Tag: Steampunk

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March 16, 2016 Rhonda
Attack on Titan (2013-TV) Season 1

The great thing about anime is that it is a limitless genre, and just about anything can happen in it. Anywhere, any time, past, future, parallel worlds, contemporary pop culture, you name it. Oddly, considering the title of this series, you would expect a tale about the Greek gods and their enemies and ancestors, but this has nothing to do with ancient history. Attack on Titan is set in a dystopian future about 2000 years from now. The technology has devolved back to steampunk tech, and things look pretty much like they did in the mid 19th century. Right there the similarities stop. This world is nothing like ours is, because there is a new, bold enemy against humanity, and……

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February 28, 2013 Rhonda
Surface: The Soaring City Collector’s Edition

Something is coming out of Eastern Europe, and it just keeps getting better and better. Oh, it’s those hidden object mystery games from Elephant Games! Particular focus is on the Surface series. The first game, Surface: Mystery of Another World had me pretty well ensnared with its clear graphics and intriguing storyline from the beginning, but this new game just blows that one away. Surface: The Soaring City Collector’s Edition shows and tells us how much more improved a game developer can become over the years, and with each new game in this series, they keep getting better. Still, the voice dubbing is needing some polish in the live action sequences, but there are many live action sequences. This game……

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February 9, 2011 Cleave
Wild Wild West (1999) Steampunk Meets West

The American Civil War has ended but not for everyone and not for every country either. Everyone wants a part of the United Stats and only Capt. James West and U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordon stand in their way. This award winning film is a timeless keepsake and really does show some of the best of Will Smith and Kevin Kline. Something for everyone in this film from Steampunk to Western and even Salma Hayek behind, a wonderful site to see indeed. The film starts with a scientist running threw the woods with a strange metal collar with magnets attached. Chasing him is a razor sharp spinning disk like a buzz saw and it is gaining on him every step he……

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February 8, 2011 Rhonda
Sniglet of the Day : February 9

Hudnut (hud’ nuht) – n. The leftover bolt or screw in any “some assembly required” project. We’ve seen these little metal parts pop off of any of the many-geared inventions of Phineas Phogg or Artemus Gordon whenever the steam pressure got too hot. These are the hudnuts, the nuts, screws, or bolts that hold it all together, but somehow, always manage to fall out, or in the case in many a steampunk adventure, pop out. Our wonderful 19th and early 20th century inventors are usually at a loss for what went wrong with their steam-powered gadgets, when it turns out there is a hudnut around. They are often stumped when they do find it, and their biggest query at the……

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February 8, 2011 Rhonda
Sniglet of the Day : February 8

bathquake (BATH kwake) – n. The violent quake that rattles the entire house when the water faucet is turned to a certain point. This is a common theme we see in many steampunk era movies, but it does not mean it does not happen in real life. Sometimes, a bathquake does not even have to involve water. Often, a bathquake will occur when central air conditioning is turned on as well. You will always know when someone is about to do dishes, jump in the shower or just might be washing their hands if you live in a home that is prone to bathquakes. You will feel that rumble not unlike that of when a huge truck passes by outside……

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