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Author Topic: Steampunks get a lot of attention...  (Read 5276 times)
Katriana
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« on: July 03, 2007, 03:19:20 am »

I was trying my hand at a place where one can meet potential suitors over the aether without charge of payment not less than 2 days ago.  While filling out the profile I filled in the headline with a slogan borrowed from the steampunk bumper stickers thread, "Steampunks do it in goggles."
Amazingly I've already recieved several messages, a few of which were asking what steampunk is.  No doubt some were also interested in finding out what exactly "it" is, but I think they will be dissapointed when I explain that to me "it" is defined as living day to day.

Of course, as with all places to meet suitors there were the inevitable lewd propositions.  However, ranting about those won't make them go away.

In any event, I'm pleasantly suprised with the response I'm recieving there just from being steampunk.  The fact there are less than half a dozen others who are also interested in steampunk still pleases me to know I am not alone.
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007, 04:58:30 am »

<silly>

We really DO need to resurrect the 'Forum Affairs' board Smiley

</silly>

DO be careful, dear Lady. I'm an old guy and even I have online-dating horror-stories.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007, 05:04:14 am »

I believe no one has truly lived until they have at least a few horror stories to share.  However, I shall keep your words of warning in mind.
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CinnamonAndSpite
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007, 12:47:41 am »

I believe no one has truly lived until they have at least a few horror stories to share.  However, I shall keep your words of warning in mind.

That is  good philosophy! Still, do be careful.... Smiley
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cthulhu_spawn
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2007, 11:04:19 pm »



have you noticed that all the goggles on ebay are going for silly money? and all of a sudden stuff is getting listed as steam punk. im telling you. its getting big.

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2007, 07:57:09 am »

Very much so. Although Goggles have been rather expensive thanks to Cyberpunk.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2007, 08:32:39 am »



have you noticed that all the goggles on ebay are going for silly money? and all of a sudden stuff is getting listed as steam punk. im telling you. its getting big.




http://cgi.ebay.com/Cyber-Industrial-Clock-Steampunk-Spike-Goggles-DIY_W0QQitemZ120138285876QQihZ002QQcategoryZ1063QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Duuuuuude.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2007, 08:35:32 am »

Speaking of Ebay....
http://cgi.ebay.com/Steampunk-roleplaying-game-book_W0QQitemZ280130139302QQihZ018QQcategoryZ1183QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Why have I not heard of this?

And steampunk has 11 hits for me, so I'm guessing it's not THAT big.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2007, 08:37:16 am »

<silly>

We really DO need to resurrect the 'Forum Affairs' board Smiley

</silly>

DO be careful, dear Lady. I'm an old guy and even I have online-dating horror-stories.


 I know certain personages on this forum will fly upon me like hellbats out of hell for saying this... but a more perfect situation cannot be made for this: electrified canes. Yes, that's right, shocker canes! Pump a jiggawatts into the tosser if he gets fresh with you!
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2007, 10:36:03 am »

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have you noticed that all the goggles on ebay are going for silly money? and all of a sudden stuff is getting listed as steam punk. im telling you. its getting big.

We have created a collective monster! I wonder if there is a maths formula to show Steampunk growth, indeed if you can measure Steampunk?
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2007, 11:05:12 am »

I wonder if there is a maths formula to show Steampunk growth, indeed if you can measure Steampunk?

It's probably like Moore's Law.

Call it Lovelace's Law.
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2007, 11:21:59 am »

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have you noticed that all the goggles on ebay are going for silly money? and all of a sudden stuff is getting listed as steam punk. im telling you. its getting big.


We have created a collective monster! I wonder if there is a maths formula to show Steampunk growth, indeed if you can measure Steampunk?


Best I can offer is Google Trends for the search word Steampunk.  It's not very up to date (only up to April of this year) but it's interesting to see nonetheless.
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2007, 11:32:07 am »

<silly>

We really DO need to resurrect the 'Forum Affairs' board Smiley

</silly>

DO be careful, dear Lady. I'm an old guy and even I have online-dating horror-stories.


 I know certain personages on this forum will fly upon me like hellbats out of hell for saying this... but a more perfect situation cannot be made for this: electrified canes. Yes, that's right, shocker canes! Pump a jiggawatts into the tosser if he gets fresh with you!

Why, not a punishment!  That sounds like something I could get intoWink

And those google trends are fascinating, Tinker.
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2007, 11:56:05 am »



and you see out of those how, exactly?
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2007, 05:58:52 am »

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have you noticed that all the goggles on ebay are going for silly money? and all of a sudden stuff is getting listed as steam punk. im telling you. its getting big.

We have created a collective monster! I wonder if there is a maths formula to show Steampunk growth, indeed if you can measure Steampunk?

But of course, ma'am! It is referred to as the Ludwig Proposition! It essentially states that "the growth of Steampunk can be seen thusly: add the number of people writing, creating and contributing to it. Multiply by 103 (for good measure, of course!). Now, divide that by 36 multiplied by the minimum output of the Corliss (400 horsepower), divide THAT number by the total number of members on the forum,and multiply by the amount of months the forum has been up and running! This is also said to correlate with the Moriarty Principle"
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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2007, 11:37:17 pm »

I imagine with the releases of Stardust and HDM: Northern Lights / Golden Compass at the end of the year there will be yet another surge of attention.
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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2007, 03:18:24 am »

all the better to have ace outfits to rock the early screenings with!
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2007, 05:18:18 am »

Me and my fellow steampunk friends are assuredly going to be at the first screening here in Tulsa of Stardust, in full attire. Being the Gaiman geeks we are.
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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2007, 06:15:25 am »

Great idea! It didn't even cross my mind!

If we could get a bunch of people all over to go to the theatre in Steampunk regalia, we could definately get some awareness!
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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2007, 06:51:37 am »

I was trying my hand at a place where one can meet potential suitors over the aether without charge of payment not less than 2 days ago.  While filling out the profile I filled in the headline with a slogan borrowed from the steampunk bumper stickers thread, "Steampunks do it in goggles."
Amazingly I've already recieved several messages, a few of which were asking what steampunk is.  No doubt some were also interested in finding out what exactly "it" is, but I think they will be dissapointed when I explain that to me "it" is defined as living day to day.

Of course, as with all places to meet suitors there were the inevitable lewd propositions.  However, ranting about those won't make them go away.

In any event, I'm pleasantly suprised with the response I'm recieving there just from being steampunk.  The fact there are less than half a dozen others who are also interested in steampunk still pleases me to know I am not alone.

And *what* exactly have you reanimated?
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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2007, 06:53:29 am »

Perhaps it's one of those viral web phenomena? Or maybe we're just a cluster of crazy, creative, desperate, intelligent folks looking for entertainment that has nothing to do with the juvenile pablum that is spoon-fed to the masses by the media machine?

Don't forget, also, that there are individuals (such as myself) who have alter egos of the industrial punk sort. And we all like goggles. Lucky us, we have an excuse to wear them both for looks AND for eye protection.
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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2007, 07:19:46 pm »

Perhaps it's one of those viral web phenomena? Or maybe we're just a cluster of crazy, creative, desperate, intelligent folks looking for entertainment that has nothing to do with the juvenile pablum that is spoon-fed to the masses by the media machine?

Or perhaps it's both?
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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2007, 07:23:41 pm »

Great idea! It didn't even cross my mind!

If we could get a bunch of people all over to go to the theatre in Steampunk regalia, we could definately get some awareness!

The question is, do you LIKE to have this awareness?
Do you like Steampunk to become more mainstream, something everyone knows about? With dedicated shops, where you can buy "Original Steampunk Outfits" and so on?
With more awareness comes commercialisation, and I'm not sure I would like that.

Regards,
Steampunk Kitty.   
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« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2007, 07:59:44 pm »

EEK! That would be a tragedy! It's hard to remain on the fringe these days due to so much connectivity. It would be nice to participate in something without it being corrupted by someone's pursuit of profit.
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« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2007, 11:22:12 pm »

Aye, it would be a sad day that MTV or some other cursed company found steampunk and started to market it as the new "thing". About a few months of steampunk being all the rage, it loses its fad value and us, the original steampunks, would be seen as those still with yesterday's fad.

Let us hope and pray that such a day does not come.  Sad
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