Mild Colonial Boy, Esq.

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Bunyip Aristocrat (& amateur Phrenologist)
Location Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Introduction Your Humble Servant, a Young(ish) Fogey hailing from the Colony of Queensland, has consigned his dilatory and amateurish Scribblings to three Aethernet Journals. His main Aethernet Journal, Mercurius Pragmaticus Redivivus, is a salmagundi of Controversial Reactionary and Counter-Enlightenment Ranting on various Issues of the Day. His second Aetheric Journal, The Empire Book for Boys, trifles with Literary Entertainments in a gallimaufry of Penny Dreadfuls, Victoriana, Sensation Novels, Scientific Romances & Phantasies, Pulp Fiction; and also some Improving Works. His last and least Journal , The Alleged Lunatics' Friend Society, is a thin gruel of the Arcane & Esoteric Practices associated with Games of Storytelling & Imagination (vulgarly known as RPGs).
Interests Being Intolerant and Judgemental, Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip, Playing the Game (and with a Straight Bat), Having Standards, Showing Discriminating Tastes, Knowing One's Place, Giving Foreign Johnnies Some Stick, Looking Down One's Nose at the Hoi polloi (οἱ πολλοί), Deferring to One's Betters, Noblesse Oblige, Declaiming "O Tempora! O Mores!", Bemoaning the Decline of The West, Fearing God and Honouring the King, Defending, the British Empire, Limiting Suffrage to Men of Means, Condescending to the Fair Sex, No Popery, Fighting the Red Menace, Applauding Privilege & Elitism & Inequality, Restoring the Gallows & the Gibbet & the Lash, Anglo-Catholicism, Anglicanism, Church of England, Monarchist, Jacobite
Favorite Music God Save the Queen, Croppies lie Down, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Minstrelsy, Gilbert & Sullivan, George Formby
Favorite Books The King James Bible, Book of Common Prayer, then Assorted works by:, P.G. Wodehouse, John Buchan, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sapper, Saki, Ernest Bramah, Richard Marsh, Guy Boothby, Edgar Wallace, Agatha Christie, H.G. Wells, P.C. Wren, Sax Rohmer, H. Rider Haggard, Captain W.E. Johns, Sir Walter Scott, Rafael Sabatini, Jules Verne, Fergus Hulme, Wilkie Collins, Robert W. Chambers, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, George Griffith, M.P. Shiel, Horatio Alger, Rudyard Kipling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, Jonathan Swift, William Cobbett, William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Gene Wolfe, Jack Vance, Dan Simmons, David Gemmell, David Drake, Cordwainer Smith, Leigh Brackett, C. L. Moore, Clark Ashton Smith, H.P. Lovecraft, Russell Kirk, Edmund Burke, Paul Gottfried, H.L. Mencken