red5ish: I like steam punk things that do real things other than just look steam punk.I appreciate the artistic element of the clockwork creations in the article, but I want function.
duffblue: with some old shiat glued to it.
RockofAges: I enjoy steampunk, but can anyone describe some genre tropes to me that AREN'T about the aesthetic? I see it so strongly connected to kitsch and cosplay that I have a hard time figuring out what the actual books are on about, and what exactly makes them "punk" in the same sense as cyberpunk, which had both an obvious aesthetic AND genre convention list.
sendtodave: duffblue: with some old shiat glued to it.That is the essence of steampunk.
Nix Nightbird: Glue stuff into shape of other stuff.Post online.Profit.
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