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, 2014

The following lettres were posted during this month:

The Most Boring Man in Fallen London, Part Five

Posted upon the 29th of January, 2014

Doctor Taupe-Wainscot was wakened before dawn – or, rather, before morning was signalled by the lighting of the street-lamps – by a colossal hammering and clattering that, upon cautious investigation (armed with a candle-stub and armoured in an old dressing-gown,) proved to be an unusually dutiful or insomniac tradesman mending the sitting-room skylight before any […]

The Most Boring Man in Fallen London, Part Four

Posted upon the 19th of January, 2014

The corner grocer was astonishingly keen to purchase the honey, despite Doctor Taupe-Wainscot’s warnings that it may have been contaminated with some sort of narcotic compound; indeed, he seemed to believe he could resell it to a man from ‘Hollow Street’, wherever that was. In any case, the doctor was happy to be rid of […]

The Most Boring Man in Fallen London, Part Three

Posted upon the 16th of January, 2014

Doctor Taupe-Wainscot slept fitfully, haunted by dreams of water dripping onto prison stones, of downcast grey men marching single-file, and of giant rats dressed as postmen, delivering boxes of squealing babies. He awoke with a start as the first lamps were being lit. Snow had begun to fall during the night, and a few local […]

The Most Boring Man in Fallen London, Part Two

Posted upon the 15th of January, 2014

Penniless and dressed in rags, Doctor Taupe-Wainscot‘s most pressing concern was to find someplace to live – a rooming-house, hotel, or furnished lodgings, from which he could begin re-establishing his identity and securing his lost luggage. He thought he recognised his surroundings – the West End, only a couple of miles from where he had […]

The Most Boring Man in Fallen London

Posted upon the 14th of January, 2014

An unconventionally tiresome Let’s Play. The player characters of Fallen London are a rum lot. By end game, any protagonist can reasonably expect to be a Biblical scholar, cat burglar, exotic animal breeder, sea captain, police officer, anarchist bomber, prison escapee, occult investigator, and it’s more than likely that they’ll have come back from the […]

Who is the Most Boring Man in Fallen London?

Posted upon the 1st of January, 2014

What follows is a slightly unconventional sort of Let’s Play: an account of the experiences of the most tedious, unadventurous, home-loving, risk-averse man in Failbetter Games‘ browser RPG Fallen London. That man is Doctor Taupe-Wainscot, a Suffolk-born general practitioner in his late fifties, who has spent much of his life ensconced in various English enclaves […]