Tagged Steampunk


How to Thrift for Victorian & Steampunk Outfits

Dear Gentle Reader, This is not for the faint of heart. This is an older blog post I did on Retro Rack, that I’ve consolidated and moved here. It contains basic guidelines on how to cobble together a pseudo victorian or steampunk outfit via thrift stores. I originally wrote this post many years ago for […]

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Tidbits & Behind the Scenes Research for Reticence

So here’s some bits and bobs I researched for Reticence! I don’t think these are very spoiler-y but if you are super worried you might want to save this to read after you’ve finished the book. These are things, Gentle Reader, that may assist with comprehension but are not at all necessary. Party Inspiration For […]

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Resources For Writing About Victorian Food & Tea From Gail Carriger

Let’s talk about one of my favorite things, Gentle Reader, Victorian FOOD! Here’s all things… Victorian Food Planning a Traditional Victorian Dinner Party & A Victorian Meal in Modern Times Stocking Your Victorian Kitchen, 1888 How the Victorians Describe Italian Food Weird Victorian Recipe Moment – Sweet Macaroni Pudding In Which Tamora Pierce Has Victorian Breakfast […]

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10 Things Only Gail Carriger Readers Understand

Just for fun, Gentle Reader… 10 Things Only Gail Carriger Readers Understand The octopuses are behind EVERYTHING. When in doubt, throw your food. The best accessories are also weapons. Parasol = adventure. It’s quite likely that your friend is queer. Actually, it’s practically guaranteed. You might also be queer. Heck, everyone is queer! Weeeeeeeee. Tea […]

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Want A Sneak Peek at the Research Behind Gail Carriger’s Competence?

Hello Gentle Reader, Here, for you entertainment, amusement and titillation are a few links and peeks into some of the research that I had to do for Competence, Custard Protocol #3. I do hope you enjoy! Podcasts History Extra Podcast: Victorian Medicine Dressed Podcast: Jewelry of Sentiment (Hair Work Jewelry History Part 1, Crafting Part […]

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How to Throw a Book Launch Tea Party

Dearest Gentle Reader, Romancing the Werewolf is now out in the world. Do you know what that means? Time for High Tea! Here’s a sample of how to throw a high tea in honor of this or any other Parasolverse book (or any other book at all, I suppose)… Invitation You are cordially invited to […]

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Gail Carriger Interviews Author Emma Newman about Brother’s Ruin

Today, Gentle Reader please give a hearty welcome to the fantastic Emma Newman! Emma is many things: a delightful author, a fantastic narrator (I should know, she narrates many of my books including Romancing the Inventor), a stylish dresser, and a fellow tea lover. I have been interviewed on her fantastic podcast, Tea & Jeopardy (which […]

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