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Beyond Victoriana #61 Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories -- A Roundtable Interview, Part 2

Note: This is part 2 of our roundtable interview with several contributors to Steam-Powered.

Read part 1 here.



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Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on January 31, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Men Who Will Not be Blamed for Nothing vs The Gypsy Nomads~

The Men Who Will Not be Blamed for Nothing vs The Gypsy
Nomads~
April 28- London UK
April 30- Birmingham UK
May 27-30 Dearborn MI USA

http://www.facebook.com/blamedfornothing?ref=ts#!/photo.php?fbid=10150409215680377&set=a.10150174007950377.407081.203275255376

Added by Sepiachord on January 30, 2011 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Carpe Noctum, Chapter1- Red ice

We were running for our lives. Above us, the roar of the low flying plane told us how close death was. The icey snow bit at our feet and made them bleed and the cold air seemed to creep into my lungs making them burn. Behind me were bodies of our fallen, strew along the ice covered ground like islands of death in a vast sea of snow. I could still smell their blood.







Beside me, River was starting to slow down. The hard running was taking its toll on his new bullet wound in his… Continue

Added by Ashur Wolfsong on January 30, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Ohayocon Convention Report

Ohayocon had a steampunk theme this year soI was, of course, going to go. In preparation I did some experimentation with mustache wax and found that I just couldn't get it to work the way I wanted. The several formulae I tried each caused my mustache to curl (which I didn't want) or was too heavy and thick (which I didn't want) or smelled and was goopy (which I didn't want). In the end I settled for what I had been doing, merely twisting the hair into shape periodically to keep it under…

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Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on January 30, 2011 at 3:56pm — 3 Comments

Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories — A Roundtable Interview, Part 1

Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories is a very unique anthology for a variety of reasons. By unique, I'm not stating that this anthology is tailor-made for only a specific target audience (though it may scream "niche" to the average reader.) Still, upon first impression, a reader might wonder: would someone who isn't queer or female or a romance lover still… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on January 29, 2011 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Journal Entry 56

Educationover the years has been quite revolutionary, everyone is (most certainly where I live) a right for everyone, and everyone gets it, but with time, this now revolutionary educational system, where you 'must' attend school, has become very set.



A large community where everyone goes, some schools everyone can afford, others are exclusive for the money bag holders. The problem is, some people just can't learn in these kind of environments such as myself. It's all very well…

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Added by Lady Bess Eccentric on January 29, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

New Today on Sepiachord.com: Corpus Callosum, Vernian Process

New Today on Sepiachord.com: Corpus Callosum, Vernian Process



We've got LIVE VIDEO of Corpus Callosum shot by the Sepiachord Captain at the Can Can (on his son's little Flip video thing):

http://www.sepiachord.com/ccatcc.htm



For more about Corpus Callosum check out their website:

http://www.corpus.cc



We also have a new music review:

"Behold the Machine" by Vernian… Continue

Added by Sepiachord on January 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Still learning....

As I embark on my journey with Steampunk, I am nervous, excited, intrigued, and eager to learn. This genre was introduced to me a couple of years to ago and I quickly became hooked. However, I have been on the fringes just watching and learning. Now I am beginning to feel my way and are developing some ideas and persona that I want to nurture and watch grow. So this is where I am going...

 

Thoughts on my initial persona:

Name: Dr. Eliza Jane…

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Added by Dr. Eliza Jane Goodfellow on January 28, 2011 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

A Steampunk Aircraft for Your Parlor

A fine fellow by the name of Richard Cherry has crafted a marvellous paper craft kit that is free for the download.

It is a PDF file that when printed, provides the colorful graphics and instructions to make a model steampunk aircraft with a 24" wingspand.

Good luck and here is the link: http://siriusartworks.deviantart.com/art/Aero-Carriage-Paper-Model-195232049

If…

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Added by AnthonyStevens on January 28, 2011 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Personal Journal 23

Julien has come back to me! I'm so excited I've had to start this page over because I spilled my ink well on the previous page. It happened yesterday while I was sweeping the floor in the pub. I was sweeping by the Utility Closet wondering how I was going to find Julien as I had made up my mind to let him go to be with the Ducesa. I've developed the habit of talking to myself when I'm alone in the pub and was doing so then when the door to the closet popped open and gave me a start. I went…

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Added by Rachel Harrison on January 28, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Personal Journal 22

So much has happened in the last few days I hardly know where to start anymore. I suppose I shall start with the events of two days ago. Jack finally managed to propose to Tangle properly, he'd asked her parents, spoken to preacher, courted her and was now finally able to present her with a diamond the size of a robins egg. She said yes and there was such a clamor as people gave their congratulations. I was happy for them, I am still but I confess at that moment I was putting on a brave…

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Added by Rachel Harrison on January 28, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

This is one of my favorite bits

For some reason... this poem by Yeats has always made me very nervous. It is perhaps the greatest definition of humanity's tendencies:

 

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)



               THE SECOND COMING

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre

    The falcon…

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Added by Rt Rev.Hammer, Archimandrite on January 28, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments

The TyLean Compilation... for Free Download!

Featuring tracks from TyLean's three releases:

When All Else Fails (EP) - 2005

Between 10 and 2 - 2007

The Unforgivable, the Unforgettable - 2010

 

http://tylean.bandcamp.com/album/the-tylean-compilation

 

Not for the casual listener!



Uniquely twisted, emotionally compelling self-described “vocalist, pianist and cello rapist” TyLean, quickly become known as eccentric, willing to… Continue

Added by TyLean on January 28, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Africans in Ancient China & Vice Versa, Part 4: A Final Word about Zheng He--Guest Blog by Eccentric Yoruba

Note: This is the final segment in a four-part series by Eccentric Yoruba about Ancient Africa & China, cross-posted with her permission. Also, check out parts 1,… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on January 28, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

A Steampunk Tour in the UK!

For those of you in the UK, you have a rare chance indeed... to see San Francisco's Unwoman perform! Four glorious dates, details below!



Near Leeds:

Facebook Event Page

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188347584511813

Event Page on SteamPunk Empire…

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Added by TyLean on January 27, 2011 at 5:31am — No Comments

**Insert Evil Laugh**

Everything that is transpiring is doing so according to my design.

Added by Dodger on January 26, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

From the Journal of Elizabeth "Bernie" Smith, head engineer of the airship Polaris

1/26

 

I'm writin' this from the safety of my quarters... my cell these days...

 

My captor is sleepin now, sprawled out at his post, mouth agape, great, roarin' snores practically shudderin the ship.  I give a real thought to coverin' his face with a pillow, but I ent the kind to kill somebody in cold blood.

 

I cried today, thinkin' of bygone days, when we were so happy, and I wish for my love to find me, to rescue me from this hell.  But he is out…

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Added by Amy Linebaugh on January 26, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Pirate Airship Stormfyre* Captains Log

Captain Abigail Storm:  Captians Log  6:30a.m.

 

My ship and crew have just returned from a night of raiding ships from East Asia.  The crew is currently tethering the Stormfyre* to the ground tether we have in the woods nearby my estate manor.  My ships crew have done an amazing job of painting the outer portion of the ship in camofloge colors of greens and browns so anyone passing by the woods does not even notice a huge airship is tethered there. We do  most of our raiding…

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Added by Lady Abigail Freidesweid Storm on January 26, 2011 at 6:29am — No Comments

Entry 1

Well, here I am in the grand Steampunk Empire! It's a wonder and a swell privilege to be here. For anyone out there deciding to read this, I'm a bit of an amateur, but I completely feel that this is my calling. I have been obsessed with the steam era for quite some time, but wished there was some sort of fantasy/science fiction element to it. I knew what it was, but not what to call it. And finally, someone mentioned that a pendant I had made was "very steampunk." I looked it up and have…

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Added by Nathaniel Coppercog on January 26, 2011 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Have you considered that men are not natural?

Hello Dear Friends and Compatriots!

Is it only me or have you noticed, too, that the human male in general is the most dull appearing creature in all of nature?

This singular thought had occurred to me in a rather odd manner. I was out and about today at a local market obtaining comestibles and sundries when I heard a titter from beisde me. I turn to see a rather pleasant and well…

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Added by Rt Rev.Hammer, Archimandrite on January 25, 2011 at 10:48pm — 8 Comments

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