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« Reply #225 on: September 27, 2007, 12:18:35 am »

Hello. This is my first post here. My name is Marianne, I've lurked for what might be an appropriate amount of time... In any case if I lurk too much longer I'll loose the incentive to post at all. So I thought the time had come. Yes.

Well... I like a large range of differing, sometimes conflicting things. Steampunk is somewhere among all that. This forum was mentioned by a friend (thanks a lot, I'm now addicted to Girl Genius and wishing I had more brass!), and it all seems fairly interesting.

I like old, obscure, vaguely important-sounding words, which is where my user-name comes from. 'Chrestomathic' is pertaining to useful knowledge. Presumably 'anti-chrestomathic' is knowing what 'chrestomathic' means, ahaha...

Um let's see a bit about myself maybe? I'm an artist, after having finally gained the courage to call myself that. Mostly there's painting and drawing, but also small sculptures made out of junk. What else is there... I have a cat who rules my life. Oh, and I sleep a lot.

That seems to be it. Hi, everyone. Smiley
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« Reply #226 on: September 27, 2007, 03:29:27 am »


Been here for a few days
lurking a bit
one or two posts
Long time Steampunk and Pseudo-Steampunk especially writings
I cannot draw even stick figures
But I try to write a little
Glad to lurk about as well

Tad
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Kristina Aldridge
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« Reply #227 on: September 27, 2007, 07:12:31 am »

First post, yay! Smiley

The name's Kristina, and no that's not my real last name I just thought it sounded spiffy. (My real last name's even spiffier but I'm not telling :p) I'm about 18 years of age (only a few more days left!) and I've been really interested in steampunk since about may-june thanks to a friend of mine linking me girl genius and the steamfashion comm on LJ. Since then I haven't been able to get enough of the stuff, and even got my mom interested.

I'm a huge nerd, and proudly admit it. Anime/manga and cosplay are my big addictions. I'd love to do steamboy cosplay (ray in the suit w/ the steamball) but I know about 0 people would recognize it. I also now have about two different original steampunk costume ideas in the works. Cheesy I attend about 1 or 2 comic/sci-fi/etc conventions a year. From what I could tell from the dress up thread I actually saw a few of the members here at this year's San Diego Comic Con! Cheesy (no pics though unfortunately Sad most of my cosplays this year made it hard to do that.)  Along with cosplay I also dabble in writing and drawing a bit, and have a strange obsession with pirates. (I've recently become obsessed with those of the sky variety as well.) 

Yeah, that's about it! Smiley
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« Reply #228 on: September 27, 2007, 10:02:47 am »

Salutations, one and all!

My name is Molly, I'm 32 and live in Seattle.  I am a freelance artist by trade, a grocer by monetary need, and a tinkerer by desire.  I have been into the idea and aesthetics of what we have come to collectively call steampunk for many years, but have only recently been drawn into it enough to adopt into my personal style.

My grandfather owned a welding shop and I grew up spending my summers surreounded by the clang of metal and sparks flying off arc welders; so the industrial arts are a comfortable play-grounds to me.  I also appreciate the obscure and the antiquated.  I have been playing the theremin and accordian for about 8 years.  I love neo-victorian fashion and accoutrments and have been modifying and creating clothes for well over 20 years, so I am very much looking forward to sharing my further delves into this gaslight illuminated world.

I am currently working on a hallowe'en costume, although bits of it are working their way into my everyday life because, I figure you only live once... why not do it the way you want?

I simply wanted to introduce myself here because I recently started reading the board and am delighted by the communication taking place here!  I hope to involve myself personally quite soon!

thanks for your time!
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« Reply #229 on: September 28, 2007, 01:32:15 am »


     Dear Kristina Aldridge,

     I don't do cosplay, but I would recognize steamboy costumes.

     Vienna
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Zlosk
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« Reply #230 on: September 28, 2007, 04:08:36 am »

Greetings, all. The nickname Zlosk was given to me by my friends around 18 or so years ago, and I'm more apt to respond to it than my given name, Paul. When I needed an online name, I yahooed (Google wasn't around yet) Zlosk and only found one instance from Czechoslovakia. Since then, I've been Zlosk in all of my online travels.

I work as an engineer, mostly designing molds for cast polyurethane. I'm a strong believer that one should work to live, not live to work. For me, living consists of reading (sci-fi, fantasy, math and computer science textbooks, hobby-related magazines), playing videogames, watching TV, learning/practicing circus arts (trapeze, lyra, unicycling, etc.), homebrewing, tinkering with computers/programming, making chainmaille, and weightlifting.

In the past, I did needlepoint, cross-stitch, crewel embroidery, made stained glass, and read a lot of books on fontography and graphic design. In the near future, I'd like to learn at least one of the following: blacksmithing, leatherworking, woodworking, tailoring and machining.

I'm not quite sure how I found my way here. I think it started with an instructable that talked about nixies, and I didn't know what one was. I googled the term, and found myself surfing for a number of hours on numerous sites. The final things that brought me here were seeing Datamancer's computer rig and JakeOfAllTrade's Bug (computer mouse).

P.S. I do have a pair of goggles, though I've only worn them when cutting metal during a welding class I took a while back. I guess I'll have to pull them out of storage.
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steph
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« Reply #231 on: September 28, 2007, 04:22:47 am »

Well, i have been reading this forum for some time now, and finnaly decided to join up.
I lurk around quite often in the tactile section, looking for ideas for my projects...

My name is Steph, i am an artist, crafty person, clothes-maker, etc, who daydreams a lot, and spend most of my time making props and decorating things. English is not my main language so it's not always perfect.

Steampunk is simply one of my many interests, i mostly like it for the machines.
My main "thing" is more along the lines of cabinets of curiosity, natural science, ancient occult manuscripts, and... post-apocalyptic junkyard-scavangers!
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Kristina Aldridge
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« Reply #232 on: September 29, 2007, 10:45:56 pm »


     Dear Kristina Aldridge,

     I don't do cosplay, but I would recognize steamboy costumes.

     Vienna

Really? Lately I've been reconsidering my steamboy statement, because it seems there's a lot more people that have seen, and even liked, the movie than I thought. I usually prefer to do recognizable characters more for feedback than popularity or anything else. I tend to notice a lot of snubbing for original and unknown stuff which sucks because they can be downright awesome. (personally I'll run up to and compliment anything I think looks cool, and ask about what it's from.)
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« Reply #233 on: September 29, 2007, 10:49:05 pm »


     Dear Kristina,

     A friend of mine who does anime animals has the same problem.  Maybe you would like to start an anime costume thread somewhere here?  Maybe off-topic?

     Vienna
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Kristina Aldridge
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« Reply #234 on: September 29, 2007, 10:53:11 pm »

hmm, that's a good idea. Perhaps I should. Smiley
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Benjamin Black
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« Reply #235 on: October 01, 2007, 04:16:48 am »

Hello My name is Benjamin, just signed up today. Thought i would introduce myself
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Miss Genevieve Tillington
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« Reply #236 on: October 02, 2007, 11:33:04 am »

Oh dear...not so atypical that I discovered this thread only after making some posts elsewhere. Terribly sorry about that.

I recently recently chanced on to this forum while I was researching some Victoriana for a series of illustrations I'm working on. It took little time at all for me to be hooked thoroughly by all the wonderful writing and information here, and I dragged my boyfriend with me (although he hasn't yet officially joined this forum.) I am an illustrator by profession and a costumer and writer by hobby. I also have a positively manic obsession with lanterns and teapots. Doubtless I'll fit right in. Wink

As for the length of introductions, I have one possible suggestion: has anyone  proposed that the forum have introductions in its own sub-forum? That way each visitor creates a new thread, and people can discuss (or not) without worry that they're forcing others to wade through the commentary on one particular new member. Just an idea -- I've seen it used very successfully elsewhere.

Anyway, lovely to drop in and meet all of you. I look forward to visiting in the future.
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« Reply #237 on: October 03, 2007, 06:48:04 pm »

Hello ladies and gentlemen. I'm Chris, I'm 18 and live in England.

I've always liked brass, leather and steam but until recently didn't realise how much of a fanbase it had. Heck, I didn't even know what "Steampunk" was until it was mentioned on another forum.

Anyways, I found this here site from searching for "Steampunk" in Google UK as I fancy myself as a bit of a designer, and I like to attempt to make my own prop replicas and items. Doesn't always happen, but I do get to a designing stage with a fair few things  Grin

So I decided to join here to be part of a community to discuss these kinds of items, and possibly get some help with finding where to buy them and tips on making them.

Cheers
Chris.
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« Reply #238 on: October 03, 2007, 08:43:34 pm »

I feel that I should make a formal introduction:

Good day to you, I am Daniel von Hill, from the fair island nation of Britain. I'm a recent convert to the ways steampunk, or at least I only recently began to identify myself as one, I have always loved the ideas, just never had a word for them...

Sincerely,

Daniel von Hill
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Faustus Bailey
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« Reply #239 on: October 04, 2007, 08:16:20 am »

Good day, all. I've been lurking about the forums for probably a few days, or maybe a week, but frankly I don't see any utility in repeating my username, seeing as anyone who wishes to view it has but to look over to the left, but in this "Real World" as some call it I am Kevin, aged 16 and one half years (what's half a fortnight among friends, eh?), of the United States of America, more particularly the mid-western portions.

Regarding my introduction to steampunk, I believe it was Wikipedia's 'fault' so to speak for introducing me to the formal term - before that discovery within the last year or so, I have always been a fan of the Disney films Treasure Planet and Atlantis: The Lost Empire (the latter, at least, seems particularly steampunky, if I may butcher a word), at least since I've seen them or they came out or whatever. In my younger years I was also a big fan of Thomas the Train, and recently have become rather interested in the history of the Victorian period. I also like to go to Renaissance Festivals (at least the nearest one) and (American) Civil War reenactments. So far I think the only things I've ever obtained from a civil war reenactment are a telescope and some root beer. (After reading this site, particularly about costumes, I may use the telescope in some fashion). I don't particularly have a steampunk or whatever you want to call it outfit at the moment, though I've put some thought into it recently. I really like this site and the variety of things available, so I finally decided to join.
I have always liked Star Wars (at least for the last ten years), and a British accent (at least the classical Recieved Pronunciation sort) seems to have some kind of appeal. Well, and the fact that the British were during the Victorian period what the US has been since 1991 or so. (You probably could argue that it's been that since 1945, but I'm not counting the cold war as a time of American hegemony, what with the Soviets and all). I also, within the last couple of years, have seen my interests in flying craft shift from primarily heavier-than-air craft to lighter-than-air craft, particularly rigid-framed. I am surprised that nobody has come up with some sort of indelicate joke at my expense for my liking of airships, but Freudian psychology may be beyond most people at my school.
I also like Victorian literature - or at least Conan Doyle's Holmes and H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. Most of whom, I admit, would more probably fall under late Victorian/early Edwardian literature than Victorian, but Conan Doyle at least was writing Holmes beginning in the mid 1880s, so it works...

In regards to my username, I'm not really sure where I came up with it, but I think that I was using a name generator somewhere and got "Fausto Bailey" once. At some point I decided Faustus sounded cooler, and have played with the idea of having a story with the protagonist of that name, but have yet to do anything with the concept. Who knows if anything will come out of it in future.

I don't particularly know that I'll do many crafts or anything, but as neat as some of the crafts and costuming that I see look, I may try my hand at some costuming sometime, once I decide precisely what that costume will be.

 
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« Reply #240 on: October 04, 2007, 03:14:01 pm »

...seems particularly steampunky, if I may butcher a word

If no one has yet complained about my use of "steampunkery" and "steampunkitude" I think you're probably fine there. 
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PersephoneBramble
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« Reply #241 on: October 06, 2007, 06:10:44 pm »

Oh my, I don't know what to say, I'm quite the shy one...  Embarrassed

Persephone Bramble here, although Percy is fine. Probably the complete opposite of my real name, however.  Cheesy

I'm fifteen, and did quite a lot of lurking about here earlier in the year after discovering steampunk (which, like many others here, I quite liked but had no name for) through Lolita fashion. (somehow)

Pleased to meet you all.
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Silly Sully Sullivan
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« Reply #242 on: October 08, 2007, 09:18:53 pm »

Oh! an introduction thread! I shall participate  Grin

Hello all! I'm Sully, nice to meet you!
I'm 21 (well... in a few days I'll be 22) and am currently studying to be a mechanical engineer (with a minor in German )). I've lurked around this forum before... and I finally decided to sign up!

I'm not entirely sure when I discovered steampunk was, infact, called steampunk....though the aspects of it have been a source of fascination for as long as I can remember.  I rather enjoy that speampunk throws together fashion and the metal arts...and a little bit of do-your-own-thing  Wink

In my free time (what? free time?) I enjoy drawing, reading, playig Su Doku puzzles, baking, knitting/crocheting, and playing the saxaphone.

~Sully~
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« Reply #243 on: October 09, 2007, 09:19:55 pm »



Photograph by Viona | Dress & model: Vecona - Yes, I do have her telephone number


Shocked  My goodness! You have her telephone number, you say? I may just have to call her and ask her to be my wife!
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« Reply #244 on: October 09, 2007, 11:23:28 pm »


    I want the ship on her head.

     Vienna
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Lopt
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« Reply #245 on: October 10, 2007, 09:50:45 am »

Hullo to all, I have lived all of my twenty one of the Lord's years within these British Isles and have throughout had a great love of the mechanical and the greater days of The Empire.
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« Reply #246 on: October 10, 2007, 10:16:53 am »

Hullo to all, I have lived all of my twenty one of the Lord's years within these British Isles and have throughout had a great love of the mechanical and the greater days of The Empire.

Down with the Empire!!

Errr, I mean...Welcome to Forum!
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Miss-Mariela W.
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« Reply #247 on: October 10, 2007, 02:42:52 pm »

Well, I guess that I should introduce myself, even after posting a few places elsewhere. <3

My name is Lindsay, or Mariela if you please. XD

I've always loved the steampunk genre ever since I watched the little known anime series called Last Exile. I was amazed at the machines and of course, the fashion. <3 I'm a costumer and costume designer by nature and am obsessed with the victorian era, I swear that I was born in the completely wrong time period... I've made a number of victorian period pieces including bustle dresses and corsets, and I was even a Jack the Ripper victim for Halloween one year. So, I decided to take on an actual steampunk costume for myself when I was inspired by a picture that my friend Mr. Dantes posted of his steampunk sky-pirate group on DevArt. Thus, the idea for Mariela was born, and she is still a work in progress to be added to the wonderful collection of sky-pirates. Smiley

So, there's my story. I'm very glad that I happened upon this forum through a few friends of mine, I've already gotten great ideas for my costuming! <333


--- Lindsay.
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« Reply #248 on: October 10, 2007, 03:55:53 pm »

Hullo to all, I have lived all of my twenty one of the Lord's years within these British Isles and have throughout had a great love of the mechanical and the greater days of The Empire.

Down with the Empire!!

Errr, I mean...Welcome to Forum!

I'll down your empire, boyo.
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« Reply #249 on: October 12, 2007, 01:48:47 am »

Hello.
my name is Alex.  I am currently a Training Specialist in the medical field and a college student.  Living in Salt lake City, UT, USA.  Currently studying Health Education, aiming for medical school.
Despite being a life-long fan of H.P. Lovecraft and Jules Verne I hadn't actually heard of the term "steampunk" until about a year ago.  A friend of mine who was working in a scrapyard in the San Francisco Bay area had been bringing home various finds and making things.  From chandaleers to lever controlled tool chests.  he told me about the style.  Since then I've been addicted and just this year been able to afford to put together ideas.
I love working with wood and all of my projects involve a blend of brass and woodwork.  The blend has a very "ship-like" feel to it, if that makes sense. 
My goal in the next year is to branch out in to more of the costuming and learn more about metalwork so i can start fabricating more of my own metal pieces.  After hearing about this forum and lurking for a while I thought I would join in the fray.  People on here have some great ideas and resources and it's something I'd like to be a part of both to take and give advice, so I hope you'll have me.
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