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 December, 2008

The following lettres were posted during this month:


Posted upon the 29th of December, 2008

Ahoy, gang! How do you do? We’ve been busy preparing for Euchronia – I’ve been rounding up the research for my VIP hosting role for the Antipodean League of Temporal Voyagers. I don’t want to give too much away, but I’ll let slip that, in writing it (and it has been, I admit, a continuation […]

Curious News from Sark

Posted upon the 14th of December, 2008

Sark, the English Channel Island which this year began the transition from a feudal to a republican state, has had its first elections. That’s odd, but probably to be expected. About 10% of the population offered their candidacy for the first election – that’s kind of funny, but a natural consequence of the small population. […]

The Fop and the Dandy, a Guest-Parable

Posted upon the 8th of December, 2008

It is my great pleasure to present a guest-post by my friend Melanthios; a story… well, I shall let his own words be all the introduction it needs, other than to say that I think he has reached the heart of the truth of things. I am a Taoist Fop. It has come to my […]

The Bohemians, The Autumn Years

Posted upon the 4th of December, 2008

A Sequel To A Burlesque Scene Curiously, the Comte du Lisdoré was the first to die. Horace St Germaine’s tertiary syphilis turned out to be merely hysterical. Ned’s cataplexy threatened to do him in, until his move into a circular apartment. Leopold grew bitter and fickle in his old age, endlessly rereading d’Aurevilly and famously […]