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2013-01-18 10:06:37 AM
While we're playing "confuse the time travellers", can we get some codpieces on those guys (i.e. bike courriers) who wear Spandex bicycle racing gear with their genitalia squashed like tiny mice?

Really. There are worse things than being naked. These unitard-tards are a fashion menace as well as on the roads.
 
2013-01-18 10:08:33 AM
Holy scaling artifacts, Batman. Someone is not good with computer.
 
2013-01-18 10:09:15 AM
"Just glue some gears on it and call it steampunk, that's the trendy fashion nowadays. Some copper plated gunk on some 1980s junk will fetch a pretty penny on eBay..."

-Professor Elemental
 
2013-01-18 10:14:04 AM
Protip: Just because you can glue a gauge, some copper pipe, and some gear wheels onto something doesn't mean you should.
 
2013-01-18 10:14:06 AM
I think I liked it better before I saw some people tearing about valuable antiques for gears and other crud they could've just got off the shelf for less money, and without destroying an antique.

The ball above looks interesting, but in Victorian and Eduardian times wasn't it uncouth for a man to wear his hat indoors?
 
2013-01-18 10:15:37 AM

pc: This is as ridiculous as furries and juggalos


NOTHING is more ridiculous than juggalos.
 
2013-01-18 10:17:03 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


Ah the game where one of the plots was of human women being kidnapped and raped by ogres to make hybrid babies, also the game that let Scotts and Kiwis fark a sheep (IIRC the sheep was the best lay in the game too o.O).
/it was odd
 
2013-01-18 10:20:14 AM
Meh. I was Steampunk before it existed. I've always envied the Edwardian Era. The clothes I wear while Foxhunting are Victorian/Edwardian, including a tophat with a lanyard attached to my collar so I don't lose it. I've worn old fashioned western wear to the office for *decades*. Right now I'm sitting in the office in tall boots, leather shirt cuffs, vest, puff tie, and pocket watch. Weird is my norm.

I've always wanted to convert a laptop into a wood grained, brass accented "old west" computer, but never got around to it. I wanted to do it with a netbook with white keys, so I could tint them slightly to look like Ivory.
 
2013-01-18 10:21:34 AM

StoPPeRmobile: 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.
[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478]


All that giant powered armor is anatomically impossible.  I can only suspend my disbelief so far before it snaps and I start yelling "It's FAKE!" like a pissed-off Romulan.
 
2013-01-18 10:22:25 AM

tom baker's scarf: i liked the steam punk ascetic a lot more a few years ago and even then more for the redesign of objects more than clothing. now it seems to be a competition to see who can glue the most random crap on to their clothes or person. some of those people looked more like first generation borgs than anything else.


WhippingBoy: Steampunk, and steampunk fashion, is a condiment, not a main course.

It's fine in small doses if it's used to augment (rather than define) your appearance, but going overboard is just ridiculous.

You wouldn't eat a bowl of ketchup, would you? Then put down the goggles...


omg, these.

When I first learned about steampunk, i followed a group on facebook because, awesome!

Then it got to the point that these people were talking as if they actually lived in victorian times. Come on. You're on your woodpaneled laptop, posting comments about how hard life is when you're steampunk? um, no. Unlike.

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.


this was hilarious

Farce-Side: This thread started out very promising, then promptly devolved into pure, utter, unadulterated, uninteresting shiat. Kind of like steampunk.


qft.

and since we're all just a little hipster here, i'll point out that I liked steampunk waaay before it was popular.

maggiedot.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-18 10:24:13 AM

Millennium: tough to tell what will be next


hopping hippies are certainly coming up in popularity, just sayin.
 
2013-01-18 10:25:06 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: KawaiiNot: I like steampunk design but doing a search and seeing how badly most people implement their version of steampunk clothing...yikes!

Ps. Who wants to buy me this? :

[i1353.photobucket.com image 183x276]

Make it yourself.


That leather would break my sewing machine.
 
2013-01-18 10:25:13 AM

SlothB77: [ww4.hdnux.com image 334x471]

i don't really see myself wearing this in public.


Amateur. It's what's on the inside that counts.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-18 10:25:30 AM

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

[cdn.ablogtowatch.com image 300x350]


harrywinston.watchprosite.com
meh. the harry winston opus 11 costs ten times that.
 
2013-01-18 10:27:55 AM

Keigh: tom baker's scarf: i liked the steam punk ascetic a lot more a few years ago and even then more for the redesign of objects more than clothing. now it seems to be a competition to see who can glue the most random crap on to their clothes or person. some of those people looked more like first generation borgs than anything else.

WhippingBoy: Steampunk, and steampunk fashion, is a condiment, not a main course.

It's fine in small doses if it's used to augment (rather than define) your appearance, but going overboard is just ridiculous.

You wouldn't eat a bowl of ketchup, would you? Then put down the goggles...

omg, these.

When I first learned about steampunk, i followed a group on facebook because, awesome!

Then it got to the point that these people were talking as if they actually lived in victorian times. Come on. You're on your woodpaneled laptop, posting comments about how hard life is when you're steampunk? um, no. Unlike.

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.

this was hilarious

Farce-Side: This thread started out very promising, then promptly devolved into pure, utter, unadulterated, uninteresting shiat. Kind of like steampunk.

qft.

and since we're all just a little hipster here, i'll point out that I liked steampunk waaay before it was popular.

[maggiedot.files.wordpress.com image 500x322]


as did i...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-18 10:31:25 AM

mark12A: Meh. I was Steampunk before it existed. I've always envied the Edwardian Era. The clothes I wear while Foxhunting are Victorian/Edwardian, including a tophat with a lanyard attached to my collar so I don't lose it. I've worn old fashioned western wear to the office for *decades*. Right now I'm sitting in the office in tall boots, leather shirt cuffs, vest, puff tie, and pocket watch. Weird is my norm.

I've always wanted to convert a laptop into a wood grained, brass accented "old west" computer, but never got around to it. I wanted to do it with a netbook with white keys, so I could tint them slightly to look like Ivory.


Leather-bound would be best for a laptop. The wood-and-brass look works better for a desktop.
I'm not a big fan of "Warehouse-13", but I do like the look of Arnie's computer.
 
2013-01-18 10:31:31 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.


Have you ever been to Portland?
 
2013-01-18 10:32:31 AM

StrangeQ: What if the Victorians had access to digital technology?

Steampunk is stupid because the very premise of it makes absolutely no sense. You're not going to make a farking microcircuit out of brass, polished wood and patent leather. The very technologies that make the modern world possible are exactly the same ones the ones in steampunk obsolete and rediculous.


i concur. it doesn't make rational sense, makes my head hurt, and makes me feel stabby.

cyberpunk. now there's a fashion movement i could get behind (and do). go mainstream, damn it.
 
2013-01-18 10:32:44 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.


FTFM
 
2013-01-18 10:36:20 AM

not5am: 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.


While it allowed for any combination, a mixture of magic/tech usually resulted in failure (which the documentation went into great detail explaining why, but basically tech worked with nature and magic worked against nature). Spells would fail, guns would jam, etc..

Also, it wasn't his reputation that wouldn't let him on the train as much as his magical aptitude I was assuming. I was a good magic user one build and they wouldn't let me on the train because I was too powerful (too high of a magic aptitude score)

I still have the game, and the documentation for it. Its a good read, lots of background information about the different races, the nature of magic vs tech, etc...

JDJoeE: Ah the game where one of the plots was of human women being kidnapped and raped by ogres to make hybrid babies


That was a wonderful conspiracy. The gnome aristocrats needed loyal bodyguards, and half-ogres were rare in the wild. So, they bred them (by kidnapping prostitutes and homeless women of course). Of course, by the time you get to the "factory" there is nothing there but a cigarette smoking gnome telling you to stop looking for answers.

/also, a large orgy in celebration for returning the Goddess of Beauty's statue back to the temple.
 
2013-01-18 10:37:45 AM

give me doughnuts: StoPPeRmobile: 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.
[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478]

All that giant powered armor is anatomically impossible.  I can only suspend my disbelief so far before it snaps and I start yelling "It's FAKE!" like a pissed-off Romulan.


In Warhammer 40K, those are not humans, they are genetically modified super soldiers called space marines. I can't remember too much of the specific lore, but among other things they have two hearts.
 
2013-01-18 10:38:12 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: as did i...

upload.wikimedia.org thief II


off-topic but that is one of the great vid games and there is a new patch that makes it extremely playable and quite nice to look at on modern PCs and the mod community is still strong.
 
2013-01-18 10:38:38 AM

StrangeQ: Oh woe is me, where will I ever find wood with the proper brain


I won't lie to you, you may have to search for a while.
 
2013-01-18 10:40:04 AM

cwheelie: 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.

Have you ever been to Portland?



"doesn't smell too bad" doesn't apply to Portland hipsters.
 
2013-01-18 10:41:34 AM

mytdawg: I like the steampunk toys and some of the art. Fashion? eh, okay... Much like goth I can see someone having to be pretty damn weird to pull it off.


I can't see Goth going mainstream and I am one! It will probably be the same it was with "Goth going mainstream", where a few female actresses wore a long black flowing dress on the red carpet to the Oscars/Emmys and wore NOTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE CONSTRUED AS GOTH! For Steampunk to "go mainstream", it will probably be a brown dress and maybe a waist chain held on the dress by a cog shaped pin, for the actresses.
 
2013-01-18 10:45:33 AM

Paleorific: HindiDiscoMonster: as did i...

upload.wikimedia.org thief II

off-topic but that is one of the great vid games and there is a new patch that makes it extremely playable and quite nice to look at on modern PCs and the mod community is still strong.


Been meaning to play it for a while. Bought the set on Steam a few months ago during a nice sale; haven't gotten around to downloading and playing it yet.

/Played through part of the first one years ago; don't remember why I didn't finish it
//I think the last level I played was where you're in some Escher-y level on a job for some guy who, during the cutscene, serves you wine that spills and the drops sprout vines or something
 
2013-01-18 10:55:29 AM
Of course sometimes she pops up at dragoncon
 
2013-01-18 10:57:16 AM
I love it when i miss the preview button don't you.

Link

Here's the link instead.
 
2013-01-18 10:58:34 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: Keigh: tom baker's scarf: i liked the steam punk ascetic a lot more a few years ago and even then more for the redesign of objects more than clothing. now it seems to be a competition to see who can glue the most random crap on to their clothes or person. some of those people looked more like first generation borgs than anything else.

WhippingBoy: Steampunk, and steampunk fashion, is a condiment, not a main course.

It's fine in small doses if it's used to augment (rather than define) your appearance, but going overboard is just ridiculous.

You wouldn't eat a bowl of ketchup, would you? Then put down the goggles...

omg, these.

When I first learned about steampunk, i followed a group on facebook because, awesome!

Then it got to the point that these people were talking as if they actually lived in victorian times. Come on. You're on your woodpaneled laptop, posting comments about how hard life is when you're steampunk? um, no. Unlike.

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.

this was hilarious

Farce-Side: This thread started out very promising, then promptly devolved into pure, utter, unadulterated, uninteresting shiat. Kind of like steampunk.

qft.

and since we're all just a little hipster here, i'll point out that I liked steampunk waaay before it was popular.

[maggiedot.files.wordpress.com image 500x322]

as did i...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 252x306]


Hahahah.

Kev O'Neil and Pat Mills invented Steampunk, in 1982, when coming up with ideas for Nemesis the Warlock. It first saw light of day in "The Gothic Empire" storyline around 1984. If anyone has an earlier example I would be interested to hear it.

I am the Nemesis
I am the Warlock
I am the shape of things to come
 
2013-01-18 11:00:29 AM
This really may not be a bad thing. Check out these from Prada:
4.bp.blogspot.com
s5.postimage.org
more here:
Link

It may take a while for it to go mainstream, but it's a decent looking fashion trend (far better than many I could name.).
 
2013-01-18 11:01:15 AM

Ikam: Steampunks are just goths that discovered the color brown.


Came here to say this.
 
2013-01-18 11:01:17 AM

KawaiiNot: That leather would break my sewing machine.


how about using heavy staples for the seams and laces for the sides?

Burr: .


my bad. been a while. i think i ended using cheats to make a half elf that used compound bows and carried around 4 mechanical spiders. the game was a rare gem, an update graphics version would be great.
 
2013-01-18 11:05:09 AM

Private_Citizen: This really may not be a bad thing. Check out these from Prada:
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 800x533]
[s5.postimage.org image 623x416]
more here:
Link

It may take a while for it to go mainstream, but it's a decent looking fashion trend (far better than many I could name.).


Very nice.
 
2013-01-18 11:05:13 AM
Soon to be exploited/ruined by Hot Topics everywhere... if it hasn't already.

Commence eyerolling
 
2013-01-18 11:09:05 AM

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

[cdn.ablogtowatch.com image 300x350]

[harrywinston.watchprosite.com image 850x637]
meh. the harry winston opus 11 costs ten times that.


**Want**
Damn that's awesome.
 
2013-01-18 11:13:04 AM
GMD:Leather-bound would be best for a laptop. The wood-and-brass look works better for a desktop.
I'm not a big fan of "Warehouse-13", but I do like the look of Arnie's computer.


^^^^^
Even more awesome, 'cause it would look like a old book....
 
2013-01-18 11:15:47 AM

not5am: i think i ended using cheats to make a half elf that used compound bows and carried around 4 mechanical spiders. the game was a rare gem, an update graphics version would be great.


That would actually work in game. Your tech/magic score was a sliding scale, with magic on one end and tech on the other, and I think it was +100 (tech) to -100(magic). Humans start at 0, elves at like -20 (half elves were -10), dwarves start at +20. Whenever you spent a skill point on a magic or tech skill, it shifted it in that favor. So, if you started out with an elf, and did nothing but tech, you would eventually get a good tech score going, and be good with compound bows (increased damage and hit percent) and mechanical spiders. But if you spent a skill on say a healing spell, and your tech score was +95, it would fail most of the time. Likewise, if you were a mage with a score of -95, and tried to use a gun, it would jam (or explode in your face in some instances).

They really do need to update the game. It was made by some former Black Isle members (specifically Fallout). I would love to see the mechanics brought back to modern form somehow.
 
2013-01-18 11:22:12 AM
Brocade vests need to make a comeback.
Digs me a good waistcoat.
 
2013-01-18 11:23:42 AM

KawaiiNot: I like steampunk design but doing a search and seeing how badly most people implement their version of steampunk clothing...yikes!

Ps. Who wants to buy me this? :

[i1353.photobucket.com image 183x276]


Will you come over and model it for me in my house? :)
 
2013-01-18 11:23:51 AM

Burr: They really do need to update the game. It was made by some former Black Isle members (specifically Fallout). I would love to see the mechanics brought back to modern form somehow.


as long as they keep the same level of writing and the over top view instead of pulling a fallout 3.
 
2013-01-18 11:33:26 AM

Richard_The_Clown: "Just glue some gears on it and call it steampunk, that's the trendy fashion nowadays. Some copper plated gunk on some 1980s junk will fetch a pretty penny on eBay..."

-Professor Elemental

Not

Professor Elemental. Sir Reginald Pikedevant, Esq. But inspired by Elemental.

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

I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.


Kato! She's a friend of mine. And most steampunk ladies actually look more like this than the fatties people have been posting. One of the reasons I got into steampunk. ^_^

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.


It largely has. And that's one of the things steampunk is rebelling against. I go to clubs all the time, see women dressed up nice, and their guys coming in tshirts, baggies and untied hightops, looking like K-Fed wannabees. Guys, have a little pride in your appearance when you go out.
 
2013-01-18 11:33:53 AM

geekbikerskum: Ikam: Steampunks are just goths that discovered the color brown.

Came here to say this.


Came here to hear this and deny it. Based on what I have witnessed, it's a bunch of geeks that read H.G. Wells instead of Edgar Allen Poe.

/brown looks like crap
//purple is awesome!
 
2013-01-18 11:33:56 AM

Keigh: Millennium: tough to tell what will be next

hopping hippies are certainly coming up in popularity, just sayin.


Are you talking about homebrewers? That's true -I do some myself, though my focus is mead, not beer- but I was thinking more in terms of fashion than of hobbies.
 
2013-01-18 11:39:28 AM
SlothB77:
ww4.hdnux.com
i don't really see myself wearing this in public.


blogs-images.forbes.com

Disagrees.
 
2013-01-18 11:42:25 AM
Over!

cdn.fashionista.com

Link
 
2013-01-18 11:44:57 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: geekbikerskum: Ikam: Steampunks are just goths that discovered the color brown.

Came here to say this.

Came here to hear this and deny it. Based on what I have witnessed, it's a bunch of geeks that read H.G. Wells instead of Edgar Allen Poe.

/brown looks like crap
//purple is awesome!


Also denying it. I am not now nor have I ever been "Goth". Though there are quite a few Goth Steampunks. Actually, a friend of mine does a seminar panel on the subject of steampunk being a "super-culture", accepting and drawing ideas from other subcultures such as Goth, Cyberpunk, etc.

I don't have a lot of brown in my steampunk attire. Unless you count my gold brocade waistcoat. Mostly black, red and grey, with some yellow accents. Steampunk is what you make of it.

/A purple jacket or waistcoat would be a nice addition...
 
2013-01-18 11:45:03 AM

StoPPeRmobile: 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.
[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478]


Agreed.


Finishing up the counts-as Deathwing army I started early last year. The new codex is just too good to resist.
 
2013-01-18 11:47:47 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Going mainstream after 40+ years is edgy and new...
[mimg.ugo.com image 480x360]

/grandpa says erggggg
//waiting to be told it's not steampunk


Glad someone referenced Brisco County.
 
2013-01-18 11:48:38 AM
If one is a fan of both, do not miss the 'Steam Lantern' episode of Green Lantern Animated:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-18 11:50:12 AM
Then it's already over.
 
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