Sunday, April 18, 2010

Early Forays into Steampunk

Given my personal reading, movie and television interests, it was probably inevitable that I would someday discover the World of Steampunk.

I’ve been hovering on the edge of Steampunk for awhile following the adventures of an Old Friend, but I didn’t really get what it was all about.

Recently though a strange series of events involving Twitter, newly published High Fantasy Author and medical student, Blake Charlton, and obsessive link clicking I discovered the blog of Gail Carriger, Steampunk Author and fashionista. I originally drawn in by her post on Book Readings/Signings and
The Importance of Proper Dress (Meant for Conventions, mixers and the like but is good advice in general), and moved on to read more (and buy her books, Soulless and Changeless). She also had a very helpful page on her website that answered most of my questions about Steampunk, including the ones I didn't know enough to have yet. Linked here for anyone who wants to know more. I will finish off my fangirling of Gail Carriger with one last link to a blog post that I found very interesting and well thought out: What Makes Steampunk Sexy?

My last bit of Steampunk goodness to share, for now, is a link to a lovely Short Film shared with me by my friend, Patrick: "The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello".

The stunning first lines: "One degree is not a large distance. On a compass it is scarcely the thickness of a fingernail. But in certain conditions, one degree can be a very large distance. Enough to unmake a man."


  1. Lovely steampunk! Creepy story :s
    Thanks for linking it... and for the other links which I'll probably spend far too much time reading instead of working!

  2. Haha- How do you think I discovered them?