For some very important reason, I post this really cute Lil‘ Cthulhu video:
I will also one of these days order Where the Deep Ones are and a few other Mini Mythos books. You have to teach them early…
The famed crew of the famed crew of HPLHS Motion Pictures strikes again. This time it is an adaption of The Whisperer in Darkness. I can’t wait until it is released but for now I have to content myself with the trailer.
Looks eldridgely promising, doesn’t it? (oppinions indicating the contrary will be answered by lucid dreams of strange cities and nightly visitations, don’t say I didn’t warn you!).
Judging from the quality of HPLHS Motion Pictures‘ previous The Call of Cthulhu (a copy of which is one of my most treasured posessions) I am really looking forward to this one.
Plus: Kindly note the magnificent zeppelin flying through at the very beginning of the trailer… Pulp and Dieselpunk, a match made in heaven (or R’lyeh, as the case may be…)
Modern department stores seldom contain items a steampunk could use, not at reasonable prices anyway. Yesterday I thought I pop into town and check out what Kaufhof (a chain of department stores here in Germany) and Hirmer had on offer. Karstadt had absolutely nothing I could use or at least nothing that would fit my style, I was looking for smart, dark blue trousers, as I want to assemble a zeppelin’s captain uniform.
So, I went on to visit Hirmer, the leading supplier of good-quality men’s fashion in Munich. I encountered two obstacles: The stuff I would have considered suitable (good quality, good looking, machine washable, durable) was in the range of 80€ or more (around 110$) and the stuff they had on sale (up to 50% off) was simply not my size… Oh well… I guess I shall have to check out Oxfam and similar shops and hunt for something suitable there.
On the plus side: I got myself a more powerful soldering iron and can now procede to create a R’lyeh Squadron tie-clip. All the individual parts are assembled, all I need to do now is to solder them together.
I just have to share this one, it’s from the Facebook-Group of the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast.
So here it is, the Scent of the Aeons:
And I guess I mentioned this before but I shall say it again: The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast is a must-listen for every Fan of Lovecraft, the Cthulhu Mythos, Pulp and Horror. Chris and Chad do an excellent job in producing a fun, entertaining and informative podcast on one or more Loveraft stories every week.
Bonus: It’s free to listen. So check out the site, you won’t regret it. promise!
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 progress I have made, because I do not know how long the tale will be in the end. Could be anywhere between 30 and 200 pages I guess.
This is my biggest steampunk related project yet. Let us see what becomes of it.
Here is a tiny sneak-peek, Captain von Kober’s first impression of the LZ-X1 Württemberg (this passage may have changed by the time I turn it into a PDF for free download):
She was beautiful. The hull, more than 130 meters long, gleamed and sparkled silvery in the morning sun. She was of a sleeker design than other Zeppelins of comparable size, giving her a more streamlined look. The gondola, too, appeared far less bulky and almost fragile. The whole craft conveyed an impression of graceful speed given shape.
There was something else I wanted to say…
Ah yes: Happy Yithmas everybody!