Angry writer puts down steampunk, steampunk responds


I get the feeling that Josh Ishiro Finney doesn’t like steampunk. In an article he wrote for, he angrily writes about how the term “punk” has been diluted and the meaning lost as steampunk has turned from a gritty dystopian alternate reality stuck in the 19th century into a group of terribly polite nerds who are too lazy for Victoriana. Continue reading “Angry writer puts down steampunk, steampunk responds”

How to proclaim yourself King of Steampunk

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This is a really interesting project for me, because there are plenty of people in the world who have recognised themselves as steampunks long before I did. So why does that make me the person to write guidelines on the subject? Continue reading “How to proclaim yourself King of Steampunk”

Concerning steampunks

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Steampunk is a wonderful culture that is more of a movement than a fashion statement and more of a way of life than a hobby. Being a steampunk means becoming part of a global community where Victorian principles of politeness and etiquette are blended with 21st century tolerance and acceptance. To be a steampunk means to be splendid to everyone. There’s a wonderful array of people that enjoy steampunk. You don’t have to be from a particular somewhere, like a certain type of person or even be in the right skin. Hopefully your new journey through steampunk will be one filled with joy, laughter and cake. Continue reading “Concerning steampunks”

Steampunk is NOT Victorian Science Fiction

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This article is one of several that are an attempt to address the problems within the steampunk community. These problems are not the doing of steampunks who enjoy the culture, but of those who wish to only make profit from it.

It’s a common misconception that steampunk is Victorian Science Fiction. I fully believed this misconception until I discovered what I believe to be the truth. I believe this because it makes a lot more logical sense. This description of steampunk has been hidden under a veil of deceit by clever people who simply want to further their own career. It’s done by convincing you that their opinion of steampunk is the correct opinion and removing any that disagree. Continue reading “Steampunk is NOT Victorian Science Fiction”

Steampunks are too clever for big businesses

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Professor Elemental. Not silly at all.

I read with interest, an article by Professor Elemental that he wrote for Airship Ambassador and the Steampunk Hands Around the World project. In it, he mentioned that he thought steampunk had got a little bit too serious and that we all should release our inherent silliness. Continue reading “Steampunks are too clever for big businesses”