In these tough times, I've managed at least to work on my craft a bit more. Some of it, however, is of course staring out of the window, trying to tie together the character motivations and backgrounds and . The usual writer stuff. Out of that comes some sunshine. In this case, it's wondering about … Continue reading NEW: For Alexander (Henry Sterling Grieves)
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Enter The Asylum
Enter the Asylum I never ever manage to make accurate record of my sojourn to the Asylum Steampunk Festival, because there is simply too much to see and do that I would be able to jot it all down for a post. If I had the time to go into it in all detail, I … Continue reading Enter The Asylum
A Little Bit of Alice
Sorry I've not been around much! I've not got much of an update as the case. Life is life, and mine is hardly interesting. Instead, I'd prefer to introduce you to one of my favourite musicians: Alice's Night Circus. Taking her inspiration from Victorian aesthetic and Alice in Wonderland as well as costuming and film, … Continue reading A Little Bit of Alice
It's unassuming from the outside, but so are most escape room locations. Shrouded in mystery in the middle of Southampton - even more so with a growing rain pelting The Husband and I - Houdini's Escape Rooms are anything but unassuming. After stopping off at my mother's, we manoeuvre the trains to get to Southampton … Continue reading Escaping Titanic
Spring Bank Decadence
For the bank holiday, The Husband and I ventured forth to our next Steampunk escapade, a delightful market called Doncaster Spring bank Decadence. Now the weather is not pouring down every weekend and allowing the British to go about our leisure in less layers, the number of Steampunk events increases up to the big one: … Continue reading Spring Bank Decadence
Alice’s Night Circus
It may not be a Thursday, but I'm rather working from day to day and so cannot post to a schedule at this time. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of listening to Alice's Night Circus again (I first saw her live in Lincoln two years ago, and then last year as supporting for Steam Powered … Continue reading Alice’s Night Circus
Photo of the Week: Steampunk Octopus
So, of course, today had to be one of the (albeit paltry) photos I took during the Saturday I spent at Steampunks in Space at the Leicester Space Centre. I had a good time. I learnt about making gin cocktails, caught up with friends, didn't buy anything from the market (yay!), and of course, did … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Steampunk Octopus
Boosting: Airship Ashanti Multicultural Steampunk Calendar
A great way to support representation in Steampunk!
In an effort to showcase the diversity of its local steampunk scene, Airship Ashanti is selling copies of its new 2017 multicultural steampunk calendar this fall. The calendar features members of the Cincinnati/Dayton steampunk community as well as holidays from cultures and religions around the world.
HRA Ashanti Captain Mandisa Njeri says the group created the calendar to be more inclusive of the various beliefs, religions, and backgrounds that make up the world around us.
“For several years, the HRA Ashanti has stood behind its calling to support its local community through multiculturalism,” she adds. “This calendar is a step in the right direction of inclusive society that…
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Taking inspiration from NevilleGirl's post, of the 5 different senses in writing. Whereas she listed examples of senses to use in writing, I thought I’d challenge myself further by writing a little piece of description for each that could be relevant in my novel. Smell In amongst the soft chugging of steam from the device’s … Continue reading 5 Senses
Photo of the Week: Robots Worthy of Flailing
Okay, it's not the greatest photo--but Steam Powered Giraffe live. Nothing more. That equals the squee. The excuse of this gif... I saw them live on Sunday night for the Lincoln Asylum at the Engine Shed for their official UK debut, and then we who came to the Empire Ball on the Saturday evening were … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Robots Worthy of Flailing