Wed
Oct 28 2009 11:10am
Steampunk Blogging: tit-tat for a giveaway!

The amazing G. D. Falksen has just written a primer for how to successfully tit-tat, or blog steampunk-style, as in his story “The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday.” But is it easier said than done?

Tor.com challenges you to tit-tat here and over in his comments section! Subjects for debate are up to you, but steampunk subjects are encouraged. Comment once on this post for the giveaway. (Tit-tatting is absolutely encouraged!) If you would like to tit-tat more than once, please go over to G. D. Falksen’s original post and begin the conversation there, to avoid duplicates in this thread. We will be randomly selecting winners among the comments here to receive these prizes:

A beautiful Victorian steampunk watch, from the same creator of the prize for the Steampunk Month Photo Contest. Check out his awesome Etsy shop here for more beautiful steampunky accessories.

And three bottles of perfume from Black Phoenix Alchemy LabsSteamworks line! The three scents are Robotic Scarab, Aelopile, and Violet Ray. They smell...steamy.

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. Tit-tatting is absolutely encouraged! If you would like to tit-tat more than once, please go over to G. D. Falksen’s original post and begin the conversation there, to avoid duplicates in this thread. The winners will be selected at random. You have until noon EST on Monday, November 2nd, to comment here. Please check your e-mail on this day—you have 24 hours to respond before I select a new winner.

 


AWSP OAT, ISA at the number of gorgeous things we have to give away.

507 comments
Mark McKibben
1. Manzabar
OOTD, perhaps even TDay I will win one of Tor's contests.
Mike McClure
2. Mike McClure
Oooh, shiny watch. Just we're heading into waistcoat weather :)
Mike McClure
3. garetJax
Cool. I like it.
Mike McClure
5. James Avis
One quality, it appears, is that the decorative clockworks are also functional. Functional beauty is the pinnacle of engineering.
Mike McClure
6. angrystarlyt
God, these are so gorgeous.
Helen Wright
9. arkessian
ATEOTD, or even ATAP, that is a seriously gorgeous watch.
Mike McClure
10. Marco A. Romer
That is some beautiful craft! I want it. :)
Mike McClure
12. critter42
I would love that watch!
Mike McClure
14. Rylie
That's a beautiful watch. Enter me, please!
Josh Matthews
15. jdm
If I do not win this, you're in the furnace.
Mike McClure
20. steampunk4ever
I want one!
Mike McClure
21. ldraxx
would love to win.....trying all the time.
Mike McClure
22. Comrade Matt
It would be useful to know the time.
Mike McClure
24. Rhapsody_Angela
Pretty and very interesting
Russell Alexander
25. CaptainJules
That is the exact watch I've been lusting over for a while now.
Mike McClure
26. reimerpdx
oooooo... shiny.
Mike McClure
27. Papajack
OMG!!! That is some cool glass!
Matthew B
28. MatthewB
Who wouldn't love to get their hands on that piece?
Jacob Silvia
30. aethercowboy
Sal.

Such giveaways abm. Hytloys? Iimot: such treasures must be available for buttering, not free giveaways to those whose redeemable qualities are limited solely to eggs. UL!

Hand. -J
Mike McClure
32. geadadfgw
very exciting!
Mike McClure
33. ZCam
PMI, but ISA abt yr generous offer! IIMOT this lovely trinket is necessary for continued happiness. And you have made the process EUDT! BHGB, you are gentlemen, ladies and scholars, all! So WAHD, I submit this feeble attempt at winning. HAPE!

QU, tor.com is greatly appreciated as a regular diversion from what I'm really supposed to be working on. Just don't tell my boss....
Dale Wentz
34. digid
WJAM this is just a small amount of Tatter, I would MOF IHA ISA at all the brass gears contained within this smooth time piece. This would be a great addition to keep me out of the furnace MOF. IAH I would like to TYFYT! It would be a most wonderful day of you were to post this to me.

DigiD
Mike McClure
35. Superquail
What a gorgeous watch!
Aimee Stewart
38. Foxfires
ISA! Can you imagine such a smooth tidbit as that in anyone's hands but mine? IHN HYTLOYS? IMV, anything else would be uncivilized! Sharp and fresh? (DPDP, I'm not opposed to butter. ATEOTD, I've got scrumptious almond tarts to ply the senses with. Glass butter, that!)
Mike McClure
40. ecurbmp
I too, am greedy for said beautiful watch!
Peter Nein
43. gimpols1908
Yes, but will it keep time whilst I am piloting my airship over the swamps of Weehawken to New Amsterdam to give Arron Burr a piece of my mind. I say, the man flits about like a mech-man with his spring wound too tight. But I digress, do we know if this will keep time in altitude? I know the difference in pressures plays havoc on my communication devices, as the boilers need to keep a constant 750psi to keep the pistons moving. I look forward to the chance to study such a delightful device.
Mike McClure
45. indigojez
the time has come for me to win one of these contests... pretty please?
Peter Killinger
46. Marshal_Kilgore
Does it makes "Tit-Tat" instead of "Tick-Tack"? *IFVA*

(I Feel Very Amused)
Mike McClure
47. janeite42
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Mike McClure
48. Mad Brew
Beautiful watch!
Mike McClure
54. rubydog
Beautiful prizes!
Mike McClure
55. Kudusch
This watch is awesome!
Mike McClure
56. PapaThanatos
Lovely Watch
Mike McClure
57. StephS
IHHN, tit-tat sounds like an amusing past time. However, IAH I find that I do not have the copious amounts of free time necessary to BWLIU! TYFYT.
Mike McClure
59. Captain Swing
My dear gimpols1908,

Whilst any chastizement given to the execrable M. Burr are all to the good, I would recommend, in the interest of increased healthfulness, refraining from air travel and instead utilizing one of the many pneumatic tunnels -- under the river in 600 seconds, or your ha'penny is refunded.
Jessica Melusine
62. jessicamelusine
Sal-
Must say this, ISA at the pulchritude of this timepiece and prize-glass, slick glass! MOFF ‘Twould make TMore’s appt with my lady-friends in The District even more delightful for ASIB, what is more of a pleasure than sampling perfumes with such sweet doves-‘tis slick, lovely glass indeed and easy as EUDT to have a sporting time. All after is private letters.
Do help me be a swell and remit said prize by this morning’s edition, for I can always bring a friend. ‘Tis no butter and we’ll be prompt with such a timepiece, yes? Yes.
HAPE
Hon. Ex. J. l’Melusine de Tamesa
Exalted Master of the Lady Dandies and Esoteric Temple, Loc.156
Nick Preston
66. Kemuri
ISA at the craftsmanship evident in this watch. Functional and beautiful.
Mike McClure
68. Nylaba
That watch is GORGEOUS! Black Phoenix does some really cool stuff too.
- -
70. heresiarch
Oh, very glass. Don't suppose I could get it, even for a dairy farm of butter.
Joe Terrenzio
73. Terren
Will look good with my top hat and ridiculous monocle
Mike McClure
74. aomakutu
Oh that's *gorgeous*. Happily joining the hordes eager to snag it. :D
Mike McClure
77. jmd
Lovely, any watch where you can see the gears doing their thing is amazing...

And of course with the Tit-Tat thing all I can think of was this week's Castle and the banter with Beckett. And Captain Tightpants back in his browncoat..
Mike McClure
78. Fraulein von Spinnweb
Stunning!
Mike McClure
80. MegaPelican
That watch is awesome.
Mike McClure
83. Marley Cupcake
Ooooh pretty! That perfume sounds lovely too!
Mike McClure
84. Jamie Martin
-tit tats- ;p
Mike McClure
85. Minny
MOF, I am ABM by this beautiful clockwork.
Mike McClure
86. drunes
Nothing shows the creativity of steampunk artists like pocket watches. We lost a lot when we went digital.
Mike McClure
87. Jacqueline L.
AWSP, that watch is absolutely gorgeous! The perfume descriptions sound as steamy as they probably smell. :)
Mike McClure
88. Eva Bellambi
Gorgeous work! This would be just the perfect thing for my beloved this holiday season.
Mike McClure
89. JDAPS
i could give this to my girlfriend to show my eternal love!
Mike McClure
90. Evan Z
I would love to have this piece of steampunk amazingness! :)
Mike McClure
91. eric hattorff
that is an awesome watch ^_^
Mike McClure
92. sarah.p
i would adore winning someting like this but knowing my luck it wont happin lol
Mike McClure
93. A the Felix
I'm in :D
That's beautiful, by the way. And the perfume, too.
Sentence fragments are my friends.
Mike McClure
94. INCyr
That's a gorgeous pocket watch. I have a gold heirloom one that I use for special occasions, but it'd be nice to have something like that for conventions and such.
Mike McClure
95. Laradee
PMI, but that is really beautiful!
Mike McClure
96. Madeline O'Connor
Wow. What an awesome giveaway. ^_^
Mike McClure
97. Brain Picker
Beautiful!
Mike McClure
98. Deadpool
AWSP that is a gorgeous watch. Perfect in all aspects. ISA.
Mike McClure
99. Penny Nichols
ISA, the watch has amazing detail. It is helping to inspire me to attempt my own small detailed steam punk accessories. Good luck everyone. TYFYT
Mike McClure
101. valfaced.
it makes me wish i lived in the victorian era, because then i would know how to properly utilize such beautiful equipment.
Mike McClure
102. taenia
Oooh. I really want that pocketwatch.
Mike McClure
103. Carriness
Ah! Just the thing I've been looking for for my piston-driven hip-accelerator... a little thing I've been tinkering on to augment my belly dancing. I will use it to accompany the metronome for the timing belt!
Mike McClure
104. Rowandoll
I have noticed that many of my experiments lack the proper -smell-. Obviously the fault is with the inferior product I'm -forced- to work with!
Mike McClure
105. Charles Babbage
That is an exceedingly wonderful work or art. How on Earth can someone be giving this away?
Mike McClure
106. Elizabeth Lyonheart
My what a fine piece of craftsmanship! Would quite elegantly complement my myriad of arabesque time pieces indeed.
Mike McClure
107. blondeish rogue
These items look AWESOME! I'd love to have them.
Mike McClure
108. Baron Von Nick
I wonder what my dad would think of that. (He's a watch repairman)
Autumn Theriault
109. twofistededitor
My fiance loves pocketwatches and his died recently...
Tim Novak
110. Spiderbox
This would be an exquisite replacement for the lump of plastic I use now.
Mike McClure
111. Clare Adams
Q:How many Steampunks does it take to change a light bulb?
A:Two, one to change it and a second to glue unneccessary yet very pretty clock parts to it

:D tis a lovely looking watch, and heres hoping i win!
Mike McClure
113. Technophobe
Really cool watch.
Mike McClure
114. Lady Lindsey
I daresay, that watch is most elegant, and perfumes as well? How exotic.
Mike McClure
115. ailurophile
I coveth the fine timepiece and the alluring scents.
Mike McClure
116. Kimundi
I love clocks, but this one is awesome !
Mike McClure
117. Sliph
I always constantly sigh when I see such beautiful engineering and craft. The world for many things has become so dreadfully plain, don't you think?
Mike McClure
120. Hollee
Oh, such pretty things!
Mike McClure
121. Hyacinthe
Beautiful watches and BPAL and tit-tat, oh my! What a lovely giveaway.
Mike McClure
122. Cassandra12
That watch is gorgeous!
Mike McClure
124. Wildwesterly
greatest steampunk movie of all time? Who knows it, hollywood needs to latch on that shit
Mike McClure
125. retrofatale
With a shiney watch must come a shiney watch fob.
Mike McClure
126. Heeeellary
I have 34G's. If I flash them, does that get me an edge? >>
Mike McClure
127. Andofish
The watch is absolutely amazing, and the execution is flawless, you made it seem like making this watch was as easy as breathing itself =)
Cliff Bramlett
128. LabGecko
Dear Sirs and Madames,

PMI. Many thx for posting the titles on this watch post. While IMV this tit-tat movement is a FTD, FTN we will just BWLIU. IIMOT ITFOT this sticky key tit-tat shall be for the furnace, AISB since it is the height of obfuscation.

QFU: Is the watch is enumerated? If so, WYBSK as to please cite the facts on the numb and maker?

TYFYT, HAND, VTY,
The Lab Gecko

Glossary:
WYBSK "Wi-busk"; Would you be so kind
FTN "Foo-tun"; For the nonce; For now
FTD "Ef-tud"; Fashion of the Day
Mike McClure
129. azmodean
So now I have to LANAS in order to TLTCK, IDKIIWI. OTOH, this FPOSPTK might just be the crank to wind my gears ;)

key:
Learn A New Acronym System
Talk Like The Cool Kids
I Don't Know If It's Worth It
On The Other Hand
Fine Piece Of SteamPunk TimeKeeping
Mike McClure
130. mzfeebs
what a work of art! it truly is a sight to see :3
Mike McClure
131. viraumus
that is quite spiffy.
Mike McClure
134. Jonny B. Goode
Lovely watch, simply capital! ISA! And that's not butter, IAH IIMOT it's quite better than the one I own now. MOF mine should be for the furnace should I win that, TMWFI. TYFYT, HAND. TTFN!
Mike McClure
137. TylerGaga
Aggghhhh I love steampunk :D
Mike McClure
138. Joshua Barnett
The watch is beautiful. Thanks for the link to the Etsy site!
Mike McClure
139. Brit Mandelo
That is a lovely watch! (Plus, BPAL perfumes are awesome.)
Mike McClure
140. Robber Baron
Oh man, this would be just in thing for the Steampunk Wedding I'm having.
Mike McClure
142. Gustovus Adolphus, nr
QFU: HYTLOYS? Gifting baubles and aroma for EGG?! HYT! ISA MOF IMV were I not the pleasant recipient, WNRFPD I would most likely KSOAD.

HAND
Gustovus Adolphus,esq. NR(no relation)
Evan Jensen
143. eoghanacht
PIM, but IIMOT this won't make press, TMWFI. However ATEOTD IAH I'd love that watch.
Mike McClure
144. D.W.Sutton
Oh...shinny!

and I have just the outfits to go with it too! Even goggles...which zey do nothing.
Mike McClure
145. The Amazing Dr. Q
AA by #s 33-34, 38 & 62: IAH, with respect to the kindly ladies and gentlemen referenced, their hands would be most uncouth in manipulating such a fine example of chronographic artistry. IIMOT such a timepiece belongs with none other than myself. While their arguments were presented soundly and had a most civil ring to it, IMV it would be an injustice to see a prize go to anyone else but me as they failed to cite the facts. With that chroniker in my hands, it would be a gift not just to me, but to the hordes of fans who flock through the smog-choked streets of Londontown to see my shows.

To the Eds of tor.com, TMWFI that any other contestant’s entries are for the furnace and be done with it, as it’s just WMP. Simply, this tatter is the only one deserving of such a fine tattler. BW to the lot of you lesser folk. TTIC. TYFYT.

Regards,
Doctor Quincy Quartermain, Ph.D.
Prof. of Analytical Theory and Antiquities
a.k.a. “The Amazing Dr. Q” the famed Mentalist
Dru O'Higgins
146. bellman
That watch is so beautiful. Sorry, but I haven't got the time to tit-tat.
Mike McClure
147. janicu
I keep staring at that watch.
Mike McClure
149. gnathus
Gorgeous watch.
Mike McClure
150. master anthony
PIM but Eye-Moth that is an extremely desirable watch! I hope that my comment shall be selected! in the mean time. Tie-fight, HAPE!!
Mike McClure
151. Bethanyfig
I'd wear that ATAP, Sap-I-Yap
Mike McClure
152. mkrl
that's amazing craftsmanship
Louis Richards
153. lummer5000
Does it come with a steam powered pocketwatch winder?
Mike McClure
155. Zweo
I wonder what steam smells like :D
Mike McClure
157. Ms. Cecelia
BHGB, ISA w time piece. Does it have an appropriate fob chain?
John Koempel
158. physicser
lummer5000 -

IIMOT a steam powered winder in this case would be extremely inefficient. Due to the small size of the device, it is EUDT to wind by hand. If it were a much larger clock, then we might expect some kind of steam apparatus.
Mike McClure
159. Mr. Kaïzer
It looks like a dashing piece, to say the least. If only a furnace-scrubbing coal-rat hadn't nicked my own some weeks ago during my morning stroll about town, I'd have one to match it . . .

Tip-top work, then! Cheers!
Mike McClure
160. j-and-sometimes-e
oooh, shiny!
Mike McClure
161. Katlyn Wright
Woah, shiney and pretty i definatly would like one :3
Mike McClure
162. Ed Hickcox
That is a fabulous pocketwatch. I have one somewhat like it, and yet I still desire this one. It's beautiful.
Mike McClure
164. Gabriel Riviere
I want to go to there
Tudza White
165. tudzax1
QST

I post in order to win something.

QSL
Mike McClure
166. Dr. Garret
I must say, This is a truly beautiful bit of machinery. In the incredibly likely event that I do not win, I might have to go over and buy a timepiece from this fellow anyway. I will make a fine match for my new penknife
Mike McClure
167. Mister O'Maolaín, esq.
BHGB that is a smooth pièce. ISA that one would part with same, but GLF2 having it in my collection AISB.
Mike McClure
168. Meghann
Absolutely gorgeous...
Mike McClure
169. Samantha Hayes
That watch will be my preciousssssssss. :)
Mike McClure
170. Sue R.
Its beautiful! I want to play with it.
Mike McClure
171. SparrowMorgan
`When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.'

Tra-la!
Mike McClure
173. Leah H.
ISA. That's an amazing watch.

I'd be checking the time every five seconds, TMWFI
Taylor Evans
175. Wyndham
ISA, IIMOT watch is glass.

HAND fellow Tatters, though TIt's can KSOAD..
Mike McClure
176. Samuel steamy
i need to build my own steampunk style guitar :P my mind works thanks to clockworks ^_^
Mike McClure
177. Rob Slater
No Comment.
Mike McClure
179. hauntfreak
This is me leaving a comment.
Mike McClure
180. Muse387
Wow I would so love this watch! It is beautiful. I should start collecting, but they can be so expensive with all the detail work done.
John Riggs
181. jmvreality
Wow! That is a gorgeous watch. I would like it :)
Mike McClure
182. Vodkanoodles
wow, my son finally killed my similar fob.. randomly pick me please?

thanks for the shop link :)
Mike McClure
184. Danny Boy
That watch is beautiful!!! Id kill for that!!
Mike McClure
185. WildeRose
Lovely watch, I truly hope I win.
Mike McClure
186. KerBear
What a gorgeous watch!
Mike McClure
187. drottematic
hooo booyy that's a nice one; sure would beat the 80 HKD one I bought at a street market on a very unladylike rampage through Hong Kong.

Steamy work!
Mike McClure
191. killerkalinka
Awesome
Mike McClure
192. GashlycrumbTiny
BHGB that's a crack time piece! MOF I own the Lost in Wonderland variation. IIMOT these are the smoothest, glassiest gear grinders that one may find in the civilized world. I would love to get my mitts on that fine piece of machinery and those exotic aromatic wonders in a bottle.

HAPE,
Gashlycrumb Tiny
Mike McClure
194. Andrea Maixner
this watch is sooo beautiful!
Mike McClure
195. NATALIIIINA
CAN I JUST ASK..!
what does tit-tating mean?!
Michael Below
196. ediFanoB
"The days of the digital watch are numbered."
Tom Stoppard, British dramatist & screenwriter (1937 - )
Madeline Matz
199. mcmatz
I am wretched at learning new languages but I crave the bright bauble, none the less.
Mike McClure
200. The Jenna
How can I resist? They're so LOVELY. And the chance for some BPAL? You had me at tit.
Mike McClure
202. Ladymeta
I may be a Fnr, but that is an absolutely gorgeous watch, and I bet it's dashing with everything!
Mike McClure
203. CaitlinB
This is one of the most beautiful pocketwatches I've ever seen!
Michael Perry
205. Merriick
By Jove and BHGB, I must have that watch
Mike McClure
206. Luckwing
BHGB that is one fantastic looking timepiece!
Mike McClure
207. Boilergoth
BHGB, tis an stellar day when craftsman can release there works upon an unsuspecting world without demanding a small fortune. My own fyne monocles & eyepieces cost a pretty penny.

Dare I say tis a fyne watch though...SteamGoblin worthy...

PS: BWLIU
-Boilergoth
Mike McClure
209. William Kolar
so, has anyone been able to make a pocket watch like Moundshroud's in The Halloween Tree?
Mike McClure
212. copyshopclerk
Wow, that watch is gorgeous. And BPAL! *swoons*
Mike McClure
213. aarmstro0
Wow! That watch is amazing. And bpal rocks!
Mike McClure
214. optic_nerd
I love BPAL and the watch is so pretty!
Mike McClure
215. Laura97214
Gorgeous!!!
Mike McClure
217. Cicada
Love it! That watch is an absolute attention-getter!
Mike McClure
218. Arcanalogue
How beautiful. Count me in!
Mike McClure
220. decrescendo
That watch is incredible!! I'd wear it ATAP.
Mike McClure
222. JakeLsewhere
Spiffy. ^_^
Arianne Ferrer
224. arnique
BWLIU “Bee-you-lee-you”; Bloody well look it up -- Beaulieu -- Bewley.
Mike McClure
226. Trjgul
I long to ride an airship.
Mike McClure
227. G. R. Crisp
That watch! And BPAL! OMG!
Joanna Staebler-Kimmel
228. shadowsong
Awesome! I would like to recommend a chatelaine if there are any further steampunk prizes to be given out.
Mike McClure
229. clowder
BHGB, love.. is it's own timepiece.
Mike McClure
230. Xak
IIMOT that is a beautiful watch. TYFYT
Valentyne Martinek
231. Valentyne
ISA that this handsome timepiece could be had for free. All other watches are for the furnace!
Allison Lockwood Hansen
232. Talisyn
The white rabbit himself couldn't want for a nicer timepiece!
nat ward
233. smonkey
TYLD but the buttered cows eyes
were the bolly-wollocks that day
mind you BYMP if you can!
Chingy!
Mike Conley
235. NomadUK
I'm tits-up for tat, but the watch is quite nice.
Mike McClure
236. Celtic knotwork
Gorgeous watch!
Mike McClure
237. flyladyhawke
ISA. so pretty.
Mike McClure
238. Paradox
This Tit-tat thing is complicated i really got to get the jargon under my belt
Mike McClure
239. Coleva
Ooooh, shiny!
Mike McClure
240. Mime
Absolutely lovely. I feel as if time travel is suddenly possible. The cogs in that piece are hypnotic even static.
Mike McClure
241. Quantumtroll
Incredible design on that piece. IDS this is one of the best giveaways yet. IHGTHI!
Mike McClure
242. Arorax
ISA, it'll be ADIH when I ain't get it ATEOTD.
Mike McClure
243. Jem Yoshioka
What a fantastic giveaway! tit-tat is also a really lovely term.
Mike McClure
244. Amorius
Wow, that watch is absolutely beautiful. I'd never use my phone to check the time again!
Mike McClure
245. lady adicat
As a new student of tit-tat any post i made would be bumpy. ISA at the workmanship displayed here.
Mike McClure
246. derrickc
I would like to win it. A beauty!
Mike McClure
249. Deadfield
Cool...I want!
Mike McClure
250. Zheyna
Thank you kindly for this miraculous opportunity!
Mike McClure
252. ark4str
Pshhaw I say, not much titting or tatting happening. maybe we all need to go to the tattoo strip club parlor.
Mike McClure
253. Helene de Fer
What a lovely concept! How clever!
Mike McClure
254. Mhlavaty
Strange how things can be so simple yet look so confusing
Mike McClure
255. Pr1m3
BHGB-- ISA. This is just another reason why I love the steampunk community so much. Have fun tit-tatting, everyone! TYFYT.
Mike McClure
257. ekm32
BW to the lot. ISA of this FTD, which is, paronomasiacally-speaking, ITFOT. ATEOTD, I hope to be the winner! HAND TOR & TYFYT!
Mike McClure
258. SMuse
What a wonderful opportunity. Awesome detail
Mike McClure
259. Cheshirichter
Way too nice for this world
Marci DeLeon-Murphy
261. D365m562
A stupendously crafted watch in addition to three bottles of the finest work from Black Phoenix Alchemy Laboratory? Madam, are you certain you desire to bestow such rich prestige upon a single individual?
Mike McClure
262. Madame vonHedwig
TMN there is no smoother discussion of tit-tat than Mr. Falksen's. ISA, Sir!
Mike McClure
263. jamerz3294
Ah ha! I have observed yet another instance of the elusive, and yet ubiquitous, tit-tat has been brought forth yet again to the fore of my social concourse by an attempt at rather obvious bribery?
I'm all in.
Mike McClure
264. cyberDrake
IAH I do realize that I've not much chance to win, but here is to hoping.
Shawn Wilton
265. Dovien
Just in time! My last pocketwatch got stolen last month :|
Mike McClure
266. Gambit410
Me please!
Mike McClure
267. The Mad Hatter
ocomment
Mike McClure
268. Shawna McDonald
IHHN, there is an outfit in my possession that MOF would become quite glass with the addition of this watch, TMWFI! HAND,
Mike McClure
270. Immortal J
Wow, what an absolutely wonderful piece. I never fail to be impressed by how Steampunk asserts itself into the "real world" more than any other subculture. way to go, and I hold out hope I may win the grand piece, or perhaps the delightful frangrance of Steam.
Mike McClure
272. Jammies
The watch is truly exquisite, and I'll be checking out the rest of the offerings on Etsy. I can vouch for the exquisiteness of the BPAL scents already.
Mike McClure
273. Maria BearMountainBooks
Please enter me!
Samantha Brandt
277. Talia
I was going to join my fellow tatters and compose a properly-fashioned message, but WNRFPD, the automatons are staging a revolt, and if I don't retreat WADH I'm afraid I'm for the furnace.
Mike McClure
278. fogdude
Will I be lucky?
Mike McClure
281. Elaewin
Hurray for more bpal goodness. And the watch is lovely, too. :)
Nicole Cardiff
284. NicoleCardiff
That watch is lovely! ISA at its evident quality.
Angela MacRae
285. angelshimmery
What an incredibly stunning looking watch. Hooray for steampunk merchandise
Allison Fredrickson
287. harumph
ISA at the beautiful intricacy of this watch! Also, QU, I hope I will find a way soon to use KSOAD in conversation because it cracks me up.
Mike McClure
289. balisane
Of course i'll try.
Cristin Ehrgott
290. AeolianDissent
I love Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! I've tried a few perfumes from their Bewitching Brews line but have yet to sample Steamworks.
Mike McClure
291. Lord Gregory DeFair
Digital be demned. Give me gears and gems and flawless filligree.
Steve Wright
293. AnotherSteve
So very, very shiny. Needs a matching fountain pen.
Mike McClure
295. cgradis
nice looking pocketwatch
Mike McClure
296. TheBaronessTimeKeeper
IIMOT this is quite the corking good idea! I shall be checking my email on Nov 2 WADH!
Mike McClure
297. Strider
Going for alot of comments eh? :)
Mike McClure
298. Cavalaxis
Today's my birthday. No lie.
Mike McClure
299. nightwatch
pate wednesday - tat away!
Mike McClure
300. nlunsford
Looking too good not to hope for...
Mike McClure
301. John Gallagher
TOR rocks!
Susan Meek
303. smeek1958
This would make an amazing 21st birthday present for my son!
Mark Schryver
306. mjschryver10
As of right now, the odds of me winning are 304 to 1.

*sigh*

Well, fingers crossed, etc.

MJ
Mike McClure
309. Snarly
What a beautiful piece of workmanship. Now, if only they would decide to give it to me. What? This is a giveaway? They're giving that fine pocket watch away? Maybe, just maybe...
James Braun
312. Queggy
Wow. That is one beautiful watch! My compliments to the maker!
Mike McClure
315. raccoonandlobster
beautiful!
Mike McClure
316. cawingcrow
Oooh, shiny!
Sean Purvis
317. stp115
This watch would need an epic chain...
Mike McClure
318. Kougr
IMV this is 1 glass ticker
Mike McClure
319. superpenguin
Lovely!
Layne Mills
321. forsaken1
This thing is wicked cool. I hope I get it!
Mike McClure
322. Gawmonster
That is gorgeous! Mine? ^_^
Mike McClure
325. IronOre
Very nice watch. Forget those 323 other guys and pick me.
Jennifer Lawrence
326. BrigidsBlest
I actually have the Court of Air already, but not the sequel -- and my oldest daughter wants to read The Court of Air, so it strikes me that'd be a great Christmas present if I won them. :)
Mike McClure
327. AcornArmy
That's a very nice watch. I'd love to win it.
Michael Morgan
328. morganml
Since my magnetic field stops wristwatches I've always carried a pocket watch but never one this cool.
Mike McClure
329. Baravius
I'd like to win that!
Mike McClure
330. McKee07
Oh I would absolutely kill for that pocket watch. I've always dreamed of one like that.
Stephen Hoover
332. Afsan
With this ultimate command of Time Itself, I cannot fail!
Heather Pritchett
334. casketgirl
The perfect Xmas present for my boyfriend!! :)
Mike McClure
335. Leah D.H.
That's such a beautiful watch! Consider me entered, along with the hundreds of other hopeful comments. :-)
Sami Kähkönen
337. tsahikoj
Would need more time to use that shiny watch. Oh well can't win everytime, but maybe this time!

HAND
Mike McClure
338. pilcrow
I would very much like to win something that shiny and filigreed.
Bel Bauer
342. Belcyrlis
It's so shiny... Anyone know how to get ahold of the perfumes elsewhere, just in case i don't get these?
Andrew  
344. Andrew
Now that's truly timeless art, right there! Loved kutulu69's other creations as well, inlcuding the Victorian Style Vampire Gothic Silver Bat Bracelet that I simply must acquire post-haste.
Mike McClure
345. Leland...
That's even better! Ok, one of those, too, please. :)
Mike McClure
346. HonorGod
It's time for me to win one of Tor's contents. ;-)
Mike McClure
347. Mcavity
I must say "Robotic Scarab" is a very evocative name for a perfume.
Mike McClure
348. gpav
Beautiful work.
Mike McClure
349. Mickie T
BHGB, that's a beautiful watch.
Mike McClure
350. elfgrl2115
Twinkly! Sparkly!
Kevin Eldridge
351. LeoSolaris
Oh wow! I collect pocket watches, and I really love the ones that have exposed gearing. The gold is an elegant touch.

That is a sweet watch.
Mike McClure
352. Amy Pat Smith
Gorgeous!!
Mike McClure
353. Indubitable
oooo pretty pretty pretty!
Mike McClure
354. Barbed1951
Very cool, I'd love to have the watch, it's gorgeous.
John Mellby
355. jmellby
I didn't know anything like this existed.
Ike Horton
357. Heersawho
That this piece exists is a testament to mind and hands of Mankind
Mike McClure
358. dirtpig
me like shiny things!
Suzanne W
359. Alecto
This is lovely. Lovely, lovely, and lovelier yet.
b vamp
361. bevisvamp
That's one hell of a good looking watch.
Mike McClure
363. ksimes
I love the watch. Even if I don't win, I'll be looking to get one anyway.
Theodric the Obscure
364. TXHermes
This one is really sweet. Make me a winner!
Mike McClure
365. AmericanKGB
How nice this would be for my birthday on the 9th lol... what one of a kind piece.
Risha Jorgensen
366. RishaBree
I'm getting positively dizzy at all of these gorgeous giveaways.
Ann C.
367. Ann
You never know, OOTD I might win. :)
Mike McClure
368. Suetu
In all seriousness, that is the most gorgeous watch I've ever seen!
Mike McClure
369. Phaedra
very very pretty watch
Mike McClure
373. mgdwyer
Want it. Really really.
Keith Adamson
375. Tyrunea
ATEOTD...
All that remained was dust where my new watches were hiding!
Katherine Otto
377. scifibklvr
This is incredible! I've always thought the inner workings of clocks were facinating, and this displays it beautifully!
Mike McClure
378. MissCynical
Even prettier!
Mike McClure
379. SevenRum
Exquisite...Here's hoping for a bit of luck!
Mike McClure
382. Happler
I feel the need to toss my hat in for this watch. I have been needing a new pocket-watch for some time.
Mike McClure
383. luckyme
Yes, this is a very exquisite watch. And exotic perfume too!
Dave Porter
384. BitLooter
IMV this is one of the most awesome things I have ever seen. HYTLOYS, to be *giving* this away? Well, If I win, so much the better for me. :-D HAND!
Mike McClure
385. DerelictHat
BHGB, I'd wear that ATAP!
Abel Martinez
386. abelcm
Beautiful. The watch would have a wonderful home with me!
Mike McClure
387. ladyravn
that's gorgeous
Chris Turner
389. retrophisch
Yet something else with which to check the arrival and departure times of the daily dirigibles...
Mike McClure
390. slin(2)
AIR, I've always wanted a pocket watch. From high school on...
Mike McClure
392. Jody V.
OOOOOOO... does it have a coal-fired boiler, steam engine? I promise, for environmental/air-quality reasons, that I will use low-sulphur coal in the boiler!
Mike McClure
393. chromiumman
man that's cool
Mike McClure
395. Mun Kew Leong
Nice!
Mike McClure
396. Regina Voorhes
That is lovely! I would very much like to have it.
Mike McClure
397. The One Electronic
Very fine, very fine indeed. I too would much like a star-forged timepiece.
Mike McClure
398. chronicole
If I could tell time I might be asleep. I see a desperate need for this.
Mike McClure
399. Denisverm
Amazing watch! I'd be delighted to show of such mechanical perfection!
Mike McClure
400. aweguku
Beautiful watch! I love watching gears.
Mike McClure
401. Claredd
Glassy gear, folks.
Mike McClure
402. RivenNZ
Ohhh steampunklicous! the etsy store is full of fun also. And now to pimp something also steamawesome - here is The Clockwork Quartet, just heard them play in London last weekend (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4YuqjsVhfo)tick. tock.. tick. tock...
Mike McClure
403. Dr. S
This is exactly the kind of thing I wanted, but did not get, for my birthday!
Mike McClure
404. Clovekat
That really is a lovely prize to drool after, though one would hope not on...
Mike McClure
408. seekerval
I'll be "watching" and hoping.
Mike McClure
409. rcutshaw
love the watch!
Mike McClure
412. akaShoe
There was a young lass who begat
Three brats, named Nat, Pat and Tat.
It was fun in the breeding
But hell in the feeding,
When she found there was not tit for tat.
David C
413. Malkier
Ok really...this is the last time I post just to get something free...seriously
Mike McClure
414. PC Robinson
Brilliante!
Mike McClure
415. captplothole
Quite wonderful piece!
Jose Marquez
416. jose
PMI, but, BHGB, ISA by the smooth shiny. BW to the other competitors.
Miss Kai
419. wolfkit
Ooooh! Even deeper swoon is forthcoming!
Amanda Klepper
420. dichotomy08
I will not know what time it is until I win this watch.
Mike McClure
422. thuran
This would really help for the steampunk themed LARP I am looking at... :)
Mike McClure
423. Liathiana
That watch is lovely!
Mike McClure
424. JadeButterfly
This is indeed a gorgeous watch. I wonder what the perfumes smell like, exactly (other than "steamy"). Robotic Scarab is probably the best name ever, btdubs.
Mike McClure
425. orihara
IAH, I love the watch. ISA at the detail.
Mike McClure
426. Strider66
AISB AT there's a great contest the comments never end. Please WADH select a winner and put us out of our misery.

It's been a great steampunk month. QFU, what will next month's theme be?
Mike McClure
427. juliebanderob
oh that would be cool please me!
Paul Baughman
429. paul@centreweb.com
That watch is glass! It's even better than the gear-visible one my wife used to have. (Guess who will get it for Christmas if I win :) )

HAND
Mike McClure
431. TheBar1
Hope I win this!
Sylvia Borowicz
433. Plaryn
PMI, but ISA.

In other words: Perfect.
Mike McClure
435. Annaka Shultz
This is beautiful! I hope I win!
Mike McClure
436. maryarrrr
very pretty
Mike McClure
438. RAVINDRAN
i want it.pls.
Leigh Perry
439. bdswagger
Being able to watch all the gears and such do their job is fasinating! Beautiful watch.

Leigh
Mike McClure
440. Carpeamentum
Shiny!
Mike McClure
442. DianeP
Just beautiful, retro nouveau, lovely
Mike McClure
443. Beta2
Its at times like these I wish I had more talent for making things. I have rudimentary sewing skills, but I wish I could create gorgeous jewelry like this.
Mike McClure
444. Tim Palecek
Lord, do I need a pocketwatch.
Mike McClure
447. Moghedien21
so pretty...
Mike McClure
448. MsOgdredWeary
Randomly pick me!
Mike McClure
449. Brian Charles Clark
BBB (beautiful beyond belief)
Tziedel Tammas
450. Tziedel
Shiny and pretty watch, and lovely smells from BPAL! GIMMEEEE!!!!
Dawn OBryan Lamb
451. Dawno
Thank you for the opportunity to win this give-away.
Terry Groom
453. Talheaern
So what are the limits of Steampunk? Lets start it off with a date range. I would say WWI is a good upper limit, but how early can it go?
Mike McClure
456. VRishard
thats a beautiful watch
Mike McClure
458. Chainmaillady
This is such a cool watch and I'll never be able to afford to acutally buy such wonderful stuff, so I must attempt to win it. And it was announced on my birthday...my precious...sorry wrong genre.
Mike McClure
460. Persia48
To hold such a wonderful timepiece to one's ear, and hear the seconds, nay hear TIME ITSELF passing by--a marvelous and fascinating thing! And the scent that wafts upward to the nostrils, the perfumed oils heated by the skin stretched taut over the pulse point on the wrist, the dark and heavy scent from the perfumed oil applied there seconds earlier; ah, Time again is referenced, and associated forever with the memory of the pungent aroma.
Mike McClure
462. AuroraSincrois
Absolutely amazing! These are incredible.
Sassy Brit
463. Sassy
Oh, awesome foursome! Please enter me.

From The Strange Handbag of Ms. Pizza Friday

:)
Mike McClure
464. Captain Wong Wei
THAT...is just beautiful!
Mike McClure
465. Empress Norton
This is my favorite month for the internet, EVER.
z g
466. twilightNoir
Watches: When cellphones that are attuned to towers that are attuned to NASA's NTP server just don't seem to cut it.
Mike McClure
467. Wikimancer
This reminds me that I should get my pocket watch fixed.
Mike McClure
468. Dante Michaels
Truly a beautiful piece of time keeping.
Bob Wilkins
469. bobby_5150
With that watch, I could take over the WORLD!!!
Mike McClure
470. vbsargent
Methinks I need a new watch my precious!
Miriam Best
471. Rutt
A beautiful piece of art! The guy/gal who wins this will be truly lucky.
Emily Lind
476. Malana
Interesting article, and some lovely prizes.
Mike McClure
477. scentofdecayx
What a beautiful watch
Mike McClure
479. MariaMorevna
tickticktickticktickticktick .... whhooooosh.
Mike McClure
480. rocza
Oh, that's an absolutely lovely pocketwatch! Very sad the flu knocked me out of online life for most of the last few weeks and I missed steampunk month.. then again, lots of lovely stuff to read about and look at for the next while!
Mike McClure
482. Iseult
Ah, for the skill with which I could tit-tat! Lovely prizes, though. :]
Mike McClure
484. Surnia
That is a very pretty watch there, and I'm fascinated by the glow in the dark on on the Etsy page, too.

The big problem with looking at perfume on the internet is that the descriptions all sound really compelling but I never know what they mean.
Knowing this, I still followed the link to the BPAL site and read about the entire Steamworks line.
Mike McClure
485. AndyBarss
Gorgeous. Is it a winder, or run on batteries?
Mike McClure
486. Kit Fox
No harm in trying, I guess.

It looks like a lovely prize!
Mike McClure
487. Caitlin Obom
Hot pimpernel! A fob watch!
Mike McClure
489. Ande Ramirez
that is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen.
Meagan Leathers
490. seventythousandfathoms
Cool watch! Congrats in advance to whomever wins. I will be envious of your prize.
Mike McClure
492. elglin
PMI, but entering this drawing is EUDT.
Kent Aron Vabø
493. sotgnomen
Am I too late?
Shame on you for giving something like that away to just anybody:)
Mike McClure
494. Gotthammer
Incredible watch! Just like a skeleton watch...and kudos for making one accessible giveaway for the unwashed masses!
Mike McClure
495. A.Wahnsinger
Tit-tat. Yea!
Mike McClure
496. Sgt.Kato
I used to own this exact pocket watch but I gave it to a handsome man as a thank you for driving me around in his 1935 Auburn Speedster all day. The same pocket watch was then used by Doug Jones in a short film. I miss it.
Mike McClure
497. Inuki
ISA, that watch is amazing. OAT, OOTD I would like a steampunk keyboard as well.

Original article was definitely worth a read.
Mike McClure
499. syrene_adoration
This is awesometastic.
Mike McClure
500. Max Xavier
Wow! How cool! As an AZCorsair and a very active Desert pirate, this would look GREAT when we do our Steam Punk pirate ship gathering!!
Mike McClure
501. Solange De leRenard
My Airship crew is just beginning in the Steampunk world and an item like this would be a great addition. It's is all in the details after all!
Mike McClure
502. klutzybabe
Beautiful! Must've taken tons of work to make. =]
Mike McClure
503. Verna Perdita
A beautiful piece for what those images show...lucky shall be the one that wins it
Mike McClure
504. Commodore Sloat
ooooooooohhhhhhhhh beautiful!
Mike McClure
506. April (snow)
Oooooh shiny
Mike McClure
507. Xanthus179
Very cool stuff.
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