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Author Topic: Problems Only Steampunks Have  (Read 146811 times)
lilibat
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« on: May 16, 2008, 07:33:40 am »

- Having to match the pinstripe in your corset to your walking skirt
- Getting your curls caught in your gears
- Realizing that your brass doesn't match


I had more but I neglected to write them down.

your turn...
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Jennette Haber
Zeppelin Captain
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 07:40:59 am »

oh this shall be highly amusing ^_^
-searched through antique stores for old clocks to scrap for bits
-know what a spanner is
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Hieronimous Stonebender
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 07:49:27 am »

-speaking in a funny voice when the zeppelin leaks
-backache from shoveling coal, when a minion is down with absinthe hangover
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008, 08:00:18 am »

- wandering into watch stores to ask if they are selling spare gears
- plotting to go to the watch faire just to get watch parts
- having people gawk (or be rude) about you wearing goggles en plein publique
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Gentleman-Adventurer
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 09:57:49 am »

-Coal deficiency.
-People smirking at your spatterdashes.
-Finding airship-grade canvas at anything but ruinous prices.
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Albrecht
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2008, 10:17:18 am »

- wandering into watch stores to ask if they are selling spare gears


I did that...


Finding out that the leather oil you use for the goggles and pilots cap gives you a rash.
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Ella Kremper
Zeppelin Admiral
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Retro-Tech Dystopiac


« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2008, 10:27:27 am »

Parallel-parking outside your local corner shop in an airship.
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quantumcat
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2008, 11:16:46 am »

Discovering your favorite steed or hound gets airsick in  your zeppelin.

Getting used to Cuban heels made from liftwood.

Removing clockwork rabbits from your mini-topper.

Having your sister sew your brass findings onto her PowWow regalia.

BabyBanz doesn't make goggles for wee welders or  pint-sized pilots.

Steam does awful things to your permanent wave.

Unbeknownst to you, your spouse uses your hair- curling apparatus to make a mind-transfer machine.

As a result,your coiffeure has never looked better but the persona inside your head belongs to your pet orang-utang.

(You avenge yourself by not correcting your consort when he/she assumes no exchange occurred.)

The intruders from the government confiscate your plasma ray,your stove and your pianoforte,explaining their orders
are to remove all mechanisms that could be a threat to humanity.
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Zastrozzi
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2008, 12:09:47 pm »

Those bloody martians...
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Sir A Poiselamppe
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008, 01:25:41 pm »

Realizing that the flat you live in will never have the mad scientist basement you crave....

Your other half wants her divining rods back just after you've finished your first Jacobs ladder...
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von Adler
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2008, 01:32:36 pm »

- Your neighbours complaining about the noise your latest foray into the rejuvenation of dead matter makes.
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2008, 01:50:38 pm »

-One immediately begins a mental catalouge of the possible applications of any new object in the construction of ray-guns and airships.
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2008, 01:59:13 pm »

My clock just exploded. Never tinker with a wound clock!
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2008, 02:10:35 pm »

- Despair at rising coal prices Tongue
- Trying to get engine oil out of a dress shirt with ruffs
- Goggle tan even when you haven't been skiing
- Having the TSA dismantle your favourite half-hunter because it's setting the metal detectors off and ruin the timing adjustment
- Being reprimanded by the electricity board for out-of-phase power consumption, excessive electricity usage and ruining the neighbours television reception with your Jacob's Ladder arcs
- Roadside breakdown cover doesn't stretch to new governor grease, replacement steam pressure gauges and 50 gallons of water
- Modern public building cloakrooms are woefully underequipped to deal with top hats
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Albrecht
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2008, 02:44:43 pm »

Fighting of Airkraken during aireal traffic jams.
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2008, 02:57:51 pm »

Being forced to get a job among landlubbers to fund your airship construction.
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2008, 04:55:59 pm »

My clock just exploded. Never tinker with a wound clock!


*nods* Flying spring induced injuries.
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2008, 05:07:54 pm »

Not quite injured, rather marveled at the wonderful sound effect the spring made while whizzing past my ear. Later recovered it and declared it my new hat feather. Now, thinking of it, that proves me hinged sideways once again...
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JingleJoe
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2008, 05:17:39 pm »

lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts.
Oh god I'm lacking so many parts...
I need to find more brass things and wood things and they have to be old but I can't find ... parts!!!

maybe not only steampunks have this problem but its what I'm having...
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lady_ananiah_lovegrove
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2008, 05:43:59 pm »

-trying to explain to your woefully unimaginative housemate what you're doing with a bustle skirt and an assortment of gears and chain.
-trying to work while aforementioned (and very biased toward PERFECT historical accuracy) roommate has a screaming fit while you modify said bustle skirt (and jacket, corset, shirts, chemises, hats, gloves) to suit your needs.
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Jennette Haber
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2008, 06:03:56 pm »

-never looking at an altoid tin and thinking 'mm, mints'
-within moments of finding said tin you have plans for a far more impressive looking garage door opener
-at least half of this thread makes sense
-clock gears are a viable accesory to any outfit
-halfing a foot and a half of keyrings and trying to decide how to make it look steampunk
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Albrecht
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2008, 06:09:22 pm »

lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts lacking parts.
Oh god I'm lacking so many parts...
I need to find more brass things and wood things and they have to be old but I can't find ... parts!!!

maybe not only steampunks have this problem but its what I'm having...

Oh yes.

And people not understanding why you don't dress "fashionably" (OK, other (sub)CULT(ures) have that problem, too).
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2008, 06:15:37 pm »

- Hunting for parts
- Not having the correct tools for your project
- Finding material for clothes
- the odd stares of people when you wear your steam clothes in public
- Answering all the questions (mainly positive ones thankfully) when wearing you steam clothes in public
- Having to feed little Inkly Von Kraken (my pet baby kraken)
The list goes on...
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Lady Lavinea Dreadful
Zeppelin Admiral
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Ragamuffin and cad


« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2008, 06:20:11 pm »

-goggle vision... IE not being able to see your feet when goggles are on thusly tripping on small stones and children...OK who am i kidding most children are taller than me but you get the point!
-having your husband whisper (honey your sprokets are showing) and having the entire room look and wonder, "how could they not be showing" and thusly dieing of embarrassment cause he was referring to some thing entirely else!
-forgetting to put your goggles down before dismantling a broken watch and getting hit in the eye with a spring....
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2008, 06:25:06 pm »

Calling a young woman "Fräulein" and getting a look as if I was talking Chinese. (That happened to me recently when a girl of about 18 stood in the entrance, and I said "Fräulein pardon, dürfte ich vielleicht passieren?")

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