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August 2010 Blog Posts (103)

Asylum: Entry 8

May 31st 2014

Why Red Marcus Falcon is not a fat man right now I'll never understand. He's a wonderful cook and likes to eat as much as he likes to cook. When I stepped from the bus I was still in disguise, my blond hair and green eyes hiding me from the prying eyes of the York Family. I went into a restroom and waited until the bus departed then dropped my disguise and went to the nearest business and asked where I might find Red Marcus. The gentleman behind the counter, a striking… Continue

Added by Rachel Harrison on August 31, 2010 at 1:03pm — No Comments

steampunk linkblog, August 31 2010

Here's a fun happy thing. I've known the Dark Side of the Net since ye olde days when I was reading alt.gothic by candlelight on a dial-up modem, so I am awfully thrilled to be cited as one of 13 seriously cool steampunk sites in a recent entry there! Thanks, Carrie!

I know many people who are or soon will be on the way to DragonCon; if you're bringing some…


Added by Steampunk Librarian on August 31, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Come see me at Dragon*Con!

The epic convention in the world of geekery is coming this weekend: DRAGON*CON. I’ll be there with with the crew of The Wandering Legion down in Atlanta. I’ve never been before, but it looks like it’ll be bursting to the brim with shenanigans. And people will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most steampunks in a photoshoot. Will you be there?

Not only that, but I’m excited to mention that… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on August 31, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Upstate Steampunk meetup 2

There's nothing like the local steampunk meetups of Upstate Steampunk to

get me inspired. This was another fun meeting at the gorgeous hotel

where they are holding the Con in November and it's a Victorian Dream.

We sat in the lobby for a while, then adjourned to the wine room

throwing out all sorts of ideas. It was such a variety of people, many

in steampunk gear - we all tend to shop at goodwill or other thrift

stores and now have too many really cool outfits to… Continue

Added by Gail Gray on August 30, 2010 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Entry #81

Entry #81

Date Recorded: September 6, 2315

Carson City, dusty jewel of the Sierra Nevada. So charming in it's simplicity.

We docked the Hysteria right outside of town and strolled down the dusty road into town. The sun brushed the wood and stone buildings with a warm caress. It's such a romantic town... city... it's rather small for a city. Entering the town square we… Continue

Added by Captain Edward Von Arkham on August 30, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments


Ok guys, now is your chance to help create a future. I need input, my steampunker cohorts, on what to include in my steampunk line of rubber art stamps!

I am launching Gumtree Graphic RUbber (Stamps) soon and am working on several lines. Each of our artists, and we have some fabulous ones, will have their own line. I am also creating several themed ones, including steampunk. So...

...what kind of Steampunk rubber stamps would you like to… Continue

Added by Risnae Alysabaeth Renmeleon on August 30, 2010 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Chapter 2 Entry 1

May 29th 2014

I'm writing in a new journal because my old one was taken from me. A few days ago the bus got a flat tire. I now suspect that it was not an accident. I did not feel safe taking a ride from a stranger as a few of my fellow travelers did and it was nearly 100 miles to Carson City so walking was out of the question. The tire was changed and we were soon on our way again. When I got to Carson City I did as Edward had told me and got a pistol. Then rather than ask a lot of… Continue

Added by Rachel Harrison on August 30, 2010 at 8:26am — No Comments

Entry #80

Entry #80

Date Recorded: December 26, 2998

Food coma... the only phrase in which the word 'coma' carries positive connotation.

Roast beef, mashed potatoes, bacon wrapped scallops... and Boston creme pie. Good old Angus was there with a basket of Scotch eggs. Carols? Of course not, we sang aether shanties until daybreak. I am a happy pirate. Just what I needed to lift… Continue

Added by Captain Edward Von Arkham on August 29, 2010 at 7:49pm — No Comments

NyghtCraft to Vend at "DARQ" in Salem, MA> 9/11/10

NyghtCraft Leatherwerks is pleased to announce that NyghtCraft will be the vendor at the Steampunk nyght held at "DARQ" in Salem, MA. on the 11th of Sept. !!!

A variety of NyghtCraft's Steampunk Leather Gear will be available to peruse and purchase along with various other pieces of leathern artwear.…


Added by NyghtCraft Leatherwerks on August 29, 2010 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Guide to Totem Animal Readings & the readings themselves

I am posting the actual readings as comments below.

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What the Readings Mean

Everyone has totem animals that stay with you. They picked you when you were born according to the Moon you were born under and will remain with you…


Added by Risnae Alysabaeth Renmeleon on August 28, 2010 at 9:34pm — 7 Comments

The Great Airship Mystery: Book Review

Following on my review of J. Allan Danelek's "The Great Airship of 1897", I hten picked up a copy of Daniel Cohen's "The Great Airship Mystery: A UFO of the 1890s".

The first thing you… Continue

Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on August 28, 2010 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Entry #79

Entry #79

Date Recorded: December 25, 2998

In my sullen and rather pitiful humor, I had forgotten that it was Christmas!

Upon returning to Coppersteam I made straight for the laboratory, remembering that I had a parcel to open. It read in my handwriting not to open until Christmas and I've been such a good boy not to peak. I must say, I am delighted with what I found… Continue

Added by Captain Edward Von Arkham on August 28, 2010 at 10:59am — No Comments

Getting my steampunk geek on

Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, NC is having their first ever Scifi/fantasy weekend WITH steampunk time travelers and costume contests!! If you are in the area Oct. 16 and 17 you should come join the fun!!

Added by MerrickRose on August 27, 2010 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Entry #78

Entry #77

December 24, 2998

We've made the time jump back to the present. We've finally run across some luck in the form of a favorable southerly wind. We're bound for Coppersteam and should arrive in about a day. And not a moment too soon because I've already exhausted our entire stock of rum and absinthe... in one sitting too.

I've been grinding the gears in my head… Continue

Added by Captain Edward Von Arkham on August 27, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Need brochures? Enter to win 100 custom color preinted brochures - ends 8/31

I'm hosting a random drawing for - 1 winner gets 100 glossy color custom printed brochures - great for mini-portfolio type promos. Just leave a comment before 8/31 to enter:

Hope everyone is off to a creative weekend!


Stacey Merrill…


Added by Stacey Merrill on August 27, 2010 at 6:52am — No Comments

Diary of a Steampunk Music Video

On Wednesday this week, my brother Joe and I began filming a video for the title track of my album Spinning the Compass.

I've recorded a little podcast, detailing the ghostly goings on during the filming:…


Added by Tom Slatter on August 27, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

I am Nikoli Gunner

Greeting everyone. Nikoli here offering my services as a solider and adventuer. No battle to great or time to distant, I take payment by job or percentage.

Nikoli Gunner

"There is no problem that can not be solved with enough high explosives."

Added by Nikoli Gunner on August 27, 2010 at 1:54am — 1 Comment

Entry #77

Entry #77

Date Recorded: May 10, 2452

Little Darling and I sneaked past the guards without complication. Lucky for us that The Creature had a few spare polar bear pelts lying about... one of these days I'm going to come by some sort of portable cloaking mechanism. To ensure a swift escape, Litton would fly the Hysteria far above the lookout's sight, and then bring it down… Continue

Added by Captain Edward Von Arkham on August 26, 2010 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Totem animals

One of the things I enjoy doing on occasion, quite often actually, is totem readings. I have been doing readings, tarot and otherwise, for about 15 years. We somehow got on the topic of totem animals in chat so, per request, I am starting this as a thread. I was not sure where it would fit in the general forums and prefer it to be more intimate an atmosphere so it is making its home here on my little corner of the Empire.

The readings that I do are for entertainment. Though I use my… Continue

Added by Risnae Alysabaeth Renmeleon on August 26, 2010 at 10:56am — 13 Comments

Asylum: Entry 6

May 26th 2014

Last night was as exciting as this bus ride is dull. I went on a rescue mission with Jack, Aether and James and for a wonder I was not completely useless. It was rather thrilling though I find the details rather muddled. It seems Rens...sister I believe she herself into a spot of trouble. We found out When Gwynth, Rens Dragon Companion, came back from trying to find Sugarpie (A little octopus that belongs to Jo's niece) in rather a state. He was agitated and… Continue

Added by Rachel Harrison on August 26, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

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