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2013-03-31 03:32:28 AM  
I wonder if people will be wearing goggles on their hats?
 
2013-03-31 08:39:24 AM  
A friend of mine is in one of the bands that played at that Steampunk convention. The band is called the Clockwork Dolls.
 
2013-03-31 09:03:06 AM  
Dieselpunk is better.
 
2013-03-31 09:08:34 AM  
The enti

bones870: I wonder if people will be wearing goggles on their hats?


That pretty much sums up SteamPunk in a sentence. You beat me to it.
 
2013-03-31 09:08:56 AM  
As with the goths, Steampunk women are fat, amirite?
 
2013-03-31 09:11:31 AM  
If you go wearing your regular clothes, are you just Regularpunk?
 
2013-03-31 09:19:04 AM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: As with the goths, Steampunk women are fat, amirite?


'No. I don't know. I never see any difference in girls. I only knew two sort of girls. Mealy girls, and beef-faced girls.'


'And which is steampunk?'


'Mealy. I know a friend who has a beef-faced girl; a fine girl, they call her; with a round head, and red cheeks, and glaring eyes; a horrid girl; with a body and limbs that appear to be swelling out of the seams of her blue clothes; with the voice of a clown, and the appetite of a posse. I know her! The wretch!'


'Come,' said Mr. Brownlow, 'these are not the characteristics of our steampunk girl; so she needn't excite your wrath.'


'They are not,' replied Mr. Grimwig. 'She may have worse.'
 
2013-03-31 09:20:06 AM  

Oldiron_79: Dieselpunk is better.


Is...is that a thing?

If not it should be.

Something with 2-stroke motors too.

Also, screw a costume.  I'd go to look at all the cool brass word.  Costumes are for Halloween, when I can be sexy Kirk.  Sexy. Kirk.
 
2013-03-31 09:20:25 AM  

vernonFL: A friend of mine is in one of the bands that played at that Steampunk convention. The band is called the Clockwork Dolls.


I quite like some of Dr Steel.
 
2013-03-31 09:20:31 AM  

LDM90: If you go wearing your regular clothes, are you just Regularpunk?


It depends how you iron your clothes: dry or steam.
 
2013-03-31 09:20:37 AM  
i would love to see dodge ball game with steampunk vs cosplay  freaks in iron cage
 
2013-03-31 09:21:15 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Oldiron_79: Dieselpunk is better.

  I'd go to look at all the cool brass word.

*

work. It's been a long 12 hour shift.  I got all riled up in the Alaska music broadcast.
 
2013-03-31 09:22:21 AM  
Ah Steampunk. The counterculture that decries modern, mass produced commercialization by purchasing loads of modern, mass produced, commercialized crap.
 
2013-03-31 09:22:50 AM  

vernonFL: A friend of mine is in one of the bands that played at that Steampunk convention. The band is called the Clockwork Dolls.


Who cares? Name one person other than yourself who gives a shiat.
 
2013-03-31 09:23:05 AM  

bones870: I wonder if people will be wearing goggles on their hats?


done in one
 
2013-03-31 09:27:40 AM  
Just because you <i>can</I> glue some brass cogs and some valves and gauges at random places on a piece of leather doesn't mean you <i>should</I>.
 
2013-03-31 09:29:34 AM  
I'll be at Anime Boston and A-Kon (Dallas) crossplaying as Agent Coulson.

/every girl crazy bout a sharp dressed man
 
2013-03-31 09:30:58 AM  
doycetesterman.com
 
2013-03-31 09:31:28 AM  
looking at those pictures...

uh. yeah thanks... NO.
 
2013-03-31 09:32:11 AM  
no.
 
2013-03-31 09:37:17 AM  
 
2013-03-31 09:41:42 AM  
Rule #1 Beat somebodies ass the first day or become someone's biatch.
 
2013-03-31 09:44:31 AM  

Friction8r: vernonFL: A friend of mine is in one of the bands that played at that Steampunk convention. The band is called the Clockwork Dolls.

Who cares? Name one person other than yourself who gives a shiat.


Who the hell pissed in your cheerios today?
 
2013-03-31 09:45:43 AM  

cakeman: i would love to see dodge ball game with steampunk vs cosplay  freaks in iron cage


The cosplay crowd wouldn't play for fear of wrecking their outfit they spent weeks on and the ball would get punctured on the Steampunk crowds outfit. Also
 
2013-03-31 09:47:33 AM  

Oldiron_79: Dieselpunk is better.


Now we're cooking with peanut oil.

/that's 2 references folks.
//obscure?
 
2013-03-31 09:47:42 AM  
Vaughn Bode is spinning in his self-inflicted grave.
 
2013-03-31 09:48:31 AM  
I prefer bronze age punk.
 
2013-03-31 09:48:33 AM  
6. Glue cardboard gears on everything.

7. A real-life 2/internet 6 becomes a steam punk 8 with the help of a corset.
 
2013-03-31 09:49:27 AM  

Oldiron_79: Dieselpunk is better.


*GIS*

Wow. You did not lie.
 
2013-03-31 09:52:30 AM  

WinoRhino: [doycetesterman.com image 500x500]


Just glue some gears on it and call it steampunk
=Smidge=
/Oblig
 
2013-03-31 09:53:53 AM  

Oldiron_79: Dieselpunk


That's the first I've heard of it, so I took a few minutes to look it up and now I'm not quite so sure.

I love retro-futures and adore art deco/international modern design, so at first it would appear to be something that I'd find to be quite appealing but having looked over the images at

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/dieselpunk-artworks/

I'm not so sure. With a few notable exceptions they look to me to have taken visual elements of modern and streamline modern design in particular and then thrown them about without any clear understanding of the underlying principles behind the aesthetic. It's very unpleasantly jarring. I suppose that people who like Art Nouveau feel the same way about a lot of steampunk.

TVTropes did mention on the one page I permitted myself to skim lest becoming trapped again the game Gadget: Past as Future, which is reassuring as far as dieselpunk is concerned, because I love the artwork in that.

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/gadget/gadget.htm

It barely qualifies as a game, but that doesn't matter to me. It's stunning.
 
2013-03-31 09:54:36 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Just because you <i>can</I> glue some brass cogs and some valves and gauges at random places on a piece of leather doesn't mean you <i>should</I>.


Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk)
 
2013-03-31 09:55:39 AM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: Friction8r: vernonFL: A friend of mine is in one of the bands that played at that Steampunk convention. The band is called the Clockwork Dolls.

Who cares? Name one person other than yourself who gives a shiat.

Who the hell pissed in your cheerios today?


My bad. Happy Easter!
 
2013-03-31 09:59:31 AM  
There's no shortage of food in the steampunk universe, apparently.
 
2013-03-31 10:00:55 AM  
I RTFA and I still don't know what the 5 rules are well unless a reporter getting a makeover is one of the 5 rules .Does that mean that if I were to attend a steampunk convention I should give a reporter a makeover, against his or her will if necessary?
 
2013-03-31 10:01:59 AM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: Friction8r: vernonFL: A friend of mine is in one of the bands that played at that Steampunk convention. The band is called the Clockwork Dolls.

Who cares? Name one person other than yourself who gives a shiat.

Who the hell pissed in your cheerios today?


Maybe nobody.   Friction8r is that hateful and stupid most days.
 
2013-03-31 10:03:27 AM  

bones870: I wonder if people will be wearing goggles on their hats?


OMG, I see one picture in that article & I want to start slapping people with those stupid goggles on their hats.

/also, PULL YOUR PANTS UP, URBAN PEOPLE! WEAR A BELT!
 
2013-03-31 10:07:50 AM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com


And just because Felicia Day is freaking hot.
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-31 10:15:04 AM  
This is the most painfully awkward article i have read in my life.
 
2013-03-31 10:21:58 AM  
 
2013-03-31 10:23:19 AM  

CheneyTheDick: This is the most painfully awkward article i have read in my life.


That would mean that it matches the social skills of most of the people attending the convention.
 
2013-03-31 10:25:13 AM  
I accidentally stumbled across one of these conventions at a hotel I was staying at about a year ago. Bored, I decided to check it out. Not one hot girl in the bunch!  I've never seen so much fat crammed into corsets in my life.
 
2013-03-31 10:28:01 AM  
What are the classic/seminal steampunk novels? I've read The Difference Engine but it was kind of meh. The Diamond Age is somewhat in the same vein, but not really steampunk.
 
2013-03-31 10:28:27 AM  

Gordon Bennett: TVTropes did mention on the one page I permitted myself to skim lest becoming trapped again the game Gadget: Past as Future, which is reassuring as far as dieselpunk is concerned, because I love the artwork in that.

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/gadget/gadget.htm

It barely qualifies as a game, but that doesn't matter to me. It's stunning.


www.hardcoregaming101.net

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-03-31 10:28:36 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Oldiron_79: Dieselpunk

That's the first I've heard of it, so I took a few minutes to look it up and now I'm not quite so sure.

I love retro-futures and adore art deco/international modern design, so at first it would appear to be something that I'd find to be quite appealing but having looked over the images at

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/dieselpunk-artworks/

I'm not so sure. With a few notable exceptions they look to me to have taken visual elements of modern and streamline modern design in particular and then thrown them about without any clear understanding of the underlying principles behind the aesthetic. It's very unpleasantly jarring. I suppose that people who like Art Nouveau feel the same way about a lot of steampunk.

TVTropes did mention on the one page I permitted myself to skim lest becoming trapped again the game Gadget: Past as Future, which is reassuring as far as dieselpunk is concerned, because I love the artwork in that.

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/gadget/gadget.htm

It barely qualifies as a game, but that doesn't matter to me. It's stunning.


Yes well for someone that is too lazy to look at your link you know how steam punk is retrofuture resembling the victorian era? Dieselpunk is retro future resembling the world wars era.

The video game crimson skies is very dieselpunk, as is resistance fall of man. The photoshop where someone made a WWII german AT-AT would also be diesel punk.

With the Nazi resemblence of Imperial stuff Star Wars is slightly dieselpunk. With his love of Nazi parafanalia it could be arfued that Lemmy from Motörhead is a little dieselpunk(not to mention the rockabilly albums with The Head Cats)
 
2013-03-31 10:29:05 AM  
This is furry level hate. Dear Fark, don't ever change.

-or-

Don't crap all over folks having harmless fun.

Choose wisely.
 
2013-03-31 10:33:47 AM  
 
2013-03-31 10:34:59 AM  
Ya feel lucky, punk?
s10.postimg.org
Well, do ya?
 
2013-03-31 10:35:17 AM  
steampunk is still a thing?
 
2013-03-31 10:41:27 AM  
I'm a cosplayer, convention geek, and I find some of the steampunk stuff neat, but dear god, the people it tends to attract.

See, I have no problem with people making a character behind thier costume, it just seems most steampunk "characters" happen to be obnoxious assholes. It's people trying to be larger-than-life without the social skills to make it happen. Please, wear whatever you want, just lose the attempted attitude. That or it just attracts the loud and obnoxious ones, either way.
 
2013-03-31 10:42:00 AM  
They forgot the most important rule of any genre convention. The rule of 3, 2, 1! 3hours of sleep, 2 meals a day (good meals, not junk food) and 1 shower. Anything less than this and you will get the con-crud and repel everyone with your b.o.
 
2013-03-31 10:42:13 AM  

Egoy3k: I RTFA and I still don't know what the 5 rules are well unless a reporter getting a makeover is one of the 5 rules .Does that mean that if I were to attend a steampunk convention I should give a reporter a makeover, against his or her will if necessary?


The average non-TV reporter should be given a non-voluntary makeover regardless of location.
 
2013-03-31 10:43:33 AM  
Knowing Mark Donnelly helps.
 
2013-03-31 10:46:00 AM  
I didn't read the article, but my best guess is "book room, show up, look at all the nifty crap, hit the bar and crash".
 
2013-03-31 10:49:45 AM  

INeedAName: Ah Steampunk. The counterculture that decries modern, mass produced commercialization by purchasing loads of modern, mass produced, commercialized crap.


Also ironic because the Victorian Age oversaw the development of modern, mass-produced, commercialized crap....
 
2013-03-31 10:50:10 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: What are the classic/seminal steampunk novels? I've read The Difference Engine but it was kind of meh. The Diamond Age is somewhat in the same vein, but not really steampunk.


Kipling invented the genre. then HG Welles, and the modern era started with the Lord D'arcy series.
 
2013-03-31 10:50:25 AM  
Steampunk is not all that bad... for example:

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sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-03-31 10:55:08 AM  

willfullyobscure: Kipling invented the genre. then HG Welles, and the modern era started with the Lord D'arcy series.


Cool - thanks!
 
2013-03-31 10:56:33 AM  
Think more along the lines of the original "Wild Wild West" series with Robert Conrad.
 
2013-03-31 10:59:49 AM  
they forgot one. Set your digital camera to shoot in sepia tone. :)
 
2013-03-31 11:01:53 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Oldiron_79: Dieselpunk is better.

Is...is that a thing?

If not it should be.

Something with 2-stroke motors too.

Also, screw a costume.  I'd go to look at all the cool brass word.  Costumes are for Halloween, when I can be sexy Kirk.  Sexy. Kirk.


Look up clockpunk while you're at it. That's also a thing.

The best, though, is bamboopunk. I just made that one up, but I'm pretty sure it's awesome.
 
2013-03-31 11:03:37 AM  
A Fark message board relaying Con info nooooooo god help us allll

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-31 11:04:37 AM  

willfullyobscure: WhoopAssWayne: What are the classic/seminal steampunk novels? I've read The Difference Engine but it was kind of meh. The Diamond Age is somewhat in the same vein, but not really steampunk.

Kipling invented the genre. then HG Welles, and the modern era started with the Lord D'arcy series.


No love for Verne? 80 Days Around the World is gentleman's steam punk adventure at it's best.
 
2013-03-31 11:06:08 AM  

INeedAName: Ah Steampunk. The counterculture that decries modern, mass produced commercialization by purchasing loads of modern, mass produced, commercialized crap.


Aside from you just pulling that wholesale out of your ass, no one nails anything remotely like those features to steampunk.  You're conflating the original punk music/subculture from the 70's with the current steampunk genre.

It's more about the aesthetics and settings, and the opportunity to enjoy a fantasy type setting that isn't farking Tolkiens repackaged shiat that's been sloshed around for hundreds of years.  Glueing cardboard cogs to crap isn't any worse than glueing silver crepe paper to a stick and calling it a sword.

/and before someone crawls down my ass I know Hobbot was published in the 1930s, thanks
 
2013-03-31 11:10:50 AM  
Incidentally Bioshock Infinity just came out, so that looks cool.
 
2013-03-31 11:12:34 AM  
Steampunk is a condiment, not the main course.
Used sparingly, steampunk is awesome.
Used to excess, it's cheap and pathetic.

Now, if you look at your average steampunk conventioneer, do you think that they:
a. Use things sparingly?
-OR-
b. Consume to excess?
 
2013-03-31 11:13:03 AM  
Though goggles and gears are nice to look at, I prefer Bauhaus, Art Nouveau and Art Deco aesthetics.
 
2013-03-31 11:14:20 AM  
www.bikeexif.com

Like this.  This is awesome.
 
2013-03-31 11:15:14 AM  

thamike: [www.bikeexif.com image 625x419]

Like this.  This is awesome.


It's steam powered, right?
 
2013-03-31 11:15:21 AM  
WTF?! When did Dr. Who become Steampunk?

i43.photobucket.com
It's still Sci-Fi to me dammit!
 
2013-03-31 11:26:59 AM  

traylor: Oldiron_79: Dieselpunk is better.

*GIS*

Wow. You did not lie.


So its pretty much the dream sequences from Sucker Punch...I can go along with it.
 
2013-03-31 11:30:08 AM  

WhippingBoy: thamike: [www.bikeexif.com image 625x419]

Like this.  This is awesome.

It's steam powered, right?


Uh, no.
 
2013-03-31 11:31:07 AM  

Sun Khan: BolshyGreatYarblocks: As with the goths, Steampunk women are fat, amirite?

'No. I don't know. I never see any difference in girls. I only knew two sort of girls. Mealy girls, and beef-faced girls.'


'And which is steampunk?'


'Mealy. I know a friend who has a beef-faced girl; a fine girl, they call her; with a round head, and red cheeks, and glaring eyes; a horrid girl; with a body and limbs that appear to be swelling out of the seams of her blue clothes; with the voice of a clown, and the appetite of a posse. I know her! The wretch!'


'Come,' said Mr. Brownlow, 'these are not the characteristics of our steampunk girl; so she needn't excite your wrath.'


'They are not,' replied Mr. Grimwig. 'She may have worse.'


Ah, yes, Edmund Wells.
 
2013-03-31 11:31:55 AM  
Steampunk was interesting for about 5 minutes, a decade ago.

Someone makes a TV that looks like Victoriana is cute and amusing. Doing the same with a ton of 21st century objects is like having a Harlem Shake festival.
 
2013-03-31 11:33:50 AM  
thamike: [www.bikeexif.com image 625x419]

Like this.  This is awesome.


paging the "WANT" raccoon.
 
2013-03-31 11:35:02 AM  
funcorner.eu
 
2013-03-31 11:38:27 AM  

2wolves: willfullyobscure: WhoopAssWayne: What are the classic/seminal steampunk novels? I've read The Difference Engine but it was kind of meh. The Diamond Age is somewhat in the same vein, but not really steampunk.

Kipling invented the genre. then HG Welles, and the modern era started with the Lord D'arcy series.

No love for Verne? 80 Days Around the World is gentleman's steam punk adventure at it's best.


Wild Wild West gave us James Bond steampunk.

/and go and GIS Agatha Heterodyne
 
2013-03-31 11:44:42 AM  

Oldiron_79: thamike: [www.bikeexif.com image 625x419]

Like this.  This is awesome.

paging the "WANT" raccoon.


One of a kind if memory serves. Yes that is one very stylish motorcycle.
 
2013-03-31 11:49:45 AM  

bigbadideasinaction: I'm a cosplayer, convention geek, and I find some of the steampunk stuff neat, but dear god, the people it tends to attract.

See, I have no problem with people making a character behind thier costume, it just seems most steampunk "characters" happen to be obnoxious assholes. It's people trying to be larger-than-life without the social skills to make it happen. Please, wear whatever you want, just lose the attempted attitude. That or it just attracts the loud and obnoxious ones, either way.


This. Went to two Steampunk conventions, so far, a few years ago (plus DJed at those events' fundraisers) with my ex-gf and can attest to this. The event leaders are worse as they don't pay any of the talent for the events and reap all the benefits.
 
2013-03-31 11:49:47 AM  
thamike: [www.bikeexif.com image 625x419]

Like this.  This is awesome.


Well Dieselpunk can further be divided into Decopunk(shiny curvy art deco looking things) and "true" Dieselpunk (industrial looking stuff and WWI & WWII military looking stuff)

So that '30s car looking bike would be the decopunk end of the genre and a O.D. green bike that looks like a WWII military bike (one that looks like a bike from The Great Escape or Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade even though it may not be a '40s original) would be the "true" Dieselpunk end of the genre.

If you say build a desktop computer in a 1930s radio shell that would be Decopunk, if you say built a desktop computer inside a .50 cal ammo can that would be "true" Dieselpunk
 
2013-03-31 11:51:24 AM  

Oldiron_79: thamike: [www.bikeexif.com image 625x419]

Like this.  This is awesome.

paging the "WANT" raccoon.

championsofbreakfast.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-31 11:52:13 AM  
Huh. So that's steampunk.

/goes back under rock.
 
2013-03-31 11:53:08 AM  

Winterlight: Steampunk is not all that bad... for example:

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 600x798]

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 600x787]

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 600x800]


Sure, they look good in steampunk gear, but it's beside the point. They might even look good naked.
 
2013-03-31 11:55:04 AM  
Steampr0n yay !

http://steampunkporn.tumblr.com/

obviouselay nsfw
 
2013-03-31 11:55:26 AM  
The main purpose of steam punk is to finally give the furies someone to make fun of.
 
2013-03-31 11:58:06 AM  
A little more research on the topic...

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-31 11:58:49 AM  

2wolves: willfullyobscure: WhoopAssWayne: What are the classic/seminal steampunk novels? I've read The Difference Engine but it was kind of meh. The Diamond Age is somewhat in the same vein, but not really steampunk.

Kipling invented the genre. then HG Welles, and the modern era started with the Lord D'arcy series.

No love for Verne? 80 Days Around the World is gentleman's steam punk adventure at it's best.


80 Days wasn't explicitly science-fictional, which is a requirement. I'll give you 20K Leagues if you like, but Kipling and Welles are more important to the genre than Verne since they were actively work to present a futurist tales-of-empire scenario, while Verne was writing straight Sci-fi for his era. I'm not downplaying his importance, but I don't think he's part of steampunk the way so many lesser educated fans do. There needs to be an explicit "this is not our world but another" component rather than just extrapolation.
 
2013-03-31 12:04:54 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: steampunk is still a thing?


that was mi first thought, I figured Sky Captain would have chased off the hipsters
 
2013-03-31 12:07:28 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: [funcorner.eu image 640x469]


That's not steampunk, that's "Hooker with stupid looking toy gun"
 
TWX
2013-03-31 12:12:02 PM  
I went to Phoenix Comic Con a year or so ago in Steampunk. I had built a steampunk crossbow thing and had some western wear that was period-appropriate to an extent, and my beard was definitely of an appropriate length. I had a good time, but most of the appreciation came from people that were there for the rest of the Con, not for the Steampunk part. I got more compliments from girls in Tardis dresses than I did from fellow Steampunk costumers.

So, my advice: Don't go if you expect people to care about your costume, your gadgets, your "character story", or to care about you at all.

Also, if you are the authenticity-type, ie, building things with wood and copper and brass, expect to take offense to those who buy plastic squirt guns and then paint them, and don't expect the character story people to appreciate you.

If you're the plastic squirt gun type, don't expect people that have put hours and hours and hours into hand-crafting a metal and wood and leather device, going so far as to use only flathead screws for authenticity, to appreciate your two hours of rub and buff rattlecan work on a cheap plastic squirt gun. Unless you have vodka in it or something.

If you are the, "my character is a time agent from 1852 and uses this kronotron panel to shift times for her bounty hunting," and it's simply a repainted Star Trek arm band from "Spock's Brain" with some gears glued on it, don't expect the people who took the time to build authentic-looking machines to appreciate you.

If you are the, "something steampunk that should not be steampunk" person like the Pikachu-steampunk person or the severe anachronism steampunk person like Joker-steampunk, don't expect to necessarily be appreciated.

In short, it can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bunch of posers that came to be seen, not to actually interact with each other. It's like the goth scene in that sense, but with more leather and less PVC, and with less steel and more copper.
 
2013-03-31 12:17:08 PM  
i.imgur.com
I've been known to dabble in the Steampunk thing.
 
2013-03-31 12:18:35 PM  
chitownmike: Plant Rights Activist: steampunk is still a thing?

that was mi first thought, I figured Sky Captain would have chased off the hipsters


Well Sky Captain would be more Dieselpunk time frame (though I wasn't a fan of that paticular movie)
 
2013-03-31 12:28:22 PM  
www.memecreator.org
 
2013-03-31 12:29:35 PM  
Does Bioshock Infinte count as Steampunk?

www.play-mag.co.uk
 
2013-03-31 12:30:25 PM  
Rule #1 of Steampunk, no steam engines.
 
2013-03-31 12:33:06 PM  

bones870: I wonder if people will be wearing goggles on their hats?


I bet steampunk is very difficult to distinguish from 4NonBlondes punk.
 
2013-03-31 12:38:34 PM  
Suede head: Does Bioshock Infinte count as Steampunk?

[www.play-mag.co.uk image 650x420]


Well Steampunk is generally set in Victorian times 1837-1901 and bioshock is set in circa 1912 so its kinda in between the 1837-1901 Steampunk era and the 1914-1950ish Dieselpunk era, I guess either could try and claim it.
 
2013-03-31 12:40:43 PM  

TWX: I went to Phoenix Comic Con a year or so ago in Steampunk. I had built a steampunk crossbow thing and had some western wear that was period-appropriate to an extent, and my beard was definitely of an appropriate length. I had a good time, but most of the appreciation came from people that were there for the rest of the Con, not for the Steampunk part. I got more compliments from girls in Tardis dresses than I did from fellow Steampunk costumers.

So, my advice: Don't go if you expect people to care about your costume, your gadgets, your "character story", or to care about you at all.

Also, if you are the authenticity-type, ie, building things with wood and copper and brass, expect to take offense to those who buy plastic squirt guns and then paint them, and don't expect the character story people to appreciate you.

If you're the plastic squirt gun type, don't expect people that have put hours and hours and hours into hand-crafting a metal and wood and leather device, going so far as to use only flathead screws for authenticity, to appreciate your two hours of rub and buff rattlecan work on a cheap plastic squirt gun. Unless you have vodka in it or something.

If you are the, "my character is a time agent from 1852 and uses this kronotron panel to shift times for her bounty hunting," and it's simply a repainted Star Trek arm band from "Spock's Brain" with some gears glued on it, don't expect the people who took the time to build authentic-looking machines to appreciate you.

If you are the, "something steampunk that should not be steampunk" person like the Pikachu-steampunk person or the severe anachronism steampunk person like Joker-steampunk, don't expect to necessarily be appreciated.

In short, it can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bunch of posers that came to be seen, not to actually interact with each other. It's like the goth scene in that sense, but with more leather and less PVC, and with less steel and more copper.




You sound bitter.
 
2013-03-31 12:42:31 PM  
A friend of mine made and uses this as his regular mouse:

1800recycling.com
 
2013-03-31 12:44:40 PM  

Oldiron_79: Well Dieselpunk can further be divided into Decopunk(shiny curvy art deco looking things) and "true" Dieselpunk (industrial looking stuff and WWI & WWII military looking stuff)


As far as I'm concerned, if it's not separating sub-genres of RPG fans and cosplayers, "punk" doesn't need to be a suffix.  It's an art deco inspired motorcycle, not a motorcycle with co-opted art deco scrap nailed to it.  For example, the Paris metro maintains its Art Nouveau design.  It's not Nouveaupunk.  Some morbid chick with a cool looking floral sleeve-glove made of metal is Nouveaupunk.
 
2013-03-31 12:55:08 PM  

Suede head: Does Bioshock Infinte count as Steampunk?

[www.play-mag.co.uk image 650x420]


no, but since she's falling out of her top, we won't mind.
 
2013-03-31 01:09:12 PM  

thamike: [www.bikeexif.com image 625x419]

Like this.  This is awesome.


What the heck is that. I concur, that is freakin awesome.  I would love to cruise around in that.
 
TWX
2013-03-31 01:11:49 PM  

HempHead: You sound bitter.


No, I'm used to disappointment at conventions, I've been let down at conventions since 1996 when Alexander Siddig had to cancel and was replaced by an interesting, but not headliner-worthy Andrew Robinson. I did let my expectations get just a little too high for this convention though.
 
2013-03-31 01:34:49 PM  

TWX: HempHead: You sound bitter.

No, I'm used to disappointment at conventions, I've been let down at conventions since 1996 when Alexander Siddig had to cancel and was replaced by an interesting, but not headliner-worthy Andrew Robinson. I did let my expectations get just a little too high for this convention though.


Problem is also that you compared the Steampunk scene to the Goth scene.  The difference being is that the Goth scene over time has become a mishmash of a undefinable mess, from Glam Rockers like Marylin Manson getting the spotlight to a blatantly obvious Goth character on the most famous drama show today (Abby on NCIS) never playing one actual song from any definable Goth band (plus being a Goth character whose afraid of the morgue in her own job's building).  The people who now run the events of many of the Goth clubs now are happy-go-lucky Ecstasy drug addicts with moon boots, UV clothing, and tubes in their hair known as "Cybergoths" who play mostly techno with minor (if at all on a night) spinning of Goth and/or Industrial songs (and in this case, mostly industrial and little Goth when they do "change it up a bit") at the night, despite the claims of the flier.  Which means the only time I am able to listen to Dead Can Dance or London After Midnight (or someone else I enjoy) when not in my home is in some small, cramped, and forgotten side room which may not even open up because the owners of the club think there aren't enough customers in the club to justify it. (even if the club is filled beyond fire code capacity, they won't budge!) ...crap, now I sound bitter! :-P

But when you do come to a Goth event, you can come dressed in basic black (black pants, black shoes, black shirt) and it won't cause alarm, in many clubs there are even people who "look like they don't belong" (business suits, people in gangsta outfits, Hipsters) but you're welcome to come as long as you don't act like an arsehole. (especially the Hipsters, stop standing in the middle of the dance floor to drink your beer and talk to your friends, and also three words, TAKE A SHOWER!)
 
2013-03-31 01:36:38 PM  

kroonermanblack: INeedAName: Ah Steampunk. The counterculture that decries modern, mass produced commercialization by purchasing loads of modern, mass produced, commercialized crap.

Aside from you just pulling that wholesale out of your ass, no one nails anything remotely like those features to steampunk.  You're conflating the original punk music/subculture from the 70's with the current steampunk genre.

It's more about the aesthetics and settings, and the opportunity to enjoy a fantasy type setting that isn't farking Tolkiens repackaged shiat that's been sloshed around for hundreds of years.  Glueing cardboard cogs to crap isn't any worse than glueing silver crepe paper to a stick and calling it a sword.

/and before someone crawls down my ass I know Hobbot was published in the 1930s, thanks


Hob-bot is steampunk middle earth.
 
2013-03-31 01:40:05 PM  

TWX: I went to Phoenix Comic Con a year or so ago in Steampunk. I had built a steampunk crossbow thing and had some western wear that was period-appropriate to an extent, and my beard was definitely of an appropriate length. I had a good time, but most of the appreciation came from people that were there for the rest of the Con, not for the Steampunk part. I got more compliments from girls in Tardis dresses than I did from fellow Steampunk costumers.

So, my advice: Don't go if you expect people to care about your costume, your gadgets, your "character story", or to care about you at all.

Also, if you are the authenticity-type, ie, building things with wood and copper and brass, expect to take offense to those who buy plastic squirt guns and then paint them, and don't expect the character story people to appreciate you.

If you're the plastic squirt gun type, don't expect people that have put hours and hours and hours into hand-crafting a metal and wood and leather device, going so far as to use only flathead screws for authenticity, to appreciate your two hours of rub and buff rattlecan work on a cheap plastic squirt gun. Unless you have vodka in it or something.

If you are the, "my character is a time agent from 1852 and uses this kronotron panel to shift times for her bounty hunting," and it's simply a repainted Star Trek arm band from "Spock's Brain" with some gears glued on it, don't expect the people who took the time to build authentic-looking machines to appreciate you.

If you are the, "something steampunk that should not be steampunk" person like the Pikachu-steampunk person or the severe anachronism steampunk person like Joker-steampunk, don't expect to necessarily be appreciated.

In short, it can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bunch of posers that came to be seen, not to actually interact with each other. It's like the goth scene in that sense, but with more leather and less PVC, and with less steel and more copper.




Cool. I thought it was just going to be a free for all. Now that you've laid out the rules, it sounds like a really fun event.
 
2013-03-31 01:54:47 PM  
Ivo Shandor: Questionable Content explains Steampunk.

Oh, great. More internet comics that aren't funny. Just because you can draw, it doesn't mean you can draw a comic strip.
 
2013-03-31 01:58:28 PM  

JohnnyRebel88: thamike: [www.bikeexif.com image 625x419]
Like this.  This is awesome.
What the heck is that. I concur, that is freakin awesome.  I would love to cruise around in that.


A 1930s Henderson Streamliner. I think it does have an awkward riding position, (note-his arm is so far forward only because he is making a sharp turn).
i88.photobucket.com

If you get that, might as well get a 1948 Buick Streamliner:
i88.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-31 02:03:37 PM  

bones870: I wonder if people will be wearing goggles on their hats?


ask the blogger
By Julia Hatmaker | jhat­maker[nospam-﹫-backwards]e­v­ilnn­ep*com
 
2013-03-31 02:04:40 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
TWX
2013-03-31 02:05:17 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: The people who now run the events of many of the Goth clubs now are happy-go-lucky Ecstasy drug addicts with moon boots, UV clothing, and tubes in their hair known as "Cybergoths" who play mostly techno with minor (if at all on a night) spinning of Goth and/or Industrial songs (and in this case, mostly industrial and little Goth when they do "change it up a bit") at the night, despite the claims of the flier.  Which means the only time I am able to listen to Dead Can Dance or London After Midnight (or someone else I enjoy) when not in my home is in some small, cramped, and forgotten side room which may not even open up because the owners of the club think there aren't enough customers in the club to justify it. (even if the club is filled beyond fire code capacity, they won't budge!) ...crap, now I sound bitter! :-P

But when you do come to a Goth event, you can come dressed in basic black (black pants, black shoes, black shirt) and it won't cause alarm, in many clubs there are even people who "look like they don't belong" (business suits, people in gangsta outfits, Hipsters) but you're welcome to come as long as you don't act like an arsehole. (especially the Hipsters, stop standing in the mi ...


Yeah, I caught the tail-end of the spin-down. I was introduced to Bauhaus in the late nineties after the scene had already started its decline, and the local club that had a Goth night had basically degenerated into eighties night mixed with The Nightmare Before Christmas. A lot of my friends were in to the White Wolf role playing games and my look blended in with theirs to an extent, though leaning toward Victorian more than seventies-punk.

I did appreciate the ladies with the evil Victorian vixen look about them, but the scene was totally confused by the end. And like you experienced, the club started segmenting into a couple of rooms, eventually the big room became, of all things, hiphop night, and the club closed down shortly thereafter when the owner got busted for being very deep in a drug distribution ring.

Ah, good times...
 
2013-03-31 02:15:04 PM  
Bartitsu - a Victorian style of fighting utilizing canes and parasols - throughout the day along with his students Scott Mann of Harrisburg.

Yeah, no. Just, no.

TWX: If you're the plastic squirt gun type, don't expect people that have put hours and hours and hours into hand-crafting a metal and wood and leather device, going so far as to use only flathead screws for authenticity, to appreciate your two hours of rub and buff rattlecan work on a cheap plastic squirt gun. Unless you have vodka in it or something.


At least the squirt guns still likely fulfill their intended purpose, unlike the unfeasible, unrealistic, impossible to implement cobbled together bullshiat with gears and gizmos glued to it the "authentic" steampunk person is carrying.
 
2013-03-31 02:30:11 PM  
sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net

I'm so Steampunk I shiat gears.
 
TWX
2013-03-31 02:44:21 PM  

StrangeQ: Bartitsu - a Victorian style of fighting utilizing canes and parasols - throughout the day along with his students Scott Mann of Harrisburg.

Yeah, no. Just, no.

TWX: If you're the plastic squirt gun type, don't expect people that have put hours and hours and hours into hand-crafting a metal and wood and leather device, going so far as to use only flathead screws for authenticity, to appreciate your two hours of rub and buff rattlecan work on a cheap plastic squirt gun. Unless you have vodka in it or something.

At least the squirt guns still likely fulfill their intended purpose, unlike the unfeasible, unrealistic, impossible to implement cobbled together bullshiat with gears and gizmos glued to it the "authentic" steampunk person is carrying.


*WOOSH!*
 
2013-03-31 02:47:37 PM  

legion_of_doo: bones870: I wonder if people will be wearing goggles on their hats?

OMG, I see one picture in that article & I want to start slapping people with those stupid goggles on their hats.

/also, PULL YOUR PANTS UP, URBAN PEOPLE! WEAR A BELT!


I Do not like your tweed, sir.
 
2013-03-31 02:48:11 PM  

TWX: StrangeQ: Bartitsu - a Victorian style of fighting utilizing canes and parasols - throughout the day along with his students Scott Mann of Harrisburg.

Yeah, no. Just, no.

TWX: If you're the plastic squirt gun type, don't expect people that have put hours and hours and hours into hand-crafting a metal and wood and leather device, going so far as to use only flathead screws for authenticity, to appreciate your two hours of rub and buff rattlecan work on a cheap plastic squirt gun. Unless you have vodka in it or something.

At least the squirt guns still likely fulfill their intended purpose, unlike the unfeasible, unrealistic, impossible to implement cobbled together bullshiat with gears and gizmos glued to it the "authentic" steampunk person is carrying.

*WOOSH!*




sounds like your dork valve is leaking.
 
2013-03-31 02:48:46 PM  
We should have stomped the Larper queers out when we had the chance. We'll have one in the white house within 20 years and kickball will be banned in schools to be replaced by boffer sticks and dolled up nerf guns. I can only hope that I'll be layed low before then!
 
2013-03-31 03:06:35 PM  

Ringshadow: I'll be at Anime Boston and A-Kon (Dallas) crossplaying as Agent Coulson.

/every girl crazy bout a sharp dressed man


Ill be working the registration desk at A-Kon (Dallas).

Lets talk Fark.com.

Drew should come too and we should have a Fark party at A-Kon.
 
2013-03-31 03:10:28 PM  

Ghastly: legion_of_doo: bones870: I wonder if people will be wearing goggles on their hats?

OMG, I see one picture in that article & I want to start slapping people with those stupid goggles on their hats.

/also, PULL YOUR PANTS UP, URBAN PEOPLE! WEAR A BELT!

I Do not like your tweed, sir.


The goggles on the hat are inefficient and makes no viable sense.....I guess that pretty much sums up Steampunk

Wear them around your neck....or have a slot that you can drop them down through the brim.

/All subcultures hit a tipping point, they start to clique up; then the douchnozzles come in and ruin it...
 
2013-03-31 03:15:56 PM  

bones870: /All subcultures hit a tipping point, they start to clique up; then the douchnozzles come in and ruin it...


Everything's fine down here, what you call it here? call it what you will here

Way down down in this..SUBBACULTCHA
 
2013-03-31 03:16:17 PM  

Suede head: Does Bioshock Infinte count as Steampunk?

[www.play-mag.co.uk image 650x420]


F*ck no.  That's what makes Bioshock so awesome.  It's not about civil war inventor retro, it's about turn of the century charlatinism.  Like O Brother Where Art Thou.
 
2013-03-31 03:26:56 PM  
Honestly, if you're going around criticizing other peoples outfits, then you are douche nozzle and you're doing it wrong.

We have one steampunk con here in Seattle that I dress up and go to every year. We've got cute girls in their velvet and white lace, older gentle in suits and waistcoats, guys in white shirts, vests and humongous tool belts, mature ladies in full Victorian gowns, teenagers in their air pirate outfits, and kids running around with plastic goggles, toy octopus, and rayguns. And strangely enough, everyone is walking around, interacting, and having fun. As far as I can tell that's the whole point of it.
 
2013-03-31 03:34:02 PM  

Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I'm so Steampunk I shiat gears.


Compact fluorescents are VERY steampunk. ;-)

// I'm just pissin in yer Cheerios, Ghast. You look great.
 
2013-03-31 03:52:32 PM  
img.photobucket.com
This was all I was thinking of while reading this thread
 
2013-03-31 04:04:54 PM  

Old enough to know better: And strangely enough, everyone is walking around, interacting, and having fun. As far as I can tell that's the whole point of it.


Sorry to be a Debbie Downer

Enjoy the Halcyon days...

Coming from various subcultures and being involved in them at one point or another, you see these things. I used to work at various Punk, Goth, Industrial and Rave clubs in NYC back in the early '90s. I skateboarded in the 80's and was a straight-edge hardcore punk. I saw most of them from the beginnings to the decline...I fully remember the Halcyon days and they were great but the pettiness always finds a way in all of the "scenes".

You missed the point....the goggles on the hat are a CLICHE, just like amohawk.....they are the death knell of STEAMPUNK!

/You learn a lot working the door at club...
 
2013-03-31 04:09:12 PM  

thamike: Way down down in this..SUBBACULTCHA

Well, played.....

 
2013-03-31 04:48:24 PM  

Kirby Muxloe: [24.media.tumblr.com image 467x686]


Oh look, a repainted Nerf Maverick.
 
2013-03-31 05:12:05 PM  

bones870: Old enough to know better: And strangely enough, everyone is walking around, interacting, and having fun. As far as I can tell that's the whole point of it.

Sorry to be a Debbie Downer

Enjoy the Halcyon days...

Coming from various subcultures and being involved in them at one point or another, you see these things. I used to work at various Punk, Goth, Industrial and Rave clubs in NYC back in the early '90s. I skateboarded in the 80's and was a straight-edge hardcore punk. I saw most of them from the beginnings to the decline...I fully remember the Halcyon days and they were great but the pettiness always finds a way in all of the "scenes".

You missed the point....the goggles on the hat are a CLICHE, just like amohawk.....they are the death knell of STEAMPUNK!

/You learn a lot working the door at club...


I think the fundamental difference in the scenes you pointed out, and steampunk, is that punk, goth, skateboarding, etc. were cultural identities people assumed.  They weren't just random crap people did because it was fun (ok, skateboarding, bad example, but even worse on your part since it's still popular with kids everywhere and they still have fun with it), they were faux movements that had manifestos and political stances and all that other crap.

Steampunk? Its sole purpose in life is to dress up in funny clothes and look like a ponce, and have fun doing it.  It's not about expressing your inner woe, or whatever, no one thinks that dressing in leather and tweed somehow exposes their inner 1900s revisionist historic real personality.
 
2013-03-31 05:33:22 PM  
I went from not knowing this "movement" existed (2 weeks ago) to never hearing the end of it over and over and over again (now). I wish it were 2 weeks ago.
 
2013-03-31 05:47:46 PM  
You know what I hate about Steampunk? It reminds me of that shiatty Wil Smith movie. That is the first thing that comes to mind when I see this crap.
 
2013-03-31 05:55:53 PM  

Astra: Kirby Muxloe: [24.media.tumblr.com image 467x686]

Oh look, a repainted Nerf Maverick.


The repainted Nerf Maverick is about as cliche' as the goggles on the hat (which are gradually disappearing, BTW).
 
2013-03-31 06:11:51 PM  

MadSkillz: You know what I hate about Steampunk? It reminds me of that shiatty Wil Smith movie. That is the first thing that comes to mind when I see this crap.


You're thinking of that sh*tty Kenneth Branagh movie.  It was an expected Will Smith movie.
 
2013-03-31 06:14:29 PM  

kroonermanblack: (ok, skateboarding, bad example, but even worse on your part since it's still popular with kids everywhere and they still have fun with it)


Skateboarding has it's own culture and you can still own a skateboard but not be fully submerged into that life. Some people assume the identity as a skateboarder while other just ride one. For example, the college kids  who longboard to class are a bit different than the guys at concrete disciples. Just like someone who owns a Motorcycle isn't necessarily a 1% Outlaw.

Check out this documentary on the Bones Brigade

/the small plastic kicktail 70's board fad is lame too...
 
2013-03-31 06:37:39 PM  

MegaUngawa: Astra: Kirby Muxloe: [24.media.tumblr.com image 467x686]

Oh look, a repainted Nerf Maverick.

The repainted Nerf Maverick is about as cliche' as the goggles on the hat (which are gradually disappearing, BTW).


Oh believe me, I know.

On one hand, good for those people who want to have a little fun and dress up.

On the other, it makes me sick to see the prices people pay for steampunk stuff at cons. They really believe they're getting some kind of handmade work of art when it's just another spraypainted Nerf gun or a vinyl top hat with costume goggles glued on or a corset handmade by Chinese kids. It's like the cosplay equivalent of Monster Cables.
 
2013-03-31 06:39:05 PM  
Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I'm so Steampunk I shiat gears.


Well if you are that into gears you could always go clockpunk (AKA DiVincipunk)
 
2013-03-31 06:42:31 PM  
The_Philosopher_King: JohnnyRebel88: thamike: [www.bikeexif.com image 625x419]
Like this.  This is awesome.
What the heck is that. I concur, that is freakin awesome.  I would love to cruise around in that.

A 1930s Henderson Streamliner. I think it does have an awkward riding position, (note-his arm is so far forward only because he is making a sharp turn).
[i88.photobucket.com image 350x227]

If you get that, might as well get a 1948 Buick Streamliner:
[i88.photobucket.com image 520x313]


Well if your legs are that high I'm fairly sure its meant to be ridden like a crotch rocket hunched over or a jockey on a race horse rather than with your torso upright like a Harley or a person on a western saddle on horseback.
 
2013-03-31 06:51:59 PM  

OscarTamerz: The main purpose of steam punk is to finally give the furies someone to make fun of.


What about the Baseball Furies?

artfuldodger.com
 
2013-03-31 08:00:17 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: What are the classic/seminal steampunk novels? I've read The Difference Engine but it was kind of meh. The Diamond Age is somewhat in the same vein, but not really steampunk.


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
 
2013-03-31 08:45:26 PM  
The Doctor met one of those Steampunk guys:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-31 09:34:12 PM  

95BV5: WhoopAssWayne: What are the classic/seminal steampunk novels? I've read The Difference Engine but it was kind of meh. The Diamond Age is somewhat in the same vein, but not really steampunk.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea


WRONG, SIR.

WRONG.

It is "With the Night Mail"

Verne was not steampunk, any more than Gernsback was.
 
2013-03-31 10:30:09 PM  
Dieselpunk is cooler, but steampunk is the trend today so diesel just has to wait. Although swing and electroswing are really big in steampunk, so hold onto your fedoras and zoot suits...

I saw a friend in the photo gallery, which made me smile: Monague Jacques Fromage, who pioneers a new style of music called "steam funk."

- Jonathan Baines "Jonny B." Goode
Sky Marshal and Yellowjacket
1123rd "Fibonacci" Division,
Army of Toy Soldiers
 
2013-03-31 10:41:27 PM  

orbister: A friend of mine made and uses this as his regular mouse:

[1800recycling.com image 357x475]


I love it. Want raccoon for me on that one.

Does he do more stuff?  Website?
 
2013-03-31 11:00:29 PM  

Oldiron_79: Suede head: Does Bioshock Infinte count as Steampunk?

[www.play-mag.co.uk image 650x420]

Well Steampunk is generally set in Victorian times 1837-1901 and bioshock is set in circa 1912 so its kinda in between the 1837-1901 Steampunk era and the 1914-1950ish Dieselpunk era, I guess either could try and claim it.


Some people would extend the era Steampunk draws inspiration from to the beginning of the Great War, so it could count, yes.
 
2013-03-31 11:13:12 PM  

Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

 
I'm so Steampunk I shiat gears.
 
i214.photobucket.com
 
This one's for you.
 
2013-04-01 08:51:20 AM  
Nerds.
 
2013-04-01 09:49:47 AM  

JonnyBGoode: Oldiron_79: Suede head: Does Bioshock Infinte count as Steampunk?

[www.play-mag.co.uk image 650x420]

Well Steampunk is generally set in Victorian times 1837-1901 and bioshock is set in circa 1912 so its kinda in between the 1837-1901 Steampunk era and the 1914-1950ish Dieselpunk era, I guess either could try and claim it.

Some people would extend the era Steampunk draws inspiration from to the beginning of the Great War, so it could count, yes.


Bah! - screw that I propose we call that era "Sousapunk".
 
2013-04-01 10:35:56 AM  

Big_Doofus: I've never seen so much fat crammed into corsets in my life.


you have never been to a RenFaire have you?
 
2013-04-01 10:47:11 AM  

Faith Logic Passion: Ringshadow: I'll be at Anime Boston and A-Kon (Dallas) crossplaying as Agent Coulson.

 
/every girl crazy bout a sharp dressed man
 
Ill be working the registration desk at A-Kon (Dallas).
 
Lets talk Fark.com.
 
Drew should come too and we should have a Fark party at A-Kon.
 
24.media.tumblr.com
24.media.tumblr.com
 
Awesome. I'm GovtHookerCoulson. I hope to see some farkers there.
 
/still need contacts and weaponry
//love my suits
 
2013-04-01 03:40:02 PM  

Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I'm so Steampunk I shiat gears.


The Hot Topic kilt kinda ruins it.
 
2013-04-01 08:43:05 PM  
LoL Steampunk people
 
2013-04-02 07:21:25 PM  

h0tsauce: Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I'm so Steampunk I shiat gears.

The Hot Topic kilt kinda ruins it.


Still works for me considering the, "I'm so Goth, I shiat bats" kid is a Hot Topic clothing construct. It actually plays to the superfical image that Steampunk portrudes.

/Just put some gears on it and call it Steampunk
 
2013-04-02 10:44:34 PM  
I never really even heard of Steampunk at all before this article. Must not be as big compared to superheroes or anything of that nature.
 
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