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Question: What activity(s) would you like to do in SP clothes?
Go to a tea? - 43 (11.3%)
Attend a formal dance ball? - 26 (6.8%)
Attend a masked dance ball? - 30 (7.9%)
Ride a steam locomotive? - 46 (12.1%)
Take a steamboat cruise? - 33 (8.7%)
Compete in a "cowboy" shoot? - 9 (2.4%)
Attend a con? - 39 (10.3%)
Visit Victorian historic sites? - 30 (7.9%)
Go on a crosscountry trek? - 12 (3.2%)
Ride a horse drawn carriage/sliegh? - 13 (3.4%)
Play airsoft? - 8 (2.1%)
Go shopping? - 9 (2.4%)
Go to work? - 21 (5.5%)
Take an airship cruise? - 61 (16.1%)
Total Voters: 147

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« on: June 16, 2011, 07:47:46 pm »

What else?
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 08:27:54 pm »

I find this an odd question, and one which I do not believe I can answer in any meaningful way.
My "SteamPunk" clothes are my clothes; I have been wearing vests, tweed, hats and carrying a pocketwatch for years.  I have no special clothes for "SteamPunk" except for the pair of goggles I purchased last year.  The goggles let me differentiate between when I am "dressed up" and when I am just dressed.
So, everything I do is done in my "SteamPunk" clothes, with greater or fewer gewgaws and frippery depending on the occasion.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 08:33:01 pm »

a shorter list might be what would i NOT do in Steampunk clothes Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 09:11:00 pm »

 Dance to Gary Numan steampunked up with UV and lazors and a smoke machine...and perhaps Rik Mayal chucking us a pint of Bombardier from the bar....thats what I wana do..Oh Yeh!
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 09:33:57 pm »

I concur with the Doctor. I didn’t know my clothes were Steampunk until I came across the term not so long ago.
So every activity I do is done in my “SP” clothes. Except of course for the activities I do without clothes!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 09:55:51 pm »

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Rik Mayal chucking us a pint of Bombardier from the bar....thats what I wana do..Oh Yeh!

HUZZAH!!

Personally I go to work in my steampunk clothes!
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 11:07:07 pm »

To be fair I dress Edwardian pretty much all the time.  Thus I have already achieved the following in SP/period attire:

- Climbed a mountain
- Ridden a locomotive footplate (and, as my avatar shows, a locomotive running plate as well)
- Attended a ball/ masquerade
- Gone to work/ university lectures
- Cross-country hiked
- Camped out
- Attended museum exhibitions and art galleries
- And pretty much all of the little mundane activities that keep life ticking over in normal service.

There is, in short, no event in life that does not have me considering what would be an appropriate Edwardian outfit for it. 

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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 12:11:25 am »

I have done more than a few of those, and some quite frequently for over a decade (cowboy shoots at CAS/SASS events are fun, the Order of Edwardian Gunners events even moreso). In fact, cowboy shooters use almost any reasonable excuse to dress in their finest and finagle some sort of event for it. About 60 of us did a Christmas dinner cruise on a riverboat once.  

I've been to period subject movies, lectures, Victorian/Edwardian period music concerts, holiday events, and museums in what is best described as "day casual" steampunk attire even before I knew what steampunk was.  

I think a retro science fair or technology museum would be interesting. Certainly book readings would be interesting events.

And I would like to try a classic driven game hunt in Edwardian style (although I did do a quail/pheasant hunt in Scottish kilt/field attire once). Perhaps flycasting with a classic two handed salmon rod on a good run in Victorian/Edwardian style would be fun, or driving a vintage pre-1905 motor carriage, or attending the opera in formal Victorian attire, or flying in a biplane as more of a pre-WWI dieselpunk.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 12:18:42 am »

I find this an odd question, and one which I do not believe I can answer in any meaningful way.
My "SteamPunk" clothes are my clothes; I have been wearing vests, tweed, hats and carrying a pocketwatch for years.  I have no special clothes for "SteamPunk" except for the pair of goggles I purchased last year.  The goggles let me differentiate between when I am "dressed up" and when I am just dressed.
So, everything I do is done in my "SteamPunk" clothes, with greater or fewer gewgaws and frippery depending on the occasion.

yep! same here
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 05:08:30 pm »

I added "Go to work?" and I set this up so that folks can vote for up to three. 
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2011, 05:39:08 pm »

I guess sail on one of the magnificent America's Cup J-boats is out, since there really aren't many of those left.

But I would have added an airship ride, or more realistically hot air ballooning.
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2011, 06:36:20 pm »

There are certain things I wil NOT do in my normal steampunk attire:

1. Anything mucky, i.e. painting, muddy activities, cooking unless the clothes are made for that task (inky shirt, knee high boots or Victorian apron respectively).

2. Anything remotely Victorian. I hate it when Mr C and I go to visit a castle, stately home etc and endless people kept asking us about the sites, or who we were "supposed" to be. It really annoys me. I know it is no-ones fault but the more historically accurate a place is, the less steampunk I will be!

3. Anything connected with work. I keep my steampunk and my day job seperate.
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2011, 08:53:28 pm »

There are certain things I wil NOT do in my normal steampunk attire:

1. Anything mucky, i.e. painting, muddy activities, cooking unless the clothes are made for that task (inky shirt, knee high boots or Victorian apron respectively).

2. Anything remotely Victorian. I hate it when Mr C and I go to visit a castle, stately home etc and endless people kept asking us about the sites, or who we were "supposed" to be. It really annoys me. I know it is no-ones fault but the more historically accurate a place is, the less steampunk I will be!

3. Anything connected with work. I keep my steampunk and my day job seperate.

When you say "anything mucky", does that include...

No, no.

Never mind.

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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2011, 09:05:38 pm »

i want to select them all.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2011, 09:14:15 pm »

There are certain things I wil NOT do in my normal steampunk attire:

1. Anything mucky, i.e. painting, muddy activities, cooking unless the clothes are made for that task (inky shirt, knee high boots or Victorian apron respectively).

2. Anything remotely Victorian. I hate it when Mr C and I go to visit a castle, stately home etc and endless people kept asking us about the sites, or who we were "supposed" to be. It really annoys me. I know it is no-ones fault but the more historically accurate a place is, the less steampunk I will be!

3. Anything connected with work. I keep my steampunk and my day job seperate.

When you say "anything mucky", does that include...

No, no.

Never mind.

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Oh no, I DEFINATELY do THAT in my steampunk attire.
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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2011, 09:17:34 pm »

There are certain things I wil NOT do in my normal steampunk attire:

1. Anything mucky, i.e. painting, muddy activities, cooking unless the clothes are made for that task (inky shirt, knee high boots or Victorian apron respectively).

2. Anything remotely Victorian. I hate it when Mr C and I go to visit a castle, stately home etc and endless people kept asking us about the sites, or who we were "supposed" to be. It really annoys me. I know it is no-ones fault but the more historically accurate a place is, the less steampunk I will be!

3. Anything connected with work. I keep my steampunk and my day job seperate.

When you say "anything mucky", does that include...

No, no.

Never mind.

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Oh no, I DEFINATELY do THAT in my steampunk attire.

But does that include the knee high boots?

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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2011, 09:24:48 pm »

Real men do it in Union Suits.
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2011, 10:28:58 pm »


But does that include the knee high boots?

Smiley

That depends entirely on the company I am keeping.....
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« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2011, 05:54:36 pm »

I find this an odd question, and one which I do not believe I can answer in any meaningful way.
My "SteamPunk" clothes are my clothes; I have been wearing vests, tweed, hats and carrying a pocketwatch for years.  I have no special clothes for "SteamPunk" except for the pair of goggles I purchased last year.  The goggles let me differentiate between when I am "dressed up" and when I am just dressed.
So, everything I do is done in my "SteamPunk" clothes, with greater or fewer gewgaws and frippery depending on the occasion.

People wearing SP style clothes every day is still rare locally.  Maybe there needs to be a poll for what you would not wear SP for?  Visiting a nudist beach?  Painting the bathroom? 
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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2011, 08:34:21 pm »

I would like to do all of the things mentioned, except go to work. 

I don't care much for work, no matter what sort of clothes I'm wearing.  Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2011, 11:28:10 pm »

I'd probably like to do most of those things in sp, just 3 is a hard choice to make, I wouldn't go to the job I have at the moment in sp.
I think I'm slowly changing my normal day clothes over, giving it a more sp look although this is a very slow process at the mo.
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2011, 10:45:40 am »

Things I don't do in SP attire: doctor visits and any appointments in government offices when I have to apply for something, but the DMV has been good in SP for passing the time  Grin Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2011, 11:06:09 am »

My band plans to shoot a video which consists of us playing paintball in a city against each other whilst doing parkour withe me turning up for the occasion in a top hat and tailcoat, joke being I thought they said 'park walk'...
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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2011, 01:34:16 pm »

I like getting dirty in pretty clothes, so I will do pretty much anything all dolled up, Steampunk or not. About the only requirement is that it looks like fun (my kind of fun is not always easily identifiable, but it's awesome!)

And I think the biggest problem we're coming up against here is that, for some, Steampunk Attire is a costume and tends to be more outlandish (this seems to be most common out here in the colonies), while for others, it's a more subtle, everyday thing. Personally, I'm somewhere in the middle of that. Neither way is right or wrong, it's just important to note where both sides are coming from.

And Darkshines, I completely understand your unwillingness to go to period places all steamy. Being mistaken for a tour guide or a site actor is amusing once or twice, but gets old amazingly fast.
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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2011, 01:38:39 pm »

Presumably 'take someone else's Steampunk clothing OFF' would be a vulgar answer? Wink

Just sayin', this style being frankly one of the most attractive a gentleman can possibly wear...!
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