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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2009, 08:02:56 PM »
Steampunker here!!

Love the dress and such...awesome look IMO

-Kyo

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2009, 07:55:47 PM »
I've just recently gotten into Steampunk music and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.  I'm a semi-amateur photographer as well and I adore the men's steampunk fashion (not so much some of the women's though).

I think Butterflykiss mentioned Abney Park and they're great (Sleep Isabella is my fav), but as far as I've seen they are one of the only bands everyone seems to agree is steampunk!!

Unfortunately I don't know enough about the 'culture' to write anything on it :D

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2009, 08:09:13 PM »
Hey, any band with a song about Airship Pirates is steampunk by definition.   ;D

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2009, 08:28:17 PM »
I remember when airships were more in the area of high fantasy.

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2009, 02:33:35 AM »
Airships, high fantasy?  Um, where? 

(That's not sarcasm, it's genuine curiosity.  High fantasy has meant "wannabe Tolkien" for a long time that I've seen).

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2009, 08:12:10 AM »
My first fictional exposure to airships (as opposed to knowing about historical things like zeppelins) was in Final Fantasy (the original).  Of course, even the early FFs have a dubious tech-level, as I recall intricate machines in many of them.

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2009, 10:45:52 AM »
I have some cool steampunk jewelry, bur my teen us totally SP--she wears lacy tops with long skirts and genuinely old welding goggles to school.  Oh, and leather driving gloves too.  I think the upswing in interest is the recent plethora of manga sp that has hit the market lately, so people between 12 and 18 are being heavily exposed to it now.   

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2009, 03:47:51 PM »
Airships, high fantasy?  Um, where? 

(That's not sarcasm, it's genuine curiosity.  High fantasy has meant "wannabe Tolkien" for a long time that I've seen).

Off the top of my head there's the FF airships and in the computer game Total Annihilation Kingdoms. On the more fairytale side didn't stardust feature an airship?

While they far more often fall into the steampunk category, fantasy (often of the high variety) has it's own tradition of them.

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Re: Steampunk
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2009, 03:30:08 PM »
Ah, you're defining 'high fantasy' different than I do, which explains why my confusion!