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2014-04-01 01:15:15 AM
Reading this right now, so I'm getting spring-loaded kick, etc.

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2014-04-01 02:00:25 AM
Watch parts, subby, not clock parts.
 
2014-04-01 06:53:39 AM
I like steam punk things that do real things other than just look steam punk.
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I appreciate the artistic element of the clockwork creations in the article, but I want function.
 
2014-04-01 07:06:07 AM
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Hey, it's made from old watch parts.
 
2014-04-01 07:11:50 AM

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.


I don't get the impression that these were meant to be anything other than art. Also, they're pretty neat.

/watch geek
 
2014-04-01 07:12:25 AM

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.


That's just a Dell with some old shiat glued to it.
 
2014-04-01 08:19:19 AM

duffblue:  with some old shiat glued to it.


That is the essence of steampunk.
 
2014-04-01 08:59:01 AM

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.


It seems to me that the term steampunk is all about the aesthetics and not much else, the word "punk" being used in the sense of something being in bad shape or looking in bad condition. Steampunk is also associated with Victorian era themes and attire, clothes, things like that. Also, the of taking technology in the current time and making devices that are not all that practical and may or may not have much function.

My .02 cents/google. I think some of it is kinda cool, im an artsy person, but I wouldnt go as far as dressing up everyday like its 1840.
 
2014-04-01 09:32:15 AM

sendtodave: duffblue:  with some old shiat glued to it.

That is the essence of steampunk.


I figure this is appropriate: Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFCuE5rHbPA
 
2014-04-01 10:14:44 AM
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2014-04-01 10:16:07 AM

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.


The idea is an elaborate what-if exercise, about an imagined technological boom alongside the industrial boom of steam power. Where Victorian technological wizards worked near-miracles with the accepted 'science' of the time. Anachronisms abound, as do technologies which flatly won't work due to us having a better understanding of the world. (Luminous Aether, anyone?)
 
2014-04-01 10:51:02 AM
I find this one:

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Oddly.... arousing....

I should really love Steampunk more than I do, being a huge sucker for old timey pulp sci fi.  And yet, I
find it is often a shallow excercise in pointless nostalgia.

Yeah, I'll get over it.
 
2014-04-01 10:53:44 AM
Glue stuff into shape of other stuff.
Post online.
Profit.
 
2014-04-01 11:08:58 AM
Just dont let Rick see Glenns watch or he will get all trigger happy.
 
2014-04-01 11:22:21 AM

Nix Nightbird: Glue stuff into shape of other stuff.
Post online.
Profit.


Give it a shot.
 
2014-04-01 11:47:49 AM

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.


I always just assumed it was someone trying to be clever. "Hey theres Cyberpunk. So lets call our genre Steampunk!"
 
2014-04-01 11:54:23 AM
 
2014-04-01 01:21:43 PM
 
2014-04-01 01:53:08 PM
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2014-04-01 02:26:49 PM
I like the whole do it yourself vibe of steampunk. In the old days most of the things you used or needed were simple enough to do yourself. Of course we have nicer things today but they are much much more complex and we have lost the ability to fix or even control many things we need.

Of course a lot of things made under the term steampunk are useless but that's because they are fashion accesories handmade by regular people who don't know how to make useful stuff out of a bunch of old brass fittings.

Styles will come and go, I hope the effort to shape modern technology to user friendly ends stays around.
 
2014-04-01 03:11:18 PM

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.


http://www.amazon.com/The-Difference-Engine-William-Gibson/dp/148054 18 69
 
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