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Author Topic: What do we call ourselves?  (Read 4824 times)
Matthew T. Katt
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« on: March 30, 2009, 02:48:14 pm »

Something that has been on my mind lately is what name different people use to refer to people of the Steampunk subculture. Simply calling us Steampunks seems rather crass and makes us sound anarchical, while Steampunkians sounds too...odd. Even Steampunkers sounds wrong to me, so I was wondering what names other people use, or even if there was an official name?

I am interested in hearing others thoughts on the subject of identifying monikers
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 02:50:08 pm »

Steampunks, I didn't think there was anything wrong with that Huh I call myself a mad scientist though Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 02:51:39 pm »

"S'punks" somehow just sounds terribly wrong..
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 02:52:28 pm »

"S'punks" somehow just sounds terribly wrong..
*groan*

I use 'Steampunks', though I loathe it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 03:05:17 pm »

I use 'Steampunks', though I loathe it.
That is exactly how I feel. I would rather use a word that felt right
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009, 03:29:33 pm »

How about...

Parallel Dimension Enthusiast? 
or just
Parallel Dimensionist?

or as my wife calls all of you "Coggies",  shudder...

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 04:16:08 pm »

 This seems to be sort of an on going subject. Steampunks not liking the term "Steampunk".
I didn't care much for the term in the beginning myself but I'll be danged if I can come up with a better one that sounds any less silly. I have grown to actually like the term as it is "all encompassing" covering all aspects of the aesthetic. From the dress and role play to the fanciful and (on rare occasion) "functionally practical" devices. Once I complete my first project (or two) I hope to feel entitled to the title of "coggler" as I plan to piece together devices of both functional and practical use. (with in reason of course) Until that time I'll be hitting the thrift stores and yard sales and getting my new work station in order.(coming along nicely BTW) Soon I'll be taking pictures of my projects and possibly video for youtube as well. I will be seen and heard as I quite possibly maim and electrocute myself. Tongue
 Revel in the "punk" that is "down with the blandness of everyday technology" devices with no moving parts or moving parts hidden by plastic cowlings and covers. Engines over complicated to keep the everyday Joe from repairing his own vehicle.
 I see steampunk as a way to poke society in the eye for trying to dumb us down so that we have to rely
on the global corporation to merely exist! There in lay the "punk" revolting against the mainstream. And the "steam" is the technology we choose to power out engines and generators. Steam at it's peak at the turn of the 19th century when good manners and upper class etiquette was the norm.(something else today's society seems to lack)

BE A REAL STEAMPUNK AND FIGHT THE MAINSTREAM!

Be nice to some one.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 04:17:27 pm »

or as my wife calls all of you "Coggies",  shudder...

'Coggies'... Thats... actually not bad XD. I just call myself a 'mech'  (Grin) though as a general I call it Steampunk.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 04:27:25 pm »

"Coggies"  Hey I actually like that! Grin

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2009, 04:40:02 pm »

As my login says, I'm a tinkerer, whether it be computer modding, rayguns, woodwork, or things in bottles. I tinker.

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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2009, 05:22:10 pm »

I tell people I am a Steampunk.

Then they look at me witht hat cocked-eye, head-tilted look so I tell them I am a Historical Re-Inventor then their head comes up straight the eyes focus again.
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2009, 06:15:26 pm »

STEAMPUNKS 4 EVA

but seriously, i agree with arvis
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2009, 07:10:48 pm »

Vests and Corsets.

I really don't like the word "Steampunks" with the S at the end. It seems strange and almost rude somehow o_0
It's like saying that peopl who like the game of Soccer are called Soccers, and poker players are called Pokers.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2009, 08:19:53 pm »

steampunk is fine by me, but my dad recently called me an 'oddity engineer' which i liked!
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2009, 08:27:05 pm »

steampunk is fine by me, but my dad recently called me an 'oddity engineer' which i liked!

Wow, another good one!
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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2009, 08:40:08 pm »

my dad recently called me an 'oddity engineer' which i liked!
or as my wife calls all of you "Coggies",  shudder...
I like both of those Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2009, 10:06:36 pm »

My vote is for this one:

I tell them I am a Historical Re-Inventor


Or this one:

my dad recently called me an 'oddity engineer' which i liked!

Good stuff!
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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2009, 10:34:54 pm »

too long though. 'Coggies' is cute, I like that one.
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2009, 11:34:16 pm »

Would anyone here be offended by being refered to as a 'Steamer'. If I'm honest, that's the term I use, probably because it kinda rolls off the tongue. I am something of an outsider so feel free to slap me down like the rubber-powered gnatster I am if you don't like it Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2009, 11:37:14 pm »

Someone at work asked me if I went to "steamer conventions" and another person thought we were talking about a party involving the steaming of clams and mussels.  Huh So that one doesn't really work for me. But that's just me.
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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2009, 11:56:31 pm »

Hmmmm, not really thought too deeply about this - only been here for a month. But, I do agree with Silkstone. I am very happy with Steampunk as the name for the genre, but steampunks to describe the participants is far too bland for such a richness of diversity. Coggie is great as a personal term between..., well, between coggies, but what to describe yourself as to someone else which is relevant, descriptive and faithfull to the genre? Retro futurist sounds great but doesn't capture the period. Neither does Oddity Engineer or tinkerer, but all are good at capturing some of the spirit. This will need much more thought. *goes to make large mug of hot tea* (but less than 70oC)
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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2009, 12:02:37 am »

Would anyone here be offended by being refered to as a 'Steamer'. If I'm honest, that's the term I use, probably because it kinda rolls off the tongue. I am something of an outsider so feel free to slap me down like the rubber-powered gnatster I am if you don't like it Smiley


I have a problem with steamer because of it's associations with public transport muggings. As an example: http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/4108511.Steamer_gang_jailed/
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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2009, 12:03:59 am »

Hm, this kind of thread is getting more frequent.

For me, steampunks or Neo-Vics.
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« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2009, 12:26:26 am »

My vote is for this one:

I tell them I am a Historical Re-Inventor

Good stuff!

Grin... I actually explained it to a bunch of Civil War re-enactors the first time. I think they like the idea of goggles with their cannons.

Really now, just my thought on the matter, trying to find someother way of redefining ourselves in an established genre as something other than what is established is kind of like renaming Trekkies as Trekkers or SciFi as SyFy.
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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2009, 12:27:48 am »

Would anyone here be offended by being refered to as a 'Steamer'. If I'm honest, that's the term I use, probably because it kinda rolls off the tongue. I am something of an outsider so feel free to slap me down like the rubber-powered gnatster I am if you don't like it Smiley


I have a problem with steamer because of it's associations with public transport muggings. As an example: http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/4108511.Steamer_gang_jailed/


OMG! That's aweful! Shame is that so many terms are being hijacked by the bad guys. The world can be a pretty shabby place Sad  Could be useful in one way though. With regard to another thread, maybe Steamer would make a good nemisis in stead.
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