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Author Topic: What *isn't* Steampunk  (Read 10920 times)
Flynn MacCallister
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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2010, 01:36:21 pm »

My dear Flynn, are you suggesting that HEDGEHOGS are a "modern" invention? Hmmm well i never! you  learn something new every day, this chap called DARWIN must be right as animals appear to be "evolving" before our very eyes!!
Sir i tip my hat to you as i obliterate as many of these creatures as possible, in a few years they will be as big as horses and be completely covered in unicorn spines!

Yep, entirely modern and post-steam. Just like Pride and Prejudice.
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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2010, 02:18:15 pm »

Things that damb folk putting cogs on thinking it will make it steampunk.
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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2010, 04:21:57 am »

*looks at thread confused*

Hedgehogs, as in the the anti-submarine weapon, was a mid 1900's invention I think?

Though, I tend to agree with the earlier posts regarding potential rather than period specific.
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« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2010, 04:35:45 am »

Not sure how this could fight a submarine...

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How could anyone say these are not steampunk...

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/05/newborn-hedgehogs-cute.html
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« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2010, 04:40:41 am »

*looks at thread confused*

Hedgehogs, as in the the anti-submarine weapon, was a mid 1900's invention I think?

Though, I tend to agree with the earlier posts regarding potential rather than period specific.

No, I was just mucking around, saying the first things that came into my head that I did not feel "steampunk" could really lay claim to. >_o
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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2010, 04:50:52 am »

Nerf guns with superglued cogs on? (that was nasty, but I couldn't resist...Wink j/k..Wink

Anything before George IV and  after Edward VII (is that the right number of I's? the Wars of the Roses really throws me off sometimes...Wink

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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2010, 05:07:22 am »

Nerf guns with superglued cogs on? (that was nasty, but I couldn't resist...Wink j/k..Wink

Anything before George IV and  after Edward VII (is that the right number of I's? the Wars of the Roses really throws me off sometimes...Wink



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Steampunk. Is. Not. The. Same. As. Historical. Recreation.


(You did get the I's right for what you intended, incidentally.)
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« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2010, 05:52:14 am »

*shrugs* First think I thought of was weaponry, and there is actually anti-sub weapons which were developed during WWII which are called Hedgehogs.

AnywhoOo ...

Admittedly, one thing which confuses me about Steampunk is how often people say that something didn't exist in the Victorian era as if to imply that automatically prevents it from being Steampunk. That seems a little stagnant to me, which kind of seems to conflict with a lot of the progressive thinking that seems popular.
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« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2010, 08:12:44 am »

a moment please i believe the spigot mortar was invented in the Victorian era
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« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2010, 10:00:24 am »

Interesting, all the things I've read on spigot mortars only went back to the late 1930's, but the Hedgehog was developed during WWII off an anti-tank launcher and put into service sometime during the early 1940's. I don't think it specifically matters though, with the development of tanks and submarines for use in warfare something was bound to be developed to take them out. So, with that in mind, depending one what the history was on war in a specific Steampunk environment such things would either be in use or in development.
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« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2010, 10:46:43 am »

This, dear Lord this:
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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2010, 11:13:04 am »

That is awesome.  And clearly the most Steampunk thing ever created.

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« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2010, 02:07:25 pm »

Not sure how this could fight a submarine...

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How could anyone say these are not steampunk...

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/05/newborn-hedgehogs-cute.html


They are trained to roll up small and infiltrate the submarine through the air vents or snorkels.  They then wreak havok on the interior, with half the crew saying "Oh, look at the cute widdle poglets," half getting quilled when they aren't watching where they step, and the last half spontaneously breaking into the Hedgehog Song (which has definite affects on morale).

They are limited to operations when the sub is surfaced, since they are too bouyant to dive to any depth.
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« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2010, 02:55:02 pm »

they're pretty good at taking down airships too.
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« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2010, 03:35:33 pm »

So the talk about steampunk hedgehogs was all too tempting and I had to sketch it up:

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My apologies for potential horribleness of the sketch and/or subject matter...
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« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2010, 04:14:09 pm »

Repeat after me:

Steampunk. Is. Not. The. Same. As. Historical. Recreation.
Except for those times when it is.
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« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2010, 09:38:00 pm »

Repeat after me:

Steampunk. Is. Not. The. Same. As. Historical. Recreation.
Except for those times when it is.


i like to call it 'living history plus'

in any case, something that is decidedly 'not' steampunk...


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i love this band, they rock my face off but they are NOT! steampunk...
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« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2010, 10:38:29 pm »

Hedgehogs: our only good defense against Steam Worms.
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« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2010, 10:56:02 pm »

What not steampunk ?

Technologically speaking, everything is steampunk depending on where you stand on the scientific acurateness scale. For instance, for taking a example on what have been mention before, fusion power is no way steampunk in a hard science setting but certainly steamy in a more fantasist one.

Esthetically and philosophically speaking, is not steampunk what belong in the realm of:

Kawai esthetic (except probably on the eyes of the dreaded mercantiliser of steampunk)
Avril Lavigne
Lady Gaga
Selena Gomez
Wizard Of Waverly Place
Hip Hop
Punk Rock

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« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2010, 11:01:18 pm »

Chicar: That´s a creepy looking avatar.

Gangsta rap is in no way steampunk.
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« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2010, 11:51:28 pm »

Gangsta rap is in no way steampunk.

I don't know... We have all seen Flava-Flav and his giant clock... clock-punk-gangsta-rap...
Put a hedgehog on his shoulder and he could be a steampunk king...


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« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2010, 11:56:15 pm »

a moment please i believe the spigot mortar was invented in the Victorian era


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« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2010, 12:10:14 am »

Chicar: That´s a creepy looking avatar.

Gangsta rap is in no way steampunk.
What if it were about Captain Nemo busting a cap in the ass of the imperial war machine?  Wink
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« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2010, 01:08:22 am »

Chicar: That´s a creepy looking avatar.

Ya, it as quite a cheshire smile doesn't it. Wink
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« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2010, 09:17:19 am »

Gangsta rap is in no way steampunk.

I don't know... We have all seen Flava-Flav and his giant clock... clock-punk-gangsta-rap...
Put a hedgehog on his shoulder and he could be a steampunk king...


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