Posts Tagged ‘Steampunk’

It’s been a good run so far with FFI, and although we have a few slow-downs recently, we’re still growing every day.

Rainy Lake - August 2011-13

Rainy Lake - August 2011-13 (Photo credit: fabfotophotography)

If you are a reader of one little blog, casual or otherwise, you most likely won’t understand the title of this entry, and that’s a-ok. If you’re an author, most likely you won’t either, but you should and shame on you.

This date, August 13 2011, was when over one-thousand collective brains got to see the beauty that is Fisch Fail Inc. It was also the day that I noticed our blog was becoming something of a big deal. Honestly until that point I mostly blogged for no one, except for maybe myself and Mr. Fail, but afterward I began doing it for a lil ones… I mean the readers.

Seriously though; you guys have gotten us to new heights, and for that I am thankful.

A lot of crap has gone down recently (more on that later) so the blog has gotten somewhat neglected as of late, but hopefully that will change and more posts will be on their way.

Here’s to getting 1000000 views before the end of the year!

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Fisch Fail, INC, is still a baby, still growing, still something…infant

If we were a human baby, we would be learning to speak, and maybe eat something that didn’t have the consistency of baby food. But fuck, we’ve already moved on to tacos and alcohol… Says something about us!

Anyway, yesterday we hit a random milestone… 20,000 views (and damnit, I was going to make sure I got to make this announcement!).

So, it took us nearly a year and a half to get our first 10,000… It took us 6 months, to get our second.

Lets try and beat that record (for us) even quicker.

Tell everyone about FFI, let’s do it!




With Our Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Posted: December 2, 2011 by luzob in Random
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Short post today, and something I found interesting.

Steampunk desktop.

Image via Wikipedia


Yep it’s one of them there topical posts, but with a little bit of a twist.

Now while I am writing this I am currently distracting myself with Plants v. Zombies as well, so bear with me.

I went to the mall today, and never in my life have I noticed the “mainstream-ness” of Steam punk. It’s not something like a big group of Victorian Era teeny-boppers were running around the scene (but I did see a Furry, but more on that later) or anything like that, and it’s not as if it were a cog-strewn wonderland either. It was… subtle…

So me, Weakening Elms (my lovely girlfriend, more on her in the Sleep Talking tag), and Bexhet (a good friend who should JOIN US!) were gallivanting through the mall and we go into a poppy-trendy women fashion store (thank Ms. Elms for that one) and she holds up a pair of earrings. Looking nice but nothing important to note, were two peacock-feathered coppery earrings she wanted. There was some sort of buy-one-get-one sale going on, so she decided to pick another. These were something to behold, in my opinion; a copper/bronze cuckoo-style clock top with chains leading to metal feathers. It was strange to see in such a store, and then I began to pay attention.

Small steam punk-ish watch parts dangled delicately upon keychains (Ms. Elms was enthralled by the “antiquish” look) and faux skeleton keys were hung from antique-looking necklaces. I immediately thought to myself “oh wow… if there were some sort of Cthulhu -themed necklace I would freak” and continue – now growing in interest – the look-around.

Then I saw the fucker…

Seriously… while not exactly Cthulhu… it was a detailed silver octopus with zirconium (or crystals, I dunno, I’m a guy) for suction cups.

Was I to be displeased and vow to never visit the mall again? …or bow to my corporate overlords and give up?

I quickly got over myself and onward we went.

Into another store…

…with more brass/bronze/copper flash mixed with Victorian elements mixed with Lovecraft-esque flair. What do, Internet? What… do?!?

Needless to say there was much to wonder about and many things to ponder, but honestly I know I will not fall into the Hipster-like quality of “I liked it before it be all mainstreamy” because steam punk was rather popular well before I took an interest.

So well and behold: steam punk is here, and apparently not going any-damn-where any-damn-time!



Posted: August 9, 2011 by luzob in Random
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We’ve been busy as all get-out… but I assure you everyone (and I mean everyone!) will be creating a veritable storm of posts as soon a humanly possible. Thank Mr. Fail and Mr. Pie for keeping us going strong, and I can assure them both that they will not have to pull everyone’s weight.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.


We Are Gathered Here…

Posted: August 2, 2011 by luzob in Random
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Image by bugmonkey via Flickr

So I’m officially back, and happy to be as well.

Now for some seriousness…

RIP to every blog that will never be posted upon ever again…

I was recently stumbling and came across a Steampunk-esque blog that was wordpress-based created by a historian with Harvard cred. It was a cute blurb about linguistics and was entertaining, so I th0ught I may as well look to his main page.

…He gave up upon the blog on December of 2010…

It was so very unfortunate that the blog died before I could even begin to enjoy it’s content. I “liked” it, but did not real further than the Stumbled entry and the final one, due to the fact that it would be like reading about a wonderful person, getting into their imaginative work, wanting to read more of said work, but realizing their final work was their own epitaph.

Dear bloggers of the universe: someone out there loves your writing, no matter whom. Never give up until you cannot type another meaningful passage, because your biggest fan may not even know you have yet to exist.

Finally, I will not post a link to the dead blog, due to the fact that I do not wish the same disappointment upon anyone else.


So, it’s officially the one year anniversary of Fish Fail, INC. What can we do to mark this momentous occasion? Talk about what we always talk about… That’s right POOP!

Now this was mentioned a while back when I spoke of my first pooping experience. There really isn’t much to this story but it’s funny all the same.

When I was younger and living at my mom’s I had to poop and bad. This was a make or break kind of situation. I ran up the stairs, and past my mom entertaining guests in the kitchen. I run to the bathroom. My sister was in it at the time and I REALLY had to go.

So I run further down the hall to my mom’s bathroom. Here is where it gets funny. My mom has a small counter-top in front of the toilet. I forget this as I pull my pants down with urgency and sit down on the toilet with all the ferocity of a Creeper about to explode.

WHAM! I bang my head on the counter-top. Ignoring this I continue about my business, until I see blood on the floor. That’s right, I split my head open while pooping. I didn’t know if I should wipe my head or my ass. Eventually, after I’m done I go back to tell my mother what happened. She took me to the hospital, where I got eleven stitches.

Oh, and by the way… Your favourite Internet Sensation has returned!


We here at FF IT’S OUR EFFING BIRTHDAY! We are in need of celerecreajubilation! What should we do to enjoy this wondrous week? You… yeah YOU… let us know! …or I’ll stab you in the face w/ a soldiering iron… seriously…

By the way… Luz is BACK bitches!


Fisch Fail, INC is officially a year old now. Celebrate with us! Buy us stuff! Or just send us some donations so we can continue to do what we do…  I’ve got some plans for you all. Including a few tonight.

This is a public pat on the back to Fisch Fail Inc. for it’s 100th comment! Take it in, boys and girls, we’re going for a lot more, so keep reading and we’ll keep posting.

For right now, though, I will be busy watching my favorite show, so deal with it.


The days are becoming shorter and the winds bring about a familiar chill. While the work piles up upon my desk and the post-its will blanket my monitor, I look over both my blogs, one newly blooming and the other well established by a more creative mind than my own. School is certainly taking it’s toll, and work is not very helpful as well.

No more gloom and doom, now for a little more optimism. *deep breath* I FINALLY GOT MY BOOK! Okay… I needed that. Namely Tim Akers’ The Horns of Ruin, a sword/sorcery and steampunk novel that I’m already ten pages into. I ordered it sometime in June and have been awaiting it’s arrival ever since, with several delays. When I am finished be sure to check out my other blog with a review.

Never being a sci-fi fan personally, I never thought I would have been into steampunk. defines steampunk as “a genre of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the main source of machine power”. Gold and bronze cogwork with gauges, dials and toggles adorning airships and other scientific wonders. Alright, that’s the end of that little essay.

Next off, my exercise regimen is still going strong, despite all of the McRib commercials popping up everywhere. Also was thinking about possibly getting a gym membership eventually, but for now I’m just glad to get off my ass proactively.

Speaking of being active, I’ve decided to take 15 credit hours for the winter semester, which is the most I’ve ever attempted. All of this is in accordance to Project Fix My Effing Life, and it’s gonna be a hard road I must travel.

Eventually I will also be working harder on both blogs, but until then I will be finishing off this bottle of Bailey’s (weird, huh?) and probably tying up some paperage.