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J. Wilhelm
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« Reply #400 on: May 12, 2017, 03:21:52 am »

Hello! Welcome to the forums! Do not let grammatical mistakes stop you from interacting with us here! I haven't ran into a grammar nazi yet so you're probably fine!

''Run''.

Sorry. Just jesting. Welcome everyone.  Wink

English is hard  Sad

Английский трудный? Это Вы ещё не пытались изучать русский язык.

Начать хотя бы с кириллицы. Видите какие сложные закорючки.

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日本語はロシア語よりも難しいです。そしてマヤはさらに難しいです。 Grin

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Hez
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« Reply #401 on: May 12, 2017, 08:03:03 am »

English is worse than hard.  English is silly...but fun to play with.

PS Welcome
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Professor Ebony Gaskell
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« Reply #402 on: May 16, 2017, 06:27:20 am »

Greetings,

I have been a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic since I was a kid (pushing 40 now) and have always been interested in alternate realities and the way history could have been altered if an invention was never created or even if a theory was never hypothesized.   Roll Eyes

I am married and have 3 children.  My wife is actually quite supportive of my interest in this world and is even showing interest of her own.  Shocked

I consider myself a scientist and adventurer at heart and love the worlds where both are needed in society. I think I relate most with Indiana Jones, able to convey the most sophisticated information to the masses, yet willing to jaunt across the world to discover something new....or more likely re-discover something old. 

I hope to learn from all of you and I cant wait to see how this journey goes.

Professor Ebony Gaskell
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« Reply #403 on: May 16, 2017, 07:23:28 am »

Greetings,

I have been a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic since I was a kid (pushing 40 now) and have always been interested in alternate realities and the way history could have been altered if an invention was never created or even if a theory was never hypothesized.   Roll Eyes

I am married and have 3 children.  My wife is actually quite supportive of my interest in this world and is even showing interest of her own.  Shocked

I consider myself a scientist and adventurer at heart and love the worlds where both are needed in society. I think I relate most with Indiana Jones, able to convey the most sophisticated information to the masses, yet willing to jaunt across the world to discover something new....or more likely re-discover something old. 

I hope to learn from all of you and I cant wait to see how this journey goes.

Professor Ebony Gaskell

Welcome to the forum, Prof. Gaskell.

I myself am a scientist of sorts although on the applied science side with a double MSc in Aerospace Engineering (high speed fluid mechanics/aerothermodynamics) and Mechanical Engineering (combustion science and heat transfer). Alas, due to circumstances beyond my control (well not entirely, had I been a sociopath I could have abandoned my grandfather), I ended up wasting many years and ended up in a severe financial crisis, of which I still suffer after for about a decade after the fact. 

Because of that situation, I went into a state of emergency. Physical as well as mental. They say that strain in your life freezes your physical ageing as well, when prolonged periods of adrenaline and starvation set in. There is evidence that may be true, though perhaps its none of that, an I owe it all to my genetic material. Either way, I digress. I never became a family man, and you could say that I'm stuck in my early 30's, in every possible way, like a broken clock, though I best your age by almost a decade. And I think it serves me well. Some good things come from bad ones. And Steampunk was one of them.

In fact, let me just say it aloud. I love Steampunk.

In my darkest hour, which included taking care of an end of life situation, bankruptcy, oblivion and then a bout of brief homelessness, it was Steampunk which gave me some needed entertainment to my mind, and allowed me to re-invent myself.

You see, for a period of about 4 years I made a living from Steampunk as a maker, in some part thanks to an experiment by Sony America, and I enjoyed a brief moment of "fame" in the Steampunk scene. So you could say Steampunk is not something I look down upon as a serious scientist.

I'm not sure which life I'd prefer.  To be honest sometimes I envy the life of a family man.  I often wonder what I would look like in the mirror if I had just left my grandfather after college. I am very  lonely, a condition to which I must put and end very soon - for practical matters as well as for happiness. But cloistered in a tower in a 9 to 5 job in corporate America I'm not either.

Speaking of family, I rejoice upon hearing that your wife is taking an interest in the Anachronistic Arts. If possible, pull the little ones into it as well! I think you'll find that Steampunk is very much a family sport! I hope you will find some utility, knowledge and entertainment from our subculture. My guess is that you will find all aplenty, and to share as well.

I bid you a warm welcome,

~ ~ ~

Adm. Johannes Wilhelm
aboard United States Airship Orca.

US Office for Atmospheric Research,
United States Airship Command.
Fort Lackland, Texas.
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Prof. Canio
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England England


« Reply #404 on: May 17, 2017, 08:11:00 pm »

Good evening,

I am Rob from the south west of England (though I don't have the accent) and go by the nom de plume of Professor Canio. I am a writer and love to escape into the world of steampunk as often as possible. The fashions, the music and the whole genre really fascinates me. I love the completely new and different, almost outlandish way of thinking and creativity that steampunk brings.

For years I have been almost sub consciously following steampunk without fully immersing myself in it. It wasn't until a particularly dark period time in my life, very recently that it almost 'saved' me. I was suffering with a medical complaint which wasn't improving, along with being viciously put down by an ex girlfriend and having my best friend put in hospital by thugs.

Escaping my hometown I visited Bournemouth, which is only a few miles away, and stumbled upon The MacGuffin Project, which has utterly fascinated me and again brought me back into the warm steampunk bosom. (It's a steampunk-themed escape room centre) and since then the intrigue and fascination has lifted me back into a positive and happy place, knowing that the like-minded, polite steampunk society is not far from me.

I look forward to learning more from you all
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Cmdr. Storm
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« Reply #405 on: May 18, 2017, 03:58:59 am »

Welcome to the Realm of Cool,Wild,and Interesting things that is Steampunk Smiley Smiley Smiley Hope You Enjoy getting into it and Don't Be Afraid to Ask Questions,Everyone Here is Willing to Help!
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wazantema
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« Reply #406 on: May 20, 2017, 08:19:17 pm »

Hey everyone!

My name is Adam, I'm a student from the Netherlands and I'm pretty much a complete newbie when it comes to the steampunk genre. I saw some pictures of something in steampunk style on the internet a while back, and I really loved the aesthetic. I didn't do anything with it at the time, though. It recently sparked my curiosity again, and after reading a bunch of wikipedia articles and posts on this forum, I figured this is something I could see myself get into, so I joined. I'd say the only steampunk media I ever consumed was the three part web-series "the Adventures of Stoke Mandeville, Astronaut an Gentleman" which I highly recommend, and the only Jules Verne novel I ever read was around the world in 80 days, which I guess is his least "steampunk-esque" book, but I really liked it nonetheless. If you have any tips or recommendations for a novice like me. I'd greatly appreciate it.

Looking forward to learning from you!
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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #407 on: May 21, 2017, 10:40:27 am »

Hey everyone!

My name is Adam, I'm a student from the Netherlands and I'm pretty much a complete newbie when it comes to the steampunk genre. I saw some pictures of something in steampunk style on the internet a while back, and I really loved the aesthetic. I didn't do anything with it at the time, though. It recently sparked my curiosity again, and after reading a bunch of wikipedia articles and posts on this forum, I figured this is something I could see myself get into, so I joined. I'd say the only steampunk media I ever consumed was the three part web-series "the Adventures of Stoke Mandeville, Astronaut an Gentleman" which I highly recommend, and the only Jules Verne novel I ever read was around the world in 80 days, which I guess is his least "steampunk-esque" book, but I really liked it nonetheless. If you have any tips or recommendations for a novice like me. I'd greatly appreciate it.

Looking forward to learning from you!

Hallo en welkom op BrassGoggles!
I do not know any on the top of my head but I'm pretry sure you'll find some good reads im textual.
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Tomovasky
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« Reply #408 on: May 23, 2017, 09:08:25 pm »

Greetings All,

My real name is Tyler. Like many of you when I discovered “Steampunk” it was like finding home.
I was raised by my Grandmother and spent most of my weekends and summers traveling the western coast of the United States in search of the next antique store.  In these antique stores, I found my love for the look of things of a bye gone area, especially old maps and books.  My heroes growing up were Sherlock Holmes, scientists and inventors. Also, I have always believed in manners and enjoyed dressing up, usually to the point that as a small kid I was seen as eccentric and often found myself feeling like I was born in the wrong era. 

I don’t recall the “when” I first “Steampunk,” I think it maybe in the pages of a Dungeon and Dragon Magazine, but over the years I’ve dabbled by reading a few books or looking at Steampunk art and throwing a little Steampunk flavor into D&D games.

The other day I found myself feeling the itch to read a good Steampunk novel or look at some Steampunk art. This time I found myself traveling down the rabbit hole a little further, mostly thanks to the lurking I have done in this form.  Now I find myself wanting to create and build, to meet other, go to events, and mostly to explore what is out there.
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J. Wilhelm
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« Reply #409 on: May 24, 2017, 06:00:42 am »

Greetings All,

My real name is Tyler... I was seen as eccentric and often found myself feeling like I was born in the wrong era. 

This time I found myself traveling down the rabbit hole a little further, mostly thanks to the lurking I have done in this form.  Now I find myself wanting to create and build, to meet other, go to events, and mostly to explore what is out there.



You wake up and notice that your teletype is operating on it's own...

"Welcome to The Steampunk Forum, Mr. Tomovasky," reads the ticker tape. 

You don't know who is writing the message. You disconnect the cable but the teletype continues...

"You are within Steampunk's domain," types the machine. "Please do follow the White Rabbit." the machine continues.

"Knock Knock Tyler," reads the ticker tape. 

*Two loud knocks are heard coming from the entrance foyer* 

"Hello?"

You hear the voice of a lovely young lass. You rush down the stairs. Viewing through the porthole you see a female figure wearing a deep purple bustle gown. 

Flabbergasted, you  skip the usual introduction. You crack the door open and ask her,

"Pardon me for inquiring madame, but do you ever have a feeling, that you can predict somethings..." you ask.

"All the time, when chasing the dragon," she interrupts you, "but Absynthe is the only way to fly"

"Won't you escort me to the ball?" she asks. 

You notice the white rabbit embroidery on her dress.

"Certainly," you reply, I'd be delighted."

You open the door... And eventually you find yourself in a grand ballroom. 

At the centre of the ballroom, a great congregation of guests are waltzing to the tune of Johann Strauss' The Blue Danube.

The Matrix White Rabbit Scene HD
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annevpreussen
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« Reply #410 on: May 24, 2017, 06:11:43 am »

Admiral Wilhelm, that was beautiful  Grin
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« Reply #411 on: May 24, 2017, 07:27:47 am »

Admiral Wilhelm, that was beautiful  Grin


Thank you Frau Preussen. Ooops! I forgot something... the Rob Zombie Dragula Strauss's Blue Danube waltz scene  Grin

The Matrix Dance Club Scene HD


We need to continue the story.. perhaps a Steampunk version of the Matrix?  Maybe something a bit more dignified, more cerebral than "The Matrix"...

I know! How about "The Tensor"  Grin
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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #412 on: May 25, 2017, 07:25:44 pm »

Admiral Wilhelm, that was beautiful  Grin

Agreed.
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Lord Fussington
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« Reply #413 on: June 08, 2017, 10:33:19 pm »

Hi folks,

I'm into my classic sci-fi... HG Wells, Jules Verne and John Wyndham I write a bit, mainly for a cycling website... Veloballs and I've got a cycling/Diabetes Ebook Sugar Beat on Amazon along with a short Steampunk (sort of) Novella entitled 'The Ashes Debacle' I'm currently blogging A free novella 'The Steam Powered Anoraks' A link is in text forum.

I'm going to enjoy having a look round here, I love classic machinery.... The Babbage Difference Engine.... my favourite bit of tech....   
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annevpreussen
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« Reply #414 on: June 09, 2017, 02:36:03 am »

Hello and welcome, Lord Fussington! I like your name  Grin
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Lord Fussington
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« Reply #415 on: June 09, 2017, 10:01:38 pm »

Hello and welcome, Lord Fussington! I like your name  Grin

Thank you! Glad you like it, It's one my characters.... I'm enjoying the site, I love a good forum!   
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LouiseSJPP
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« Reply #416 on: June 10, 2017, 06:50:12 pm »

Hi, all,

New to Steampunk, not new to loving Victorian and Edwardian dress, their flamboyance, their joy in their technology and their ability.  Not new to corsets, not new to things steam powered. 

I'm hoping to find out more about this little world, and jump in a little more deeply.  It's fascinating Smiley  and wonderful Smiley  and beautiful Smiley

Louise
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Miranda.T
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« Reply #417 on: June 10, 2017, 06:56:03 pm »

Hi, all,

New to Steampunk, not new to loving Victorian and Edwardian dress, their flamboyance, their joy in their technology and their ability.  Not new to corsets, not new to things steam powered. 

I'm hoping to find out more about this little world, and jump in a little more deeply.  It's fascinating Smiley  and wonderful Smiley  and beautiful Smiley

Louise

A very warm welcome to the site - please do have a good look around and make yourself at home. Technology and stem power tend to be in Tactile, dresses and corsetry in Anatomical and lots of lovely weird and wonderful things in between  Smiley

Yours,
Miranda.
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J. Wilhelm
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« Reply #418 on: June 24, 2017, 08:28:44 am »

Hi, all,

New to Steampunk, not new to loving Victorian and Edwardian dress, their flamboyance, their joy in their technology and their ability.  Not new to corsets, not new to things steam powered. 

I'm hoping to find out more about this little world, and jump in a little more deeply.  It's fascinating Smiley  and wonderful Smiley  and beautiful Smiley

Louise


Welcome to the forum!

Hi folks,

I'm into my classic sci-fi... HG Wells, Jules Verne and John Wyndham I write a bit, mainly for a cycling website... Veloballs and I've got a cycling/Diabetes Ebook Sugar Beat on Amazon along with a short Steampunk (sort of) Novella entitled 'The Ashes Debacle' I'm currently blogging A free novella 'The Steam Powered Anoraks' A link is in text forum.

I'm going to enjoy having a look round here, I love classic machinery.... The Babbage Difference Engine.... my favourite bit of tech....   


Welcome as well! And also note Ms. von Preussen recently started a thread to discuss our personas / characters: http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,49108.0.html

Feel free to drop by and share your character...

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madamemarigold
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« Reply #419 on: July 04, 2017, 07:42:27 pm »

HI,  I'm Kim (madamemarigold) I have been a member since around 2011? or so and love the site, just the entirety of it all! Have always had a obsession/passion for the cloths, jewelry, structures etc of both the Victorian era and the fictional version that can be found with ones imagination thru Steam punk worlds! Mainly planning on recreating these areas using dolls and props to tell their story! Well, that's the main plan but seeing it thru is the path struggling with right now.  Roll Eyes

my steampunk persona is "Mlle. Annie N. Skyborne" soon to be joining my fiancé Adm. Ian M. Upton as he takes his dirigible(?) forces to establish a shipping company in the dark, mysterious lands of the far east.. now, my 2 cousins are going in different directions as we strike out to experience the world around us our fiest steps as grown, proper ladies. (a deep, graceful curtsies ends the greeting)...(  Wink )
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« Reply #420 on: July 04, 2017, 10:44:56 pm »

HI,  I'm Kim (madamemarigold) I have been a member since around 2011? or so and love the site, just the entirety of it all! Have always had a obsession/passion for the cloths, jewelry, structures etc of both the Victorian era and the fictional version that can be found with ones imagination thru Steam punk worlds! Mainly planning on recreating these areas using dolls and props to tell their story! Well, that's the main plan but seeing it thru is the path struggling with right now.  Roll Eyes

my steampunk persona is "Mlle. Annie N. Skyborne" soon to be joining my fiancé Adm. Ian M. Upton as he takes his dirigible(?) forces to establish a shipping company in the dark, mysterious lands of the far east.. now, my 2 cousins are going in different directions as we strike out to experience the world around us our fiest steps as grown, proper ladies. (a deep, graceful curtsies ends the greeting)...(  Wink )

Mme. Skyborne, welcome to this forum! And a happy 4th of July! Don't worry about creating a story right away. Inspiration usually takes a long time. I don't think I have finished developing my two main personas, and I've been here since 2009!
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Miranda.T
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« Reply #421 on: July 04, 2017, 11:46:41 pm »

HI,  I'm Kim (madamemarigold) I have been a member since around 2011? or so and love the site, just the entirety of it all! Have always had a obsession/passion for the cloths, jewelry, structures etc of both the Victorian era and the fictional version that can be found with ones imagination thru Steam punk worlds! Mainly planning on recreating these areas using dolls and props to tell their story! Well, that's the main plan but seeing it thru is the path struggling with right now.  Roll Eyes

my steampunk persona is "Mlle. Annie N. Skyborne" soon to be joining my fiancé Adm. Ian M. Upton as he takes his dirigible(?) forces to establish a shipping company in the dark, mysterious lands of the far east.. now, my 2 cousins are going in different directions as we strike out to experience the world around us our fiest steps as grown, proper ladies. (a deep, graceful curtsies ends the greeting)...(  Wink )


Your dolls sound very intriguing - I do hope you find some time to post up some pictures of them at some point. There are several threads here on Steampunk'd dolls, including one rather substantial one here http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,18627.0.html and several shorter ones in Tactile. However, I appreciate you may not have the time being busy with adventures in the East. Do be careful there, though - I've heard it's not just air kraken you need to watch out for but flying dragons and sea serpents too!

Yours,
Miranda.
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Nic
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« Reply #422 on: August 02, 2017, 02:20:57 am »

Hello, everyone! I'm not the best at introductions.

Let's see... I took an interest for Steampunk as a whole starting from the musical point, but it does fit in nicely with an odd, turn-of-the-century scientific optimism I have. The aesthetics and ideals of the whole retrofuturist thing are good stuff, and they also help me deal with some specific nostalgia I have (I live next to the re-purposed lines of the old train lines we had around here, and the freight trains always blow their whistles as they pass by after midnight... and I miss the sight of zeppelins, those were always fun to see on the sky back when I was a child).

I don't have a full-fledged steampunk persona due to not having picked a proper last name yet. I'm Nic, former resident translator of the Aether Airship in the service of the Republic. Currently stranded on land due to the airship having exploded during a test in a particularly vicious thunderstorm and looking for a new crew... if they approve of a curious, quiet and overall weird oddball on board.

Oh, and I'm from Brazil, by the way.
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« Reply #423 on: August 02, 2017, 03:10:38 am »

Welcome to the forum, Nic. I've had a number of Brazilian friends in college when I was studying Aerospace Engineering (aeronautical), about 1.5 decades ago. You can blame that on Embraer  Grin

Anyhow, make yourself comfortable. A number of years back I heard from Steampunk fellows in Brazil and other countries like Chile and Argentina. I was in some limited contact with them because I was one of the first users in the Steampunk Mexico forum... (I was already living in the USA at the time).

Truly yours,

Adm. J. Wilhelm
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Harley John
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« Reply #424 on: August 13, 2017, 06:11:55 pm »

Good evening one and all,

Well with less than two weeks to Asylum In Lincoln and having lurked these ethereal alleys and closes like a Victorian footpad I thought it might be polite to introduce myself.

My name is John, I'm 58 (only just, so shall be applying for immediate steam-geezer status!). I live with her Ladyship in Her Britannic Majesty's favourite corner of Scotland, namely the Shire of Aberdeen.   The Harley is for the bike I ride, one of Messer's Harley & Davidsons fine products. The Asylum will be the Mem Sahib's and my first dip into Steampunk live action as it were although we have both been aware of Steampunk for quite a while. We are both fans of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Gothic Horror and I would also add Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan-Doyle & Philip Jose Farmer among others into my influences.
So if you stumble upon two weary travellers in Lincoln whose apparel may appear somewhat haphazard pray indulge us dear gentlefolk of the good ship steampunkia, for we are but waifs seeking aid and help as we take our first faltering steps to a brave new tomorrow - Huzzah!!
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