Tuesday, November 30, 2010
So by now it should come as a shock to absolutely no one that lately my obsessions have been with cabarets and the acid decadence of Weimar-era Germany, the 1930's and 40's, and old starlets. I think my fixation with Anita Berber is beginning to bore or trouble most of my acquaintances, but I just want to know more about her. She seems like a made-up character sometimes, too wild to be real. Yesterday, I put in an order for that book.
I paid more for that book than I probably should have, but it's out of print now.
I also want to read this new biography of Hedy Lamarr that's just come out. Sounds like a crazy life story too.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Oh dear, I thought I'd already posted this. Oops.
It comes from a conversation that came up at one of the Steampunk panels at Another Anime Con in Nashua, NH. There was a comment that people tend to pick the same character types when creating steampunk personas: air pirates, mechanics, adventurers, etc. Where were the steampunk domestics, librarians, and stay-at-home dads?
Or in my case, where are the steampunk hipster skateboarders?
Fun fact, when the bicycle first became popular in Victorian England women couldn't ride them in skirts, but they wore wide, floppy bloomers. For Modesty.