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 January, 2008

The following lettres were posted during this month:

Barbery, Byronism and Bunnies

Posted upon the 23rd of January, 2008

This is the story of my adventure! My hair adventure! Specifically, it was last Thursday. I rode the tramcar into town with Lady Tanah, dropped her off at work, had a quick morning tea and read the paper then made my way up to The Lockworks! It was a special occasion, you see – Wildilocks […]

Cornflakes and Quadricycles

Posted upon the 23rd of January, 2008

Last night, while eating cereal and reading a complete guide to Buffy, I had a realisation. We – that is to say, us in the world – have, to put it bluntly, got the whole thing arseways around. We had the Industrial Revolution before the Information Revolution! Okay, so that’s a big claim, and not […]

Now That’s News

Posted upon the 19th of January, 2008

The fashion pages aren’t usually terribly exciting – a busy season release might bring some genuinely nice designs to ogle, but there’s not much in between, so if you get a dud, you’re out of luck. There have been some fantastic stories lately, though – fantastic because of the cool people they feature, people I’m […]

A Springtime Scene

Posted upon the 15th of January, 2008

First Enamored: Can you promise me the universe, Saul? Can you promise me all the stars in the glittering sky, sailing ships and rainstorms and tall willow trees? Second Same: (bashful) Well… I can promise you my auntie Jemimah’s peachpricot pie! First: Capital!

Bustling January

Posted upon the 10th of January, 2008

Hallyho, folks. Hope all’s going swell for you! Things are a bit exciting here, as I’ve just been informed I’ve been accepted to begin training to be a pedagogue, a schoolmaster, yea, a history teacher! I’m now filling out forms, making applications, choosing a few practical-but-dapper student ensembles, what have you. Soon you might see […]

Happy Katzenjammer!

Posted upon the 2nd of January, 2008

Welcome to the glorious year of 1908! No, I’m kidding. We are here and this is now. That does bring me to something I’ve been pondering, though. You may have noticed I’m an enthusiastic dabbler in the art of dress. Chaps such as I tend to get called ‘dandies’ – or even ‘groovy dandies’, as […]