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Dark Lantern League, secret society of Sherlock Holmes's
London, can also be seen in these previous issues of Electro-Graphic
January 2004 Sample Pre-First Issue
February 2004 First Issue,
featuring "Beggars of London"
March 2004 Second Issue,
featuring Saxe-Coburg Square
April 2004 Third Issue,
featuring the non-British marriage
May 2004 Fourth Issue,
June 2004 Fifth Issue,
featuring the arrest of Moran
July 2004 Sixth Issue,
featuring Baker Street Theft
August 2004 Seventh Issue,
featuring Oscar Wilde
September 2004 Eighth Issue,
featuring Watson's household staff
Dark Lantern League
A Game is afoot.
Just what sort of Game
it is has yet to be determined.
With the turn of the New
Century and the advent of the Modern Device, we of the Dark Lantern
League are attempting to take advantage of said New and Modern things
with The Dark Lantern League Electro-Graphic Monthly.
Many a Game and many a
Play have been staged upon the fertile fields of Terra Holmesa,
and with the establishment of the DLLEGM-APA, a fabulous new . .
Excuse me, folks. I had
a little help writing up some introductory words to get this Amateur
Press Association started for you, and I swear those words
just kept getting bigger and bigger. Heres the way this thing
My friends in the Dark
Lantern League transfix their tales, letters, and other writings
to the mantelpiece over the big fireplace at the League clubrooms
with one of the bunches of jack-knives there. (Some like to have
their Literary Agents pass them to my Literary Agent via firstname.lastname@example.org
.) Then, on the last day of every month, I gather then up and put
them out using the electro-graphicamacallit for the world to see.
You can get into the Dark
Lantern League one way and one way only -- by getting a letter of
reference for your Canonical authenticity from Sherlock Holmes or
Dr. Watson (you can see such letters in our pilot issue). After
you do that, send it in to me, and I make sure that your Canonical
personage is not already in the League, your Canonical personage
can write whatever he or she would like for the months that come
after your introduction.
One little change has been
added since the original formation of the League -- any Canonical
personage who has not been staked out as a full League Member, may
be used as a sounding board by those already in the League, if they
feel another personage other than their own might better express
a particular viewpoint or tell a better tale during any given month.
The rest of the old League guidelines still apply and new folks
might do well to review them by clicking here.
Basically, were just
folks who knew Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson sometime during their
years between 1881 and 1914. Someve got stories to tell, about
ourselves and our peers. Some like to write letters to clear a thing
or two up. And some just like to add a poem or a little song, or
who knows what.
The Dark Lantern League
tends to be about surprises, and Im sure that the Dark Lantern
League Electro-Graphic Monthly will be have a few of those all its
The Dark Lantern League