I love some of the ads for bookstores.
Produced by: Scribabs and Silos Production
Directed by: Massimiliano Mattioni
Based on a novel by: Paolo Vallerga
Looks like an awesome game from Artifex Mundi http://www.artifexmundi.com/page/news/
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink – Official Trailer
Gargantuan earthquakes devastate city after city. Dr. Ambrose Ink, one of the greatest minds of the steam revolution, has undertaken the task of explaining why these supernatural quakes are occurring.
His investigation leads him to Hochwald, the small mountain town at the foot of the Barber Family Castle. However, soon after his arrival, Ink disappears under mysterious circumstances.
The only person who can find the doctor and unravel the mystery of the earthquakes is secret agent Evangeline Glass. But to do so, she will have to infiltrate the closely-guarded castle and discover the secret agenda of its current resident — Gerhard Barber, the General Engineer of Gottland.
Her mechanical raven Matthew helps her along the way.
During her mission, Evangeline will uncover many secrets – some that burn, like hot, billowing steam, violently and permanently.
- • Discover a rich steampunk world (machines, sceneries, gadgets)
- • Meet Matthew — a mechanical raven, your companion during this adventure
- • Diversified “Gameplay adventure” — featuring hang gliding, impersonating soldiers, fighting mechanical golems
- • Explore 31 (38 in case of Collector’s Edition) hand-painted, unique locations
- • Three difficulty levels
- • Get 19 Achievements!
- • Find all the extraordinary mechanical insects to complete a unique collection!
- • Find 8 (11 – Collector’s Edition) hidden-object scenes
- • Complete 25 (31 in Collector’s Edition) addictive mini-games and riddles
- • Meet 12 diverse characters
- • The Collector’s Edition includes: an additional adventure, concept art collection, wallpapers and music from the game
Alice’s Night Circus – Curious World
I’m in this sort of weird carnie mood at the moment. I am reading a creepy set of short stories in a book called “Carniepunk” and loving every dark creepy moment of it. To help set the mood, I am listening to Alice’s Night Circus – Curious World …
You can find out more about Alice @ http://www.alicesnightcircus.com/
Lobster Johnson is set in a retro 1930’ish city. I like the setting and time period. The artwork is eye-popping beautiful. The superhero reminds me of an older (gun-toting) Batman. There is plenty of gunfire and action.
While I enjoyed it, I didn’t really see anything that I haven’t seen before in a vigilantly superhero. However, having said that, the setting and artwork tempts me to try a few more editions.
All in all, I enjoyed the story. I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 5.
Your result for The Four Stages of Enlightenment Test …
The Arhat (Perfected Being)
This is your last birth
As an arhat you have reached enlightenment. This is your last birth. All that you see now is the results of you past karma, but no more karma is being made by you. Once this life is done, all of your karma will be exhausted, and you will pass into nirvana.
Only a bodhisatva or buddha can call you his diciple.
“Beings are Numberless, I vow to free them. Delusions are inexhaustable, I vow to end them. Entrances to the way are boundless, I vow to enter them. The Buddha way is unsurpassable, I vow to embody it.” – The Bodhisattva Vows.
***drum roll please***
The winners are: Elizabeth, Eric, and Victoria.
I’ll have your info emailed to Quirk Books soon and they will ship out a copy of “Quotes Every Man Should Know.” For those of you who missed it, you can purchase a copy August 13th.
Steampunk Emporium: Creating Fantastical Jewelry, Devices and Oddments from Assorted Cogs, Gears and Curios
by Jema “Emilly Ladybird” Hewitt
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: North Light Books
Make haste and pack your bags right away — you’re not going to want to delay this charming adventure! Whilst perusing the pages of Steampunk Emporium, the harrowing antics of Miss Emily Ladybird will engage you in the most enchanting of worlds. Join her as she records the adventures of intergalactic space pirates, undersea voyagers and Jurassic explorers — all the while, dabbling in the details of which baubles best benefit the venturesome class.
- 20 beautiful and whimsical designs accompanied by detailed step-by-step images and meticulous instruction.
- Projects ranging from decadent jewelry, medals of great distinction, wine charms for imbibers and many devices of note.
- Superb instruction for a variety of jewelry, polymer clay and mixed media techniques you can use in all your adornment escapades.
Let Steampunk Emporium outfit you for the unabashed adventure of a lifetime!
While much of the book is targeted to the female steampunk, there are several projects that will appeal to the Neo-Victorian guys. Some of the designs fall into the “glue some gears on it an call it steampunk” category, and I am a man who thinks that clock gears look best IN a clock. Having said that, Hewitt’s designs are lovely.
The book is packed with pictures and step-by-step instructions to recreate the various projects. I liked the little stories at the beginning of each project, they really set the mood. The book has a well developed Index and Resources at the back of the book.
All in all, I think that it is a fine resource for the person looking to add some final touches to their costume. While many of the designs were not to my taste, I found the book to be very inspirational. I give Steampunk Emporium 4 stars out of 5.
This is just freaking awesome!