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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 N Jun 18, 2015. 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 Professor Philip McKraken's group The Asylum for the Chronologically Dislocated
"Good luck on your journey, sir......"
Aug 13
Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Writing Challenge- The botanist with allergies in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Hay Fever Professor Middleton sneezed. He couldn’t help it. He had always suffered from hay fever. He had had it all his life. In fact his allergy to certain pollens had caused him to investigate pollens in general. He had found them…"
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Writing Challenge- The botanist with allergies

Hello everyone.....Here is the next writing challenge for those who might wish to contribute.Theme of sorts:  just character--- a botanist with allergies (any allergies, mind you)Rules: under 1500 wordsI love reading all of your work! It's all so creative and fun. I miss it so much.See More
May 8
The Contessa of Vintage replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion A Writing Challenge for all........ in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Philip- thanks so much for not one but two pieces of fiction to delight your readers~"
May 8
Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion A Writing Challenge for all........ in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Here is the second: Professor Peacock   Professor Peacock yawned. He was tired. He had spent the last few weeks devoting every spare minute of each day working on what he hoped would be his greatest invention, his energy extractor. When…"
May 4
Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion A Writing Challenge for all........ in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"I wrote one story, but it didn't really have any steampunk elements, so I wrote a secnd one. anyway, here is the first. The Adventure Of The Empty Cage   “Well, Mr Holmes, what do you make of it?” asked Detective Inspector…"
May 4
Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion A Writing Challenge for all........ in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"At last, another challenge. I really enjoy completing these."
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion A Writing Challenge for all........ in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Hello John, There's no deadline- it's just a for-fun writing challenge so whenever anyone sees this and would like to contribute they can add something for others to read."
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Wondrous Inventions of the Victorian Era

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A Writing Challenge for all........

Good evening all... it's the Contessa here with a writing challenge for anyone who is interested. I miss all of your clever, creative stories.The theme or cue: the story must contain something about an empty birdcage.The rules: Only one- flash fiction capped at 1000 words or less please.Can't wait to read 'em!!!    See More
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"Tres elegante! Fancy schmancy. Thank you!"
Mar 13

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At 9:07am on April 22, 2016, Taphophilia Catafalque said…

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?

 
 
 

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