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April 2011 Blog Posts (146)

Just the begining

Well I have just started Steampunk but I am no stranger to these kinds of oddities. I started with Renn Faire when I was 13 and then Dickens when I was 15 (oh I remember my first corset I felt to grown up and sexy). Each time period had a special place in my heart: the energetic, outgoing, sexy loud Renaissance and the romantic, soft, feminine Dickens fair. I find the these two can collide with Steampunk. I can be an elegant lady on the arm of a mad but genius scientist or brash…

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Added by Bethany Doddridge on April 30, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

My love of steampunk came from my dad's flour mill

I think my love for mechanical things goes back to working in my dad’s flour mill.

The whole place was run on hydroelectric power from a river that  was diverted to flow under the building.  Electricity was generated, but only to run heavy electric motors in the “new” part of the building.  The flour milling machines ran on a system of flat belt pulleys, with the main  pulley powered from the turning of the water turbine below ground level.…

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Added by goinglikesixty on April 30, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

A short poem on foolish folk.

Ignorant people make me grumpy.
Close-minded people make me cross.
If the world needs such stupidity,
I guess I'm at a loss

Added by Lady Bess Eccentric on April 29, 2011 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Personal Journal # 2

Back at last and much has change. My life and done a change from mudane to artisic. I hope this change finally allows more time

Added by Engineer Nixx on April 29, 2011 at 7:17am — No Comments

K. W. Jeter to be Author Guest of Honor at Steamcon III~

K. W. Jeter to be Author Guest of Honor at Steamcon III~

http://www.dianavick.com/?p=184

"K. W. Jeter is widely credited as having coined in 1987 the term “steampunk,” and is the author of Morlock Night and Infernal Devices, two of the earliest novels in the genre."

Added by Sepiachord on April 28, 2011 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Rasputina~ Upcoming Recitals

Rasputina~ Upcoming Recitals



http://www.rasputina.com/recitals.html



Sun-Jul-17 Teaneck, NJ — Mexicali Live

Tue-Jul-19 Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. Small's

Wed-Jul-20 Newport, KY — Soughtgate House

Thu-Jul-21 St. Louis, MO — Old Rock House

Fri-Jul-22 Lawrence, KS — The Beaumont Club

Mon-Jul-25 Denver, CO — Bluebird Theater

Fri-Jul-29 Los Angeles, CA — Key Club

Sat-Jul-30 San Luis Obispo, CA — SLO Brewing… Continue

Added by Sepiachord on April 28, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments

"Tear Gas" by Johnny Feelings is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

"Tear Gas" by Johnny Feelings is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

http://www.myspace.com/johnnyfeelings

Added by Sepiachord on April 28, 2011 at 10:43pm — No Comments

The Royal Wedding of Victoria and Albert



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Added by Stephanie Abbott on April 28, 2011 at 6:40pm — No Comments

New on Sepiachord.com: Ashia Grzesik, Matt Dallow

New on Sepiachord.com: Ashia Grzesik, Matt Dallow

We've added a new song to the Sepiachord Jukebox:
"Bang Beat Heart Break" by Matt Dallow
http://www.sepiachord.com/juke.htm

And there's a new CD review as well:
"Bison Rouge" by Ashia Grzesik
http://www.sepiachord.com/bisonrouge.htm

Added by Sepiachord on April 28, 2011 at 6:44am — No Comments

Steampunk Flight Simulator

I read online today about a gent in the UK who has spent the last three years building a replica of a 737 cockpit for a flight simulator. The article is here: 737-cockpit-at-home

There was also a gent who paid big money to turn his home theatre into something Captain Nemo would be proud of:…

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Added by KronoNaut on April 28, 2011 at 12:32am — No Comments

Fearful Symmetry: Chapter Two

Hayden’s eyes narrowed.  “If the doctor on psych call discharged you, I’ll have his license pulled.”

“But –” I looked from face to face.  Except for the admissions-desk nurse, intent on her computer monitor, and a security guard staring out toward the parking lot, we had the waiting room to ourselves.  “Come on, Hayden.  You outed yourself when you pulled me from my car.  Everyone saw.”

No one spoke up to agree with me.

“Zach—” I turned to him, amazed.  “The Porsche’s…

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Added by Stephanie Abbott on April 27, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

QUAINT #16 "The Doomswoman" by Gertrude Atherton

Gertrude Atherton



The Doomswoman was created by Gertrude Atherton and appeared in “The Doomswoman” (Lippincott’s, September, 1892, as a novel, 1900). Atherton (1857-1948) was a notable American novelist and won the Légion d’Honneur for her hospital work during WW1. The Doomswoman is a historical romance of Old California.



The Doomswoman is set in the days when America… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 27, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

"Vainlarn's Airship" by Joseph Foster is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

"Vainlarn's Airship" by Joseph Foster is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

http://www.myspace.com/josephfostermusic

Added by Sepiachord on April 27, 2011 at 6:38am — No Comments

Current Work

Have just finished a walking skirt (Folkwear 209) in brown; am trying to decide whether to add decorative embroidery somewhere along the hem or not.

 

Next piece is a corset, in brown.  It will be based on Simplicity 2890, though I am going to modify it so that it has a lining. 

 

After that, I need to figure out a shirt - maybe I should attempt making one? - and locate a good hat.  Something like a low top hat (riding hat?) with a veil could be fun.  Or a…

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Added by Dr. Lavinia Dayton on April 26, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Unwoman: Kickstarter for her "Uncovered Volume 1 1980-1995" album~

Unwoman: Kickstarter for her "Uncovered Volume 1 1980-1995" album~
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/unwoman/uncovered-volume-1-1980-1995

Added by Sepiachord on April 26, 2011 at 8:07pm — No Comments

"Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

"Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dopneKcyNXU

Added by Sepiachord on April 26, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Unreal Victorian People: Phineas Castellan



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Added by Stephanie Abbott on April 26, 2011 at 4:25pm — No Comments

steampunk linkblog, April 26 2011

When you think of plush animals, do you think "steampunk"? No? Well, neither did I, until I saw Etsy's latest challenge to its artists, and now I think a plush dirigible is probably one of the best things ever made.

 

When you think of tinkerers, you may think of steampunk. And that would be a good thing, because David Malki (of Wondermark fame) is posting…

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Added by Steampunk Librarian on April 26, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

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