Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Neuropathy Presentation Online Now!

Sorry for the late notice but there is a Neuropathy Presentation running online now!

Great video and can't wait to see it run more!

Watch live video from kittielemieux on

Friday, November 16, 2012, what bar?

This is still happening tonight, but the theme is officially still a secret. Still, if you come out tonight, you can help nationally represent for Texas steampunks. :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanks Mom!

Many thanks for coming to stay with me and my husband to help me around the house after my gall bladder removal surgery. Love you and all that you do!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Showdown Final Moments: Tesla vs Edison

Survived the trip to the town of Unobtainium and witnessed the Showdown between Tesla and Edison! Tired and maybe a bit sore but got to remove the bandages over the cuts tonight from the Monday surgery. Mending up good, still a little bruised and going to sleep well tonight~!

I hope to do a write-up about the event soon. I had a chance to take a few pictures with my phone but I'll add details later this week. I was mainly camped out in my tent for the most part. I am still recovering from getting my gall bladder removed through surgery on Monday so I was a bit tender and limited in my exploring the event.

Highlights of the event include: Seeing TONS of steampunk community friends, Tesla Coil in the middle of the town, hellspawn on a stick (amaaaazing grilled octopus), great concert by Marquis of Vaudeville, awesome skits and presentations from our Tesla and Edison and DRY ICE ICE CREAM OF DELICIOUSNESS!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Marquis of Vaudeville
Shakey Graves
Darwin Prophet & The Chronus Mirror
Erika Maassen
Barebones Orchestra
Temple of Ape
Dr. Strangevibe

Ruby Joule
“Doc” Saul Ravencraft
The Girl Who Knows (Margaret Fox) 

Hello, Arduino: Meet the Tiny Computer Built for Makers and Crafters
Westernpunk: The Weird, Wicked, and Wild West
Westernpunk: Presents the Space Cowboy in Science Fiction
Advice for the “Costume Curious”

Ball Farm, 119 Redbird Lane, Dale, TX 78616

Nov 10th  : 12N – 2AM
Nov 11th  : 11AM – 6PM

ADMISSION: $20/Day or $30/Weekend

100+ Victorian/Steampunk Style Insults with a Tesla vs Edison Theme

We came up with these for The Showdown At Unobtainium 2012: Tesla vs Edison!

You sir, are a pigeon loving poor man.

You sir, are a pigeon plucking pauper.

You are a well funded, dull minded, cash carrying bit faker!

You are a scientific dollymop.

You are a blight upon this chapter of my life.

You are a flimp upon this scientific community!

You gulping fool!

I do believe your corset has been laced too tight; the thoughts flowing from your mouth best belong
in your chest.

Had I ever a son like you, I would have been more prepared for such juvenile conversation.

Had I a father such as yourself, I would take it as warning that I should go simple as my years progress.

The concepts that pass my mind in simple flight would tax the capacity of your abilities.

Dim witted louse.

Uncouth ladybird.

How far have you traveled to spread such simple minded delusions?

It must be so easy to sleep without all those thoughts cluttering your mind.

You, a miracle maker? Ha! More like fact faker or treasure taker.

Come down out of the clouds you dreaming simpleton.

Doe-eyed ditch digging deviant!

A.C.? For you it stands for Absolutely Crazy!

D.C.? For you it stands for Dilapidated Creation!

You lush guzzling glock.

Why don't you stop pretending to be an
educated man of science?

What? Are you studying to be a halfwit?

Your knife's so dull it wouldn't cut hot butter.

You don't know dung from wild honey.

What are you, weak north of your ears?

Your family tree is a shrub.

You have a ten dollar hat and a five cent head.

There is nothing under your hat but hair.

You're built like a snake on stilts.

You're as slow as molasses in January.

You're so crooked, you swallow nails and spit out corkscrews.

You're lying like a rug.

Forgive me! I forgot to remove my hat in the presence of such a dainty lady.

How sad, a voice like sugar, a body like honey and a mind like molasses in January…

I do believe your gears may need a bit of oiling, I can hear the grinding from here.

Have you no time to invest your own abilities, aside from the thieving of other's creations?

I've had more compelling conversations with lab rats.

I've neither the time nor the breath to waste on you.

Good day sir, and good bye.

My day brightens with your leave.

The only audience you may hold in appreciation would be in front of a mirror you pompous and
conceited fool.

If only I had the time to relish a journey through your lofty headed dreams… However, the reality
of my effective profits would suffer.

I dine on fact as you starve on dreams.

I may suffer for my belief in my dreams, but all of us suffer as we follow your nightmare.

How crafty! You must enjoy the pleasures of penniless dreams.

You are a pompous brute, offering only your gluttonous consumption as a benefit to society.

Ah! Coincidence! Your mother has said as much only mere hours ago as she greased my gears.

Polish your goggles fool! Only the feeble minded dimwits fall prey to such nonsense!

A pointless gesture, offering no consolidation, instead only a calculation of the timing needed
to stab one in the back. Off with you!

This is a discussion for a true gentleman, not a dainty fool. Be off!

I wish I too had the time to consider such frivolous drivel.

You seem a few gears short of functional.

Truly, are those gears just for show?

Your thoughts seem lost among the clouds and airships.

Ask me to create something and you will get 26 possible successes, ask him and you will get 100 proud failures and 1 possible manageable solution.

At what point do you come out of your deluded dreams?

Fame & Fortune: Is this all your feeble mind seeks?

Once my time-traveling machine is built, maybe then I would have time to waste my breath with you, though even that is questionable.

With manners like yours, I'd wager your mother's skirt fell only to her knees.

It is hard to determine where the brains of your operation lay, under your hat or beneath your
monstrous mustache.

Surely you jest! I know my own intellect would prevent me from falling into conversation with
someone who truly puts stock in such frippery.

Your words carry more hot air than a traveling balloon!

Travel for you must be easy and cheap with so much hot air in stock.

Do be sure to grab a good breakfast tomorrow, it seems you skipped today. You really need
every resource to keep functioning on a human level of aptitude.

Roll up those sleeves and strap on your goggles, I've had nearly all I will listen to from you!

I honestly thought such immature dreams were beneath a man of even your stature.

Have you any worth to this society?

Make light all you will, in the end I am the one dining and dwelling in comfort.

A shame such frivolous ideals can captivate an audience with only the use of a silver tongue.

I simply rely on fact and thought for my findings, you rely on others.

Are you truly so simple?

You say I'm like a snake on stilts, but you, however, are simply a snake!

Perhaps you contributed more to this scientific community whilst you dug ditches.

Loosen your goggles; they seem to be cutting off blood flow to your brain.

Your work ethic might be admiral if you ever got anything to actually work.

Plenty of airships would love you on their crew. On a still day, you alone could power their sails.

Exasperation only begins to describe my feelings towards you and your work!

One might be impressed with this, if a 4 year old had presented it.

Aren't you supposed to be out on a date with your fowl feathered friend?

Blinded by a flash of light outside? Stop staring at the sun you fool!

Oh look! Mine's bigger!

Has this discussion already stooped to a school yard level?

If not for your faulty brain, I could see you contributing so much.

If not for your faulty personality, I could see you contributing so much!

I'm sorry, at what point did I lead you to believe you had even an ounce of my attention?

If only your brain could match the skill of your mouth.

Is it possible to have a conversation with you that does not revolved around you?

You believe you gift so much to so many, but you are blind to comprehend the struggles of the many more.



Socially inept scientific dullard!

Plain and simple, you are a thief!

Loosen your belt a bit, before you bust something.

Looking a bit hot under the collar... All that hot air can't be good for your blood pressure.

Perhaps your goggles need new lenses, the answer is clear to see.

You best mind your words, if that alone doesn't tax your abilities.

Roll up your sleeves; that is, if you are not appalled at the idea of doing any work yourself.

I've no interest in any endeavor your tentacles slither their way on towards.

Your contraption conception reads like a children's fairy tale: full of dreams and meant only for the
fancy of the dull minded.

Anytime you're ready, feel free to move towards an enlightened thought process.

There is gullible and then there is Tesla.

There is muck and then there is Edison.

You are a cold shower to the steamy environment, loosen that corset a bit!

You are no better than a thieving airship pirate!

Perhaps you are also the father of piracy!

With all your supposed intellect and skill, in the end you choose to video CATS BOXING?

At least I don't require a harem of scientists to get my work done.

It would take a day or more of washing to cleanse my hands of your unethical filth; so no, I will not shake your hand.

I traveled pretty far to arrive to such disappointment.

Are you even cognizant of your follies?

A check speaks volumes louder than lofty spoken dreams.

What a high class term for such a low class mouth.

You, sir, are an antediluvian miscreant.

Your work is equal to that of a foul gobbet of dromedary expectorant.

I have less use for your work than I would an empty eggshell.

You mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

Ah! Imagine that! One of such esteemed stature at a loss for his own thoughts must delve into the pop creations of others!

How quaint! Did you grab that invention from my scrap pile?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Recent visitor in the house...

This dude was creeping around the kitchen and thankfully my cat got in the way of me stepping on him! Vincent earned a tuna dinner tonight.

One of the representations for scorpions: Scorpions serve to remind us that light can be found within darkness if we channel our passions correctly. They also serve to represent death/rebirth/transformation.

Hmmm, change is in the air?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October Steampunk Events

I wanted to say I am sorry about not getting the event list compiled for October.
I do hope to have a comprehensive list of Oct-Dec up near the end of next week. (10/22/12)
I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience it may cause.

Eyes to the skies and wishing safe travels for all!
-Lisa Turner

Monday, October 15, 2012


A friend on Facebook recently posted this and it is a great list that very much applies to those recovering from GBS.


1. People with chronic pain seem unreliable (we can’t count on ourselves). When feeling better we promise things (and mean it); when in serious pain, we may not even show up.

2. An action or situation may result in pain several hours later, or even the next day. Delayed pain is confusing to people who have never experienced it.

3. Pain can inhibit listening and other communication skills. It’s like having someone shouting at you, or trying to talk with a fire alarm going off in the room. The effect of pain on the mind can seem like attention deficit disorder. So you may have to repeat a request, or write things down for a person with chronic pain. Don’t take it personally, or think that they are stupid.

4. The senses can overload while in pain. For example, noises that wouldn’t normally bother you, seem too much.

5. Patience may seem short. We can’t wait in a long line; can’t wait for a long drawn out conversation.

6. Don’t always ask “how are you” unless you are genuinely prepared to listen it just points attention inward.

7. Pain can sometimes trigger psychological disabilities (usually very temporary). When in pain, a small task, like hanging out the laundry, can seem like a huge wall, too high to climb over. An hour later the same job may be quite OK. It is sane to be depressed occasionally when you hurt.

8. Pain can come on fairly quickly and unexpectedly. Pain sometimes abates after a short rest. Chronic pain people appear to arrive and fade unpredictably to others.

9. Knowing where a refuge is, such as a couch, a bed, or comfortable chair, is as important as knowing where a bathroom is. A visit is much more enjoyable if the chronic pain person knows there is a refuge if needed. A person with chronic pain may not want to go anywhere that has no refuge ( place to sit or lie down).

10. Small acts of kindness can seem like huge acts of mercy to a person in pain. Your offer of a pillow or a cup of tea can be a really big thing to a person who is feeling temporarily helpless in the face of encroaching pain.

11. Not all pain is easy to locate or describe. Sometimes there is a body-wide feeling of discomfort, with hard to describe pains in the entire back, or in both legs, but not in one particular spot you can point to. Our vocabulary for pain is very limited, compared to the body’s ability to feel varieties of discomfort.

12. We may not have a good “reason” for the pain. Medical science is still limited in its understanding of pain. Many people have pain that is not yet classified by doctors as an officially recognized “disease”. That does not reduce the pain, – it only reduces our ability to give it a label, and to have you believe us.

~Author Unknown
(From Fibro Brite, thanks for sharing Dorita!)
Fibro Affirmations

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

GBS and Flu Vaccines (Guillain Barre Syndrome)

So as flu season approaches and pharmacies, companies, and schools push for people to get flu shots I just want to offer a reminder that it can be a gamble and you never know when one day something rare happens and your body reacts differently from the vaccine than everyone else. Read the warnings and understand them before you get the shot and know the risks. One of the possible side effects is Guillain Barre Syndrome and it is something I would never wish on anyone. While there is more risk towards the swine flu vaccines, regular flu vaccines still pose a risk. If you have ever noticed that you do tend to have a weaker immune system or have had adverse reactions to various vaccines before, please don't hesitate to ask your doctor about weighing the risks before getting the flu vaccine.

(I did not get GBS from a flu shot but many involved on boards and support groups I participate in have.)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Showdown @ Unobtainium 2012: CAST 

What do you get when you marry a steampunk meet up with a comic con, a music festival, a county fair, the "virtual-world-made-real" approach of a Renaissance festival, toss in a rabid fan base, add a plethora of inventors, hackers, revisionist historians, and "makers," wrap it in a carefully constructed mythos......and add electricity? 

Many thanks to our sponsors!

ATX Hackerspace

Comicpalooza, the Texas International Comic Con

 The Tesla Project 

The Mysterium 

Evil Mad Science

 Tenneyson Royal Absinthe 

Cracked Monocle

 Lucky Day Hats

 Scare for a Cure

Showdown @ Unobtainium: Insults Round 1

What do you get when you marry a steampunk meet up with a comic con, a music festival, a county fair, the "virtual-world-made-real" approach of a Renaissance festival, toss in a rabid fan base, add a plethora of inventors, hackers, revisionist historians, and "makers," wrap it in a carefully constructed mythos......and add electricity? 

Many thanks to our sponsors!

ATX Hackerspace

Comicpalooza, the Texas International Comic Con

 The Tesla Project 

The Mysterium 

Evil Mad Science

 Tenneyson Royal Absinthe 

Cracked Monocle

 Lucky Day Hats

 Scare for a Cure

Bunnies Nomming Fallen Birdseed

Recent outdoor visitors... Bunnies!

Deviantart Birthday Giveaway!

NEW Deviantart Giveaway! 
Grab a chance to win some goodies!

Darwin Prophet -Don't Panic (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) - Join Darwin and her crew as they plunge headlong into the Sun. The debut music video of Darwin Prophet and the Chronus Mirror with their interstellar hit, "Don't Panic".

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Let the AUSTIN POST know you want to keep the "THIS WEEK IN GEEK" Column!!
Leave a comment and let them know you want to keep it whether you have visited before or just found it!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sept 26 - San Antonio, TX - Steampunk 101: Meet & Greet

September 26 - San Antonio, TX - Steampunk 101: Meet & Greet
Brook Hollow Library:
530 Heimer Rd.
San Antonio, TX

Fanservice Live – Steampunkin’ (Austin, TX - Sept 24)

This a limited seating (25 seats) event in Austin on September 24th for Cable Channel Austin that Addisyn Madd will be performing at and talking about Texas steampunk along with Chris-Rachael Oseland who wrote "Steamdrunks." Hope to see you there! 

Grab details here:

Friday, September 7, 2012


If I just keep pumping caffeine into my system I'm gonna explode into a fiery ball of energy. KEEP IT COMING!!!! >:D #thisismyaddiction

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pieces Submitted for Display at Austin's Recycled Reads

Her flights of fancy; delicate and intricate, all a drowning fantasy.

A bright love attracted a dangerous beauty in the garden of my heart.

It was the west, and she would be won; yet not without a battle. 
Her fight was strong, arm of brass and steel, molten as they flew.
She grinds the gears, locks her heart and falls into abandon.

Our strength fadedoff,
Our souls flickeredout;
In the end,
Our love was neverlost.

Perhaps two men were cut of the same material but their 
stances fell on very different grounds.

Tesla vs Edison Stencil & Spray Paint Pieces for Austin's 

The Showdown At Unobtainium in November 2012.

We were together,
through thick and thin.
Trite as it sounds, we were still happy.
What happened? What changed?
In the end, we have the memory. 
Our Home. Our Shelter.

Austin's Recycled Reads Steampunk Art Display

Looking for a breath of fresh air and a chance to lose yourself 
among the stacks and take a little journey into whimsy at the same time? 

Austin, TX's Recycled Reads 
is hosting a Local Steampunk Art Exhibit! 

Stop by the location and browse the books but don't 
forget to check out the local art talent adorning the walls and spaces!

Recycled Reads
5335 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 323-5123

Day                         Hours
Thursday         12 noon-6 p.m.
Friday        12 noon-6 p.m.
Saturday         12 noon-6 p.m.
Sunday        12 noon-6 p.m.

Check them out on Facebook!

Catch up with their blog today!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Call for submissions!

Call for submissions!

eFiction's new Steampunk Magazine is looking for all things Steampunk:
short stories, poems (yes, poems), artwork, book reviews, and more.

Submit today!