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Author Topic: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers  (Read 31448 times)
Lady Arachne
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« Reply #75 on: November 19, 2010, 07:38:24 pm »

It is interesting the number of "mature" steampunkers there seem to be.

I wonder what percentage are old gamer geeks, scifi officionados, historical reenactors liking the historical fantasy, or tinkerers attracted by the DIY aspect.

OOC :My Dear Groomporter

You would be correct in that regard for me at least. Why, I have lived in the past my whole life since I was a wee child. I grew up watching Upstairs Downstairs, Dr. Who anything set in different era's. I played Dungeons and Dragons as a teen and being a girl it was almost unheard of. I have attended conventions, from sci fi to fantasy to now Steampunk. I never want to grow up, there is to much to learn from the past and in ones world.

So am I in ? hehe
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« Reply #76 on: November 19, 2010, 11:45:33 pm »

Lady Arachne - I notice you are from Vancouver!  Are you by any chance going to Steamcon 2 in Seattle this weekend? 

This will be my first such convention, coming from a "living history" background.  My colleague and I will be the sergeants in British red.
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Lady Arachne
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« Reply #77 on: November 20, 2010, 09:07:35 pm »

Lady Arachne - I notice you are from Vancouver!  Are you by any chance going to Steamcon 2 in Seattle this weekend?  

This will be my first such convention, coming from a "living history" background.  My colleague and I will be the sergeants in British red.

OOC:Sadly I could not attend this year. But I would love to see pictures should you wish to share.. Smiley
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Miles (a sailor)Martin
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« Reply #78 on: November 23, 2010, 08:15:55 pm »

Welcome to the Show That Never Ends it just keeps going on my frends....
weell as long as we don't run out of Steam, Tea, Ale, and Gin.   
 Pull up a chair a stool or a lounger, which'ev'er takes your fancy and give us a bit of an eye or earfull.
    Miles (a sailor)Martin at your service here ,a bit af an'all arounder as it were,
 currently residing in Aberdeen Md, home of record Albuqeurque,NM.
 Past posts have given the whys of the above.  I hope to see some of the rest
of the crew around at a future con or event. 
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« Reply #79 on: November 24, 2010, 10:59:45 pm »

Epitaph for a broken soul


She sits in the club, the smoke and stale ale permeating all around her. To look at her you would see a maiden past her prime. She was no doubt beautiful once, a natural beauty I would wager, which is the best kind. Not the type that powders and preps for hours on end, vain and always judging those that pass her way. Nay, a beauty from within that shone like the brightest stars on a summer’s eve. Yet, now she looks worn-out and broken. Her blue eyes shed not a hint of life. Heartbreak just seems to surround her like the embrace of long lost lover’s warm arms.

She knows no one but the demons and bitterness that have so consumed her once caring soul. None can even describe the heart break she has seen as her one dream evaporated time and time again.

I watch as another shot of poison in a glass is poured and placed before her. She makes no eye contact with her host, this defeated soul, lifting the glass to her unsmiling lips and drinking yet again from the chalice of demise. What has life done to this loveliness? Whom or what?

I feel I should raise from my own comfortable seat and try and coax the fiend which devourers her life force. Would she though tell me? There is only one great thing that could possibly drain her soul and it is…

Memories..   “There are no such things as accidents…only fate.”
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« Reply #80 on: November 26, 2010, 01:42:06 am »

Miles (a sailor)Martin  is wearing a deep blue colored bell bottom trousers, white shirt,waist coat with a sholder holster with the butt of a m1911 protruding and a saber hilt over the other sholder, seems to any onlookers that he would use the gun in the right the sword in the left. The shirt has patches on both sleeves, the right sleeve shows a Thunderbird and on the left a NM flag with crossed black cannons over a red 45 superimposed on it , on the front of the left chest is a set of Dolphins pinned upside down over a submarine pin with a V-1 on deck, on the ribbon below are two stars, one gold and one silver.  below that is a blue enameled plate that has a rifle-musket and a wreath, the right breast pocket has a set of three colored cloth strips pinned on it, as he turns surveying the room , y.  as he walks  over to a chair,you notice that he is limping a bit, you can hear a groaning click-pop  coming from his direction in time with the limp,he sits down with a sigh, waves to the bartender a single finger in a circle , then points around the room,with an inquring look and says "Any one else?" as the staffer pulls out a frosted mug and fills it with maple mead.  if you continue to watch he procedess to oil the  brace that encloses his left knee.

rest of thumb nail desciption: 50 yr old red-blond haired male with 2" long mostly white beard, 198lbs,6'3'tall with grease under nails and large bandage wrapping crown of head under  J.B.Stetson straw hat, face looks like he has seen a bit of moreof the bad than the good in life, but hasn't quite given up on things yet
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« Reply #81 on: December 18, 2010, 03:08:28 pm »

Miles stands up and says to the room at large " Happy Birthday all." turns" Barman a round for the house".turns back to the room at large and says" To all of us here, as I start another year ,I wish to say merry met and merry meet again".         Grin      Miles (a sailor)Martin
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Lady Arachne
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« Reply #82 on: December 24, 2010, 07:23:29 pm »

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« Reply #83 on: December 25, 2010, 03:11:15 pm »

Indeed, merry Christmas to All. We've all seen at least 50 Christmasses, so we should have had enough practice to jolly well celebrate properly in style. Cheers to all!
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Miles (a sailor)Martin
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« Reply #84 on: December 25, 2010, 04:15:45 pm »

I hope every one had a good solstice,midwinter for the majority,midsummer for our members in Oz.and A Happy New Year To All.                        Miles (a sailor)Martin
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« Reply #85 on: January 02, 2011, 12:46:19 am »

It is interesting the number of "mature" steampunkers there seem to be.

I wonder what percentage are old gamer geeks, scifi officionados, historical reenactors liking the historical fantasy, or tinkerers attracted by the DIY aspect.

Gamer - that includes me  (both old-school RPG's, and playing games on computers since Pong was invented), SF afficiando - yes, so long as you use the 'hardcore' definition of SF. It's not that I don't like or appreciate space operar or futuristic fantasy, but there's an awful lot of stuff that gets lablled SF these days that just isn't.  Re-enactor.. only virtually (used to fly the serious end of WarBirds online, re-enacting WW2 air campaigns). Tinkerer - I've only really dabbled a bit so far (leatherwork and sewing) but fingers crossed.. - and yes, that does appeal to me, that aspect.
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« Reply #86 on: January 06, 2011, 09:44:55 am »

Esteemed members of the Fifty - Plus club for Steamgeezers. Would you be so kind to allow a Lady who is not quite at the half century mark. But is shy by one year, six months? I strongly feel I am better suited in a place, where ladies and gentlemen  understand the needs of the baby boomer Steamers..


Yours, cordially Lady Arachne

My dear lady, first may I apologise for failing to respond earlier to your request - it does not say much on our part for the assumed politeness that comes with age! As you have waited so long for a reply (I mean you are nearly halfway there now!) can I, as almost a founder member (since the first page of the thread at least) belatedly but nevertheless cordially invite you to take a seat and continue to delight us with your charming company?

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Miles (a sailor)Martin
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« Reply #87 on: January 08, 2011, 09:09:21 pm »

weell it looks like this geezer is about to have to do a twenty something style road trip ,,, my drivers licence expires in ten days. so here we go on a solo run to santa fe nm in early winter,and back to aberdeen,md,all together  4000 miles in four  days with a day layover at the mid-point, wish me luck,i hope i don't need it but a few prayers to Thor for good weather along the route wouldn't be scoffed at.                                        Miles (a born again pagan sailor) Martin 
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« Reply #88 on: January 10, 2011, 06:33:11 am »

I joined as a junior member a while back (sort of a 'cadet,' I guess you could say). Anyway, I will officially be fifty in February. Odd, I don't feel a half-century old...
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« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2011, 11:42:37 am »

I too will be hitting 50 next month.
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« Reply #90 on: January 11, 2011, 02:46:38 pm »

and good day to you all (tip of the hat ), still  getting ready for the run . Is going to be "Fun" i think at least i hope so. grin   i do like driving just hope the weather is slightly co-operative .  any one else done something crazy/dumb/nessesary like this recently?. got the tires changed yesterday and the oil, now just need to fix to back heater in the van and she will be ready for the run.   Miles
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« Reply #91 on: January 11, 2011, 11:42:03 pm »

Last dumb thing I did was ride a motorbike to Scotland, turned left and then rode up through the N.Atlantic! (Outer Hebrides - Barra; S.Uist; Benbecula; N.Uist; Harris and Lewis.) I loved it, there is something about a road trip that makes me smile. Stay safe Miles. As a sailor I know you will prepare thoroughly. Just watch out for the other guy...

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« Reply #92 on: January 14, 2011, 02:50:59 pm »

Thanks Brother  Fitziron , I will be doing me best, but as you say it is the other ID10ts that make winter driving fun.     Miles
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« Reply #93 on: January 18, 2011, 06:15:18 pm »

  Didn't make it ,
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did not realiz i had caps lock on ,tus the spoiler to tiered to fix it now, since Sunday at 530 am with two cat naps 1 hour in the front of a wrecker as he brought me the last 60 miles thru the snow and freezing rain, got her at 330 paid him and laid down on the living room floor and crashed untill mom came out at 745 and woke me ,unloaded thevan and made reservation to go by train,must be there by 4;00 this afternoon.so later. it is 1212 local as i type this on tues . miles
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« Reply #94 on: January 18, 2011, 10:41:22 pm »

OK, reading this at about twenty to five Miles' time so here's hoping he made it. Some road trip!
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Miles (a sailor)Martin
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« Reply #95 on: January 21, 2011, 03:25:04 pm »

I am now in NM at me sister's place ,she let me log on. was a good trip ,I do like the train ride i just wish i had been a bit better prepared for the run. was  a fairly hassle free trip, but no pictures Cry . will try to get some on the return trip.
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« Reply #96 on: January 23, 2011, 02:28:30 am »

Martin, Glad you made it but sorry the weather and car trouble were such a hassle. We moved from Maryland to Texas last year and the weather in January and February was the pits. We were not able to finish the move till March since the moving van could not get in to our street.

Now to address the GEEZER club... What do you mean 50! Mere kids! Don't you know that 50 is the new 40? Is there a special "senior" status for those of us over 70? My motto is "Never too old for Steampunk!"

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« Reply #97 on: January 23, 2011, 11:44:11 pm »

Oddly enough, I enjoyed having somebody call me a 'mere kid.' Cheesy
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« Reply #98 on: January 28, 2011, 10:22:39 pm »

This "mere kid" is happy to be called that too!
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« Reply #99 on: January 28, 2011, 10:45:59 pm »

Just saw this and....sadly....I qualify so here's my application.

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