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(SeattlePI)   Lace up your corsets and shine up your goggles, Steampunk fashion is becoming mainstream   (seattlepi.com) divider line 254
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2013-01-18 12:32:04 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com

I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.
 
2013-01-18 01:16:47 AM  
pros - whiny people who hate steampunk will see it everywhere and sit in the corner, cutting themselves until they bleed to death.
cons - mainstream consumer culture looting ideas from geek subculture, corrupting them into common, debased mass produced junk and destroying their value in a mad quest for profit.

hmm.  decisions...decisions....
 
2013-01-18 01:27:39 AM  
cons - steampunk is stupid
 
2013-01-18 02:23:02 AM  
Please God no
 
2013-01-18 03:18:29 AM  
Pro - Ladies in corsets.
Con - ...

I'm okay with this. It's one of the major reasons I enjoy Renaissance Faires, too.
 
2013-01-18 03:32:22 AM  
Hahahahahaha... No.
 
2013-01-18 04:19:26 AM  

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

I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.


This.
 
2013-01-18 04:27:34 AM  
imageshack.us
 
2013-01-18 08:16:50 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-18 08:39:12 AM  

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.
 
2013-01-18 08:39:42 AM  
No it isn't.
 
2013-01-18 08:40:21 AM  
Honestly, seeing a little less plastic and a little more classy wood and metalwork wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
 
2013-01-18 08:40:44 AM  
There's no way I'm unblocking all those scripts.
 
2013-01-18 08:40:48 AM  
I hated steampunk before it was cool to hate steampunk. Now, I ironically like it.
 
2013-01-18 08:40:50 AM  
Timely post since the San Francisco Edwardian Ball is this weekend. I'll be there on Sat night, possibly both nights.
 
2013-01-18 08:41:19 AM  

Weaver95: cons - mainstream consumer culture looting ideas from geek subculture, corrupting them into common, debased mass produced junk


Already there. Steampunk had some neat ideas originally but some time about ten years ago gave up on being anything but the theme park version of 19th century fashion with a bunch of gears glued to it.
 
2013-01-18 08:41:36 AM  

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.


This is an authoritarian law I could get behind. Unless you're in this "hotness level", you cannot dress like this. If you are, you are required to dress like this.
 
2013-01-18 08:41:39 AM  
Sure, keep telling yourself that cospay is gonna go mainstream...from your parents basement...to yours!

Sure it is.
 
2013-01-18 08:42:00 AM  
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.
 
2013-01-18 08:42:31 AM  
It's been mainstream since the industrial revolution -duh
 
2013-01-18 08:42:37 AM  
ww4.hdnux.com

i don't really see myself wearing this in public.
 
2013-01-18 08:42:43 AM  
Too much work to ever be mainstream.
 
2013-01-18 08:42:43 AM  
Oh, another quasi-Victorian fetish thread. Great.
 
2013-01-18 08:43:04 AM  
Steampunk is neither - discuss
 
2013-01-18 08:43:06 AM  
science is ashamed of you
 
2013-01-18 08:43:55 AM  
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now. It's just an inkling of the mainstream.
 
2013-01-18 08:44:26 AM  
Yiff in hell, steampunk!
 
2013-01-18 08:44:39 AM  
FOR SCIENCE!
 
2013-01-18 08:44:42 AM  
I doubt it. Mainstream people are too skinny.
 
2013-01-18 08:45:32 AM  
Does this mean that tribal tattoos are out?
 
2013-01-18 08:46:07 AM  
Steampunk, even the name, is completely retarded.
 
2013-01-18 08:46:42 AM  

ronaprhys: This is an authoritarian law I could get behind. Unless you're in this "hotness level", you cannot dress like this. If you are, you are required to dress like this.


Do you have a newsletter?
 
2013-01-18 08:47:10 AM  

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

www.pirate4x4.com

What it will actually be like

i184.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 08:47:13 AM  
Yea, like someone really wants to use a steampunk dildo.
 
2013-01-18 08:48:16 AM  
I embrace steam punk, in that it lets me know who to avoid talking to. IT SAVES TIME.
 
2013-01-18 08:49:17 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

[www.pirate4x4.com image 500x749]

What it will actually be like

[i184.photobucket.com image 400x593]


Came here to say this...
 
2013-01-18 08:50:40 AM  
Feel like we've been heralding the arrival of steampunk for a while now but it just doesn't happen. The get-ups seem a bit to impractical to be worth the effort, even if they do look cool.
 
2013-01-18 08:50:46 AM  
I thought steampunk was over.
 
2013-01-18 08:50:55 AM  
I'm not sure about "mainstream".
Maybe in sense of "doesn't raise eyebrows on Halloween anymore" and/or "gets their own faires/conventions".

But you're not going to see electronics double and triple their weight (and price) to add actual wood and metalwork.
Clothes... eh, maybe something that looks about as "steampunk" as the last "retro 70s" fad looked "70s".
 
2013-01-18 08:50:56 AM  
Ah, the 1800 to 1987 steampunk void has finally been addressed, and all the world shall marvel.
 
2013-01-18 08:51:58 AM  
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.
 
2013-01-18 08:52:10 AM  
nice corsets, but who has the $$ and time for all that hardware???
 
2013-01-18 08:52:45 AM  
So... its a bunch of non functional shiat with Victorian era clothing.... got it.


If all that crap doesnt actually DO something, whats the point?
 
2013-01-18 08:53:00 AM  
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
 
2013-01-18 08:53:10 AM  
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...
 
2013-01-18 08:54:01 AM  
This is so last decade
 
2013-01-18 08:55:28 AM  
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.

First world hipster problems:
Oh woe is me, where will I ever find wood with the proper brain and texture for my retro-chic laptop?
needsmoresteam.com

Real world problems:
I wonder if I can eat wood? Could it be food?
www.rescue.org
 
2013-01-18 08:55:50 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.


Except that people aren't dressing like that as though it were fashionable or somehow cool.
 
2013-01-18 08:56:18 AM  
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.
 
2013-01-18 08:56:42 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Steampunk, even the name, is completely retarded.


How about Vaporhooligan?
Come to think of it, I think I seen that at a rave once in the early 90's.
 
2013-01-18 08:56:48 AM  

Weaver95: pros - whiny people who hate steampunk will see it everywhere and sit in the corner, cutting themselves until they bleed to death.
cons - mainstream consumer culture looting ideas from geek subculture, corrupting them into common, debased mass produced junk and destroying their value in a mad quest for profit.

hmm.  decisions...decisions....


Why is there no "stop liking what I like" kid? I guess I'll have to settle with I liked steampunk before Victoria was Queen
 
2013-01-18 08:57:54 AM  
which a number cruncher for IBM says is going to go mainstream in the next two years

if anything will define style in the next two years, it is number crunchers from IBM
 
2013-01-18 08:58:38 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.

First world hipster problems:
Oh woe is me, where will I ever find wood with the proper brain and texture for my retro-chic laptop?
[needsmoresteam.com image 850x842]

Real world problems:
I wonder if I can eat wood? Could it be food?
[www.rescue.org image 562x374]


Wait... your problem is not tolerating people following popular trends and they're the ones with first world problems?
 
2013-01-18 08:59:25 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.

First world hipster problems:
Oh woe is me, where will I ever find wood with the proper brain and texture for my retro-chic laptop?
[needsmoresteam.com image 850x842]

Real world problems:
I wonder if I can eat wood? Could it be food?
[www.rescue.org image 562x374]


Don't live in a desert.
 
2013-01-18 08:59:25 AM  
I'm a complete Dr. Who/Star Trek/etc  geek/nerd.

And I think Steampunk is the stupidest gayest thing I've ever seen in my life.
 
2013-01-18 08:59:41 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.


People who do things without imagination or effort will always exist, but it doesn't change the fact that the nature of Steampunk allows for some very cool craftsmanship and interesting designs.

My 15 yr old daughter built really amazing expanding wings last year from her own design. It was a great experience for her and really a wonderful costume in the end.

I'd love to post a pic of it, but I know how Fark goes...

/assholes
 
2013-01-18 08:59:48 AM  

pxlboy: 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.

Except that people aren't dressing like that as though it were fashionable or somehow cool.


Probably too expensive. People did cyberpunk for a while 8 years ago
 
2013-01-18 09:00:17 AM  

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


I don't use the word "hero" very often, but you are the greatest hero in American history.
 
2013-01-18 09:00:35 AM  
Finally, I can use all those old circuit boards, capacitors and such and make some cool stuff.
 
2013-01-18 09:00:44 AM  
$25,000. Seriously. This watch costs $25,000.

cdn.ablogtowatch.com
 
2013-01-18 09:00:55 AM  
Weaver95
pros - whiny people who hate steampunk will see it everywhere and sit in the corner, cutting themselves until they bleed to death.
cons - mainstream consumer culture looting ideas from geek subculture, corrupting them into common, debased mass produced junk and destroying their value in a mad quest for profit.

hmm. decisions...decisions....


I think it'll probably come down to a case-by-case decision depending on the corset in question and what's attached to it.
 
2013-01-18 09:00:58 AM  

Marquis de Sod: Steampunk is neither - discuss


PC LOAD LETTER: Steampunk, even the name, is completely retarded.


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

[www.pirate4x4.com image 500x749]

What it will actually be like

[i184.photobucket.com image 400x593]


This.
 
2013-01-18 09:01:31 AM  

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

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


That's not made for public. That's made for when you decide you want to much on Lindsay Lohan's poonanny. You never know when that occasion may arise.
 
2013-01-18 09:01:31 AM  

strangeluck: I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.


I could live with women with waists becoming more mainstream.
 
2013-01-18 09:02:14 AM  

moothemagiccow: People did cyberpunk for a while 8 years ago


They were still doing cyberpunk 8 years ago? That lasted a lot longer than I thought.
 
2013-01-18 09:02:21 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 that make the ones in steampunk obsolete and rediculous.

First world hipster problems:
Oh woe is me, where will I ever find wood with the proper grain and texture for my retro-chic laptop?
[needsmoresteam.com image 850x842]

Real world problems:
I wonder if I can eat wood? Could it be food?
[www.rescue.org image 562x374]


FTFM

/holy fark I need coffee
 
2013-01-18 09:03:19 AM  

Scoot951: Honestly, seeing a little less plastic and a little more classy wood and metalwork wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.


You say that now, just like they said it in the late 70s/early 80s, and then we got shiatty wood laminate walls in every rumpus room, lounge or basement from Maine to California.
 
2013-01-18 09:03:23 AM  

Solty Dog: Finally, I can use all those old circuit boards, capacitors and such and make some cool stuff.


Nice. You should get some bites.
 
2013-01-18 09:03:39 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]


Make it yourself.
 
2013-01-18 09:04:00 AM  
Steampunk will never be mainstream fashion. Americans shop at WalMart and Target because you can buy a $3.99 pack of a dozen socks.

It'll be there for cons, faires, concerts, parties, and the occasional wedding, but don't expect to see folks wearing it to work, or even a night on the town.

Googles down, cannons up. Prepare to grapple!
 
2013-01-18 09:04:20 AM  
It's been mainstream for awhile
'specially in the fetishy community

very few of the everyday items we buy from overseas have any character
just like us
spending our days trying to make routines simpler
..but add some gears, brass, leather and gizmos and
WHAM
you have something interesting

I woulda worked the presidential ass-kissing ceremony if I knew the two lawyers were taking the oath in victorian garb
who wouldn't wanna see that?
 
2013-01-18 09:04:43 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.

First world hipster problems:
Oh woe is me, where will I ever find wood with the proper brain and texture for my retro-chic laptop?
[needsmoresteam.com image 850x842]

Real world problems:
I wonder if I can eat wood? Could it be food?
[www.rescue.org image 562x374]


Post of the thread.
 
2013-01-18 09:05:47 AM  

moothemagiccow: Wait... your problem is not tolerating people following popular trends and they're the ones with first world problems?


Tolerating? No, I'm just pointing out how completely idiotic the entire concept is of trying to recon a bunch of modern technology into preindustrial methodology when the only thing that made that technology possible was our transition away from said methodology.
 
2013-01-18 09:07:23 AM  
 
2013-01-18 09:08:05 AM  

Ghryswald: Steampunk will never be mainstream fashion. Americans shop at WalMart and Target because you can buy a $3.99 pack of a dozen socks.

It'll be there for cons, faires, concerts, parties, and the occasional wedding, but don't expect to see folks wearing it to work, or even a night on the town.

Googles down, cannons up. Prepare to grapple!


Walmart steampunk jewelry
 
2013-01-18 09:08:22 AM  
I am in the middle of designing a steam punk cruise ship. I would say that's pretty mainstream.

Steam punk is pretty easy to figure out. Problem it it is really limiting. There are only so many top hats and corsets you can put on waiters.
 
2013-01-18 09:08:45 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]


I will
 
2013-01-18 09:09:57 AM  

QT_3.14159: /assholes


And yet here ye be. What does that make you?
 
2013-01-18 09:10:19 AM  
i1024.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 09:10:29 AM  
While I enjoy the Steampunk aesthetic, it would have been nice if TFA had shown more working gadgets. It seems like most cons, where 95% are just walking around in brass goggles and a leather vest with a set of tanker boots. The one that really got me was the Megabyte toy dog that someone had just glossed with black paint and changed the ears to telephone bells >:(. Thankfully some of the good ones I had seen on hackaday before and have even sold a couple of pieces at bent festivals to folks that would have come home with me if it weren't for the sp look to them. Nice folks, lotsa money (the ones that I met) and like most other cons- a reason for girls to show off their corseted racks. Maybe have to really up my production of sp based NAND synths on tindie in Q2 lol.
 
2013-01-18 09:10:43 AM  

Makh: I thought we moved on to dieselpunk.

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


Ohh, and then maybe can we move on to petropunk? Of course, that would just be an interim until we move on to digitalpunk, where we can we cloths made with digital technologies and modern methodologies just like they do today!
 
2013-01-18 09:11:02 AM  
I'm all for people wearing whatever the hell they choose. I may very well not like it but, I don't have to. Wear whatever you choose. I don't bother to keep up with whatever "fashion" people feel is hip.
My clothing choice is my own and I could care less what it looks like, as I rarely wear anything unless I'm in public.

/freakin' prudes
//hates clothes
 
2013-01-18 09:11:39 AM  
Is there an "Incredibly Unlikely" tag?
 
2013-01-18 09:11:46 AM  
Going mainstream after 40+ years is edgy and new...
l.yimg.com

stagevu.com

2.bp.blogspot.com

mimg.ugo.com

/grandpa says erggggg
//waiting to be told it's not steampunk
 
2013-01-18 09:12:25 AM  
It is cool in video games. Still have not bought Dishonored yet.
 
2013-01-18 09:12:32 AM  

Makh: I thought we moved on to dieselpunk.

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


Ive moved on to sour diesel
i26.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 09:12:53 AM  

the_celt: I'm all for people wearing whatever the hell they choose. I may very well not like it but, I don't have to. Wear whatever you choose. I don't bother to keep up with whatever "fashion" people feel is hip.
My clothing choice is my own and I could care less what it looks like, as I rarely wear anything unless I'm in public.

/freakin' prudes
//hates clothes


And I'm all for people being able to express their opinions even if it offends or upsets some people. Get off your high horse. No on is suggesting that mainstream steampunk fashion be outlawed.
 
2013-01-18 09:13:29 AM  

StrangeQ: Makh: I thought we moved on to dieselpunk.

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

Ohh, and then maybe can we move on to petropunk? Of course, that would just be an interim until we move on to digitalpunk, where we can we cloths made with digital technologies and modern methodologies just like they do today!


wear, WEAR goddamnit! I think my keyboard is farking with me, or someone switched the coffee in the breakroom to decaf...
 
2013-01-18 09:14:32 AM  
You'll never get on an airplane in all that junk...
 
2013-01-18 09:14:40 AM  

Ghryswald: Steampunk will never be mainstream fashion. Americans shop at WalMart and Target because you can buy a $3.99 pack of a dozen socks.

It'll be there for cons, faires, concerts, parties, and the occasional wedding, but don't expect to see folks wearing it to work, or even a night on the town.

Googles down, cannons up. Prepare to grapple!


There's a girl at my office who wears the occasional work-appropriate version of steampunk. Long skirts, wide leather belts, Victorian style ankle boots.

Personally the more corsets the merrier. Wore mine under a dress suit to a ball last year.
 
2013-01-18 09:14:42 AM  
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.
 
2013-01-18 09:16:01 AM  
Just pimping this for a friend. She owns a custom corset company, and makes fantastic customs. She also makes several standard types of corsets that are truly beautiful.

https://www.facebook.com/tiesthatbynde

/pimping
 
2013-01-18 09:16:11 AM  
...and Neal Stephenson's.

preview THEN post
 
2013-01-18 09:16:13 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.


Really? Steampunk makes you think of two steampunk novels? How bizarre.
 
2013-01-18 09:16:30 AM  
Steampunks are just goths that discovered the color brown.

/I don't care what you wear
 
2013-01-18 09:17:09 AM  
conceptart.org
 
2013-01-18 09:18:13 AM  

WhippingBoy: the_celt: I'm all for people wearing whatever the hell they choose. I may very well not like it but, I don't have to. Wear whatever you choose. I don't bother to keep up with whatever "fashion" people feel is hip.
My clothing choice is my own and I could care less what it looks like, as I rarely wear anything unless I'm in public.

/freakin' prudes
//hates clothes

And I'm all for people being able to express their opinions even if it offends or upsets some people. Get off your high horse. No on is suggesting that mainstream steampunk fashion be outlawed.


I wasn't suggesting it be outlawed. I was merely saying I don't get it. It's a personal choice and I just don't pay much attention.

/moar coffee
 
2013-01-18 09:19:12 AM  
Having a convention where everyone can fit in the same picture is hardly mainstream.
 
2013-01-18 09:19:18 AM  

hervatski: Please God no


Yea this

Steampunk is just goths who discovered the color brown
 
2013-01-18 09:19:33 AM  

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.
 
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.
img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-01-18 09:20:36 AM  

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

[cdn.ablogtowatch.com image 300x350]


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  
dailyfill.com
 
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.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
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.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
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

[www.pirate4x4.com image 500x749]

What it will actually be like

[i184.photobucket.com image 400x593]


Or it could be something in between:

i578.photobucket.com
 
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

damianov.files.wordpress.com
 
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.
 
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.
 
2013-01-18 11:53:33 AM  
If it makes people dress well, involves more polished brass and wood and less faux stainless steel, I'm all for it. The western world ought to be a classier place.
 
2013-01-18 11:54:54 AM  
 
2013-01-18 11:55:30 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: If it makes people dress well, involves more polished brass and wood and less faux stainless steel, I'm all for it. The western world ought to be a classier place.


well said.
 
2013-01-18 11:57:52 AM  
www.anime.com

How'd we miss this?

/Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty.
//Ooooh, Miss Dorthy...
 
2013-01-18 12:06:05 PM  

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.


how exactly is it off topic? the entire world is Steampunk O.o
 
2013-01-18 12:14:27 PM  
No. It's not.
 
2013-01-18 12:16:07 PM  

Millennium: 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.


no, i hadnt had my coffee yet and my fingers were apparently being dumb.

Hooping hippies, was where I was going with that. for an activity, and a fashion sense. basically, i mean festival culture. while i'm no expert at trends or figuring out what will hit "mainstream", it is really taking off.

i mean, these just got Disney backing, ffs.
 
2013-01-18 12:27:55 PM  

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.


Where is this occuring in the fashion industry or real life military? Would be interesting to see some examples. Or are you just referring to video games/toys/etc.?

Either way:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-18 12:36:02 PM  

JonnyBGoode: 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...


I've been Goth all of my adult life (I'm 31) and I have never felt the urge to wear cogs, goggles, or brown and have never seen any fellow Goths jump into that. I am sure there are a few crossovers, but certainly not enough to justify that meme.
 
2013-01-18 12:50:39 PM  
So, I have an underbust corset in black and red. What shirt do I wear underneath it???!
 
2013-01-18 12:51:48 PM  
Thread needs for Agatha:

www.scifiwright.com

/hot
 
2013-01-18 12:54:52 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: I've been Goth all of my adult life


These words make no sense...
 
2013-01-18 12:59:01 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Thread needs for Agatha:

[www.scifiwright.com image 688x641]

/hot


Hah, when she finds out about the circus. Gotta love the calming pies.
 
2013-01-18 12:59:11 PM  
I like the steampunk motif.....just wish it had a better name.
 
2013-01-18 01:00:27 PM  

westpointer: I like the steampunk motif.....just wish it had a better name.


Gaslight fantasy? (As long as we're on GG references.)
 
2013-01-18 01:00:49 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Thread needs for Agatha:

[www.scifiwright.com image 688x641]

/hot


I always liked the ol' emperor in that comic.
 
2013-01-18 01:04:37 PM  
I don't know how I got on this store's catalog mailing list, but they sell renaissance, mythical, and steampunk gear for what I can only figure are 40+-somethings.... and the clothes comes in "goddess" sizes: www.pyramidcollection.com

That's what kinda made me think steampunk was pretty mainstream already. Geeky maybe, but mainstream nonetheless.
 
2013-01-18 01:09:51 PM  

b0rscht: I'm a complete Dr. Who/Star Trek/etc  geek/nerd.

And I think Steampunk is the stupidest gayest thing I've ever seen in my life.


No longer
 
2013-01-18 01:12:49 PM  
It's like anything in life: unless you're attractive, don't draw attention to yourself by wearing unique clothing.
 
2013-01-18 01:15:41 PM  
 
2013-01-18 01:17:56 PM  

WhippingBoy: It's like anything in life: unless you're attractive, don't draw attention to yourself by wearing unique clothing.


Not sure if serious.
 
2013-01-18 01:25:13 PM  
If steampunk is your thing then enjoy it.That statement applies to star trek,star wars Pokemon et all...............just dont lose your footing on whats really important.
Pizza and boobies
 
2013-01-18 01:38:57 PM  

give me doughnuts: 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.


Not sure if you are serious, but a wood-paneled laptop isn't steam-powered either. The "steam" in steampunk is a metaphor.
 
2013-01-18 01:49:27 PM  

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.


storage.harrywinston.com
12 > 11.
 
2013-01-18 02:04:41 PM  

keypusher: Not sure if you are serious, but a wood-paneled laptop isn't steam-powered either. The "steam" in steampunk is a metaphor.


Only in steampunk fashion. In literary or other forms, it's supposed to be taken seriously.
 
2013-01-18 02:19:10 PM  
I was wearing blinged-out safety goggles when blinged-out safety goggles weren't cool.

/and they still aren't cool
 
2013-01-18 02:19:56 PM  

Millennium: keypusher: Not sure if you are serious, but a wood-paneled laptop isn't steam-powered either. The "steam" in steampunk is a metaphor.

Only in steampunk fashion. In literary or other forms, it's supposed to be taken seriously.


According to who? Is there some "steampunk" governing body that we don't know about? Or are you just talking out of your ass again?
 
2013-01-18 02:23:56 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: I've been Goth all of my adult life (I'm 31) and I have never felt the urge to wear cogs, goggles, or brown and have never seen any fellow Goths jump into that. I am sure there are a few crossovers, but certainly not enough to justify that meme.


Really? I'm in an industrial metal band, and I'm a sci-fi author. So I know a buttload of goths and steampunks, and I'd say the crossover is around 90%. Maybe it's a regional thing.
 
2013-01-18 02:28:14 PM  

StrangeQ: moothemagiccow: Wait... your problem is not tolerating people following popular trends and they're the ones with first world problems?

Tolerating? No, I'm just pointing out how completely idiotic the entire concept is of trying to recon a bunch of modern technology into preindustrial methodology when the only thing that made that technology possible was our transition away from said methodology.


Eh, a lot of steampunk isn't very attractive, but some of it actually IS art.
You may be one of those people who think art is 'idiotic', but I'm not...there's more to life than pure function, if you're not starving like the poor people in your Boobies.

Now, steampunk going mainstream? debatable.
 
2013-01-18 02:29:39 PM  

GratuityIncluded: Too much work to ever be mainstream.


Eh, I could see cheap steampunk crap showing up at Kohl's.
 
2013-01-18 02:30:27 PM  

CarnySaur: I doubt it. Mainstream people are too skinny.


???

Mainstream in the US?

Skinny ain't the problem...

Or am I missing your subtle sarcasm?
 
2013-01-18 02:45:04 PM  

WhippingBoy: Millennium: keypusher: Not sure if you are serious, but a wood-paneled laptop isn't steam-powered either. The "steam" in steampunk is a metaphor.

Only in steampunk fashion. In literary or other forms, it's supposed to be taken seriously.

According to who? Is there some "steampunk" governing body that we don't know about? Or are you just talking out of your ass again?


... but ... isn't 'steampunk' supposed to be re-imagining the world as if steam power ruled the day and all technological progress that followed? wouldn't taking the 'steam' out of steampunk literature be like taking the 'atomic' out of retro-50s atomic age punk? steampunk is great when it makes both the viewer and the creator think. slapping gears and valves all over something is not thinking. but coming up with a plausible reason why a particular gadget or article of gear would exist in this alternative reality... that's awesome. that's what should make steampunk cool.

so, no, there isn't a steampunk governing body; yet Millenium is right. steampunk lifts itself up when it reaches beyond rule of cool. at least, to me.


/even fairies and orcs and elementals have to make sense in-universe
//could most bad sci-fi and fantasy become good sci-fi and fantasy by adhering to in-universe plausibility?
 
2013-01-18 03:02:50 PM  
WhippingBoy, I generally like you as a farker/poster. But today you seem to have a huge stick jammed up your ass. I don't get it. Or maybe you just have some bone to pick with steampunk in general?
 
2013-01-18 03:55:11 PM  

reillan: 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.


I say that's when it started getting momentum.
 
2013-01-18 04:06:43 PM  
SuddenlySamhain
2013-01-18 01:25:13 PM
If steampunk is your thing then enjoy it.That statement applies to star trek,star wars Pokemon et all...............just dont lose your footing on whats really important.

Pizza and boobies


I think if you are into the above things, you probably have plenty of access to pizza, but zero access to the boobies.
 
2013-01-18 04:11:16 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: WhippingBoy, I generally like you as a farker/poster. But today you seem to have a huge stick jammed up your ass. I don't get it. Or maybe you just have some bone to pick with steampunk in general?


In this thread? I thought I was being civil and at least somewhat intelligent... (other threads... not so much...)

I think the problem is that I quite like steampunk (at least in small doses), and had hoped that other steampunk fans wouldn't have the same tired "I liked steampunk before it was cool" and "THAT'S not steampunk. THIS is steampunk" attitudes.

/I know, welcome to Fark
 
2013-01-18 04:53:53 PM  
Just another excuse to get hot chicks to dress up in revealing clothing.

And I have no problem with that.
 
2013-01-18 04:53:56 PM  
 
2013-01-18 05:32:07 PM  
So...more fatties overflowing out of their corsets.

Um...yay?
 
2013-01-18 06:10:08 PM  
I've always preferred wearing suits and dressing up to dressing down and being a slouch, so I enjoy dressing steampunk. The only problem is it takes a bit longer to dress steampunk than to put on a normal suit-and-tie.
 
2013-01-18 06:34:08 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Thread needs for Agatha:

[www.scifiwright.com image 688x641]

/hot


Not enough Agatha

images.cryhavok.org
 
2013-01-18 06:53:14 PM  
Adding to the Prada steampunk line above, here's Dolce & Gabbana's take on what "mainstream" steampunk fashion might look like.

s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-01-18 07:52:07 PM  
I love steampunk, although I am too old/fat to wear the fashions. Got into it via Deadlands and then Briscoe County Jr (which I see has already been posted, thank you farkers, I love you guys) and of course Wild, Wild West reruns when I was a kid but I don't think it was called steampunk back then, not sure. Tons of great books out there too written in the genre. The Windup Girl by Paulo B is on my list to read here soon. But, like most trends/fads, many of us grow out of them after a while. Except for Star Trek, of course. No, I wouldn't dress up for that one either, I just like the shows.
 
2013-01-18 10:33:22 PM  

WhippingBoy: DarkSoulNoHope: I've been Goth all of my adult life

These words make no sense...


I was 18 when I first learned about and got into the Goth scene. It wasn't a childhood phase. I like Goth, it fitted how I've always been and I haven't been any other way since.
 
2013-01-18 11:21:34 PM  

specialkae: I love steampunk, although I am too old/fat to wear the fashions. Got into it via Deadlands and then Briscoe County Jr (which I see has already been posted, thank you farkers, I love you guys) and of course Wild, Wild West reruns when I was a kid but I don't think it was called steampunk back then, not sure. Tons of great books out there too written in the genre. The Windup Girl by Paulo B is on my list to read here soon. But, like most trends/fads, many of us grow out of them after a while. Except for Star Trek, of course. No, I wouldn't dress up for that one either, I just like the shows.


Thats the thing about steampunk though. You don't have to be Slim McHardbody to look good in steam wear. There were plenty of Victorian gentlemen who weren't in the best of shape but still looked good in a nice suit, waistcoat, and hat. I'm a bit heavy too and I've gotten a fair number of compliments on my outfit.
 
2013-01-18 11:46:51 PM  

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.

First world hipster problems:
Oh woe is me, where will I ever find wood with the proper brain and texture for my retro-chic laptop?
[needsmoresteam.com image 850x842]

Real world problems:
I wonder if I can eat wood? Could it be food?
[www.rescue.org image 562x374]


fark those Africans. Stupid farkers have been starving to death for the last 30 years, you would think they would farking die all ready.
 
2013-01-19 12:07:45 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.


Charles Babbage had plans for a working computer in the 1850s. Ada Lovelace had designs for a programming language that would work on such a machine. Babbage could never get funding to complete his designs, but steampunk asks "what if?" If Babbage had developed his computer and got it working, the digital age would have started a hundred years earlier, and have been based on racks and pinions instead of microchips. Sure, the machines would have been enormous at first. But if technology increased as it has in the modern computer age, with an analog of Moore's Law in place, what might the world have looked like a hundred years hence?
 
2013-01-19 12:21:41 AM  
Not one mention of BioShock?

/fail
 
2013-01-19 12:25:21 AM  

JonnyBGoode: 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.

Charles Babbage had plans for a working computer in the 1850s. Ada Lovelace had designs for a programming language that would work on such a machine. Babbage could never get funding to complete his designs, but steampunk asks "what if?" If Babbage had developed his computer and got it working, the digital age would have started a hundred years earlier, and have been based on racks and pinions instead of microchips. Sure, the machines would have been enormous at first. But if technology increased as it has in the modern computer age, with an analog of Moore's Law in place, what might the world have looked like a hundred years hence?


To continue, if I may (I hit Add instead of Preview, oops): Practical steampunk, however, is not the same as science-fiction steampunk. By practical I mean steampunk as practiced/dressed/lived by the subculture. That form of steampunk has little to do with the sci-fi aspect; it is more of a rebellion against the cookie-cutter, plastic, throw-away society that commercialism spawned, a society where attire has also become sloppy and cheap and human interaction crass and vulgar. Regardless of whether Victorians would have semiconductors, why can't computers (or other household items for that matter) be built with care, by craftsmen, or at least look like they were? Why do they all have to be beige plastic? Why can't people dress well and behave politely in society, instead of wearing their belts around their knees and using a four letter word for every other noun, verb, adjective, adverb and interjection in a sentence? That's what modern steampunk is really all about.
 
2013-01-19 12:28:52 AM  

GielZwerg: Not one mention of BioShock?

/fail


Bioshock is technically Dieselpunk, not Steampunk. Specifically, the subset of Dieselpunk known as Decopunk. Although the third installment of the Bioshock series is very steampunk.
 
2013-01-19 07:36:50 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Post of the thread.


A trolly post that amounted to just "Stop liking what I don't like! I'm incapable of understanding other people's enjoyment of retro asthetics and technology and must instead think about this purely in terms of serious historical plausibility! All amusements are immoral until all misery is eliminated!" was the post of the thread to you? You sound... unhappy.
 
2013-01-19 10:55:08 AM  

JonnyBGoode: Adding to the Prada steampunk line above, here's Dolce & Gabbana's take on what "mainstream" steampunk fashion might look like.

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Gonna have to give the nod to Prada on this round.
 
2013-01-19 04:27:05 PM  

SirEattonHogg: SuddenlySamhain
2013-01-18 01:25:13 PM
If steampunk is your thing then enjoy it.That statement applies to star trek,star wars Pokemon et all...............just dont lose your footing on whats really important.

Pizza and boobies

I think if you are into the above things, you probably have plenty of access to pizza, but zero access to the boobies.


fortunately for me I have an 'Amulet of Lotion' which confers +1 to all masturbation skills and I got 'Pizza Gimp' on speed dial
 
2013-01-19 07:34:27 PM  

JonnyBGoode: Adding to the Prada steampunk line above, here's Dolce & Gabbana's take on what "mainstream" steampunk fashion might look like.


Zuul?
 
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