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Hobbies and Jobs for Steampunks

Granted, the topic of this post pushes against the boundaries of what is healthy quite violently, but I guess more than a few of us have thought about really appropriate jobs and hobbies for Steampunks (and obviously Dieselpunks). It is all a question about how far you want to carry …

Steampunk your home

Who would have thought it, in lovely Massachusetts (my second favourite state of the US, right after Connecticut) there is a company which specialises in redisigning your abode’s interior… Steampunk Style! I would not go so far as to have my entire home redesigned in such a way, but the …

Steampunk Compatible Music and Birthdays

Already a while back, there was a thread on the Brassgoggles Forum, where we discussed Steampunk Music, music we would like to see, that is, hear, in a Steampunk context and the music we were listening to in general. In this thread, a few participants, including myself, agreed, that Steampunk …

Happy Birthday, Mr. Barnum

This is truely a reason to celebrate! 200 years ago Mr. P.T. “There’s a sucker born every minute” Barnum first saw the light of this world. While the “Sucker-Quote” is easily his most well known, it is not at all certain he actually ever said that. It is just like …

More great stuff out of Russia

Look at this beauty, the perfect toy for tinkerer and their children, a Russian-built RC Steam Tank: I wonder how much it would take to build a life-size version of this thing. Well, one could use an old steam-powered locomotive as a basis, I guess. On a different note: I …

Steampunk Boot Plaque in Augsburg

Found this o the way to the station this morning and had to take a picture: Very interesting in deed. I wonder what other surprises are hidden in my new hometown. If I discover something else, I will of course post it here.

More international connections

It is always lovely to see how common interests connect people across the globe. After making contact with such diverse sites as Parliament & Wake, Steampunk Family and Upon a Midnight Dreary, I am now in touch with  group of Russian and Ukrainian Steampunks. Incidentally, they are the peole who …

So much to do…

All right folks, here’s the thing: Although I have been updating this blog every day for the last three months and a bit, this will not be possible in the next few weeks. Two reasons: Right now I have a review copy of The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter …

Mickey Mouse – The Mechanical Kingdom

After hearing about it in the Gatehouse, after it was mentioned in the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast and after my good friend Timo pointed me to it, I want to say a little something about: So, Disney has put the usual suspects into Steampunk gear and come up with a …