Monday, January 19, 2009

Updating the world of Gotthammer

You'll notice things look different around here. The blog has a new look, the website is virtually gone, and I have a new profile photograph.

All of this is to reflect my current space in life. As I move forward into my academic career, I need my online presence to reflect what I'm doing. Gotthammer began as a place to express myself, and currently, my expressions are all academic, and largely related to steampunk. So for the time being, the main site will become a hub for the blogs, as well as acting as an online curriculum vitae. My hope is that online c.v. will be a little more interesting than just a PDF document. But time will tell. I am incredibly busy these days: teaching full time between three campuses: The King's University College, Grant MacEwan, and Taylor University College; attending to my own graduate studies at the University of Alberta in Comparative Literature; working on papers and articles and presentations in preparation of my dissertation on Steampunk; and being a husband and a father. While I want to keep updating all the blogs, I will be focusing on the Steampunk Scholar, which is my latest blog - think of it as an online annotated bibliography.

I'll still post here from time to time. And once my course work is done, I can see getting back to Magik Beans. But I have a mission. As the new blog puts it, a "5 year mission." Feel free to come and journey with me some more. I appreciate everyone who's supported me here online over the years. I'm not going away. But I wanted to apprise you of the changes.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some Jane Austen to be reading.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Movies to see in 2009

In theaters:
The Watchmen
Star Trek
El Camino
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Terminator: Salvation

To wait for DVD
Transformers 2
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Leftovers from 2008 yet to see...
Quantum of Solace
Burn After Reading
Madagascar 2
Tale of Despereaux