Steampunk Snow White 2 by *khallionhttp://khallion.deviantart.com/art/Steampunk-Snow-White-2-200027016
I just think this is wicked cute.
Added by Sepiachord on March 31, 2011 at 11:28pm —
Curtis Eller's American Circus "1890"
The debut album from 2000 has been remastered & re-released:http://curtiseller.bandcamp.com/album/1890-2011-remix
Added by Sepiachord on March 31, 2011 at 10:59pm —
"Clouds of Magellan" by Cara-C is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.
Added by Sepiachord on March 31, 2011 at 10:51pm —
Cold air and foul smells caused illness
. Or so most believed. This was the "miasma" theory. Because disease was carried by bad smells, surgeons felt free to operate while wearing the same coat, growing ever more stiff with blood and body fluids, for years. Joseph Lister, inventor of aseptic technique (the notion surgeons should wash their hands, don gloves, and avoid cross contamination while poking about in peoples' innards) once famously rebuked a physician who, after each surgery,… Continue
Added by Stephanie Abbott on March 31, 2011 at 8:08pm —
So I spent this weekend at Nova Albion, my very first Steampunk convention, and had an absolutely wonderful time. As I am used to large, rowdy anime conventions, my expectations were quite off the mark with what I actually saw.
What I expected: tons of teenagers
What I found: a handful of little kids, mostly their 20s-ish parents, and a lot of their 40+ grandparents. Tons of older ladies and gentlemen!
What I expected: half naked teenage girls and boys… Continue
Added by Ms. Evelyn Bliss on March 31, 2011 at 9:50am —
New today on Sepiachord: Mia Doi Todd
This week's music review:
"Cosmic Ocean Ship" by Mia Doi Toddhttp://www.sepiachord.com/mdt.htm
Added by Sepiachord on March 30, 2011 at 10:18pm —
- Click image to purchase from Button Me Up's Etsy Store.
A week and a half into our fundraiser, and the steampunk community has really been out there pushing our cause. Thank you to everyone who've signal-boosted our fundraiser on their… Continue
Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on March 30, 2011 at 10:07pm —
"Alfie" by Lily Allen is the Sepiachord Video of the Day.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RgOm_WJKpE
Added by Sepiachord on March 30, 2011 at 10:01pm —
Feeling a little contrary, so here's some things that are often repeated about the Victorian era that aren't true: Sometimes people were buried alive.
Not that anyone can discern, but there were rare cases of people who'd been declared dead reviving a few hours later. Eventually the urban legend arose that folks were routinely pronounced dead, sealed in their coffin, and left to scream and scratch at the lid until they gave up the ghost for real. This led to all… Continue
Added by Stephanie Abbott on March 30, 2011 at 7:50pm —
Well ... I think they're fun, anyway. Beta-readers for my Past Lives Trilogy will recognize some of these. Pollution:
Most homes burned coal in their fireplaces, not wood. And in the grander houses, virtually every room had a fireplace. This is why London fog was usually yellow. And… Continue
Added by Stephanie Abbott on March 30, 2011 at 7:21pm —
Barcelona's japanese fashion store "Madame Chocolat" has opened his new website
. Since now you can buy his lolita and japanese clothes and steamie
stuff through Internet! Anyway you can visit Madame Chocolat girls at his brick and mortar
store at Passeig Sant Joan, 5 on the corner of Ali Bei street,…
Added by Xavi Quero on March 30, 2011 at 6:29pm —
Image courtesy of Phountains. Click for source.
was created by Fergus Hume and appeared in Hagar of the Pawnshop, The Gypsy Detective
(1898). Hume (1859-1932) was born in England but grew up in New Zealand and moved to Australia to practice law.… Continue
Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on March 30, 2011 at 5:18pm —
It sounds like something Tesla would have come up with but apparently Harvard scientists are developing a way to put out fires with electricity. From the early 19th Century (or perhaps even guys like Ben Franklin in the 18th Century) knew that electrical fields could affect the movements of flames. No one knew how this was actually done and, I suppose, because no one could imagine the practical applications, no one actually pursued the matter. But a couple of Harvard Chemists that, in part,… Continue
Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on March 30, 2011 at 12:11pm —
The Cat's Meat Shop~ Lee Jackson's Blog, A Victorian Rag-Baghttp://catsmeatshop.blogspot.com/
Added by Sepiachord on March 30, 2011 at 6:42am —
Added by Sepiachord on March 29, 2011 at 11:05pm —
SteamTuesday spotlight on Overbury Ink~ Ben Steed’s 2nd Steampunk album: "Anywhere But Here"
Added by Sepiachord on March 29, 2011 at 10:49pm —
Hello! The book review and giveaway got pushed back a bit; it looks as if we may be doing several of them in April, so get ready to enter many contests!
I found a wonderful instance of steampunk influencing modern design; Adaptive Path discusses a "steampunk" design for cell phones in rural India as a more intuitive concept. This is really fascinating… Continue
Added by Steampunk Librarian on March 29, 2011 at 8:48am —
Added by Sepiachord on March 29, 2011 at 7:43am —
I wanted to give a shout out to all the wonderful steampunk vendors that we met at MegaCon this year and share there links with everyone.
Thank you to Anthony LaGrange from Airship Archon, you are an officer (Captain) and a gentlemen, it was a pleasure getting to know you, hopefully you will make it down our way more often.
Thank you Marlie Currie from Poetic Earth for the… Continue
Added by Artemus Drake on March 29, 2011 at 6:34am —
Alright, I got ahead of myself the other day. >_> Hadn't realized my design had to be approved before people could vote on it. But! It's open for voting right now! Please have a look
and, if you like what you see, vote!
Added by Synecdoche on March 28, 2011 at 11:17pm —