conventions, movies, panels, steampunk symposium, steampunk week, swords, travel, typespotting, vintage

Steampunk Symposium Part I: Con Report!

You've all been waiting for this one, haven't you? That's right, it's time for the con report!This was my second year attending Steampunk Symposium. Last year was the first year of the con. I have to say, while the hotel was nicer this year, I actually liked it less. The staff were very rude, the… Continue reading Steampunk Symposium Part I: Con Report!

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A Gift for the Typosphere

There was a keychopper at the convention. This caused an ethical quandary for me, because the same person was also selling hand knits, and while I wanted to support the knitter, I couldn't support the keychopper, especially when I spied keys just like those on my beloved Oliver gracing the table. Thus, I present a… Continue reading A Gift for the Typosphere

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I've had dreams about typewriters two nights in a row now. I think the universe is trying to tell me something, I just don't know what it is. But I'm probably using the wrong medium.

movies, typespotting, typewriters

Briefly, at Tiffany’s

Very random, but: How did I go this long never seeing Breakfast at Tiffany's? And why didn't anyone TELL me that there is, in fact, plot, that it's not just about some social climbing bitch and that there's a writer and typewriter action in this movie? Now I'm on an old movie kick. Must get… Continue reading Briefly, at Tiffany’s

costumes, history, movies, the help, typespotting, typewriters

Costume p0rn and Typewriters VI

The HelpThis is the last regular post I have planned in this series, though my next Netflix might get tagged on at the end and I'll probably revisit it from time to time, since by now you all know how much I love writing about costumes in general, and period costumes in particular.I talked a… Continue reading Costume p0rn and Typewriters VI

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Costume p0rn and Typewriters IV

The MummyI know I've talked about The Mummy and The Mummy Returns on this blog before, way back when. Why do I love these movies so much? I don't know. They aren't even remotely historically accurate, the mythology is way off base, the plots are so-so, and I have to cover my eyes any time… Continue reading Costume p0rn and Typewriters IV

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Costume p0rn and Typewriters III

Pan AmPan Am was, by far, my favorite new show of the past year. Sadly, I was one of very few who felt this way and it was axed after only one season. Still, it is available on the ABC website, iTunes, and probably coming to a Netflix queue near you sometime soon.Set in 1963,… Continue reading Costume p0rn and Typewriters III

costumes, history, television, typespotting, typewriters

Costume p0rn and Typewriters I

I love historical costumes. I'm interested in most eras, but I especially love the Victorian period up through the early 60s--and it just so happens that those years were a typewriter heyday. Over the next few posts, I'll explore some of the shows/movies that I've seen recently (or would like to see again) that bring… Continue reading Costume p0rn and Typewriters I

typespotting, typewriters, typosphere

In Passing

It is late. I have to be up early.Since we have virtual type-ins, how about you guys join me for some virtual breakfast tomorrow morning?My only problem with this is that in the project description, they describe a typewriter as "useless object."(click the image to go to the origin page)