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Deadline - around 2 weeks away - then the doors are shut
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Question... what would be a sinister book mark? Besides a red ribbon...

Anyone have an idea how to convert a nice 1880s coin into a sinister bookmark?

Dr Spektor - how about a coin shell, probably the larger the better and glued to the top inside of the shell is a thin compact fabric, that when unfolded will make a strip and also hide the coin. The fabic itself can be stained with blood - red stain - or marked with mystic symbols or both.

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A penny dated 1888 or perhaps a hapenny , tu[pence or thrupence that the victims would have carried- it was that lack of payment for a room that led to some unfortunate incidents. Maybe tie the coin into stopping an event. Maybe the coin finds the perpetrator- Random thoughts from an amateur Ripperologist.
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Stefan- a piece of leather could be sinister, cured, dried skin, er, possibly not cow??

I realize it's too late to change the title, but how about
"A ripping time in Whitechapel"?
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Ouch! Sorry, as much as I like comedy - this book won't treat the subject matter lightly Smile - however, if anyone wants to write an essay on attempting to use comedy and horror - that would be good... I have no time... but a classic example is the Kolchak formula of horror punctuated by humour during the "safe" scenes...

OK, anyone also have a source for buying bulk 1880s penny farthings Smile???
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On 2008-02-25 20:54, Dr Spektor wrote:
OK, anyone also have a source for buying bulk 1880s penny farthings Smile???


Do you mean those weird old bikes?
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Nope... the coins... put Penny Farthing bikes are cool too....

Cue: THE PRISONER theme opener.... (thunder)...do doo doo de doo doo....
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I was under the impression that a poster here was looking into making some 1888 farthings available to us; but I have heard nothing further concerning it

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Almost final line-up: If you don't see your name and you submitted something - PM/e-mail queeek. I'm letting those who expressed an interest and began some projects a few more weeks grace... then I have to close the door and get to mixing, clipping, expanding etc. the thing into shape!

Lastly - all contributors - please send me a small BIOSKETCH in WORD puh-leeeze!!!

Here we go:


YOURS TRULY, JACK THE RIPPER

A tome of dark magic dealing with the mysteries associated with the Autumn of Terror, 1888

Proceeds of the book will be given to charity to support women victims of violence:

http://www.womankind.org.uk/what-we-do.html

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• A ton of files, ideas and tasty bits including a variety of graphics (like 1000 period photos and more – this man does not sleep)! (Inquest files, tons of period photos, Spring Heeled Jack, possessions of the dead victims, interesting bizarrities, (hey hey hey psychometry anyone???)…the works!!!!)

• Routine: Incident at Mitre Square

• Routine: Once Writ

• Routine: Goulston Street Graffito

• Routine: Some Believe

• Routine: “T’was Thomas Bowyer, Found her”

• Routine: Dark Eucharist

• Routine: Blood Money

• Routine: Eye of the Ripper

• Routine: What Length?

• Poem: A Turning of the Key (Also, a routine for a haunted key)

• Poem: Cold Autumn Tragedy

• Poem: Bizarre Die-chotemy

• Poem: Death in the Guise of Man

• Essay: Judge for Yourself

• Essay: “A Phantom Then and Now” – an overview of the case

• Appendix: The King’s English – glossary of terms used in the era


John B. AKA Harelquin

• Routine: The Ripper’s Blade


Michael Fraughton

• Routine: The Red Jack Dark Séance


Jim Magus

• Routine: Grue (Séance)


Gene Poinc

• Routine: “A Gentleman’s Companion”


Peter Marucci

• Routine: “Staying the Ripper’s Hand”


Ed Solomon

• Routine: “Name Dropping”

• Essay: Do you know Jack?


Aidan / Fishwasher

• Routine: Will the Real Jack Please Stand Up


Stefan Dardik

• Routine: “That Which Survives”


Mark Raven:

• Routine: The Eye of Mary Kelly


Dale A. Hildebrand

• Routine: The Red Light District

• Routine: Yet Another Ripper Effect


Marqus / Mark

• Routine: From Hell


Balaram / Bill

• Routine: Mary’s Window


Doc Steve

• Routine: Long Liz’s Lessons

• Routine: Mixed Message

• Essay: Whitechapel in the 13th Century


Kevin Marshall and Doc Steve

• Appendix (ouch): Making the Cut (Anatomy Lessons (nice and gruesome)


Bill Fienning and Jon Aase

• Routine: Finding Jack’s Victim


As Told By Traveler to T. Everett Bookings, III

• Routine: An Occurrence in Mubai


Bill Ligon

• Routine: Polly Nichols’s Child


The Curator / Christian C

• Story: L’Orbe des Rêveurs (Translated to English by me…eeek)

• Routine: Four Pence (from Hauntiques)


Mark Edwards

• Routine: Ripper (séance)


Doug Higley

• Story: Mirror, Mirror

Sibbie / Cayce

• Routine: Trip to Miller’s Court


Dan (Of Lebanon Circle)

• A file full of original newspaper clippings regarding the Ripper murders


Larry White

• Routine: Jack


Thomas Baxter

• Appendix: Jack the Ripper Psychological Profile


Dr. Spektor / Bruce

• Routine: “One day men will look back and say I gave birth to the 20th century'': an intimate evening of terror

• Routine: “Terroir of Terror: The Flavour of Fear”

• Routine: “Visions of Hell” (Yes, that Robert Lees theme I babbled about)

• Routine: “The 5th Victim”

• Routine: “From Hell(raiser)”

• Routine: “This Evil Undying”

• Routine: “Sickert’s Palette”

• The framing introduction

• Psychological bits and pieces for various contributions to the book to highlight important aspects of the human condition and allow readers to consider using the material for allowing people to use the magic for education and reflection as opposed to shock with no meaning (i.e. you can use the shock with no meaning to talk about the senseless nature of many traumas in the world)


To be nailed down or polished:


Doc Sheil (REALLY – I’m in the process of getting permission through his friend Quentin Reynolds)

• The Twilight Zonula

Jim Magus / Spektor / KOTAH Essay

• Essay: Why Jack the Ripper is embedded in history and popular culture (Title to be confirmed)

Docc Hilford

• Mysterious piece being designed specially for this book!


MIA???? – I’m keeping the door open for these people for the next few weeks only because they already expressed interest and had starting working on projects… and I’d love to have them aboard:

Dave B.

• Mysterious routine

Silverking /Blair

• Routine: No Title as yet but a Bloody Special Effect 


Margarette:

• An Essay TBD


Prof. Peabody / Jim

• Routine / Essay: Unknown (maybe Masonic (yay!))


Danielle N.

• Essays and Art


Tony Eye

• Routine: Jack the Snipper


Magic Creator Supporters:

Lebanon Circle Discounts for select products (TBD)

Outlaw Effects Discounts for select products (TBD)

Doug Higley Artisan Creations AKA Grindshhow Discounts for select products (TBD)

MagiCurios Discounts for select products (TBD)
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A remarkable collaboration! Nothing quite like this in the realm of magic. The best bizarre minds on a single subject. This will be a classic!

Andre
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More excellent news - I just received a personal letter from Dr. Sheils (yep, old style non-email.... fun!)... signed with his magic insignia we all love.... he gave me permission to use any work of his for this project... so TWILIGHT ZONULA is in as is anything else Jack related (I think there is a Spring Heel about... got to go through ye olde books)...

He did also say that we need some women contributors... things are unbalanced and that I should therefore start sawing some of the men in half Smile... love his dark humour!
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Hey-

Don't forget the fact that I'll at the very least be doing illustrations of the contributors!

So - I need pics along with the bios if possible.

Let me know if I can do anything else!
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Doc Hilford just submitted a sinister dark piece entitled "Cold Sweat"
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The Gates to Hell are now closed for text... once the material is reviewed and shaped, I'll be figuring out some art assignments Smile
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SOUNDS LIKE A CLASSIC IN THE MAKING...GOOD LUCK...I WOULDA JOINED IN, BUT JACK WASNT INITIATED INTO VODOU, I don't THINK. SORRY....
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DON'T WORRY BABA! I AM SURE WE'LL COLLABORATE ON SOMETHING ELSE IN THE NEAR FUTURE - LIKE MAYBE 'THE WITCH DOCTOR KIT'....? (SERIOUSLY... PM ME...)
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That sounds like something more up my alley... Smile
Smile When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth...Smile
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The more the merrier, Damien Smile
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Indeed... look forward to it!
Smile When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth...Smile
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http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23384112-401,00.html

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DOCUMENTS locked away since Jack the Ripper's 1888 murders are set to be shown to the public for the first time.

Unreleased, hand-written accounts by police and witnesses, sketches of suspects and files first kept by Scotland Yard, then housed in London's National Archives, will go on display in London in May.

Exhibition co-curator Alex Werner said people were now ready for the truth.

"There have been lots of books and films, but never a major exhibition on the subject," Mr Werner said.

"In the past, it has been left to the likes of waxworks such as Madame Tussauds and the London Chamber of Horrors.

"It has never really been seen as something for a museum to treat seriously, and it's a very gory subject.

"But the time is right to do a serious take on the subject."

Mr Werner said that in Australian terms, it would be like rediscovering Ned Kelly.

Reports found in the archives are in mint condition, and give a tantalising view of the attitudes and fears of the time.

"PC Neil reports at 3.45am, 31st (August) he found a dead body of a woman lying on her back with her clothes a little above her knees," states one police account dating from the time of the murders.

Another gives a graphic description of how a victim's throat "was cut from ear to ear" with detailed description from a later mortuary report.

"They are absolutely amazing," exhibition co-curator Julia Hoffbrand said.

"They are written on the day each woman was found, so as a step-by-step account you get a real sense of what's happening.

"The documents bring home the fact that these are real people and real events - they are very moving."

Mr Werner said police files clearly stated that Jack the Ripper killed five prostitutes in or near Whitechapel over a 10-week period between August and November, 1888.

Some popular literature records there having been more killings, but this may have been courtesy of the tabloid press at the time inciting fear and reporting fiction as fact.

The letter signed with the name Jack the Ripper, the first to give a name to the murderer and sent to the central news agency at the time, was potentially a fake written by a journalist.

The files show police had gathered 170 names as suspects, including the Duke of Clarence and prominent barrister Montague John Druitt, but the murders were never solved.

"So what we are displaying is really the archival evidence, the originals to allow the public for the first time to see the surviving records on display," Mr Werner said of the exhibition, which opens in London on May 15.

As well as the police reports and files, the Museum in Docklands has gathered disturbing photographs, taken by the Salvation Army and until now unseen by the public, of the East End, which place the depressed, poverty-stricken area in the context of the time.
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