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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2013, 11:13:35 am »
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Trousers Jeans make the look less severe

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Shoes Spats, platform lace-up boots from cut-price fashion chains

Wot? ???
I say, Joe it's jolly frightening out here.
Nonsense dear boy, you should be more like me.
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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #51 on: January 20, 2013, 11:44:08 am »
Thank heavens for articles such as this one.

Apparently I've been doing the underwear wrong all this time. :-\
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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2013, 02:31:57 pm »
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Shoes Spats, platform lace-up boots from cut-price fashion chains

Wot? ???

I'm really not too sure where the platform boots part came from. But in fairness these things have been mentioned on this forum. I'm going to hazard a guess the place does get dipped into by researchers from time to time.

Still it's slightly pressuring to consider that when just shooting the breeze, any one of us could find our musings being published as gospel.  :D
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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2013, 12:44:28 pm »
Well, I am used to that.

In accordance with the Prophesy.



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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2013, 07:40:46 pm »
The legs have fallen off my Victorian Lady...

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2013, 08:36:48 pm »
Umm, wasn't that an omelette though??

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2013, 08:41:04 pm »
Umm, wasn't that an omelette though??

What the omelette is to the French cook, the pancake is to the English man. What's a little flour between friends? :)

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2013, 07:25:08 pm »
Another article in The Metro today led me to Google this...

For Steamvillains... :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-21444417

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2013, 07:41:01 pm »
Another article in The Metro today led me to Google this...

For Steamvillains... :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-21444417

Had to check, but I'm not in there- phew!

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2013, 08:41:45 pm »
They never caught you!
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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2013, 06:32:36 pm »
Thank heavens for articles such as this one.

Apparently I've been doing the underwear wrong all this time. :-\

I tried the petticoats and corsets thing and people looked at me strangely. And not your normal strangely I mean REALLY strangely. Also they tend to chaff up top and down below.

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #61 on: March 05, 2013, 07:10:04 pm »
Not strictly Steampunk but definitely Victorian.

Yet another Metro article led me to this. Seems the Victorians went for a bit of the old 'dressing up' too. :)

http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/03/newly-discovered-photographs-show-victorians-had-a-fun-loving-side-3524029/

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #62 on: March 05, 2013, 10:29:58 pm »
Some dress up, some just horrifically scary. The one on the left in the pack of girls wearing white. It's a bit exorcist.

http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/ay104308003i-found-over-200.jpg?w=650

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #63 on: March 05, 2013, 10:32:21 pm »
Some dress up, some just horrifically scary. The one on the left in the pack of girls wearing white. It's a bit exorcist.

http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/ay104308003i-found-over-200.jpg?w=650


Well timed shot.
Caught her when her head was facing forwards.

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #64 on: March 06, 2013, 11:23:44 am »
Indeed, I never knew that Rasputin the mad monk had been franchising out his "look". Apparently, so.

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #65 on: March 06, 2013, 11:50:54 am »
Some dress up, some just horrifically scary. The one on the left in the pack of girls wearing white. It's a bit exorcist.

http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/ay104308003i-found-over-200.jpg?w=650


Wasn't she in 'The Ring'?

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #66 on: March 06, 2013, 05:38:46 pm »
Some dress up, some just horrifically scary. The one on the left in the pack of girls wearing white. It's a bit exorcist.

http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/ay104308003i-found-over-200.jpg?w=650


Wasn't she in 'The Ring'?

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2013, 10:04:04 pm »
Yes, as a matter of fact, she went five rounds with John L. Sullivan.


what?




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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #68 on: April 11, 2013, 09:28:06 am »
BBC News has an article today 'How to build a bigger, better corkscrew' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22083752about 'mechanical sculptor' Rob Higgs. He doesn't call himself a steampunk, but they do: "The junkyard genius turning scrap into steampunk sculptures"
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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #69 on: April 11, 2013, 11:54:52 am »
Good for him ! the featured pieces are excellent, I suspect like so many of us he benefitted from the postive influence of Wilf Lunn  8)in his formative years.


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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #70 on: April 11, 2013, 03:50:13 pm »
Not sure about the efficiency but it is certainly more splendid.

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #71 on: April 11, 2013, 05:53:36 pm »
I was just heading to this thread to post about that very article. Great fun.

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #72 on: April 11, 2013, 05:54:19 pm »
Resplendent indeed, it looks as though it could crack nuts for a thousand years or more.

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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2013, 01:14:57 pm »
There's a picture in today's Metro of a couple (a man and his 10yr old daughter) looking resplendant in their steampunk attire photographed at Whitby this past weekend. Of course The Metro labels them as 'Goths' because it was the WGW.... ::)
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Re: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...
« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2013, 01:48:07 pm »
There's a picture in today's Metro of a couple (a man and his 10yr old daughter) looking respendant in their steampunk attire photographed at Whitby this past weekend. Of course The Metro labels them as 'Goths' because it was the WGW.... ::)

Yes, I saw that too. Firstly I thought: "My, they are looking splendid." then my right side brain engaged thinking...... "ah metro press with 2 steamy people at a Goth event.... I do hope no one takes this the wrong way". Then sense resurfaced: "It's a picture of 2 people, you take from it what you want too. Which has no bearing on what it IS; which is a photograph of 2 people BEING SPLENDID!"

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