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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 The Contessa of Vintage Feb 5, 2013. 52 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 replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"How is life, Douglas? How are things across the ocean? "
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Douglas, where did you go?"
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"I dare him to state his position with heated eloquence. It takes talent and I suspect the Balrog is not up to it."
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"My, that's ambitious of you. Then again, it IS already Saturday night in your end of the globe."
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Virginia...or Egypt?"
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Ice cold is the only way to serve chocolate milk.....  "
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"No-- not the Balrog! Wait...what is a Balrog? Meanwhile, can someone be so kind as to fetch me a tall glass of chilled chocolate milk? Thanks ever so much."
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"Can I pull up a chair and sulk with you? No one ever comes in anymore. We used to have great fun (and discussions) in here."
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"*Disappears through the famed Blue Door for just a bit....returning with two burly men who only stay long enough to deposit the most exquisite vintage Wurlitzer ever seen. Alone in the cog saloon once again...puts nickel in…"
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"Did someone say fish- as in fish and chips?? I could sure use the camaraderie and the party tonight. Had to write 21 pages of story exploration today and my brain needs a break from it. Is anyone else around? James it's been…"
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Steampunk stories involving water

Good evening and happy Saturday night to all! I haven't posted any writing prompts in a bit so here goes: can't wait to read your steampunk short story/flash fiction efforts involving water. That's my only prompt this time around!Ready, set, go you wonderful writers....See More
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Good sir--- you've changed your Steampunk identity. If you don't mind me asking, what prompted this? Or then again...maybe I am mistaken. Drat. Lana! Some Mondoro if you please...."
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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!

At 7:12am on October 6, 2013, Leslie Orton said…

Greetings fellow citizens of the Empire!

Edition Two of The Aether Chronicle has now been posted! For all those who expressed interest in having stories written about them, or their business advertised, please visit my page and send me the material.

Thanks,

Leslie Orton

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