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Author Topic: Fun Steampunk Mischief  (Read 4927 times)
VampirateMace
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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2012, 04:38:58 am »

Have some kind of instrument in your hands that has gauges and lights on it, and walk around in a crowded place with a friend in full steampunk regalia, approch a random person and look at your friend and then act like you are examining the device in your hand. Then proceed to tell the random person that they must come with you to be decontaminated.

That might lead to trouble. Better to comment to your companion "This one's clean..."
Quite right...I was always one for trouble though. Grin

Suggesting strangers do anything needs to be approached with extreme caution. Some people will respond as if you are suggesting they drink poison.
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Lt. Thomas Corvidae
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2012, 11:36:16 pm »

Have some kind of instrument in your hands that has gauges and lights on it, and walk around in a crowded place with a friend in full steampunk regalia, approch a random person and look at your friend and then act like you are examining the device in your hand. Then proceed to tell the random person that they must come with you to be decontaminated.

That might lead to trouble. Better to comment to your companion "This one's clean..."
Quite right...I was always one for trouble though. Grin

Suggesting strangers do anything needs to be approached with extreme caution. Some people will respond as if you are suggesting they drink poison.

*looks at device*
*looks at companion*
*looks back at stranger*
"Sir, if you would be so kind as to drink this poison."

Might as well just get right to the point. No need for being misinterpreted.
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VampirateMace
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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2012, 11:45:43 pm »

There should be a comment about "He/She's the one that wrecked our past?" in there somewhere before you ask them to drink poison.
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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2012, 12:37:57 am »

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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2012, 03:10:55 am »

Gosh, now I need to invent this device so that I can cause this mischief.
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« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2012, 06:00:51 pm »

I once set up on a nice victorian pier with a nice victorian plate camera, metered my scene and set the shutter and lens. Then came the wait for a cloud to move out of the way.

About five minutes later an oily* kid in his young teens swaggers** over and asks, with a somewhat cocky look at this idiot expression; "Whu' you doin'?"

"Waiting for the light" comes the nonchant reply. All things considered, I think this was a rather measured response, as my second and third thoughts were running something like this: I am standing here with a tripod and an iconic wood-and-bellows contraption with a stocking great brassy lens on the end. One could not be taking a photograph in a more overt fashion without writing 'I am taking a photograph' in five foot letters. On an elephant.

Heavy eyebrows knit together and the heavy perspiration of deep physical thought appears on his forehead. Seconds pass. Then:

"Bu' its daytime". Wow. My powers of observation had failed to notice. Thankyou for informing me good sir. Time to have some fun. *whispers*

"You can't see them unless the light is just right. Do you believe in ghosts?"

He gave a weird, unnerved look and took his loitering lackeys elsewhere. The sun came out and I got my shot.

M.


*His sebaceous glands could easily have solved all the worlds energy troubles.

** Hard to do when your waistband is hovering somewhere around your shins.
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VampirateMace
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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2012, 09:23:34 pm »

** Hard to do when your waistband is hovering somewhere around your shins.

So it's not just American teens. Not too long ago, I saw a young man run across the street clinging to his belt in order to keep his jeans up enough so that he could run. If you actually used the belt as intended, it would hold your pants up.

Perhaps we should hand out suspenders.
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« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2012, 09:57:37 pm »

That would be interesting...walking around with suspenders in a box, handing them out to all those people with,in the words of my father, "droopy drawers".
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« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2012, 10:54:19 pm »

Could get costly. I suggest a good old-fashioned dancing flash mob. With the waltz.
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« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2012, 11:20:48 pm »

My friends and I like to dress up in interesting outfits and wander around downtown Olympia shouting random compliments at strangers. The outfits aren't necessarily steamy and neither are the compliments which are things like " Hey guy on the bike, sweet beard!" but its very amusing to see the looks on people's faces. We are also the same people who like to pose with the mannequins at the mall. We held a contest once for who could find and pose with the ugliest mannequin.
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« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2012, 05:33:17 am »

My friends and I like to dress up in interesting outfits and wander around downtown Olympia shouting random compliments at strangers.

Now there's an idea. Drive-by Victorian compliments.
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VampirateMace
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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2012, 07:24:02 am »

My friends and I like to dress up in interesting outfits and wander around downtown Olympia shouting random compliments at strangers.

Now there's an idea. Drive-by Victorian compliments.

Fly-by?
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« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2012, 07:26:00 am »

My friends and I like to dress up in interesting outfits and wander around downtown Olympia shouting random compliments at strangers.

Now there's an idea. Drive-by Victorian compliments.

Fly-by?

Or bike by
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« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2012, 08:34:54 am »

My friends and I like to dress up in interesting outfits and wander around downtown Olympia shouting random compliments at strangers.

Now there's an idea. Drive-by Victorian compliments.

Fly-by?

Or bike by

Sounds to me like a drive-by shouting. Tongue
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« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2012, 11:53:24 am »

** Hard to do when your waistband is hovering somewhere around your shins.

So it's not just American teens. Not too long ago, I saw a young man run across the street clinging to his belt in order to keep his jeans up enough so that he could run. If you actually used the belt as intended, it would hold your pants up.

Perhaps we should hand out suspenders.

In Flint, MI, a couple of years ago, the police started arresting them for public indecency. Don't know if they still do or if it's done any good.
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« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2012, 12:31:19 pm »

There was an incident recently reported in the papers about a teenage burglar who, when caught in flagrente tried to leg it and fell arse over apex when his low slung jeans slid down below his knees and tripped him up. By the time he'd got to his feet and pulled them up the policeman in pursuit  had nabbed him!
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« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2012, 01:11:49 pm »

There was an incident recently reported in the papers about a teenage burglar who, when caught in flagrente tried to leg it and fell arse over apex when his low slung jeans slid down below his knees and tripped him up. By the time he'd got to his feet and pulled them up the policeman in pursuit  had nabbed him!

I know a police officer that LOVES the low slung jeans and loved the brief period where led lights on adult sized shoes was popular among.... ummm.... certain groups with lesser regard for the rule of law. He said it made them easier to catch if they ran. ( the lights helped at night )
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Lt. Thomas Corvidae
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« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2012, 02:59:29 pm »

My friends and I like to dress up in interesting outfits and wander around downtown Olympia shouting random compliments at strangers.

Now there's an idea. Drive-by Victorian compliments.

Fly-by?

Or bike by

Sounds to me like a drive-by shouting. Tongue


*riding by on your choice of bike* LOVELY HAT, MADAM!

*Note: be sure to use any and all sounds making equipment such as a bell, horn, or gyroscopically stabilized gramophone to announce your presence before the salvo of pleasantries. Otherwise it may be less awkward or strange an event. And we wouldn't want that to happen.
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« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2012, 05:29:50 am »



*riding by on your choice of bike* LOVELY HAT, MADAM!

*Note: be sure to use any and all sounds making equipment such as a bell, horn, or gyroscopically stabilized gramophone to announce your presence before the salvo of pleasantries. Otherwise it may be less awkward or strange an event. And we wouldn't want that to happen.


Extra points if the Madam in question turns out to be a Sir, or vice versa
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VampirateMace
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« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2012, 07:31:40 am »

I think that's a point deduction, after all these are supposed to be compliments.
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« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2012, 07:37:30 am »

I quite often just randomly smile and nod at strangers.
Nice to see that I often get a smile back.
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« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2012, 09:06:50 am »

I think that's a point deduction, after all these are supposed to be compliments.

True enough, unless you're going for the awkward/embarrassing factor... then all intent of compliment goes out the window.
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« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2012, 10:37:54 am »

There was an incident recently reported in the papers about a teenage burglar who, when caught in flagrente tried to leg it and fell arse over apex when his low slung jeans slid down below his knees and tripped him up. By the time he'd got to his feet and pulled them up the policeman in pursuit  had nabbed him!

Anecdotes from someone I know who is a police custody chap suggest that, when making offensive gestures at the cell CCTV camera and trying to show off one's attitude, having one's trousers fall down removes the last of what little gravitas one had left at the point.
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« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2012, 01:30:49 am »

as random part goers if they notice a distinct odor of linden trees in the air  Cheesy

"To the Penny farthings!" and run away.
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« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2012, 12:44:55 am »

Although it is hard to find steampunk/Victorian clothing articles in young adult sizes, I am still looking. I am very eager to try these. Now for my suggestion: Buy a plain plastic ocarina* and add gears, cogs, lights, brass paint, ect. and go to a fairly crowded place {mall, sporting event, ect.} dressed in steampunk attire and play any ocarina song you know or have learned. You should get some funny looks, questions, or swears. Don't respond, just run away chuckling.


* a plastic or ceramic flutelike instrument consisting of 5,6,10, or 12 holes and a mouth hole. Featured in The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time. Very easy and fun to play. Plastic is much cheaper.
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