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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
"*stumbles into saloon, eyes burning, laughing hysterically, clutching at ribs to catch breath under corset* Please, bartender, a drink! *can barely get words out, laughing so hard* Reality gives me the fits sometimes. Oh friends, I just got…"
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"Tuesday Night An explanation: Blackchapel, referred to in this tale, is the Whitechapel of my Victorian gas-lamp fantasy world. The reason for the difference in name is too long-winded to go into here. Tuesday Night It was raining. That meant…"
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to Blimprider's discussion Why I Write in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"What keeps me glued to the keyboard? I write because I must. I write because I feel like I might implode if I don't. When I was growing up I always loved to write and I never even thought about why or why others didn't. When I was 12-13…"
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Sela Carsen replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion The Mason Jar Man writing challenge... in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Love this clever take on Sweeney Todd!"
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Philip Allan Brian Drew replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion The Mason Jar Man writing challenge... in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Morley’s Best Tinned Pork Inspector Albright sat at his desk and pondered the fact that people had gone missing on his patch, and at a far greater rate than was normal. You always got some people go missing in the East End of London. Some…"
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Oh heavens! *gazes over at Shahbanoo*  NINE, TEN!!!! "
Aug 12
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*lays down opera glasses for the moment* When you get to ten is there actually going to be any action here?"
Aug 12
Captain Edmund.T.Linnett replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Tuesday...marble...rush...mollycoddle in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"How utterly Brilliantilating! I want to know what happens next now.   "
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Tuesday...marble...rush...mollycoddle in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"No steampunk pre-nup?? Thank you, as always, for contributing Asher!   "
Aug 6
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Now all we need are almond biscotti. This is lovely. "
Aug 6
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*maintains smelling distance but turns chair to face the inebriated pair nonetheless....and reaches into reticule for favorite pair of opera glasses* Proceed gentleman.  "
Aug 6
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Closing time? Oh seriously it's always five o'clock here, right? Right?? Shoot, at least ...well, I don't think I could handle finding the Cog with a "Closed" sign out front."
Aug 6
Asher Davian replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Tuesday...marble...rush...mollycoddle in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Sarah Ellison sobbed by her father's bedside. The old man continued his occasional convulsions, but now had settled into a longer, deeper torpor, with the only hints of his fading life being his faint breaths, his even fainter heartbeat, his…"
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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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