So What’s This All About, Then?
Plainly put, we have greatly enjoyed the steampunk genre, or better yet, movement, that has arisen. As computer scientists and children of the silver age of science fiction and comics, the steampunk imagery and philosophy speaks to us.
Through our literature reading, attending steampunk conventions, web site visiting, and collecting genre-related graphic novels and art, we decided that we should jump into the creative side of it, rather than just lurking on the consuming side. Here is our foray into it.
Our goal is to add to the story on a weekly basis. Thanks for visiting.
-- Dave & Katherine
How to Read the Adventures of Drake and McTrowell
Unlike most fiction on the web, The entirety of the Adventures of Drake and McTrowell is available for your reading pleasure. Actually, it’s on the web twice.
The first presentation is through the serialized blog entries, starting from this initial entry, which is linked to subsequent blog entries through “Next Post” links on the top and bottom of the page. The reason to use this approach is that you may comment on each entry, providing feedback to the writers as well as interacting with other readers.
The second presentation is through aggregated pages that hold from three to six entries each. The initial page is linked to subsequent pages through “Next Page” links. Reading the Adventures of Drake and McTrowell using these pages will give one the feeling of reading from a book, where you will not be distracted by reader’s comments or clicking through each post’s entry links.
Writing the Adventures of Drake and McTrowell is the vast majority of the effort we put into the web site, but we also provide other blog entries. These include D&McT related art, preparation and logs of steampunk conventions, and other related items. They will show up on our Latest News page. Stop by a few times a week to see what we’ve been up to.
Since we had to come up with a name for these “extra blog entries,” we have fallen into the habit of calling them bloops. Kinda fun. Kinda silly. “Could you be a dear and write this week’s bloop, please?” See how polite we can be?
The Logbook of Intriguing and Noteworthy Persons
Since we attire ourselves as Drake and McTrowell at steampunk conventions, we noticed that we often have our picture taken and posted on the web, with no mention of our characters names or any other details. That is unfortunate. And a little sad, since there is so much more to tell. There is more to a steampunk character than their image. And we reckon that other steampunks feel the same way.