The Steampunk Aesthetic
Just today I was surfing around the web and came across this steampunk-modded computer:
It is exactly what comes to mind when I think "steampunk aesthetic" in that it would not look out of place in a Victorian home; it is practical, beautiful and exquisitely retro without a single aspect looking out of place.
Many steampunk enthusiasts (I really can't bring myself to call a person "a steampunk") seem to believe that everything Victorian was covered with gears or vacuum resistor tubes, forgetting that the actual gears and machinery were ALWAYS out of sight of polite society except where absolutely unavoidable (like on steam locomotives... and even then, the passenger platforms…Read more >
One of the ways of measuring the popularity of a Wiki is through the number and quality of blogs therein. I find it odd that this community is so quiet in this regard; in my experience, people who are into Steampunk tend to be communicators with something to say, yet here the quiet reigns.
Is it a lack of members? A lack of interest? A lack of something to say? I really can't tell; not enough has been written!
I look forward to reading more blogs, comments and opinions; on blogs, articles and other pages herein; it may not be a well-crafted fountain pen on fine parchment paper, but it is certainly easier!
-Sings-With-Spirits (talk) 12:54, September 11, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
Don't y'all just love it that there is a Wiki for just about every weird interest we have?
I remember "back in the day" when the Steampunk movement was called "Neo-Victorian Gothic"; when I went from being the "weird chick in black" to "the goth girl" to the "neo-victorian girl".
Now we just slap a "-punk" suffix and let it go at that. I don't think it's right. There is something to be said for personal style that transcends a fashion/aesthetic movement; it's not just putting on oldie-timey clothing (and a pair of goggles and gearwork jewelry); it must look good on the wearer and make sense overall.
Not that I'm fashion police or anything; far from it! Wear what you like, but remember; just getting cool clothes does not make you cool - GIGO p…Read more >