June 2011 Blog Posts (11)

The Great Beast of Overthink

"Amongst the rusting towers of Overthink, the insidious creature waited..."

 

For the last three months I've been working on my submission for the upcoming Steampunk Shakespeare anthology, 'The Omnibus of Bill Shakes and the Magnificent Iambic Pentatetrameter'.

 

I've written, edited it, re-edited it. I've sent it to friends and family; English professors-in-waiting to penny bag hawkers. The feedback's been mostly positive, some  of it…

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Added by Ruth Booth on June 29, 2011 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Wrestling with Crocodiles

Here I am, wrestling with this short story. I am adapting Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra into a Weird Western, Steampunk world. The themes of Shakespeare meld perfectly with Steampunk... the worlds of Rome vs. Egypt parallel sweetly the rigidity of Victorian sensibilities clashing with the wild lawless debauchery of the American west. Cleo is the typical antiestablishment, anti-heroine who thumbs her nose at those self-righteous smug poofs, and rail against being…

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Added by Mark Adam Thomas on June 28, 2011 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

Character Thoughts

Characters are the motive force behind any good story. You can have the most amazing plot, world building, write the snappiest dialogue and…

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Added by Mark Fenger on June 20, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

A Conundrum of Time and History

"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past." --George Orwell, 1984
If we are to believe what George Orwell has said about living in the present to rule over the past and the future, then the present he speaks of is definitely not the age we are in, one where the current fashion is dominated by styles from at least two decades ago, or where cellphones have applications in the likes of Hipstamatic that digitally modify… Continue

Added by Lexi Orchestra on June 20, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Old West/Victorian Medicine (part 1)

Some of the favorite drugs and medicines that Old West/Victorian doctors had to choose from...

 

Laudanum: Tincture* of opium, for relief of pain and inflammation.

 

Ipecac: Preparation made from dried roots of a South American creeping plant, used as an emetic**.

 

Jalap: Tuberous root of a Mexican plant, used as a…

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Added by Ray Dean on June 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Hey, What's the Big Idea?



I think the big idea, or high concept, of a story is one of the most important things for an aspiring writer to…

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Added by Mark Fenger on June 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Steampunkology: The Anachronistic Fantastic

Bell, Alice R. (2009). The anachronistic fantastic: Science, progress and the child in ‘post-nostalgic’ culture. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 12(1), 5-22.



Steampunk and children have already been discussed in two previous posts, one analyzing an article by Pike (“Buried Pleasure”) and the other by Nevins (“… Continue

Added by Dru Pagliassotti on June 15, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Steampunkology: Dolittle, Walter Benjamin, and the Nineteenth-Century Child

Pike, David L. (2011). Buried Pleasure: Doctor Dolittle, Walter Benjamin, and the Nineteenth-Century Child. MODERNISM/modernity, 4, 857-875.

 

Everyone knows that searching on a keyword will often pull up less-than-applicable results. This article turned up when I hunted on "steampunk" in the academic databases, yet it only mentions the word several times, in one paragraph and a figure at the end. I will cite the passage in full:

The…

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Added by Dru Pagliassotti on June 14, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

HOOKS



Hooks, for those of you who don't write, are the bits at the beginning of a book designed to reel in a prospective reader, agent or editor. If you've ever picked up a book in the store, read the first page and decided on the spot that you had to buy that book you've experienced a well written… Continue

Added by Mark Fenger on June 14, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Writer's Block Surgically Removed

My writing began in February 2007.  The exact date escapes me.
When my biggest case of writer’s block broke free?  December 7th 2007. 
I…
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Added by Winfield H. Strock III on June 10, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Nickel Children is Golden

Written and directed by Kevin Eslinger, Nickel Children is the first in a new Steampunk series set in a surreal environment that is an alchemy of H.G. Wells and Deadwood.

Eslinger's confidant direction brings to bear a fully-developed alternate universe  that is underscored by Keith Stacey's spare…

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Added by Amaryllis Higgenbottom on June 1, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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