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It’s Underby’s Fault…..

Posted by Tepic Harlequin on March 11, 2017 at 1:04pm

The New Babbage urchins have a lot in common with the gamins of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, and it turns out Gavaroche has a particular song in the French musical version, which can be found at the link below….


Fat Tuesday – Well, That was Different

Posted by Bookworm Hienrichs on March 2, 2017 at 5:07pm …1 replies

Loki Eliot decided to hold his annual Pancake Race underground. In the sewers. I have no idea why. It was something of a ramshackle affair – the course was created by placing boards across the water, propped by the small walkways on either side. The placement of the boards was not uniform, creating rather interesting gaps to add to the trickiness of the race.

Still, I would have won the adults-only race, if I hadn’t tripped on a…

Not Throwing Away My Shot… or An Urchin Returns

Posted by Orpheus Angkarn on March 1, 2017 at 7:18pm

New York City, 188~

The young man looked with trepidation at the gleaming hull of the I.S.S. Hercules Mulligan, the newest cruiser in the Empire’s fleet. The airship was rumored to be twice as powerful as the next fastest airship in the fleet. It had been a while since he had seen a ship so… clean looking. It was almost unnatural. He began walking toward the ship, when suddenly he heard a voice shouting.

"Hey! What do you…

Snow Squirrel Contest Results! Yay!

Posted by Avariel Falcon on January 21, 2017 at 8:59am …5 replies

‘What time is is?’ Muttered Jack as the judges finally left the power station after their long deliberation.

‘Sometime… After… Teatime…’ Noted the hulking clockwork Unit #6.

The dark unicorn looked about, ‘Its somewhat later than that! We have been talking for three weeks!’.

Its that time again! Time to announce the winners of the snow animal contest!

Being Prepared

Posted by Tepic Harlequin on January 15, 2017 at 11:50am …1 replies

Beryl had come to him the day before and told him there was a new adventure he could be part of. It was something to do with the cat, Myn, in the Asylum, that he had thought was Beryl at first, and why he had been trying to get into the Asylum ever since. He couldn’t remember everything, it had been a long time ago, but he knew he wanted to help.

His friend had seemed to think it was going to be dangerous, but with him and Beryl on the…

Akyooterat, God of Squirrels (Part 2)

Posted by Arconus Arkright on December 29, 2016 at 7:31am

As fathers go, Arconus ("Archie") Arkright V was quite convinced that his was by far the best, the greatest, the bee’s ever-lovin’ knees: patient ("Please forgive my idiot son."), generous ("What idiot thing am I paying for now?") and unsparing in his affection and praise ("Well done, idiot!"). While it’s true they were not linked by blood and it was only by the most bizarre twist of happenstance that Arconus Arkright IV was essentially…