It was in the news today that a trendy interior design shop in North London decided to sell some ex-Christmas display logs that had various colours painted at one end. The price they put on each log was £10, 2 … Continue reading Steampunks are rolling in cash, right?
Cards are one of those gaming formats that have stood the test of time and haven’t evolved, regardless of the advances in technology. In recent years, collectible card games and board games in general have witnessed a resurgence in popularity. … Continue reading Presence of steampunk soars in popular culture
Back in April 2015, I was an extra in a music video by The Storm Trees, a band from Yorkshire. The song is a catchy number called See So Far. The video was made on a tight time frame and … Continue reading We See So Far – The Storm Trees music video
I get the feeling that Josh Ishiro Finney doesn’t like steampunk. In an article he wrote for neondystopia.com, 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”
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”
It’s terribly easy on the internet to forget that the lines of text you’re reading on your computer is actually written by a person. It’s only a screen of red, green and blue light emitting dots, so what does it matter if you say what you like, screaming about it not being steampunk? But when you say something isn’t steampunk, you’re doing two things; Continue reading “Does he take sugar?”
“I steampunk, therefore I am”
I like that saying. I had a discussion recently with CmDr Gearwood-Day from Dieselpunk HQ about how steampunk is classified. Dieselpunks aren’t as reserved as steampunks when it comes to boundaries and rules and that must be somewhat easier to live by.
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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”
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”
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”