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Author Topic: Four Tenets of Steampunk  (Read 689 times)
J. Penn
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« on: February 17, 2016, 05:01:58 am »

Hello, everyone! I've recently written a mini-series about four principles that I think are essential for steampunk. I'm interested in hearing what you all think about them. Here are the links for each part:

Be Mindful
Be Courteous
Be Creative
Be Splendid

(I did a picture for each one--this is the illustration for Be Splendid)
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Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 08:37:26 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
I greatly admire the original painting on which you've based your drawing.
Wouldn't it be splendid to acknowledge the source of your picture?

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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Michael Farley
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 11:27:14 am »

(I did a picture for each one--this is the illustration for Be Splendid)

I believe the picture is the original poster's own so no acknowledgement is necessary (you can see the others by clicking on the links. They are all splendid)
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Maets
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 12:47:15 pm »

Nicely done. 

Looking forward to more of your work.
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J. Penn
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2016, 05:48:59 pm »

Nicely done. 

Looking forward to more of your work.

Thanks! And thank you to everyone who's taken time to read over my posts.

The illustration above is based on Caspar David Friedrich's Wanderer Among the Clouds, if anyone is interested. It's one of my favorites, too.
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Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 10:58:09 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Well done, J. Penn.

I'm really looking forward to reading your novel- the history of tea in the 19th century interests me greatly and I think you've a splendid subject!
All the best in your project.

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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Dr Fidelius
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Professor of Applied Paleontology, Miskatonic U.


« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2016, 03:15:27 pm »

If we have tenets shouldn't we be charging them rent?
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The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not represent any other persons, organizations, spirits, thinking machines, hive minds or other sentient beings on this world or any adjacent dimensions in the multiverse.
MWBailey
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2016, 05:50:56 pm »

If we have tenets shouldn't we be charging them rent?



Personally, I only ever use the inter-net. The seine keeps falling somewhere over in France...


(Seriously, interesting project, and the Art nice as well)
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J. Penn
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2016, 01:39:02 am »

Thanks, everyone! I do appreciate you taking time to read my work and leave a comment--it's great encouragement to a writer! 
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Keith_Beef
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2016, 08:03:02 pm »

If we have tenets shouldn't we be charging them rent?

If they're tenets, shouldn't we charge ret?
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Keith
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2016, 08:47:08 am »

A very nice series , madam.

I can't say if this is the case elsewhere in the world (although a number of exchanges here on Brass Goggles suggest it might be), but one distinguishing feature of the steampunk community in New Zealand is how supportive we are of each other.  This manifests not only in our sincere appreciation of each other's creations, whether garment or gadget, but in more personal ways.  You may know that our city of Christchurch was hit with a severe earthquake five years ago - the rebuild is continuing.  You may not know thatthey had another one just a couple of weeks ago.  It didn't cause anything like the damage of the 2011 one, but the communications networks of the local steampunk groups immediately lit up with messages of concern and support.

Another example.  The wife of one of our community has recently experienced some particularly nasty mental issues, from which she has, thankfully, now emerged.  During the worst of this, the NZ steampunk community arranged a system where her young daughter would receive some small gift every few days, just because we could.

That's something I've noticed about steampunks - with the odd exception, we're actually rather nice people.  Maybe that's a combination of mindfulness, courtesy and splendidness!
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Colonel Sir Julius Hawthorne
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Whatever did we do before retro-futurism?
J. Penn
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2016, 11:40:55 pm »

That's something I've noticed about steampunks - with the odd exception, we're actually rather nice people.  Maybe that's a combination of mindfulness, courtesy and splendidness!

I'm glad to hear that so much good work is being done by steampunks in New Zealand, and the community you describe sounds like it's been built by a group of amazing people. Even in the face of the hardships you've mentioned, it's an incredible thing to know that there are people who will jump up and be involved. And giving gifts to that little girl is one of the most creative, splendid things I've ever heard of.

I hope you are doing well where you are, Colonel, and that all of you continue to be magnificent in everything you do.
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