Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Another Song

It's been a while since there's been a post and unfortunately, this song is really a stretch, but it's still slightly on-topic. I suppose we could delve into another "punk" genre soon. Maybe...biopunk. But for now, Lauren O'Connell's Levers and Gears (thanks to Squishi for finding the artist for me).

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Does Steampunk have a soul, or is it Soulless?


Probably a few weeks back I bought this book, though at the time it was less because it was Steampunky, and more that I just thought it sounded interesting. However, it is quite a great example of modern Steampunk fiction.

Set in an alternate Victorian era England, where vampires, werewolves, and ghosts are integrated into society, we meet our protagonist: Alexia Tarabotti. Alexia is not your common Victorian woman; she is a 25 year old spinster, who is in possession of an overly large nose (due to her Italian father) and a rather prickly attitude. Of course, she does have one other unique characteristic: she has no soul. Being Soulless, she has the ability to negate the powers of supernatural creatures by touching them. This talent come in particularly handy when a vampire tries to attack her at a party. She is forced to kill the vampire with her ever-present parasol. 

Thus begins a mystery that leads Alexia to places she never dreamed of going, most notably into the company of the Scottish Alpha wolf: Lord Maccon. Alexia and Lord Maccon are of each other's acquaintance, mainly because of an incident involving a hedgehog. Although Alexia does not get along with Lord Maccon, there is a certain amount of chemistry between them. This lends the book enough romance to make it interesting, but not so much that it takes over the story.

With some fantastical Steampunk inventions, very proper manners, and lots of tea, Soulless quickly became one of my favorite books. Read it if you like paranormal romance mysteries, or read it because you like Steampunk. Or you can be like me and read it because of the tagline: "A novel of werewolves, vampires, and parasols." Parasols make almost anything worth reading.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

More From Steam Powered Giraffe

Electricity Is In My Soul

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Steam Powered Giraffe

I know it's been a long time since we've posted, but there just isn't enough steampunk stuff in the world. We must make more. These guys need to make it big.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Yes, you read the title correctly. We've had a Facebook group for a few weeks now. We're not too hard to find, but hey, I can add a link anyway: Marvellificent Scriptorium on Facebook

We've been there a while, but I completely forgot to mention it...or I've forgotten that I did mention it...either way, it's important! And by important, I mean it would be really nice if you would join. It's nice to know people actually read this.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sherlock Holmes

Is anyone else anticipating this movie as much as me? It looks awesome, not to mention it is supposedly steampunk. I intend on seeing it in the first few days it comes out, so I'll be sure to give my opinion and a slightly biased review (no such thing as a lack of bias so long as something exists and you know about it).

Anyway, yeah, I saw a preview for it and it had BETTER be as good as the stories and I'd be very happy if it was steampunk. It at least takes place in the right time to be steampunk, so it's likely that it will be. I'll be sure to report it!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Howl's Moving Castle

This movie is what most people think of when they think of steampunk. That's really all I have to say...

I do not own the rights to this movie, nor did I upload it. This video was hosted on Google Video and is property of Disney (I'm surprised they're leaving it on there...they don't like anything getting out).