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Author Topic: Steampunk lingo  (Read 1485 times)
Felscor
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« on: March 25, 2018, 05:07:17 am »

Forgive me if this was posted in the wrong section or previously been addressed, but I simply must enquire.
Is there a standard of lingo or rather method of speech one must follow when participating in the Steampunk genre?
If so how does one learn it it, speak it?
Or is it just a matter of not trying so hard, that is not forcing it but letting the linguistics roll off the tongue so to speak?
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 02:57:46 pm »

Or is it just a matter of not trying so hard, that is not forcing it but letting the linguistics roll off the tongue so to speak?
This. As for the jargon &c, just pick it up as you go. We don't penalize people for speaking "wrong." Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 05:26:27 am »

There may be a simple answer here - http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,49160.0.html
One of Steampunk's attractions to me is how many times I hear that the rules are fairly broad and relaxed. My own attitude is that if it rolls off your tongue and everyone's happy, do it, but don't force it. Fun's the thing, but then again I'm a novice (at steampunk, not fun). One hopes, good Felscor, that my exposition has been edifying. Or, to put it another way, I hope that helped. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 07:23:13 am »

Fun's the thing, but then again I'm a novice (at steampunk, not fun)

Well said, sir.

One of my own little bons mots is: If you're taking it seriously, you're not doing it right.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 04:51:59 am »

Ditto Col. Hawthorne - if the costume or the gadget doesn't make me smile I believe it has missed the mark Steampunk-wise. It should be beautiful, creative and amusing.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 04:37:17 am »

Fun's the thing, but then again I'm a novice (at steampunk, not fun)

Well said, sir.

One of my own little bons mots is: If you're taking it seriously, you're not doing it right.

I reciprocate. No, that sounds like I'm a steam engine. Right back at you! Same with costume. "Who are you dressed as?" Answer; "Me." "Why dress up?" "Cos it's fun."

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 05:43:05 am »

Fun's the thing, but then again I'm a novice (at steampunk, not fun)

Well said, sir.

One of my own little bons mots is: If you're taking it seriously, you're not doing it right.

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 05:04:01 am »

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This. As for the jargon &c, just pick it up as you go. We don't penalize people for speaking "wrong." Wink
Cheers, and sorry it took me so long to reply. I shall have to let the speech  of this genre take root and it's own course... With a lot more practice evidently!

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One of my own little bons mots is: If you're taking it seriously, you're not doing it right.
That phrase sounds like a great one to remember thanks!

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