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Manga Recommendations for Steampunk Enthusiasts

After watching Laputa, Howl's Moving Castle, and Steamboy, after finishing Fullmetal Alchemist and catching up with the latest release of D. Gray-Man, I find myself asking, "What else?"

 

It is evident that I deal exclusively with mangas in this post. This is because while steampunk has been recognized as a hybrid genre that is versatile and multicultural, there is a rather blatant oversight of mangas and animes in spite of the astounding popularity and appeal of Howl's Moving…

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Added by Lexi Orchestra on October 10, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Forgetfulness and Nostalgia

Nostalgia is a necessary thing, I believe, and a way for all of us to find peace in that which we have ccomplished, or even failed to accomplish. At the same time, if nostalgia precipitates actions to return to that fabled, rosy-painted time, particularly in one who believes his life to be a failure, then it is an empty thing, doomed to produce nothing but frustration and an even greater sense of failure."  (R. A. Salvatore,…
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Added by Lexi Orchestra on August 3, 2011 at 1:22am — 4 Comments

A Conundrum of Time and History

"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past." --George Orwell, 1984
If we are to believe what George Orwell has said about living in the present to rule over the past and the future, then the present he speaks of is definitely not the age we are in, one where the current fashion is dominated by styles from at least two decades ago, or where cellphones have applications in the likes of Hipstamatic that digitally modify… Continue

Added by Lexi Orchestra on June 20, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Steampunk Tech and Teens



A while ago as I was catching up on my steampunk blog readings and drying my hair at the same time I came across an post with a title that caught my attention like flying magnets, "Steampunk Tech and Teens." Oh. Fabulous. Exactly what I…

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Added by Lexi Orchestra on April 26, 2011 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Dear Coppélia (2)

Dear Coppélia,

 

I've been sick.

 

Dear oh dear.

 

But that doesn't mean I haven't been keeping up with my readings!

 

The automata motif is probably my favourite, ranging from the giant 8-armed mechanized goddess in Behemoth or the moving armor in Fullmetal Alchemist. You can't deny that they're all pretty freakin' cool to look at. It's all in the details, I say, the intricacies and elaborate designs, which brings me to recommend this…

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Added by Lexi Orchestra on April 13, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Dear Coppélia (1)

Dear Coppélia,

 

How you must think me primitive for wanting to write this using pen and paper instead of typing this up on a typwriter to enjoy the rhythms of clinks and clacks it makes, but I hesitate not to remind you that Leonardo da Vinci the Renaissance man, the Italian polymath and genius inventor, penned all his designs and sketches personally with his own hand. After all, is writing not a form of technology?…

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Added by Lexi Orchestra on April 3, 2011 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

"Dear Coppélia"

Greetings brethren,

 

I am Lexi, Lexi Orchestra.

 

As for this, this is not my first blog.

 

I keep numerous blogs/journals, both online and offline, for multiple purposes. (I like to see myself as a multi-faceted individual. Sarcasm much?) But since I've begun this one here, and this will probably last me a whole year at the…

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Added by Lexi Orchestra on March 30, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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