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Any UGers into the old Steampunk thing? If so, which parts? The fashion? The fiction? The music?

Do you own any Steampunk gear? Post, people! ^_^
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#2
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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#3
Not really.

I have some steampunk goggles that I bought for the workshop because they were less likely to steam up.

They're not very good though.

I guess there's a fair bit that I like, but I'd never wear it.
#4
My computers wallpaper is steampunk, but that`s about it.
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#5
The art is cool. Never read any kind of fanfic about it.

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#6
I like the look of stuff from the industrial revolution, and I like the look of stuff modeled after it.

But it's never more than

"oh that looks pretty cool"
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I like the fashion, I think it's pretty cool. I don't think I'd ever wear it though unless it's for Halloween. I do own a corset though so maybe I can dress it up.
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I like the fashion, I think it's pretty cool. I don't think I'd ever wear it though unless it's for Halloween. I do own a corset though so maybe I can dress it up.



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it makes me sad that steampunk is going to turn into a giant trend everywhere
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it makes me sad that steampunk is going to turn into a giant trend everywhere

Is it?

Why do you think that?
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For the fashion part, I only have one pair of goggles and a couple of pocket watches. I need to get more gear >.<

I do, however, have a training Thespian friend who intends to make a Steampunk version of 'Phantom Of The Opera', which will be amazing...
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For the fashion part, I only have one pair of goggles and a couple of pocket watches. I need to get more gear >.<

I do, however, have a training Thespian friend who intends to make a Steampunk version of 'Phantom Of The Opera', which will be amazing...

If you ever want a steampunk guitar in a year or two's hit me up.
#15
i like how everything is mechanical...thatsabout it

and steam steam is nice

never wear it though


edit- i did see a steam punk guitar and amp set up which i thought was pretty shweet
#16
I'm more into cyberpunk, in regards of literature, fashion and movies. I don't really like all that nu-old-skool kind of steam thing.
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#17
i think any potential interest i had in steampunk was lost when i first watched wild wild west
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Is it?

Why do you think that?


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
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The fashion?

Yes, but more so something that belongs in entertainment. I wouldn't wear any of it. Ever.

The fiction?

Yes, mainly Steampunk-themed games or TV shows. Also, there's a few decent Steampunk webcomics.


The music?

Yes, to a degree. Check out http://shop.vernianprocess.com/album/behold-the-machine

The album used to be free, but now it costs $10.
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#20
I think some of it is cool, like steampunk computer cases and keyboards and things (although just plain wooden keyboards and computer cases are nicer. The novels are generally awful, though.
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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....

I really like this:



I have no idea why, and I wish I could wear it, but I can't.
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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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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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You chose Frank Herbert as your SciFi reference author? Haha. Would have jumped to Heinlein, Clark, Bradbury, etc way sooner
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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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#27
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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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A better way of asking this question is "Are you a big old dork?"
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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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#34
Just kidding. I'm writing a novel called Harken the Steel Balloon
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#37
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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#40
Meh. It looks cool, but I'd never put any effort into it.
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