The White Wolf – A new adventure from The League of S.T.E.A.M.

white_wolfThe White Wolf is the eighth episode in the webseries that was originally funded on Kickstarter. It departs from the usual visually entertaining and comedic routine, taking on a serious edge with a more Western cinematic feel.

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Is Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis the most adorable Octopus?

Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis

Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis

In even more Octopus news, you might have seen recent reports on a new species that’s been discovered. The Octopus in the image above is one of twelve that have been studied and so far they’ve all been female. Continue reading

The House of Sable Locks book review

House of Sable Locks book cover

House of Sable Locks book cover

Introduction
The cover and the preamble makes no bones about this novel being heavy on the “dark passions” side of things. It promises this is going to be a heady mix of sexual exploration with over tones of S&M, strange desires, horror and possibly a whodunit, in a steampunk milieu. Continue reading

New Zealand gear up for Octopus explosion

The Common Octopus

The Common Octopus

The New Zealand area of Dunedin is expecting to be engulfed by Octopuses as they arrive to mate, an article in Otago Daily Times wrote.

The Common Octopus lives for around two years and have an arm span of around two metres. Despite having a sharp beak and being so large, they don’t pose a threat to people because they’re so shy, but do have a similar intelligence to that of a clever Dog.

The article explains how the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre on Otago Harbour releases Octopuses that they’ve studied in order to let them mate. This decision came after their favourite character, Sid the Octopus, escaped from his tank. They found him five days later in the drainage system as he made a break for freedom. They surmised he was looking for a mate and so they set him free.

On another occasion, a female decided she didn’t like the lights in room where her tank was located. She discovered that she could “turn the lights off” by splashing water on the light switch which fused the circuit and killed the lights. The Aquarium changed the lighting system.

Steaming drunk

Steampunk drunk

Steampunk drunk

Sadly, steampunk isn’t always about having a lot of fun, doing good deeds and being a good role model. There are times when the culture gets bad press, such as in the case of Bradley Nelson from Ypsilanti – a city in  Michigan – who was stopped by the Michigan State Police on his way back from a steampunk event on March 28th. Nelson was so drunk that he fell under the state’s “Super Drunk” law that gives out stiffer punishments. Continue reading

Steampunk’d begins production

Steampunk'd is currently in production and will air in the US late summer

Steampunk’d is currently in production and will air in the US late summer

You may or may not have heard about the new television show starting production in America called Steampunk’d. Thankfully not an Ashton Kutcher-esque practical joke show, but a design and art show with a heavy theme of steampunk running through it. It is to be hosted by Jeannie Mai. Continue reading