Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wall Tentacle

Classic Jules Verne here. This $1,100 Wall Tentacle is completely custom made. Here's what the seller, ArtAkimbo, has to say about it:

(Link to Wall Tentacle)

"This listing is for a custom wall tentacle, to be built in a manner similar to the photo.
All of my tentacles are hand made, no two are exactly alike, but the general size and, you know, awesomeness, remain constant. I will need a six week lead time to complete the piece. The octopus is a master of disguise, and can change color at will, so I'm offering your choice of mottled paint colors (and porthole treatments)."

This would look awesome in a huge library among many leather-bound books. Unfortunately, in order to make it fit in on a wall in my house, I'd have to add on a 1,000 sq foot library with all furniture made of rich mahogany. Sigh...

Anyway, I'm glad there are people out there making this kind of thing.

Trevor's Rating of the Wall Tentacle: 97%

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Steampunk Eyepatch

Nothing says "Sky Captain" quite like an eyepatch. This $28.00 Steampunk Eyepatch is a great example of Steampunk Geekery, perfect for a convention or, how I would wear it, just around the house...

Sometimes I browse Etsy's Geekery section of Steampunk to get ideas for stories. I have a couple just from this eyepatch, thanks EarthWorn!

Check it out here: Steampunk Eyepatch

Trevor's Rating of the Steampunk Eyepatch: 88%

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Handstitched Original Journal

Journals set off my geek alarm, especially ones that are handstitched with care. Each page is hand-dyed! The outside is faux leather, which is okay. The journal is 7" x 10". Cost is $35.00.

Are you as into handmade journals as I am?

Check this journal out at Etsy.

Trevor's Rating of Handstitched Original Journal: 89%

Monday, March 28, 2011

Absinthe Lip Balm - Clockwork Couture

Clockwork Couture is one of the most prominent Steampunk outfitters around, and now they have this great product. There have been many days when I couldn't wait to start drinking Absinthe until the acceptable time (after 10am) and so this is just the product for me. Now I can apply some Absinthe lip balm and wait out the tough couple hours in the morning until my friends and I can start drinking Absinthe acceptably...

Seller's Description: "Have your lips had a rough day? Let them unwind with a thin coat of Absinthe Lip Balm. The delicious anise aroma will have them perked up and puckering in no time. Each tube is 2-1/2" (6.4 cm) long with a twist bottom dispenser."

Absinthe Lip Balm would be cool (and funny) enough, but there are actually several more Absinthe flavored products...More than I ever thought possible.

Check it out here: Clockwork Couture

Trevor's Rating of the Absinthe Lip Balm: 95% (would have been 100% if it was twice the size...I go through a lot).

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sci Fi Super TESLA Steampunk Ray Gun

Was Shopping on Etsy today and found this Ray Gun

It costs $19.50 which isn't bad for handmade. Here's the seller's description:

"This one-of-a-kind gun appears to have been used often in the far future and then teleported back to our time for your fun and amusement. What is TESLA? It stands for Tera Energy Superconducting LInear Accelerator technology. Simple, eh? (The mechanism has been dismantled for your protection. We wouldn't want an entire civilation obliterated! )

This gun was meticulously hand painted with several layers to acheive its well worn old style appearance. It measures about 10 inches long and is perfect for the steampunk, goth, or sci fi enthusiast."

I tend to like the Steampunk products on Etsy because there are good stories to go with them. Steampunkers tend to be some of the most creative people I've met. A good writer would be able to fashion a novel out of the stories on etsy pages like this. Props.

Trevor's Rating of Sci Fi Super TESLA Ray Gun: 79%

Friday, March 25, 2011

Steampunk IPhone Stand

Check it, someone made a Steampunk IPhone stand. I love those old rotary phones. The article states that the phone actually works. Nice...Like most of the objects I post about, it is overpriced. It costs $450 bucks.

Steampunk IPhone Stand

Trevor's rating of the Steampunk IPhone Stand: 83%

Jesus Christ, Vampire: A Blasphemous Short Story

This is a repost from my other blog,

Salvo Press has just published my Short Story Jesus Christ, Vampire! It's available on the Nook, Kindle, and Mobipocket.

Have a teaser:

Some believe he is the son of God. Some believe he is the messiah. Some are waiting for his return. What no one knows is that he has never left. Learn the truth that he’s been hiding for more than two thousand years. You think you know Jesus Christ? Think again.

One day I was talking with my dad and we thought it would be funny to create an alternate history where Jesus Christ was a vampire. One thing led to another and I was hard at work writing the story. It's safe to say I'm going to hell.

Here's a link to Jesus Christ, Vampire on the Nook.

Or buy it on Kindle:

I'm happy to say Jesus Christ, Vampire is already spurring a bit of buzz on the internet and I've received several messages saying it was hilarious!

Check it out for only 99 Cents. Comment if you feel strongly either way about my story. Follow me on twitter: @trevorsschmidt

Steampunk Android Phone...50K?

I saw this article while browsing around the interwebs. I don't care what the guy in the blog says, that phone is totally worth it.

Features Include:
# 32GB of memory. 

# 3.2-inch touchscreen.

# Biometric fingerprint reader.

# 8MP camera.
# Ulysse Nardin mechanical watch rotor - creates kinetic energy, supplying supplemental power to the phone.
# Professional polishing service (optional, an extra 5K per year).

Why don't we have rotors to create kinetic energy for powering phones and the like? I wonder how much energy it actually produces?

Trevor's Rating of the Steampunk Android Phone: 92%

Check out the article by TG Daily here:
Steampunk Android Phone

Monday, March 21, 2011

Is It Steampunk?

Is It Steampunk? You Decide. Every Friday I post a picture and link to a product that is actually for sale. This product is billed as "Steampunk." But is it really Steampunk? That's up to you! Use the voting buttons below each post to log your opinion.  Is it "Stone-Cold Steam," or drier than the "Sahara Desert?"

Week 7 (3/6/2015): Steampunk Dust
Week 6 (2/28/2015): Steampunk Owl Sculpture
Week 5 (2/20/2015): BDSM Bondage Collar (Steampunk)
Week 4 (2/13/2015): Steampunk Rat Ornament
Week 3 (2/6/2015): PVC Bustle Skirt
Week 2 (1/30/2015): Steampunk Spats by J Souza
Week 1 (1/23/2015): Upcycled King Louie Costume