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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Kickstarter funding for the history of Victorian Taxidermy and Mr. Walter Potter..

A bit late to this Kickstarer event, which fortunalty met its funding request, but if one is intersted, there is still six days (as of this writing) regarding a biography of one of the best known anthropomorphic taxidermists of the Victorian era, Mr. Walter Potter! I shan’t belabor a narrative, especially since the web locale Morbid Anatomy did a splendid job of providing depth and nuance of the gentleman’s history. As such, I would recommend a visit to Morbid Anatomy’s two articles regarding Mr. Potter, located at:
http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/new-documentary-on-victorian.html
and
http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.com/2013/07/victorian-anthropomorphic-taxidermist.html … and a visit to the endeavor’s successful Kickstarter page, located at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/raygun/the-taxidermy-wonders-of-walter-potter-a-short-fil/ … Do enjoy!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Steampunk Music: Mansara “In The Begining”!

Getting back to posting after my unfortunately diversion, I’ve come across what may very easily be (for my money) the best Steampunk video of 2013! The lovely Ms. Mansara has not only produced an entrancing song with a Steampunk bent (albeit my French is not what one would consider fluent), the graphics and imagery of her video is breathtaking. Soothing, enticing, and entrancing are adjectives which all apply to her song, and I’m certainly looking forward towards obtaining her latest album! For more information (in French, so you may have to do a bit of translating for now), please turn to:
Her webpage, at: http://www.mansara.fr/
Her Soundcloud locale, at: www.soundcloud/mansaramusic
– Please do enjoy!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Steampunk Merchants: Spyder Deisgns!

Photo courtsey of Brilliant Images.com
My apologies (yet again) for the recent disspearance, but I did received word of an excellent Steampunk merchant endeavor, Spyder Designs! Ms. Morrigana Towsend-Pehlke has a growing endeavor with a cacophany of Steampunk items, so I’d certainly recommend a visit and view her works! To do so, please visit: http://www.spyderdesigns.ca/

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Copper begins Season 2 tonight!

Now that I’m back from my small journey to the northwest, I’m a tad behind with my entries – including the new season of Copper! Not as Steampunk as I might have liked, but then again, that wasn’t the main focus of the series. Still, the period pieces, attire, and atmosphere are outstanding, so if you enjoyed the previous season, do make a point of catching the premiere of Copper, Seasson 2 – tonight at 10 pm! For more information, please turn to:
The main BBC website: http://www.bbcamerica.com/copper/
and of course, its Facebook site, at: https://www.facebook.com/CopperTV

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Order: 1886 trailer released at E3

Ahoy! My apologies for the lack of updates, as my travels on the road have limited my postings, but a new Steampunk-themed release for the PS4 was announced at E3, and it looks to be an outstanding work! The Order: 1886 is a projected release for the PS4 with a very unique view as a first/third person shooter, and though the trailer is quite impressive, not much has been released regarding the background of the work. Still, it looks like an outstanding Steampunk work, and will certainly be worth keeping an eye on the near future! For more information, please visit:
IGN
Polygon.com
GameSpot.com

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

J&J; Miracle Mead – a new Steampunk endeavor!

I was contacted by the good gentlemen from J&J Miracle Meadery regarding their new endeavor, Miracle Mead! As a previous micro-brewer back in the day, I can certainly appreciate the hard work that goes into producing delicious beverages, and one might ask about the nexus between Steampunk and Mead (not that there really needs to be much of one to enjoy a wonderful indulgence)! I would certainly recommend a visit to their Kickstarter page, as they are currently seeking a bit of assistance with their endeavor – just take a brief trip to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1706858419/jandj-miracle-meadery-the-first-steam-punk-themed to learn more!

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Wall Stree Journal review of … Baritsu (or the “Sherlock Holmes way of self-defense”)!

Over the years I have penned a few articls on the genre martial art of Baritsu, but the Wall Street Journal had a very nice and informative article over the practice (which was demonstrated at the Steampunk World’s Fair earlier this year). To take a peek at the proceedings, please visit the article at this locale!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

SWAG needs your help!

Running a bit behind on my blog entries due to (yet again) RL issues, but after checking my email, I’m unfortunatly remiss in a pressing matter. The Steampunk Writer & Author’s Guild (SWAG) is currently experiencing a bit of a financial crossroads at the moment – specifially with the SWAG Ning. Having experience with the New Babbage Ning, I quite understand the financial toll it can take (hence, why the NB Ning is a memory),but Miss L. Keyes, the Founder of SWAG, is wrestling with the monthly expense, and seeks a bit of assistance….

“If you feel like helping out, please consider making a
$1 contribution using the donate button on the home page. Depending on how many
of you donate I should be able to pay the fees to Ning for some time to come,
and SWAG can keep rolling.
I’ve tried very hard to keep the site free for all members,
but in my current situation I can’t pay for it on my own. Donations seem to be
the most democratic way forward, and I
will make an annual request for donations to cover our costs.
If, you donate more than $1, there’s a good chance we can
use the balance to produce an annual SWAG anthology, which has been a project
I’ve wanted to undertake for some time. “

The SWAG Ning has been a source of great help with Steampunk fiction writing, discussion, and even promotion – so, if you would like to help out SWAG, please visit its Ning, at: http://steampunkwriters.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network , and consider a helping hand!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

DIY Steampunk goggles at Makerfaire…

A nice little, if albeit rough video of some creative endeavors regarding the work towards personalizing a nice pair of goggles at the 2013 Makerfaire. Not all process may apply towards your own work, but it is intersting to watch – do enjoy!