Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Study in Emerald, an new game in progress...




Although I was never bitten by the card-game bug, a unique game based on the story by Mr. Neil Gaiman, A Study in Emerald,(a Lovecraft-meets-Holmes work) is currenlty undergoing production, and as it is on Kickstarter, it does seek your help.  At the risk of mincing the original words towards its production, I do direct one to visit either their Kickstarter location, or pay a visit to Treefrog Games narrative of the game, located at: http://www.treefroggames.com/print/study-in-emerald-overview.pdf - do enjoy!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Professor Elemental's newest single - "This is my horse (show me yours)!"



Any opportunity to highlight a new release from Professor Elemental is a circumstance not to pass up!  For more audible goodness from the good Professor, please do visit his own virtual abode, at: 

Monday, April 22, 2013

A review of Steampunk abodes and businesses on I09...


I09 currently has a nice reivew of a number of Steampunk-themed locations, located here: http://io9.com/grand-steampunk-homes-and-businesses-straight-from-the-476668111 .  Though many have been noted in the Tribune in the past, its intriguing to see their current status (simply ignore the troll-esque pebble throwing of the occasional Steampunk-naysayers)!   Please do enjoy (and admire wistfully)!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Steampunk Duckling and Elephant... available for your entertainment!



Came across this clever Steampunk Duckling, with nice animatronic action - and better yet, its (currently) available on Esty, at "Oil and Lace"!  If this little fellow (fella?) catches your eye do consider a closer look at the storefront, located at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/OilandLace (they also have an elephant just below for sale as well!)  Do enjoy!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Steampunk World's Fair, 2013!


A MIGHTY RIVER OF EXOTIC TEA
WE NOW INTERUPT THE STEAMPUNK WORLD'S FAIR
MAY 17TH-19TH, 2013 IN PISCATAWAY, NJ
The Definitive Steampunk Survival Course (and Festival)

"No," he said, "look, it's very, very simple... all I want... is a cup of tea. You are going to make one for me. Keep quiet and listen." And he sat. He told the Nutri-Matic about India, he told it about China, and he told it about Ceylon. He told it about broad leaves drying in the sun. He told it about silver teapots. He told it about summer afternoons on the lawn. He told it about putting in the milk before the tea so it wouldn't get scalded. He even told it (briefly) about the history of the East India Company."

-Douglas Adams, "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"


There are many reasons to call our Tea Party a treat for the senses. Be it the delicious pastries, the elegant and casual setting, the VIP companionship, or the vast collection of over thirty exotic teas. But the standards of what sets our Tea Party apart came with a promise.

And as promised to our very first Tea Party host, the enigmatic and renowned Professor Elemental, arguably the greatest rapper in the entire history of the Victorian era, our standards for the Tea Party remain tactfully sound. After all, with that first tea party where lessons were soon learned, he took me aside, and said, "Jeffrey, my lad, you're a good fellow, but if you ever serve that muck again and call it tea, I will personally plant you in the ground until you sprout leaves, and then I'll refuse to drink them."

...and that's why we're very, very careful to have really, really wonderful tea.

With that promise in mind, we have the privilege of working with people who make and collect some of the best tea in the world - Sympathy for the Kettle and Sacred Rose Tea, to name two. We are further fortunate by the gracious management of one of our host hotels, the Radisson who have been working with us for 11 years and trust us, therefore granting us permission to bring in our own tea and pastries - something few three-star hotels will allow. And to complement the various styles of tea, we are delighted by our close friendship with an award-winning Turkish cafe and bakery in Philadelphia.

With that, we happily welcome you to join the enchantments our Tea Party offers from exotic teas, Turkish pastries, and the pleasant company of our VIPs and atmospheric delights.

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One of the biggest Steampunk events is just around the corner... and frankly, there is much too much to detail here, so please do pay a visit to the Steampunk World's Fair (2013) website, located at: http://steampunkworldsfair.com/

Friday, April 12, 2013

Steampunk inspired nail work (for ladies)...



Wanted to clarify that the nails in question wern't the "pounding-type", mind you. No narration, but a soundtrack accompanying methods of adding a gear-look to one's nails.  As ladies fashion is generally not my forte, I do hope its worth the time of those taking a peek - please do enjoy!

Monday, April 8, 2013

How to safely take apart a brass clock movement for Steampunk projects....



Obtaining and acquiring Steampunk cogs and bits can often be a challenge, especially with older mechanical devices, soo... I was quite happy to have found this small video gem, from Steampunkartsupply.com, explaining how to properly dis-assemble said devices for project!  Thus, if one has a hankering for more insight on re-purposing perhaps broken clockwork, or just want to learn about the intricies of real clockwork, please do enjoy (and do pay a visit to Steampunk art supply's blog)!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bioshock Infinite, the educational edition...



Shown in the form of an "old 60's educational film", this very clever background on the "future" of Columbia is a gem (especially for those who "enjoyed" the older film projector movies)!  Do enjoy!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bioshock Infinite - Special Movie Cut!



The reviews are out on Bioshock Infinite, and the proclamations that this is indeed the best game of 2013 are already out!  (A quick Google search will confirm this, mind you.)  However, for those who no longer have the game-playing skills (or time) to complete this wonderful attraction, I09 was able to locate a full three and a half hour convergence of all its gamefootage!  I'm confident that playing the game is much more entertaining, but short of that, I would certainly recommened at least eyeing the above for a bit of Steampunk goodness!