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Author Topic: Steampunks are just old Goths!!!  (Read 1730 times)
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« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2015, 02:46:01 am »

A lot of my past friends and some present ones are goths and punks with a hipster here and there along with some weird regular folk.
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« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2015, 02:53:08 am »

It is not about where you come from, but where you ended up.  Steampunk is home.  Nothing else matters.
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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2015, 03:43:20 am »



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« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2015, 04:22:33 am »

Never been a Goth, but have had several Goth friends over the years, and I often used to hang around with the Goths at the back of a local nightclub venue on the rock and heavy metal nights on Fridays (*sigh* I miss the Mayfair club, and R.I.P "Little Jeff"). Mind you, that was probably more to do with everyone in that dark and secluded area behind the speakers, sharing a common interest in 'botanical cigarettes'...  Wink

I do have some distant family that are Goth though. And one cousin that's a Rastafarian...


But, nope - never been a Goth.
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« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2015, 04:38:58 am »



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« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2015, 06:04:53 am »

Never a Goth.  Nor a Visigoth, Alan, Varangian, Hun, Aleman...

And no, the Steampunk subculture did not grow out of the Goth subculture, nor even out of the "punk" subculture, much as many would wish it so.  We are big tent, though; we seem to be happy to accept anybody from any group who wants to participate.

Welcome to the Party, all!



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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2015, 06:41:30 am »

Never a Goth.  Nor a Visigoth, Alan, Varangian, Hun, Aleman...
Nor I, although I did briefly claim to be an Invisigoth...
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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2015, 07:04:00 am »

Never a Goth.  Nor a Visigoth, Alan, Varangian, Hun, Aleman...
Nor I, although I did briefly claim to be an Invisigoth...
I don't know. Visigoth Movement. I like the sound of it. How about Castilianpunk,  circa 1099? Dress like El Cid Campeador. There's something that resonates well with me about that concept. I might get (and know how to) get into that.  Of course It'd be closer to my heart if it was a Basque Navarrese Movement, circa 1127. I might get the family into that.
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« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2015, 04:03:02 pm »

And it shouldn't matter who you are.
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« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2015, 06:49:21 pm »

As long as you're brown.
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« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2015, 08:00:31 pm »

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Even Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo?...  Grin
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« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2015, 08:40:46 pm »

Never a Goth.  Nor a Visigoth, Alan, Varangian, Hun, Aleman...

And no, the Steampunk subculture did not grow out of the Goth subculture, nor even out of the "punk" subculture, much as many would wish it so. 

Didn't it?  That's the narrative I'd always heard.  Where did the Steampunk subculture come from?
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« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2015, 08:52:51 pm »

Literature.
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« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2015, 02:44:01 am »

Mr Hankey is already steamin'.
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« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2015, 09:33:56 am »

okay,  update:

My usually gothic friend arrived at lecture with a tophat and goggles.

it has begun.
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« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2015, 03:18:41 pm »

Didn't it?  That's the narrative I'd always heard.  Where did the Steampunk subculture come from?

I will be damned if I know. I've been wearing tweed and drinking tea for years while daydreaming about having my breakfast served by a monkey butler before flying off in a personal airship to battle against the Martian invaders and Great Cthulhu.

Now there's all sorts of people sharing my playspace. I welcome them and haven't been so rude as to ask how they arrived here.
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« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2015, 04:19:24 pm »

My introduction was simple.
A friend, known here as Captain Dirigible, asked if we would be interested in attending an event in Lincoln in 2009.
I said 'what's it all about'.
He said 'Google it'.
So I did and found it relevant to my literary interests and intriguing aesthetically.
My wife thought it sounded silly but as there were also a large number of people we knew from previous interests going she knew it would be a good social gathering.
These previous interests included the 'Vampyre Society' and 'London Vampire Group' which, although sometimes 'Gothic', was not purely restricted to those of a 'Goth' lifestyle.
As both my wife and I were, and still are, directly involved in what people loosely term 'Punk Rock' and are what you might call 'lapsed Pagans' we knew and know a lot of 'Goths' without being active in that particular type of lifestyle or following music trends related to it.
But 'Steampunk' has never been a music based thing.
I have fully immersed myself but my wife still only attends the events to see friends and socialise.
She does, however, love 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' as they put HER Punk Rock into MY Steampunk.
And here we are 7 years later and already booked for our 8th visit to Asylum in Lincoln in 2016.
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« Reply #42 on: November 09, 2015, 01:21:52 pm »

Steampunks are just OLD. True for a number of us, but obviously not all.
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« Reply #43 on: November 09, 2015, 01:23:34 pm »

Steampunks are just OLD. True for a number of us, but obviously not all.

that's one thing I like about steampunk, it's a varied group with various ages and types of people. it truly makes a miniature society
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« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2015, 07:21:27 pm »

Lapsed pagan? Lapsed Pagan? There is no such thing sir!

Some saw the full horror of Witchfest and decided to back out gently.
Others saw some major groups nova-ing due to death or rampant bed hopping. And decided to retire.
Some got bored by the latest skism where everyone was forced into the politics of falling into line behind the highest poobah of the week!

We're all still out here you know. A lot of us just headed for the hills when we saw the writing on the wall.

There is a term for it you know: "Going over the hedge." I did so many years ago and haven't looked back. The problem is everyone "tried to get organised" and that's not what it needs.......

It needs a couple of people hammering out an idea and doing some nice simple meaningful workings. Anything more and human nature creeps in and all bets are off.....

There is no such thing as a lapsed pagan. Merely people who don't feel the need to make a song and dance about it. Because you live it day by day.

Anyway off topic... Sorry but yeah.

My introduction was simple.
A friend, known here as Captain Dirigible, asked if we would be interested in attending an event in Lincoln in 2009.
I said 'what's it all about'.
He said 'Google it'.
So I did and found it relevant to my literary interests and intriguing aesthetically.
My wife thought it sounded silly but as there were also a large number of people we knew from previous interests going she knew it would be a good social gathering.
These previous interests included the 'Vampyre Society' and 'London Vampire Group' which, although sometimes 'Gothic', was not purely restricted to those of a 'Goth' lifestyle.
As both my wife and I were, and still are, directly involved in what people loosely term 'Punk Rock' and are what you might call 'lapsed Pagans' we knew and know a lot of 'Goths' without being active in that particular type of lifestyle or following music trends related to it.
But 'Steampunk' has never been a music based thing.
I have fully immersed myself but my wife still only attends the events to see friends and socialise.
She does, however, love 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' as they put HER Punk Rock into MY Steampunk.
And here we are 7 years later and already booked for our 8th visit to Asylum in Lincoln in 2016.
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