the famine is over

yesterday i had nothing to read .. today when i got home this little pile , all but “the secrets of the druids” which i had taken out of storage last night because i had nothing to read , was in the post ..

a bit of a read
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steampunk : fantasy : art

my interest in steampunk goes back to its origins .. art and fantasy , two of my favorite subjects .. reading authors like brian adliss and the cover art on his books , by patrick woodroffe , was just the beginning.. then came h r giger and the “alien” with that i looked further into giger and was amazed at what i found

h r giger..
you see woodroffe in this
similar fashion to the woodroffe below
alicia and sarah
the tower
the guns of avalon
blue man :not steampunkbut i think he is cool

hibernation

awesome

just a very short blog today…. winter is a time for hibernation and the medical world is telling us we shouldn’t do this..we should get out and about , i have only two words for them.. SOD OFF … i’m going to have a hot bath and then go to bed and read all night…… still into robin hobbs trilogy “ships of magic” … the best fantasy i have ever read….

emissions trading act

the emissions trading act comes into force today..  i’m am stunned to hear the Labour Party pouring scorn on it saying that it is talking money from us and will negate our tax cuts… how short is their memory? … it’s not that long ago that they , the Labour Party , used celebrities such as kisha castel-hughes and lucy lawless to promote their scheme that would take more money from our household budgets without the benefits of tax cuts.. what pissed me off at the time was these celebrities could afford the estimated $40 a week ! .. to rub salt into the wound at the time of the promotion castel-hughes flew over to france to an opening of a film she had acted in.. if she was that concerned she would not have flown half way around the would to see a film she had already seen…. everyone in power is dodging the important issue , where is the money that is being collected going ? no one seems to be telling us this..

a week of fantasy and steampunk

` its been a full week .. it started with a good book , one of those that grab you from the start , this means that the tv has not been on , even for the news… the author is well-known , robin hobb , but i have not read any of her books .. now i will seek more of her work out … this was the main stay of my leisure time with the news coming from the computer , from that i  stumbled across a fad called steampunk .. in short steam punk is Victorian dress with si/fi accessories  eg. laser guns etc .. this is a little bit out there but some of the jewellery was cool ..