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Author Topic: Is Steampunk Dying?  (Read 2332 times)
BonkPrismine
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« Reply #50 on: September 30, 2017, 01:26:04 am »

It isn't really dying, but I do have less Steampunk friends that I used to..sadly.
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« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2017, 08:56:42 pm »

[quote author=J. Wilhelm .......
Quite honestly, if you closed this forum, I would simply start a new forum or I'd start a blog! There is no way I'm going to expose myself as a Steampunk, more importantly as a gender non-binary person coming out among the Steampunk, as well as an amateur historian, an aerospace engineer, and all of those things, to the often ignorant and hateful cacophony of voices in FB, and if I set my FB page and profile to private then only the people I know will ever talk to me, which makes the whole endeavour pointless.
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Agree with you 100%. If this horrific catastrophe you bring up comes to pass? Please notify, I would definitely want to follow to your new forum/blog. This is THE ONLY steam-punk place I have found so far to always keep coming back to! I know I have not posted as much as I have wished but trying to rectify that.  Grin
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« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2017, 09:37:37 pm »

 
Agree with you 100%. If this horrific catastrophe you bring up comes to pass? Please notify, I would definitely want to follow to your new forum/blog. This is THE ONLY steam-punk place I have found so far to always keep coming back to! I know I have not posted as much as I have wished but trying to rectify that.  Grin

There's a number of free venues we could pick from. I don't mind advertising, to be perfectly honest. The other forums I was involved in, TexasSteampunks (nee Seaholm  Steam and Diesel) and Steampunk Mexico were both free forums.
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« Reply #53 on: December 24, 2017, 12:58:56 pm »

Dying?

Certainly not as popular. I joined this forum at its peak. There where so many posts I couldn't keep up.

But it turned out that the thing about steampunk that really interested me, the idea of a back to basics yet still industrial and creative culture, turned out not to be true for the community in general. In a world like ours not being able to talk about politics meant that pretty soon I had nothing to talk about. Not being able to talk about building real weapons meant I had no where to share my builds. The general air of political correctness meant I really couldn't talk about anything I actually cared about.

Its been said before but I think its very true that steampunk seems to contain very little steam or actual punk.

In addition, it seemed that for awhile every new fantasy sci/fi book was steampunk and most of them where really bad so I lost interest in the fiction side of things as I couldn't sort the gold from the brass.

A given the ongoing economic collapse (at least for people of my social economic status) its hard to invest anything in something just to make it look cool. I still feel the future will resemble 1800's fiction more than  2200's fiction but mostly I'm just invested in prepping these days. Storing up as much food as possible on cheap shelving rather figuring out how to make the storeroom look like something from a video game (even though it would be so freaking cool to set up that way)

But dying? No..its just several years past its peak trendiness. Nothing ever dies. At some point there will be a really good movie or book or game or something and the whole thing will get revitalized for a while.

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« Reply #54 on: December 24, 2017, 07:13:34 pm »

Dying?

Certainly not as popular. I joined this forum at its peak. There where so many posts I couldn't keep up.

But it turned out that the thing about steampunk that really interested me, the idea of a back to basics yet still industrial and creative culture, turned out not to be true for the community in general. In a world like ours not being able to talk about politics meant that pretty soon I had nothing to talk about. Not being able to talk about building real weapons meant I had no where to share my builds. The general air of political correctness meant I really couldn't talk about anything I actually cared about.

Its been said before but I think its very true that steampunk seems to contain very little steam or actual punk.

In addition, it seemed that for awhile every new fantasy sci/fi book was steampunk and most of them where really bad so I lost interest in the fiction side of things as I couldn't sort the gold from the brass.

A given the ongoing economic collapse (at least for people of my social economic status) its hard to invest anything in something just to make it look cool. I still feel the future will resemble 1800's fiction more than  2200's fiction but mostly I'm just invested in prepping these days. Storing up as much food as possible on cheap shelving rather figuring out how to make the storeroom look like something from a video game (even though it would be so freaking cool to set up that way)

But dying? No..its just several years past its peak trendiness. Nothing ever dies. At some point there will be a really good movie or book or game or something and the whole thing will get revitalized for a while.




Merry Christmas, Tower  Wink Grin
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« Reply #55 on: December 27, 2017, 02:30:14 am »

Merry Christams Tower - good to hear from you!

I share many of your same laments....

at least my knife, axe, and firearm projects that are based on pre-1898 "stuff" are tolerated here ....

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« Reply #56 on: January 01, 2018, 12:52:38 pm »

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« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2018, 09:05:32 am »

Happy New Year My Good Tower, and Everyone!

the towers are looking good!

BTW I have read about using concrete-soaked cloth (such as burlap) ie burlap-crete - for walls or fences, like stucco. have you ever tried that?

yhs
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« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2018, 10:32:36 am »

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BTW I have read about using concrete-soaked cloth (such as burlap) ie burlap-crete - for walls or fences, like stucco. have you ever tried that?

No, I've never heard of that before, but it sounds interesting.
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« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2018, 01:04:20 am »

I have seen plant planters made out of burlap dipped in concrete. Also a 'statue' which was dipped burlap wrapped around a wire frame.
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« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2018, 01:44:42 am »

Happy New Year My Good Tower, and Everyone!

the towers are looking good!

BTW I have read about using concrete-soaked cloth (such as burlap) ie burlap-crete - for walls or fences, like stucco. have you ever tried that?

yhs
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As a means of making semi-temporary housing perhaps?
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« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2018, 09:49:44 am »

I have seen plant planters made out of burlap dipped in concrete. Also a 'statue' which was dipped burlap wrapped around a wire frame.


yes indeed - i saw several DIY entries on that

Happy New Year My Good Tower, and Everyone!

the towers are looking good!

BTW I have read about using concrete-soaked cloth (such as burlap) ie burlap-crete - for walls or fences, like stucco. have you ever tried that?

yhs
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As a means of making semi-temporary housing perhaps?


I first read about it as an expensive commercial product being sold to contractors & military for fast but durable buildings - set it up and soak with water!
 
Burlap-crete is said to be suitable for permanent use!
One DIY home builder first built a framework, then hung burlap-dipped in concrete on the framework.
After drying they added more concrete as tho it were stucco, and then applied some sort of finish coat

Another draped stucco-soaked burlap over rammed-earth walls for house walls and garden walls.
I myself would rather trust posts-and-beam for support, but rammed earth and burlap create should be a strong and durable infill wall.

Another stretched heavy canvas thickly soaked and coated with concrete to make roofing that was strong enough to walk on without plywood decking!

I am planning on doing a cellar floor ( aka "rat slab") and "fake adobe walls" with concrete soaked bedsheets from the thrift store.

If the fake adobe walls work I will use it on another outbuilding I want to put up ( county permit will read "garage" - but it will be shop/artspace/ guest sleeping )

- I have opened a new thread with links I found so far:  http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,49492.0.html

And since concrete was original developed by the romans, using volcanic ash and lime, it is very steamy.

yhs
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