may like to read them…"
Aug 18
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*pulls scrolls from kit bag and quietly hands over* Thank you, yes. That would be fab. I haven't the ability to translate them yet, but someday. Someday."
Aug 18
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Pardon?"
Aug 18
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Scary! I mean, no radiophonic or telephonic devices for your troupe? I was in Alexandria on personal invitation but had to flee for my life. Fire and all. By the way, I have these scrolls on my person...rescued them. Wondering if you have a…"
Aug 18
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Hmm, lovely idea Professor. I've never though of that. Do you know of a service you could recommend that would send someone in to earn my paycheck while I gallivant around in my fantasy life here? Smashing. I can order more period clothes,…"
Aug 18
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Congrats though!!! Pretty cool. I'm trying my darndest to get into a school - but a college or university would be my gig. I've applied at places across the US. That feast looks delicious!!!!! *sits down at nearby table and grabs a…"
Aug 18
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Do the lads and lassies in the back make any Thai food? Don't know if it's popular in this realm but I have a craving. And I need to live vicariously through the steampunk Cog Saloon since in RL I am officially a starving…"
Aug 18
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*orders tall glass of ice cold strawberry milk from the bar* Well, I have been scouring the realm for proper employment while simultaneously honing my fashion/seamstress skills and the mean streets of the city are a much colder environment…"
Aug 14
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"I can cancel the demolition team if necessary James...it's just that the Saloon is so empty all the time, I figured that no one would notice. The airship pilots, time travelers, renegade librarians- they never come anymore to drink and…"
Aug 14
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Do I hear the voice of a dissenter? Perhaps a bowling alley instead? With neon lighting and exceptional tropical drinks at half price after 10pm... It's just that no one ever comes in here anymore. I miss all my friends and the discussions we…"
Aug 13
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Since no one frequents the Cog Saloon anymore I was thinking of redecorating and turning this place into a fashion studio. I have convinced both Mr. Worth and the four sisters Callot to step through the Blue Door in the back and join…"
Aug 13
The Contessa of Vintage commented on Miss Cherries Jubilee's group Every Day Steampunk Style for Ladies and Gentlemen
"I love it, Professor!!!! "
Jul 27
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"All roads leading to a tall decanter of Blue Sapphire...  "
Jul 19

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At 3:21am on June 15, 2015, Prof. Sebastian Fate said…

Dear Contessa , I seem to have overstepped the limits of your literary challenge but I hope you find it at least mildly amusing . Yours , with deepest respect , Sebastian Fate

At 5:40pm on April 4, 2014, Taphophilia Catafalque said…

You are most welcome my dear Contessa, for it takes one to know one.....

At 2:41am on April 4, 2014, Taphophilia Catafalque said…

Thank You for joining The League of Eccentricity, you are most welcome here...

At 8:43pm on March 22, 2014, Professor Gustave Morbeus said…

Thanks for dropping by.

At 8:42pm on March 22, 2014, Professor Gustave Morbeus said…

Nope that my dear Contessa is an afghan.

At 7:19pm on February 13, 2014, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Thank you :D Nice to meet you, too :D

I just finished Kraken Station a few days ago. It seems to be well liked. :D

At 4:38pm on February 11, 2014, Leslie Orton said…

"Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Giant Octopus Removed from Big Ben!

The Aether Chronicle Welcomes New Travel Writer Amelia Owens Kibbey!"

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At 9:40am on January 25, 2014, Leslie Orton said…

The Fifth Edition of The Aether Chronicle!

Giant Octopus Still at Large! Feminist Party Stands Bifurcated!

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At 9:44am on January 19, 2014, Leslie Orton said…

Contessa,

I'm so pleased you enjoyed this week's issue of The Aether Chronicle. I plan to publish another before the end of the month. 

Leslie

P.S. Is the Charles Frederick Work Gown for sale? And is it just a jacket or a whole gown?

At 4:51am on January 2, 2014, James R. Murray said…

And the same to you my dear, may it be fruitful in words and deeds!

 
 
 

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