Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Gatehouse Gazette

The latest (fourth) edition of the Gatehouse Gazette is now available for download from the Gatehouse here in pdf.

"Let "The Romance of Science" enchant you with the fourth and winter issue of the Gatehouse Gazette.

Discover that winter is the perfect season for steampunk fashion in the columns of Miss Hilde Heyvaert and learn that it is the perfect time for gin again from Mr Craig B. Daniel. Read an interview with steampunk artist Miss Molly "Porkshanks" Friedrich and enjoy an exclusive preview of the upcoming steampunk MMORPG Remnants of Skystone by Col. Adrianna Hazard!"

Perfect reading for these long, dark winter nights... Merry Christmas, Chanukah, and Yule to all.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

A can of spray paint...

The product of a few hours tinkering as a first attempt. Not sure if I like it or not, but I like the textures.

Photos of future past

Many will already be aware of this site, but for those who are not, and are in need of aged photographs, this may be the site for you.

The 'Oldifier' allows you to browse your drive for a suitable photograph, and by clicking the blue button, age it by 70 years in an instant. Photos can then be 'saved as' to where you want to store it.

No need to download complicated photo editing software, this Japanese site has made time-travelling memories easier. And you don't even need to be able to read Japanese!

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Dark Rising

Wonderfully dark artistic renderings on this almost transcendally tactile site,
curtesy of the imagination of Mr Aly Fell.

3D animator, modeller and concept artist, Mr Fell has produced
a gallery of the disturbingly interesting characters in a variety of worlds, including steampunk, dieselpunk, and gothic fairytale. The character depicted on the right here is 'Gun Totin' Hick', and below, Lady Frances Drake.

Please visit his site for more treats for the eyeballs.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The Mechtorians

A fantastic world where Prof Maximillian Whistlecraft, friend of Herbert Wells, informed of the imminent destruction of England by the Martians, concluded the best way to avoid this was not to engage the wretched invaders in battle but simply move everybody out of their way.

With a Translation Engine of a suitable size and power, he might move everything in England out of harms way to a small blue green planet circling a star at the edges of the visible galaxy.

Realising the good people of England would not abandon all they knew for some strange new world on the strength of a single man's word, he sent ahead a mechanised workforce to build all that the future inhabitants would expect of a decent English society, in order to ease their transition.

Whistlecraft and the English never arrived. Two hundred years later these Mechtorians have never known the fate of their creator and his people...