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Author Topic: Is Steampunk Becoming Too Mainstream?  (Read 55496 times)
Miranda.T
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« Reply #375 on: February 25, 2017, 07:18:37 pm »

Steampunk was verymuch in evidence at the Venice carnival. Not only were there many examples of Steampunk outfits, such as those below...



... but also glancing in the shops around St Mark's square revealed these:





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« Reply #376 on: February 25, 2017, 09:08:18 pm »

Ah, these old threads are often intriguing. A (hopefully) permanent record of the evolution of a subculture. I'm going to offer up a few opinions, and some of you folks possibly ain't gonna like 'em. Before I do however, I'd like to make it clear. When I was very new to the subculture, I was under a lot of misconceptions about what Steampunk was. TBH, it's pretty hard not to be when a large portion of said subculture appears to be actively promoting misconceptions. Although many of these points have been made before, given that many falsehoods are being continually repeated, I think the opposing pov also warrants restating occasionally. Also an apology (there'll be a few of those) The device I'm using limits word count per post, so I'll likely need more than one, proper paragraphs & grammar may be minimal. sorry 'bout that.
So point one, DIY is not Steampunk! Whu whu WHAAAT? I hear you scream in outraged disbelief! but I'll go you one further, DIY is not counter culture either! TBC..
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« Reply #377 on: February 25, 2017, 09:15:01 pm »

That carnival thing is a shame, I really like the original aesthetic. We should dress like that every day.
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« Reply #378 on: February 25, 2017, 09:27:01 pm »

That carnival thing is a shame, I really like the original aesthetic. We should dress like that every day.

As I've mentioned elsewhere, it would be fun but most places would need wider doors  Cheesy

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« Reply #379 on: February 26, 2017, 12:01:32 am »

That carnival thing is a shame, I really like the original aesthetic. We should dress like that every day.

As I've mentioned elsewhere, it would be fun but most places would need wider doors  Cheesy

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Miranda.

As I seem to find myself regularly forced off the pavements into the increasingly busy roads, by folks who insist on walking two or three abreast at the pace of an anemic snail, I'm personally quite glad we don't dress like that every day. People manage to take up quite enough room even in the (IMHO) awful skinny fit fashions many of 'em seem intent on sporting these days. (I'm afraid since turning 50 my inner curmudgeon has surfaced with avengeance)
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« Reply #380 on: March 02, 2017, 06:53:19 pm »


As I've mentioned elsewhere, it would be fun but most places would need wider doors  Cheesy

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Miranda.

And bigger toilet cubicles!
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« Reply #381 on: March 02, 2017, 07:26:18 pm »


As I've mentioned elsewhere, it would be fun but most places would need wider doors  Cheesy

Yours,
Miranda.

And bigger toilet cubicles!

They'd all need to be wheelchair-sized. That might not be a bad thing.
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« Reply #382 on: March 09, 2017, 08:37:24 am »

... I was under a lot of misconceptions about what Steampunk was. TBH, it's pretty hard not to be when a large portion of said subculture appears to be actively promoting misconceptions ...

Meh! That's just like politics nowadays. We should be used to it by now! My truth is your truth, because I trust me if you trust me Grin

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« Reply #383 on: March 09, 2017, 08:39:56 am »


As I've mentioned elsewhere, it would be fun but most places would need wider doors  Cheesy

Yours,
Miranda.

And bigger toilet cubicles!

Toilet cubicles should be like the Tardis. Bigger on the inside.  Grin

Edit: Which begs the question. Has anybody designed a Steampunk public water closet?
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« Reply #384 on: March 10, 2017, 04:13:15 pm »


As I've mentioned elsewhere, it would be fun but most places would need wider doors  Cheesy

Yours,
Miranda.

And bigger toilet cubicles!

Toilet cubicles should be like the Tardis. Bigger on the inside.  Grin

Edit: Which begs the question. Has anybody designed a Steampunk public water closet?

Steampunk  water closet - that  could be potentially  dangerous and painful
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« Reply #385 on: April 10, 2017, 05:49:55 pm »

Steampunk water closet......OMG

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« Reply #386 on: April 24, 2017, 01:02:28 pm »

That would merely be psychologically damaging.
The lever marked "Automatic deep steam clean" however, would leave ones derrière lethally slow cooked to perfection.
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« Reply #387 on: December 20, 2017, 07:09:52 pm »

If you live in the UK you can get your Steampunk 2018 calendar right now at The Works... To be fair there are some nice images contained in it and I must admit I wouldn't mind it on the wall for the next year.

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Miranda.
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« Reply #388 on: December 20, 2017, 10:50:59 pm »

I would love to have a steampunk calendar up for 2018! Might have to add that to my shopping list, and as far a steampunk water closet?
I plan on finally decking out my handicap bathroom steampunked. Been planning it just slow on getting together and finished. I think it will be awesome! Much better than all the barbies that were stored in there for a while.  Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #389 on: December 22, 2017, 02:35:37 pm »

I would love to have a steampunk calendar up for 2018! Might have to add that to my shopping list, and as far a steampunk water closet?
I plan on finally decking out my handicap bathroom steampunked. Been planning it just slow on getting together and finished. I think it will be awesome! Much better than all the barbies that were stored in there for a while.  Roll Eyes Grin

There was a long thread on here chronicling Steampunking a bathroom, but unfortunately it's lost all of its images (Photobucket is holding them hostage  Sad) Anyway, I hope the planned conversions go well; I imagine lots of lovely shiny copperwork?

Yours,
Miranda.
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« Reply #390 on: December 22, 2017, 08:44:55 pm »

Definitely! And lots of cogs OR... also kind of love the idea of a few cephalopods, and krakens scattered through-out as well! Hard choices. Very hard choices~  Grin Wink
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