TFT’s Fave Post for Nuffnang Blogger Challenge – Steampunk Adventures

Being terribly “me”, I’ve waited til almost the last minute possible to do my Nuffnang Blogger Challenge entry – but actually, I’ve got a whole hour left til 5pm, so it’s not THAT late!  Now, what’s so exciting about this challenge? The person who wins the challenge…wins an iPad for Christmas!! Woohoo!!

My favourite post for the year is one of my Steampunk posts. Any time I do a Steampunk fashion post there’s a HUGE amount of interest, as there is such a diverse community who enjoys this style. Cosplayers and gamers, goths and punks, mothers and children alike all seem to dig the bygone-era aesthetic of Steampunk.

I decided on the post where I showcased a fashion spread I did in Fiend magazine (a dark alternative magazine now based mainly in Melbourne). Some people may not know I was Fashion Editor of the mag for several years, and as well as writing/compiling the Fashion News, Get-the-Look and DIY segments each issue, I organised and styled the fashion shoots. I stepped aside after a few years to concentrate on my blog and travel to Japan more….but this post was one way I could show people what I used to do.

Adventures in Steam is what the shoot and post were called, and I wrote a little story, a bit like a cartoon adventure, to accompany the shots and bring the characters to life. And oh, what the heck, I may as well just post the pics below for those who missed it before. Enjoy as I present to you….Adventures in Steam!!!
 

Adventures in Steam

 
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Penelope Danvers                                  Horatio P. Danvers
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Captain X                                                               Lexy
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The story….
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 Following a kidnap threat, the industrialist Horatio P. Danvers engages the services of famed explorer Captain X to safely escort his wife to the far side of the realm, by any means. The couple await the Captain’s arrival, by the Steamfleet.

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Where the Dickens is he? I’ve appointments to attend to, and a factory to run…
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“Captain X, at your service!”
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The couple bid a fond goodbye, and the train departs.
“Farewell, my love..”
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Penelope gazes until her beloved is but a tiny dot on the horizon.
“Now to change into my travelling clothes, and keep watch.”
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Before long, they have company.
“Look, yonder! We’re under attack!”
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But the Captain has come prepared…
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“My steam powered launcher will make short work of these cursed blackguards!”
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“Haha!! We trounced them and made our escape!”
Penelope swoons, but smelling salts will bring her ‘round.
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Meanwhile, the Captain has some unfinished business to attend to…
The lovely aviatrix Lexy awaits his return.
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 “YOU certainly took your time!”

“Now, where were we, before I was interrupted? Ah yes, I was going to show you my new gadget…”

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THE END

I think this shows a lot of creativity on my part (and a cheeky sense of humour?), and only hope it’s enough to win the iPad!!

Like many bloggers, any day I have off from work (and sometimes after work) I’m glued to the pc at home, either reading others’ blogs, writing my own posts, researching for upcoming posts, checking twitter, updating facebook, etc etc. An iPad would be sooo awesome for blogging and social media stuff while I’m on breaks at work, or while shopping, travelling or otherwise on the run. (And believe me, I DO like to shop and travel!!)

Fingers crossed….

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Comments

  1. I remember looking at that in Fiend and I kept staring at the red makeup trying to see it properly. These extra pictures are lovely!

    • Oh cool!! I had the make-up artist go heavy with the red to give a slight fantasy feel so it wasn’t straight Victorian, and also to match that gorgeous cranberry dress Danica wore :)

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