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Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether - About the comic

Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether - About the comic | Just Put Some Gears on It | Scoop.it

Swords are cool. People fighting with swords are cool. Airships are cool. Cowboys are cool. Pirates are cool. Clockwork men are cool. Smart, savvy, witty women are very cool. Laconic gunslingers? Totally cool. Steampunk? Frosty.

 

That’s what Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether is, that’s what it’s about. The adventures of the Lady Seneca Sabre and those she meets along the way as she travels the Sphere. Who she fights, who she foils, who she befriends. It’s about adventure and romance and excitement and, to paraphrase the great Zaphod Beeblebrox, “really wild things.”

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They went past their Kickstarter goal!

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Age of Ravens: History of Steampunk & Victoriana RPGs (Part Three ...

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Some games deal with those questions head on- Victoriana for example takes some heat for its class-based ideology. Sunset Empires is a good example of taking those issues seriously. Do these questions have a role at the ...
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This excellent overview continues.

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About The Adventures of Victoria Clarke

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“The Amazing Adventures of Victoria Clarke” is the stylish and exciting story of the exploits of a female British agent living undercover in the United States in the 1920s as a Hollywood actress.

 

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In order to create exciting images that will fire up the fans, the producer turned to his peers in the visual effects community, and reached out to artists with an interest in steampunk stories and imagery. Now he's getting ready to launch a Kickstarter project to fund it.

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Yes, I Did Stick a Gear on It: The Illusion of Steampunk Performance

Yes, I Did Stick a Gear on It: The Illusion of Steampunk Performance | Just Put Some Gears on It | Scoop.it

My Peacemaker was originally a chalking gun. I admit it. It's pretty obvious to anyone who looks at it for more than ten seconds. ... There has been an unusual attitude, I've noticed, about the creation of steampunk props and the role of functional art. I've seen dismissive railing against “stick a gear on it” for physical artistic creations, the trumpeting of modded computers and iPods over spray-painted Nerf guns. I have no issue with beautiful functional art or people to have creative ambitions (and yes, that song based on the concept is pretty cute). But, as a performer with cosplayer roots, I never fully understood the ridicule. Because, a prop is a prop is a prop and as long as it helps you perform, whether the steampunk prop shoots real lightning or falls apart after being out in a rainstorm, as long as it enhances your artistic performance, it is a good steampunk prop.

 

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Lee Ann Farruga's thought-piece on steampunk and the tyranny of critics.  [You know I had to scoop it, the title alone made it a must-have.]

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Choo-Choo!: Giant Steampunk Train Barbeque Grill | Geekologie

Choo-Choo!: Giant Steampunk Train Barbeque Grill | Geekologie | Just Put Some Gears on It | Scoop.it
This is the impressive 4-ton steampunk train barbeque grill built by Ryazan Deulino. The barbeque features three separate cooking bays and a brick-lined furnace. Perfect for grilling up some of my famous choo-choo chicken.
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I love this!  But how does he move it around?  It needs a train track for tours around the neighborhood.

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Age of Ravens: History of Steampunk & Victoriana RPGs

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This list continues tracing the development of Victoriana and Steampunk rpgs. There's an odd gap between this list and the previous one. We don't see multiple games in either genre appear until 2001; we have several dead ...
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Part two of this excellent overview of steampunk games.

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Boston Metaphysical Society | Steampunk Webcomic - Page 43

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Steampunk Webcomic. An ex-Pinkerton detective and his medium/spirit photographer partner battle supernatural forces in late 1800's Boston. (RT @MHollyRosing: NEW PAGE UP!
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I love these guys ... giving us steampunk comix, one page at a time.  They are like a modern-day Dickens!

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Age of Ravens: History of Steampunk & Victoriana RPGs (Part One ...

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This list begins to trace the history and development of Victoriana and Steampunk RPGs. I did this earlier with Horror RPGs. I focus on tabletop games, though many video games could easily fall into this category (the classics ...
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Really impressive timeline with information about each of the games listed.

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Steampunk Magazine » Issue 9 Now Available For Pre Order!

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Issue 9 Now Available For Pre Order!:   Steampunk Magazine Issue 9 is now available for preorder!   This long-... http://t.co/k47rXUTMVF
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Beloved Steampunk Magazine prepares to publish Issue 9!

http://www.combustionbooks.org/products-page/magazines/steampunk-magazine-9/

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Nerd Guy of the Month | Have You Nerd

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Steamfunk differs from Steampunk in that Steamfunk does not glorify colonialism and does not gloss over the horrors of the Age of Steam. While Steamfunk stories are still fun reads, we deal with issues and characters that go ...
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Steamfunk?  Who knew?  [Now you do!]

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The Steampunk Tribune: Steampunk in Time Magazine...

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Last Wednesday saw Time Magazine do a "review" of sorts on the "breakthrough" of Steampunk in 2013. Written for a non-genere audience based on the now well-worn IBM prediction, the bulk of the article is nothing new ...
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Rafael gives a nod to the Steampunk "breakout" article Time Magazine recently did.

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A Few Mechanical Men--Anthropomorphic SteamPunk

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JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post In 1893 George Moore unrolled his papers and derived this wonderful mechanical man, a gas-fired steam-boiler-driven, half-horsepower, six-foot tall 5-mph dromedary. It was made of "heavy ...

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Everything old is new again.

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The Steampunk Type Specimen « StitchPunk

The Steampunk Type Specimen « StitchPunk | Just Put Some Gears on It | Scoop.it

Type specimen posters have long been a way for typography designers to showcase a new font. As we had done just that, it seemed the perfect way to celebrate our newest alphabet collection. Danielle schemed up this amazing poster design, and then Caitlin went Spoonflower crazy and got it printed up as a giant fabric piece she could customize with embroidered letters and hand stitches to really let it shine in a larger than life way.

 

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This is awesome.  I wish they had a version of this font set to use online.  You can download the tatting guides here: http://www.urbanthreads.com/categories.aspx?category=Steampunk%20Alphabet.

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Steampunk 101 by G. D. Falksen What is...

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Steampunk 101 by G. D. Falksen What is steampunk? In three short words, steampunk is Victorian science fiction. Here “Victorian” is not meant to indicate a specific culture, but rather references a...
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Excellent thought piece on the nature of Steampunk.  [Props to Destany Laval for the link!]

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Victoriana 3rd Edition - Cogs and Wheels

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The Third Edition of Victoriana continues to progress through layout, ushered into the light by the safe hands of Paul Bourne. A favourite with gamers and Cubicle 7 staffers alike we're really enjoying putting together this new edition. Once again we've dragged Victoriana Line Developer Walt Ciechanowski away from his keyboard to answer some more questions.

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These are some complex dice rules.

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Magazines | Ladies of Steampunk Magazine: Volum… | HP MagCloud

Magazines | Ladies of Steampunk Magazine: Volum… | HP MagCloud | Just Put Some Gears on It | Scoop.it
Ladies of Steampunk is a cultural magazine covering the current aspects of steampunk.

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Free Comic Book Day to feature steampunk, zombies and pulp heroes

Free Comic Book Day to feature steampunk, zombies and pulp heroes | Just Put Some Gears on It | Scoop.it

The first Saturday each May has become one of the greatest geeky days ever. It’s possibly even better than every other “official” holiday plus your birthday combined. No, that’s not hyperbole, it’s Free Comic Book Day, the annual day of free swag courtesy of your friendly local comic shop. The event usually runs in conjunction with the release of a major comic-book related film (in this year’s case it’s Iron Man 3 – opening Friday, May 3, 2013.)

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Two Steampunk comix are being featured:


STEAM ENGINES OF OZ
Publisher: ARCANA STUDIO

ENDANGERED WEAPON B
Publisher: DIAMOND COMIC DIST—ENGLAND

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TINKER: A Steampunk Adventure Series

Tinker by name, tinker by trade. The international adventures of San Francisco inventors Sho and Kimi Tinker. Action/Drama/Humor
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TINKER aims to evolve the genre into a multi-ethnic, culture- exploring, collection of stories that does for Steampunk what Star Trek did for science fiction back in the sixties. This includes: mature themes, exotic locations, sub-plots, drama, action, making the effort to put the 'punk' back into Steampunk by going outside currently established 'rules' of the genre, and fusing the diverse talents of several industries into a new kind of steam-powered animal.

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Dark Beauty Magazine Releases 3rd Annual Steampunk Issue

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Leading avant garde publication Dark beauty Magazine has released its long awaited 3rd Annual Steampunk fashion issue. Topher Adam the Editor in Chief of Dark Beauty Magazine has been previously published in 3 steampunk fashion books.

 

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Here's the link to the website: http://www.darkbeautymag.com/

Here's the link to the download: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/546385

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The Steampunk Tribune: The Steampunk World's Fair, 2013!

The Steampunk Tribune: The Steampunk World's Fair, 2013! | Just Put Some Gears on It | Scoop.it
"No," he said, "look, it's very, very simple... all I want... is a cup of tea. You are going to make one for me. Keep quiet and listen." And he sat. He told the Nutri-Matic about India, he told it about China, and he told it about Ceylon.
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Visit the Steampunk World's Fair (2013) website: http://steampunkworldsfair.com/

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Alt-Fest reveals line-up for world exclusive Steampunk Experience - Altsounds.com

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Alt-Fest reveals line-up for world exclusive Steampunk Experience Altsounds.com An unprecedented who's who of world-renowned Steampunk artists has been exclusively assembled for pioneering new alternative music culture and lifestyle festival...
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This reads like super fun for folks in the UK.  Great line-up and Professor Elemental is always a good show.

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The Gentleman Crafter: Steampunk Lady Done!!!!!!

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As I was saying in my last post, I have been working on this Steampunk Lady. It was a Santos that I purchased from Tuesday Morning on clearance! You may have seen it in one of my videos or blog posts...I can't recall.
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Charming art in the form of a doll.

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The Clockwork Dolls

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Homepage for The Clockwork Dolls, a eclectic symphony rock band formed in 2007 focusing on the past and bringing it to the present.

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I love the Clockwork Dolls, can't wait to download the new album!

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The Land of Oz to get a Steampunk makeover for Free Comic Book Day - Flickering Myth (blog)

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The Land of Oz to get a Steampunk makeover for Free Comic Book Day Flickering Myth (blog) The Land of Oz is set for a Steampunk makeover courtesy of Arcana Comics, who will mark Free Comic Book Day 2013 with The Steam Engines of Oz, a re-imagining...
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And here's the official description for The Steam Engines of Oz #1: "Straight from the pages of our FCBD Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz has arrived! Find out how the Emerald City has transformed in the last 100 years as Victoria Wright and her friends plot their escape only to fall into the clutches of a terrifying threat. This re-imagining of Oz through a SteamPunk lens is a must read for fans of Oz, SteamPunk, an exciting story, and fantastic art."
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Boston Metaphysical Society | Steampunk Webcomic

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Steampunk Webcomic. An ex-Pinkerton detective and his female Medium/Spirit Photographer from the wrong side of the tracks team up to battle supernatural forces terrorizing turn-of-the-century Boston.
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Page 37 just published!

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