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Andrew Leo Hughes liked dvsduncan's discussion Real Rules for Airships - The Canadian Version
Sep 29, 2014
dvsduncan added a discussion to the group WORLD-BUILDING: IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS
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Real Rules for Airships - The Canadian Version

It seems that airships might once again grace the skies of Canada, not just as novelties but as working aircraft. They are becoming an attractive option for mining companies and other industries that operate in remote areas of the country. Because of this, our government has drafted regulations regarding the construction of these vehicles. So, for those of you who need a little reference for your world building, here is a real world example of airship regulations:…See More
Sep 27, 2014
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Jul 1, 2014
dvsduncan replied to M. Morria Nickles's discussion Steampunk'd Medical Equipment?
"Oxygen is easily produced, electricity will crack water into hydrogen and oxygen. As far as breathing equipment goes, you might want to look into the iron lungs used for polio survivors."
Sep 3, 2013
dvsduncan replied to M. Morria Nickles's discussion Question? Writing a story via blogging, Good idea or bad?
"If your story is placed in the future, is this not technically foreground?"
Aug 21, 2013
dvsduncan replied to M. Morria Nickles's discussion Question? Writing a story via blogging, Good idea or bad?
"A blog would seem to be a very sensible way to place your story online if you are not looking for financial gain. However, I would suggest that you check on who owns the rights to use material posted in you blog. Some hosts claim the right to…"
Aug 21, 2013
dvsduncan replied to Darke Conteur's discussion Sex in Steampunk
"Dividing the use of terms between dialogue and the body of the narrative is an excellent idea. Alternately, you could always use a Victorian term and then "demonstrate" without using the modern equivalent. Either way, it is…"
Aug 3, 2013
dvsduncan replied to Darke Conteur's discussion Sex in Steampunk
"It would seem that we need to separate theme and presentation here. It is true that you cannot please everyone but none of the reviews seem to complain the erotic themes in the book.  Rather, the negative reviews focus on the…"
Jul 12, 2013
dvsduncan replied to Darke Conteur's discussion Sex in Steampunk
"I looked at the reviews in question and at first glance the negative comments would seem to address the quality of the writing rather than the presence of sexual content. It is a reasonable assumption that anyone buying a book titled "Steampunk…"
Jul 12, 2013
dvsduncan replied to Ray Dean's discussion Where - opposite questions... in the group MULTICULTURAL STEAMPUNK FICTION
"Cultures generally support or oppose technologies based on the perceived advantages or disadvantages of each. Japan offers an excellent example of a culture that has rejected a significant technology. From the early 17th century to early 19th…"
Jun 28, 2013
dvsduncan replied to Darke Conteur's discussion Sex in Steampunk
"I am not certain that it needs to be organic. Considering the genre, clockwork or steam powered would seem to be  entirely appropriate. And an airship should be involved somewhere."
Jun 27, 2013
dvsduncan replied to Darke Conteur's discussion Sex in Steampunk
"Some readers will appreciate sex with their steam and some will not. You cannot please everyone, nor should you try to do so. Write what comes naturally to you and to your characters. Sex should occur only when it is a natural continuation of the…"
Jun 26, 2013
dvsduncan replied to Benjamin Jacobson's discussion At a crossroads ...
"Perhaps what you need is a technology that combines existing Victorian scientific knowledge in new ways. Take electricity for example. The electric capacitor or condenser was invented in the mid 18th century and so they were scarcely…"
Apr 7, 2013
dvsduncan replied to Raven Dane's discussion Fabulous news to share!
"Congratulation on your win. Those are wonderdul circumstances for a book launch. If the second book does as well, you might want to invest in a larger mantle."
Apr 7, 2013
dvsduncan commented on dave bartram's blog post What is it with airships, anyhoo?
"Please forgive me if I was overly defensive of my beloved airships. I only meant that familiarity with the aeroplane tends to colour the public view of airships. They seem quaint and cumbersome by comparison. Certainly the best know of these are the…"
Mar 16, 2013

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I want to change the world. Just a little. Perhaps a story I tell will make that happen and leave our home better place. Perhaps I can inspire or at least entertain. Maybe by trying to change the world I will change myself. Hopefully for the better.
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
Writing is a solitary activity. I hope this site will allow me to meet other hermits of the quill and visit a little.
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