Thursday, July 12, 2012

David Antionette? Marie Bowie?

This is what David Bowie would look like if he were Marie Antoinette.

Or maybe what Marie Antoinette would look like if she were David Bowie?

The Lonely Alchemist

Friday, July 6, 2012

Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms

One of the hors-d'oeuvres staples of any proper Victorian hostess's party is the stuffed mushroom.  Easy to make for even the most beginner chef, classy, and delicious, stuffed mushrooms add elegance and flavor to any dinner party or wine tasting.  We absolutely LOVE them!  So for you hostessing pleasure, here is the Lonely Alchemist's very own stuffed mushroom recipe.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Steampunk Game Review: "House of Brass"

It is one of the great travesties of the world that Steampunk themed games are few and far between (and it's hard to find the good ones).  So we at the Lonely Alchemist are committed to testing and reviewing every Steampunk-ish MMORPG and casual game we can find, just for you!

Our review today is for "Fantastic Creations: House of Brass," a casual game from Big Fish Game Studios.  The premise of the game is a thoroughly Steampunk-y one: a young woman (your character) finds a mysterious package from her grandfather Edwin Gogglethorpe (whom she has never met), to her grandmother, Gwen.  She follows the letter to a strange, broken-down mechanical house and, inevitably, gets trapped inside with a vengeful mechanical woman.  The house is full of clockwork creatures and strange devices and is decorated in a decidedly Late Victorian style.  Throughout the game, you are guided by the voice of Mr. Cogglethorpe, who has kept himself alive in a machine for over a hundred years, waiting for Gwen.  Things take a sinister turn and you find yourself fighting against a madman and a malfunctioning house that wants to imprison you for all eternity.