Part of the joy of steampunk is attending events, meeting friends as well as seeing new faces. We welcome people from any background without prejudice. However, the longer I run the Journal, the more I get to see the dark underbelly of steampunk. It reminds me a little of Victorian London with it’s fragile china tea cups and fainting ladies while down in the Shades, gentlemen wanting to experience the darker side of life could pick up anything from a prostitute to poison. Continue reading “Tolerance and acceptance in steampunk”
Today, the famous Penny Black stamp marks it’s 175th anniversary. It gained fame as the first self adhesive postage stamp in the World, although there has been speculation that parts of Europe were already using adhesive stamps prior to the Penny Black. Continue reading “175th anniversary of the Penny Black”
What is it about those Victorian Gentlemen that kept them so busy, doing so many things in their life that makes fast, modern day living look as though we’re going in slow motion like an animated Horse when looked at through the slits of a zoetrope? Steve Shepherdson investigates.
Continue reading “The eccentric, prolific, multi-talented and forever interesting Victorian gentleman”
Kids of today, eh? Being all polite and not getting into.. er… trouble.. That’s what recent studies are revealing anyway. And if the hype is to be believed, then the younger generation – or Millenials – are employing Victorian principles to their way of life. Continue reading “Today’s youth have yesterday’s ideals”