The Ramshackler

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On the Next Sick Sad World…
  • 1881 – 1913 Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson founded the Smith & Wesson Company in Norwich, Connecticut in 1852 for the development of the Volcanic rifle. Smith & Wesson Company was renamed Volcanic Repeating Arms in 1855 and soon sold to Oliver Winchester.  In 1856, when Samuel Colt’s patent on the revolver was due […] Continue Reading…

  • I’ve reached what may be the halfway point of my current Royal Road serial. The link leads to the most recent chapter published, but it’s easy enough to find the beginning if you’re interested. Read it here. Continue Reading…

  • An urban explorer of over twenty-two countries. Govia is an artist who helped to popularize abandonedography. He is also a cinematographer specializing in derelict locations and innovative lighting techniques. Stranger Things is the most well-known project he’s contributed to in this capacity.  Govia collected fifteen years of work into his book Abandoned Planet, published in […] Continue Reading…

  • Philip K. Dick, 1962 A weird time in which we are alive. We can travel anywhere we want, even to other planets. And for what? To sit day after day, declining in morale and hope. Philip K. Dick The first book I read by Philip Kindred Dick was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? My […] Continue Reading…

  • 1886 – 1958 20th-century American photographer. He picked up photography at a young age, remarkable considering his time. He quickly moved away from the soft-focus pictorialism that was typical for the era and started making the high-detail images he would become known for. His subject range was increasingly vast, including landscapes, still-lifes, nudes, portraits, genre […] Continue Reading…

  • 1937 – Present Bavarian-born environment artist. His career began in the 1960s as a traditional painter in Paris. Soon he left this studio to return to his country home and experiment with the natural environment as art. His career trajectory was elevated in the year 2000 when Peter Gabriel contacted Nils-Udo to make an installation […] Continue Reading…

  • Cruxham is a small city sprawled over three hills. It is surrounded by the massive Cruxham timberlands, the largest and last remaining in the de-forested Lowlands zone. Unfortunately, the timberlands have not made Cruxham prosperous. Soft evergreens have few uses in building, certainly no high-value ones. Their primary use, and the region’s key export, is […] Continue Reading…