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Does Steampunk music all sound like "Wild Wild West"?
Oh sorry, misread the thread.
is it in anyway punk?
Especially in films.
Did you know that 'steampunk' is an anagram of 'meat spunk'?
They frequent the Turf Tavern and Salutation inn and their girlfriends are really hot. It all sounds like "Wild wild West", apart from when they 'chill out' and listen to the pleasure principle
Need to find it on google street view..
The RPG society was great. Saw them all out at Oceana once, was heartwarming
expecting to learn how to shoot down helicopters, only to be presented with a cowl, 12-sided dice and a replica staff.
I don't know anyone sadder than me and I'm not sad enough for that shit.
you leave cyberpunk out of this, cyberpunk is excellent
yes, but cyberpunk has good books
and it basically sounds like the Horrors, if they went more goth.
There was a steampunk band who released a single on wax cylinder last year. Don't know what it sounds like though.
I always end up associating the Decemberists with steam punk. And I like them.
I just need a time machine, and get ready for Jillies Allnighter on friday.
dressed proper victorian too, not just halloween costume style with spraypainted bronze pipes stuck on stuff with hot glue. I have some respect for them but basically Steampunk was a nice idea for a few anime in the 80's turned into a 'movement' by a few of the worst people on the internet (eg Cory Doctorow) and is now pretty much totally aesthetically and morally bankrupt.
there are exceptions but yeah basically it's usually pretty embarrassing to say the least.
absolutely frickin' badass.
Because I thought Thomas Truax was steampunk's poster boy. I want to see Thomas Truax again. Must be three years or so now. S'not fair.
Thomas Truax just is.
somehow deemed steampunk.
They're good creations
where If your kit wasnt up to scratch you weren't allowed in. I hate to say it but everyone looked pretty freaking cool and beautiful.
Like almost all subcultures: done well its pretty great to behold, but when it fails, it fails utterly and irredeemably- hand all you cool points to the dungeon master now please.
after striking up a conversation about steampunk with her
Much like steampunk airships.
and was really, really hammered.
Then I can create "Electric appliance punk". Marvel at my costume – I look just like a Morphy Richards kettle from 1982! Why, yes, that IS a Philips clock radio strapped to my arm! This is what people looked like back then! In my head.
I was in Bruges over the xmas break and some sort of steampunk mechanical musical instrument extravaganza was being assembled there in one of the squares. It hadn't started yet when I left but to be fair to them it looked like it was going to be amazing. That's dedication. Much better than wearing a bronze monocle and pretending to be eccentric.