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March 29th, 1869

As I sit here, watching the last of my candle wax burn down to a small pool in the old brass candlestick, taking these notes in what is boiling down to a near fitful level of desperation, I finally have the time that I need to fully recollect all of the things that have happened in the past two years. The smell of stale tobacco is in the air, and has probably sunken into the upholstery. Photos sit in cracked frames on the table beside the typewriter. My betrothed, Annie. Dear, sweet Annie. My… Continue

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August 3rd, 1865

My name is Litton Guthrie Jackson.  This is the first of, what will hopefully be, many entries which will one day compose my memoirs.  Immediately following the shameful defeat of my comrades and I at Sailor’s Creek, I realized it was time I moved on.  Some people would say I “high-tailed it out of there.”  In this case, some people would most certainly be right.  A gentleman knows when he’s been beat.  I had no fear of being taken by the Home Guard as a deserter, as everyone knew that the…

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March 31st, 1869

Goodbye, dear friends. Whatever the outcome, you will not be hearing from me again.

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March 30th 1869

So we’ve come full circle at last, my dear readers. That is my story, at least, up until this very moment. I have written straight through the day and most of the night, as the clock is just now beginning to strike midnight. I could not rest or break from my trial, for fear of losing track and forgetting some grand detail. And my plan requires precision. Yes, readers, I have a plan. It may be mad, or it may be brilliant, but at this point, the two have bled together in my fever-ridden mind.… Continue

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Christmas Eve, 1868

The book has destroyed my life. For the past two years, I have been frivolously meddling with the affairs of the gods. I have been attempting to exist on a plane where I am clearly not welcome. But I never knew it would happen like this. The book is alive. I know this now. It thinks, it decides, and it toys with me. It lets me believe I am in control, and then wrenches the reins from my hands. If it were possible, I believe that I would tell myself, so young and naïve, to not be taken in by the… Continue

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January 1st, 1867

This book is the most amazing thing I’ve ever come across in my life. It is without a doubt now, that through some undefined, though surely mystical, process, it takes the words of the author, and molds the very fabric of reality around them. This is surely the tool of some powerful being. The name, being Latin, stirs in my mind images of medieval alchemists, hard at their studies, attempting to create and better their world. Perhaps they succeeded?

The lock no longer needs to be turned to… Continue

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Forgotten Futures II: The Log of the Astronef A Role Playing Sourcebook For George Griffith's Scientific Romance Stories of Other Worlds by Marcus L. Rowland

Forgotten Futures II: The Log of the Astronef
A Role Playing Sourcebook For George Griffith's Scientific Romance
Stories of Other Worlds by Marcus L. Rowland
http://www.forgottenfutures.com/game/ff2/

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June 9th~ Vince Mira, Shenandoah Davis, and Ashia Grzesik. Seattle WA @ the Can Can

June 9th~ Vince Mira, Shenandoah Davis, and Ashia Grzesik. Seattle WA
@ the Can Can
http://ashiagrzesik.com/seattle-show-june-9th-at-the-can-can/

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An Interview with Olive from Aeon Now on Sepiachord~

An Interview with Olive from Aeon Now on Sepiachord~
http://www.sepiachord.com/oliveint.htm

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Reign of Revelry - June 10th & 11th, Somerville MA Boston's most talented circus performers storm Somerville to usher in a Reign of Revelry!

Reign of Revelry - June 10th & 11th, Somerville MA
Boston's most talented circus performers storm Somerville to usher in a Reign of Revelry!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155735604488679

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"Tangueros Somos los de Ahora" by Tranxgo is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~

"Tangueros Somos los de Ahora" by Tranxgo is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~
http://www.myspace.com/tranxgo

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QUAINT #23: The Hellenes in "Gobi or Shamo: A Story of Three Songs" by G.G.A. Murray

Hellenes. The Hellenes were created by G.G.A. Murray and appeared in Gobi or Shamo: A Story of Three Songs (1889). George Gilbert Aime Murray (1866-1957) was a scholar of the Classics, a Fellow at Oxford, a playwright, a translator and popularizer of Hellenism, and a passionate liberal, campaigning tirelessly for the League of Nations.



Gobi or Shamo is the search for a lost colony of Greeks. Mavrones is a young English scholar who yearns… Continue

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Testimonial from Augur's friend John Carter

Augur has patented the application of a focused luminiferous aether beam for use in theodolitic measurement instrumentation. This invention has expedited the occupation of surveyors around the world, and for this he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate and appointed as one of Her Majesty's cartographic surveyors for the colony of New Zealand, a Royal commission with land and title in the antipodean colony. Upon arrival at the colony, Augur found that the title bestowed upon him by Her Majesty…

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A short biography of Augur, by Rev. H. Pike

From Pike, H. (1892). "Rev. Pike's Almanac of Curious Personages of the Antipodes", (3rd Ed.). London: Zondervan. 15-16.

Part mythical figure and part legend, it is hard to find many solid facts about the character known as Augur. What is known is that he is seldom seen in public, preferring to spend most of his time in the highways and byways of the rural areas and outer fringes of civilization. Some say he works for the Crown,…

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Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band: "Mischief in the Machine, a circus folktale"~

Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band: "Mischief in the Machine, a circus folktale"~
http://www.sepiachord.com/mischief.htm

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What Is Steampunk?

Sometimes I get What-is-Steampunk comments on facebook. The best short answer is Victorian Sci-fi, I also like it described as Historical/Sci-fi. There is Steampunk literature but it doesn’t stop there, it includes art, gadgets, music, and clothing. It took off from the fiction genre and rose to a subculture. A very fun, interesting, productive, and creative subculture. One of the beautiful things about Steampunk is it has no limits. It’s what you want to make it. …

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Call of Cthulhu: Bad Moon Rising~

Call of Cthulhu: Bad Moon Rising~
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1960406864300.108365.1666675471
Some images I've collected related to the legendary COC adventure (written by Marcus L Rowland).

Added by Sepiachord on June 7, 2011 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Vernian Process~ Shnazzy new website:

Vernian Process~ Shnazzy new website:
http://www.vernianprocess.com/

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"Daiman Matar" by Luciano Lo Casto is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~

"Daiman Matar" by Luciano Lo Casto is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~
http://www.myspace.com/locastoluciano

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What Is Steampunk?

Sometimes I get What-is-Steampunk comments on facebook. The best short answer it’s Victorian Sci-fi, I also like it described as Historical/Sci-fi.  There is Steampunk literature but it doesn’t stop there, it includes art, gadgets, music, and clothing. It took off from the fiction genre and rose to a subculture. A very fun, interesting, productive, and creative subculture. One of the beautiful things about Steampunk is it has no limits. It’s what you want to make it.…

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