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Old 01-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #21
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man i can just feel it coming, ive already seen traces of it in design in various products and it's "cool" and "retrochic" enough that it's gonna catch on like wildfire. Give it a year or two, but i promise you there will be steampunk all over the place soon enough

Hmm, I haven't seen anything, but then, I'm in a different country. And I don't go out much....

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #22
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The novels are generally awful, though.

Steampunk really hasn't had a great novelist, in the way that Sci-Fi had Frank Herbet or that Fantasy had Robert Jordan and Tolkien. Really, to me, writing genres need someone who is a great writer to sort of jumpstart them, to make them more than just some novelty-fest for people who want to jizz off to...say, Steampunk.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:52 PM   #23
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Steampunk really hasn't had a great novelist, in the way that Sci-Fi had Frank Herbet or that Fantasy had Robert Jordan and Tolkien. Really, to me, writing genres need someone who is a great writer to sort of jumpstart them, to make them more than just some novelty-fest for people who want to jizz off to...say, Steampunk.


Oh I know, but I don't think it ever will produce any really good literature, simply because it doesn't inspire or require any change in human affairs other than at a purely technological level. Sci-fi explores our potentials, but also harks back to a sense of smallness that was lost in the 20th century due to the speed of global affairs and news etc. It also allows writers to look at classical concepts of gods and good vs evil in a way that doesn't offend modern reader's idea of suspension of disbelief (most of the big sci-fi stories, Star Trek and Stargate, for example, follow very strict Greek concepts of stories being a conflict between the Apollonian and Dyonisian (reason and logic vs sensuality and pleasure). Fantasy does much the same.

Steampunk, however, is somewhat dry. It doesn't allow for anything that can't be found in either sci-fi or simple prose-fiction, because it's purely an aesthetic change. It's not really a genre, more a theme, I suppose. I'd love to be proven wrong though; steampunk does allow for a lot of great innovation and interesting problem solving. Oh and awesome gadgets, of course.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:53 PM   #25
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You chose Frank Herbert as your SciFi reference author? Haha. Would have jumped to Heinlein, Clark, Bradbury, etc way sooner
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:55 PM   #26
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You chose Frank Herbert as your SciFi reference author? Haha. Would have jumped to Heinlein, Clark, Bradbury, etc way sooner

Considering that "Dune" is a classic, yes.

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Steampunk, however, is somewhat dry. It doesn't allow for anything that can't be found in either sci-fi or simple prose-fiction, because it's purely an aesthetic change. It's not really a genre, more a theme, I suppose. I'd love to be proven wrong though; steampunk does allow for a lot of great innovation and interesting problem solving. Oh and awesome gadgets, of course.

And I think that would be its potential for good novels. But, unfortunately, no one has figured out how to create some epic problem and/or problem that's set in a Steampunk world, outside of games or webcomics.
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I've always been a big fan of the art; just the whole style of it.

I still want an Elder Scrolls meets Fallout meets Steampunk type RPG.

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You chose Frank Herbert as your SciFi reference author? Haha. Would have jumped to Heinlein, Clark, Bradbury, etc way sooner


Surely Heinlein, Clark and Asimov are the go-to sci-fi authors, I mean they are 'the big three'.
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Arcanum.

Does it have LoZ style questing though?

Where it's nowhere close to linear?
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Surely Heinlein, Clark and Asimov are the go-to sci-fi authors, I mean they are 'the big three'.

Yes, I forgot Asimov. I thought of him later, but anyway...
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Women dressed in steampunk dresses look incredible, but i'm not much into it.
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It's cool enough I guess. Not really something that I'm into, but sometimes I see some steampunk themed stuff and say "Oh, that's cool."
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #38
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It's just 19th century aesthetic on steroids. I've always loved 19th century stuff.
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Oh suuure. Writing the story of a professor who goes adventuring in a steel balloon makes me a nerd.



Edit: Hell, I'm sigging that because it's making me laugh so much.

EditAgain: Or, y'know, I might not have space ;_;
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