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June 2009

On this day in 1914

A short but important historic note: 95 years ago today, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were asassinated in Sarajevo… What more is there to be said? Possibly the farthest reaching and most tragic murder of the 20th century. Some of the issues that came out of this event are …

Gatehouse Gazette Issue 7

Ah, another fine edition of the esteemed Gatehouse Gazette. This issue’s topic is one which is very dear to me: Metropolis  Metropolis, a masterpiece by Fritz Lang and the embodyment of every claustrophobic’s nightmare.By now, Metropolis the movie has cult status and rightly so. The term Metropolis has become both a …

A new aera

So, after many years of Microsoft OS grief and some rather appaling experiences concerning Vista I have finally decided to switch. The money returning from Iceland was a big help. So, after almost 10 years I am finally once again working with a Mac! This time, it is my very …

Fashion of the future

… the future as envisioned sometime in the 1930s that is… A nice and in retrospect really quaint excerpt of a showreel. Propably 1935 give or take five years. How people would dress in the year 2000 (looks rather 1930’s Buck Rogers style to me…) Please sit back and enjoy:

Some more nice Zeppelin images

I just noticed that it’s been a while since I last posted some Zeppelin images from the ætherweb. So here again are some images of my favourite steampunk way of travelling: Actually, I should use this one in my Steampunk Expedition Project some time. It fits well into the storyline. …

Steampunk UFOs roaming the Bermuda Triangle

In my early to mid-teens I was interested, fascinated and a firm believer in UFOs, the Bermuda Triangle and related stuff. Scientific education, more in-depth knowledge of the workings of the universe and related matters dispelled my believe (and failed predictions of aliens revealing themselves to us). I still continue …

The Punk-Gap

Just one thing that came into my mind regarding the whole steampunk/dieselpunk/cyberpunk thing: Some timeframes concerning the historical backgrounds of the corresponding punk settings: Approximately 1870s – 1920s: The Steampunk Aera After all, it was the high time of Victorian and Edwardian Times, it was the lifetime of Verne and …

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