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Mr Greenwood
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« Reply #700 on: April 19, 2008, 11:46:12 pm »

Where to start...

Mr Greenwood, like it says. Relatively new to Steampunk (about 1 year) but has always loved to tinker with things and find out how they work. I hail from Cape Town, South Africa, where the culture is lacking and somewhat frowned upon for the audacity to differ from the accepted norm.

Unable to think of anything else to say now, so if anyone wants to know anything feel free to ask. I'm an open, leather-bound volume of useless information.
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« Reply #701 on: April 20, 2008, 06:03:44 am »

I am the Dngrsone.

I was goth before such a thing existed.  I am part technomancer, part old-school hacker; a maintenance artisan, an avionics tech and a master trainer.  I am a writer and an avid reader.  I modify things. 

I'm not quite sane, but then, who is?

I came here because I like goggles. 

Oh, and I carry a set of icons with me, wherever I roam. 
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« Reply #702 on: April 20, 2008, 08:19:58 pm »

Allo

My name is Jinx. Some people call me Infam0us or Dj or Dj Infam0us or a plethora of other things not fit to post on a forum like this. I'm a long time promoter of nights, events, venues, and the like for the gothic community at large. I started in dallas and moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Someone turned me on to Abney Park a bit over a year and a half ago, and I quickly fell in Love with their music. Reading Robert's blog posts set me on the path to investigating a lot more into the various aspects of steampunk, and now I find myself throwing a festival that is themed just for such things with a bit of a gothic twist in it.

I'm rather excited at setting foot in an entirely new genre' that I find utterly intriguing. There are so many new artists to be found, and so many new devices to observe being created. I feel like I've finally found a genre' that really promotes intellectual art rather than the abstract random slinging of "expression" (of what it's often hard to tell) and/or mediums with the sole purpose of shocking or offending.

Rather it seems this genre' intends to tickle the mind with logic, and I am infatuated.
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« Reply #703 on: April 21, 2008, 12:33:26 am »

Hello everyone, I'm a 28, with a mainly literary interest in steampunk, I love history, nostalgic and anachronistic ideas, time travel, mad science and scientific romance stories and tales, modern and old but I'm not a primitivist and I dont really want to discuss politics, at least not ideology, I tend to fine its pretty crazy online. Most ideological/political discussion are a lot like two people with speaking different languages without an interpretor.

I'm a fan of all the retro-fitting fashion, style, tech, although being a total technotard myself I could machine shop any hardware like that, I just check it out in an over awed sort of way Smiley

I like post-apocalyptic stories, adventures or games, like the Fallout series (but mainly Fallout 2) and some of the time travel fiction which isnt strictly steampunk but which involves future tech in recent past/history contexts. 
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Mr Greenwood
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« Reply #704 on: April 21, 2008, 12:49:27 am »

One of the reasons I joined this forum was because political arguments are prohibited.
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« Reply #705 on: April 21, 2008, 09:47:42 am »

One of the reasons I joined this forum was because political arguments are prohibited.


Yeah, there's plenty of forums out there if that's your thing, there's not so many steampunk ones though.
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JoMiD Cornea
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« Reply #706 on: April 21, 2008, 02:00:28 pm »

My deepest and sincerest apologies fellow Steamers, my musty memory assured me that I had posted here. However, according to postal stats I have not.

I am Jomid Cornea, recently re-made Steampunk persona of Moon Jackal Pathfinder http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_Trap, a harrowing experience resultant of reading “Perdido Street Station”.

Apparently there are no other Steamers resident in my locale of Old Blighty. So I look forward to meeting many of you at future events  Kiss, when I have mustered suitable attire  Embarrassed.

Bon Voyage.
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« Reply #707 on: April 22, 2008, 02:43:00 am »

Well...

My name is Justin, and that's really all I've ever gone by. Rogue-Z comes from a super random Autocad joke, and well, when I moved, it seemed to be even more appropriate.I recently moved across the United States of America, from the left coast to the right coast and am currently adapting to this strange land. My two kids are both very young, but it was truly a shock when my son addressed my wife as Ma'am.

My steampunk credentials really only include some work in Victorian glass houses, railroad museums, and a telegraph museum plus a shallow but long standing interest (probably since around 1989 or so, but I don't know if it had a name back then). The Batman comic Gotham by Gaslight was really my start in the genre.

I aim to start small by modding a second hand watch, and move on from there. I'm also hoping to start sketching regularly and maybe even try to build some gear. All in all, the Steampunk Forum looks like an exciting place, I plan on being an active part!
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« Reply #708 on: April 22, 2008, 03:25:43 am »

My two kids are both very young, but it was truly a shock when my son addressed my wife as Ma'am.


*chuckle*  As the daughter of a Southern-born man who was career Navy, and a very old-fashioned Filipina mother whose parents were both born in the tail end of the 1800s, I can't remember a time in my childhood when I could get away with not calling adults "Ma'am" and "Sir."   Even now, well into my adulthood, I still address my elders as "Ma'am" and "Sir" until given permission to address them by name, and if they're a generation or more older than me, I'm still more comfortable with "Mr. (First name)" or "Ms. (First name)".  It just feels wrong for me to address an elderly person as "John" or "Mary," without some sort of title.  I half expect to look over my shoulder and find one of my parents giving me a stern look and a quiet "Be respectful, young lady!"   Cheesy

Now granted, the rule was a little more relaxed at home, so I didn't generally address my own parents as "Ma'am" and "Sir," unless I was in trouble for something or thought I might be....   Wink
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« Reply #709 on: April 23, 2008, 07:32:51 am »

Hello all. Long time lurker, posting for the first time in this most appropriate location. I am in Birmingham AL, and go to DragonCon in Atlanta every year - which I mention because I hear rumors that there will be many steampunk costumes at DragonCon this year. Abney Park announced that they will be there as well, so I am very excited. I am a tom, and if you are unsure what that means, then (1.) I can recommend a very informative Sarah Waters novel, and (2.) if I refer to The Missus, and you think "I always thought Blundy was a lady!" then you are right, I am.

Primary steampunk interests are outfits and accessories, and prop-crafting. I've a special interest in some delightful steamguns that I have plans for, and which I will begin crafting as soon as this dreadful pollen lets up (can't have pollen ruining the finish on the wooden components, after all).

So cheers, nice to meet everyone!
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Oh, you are beautiful! No really, you are, you're gorgeous! Space-age clockwork, I love it, I've got chills! Listen, I mean this from the heart - and by the way, count those - it would be a crime, it would be an act of vandalism to disassemble you.

But that won't stop me.
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« Reply #710 on: April 24, 2008, 05:47:32 pm »

welcome all of you Cheesy i hope you all enjoy your stay on there aether fueled marvels that we call "forums"
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« Reply #711 on: April 24, 2008, 10:19:48 pm »

welcome all of you Cheesy i hope you all enjoy your stay on there aether fueled marvels that we call "forums"

Seconded!
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« Reply #712 on: April 25, 2008, 12:28:59 am »

Oh my, I just realized I've yet to properly introduce myself!

Well, The name is Jesse. Campbell by blood, though not by name(my mother is adopted). I've been rather enamoured with steampunk for quite some time now.
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« Reply #713 on: April 27, 2008, 12:17:18 pm »

I started feeling bad that I havent given an introduction of my own yet, but well, here I am, why am I here? Sir Jake Von Slatt! Running across that keyboard was the final nail sealing the exit doorway permanently shut with visual proof of what can be produced via the work of ones own hands, and a few rather useful tools.  Builder and designer within me took notice, and dug its feet in good.

Heh, can say the info that the forum has been providing has begun to solidify it even further!  Tactile has brought my own idea's into a stronger reality!

Well, Heyo guys :-)
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« Reply #714 on: April 27, 2008, 03:31:44 pm »

 Grin Welcome!
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« Reply #715 on: April 27, 2008, 06:05:25 pm »

Hello all,
  I've joined just this month, but, didn't notice this thread till today.  I've only recently become enamored of Steampunk, having seen some art on Deviantart; that got me instantly hooked.

  I'm and artist, and a percussionist in a blues band.  I'm also a replica prop builder and collector, and have been a member of the Replica Prop Forum for 7 years.

  My current projects are a fob for my pocket watch, and a steampunk Sonic Screwdriver.

Peace,
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« Reply #716 on: April 27, 2008, 06:48:54 pm »

Add me to the new members who didn't see this thread earlier ...

I'm Liz, and really am married to a Mad Engineer. Mad Engineer? Yup, ever notice how many Mad "scientists" are actually doing engineering instead of science? My Mad Engineer has a PhD in Aero/Astro (rocket science) and has designed and built robots. He has an electronics shop in the basement, a small metal shop in the garage, and various pieces of a wood shop scattered in our storage spaces.

We have two kids, one Mad Engineer's Beautiful Daughter and one Cute but Annoying Younger Brother. Both are currently teaching themselves to speak Japanese by watching too much anime.

At the moment I'm mostly a housewife, but I've worked as a Financial Analyst, Banker, Macintosh help wizard, software training consultant, ... I design t-shirts and sell them through a print on demand shop (see my profile), and I'm working on some steamish stuff, too. I'm a Maker, and always have to be building *something*.

I'm a bit older than most people on this forum, but I've been attracted to steampunk for a lot longer than the word existed. I've always loved retro-future, zeppelins, futuristic neo-Victorian books, and cool mechanical gadgets. But I first heard the word Steampunk at the latest Arisia SF con, where I was bowled over by a very steamy pocket watch. I started web-surfing the term, which led me here.


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« Reply #717 on: April 27, 2008, 08:45:49 pm »

As I'm coming up on 40, I'm with you on the older part Liz.

I've love to make things too, though...I didn't see any link in your profile  Sad
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« Reply #718 on: April 27, 2008, 09:02:36 pm »

  I'm and artist, and a percussionist in a blues band.  I'm also a replica prop builder and collector, and have been a member of the Replica Prop Forum for 7 years.

Welcome aboard, great to see another RPFer around here.
So, with you, Ramiel and myself that would be 2,5 people (since I am reading there on a daily basis since,uhm...2004, but almost never posting  Undecided )

And also let me welcome you, Madame Liz.  Smiley
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« Reply #719 on: April 27, 2008, 10:35:12 pm »

Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

I recently joined this forum (so recently as to be less than an hour ago in fact) after a couple of days of just general lurking. To be honest, I just thought it was the polite thing to do.

I'm 19 and currently at university in Manchester, UK, but originally from Burnley, Lancashire. Which is a very dull place, and my childhood was only redeemed by living on the same street as what is apparently the world's only surviving 19th century steam-powered textile mill, so there tended to be a good few people in top hats and period victorian clothing knocking about filming TV programmes a couple of times a year, which was rather fun.

Despite this, I only really became interested in steampunk fairly recently, and to be honest it hasn't really progressed much further than watching steampunk fiction, etc. and is pretty much a "vague interest" rather than a fixation or whathaveyou, although I very much get the feeling that I'm going to get bored at some point and start dressing up, purely because I tend to get bored remarkably often. So, should be vaguely entertaining for a while.

My most 19th century mannerism, by the way, is saying cheerio.

Cheerio.  Grin
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« Reply #720 on: April 28, 2008, 12:00:21 am »

Hello terobi, thank you for the nice introduction you wrote.  Smiley
So, I am curious - do you recall which productions shot there in Burnley when you lived there or if it was for TV or cinematic features?

I became aware of this place because of the works of Datamancer (his laptop-variation) and Mr. Alex CF, but my interest in the Steampunk-genre deepened after reading this thread in the Metaphysical-section:
http://www.brassgoggles.co.uk/bg-forum/index.php?topic=40.0

It is definitely a good read and maybe you will find something for you there, too?  Smiley
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« Reply #721 on: April 28, 2008, 01:21:10 am »

I've no idea, sorry. A quick glance through the tubes tells me that some bits of the BBC's TV adaptation of "North & South" were filmed there.

I was only about 9-13 when I lived there, so it was quite a while ago.
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« Reply #722 on: April 28, 2008, 03:17:35 am »

  I'm and artist, and a percussionist in a blues band.  I'm also a replica prop builder and collector, and have been a member of the Replica Prop Forum for 7 years.

Welcome aboard, great to see another RPFer around here.
So, with you, Ramiel and myself that would be 2,5 people (since I am reading there on a daily basis since,uhm...2004, but almost never posting  Undecided )
Thank you.  It's good to see other RPFers here too.
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« Reply #723 on: April 29, 2008, 09:17:27 am »

Well, I might as well introduce myself.

My name is Josh, I just recently joined this forum, but have been around for a while lurking. I'm 17, and live in Colorado Springs, CO. I have always liked the Steampunk style, but hadn't known the name for it until a couple months ago, and while looking it up found the main page. And that's me, so, nice to meet everyone.
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« Reply #724 on: April 29, 2008, 10:47:57 am »

Nice to meet you too Paul Cheesy so in what aspects do you like Steampunk?
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