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2013-01-18 09:20:18 AM  

gshepnyc: I know people are weary of steampunk but I don't find it anymore tiresome than that heavily armored supersoldier aesthetic that comes out of gaming and animation, the one with gigantic feet and legs and head hidden between armored shoulders and always carrying a cannon for a gun or a sword with a blade the size of a surfboard. Sick to death of that.


fark you!

Burn the heretic. Kill the mutant. Purge the unclean.
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2013-01-18 09:20:36 AM  

amquelbettamin: $25,000. Seriously. This watch costs $25,000.

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No wonder Menendez gets so much support.
 
2013-01-18 09:21:24 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

What happens when you cross Steampunk with Tolkien.

Granted, it was a buggy game(taken care of by patches later), but it was still fun.

/My dwarf has a top hat that deflects bullets and arrows, an electric sword, an electric shied that disrupts magic, armor powered by a small engine, and a mechanical spider that heals him.
//Take that you sissy elves
 
2013-01-18 09:21:34 AM  

WhippingBoy: QT_3.14159: /assholes

And yet here ye be. What does that make you?


Oh, I enjoy the assholes when they're not directed at me. I am just plenty aware that posting pics of children or anyone you care about here is a BAD idea. Which is a shame, cause I'd love to brag on her some.
 
2013-01-18 09:22:10 AM  
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2013-01-18 09:22:11 AM  

Rapmaster2000: [conceptart.org image 470x230]


I think only nerds know that old-ass movie now.

/ass-car
 
2013-01-18 09:22:18 AM  
As if farkers don't already have enough trouble getting a regular bra off.
 
2013-01-18 09:23:44 AM  

rev. dave: It is cool in video games. Still have not bought Dishonored yet.


I think the people making Dishonored were afraid of putting too much effort into it because they didn't know if new property would sell well. They settled for making a really really good game instead of a great game. Now that it's proven successful, the inevitable Dishonored 2 will be freaking fantastic if they flesh out all the ideas they-half-touched on in the first game. Definitely pick it up the next time it's on a Steam sale.
 
2013-01-18 09:24:27 AM  
I enjoy the "Slutty pseudo-technopirate" look.
 
2013-01-18 09:24:29 AM  
Bleh. I am very happy for these upper middle class folks who have time and money to kill, but I imagine Messr's Verne and Clarke are rolling in their graves with the lack of space/time travel or death rays.

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2013-01-18 09:26:04 AM  
For the first time in my life I'm ahead of the curve. Its dress down Friday and I'm wearing a corset, don't tell my cowokers
 
2013-01-18 09:26:28 AM  
I'm still waiting for Lazypunk to take hold. It's where you just wear whatever is comfortable and doesn't smell too bad.
 
2013-01-18 09:26:38 AM  

bmwericus: Sure, keep telling yourself that cospay is gonna go mainstream...from your parents basement...to yours!

Sure it is.


All of these boats and a few hundred thousand people turn out every year in Tampa to watch adults in a cosplay parade.  It's been going on for over 100 years.

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2013-01-18 09:28:54 AM  

give me doughnuts: WhippingBoy: give me doughnuts: Steampunk always makes me think of the Neo-Victorians in Diamond Age, and the alternate history in The Difference Engine.
Kind of a wierd intersection between the two.

Either way, it's William Gibson's fault.

Really? Steampunk makes you think of two steampunk novels? How bizarre.

Since neither one is steampunk, yeah, it is kind of bizzare.


Do you have some definition of steampunk that I'm not aware of????

http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/non-fiction/articles/top-10-literary -s teampunk-works/
http://www.rantingdragon.com/top-20-steampunk-books-an-introduction- to -the-genre/
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6720180.html
http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/fantasy-sub-genres/steampunk.php

Let me guess. Those are only considered steampunk novels by the ignorant and stupid. "Real" steampunk fans (like yourself) know better.
 
2013-01-18 09:29:11 AM  

Theory Of Null: I'm still waiting for Lazypunk to take hold. It's where you just wear whatever is comfortable and doesn't smell too bad.


Wow, I'm a lazypunk and I never knew!
 
pc
2013-01-18 09:29:24 AM  
This is as ridiculous as furries and juggalos
 
2013-01-18 09:30:31 AM  

QT_3.14159: WhippingBoy: QT_3.14159: /assholes

And yet here ye be. What does that make you?

Oh, I enjoy the assholes when they're not directed at me. I am just plenty aware that posting pics of children or anyone you care about here is a BAD idea. Which is a shame, cause I'd love to brag on her some.


Then we've done our job. People "bragging on" their children is insufferably boring and attention-whorish. Just stop it.
 
2013-01-18 09:31:36 AM  

give me doughnuts: Steampunk always makes me think of the Neo-Victorians in Diamond Age, and the alternate history in The Difference Engine.
Kind of a wierd intersection between the two.

Either way, it's William Gibson's fault.


I'm pretty sure The Difference Engine and Diamond Age are two books that sort of influenced the steam punk sub-genre. And by sort of influenced I mean they really did influence it.
 
2013-01-18 09:32:58 AM  

Crudbucket: rev. dave: It is cool in video games. Still have not bought Dishonored yet.

I think the people making Dishonored were afraid of putting too much effort into it because they didn't know if new property would sell well. They settled for making a really really good game instead of a great game. Now that it's proven successful, the inevitable Dishonored 2 will be freaking fantastic if they flesh out all the ideas they-half-touched on in the first game. Definitely pick it up the next time it's on a Steam sale.


While I enjoyed Dishonored, when it was over it just felt lacking. I haven't gone back to it since I finished it.
 
2013-01-18 09:34:43 AM  
fark the haters. I'm too old for anime, or gaming fandom, and I'm not that into sci-fi anymore. Steampunk, otoh seems to appeal to a broad spectrum of people. From teens, to old fogies like me. We can dress up, and build little crafty gadget, all in the name of fun. I've actually gotten quite into crafting, combining my fondness for Victorian adventure, and the Lovecraft mythos. Even made a bit of money selling stuff.

The sorts of thing I make.

Not sure about it going mainstream though. It might be nice to be able to wear my outfit outside of our one steampunk convention here in town. But at the same time, I'm not that keen on the mass-produced plastic nonsense its bound to lead to.
 
2013-01-18 09:34:51 AM  
I'm going retro and bringing cyberpunk back.
 
2013-01-18 09:36:36 AM  

Old enough to know better: fark the haters. I'm too old for anime, or gaming fandom, and I'm not that into sci-fi anymore. Steampunk, otoh seems to appeal to a broad spectrum of people. From teens, to old fogies like me. We can dress up, and build little crafty gadget, all in the name of fun. I've actually gotten quite into crafting, combining my fondness for Victorian adventure, and the Lovecraft mythos. Even made a bit of money selling stuff.

The sorts of thing I make.

Not sure about it going mainstream though. It might be nice to be able to wear my outfit outside of our one steampunk convention here in town. But at the same time, I'm not that keen on the mass-produced plastic nonsense its bound to lead to.


Gotcha. It's only cool if *you* do it.
 
2013-01-18 09:39:59 AM  

Old enough to know better: plastic nonsense


Right, because modern, efficient production methods are complete nonsense.
 
2013-01-18 09:42:26 AM  

Burr: [upload.wikimedia.org image 248x300]

What happens when you cross Steampunk with Tolkien.

Granted, it was a buggy game(taken care of by patches later), but it was still fun.

/My dwarf has a top hat that deflects bullets and arrows, an electric sword, an electric shied that disrupts magic, armor powered by a small engine, and a mechanical spider that heals him.
//Take that you sissy elves


GodDAMN I must have played that game wrong. I had a Necromancer that used the "hurt" spell a bunch....then I wasn't allowed to ride on trains anymore. I walked around and eventually finished the game...despite the bugs. Perhaps I should revisit.....
 
2013-01-18 09:42:32 AM  

Theory Of Null: I'm still waiting for Lazypunk to take hold. It's where you just wear whatever is comfortable and doesn't smell too bad.


Too much work.
 
2013-01-18 09:44:04 AM  
So if Steampunk is so "over", what's the new up-and-coming fad? Surely the real cutting-edge trendies are all doing something Hollywood hasn't noticed yet.
 
2013-01-18 09:44:31 AM  

Trillian Astra: give me doughnuts: Steampunk always makes me think of the Neo-Victorians in Diamond Age, and the alternate history in The Difference Engine.
Kind of a wierd intersection between the two.

Either way, it's William Gibson's fault.

I'm pretty sure The Difference Engine and Diamond Age are two books that sort of influenced the steam punk sub-genre. And by sort of influenced I mean they really did influence it.


Forget it, he's rolling.
 
2013-01-18 09:46:14 AM  

Makh: I thought we moved on to dieselpunk.

http://dieselpunksencyclopedia.wordpress.com/origin-of-dieselpunk/


For several reasons that seems more than a bit Ayn Randish.
 
2013-01-18 09:46:16 AM  

Trillian Astra: give me doughnuts: Steampunk always makes me think of the Neo-Victorians in Diamond Age, and the alternate history in The Difference Engine.
Kind of a wierd intersection between the two.

Either way, it's William Gibson's fault.

I'm pretty sure The Difference Engine and Diamond Age are two books that sort of influenced the steam punk sub-genre. And by sort of influenced I mean they really did influence it.


While Neo Victorianism was a pretty big thing in The Diamond Age, I don't really remember too many corsets with non functional gears and steam driven pistons hanging off of them being mentioned in the books. Although the mechanical horses were pretty cool.

/That was Neil Stephenson, not Gibson
 
2013-01-18 09:46:18 AM  
KawaiiNot:
Ps. Who wants to buy me this?

Yes, please.
 
2013-01-18 09:46:19 AM  
This thread started out very promising, then promptly devolved into pure, utter, unadulterated, uninteresting shiat. Kind of like steampunk.
 
2013-01-18 09:47:18 AM  

strangeluck: [25.media.tumblr.com image 400x593]

I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.


I suggest you invent contact lenses with Photoshop installed on them.
 
2013-01-18 09:48:10 AM  

abhorrent1: Crudbucket: strangeluck: [25.media.tumblr.com image 400x593]

I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.

Yes. Because that's exactly what it will be like in the real world.

It's just like lesbians

What you think it'll be like

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What it will actually be like

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Or it could be something in between:

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2013-01-18 09:48:54 AM  
How does cyberpunk (Diamond Age, Snow Crash, etc) equate to steampunk? I mean, they both share letters. . .
 
2013-01-18 09:49:01 AM  

SavageWombat: So if Steampunk is so "over", what's the new up-and-coming fad? Surely the real cutting-edge trendies are all doing something Hollywood hasn't noticed yet.


We could tell you, but what's the point? You wouldn't have heard of it.
 
2013-01-18 09:49:01 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: hervatski: Please God no

Yea this

Steampunk is just goths who discovered the color brown


Emo doesn't have much to recommend it, and plenty of arguments against. But in comparison to the Goths who came before (anachronistic or Mansonite, take your pick) or the steampunk crowd that seems to be following after, it does have one thing: it is not nearly as stuff-heavy or materialistic. No one gets out of emo because they don't have the money to keep up.
 
2013-01-18 09:50:31 AM  

Millennium: it is not nearly as stuff-heavy or materialistic. No one gets out of emo because they don't have the money to keep up.


Keeps out the riff-raff and the non-hackers.  I like my subcultures to have a cover charge.
 
2013-01-18 09:51:12 AM  

Carn: Theory Of Null: I'm still waiting for Lazypunk to take hold. It's where you just wear whatever is comfortable and doesn't smell too bad.

Wow, I'm a lazypunk and I never knew!


I like to call it the "Homeless Look".

Was Lazypunk before Lazypunk was cool.
 
2013-01-18 09:51:12 AM  

Sasquach: GodDAMN I must have played that game wrong. I had a Necromancer that used the "hurt" spell a bunch....then I wasn't allowed to ride on trains anymore. I walked around and eventually finished the game...despite the bugs. Perhaps I should revisit.....


Why do you need trains when you can get a teleport spell?

(of course, that was a top level spell in the Spatial category, and it took too many precious skill points to get there)

Just the different builds of the game was insane. You could be a gunslinger that had a gun that shot daggers, a hobbiatchemist thief who made sleeping gas, or a smooth-talking therapeutic gambling orc, among other things.

And that is just the tech side.
 
2013-01-18 09:51:52 AM  

pc: This is as ridiculous as furries and juggalos


Comparing these dorks to beastiality sickos and child molesters is a bit harsh, no?
 
2013-01-18 09:52:49 AM  

Burr: hobbiatchemist


FILTERPWN!

/toasty!
 
2013-01-18 09:52:52 AM  

RangerTaylor: How does cyberpunk (Diamond Age, Snow Crash, etc) equate to steampunk? I mean, they both share letters. . .


I never got the relationship either. So The Diamond age is considered Post Cyberpunk, but it certainly does not make it Steampunk.
 
2013-01-18 09:53:04 AM  

RangerTaylor: How does cyberpunk (Diamond Age, Snow Crash, etc) equate to steampunk? I mean, they both share letters. . .


The Diamond age blends Victorian style and mannerisms with technology. If you wanted to be pedantic, you could argue that nanotechnology is not the same as steam-powered technology, the Diamond Age is nonetheless regarded as a "steampunk" novel.

No one said anything about Snow Crash.
 
2013-01-18 09:53:29 AM  

Ikam: /I don't care what you wear


phew! That's a relief!
 
2013-01-18 09:54:43 AM  

WhippingBoy: give me doughnuts: WhippingBoy: give me doughnuts: Steampunk always makes me think of the Neo-Victorians in Diamond Age, and the alternate history in The Difference Engine.
Kind of a wierd intersection between the two.

Either way, it's William Gibson's fault.

Really? Steampunk makes you think of two steampunk novels? How bizarre.

Since neither one is steampunk, yeah, it is kind of bizzare.

Do you have some definition of steampunk that I'm not aware of????

http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/non-fiction/articles/top-10-literary -s teampunk-works/
http://www.rantingdragon.com/top-20-steampunk-books-an-introduction- to -the-genre/
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6720180.html
http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/fantasy-sub-genres/steampunk.php

Let me guess. Those are only considered steampunk novels by the ignorant and stupid. "Real" steampunk fans (like yourself) know better.


Difference Engine: I will grant you that, even though there is lack of steam-powered flying machines, submarines, and the more fantastical elements in a lot of the genre.
Diamond Age: No steam. Electronics and nanotechnology.
 
2013-01-18 09:57:12 AM  

Burr: Sasquach: GodDAMN I must have played that game wrong. I had a Necromancer that used the "hurt" spell a bunch....then I wasn't allowed to ride on trains anymore. I walked around and eventually finished the game...despite the bugs. Perhaps I should revisit.....

Why do you need trains when you can get a teleport spell?

(of course, that was a top level spell in the Spatial category, and it took too many precious skill points to get there)

Just the different builds of the game was insane. You could be a gunslinger that had a gun that shot daggers, a hobbiatchemist thief who made sleeping gas, or a smooth-talking therapeutic gambling orc, among other things.

And that is just the tech side.


he was playing it wrong. that game allowed almost any combination as long as you put in the time. it also kept track of reputations, which is probably why he couldn't ride trains anymore.
 
2013-01-18 09:59:20 AM  

StrangeQ: Old enough to know better: plastic nonsense

Right, because modern, efficient production methods are complete nonsense.


Wow, missed the point didn't we? Plastic is fine for mass produced stuff you use in your day to day life. Steampunk thrives on itens looking like they were handcrafted from brass, iron, leather, wood, and glass.
 
2013-01-18 10:03:37 AM  

Burr: [upload.wikimedia.org image 248x300]

What happens when you cross Steampunk with Tolkien.

Granted, it was a buggy game(taken care of by patches later), but it was still fun.


I'll see you and raise

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2013-01-18 10:03:55 AM  

SavageWombat: So if Steampunk is so "over", what's the new up-and-coming fad? Surely the real cutting-edge trendies are all doing something Hollywood hasn't noticed yet.


The hipsters haven't fled steampunk yet, so it's tough to tell what will be next. My guess, though, is a more generalized form of anachronism. Dieselpunk will be part of that, though it won't be as all-consuming as steampunk was. Steampunk will remain in a reduced role (and considered a "newbie thing"), and cyberpunk and rennie-Goth will also enjoy something of a comeback, but no one time period will dominate among these four. Other time periods like sandalpunk will be tried, but they won't catch on. Regardless, the fashions will remain generally European in nature, and this will cause some grumbling, but the people who try to buck that trend will cause even more grumbling.

Doctor Who cosplayers will also be welcomed and celebrated as an important part of the trend.
 
2013-01-18 10:04:36 AM  

gshepnyc: I know people are weary of steampunk but I don't find it anymore tiresome than that heavily armored supersoldier aesthetic that comes out of gaming and animation, the one with gigantic feet and legs and head hidden between armored shoulders and always carrying a cannon for a gun or a sword with a blade the size of a surfboard. Sick to death of that.


Because all that involves killing things and blowing shiat up. You know, being as manly as possible so that people never question whether or not you're macho. Steampunk is, supposed to, involve intelligence with a touch of grace and class. That shiat is for pussies. So they need to be made fun of to remind people how manly you are because you refuse to allow such a non-manly thing to exist.
 
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