Here you shall find the ramblings of a Victorian gentleman in the modern age. Newbe longs for a time when gasoline had not yet become ubiquitous. A time where the impossible is possible as long as it sounds plausible. Yes, he could merely wait for it as one day gasoline will no longer exist. No, the past is what he seeks. A past that did not exist except in the minds of a few creative individuals with a pen.
I suppose a little background should be in order. . . .Name: Newbelius (Newbe) Writer, IV Title: Unknown Occupation: Inventor, Builder, Philanthropist and Professor of Steam Studies
Newbe Writer hales from the new world. Born in the distant territory of British Columbia, known for its trees and coal, Newbe migrated to the east, or Upper Canada, to be specific. A general handyman by trade, he came into his fortune by constructing steam equipment for the landed gentry. Just the standard stuff such as steam engines, boats, airships and the occasional steam-powered moon rocket.
He is a quiet, introspective sort of fellow and may appear somewhat aloof. This, rest assured, is certainly not the case, as he is merely fretfully shy. He also has a maddening tendency of becoming distracted at the drop of a hat. Sad as it is, he may appear to be, well, gone. Poke him, it’s all good.
He has an interest in fine art and tinkering. No, not tinkling . . . tinkering. As well, building just about anything provides Newbe with a release from real life and allows for his creative expression. If asked politely, he may even volunteer to help build things.
As a consequence of his humble beginnings, he lacks the social graces common amongst the citizens of his new homeland of the Independent State of Caledon. Secretly, he hopes no-one notices. In spite of his failings, he does attempt to put his best foot forward and always enjoys lending a helping hand when called upon.
Of Newbe’s distant past, little is known. Further, his parents never explained the family history. It is thought that his grandfather left his homeland during a social uprising in his native land. A time when aristocracy and gentry were seen to be the oppressors of the nation. Beyond this, all is merely speculation.