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December 2009

Gatehouse Gazette Issue #10

On the last day of 2009, the 10th issue of the famed and fabled Gatehouse Gazette is released. A literary firework it is, very fitting for this day. Sporting an almost Cthulhu-esque, and therefor quite pleasing to my eyes, cover image, this issue is focused on aviation. It features concise …

Steampunk and Politics on this Blog

Since I started this Blog in July 2008 it has developed quite a bit and a few topics I did not think would make an appearance on it have found their way in. One of these topics is politics. The first political entry on this blog was President Obama’s (then …

Steampunked Ersatzvertigo

By Jove, I was just doing a little image search on the ætherweb, once again in relation to Zeppelins and I came across this old photograph: These are a number of engineers or in any case crew members of the Teppelin Graf Zeppelin who are walking around on top of …

A rant

Well, where shall I start. This is going to be a rather nasty, unapologetic entry but I have to say one thing: I am sick and tired of finding Germans and Germany as the default evil guys/evil nation on certain RPG and fan fiction sites in connection with the Steampunk/Dieselpunk/Pulp …

The big project

There is a certain chance that I will not update this blog as often in the foreseeable future as I did the last few weeks. I have decided to turn the First Expedition of LZ-X1 Württemberg into a short story, maybe even a novella. I can not say, how much …

The Steampunk – Dieselpunk Blog Carnival

The Traveler’s Steampunk Blog has joined the Steampunk-Dieselpunk Blog carnival and may very likely host one of the future editions? Would you like to know more? Participate or host? Find out more! And here’s another Zeppelin image, so this post is not so empty:

Some thoughts about Steampunk music II

Right, to pick up where I was yesterday: Steampunk music is rather obviously a rather ecclectic mixture of various stiles. I am still, however, at a complete loss to explain how Vanessa Mae made it into the steampunk list. Returning to the Traveler Approved™ list of steampunk artist, as I …

Some thoughts about steampunk music I

(This is an interrupted entry) Yesterday night we had our office christmas party and I was lucky enough to win a 25€ iTunes voucher during “Wichteln” (apparently a Bavarian christmas tradition, I have not encountered comparable behaviour anywhere else). So, armed with the voucher I started music shopping this morning, …

Steampunk in winter

Current situation: -8°C outside and I need to go out. So, what choice of apparel do I have that is both warm and steampunk? Let’s start with the outermost shell: A classic trenchcoat is a rather obvious choice, but any other greatcoat, leathercoat etc. works just as well, provided the …