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For a while I searched through scrapyards

Finding artifacts of yesterday:

chipped bathroom tiles and twisted bicycle wheels

Cast off parts of broken lives ...

Fragments of Eternity among the piles

Of weary dolls-eyes and battered limbs.

Sometimes I salvaged what I could

But mostly there was nothing left intact

Though, occasionally,



Added by Robert White on November 30, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Little Mother Ship's Log: 11/22/15 by the home calendar

This is Captain Willa Lou Cotton of the Little Mother, and the date is November 22nd by the home calendar. I'm worried about my ship. She's making an ungodly screeching noise every time we change altitude, and I'm a gardener, not a mechanic. I can fill her up, patch her hull, and mostly keep her in the air when the usual stuff needs upkeep, but when there's funny noises, I'm at a loss. I haven't got the slightest idea what might be wrong with her now. I need a decent engineer to take a look…


Added by Willa Lou on November 22, 2015 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Survival Gardening With Willa Lou: Entry One

This post is for those of you living on ice planets, and the dark sides of cold outpost moons. You may think that it's impossible to grow good nutritious green stuffs where you live, at least in the cold seasons, but rest assured, there are plenty of vegetables hardy enough to survive even in the brutal conditions of the Amphitrite System. Here are  few of my favorites:

Spinach! (spinacia oleracea)

Savoy spinach and other curly-leaf varieties are capable of growing slowly under…


Added by Willa Lou on November 21, 2015 at 9:13pm — No Comments

BRASS--yours for the listening!

Hello fellow Steampunks!

We wanted to let you all know that for a limited time we're offering online listening to Season One of our Steampunk radio series BRASS, a multi-platform adventure serial that's also occurring as a series of stage shows here in Seattle as well as a short film (we're in pre-production for that right now.) To listen to episodes of BRASS online, go to KING FM's The Arts Channel website here!…


Added by John Longenbaugh on November 18, 2015 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Nasal Nose by ravenskraft

the liar has no remorse the liar wants more we see him taking riches with his nose make him the weapon of foolish less pride one day the fool went to the strange place where no where else the crossroads and met the one called dirty deeds they talked and deal and O dirty played his cards and realize the fixer played his…


Added by Sir Ravenskraft on November 9, 2015 at 8:26pm — No Comments

The Aether Chronicle #28: England Hosts The Land of the Dead

Extra Extra! Read All About It!

England Hosts The Land of the Dead!

Miniaturist Opens 5 Star Restaurant!


To Subscribe to The Aether Chronicle, click the link below and "Follow" this Discussion, which is kept updated with each new edition of The Aether…


Added by Leslie Orton on November 4, 2015 at 4:39pm — No Comments

The Midnight Sepulcher by Ravenskraft

the air breeze this motionless stare. thy last breath.

calm and fair.

my love gone separated from me.

mi in limbo's hell.

trying to find my love.

in till the heavens open and she was there. watching me

in sadness i cried for to come. as the demons prepare to conquer

the white gates.

i was prepare by force to join them.

as my love. sweet symphony was order to kill me.

for once i remember we made everyday and night,



Added by Sir Ravenskraft on November 2, 2015 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

steamhatter by ravenskraft

the dungeon master

his toys of torment

the steam of hot liquid

the murderer of sadist's dawn

reveal his magic of blood and sex

the damned of his creative hands

the hatter of the steam dungeon

the invitation of your own demise…


Added by Sir Ravenskraft on October 31, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

The Gaslight Sanitarium

by Ravenskraft

lovers of two

trapped in the unstable world

in spirit in mind

their soul…


Added by Sir Ravenskraft on October 30, 2015 at 6:56pm — No Comments

OZ I ZOMBIE by ravenskraft the plague invaded the oz the post apocalyptic nightmare has begun the scarecrow was the first to become infected no cure for cancer as the the world if Oz dead the infecte…


by ravenskraft

the plague invaded the oz

the post apocalyptic nightmare has begun

the scarecrow was the first to become infected

no cure for cancer as the the world if Oz dead

the infected scarecrow and the zombies has come to play

Dorothy and the rest will soon follow

the zombies are here to take Oz

the wizard could save everyone

accept he is one of the dead

the beginning is also the true nightmare of a end



Added by Sir Ravenskraft on October 30, 2015 at 3:35am — No Comments

the Goth Hatter by ravenskraft

in the mist of hatred and murderous

fiends of the black lands

the dark one the red demon

she introduce herself as the punk of dark streams has begun

the hatter of the goths

the red dressed devil

the domina of men…


Added by Sir Ravenskraft on October 30, 2015 at 1:52am — No Comments

Arch-Nemesis Wanted.

The main disadvantage about living so far from one’s extended family is that one only finds themselves seldom in the company of those they feel no connection to. I, at the present, hardly have a social life outside of those I care about. To some, that’s preferable.  To me, that can feel dreadfully dull.

Could I please, please, be invited out by a group that can hardly hide their contempt for me? Those who only keep me about out of courtesy or some hidden benefit?

May I…


Added by Xanthe CL Zeitstück on October 28, 2015 at 8:33pm — 8 Comments

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So I have a website and I've been messing around with it a bit. Tried updating with blogs, photos you won't see here, readings, and soon radio dramas I will be a part of. …


Added by The Duchess Nivi Nichole on October 28, 2015 at 8:15pm — No Comments

The Yellow Book steampunk bar, Brighton, UK.

Went to The Yellow Book steampunk bar in Brighton last night. Great venue that has only been open a couple of weeks but already has a great following and customer base. A must-visit venue for anyone living in or passing through the Brighton area. And if you're visiting Blighty, why not swing by? After all if you've travelled all the way to the UK a few more miles won't matter.

The Yellow Book

Added by J. P. Paradise on October 5, 2015 at 9:52am — 7 Comments

Trueblood - An introduction

An introduction to my current protagonist, Dr August Trueblood. This gothic short story was his first outing into my fictional world of Albion Magna.

The Collector

Added by J. P. Paradise on September 27, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

Chapter 24 Episode I Part I

                   -- Progress for US All --

                         -- Chapter 24 --

                          -- Episode 1 --

                        - The New Year -


              - A Most Peculiar Pregnancy -

       Dramatis Personae



     CAROLINE IOLANTHE SPRAGUE     } The members of Calloway,…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on September 27, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Praise from the Prof!

Yay! Professor Elemental, safari-suited steampunk rap warrior, gives his verdict on Children of Another Albion:

"It was a beautiful thing... some wonderfully silly moments and an adventure with lots of heart. Marvellous work!"

Thanks Prof!

A very proud and happy J. P.

Added by J. P. Paradise on September 25, 2015 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Trueblood - A work in progress - feedback appreciated

This is a link to one of my current (very slow) works in progress. Feedback appreciated to help me see if I'm hitting the mark.

Doctor August Trueblood, scientist, engineer and spy. A pinch of Holmes, a splash of Bond and a dollop of Flashman. Very good at getting himself into trouble, very bad at getting out of it. Recovering from a near-run thing in the New Forest our hero and his assistant, the able-fisted Tom Bachelor, take a break at the coast, only to be drawn into…


Added by J. P. Paradise on September 24, 2015 at 10:11am — No Comments

Renninger's - Mt. Dora, Florida - Steampunk & Industrial Show - October 17th & 18th

Don't forget about the Steampunk & Industrial Show at Renninger's Antique Center October 17th & 18th. - Click Here to go to their promo page.

Some of my gadgets will be on display, and I'll be there for sure.

Added by Boscott's Diversities on September 23, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Doldrums

I find myself wishing I had something interesting to post, other than travelogues of lovely Ruritania, but alas such is not the case. The Muses have abandoned me and I sit alone in my study pondering adventures to Mars and other equally bizarre matters. I have never been a talented writer, so any hope of turning this mass of background material into something more than random scribblings seems a forlorn hope. Oh Ghost of Tolkien, rescue me!

Added by Graf Falke von Falkenhorst on September 21, 2015 at 1:58pm — No Comments

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