“Clock the World”

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As I have often stated, some times I come across treasures as I skate the aether, and today I found a whole sea chest full of them. However, pride of place this afternoon goes to a screenplay called Clockers, a Victorian rewrite of the cult film Hackers.

 

Here is the introduction on the website:

IN A WORLD not quite like our own, where the industrial revolution was triggered not by steam, but by springs…

Where the works of the world are hidden in tunnels and towers, from all but the most determined and reckless…

Where some of the birds have cogs for eyes…

Where clockwork construction is depicted just about as realistically as computers in Hollywood movies…

… young Daedelus Murphy and his ragtag band of friends and rivals are about to learn that that curiosity can be the most dangerous crime of all.

CLOCKERS
A parody of the United Artists film Hackers,
by Holly Gramazio and Brendan Adkins

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Bronte-saurus (aka When Irish Eyes…)

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There are few occasions in our fair Caledon which engenders as much general merriment as does the opening of a new Sim. One such occasion recently passed, as we gathered to welcome our new neighbors in Caledon Eyre.

A fine turnout was on hand to paruse the new, rugged landscape and greet several newcomers to Our Obstinate Homeland. Indeed, I can state that it has been some time since I had such a pleasant time simply visiting with my countrymen as I did that day.

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