Monday, May 31, 2010

Steampunk Weekly - 5.31.10

Jane and Jade settled themselves on Professor McGregor's settee with steaming cups of Earl Grey. After the formalities of getting comfortable, concern over the increase in MAPS members, local gossip and excitement over vvb's latest transmission, Eva quieted the room.

I have here, delivered by Ms de Borde, Cartier's pocket watch.

The watch? You are in possession of THE watch? Jane asked in delight.

Yes, just now. I have not had a chance to inspect it properly. As I was in company of some ladies from the Society and have had no time for myself.

Eva turned the watch over several times and then removed a hairpin from her updo. She then unlatched a tiny clasp on the side of the pocket watch that loosened the backing. Eva slid the back cover to reveal a secret compartment with a folded note.

When Eva unfolded the note, it is blank. Eva walked over to the side table and lit a candle. When she lifted the piece of parchment in front of the flame, the heat revealed a message.



See you all on the Devonian Express
for SteamPink week


story flash back -~- flash forward


Dreaming steampunk:

YA steampunk novel in the works
by Mystery Robin


What's MAPS backwards?

In the world of high-tech messages, you no doubt know what spam is; but how about spim and spit?

answer: Spim is spam received via instant messaging; spit is spam received via internet telephone.

This bit of trivia is from my 365 day trivia calendar.
Thanks EvL!


* last chance to get your tickets to catch the Devonian Express for SteamPink week
Redeem your ticket during SteamPink week and be eligible to win a steampunk book ;-D

* image source Victorian hairstyles

* part of Jane and Jade Escapades, my steampunk story in which commenters may be incorporated into the story and have guest appearances the following week.

* my weekly post on things steampunk (Victorian sci-fi/fantasy)

* totally inspired by steampunk posts written by Celia of adventures of cecelia bedelia

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Images from: Lovelytocu