Friday, 8 May 2009

The Union of Steampunk Pics and the Gatehouse

Two of the greatest Steampunk sites on the aethernet have joined forces.

The esteemed Mr Amat's Steampunk Pics blog, up till now hosted at blogspot, has been relocated to a specifically designed and constructed extension to the Gatehouse.

Steampunk Pics joins the marvellously welcoming home of steampunk, dieselpunk and decodence, and actively engaging and exciting forums hosted by Mr Ottens at the Gatehouse. Mr Armat's new home may be found here.

Mr Armat is also starting a new dieselpunk blog, to be found here.

Please, take the portal through the aether and visit these new sites, else your steampunk experience be limited!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

The passing of a Genius

With sadness, I'd like to mark the passing of a comic genius and genuinely Funny Man, Dom deLuise, the latest of some great actors, authors, and comedians to leave the stage in the previous six months.
Whilst not immediately recognisably steampunk, Mr deLuise appeared in many films which did feature steam or diesel punk elements, as indicated by his biography, including the great The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother.

A stalwart of Mel Brooks' films, and great partnerships with Burt Reynolds and Gene Wilder, his comic genius will be sorely missed. He was a real polymath, being an actor, comedian, chef, opera singer, and author.

Please, visit his official site and reminisce a life well spent!