About what I do and post here on Mother Google
Blood and thunder, artsy things, curiosities and
lots of ships, everything featured in my little #onthisday-series. I post a
daily feature about something that happened “on this day”, weather permitting.
Usually, the posts turn on Literature with a heavy focus on the 19th and early 20th century and silver screen
adaptions. The dark and macabre, vampires, ghosts and ghoulies, the plain
fantastic, the Byronic tradition in Europe, dandyism as well as Thomas Mann,
Dostoevsky and Nietzsche. History, often
military history, from antiquity to the dawn of the 20th century and everything
an armchair sailor can come up with. Fine arts with pretty much the same
foci during the said period as well as Mythology.
And besides that I currently collect curiosities online, often with a touch of #steampunk and exhibit them in my virtual #wunderkammer, an online cabinet of curiosities.
Speaking of what. I don’t discuss politics on the
There is a legend from the beginning of the Great War: The German High Command
cabled to their allies in Vienna: “The situation is serious but not hopeless!”
and some wisecrack in Vienna cabled back: “No. The situation is hopeless but
not serious.” That pretty much sums it up. ‘nuff said.
The same is true for religion. Although I am willing to discuss
religion from a historical point of view, I am not interested to hear people’s
personal persuasions on god(s) or atheism. If you are interested in my opinion
– read The Brothers Karamazov. It’s all