Archive for April, 2011
Welcome to a brand new series on the blog: Writing Prompt Wednesday. The premise is simple, I’ll present you with a picture or a short video clip, and you use that as a jumping off point to write something. It can be a short story, flash fiction, a poem, or a literary treatise if you like. As long as you write!
I’ll be participating too, and feel free to include anything you’ve written in the comments below.
Ok, drum roll please. The inaugural picture is:
For some reason I seem to be re-finding several awesome old-school steampunk-related things on the interwebs these days. The following postcards have been circulating around the web for the last few years, and I reckon they’ve got a sweet quaint charm about them.
Find more here.
According to Wikipedia, Georges Méliès’ classic 1902 silent movie Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) was the first science fiction film. I think it’s a brilliant example of the mixture of turn of the century values and strange science that makes steampunk such a popular subgenre and subculture today. Check it out!