P. Aloysius Regnad's Blog (7)

Dreams as Inspiration.

      This was originally posted under the title  "Where do (my) ideas come from?"  on the old Steampunk Empire website.  And things in square brackets [ ] are modern insertions.

-      (WARNING - This post contains what those reading [ or having read ] my CR&A stories may consider to be spoilers.  [ Or maybe not.  It's quite possible that no one reading this is familiar with my material. ]  Anyways, proceed at your own risk.)

      I considered a lengthy introduction to…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on March 1, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coincidence #2 from the CR&A universe.

      OK, I've described coincidences 1, 3, and 4, so I may as well reiterate #2.

      AFTER thinking up the character of Adele Calloway, giving her a romantic relationship with the character based on me, and deciding on her birthday (September 23, 1882), I decided to see how "we" relate according to the so-called "Chinese Zodiac".  In simplest terms, this assigns an animal to a person according to the year of their birth, and indicates certain characteristics which a person with a…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on February 28, 2020 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Another (minor) coincidence from the CR&A universe.

      I've mentioned some of these things before, and here is another one.

      The character of Adele Calloway has a number of highly developed skills that enable her to function successfully in a Wild/Weird Western Steampunk environment.  She is an expert horsewoman, adept with a lariat, can track, and 'read sign' to an extraordinary degree, is fluent in American Indian sign language, and is highly proficient with handguns.  She is also not shy about pointing out her abilities to…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on February 28, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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

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

Another Coincidence from the CR&A Universe

      Note:  This is a continuation of blog posts I made on the old Steampunk Empire site, which vanished along with it.  They concerned some very strange coincidences surrounding my CR&A (Calloway, Regnad, & Associates) series of stories.  Rather than try and recreate those posts, I'm just going to pick up where they left off.

      A key event in the formation of the group that becomes CR&A occurs at a world's fair type of event scheduled to begin in May of 1905, in the…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on August 18, 2018 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

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