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Unapologetic Patriotism in Germany

A while ago, I ranted about Germans being completely devoid of patriotic feelings. Well, it seems we are changing. Right now the FIFA Word Cup is on (I guess you noticed…) and Germany is once again all coloured black, red and gold, people are going around with painted faces, flags …

Utilikilt Weather

Hurray! It’s 26°C (79°F) outside, first time this year I guess. At least in this part of Germany. In any case, it is the right weather to wear one of my two utilikilts. And this is what I did this morning when I went shopping and what I am still …

Completely off-topic

The Empire Strikes Back, to many the best chapter of the original Star Wars Triology, had its 30th anniversary last week. I guess that’s reason enough that I digress from my usual Steampunk theme and give you the Hoth battle scene:

Bionade-Biedermeier

OK, so today I learned a new word: Bionade-Biedermeier. Let me explain: Bionade is a sort of organic lemonade available here in Germany (and possibly elswhere in Europe, too, although I do not know if it has made its way across the Atlantic Ocean, yet) and Biedermeier is a term …

This Steampunk is a SEO

Hello my dear comment-spammers. I would like to make one thing absolutely clear: Apart from being a blogger and having published in the sectors of Steampunk/Dieselpunk and the Cthulhu Mythos, I also happen to have a day job. I work in online marketing and my job title is Online Marketing …

お誕生日おめでとうございます福澤様!

Slightly off-topic, but only slightly. Today in 1835 Fukuzawa Yukichi (福澤 諭吉) was born. He is one of the most influential people of the Meiji period and is regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern Japan. Since I hold him in high regard and the Meiji period coincides …

The big project

There is a certain chance that I will not update this blog as often in the foreseeable future as I did the last few weeks. I have decided to turn the First Expedition of LZ-X1 Württemberg into a short story, maybe even a novella. I can not say, how much …

Post-Halloween Horror

Well, OK, “Well” is definitely the wrong word to start this entry but it is a nice filler after all. Yesterday I went to see Die Päpstin a.k.a. Pope Joan. In one word: Disgustingly bad. This movie actually replaced Resident Evil II on my list of Worst Film I Ever …