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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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Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Amber catacombs writing challenge... in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"The Amber Catacombs (Part Two) The next morning the sky was grey, with clouds scudding down over the Ardennes from the north. They looked heavy with rain. “Are we still going out to look for these catacombs?” Briggs asked, as he sipped…"
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Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Amber catacombs writing challenge... in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"The Amber Catacombs: A Note This is set in a late Victorian gas-lamp fantasy world. I know that the writing challenge called for ‘spelunk’ but, as the word spelunking did not enter the English lexicon until 1944, I hope nobody minds me…"
Monday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*Takes tentative step into Saloon, looking from left to right at all the activity going on....People are sitting at the bar enjoying their libations, music is spilling out of the back room...Everything seems to be normal* I've been…"
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Amber catacombs writing challenge... in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Captain, my Captain---we cannot wait to read the chronicles of your adventures! "
Apr 15
Captain Edmund.T.Linnett replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Amber catacombs writing challenge... in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"I shall venture forth and document my tales of the infinite amber-filled catacombs of the marzipan people of spelunkia.  p.s. Yes! The Marzipan is necessary."
Apr 15
The Contessa of Vintage replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Amber catacombs writing challenge... in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Thank you for dropping by, Solitary Traveler! It's funny, when I posted the word ideas I wasn't necessarily thinking about proper terminology for time period...just issuing a writing challenge. They're fun, I think, and I love to…"
Apr 15
Solitary Traveler replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Amber catacombs writing challenge... in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Good day Sir.  Being a solitary traveler as I am I can attest to the possibility that the term spelunk might well fit into a story if, by some happenstance, one were exploring a catacomb, say it Egypt, and happened upon an amulet holding an…"
Apr 15
The Contessa of Vintage commented on Miss Cherries Jubilee's group Every Day Steampunk Style for Ladies and Gentlemen
"Can't wait to see the pics, Miss Cherries! "
Apr 10
The Contessa of Vintage commented on Calista Taylor's group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Me? If you could see me, I am blushing. Why me? "
Apr 9
The Contessa of Vintage commented on Miss Cherries Jubilee's group Every Day Steampunk Style for Ladies and Gentlemen
"Buona sera Madam Nightshade! Thanks for stopping by...are you working on anything fun for fashion-steampunk or otherwise?"
Apr 9
The Contessa of Vintage commented on Calista Taylor's group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Congrats Ichabod!!! Three novels-wahoo!"
Apr 9
The Contessa of Vintage replied to Lorelei Throckmorton's discussion A resource for steamy places to visit anywhere
"Well, if you're going to have a commonality that's a great one to have. Love books."
Apr 8
The Contessa of Vintage replied to Lorelei Throckmorton's discussion A resource for steamy places to visit anywhere
"Wait-they even have books outside too??? "
Apr 8
The Contessa of Vintage replied to Lorelei Throckmorton's discussion A resource for steamy places to visit anywhere
"Any cool libraries out there that are conducive to steampunky thoughts and group writing sessions?"
Apr 8
The Contessa of Vintage replied to Lorelei Throckmorton's discussion A resource for steamy places to visit anywhere
"Fun photo everybody"
Apr 8
Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Amber catacombs writing challenge... in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"I like this challenge. But, as all of my gaslamp stories take place in the late Victorian area, I will have to forgo the word spelunk, as that did not appear until the middle of the 20th century."
Apr 7

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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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