The Traveler’s Steampunk Blog

Musings from a travelling Steampunk

Heroes

| 8. Oktober 2009

You may have noticed, I have a thing for heroes of various kinds and colours. Therefor, I dedicate this entry to the memory of Dominik Brunner. If you do not know the name, look him up. He died for the values he upheld. He was a decent, upright citizen, nothing more, nothing less.

Yet more propaganda

| 26. September 2009

Although this time it’s rather tongue-in-cheek and taken from Inglorious Basterds, one of the best movies of the last 5 years and the best I’ve seen and most fun since The Return of the King. PROPAGANDA! And the whole plot is so weird and the alternate history created so bizarre, it’s almost Dieselpunk on acid.

Sen. Edward Kennedy has joined his Brothers.

| 26. August 2009

Edward „Ted“ Kennedy, February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009. The Lion has left the Senate.

The Iron Chancellor

| 30. Juli 2009

111 years ago today, Otto von Bismarck died. A controversial, reactionary but very influential and effective politician. Otto von Bismarck *April 1st,  1815 in Schönhausen; † July 30th  1898 in Friedrichsruh near Hamburg

Let us never forget

| 26. Juli 2009

The last British soldier who fought in the Great War has passed on. Let us remember. Embedded video from <a href=“http://www.cnn.com/video“>CNN Video</a> Let us not repeat history. And also, let me take this opportunity to remeber the last soldier of the German Army who died: Dr. Erich Kästner, who was born on March 10, 1900, […]

The United States of Greater Austria

| 17. Juli 2009

Just another footnote in the great, often not so great and most often downright dirty history of mankind: The United States of Greater Austria. If it had not been for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, this now unfortunately very fictional country would have risen like a Phoenix from the carcass of the rotting Habsburg […]

The not so fine art of propaganda and colonialism

| 8. Juli 2009

A friend of mine recently pointed an article on the Spiegel website out to me which concerned some rather sad and weird legal concerns hailing from the colonial era. The whole article is just one click away. A very strange story in deed. It is so sad when you look back now: We Germans did some […]

It’s about time… it really is!

| 6. Juli 2009

Well… I guess this post could develop into some sort of a rant, so I better start with what I consider seriously good news: The German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr, finally has a medal of valor again. The official statement on the Bundeswehr Homepage is as such: Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel und Verteidigungsminister Dr. Franz […]

Finally, Woden heard my plea…

| 25. Juni 2009

You could also say that finally the gears and cogs (all not particularily well oiled) of the world wide financial sytem got going. In this case: Germany and Iceland at last found some kind of deal, which meant that finally startded transfering money back from its frozen accounts to the German customers. This morning I […]

The Punk-Gap

| 16. Juni 2009

Just one thing that came into my mind regarding the whole steampunk/dieselpunk/cyberpunk thing: Some timeframes concerning the historical backgrounds of the corresponding punk settings: Approximately 1870s – 1920s: The Steampunk Aera After all, it was the high time of Victorian and Edwardian Times, it was the lifetime of Verne and Wells and this is where […]