"Everyday life was more than crinolines and carriages."
September 11, 2020 5:54 PM   Subscribe

Victorians, Vile Victorians is a Facebook group which posts a vignette or short story inspired by an image from the Victorian Era. Read tales about bustle variations, fancy poultry houses, nature photography and... this guy. There is a Penny Dreadful every day at 6am British time. All original fiction plus some cross-posting of Victorian-adjacent niftiness. For those of you not Facebook-enabled please enjoy the British Library's Victorian Britain in 1,500 original prints (weird soap ads, Obaysch the hippo as photographed by the Count of Montizón, and, of course, Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen)
posted by jessamyn (6 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
OMG, the story at the “This guy” link is sheer perfection.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:57 PM on September 11 [1 favorite]


Crinoline and Carriages does sound like the best role playing system ever written. The follow up Irish manor module “Brogues and Bodices” is sure to get funded on Kickstarter.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 8:25 PM on September 11 [2 favorites]


This is amazing and also I am incredibly jealous of the illustrated book someone just showed, that megatherium!!!
posted by lemonade at 7:08 AM on September 12


Wait, who is "This Guy" supposed to be?
posted by Omnomnom at 9:17 AM on September 12


I don't know personally, I just loved the picture of him. The pictures alone in that FB group are dynamite.
posted by jessamyn at 3:32 PM on September 12


I assumed that “this guy” was just some generic aristocratic Victorian asshole.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:29 PM on September 12


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