Log in

No account? Create an account
An author of no particular popularity

Jay Lake
Date: 2010-08-07 07:43
Subject: [contests] Steampunk caption contest
Security: Public
Tags:baby killers, books, contests, photos
The Baby Killers by Jay Lake

I just received my author copies of The Baby Killers, my new steampunk single-title novella from PS Publishing. In order to celebrate, we're going to have a caption contest. I've chosen one of the more steampunkish photos from my Flickr files, so take that as a theme if you like.

First prize will be a signed copy of the book, additional prizes to be awarded at my discretion. Usual rules apply. I'll collect captions in comments here (at both jlake.com and jaylake.livejournal.com) until I get bored with it, then build a voting poll. Please try to limit the length of your entries or they may become truncated in the poll code.

The photo in question:


Pipe, Lime, OR. © 2002, 2010, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

Creative Commons License

This work by Joseph E. Lake, Jr. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Post A Comment | 18 Comments | | Flag | Link

A large duck
User: burger_eater
Date: 2010-08-07 15:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Steampunk: Brass, goggles and phallic symbols."
Reply | Thread | Link

selfavowedgeek: Monkeyboy
User: selfavowedgeek
Date: 2010-08-07 15:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"I stormed Aqaba, and all I got was this stupid t-shirt."
Reply | Thread | Link

Willis Couvillier
User: will_couvillier
Date: 2010-08-07 15:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
use GlowMite - The finest in radiation reflective paint!

Steam Blaster - not just for paint removal any longer!

Whoa! Who snapped the crank handle off?
Reply | Thread | Link

User: goulo
Date: 2010-08-07 15:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Weeks after our gallant troops suppressed the local insurrection, the spice duct still showed vestiges of the vain spear attack on that fateful day of Prince Higgenbotham's coronation.
Reply | Thread | Link

User: madrobins
Date: 2010-08-07 15:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"I admit to its utility," said Miss Penderghast. "But the steam-powered corset-laundry will not catch on until it can be rendered small enough for the ordinary household."
Reply | Thread | Link

paulcarp: pic#67230600
User: paulcarp
Date: 2010-08-07 16:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
For dessert, I'll try the key Lime pipe.
Reply | Thread | Link

User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2010-08-07 18:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Blowback from the mighty Air Rail Gun was highly corrosive, and if the Gun Crew didnt follow proceedures, casualties would rise.
Reply | Thread | Link

User: jenntheamazon
Date: 2010-08-07 18:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, time to paint the aquaducts again *sigh*
Reply | Thread | Link

erikthenude: Dr Erickson
User: erikthenude
Date: 2010-08-07 19:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Dr Erickson
Well, the utility company said that if we bought 3 household appliances that they would hook our home up with gas for free.
Reply | Thread | Link

User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2010-08-08 04:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It is said that the number of rivets required for the main penstock feed to the great binary reckoner was the last, great calculation made by the brute force of men's brains.

Reply | Thread | Link

User: jaborwhalky
Date: 2010-08-08 08:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"In ather no one can hear you scream"

also about the book YAY!!!! it is coming out YAY!!!!
Reply | Thread | Link

User: pmrabble
Date: 2010-08-09 14:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay's idea pipeline is getting a tad overworked.
Reply | Thread | Link

CJ Marsicano (CJマルシカノ)
User: cjmarsicano
Date: 2010-08-09 15:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"The Lime Observatory apologizes for the embarrassment caused by an intern pointing our telescope at the nudist beach in the next county."
Reply | Thread | Link

User: dionysus1999
Date: 2010-08-09 16:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Smokestack Lightning: because a 50 foot metal man's smoke has to be proportional to his other brass assets.
Reply | Thread | Link

User: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagbolt
Date: 2010-08-10 16:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
His right ankle needed oiling, and the paint was peeling on his foot.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link

S Lynn
User: robling_t
Date: 2010-08-12 14:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Upon reflection, Shelley decided that "Look on my cock, ye mighty, and despair" was a bit on-the-nose and did some rewriting...

Edited at 2010-08-12 02:48 pm (UTC)
Reply | Thread | Link

shelly_rae: Stone Lion
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-08-12 16:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Stone Lion
I did not! Oh wait, was that my inside voice? I'll just move along now.

Edited at 2010-08-12 04:06 pm (UTC)
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link

shelly_rae: Texas Long Horn
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-08-12 16:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Texas Long Horn
Fortunately the colonoscopy scope has improved in the modern era and no longer requires a team of horses. It just feels that way.
Reply | Thread | Link

my journal
January 2014
2012 appearances