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Mai 2011

The Movie Monster Talent Agency

I always wondered where Hollywood got the monster film stars. Thanks to the ætherweb, this question has been answered. There is a talent agency, little known outside the industry, specializing in casting monsters for various movies. The United Monster Talent Agency: THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY – Greg Nicotero von …

Non-Steampunk Review: Guy Adams' Restoration

Believe it or not, I sometimes actually read books that have nothing to do with Steampunk or the Cthulhu Mythos. I also like books by Richard Dawkins and similar scientists and I am rather fond of modern fantasy, a.k.a Urban Fantasy, in general. And the latter catergory brings me to …

Atomic Fertilizer

Sometimes, ignorance really is bliss. Looking back at the boom-time after the Second World War now, I sometimes wonder how ignorant, and blissfully ignorant people were in those days. I already posted about nuclear tourism a while ago and this advertisement from 1948 falls in the same category, casual gaming …

Featured Book: Steampunk Softies

Steampunk is pushing into more and more areas. While crafting has long been a pillar of community activities, I have thus far encountered little regarding toys. Maybe because comparatively few of us actually have children or children who still want toys. Anyway, I hold in my hands a book which …