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July 2011 Blog Posts (73)

Who is Ruby Spitfire?

Back when I had aspirations of becoming a model, I was trying to think of a good "pin-up name" and was coming up short. The world is full of "Betty Danger"'s and "Dixie Hearts"'s, and I wanted to portray a classic but fiery personality (which isn't too far from the "real" me, at least the fiery part ^_~ ). I also love the color red and was dying my hair crimson at the time, so Ruby was a natural choice. I had originally thought of "Shipwreck" as a nice play on my last name, but it just…

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Added by Ruby Spitfire on July 31, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Katrine Malachy McCorbie - Journal Entry #3, dated 31 July in the year 2011 of this timeline

Anyone familiar with Irish family names, will, I am sure, have realized that McCorbie is not a name one will find in any list of Irish surnames.  That is because it is a name I took on as a result of events that happened between the time my parents.....well, anyway.... and the time I reached what could be called civilization once more.

 

After I fled the site of what happened I hid in the woods for many months. It was cold and wet…

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Added by Kat McCorbie on July 31, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

The History of Lady Emma Darry

      A long time ago, the name Church was the name on everyone's lips. This was before the time of Edmund Church, Lord of Langhill. In his life, he managed to lose all his family had built over the years, both assests and repute, leaving him with nothig but land. Edmund married a woman named Minnie, and soon after they wed, Minnie gave birth to dark haired, fair skinned twins. A boy with blue eyes, who they had named after his father, and a girl with brown eyes, who they had named Emma.…

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Added by Lady Emma Darry on July 30, 2011 at 9:41am — 3 Comments

New on Sepiachord: "Neophile" by Unwoman

New on Sepiachord: "Neophile" by Unwoman
http://www.sepiachord.com/juke.htm

We've added a great new song to the the Sepiachord Jukebox:
"Neophile" by Unwoman

Added by Sepiachord on July 29, 2011 at 6:27am — No Comments

New on Sepiachord~ PDX Gearcon Photos

New on Sepiachord~ PDX Gearcon Photos
http://www.sepiachord.com/gearcon.htm

Added by Sepiachord on July 28, 2011 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Last Night a Steampunker Saved My Life

Steampunk walked up in introduced itself to me, kind of.  I'm not a tech person or a fanboy, I'm an actor  and we dress up all the time, so it just never occurred for me to squeeze myself into a corset in real life.  Trust me, do a three hour production of an Oscar Wilde play or God forbid an operetta!  Actually I miss those days.…

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Added by NoelleHardy_(TheEmpress) on July 28, 2011 at 3:38pm — 5 Comments

Well it's offical! I'm off the charts in the deep end!!

 So here it is... Now my definitely not SP boss is now suggesting places I can go to find the parts and pieces for my SP projects.

 I started with the obvious places (the hobby and art stores). And am now on to raiding my father's auto shop and visiting the local bike shops for extra parts. The hardware store around the corner now knows me by name. And My mom is refering to me as her little grease monkey ( at 42-- really).

 My Next project is getting much more ambitious and on…

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Added by Faolon De Louzac Silverflame on July 28, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments

Katrine Malachy McCorbie - Journal Entry #2, dated 28 July, in the year 2011

For many years I travelled the world, looking for more information about me parents. I often worked as a pilot, navigator or cook on whatever airship I could find in need of services I could provide. If it was headed in a way I wanted ta go I'd  e'en o'erlook many tings. Yes, I 'ave sailed with pirates but I 'ave never killed anyone, nicked anything from anyone who di'n't deserve it or tried ta control anyone else.

 

What I learned…

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Added by Kat McCorbie on July 28, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Playing with Steam! on "Growing Up Gamers"

Playing with Steam! on "Growing Up Gamers"
http://growingupgamers.blogspot.com/2011/06/playing-with-steam.html

I wish they had done more inquiry into steampunk RPGs, they only mention two. And, of the two, they never played Etherscope (which is also out of print).

Added by Sepiachord on July 28, 2011 at 12:05am — 2 Comments

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending July 24~

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending July 24~

 

Dog Faced Hermans: Keep Your Laws/Off My Body

Vagabond Opera: Milord

Ghoultown: Werewolves on Wheels…

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Added by Sepiachord on July 27, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

PDX GearCon 2011

Had an opportunity to help vend hats with Avery Milieu Millinery during Portland's first ( that I know of) steampunk convention http://pdxgearcon.com/ Had a great time, hoping to have a camera with me for next time. Looks like a number of people are posting albums online, the panels I did attend on costuming were fun--looking forward to next year!

Added by Green Deva on July 27, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Veronique Chevalier & Friends "Polka Haunt Us" review on Sepiachord~

Veronique Chevalier & Friends "Polka Haunt Us" review on Sepiachord~
http://www.sepiachord.com/pha.htm

Added by Sepiachord on July 27, 2011 at 6:44am — No Comments

Katrine Malachy McCorbie - Journal Entry #1, dated 27, July of the year 2011 in this timeline

I be Katrine Malachy McCorbie, a free Irish woman, maker, traveler, wanderer. This be me journal, the telling o' me story.

 

 

My parents were traveling tinkers and Ireland was originally our primary roving ground. However, with the adaptations my father made to our wagon we were able to travel aloft and often went far from the shores of our homeland. By the time I was 15 I had been to China, Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Russia and even the Americas.

 

I…

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Added by Kat McCorbie on July 27, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Patrick & Eugene "Altogether Now (Birds Bees Flowers Trees)" review on Sepiachord~

Patrick & Eugene "Altogether Now (Birds Bees Flowers Trees)" review on Sepiachord~
http://www.sepiachord.com/pne.htm

Added by Sepiachord on July 26, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments

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Added by Monica Peeler on July 22, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

Chains of mundanity

Raising a family, working, fixing ones home, giving your cat cat-nip to leave you alone to type in your blog are all things that are priority to ones secondary activities. It can be said however that in order to be more successful in your main endeavors you must have very healthy secondary activities such as hobbies, sports or what not. I could not agree more with this.

 

The mundane, I find to be much more vibrant and alive when your secondary activities blend well with the…

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Added by Doctor Thaddeus Wallace on July 22, 2011 at 12:04am — No Comments

Alchemy Goggles!

Yeesh, been long enough, hasn't it?

 

Well, at least I haven't been idle! Yay steampunk goggles! This pair has an alchemy theme. You can find them here.…

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Added by Synecdoche on July 21, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Kateryn Rowe~

Many years ago, a young girl was born.

    Her named was Kateryn Stewart. Her mother died shortly after her birth, leaving her to be raised by her father, who had lost six other children before her. Because of this, as she was growing up, he was overindulgent. From a very young age she was allowed to accompany him on his travels to nearby cities, to study and read the same things that he went over. At the age of seven, she was able to view her first surgery. It was merely the mending of a… Continue

Added by Kateryn Rowe: Aether Aviator on July 21, 2011 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Receipts - Drinks and Beverages for the Sick

Cross-posted from my blog - My Ethereality

 

Godey’s Lady’s Magazine 1864 * – October

APPLE WATER is very delicate.  Cut two large apples in slices, and pour one quart of boiling water on them; or on roasted apples; strain in two or three hours, and sweeten lightly.

Or: Peel and…

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Added by Raydeen Graffam on July 21, 2011 at 1:10am — No Comments

New on Victorian Adventure Enthusiast: Weird West Summer

New on Victorian Adventure Enthusiast: Weird West Summer
http://victorianadventureenthusiast.com/july11.html

Reviews of "Big Lizzie" for GURPS and "Devil's Gulch" from Chaosium.
Photo essay of the Steamrats Train Outing.
News items on Abney Park, Call of Cthulhu and Unhallowed Metropolis.
and the Return of the Wild West Oracle!

Added by Sepiachord on July 20, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments

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