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Steampunk, and Musical Machines

      [This was originally a post in a group I had created on the old Steampunk Empire website, dedicated to classical music, and its relationship to steampunk.]

-      Machines used to play music are nothing new.  Carillons have been automated since at least the 17th century, and small music boxes have been around since at least the 18th.  By the 19th century, musical machines of many types began to be produced.  One of the most famous was the Panharmonicon, invented by…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on January 7, 2020 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Winter door exterior

The new winter door for the companionway here aboard Constellation..…


Added by Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone on December 28, 2019 at 9:18pm — 1 Comment

Winter Door

The new winter door for the companionway here aboard Constellation..

Added by Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone on December 28, 2019 at 9:14pm — No Comments

The Revenge of Dr. Minneapolis St. Paul: More Tales from the Black Hart

Yes, its finally out and available in print and eBook on amazon!

Hope you all enjoy!


Added by Professor Briar on November 19, 2019 at 6:52am — No Comments

Publishing Warning - Austin-Macauley Of London / NYC

As warning to my fellow authors, be advised that engaging with my former publisher, Austin-Macauley (London / NYC)  should be AVOIDED at all costs.  (Since the costs will all be yours)

Not only does their Editing Department move in geological time, the Royalty Department is equally negligent & lethargic.  Without committing the gauche act of directly divulging details... Please know that they make every effort to delay, withhold & deny, any payment for as long…


Added by Neko Zujihan on September 9, 2019 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Got the proof of my new novel today

Got the proof of "Zarabeth's World" from the publisher today, and it really made me happy.  Wild Shore has done a wonderful job, and the cover art is just as impressive in real life as it is in the digital versions.  Little Mungo, Happy again.

Added by Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone on September 4, 2019 at 9:04pm — No Comments

The Ratworths' House

I haven't been on here in forever, but I figured I'd stop back in to post some pics of the tiny, steam-themed dollhouse I made as a piece for this year's Bubonicon. It's currently at the art show there.

It wasn't meant to have a sotyr behind it, but when I made the little rat doll too small, I decided that they're the child of the Ratsworth family. Their bedroom is right above the study, & right under the greenhouse/ attic. What a lucky kid, I'd have loved to have a fancy study,…


Added by J [N] N on August 24, 2019 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

I haven't been on for a long time, but recently spent a few weeks making a tiny dollhouse that has some heavy steampunk inspiration, so figured this would be the right place to share some pics.

I haven't been on for a long time, but recently spent a few weeks making a tiny dollhouse that has some heavy steampunk inspiration, so figured this would be the right place to share some pics.


Added by J [N] N on August 24, 2019 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Motivation Hacks That Will Increase Your Productivity

Most times, we can’t tell how productive we are or can become, because we lack the right motivation. One common thing with people who have become successful in their various science fields is their productivity. As a matter of fact, if you’re not productive, you can’t be classed as successful. But behind every success story, there is motivation. Here are quick motivation hacks to help you become more productive with whatever you do.

  1. Avoid…

Added by Jack White on July 1, 2019 at 8:40am — No Comments

The 23rd Psalm (of a different kind)

23rd Psalm - Marry not an Engineer, From an Engineer's Sweety (first variation published in MIT The Tech, Vol. LIV April 10, 1934)

Verily, I say unto you, marry not ani engineer.

For an engineer is a strange being, and is possessed of many evils.

Yea, he speaketh eternally in parables which he calleth formulae,

And he wieldeth a big stick which he calleth a slide rule.

And he hath only one bible, a handbook.

He thinketh only of stresses and strains, and without end of…


Added by The Specialist on May 19, 2019 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Don’ts When Writing College Papers

College papers come with quite many requirements.  You are also required to follow some set instructions. You will be required to follow the instructions given to you by your professor strictly. There are some mistakes that when done can seriously cost you good grades. I have discussed some of the most crucial don’ts to keep in mind while writing your college essays.

Don’t plagiarize. This should go without saying. Never steal someone’s ideas and pass it as your…


Added by Robert Roberts on May 17, 2019 at 8:13am — No Comments

Things to Avoid While Writing a College Paper

Students make some serious mistakes that cost them good grades. These mistakes are avoidable and can be rectified if the student is keen while handling their work.  I have discussed some of the errors that commonly cost students excellent grades below.

The most popular mistake students commit while writing their college essays is the grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes. Submitting your paper with a lot of these mistakes can be annoying to the professor.  It…


Added by Robert Roberts on May 10, 2019 at 5:54am — No Comments

How to Write a Stress-Free Essay

Writing an essay can be stressful and especially if you are doing it full time. It tends to use up all of your time leaving little or none for self. Sitting in front of your computer for long just writing an assignment can drain you. To write an essay effectively, you need to have a few tips that you can use to ensure that you are not going through a difficult time. Writing while flexible allows you to enjoy writing the assignment. Some of these tips…


Added by Robert Roberts on May 2, 2019 at 10:51am — No Comments

What Is Levitra And How It Works?

What is Levitra?

 Levitra is a medication used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men)

To flow in the penis causing an erection again. If your plan is to utilize Levitra, then you ought to take it 30 minutes before sexual activity.

Ability to get an erection can continue so long, however the real erections will only persist for the standard time period ).

It does not induce erections in its particular -- sexual stimulation remains required. Levitra…


Added by Lynda Warshall on April 26, 2019 at 3:51am — No Comments

Write My Essay 4 Me Tips for Personal Statement

The personal statement is very important for any university application. It highlights who you are before the admission officers. It should, therefore, spell out the uniqueness in you. Getting an outstanding statement is challenging given that not everyone enjoys writing. Besides, it is a very different experience when you are faced with your own essay to write, telling people about who you are and convincing them that you are the best for the admission. Some of the following tips will help…


Added by Robert Roberts on January 10, 2019 at 8:10am — No Comments

The CR&A Christmas Special for 1905

                P. Aloysius Regnad Presents:

        - The CR&A Christmas Special for 1905 -


               Adele Amaryllis Calloway

               P. Aloysius Regnad

               Caroline Iolanthe Sprague



        SCENE I:  The radiocomm alcove in CR&A's roverhome.  "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", being played by a brass…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on December 16, 2018 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

CR&A Christmas Special Preamble

         Since it is seasonally appropriate, I am going to post the CR&A Christmas Special for 1905.  It is really meant to be read after finishing Chapter 23, so I'm going to fill in a little information so anyone reading will have some idea of who the characters are, and what's going on.  The rest will probably come across as mysterious, but that could be a good thing, since it may make readers curious about CR&A, more of their story, and the universe they live in.  Chapter 23…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on December 16, 2018 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Improving Your Writing Skills

Writing essays is a core factor in getting better grades at the end of each academic period. However, now that you are in college it is easy for you to agree that basic writing skills will not get you better scores. For you to get better grades and have your paper receive recognition from your teacher is by improving your writing. Is it that hard? According to a majority of university lecturers, writing interesting essay papers requires you to remain focused and ready to learn. If you…


Added by Valeria on December 6, 2018 at 9:35am — No Comments

5 Useful Tools for Checking Your Essays

Working on your essay does not end the moment you put a full stop after the last word. To come up with a good writing fit for an A+, you need to go back to the beginning of your work and start proofreading it. Assume that you are a strict teacher when going through your paper to identify any mistakes therein.

Now, while proofreading your work is necessary, it is also quite a tedious task. You might have finished a lengthy piece, and your mind has not yet recovered from the rigorous…


Added by Robert Roberts on November 27, 2018 at 8:59am — No Comments

How to Write a Great History Paper

One of the most important things you should do to make your history paper great is to work on a coherent and strong introduction. Start off your paper with something that stimulates and challenges the mind of your reader. Get rid of any garbage; you do not want to bore your reader by showing him or her that you have nothing of substance as far as the history topic is concerned. Start your paper by getting directly to the point. Your opening sentence should tell your reader what you are going…


Added by Valeria on November 19, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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