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Something utterly awesome from Poland

Last Thursday, I went on a mission to Poland. It was actually school business and connected to ERASMUS (check out the link), so the awesomeness happened more or less (well, less, to be honest) along the way. Some background-information: As some of you may remember, I spent two weeks in …

Artsy Cthulhu (bored on the bus)

To quote from Green and Grey by New Model army: The time I think most clearly, the time I drift away Is on the bus ride that meanders up these valleys of green and grey I am on a busride up a valley myself right now, so I decided to …

Dublin fhtagn!

After 22 years, I made it back to Dublin, alas, I am not on holiday, I am here attending an ERASMUS certification course, ICT, it is about using various internet-tools in the classroom. Most of the stuff I know from previous experience, which makes things easier, but also a bit …

About Goth and, well, Goth

Have you ever wondered why we find goths everywhere? From the darkness of the lands beyond the borders of the Imperium Romanum, to medieval Cathedrals to literature, music and a thriving subculture that has outlasted many others, Goth and Goths are everywhere. But what is the reason for that? Are …

Cthulhu goes Lego – Please support! Iäh!

Oh ye Great Old Ones! My most venerable friend Matthias (who is also one of the pillars of Austrian Steampunk) just submitted a project to Lego Ideas that deserves a big Iäh! The Call of Cthulhu as a Lego Set! Yes, you heard that correctly! If this project takes off, …

When Cthulhu approves…

Have you ever wondered, what it would look like if Great Cthulhu gives something the thumbs up? Or have you ever been in desperate need of an image depicting Great Cthulhu giving something the thumbs up? Well, thanks to the insane Talent of Xanathon you have to wonder no more …

Better Gothic Living with Aurelio Voltaire’s Homemaking Tips – Please share!

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 …

Gilgamesh and Enkidu wrestling

Oh Great Old Ones, I am writing a Novel!

Lately I have not managed to update this blog as often as I would like to. Apart from the usual reasons of dayjob and family, another thing has crept up: I am actually writing a novel, and this time it is pretty serious. This is actually my second attempt at …

The Force is Strong with Origami – How to fold an X-Wing!

Oh this is great. Another example how different aspects of pop culture, especially international pop culture can influence each other to create something beautiful. In this case, someone sat down and created an Origami pattern for an X-Wing starfighter, thus bringing the wonderful tradition and now world-wide cultural phenomenon Origami …

Andalee Motrenec’s Steampunk Watercolour Art

And here comes another facette of Steampunk that I do not think I have featured on the blog before and that I cannot recall having come across before: Steampunk watercolour art! Case in point, the very talented lady Andalee Motrenec dropped me a message in my Ætherbox, pointing out her …