Alas, the final episode of the first season of Dirigible Days. Let us pray to Great Cthulhu there will be more to come:
This came in through the ætherbox today and I am quite delighted. A Steampunk-themed video with a lot happening in it. Despite all the things you can see in it, the overall feel is chilled and there is more than just a pinch of erotica in there. See for yourself:
Cudos to my friend Lord K for finding this perfect piece for Fun Friday:
A slightly odd short movie about a bunch of guys going on a treasure hunt for Thor’s hammer Mjolnir. Please enjoy:
There must be something in the air of Scandinavia. All these crazy-cool ideas they come up with.
Look what devious, unnamable thing was delivered into my ætherbox:
Now is this one epic piece of a teaser-video or what? Not only is it Steampunk, no, there is a Cthulhu Cultist on board!
Let us hope and pray to the Great Old Ones Dirigible Days takes off. I have already signaled my extreme interest in supporting the project, since I am a Steampunk and Cthulhu Cultist.
A friend of mine shared this on the well-known ætherweb gathering place remotely connected to libraries (as far as the name is concerned).
Now it is time to share the pain. It really made me cringe but it is also bizarrely amusing:
And speeaking of bizarre, another friend of mine pointed my attention to this Gothic Lolita/Steampunk/weird artist from Japan:
黒色すみれ – サーカスの馬
I frequently travel into the Black Forest on business, seriously, I do. About once every two weeks. What I do there, in the Black Forest? Well, I have things to do there… That is all I say. On the way there, I have on several occasions spotted something rare and beautiful, but the glimpses have thus far been fleeting and this time was no different.
At least, I have managed to capture it on video, its shape emerging from the morning mists at about 07:55 this morning. I have used the reminder of the trip to have a little fun and this is what I came up with:
And today’s journey has left me rather wacked, so, for my next trip, I am taking a dose of shut-eye.
See you tomorrow with a little thing about Steampunk Halloween.
Admittedly, it is getting harder and harder to impress me when it comes to steampunk related music. After being honoured with reviewing such notable works like Steampowered Stories by The Cog is Dead and the works of Abney Park and Veronique Chevalier in general I am always a bit worried I could get my hands and ears on something garnering a less favourable review.
Well, this time my worries were once again unfounded.
And this is all I am going to say for now. I got my hands on Ghostfire’s debut album The Tydburn Jig through the Gatehouse Gazette and it would be grossly unfair to publish the full review here and not in the Gatehouse Gazette. This of course means it will be another six weeks until the review is published but it will be a favourable one. In the meantime, here is the video for my second favourite track on the album: Vaudevillain
Well, that is all for now, I still have my very special rat (and I am actually talking about a female member of Rattus norvegicus here) to attend to.
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.