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February 2011 Blog Posts (113)

Victorian Resources for the Steampunk and the Curious

The latest post in my Salon, is a brief selection of Victorian resources (costume resource books, catalogue reproductions, and two social history texts) which can help, inspire, or simply entertain the steampunk and the Victorian recreationist alike.

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Added by Tracey Ernst on February 28, 2011 at 11:15pm — No Comments

9th entry: Crónicas Drakonianas

Since early 2010 medieval shows company Drakonia produces Crónicas Drakonianas. An amateur fantasy web series setted on the imaginary lands of Drakonia.

Nowadays they are shooting the second season and they hope upload it so soon!

On the ebglish web you'll can see…

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Added by Xavi Quero on February 28, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

8th entry: Far'n'hate - My Salvation

Toxicvision guys debuts on the video clip world with My Salvation video from the Girona metal band Far'n'hate. The girls from lolita's store Madame Chocolat collaborated on the costumes. Enjoy it!…

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Added by Xavi Quero on February 27, 2011 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Beyond Victoriana #65 "Steampunk" Characters: About Characterization in Jules Verne's Novels--Guest Blog by Harry Markov



20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1871 title page. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.



Did Verne create “steampunk” characters in his novels? Though I cannot define Verne as being a steampunk writer, I can say that Verne’s works, while written in a cut and dry cataloguing style, nonetheless emphasizes moral and social qualities as much as it does scientific ones. Given these circumstances, I will consider what are considered important values that a person should have according to… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on February 27, 2011 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Of Things

Less than a week to go and I get this bloody cold. Now, for those of you that would like to know; best way to get rid of a cold is with a broth made of vegimite or marmite. Good tea during the day, a bit of scotch at night and  you are set. I blame all my Aussie and Kiwi friends, (and my wife who spent time in Australia studying nursing) . As for that part of the world, thoughts and prayers go out the NZ earthquake casualties and survivors.

 

You know, the more I think about…

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Added by Doctor Thaddeus Wallace on February 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Here There Be Dragons ... um, well, alligators actually!



One meets the most interesting of characters while travelling to the deeply hidden corners of the globe. The swamp is no exception, where indeed resides a curious peoples known as the ‘Cajun’. Excellent hunters, exceedingly fine fisher-folk, and tellers of choice fables, who will not allow a parched lip, nor empty belly to go un-tasted of their…

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Added by Nishi Serrano on February 27, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Previous Ventures Part Thirteen: "The Travellers of Gor" The Second Half

I've been inspired to share some of my earlier efforts at writing, to see what the good people of the Steampunk Empire have to say of my attempts.

 

I will warn you, some of this material is for mature audiences only and can be disturbing, I will be using the following rating system so that readers will have an idea of what to expect.

A = All of the following…

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Added by George 'Dubael' Woodruff U.E. on February 26, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Previous Ventures Part Twelve: "The Travellers of Gor" The First Half

 

I've been inspired to share some of my earlier efforts at writing, to see what the good people of the Steampunk Empire have to say of my attempts.

 

I will warn you, some of this material is for mature audiences only and can be disturbing, I will be using the following rating system so that readers will have an idea of what to expect.

A = All of the following…

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Added by George 'Dubael' Woodruff U.E. on February 26, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Previous Ventures Part Eleven "The Summoning"

I've been inspired to share some of my earlier efforts at writing, to see what the good people of the Steampunk Empire have to say of my attempts.

 

I will warn you, some of this material is for mature audiences only and can be disturbing, I will be using the following rating system so that readers will have an idea of what to expect.

A = All of the following…

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Added by George 'Dubael' Woodruff U.E. on February 26, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Previous Ventures Part Ten: Revenge

I've been inspired to share some of my earlier efforts at writing, to see what the good people of the Steampunk Empire have to say of my attempts.

 

I will warn you, some of this material is for mature audiences only and can be disturbing, I will be using the following rating system so that readers will have an idea of what to expect.

A = All of the following…

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Added by George 'Dubael' Woodruff U.E. on February 25, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Previous Ventures Part Nine: Return of the Demons

I've been inspired to share some of my earlier efforts at writing, to see what the good people of the Steampunk Empire have to say of my attempts.

 

I will warn you, some of this material is for mature audiences only and can be disturbing, I will be using the following rating system so that readers will have an idea of what to expect.

A = All of the following…

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Added by George 'Dubael' Woodruff U.E. on February 25, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Previous Ventures Part Eight: The Jade Gate

I've been inspired to share some of my earlier efforts at writing, to see what the good people of the Steampunk Empire have to say of my attempts.

 

I will warn you, some of this material is for mature audiences only and can be disturbing, I will be using the following rating system so that readers will have an idea of what to expect.

A = All of the following…

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Added by George 'Dubael' Woodruff U.E. on February 25, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Previous Ventures Part Seven: In That Place Of Dreams

I've been inspired to share some of my earlier efforts at writing, to see what the good people of the Steampunk Empire have to say of my attempts.

 

I will warn you, some of this material is for mature audiences only and can be disturbing, I will be using the following rating system so that readers will have an idea of what to expect.

A = All of the following…

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Added by George 'Dubael' Woodruff U.E. on February 25, 2011 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Previous Ventures Part Six: Fresh Blood

I've been inspired to share some of my earlier efforts at writing, to see what the good people of the Steampunk Empire have to say of my attempts.

 

I will warn you, some of this material is for mature audiences only and can be disturbing, I will be using the following rating system so that readers will have an idea of what to expect.

A = All of the following…

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Added by George 'Dubael' Woodruff U.E. on February 25, 2011 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Previous Ventures Part Five: Far Jerusalem

I've been inspired to share some of my earlier efforts at writing, to see what the good people of the Steampunk Empire have to say of my attempts.

 

I will warn you, some of this material is for mature audiences only and can be disturbing, I will be using the following rating system so that readers will have an idea of what to expect.

A = All of the following…

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Added by George 'Dubael' Woodruff U.E. on February 25, 2011 at 8:28pm — No Comments

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Added by Locke Valor on February 25, 2011 at 6:23pm — No Comments

7th entry: Noches de Retrópolis: Sanghai 1936: Persiguiendo al Dragón Rojo.



Retrópolis is a city submerged in a time-space loop of a parallell dimension. It is the city where pieces of time and parties of the past which we thought we have lost ended up. Thanks to the last explorations in the limbo and to our scientific-o-magical knowledge, Soluciones Discrónicas have managed to create an Atopic…

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Added by Xavi Quero on February 25, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Lost Town of Africville



The memorial to the town of Africville. It reads "Landed Deeded 1848-1969. Dedicated in loving memory of the first black settlers and all the former residents of the community of Campbell Road, Africville and all the members of the Seaview United Baptist Church.



Africville was one of Canada's oldest black settlements. Founded by Black Loyalists who fled to Nova Scotia after the American Revolutionary War, the area's African-Canadian population grew after the War of… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on February 25, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Calling Cards / Visiting Cards and their Place in the Steampunk World

Here is a link to my latest post in the Steam Wench's Salon.  A bit of information about the calling card in the Victorian world, some resource pictures, and the relevance of visiting cards in the steampunk world.

http://steamwenchsalon.blogspot.com/2011/02/calling-cards.html…

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Added by Tracey Ernst on February 24, 2011 at 3:48pm — No Comments

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