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Generalsteampunk, the Asian Arts of Mystification, discombobulation, eating, getting paid, high flying adventures with the occasional ruffians, the orgia, the icarus, sky pirates, deviants of any sort, clockwork phoenixes, the penny dreadfuls, lucretia dearfour, cooking, swift and silent deaths, instigating rebellions both minor and major,
BooksThe Tale of Kieu, Crime and Punishment, The Way of Tao
HeroesAu Co, our fairy mother; the Two Ladies Trung: Truc and Nhi, the warrior-queens; Tran Vu, the general to the king of Heaven; Lady Trieu, the Madame general; Tran Hung Ðao, defeater of the Mongols
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About me:Last updated: June 27th, 2010
Note: I also maintain a blog about multicultural steampunk called Beyond Victoriana...
People know me by many names, all with macabre connotations:
To the Indochine gouverneurs, I am la terreur de tonkin, the "Terror of Tonkin."
To my targets, I am "Death with a Smile."
To the Five Great Families, I am "Wanted: Dead or Alive (but preferably very, very dead.)"
To everyone else, I am Ay-Leen the Peacemaker, Tonkinese assassin for hire. "The Peacemaker" aspect refers to the sense of eternal tranquility that I bring to my targets and the blissful satisfaction I give to my employers.
"The Peacemaker" also refers to my prize weapon, a Chinese-engineered steam- and amberic-powered hand cannon with which I blow people into the next life in a most satisfying manner.
For the last several years I had run a successful freelancing small business disposing of various unwanted fellows for a Large But Reasonable Fee. Life was good. I could afford shiny weapons with which I shot, gouged or pummeled through the heads, chests, or groins of various people (the latter task was the usual request of Disgruntled Ladies).
But now all that has suddenly changed....
This is a story-telling/role-playing adventure, an exploration of steampunk as an alternative history, a space to address post-colonial interpretations of an imperialist past, a pro-feminist critique, and the home of ass-kicking.
Lots of ass-kicking.
Follow along in my blog below---
Current independent storyline: "Portrait of an Artiste as a Young Buffoon"
Summary: In Victorian-Era New York, Ay-Leen attempts to put a poor poet out of his misery before an Indian assassin does the same to her. Featuring promises of free pie, disgruntled literary salons, and plenty of shiny weaponry, steampunk and otherwise.
Who I'd like to meet:Anyone who hopes to bestow eternal tranquility to their most unwanted and unfavored business partners/cheating husbands/unfaithful wives/greedy grown children/selfish bosses/feuding enemies. I charge a Large But Reasonable Fee (to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis).
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Orientation: Straight
- Height: 5' 2"
- Religion: Buddhist
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Smoke: No
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: "Freelancing" ....specialties in death
The Penny Dreadfuls
- The Icarus, The Western Hemisphere US
- "Freelancing" Contractor
International Assassin's Union
Former Dates Classified
- Classified, Southeast Asia VN
- "Union" Entry-Level Contractor
The Clockwork Phoenix Dojo
Former Dates Classified
- Classified, Classified JP