Feb262014

Steampunk Names & 1811 Professions (Behind the Magic)

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

via the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

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.

 

The Books! 

The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies

 

The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only) Marine Biology, My Sister’s Song, & Fairy Debt
Audiobook of Crudrat releasing end of April 2014. Find out more at crudrat.com

Book News:
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:

“As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.”

~ Oscar Wilde

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