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.


Penned 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 of earlier work,) I’ve visited the National Gallery, drawn on the state archives, experienced remarkable coincidences, read of the tragic and entirely disgusting death of Oscar Wilde, and possibly done something heroic involving lighter-than-air flight – who can say, these days. So come on down and steampunk it up!

(Oh, and there are a few new designs in the Tea Shirt Shop. ‘Tea or GTFO’, ‘Style vs Substance Is A False Dichotomy’ on dark… have a look.)

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Commentary upon “Preparations!”

  1. Melanthios was heard to remark,

    Upon the 31st of December, 2008 at 2:50 pm,

    (sees the profile page)



    I wish I could be there! And hear you talk!

  2. Sir Frederick Chook was heard to remark,

    Upon the 2nd of January, 2009 at 5:32 pm,

    Thank you! It was filmed, so you may just be able to watch it after all!

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