Originally Posted by chronoaug
I do like how in the article people are taking the steampunk thing further than clothing and actually building things. Kinda fun.
One of the things that has been getting quite some attention on the internets are people who have been making steampunk inspired stuff, mostly casemods, keyboards and ipod holders though....
Originally Posted by naaaaate
Cotton those outfits feel a wee bit close to being ridiculous/costumey but that doesn't stop me from liking them a whole lot and you pull it off awesome, though I get a lot more of a gold-rush vibe than a steam-punk one. The backpack with the bedroll made me laugh in a "that's awesome!" way. I never read superfuture so I'd never seen any of those before and you should definitely post here more often.
I see where you're coming from and that's also what I meant when I said that it might be a bit much to see all those looks together, and I understand that people could consider it costumey, that's fine by me, though I've never had anyone say anything about it to me in my face, but who knows what people on the streets say behind our backs right?
If only we cared...
The "bedroll" on my pack holds my tripod, I'm not just doing things for looks...
Originally Posted by tangerine
I never thought of your style as steampunk, CD, but in this context I do see some connexions (using steampunk spelling.)
I usually associate steampunk with something like Mad Max, with an emphasis on black, grimy clothing that looks like it is worn while shoveling coal into a boiler.
In my conception, steampunk is closer to crustpunk than Victoriana, but maybe that is just my tendency to think of punk as the operative milieu.
I think how you envisioned it is closer to what is called "dieselpunk" (it's grimier and less about "victorian principles/teaparties/blabla", think skies darked with exume clouds, complete disregard for fossil fuel, massive machines on the horizon, more dystopian). another thing is that alot of these people seem more interested in the victorian part, so if they were to fly in an airship, they'd be the passengers, holding high conversation over tea and wearing eyeglasses and tophats, I guess I'm more interested in the people piloting and operating that same airship, shoveling coal...