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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
"Coming right up.... *Disappears into kitchen and returns with steaming hot mug, overflowing with non-stressing, chocolatey goodness*    "
7 hours ago
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Welcome, please have a seat. Drink needed? Perhaps a meal. We can rustle anything up for you.... "
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Becoming quite stressed this semester. After four semesters back in school at my age I am losing energy for three hour study/homework sessions every single day. It's a heavy load."
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"I would offer to retrieve a tall glass from the back for you but as, at present, I have three textbooks in each hand I shall leave that up to Lara or one of her cohorts. Definitely a heavy load this semester. The above only accounts for…"
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Good sir...I think he was referring to your preference in lager from the tap. Although world domination is quite lovely this time of year as well. Got home one hour early from classes today after one heck of a third week quiz. Forty-five questions,…"
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Demise- Never!!! I know for myself, once each new semester starts I get so bogged down by homework that I don't have all of the time I wish I did to hang out here. I miss my friends in the Cog. I don't even take the time to post new…"
Tuesday
The Contessa of Vintage replied to Sir Pelkinton of Aldermeen's discussion What you write in the group The Aether Guild of Writers
"I tend to go a bit more speculative when I write steampunk rather than full fledged. I like that in novels that I read- magical realism, sci-fi that is just this side of believable; so it goes with steampunk for me. There will be some gadgets…"
Sep 5
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"What is the referendum about?"
Sep 5
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The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"hahaha! How bad is the weather on your end of the pond? I am giving serious thought to a move to the U.K. after graduation next spring. We are used to extremes where I live. VERY cold in the winter, and SUPER hot in the summer."
Aug 31
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"What an exhibitionist. Just because he was a young, fine specimen such as Adonis doesn't mean that- *ahem* takes a deep breath and a slow sip of Mondoro... Anyway, that sort of wanton display of nudity would cause a riot in the centuries in…"
Aug 31
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"The Cog is a den of miscellaneous, misfit items lost to the rest of the world. There must be something somewhere. Perhaps an old Victrola in the back? Or, more likely, some kind of contraption that is powered by the wayward energy and foot…"
Aug 31
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"I thought it was hysterical. I mean, who really does that??"
Aug 31
The Contessa of Vintage replied to James R. Murray's discussion The Accepted Cog Saloon
"Queen's "We Will Rock You" on violin. "
Aug 31
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…"
Aug 30
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"Welcome Robin!"
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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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