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  1. The Reporter The Reporter February 8, 2013

    Congratulations to all involved!

  2. Phineas Frakture Phineas Frakture February 8, 2013

    jealous…not in the mail today…tomorrow would be nice

  3. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg February 8, 2013

    *stalks the postal carrier*

  4. Mr. Arnold Mr. Arnold February 8, 2013

    *Stares at the mailbox outside his window simply waiting, and waiting.*

  5. Jimmy Branagh Jimmy Branagh February 9, 2013

    Yay!  Oy gots moine, Jack!


  6. Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska February 10, 2013

    Why, Clockwinder Tenk, is that a well worn Go board I notice under your galvanic input device?

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk February 10, 2013

      yes. the mac wireless keyboard hangs just right on it.


  7. Nathan Adored Nathan Adored February 12, 2013

    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.

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk February 12, 2013

      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’

    • Pilipo Underwood Pilipo Underwood February 12, 2013

      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 …

      • Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg February 12, 2013

        I thought they looked like latex gloves.  Good for keeping grease out of fingernails.

      • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk February 13, 2013

        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.

        • Pilipo Underwood Pilipo Underwood February 13, 2013

          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…

  8. Mr. Arnold Mr. Arnold February 12, 2013

    Finally recieved mine and Vol. 1.  *Goes read.*

  9. Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger February 12, 2013

    I got mine yesterday :)

  10. Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin February 12, 2013

    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

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk February 12, 2013

      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.

      • Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin February 12, 2013

        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!

      • Pilipo Underwood Pilipo Underwood February 12, 2013

        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’.

  11. Garnet Psaltery Garnet Psaltery February 12, 2013

    I hadn’t heard anything about this either.  It sounds worrying.

  12. Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna February 12, 2013

    Got my copy today :3

    So awesome to see something you’ve written in physical print.


  13. Phineas Frakture Phineas Frakture February 13, 2013

    got mine monday and no way to pick a favorite so far.  awesome stories, everyone!  

  14. Mr. Arnold Mr. Arnold February 13, 2013

    Finished reading Vol 2.  I couldn’t put it down half the time.

  15. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk February 13, 2013

    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.


  16. Garnet Psaltery Garnet Psaltery February 14, 2013

    I received volumes 1 and 2 this morning.  Very proud and pleased!

  17. Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs February 14, 2013

    Doing what I can to promote Volume 2, and Volume 1, on  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 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*

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