The League of S.T.E.A.M. (and, Hong Kong!)

If you’re a lover of steampunk, you’re probably already a fan of the League of S.T.E.A.M. series of online videos. The acting is hammy, the writing even more so, but the costumes and gadgets and silliness are all brilliant. This episode features Grant Imahara (of Mythbusters fame) as an expert who dives neatly into the “oriental gentleman” trope.


We have now arrived safely in Hong Kong. Louisette was simply brilliant on our 9.5 hour flight – she never cried for more than thirty seconds at a time. At night, she honestly slept from 11pmish to 7amish, just like at home – having apparently glanced at a clock and made allowances for the time difference.


Hong Kong is stunning. It’s fabulously mountainous and covered in thick, flourishing trees and vines and flowering bushes. And then there are skyscrapers poking up here and there like bizarre rock formations coming out of the trees, above and below you as you drive on narrow lanes apparently welded to thin air.

“The Peak” is where all the tourists go in Hong Kong. We are staying in a diplomat’s house which is in the same area – so this is our view, including several islands (notice the skyscrapers poking out from behind a hill just to the left of the one in the middle ground). More on Hong Kong tomorrow (or possibly the next day; things will be pretty crazy)!


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4 thoughts on “The League of S.T.E.A.M. (and, Hong Kong!)

  1. Good little Louisette 🙂 I don’t think I would have been that good with the plane ride as a child. I went to China a few years ago, and the plane ride was soooooo….. grrrrr….. Not the kind of travelling I enjoy for long periods of time. 🙁

    1. Bonnee: I don’t travel that well myself. I find long plane rides really scary, because you’re physically trapped in very close quarters with a lot of strangers.

      1. That’s not so much my problem… my problem is being so high up in the air with nothing to land safely on if the engine randomly conks out. And to be perfectly honest, I can’t decide if I hate it more over the land or the sea…. either way!

      2. Bonnee: Arguably a more rational fear than my social ones.

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