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Steampunk and Victorian

Bartitsu and the Modern Practicing Thereof

I was of course aware of the scientific school of self-defence known as "Bartitsu", a blend of Jiujitsu, Boxing, Wrestling and fighting with the Cane devised by Mr E. W. Barton-Wright around the turn of the century, and referred to (if misspelt as "baritsu") in the well-known adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

I was not, however, aware that in fact one might learn to practice this Martial Art in the Modern Day.

A Contest, and a little News

I have been terribly remiss not to mention the following Contest regarding "steampunk" appearance, of which I am pleased to be a judge: http://www.koinup.com/contest/secondlifesteampunk/

Said Contest is being run by the Aethernet Pictorial Establishment "Koinup", and involves Photography of one's own personal appearance in the "steampunk" style.

Release of the Wings

At last, I have had the Breathing Space to release the Ordinal Mechanical Dragonfly Wings for public sale! They are now available at my Caledon shop, for a limited time at the exceptionally low price of L$200.

Bedlam Illustrated

As mentioned in the Comments upon my previous entry regarding the excellent Slouching Towards Bedlam, paintings were composed to illustrate it by Sandara - two of which may be seen here, reproduced with kind permission:

<img src='http://ordinalmalaprop.com/engine-old/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/bedlam1.thumbnail.jpg' alt='Slouching Towards Bedlam 1'

Informing, Bedlam

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blockquote>The rotating tin cylinder within the phonograph vibrates slightly as a brass needle scrapes against it.

Yes, yes, the Ordinal Cutting Torch

I have spent quite a lot of time tinkering with this thing and thus, you should buy it immediately.

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blockquote>There can be few Engineers, Blacksmiths, Salvage Experts, Artists, Pirates, Safe-Crackers and so on who have not, at one time or another, wished that they had a portable yet effective solution to the problem of being required to cut through a Large Metal Plate Of Some Sort.

Notes in Progress

Another one of my rambling jotting type entries I fear. For any of you mad enough to find these interesting, my "Tumblr" thing, Ordinal's Cabinet of Ephemera, contains these in even more abbreviated form, though it is not quite so trivial as my Twitter stream of consciousness, which contain such fascinating details as when I have to take the washing inside because it has started raining.

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