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Author Topic: Welcome to the Clocktower  (Read 92642 times)
Captain Lyerly
Zeppelin Overlord
*******
Ukraine Ukraine


At the helm of the Frumious Bandersnatch


« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2009, 10:41:45 pm »

Sorry, but I am of course not at liberty to divulge that information.  Nice turn of phrase, that, so much nicer than "I can neither confirm nor deny".  And of course loads more polite than the direct "well, I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you," so beloved of the penny dreadfuls.

No, this is just simply allowing nature to take its course right now.  A black bag job would be almost superfluous.  Wetwork should be reserved for those instances where it really is the best solution.  Though I must say I have had a few sanctioned jobs where I really took pleasure in my work.  A couple of those, well, I would have done them "pro bono", but don't tell anybody.


Cheers!

Chas.
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Captain Sir Charles A. Lyerly, O.B.T.
Soldier of Fortune and Gentleman Adventurer
wire: captain_lyerly, at wire office "Yahoo dot Qom"

"You'd think he'd learn."
"Heh! De best minions neffer do!"
Angus A Fitziron
Zeppelin Overlord
*******
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Research Air Ship R.A.S. 'Saorsa'


« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2009, 10:54:34 pm »

The waitstaff is friendly...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Good evening my lovely, I'll have a pint of London Pride please...... Oh and someone has left the lights on, on their Zeppelin outside, the red one. Any idea whose it might be?
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Airship Artificer, part-time romantik and amateur Natural Philosopher

"wee all here are much troubled with the loss of poor Thompson & Sutton"
The_Steam_Master
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« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2009, 11:05:58 pm »

Oh and someone has left the lights on, on their Zeppelin outside, the red one. Any idea whose it might be?

*slips out unnoticed and returns moments later to swiftly order a pint of ale*
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Jennette Haber
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United States United States


Collector of Keys


WWW
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2009, 11:14:28 pm »

*twiddles her thumbs by the door waiting for the 23rd*
damn close now!
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I was beginning to think wishing on stars was just for babies and crazy people...
lottie(princess and the frog)
The Master List of Steampunk webcomics [/cener
Captain_Minty_Gearhertz
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United Kingdom United Kingdom


I can fly anything... Just watch me!


« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2009, 11:21:43 pm »

The Lambs is excellent. Mmmm I am delightfully squiffy  Grin
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The music is reversable, but time...is not.
Pnakotus
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United States United States



WWW
« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2009, 11:36:01 pm »

I'll have a gin and tonic to try to get "All along the Watchtower" out of my head. Your post's title has had it going for a bit now trying to come up with a good steam parody.
I have been enjoying the "Battlestar Galactica" version of "All Along the Watchtower", as of late.

Me too. I love that version.
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"Tie two birds together,
and although they have four wings,
they cannot fly."
Angus A Fitziron
Zeppelin Overlord
*******
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Research Air Ship R.A.S. 'Saorsa'


« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2009, 11:39:43 pm »

Another pint of Pride please, looks like this might turn into a session.....
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The_Steam_Master
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« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2009, 11:43:22 pm »

I'll have a gin and tonic to try to get "All along the Watchtower" out of my head. Your post's title has had it going for a bit now trying to come up with a good steam parody.
I have been enjoying the "Battlestar Galactica" version of "All Along the Watchtower", as of late.

Me too. I love that version.


personally i like the MAB version the best

EDIT:
TEH LINKZOR
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Angus A Fitziron
Zeppelin Overlord
*******
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Research Air Ship R.A.S. 'Saorsa'


« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2009, 11:51:55 pm »

I say chaps and chappesses, according to my teslacommunicator I seem to have been promoted - barmaid - drinks all round!
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The_Steam_Master
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« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2009, 11:55:01 pm »

I say chaps and chappesses, according to my teslacommunicator I seem to have been promoted - barmaid - drinks all round!

i think this is the celebration i was waiting for Grin

another tankard of ale Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Pnakotus
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United States United States



WWW
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2009, 12:41:21 am »

I'll have a gin and tonic to try to get "All along the Watchtower" out of my head. Your post's title has had it going for a bit now trying to come up with a good steam parody.
I have been enjoying the "Battlestar Galactica" version of "All Along the Watchtower", as of late.

Me too. I love that version.

"There's some kind of build-up here",
Said the coal man to the chief
"There's too much pressure
I gotta get some relief.
Tick by tock there goes the time,
of my life on this earth,
toiling in the filth and grime.
Really, what's it worth?"

"Don't be so broken hearted"
The chief he kindly spoke
"The cogs and gears around us
run with the fires that you stoke.
Without you and I, they won't run.
This is just our fate.
So lets use the hours of the sun
the day is getting late"
Hey

Hey

Welcome to the Clocktower
people look up to
while all the seconds tick on by
minutes, hours too, but huh

Outside beneath the gas lamps
a scoundrel's on the prowl
and two lawmen out hunting
their dogs sniff and growl

Hey
Oh
Welcome to the Clocktower
There's no escaping the watch
Gotta beware gotta beware I will ...
Yeah
Ooh baby
Welcome to the Clocktower ...

Grin
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The_Steam_Master
Guest
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2009, 12:49:04 am »

^ THAT!!!!!!!!

*collapses from his 15th ale*
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Jemima Annabelle Clough
Rogue Ætherlord
*
United Kingdom United Kingdom


When you're tired of tea, you're tired of life


« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2009, 12:50:25 am »

I say chaps and chappesses, according to my teslacommunicator I seem to have been promoted - barmaid - drinks all round!

*looks up from talisker*


You've been promoted to a barmaid? Ummm.. congrats?
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Remember: Stressed backwards spells desserts
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Fellow of the RS
Botanist and sometime adventurer
Wife of A E Clough
---
Flame throwing priestess of the really hot fire
Jennette Haber
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United States United States


Collector of Keys


WWW
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2009, 12:51:06 am »

are there any positions open?
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Angus A Fitziron
Zeppelin Overlord
*******
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Research Air Ship R.A.S. 'Saorsa'


« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2009, 12:54:34 am »

You've been promoted to a barmaid? Ummm.. congrats?
Yeah..... that wasn't quite what I had in mind, but now I've tried the uniform, I can see an upside.......  Embarrassed
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Captain Lyerly
Zeppelin Overlord
*******
Ukraine Ukraine


At the helm of the Frumious Bandersnatch


« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2009, 01:11:28 am »

OOOOOh, it is painful to pass up a perfect straight line... But here are early good wishes for your happy birthday, Miss Jennette.  Enjoy, be safe, and many happy returns of the day.

Oh, well DONE, Pnakotus.  Well done indeed.

Now, has anybody seen Harold's feet?


Cheers!

Chas.

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Sir A Poiselamppe
Zeppelin Overlord
*******
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Inventor of the Homing Battenburgram


WWW
« Reply #66 on: March 07, 2009, 01:14:17 am »

Sorry, but I am of course not at liberty to divulge that information.  Nice turn of phrase, that, so much nicer than "I can neither confirm nor deny".  And of course loads more polite than the direct "well, I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you," so beloved of the penny dreadfuls.


Cheers!

Chas.

My preferred phrase I stole from house of cards "You might think that... I couldn't possibly comment"

Dont worry won't tell a soul, except possibly the new barmaid in the strangely alluring uniform...

btw a further whiskey mac if you would be so kind..... has anyone seen the dodo? I seem to have misplaced him... Shocked
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Captain Brandsson
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United States United States


"We've done the impossible, that makes us mighty."


WWW
« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2009, 01:15:31 am »

"There's some kind of build-up here",
Said the coal man to the chief
"There's too much pressure
I gotta get some relief.
Tick by tock there goes the time,
of my life on this earth,
toiling in the filth and grime.
Really, what's it worth?"

"Don't be so broken hearted"
The chief he kindly spoke
"The cogs and gears around us
run with the fires that you stoke.
Without you and I, they won't run.
This is just our fate.
So lets use the hours of the sun
the day is getting late"
Hey

Hey

Welcome to the Clocktower
people look up to
while all the seconds tick on by
minutes, hours too, but huh

Outside beneath the gas lamps
a scoundrel's on the prowl
and two lawmen out hungting
their dogs sniff and growl

Hey
Oh
Welcome to the Clocktower
There's no escaping the watch
Gotta beware gotta beware I will ...
Yeah
Ooh baby
Welcome to the Clocktower ...

Grin
Would you like a job, here, sir?
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- Maximilian
Pnakotus
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United States United States



WWW
« Reply #68 on: March 07, 2009, 02:15:06 am »

^ THAT!!!!!!!!

Which that? This that, or some other that? If this that, then thanks Smiley
Oh, well DONE, Pnakotus.  Well done indeed.

Thanks Smiley
Would you like a job, here, sir?

Grin Thanks, but ...
1) This song is a fluke, and subjecting our fellows to my attempts at further songs would probably not be appreciated. Feel fortunate that you can't actually hear me play (read: fumble clumsily with and attempt not to break) an instrument or sing. Wink
2) According to my CDI contract this portion of the timeline is my designated "vacation zone", so although I can frequent as many steamy establishments as I like, I am not allowed to actually work for them.

I will have another gin and tonic though. Double lime, please ... Smiley
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The_Steam_Master
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« Reply #69 on: March 07, 2009, 02:24:18 am »

^ THAT!!!!!!!!
Which that? This that, or some other that? If this that, then thanks Smiley

*picks self up* that that is indeed the this that that you said

...

ill sit this round out with a glass of lemon please

...

not lemonade, just lemon... all the crunchy bits removed however
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Mercury Wells
Rogue Ætherlord
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I insiste that you do call me WELLS. :)


« Reply #70 on: March 07, 2009, 02:40:28 am »

*twiddles her thumbs by the door waiting for the 23rd*
damn close now!

*Enters and leaves hat, cloak with the cloakroom maid, walks to bar and says to Miss Heber*:-
Ahem...! I think that you ought to know Miss, that as this is a "Virtual Pub", you can drink no matter you where you are. Smiley
*To the barperson*:- 2 pints of Brains SA in dimpled glasses please and put it on my account thank you. There you go Miss Heber enjoy, but do take it easy though.
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Oh...my old war wound? I got that at The Battle of Dorking. Very nasty affair that was, I can tell you.

The Ministry of Tea respectfully advises you to drink one cup of tea day...for that +5 Moral Fibre stat.
Vienna Fahrmann
Zeppelin Admiral
******
Austria Austria


« Reply #71 on: March 07, 2009, 02:57:27 am »


     I'll have a Cherry Marnier & watch the show.  Lilli has always been one of my favourite acts.

     Vienna
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The Kernel
Zeppelin Admiral
******
England England


Nutty Scientist


« Reply #72 on: March 07, 2009, 07:51:23 am »

*twiddles her thumbs by the door waiting for the 23rd*
damn close now!

*Enters and leaves hat, cloak with the cloakroom maid, walks to bar and says to Miss Heber*:-
Ahem...! I think that you ought to know Miss, that as this is a "Virtual Pub", you can drink no matter you where you are. Smiley
*To the barperson*:- 2 pints of Brains SA in dimpled glasses please and put it on my account thank you. There you go Miss Heber enjoy, but do take it easy though.

Agreed, we also haven't established a location or national jurisdiction (do we need to?) and here in the UK anyone of any age can enter a pub if they serve food and they don't approach the bar. If no fodd then entry at sixteen (just no alcohol), and alcohol at eighteen.
So come on in and enjoy yourself (in moderation of course) just stay in the UK zones Wink
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Sean Patrick O-Byrne
Zeppelin Admiral
******
Canada Canada


Belligerent Hairy-Bloke and Improper Philospher


« Reply #73 on: March 07, 2009, 07:52:42 am »

*twiddles her thumbs by the door waiting for the 23rd*
damn close now!

*Enters and leaves hat, cloak with the cloakroom maid, walks to bar and says to Miss Heber*:-
Ahem...! I think that you ought to know Miss, that as this is a "Virtual Pub", you can drink no matter you where you are. Smiley

She can drink with me. Where I come from, drinking age is eighteen. She's well within the limit.

Oh, Alberta.

Cheers!
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Well I've worked among the spitters and I've breathed the oily smoke
I've shovelled up the gypsum and it neigh 'on makes you choke
I've stood knee deep cyanide, got sick with a caustic burn
Been working rough, I've seen enough, to make your stomach turn


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The Kernel
Zeppelin Admiral
******
England England


Nutty Scientist


« Reply #74 on: March 07, 2009, 07:56:44 am »

*twiddles her thumbs by the door waiting for the 23rd*
damn close now!

*Enters and leaves hat, cloak with the cloakroom maid, walks to bar and says to Miss Heber*:-
Ahem...! I think that you ought to know Miss, that as this is a "Virtual Pub", you can drink no matter you where you are. Smiley

She can drink with me. Where I come from, drinking age is eighteen. She's well within the limit.

Oh, Alberta.

Cheers!

In some circles that could be viewed as a "chat up line"
and why not, enjoy yourselves
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