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Stylish S-Punk Video

Started Jul 20, 2012 0 Replies

This is from the late 80's or early 90's.  Electro-pop with steampunk imagery.…Continue

Hugh Ashton's Red Wheels Turning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugh Ashton Aug 7, 2011. 4 Replies

When Hugh asked for readers of his recently completed book, I couldn't commit to that since grad school occupies my reading time.  I did offer, however, to use my off-study time to throw together a…Continue

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Floral Symbolism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gail Gray Apr 29, 2011. 3 Replies

One of my former students (10 years ago) wrote a paper for me on the symbolic use of flowers in Victorian society.  I found it in my files recently.  If anyone would like to read it, I will share it…Continue

Marketing Craft

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ettrick Mar 25, 2011. 2 Replies

Hugh Ashton has made his book available as a free download in addition to being available in print from Amazon, and presumably other sources as well. It prompted me to wonder if others here have done…Continue

 

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Stylish S-Punk Video

This is from the late 80's or early 90's.  Electro-pop with steampunk imagery.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f680RCgnzbk&feature=relatedSee More
Jul 20, 2012
Xeno Gilder replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"No prob my friend ;)"
Mar 29, 2012
Ray Dean replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"yes, but you didn't specify 'that' kind of airships... you mentioned airships in general.. it seems as though people are trying to be helpful..."
Mar 29, 2012
Xeno Gilder replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"Of course that kind of airship is a far cry from say something like this"
Mar 29, 2012
Ray Dean replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"awesome... I also posted a pic of the first zep.. But you can only lead to the water..."
Mar 28, 2012
Jeremy Brandon Murphy replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
Mar 28, 2012
Jeremy Brandon Murphy replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"I love airships. to me, ever since I was little. Seeing them inspires somthing that modern jets and airplanes don't. To me it inspires more than visions of victorian england. Speculative fiction didn't have rules that restrained the likes…"
Mar 28, 2012
Xeno Gilder replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"No doubt"
Mar 20, 2012
Carlos Omar Arellano Sepulveda replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"well Xeno, remember that, before everything, Steampunk is a branch/style of Science Fiction (and even Fantasy)... so it is completely fair to have technological marvels who are way ahead of time.. look at modern science fiction, Back to the…"
Mar 19, 2012
Xeno Gilder replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"I will.......   With no airships, or flying platforms for that matter :0"
Mar 19, 2012
Ray Dean replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"last reply, just because, i've reached the end... the first zeppelin went up in 1900 Victorian Era began with her reign 20 June 1837 and continued until her death 22 January 1901 it's not that much of a jump to see it in the era... when…"
Mar 19, 2012
Xeno Gilder replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"I have in fact. Perhaps I should mention that I was referring to a Victorian era setting, so while there were certainly jumps in technology at that time, it would have taken a massive bunny leap to have that type of flying platform. Certainly they…"
Mar 19, 2012
Ray Dean replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"I guess that's where I don't understand... airships aren't fiction... i can see not using airships because they're not part of the world you want to write in... but to say they couldn't exist is strange to me... even if you…"
Mar 18, 2012
Xeno Gilder replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"Like a giant steel structure, or heavy wooden vessel, that type of flying ship. Not familiar with the history of helium filled Zeppelins. I would imagine they knew of some similar substance in the 18Th century. But yeah, that kind of airship. Though…"
Mar 18, 2012
Ray Dean replied to Ettrick's discussion Inaccuracy for Accuracy
"Xeno, I'm still curious... what is your definition of AIRSHIP... I understand that you don't think they're plausible, but I'm not sure what you mean by the term... we may have differing defnitions"
Mar 18, 2012

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Introduce yourself!
A sculptor, reader, writer.

I teach in the humanities but start grad studies in the sciences Feb 2011. Hello for now, goodbye soon.
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
I'm looking to contribute to and benefit from discussions of creation in a new direction.
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At 5:20pm on January 9, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
Welcome to the Guild, Ettrick!
At 8:17pm on January 9, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
The two-storey library is the Old Library at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Gorgeous, isn't it?
At 12:43pm on March 25, 2011, Graham Russell said…
Haha, no, I'm not your cousin.
At 4:30am on June 19, 2011, Nicole Ross said…
I'm thrilled that you're working on a book trailer for "Fornax Rising"! Thank you. XD
At 5:50am on June 19, 2011, Nicole Ross said…
Please don't feel pressured. It's supposed to be fun!

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The book is a prequel to my first novel To Rule the Skies, although I think of it more as just coming first chronologically.  It follows the main character from my previous novel, Nicodemus Boffin, from his boyhood to about a decade before the events in To Rule the Skies.The synopsis:Nicodemus Boffin, a uncommonly clever boy…See More
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