Ryan Black
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Ryan Black replied to Lia Keyes's discussion WHAT ARE YOU WRITING?
"Took a little break to write a short steampunk horror story to be considered for a collection. It's due on Halloween and I still have 133 words to shave off in order to get down to 10,000 words. Killing me. But it will tie in nicely with the…"
Oct 28, 2011
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Oct 23, 2011
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Oct 18, 2011
Ryan Black replied to Lia Keyes's discussion STEAMPUNK FILMS
"Everyone keeps saying 'Brazil' is steampunk but I just don't see it. A few steampunkish visuals but just as much as '12 monkeys'. Dystopian society aside, it's just not steampunk to me at all."
Oct 17, 2011
Ryan Black replied to Lia Keyes's discussion Do Your Characters Wear Straight Up Victorian garb or do you Punk Them Up?
"The main character of my WIP is a world traveler so he dresses a bit pirate/gypsy layered atop a base of 1870's American West.  He likes boots and work pants with either a suit vest or a canvas duck work vest.  If ever there's a…"
Oct 17, 2011
Ryan Black posted a status
"drawing scenes from a new short story which remains, as of yet, unnamed. i am terrible at naming stories. any tips?"
Sep 28, 2011
Ryan Black replied to Winfield H. Strock III's discussion Cowboys and Aliens... yawn
"haven't seen it yet but it was one of the movies i was really excited about this summer.  i've heard so many bad things about it that my girlfriend is making me wait for the dvd.  i still have high hopes for it, thinking perhaps…"
Sep 19, 2011
Ryan Black replied to A.L. Davroe's discussion The Alchemist's Perfect Instrument
"congrats on the publishing!  i'll be sure to check it out."
Sep 19, 2011
Ryan Black posted a status
"be checkin' out me blog! http://steamchurch.blogspot.com/"
Sep 19, 2011
Ryan Black replied to Lia Keyes's discussion Historical Accuracy in Steampunk
"I couldn't agree more."
Sep 13, 2011
Ryan Black posted a status
"working on a short story. bio-mech zombies in the deep south. hurricanes and downed airships."
Sep 13, 2011
Ryan Black posted a status
"not steampunk but i'm excited about tonight's True Blood season finale. finally a halloween episode!"
Sep 11, 2011
Ryan Black posted a status
"changed the name and URL of my blog. co check it out and be the first to follow and join in on the convo http://steamchurch.blogspot.com/"
Sep 11, 2011
Ryan Black replied to Lia Keyes's discussion DEFINING ELEMENTS OF A STEAMPUNK NOVEL?
"i get what you're saying about wanting to know what to expect from a book but the last thing steampunk needs is sub-classification.  that's one thing that has driven me away from new music.  over classification would kill this…"
Sep 10, 2011
Ryan Black replied to Lia Keyes's discussion HISTORICAL ACCURACY IN STEAMPUNK?
"of course historical accuracy is a necessary bedrock for good steampunk.  you need to lay some foundation and stick to it before you can expect the reader to suspend disbelief and just go with your flights of fancy.  cherie priest extends…"
Sep 10, 2011
Ryan Black posted a status
"please go follow my blog @ http://strangerfriction.blogspot.com/ so i don't feel so alone! i promise riches, ponies and magic to all who do"
Sep 9, 2011

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Introduce yourself!
i am an artist, writer and musician. absinthe, coffee, violence, justice, history and sex excite me.
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
advice and support from a community of writers who share a similar genre.
How did you hear about us?
mary magdelene

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At 8:02am on September 4, 2011, Matthew Delman said…
Welcome to the Guild, Ryan.

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