I am paranoid 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.
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: Steam locomotive Steam tractor (traction engine) Steam roller (road roller) Steam shovel Steamboat (stern wheeler) Steamboat (side wheeler) Fire engine Donkey engine Large stationary engine (industrial, public works/utilities) "Utility engine" (wagon, or sledge mounted) And two more that…See More
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