It is, of course, Patch Tuesday, the day when Microsoft Corporation actively reminds us 1) that too much complexity in any system will ultimately lead to that system’s failure, and 2) trying to please everyone usually results in universal hatred. Although this month’s chore was much lighter than most, I still have to update much of the software I use regularly. Grr. I feel as if I need a stiff drink….
And here’s where I get one. Authentication is a lovely thing, and SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks by Chris-Rachael Oseland and Vicktoria Riley gets you the buzz (heh) on 19th century (legal) intoxicants. Up the Republic!
This always happens when I’ve had a few too many. I start gettin’ all Dr. Frankenstein with the spare parts cabinet. Just like in this Dark Roasted Blend collection of Robot Art and Ray Guns. Hey, what’s it to ya, pal? Yeah, now that you mention it, I DO have a permit for that. Besides, robots with ray guns don’t kill people; people who program robots to use ray guns to kill people kill people. Or somethin’.
So you’ve got this 1930s character and you don’t know what kind of heat they should be packing. Easy as pie. Just go to Hello Quizzy and take the quiz The 39 Steps to Choosing a Weapon for 1930s Characters found via Dieselpunks.org. And there you go. Or just give them a ray gun. Which can also work.
Maybe your 1930s character should be packing this for heat. Well, okay, nobody’s packing this anywhere, but still, this Abandoned Gun Emplacement (with optional Killer Seagull Henchmen) from Midway Atoll (via Urban Ghosts) begs the questions: “Feel lucky? Well, do ya? Punk?”
Ughh, I wish I could go back in time before I started this post. Here’s just the way to do it, a steampunk time machine as imagined by Dimitriy Filippov on CGHub.com.
Oh, hey, my software updates are over. Back to work…yay! Thanks for reading!