This fits nicely to yesterday’s podcast. Apparently, there are violaters of Wheaton’s law (Don’t be a dick!) going round to wonderfully geeky girls, telling them, they (the girls) are not geeky enough. Or they have to prove their geekyness to those examples of human refuse. Well, not geeky enough, here’s the answer the geek nazis deserve:
The word „impressive“ does not suffice at all. What they have on display on their site is hands down the most mind-boggling selection of sci-fi/cyberpunk armor suits I have ever seen on the web.
Sid Garrand, President & Fearless Leader of Nightmare Armor Studios has this to say about his company
[…]We are the leading provider for professional cinematic, movie-grade armor suits, props, costumes, and exhibit booths. If you have been to E3, San Diego Comic Con, PAX, or Dragon Con; chances are that you have already seen our award-winning work.[…]
And judging from suits like the one below, I have no reason to doubt his words:
Go and check out the site. The suits they offer really look like they were taken straight from some sci-fi movie or computer game.
Also, they have a Facebook page, go and give it a thumbs-up, and from the Facebook page comes the image of this suit of armor:
Now this is a suit I am definitely interested in. Well, I will keep checking out their site, sooner or later it should be available, I hope.
Another wonderful piece of tech art I found on DeviantArt. The concept behind it is rather weird, but we can still dream, can’t we?
So, to sum up what this is about: This is an experimental German aircraft (from a completely different time line) powered by a steam turbine. I actually wonder if it would be possible to create a steam engine efficient enough to get a figher aircraft into the air.
If any of my readers happen to be aeronautical engineers, I would appreciate some input regarding this matter.
The artist, as you can see in the image, is CUTANGUS. Check out his gallery on DeviantArt! He has quite a collection of all sorts of flying machine, some very Dieselpunk, others far more advanced than that.
It has been a while since I last posted something about one of the most talented and versatile steampunk artists in Britain, Tom Slatter. A shame, really, since his music videos a polished eye-candy.
This one is yet another great steampunk adventure put into a music video:
Tom Slatter facing off against the infamous Air Kraken in Beast of the Air:
Which reminds me… Today is Thursday and the latest H.P. Podcraft episode has been released.
It has been a while since I last posted something about steampunk-related tribal bellydance. If I have not missed something, the last article was actually about Dizzy and the Deadly Nightshade Botanical Society, almost two years ago,
Fortunately, this long interval is now coming to an end with this video. A friend of mine who is also into tribal bellydance has told me recently there are a number of dancers who are into Steampunk to one degree or another.
Well, the overlap is greater than I thought. But now for the video, as the title of this post has already revealed, this is The Steam Song by Violet Tribe:
Strange fluctuations in space and time. Only minutes after I finished yesterday’s article on Ghostfire, in which I mentioned The Cog is Dead, I got a message via æthermail.
The message was from no other than the famed Captain John Sprocket of The Cog is Dead. He informed me of the completion of the band’s new recording studio, and what a studio it is.
The good Captain has gratiously invited me to spread the news and share the photos, so here are a few images, giving you an impression of the phantastic place The Cog is Dead are recording their superb music at:
There is still more. The Cog is Dead have a whole gallery on Flickr, so go and pay it a visit and also consider listening in to their music and get a tune or two!
As much as I try to catch everything regarding the topics this blog concerns itself with, there are still lots and lots of things I miss. Sadly, I have only a limited amount of time for this blog. Not sadly at all, I have a family that also needs time and of course gets priority.
But since there are so many things I miss, I am always happy to receive readers‘ feedback. This time, I thank my readers Mark Day, A Stuart Williams and William Billman.
Mr. Billman pointed my attention to the following article announcing a cooperation between Zeppelin and Goodyear (and I have hit myself repeatedly wih a spanner because I missed this very joyful news):
Company’s 85-year history of airship operations looks at its past to pave the way for its future.
AKRON, Ohio, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Goodyear (NYSE: GT) and blimps. Two things that go together like America and apple pie.
And that long-standing tradition continues thanks to a new agreement with German zeppelin manufacturer ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik – to supply The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company with airships well into the next decade.
Now for the contribution of Mr. Williams. As a regular contributor to the Gatehouse Gazette, I sometimes forget there are other excellent online publications out there and Mr. Williams was kind enough to point my inquisitive eyes towards the Science Fiction Freedom E’Zine. The current issue is all about Steampunk. Take a look, bring some time:
And of course, Mr. Day, he recommended the following two videos, having posted a tiny piece about Peter Cushing a few days before, I am especially happy about the first video:
I wish I could go to Burning Man, too, one of these days… Alas, it is once again a matter of the Atlantic.
Anyway, thanks again to the three gentlemen, I am delighted about these contributions, keep them coming! I cannot have my eyes everywhere.
Where do I start…
A few days ago I was cruising through the ætherweb like I usually do and found another place I thus far had not been to before. I will also not return there.
Among other things, Steampunk as a fashion and life style was discussed and there were quite a number of entries along very elitist lines, aimed at excluding people.
First price goes to the little milksop who felt it was prudent to state the following:
Disabled people can’t be steampunks
As my Japanese friends would say: Kasu kurae!
And no, I do not think this person was a troll, I looked up other posts. There were no indications for trolling.
Well… The photo says it all…
Q bloody ED!
So, to all those who think they can make the Steampunk scene the playground of their personal prejudices: Calling someone else ugly and unwelcome will not make you beautiful and part of us.