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Author Topic: What is Steampunk, really?  (Read 3237 times)
Argus McJohnsten
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« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2015, 06:47:20 pm »

Of course there must be rules, if you want to know what they are simply forward £25 to me. Paypal accepted.

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« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2015, 07:11:42 pm »

You can't actually be told what steampunk is untill you've reached Operating Victorian level III.
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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2015, 07:48:01 pm »

You can't actually be told what steampunk is untill you've reached Operating Victorian level III.

Or a Hollywood celeb.  Wink
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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2015, 01:23:42 am »

What is "steampunk"? I wil be damned if I know.

All I can tell you is that these people are doing things which are fun and amuse me. They get my jokes and references. And it gives me an excuse to wear tweed, carry a pocketwatch and grow a handlebar moustache.

Seconded - you really should start with a well-groomed moustache, then expand to a nice pocketwatch... everything after that is simple...
Ladies may skip straight to the pocketwatch.
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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2015, 04:39:53 am »


Seconded - you really should start with a well-groomed moustache, then expand to a nice pocketwatch... everything after that is simple...

Ladies may skip straight to the pocketwatch.



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Although if you do decide to grow a full facial beard, you may wish to avoid kissing anyone else with equal facial growth, because....well...have you heard of Velcro?....  Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2015, 05:58:37 am »

Not all of us are professional bearded ladies.
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« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2015, 09:42:14 am »

Try replacing the word 'steampunk' in the question with another word for example 'What is a carrot, really'?
Some people say it's a plant, some people say it's a vegatable. Other people tell me it's a food, someone told me it's tasty but I've also heard that it's orange (and aren't oranges fruit)? Or is it a root?

I'm not mocking the original post, just showing how even with something that most people would say they 'know' what it is there are several 'right' answers to the question 'what is it'?
As steamunk is both diverse and constantly evolving a simple 'hard and fast definition that captures it all may prove more elusive than a 'theory of everything' expresed as a single formula.
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« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2015, 10:50:06 am »

I have always wanted to be able to grow a mustache, it is the only thing i'm jealous men can do and i cant.
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« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2015, 12:30:33 pm »

I have always wanted to be able to grow a mustache, it is the only thing i'm jealous men can do and i cant.

Now, I'm really hoping that's not the only thing... but, hey, this is BrassGoggles and the Queer Gear is over this way...   Wink
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« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2015, 04:25:24 pm »

I stumbled upon this while in my depths of searching for "What is Steampunk". I can not believe this record still stands.
I believe the gadgets and weapons stands out most in my mind but if it amuses you and causes wonder in others, go for it.

 http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-gathering-of-steampunks
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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2015, 04:42:08 pm »

I have always wanted to be able to grow a mustache, it is the only thing i'm jealous men can do and i cant.

Now, I'm really hoping that's not the only thing... but, hey, this is BrassGoggles and the Queer Gear is over this way...   Wink

I don't understand... BTW I'm heterosexual just so you know
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« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2015, 06:15:53 pm »

Well, a gentleman will do it while standing, a lady while seated, and a dog will do it on three legs.

But why we are now on the subject of hand-shaking is beyond me.
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« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2015, 07:03:58 pm »

Well, a gentleman will do it while standing, a lady while seated, and a dog will do it on three legs.

But why we are now on the subject of hand-shaking is beyond me.

It's beyond me too Doctor, but then again most things seem to be beyond my comprehension these days.
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« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2015, 08:07:49 pm »

Well, a gentleman will do it while standing, a lady while seated, and a dog will do it on three legs.

But why we are now on the subject of hand-shaking is beyond me.

It's beyond me too Doctor, but then again most things seem to be beyond my comprehension these days.

Don't worry you'll soon pick things up. Once you've developed the muscular flexibility required to perform the secret handshake everything else is a piece of cake.
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« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2015, 08:24:04 pm »

Oh, am I late?
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« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2015, 08:26:09 pm »

Also, if you start a thread and find it veering wildly off-topic, don't take it personally; it's just that we all are so very easily distrac- Ooh! Shiny!
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« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2015, 10:16:58 pm »

Welcome to the forum Aemilia. I'm pleased to see how helpful people are being on this thread. One of my favourite things about Steampunk is how friendly everyone is.
Be splendid!
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« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2015, 10:17:29 pm »

Also, if you start a thread and find it veering wildly off-topic, don't take it personally; it's just that we all are so very easily distrac- Ooh! Shiny!

Actually, that's probably a close enough answer to the original question.   Grin
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« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2015, 10:31:48 pm »






Kenny Everett anyone?
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« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2015, 12:49:40 am »




You know, when I found that pic, I couldn't think who it was it reminded me of..... Yep, it's him.  Cheesy
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« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2015, 06:42:13 am »

Where's the shiny?
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« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2015, 03:49:42 pm »

I stumbled upon this while in my depths of searching for "What is Steampunk". I can not believe this record still stands.
I believe the gadgets and weapons stands out most in my mind but if it amuses you and causes wonder in others, go for it.

 http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-gathering-of-steampunks


Hmm, this has got me thinking on the Very Important Question of "What is the collective noun for a group of Steampunks anyway?" A clang? A goggle? A contamination? A brass?
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« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2015, 03:58:12 pm »

Lots of possibilities at http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Pointless/AnimalGroups.html

Just not "steampunkers"!
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« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2015, 04:26:30 pm »

Lots of possibilities at http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Pointless/AnimalGroups.html

Just not "steampunkers"!
I can't express how much I agree with that!

If ever there was a need for a huge "Like" emoticon then this post is it!
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« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2015, 04:53:47 pm »

An Assemblage of Steampunks.

This connects with the Maker culture as well as the literary roots.
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