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( May. 4th, 2010 11:01 am)
Please take a gander at the new Neo-Victorian community on Dreamwidth: [community profile] neo_victorian.

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Feel free to post regarding neo-Victorian and steampunk fashion, crafts, mods, music, culture, lifestyle, decor, literature, photography, art, events, media, and movies. Links to other communities, shoppes, or blogs of interest are acceptable, as long as they are relevant.

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  • 11:36:35: Yet another tough vote on! Please note that my head also wants to Save the Whales. So there's that.
  • 11:59:24: Doing some bizznizz over coffee this morning, then off to get more fascinating x-rays of my head.
  • 17:23:10: Good meeting in SF this afternoon. Now some tidying up, and a long-awaited massage.
  • 21:15:57: Even I have a hard time deciding on this X-Ray Vision vs. Caffeine on (via @ivanawesomeoff)
  • 23:08:24: Come, let me show you where I hide my heart.

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  • 09:51:10: Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; or close the wall up with our English dead.
  • 14:18:26: Productive meetings this morning, and lunch at Sprout Cafe in Palo Alto.
  • 15:56:17: How exciting! Seems someone hacked my credit card and tried to go on a bit of a crime spree. Glad my bank flagged it.
  • 18:48:02: So the inside of my head has been nominated as AWESOME. Go vote for X-Ray Vision on (via @ivanawesomeoff):
  • 22:20:08: Oh yes. "Futureworld" (circa 1976) is the cat's pajamas. "I'm a 500; I'm not programmed for sex" is my new pick-up line.
  • 22:26:00: Almost tops last week's "Waxwork" and its stunning sequel "Waxwork II: Lost in Time." ( and

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12:43pm Meeting prep and meetings scheduled all day. Noshing on smoothie for lunch, then back into the fray!
1:21pm So apparently LoudTwitter (@loudtweeter) is dead. Any other similar options (auto-posts from Twitter to another blog, such as LJ) out there?
9:07pm RT @CurioCabinet: New Flickr group - Heartworms (spooky medical and surgery, animals in formaldehyde and the like)

Nota Bene: So apparently LoudTwitter (@loudtweeter) is dead. Any other similar options (auto-posts from Twitter to another blog, such as LJ) out there? Has anyone used Twittinesis?

1:18pm RT @steamteam: RT @choklit: Help Baby Seal Club get our own custom Facebook URL - be a fan of our new page!
1:34pm It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward. ~Lewis Carroll
7:19pm Unnecessary Quotation Marks: (Although this gaffe is annoying enough that I wonder why one would seek out examples.)
7:23pm The Gallery of the Absurd: Abandon sense, all ye who enter here
9:23pm The Bean just nipped right through my MacBook cord. Plus, she's spotted. Rabbits, man.
12:17am ♫♪ I'm waiting for the train / the subway that only goes one way ♪♫ - Bright Eyes covers Elliott Smith:
1:08am The Treacle Well: @nullalux has changed her Tumblr blog layout and updates. Peruse if you are inclined:

Nota Bene: So apparently LoudTwitter (@loudtweeter) is dead: Any other similar options (auto-posts from Twitter to another blog, such as LJ) out there? ETA: Has anyone used Twittinesis:
  • 06:56P Help @slyviolet fund her wedding via Artfire. Become an Artfire fan on FB, then click 'like' on her comment: (pls RT) #
  • 08:57P Did you know that Cephalopod Tea Party has a LiveJournal feed? Cephalopodtea - Syndicated Feed Profile: #
  • 09:58P Fiend Magazine, Issue18 is the Steampunk issue: #
  • 12:59A @astreaw: Best of luck on your interview! ♥ #
  • 01:00A RT @problogger: Checking out Twitter For Busy People - [Very helpful site created by @bluejava] #
  • 01:01A RT @coilhouse: The Mystery of Home Decorating [By @nadya, featuring gorgeous decoupaged ceiling and lovely housewares.] #
  • 01:02A RT @DougCoupland: Some people are only interested in people who are in pain. We call them either saints or vampires. #
  • 02:03A MAKE: Online - Vacuum tube chess set (via @make) #
  • 02:04A It sets off a flash and our memories take a picture... (via @pleasefindthis) #
  • 11:38 Full fathom five thy father lies/Of his bones are coral made/Those are pearls that were his eyes #
  • 11:39 Nothing of him that doth fade/But doth suffer a sea-change/Into something rich and strange #
  • 11:41 Assemblog of Michael deMeng: Trials and tribulations of an assemblage artist on the go and his love affair w/ rusty things #
  • 17:18 Update: EMSA First Aid and Adult/Child CPR & AED class instead. I hear Hayward is lovely at 9A on a Sat. #
  • 00:33 RT @jaborwhalky: I want everything here - Paraphernalia #
  • 01:50 I am unabashedly wearing my bunny princess pajamas. #
  • 01:54 RT @CurioCabinet: The Dollar Dreadful Family Library, for the distinguished reader or particularly wealthy dunder-head #
  • 02:02 Sixty Intriguing High-Resolution Textures and Backgrounds: #
  • 02:33 I have changed my Twitter graphics. Behold: #

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  • 11:08 Thanks to @labelleizzy for submitting my Tweets to @Threadless #twittertee! Vote 'em up: AND #
  • 11:11 Show your favorite farmers market some love and your market could win $5,000. Vote here: #farmersmarket #
  • 11:41 RT @Exploratorium: "The ubiquitous periodic table will soon have a new addition - the super-heavy element 112" #
  • 11:58 Successfully finished wrangling w/ PG&E. And with that, I declare victory over my to-do list. #
  • 12:04 RT @make: What are you making this weekend? Let us know! #
  • 12:16 It's not that difficult, really: use "everyday" as an ADJ and "every day" as an ADV. Ex: I clean every day. I love boring, everyday chores. #
  • 12:21 "Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?" #
  • 12:44 Inhabitat showcases Coffin Shelves: Furniture for Life (and Death) #
  • 12:46 A new London shop called Worthless! takes your castoff items and turns them into works of art: (via @Treehugger) #
  • 12:51 Phallus drewesii: New mushroom species with risque name stands out [insert are-you-happy-to-see-me joke here] #
  • 15:17 RT @steamteam: Call for photos (pref hi-res) on #steampunk at @makerfaire (Bay Area '09) for @Etsy Storque article. Contact @nullalux. #
  • 19:59 Friday night, AKA Death and the Indecent Pair (NSFW engraving, mors ultima linea rerum, circa 1529) #LOFNOTC #
  • 21:56 Fixing old brass gas lamp some yahoo put diesel gas in. Hope I recall how to reassemble it. Then I'll light it on fire. What could go wrong? #
  • 22:05 Me: Bend to my will, lamp. Mine is an evil laugh! @tutordennis: Your will is puny. Cease your infernal machinations! Me: Where's the hammer? #
  • 00:08 There is nothing like jewelry that says “I would chew my own leg off to get the Hell away from you.” (via @HauteMacabre) #
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  • 12:37 Took Hoi Didymoi to their doctor visit, then out for coffee. Now working on the steampunk at @makerfaire article for the @Etsy Storque. #
  • 14:18 @WebAnna: My new Facebook URL is #
  • 14:23 Hellos to the small horde of new @nullalux followers since @makerfaire, and thank you for your patience as I wade through notifications. :D #
  • 15:34 Visit the AFP auction webcast extravaganza happening now at (via @amandapalmer) #
  • 19:56 Check it. I'm totally eating corn on the cob at dinner. NOM. #
  • 20:48 Heard ridiculously cute sneezelet from the Bengal (according to @shoutingboy, it was too tiny to be a full sneeze). Now off to Sunnydale. #
  • 23:48 Upside-down and halfway to Happyland. #
  • 00:21 Mazel tov to @teawiththecheat and @tinellaq on their anniversary! ❤ #

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  • 12:52 I have been poked, prodded, and palpated within an inch of my life. Now fleeing Kaiser for lunch with @tutordennis. #
  • 14:30 Octopuses given Rubik's Cubes to find out if they have a favourite tentacle: (via @kimvermillion) #
  • 15:26 Massage and bunny vet tmw, and a punktastic salon visit for Weds after brackets come off. Fun-fun-fun 'till her daddy takes the T-bird away. #
  • 23:57 Buffy with Rabbit. Season 7 is far out, man. #
  • 00:32 Ask about our butterfly genitalia vials! (via @rhiannonstone) [Sometimes I miss the East(!) Bay.] #
  • 02:25 How well do you know @nullalux? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! #

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  • 09:18 On the Wunderkammer, @TotusMel finds the slightly odd, the darkly beautiful, the elegant and steamy pieces of goodness: #
  • 09:27 Worm Therapy uses hookworms and tapeworms to modulate Crohn's disease/immune system disorders: (via @boingboing) #
  • 09:30 Artist Kate Street blends the fanciful with the macabre: #
  • 11:26 RT @blakespot: 15 words you won't believe they added to the dictionary #
  • 12:25 “Those who bear equally the burdens of government should equally participate in the benefits.” ~Thomas Jefferson (via @rumhud) #rejectprop8 #
  • 12:33 Off for a jaunt with Hoi Didymoi. #
  • 14:53 ♫ In the storm you are my destination; in the port you are my storm. ♫ #
  • 15:29 @maggiekb1: At @makerfaire, stop by the Carnivale Mechanique-Steam Team (@steamteam) area and say hello! #
  • 15:41 Via @iliketheparkway: Please fill out the 5-min. survey RE: a future Parkway (Speakeasy) Theater in Oakland #
  • 15:47 Visit @CourageCampaign to sign pledge, fwd new "Fidelity" vid to your friends: #rejectprop8 #
  • 18:31 Noodle bowls and amusing Muzak with @tutordennis. #
  • 19:16 Join @toyalliance and help save handmade toys, apparel, and accessories from the CPSIA: #
  • 21:19 Topsy: A Fresh Search Index Powered by the Social Web - #
  • 21:24 Also try searching for any topic on Topsy; for example, "steampunk" #
  • 21:29 Your Worst Fears Come Alive with Morbid Crochet Art (via @inventorspot) #
  • 21:34 Eureka! Submit your work to the Invention Gallery on @inventorspot: #
  • 21:49 Luna Parc is a perpetual work-in-progress environmental sculpture park (miniatures, anatomy, insects, workshops, etc.) #
  • 21:56 @cosmos_moon: Glad to help via the @steamteam Twitter! Can't wait to see your new work. #
  • 22:09 RT @LostZombies: Writing contest for a signed copy of "Breathers" (prompt: In the event that I am bitten by a zombie...) #
  • 22:11 RT @BoingBoing: Zombie haiku contest - best entry wins the game of Plants vs. Zombies #
  • 22:16 Horse dentures free to a good home: (via @Qnonymous) #
  • 22:21 Video of @makerfaire prototype sculpture, knit w/surgical tubing and filled w/ colored liquids (via @craft): #
  • 23:03 Have you checked your listing on @Twellow, the Twitter Yellow Pages? Here's mine: #
  • 23:39 County of San Mateo declares 30-31 May "Maker's Weekend" in celebration of @makerfaire: #
  • 00:33 RT @CurioCabinet: The @CurioCabinet page on @Twellow, the Twitter Yellow Pages: (register yours!) #
  • 00:33 RT @steamteam: The @steamteam page on @Twellow, the Twitter Yellow Pages: (register yours!) #
  • 01:10 Entranced by the Indo-Malayan mimic octopus, et al: #

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  • 09:30 "BEST. CONCERT. EVER." (@jonathancoulton's live concert DVD+) now avail: (preview it here: #
  • 09:34 Twitter writing experiment @Wendell_Howe, Temporal Anthropologist w/ the University of Cambridge since 2610 #
  • 09:46 RT @steamteam: Fun! Try searching 'steampunk' (or anything else) on @picfog #
  • 10:09 RT @CurioCabinet, RT @thestapeliaco: Cool new Extreme Mammal display in Washington, DC ["Extreme" mammals, er?] #
  • 10:22 RT @thehermitage: Japanese paper cut artist Aoyama Hina's astonishing work #
  • 10:32 Mysterious letters: (via @pomegranates) #
  • 11:56 @willowbl00: I have a FriendFeed (, but I don't really make good use of it. It just auto-updates my feeds. #
  • 13:10 MedGadget unboxes a fascinating 1800s Surgical Kit: #
  • 13:14 New primate fossil 'Ida' is extraordinary human evolutionary find (although article uses annoying term "missing link"): #
  • 14:08 Send digital business cards via Twitter using @twtbizcard. Create a card at, then just add #twtbizcard to any @reply. #
  • 14:18 Check out @nullalux's Twitter BizCard from @twtbizcard: #
  • 14:24 @cockerham: At @makerfaire, stop by the Carnivale Mechanique-Steam Team (@steamteam) area and say hello! Bring me a contraband PB&J, pls. :D #
  • 14:47 @artmonstergirl: It seems @fuckyoupenguin has finally told Jabba the Tree Frog what's what. #
  • 15:37 Grooving on function-rich Twitter app TwitIQ (@twitiq): Nice for managing multiple accounts and more. #
  • 15:57 Wombs, Waxes, and Wonder Cabinets (from the Bioephemera archive by @jesspalmer): #
  • 16:13 ~10 spots left for the corset lacing workshop at @Dark_Garden tonight. Call to register. #
  • 17:55 But see, here's the thing: the moon *doesn't* need poetry. #
  • 20:32 I now have more Dreamwidth invite codes; let me know if you'd like one (and your preferred email addy). #
  • 20:40 Very yummy Ethiopian foods with @tutordennis in the Mission. #
  • 20:50 Dreamwidth invite codes snapped up by @mykeamend and @pomegranates. Cheers! #
  • 21:38 RT @makerfaire: Last Call for *Advanced* Tickets to Maker Faire - Bay Area 2009: #
  • 21:40 RT @kaden_harris: Common sense has been profoundly compromised. We need an outbreak of *uncommon* sense. #

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  • 12:36 Out for a midday jog w/ Hoi Didymoi. Just ran past a fellow w/ ~30 pens in his shirt pocket. #
  • 14:01 RT @Exploratorium: Happy Bike to Work Day, San Francisco! Don't forget to check out our Science of Cycling site: #
  • 15:34 RT @CurioCabinet: Intriguing art made with teeth - click numbers on bottom to see all #
  • 15:40 Congrats to my friends who made @fitzwillie's 100 Geeks to Follow List: #
  • 15:54 We almost made it back unscathed, but were felled at the last moment by a proud pug. In broad daylight! Now recovering w/ frosty beverages. #
  • 16:16 Hey, @nullalux is on @openzap: #

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  • 09:11 Awkward Family Photos FTW: (via @thestapeliaco) #
  • 10:51 RT @problogger: Reading 'All You Need to Know to Twitter' #
  • 10:57 Oh dear. Of course, there's a 'Look at This F!cking Hipster' blog: #
  • 11:07 RT @CurioCabinet: Top 15 Most Bizarre Sea Animals, via @Xenarthra [WTF is up with that frilled shark?!?] #
  • 12:13 Just made the sweetest tiny cream cheese sandwiches with Annie's bunny-shaped graham crackers. OM NOM NOM. #
  • 12:45 PSA: 'Petting zoos' kinda suck, folks. #
  • 13:13 AFP (@amandapalmer) will be broadcasting ‘With the Needle That Sings in Her Heart’ live on, 7:30P EST, 9 May. #
  • 13:23 Lovin' @TotusMel's new tatted shoe jewelry design: #
  • 18:26 Walking homeward, dodging the hordes of horrible little doggies going for walkies. They're all that stands btwn me and my glorious weekend. #
  • 21:54 Glee. My app to Mixed-Media Art was approved: #
  • 01:48 Stroll downtown and sushi w/ Rabbit. Then X-Men and a tipple of Delirium Nocturnum: #
  • 01:57 Sweet ride, @vonslatt: #

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  • 12:16 All I want is sleep for breakfast and sleep for lunch. However, it doesn't seem to be on the menu. Spam, Spam, Spam, Didymoi, and Spam. #
  • 12:59 Ball-point pens are the death of humanism. Twitter [...] doesn't mean the barbarians are at the gates. #
  • 14:12 Wacky. I was featured on Geeks are Sexy last month: #
  • 14:58 RT @weirdnews: Torture devices from 16th century for sale #
  • 21:08 RT @DocPop: Kind of bummed that somebody has already registered #
  • 22:10 OMG, Tokyo Zombie! #

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