Good news! After eight years, I've finally saved enough money to finish my basement. No more wood studs hanging out, no more crappy wiring, and no more asbestos tiles cracking underfoot.
The bad news is, I only have enough money for supplies.
This means that I'll be slowing down on content production for the next month or two as I monkey my way through this project. Wish me luck.
If anyone here wants to start any new series, or was looking for an opportunity to write an article or two, now is the time.
Our typical schedule looks like this:
Here are some things we don't normally cover, but are still very popular:
If you can contribute to any of these, or have your own idea for a article or two, please post it here so we can all brainstorm. My goal with Dieselpunks is to update the site at least once a day. Whether that update is an article, a news story, or just a piece of art that I thought everyone would like, it doesn't matter. Keeping the site updated on a regular basis guarantees that people will keep coming back at least once a day to stay on top of what's happening in our community.
I'll keep up with the Wednesday Weapons segment, per usual. I might be able to pitch in with some extra non-fiction articles. Might even unleash some dieselpunk fiction rattling around a cobwebbed corner of my PC.
I suppose I could try to write some articles about the Netherlands in the Diesel era, after all, it's where I live and history is one of my main interests. Perhaps the bombing of Rotterdam in 1940?
I think I can give a try to music reviews, but without strict schedule. maybe I'll begin with latest release by comrades from VNV Nation, it is rather impressive indeed.
Also, I can make a summary of diesel-spiced russian military-technical projects from WWII-era, or better to say "proposals" that came from all parts and stratas of the country during The War and now are being found in the archives by Yuri Pasholok. I've previously taken some pictures with his permission to my Panzer Racing gallery, so most likely he won't object.
I had a thought of creating a series of Dieselpunk Warriors posts as well, but hadn't have enough time yet.
Every little bit helps, Komissar!
Original research is the best, but a good story trumps research any day around here. All I ask is that you include the credits for any sources or photos at the end of the article.
I would love to write some articles for you. Seeing that I'm Lebanese, I think there is a distinct lack of focus on the Middle East during the 1920's to the 50's. Unfortunately, I currently don't have time. I need to finish another book first, though I would be more than happy to have a go at it once I'm done.
Sure. I'd love to hear some ideas from a Middle Eastern perspective. It's not my area of expertise, so you're always welcome to help out when you have the time.