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May 2011 Blog Posts (142)

Steampunk, free game from Armor Games~

Steampunk, free game from Armor Games~
http://armorgames.com/play/11593/steampunk

Added by Sepiachord on May 31, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending May 29th~

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending May 29th~



Blackbird Raum: Conquest of Bread

Ketchup Soup: I Got a Song in My Soul

Johnny Cash: Bird on a Wire

Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights…

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Added by Sepiachord on May 31, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

QUAINT #22: “Les Xipéhuz” (The Shapes) by J.H. Rosny

Close up of Danae Stratou's "Desert Breath", which would be an apt illustration for this novelette. Image courtesy of io9. Click for link.



The Xipéhuz were created by “J. H. Rosny (aîné)” and appeared in “Les Xipéhuz” (“The Shapes,” L’Immolation, 1887). “J. H. Rosny (aîné)” was the pen name of Joseph Henri Honoré Böex (1866-1940), a French author. For many years after his death… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on May 31, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Burning High-Action Brilliance: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Note: While enjoying Wiscon this weekend (con report forthcoming), check out my latest review over at Tor.com. Delayed updates to Con Extravaganza & Asian Identities, Crossing Borders will be posted later this week.





During the Tribeca Film Festival, I managed to catch a showing of Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. Watching the preview, this film promised big set pieces, lots of fiery explosions,… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on May 31, 2011 at 9:08pm — No Comments

“The Sikh Pioneers of North America”: The Punjabi-Mexican Americans of California



ca. 1909. Sikhs from India at the Calapooia Lumber Company, Crawfordsville, Linn County, Oregon, 1905-1915. (Crawfordsville is about 30 miles north of Eugene, Oregon). (Photo courtesy of Stephen Williamson www.efn.org/~opal/indiamen.htm)



In California at the turn of the 20th century, a community grew in southern California with an interesting history: Punjabi-Mexican families of the Imperial Valley. This unique… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on May 31, 2011 at 9:02pm — No Comments

QUAINT #21 The Lost Race Story



Image courtesy of Wikipedia



The Lost Race Story. Stories in which unknown lands and races are discovered have been written for centuries, but in the last two decades of the 19th century a new type of story involving their discovery was created. The genre began with the 1885 publication of H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines and the 1887 publication of… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on May 31, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

In Which Our Heroine Ponders a Matter of Character

I'm admittedly new to this whole thing, and I'm trying to figure out my persona beyond "I just like to dress up," as it defines the kinds of costuming I will pursue.

 

I'm very happy with being a librarian in my real life, and I don't mind continuing that with my persona. An acquisitions librarian can have an adventurer take to it--having to gather bits of information, artifacts, and books for the purpose of sharing with a larger community appeals. It would also break the…

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Added by Pearl O. Greatprice on May 31, 2011 at 5:59pm — No Comments

7ª Fira Modernista de Barcelona

Since friday 3rd to 5th of June Barcelona hold 7ª Fira Modernista de Barcelona. Included within Eixample dret district fair, Fira Modernista hosts an artisan fair from the late 19th century and early 20th, live shows and more stuff. You can check it the program (in catalan) at this…
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Added by Xavi Quero on May 31, 2011 at 5:20pm — 2 Comments

"Swan Initiative" by Kelli's Starlight Wishes is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~

"Swan Initiative" by Kelli's Starlight Wishes is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~
http://soundcloud.com/kellisstarlightwihses

Added by Sepiachord on May 31, 2011 at 6:52am — No Comments

So I've begun

After arriving here I promptly went about and dressed up the place.  My "My Page" (redundant, yes I am aware) has been made up to a more civilized design.  A liking of which I am sure most can appreciate.

 

...until my next, it is back to that mountain of research that beckons me.

 

~TN

Added by Thelious Neptune on May 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

All 3 Dimestore Troubadours albums w/ lyrics on ReverbNation~

All 3 Dimestore Troubadours albums w/ lyrics on ReverbNation~
http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/3331059

Added by Sepiachord on May 30, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments

"Dust Bowl" by Alas, Alas is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~

"Dust Bowl" by Alas, Alas is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/AlasAlasABand?sk=app_2405167945

Added by Sepiachord on May 30, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

Railroad!

We are nearing the end of Volume One of Railroad! and if you aren't caught up by now you should get while the gettin' is good. The first part of Chapter Ten is now live. http://steampunktrain.blogspot.com/ This week: Dodger meets the professor's niece, a pretty enough gal but a ball of spitfire that makes him think twice about taking the job.

Added by Tonia Brown on May 30, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments

Back to the activity: III Convención Steampunk y Retrofuturista from Barcelona

After to take a breath for a while, I back with some news about Steampunk, victorian and modernism facts in Barcelona and Catalonia.

The first one it's the uploading of the website from III Convención Steampunk y Retrofuturista from Barcelona fully in english and spanish. You can check it here.

III Convención Steampunk y Retrofuturista wants to be almost totally free (Except some activities…

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Added by Xavi Quero on May 30, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Once Upon a Fallen Airship, A girl is discovered (Origin Story)

Louisiana...not the most forgiving land. During times of old, those of lower class and not of the proper skin were not allowed privileged lives. Slaves were abound all over plantations in the south. One particular plantation was notorious for selling & trading slaves at the drop of a hat. Being sold and traded from this plantation was a relief to those who lived there. For death was sure to come quickly, but one would not be dead in a very swift manner.

 

For those who were…

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Added by Amelia Thompson on May 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

May 31~ Foxtails Brigade & Serena Tideman, Seattle WA

May 31~ Foxtails Brigade & Serena Tideman, Seattle WA

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104688059623181

Tuesday, May 31 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm FRED art space (operated by owners of CANCAN)

127 E Boylston on Capitol Hill

Seattle, WA

"The amazing chamber folk metal pop band from San Francisco travels north to serenade us til swooning. Make it a fun post-Folklife evening of revelry at the…

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Added by Sepiachord on May 29, 2011 at 7:14pm — No Comments

"The Ballad Of Lettice Finding and Oscar C" by Huxley Vertical Cabaret Nouveau is the Sepiachord Video of the Day~

"The Ballad Of Lettice Finding and Oscar C" by Huxley Vertical Cabaret Nouveau is the Sepiachord Video of the Day~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PYrZzOg-qc

Added by Sepiachord on May 29, 2011 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Those Poor Bastards "Satan Is Watching" Review~

Those Poor Bastards "Satan Is Watching" Review~
http://www.sepiachord.com/thosepoorbastards.htm

Added by Sepiachord on May 29, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments

The SteamPunk TechnoPhage

While early followers of the  SteamPunk era found surcease in their need to build mysterious contraptions serving purposes both arcane and practical, it wasn't until the nano-technicians came into their world that something real came of it. Nano-technicians found a way to disassemble structures into their atomic sub components, bathe them in a solution which prevented the elements from re-bonding. The solution itself was made up of small simple machines,…

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Added by David S Hawkins on May 29, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

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