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« on: July 10, 2015, 03:01:33 am »

Welcome to Brass Goggles.  A forum of and for people from around the globe interested in Steampunk and related topics. 

If you are reading this you may already be a Brass Goggles member.  Then again you may just be stampunk curious, a guest, a visitor or a lurker.  Why not sign up and join the fun.

If you have just signed up or recently did, what are you looking for in a Steampunk forum?
What would make you would make you want to stick around a contribute?

Don't be shy.  Join in.

Looking forward to meeting you here online at Brass Goggles!
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 05:45:05 am »

What would make you you want to stick around a contribute?

Detailed specs on how to build a complete working life-sized ornithopter from macaroni and Popsicle sticks would be a start.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 09:14:32 am »

What would make you you want to stick around a contribute?

Detailed specs on how to build a complete working life-sized ornithopter from macaroni and Popsicle sticks would be a start.

We do have some, although I'm not sure how much use they'd be. The middle section was eaten by a flock of marauding dodos (don't worry you'll get used to them shambling about the place after a while) when they got put down for five minutes once. And what's left are covered in tea and gin stains, mug rings, greasy fingerprints and blood splatter. About that's legible is the parts list.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2015, 11:33:20 am »

I joined mainly hoping to find some light hearted fun, hand in hand with more serious discussions.
I found just that, so that's good...I'm only active on two forums in total, so I don't have much to compare...
I /am/ enjoying  myself on here.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2015, 02:10:24 pm »

What would make you you want to stick around a contribute?

Detailed specs on how to build a complete working life-sized ornithopter from macaroni and Popsicle sticks would be a start.

Ooooo, this ones a keeper. I like him!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2015, 10:58:37 pm »

Lurkers are cool.
They are the ones that look at my stuff.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2015, 01:59:48 am »

Guess that makes me a lurker, then... (lol)
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2015, 07:26:01 am »

... About that's legible is the parts list.

Does it just say "Popsicle sticks, macaroni, glue, one oscillation overthruster, lots of intestinal fortitude."?

In answer to the original question, I was a lurker here for a short while -- and I confess to still being a lurker on a few other forums even after years -- but I chose not to be so passive in this instance because I want a place where I can brainstorm with/bounce ideas off others, and maybe even show off a bit (because as many of you probably know, when you wax enthusiastic about wunderkammer and clockwork gizmos with non-steampunk folk, they tend to stop asking about your hobbies).  Even the showing off is of course not strictly about showing off as it can in turn provide inspiration, and allows others to proffer their suggestions for tweaking/improving/changes for the next version/etc.

It's taken so long to finally find an interest I can feel enthusiastic about (not just steampunk, but the makers movement as well) that I want to feel like I'm a part of it.  The internet is such a valuable resource when learning in relative isolation.  I just wish I had these resources 20 years ago.  

Hmmm, can I add a request for plans for a working chrono-reversal machine made from clock parts and silicone putty?
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2015, 01:42:52 pm »

The clock parts are easy, but silicon putty ... difficult.
Would gutta percha be a satisfactory substitute?
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2015, 09:59:40 pm »

The clock parts are easy, but silicon putty ... difficult.
Would gutta percha be a satisfactory substitute?

Not really, I tried the same substitution once and the result now lives in my cellar, I'm not sure if I'll ever dare release it.
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2015, 08:29:12 am »

Guess that makes me a lurker, then... (lol)

 Cheesy.
Thanks. But I'm getting a bit tired just sharing with the lurkers.

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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2015, 08:33:30 am »

Guess that makes me a lurker, then... (lol)

 Cheesy.
Thanks. But I'm getting a bit tired just sharing with the lurkers.



Don't think of them as "lurkers." Think of them as "speechless." Wink
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2015, 09:31:26 am »

Would gutta percha be a satisfactory substitute?

Thank you!  I've been trying to remember this name since Wednesday's pub quiz.  Now that brain cell can relax.
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2015, 05:48:24 am »

Guess that makes me a lurker, then... (lol)
Cheesy.
Thanks. But I'm getting a bit tired just sharing with the lurkers.

I am sorry.... I do not want you to feel unappreciated!

I love you grub.
In the abstract .

please continue to post your amazing creations fashioned from the oddest uncommon items!

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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2015, 07:17:20 am »

The clock parts are easy, but silicon putty ... difficult.
Would gutta percha be a satisfactory substitute?

Only if you're local to the Great Lakes percha fisheries, as stale percha guttas tend to explode.
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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2016, 11:09:54 pm »

Come on you lot, we know you're out there.... Wink

We're all a decent friendly bunch here, and we don't bite (unless you ask us to, VERY nicely). I'll put the kettle on and make some tea shall I? Unless you'd prefer something stronger...

But seriously, if you've taken the time to register an account and have been nosing around long enough to move up to Deck Hand, you've probably found something to interest you, so why not post a reply, even if it is just 'nice job. I like it.', or join in one of the games in Off Topic?
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2016, 07:07:21 pm »

I 'observed' for a while before I joined, just to see what the forum was like.
And I like BG because it is CIVILISED as well as interesting, friendly and fun.
Oh yes, and the page backgrounds are brown.
And tan.
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2016, 09:53:32 pm »

The clock parts are easy, but silicon putty ... difficult.
Would gutta percha be a satisfactory substitute?

Not really, I tried the same substitution once and the result now lives in my cellar, I'm not sure if I'll ever dare release it.

Good thing you live in the U. K.  If you lived in the U. S. of A., you might find that it was registered to vote in Chicago...
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2016, 10:25:34 pm »

The clock parts are easy, but silicon putty ... difficult.
Would gutta percha be a satisfactory substitute?

Not really, I tried the same substitution once and the result now lives in my cellar, I'm not sure if I'll ever dare release it.

Good thing you live in the U. K.  If you lived in the U. S. of A., you might find that it was registered to vote in Chicago...

Well to be quite honest, given the noises it's been making recently I have a growing certainty that someone created Donald Trump in the exact same manner.
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2016, 01:25:19 am »

The clock parts are easy, but silicon putty ... difficult.
Would gutta percha be a satisfactory substitute?

Not really, I tried the same substitution once and the result now lives in my cellar, I'm not sure if I'll ever dare release it.

Good thing you live in the U. K.  If you lived in the U. S. of A., you might find that it was registered to vote in Chicago...

Well to be quite honest, given the noises it's been making recently I have a growing certainty that someone created Donald Trump in the exact same manner.

Well, please don't make any more!  We have enough over here!
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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2016, 03:09:50 pm »

I came here because of a google fail on my part.
You see, there's an upcoming convention and I thought I'd go Steampunk but I don't want to be an engineer, airship pilot, or any of the more well-known professions. I was thinking a Steampunk artist, as in a dude in the Steampunk world who paints airships sailing into the sunset or portraits of famous engineers. Every world needs art in it and someone to make that art.

The problem is that, while I do have a few ideas, I was hoping to find some images online of Steampunk artists but no matter how I try to phrase "steampunk" and "artist" into google images I end up with steampunk art...not exactly what I'm looking for. Surely I can't be the first to come up with this, there little to no more original ideas.

So I guess I'm looking to see if anyone has seen a Steampunk artist our there and secondly, is this even a good idea? This is a general comic convention I'm going to but it has plenty of  Steampunkers(is that even a word? Steampunks?) every year and while everyone seems very nice on this website the real world is quite different. Should I expect to run into snobs who tell me "that's not Steampunk,  you're a waste of oxygen"?

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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2016, 03:46:05 pm »

I came here because of a google fail on my part.
You see, there's an upcoming convention and I thought I'd go Steampunk but I don't want to be an engineer, airship pilot, or any of the more well-known professions. I was thinking a Steampunk artist, as in a dude in the Steampunk world who paints airships sailing into the sunset or portraits of famous engineers. Every world needs art in it and someone to make that art.

The problem is that, while I do have a few ideas, I was hoping to find some images online of Steampunk artists but no matter how I try to phrase "steampunk" and "artist" into google images I end up with steampunk art...not exactly what I'm looking for. Surely I can't be the first to come up with this, there little to no more original ideas.

So I guess I'm looking to see if anyone has seen a Steampunk artist our there and secondly, is this even a good idea? This is a general comic convention I'm going to but it has plenty of  Steampunkers(is that even a word? Steampunks?) every year and while everyone seems very nice on this website the real world is quite different. Should I expect to run into snobs who tell me "that's not Steampunk,  you're a waste of oxygen"?



You can take a chance to do it:

It would probably be funny. Dress like Oscar Wilde. To come to the festival of steampunkers. And start to preach..... Not the gears in the happiness. The world is in decline. Mechanisms while you're wasting your life. Life is short and we must enjoy. And all of that.


This idea came here - http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,47676.msg965102.html . I'm sorry that there are a lot of unknown. Translator.

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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2016, 04:01:24 pm »

Surely I can't be the first to come up with this, there little to no more original ideas.


Ah, alack and alas you're not (but it's still fairly original). An artist friend was rocking this particular look at last year's asylum (although it was more along the lines of 'standard 'vicwardian' with a few paintbrushes stuck into the brim of their boater). But I'm sure you could rig something up with a portable easel and (brass) paintbox.

This is a general comic convention I'm going to but it has plenty of  Steampunkers(is that even a word? Steampunks?) every year and while everyone seems very nice on this website the real world is quite different. Should I expect to run into snobs who tell me "that's not Steampunk,  you're a waste of oxygen"?

Really it depends on the crowd/individual. I personally haven't heard any comments like that from attendees of Steampunk gatherings here in the UK but that may be down to the involvement of the VSS and their rule of;

"BE SPLENDID!"
Unfortunately, there are people out there who do have a stick up their a*se about what is and isn't 'Steampunk' and so will criticise others and make that kind of comment. However, they're becoming increasingly rare and although (to my knowledge) they're not outright banned or otherwise prevented from engaging with anyone/anything in the community (except in extreme cases), they certainly aren't made welcome, and so tend to willingly remove themselves from anyone and anywhere that doesn't meet their "standards" and the wider SP community.
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« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2016, 06:46:24 pm »

Thank you kind people, I shall make a go of it  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2016, 07:18:35 pm »

Thank you kind people, I shall make a go of it  Smiley

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