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Author Topic: Is Punk really part of Steampunk?  (Read 1381 times)
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« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2017, 06:48:43 pm »

Does anyone want to comment on the "steampunk is just goths wearing brown" thing?
Well I still wear black in the evenings, or cream and beige in summer if that helps hehe. Yeah the whole Goths in brown thing is kinda annoying. They exist, but can I wear colours? tended to be a fairly common question from newcomers, proving the perception of a brown 'n' brass uniform was a real thing. There were a number of Goths that jumped all over Steampunk a few years back. I'd list Abney Park as an example. That also led to objections from other quarters, who clearly failed to understand what possible attraction SP could have to those (in their eyes) miserable, insular black haired types. I guess the Neo Victorian aspects of Goth passed them by (in fairness the Cyber/Rivet trends had become rather dominant). Still mix Cyber/Rivet with Neo Victoriana and what do you have? The first person to say "Dreadpunk" receives -10 cred damage.




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« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2017, 11:11:01 pm »

Lol, no no don't hold back! I merely object to the term Dreadpunk, because (for those that don't know) some folks have attempted to attach it to a genre we simply know as Gothic Horror. I believe it initially sprang up around the time of the tv series Penny Dreadful, and some people are still using it. To my mind It just comes across as a rather disrespectful form of re branding, and a pointless attempt to add yet another trendy Retropunk to an already over crowded stable.

Speaking of mixing Cyber/Rivet with Neo Victoriana, look up those classic early pictures of Mr Kit Stolen, aka The Anachronaut. His style back then was some of the first Steampunk attire to grace the interwebs, and not a stitch of brown in sight!

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« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2017, 12:55:31 am »

To be honest, in addition I was actually thinking "Dreadpunk" sounds like a Rastafarian offshoot of Dieselpunk/Steampunk... Cheesy
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« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2017, 06:12:56 am »

To be honest, in addition I was actually thinking "Dreadpunk" sounds like a Rastafarian offshoot of Dieselpunk/Steampunk... Cheesy


You mean like this? "Dreadpunk"  Grin

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« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2017, 07:39:59 am »

Eureka!
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« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2017, 10:49:55 am »

Eureka!

For additional hilarity, as an example of Dreadpunk, I was going to include John Travolta's portrayal of an alien race, in what possibly could be the worst movie of all time, "Battlefield Earth" (2000). But I was so put off by any images, animated gifs and any other material on my search that I decided not to do it.

I just don't know why anyone would want to look like that, even as a joke  Tongue
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« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2017, 05:55:07 am »

My Dear J
we think along the same lines....

dreadpunk =

steamy dreadlocks?
dreadlocks + fedora?









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« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2017, 11:54:32 am »

The biggest difference between Goth and Steampunk is that Steampunks can smile without breaking character.

Sadly, I cannot take credit for that line.
Having been both, I can safely say I've never been in character other than myself & I've always been a smiler.  Seems like an outsider's opinion of both scenes to me.
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