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Author Topic: An Unexpected Welcome Home  (Read 1872 times)
Professor_Sinclair
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« on: March 09, 2007, 07:19:37 am »

Dear Sir or Madam,

   About a week ago I stumbled across a curious contraption that took my imagination, a so called 'Steampunk keyboard'. A short investigation into this 'Steampunk' led me here, to this forum, where after a short time a chill ran up my spine. Excitement at discovering that I am not the only person with a zeppelin obsession, (apropos as I live near the once great air-dock in Akron, birthplace of the great airships Akron and Macon), but also at the ornamented experiment and curiosity manifest in Verne and the forum's inhabitants. Further, I was intrigued by the venerable Datamancer's description of steampunk, paraphrasing; A rejection of  disposable technology in favor of the era when it was novel and romantic.
   
   And so, it was in this light I found myself, sitting in the deep of a university night, listening to the haunting, fixating strains of Abney Park, hearing an ethereal voice offering a unexpected, "Welcome home."
   
   Most Sincerely, and Introducing:
   
   Professor B. Sinclair B.
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007, 11:18:20 am »

A great welcome to the forum, and expect this topic to be moved presently. Nothing personal, but the moderators here are pretty on-the-ball about that sort of thing.

I know exactly how you feel. I am only just now getting over the shock of finding this place and realizing "I'm not the only one!" I still don't know whether it's good or bad. I suspect you'll find that you share more in common with many here than a zeppelin fixation. I've noticed zeppelin obsessions tend to be part of a matched set of interests that most of the posters here share.

Again, a hearty welcome, we're glad to have you aboard. I believe the ship is off to Prague next for some sightseeing.

Regards,
Alexander
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2007, 11:34:10 am »

A tip of the hat and hearty handshake to you, my friend. We look forward to getting to know you.
Haha, "the venerable Datamancer"...surely, you flatter me.

Welcome Home.

-~VD~-  (!)
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007, 04:10:19 pm »

...as I live near the once great air-dock in Akron, birthplace of the great airships Akron and Macon

Nothing personal, but, you bastard.  Sorry, my jealousy is sometimes uncontrollable.  Welcome to the board Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2007, 04:29:56 pm »

Yes, that moment of Steampunk discovery is truly indescribable! 

::Hands him a deep red drink::
::Gestures towards an unoccupied seat in front of a roaring fireplace::

Welcome home indeed, good sir!
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2007, 03:52:56 am »

Yes, I felt that way two years ago! There is always room for another Crewmember in our humble fleet, but you better not forget your duties! Be sure to check for air-kraken, quite the nusiance in this season as their migratory journey started yesterday.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2007, 11:38:21 am »

Oh, fancy missing your introduction post... well, welcome anyway. Don't you just love airships?
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2007, 08:26:26 pm »

yeah welcome,

it was a really neat thing for me to see that all of these random interests that I had (victorianism, science, literature, tinkering) had a name as well.
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