Review of ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′; or ‘How to Make Your Preschooler Cry’.


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Check out my Review of How to Train Your Dragon 2!

Originally posted on The J. Aurel Guay Archive:

Going into ‘How to Train your Dragon 2’ I was nervous. The bar had been set so high by the first film, and the first trailer that came out had such a massive spoiler that I refused to watch any more trailers until I saw the movie. It turned out to be rather difficult to avoid the barrage of marketing, but I did the best I could.

This Father’s day we finally went; my wife, six year old son, my four year old daughter and I. Now let me stop here and make sure everyone knows that this movie is rated PG, and for a good reason. I have many good things to say about this movie, but had I known how emotional and intense it was I would not have taken my four year old! More on that later. Seriously parents, if you have preschoolers, or even sensitive…

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Beautiful sunset – Steampunk ship


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Beautiful!

Originally posted on Ott Bettina's Art Blog:

Another panorama flyer illustration. :)
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Conversation with Jay Barnson ~ Author Interview


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Today’s post is a transcript from a recent conversation with author Mr. Jay Barnson, which occurred during his visit to my little corner of the etherverse.  Barnson is video game designer, up and coming novelist and acquaintance of mine through Xchyler Publishing.

JayPunkHeadshot1J. Aurel: Hello Mr. Barnson, It was so good of you to accept my invitation for an afternoon drink at the ‘Grog-and-Dart’. Pull yourself up a stool.

Barnson: What, they’ve got stools here, too? Man. Classy establishment. So much better than the last place I found myself…

J. Aurel: I understand that you have a new work of fiction. Can you tell us a little about your story?

Barnson: I could tell you, but then I’d have to ki… oh, fiction. Right.

I was actually inspired when I was doing research on what was going to be a totally different story, involving telecommunications in the Victorian era. I had…

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Mechanical Menagerie: Look at the Birdie!


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Book Trailer + Win a Kindle Fire.


I’ve been working with Xchyler Publishing lately, and MAN can they make some amazing book trailers! Not to mention the amazing novels from breakout authors such as Ben Ireland. Check out my interview with him on my other blog, and find out how to win a KINDLE FIRE!


We fly


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Amazing art! Thanks Hovercraftdoggy!

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Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (2) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (3) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (4) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (5) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (6) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (1)

‘The Ships That Sail Through the Clouds’ by Luigi Prina, 83-year-old builder of flying model ships.

Luigi Prina, 83 years old, has been an architect for more than 50 years. He has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age. The flying ships are made from ultrathin paper and balsa wood. Everything is optimized for flight: from the weight (between 20 and 50 grams) to the aerodynamic shape. They fly like any propeller airplane. The only difference is that here the propeller is powered by an internal elastic band and not an engine. (Text by Blinking City, photographs by Gianluca Giannone)

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Poll: Nothing says I love you like:


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Help this poor Brit out:

Originally posted on Steampunk Journal:

Love Potion #66 Necklace

Love Potion #66 Necklace (Photo credit: candeegurl.etsy.com)

As a typical British gentleman, I don’t have a romantic bone in my body, so this is an interesting poll to see what a steampunk thinks will woo the love of his life.

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