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Lilithgow
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« Reply #50 on: June 22, 2007, 01:33:03 pm »

Welcome to the forums!
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Alderman Simeon
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« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2007, 01:39:17 pm »

Greetings, indeed.
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« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2007, 06:32:05 pm »

Greetings fine Ladies and Gentlemen,

First and foremost, I would like to thank you all for keeping this board stocked with so much information on such an interesting bit of the human condition.

Secondly, I'm going to start my introduction by saying that I'm not a hardcore steampunk. I'm here to learn and communicate, and I do plan on getting together a steampunk outfit. I love the victorianification of modern machines, and I find the machines of the past indescribably beautiful. This being said, I don't think you'll find me very adept at all of this steampunk-ish-ness. I apologize for my wannabe lack of knowledge, and any stupid questions I may present. Summarily, I'm new at this, don't hate the newbie.

Thirdly, the actual introduction. My real name's not Sydney Granger, this is my username, and I'd appreciate it if you just referred to me as thus. It's simply my steampunk persona. The rest of this will be factual. I live in the small rural county of Pike, state of Indiana, country of the United States of America. I've been costuming since I was about 7 when my parents shelled out a whole bunch of money to get me set up with a historically accurate set of clothes from the French and Indian War period. I'm still semi-active with that. In addition I'm a Jedi costumer, and a member of The Jedi Assembly, again, semi-active. My most recent costume is in the superhero genre. I have put together a golden age Sandman (DC comics Sandman, mind you) costume with slightly more muted colors to fit in with the dream/sleep/shadows theme. I've been somewhat obsessed with Steampunk for about 3 months now, owing to the fact that I was going to build a cyberpunk costume for a con that I shall be attending this weekend, and happened onto a footnote somewhere about steampunk. I instantly fell in love with the aesthetic of it all. I plan to portray a character that is mainly a tinkerer, not so much a mad scientist but a builder of things, that fights against a tyrannical imperial government.

So there you have it, my introduction. Thank you for reading, and here's hoping to speaking to all of you again.
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Just a steampunk wannabe...
Andy_W
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« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2007, 12:45:57 am »

Welcome sir!
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Alderman Simeon
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« Reply #54 on: July 02, 2007, 07:49:02 am »

Greetings, Mr Granger.
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The Professor
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« Reply #55 on: July 02, 2007, 08:52:35 am »

Like my fellows on the board I offer you a warm welcome. I hope you enjoy it and exploring its nooks and crannies. Have fun!
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Alric Lantra
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« Reply #56 on: July 02, 2007, 10:22:34 am »

Hello folks, the name's Alric (not really, but it will suffice here).  I've recently rediscovered the wondrous world of steampunk, and with my mind set on immersing myself as deeply as possible- joining this forum seemed to be the best first step toward that goal.

Now for a little background.  I say I've rediscovered steampunk because I've always loved things involving high technology in pre-modern settings, the Victorian era in particular because of the clothing styles.  Having to cut my college career short and being thrust unceremoniously into the workaday world, and embroiling myself in a nasty MMORPG addiction, I had nearly forgotten almost everything else in my life.  But things are looking up, and as I've found myself pulling away from my addiction, my love of all things brass and steam-powered has come roaring back.  I became more enamored with the steampunk concept when I started reading up on exactly what it is outside the realms of literature and television. 

Victorian style clothes- My usual policy on clothes is the further from "formal" the better, but I gladly make an exception for Victorian garb.
DIY mentality- Something I've been wanting to do for the longest time.  I've got precious little creative talent, but an overflowing desire to create, so If I can find an outlet in this, all the better.
Goggles- 'nuff said.

...That's about it for now, I believe.  I look foreward to getting to know you all better soon!
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Alderman Simeon
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« Reply #57 on: July 02, 2007, 10:53:51 am »

Greetings, good sir.
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The Professor
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« Reply #58 on: July 02, 2007, 01:36:22 pm »

A hearty welcome from my good self too.
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Jasper Vernell
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« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2007, 02:57:18 pm »

Greetings, Greetingxs to you all...

Allow my to introduce myself. My name is Jasper Vernell (Jason), and i hail from the most Victorian of places - Victoria, Australia Grin
I have wandered the hallowed halls of this here forum, and thought it was about time to introduce myself officially to the council.
Steampunk has been a great influence of my life, both professional and personal. I met my wife through our love for the genre, and i work in the engineering industry, again followed through by my love for all things Victorian.

I am currently planning a few projects which i shall document here, i would also like to converse with all fellow council members as to which direction to take.

I look forward to getting to know you all.

High Regards,
Jasper...

P.S. Are any of you from vic-aust?? if so, do you know of any meets??
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Alderman Simeon
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« Reply #60 on: July 05, 2007, 03:01:22 pm »

Good afternoon to you, good sir; or, as I believe one is wont to say in the southern colonies, G'day!
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Demosthenes
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« Reply #61 on: July 05, 2007, 03:05:23 pm »

Welcome!  I would love to see your projects.  There are quite a few Australian members on this board if I remember correctly. ..Anyways, Welcome! 
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« Reply #62 on: July 05, 2007, 04:12:03 pm »

I anticipate great things from you, one of the most amazing things about this community is how we are getting such skilled and dedicated people to this forum, all in one place. Welcome!
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Jasper Vernell
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« Reply #63 on: July 06, 2007, 07:25:29 am »

Many thanks my good friends, it has indeed been a while since i have felt so warm a welcome on a forum.

Im certain i will do my best to dissolve into the fabric of this community.

Regards,
Jasper...
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The Professor
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« Reply #64 on: July 06, 2007, 08:33:15 am »

Welcome aboard sir and may you enjoy your journey with us.

I look forward to seeing these projects that you mention unfold.
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groove-master101
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« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2007, 10:15:05 am »

Good day fellow steampunkists,

Just thought good ol' Brittania should know that we're doing alright for ourselves down under. I'm brand new to this forum, as well as the term "steampunk". And let me just say that it is all rather corking, and I am excited to have discovered like-minded people.

Can't wait to explore this board further, Tally Ho!      -_Q    Grin
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Col. Adrianna Hazard
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« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2007, 04:20:41 pm »

Welcome to the forum, groove-master101. Glad to have you here!
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The Professor
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« Reply #67 on: July 14, 2007, 04:52:56 pm »

Welcome aboard, hope you have a fun time here.
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Shard
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« Reply #68 on: July 17, 2007, 09:45:12 pm »

You know, a clockwork kangaroo could work...
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Outa_Spaceman
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« Reply #69 on: July 17, 2007, 10:14:29 pm »

Or a steam wombat perhaps...
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kiskolou
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« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2007, 10:26:20 pm »

Ah, we have one australian here already, the glorious miss Morriganslade! You two could team up, in "The last of the steam-interceptors".
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Outa_Spaceman
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« Reply #71 on: July 17, 2007, 10:28:24 pm »

FYI
I'd just like to point out that the name of the beat combo I'm in is The Interceptors..
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« Reply #72 on: July 18, 2007, 11:59:17 am »

Ah, we have one australian here already, the glorious miss Morriganslade! You two could team up, in "The last of the steam-interceptors".
There's a few of us here, we just don't shout it as loud.
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Aik
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« Reply #73 on: July 18, 2007, 01:37:10 pm »

This talk of clockwork kangaroos makes me think of those rusted-looking metal kangaroo statue-thingies in Brisbane (on George Street, I think). Must go and have another look at them and report back on their potential to be turned into steampunk kangaroos of doom...
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Shard
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« Reply #74 on: July 18, 2007, 04:26:52 pm »

I look forward to your report on metal kangaroos. I know of a fellow with a particularly large spring we might be able to use.
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