The Crossroads of the Aether
Zebulon Vitruvius Pike. Gentleman adventurer, mercenary explorer, dime novel hero and veteran of the late unpleasantness. After serving in the US Aeroship Cavalry and as special agent to the President, Pike left government service to travel the world. When not saving civilization as we know it from science pirates, abominations of nature and invaders from the beyond, Professor Vitruvius occasionally lectures on topics of interest in history, science and technology.
I have had it argued to me that science and religion are wholly compatible because, in fact, Christianity invented science. Not merely that many great and foundational scientists, such as Copernicus, Newton, Pascal, Kepler and even Galileo, were believers, but that it was their Christian faith that allowed them to reveal the secrets of God’s creation. What’s more, I recently watched a documentary called “The Privileged…Continue
When I was first working on my Union Aeroship Cavalry costume, I had a pair of Colt Navy 1851s (actually Griswold & Gunnison 1862s, but I won't go into that) in cross draw holsters. I liked the guns visible that way for costuming reasons but in a practical sense, having those guns worn that way on an airship, what with climbing about in rigging and such, was not going to work. This called for having a shoulder rig and the US M7 shoulder rig fit the bill.…
From Pain Train webcomic.
The quote is a paraphrase of Daniel Boone but the scene is from the otherwise forgettable film "Jonah Hex." So, why is it that weird west movies suck so bad? "Jonah Hex" was pretty awful. "Wild Wild West" also failed on many levels. "Cowboys and Aliens" was only really successful when it was being a…Continue