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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 The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Steampunk stories involving water in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Egads! Can you imagine if such a machine existed... Thanks for posting! "
yesterday
Bryce Raffle replied to The Contessa of Vintage's discussion Steampunk stories involving water in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"I've been a bit preoccupied with my novel and other projects, so I've neglected to respond to this prompt...until now. The Alchemist Niles Witcher had lectured in halls greater than this one, and had never been one to suffer from…"
yesterday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Yes, once James gets back I think we're going to concoct something of grand value."
Thursday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Thanks, Izzy!  I do believe these markings refer to the way to create the philosopher's stone...  I am not sure about the details on these last few lines but either we can turn anything into gold/silver or create the elixir of life.…"
Thursday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Thanks so much Professor- I truly appreciate your taking the time to read it.  "
Thursday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"http://remarkabledoorways.com/2014/11/paris-aujourdhui-issue-67/ I suppose I should copy and paste this into the Aether Guild of Writers but I love my Cog Saloon so here goes... My short story has officially been published. Would anyone care to…"
Wednesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Diamonds aren't the only stones they trade in there, James. 'Philosophy' anyone? BTW-  if the blokes pay up on that Millenium thing please do let me know. I hear it's the fastest hunk of junk there is out there and would be…"
Wednesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*straightens taille and skirts...plucking shiny bits out of hair* Well that was just awesome. I wasn't expecting everything to smell like cinnamon though. Did anybody get that, or was it just me? While you guys were playing cards with the…"
Wednesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"By the way...I mean, I'm just asking...but when you say 'rains diamonds' do you mean that in the literal sense?"
Wednesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Go Scotland! The All Blacks kicked our butts in a friendly a few weeks back.  "
Wednesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*slips kidskin gloves on and grabs kit bag* Ready!"
Nov 17
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"I'm up for the portal. Homework is going nowhere."
Nov 16
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Well yes, the Italian man was quite nice, particularly in The Sheik. But for tonight, shrimp soup and avoiding homework will do. Perhaps when the semester is over, one can turn to other pursuits?    "
Nov 16
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"All I know is that my Bears finally won a game today (were a sad 3 and 6 before it) so I am happy. It's Sunday evening, my story comes out in two more days, I am buried in nonsensical homework, I haven't done laundry yet, dinner was…"
Nov 16
The Contessa of Vintage replied to Bryce Raffle's discussion Writer's Block - What's the cure? in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"Glad to hear that the writing has resumed! It's so frustrating when you want to write but it's just not coming.  "
Nov 15
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"*sigh* I haven't seen Aussie Rules in so long..."
Nov 12

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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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