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 November, 2011

The following lettres were posted during this month:

The Infelicitous Incident of the Cretinous Corpse

Posted upon the 22nd of November, 2011

The scene of the crime. A suburban drawing-room. The victim sprawled against a low coffee-table. Blood soaking into the too-bold carpet. Two police officers standing vigil; the one in sergeant’s stripes had sternly charged the shocked family to remain in the rear parlour until called upon. A knock at the open door, and the constable […]

Neathy Mysteries

Posted upon the 10th of November, 2011

For a few years now, I’ve been playing Failbetter Games’ browser-based Victorian fantasy role-playing game, Echo Bazaar (you might have seen it discussed in Parlour Gamer, the last time I had the sand and nous to update the blessed thing.) Failbetter most certainly know what they’re doing – in terms of game concept, theory and […]