Steampunk

I learned so much this morning thanks to Wikipedia and You Tube. It all started when I was reading the San Antonio sunday paper and saw Office Time Waster. It’s a blog by Richard Marini who considers himself a sometime writer and a full-time time waster. Good credentials, I thought.

His archives show that he enjoys videos; he fancies effective commercials, obscure musicians and impressive but useless skills. He described “Eye of the Storm” as a richly detailed short film with a steampunk vibe. Take a look.

Steampunk is a sub genre of science fiction that came of age in the late eighties and nineties. It is a throwback to early sci-fi writers Jules Verne and H.G. Wells whose specialities were imagining travel through — space, water, air — with steam-powered inventions. 

Equally fascinating to me is the related video that showed how the film was made.

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