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Discussion in 'Civ3 - Steampunk Scenario' started by KingArthur, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. Balthasar

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    Not-so-fun: Moosezilla has alerted us that Frank Frazetta died May 10. Anyone who doesn't know Frazetta's art owes it to themselves to take a long look at his paintings, particularly his splendid depictions of the Edgar Rice Burroughs books from which most of the Lost Worlds scenario is drawn. Whenever someone says in a thread 'what should this or that look like?', I oughta just say "like Frazetta". I'm also compelled to admit that Frazetta's "Little Annie Fannie" cartoons in Playboy helped me through a long and difficult adolescence. Rest in peace and comfort, Frank.

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    BBC Radio 4 has an episode of 2000 Years of Radio (a "what if?" pastiche series) called Steaming, Radio Victoriana available for 3 more days on BBC iPlayer.
     
  3. Balthasar

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    Looks like the infamous death ray.
     
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    Or a giant telescope allowing you to see your invisible opponents around your city ?

    I've just found out about these two recent books :



    First book goes from prehistoric times to 1939, the second takes it over and prolongs the timeline to the future. It is solicited as an expanded version of Win Scott Eckert's Newton Universe website.

    It might be a good paper bible. I think I'll give the first volume a try.
     
  7. Balthasar

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    Crossovers, (or it's modern synonym, mash-ups), is what this mod is all about. When we added M. Arsine Lupin to the mod recently it was, in part, because that character was associated with Sherlock Holmes in a 1908 book written by Lupin's creator, Maurice LeBlanc, Arsène Lupin contre Herlock Sholmès, although he had to change the name to "Herlock Sholmes" for copyright reasons. The change didn't fool anyone, and a world-class mash-up was born.
     
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    Today in Steampunk history -

    Also:
    1851 – The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America.
    1864 – Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The Red Cross is formed.
    1901 – Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
    1902 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
    1906 - The Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, New Jersey, manufactures its first Victrola record player.
    1911 - The theft of the Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum in Paris, France the previous night is discovered.​
     
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    Mars, Moon, or Earth? Where did he get those coconuts?
     
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    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    A telephone box on Mars… interesting.
    9*6=42!!
     
  13. Balthasar

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    Unfortunately, the Tardis on Mars wasn't my artwork, and it isn't Vuldacon's box, that I know of - Vuldacon's is much better.

    Here's an original, sort of:

    Turanga Leela from Futurama, made by me with GIMP. From an Original Painting by Katie De Sousa.

     
  14. Takhisis

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    It still gives off an interesting idea.
    So now Futurama is being included too?
     
  15. Balthasar

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    No, that would be another mod at another time. I was having fun with all of the concept art available for Dr. Zoidburg while looking for a Chthulu image. When I saw the De Sousa painting, I saw Leela in the hair and T-shirt and overbite and started playing with it, and that's the result.
     
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    Right topic, wrong thread - is this one of Plotinus' Victorian Gentlemen?
    Spoiler :

     
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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Science-Fiction-Anthology-books/dp/B002KMJHZ0/ref=pd_sim_ce_32

    Sorry Chaps bit of an advert but for the grand sum of 72 pennies you can get the The Ultimate Science Fiction Anthology with heaps of ERB, JV and HGW reading. Get the Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes for free while you're at it. No Kindle required as you can download the Kindle For PC for free. I expect a similar offer is available at Amazon.com for our cousins across the pond
     
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