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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
"*sighs in contentment and orders another chilled Mondoro* Thank heavens for the presence of a Scotsman! Thank you Dr. Hemmingway...... Maybe we can try some log tossing later....I do believe the circus room out back would accommodate for…"
15 hours ago
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Now if only I could coax Patrick Murphy, Shep Lonsdale, and Kathleen Keane through the Vortex we'd have a fab time."
yesterday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*clears throat, takes a gulp of Mondoro, and belts out in worst singing voice ever...* Mr. Valentine's dead, and he's drinking Manhattans, singing a coal miner's tune. In his daddy's tuxedo and Fred Astaire shoes, he's the…"
yesterday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Yep- they are difficult to swallow that first day. Bit of a punch to ego....then the next day it's no big deal.  "
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Oh but Professor- I am reliant upon the subtitles myself. I love French cinema though. It's quite my favorite, even over Italian films, for as much as I love the Italian language. "
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*at top of lungs* ...FROM GLEN TO GLEN....AND DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDE....! *gets shhd again* But I'M not at work... Besides, the arts are always the first to go in the schools, aren't they?  "
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*removes kid gloves and begins to clap in time, taking intermittent sips of chilled Mondoro Asti from goblet* Ah, I haven't had a nice Irish sing-along in ages!"
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*pokes head around in back....returns to main bar area, shrugging shoulders* Well James was here a moment ago chatting with some newcomers but has apparently done a Houdini again. He would probably know the fate/whereabouts of the zombie. It's…"
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Hey whatever happened to the piano playing zombie? Because I feel like singing some Irish pub songs ..."
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Yes, it's called "School of Babel." It's been such a long time since I went to the theater to see a French film. I have several on dvd at home of course but that is not the same. I am a fan of Audrey Tatou- do you like her? Here…"
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Ooh- but I just remembered that I am going to a foreign film thing this upcoming weekend. A French film- hazzah!"
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"I haven't been doing much outside of writing and working at the school but even that is in the fiction writing department so I am surrounded by literature 24/7 lately. A good thing, but I wish that I had some $$ to go do some things in the…"
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Thanks Shahbanoo! It takes a day to get over a rejection. The next day I could not care less...it's moving on time. But I just got it about twenty minutes ago so it kind of smarts. On an up note, a friend of mine in Britain just read one of my…"
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"May I join you all as well? Heck of a day. Fourth rejection in a row, and I am whispering 'fortitude girl' to myself even as I wonder why I am signing up for constant rejection as a writer. A chilled Mondoro, James? Tall glass if you…"
Tuesday
Basil Weeks and Cyril Tewksbury replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion In deference to the history of the automaton in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Basil: Fascinating, indeed, Contessa.  Cyril: Aye. "
Monday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion The Mason Jar Man writing challenge... in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"No worries Captain... If you ever feel like revisiting we'd be glad to hear of it. That does happen though, doesn't it? Not only going off topic but returning to a central theme for a bit. I have had the same experience as a writer myself…"
Saturday

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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!"

Follow this discussion on my Page and receive new editions of The Aether Chronicle, and catch up on previous editions you may have missed!

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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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