Entries Tagged as 'steampunk'

Friday Night Anime Block: Last Exile


Ahh, now what would be a decent Dystopia with a wee bit of Steampunk? Sure, cryogenics and giant mech suits are lovely, but can they really top the aerial escapades of overly chivalrous musket-wielding pseudo-Brits on massive floating cannon platforms (with ill-defined technical specifications, I might add.)? I think not. Tonight, lizards and squabs, we have for you Koichi Chigira‘s Last Exile (the same group that also brought us the inimitable Blue Sub no. 6). A true feast for the eyes, and one series that I am pleased to say does not contain an entirely massive-sucking-headwound of an opening theme song.

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When I was a child…

I dreamt of incredible things.

To my knowledge this has already made the rounds, but I felt it was worth reposting just because of the amazingness. Our dear BB caught at bit of the tip.

Johann Poo via BoingBoing

Though I may catch some flack for this, Steampunk does not represent either a movement, nor truly an aesthetic ideal. Rather, it performs brilliantly as a guiding principle. I will posit that Steampunk (however you want to define it),acts more so as a renunciation of ideals. Let the imperfection flow! This is what and who we are! Those who are old enough will remember the Labor disputes that led to the initial punk (oh yes, those wankers were pure ???) As a society, let’s focus on creation. It doesn’t have to be perfect; it doesn’t even have to be as good as this. Can we please have a playground where doing something is better than doing nothing?

Let’s be a kid for a bit.

Perfect Synchronicity

I was watching old episodes of The Animation Show the other night and suddenly realized I’d seen this almost a decade ago in a pizza parlor/movie house, and it’s been with me ever since.

Absolutely gorgeous. It’s amazing how some thing just keep up with you despite your best efforts.

Animation is by Jeremy Solterbeck, to whom I am now indebted.

Steampunk Taxidermy

Steampunk Fawn

Lisa Black is an amazing sculpture. She incorporates aspects of taxidermy, steampunk and cyberpunk into her inventions.

Her collection of little fury creatures leaves much to be admired.