Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for May, 2005

The following lettres were posted during this month:


Posted upon the 29th of May, 2005

ECCENTRIC TRIO WELCOME PUBLIC INTO HOME Captain Chooke, Sir Dreal and Tsarina Kathryn the Great of Karlton North were visited today by a variety of celebrated figures, in numbers not seen since the (diastrous) launching of the HMS Without-a-chance last year, as well as masses of admirers. Our own society reporter, Clonstance Fuggerey, was present […]

The Rigours of Academia, Part the Second

Posted upon the 27th of May, 2005

It is pleasant to think that, in a piffling fortnight, my present studies shall be complete and I will be able to devote myself full-time, however temporarily, to Frilly Shirt. Unfortunately, these weeks include near-constant writing. How direly tiresome! Such ignominy! I lay the blame squarely at the door-step of Parliament, with their Budgeting turning […]

The Rigours of Academia

Posted upon the 24th of May, 2005

Today finds me somewhat subdued, and unlikely to excite the casual reader, alas. Duties of the life of study have sapped my leisure time for some… time now, but! One more essay has been completed, with a scant two remaning! Soon I shall have time again to read newspapers in the library, or walk by […]

The Grand Commencement!

Posted upon the 23rd of May, 2005

Attention Dandies, Fops (but not Cops), Gents, Ladies, Lady-Gents, Childs, Youths, Infants, Papists, Dissenters, Anglicans, Easterners, Paganists, Left-wing Aristocrats, Labourers, Builders, Artisans, Innhands, Machinists, Engineers, Collectors of tickets, Barmaids, Washerwomen Riveters, Organisers, Agitators, Punkers, Funkers, Spunkers, Spelunkers, Luddites, Swingists (but not Swingers), Radicals, Socialists, Anarchists, Levellers, True Levellers, Anthropologists, Diplocolocusists, Soldiers, Sailors, Freebooters, Buccaneers, NCOs, […]