Before we start:
The Dandy Maker from Doll Devine has what amounts to a dress your own Lord Akeldama and/or droneypoo. Hours of entertainment
. Here are a few samples.
And now, on to our dear italic wielding lord!
might a person convince Countess Nadasdy to turn one into a vampire?
More particularly, would she be more or less willing to try to turn a
woman than a man? Can a woman be a member of another's hive, or would
such a creation inherently imply the creation of a rival?
understand the countess is very fond of shoes. I might start with shoes.
Very persuasive a lovely pair of kid boots, don't you find my little musical bobbin
? I believe somewhat on the matter of female vampires was answered in my autobiographer's last tall tale, Timeless
Do you have an opinion one women wearing ties?
child, the more ties the better! Nothing is more amusing than a mortal with a noose about his (or her) neck.
Miss. Kerry V. asks:
brother is getting married this coming October and has elected to wear a
waistcoat and cravat. I must admit neither my brother nor I are
familiar with the proper application of a cravat and was wondering if
you could provide any helpful hints on tieing the cravat, as this is a
special day we'd like to get it right.
Here are some of the best ways to tie a neckcloth
. Welcome to the fold, as it were. Oh dear, I am so
droll. You will need to invest in a cravat pin, make certain it is nice
and stiff and long, all the best ones are. (Look at me with the droll
again!) Of course in my day we called them stickpins.
Lord Akeldama - what exactly are your thoughts on perfume? I myself
prefer slightly less floral scents, but going to a women's college as I
am, I find myself surrounded by overwrought bouquets... It's rather
startling at times, as I'm sure you can guess. Would you have any
suggestions that I might pass along?
Oh my dear noosally sensitive puffin
I do sympathize. I cannot abide strong flowery perfumes! There seems
little one can do about the proliferation but cough loudly and perhaps
sneeze a bit.
admit to a certain curiosity, you seem to be the kind of gentleman who
will have read Ms Austen's works. Do you have a favorite among her
heroines? Indeed, among her novels?
I have, darling bluestocking, read all of her works. I am a particular fan of Emma, she I so delightfully meddling.
Miss Spottyblanket asks:
am a lady who passionately prefers skirts/dresses over trousers...but I
also am not balanced enough to totter around in high heels. Do you have
any (affordable) shoe suggestions for someone who digs pleats over
I agree with my chronicler in this matter, if you are a lady who enjoys flats in this you might don menswear. The oxford shoe
is a delightful alternative to the ubiquitous ballet flat and can be
quite nightly, I myself have been known to sport the occasional black
and white wingtip. Miss Gail informs me that she often receives
compliments on her similar pair.
While you are
obviously the king of wit and have a sharp tongue to go with your sharp
teeth, have you ever encountered someone who did something that make you
so angry you just up and hit them as hard as you can in their jaw?
Never. The very idea.
you ever add literature to your outfit, to complete the perfect look
you're famous for? Which read is fashionable for a young lady to wear
One can never go wrong with a slim volume of Yeats,
some Catullus (in the original Latin, of course), or perhaps a drop of
Sappho. If one wishes to look romantic, one must read romantically, my
Have a question for Lord Akeldama? He may have answered it already
or you may leave it in a comment below. Please do not ask time
sensitive questions, Lord Akeldama, being a vampire as a very loose
sense of time.
PROJECT ROUND UP
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Rough draft. Got peeps floating, about to land in the Maltese Tower, back to work after reread. Release date Fall 2013.
Etiquette & Espionage
~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.
Working promo schemes.
Deportment & Deceit
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Revised and turned back in.
~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless
) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus
by subscription. Print release tentatively
New audio interview from San Diego Comic Con
Quote of the Day:
a Latin poet of lively genius: his works are numerous; but his delicacy
of sentiment by no means equals the purity of his diction."
(Talk about a back-handed compliment!)