Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A hundred years ago, The Strand Magazine was imagining gigantic insects terrorizing London. See, some things don't change!

Remnants of Skystone is a steampunk-flavored MMO game which looks complicated, but fun. If you prefer old-school games, you could import a steampunk flavor to your Monopoly board.

There are so many new steampunk websites these days that I can't keep track of all of them, but here are two of note: Airship Ambassador, which discusses the phillosophy of steampunk, and Victorian Boler, documenting the transformation of a trailer into a steampunk haven.

Beyond Victoriana is not new, but just keeps publishing wonderful, wonderful entries about the multicultural aspects (or lack thereof) in the work of steampunk. Go! Read! Now!

Meanwhile, over at Free the Princess, Matthew explores the roots of steampunk. Good stuff.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Re: Huge insects

Did you love Food of the Gods as a girl? Or Them? It does not get any better than those movies. Ok, well maybe it does, but you get the gist.

I once dreamt the tin man, from Oz, cried mercurial tears. The tears pooled on top of a table. From the pools emerged big flying insects. They kind of looked like green houseflies, but they were the size of large cats maybe. They flew lethargically, stupidly into people, knocking folks around.

So, this begs the question, is there a primitive part of our brains holding onto a memory of large flying creatures? Or did these old magazines plant the seed. Would love to know....