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Congratulations to all involved!
jealous…not in the mail today…tomorrow would be nice
*stalks the postal carrier*
*Stares at the mailbox outside his window simply waiting, and waiting.*
Yay! Oy gots moine, Jack!
Why, Clockwinder Tenk, is that a well worn Go board I notice under your galvanic input device?
yes. the mac wireless keyboard hangs just right on it.
Do you play?
So what is the clockworky-looking thing between the book and the go board?
And it’s sort of a pity there’s not an assortment of steampunk-themed computer keyboards on the market.
if you could buy such a keyboard in on the market, it wouldn’t be very steampunk now, would it?
don’t even get me started on ‘vintage steampunk resin cast clock’
I think I spy a mercury switch. But why is it wrapped in such feminine looking cloth? Wonder what part of attire it might be …
I thought they looked like latex gloves. Good for keeping grease out of fingernails.
nope, think you are seeing the clock oil needle vial and a partially disassembled watch style wind up movement that needs a new hairspring. the blue nitrile gloves I wear while polishing brass or sanding/filing on any metal, or the skin will raise up off my fingers like a severe athletes foot infection. pretty common with people that spent a lot of time around grinding wheels at some point, in my case it was diesel valves.
My apologies! Now that you and Miss Ginsburg point it out, I can see the material nature of the blue stuff. At first glance, looks like silk! Is that a spot of solder confusing me? O, and I have a cousin spent time working on diesels off the coasts of Cathy some forty years ago, during the unpleasantness of that time…
Finally recieved mine and Vol. 1. *Goes read.*
I got mine yesterday :)
aaaagggghhhhhhhh!!! mine isn’t here yet! Must be that little pond between here and there, where is one of Miss Avariel’s portals when you need one! hehehe
oh man, i hope it doesn’t get caught in that new customs extortion. i’ve been hearing some really nasty things about shipping to UK lately.
eh? no, as far as i’m aware, books are not taxable, unless antiques or very high value. Taxes are due on imported electronics and other goods though, and a lot of people try to avoid tax such as VAT (Value Added Tax, about 20%) on stuff they buy from overseas. Properly declared items generally don’t have a problem…… errrr….. i hope!
I once purchased a board game called “Pandemic” from a German company, it was impounded for six weeks by Homeland Security!
So much for ‘hands across the water’.
I hadn’t heard anything about this either. It sounds worrying.
Got my copy today :3
So awesome to see something you’ve written in physical print.
I know, right?
got mine monday and no way to pick a favorite so far. awesome stories, everyone!
Finished reading Vol 2. I couldn’t put it down half the time.
i thought the writing bar had been raised on this one. i didn’t cringe near as much. good feelings on seeing the project continue.
i do know the next volume will have an end of summer deadline so it won’t be treading on other projects (including nanowrimo, for those that strive). whether this year or the next, not sure. we’ll play it by ear.
i’m finding i’m partial to the e-version, especially since you can sneak a story in from an anthology in any spare moment with a tablet reader. wonder what it takes to throw illustrations into that, i know it is prohibitively expensive for print.
I received volumes 1 and 2 this morning. Very proud and pleased!
Doing what I can to promote Volume 2, and Volume 1, on Goodreads.com. Added cover pictures for them both, as well as descriptions (using the back cover blurbs). Links to the e-book versions are in the descriptions. Also added them to the Best Unknown Steampunk list–hopefully that’ll get a few outside people interested in them!
If any of you are on Goodreads.com and you have these books, be sure to add them to your book list, rate them, tag them, list them where you think it’s appropriate, etc. It would be nice to see them spread a little outside our group. *smile*