I would like to recommend the Youtube channel of Isaac Arthur to you. It concerns itself with various aspects of futurism, tackling everything from technological utopias, eco-friendly archologies and transhumanism to interstellar colonization and megastructures.
All videos cover their respective subject in depth and carry lots of information, and they are all extremely fascinating.
Here is the playlist for megastructures (i.e. Dyson Spheres and the like). Please enjoy and have your minds blown:
Aurelio Voltaire, icon of the fun side of darkness really is a man of many talents. Apart from being a musician extraordinaire he also cares deeply for the well-being and proper lifestyle of his fellow goths.
And it is for this reason he has set himself to creating a video series entitled Gothic Homemaking in which he shares a myriad of tips for making your humble abode into a true gothic lair, worthy of a cameo in a novel by Edgar Allan Poe.
This is episode one, please enjoy:
And just on the off-chance you are not aware of who Aurelio Voltaire is, here is a taste of his music:
I have to thank my friend Stefan over at Phantanews for bringing this one to my attention.
Yes, the time of release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story draws ever nearer and to keep our interest kindled (as if this was neccessary in the first place) another TV spot has just been released and is already at 381,524 views as of the time of me writing this post, so join the horde and feast your eyes:
Everyone of my readers knows Hollywood (I strongly assume anyway) and I guess the vast majority has also heard of Bollywood (the Indian counterpart centered in Mumbai) but were you aware there is also a Nollywood? If you cannot guess, the etymology of Nollywood is Nigeria + Hollywood. Nigeria has quite a history of film making and the whole industry is virtually unknown over here. I hope I can change this to a small degree.
And thus, it is with great pleasure I present Vultures of Horror to you. This is the very brief synopsis:
When may a revival be expected when the wickedness of the wicked grieves and distresses the innocent. Kwame’s family are enemies of progress and their victims have had enough.
„God bears with the wicked but not forever“
An intriguing edgy thriller that shows that evildoers face the consequences of their own actions.
The movie has a very strong Christian message, and I mean: VERY STRONG. Also, it is tailored to the tastes of its target audience and their expectations, so if you find Bollywood movies hard to relate to, Vultures of Horror will take „hard to relate to“ to a whole new level.
Also: The film (which is the first in a whole series) was shot using a budget that was possibly lower than the original Blair Wich Project, so do not expect anything comparable to Deadpool. Just sit back, relax and enjoy what I think is already a classic:
I really have to look deeper into Nollywood. I am already very interested Nigerian literature (the late Chinua Achebe being my favourite author together with H.P. Lovecraft) and I am sure there have to be movies with a less pronounced moral/Christian message.
Here comes another wonderful creepy thing we have the internet to thank for. In the olden days, extravagant music like the one Fable Cry plays most virtuosely would have had some local following but would have been lost to the world at large. But it is the New Millenium (and has been for over a decade and a half) and we all get to enjoy it (the music, that is).
About themselves, Fable Cry say:
Fable Cry’s songs cover topics like making Frankenstein babies, and the kind of things that happen when somebody forgets to lock the gate at the mechanical monster park.
I am going to review their album We’ll Show You Where The Monsters Are, but for now, here is a video as an appetizer:
I think I just leave this here. Bask in the glory of everything that makes Star Wars so visually stunning. And let’s disect this trailer scene by scene and try to infer things about the movie as a whole from it. Go!
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Any reason to post about Zeppelins is a good reason and this time the reason is excellent.
Indy Neidell, who host the superb and highly recommendable Great War Youtube Channel (check it out and subscribe) has compiled a host of information on Zeppelins and their use during the First World War and put them into a special episode:
Zeppelins – Majestic and Deadly Airships of WW1
And now, please go and check The Great War Channel out, it is a bit of a time-sink with all those well-researched and interesting videos on there, but hey, what can you do…