Today, the London Gazette in Clockwork Watch reads thusly:
Angel Corps recruit Sarah Bittern, 19, unmarried, leapt from a damaged airship last night in an heroic effort to capture a robber fleeing the former offices of the Department for the Advancement of Sciences.
Ms. Bittern, who was patrolling the area aboard the HMD Desiderata, continued to chase the man first via motor glider and then on foot, after the Desiderata ploughed into an unlicensed wireless tower. The ship’s captain, Ms. Hildebrandt Beam, 41, widowed, was injured in the resulting crash. According to her shipmates…
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Who are these new characters, you may ask – the daring Sarah, the mad Linnaeus, the brave Hildebrandt? Well, they’re part of a project I’m working on, and throughout the coming months you’ll see them pop up throughout Clockwork Watch to help the story along. Yomi and I are working closely to make our story worlds intermesh (like…clockwork, one might say.)
I’m still scuttling about, getting things ready for a proper unveiling. At this point, I can tell you that this is a tactile project – meaning you will get some tasty handmade items in the course of interacting with it – and it will feature at least a few robots. Beyond that would be telling, but at least I can tell you the name of the project, right? It’s called…oh, who the hell left that doily there?
Your mother doesn’t live here, people.
Anywho, it starts with “Laser” and if all goes well, it will end in delight for a great many of you. If you want to stay informed, you can add this blog to your RSS feed here, or follow me on Twitter here. You can also find me on Clockwork Watch here. I’ll be bringing you more on the project as the news develops.