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Author Topic: Issue #1 of Steampunk Magazine just released  (Read 7420 times)
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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2007, 10:03:13 am »

I loved reading this magazine, truly an interesting read. You know what they say, having a magazine about something shows a certain degree of success.

However, there is one thing I did miss... A bit more of the DIY side to the Steampunk culture. Perhaps a simple article on how to make a pair of goggles (I trust most of you have read the DIY - making goggles from toilet rolls) or some other minute item. Or even a tutorial in Photoshop (or some similar software) showing how to get the "rusted, beat up metal" look on something...

Anyways, it is true that it is far easier to criticize than it is to create. It was still a smashing good first issue.
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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2007, 11:48:28 am »

From what I gather, they have plans for some articles like that. Even when I was talking to them, they specifically mentioned "tutorial" as a submission suggestion, so I don't doubt you'll see a bit of that in the future, whether by me or other contraptors (btw, thanks to all who are helping to make that term catch on)
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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2007, 01:23:21 pm »

. . . whether by me or other contraptors (btw, thanks to all who are helping to make that term catch on)

Yes, I think I've seen it used quance now.  ^.Q

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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2007, 01:59:36 pm »

hahah quance...bless you sir. Bless your observant heart....err....eyes.

As you can see, I also quickly adopted your "Teslarian" adjective
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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2007, 07:21:45 pm »

Congratulations Magpie et al !

Steampunk Magazine just showed up on BoingBoing!

http://www.boingboing.net/2007/03/03/steampunk_magazine.html

If you haven't bought a copy, get one now as they are sure to be gone soon !
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« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2007, 04:04:01 am »

Bravo steampunk magazine!

I downloaded it this morning and have been off and on reading it throughout the day as I was out for most of the day.  I have kicked through the first 6 or so articles/shortstories/interviews.

I would say that this is quite a read... and an undertaking to get through it in a day!

I enjoyed the quality of the short stories, i thought they were themed well without being overbearing, they captured the spirit, etc etc.

I learned a bit.  Have been a musician for 20 years now (god that's the first time i have felt old), and have NEVER heard of the pyrophone... I have been in email contact for a few years with the only glass-armonica factory in America (with a purchase planned in the fall of this year - - they are a few thousand dollars, so it has been a saving test for me)

And the interview with AP is grand as well.  I didn't know who they were (All of you can send your verbal floggings now), but I listened to a few tracks on iTunes after reading the interview.  As my style is significantly more mellow than their direction, I will probably not buy an album, but the article did get me to investigate further, and anything i read that makes me do that is a one-up in my book.

The only complaint I personally would have (but really, who am I?) is the focus being more on the "punk" than the "steam".  Just a taste thing, but I wasn't driven away by it.

I am now scraping together a few of my writings now to see if any would be worthy of issue 2... or 3.... or 4.... as i assume they will have an onslaught of writers after this terrific issue.

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« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2007, 06:55:45 am »

I also noticed that they seemed more intent on the punk than the steam. Kind of turned me off the whole magazine. I seemed they wanted to make steampunk more rebellious than it is. Especially with their focus on anarchists. (I personally think anarchists are idiots who haven't fully thought through the implications before jumping on the bandwagon)

I have hopes that it will get better by the issue.
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« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2007, 07:40:04 am »

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I also noticed that they seemed more intent on the punk than the steam.

That was because the punk was the theme of the first magazine. The theme of the second magazine will be misapplied technology, and that of the third will be apocalyptic Steampunk.
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« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2007, 01:11:10 pm »

right on man, thanks for the clarification...

still a solid bunch of writing (which i have yet to finish)
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« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2007, 12:17:36 am »

And the interview with AP is grand as well.  I didn't know who they were (All of you can send your verbal floggings now), but I listened to a few tracks on iTunes after reading the interview.  As my style is significantly more mellow than their direction, I will probably not buy an album, but the article did get me to investigate further, and anything i read that makes me do that is a one-up in my book.

Great point. I was really happy with how our interview came out and that it got people to check out our music is awesome. I really appreciate Libby's taking the time to put it together. The questions were fun and not a little tongue in cheek at times. Thank you for taking the time to check out our stuff!

I haven't seen anyone mention the interview with Composer Darcy James Argue. I downloaded the recordings of his ensemble Secret Society and it's really amazing stuff - very beautifully textural and programmatic in nature. It's using the instrumentation of a traditional Big Band Jazz ensemble but used in a very cinematic fashion. I'm listening to it right now and am really enjoying it.
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« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2007, 12:18:49 am »

Hey welcome to the board man.
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« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2007, 02:26:45 am »

And the interview with AP is grand as well.  I didn't know who they were (All of you can send your verbal floggings now), but I listened to a few tracks on iTunes after reading the interview.  As my style is significantly more mellow than their direction, I will probably not buy an album, but the article did get me to investigate further, and anything i read that makes me do that is a one-up in my book.

Great point. I was really happy with how our interview came out and that it got people to check out our music is awesome. I really appreciate Libby's taking the time to put it together. The questions were fun and not a little tongue in cheek at times. Thank you for taking the time to check out our stuff!

I haven't seen anyone mention the interview with Composer Darcy James Argue. I downloaded the recordings of his ensemble Secret Society and it's really amazing stuff - very beautifully textural and programmatic in nature. It's using the instrumentation of a traditional Big Band Jazz ensemble but used in a very cinematic fashion. I'm listening to it right now and am really enjoying it.

Libby indeed did a fantastic job!  I was just a tiny bit disappointed, however,  that Kristina and Magdalene did not make an appearance.  With her twin passions for Tea and Taxidermy I'm sure Ms. Veen would be an interesting read and Kristina likely has some great stories to tell about our good Cap'n, what?

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« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2007, 02:57:29 am »

Hey welcome to the board man.

Thanks!
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« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2007, 03:01:39 am »

And the interview with AP is grand as well.  I didn't know who they were (All of you can send your verbal floggings now), but I listened to a few tracks on iTunes after reading the interview.  As my style is significantly more mellow than their direction, I will probably not buy an album, but the article did get me to investigate further, and anything i read that makes me do that is a one-up in my book.

Great point. I was really happy with how our interview came out and that it got people to check out our music is awesome. I really appreciate Libby's taking the time to put it together. The questions were fun and not a little tongue in cheek at times. Thank you for taking the time to check out our stuff!

I haven't seen anyone mention the interview with Composer Darcy James Argue. I downloaded the recordings of his ensemble Secret Society and it's really amazing stuff - very beautifully textural and programmatic in nature. It's using the instrumentation of a traditional Big Band Jazz ensemble but used in a very cinematic fashion. I'm listening to it right now and am really enjoying it.

Libby indeed did a fantastic job!  I was just a tiny bit disappointed, however,  that Kristina and Magdalene did not make an appearance.  With her twin passions for Tea and Taxidermy I'm sure Ms. Veen would be an interesting read and Kristina likely has some great stories to tell about our good Cap'n, what?

J.

Oh, indeed! I'd offer to share some of those stories myself but, somehow, I feel that they are best enjoyed over a cold beer in some dive bar in lands afar. If we ever dock at your home port, we'll be sure to drag you out to the aftershow party. That's where the real tale-spinning happens!  Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2007, 02:19:56 am »

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I also noticed that they seemed more intent on the punk than the steam.

That was because the punk was the theme of the first magazine. The theme of the second magazine will be misapplied technology, and that of the third will be apocalyptic Steampunk.

Can't wait for the Bathing Costume issue!
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