toscas_kiss: Tosca's Kiss Steampunk Kiss (Prussia - Prost!)
Sealand is soon to be the hot new tourist spot for 2012:


(actually, I think Prussia probably says, "Well, it's obvious that I didn't train those German and Dutch mercenaries.")

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Yes, the Iron Sky is open again.

After the much-protested single solitary showing of the film in London, the UK distributor has bent due to demand and will now be showing Iron Sky throughout the British Empire UK and Ireland (though that does rather make you wonder if it was a PR stunt on their part).

List of screening cinemas available here

Iron Sky is a dark science fiction comedy directed by Timo Vuorensola and will feature musical score composed by Slovenian industrial musical group Laibach, and was mostly shot in in Germany and Australia. 

"In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.

When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Washington claims the mission is just a publicity stunt for the President of the United States (Stephanie Paul), but what else could the man be but a scout for the imminent attack by Earth forces? The Fourth Reich must act!

Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities."

toscas_kiss: Tosca's Kiss Steampunk Kiss (Dance)
As recommended by Tom himself. I like!

toscas_kiss: Tosca's Kiss Steampunk Kiss (Advice for Writers)

I don't usually squee about cheap jewellery here - well, not other people's at any rate ;-) - but I fell in love with the perfect necklace for a writer yesterday; a charming typewriter pendant in gold, blue and white enamel, with little keys and a fan of typebars.

It cost a whole £7 at Accessorize and is about 32mm wide by 42mm high by 8mm thick. Not sure if you can tell from the photo but the body is 3D (the 'paper' curls over the body), and a very dark blue and the paper an off-white. The chain is very long, about 22-24".

So if you feel like advertising your profession or hobby, rush off to Accessorize!

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Jan. 13th, 2012 12:34 am
toscas_kiss: Tosca's Kiss Steampunk Kiss (Who can decide what they dream?)
I love this aptly named vid so much - both the music, lyrics and images are so evocative. It's made by Brian Froud, one of my favourite artists, using art from his book, Brian Froud's World of Faerie and features Lousia John-Krol's song "And Which of These Worlds" from her Apple Pentacle CD.

Just watch - it's sure to lead your imagination down paths both dark and bright.

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Which of these Worlds?

and here's a world in which I can fly,
and here's a lake I skim like a mermaid,
here's a world where I'm imprisoned,
here's a pentagram of spells
that take a shape and burn like fire,
and here's a world where I beg for my life,
and here's a pleasure screamed with delight,
and here's a street I stalk as a vampire,
here's a world where I am a queen,
and here's a world where love reigns supreme,
and here's a world where I cannot walk.

And which of these worlds will I cry for?
And which of these worlds will I yearn for?
And which…. world did I choose?
And which of these was I thrown into?

and here's a lever lowering a bridge
that's leads to castles far in the wood,
and here's a carriage in which I ride
to my demise, my execution,
here I dance with daggers of steel
and here I run with wolves to the sea,
and here's a plate where poison is placed,
a gun to end the life of a rebel
here is snow where a life did expire,
and here's a banquet filled with mirth,
and here's an edict that would make
a billion people into slaves,
and here's a hole that leads to my freedom,
here's a shroud concealing a grail,
and here's a flag, and here's a sail
to take me to the next galaxy.
toscas_kiss: Tosca's Kiss Steampunk Kiss (Hello Kitty crop circle!)
So it's just as well I have a hardon for my iPhone, or I would so be first in line for this:

OK, not the most adult of phones, but y'know, I'll worry about things like that when I grow up.

₤97.54 for a dual band GSM phone with standard features including a 1.5″ LCD, a camera, an FM player and memory expandability via a transflash card. Gakked from Chip Chick.
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If you are at all interested in astronomy (and have an iPhone/Pad) the latest app I bought, Star Walk, is seriously fun, as well as educational.

Navigate the heavens and view where the constellations are; hold your iPhone up to the sky and find out what you should be seeing if it weren't for sky pollution; learn about stars, satellites, meteors etc; look up sun, Moon and planet rise & set times and elevations, etc.

Plus free photo of the day;

Hubble photograph 'light echo' of star V838 in the Unicorn constellation mysteriously erupting.

Lots of features and hours of starry-eyed entertainment. Highly recommended.


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