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Justavis
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« Reply #550 on: February 28, 2008, 10:46:33 am »

Salutations.

I am 'Justavis' though, oddly enough, I also answer to embarrassing pet names like 'Justa' and 'Justabee'. I am twenty-three years of age, and was born in August, in Augsburg, Germany. I suppose that means I should, according to the dictionary "inspire reverence or admiration" or personify "supreme dignity or grandeur". Please feel free to periodically tell me how I am getting along in this regard. Kow-tows are also accepted.

All joking aside, I am quite shy when it comes to new people, so expect further lurking from me until I 'warm up' a bit. I have been into Steampunk for a while, but like many others here, didn't know it had a name till quite recently. I am American, despite my birthplace, and was raised all over Arizona. I attended college in the state of Maryland, and am currently working in Japan warping the minds of children so that they may be of use to my world domination endeavors in the not-too-distant future. Mainly because they are better at math than I.

Then again, everyone is, as I can barely count my fingers.*

My favorite color is red-orange, my favorite flower is the pansy and my favorite food is anything sweet. I dislike most soups and I hate mollusks, as I am allergic to most shellfish.**

Finally, contrary to popular belief, I do not walk with a cane to look good--I actually need one. Looking good is just a welcome byproduct of that.***

Pleased to meet you all.

Your resident lurker and future fascist world dictator,

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*Don't let this discourage you or lead you to doubt my tyrannical abilities. Trust me: math has -nothing- to do with them.
**Please, don't think of using this against me in your future plots of overthrow.
***Though sometimes I feel like Mr. Peanut.

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« Reply #551 on: February 28, 2008, 02:53:06 pm »

A very warm welcome to all newcommers.
There's cognac and cigars in the officers room of my vessel, please help yourselves.
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« Reply #552 on: February 28, 2008, 05:28:35 pm »

Ah, Mr Justavis - you bear an uncanny resemblance to Ville Valo in your photo (: Hope you have a good stay. That goes to everyone else who I have not yet greeted! Smiley

Yours,
Ben
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« Reply #553 on: February 29, 2008, 01:36:24 am »

Ah, Mr Justavis - you bear an uncanny resemblance to Ville Valo in your photo (:

Funny you should mention that, I've been told before that I look like the illigetimate love-child of Ville Valo and Mila Jovavich.
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« Reply #554 on: February 29, 2008, 07:38:14 am »

'ello

I'm Lily and while I have been reading for a while now, a question finally lured me out into the open. I'm not especially chatty (unless you get me going on my latest fixation) but I'm not timid either.

I'm in my 30s, mother of two, and I tinker. I like to take things apart, see what makes 'em tick, and find whatever it should have been in the first place. I firmly believe things often aren't what they seem, anything can be something else, and just about anything is worth trying at least once. I love DIY and if I don't know an answer, I know where it can be found. Tinker, explorer, researcher, and disseminator of information. Unshared knowledge is doomed to die a lonely death.

A pleasure to meet you all!
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« Reply #555 on: February 29, 2008, 06:16:53 pm »

Salutations all,

My name's Bill.  I'm an Elementary Ed major at Bethany College here in Kansas, also a struggling writer who's greatest wish is to be published one day...

Steampunk is one of many genres that fascinate me, and I've been wanting to learn more about it.  This should be fun ladies and gents...
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« Reply #556 on: March 01, 2008, 12:09:39 am »

Greatings!

My name is Cristophine, although most people call me Cris. I'm twenty years old and a biology major living in Ontario. I love sewing (and cosplaying) and recently I was introduced to steampunk.

As a costumer, I adore the designs and details that go into Steampunk apparel and so have started making my own outfit and persona. I also love the creativity and unique-ness that this genre has to offer. I'm very glad I found this community and I'm excited to start this steampunk journey!   
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« Reply #557 on: March 01, 2008, 08:48:39 am »

Good Morrow My Esteemed Colleagues,

Permit me to introduce myself, I am Victor Corbett, captain and engineer of the Forty-foot steam dirigible Talisman, She is accompanied by her glider, the Dart, which I use for light reconnaissance. I was forced to retrofit one of the outdated Imperial L-class airships to suit my needs and now serve as a Master of Enterprise, offering my services to those in need (and possessing the appropriate funds) of cargo transportation. I am an engineer by demand, but my experiences at the helm of the Talisman, as well as my former vessel, the Defenestrator (which fell to the hands of the Dread Pirate Roderick) in this position have afforded me a berth of mechanical knowledge that I have been quite able to apply to my plethora interests and endeavours. I do so look forward to conversing with you all further, but I must attend to the matter of a pressure drop in the aft cabin!

Fervently,

Victor X. Corbett
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« Reply #558 on: March 02, 2008, 12:24:08 am »

Ah, so this is where the thread is that I was looking for...Well, glad to have found it, regardless of the fact I made a thread specifically for introducing myself Grin

Time to read Smiley

Also, a warm welcome to those people who are even newer than yours truly!
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« Reply #559 on: March 02, 2008, 01:24:59 am »

G'evening,
I've been lurking for a while now, so I thought that I might as well sign up. My name's Michael and I'm an eighteen year old student from Exeter, England. My internet nickname's Tostig, and has been for a fair few years now.
In the real world I guess that most people would consider me to be a metal head when they first meet me - I'm one of those boring people who tends not to wear waistcoats to college.

In fact I suppose that the catalyst for signing up on these forums was the article on the Goth and SteamPunk social groups in the latest issue of SteamPunk Magazine - I was at a local goth and metal night last night and the comments on a dwindling, introspective club scene, off the rack attire and music struck a chord.

My experience of Steampunk isn't that great, beyond the literary ephemera like China Mieville or Alan Moore's LoEG.
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« Reply #560 on: March 03, 2008, 04:56:20 am »

I've been passively interested in Steam Punk for a while now, and (mostly due to my re-reading of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen  Tongue) have only recently been getting in to it at all. Due to a tragic lack of funds I don't have any Steam clothing or accessories, and have mostly been amusing myself with fiction (writing and reading). I haven't finished writing any stories (I'm lazy like that, and the schedules for the school plays are interfering with my free time), but I have one that I plan on following through till the end, although it's more Victoriana than Steam Punk, really.

Anyway, I'm Kelsey. I'm 15, from Colorado, a theatre dork and aspiring novelist. I'm almost through with my freshman year of high school!  Grin

Unfortunately, and despite my namesake, I don't own a pocket watch, although with any luck (once I pay my brother back for the Black Dossier) I'll be able to save up and buy a nice enough one.
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« Reply #561 on: March 03, 2008, 01:08:00 pm »

I've been intrested in steampunk ever since I read Moorcock's Bastable and Jerry Cornelius books sometime in the early-to-mid-90's. Back then, I used to do a lot of roleplaying, but I never did get a proper steampunk game running; the rest of the crew wasn't into it as much as I was, so all efforts tended to dwindle after a while. At one point I founded the Yahoo groups steampunk list, but not soon after my interest in steampunk waned and that together with the evolving forums left the list somewhat of a ruin (it still exists, but is on the whole, very quiet). But in recent years, I've acquired an interest in DIY, crafting and sewing, and with that my interest in steampunk has been revived, although aesthetically my interests are more slanted towards the pulps and art deco than to victoriana and art nouveau. I now dream of the day when I could have a proper workshop (instead of the small cubicle of an apartment I currently inhabit).
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« Reply #562 on: March 03, 2008, 06:37:11 pm »

Greetings, fellow anachronists!
I've been fascinated by the steampunk things without realizing it for some time now. When I was a child the bizarre contraptions in Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" fascinated me, and my fondness for gears and cogs has stayed with me since. I've been dressing in an... out of date fashion for some time now, mostly gothic with 20's and Victorian influences, but now I can't stop lusting over monocles and brass ray-guns. I came across Brass Goggles while googling "steampunk" after I heard the term on deviantart, and later checked out the forum to ask if a trenchcoat could be considered steampunk, as I've recently acquired a dark green london fog one from goodwill (God, I love that store.) When I was that the forum posts were educated and well thought out, I had to join.
I don't know much about what is or isn't steampunk, but that's what being a newb is all about, right?


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« Reply #563 on: March 05, 2008, 10:34:52 pm »

I suppose I shall add my own introduction to this ever-long post. Wink

Good day! *tips hat* I go by Linden Tea on this here aethernet, or if you're a Second Life resident, you may on occasion find myself (Pinkfeather Heron) or my alt (Geologic Chemistry) wandering through New Babbage or Caledon, not to mention my home sim of Brythony Caer Llyr.
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« Reply #564 on: March 06, 2008, 08:01:25 pm »

Geeze I can not believe it took me this long to find this thread...I really do deserve the nickname of Wrong Way.  Well I go by the handle of MPsy, Michael, or Wong Wei as my more steampunky-ish friends have dubbed me due to the fact that I am asian and have an abysmal sense of direction.  Never ask me for directions...I'm worse then mapquest and will likely lead you around in circles.  I have always been a fan of clockwork technology and known about steampunk for a while but never really got into the scene.  Well until recently when I threw caution to the wind and dived right in.  I have done costuming before due to renfaire and MANY conventions (mostly anime/comics) in the SoCal area (you might have even gone to one of our room parties).  So the whole act of playing dress up isn't too unfamiliar with me.  Lately I been trying to bone up on my prop making skills.

I am an aspiring chef and hope one day to travel around the world and sample all the wonderful flavors there is to offer (and hopefully not get lost in the process).  Currently I am trying to start up a business along with two other friends where I am the executive chef.

Oh and I've also been known to brew an absolutely delicious pot of tea/coffee along with a few cakes and biscuits (all homemade of course).
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Justavis
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« Reply #565 on: March 07, 2008, 04:59:11 am »

Mayhaps they should sticky this thread as so many have trouble finding it... Just a thought.

AND WELCOME EVERYONE!

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« Reply #566 on: March 07, 2008, 06:35:37 am »

Mayhaps they should sticky this thread as so many have trouble finding it... Just a thought.

AND WELCOME EVERYONE!




*whispers* It is stickied.



So good to meet everyone! Come in, make yourself at home. I'm sure there's tea and cookies around here somewhere.
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Justavis
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« Reply #567 on: March 07, 2008, 06:58:57 am »

*squints, pulls spectacles off the top of head and puts them over eyes--where they belong*

Oh, yes.  Quite right.
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« Reply #568 on: March 07, 2008, 07:09:26 am »

Gods, I lose my sunglasses on top of my head all the time. Glad to see I'm not the only one.

It's not as bad as losing my keys in my hand though.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #569 on: March 07, 2008, 07:35:04 am »

If no one minds I can provide some freshly brewed tea or coffee and cookies, cakes, and what not.
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« Reply #570 on: March 07, 2008, 07:37:08 am »

Well, now I've been wandering around here for a few days joined up yesterday, and have nothing to do at the moment, I suppose I should introduce myself, nay?
Well then, I'm Linde, a fourteen-year-old girl from the Netherlands with a love for anything peculiar. One way or another I stumbled across the wondrous world of Steampunk (in a discussion on the Emilie Autumn forum) and have been captive ever since. I love to roleplay - been doing so for at least two and a half years by now - and have over fifty characters because I have too much of an imagination.
My 'steampunk alias' is Catharine Falkenrath and on the net I am also known as Obstakel. My trade is writing and making tea, though I have a way with fabrics as well.
Other things I love to do is travel by train, wander through Amsterdam with friends, travelling in general, daydream, make things, write, read books(!) and enjoy music.
And besides this, I'm also attempting to put together a Steampunk linkpage, though that will probably take some time as I'm quite new to it all.
Ho-hum. That's about all.
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Justavis
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« Reply #571 on: March 07, 2008, 10:44:58 am »

Gods, I lose my sunglasses on top of my head all the time. Glad to see I'm not the only one.

It's not as bad as losing my keys in my hand though.  Embarrassed

Have you searched for a pencil you were holding in your mouth, though, is the question.
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« Reply #572 on: March 07, 2008, 06:26:26 pm »

I have, and I'm ashamed of it. Then again, I do have a habit of putting things down into dimensional rifts. I put down, say a pen lid, and it disappears. A couple of days later I find it somewhere utterly silly.
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« Reply #573 on: March 07, 2008, 06:34:50 pm »

Pencils get tucked behind my ear where they promptly get caught on my hair, pulling it, and rendering themselves unforgetable.

Heh, dimensional rift - I'm going to have to remember that.



Miss Falkenrath, welcome!
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« Reply #574 on: March 08, 2008, 08:04:54 am »

Greetings and salutations!

In conventional society my name is Paul. But my nom de plume, as it were, is Justinian Alexander Muir. I'm mostly here due to theMadTinker and the conversations I've had with him around the dinner table.

When I'm not in class I can usually be found selling fish in the seafood market of our local grocery store. It's not a bad job, and I get fish out of it. I enjoy video games, reading, writing, roleplaying games, music, blacksmithing and a host of other activities. If it involves tools, fire, metal or food, I'm probably interested.

I got into steampunk kind of incidentally, when I was younger I had a fascination with gears, cogs and steam engines. That fascination never really went away. It was supplemented as I got older with a love of robotics, and other advanced technologies, but in the end I still long for my own airship, a steam powered motorcycle, or even things which should not and could not be powered by steam. Yet are.

I can't think of anything else to say really. If you'd like to ask me anything, please do.
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