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Honeythorn
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How unfortunate...


« Reply #350 on: December 13, 2007, 12:44:46 am »

Contessa Ellen Graves, gentlewoman adventurer, at your service!
(Or, when not decrying the failure of modern deathrays, Eleanor)
Based largely in a town in Essex, UK, currently studying at the university there. The library has a remarkable pair of Paternoster Lifts, something to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
I joined the forums primarily because, though I have no technical ability, I adore Steampunk- the mythos, the aesthetic, the excuse to cackle and build deathrays. Also because the Steampunk livejournal communities are increasingly full of posts about boots.
I have a terrible habit of doodling Steampunk when I ought to be studying the Enlightenment, leading to neatly drawn images of a collapsible mechanical wing-set and fully inked images of various mad-science characters. One in particular has become a recurring theme, and has a pirate style flag of cog and crossed-spanners.
My interest in Steampunk was sparked by the computer game 'Arcanum- Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura', because little pleased me more than having a matched pair of mechanised arachnids at my beck and call. Discovery of the Girl Genius comic added to this, and a distintly Victorian edge in my fashion tastes sealed my fate. The screen-name is a name I've completed Arcanum with and decided to adopt as a 'persona'. I look forward to future conversations on these boards!

Ahahaha! Del! Hello to you!
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Alexander Edmund Clough
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« Reply #351 on: December 14, 2007, 02:08:07 am »

Good evening Gentlemen, and... Ladies (*raises an eyebrow at the sight that the Ladies have NOT retired to the Drawing Room*).

My beloved has finally convinced me that there may be merit in my joining this somewhat unorthodox society, and I am therefore pleased to be able to introduce myself.

My name is Alexander Edmund Clough, and I have the honour to serve as a Deputy Secretary to the Permenant Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (the Hon. Henry Addington) under His Lordship the Right Honourable The Earl of Aberdeen in Her Majesty's Foreign Office.

For now, I must bid you adieu as the hour is waxing late, and I have an early start on the morrow as there is a Cabinet meeting for which I must prepare papers for His Lordship's reference.

Alexander.

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I'm Dave. IT guy, and a bit of a steam, steampunk & victoriana enthusiast.

Alexander is (as you can probably guess) a Civil Servant, and he's proud of his role in helping the Empire run smoothly. He's the same age as me (35), except he was born in 1807.

I'm NOT a civil servant - just a little too influenced by good old "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister"  Cheesy
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« Reply #352 on: December 14, 2007, 12:42:31 pm »

(*raises an eyebrow at the sight that the Ladies have NOT retired to the Drawing Room*).

We're punks, whaddaya want..  Grin

Welcome all!
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Algenon
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« Reply #353 on: December 14, 2007, 08:15:13 pm »

My name is Jeremy and I have lived in Northern California for the better part of 7 years.  I grew up in Wisconsin and plan on moving back early in the new year.

I'm 25 years old and have been married for almost 6 years to the most brilliant woman I have ever come across.  I am of mostly Scottish decent and have always been in love with the country.  I've only spent 2 weeks there so far but plan on moving there within a few years. 

I'm generally not very good at writing bio-posts, so I'll try and churn out some things about me.  -_Q

I have three cats who think they're people.  (Kaiden, Ravyn, and Quinn)
I love tweed.
I have played guitar and sang in several bands over the years and am about to finish my first album.
I play World of Warcraft.  A lot.
I love espresso and strong tea.
I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
I have always been a story-teller and enjoy writing and drawing.
I practice parkour on a regular basis.
I am a graphic artist for a small chain of coffee shops.
I enjoy filling in the spaces of the letters P, D, O, Q, etc.
I love fighting, both with weapons and bare-knuckle.
I play airsoft.
I have recently been introduced to beers of quality by my very good  friend Joel and I'm enjoying the journey.
I am sure there is more, but that will do for now. 

Someday I'll take a picture of myself and put it on here. 
Glad to meet you all!
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villaintagonist
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« Reply #354 on: December 15, 2007, 07:48:03 pm »

I practice parkour on a regular basis.

I daresay Parkour is the best thing you can't do in a top hat.
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Icarus Roderick IV
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« Reply #355 on: December 16, 2007, 02:34:51 pm »

Journal entry, December 16, 1866

I've awoken on the shores of a place unfamiliar to me.  My head throbs terribly--i imagine i bumped it rather hard at one point, for i have no recollection of anything before this moment.  My name is the only thing that comes to my mind, the last shimmering thread tying me to whatever past i may have lived.  Icarus Roderick the IV...

After recovering myself, i began to search for other signs of human life.  After heading inland for no more than a mile, I came upon a magnificent city!  Tall towers, with massive cogs and gears sticking out of them, steam billowing from almost every building and precipice...what is this place? I think to myself.  So strangely alien, yet in the most odd way, so very familiar, and so comfortable--almost as if I had been here before once, but never even realized I was....the words 'clockwork' and 'Victoriana' keep echoing in my head.

Upon reading past journal entries, i've only added to my own personal mystery.  Endless lines speaking about "The Pirata Assemblage" and "our endless struggle to rule the skies."  More questions, more mystery, still no answers.

I have a strange tattoo on my left wrist.  I do not recognize it, but there is a journal entry that describes it as the Pirata's Mark.  Was I previously a member of these barbaric and savage pirates?  Did i really know how to fly an airship?  So much i do not understand at all.

I am hoping the fair citizens of this glorious city i have happened upon are accepting of me--i'm not sure how they'll respond to a madman ranting about flying pirates and no memory...We shall see soon.

Icarus Roderick the IV








wow that was fun  Smiley  anyways, i was recently introduced to the whole Steampunk movement just recently, and i gotta say, im freakin in love--the idea that the information age rose alongside the industrial...so brilliantly imaginitive!  i'm really digging the style of everything about it, and can't wait to learn more!

btw this is a great forum--i've been lurking for a week now, but i decided to make my prescence known.  i will see you all around Smiley
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cesasse
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« Reply #356 on: December 16, 2007, 02:55:27 pm »

Samuel Sealey.
16. Male.
Australian living in a smallish town between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Musician. Wannabe writer.
All round strange.

I sing, play saxophone, and am a relatively well-spoken companion.


Aside from that, I gained interest in steampunk at roughly the same time I started my obsession with Dystopian fiction. Which was a year or so ago. However, I never took my steampunk interest very far. This is, to be honest, the first step down the path.

Well, the goal here is to not be chased out by an angry mob with pitchforks and torches. How'd I do so far?
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Gil-Galadh
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« Reply #357 on: December 16, 2007, 03:05:56 pm »

After lurking a few days decided to register...
Name's Viktor...
Altough i like the middle ages more,recently i found that i also enjoy this steamy,punky thing...especially them airships...and also more mysticaly aligned  thingies("Sleepy hollow",and of Course Lovecraft)
 
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clockworkcoffin
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« Reply #358 on: December 17, 2007, 10:17:31 am »

it would be nice to have some sort of guideline for noobs like me.  a questionnaire perhaps? 
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Ruby
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« Reply #359 on: December 17, 2007, 10:28:12 am »

It occurred to me that I've been registered a long time (under a different name, part of why I never got into posting much - I didn't like it!) and barely done a thing but lurk!

I'm a 23 year old Englishwoman, a graduate in Ancient History and Archaeology, dual specialised in Roman frontier studies and Assyrian siegeworks (upon which I wrote my undergraduate thesis, and discovered that Daleks assaulted many ancient cities!). So, I'm a bit of an antiquarian at heart! I tend to write more steampunk than I dress, mainly because funds are a bit of an issue as I'm saving up to start a postgraduate degree, but I try to evoke the feel as best I can. I came to steampunk by way of goth - I got bored with that, flirted with cybergoth and industrial but never felt at home (although I do miss my old plastic dreadlocks sometimes!). I wanted a way to indulge my love of old militaria, pirates, and 'archaeologist chic'. Steampunk gave me all that and more! While I'm not the most technologically minded steampunk aficionado around, I like to write my fiction with dystopian societies and alien blaster technology as well as steam-engines and zeppelins.
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Jessica Butcher
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Wannabe Time Traveller


« Reply #360 on: December 17, 2007, 06:42:58 pm »

I'm a fourteen year old American, currently in 9th grade, and an aspiring librarian or comic-book writer. I have two cats and a sister who (in my opinion) belongs in a sanatorium. I've been a history buff for the first half of my life and a science-fiction fan for the other half. I draw portraits of imaginary people, write very short stories, and attempt to play the harmonica. I'm an ardent atheist and sometimes anarcha-feminist. Also strange and proud of it!
I'm posting this during my study hall- as usual.  Tongue
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Cordelia.A.Babbage
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« Reply #361 on: December 17, 2007, 07:12:01 pm »



My name is Cordelia Amaryllis Babbage,  And I am the ships's engineer of the Airship Epiphany,  under the good sense of  the good Captain Nicole Tesla.


Actually My name is Jennifer and i live in Plano Texas , But Cordelia A Babbage is my " alter ego" of sorts.  me and a good friend of mine are slowly plotting and putting together our "airship" crew ^^
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Sgt Alistair King
Zeppelin Captain
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United States United States


« Reply #362 on: December 17, 2007, 07:16:04 pm »

Hello Babbage...I am a Texan, currently at least..down here in McAllen myself, glad to see someone else around this state..and if you need a crewman, I offer my humble services..
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Sinjun
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Cad, bounder, & all-around scoundrel


« Reply #363 on: December 17, 2007, 07:31:46 pm »

I'm a fourteen year old American, currently in 9th grade...
I'm posting this during my study hall- as usual.  Tongue

Good lord, how the times have changed. In my day, when one got bored in study hall, one had to resort to throwing paper airplanes or playing wadded-up paper volleyball, or other activities designed to send the study hall teacher on a mental health leave of absence.
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More punk than steam.
mjukis
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« Reply #364 on: December 17, 2007, 08:24:18 pm »

Well, time for an introduction. The powers that be have seen it fit to displace me from my home in Sweden, to live in southern California. I'm 28, and I'm actually more of the 1930's adventurer type. Recently though, my eyes have been opened up to the wonderful world of steampunk and this forum seems like a great place to delve deeper. By trade I fly airplanes, but I have grand dreams of one day winning the lottery and constructing a full size airship, complete with a gigantic pipe organ. So there.
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johnkazuo
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« Reply #365 on: December 17, 2007, 11:38:22 pm »

Right, well, I suppose it's time for an introduction of sorts seeing as I registered here a month or so ago, and have been lurking slightly longer.  I've been a fan of the steampunk aesthetic for a number of years now, and have recently started the planning process of a couple (relatively) small projects.

By day I work a pretty monotonous desk job, but keep myself sane working as a director with an independent production company on the weekends, and whatever other free time I can muster.  I'm currently working on editing a short film I directed that is an adaptation of "The Statement of Randolph Carter" by H.P. Lovecraft.  If I had my druthers I'd spend my days as a gentlemen of leisure or a professional escapist, though that doesn't seem likely to happen, alas.  I'm an unabashed geek, a hopeless daydreamer, and part-time lush.  I live in the suburban sprawl of Atlanta, Georgia with my lady wife, our pet rabbit and puppy.

I suppose that's as good of an introduction and brief summary as I'm likely to write, so there you have it.
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« Reply #366 on: December 17, 2007, 11:48:29 pm »

Well I'm mostly a lurker, but it would be rude not to introduce myself.

My name is Mia, and I live in Denmark, right outside Copenhagen.
At the moment I work at a cafe/gallery, and I'm quite the wannabe artist myself, both painting and drawing.
I mostly do portraits at the moment, some of my art can be seen HERE.
I also use alot of time on sewing and medieval reenactment.

Well there is probably more to tell, but I cant think of anything at the moment.
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Enli
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« Reply #367 on: December 18, 2007, 03:58:00 am »

Well, time for an introduction. The powers that be have seen it fit to displace me from my home in Sweden, to live in southern California. I'm 28, and I'm actually more of the 1930's adventurer type. Recently though, my eyes have been opened up to the wonderful world of steampunk and this forum seems like a great place to delve deeper. By trade I fly airplanes, but I have grand dreams of one day winning the lottery and constructing a full size airship, complete with a gigantic pipe organ. So there.

Welcome to SoCal, Mjukis! Which area in particular? (If you feel comfortable saying.) If you're interested, we've had a few meetups and plan for more, though it's difficult to get the LA steampunks and the San Diego steampunks together because of the distance. I'm in northern OC myself.
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dechristocon
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« Reply #368 on: December 18, 2007, 04:52:32 am »

I've been lurking a very short time.
I had a recent outburst of steampunkulation in recent times, leading me to attempt to find a forum of sorts continue further.
I'm Chris, musician noise addict, "art" student, and general geek.
I'll most probably be more of a lurker than anything else.
I think one of the things that really interests me about steampunk, besides the goggles and fancy hats, is the sounds.
Machines, especially these big old steam run ones make some nice noises.

Back into the shadows for now though...
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mjukis
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« Reply #369 on: December 18, 2007, 04:57:03 am »

Welcome to SoCal, Mjukis! Which area in particular? (If you feel comfortable saying.) If you're interested, we've had a few meetups and plan for more, though it's difficult to get the LA steampunks and the San Diego steampunks together because of the distance. I'm in northern OC myself.

Thank you much! I've actually been here for 5 years now, so I'm starting to feel a little bit more at ease with things. I live out in Ventura County, west of the San Fernando Valley. I do have access to airplanes though, so nothing in the SoCal area is really far away. I'd love to meet some people from here at some point Smiley
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michaelbeeman
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Covered in bees!


« Reply #370 on: December 18, 2007, 04:59:50 am »

I think one of the things that really interests me about steampunk, besides the goggles and fancy hats, is the sounds.
Machines, especially these big old steam run ones make some nice noises.
Welcome, dechristocon! I certainly agree with you about the sounds, as a barista I enjoy steaming things all day.
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« Reply #371 on: December 18, 2007, 09:49:59 am »

Dechristocon - it's sort of rare to run across a noise fan! At least, it is here. I'm not really a fan but my beau is, and through him I've discovered the underground noise scene. He does a weekly noise show on the same radio station where I have mine.

Mijukis - I forgot to mention that I am terribly jealous that you are a pilot.  Smiley
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He's reckless as a juggernaut, and Mad to boot.


« Reply #372 on: December 18, 2007, 10:24:57 am »

Greetings everyone!
I'm Graham, an illustration/printmaking student in Savannah, Georgia, where I spend most of the year. The rest of the year I spend my time with my family in Columbia, SC. 
I enjoy my work as a DJ for the college radio station, and hope to have an electro show up and running by the end of the year (I have an absurd addiction to British electro. It's really quite insatiable).  I'm a rather large fan of bicycles of all sorts, and hope to learn to weld sometime soon so that I may begin fabricating my own art bikes... I've already done considerable work on a design for a custom tricycle that would carry a small printing station on the back, for posters and leaflets on the go! 
I also enjoy longboard skateboarding, wearing kilts, a good scotch, tea, and have a weakness for any sort of decadent aesthetic.
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Amon
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« Reply #373 on: December 18, 2007, 10:28:00 am »

Good day all.

new here, but ive been posting a bit around in the other forums. I've always had a fascination for Jules Verne/HG Wells type stuff, as well as pocketwatches and wooden computers lol

I found brass goggles by accident and i spent hours and hours reading through the archives. Fascinating \m/
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« Reply #374 on: December 18, 2007, 12:23:30 pm »

I enjoy my work as a DJ for the college radio station, and hope to have an electro show up and running by the end of the year (I have an absurd addiction to British electro. It's really quite insatiable). 

Hey there fellow DJ! What station? I'm with KUCI 88.9 in Irvine, CA.
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