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Would YOU live in a steampunk universe if you could?

Started Oct 30, 2020 0 Replies

      Just a general question.      The only "rule" is that you can set up that particular universe any way you want, within the broad boundaries of steampunk.      For example, my CR&A universe…Continue

Tags: steampunk

Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, Frank Butler, Sitting Bull, Lillian Smith, et al.

Started this discussion. Last reply by P. Aloysius Regnad Oct 28, 2020. 1 Reply

      I suppose Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody) is the person who ties everyone in the title together, so I listed him first.  I believe all of these people qualify for an entry in the…Continue

Tags: annie, oakley, sitting, bull, bill

Programming language question

Started Nov 3, 2019 0 Replies

      OK, so not exactly steampunk, but I've had good results getting answers from other steampunks in the areas of cryptography, botany, and entomology, so I'm giving this a try.      For a good 30+…Continue

Steam Powered Machine list...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Jan 11, 2018. 8 Replies

    I'm trying to think up a list of steam powered machines that people find interesting, impressive, or fun, to see.   There's a reason, but telling it might be a spoiler.   Anyway, so far I have: …Continue

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About you:
I am cautious and suspicious by nature. Also terribly lazy. I spend a great deal of time inside my own head. I believe in Truth, Freedom, Justice, and Hope. I sleep a lot, and that lets me dream.

Since 2012 I have managed to type up several stories which take place in a steampunk universe. I suppose that makes me a writer, but I prefer the term "storyteller". I had some of these tales posted on the old steampunk empire site. I'm not certain what to do about them, at this point.

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P. Aloysius Regnad replied to P. Aloysius Regnad's discussion Films and Television. in the group Western SteamPunk aka CowPunk"
"      Well, not exactly a Western, although there is at least one Western themed episode, I'm watching "The Secret Adventures of Jules Vern" for the third time.  This time around I noticed something odd,…"
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Ballistol - A steampunk multi-purpose oil(?)

      Ballistol (from the words 'ballistic' and 'oleum') is a multi-purpose oil, first compounded in 1904 by Dr. Helmut Klever as a response to the German Imperial Army's request for a substance that could be used to clean and lubricate a soldier's firearm, as well as protect the wooden parts, and also protect his leather gear.  It was adopted by the German army in 1905, and remained in use until 1945.  So it's not quite Victorian, but does predate World War I by ten years.  And yes, it's still…See More
Sep 4
P. Aloysius Regnad replied to P. Aloysius Regnad's discussion Films and Television. in the group Western SteamPunk aka CowPunk"
"      OK, I've mentioned before that I like spaghetti westerns, and that some of them contain elements that might be considered to be steampunk.  In fact, I've been thinking of typing up what I'd call an…"
Aug 21
P. Aloysius Regnad replied to Captain's discussion Heels in the group Western SteamPunk aka CowPunk"
"      OK, one of the things that vexes me, to some extent, is trying to identify weapons (like revolvers, lever action rifles, &c.) in movies and television shows,  For instance, I'm watching the movie Virus…"
Aug 18
P. Aloysius Regnad commented on P. Aloysius Regnad's blog post Steampunk and the carbide lamp. (As a prop, and a genuinely useful item.)
"      I've just discovered that "Colonel" Harland Sanders, of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, once owned a company that manufactured carbide lamps.  Unfortunately, he started his enterprise around 1922 or…"
Aug 7
Captain replied to P. Aloysius Regnad's discussion Films and Television. in the group Western SteamPunk aka CowPunk"
"Good catch regardless. "
Jun 10
P. Aloysius Regnad replied to P. Aloysius Regnad's discussion Films and Television. in the group Western SteamPunk aka CowPunk"
"      Yeah, it's probably not intended to reference the real Sultana in any way beyond someone's hazy memory of a "famous" riverboat.  Still, I couldn't help pointing it out."
Jun 9
The Specialist replied to P. Aloysius Regnad's discussion Films and Television. in the group Western SteamPunk aka CowPunk"
"This sultana appears to be a sternwheeler. The real sultana was a sidewheeler"
Jun 8
Captain replied to P. Aloysius Regnad's discussion Films and Television. in the group Western SteamPunk aka CowPunk"
"It does look like SULTANA.  If so I like to think that they were just trying to preserve the fading memory. "
Jun 8
P. Aloysius Regnad replied to P. Aloysius Regnad's discussion Films and Television. in the group Western SteamPunk aka CowPunk"
"      OK, another "catch", this time from The Wild Wild West:       Is is just me, or does the steamboat say "Sultana" on it?  If so, this discovery is NOT at all…"
Jun 7
P. Aloysius Regnad replied to P. Aloysius Regnad's discussion Films and Television. in the group Western SteamPunk aka CowPunk"
"      From "The Outlaw Deputy" (1935) starring Tim McCoy -       A wanted poster for The Crisco Kid?  I guess these B western film makers were already incorporating little jokes for…"
May 30
P. Aloysius Regnad replied to Captain's discussion Radio in the group Victorian Technology
"      OK, I have my crystal sets back.       From left to right: basic AM broadcast band set with a standard round coil, a similar set with a "spider web" coil (and earphone attached), and…"
Apr 27
P. Aloysius Regnad commented on Stephen George Moore's group THE LAST POSTER WINS
"      Testing....   I'd forgotten about this place.  So what becomes of a group with no owner, like this one?"
Apr 13
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Apr 13
Alijandra Mogilner left a comment for P. Aloysius Regnad
"I would indeed like to join, thank you"
Apr 8
P. Aloysius Regnad left a comment for Alijandra Mogilner
"      Welcome.  We have a writers group here called Scribblers' Den that you may wish to join."
Apr 7

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Ballistol - A steampunk multi-purpose oil(?)

Posted on September 4, 2021 at 1:18pm 0 Comments

      Ballistol (from the words 'ballistic' and 'oleum') is a multi-purpose oil, first compounded in 1904 by Dr. Helmut Klever as a response to the German Imperial Army's request for a substance that could be used to clean and lubricate a soldier's firearm, as well as protect the wooden parts, and also protect his leather gear.  It was adopted by the German army in 1905, and remained in use until 1945.  So it's not quite Victorian, but does predate World War I by ten years.  And yes, it's…

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Steampunk and the carbide lamp. (As a prop, and a genuinely useful item.)

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

      OK, first off, I will shamelessly point out that putting "Steampunk" as the first word of the title simply gets more attention.  Now on to the carbide lamp.

      I used to think these things had been around for ages, but it turns out that these lamps did not come into general use until the very last years of the 19th century.  (They were used primarily by miners, and cave explorers, as well…

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Just something I found.

Posted on December 27, 2020 at 5:01pm 0 Comments

      OK, for some reason, I was considering entering a post about how (in the United States) The European Grand Tour evolved into See America due to the onset of WWI.  The Grand Tour was something that only the wealthy could indulge in.  But the war sent thousands or "regular, everyday Americans" to Europe who would otherwise never have gone there.  This reminded me of the song "How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree?)".  When I…

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Something from the CR&A universe.

Posted on October 30, 2020 at 12:10pm 1 Comment

      I don't believe I have any talent when it comes to drawing, but I think I have managed to develop some skills with cobbling together visual images by computer manipulation.  By using this so-called skill, I've made something from the CR&A universe that I've been meaning to for a long time.  It's made using some found images, and various free fonts.  I've uploaded the image full size, so it may look better opened in a separate window.…

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