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message 1: by Shane (new)

Shane Oooh! Sounds neat.
Do you think I would like this one?


message 2: by Emilie (new)

Emilie okay, so if this was a movie, i'd say yes without hesitation.
i don't know, do you like books that are really like adventure stories?
so in answer, i ended up writing a little review for you, so let me know.

i think that yes, you'd like it. it's fun. and maybe it'll inspire you to play steampunk with me! (grins)


message 3: by David (new)

David Sounds like a great weekend read, Emilie. Very informative review, as usual :-), cheers!


message 4: by Nancy (last edited Mar 08, 2010 04:25AM) (new)

Nancy I'm glad you enjoyed this, Emilie. One of the biggest reasons this didn't get 5 stars from me was some pacing issues, particularly in the beginning of the story. Well, almost through the first half, really. I loved Briar - her determination, strength, will to survive, her relationship with her son. And I loved that Zeke wasn't a whiny spoiled brat. A little stubborn, maybe, but what teen isn't? The ending was absolutely perfect!

Can I play steampunk too? I want to fly the airship! :)


message 5: by Emilie (new)

Emilie thanks dave! (smiles)

nancy, i really liked briar too. she's a cool female heroine. i liked zeke, but i wished he'd been more complicated. i mean, i wouldn't really want to hang out with him because he has nothing to say. he's a "good kid", but i wish he'd had more depth.

yes! yay! nancy's on team steampunk! you can be the pilot or captain! i have to figure out what i'm going to do. so far, i've been more focused on what i'm going to wear! and what i want to make! what a girl i'm being! (grins)
(steampunk brings out the exclamation points with me)


Shellie (Layers of Thought) Nice review as always Emilie.
Yes please me too! I wanna dress up all steam punky!

I have all these great links for steam punk and a Victoriana clothing site... which I have been collecting.

Here they are:
Clothes:
1 - http://clockworkcouture.com/
2 - http://www.victoriantradingco.com/ind...

Jewelry:
1 - http://www.etsy.com/shop/Catherinette...
2 - http://www.etsy.com/shop/mysticpieces

Here's a link to an ezine:
http://www.steampunktales.com/index.html

Here's the authors website:
http://theclockworkcentury.com/

Now to find the steam punk post you did which linked all that music Emilie - that was amazing.


message 7: by Emilie (new)

Emilie thank you, shellie!

oh, shellie, that's SO cool and sweet and thoughtful of you! oh, wow. thanks for all the links.
yes, play steampunk with us! dress up with us! woo hoo!
i am so excited. okay, so let's pick out one outfit each. we don't have to buy it, but we can pick it for ourselves to wear. and we can wear either in really real reality, or in our imagination. you don't have to, but if you feel like it, then do it and send me the links to your choices when you are done and i will do the same! this will take some time, i'm sure.

i think that steampunk music post is on nancy's review of this book. i'll have to see, maybe i'll make a new one with female singers singing steampunky sometime.
this post is Amazing, shellie. thanks so much. (smiles)


message 8: by David (last edited Mar 08, 2010 11:25PM) (new)

David I'm intrigued; steampunk music?
I'm imagining the hiss and clunk of Tom Waits percussion and a Tori Amos voice backed by theremins and a string quartet...am I right or wrong? !!!


Shellie (Layers of Thought) Dave -
You'll love it..no clanking (well maybe a little) but from what I've heard its moody - so Amos and Waits may work.

Emilie -
I just had an idea!
I'm going to do a post on my blog about steam punk - would love to get your music choices on it...as well as snippets from reviews (with permissions of course.)

Nancy you too!

Dave - have you read anything steam punk yet?

Shane - how about you - whats your experience of steam punk?


message 10: by Emilie (new)

Emilie dave, i love that you have such a clear and specific sense of what steampunk music is like.
you are right!!!! (smiles)

...and for being right, you get a lot of music videos to play with! i hope you (and nancy and shellie and shane) will like some of the songs.

i think that there are a few different kinds of music that are called steampunk and i think you perfectly capture one of them so that's really intriguing in itself to me. are you really into music too? i am. and i love tom waits.

australian steampunk band called the tenth stage-cinderella's revenge. i think this song is close to your description, but it's male vocals. (thank you kay)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkbLcP...

abney park-until the day you die (this is one of my favorite steampunk bands,this song is very vintage feeling and piratey and makes me quite happy!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EX11X...

rasputina-the new zero (female vocalist, strings, video clips not of band, but good sound quality)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGkwKH...

rasputina-watch t.v (female vocalists, lots of strings!-live, befeathered!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMk4kN...

emilie autumn-shalott (female vocalist, harpsichord,strings)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpXdNa...

emilie autumn-misery loves company
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgLxif...

emilie autumn-marry me (lyrics are very funny in a dark way, written as if she is victorian woman)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Szt6...

the clockwork dolls-maiden voyage (female v., more ambient)
http://www.youtube.com/user/Theclockw...

deadly nightshade botanical society-legacy (female v.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEkfNV...

unextraordinary gentlemen-mr. soot's black book (male v.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2dMmz...

yup, i'm feeling a bit obsessive tonight. have fun!

shellie, i love your idea about you doing a post on your blog about steampunk!!!
i'd love to be included. thanks! you can include anything from my reviews you like.

let me know how many songs or bands you want or if you want something specific and i'll give you my choices. i guess i've already started. but we can come up with some kind of best of this list and the other list with the mostly male vocalists, and if you want i could pick different songs by the bands if you want them to maybe have more of a clear theme of steampunk lyrics/titles. sometimes i just pick my favorite for that moment. and if you let me know which you like more, i can try to think of more like that.


message 11: by Nancy (new)

Nancy As captain of our ship, I think this Amelia Earhart outfit would be great!

http://clockworkcouture.com/?q=node/331

and the streamlined dual holster to hold gadgets and maybe weapons?

http://clockworkcouture.com/?q=fauxle...

Shellie and Emilie, thanks for the great links! I've already added the music you posted earlier to my iTunes.

Playlist.com is a good place to get free music. If you guys decide to join, please add me: http://www.playlist.com/user/50370739

Dave, I love Tori Amos!

Shellie, I'm looking forward to your blog post on steampunk. I'd love to be included and you can certainly use my reviews.


Shellie (Layers of Thought) Wow Emilie - I love it this is so much fun!

I am thinking corsets and big hats - very girly.

Thanks and I will keep everyone updated for the blog post...


message 13: by Emilie (new)

Emilie nancy, i love your captain outfit choices! thanks for posting this, made me big smiles. you'll have a belt and goggles kind of like i imagined briar's. and with your streamlined dual holster i will feel safer on your airship! you look tough. love it!
i wonder what gadgets?

do you have a way to turn youtube videos into downloadable mp3s for itunes? i've been wanting to figure that out for awhile now.
there's a lot of music that they don't sell, from movie soundtracks that i'd love to be able to move into my itunes instead of having to keep hitting play at youtube.

i'm not familiar with playlist.com. is it free streaming music or free music you get to download?

i'm at last.fm.com are y'all there? i really love it. i'll put a link to my profile, if you are there so you can add me. it keeps track of everything you play through your itunes and a thing they call a "scrobbler" which means something along the lines of making a visual and written record for you of each song as you listen to it.

last.fm.com is mostly free streaming music, though. but it's great for getting recommendations based on what you listen to, and for seeing what you really listen to. and you can listen to personalised radio stations a la pandora, but i like it much more. they also have some free downloads, that is where i got a lot of free songs by the clockwork dolls, and vernian process.

i'm not really familiar with tori amos. do you have a favorite album for someone pretty new to her music? i do tend to like darker and sadder music, if she has some of that.

thanks, shellie, i think so too! and yes, i am thinking corsets and waist cinchers (i know redundant, but how to choose?) and lace up skirts and blouses with too much delicate detailing and jewels and high heeled boots...(smiles)
hey, shellie-we should get parasols too!


Shellie (Layers of Thought) Emilie -
Yes - punch em out parasols.. gurl powr - is that how you spelled it? I still need to check out the music links.

And the music website and connect with you there Nancy. :)

You should see some of the stuff I found today. Fun!

Hey guys there's some great masculine stuff too! Dave what did you think about the music?


message 15: by Shane (new)

Shane Shellie, I only really know a little steampunk, as fashions, & the music bits emilie has told me about... There is a group of steampunk people around, who have get togethers aroundtown, & it is beautiful to watch...expensive to join-in, though...
Oh, & a free game app I have on my phone called steampunk hockey, which has music somewhat in line with the description re: chains & gears with Tom waited-esque music... But no cool Tori Amos-esque vocals...to go along with an air hockey-esque game with lots of gears and other oddities I haven't previously seen on an air hockey table.
I am looking forward to reading steampunk; I think it will be fun :)


message 16: by David (new)

David Sorry, I haven't had a chance to go through the links yet, hopefully I'll get some time to check them out later.


message 17: by David (new)

David Right, I LOVE the music, it's very much in the vein of what I listen to anyway.
I was thinking that DNBS have a lot of influences from The Cure and even British folk groups like Steeleye Span and The Cocteau Twins but with a dash of electronica as well.
Hmmm, maybe a touch of Depeche Mode pushing through there as well.

I really like the Emilie Autumn clips and her lyrics are very sharp too. I hadn't heard of her before but there's a Tori Amos similarity in the voice and harpsichord arrangements that I love. I should say that I haven't particularly liked the recent Amos efforts. She said in an interview that she captures her music from the 'ether' and doesn't work on it as it would ruin it's purity of something like that but, in my opinion, she needs to work on it too...lol.

I've joined lastfm and playlist as daveyhalpin but I haven't made a playlist yet.


message 18: by David (last edited Mar 11, 2010 08:10AM) (new)

David Here's a great video which I'd kind of consider 'Steampunk'...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8w2oV...


message 19: by Emilie (new)

Emilie dave,
i'm really happy you love the music! (smiles)

emilie autumn is one of my favorites too, and she is very addictive. the album opheliac is my favorite.
i don't know steeleye span, i'll look them up. i love the cure and depeche mode and the cocteeau twins too, and i agree that most steampunk music is influenced by that style of post punk or gothic or dreamy kind of music.

i'll look for one of tori amos's earlier albums,then.

i'm happy you joined last.fm! i love seeing what my friends are listening to and finding new music.
my name at last.fm is teresabanks.
i intended to just use that name just as a place holder when i set up my account, but they don’t let you change your username there. oh, well.

i've sent you a friend request. you can download the scrobbler (i believe it's quite safe) and it will start filling up your music profile as you listen to music. you can also turn any artist (or any one who has an interesting looking library) you like into a radio station and listen to that.

that's a really cool clip, thanks! i want to ride in one of those little airplanes. and i love the song, too. i've never heard the band notwist before. i love the mood of it. i want to listen to them more.


message 20: by Emilie (new)

Emilie shellie, it's grrrl power. i imagine it's because of the grrr like a tough growl, but maybe that's my own association. i'm taking the spelling from the riot grrrl movement. (revolution girl style now!)


Shellie (Layers of Thought) Emilie -
Oh well... I tried.. I will have to do a google on those two mentions... grrrl power.. that's better. :)

Everyone -
Here is a a link for a blog which is doing a whole week on steampunk - so if your interested check them out. They are a bit conservative - gave Tender Morsels 2 stars... just a heads up.

http://thebooksmugglers.com/category/...


message 22: by Emilie (new)

Emilie shellie, thanks for the link, and thanks for the warning too! (smiles)
i'll check it out.

and those jewelry links you gave have so much stunning jewels! i wish i could make things like that.


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