Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vernian Process, Minecraft, and My Vast Love of Anything Steampunk-related

Vernian Process, for those of you who don't know, (which is probably most, or all, of you) is a Steampunk inspired band. I have been listening to them daily since I found out about them.

Here's a link to their website, where you can find out some more information about the group. Or you can head over to their Last.Fm profile to check out some music, and even buy some if you want. They have a decent number of albums, including a few that are tribute albums to some great old-school video games, including my personal favorite, Final Fantasy VII. Did I mention that a few of the albums you can download, ENTIRELY FOR FREE?!?!?

I learned about this group while on the Minecraft Forums looking through various threads for texture packs. The pack that caught my eye was Glimmar's Steampunk Texture Pack, which I still use to this day. It is just a beautiful pack if you are a fan of Steampunk. Here are a few pictures borrowed from Glimmar's thread:

I especially love the look of the Redstone in this texture pack

Beautiful, right? There are a lot more pictures on the thread, plus lots of contributions from other Minecrafters, including mods and recolors / reworkings of Glimmar's original texture. Also somewhere is the thread is a link to download some instrumental versions of a majority of the songs from the Vernian Process album "Behold the Machine" (Use Ctrl +F if you are too lazy to look through the whole thread)

I must admit that wandering around in minecraft with this texture pack and some Vernian Process playing in the background is simply amazing. I find it so enjoyable, the music fits so well with the texture pack. (I also use a Steampunk skin that I got off The Skindex, so my character blends in well with his surroundings, but the texture pack replaces the default skin with an upgraded version that looks good as well)

In case you couldn't tell from the title, I absolutely love all aspects of Steampunk. I often find myself on the internet looking through hundreds of pictures of people in their costumes, or reading through the latest issue of Steampunk Magazine. I want to get a few of my friends to start making Steampunk-style clothing and accessories and head out to conventions or gatherings of other avid fans like myself.

Now I just need to think up a good Steampunk name for myself . . . XD

Sunday, July 10, 2011


So I've been quite bored with the summer, not a lot to do. So I wanna find some good books to read. I am open to suggestions from everyone!!!

I like pretty much any kind of book, but some of my favorite genres are Science Fiction, Fantasy, anything with any comedic value to it, and, even though I hate to admit it, sappy teenage romance books XD

One of the most recent books I read that I really enjoyed was a book called "John Dies at the End" by David Wong. It was a great book, filled every requirement I have for a good book. Lots of science fiction and fantasy, very fun, a little love / romance, and the occasional (or quite frequent, actually) penis joke.

I think that one of the reasons I really enjoyed this book is because David Wong (AKA Jason Pargin) is the editor in chief of, one of my favorite websites. I love his writing style! It is very sarcastic but still descriptive, both managing to make me laugh and give me the information I need. It is definitely an excellent book for anyone who enjoys science fiction, fantasy, and penis jokes.

Here's the book's website if you wanna read up on David, his book and the sequel. You can also check out his articles on

Now back to the subject at hand, finding a good book. I had been watching HBO's Game of Thrones, I'm actually really sad that the season had ended. I am thinking about reading the books that the series is based on, A Song of Ice and Fire. I've been hearing good things from friends about them.

So please tell me about some of your favorite books and perhaps I'll read them and and talk about them on here


Saturday, July 9, 2011


My name is Miles, I'm new to this blogging stuff. I love finding interesting things on the internet, so I will post what I find here. Hopefully others find it just as interesting. :D

This is the most recent thing that caught my interest. I found it after looking for various things to do with old guitar strings.

It's called an Aeolian wind harp, really interesting. I want to look into making one, since me and my father are quite good with woodworking. There are some videos on youtube showing some that people have made, check them out!