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Census of Known Floozies by Phoenix

So there’s this big headcanon going around about the Floozies from Raven’s Carnival. It goes as thus:

There was on original Floozy, Violet who came to the Carnival. Raven took a liking to her and gave her a job. Over time an unusual thing happened which surprised even Raven, but he went with it, as it was truly interesting. Violet started multiplying. There is currently twelve of her. They all took up jobs and in no small way, run certain day to day details of the Carnival that Raven is frankly glad to not have to manage. This goes so well that many of the working folks there become “Honorary Floozies”. The Twelve obviously are held in particularly high regard and are the go to people for keeping things civil and running, with Raven as the final say, of course, but as said, he’s pretty much fine with things. The floozy/Raven relationship is complicated and not something we need to go into here.

This then, is the list of all Carnival workers, that is, honorary floozies. Floozy is kind of synonymous with “carny”, and so yeah, the guy who works one of the game booths is totally delighted when Violet calls him a floozy. That’s how the culture works there.

  1. “Violet” – (the original template for the original Floozies) Raven Baby’s #1 Stage Manager
  2. “Ticket-Tape Rayne” – handles all ticket sales for carnival attractions
  3. “Red Delicious” – sells candy apples
  4. “Dippy Weiner” – sells corn dogs
  5. “Candy Floss” – sells cotton candy
  6. “Poppy” – sells popcorn
  7. “Sugar Baby” – sells funnel cakes
  8. “Frostine” – sells ice cream
  9. “Hot Buns” – sells burgers and fries
  10. “Bubbles” – runs the dunk tank
  11. “Goldie” – runs the fish bowl game
  12. “Sammy Slammer” – runs the high striker game
  13. “Alda Single-Lady” – runs the ring toss game
  14. “Milky Jugs” – runs the milk can game
  15. “Li’l Squirter” – runs the water gun shoot-out game
  16. “Daffy Deadeye” – runs the shooting gallery
  17. “Blow-It-Up Betty” – sells balloons
  18. “Mirage” – supervises activity in the Hall of Mirrors
  19. “Hazy Mazie” – assists in the design and maintenance of all labyrinths
  20. “Carrie Crankshaft” – operates the carousel and oversees its maintenance
  21. “Bunny Hill” – operates the roller coaster and oversees its maintenance
  22. “Wheelie Wendy” – operates the Ferris wheel and oversees its maintenance
  23. “Bump ‘n Grind” – operates the bumper cars and oversees their maintenance
  24. “Caterpillar” – operates the music express and oversees its maintenance
  25. “Lila” – operates the tunnel of love and oversees its maintenance
  26. “Harmony” – one of Raven’s back-up singers for his performances, and a bit of a diva
  27. “Melody” – one of Raven’s back-up singers for his performances, and a skilled actress
  28. “Rhythm” – one of Raven’s back up singers for his performances, and his best dancer
  29. “Fooly Folly” – manages the Carnival’s clowns
  30. “Bonny Barker” – manages the Carnival’s sideshow attractions
  31. “Miss Fortune” – operates a fortune-telling tent
  32. “Dr. Stitchright” – performs surgical procedures for those who choose to join the sideshow
  33. “Pastel” – creates promotional materials displayed throughout the Carnival
  34. “Sinderella” – performs most custodial services needed in the Carnival
  35. “Madame Mauve” – the manager of the pleasure palace behind Door #1
  36. “Pansy” – a sex worker behind Door #1, caters to clientele preferring an innocent aesthetic
  37. “Orchid” – a sex worker behind Door #1, caters to clientele preferring elegance and grace
  38. “Thistle” – a sex worker behind Door #1, caters to particularly kinky clientele
  39. “Juicy Marinade” – the manager of the pleasure palace behind Door #2, a chef
  40. “Cheesecake” – a baker behind Door #2
  41. “Artemisia” – the manager of the pleasure palace behind Door #3, and an artist
  42. “Symphonia” – a conductor who organizes the music behind Door #3
  43. “Crystal Methany” – the manager of the pleasure palace behind Door #4
  44. “The Lady of the Lake” – the manager of the pleasure palace behind Door #5
  45. “Lacy Bobbin” – designs and creates the costumes used at the Carnival
  46. “Powder Puff” – designs and applies the make-up effects used at the Carnival
  47. “Buffabelle” – deals with rowdy and unpleasant guests in her capacity as security guard
  48. “Flower Plower” – the groundskeeper, oversees landscaping
  49. “Wrench Wench” – oversees the general maintenance bay at the Carnival
  50. “Butterscotch” – Raven Baby’s personal assistant and gofer
  51. “DJ Delightful” – (formerly known as Shira) operates the Carnival’s radio broadcast

 

(Names in PURPLE are the original 12 Floozies, a hive mind and collective intelligence who are all clones of the Original Floozy, Violet.)

(Names in BLACK are women who have been accepted into the Floozy community as “Honorary Floozies”)

(Names in BLUE are men who have been accepted into the Floozy community as “Honorary Floozies”)

(Names in RED are non-binary individuals who have been accepted in the Floozy community as “Honorary Floozies”)

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Posted by on October 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

What Kind Of Memes Would The AIs Meme If The AIs Could Meme Memes?

Now, it stands to reason that in the cyberpunk age, New Albion has its share of hackers as well as general computer riff raff. I would imagine that some of the best hackers, the elite, would have noticed and concluded that on the web was… some arbitrator of rules. There are things you cannot do if someone does not want you to. Is it government? Is it corporate? Is it… someone? Something? Because in the end, the net in New Albion is not truly free, the AIs have final say as to what they will allow to go on or not go on there.

Theories might abound. But only amongst the circle good enough to even have noticed and concluded something is there.

Now, the AIs might wish to interact. It’s their only real interaction with humanity since they got into the room. Maybe they wish to understand this new generation. Maybe they wish to have a finger on humanity in case they need to alleviate paranoia that they even exist. Maybe they don’t mind a couple people knowing they exist. Who knows? But at some point they decide to interact and as that interaction grows, they try to join in on the memeing fun.

What would that look like? Former humans (with PTSD) from two generations previous who haven’t actually been human for 20 years trying their hand at being hip and humorous…

(thanks to phoenix and nero)

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Posted by on October 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

New eBook Lost Fables From New Albion Now On Multiple Formats

lost fables from new albion paul shapera

It will be available soon through other outlets like iBooks and Nook, but it is currently available through https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/752286 in most formats should kindle’s .mobi not  be your thing.

Three new stories and a lot of new content added to pre-existing stories. Also, now with 98% less grammar and spelling errors!

It is of course available through Amazon in the Kindle .mobi format:

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

EBook Lost Fables From New Albion Available Now!

The book is here! Featuring the long awaited Ballad Of Lloyd Allen, two to other brand new stories that expand on the lore as well as a whole heap of other new content added to existing stories. If you enjoy New Albion i promise you won’t be disappointed.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Video Of Thistle N Thorn Production Of Dolls Now Online

It is here for all interested.

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Lost Fables From New Albion: The Radiated Pile Of Ooze

Lost Fables From New Albion by Paul Shapera

This is not the cover, but it’s likely close.

So there will be a 3rd new story to the book, The Radiated Pile Of Ooze (The Prime Of Beatrice Wynn). I did not intend for there to be such a story, i had simply thought that it was a shame there were so few stories about atompunk era lore, oh well too bad i’m taking a nap because i don’t get much sleep this week playing single dad to by two little boys… and 15 minutes later this whole story has just hit me, detail after detail, boom, and so you sigh, drop an F bomb and give up on the whole nap thing.

There has been a great deal of editing. Many stories on the blog were put with no proofreading (i know, i suck) and jeeeeeeeez…. they were a mess to read. So that’s all been cleared up. In addition, sitting down to all of these stories at once has been a great opportunity to tighten up the canon.  Clearly, there are some things written long before certain albums came out, like stuff involving the mafia and the gang of 4 and the albinos, which mentioned tings going in directions The Room Beneath rendered obselete. So i was able this week to go over it all and get all the canon to fit nicely together.

“Hey Paul, where’s my damn Act 3, bech?”

Also, i needed a break from song 4 which, after having made some of it and thrown lyrics onto, resulted in a fit of anguish and despair upon hearing it SUCK. And it can’t suck. I didn’t know how to unsuck it. So i took a week off, which is good because yesterday in the car it finally came to me how to make it work. Possibly. I hope. Every step is a step forward.

In any case, we’re so close to being able to put the book together and get it out that i’m focusing on it exclusively for the moment.  So yes, we have another brand new story which give the entire backstory of the radiated pile of ooze mentioned in the atompunk opera. One of my better efforts, i believe.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Upcoming Book Of New Albion Stories

Which i’m trying to name. Tales from New Albion is the obvious title, but i was going to use that for the album of stories (next after Act 3).Suggestions?

While this book collects stories from the blog, there are two new tales: The Ballad Of Lloyd Allen and Amelia & The Baron. 

I also have to figure out a cover. I’m leaning heavily towards one of the images Sarah De Buck made for the merchandise (which you have checked out, right? The art is GORgeous. Available here or through Bandcamp

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2017 in Uncategorized