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Author Topic: steampunk persona hobbies  (Read 1931 times)
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« on: March 28, 2016, 03:36:23 pm »

I was just wondering, what kind of hobbies would someone in a steampunk universe have?
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 06:26:48 pm »

Archery, fencing, fox hunting, safariing, Creedmore shoots, ballooning, dancing, brewing, collecting ooparts and butterflies.
 
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 07:01:57 pm »

I seem to remember reading somewhere that collecting bird's eggs was popular in the UK, but I'm not sure if it fits the period.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2016, 07:05:25 pm »

Ghost hunting, Vampire hunting, Fairy hunting,
Snark hu..........It was a Booojum you see.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 07:26:11 pm »

Kraken Taxidermy
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 09:24:08 pm »

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 09:53:27 pm »

My steampunk persona likes to dress up in a suit and tie, and take steam-powered devices and modify them so they look like they are powered by microelectronics and made of plastic.
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2016, 09:57:50 pm »

My steampunk persona likes to dress up in a suit and tie, and take steam-powered devices and modify them so they look like they are powered by microelectronics and made of plastic.

amazing.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2016, 10:11:46 pm »

This is such a difficult subject to answer generally, as each person has their own skills and as such, hobbies.  I'd say it all depends on someone's background as to which hobbies are appropriate for them in the Steampunk universe. Cheesy

Oops - stepped out of character there Cool

Ahem! <clears throat>

Exploration is my hobby of a lifetime - via the sciences and discoveries I have made (though I have now found that I am sadly not the originator in most of these) ... I recommend the experimentation of new technologies and the creativity of new-fangled devices.

Therefore, I create what I can from what I find.  That is my Hobby.

Oh, and slaughtering those Airship Pirate scum, who have made my life hell.  I suppose that counts as a "Hobby" too.  Tongue

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2016, 10:16:43 pm »

Tea parties, creating curiosities, being splendid. Maybe baritsu if feeling athletically inclined, although in general I prefer to talk rather than fight.
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2016, 04:45:21 pm »

Plus there was also the performing of music, sewing (especially samplers), and croquet. Baseball would be period (in the second half of the century); and then there was horse racing and "the hunt". Would card games (e.g. whist) count?
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2016, 10:14:18 pm »

How about golf?

(And could petanque count?)
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2016, 05:26:49 am »

Speaking of golf, I once read that it was actually invented by the Dutch and was called Kolff (or something similar) as that was (at that time) Dutch for club; but you'd know more about this that I. BTW Mary Queen of Scots played the game, so there is no truth al all to the supposition that "golf" comes from Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden. Among other things about the only languages spoken there was Galic, Latin (in the church and schools), and French (in Court). Also acronyms did not exist until early in the 20th century
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2016, 09:17:57 am »

decoupage

hair art

drawing wildlife

performing arcane rituals to summon elder gods

attending operas

quilt making.
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2016, 12:20:28 pm »

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
Letter writing
Making elderberry wine
Amateur astronomy
Restoration of ancient texts
Air kraken hunting

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2016, 06:27:15 pm »

amateur archaeology if one was sufficiently affluent. Plus hunting; anything from deer in Scotland to elephants and tigers in their respective habitats. FYI the country that has the most Tigers is ... the US; all of which are obviously in captivity. It's too bad that they couldn't be turned loose of a few political candidates. 
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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2016, 06:52:35 pm »

hmmm....this is very interesting indeed :3

if somebody wants to help me make a steampunk version of one of my hobbies for sona development....please do
http://www.google.nl/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=omH9Vr3aDNGlVur2qbgL&gws_rd=ssl#q=petanque&tbm=vid
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2016, 10:00:16 am »

Inventing
gardening
art
music
Maritime modelling
bottleships
model sailboat racing
model engineering
Weapons collecting
shooting
fencing
anthropology
sciences
horse racing
photography
theatre
In later years, perambulation aboard a horseless carriage
long walks in the countryside
scrimshaw
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2016, 09:49:50 pm »

My steampunk persona likes to dress up in a suit and tie, and take steam-powered devices and modify them so they look like they are powered by microelectronics and made of plastic.

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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2016, 09:27:50 am »

My steampunk persona likes to dress up in a suit and tie, and take steam-powered devices and modify them so they look like they are powered by microelectronics and made of plastic.

Atterton wins the aetherweb!

The anti-Steampunk incarnate
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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2016, 03:55:30 pm »

My steampunk persona likes to dress up in a suit and tie, and take steam-powered devices and modify them so they look like they are powered by microelectronics and made of plastic.

Hilarious. Isn't that basically nerfpunk?
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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2016, 04:12:39 am »

Steam velocipede polo?
Pedestrianism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedestrianism#18th-_and_early_19th-century_Britain
Fossil hunting
Daguerreotype selfies? (Very challenging)
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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2016, 09:06:50 am »


Daguerreotype selfies? (Very challenging)


That takes a very steady arm... and patience
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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2016, 05:58:25 pm »

Probably trying to avoid being blown up, electrocuted or assaulted by the results of my experiments.

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« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2016, 08:18:02 am »

Finding Steampunk names in everyday life. One of my regular customers' last name is McKracken  Grin
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