It is winter in Babbage. There's a fine sheen of snow on the dark flagstones, icicles collect in doorways, and the trees are frozen to crystal.
I walked about the town and observed its dedication to science, especially the science of steam, from the chimneys that send black smoke to the sky to the canals that cut through the heart of the city (clearly water is a necessary part of making steam-mechanics run).
It was a city, no suburban enclave here. I wondered who might live in such a place, but I encountered no one.
***Hat: Elegance Hats, Tillie in black with white polkadots, (Ivalde, 60, 126, 35)
***Hair: Hiccup Amelieish in black, (Caribe!, Lions Shore, 14, 105, 20)
***Skin: ~silentsparrow~ and Draconic Kiss, Dans Macabre skin from the set, Draconic Kiss (Koreshan, 159, 47, 24) and ~silentsparrow~ (silent sparrow, 176, 138, 729)
***Necklace: Magika Leather bow necklace, (Gormthoog, 184, 55, 26)
***Jacket: *=eat me=* Null Zone jacket in silver with the basic options, Eat Me, Glass Earth (134, 175, 23)
***Undershirt: ~silentsparrow~ Sorrow undershirt in ash from the set, (silent sparrow, 176, 138, 729)
***Corset and Gloves: ~silentsparrow~ Unseelie corset and gloves from the set, (silent sparrow, 176, 138, 729)
***Skirt and prim skirt: Mare*Dress* Merry Dress in black, (MoonCat Izumo (95, 134, 49).
***Shoes, not that you can see them: Lassitude & Ennui Chloe sculpted flats in black, (Nouveau, 65, 63, 30)