I don’t mean to be cagey, Gentle Reader, but tomorrow I have fun times here on the blog. Yes indeed, exciting stuff. Meanwhile, I give you this little gem off the Finishing School Tumblr:
And if you like, once you pick your name you can pick your profession…
1811 Slang Terms for Professions
- Author ~ Quill
- Brewer ~ Bung
- Butler ~ Pantler
- Coachman ~ Whip
- Drummer ~ Sheepskin fiddler, Tormentor of sheepskin
Fiddler ~ String, Gut scraper, Tormentor of catgut
- Maid ~ Cinder garbler
- Match-maker ~ Flesh broker
- Parson ~ Spiritual flesh broker
- Pimp ~ Cock bawd (A male keeper of a bawdy-house)
Player ~ Buskin
- Schoolmaster ~ Bum brusher, Haberdasher of pronouns
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|1818 Tuesday, September 1 La Belle Assemblees v. 6, plate 40|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|Berg Table Light by Northern Lighting|
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
|Chimney Humidifier designed by Takeshi Ishiguro|
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
PROJECT ROUND UP
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second. Out now!
Soulless Vol. 3 (AKA Blameless the manga) ~ Out now!
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third. I honestly do not yet know the exact release date. Probably early November 2014.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Still working rough draft! Argh, why so long?
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First: Delayed. Why? Rewrite begins soon.
Clarissa’s Bookshelf says of Etiquette & Espionage, “Carriger strikes a deft balance between arch humor and strong storytelling. Like Wodehouse and Wilde, she engages us in her characters’ lives while seeming to mock them, and even draws out unexpected moments of pathos.”
Quote of the Day:
~ Oscar WildeTags: behind the magic, behind the scenes, gail carriger, parasol protectorate, parasolverse, research, steampunk, victorian