Victorian dating book is surprisingly accurate today

Advice for Single Women by Haydn Brown
Advice for Single Women by Haydn Brown

A book that was written in the Victorian era by a relatively unknown author has been republished by the British Library Publishing Division. It’s now enjoying a flurry of interest because the advice given actually links well to singletons in modern day Britain.
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Interview with Kirstie Williams of CuriousCephalopods

Copyright Kirstie Williams, used with permission
Copyright Kirstie Williams, used with permission

I may have been tempting fate by getting in touch with someone who uses the word Cephalopod in their company name (I already spelled it wrong just then – thank you spell checker). But I have an affection for Octopuses, so when I saw some of the work coming from CuriousCephalopod (did it again) I had to get in touch and find out more about these wonderful pieces of art. Continue reading “Interview with Kirstie Williams of CuriousCephalopods”

Steampunk News round up 02/03/2015

  Embed from Getty Images GalaxyFest returns to Colorado Springs: ‘Think of Comic-Con but a whole lot more’ Colorado Springs Gazette People will be dressed up as any kind of character, from steampunk to superhero to zombies, to whatever you want to dress up as,” said Michael Bliss… NEWEST SCI-FI SOUNDSETS FROM SYRINSCAPE, GIANT… Gamasutra Feel the earth shake and hear the grinding of gears as the enormous automaton wreaks havoc on civilization in the new Giant Steampunk Robot… Arizona Opera Incorporates Steampunk Style In Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ KJZZ Since the beginning, it has had a fairy tale feel, … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 02/03/2015

Steampunk News round up 08/02/2015

A shopper’s delight Seaway News CORNWALL, Ontario – The retro-futuristic glamour of steampunk fashion was too much to resist for Judy Kroon at the Purely Handmade Cornwall Arts… At TempleCon, life as it could be if only for a few hours The Providence Journal “I like seeing other people in their costumes,” said Kaylar Grant, of Carver, Mass., who dressed as a steampunk pirate and plans to study costume… Superfast 3D printed octopus robot developed Zee News London: Scientists have developed an octopus-like robot, which can zoom through water with ultra-fast propulsion and acceleration never before seen… What to do … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 08/02/2015

Poll: Which is the best steampunk look?

I’m interested in what type of steampunk you prefer to dress as or see when out. I know all the costumes are fantastic, but you must all have a favourite that you like to see when you go to events. So cast your vote on your favourite steampunk look. Which is the best?   Related articles When Ariel Goes Steampunk [Cosplay Pics] Poll: Pipe or no pipe? Steampunk Events for February 2014 Continue reading Poll: Which is the best steampunk look?